Rune Empire

Author: Sandell Wall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999038413


Page: N.A

View: 316

The Buried Symbol

Runes of Issalia, Book I

Author: Jeffrey L. Kohanek

Publisher: Fallbrandt Press

ISBN: 9780999410738

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 328

View: 5116

Buried away for centuries, a forgotten magic lurks...waiting to return They tell Unchosen, "Accept your fate and you'll be rewarded in the next life." The threat of execution is their recourse. Rejecting his role as an outcast, Brock risks his life and obtains a false rune, marking him a member of the Empire's ruling class. Under a veil of deception and backed by natural talent, the teen then schemes his way into a school where the Empire's future leaders are trained. Within the Academy, a legendary school of magic, science, politics, and combat, he uncovers secrets kept hidden for centuries - secrets that expose cracks in the foundation of Empire society. Among his discoveries is a long forgotten magic, powerful and dangerous - a magic he is determined to wield. Caught between his continued charade and a desire to tame his frightening new abilities, one misstep on either front could destroy him.

Dark Party

Author: Roland Yong

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781536880236


Page: 444

View: 4619

Before the creation of Man, Heaven and even the Universe, exists many gods. Their numbers range to the hundreds of thousands. Their features rarely one of the same, some prefering no features at all. Yet they all share one similarity. Their constant need for wars, which lasts for centuries. During these wars, many universes and countless lives are made. More so lost. Trillions of creations, millions of different races, made only to destroy one another. Kin against kin Families against families Nations against nations Worlds against Worlds Existence against Existence The constant wars and misuse of celestial weapons had led to strains and cracks of the dimensions The worst effect being the destruction of these dimensions. Which in turn, lead to universes being aniliated as well as existence itself being unstable, ceasing existence in endless cycles. From sudden gravitational errors, orbital nullification, even time and space itself was in constant error, resulting in the deaths and mutations of trillions living and non-living beings. The Third Dimensions was the last stable dimension existent. Yet these gods did not cease their wars and destruction, using their celestial weapons against one another. Murdering each other till the very end as the Third Dimension finally broke. This breakage lead to the aniliathion of all existence itself. A massacre of every being, race, planet, and worlds. All shattering as the dimensions itself became nothingness. All the gods died from this result of their foolish actions. Yet, only Catherine, the Last, One God, was surviving for she took no part in the wars. Yet she barely remained existent. She knew she was to perish soon. Seeing the loss of existence and her kin, she understood the terrible effects of the wars and celestial weapons. One God had 2 choices. To restore her own existence and be forever alone to exist. Or cease her own existence and restore Creation itself. One God was afraid of both choices. Yet she knew what had to be done.


Theory & Practice

Author: Galina Krasskova

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601630859

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 223

View: 7572

Runes: Theory & Practice provides a thorough examination of the Norse runes. It will enable a beginner to delve effectively into their usage, but will also challenge the experienced rune-worker to better and deepen his or her understanding of these mysteries. Runes: Theory & Practice begins with an explication of the story of Odin, the Norse god who won the runes by sacrificing himself on the World Tree. It continues by examining each of the individual runes in turn, both the Elder Futhark and the lesser-known Anglo-Saxon Futhorc. Each rune is studied not only from a historical viewpoint, but also from the perspective of a modern practitioner. Most importantly, Runes: Theory & Practice specifically addresses the runes as living spirits and provides guidance on developing a working relationship with these otherworldly allies.

An Empire in Runes

Author: Jeffrey L. Kohanek

Publisher: Fallbrandt Press

ISBN: 9780999410769


Page: 292

View: 4316

The epic conclusion to the Runes of Issalia fantasy trilogy.

The Healer's Rune

Author: Lauricia Matuska

Publisher: Brimstone Fiction

ISBN: 9781946758026


Page: N.A

View: 527

Three hundred years after a great war shattered the Council of Races, the warriors of Ruddan have all but eradicated their cousins, the faerie Aethel. In so doing, they decimated the Dryht sages and enslaved mortal Humanity. Now a young voice with a dangerous secret calls her people to rebel. Young Sabine, one of the Human slaves, must overcome centuries of lies and prejudice to forge an alliance among four enemy races. But what chance does Sabine have when her very existence threatens the planet?

The Last Kings of Norse America

Runestone Keys to a Lost Empire

Author: Robert Glenn Johnson,Janey Westin

Publisher: Beavers Pond Press

ISBN: 9781592984190

Category: History

Page: 267

View: 9214

These are the first words in a rigorous translation of the 1362 memorial poem inscribed on the Spirit Pond runestone, found on the coast of Maine in 1971. This translation climaxed a decade of histor¬ical investigations by authors Johnson and Westin in which they address a 450 year-gap in North American history between the 1492 voyage of Columbus and the Vinland voyages of Leif Eriksson and Thorfinn Karlsefni shortly after 1000 ad. After the Vinland voyages the Greenlanders developed a lucrative trade in North American furs, marketed in Norway and taxed by the king. But after 1300 a cooling climate caused the Green¬land merchants to migrate to North America and the trade died. To regain the trade and expand his empire, in 1356 King Magnus of Norway and Sweden sent his son, young King Haakon VI, on an expedition to North America with Commander Paul Knutson. The inscrip¬tions on the Spirit Pond and Kensington runestones enable the authors to recon¬struct the fascinating story of Magnus and his expedition, more than a century before Columbus left the shores of Spain.


Author: Joanne Harris

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375849483

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 312

View: 5391

Seven o’clock on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the end of the world, and goblins had been at the cellar again. . . . Not that anyone would admit it was goblins. In Maddy Smith’s world, order rules. Chaos, old gods, fairies, goblins, magic, glamours–all of these were supposedly vanquished centuries ago. But Maddy knows that a small bit of magic has survived. The “ruinmark” she was born with on her palm proves it–and makes the other villagers fearful that she is a witch (though helpful in dealing with the goblins-in-the-cellar problem). But the mysterious traveler One-Eye sees Maddy’s mark not as a defect, but as a destiny. And Maddy will need every scrap of forbidden magic One-Eye can teach her if she is to survive that destiny. From the Hardcover edition.

The Emblem Throne

Author: Jeffrey L. Kohanek

Publisher: Fallbrandt Press

ISBN: 9780999410752


Page: 312

View: 5517

In the second installment of the Runes of Issalia trilogy, the scope expands with a larger cast of characters who embark on a quest to save humanity from oblivion. Magic, action, and adventure take center stage as the story progresses toward the series' epic conclusion.

The Western King

Author: Ann Marston

Publisher: Harper Voyager

ISBN: 9780061056284

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8184

The Rune Blade The wanderer Red Kian has ruled Skai as Regent, but now it is time for him to step down. War clouds are gathering. Maedun sorcerers have taken the continent, and Saesnesi raiders are pillaging the islands. But Kian has three sons. One is a prince of Skai blood, one is a wizard touched by Tyadda fire, and one is a dreamer who longs to unite the Celi against their enemies. Which will inherit the rune blade known as Kingmaker? Which will have the power to confront the Black Riders who bring darkness like a cloak to cover the land? The answer will surprise you. Just as it surprises them.


Author: Michael Moorcock

Publisher: White Wolf Pub

ISBN: 9781565041936

Category: Fiction

Page: 502

View: 9254

Introduces Captain Graf Ulrich von Bek, his relatives, and his family's quest: the protection of the Holy Grail.

Rune Kingdom

Author: Alisha Klapheke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999831441


Page: N.A

View: 7507

A blood sacrifice. A power-hungry mage. A magical bestiary.When the ruling mage of Snowfallen chooses Bryn's mother as the next sacrifice, Bryn decides she's had enough.With her own burgeoning magic, Bryn claims a forbidden grimoire and brings a host of dangerous-and potentially evil-creatures to life.But will her new power save her mother or turn Bryn into a mage far more vicious than her enemy?

The Bones of the Earth

Author: Scott Bury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987914118

Category: Europe, Eastern

Page: 448

View: 6003

The Dark Age, eastern Europe: the earth has decided to rid itself of humanity with earthquakes, volcanoes and new plagues. Civilizations, even the mighty Roman Empire, crumble under the pressure of barbarian waves that are fleeing worse terrors. Rejected by his own people, pursued by a dragon, young Javor heads for Constantinople, the centre of civilization, looking for answers to the puzzle of his great-grandfather's dagger and the murder of his family. On the ancient, crumbling Roman highway across haunted, deserted Dacia, Javor rescues the beautiful Danisa from a human sacrifice. He cannot help falling in love with her. But Danisa has her own plans, and when she is kidnapped again, Javor has to wonder: what is the connection between his dagger, his lover and his enemies?

Blade of Empire

Book Two of the Dragon Prophecy

Author: Mercedes Lackey,James Mallory

Publisher: Tor Fantasy

ISBN: 9780765363985

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 762

FROM THE AUTHORS OF NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WHEN DARKNESS FALLS, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE PHOENIX TRANSFORMED, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER TO LIGHT A CANDLE They thought the war was over. They were wrong. Runacarendalur Caerthalien has been a master of battle for hundreds of years, but he found himself on the wrong side—the losing side—in the last war. Betrayed by his brother, trapped in a prophecy he does not understand, Runacar flees the battlefield. Yet Runacar is no coward. In a twist he could never have imagined, the Elven War-Prince finds himself leading a new army into battle—a force of centaurs, merfolk, gryphons, minotaurs, and talking bears who can perform magic. For centuries they have been trying to reclaim their lands from Elven invaders. With Runacar at the helm, they just might manage it. Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory’s first collaboration, the Obsidian Mountain trilogy, introduced readers to a brilliant, continent-spanning fantasy world of high adventure and epic battle. Civilization shimmered with magic while in the nooks and crannies of the world, dragons and unicorns hid from people who believed them to be nothing more than legends. The Dragon Prophecy, set thousands of years before that story, illuminates a time when long-lived Elves rule the Fortunate Lands. It is a time of dire prophecy, of battle and bloodshed, of great magics unlike any the Elvenkind have seen before. It is the story of the end of one world and the beginning of the next. The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy #1 The Outstretched Shadow #2 To Light a Candle #3 When Darkness Falls The Dragon Prophecy Trilogy #1 Crown of Vengeance #2 Blade of Empire

The Blood of Rome

Author: Simon Scarrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781472258366


Page: 352

View: 4708

The gripping new Cato and Macro adventure in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series, not to be missed by readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. It is AD 54. As trouble brews on the eastern fringes of the Roman Empire, Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro must prepare for war... The wily Parthian Empire has invaded Roman-ruled Armenia, ousting King Rhadamistus. The King is ambitious and ruthless, but he is loyal to Rome. General Corbulo must restore him to power, while also readying the troops for war with the powerful Parthian Empire. Corbulo welcomes new arrivals Cato and Macro, experienced soldiers who know how to knock into shape an undermanned unit of men ill-equipped for conflict. It's a dangerous game to restore a deposed king. Rhadamistus's brutality towards those who ousted him is the spark for an uprising which will test the bravery and skill of the Roman army the limit. While a sinister enemy watches from over the border... Praise for Scarrow's bestselling novels: 'Blood, gore, political intrigue...A historical fiction thriller that'll have you reaching for your gladius' Daily Sport

Three of Swords

Empire Asunder

Author: Michael Jason Brandt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996498425


Page: N.A

View: 7655

Torn between power and virtue, duty and happiness, loyalty and love. Some heroes must choose.With one fateful decision, the Empire of Twelve Kingdoms is cast from an era of tenuous peace to an age of limitless conflict. Emperor Eberhart's unexpected abdication creates an absence of power just as the land most needs strong leadership. Kinship, unity, and hope give way to ambition, conspiracy, and tragedy. Royal families, once allied, now fight for the throne, heedless of a rising threat from abroad. All the while, an ancient, sinister presence looms in forgotten corners, awaiting an opportunity to reclaim a world it once enslaved...Yet some stars shine brightest on the darkest nights. An unheralded prince places honor and conviction above privilege and prestige. A humble soldier's unwitnessed heroism has the potential to save a kingdom. A common servant boldly confronts the face of evil. And the unlikeliest of love blossoms in the midst of hatred and violence.Three of Swords is the irresistible first act of the Empire Asunder medieval fantasy saga, featuring political intrigue, turbulent warfare, and star-crossed romance.


Author: Carole Wilkinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330543105

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6083

'The most captivating children’s book I’ve seen so far this year,' Amanda Craig, The Times Ping is a slave in a little-used royal palace on the edge of the Emperor’s kingdom. Her tyrannic master is a cruel drunk who neglects his duties as Imperial Dragonkeeper and under his watch the Emperor’s dragons have dwindled from a magnificent dozen to a miserable two. When one dragon dies, only the ancient and wise Long Danzi remains. His fate seems sealed – until Ping comes to his rescue in a moment of startling bravery that reveals her destiny as a Dragonkeeper. Pursued by the Emperor’s forces and an evil dragon hunter, Ping, Danzi, and a rat called Hua, set off on a remarkable journey across the kingdom. Bound for the Ocean, they carry a mesmerising, beautiful dragon stone that must be protected at any cost. Surviving dangers of all kinds – a shape-shifting necromancer, and a ritual sacrifice among them – the trio finally arrive at Ocean, Danzi’s final place of rest. But as her dragon-friend leaves Ping forever, the dragon stone reveals its spectacular secret...

Day of the Caesars (Eagles of the Empire 16)

Author: Simon Scarrow

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9781472213389

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 4812

The Sunday Times bestseller AD 54. Claudius is dead. Rome is in turmoil. And two brave heroes of the Roman army face the challenge of their lives. Simon Scarrow's DAY OF THE CAESARS is not to be missed by readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. 'A new book in Simon Scarrow's series about the Roman army is always a joy' The Times The Emperor Claudius is dead. Nero rules. His half-brother Britannicus has also laid claim to the throne. A bloody power struggle is underway. All Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro want is a simple army life, fighting with their brave and loyal men. But Cato has caught the eye of rival factions determined to get him on their side. To survive, Cato must play a cunning game, and enlist the help of the one man in the Empire he can trust: Macro. As the rebel force grows, legionaries and Praetorian Guards are moved like chess pieces by powerful and shadowy figures. A political game has created the ultimate military challenge. Can civil war be averted? The future of the Empire is in Cato's hands... IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME!