Schwert des Nordens

Roman

Author: Luke Scull

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641171199

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 2881

Einst herrschten die Götter über die Welt und die Menschen – bis sich eine Gruppe Magier zusammenschloss, um die Macht an sich zu reißen. Die Götter fielen, die Welt versank in den Schatten. Und auch die Rebellion des Assassinen Davarus Cole und seiner Verbündeten ist gescheitert: Seine einstigen Gefährten sind entweder tot oder wurden in die Verbannung geschickt. Doch in den Schatten regt sich ein neuer Feind – mächtig und unsterblich, und plötzlich werden die Karten um das Schicksal der Menschheit neu gemischt und Feinde zu Verbündeten.

Sword Of The North

Author: Luke Scull

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781851581

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7415

It is the Age of Ruin, a time in desperate need of heroes. But heroes are in short supply. Former rebel Sasha is an unwilling envoy between the powerful. Eremul the Halfmage languishes in disgrace, his warnings of approaching war falling on deaf ears. Yllandris, sorceress of the High Fangs, servant to a demon lord, has become that which she most despises. Davarus Cole, assassin of the immortal, lies on the brink of death. The legendary champion Brodar Kayne carves a bloody path towards his enemy of old in search of the woman he thought dead. In the second blistering instalment of THE GRIM COMPANY, past and present collide, plunging the Age of Ruin further into darkness...

Bright Sword of Justice (Guardians of the North Book #3)

Author: Alan Morris

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441233725

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 876

With the magnificent Canadian frontier and the formation of the North-West Mounted Police as the backdrop, the GUARDIANS OF THE NORTH series from Alan Morris has found wide appeal among both men and women readers. Following in his family's excellent writing tradition, Alan has joined Gilbert and Lynn with this strong historical fiction series of his own. In Bright Sword of Justice, the trail of a violent gang leads Hunter Stone and the Mounties to the Blackfood village where Reena O'Donnell works as a missionary. There they find a mysterious person who claims to know where the killers are. Hunter also discovers that a new missionary has arrived in the Territory who is obviously captivated by the beautiful Reena. When the Mounties clash with the gang and capture three of the men, to Reena's horror one of the outlaws turns out to be her younger brother, Liam. Although he is truly a victim of circumstances, the evidence against him is strong, and no amount of pleading from Reena can change Hunter's commitment to carrying out justice. Will truth prevail for her brother? And to which man will Reena's affections lead?

Sword of the Border

Major General Jacob Jennings Brown, 1775-1828

Author: John D. Morris

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873386593

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

View: 3300

"Brown helped create a professional army. As division commander, and later as commanding general, he was instrumental in establishing the staff and command structure that was operational until the 20th century. Many military reforms began as suggestions from Brown or were carried out under his direction - among them the recruiting system and the forerunners of the modern command and staff colleges of the army."--Jacket.

The Sword of the Lord

Author: Norman Davis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595492266

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 3596

British Colonel Patrick Ferguson and an American buckskin army had a date with destiny at Kings Mountain, North Carolina on October 7, 1780. This novel is about the men and women who fought at Kings Mountain and the events that brought them there. The Sword of the Lord is the story of American Patriots Isaac Shelby and John Sevier, who organized and financed the buckskin army that fought against the British at Kings Mountain; the novel is also the story of Patrick Ferguson, who traveled the uplands of Georgia and the Carolinas in 1780 as the King's charismatic recruiter of American hill people to the British standard. Ferguson was accompanied by two mistresses, Virginia Sal and Virginia Paul, who traveled with him and fought beside him. The Battle of Kings Mountain was a critical battle that sealed the fate of the British Army in the south, and paved the way for the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in October, 1781.

With a Sword in One Hand and Jomini in the Other

The Problem of Military Thought in the Civil War North

Author: Carol Reardon

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807882577

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 492

When the Civil War began, Northern soldiers and civilians alike sought a framework to help make sense of the chaos that confronted them. Many turned first to the classic European military texts from the Napoleonic era, especially Antoine Henri Jomini's Summary of the Art of War. As Carol Reardon shows, Jomini's work was only one voice in what ultimately became a lively and contentious national discourse about how the North should conduct war at a time when warfare itself was rapidly changing. She argues that the absence of a strong intellectual foundation for the conduct of war at its start--or, indeed, any consensus on the need for such a foundation--ultimately contributed to the length and cost of the conflict. Reardon examines the great profusion of new or newly translated military texts of the Civil War years, intended to fill that intellectual void, and draws as well on the views of the soldiers and civilians who turned to them in the search for a winning strategy. In examining how debates over principles of military thought entered into the question of qualifications of officers entrusted to command the armies of Northern citizen soldiers, she explores the limitations of nineteenth-century military thought in dealing with the human elements of combat.

British Iron Age Swords and Scabbards

Author: Ian Mathieson Stead,Janet Lang

Publisher: British Museum Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 287

View: 660

British Iron Age swords and scabbards are here catalogued in detail for the first time. They are grouped on the basis of typologies of components and are discussed with special reference to their decoration, context and chronology. Artefact studies have been neglected for many years, and this subject was last tackled in a paper published in 1950. Since then, the material available for study has tripled, from 93 to 274 items, and new archaeological discoveries include several elaborately decorated scabbards. Illustrations include 71 full pages of line drawings, while additional contributions examine the technology of some of the swords and provide a discussion of their enamelled decoration. Contents: Introduction; Typology and terminology; Group A: Swords of medium length and scabbards with open chape ends; Group B: Swords of medium length and scabbards with closed chape ends; Group C: Long swords and scabbards with campanulate mouths; Group D: Long swords and scabbards with straight mouths; Group E: Earlier swords and scabbards in the north; Group F: Later swords and scabbards in the north; Group G: Short swords in the south and the north; Group H: Swords and scabbards of mixed traditions; Discussion; Appendices; The technology of some of the swords; Weapons and fittings with enamelled decoration; The Isleworth sword: a note on the brass foils; A technical report on the Orton Meadows scabbard; The scientific examination of the Asby Scar sword and scabbard; The extraction of swords from their scabbards; Catalogue; Bibliography.

Sword-Dancer

Author: Jennifer Roberson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110164740X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 506

He was Tige, born of the desert winds, raised as a slave and winning his freedom by weaving a special kind of magic with a warrior's skill. Now he was an almost legendary sword-dancer, ready to take on any challenge—if the price was right...or if the woman pretty enough. She was Del, born of ice and storm, trained by the greatest of Northern sword masters. Now, her ritual training completed and steeped in the special magic of her own runesword, she had come South in search of the young brother stolen five years before. But even Del could not master all the dangers of the deadly Punja alone. And meeting Del, Tiger could not turn back from the most intriguing challenge he'd ever faced—the challenge of a magical, mysterious sword-dancer of the North...

The Sword of Peace

Or, A Voyage of Love; a Comedy, in Five Acts. First Performed at the Theatre Royal in the Hay Market, on Saturday, August the 9th, 1788

Author: Mariana Starke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English drama (Comedy)

Page: 66

View: 4194


The Flag Fen Basin

Archaeology and environment of a Fenland landscape

Author: Francis Pryor

Publisher: English Heritage

ISBN: 1848021518

Category: Social Science

Page: 498

View: 8546

The Flag Fen Basin has been the subject of nearly continuous archaeological research since about 1900. This research sheds new light on the Neolithic landscape, on the Iron Age and Roman landscapes, and on the changing environmental conditions since the earlier Neolithic.

The Sword of Fate

Author: Dennis Wheatley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448212693

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1071

Sep 1939 - 27 Apr 1941 'Between your body and his,' the old Arab woman told the lovely Greek-ltalian girl, Daphnis, 'lies the Sword of Fate.' In the battle-scarred days of 1940 Julian Day finds himself in Alexandria – in a whirlpool of intrigue and spy-rings. He falls under suspicion both from his fellow countrymen and the Germans. Driven by conflicting loyalties, he sets sail for Greece and the ill-starred campaign of 1941, and, determined to sheath the Sword of Fate, he journeys into the heart of enemy-held territory. The danger is desperate; the price of failure – death.

The Sword of the Lictor

Urth: Book of the New Sun

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575114177

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

View: 4087

Banished for the sin of mercy, Severian, one of the ancient guild of Torturers, flees from exile. In a mountain wilderness Severian, the disgraced apprentice torturer, has reached his place of exile - Thrax, the city of Windowless Rooms, where he must take up his post as Lictor, executioner and torturer. However, he flees the city and heads into the mountains. There he meets the Alzabo, in whom those eaten seem to live on, adopts a son only to lose him in battle and discharges an old debt to vengeance. As his exile takes stranger and stranger turns, he encounters fanged aliens who hide behind masks of beauty, and meets the mysterious Dr Talos . . .

Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith

Religion in American War and Diplomacy

Author: Andrew Preston

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307957608

Category: History

Page: 832

View: 4861

A richly detailed, profoundly engrossing story of how religion has influenced American foreign relations, told through the stories of the men and women—from presidents to preachers—who have plotted the country’s course in the world. Ever since John Winthrop argued that the Puritans’ new home would be “a city upon a hill,” Americans’ role in the world has been shaped by their belief that God has something special in mind for them. But this is a story that historians have mostly ignored. Now, in the first authoritative work on the subject, Andrew Preston explores the major strains of religious fervor—liberal and conservative, pacifist and militant, internationalist and isolationist—that framed American thinking on international issues from the earliest colonial wars to the twenty-first century. He arrives at some startling conclusions, among them: Abraham Lincoln’s use of religion in the Civil War became the model for subsequent wars of humanitarian intervention; nineteenth-century Protestant missionaries made up the first NGO to advance a global human rights agenda; religious liberty was the centerpiece of Franklin Roosevelt’s strategy to bring the United States into World War II. From George Washington to George W. Bush, from the Puritans to the present, from the colonial wars to the Cold War, religion has been one of America’s most powerful sources of ideas about the wider world. When, just days after 9/11, George W. Bush described America as “a prayerful nation, a nation that prays to an almighty God for protection and for peace,” or when Barack Obama spoke of balancing the “just war and the imperatives of a just peace” in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, they were echoing four hundred years of religious rhetoric. Preston traces this echo back to its source. Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith is an unprecedented achievement: no one has yet attempted such a bold synthesis of American history. It is also a remarkable work of balance and fair-mindedness about one of the most fraught subjects in America.

The Sword of Persia

Nader Shah, from Tribal Warrior to Conquering Tyrant

Author: Michael Axworthy

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857721933

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 593

Nader Shah, ruler of Persia from 1736 to 1747, embodied ruthless ambition, energy, military brilliance, cynicism and cruelty. His reign was filled with bloodshed, betrayal and horror. Yet Nader Shah is central to Iran's early modern history. From a shepherd boy he rose to liberate his country from foreign occupation, and make himself Shah. He took eighteenth-century Iran in a trajectory from political collapse and partition to become the dominant power in the region, briefly opening the prospect of a modernising state that could have resisted colonial intervention in Asia. He recovered all the territory lost by his predecessors, including Herat and Kandahar, and went on to conquer Moghul Delhi, plundering the enormous treasures of India. Nader commanded the most powerful military force in Asia, if not the world. He repeatedly defeated the armies of Ottoman Turkey, the preeminent state of the Muslim world, overran most of what is now Iraq and threatened to take Baghdad on several occasions. But from the zenith of his success he declined into mental illness, which produced in him insane avarice and horrific savagery, committing terrible atrocities against the Persian people, his friends, and even his family, until he finally died as violently as he had lived. _x000D_ _x000D_ The Sword of Persia recreates the story of a remarkable, ruthless man, capable of both charm and brutality. It is a rich narrative, full of dramatic incident, including much new research into original Iranian and other material, which will prove indispensable to historians and students alike._x000D_

Sword of the Gods: Prince of Tyre

(Book 2 of the Sword of the Gods saga)

Author: Anna Erishkigal

Publisher: Seraphim Press

ISBN: 0985489626

Category: Fiction

Page: 798

View: 1352

"Does for Lucifer what 'Wicked' did for the Wicked Witch of the West..." --Reader review "Better than Game of Thrones..." --Reader review "You only think you know Lucifer!" --Reader review * At the dawn of time, two ancient adversaries battled for control of Earth. One man rose to stand at humanity's side. A man whose name we still remember today… At the dawn of time, two ancient adversaries battled for control of Earth. One man rose to stand at humanity's side. A soldier whose name we still remember today… The legend about the greatest superhero to ever walk the Earth continues in Prince of Tyre. Mikhail has a new mission: train the warriors to fight back against the mysterious kidnappings so his adopted village will be safe for Ninsianna and their expected child. But the journey from soldier to general is never easy, especially when the Chief's son undermines his authority. Challenges compound when they learn 'lizard demons' have put a bounty on Mikhail's head. Ninsianna thought her prayers had been answered when a man fell from the heavens and vowed to protect her village. But She-Who-Is is a demanding mistress—not only does she send nightmares of impending evil—but she causes her to view her husband with a pragmatic, and often self-serving eye. Can their marriage survive possession by a goddess? Or will She-Who-Is' power corrupt Ninsianna? Meanwhile in the heavens, rumors of a cure to the Angelic's impending extinction winds its way through the Emperor's desperate armies. Raphael is charged with finding this 'Holy Grail,' unaware that Lucifer barters the solution in a quiet coup d'etat. The Eternal Emperor and Shay'tan are so busy outwitting each other that neither notices Lucifer is a little 'off,' or that an ancient Evil is outmaneuvering them all. A tragic death forces the Alliance to choose which leader they will follow in an epic, heavens-fracturing showdown. The Eternal Emperor … or Lucifer? Note: this book is NOT Christian fiction. The Sword of the Gods saga is an epic fantasy retelling of the wars in heaven at the dawn of time, the clash of ancient adversaries and empires, the myth of Lucifer, the fallen angels, and the soldier we now call the Archangel Michael, and the 3,500 b.c. humans caught in middle, similar in tone and style to books such as Game of Thrones, Dune and Outlander, with a romantic undertone, all told with a science fiction / space opera twist. At the request of the publisher, this book is sold without DRM. Keywords: Archangel Michael, Archangel Mikhail, Archangel, angel, angels, archangels, guardian angels, angel fantasy, angel romance, Special Forces, galactic empire, Lucifer, Luciferi, morning star, Shaytan, Satan, dragon, dragons, devil, evil, nature of evil, Beelzebub, Beel-zebub, Ba'al Zebub, Moloch, angel, angels, fallen angels, fallen angels, books about angels, angels and demons, angel romance books, angel romance novels, demons, angel fantasy, Inanna, Abaddon, Jehoshaphat, Raphael, Archangel Raphael, Jophiel, Ubaid culture, Mesopotamian culture, ancient Mesopotamia, Assur, Ashur, Hiddekel River, what to read after Game of Thrones, Halifian culture, Halafian culture, Uruk culture, Annunaki, angel romance, genetically engineered super-soldiers, lion people, centaurs, merfolk, mermaids, military romance, wars in heaven, god vs. the devil, dark lord

The Sword of David

The Israeli Air Force at War

Author: Don McCarthy

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 178159290X

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 469

Founded in 1948, the Israeli Air Force has seen involvement in some of the most dramatic and important conflicts of post-War history. In action during the Suez crisis and on call during the Gulf War, the Force continued to see active deployment right through to the 2006 Lebanon War and beyond into recent conflicts in Gaza. This is a timely release therefore, setting recent events in historical context, and illustrating these key operations with a range of impressive colour photographs, many of which have never been published before. As we approach the Sixty Fifth Anniversary of the founding of the Force, it seems fitting that a photographic record should be published. ??Don McCarthy is an established and well-respected aviation historian and as such is particularly well placed to produce such a work. Controversial contemporary conflicts between Israel and Iran make the publication of this record particularly pertinent, illustrating the history of these on going disputes and the conflicts that prefigured them. Included are images of iconic relics such as the historic Mirage and Skyhawk, as well as photographs of modern craft such as F-15s and F-16s. This library of images work to paint an engaging history of the Force, a presence in the skies for sixty five years.

The Sword Of Angels

Author: John Marco

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575100907

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 9573

An all-new dose of John Marco's trademark combination of morally ambigous and complex action, tight plotting and vivd characterisation. This is action-driven fantasy, packed with magic, betrayal and battle, from one of the most exciting authors in world fantasy. Set in a richly built world which beautifully evokes of magical lands, is detailed in its dissection of motive, and compelling in its characters, The Sword of Angels is the latest work from a natural and mature storyteller revelling in his ability. Building on the success of the acclaimed 'Tyrants and Kings' trilogy, and his growing fanbase in the UK and US, this is a perfect novel for new readers and old fans of John Marco's work alike.