Trouble is brewing on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. The troops are in a deplorable state, while the corrupt behavior of their senior officers threatens to undermine the army’s control of the region. To restore the competence of the men defending a vital fort, two experienced centurions are dispatched to Judea. On their arrival Macro and Cato discover that Bannus, a local tribesman, is fomenting rebellion amongst the followers of Jehoshua, who was crucified in Jerusalem some seventeen years earlier. As the local revolt grows, Rome’s longstanding enemy Parthia is poised to invade. Macro and Cato must stamp out corruption in the cohort and restore it to fighting fitness before the Eastern provinces are lost forever. Originally published in the UK as The Eagle in the Sand and available for the first time in the US, The Zealot follows the continuing adventures of centurions Cato and Macro. A master of his craft, Simon Scarrow combines stunning historical detail with riveting battles and rich characters to bring the Roman Empire to life as never before.
Author: Simon Scarrow
Publisher: The Overlook Press
The Book of the British Legion
Author: Humphrey Cotton Minchin
Category: English literature
"A comprehensive look at the history of the 30th century's greatest super-hero team! Beginning with their early days in Adventure Comics, it features in-depth interviews with the people responsible for the Legion, including silver age greats Al Plastino, Jim Mooney, and Jim Shooter, plus newer creators like Dave Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jim Starlin, Jim Sherman, Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, Mark Waid, and many more."--back cover.
Author: Glen Cadigan
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Robert Bridges, poet laureate of England from 1913 to 1930, is an important cultural link between the Victorian Age and the modern period. This bibliography updates and expands George McKay's A Bibliography of Robert Bridges (1933) and is the first gathering of reviews, articles, essays, books, and other scholarly notes about Bridges.
An Annotated Bibliography, 1873-1988
Author: Lee Templin Hamilton
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Category: Literary Collections
Simon Scarrow as author is a worldwide phenomenon. His newest installment in the bestselling Roman Legion series has been met with near universal acclaim, and has been compared to the best of his contemporaries--Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden, and Harry Sidebottom. In Centurion, Scarrow continues the adventures of centurions Macro and Cato, as they wage war to defend the imperium. Scarrow combines stunning historical detail with riveting battles and rich characters to bring the Roman Empire to life. Already an international bestseller, Centurion follows Macro and Cato to the Eastern edges of the Empire. In the first century AD, Rome faces a potent new threat from its long-standing enemy--Parthia. The two rivals are vying for control of Palmyra, an officially neutral kingdom along the Euphrates River. Palmyra's royal household is on the brink of open revolt, so Rome dispatches a task force under the command of veteran warriors Macro and Cato to defend its king and guard its borders. If Palmyra is not to fall into the clutches of Parthia, they will have to defeat superior numbers in a desperate siege. The quest for a lasting peace has never been more challenging, nor more critical for the future of the Empire.
Author: Simon Scarrow
Publisher: The Overlook Press
From the author of The Exorcist -- Legion, a classic tale of horror, is back in print! A young boy is found horribly murdered in a mock crucifixion. Is the murderer the elderly woman who witnessed the crime? A neurologist who can no longer bear the pain life inflicts on its victims? A psychiatrist with a macabre sense of humor and a guilty secret? A mysterious mental patient, locked in silent isolation? Lieutenant Kinderman follows a bewildering trail that links all these people, confronting a new enigma at every turn even as more murders surface. Why does each victim suffer the same dreadful mutilations? Why are two of the victims priests? Is there a connection between these crimes and another series of murders that took place twelve years ago—and supposedly ended with the death of the killer? Legion is a novel of breathtaking energy and suspense. But more than this, it is an extraordinary journey into the uncharted depths of the human mind and the most agonizing questions of the human condition. The answers are revealed in a climax so stunning that it could only have been written by the author of The Exorcist—William Peter Blatty. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: William Peter Blatty
A dreamer of dreams, an adventurer, and a man of many ideas, Roger Pocock was an inveterate, world-ranging traveler who lived the life that all adventurous boys desire. He listened with wonder to the stories of all those he met, be they outlaws like Butch Cassidy, ranchers, or mounted police. Readers of all ages and classes eagerly devoured Pocock’s western tales. Outrider of Empire is a testament to a prolific author and extraordinary man whose friends and acquaintances bridged the worlds of theatre, literature, the military, and science.
The Life and Adventures of Roger Pocock
Author: Geoffrey A. Pocock
Publisher: University of Alberta
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The author discusses the three Axioms in the dominant interpretation of the U.S.-Vietnam War that were established by the invisible permanent government right after the National Security Council meeting on September 21, 1960. They are: - There was never a legitimate non-communist government in Saigon (dissolution GVN) - The U.S. had no legitimate reason to be involved in Vietnamese affairs (Tonkin-Gulf-Incident) - The U.S. could not have won the war under any circumstances (U.S. troops honorable withdrawal) There are many reasons why the author decided to write this book, The New Legion. He felt compelled to write it for the longest time; after spending thirteen years in the Communists' so-called "reeducation camp." He escaped from a canal in the Mekong Delta and drifted in a rickety old boat similar to a child's toy from South Vietnam for fourteen days until he reached the nearest Pacific island, Palawan Islands, Philippines. He knew the pain that all the people who were involved suffered yet he thought that perhaps it might be best to let it become a not-so-distant memory. Now, he has finally decided to write the truth at last. It is the story of loyalty, duty, honor, and love.
Author: Vinh Truong
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Following the trajectory of a blood-red comet, the berserk World Eaters blaze a path of destruction across the galaxy in its wake. The small cemetery world of Certus Minor appeals to the Space Marines of the Excoriators Chapter for protection, but the force dispatched to deal with this grim threat is far too small and their losses against the renegades are high.
Author: Rob Sanders
Publisher: Space Marine Battles
Category: Imaginary wars and battles
Ist der Tod das Ende...oder nur der Anfang? Um die Welt zu retten, hat Ethan Wate sich geopfert und ist am Mittsommerabend von einem Wasserturm in den Tod gesprungen. Doch seine Liebe zu Lena Duchannes ist so überwältigend groß, dass er selbst in der Totenwelt nicht von ihr lassen kann. Als er einen Weg findet, wie er seinen Tod ungeschehen machen und zu Lena zurückkehren kann, setzt er alles dafür aufs Spiel. Auch Lena will nichts mehr, als ihren geliebten Ethan zurückzubekommen, und muss sich dafür einem ihrer mächtigsten Feinde stellen. Ob Ethan und Lena je wieder zusammenfinden können, steht jedoch in den Sternen... Das heiß ersehnte Finale – schicksalhaft und einfach überirdisch schön!
Eine ewige Liebe
Author: Kami Garcia,Margaret Stohl
Publisher: cbj Verlag