Mortalis

Author: R. A. Salvatore

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345430425

Category: Fiction

Page: 556

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New trouble comes to the enchanted land of Corona when Pony, whose gemstone magic saved the world before, goes on a quest that draws the interest of both the elves and of Pony's greatest enemy.

The Brotherhood of the Rose

An Espionage Thriller

Author: David Morrell

Publisher: David Morrell

ISBN: 1937760073

Category: Fiction

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They were orphans, Chris and Saul -- raised in a Philadelphia school for boys, bonded by friendship, and devoted to a mysterious man called Eliot. He visited them and brought them candy. He treated them like sons. He trained them to be assassins. Now he is trying desperately to have them killed. From the master of high action comes a classic espionage thriller that changed the way spy novels were written, the first to combine the British tradition of authentic espionage tradecraft with the American tradition of non-stop action. He visited them in the orphanage. He brought them candy and taught them to love him as a father. He trained them to be assassins. Now he is trying desperately to have them killed. Spanning the globe and decades of CIA history, THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE is a thriller of fierce loyalty and violent betrayal, of murders planned and coolly executed, of revenge bitterly, urgently desired. “David Morrell is a master of suspense. He wields it like a stiletto—know just where to stick it and how to turn it. If you’re reading Morrell, you’re sitting on the edge of your seat.” —Michael Connelly “Imagine a suspense thriller as riveting as The Thirty-Nine Steps or Rogue Male, featuring heroes the equal of Adam Hall’s Quiller, and crackling with more action than The Road Warrior, Dirty Harry, and The Seven Samurai. Sounds too good to be true? Then just read David Morrell’s THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE.”—Washington Post Book World “Fast-paced, intelligent, exciting and hard-hitting.” —Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author of The Panther “David Morrell is, to me, the finest thriller writer living today.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Columbus Affair

The Mortalis

Author: Larry W. Cockerham

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541053267

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Page: 462

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In eternity, there was no hurry. In the year A.D 3196 humankind is thriving and striving for the stars. Among them stand the Mortalis, flesh and blood beings who can live extensively by xulon, a life-preserving plant that gives health and vitality when ingested. Then there were the Ascended, immortal transcended beings that can reside in both the natural and supernatural elements. Follow Lieutenant Colonel Marion, a two-hundred and something (friendly warning: never ask her real age!) woman who is the third centennial officer and the commander of the famed Black Warrior Battalion, a small squadron elite skilled in every art of battle. And she runs a tight ship. "I want everything to run smoothly once we reach Midway Station. We don't have room for mistakes on our mission." She leads an expedition to colonize new planets. Along the way she stumbles into politically charged alien kingdoms, war, loss, and betrayal that questions the purpose of her military life time and again. Marion can live a long life, but that doesn't mean that she is immortal. "Oh, I remember everything... Every wound, every cut, every disappointment. I may heal physically, but emotionally the pain is still there." Years pass and the peace Marion worked so hard to achieve, personally and intergalactically, is under threat when Galactic war is declared. It is her sworn duty to take up arms with her comrades. So, her faith is put to the test once again. So is her control. "The enemy threatens to destroy our way of life. We cannot let this happen. Shortly we'll be boarding our transports and heading into battle. I will be there to lead you to victory. There will be no mercy because our enemies have shown no mercy!" Get to your posts! Battle Stations!

The Fraternity of the Stone

An Espionage Thriller

Author: David Morrell

Publisher: David Morrell

ISBN: 1937760081

Category: Fiction

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Drew MacLane is a star agent in Scalpel, an organization named for its purpose: precise surgical removal. Assassination. Then MacLane decides to stop killing. He withdraws and retreats to a monastery, where for six years he lives the life of a hermit. But then someone tracks him down, leaving a trail of bodies. Someone who knows all about him - and will stop at nothing to destroy him. Less From acclaimed Thriller Master, David Morrell, comes a classic espionage tale that changed the genre, paving the way for the historical/religious thrillers of Dan Brown, Steve Berry, and James Rollins. In a remote monastery in Vermont, a mysterious man has spent six years alone in a cell, doing penance for unnamed sins that he committed for his government. His only human contact is the hand that delivers his spartan meals through a slot in his door. He allows himself only one small pleasure, the companionship of a mouse. When the mouse dies, nibbling bread, a terrible suspicion makes him finally leave his sanctuary and confront the ruthless enemies that he prayed he had left behind. Beginning with the Crusades and the origin of the word “assassin,” THE FRATERNITY OF THE STONE was the first novel to deal with Opus Dei, the Vatican’s civilian intelligence community. If you like to read about ancient conspiracies that threaten the modern world, this is where the genre began.

DemonWars Saga Volume 2

Mortalis - Ascendance - Transcendence - Immortalis

Author: R.A. Salvatore

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 034554997X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1488

View: 7538

As the DemonWars Saga continues, R. A. Salvatore expands his sweeping fantasy epic to include a new generation of heroes and villains. Picking up where the first three books leave off, this convenient eBook bundle contains the follow-up novel and sequel trilogy that round out the beloved series: MORTALIS ASCENDANCE TRANSCENDENCE IMMORTALIS The long struggle is over at last. The demon is no more, its dark sorceries shattered by the gemstone magic wielded by the woman known as Pony. But victory did not come easily. Many lives were lost, including Pony’s lover, the elf-trained ranger Elbryan Wyndon, and their son. And despite the demon’s demise, the kingdom still seethes in a cauldron of plots and machinations. When a deadly sickness suddenly appears among the people of Corona, Pony must undertake a pilgrimage that will test her powers—and her faith—as never before. But unknown to Pony, her child never died. Instead, he is secretly raised to be a weapon. Stolen away by the queen of the elves, the headstrong Aydrian shows great promise in the arts of combat, and he is as powerful with the gemstone magic as Pony. Hungry for power, Aydrian soon joins forces with his own mother’s mortal enemy, setting himself on a collision course with destiny. Praise for the DemonWars Saga “An enthralling epic adventure story, it introduces memorable characters and an intricate scheme of magic the readers won’t soon forget.”—Terry Brooks, on The Demon Awakens “R. A. Salvatore at his best—and even better.”—New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole, on Mortalis “As R. A. Salvatore continues to build his detailed and complex history, his readership is sure to build as well.”—New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson, on Ascendance “Outstanding . . . [Transcendance has] a first-rate female high-fantasy protagonist.”—Booklist “Fans will dance with joy.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Immortalis

Miseriis ac mysteriis, queis nostra scatet mortalis infirmitas, coronidem demum statutam imponi, novissimam, inevitabilemque cunctis moriendi necessitatem, quis ignorat? Hac recens prostratus En iacet! (heu iusto desunt sua verba dolori!) Iacet exanimis, ex animis nostris qui necdum abiit, obiit temen diem suum Dilectus in Christo Confrater noster R.R.P. Michael Gerzer ...

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Blood of Paradise

A Novel

Author: David Corbett

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9049982786

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In El Salvador, a young American faces his troubled past—and a dangerous present Jude McManus has landed on his feet. Following time in the army, he scored work as an “executive protection specialist” in El Salvador, where he safeguards a hydrologist for good money and gets to surf during his downtime. But this slice of paradise comes with post-civil-war dangers, and distance won’t erase his cruel memories of Chicago. Ten years earlier, his cop father was outed as part of the Laugh Masters, a group of police officers investigated for robbing and brutally beating drug dealers. In the wake of the scandal, the family fell apart, and his father died under suspicious circumstances. When McManus gets a call from Bill Malvasio—one of his dad’s closest friends and an escaped member of the Laugh Masters, now living in El Salvador—the past comes knocking in a big way. Malvasio opens up about what really happened, and seeks help for another member of McManus’s father’s old crew. Is the disgraced ex-cop being straight with McManus? Hidden corruption abounds, and it will take all of McManus’s wits to come away with the truth—and his life—intact.