Sword In The Storm

(The Rigante Book 1)

Author: David Gemmell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409084620

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8680

The first in a new series from the master of heroic fantasy Born in the storm that doomed his father, Connavar grows to manhood among the mist-covered mountains of Caer Druagh, where the Rigante tribe dwell in harmony with the land and its gods. But beyond the border, across the water, an evil force is gathering strength, an unstoppable force that will change the world beyond all recognition. Haunted by malevolent spirits and hunted by evil men, Connavar sets out on a spectacular mission to save his people. In this latest tale of love and honour, friendship and courage, from the master of the genre, Gemmell explores the intriguing worlds of Celtic myth and earth magic. David A. Gemmell's first novel, Legend, was first published in 1984 and went on to become a classic. His most recent Drenai and Rigante novels are available as Corgi paperbacks; all are Sunday Times bestsellers. Widely regarded as the finest writer of heroic fantasy, David Gemmell lived in Sussex until his tragic death in July 2006.

Die steinerne Armee

Der Rigante-Zyklus

Author: David Gemmell

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe GmbH & CompanyKG (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404205066

Category: Fiction

Page: 522

View: 4946

Ghost in the Storm

Author: Jonathan Moeller

Publisher: Azure Flame Media, LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 399

View: 5579

CAINA AMALAS is a Ghost nightfighter, one of the Emperor's elite spies and assassins. And though she remains anonymous, already legends grow around her. Whispers speak of the Ghost nightfighter who stopped the fire of the gods from consuming Rasadda, who defeated sorcerers of terrible power, who liberated slaves and threw down cruel lords. Yet now the storm is coming to claim her... ARK spent five long years hunting for his missing wife and son. Now, at long last, he has found them again. When the storm comes, he will do anything to save them. No matter what the cost to himself... KYLON is a stormdancer of New Kyre, master of the sword, wielder of the sorcery of air and water. The youngest man ever to claim the title of stormdancer, he will fight for the honor of his city and his sister. Even if he is doomed to fail... REZIR SHAHAN is an Emir of Istarinmul, a man of cruelty and power, a tyrant who rules over his slaves with a rod of iron. For too long the commoners of the Empire have defied their rightful masters. When the storm comes, he will teach them to wear a slave's collar... ANDROMACHE is one of the nine archons of New Kyre, her lineage ancient, her authority vast. For the honor of her city, she will bring the storm of war to the Empire. And when she does, her true master will reward her with dark power beyond imagining.

The Sword in the Age of Chivalry

Author: Ewart Oakeshott

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851157153

Category: History

Page: 146

View: 917

A comprehensive history and typology of the European knightly sword from c.1050 to c.1550, that draws on evidence from literature and art as well as from archaeology.


The Lotus War: Book One

Author: Jay Kristoff

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230764975

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9909

One girl and a griffin against an empire: A dying land. The Shima Imperium verges on collapse. Land and sky have been poisoned by clockwork industrialisation, the Lotus Guild oppresses the populace and the nation’s Shogun is lost to his thirst for power. An impossible quest. Yukiko and her warrior father are forced to hunt down a griffin at the Shogun’s command. But any fool knows griffins are extinct – and death will be the price of failure. A hidden gift. Disaster strikes and Yukiko is stranded in the wilderness with a fabled griffin, now furious and crippled. Although she hears his thoughts and saved his life, Yukiko knows he’d rather see her dead than help her. And discovery of the talent allowing them to communicate would mean her execution. Yet together, the pair will form an indomitable bond, and rise to challenge an empire. Set in steampunk Japan, Jay Kristoff's Stormdancer is full of mythic creatures, demons and Gods, and a strong female protagonist.


Author: David Gemmell

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404205455

Category: Fiction

Page: 650

View: 5342

Einst haben Connavars siegreiche Schlachten gegen die steinerne Armee den Rigante die Freiheit beschert. Damals wurde die blühende Magie fast ausgelöscht. Nun ist der finstere Moidart an der Macht und hält das ganze Land im Griff. Allein im Norden gibt es noch freie Clansleute. Dort oben in den Bergen regiert nach wie vor die Magie, nicht zuletzt dank der kühnen Siege des tapferen Anführers Rabenherz. Und Rabenherz weiß, dass die Streitkräfte des Moidart vorrücken, angeführt von dessen Sohn Sturmreiter. Doch was die Todfeinde Rabenherz und Sturmreiter nicht ahnen: Das Schicksal der Welt liegt in ihren Händen ═ und sie werden sich verbünden müssen. Der vierte Band des Rigante-Zyklus.

Candle in the Storm

The Shadowed Path

Author: Morgan Howell

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345516761

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2049

The malign shadow of the Devourer has darkened the land, extinguishing life and hope. The followers of the benevolent goddess Karm are hunted mercilessly and cut down by an army of bewitched slayers led by Lord Bahl, the Devourer’s flesh-and-blood incarnation. Only two people stand in the way of an apocalyptic bloodbath that will literally bring hell to earth: a man and a woman linked by a love as strong as it is unlikely–Honus, a grim-faced warrior dedicated to Karm, and Yim, a beautiful former slave with the divine power to stop Lord Bahl. But that power will prove a terrible curse as Yim is called upon to make a costly sacrifice–a sacrifice that will not only put her love for Honus to the test but call into question her very faith. As the evil storm descends, can the flame of hope endure? From the Paperback edition.

Siege Warfare

The Fortress in the Early Modern World 1494-1660

Author: Christopher Duffy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415146496

Category: History

Page: 289

View: 5914

This classic text is the first integrated survey of the phenomenon of siege warfare during its most creative period. Duffy demonstrates the implications of the fortress for questions of military organization, strategy, geography, law, architectural values, town life and symbolism and imagination. The book is well illustrated, and will be a valuable companion for enthusiasts of military and architectural history, as well as the general medievalist.

Carnivores of Light and Darkness

Author: Alan Dean Foster

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759520453

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3154

Bound by honor, Ehomba has traveled through many exotic and perilous lands on a quest to save a beautiful princess he has never met from the hands of the evil Hymneth the Possessed. Through all their travels Ehomba has ignored the warnings he has heard from seers and psychics, foretelling of disaster and death if the quest was completed. Now that Ehomba and his traveling party have finally reached the destination of their epic journey, the kingdom ruled by Hymneth, will they be able to defend themselves against Hymneth's powerful and evil magic? Will they be able to rescue the princess and bring her safely home with their lives intact?

The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock (Fantasy)

Author: Timothy L. Cerepaka

Publisher: Annulus Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 227

View: 740

No mortal has ever sailed to the end of the world and returned to tell the tale. Legend says that the southern seas are full of monsters, lethal storms, and monstrous entities even the gods cannot conceive. Only a brave hero or a reckless fool would ever willingly venture into these deadly waters. Prince Tojas Malock travels to the southern seas in response to the summons from a goddess he has never met. To conquer these seas, Malock recruits the finest crew money can buy: An intelligent but haughty mage, an old fisherman with a mysterious past, a young female assassin, and a woman who knows far more than she lets on. With his ragtag crew of sailors behind him, Malock heads to the end of the world, ready for whatever the seas have to throw at him. But with mortal-eating gods, murderous pirates, and a traitor within the crew itself, Malock's voyage may end in tragedy. KEYWORDS: epic fantasy adventure series, epic fantasy dragons, epic fantasy magic, epic fantasy sword and sorcery, sword and sorcery adult fantasy, sword and sorcery series, sword and sorcery series magic


Book of Blood

Author: Dallas S. Paskell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496960114

Category: Fiction

Page: 806

View: 3550

Deep in the heart of the beast, Taj finds himself a slave in more ways than one and yet, he is still unyielding in his attempt to end the madness of Corvana. Corvana initially pledged war for fear that the southern pantheon of Runethedian didn’t know how to control itself and/or the magic it managed to uncover and/or otherwise harness. The war Corvana waged against the entire pantheon came to be known as “The White War” by Corvanians. Nearly all those that have walked alongside Taj Odin Xavier have fallen. Only Malakai and Giovanni remain and Giovanni is not always the most accountable person. Allies from the Northern land, from Corvana are made and a united people under new leadership fight together, refusing to be divided by a common enemy far greater than even Raino Shadowblood, the last Forsaken. In the end, Thedia is forever changed and the lands of the world become even more calloused. Are the sins of the father truly past to the son? When the door on Taj’s quest is finally shut, another opens when his sons Legion and Dauge and his daughter Dusk set out on an adventure of their own. Perhaps they seek fame and fortune or perhaps the answer to the lone question. “Do we belong in the Republic of New Magic or Eternis?” After all, they were all raised in the Republic but their origins are divided. Will Taj see them grow and live to guide them through the mistakes he made or will he die somewhere amidst the smoke of a scarred land, never to see home again? Perhaps he will live to an old ripe age and laugh at the thought of his father’s words to him when he was a child? Or, will it be the legacy of a fallen hero left behind guiding them? Or, maybe... just maybe... Falling Star proves too great of a threat for the scarred world of Thedia and the entire plane is hurled into a state of Darkness, where the shadow reigns supreme forever?

A Storm of Swords

A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553897876

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

View: 4219

THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction. A STORM OF SWORDS Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. . . . But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others--a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . . . From the Paperback edition.

Islam and the Heroic Image

Themes in Literature and the Visual Arts

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865546400

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 7456

Throughout the world and over many centuries, the cultures in which Islam has been a major presence have created stories in word and picture to celebrate the men and women who best exemplify each culture's aspirations. This is the story of how those heroic figures have both shaped and been shaped by the religious tradition called Islam.

The Storm of War

A New History of the Second World War

Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141938862

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 709

On 2 August 1944, in the wake of the complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by the rank he had reached in the First World War. 'Russian success has been somewhat aided by the strategy of Herr Hitler, of Corporal Hitler,' Churchill jibed. 'Even military idiots find it difficult not to see some faults in his actions.' Andrew Roberts's previous book Masters and Commanders studied the creation of Allied grand strategy; Beating Corporal Hitler now analyses how Axis strategy evolved. Examining the Second World War on every front, Roberts asks whether, with a different decision-making process and a different strategy, the Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they merely scapegoating their former Führer once he was safely beyond defending himself? In researching this uniquely vivid history of the Second World War Roberts has walked many of the key battlefield and wartime sites of Russia, France, Italy, Germany and the Far East. The book is full of illuminating sidelights on the principle actors that bring their characters and the ways in which they reached decisions into fresh focus.

Magnus Chase 1: Das Schwert des Sommers

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646928530

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 560

View: 3179

Magnus schlägt sich nach dem Tod seiner Mutter allein auf der Straße durch, denn seinen Vater hat er nie gekannt. Bis er eines Tages etwas Unglaubliches erfährt: Er stammt von einem der nordischen Götter Asgards ab! Leider rüsten diese Götter gerade zum Krieg; auch Trolle, Riesen und andere Monster machen sich bereit. Ausgerechnet Magnus soll den Weltuntergang Ragnarök verhindern. Dafür muss er ein magisches Schwert finden, das seit 1000 Jahren verschollen ist. Noch hat er keine Ahnung, was für Abenteuer auf ihn warten! Alle Bände der Magnus-Chase-Serie: Magnus Chase − Das Schwert des Sommers Magnus Chase − Der Hammer des Thor Magnus Chase − Das Schiff der Toten

Strategos: Island in the Storm (Strategos #3)

Author: Gordon Doherty

Publisher: Gordon Doherty

ISBN: 1500101729

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8527

The storm is upon us, Haga. The answers you seek dance within its wrath . . . 1071 AD. Emperor Romanus Diogenes has rekindled the guttering flame of Byzantium. Yet in the eastern borderlands, two vital strongholds hang in the balance. Manzikert and Chliat must be won to secure the empire’s fragile frontiers and vanquish the would-be usurpers who covet the imperial throne. But Sultan Alp Arslan and his vast Seljuk armies look to those twin fortress-towns also, resolute on seizing them first. Apion rides by the emperor’s side as they march east, marshalling Byzantium’s armies for the conflict that is to come. He knows only too well that the threat posed by the Sultan’s hordes is well-matched by malevolent forces within the Byzantine ranks. Thus, the road to war is a savage one, but one he cannot refuse. For at its end, Fate beckons, taunting him with a choice of two futures. On the plains of Manzikert, one great power will rise and another will fall. On the plains of Manzikert, Apion will face the storm.