The Blood Debt

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976460593


Page: 376

View: 1053

A blade fit for a hero. An army for a tyrant. A reckoning long awaited, and a tale reaching its end. The riveting conclusion to the Wolf of the North trilogy by Duncan M. Hamilton.

The Blood Debt

Author: Sean Williams

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1591028175

Category: Fiction

Page: 463

View: 1301

In a remote city on the edge of two worlds, where blood has power and water is more precious than freedom, three far-flung friends unite on a quest to save their families. Sal Hrvati’s estranged father has brought more into the world than the woman he loved. Instead of saving her from the Void Beneath, he has summoned an unknown creature—a creature with a mission of its own and a past that stretches back to the beginning of the world. The quest to find both of them entangles Sal and his companions in a hunt for magical treasure on the floor of the Divide, a mighty crack in the earth inhabited by creatures that are not remotely human. Desert landscapes and dirigibles feature in a fast-paced fantasy that combines romance, adventure, and humor with an original take on magic. The Books of the Cataclysm take inspiration from many arcane and mythological sources. In positing that this world is just one of many "realms," three of which are inhabited by humans during various stages of their lives, it begins in the present world but soon propels the reader to a landscape that is simultaneously familiar and fantastic.

The Wolf of the North

Wolf of the North Book 1

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539423447

Category: Magic

Page: 326

View: 9761

It has been generations since the Northlands have seen a hero worthy of the title. Many have made the claim, but few have lived to defend it. Timid, weak, and bullied, Wulfric is as unlikely a candidate as there could be. A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy, into the Wolf of the North.

First Battle

Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam

Author: Otto Lehrack

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612000312

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 6901

The First Battle is a graphic account of the first major clash of the Vietnam War. On August 18, 1965, regiment fought regiment on the Van Tuong Peninsula near the new Marine base at Chu Lai. On the American side were three battalions of Marines under the command of Colonel Oscar Peatross, a hero of two previous wars. His opponent was the 1st Viet Cong Regiment commanded by Nguyen Dinh Trong, a veteran of many fights against the French and the South Vietnamese. Codenamed Operation Starlite, this action was a resounding success for the Marines and its result was cause for great optimism about America's future in Vietnam. Those expecting a book about Americans in battle will not be disappointed by the detailed descriptions of how the fight unfolded. Marine participants from private to colonel were interviewed during the book's research phase. The battle is seen from the mud level, by those who were at the point of the spear. But this is not just another war story told exclusively from the American side. In researching the book, the author talked with and walked the battlefield with men who fought with the 1st Viet Cong Regiment. All were accomplished combat veterans years before the U.S. entry into the war. The reader is planted squarely in America in 1965, the year that truly began the long American involvement. Operation Starlite sent the Viet Nam War into the headlines across the nation and into the minds of Americans, where it took up residence for more than a decade. Starlite was the first step in Vietnam's becoming America's tar baby. The subtitle of the book is: Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam. Blood debt, han tu in Vietnamese, can mean revenge, debt of honor, or blood owed for blood spilled. The Blood Debt came into Vietnamese usage early in the war with the United States. With this battle, the Johnson Administration began compiling its own Blood Debt, this one to the American people. The book also looks at the ongoing conflict between the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marines about the methodology of the Vietnam War. With decades of experience with insurrection and rebellion, the Marines were institutionally oriented to base the struggle on pacification of the population. The Army, on the other hand, having largely trained to meet the Soviet Army on the plains of Germany, opted for search-and-destroy missions against Communist main force units. The history of the Vietnam War is littered with many "what ifs." This may be the biggest of them.

Blood Debt

Author: Tanya Huff

Publisher: Daw Books

ISBN: 9780756408503

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 6218

Blood and Debt

War and the Nation-State in Latin America

Author: Miguel Angel Centeno

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271046503

Category: History

Page: 329

View: 8185

Blood and Debt looks at the role war plays in political development by examining the differences between wars and their political consequences in Western Europe and Latin America.

Blood Debt

Author: Nancy Straight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692798591

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 9593

It had just been the two of them; before her mother's last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. Her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a Centaur touched by Zeus.

Jorundyr's Path

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546308614

Category: Magic

Page: 366

View: 5837

Jorundyr's Path is walked only by the brave. It is survived only by the strong. As Wulfric pursues Adalhaid's Blood Debt, he soon learns that the path to revenge is never easy, and the desires of men and the will of gods rarely meet. Aethelman seeks answers to questions long ignored. Rodulf chases power and wealth. From the streets of Elzburg to the dry plains of Darvaros, Wulfric walks Jorundyr's Path and encounters a world larger than he could ever have dreamed of: filled with friends, enemies, and danger-the crucible from which heroes are forged.

Wolverine Epic Collection

Blood Debt

Author: Steve Skroce,Rob Liefeld,Eric Stephenson

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302503162

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 488

View: 9365

Collects Wolverine (1988) #150-158, Annual '99; Wolverine: Origin #1-6. Origins and obligations! When Wolverine's adopted daughter Amiko finds herself in the middle of a blood feud, Logan must return to Japan! He'll lay his life on the line for hers in a saga involving the Silver Samurai and the Clan Yashida! Then, Wolverine and Deadpool grudgingly join forces to battle an author-turned werewolf...but when a bounty is declared on Wolvie's head, Deadpool plans to collect! Who is after Logan this time - and why? Plus, Wolverine and Spider-Man go underground to face the Mole Man, while Zaran the Weapons Master lies in wait! And a classic for the ages reveals the origin story they said could never be told. Meet sickly young James Howlett -the boy who will one day be Wolverine!

Blood Bank

Author: Tanya Huff

Publisher: DAW Hardcover

ISBN: 9780756405076

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 2362

A collection of stories featuring the love triangle of Vicki Nelson, a homicide cop; former partner Mike Celluci; and vampire Henry Fitzroy, illegitimate son of Henry VIII and romance writer, as they solve supernatural mysteries.

Death of the Black-Haired Girl

Author: Robert Stone

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547760388

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9936

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice “Fast-paced [and] riveting . . . Stone is one of our transcendently great American novelists.” — Madison Smartt Bell “Brilliant.” — Washington Post At an elite college in a once-decaying New England city, Steven Brookman has come to a decision. A brilliant but careless professor, he has determined that for the sake of his marriage, and his soul, he must end his relationship with Maud Stack, his electrifying student, whose papers are always late yet always incandescent. But Maud is a young woman whose passions are not easily curtailed, and their union will quickly yield tragic and far-reaching consequences. Death of the Black-Haired Girl is an irresistible tale of infidelity, accountability, the allure of youth, the promise of absolution, and the notion that madness is everywhere, in plain sight. “At once unsparing and generous in its vision of humanity, by turns propulsive and poetic, Death of the Black-Haired Girl is wise, brave, and beautifully just.” — Boston Globe “Unsettling and tightly wrought—and a worthy cautionary tale about capital-C consequences.” — Entertainment Weekly “A taut, forceful, lacerating novel, full of beautifully crafted language.” — Los Angeles Review of Books

The Crooked Letter

Author: Sean Williams

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1591028086

Category: Fiction

Page: 508

View: 3472

When mirror twins Seth and Hadrian Castillo travel to Europe on holidays, they don’t expect the end of the world to follow them. Seth’s murder, however, puts exactly that into motion. From opposite sides of death, the Castillo twins grapple with a reality neither of them suspected, although it has been encoded in myths and legends for millennia. The Earth we know is just one of many "realms", three of which are inhabited by humans during various stages of their lives. And their afterlives... In the tradition of Philip Pullman and Ursula K. Le Guin and inspired by numerous arcane sources, the Books of the Cataclysm begin in the present world but soon propel the reader to a landscape that is simultaneously familiar and fantastic.

The Secrets of the Dark

Author: Arka Chakrabarti

Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

ISBN: 9380349904

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 703

Is one born with his destiny or does he forge it? In the mystical land of Gaya, two prophecies bind the fate of men and empires alike. The Destroyer born from the royal seed on the Land of the Setting Sun shall bring the empires down, or so has been foretold. In between the Destroyer and the world stand the Seven Guardians of Gaya, guarding the realm of man. A king, a father, defies the Seven and fate itself to save the last drop of his blood and prince Agni grows in the Land of the Rising Sun, exiled from his own people, unaware of his past. Losing the woman he loved most to the shadows in the dark, Agni is thrown into a whirlpool of events that he neither knows, nor understands. His quest for vengeance brings him to the doorstep of a secret that will shatter the very foundation of beliefs of a world. Can Agni avert his destiny? Can he uncover the truth about the Seven and the prophecies, now hidden behind a veil of ignorance? The Secrets of the Dark are sometimes so terrible that they are better left unsaid.

Blood Debt (Wizard's Creed Book 2)

Author: N. P. Martin

Publisher: Dark World Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 1652

My name is Creed, and while being a wizard has its perks, sometimes it sucks worse than a werewolf in a spelling bee. Getting into serious debt with an A-hole demon named Baal is one of those times. Baal wants me to find a witch for him, a woman he wants his claws in, and who he cannot locate himself, despite all of his powers. If I refuse to find this witch, the demon has promised I will suffer the consequences, as will my girlfriend, Leona. Only thing is, I don't think this witch is half as bad as Baal is making out. Which means I might end up helping her instead, in the process risking eternal punishment for both myself and Leona. Then I would have to go up against one of the most powerful demons in the Underworld. Which, you know, would just be totally insane. But then insanity is a speciality of mine, and if I want to save everyone, I might need to go deeper into the darkness than I've ever gone before. If you like Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, or Patricia Briggs, then you will LOVE the second installment of the Wizard's Creed Paranormal Suspense Series. Jump right into this spellbinding paranormal adventure TODAY!

Covenant: The Blood is The Life

The Blood Is the Life

Author: James Lindemann


ISBN: 0987728008

Category: Religion

Page: 454

View: 7508

Blood-Covenant spans the globe in such traditions as the Native American Blood-Brother bond. No mere contract variation, Covenant is a powerful relationship of a deep, unbreakable Love; yet when God does break it once, He pays the consequences He designed it to have. Throughout the 'Old' Covenant, certain elements of Covenant are declared, yet are not 'real' - until the 'New' Covenant comes, which is not a 'what' but a 'Who.' Everything changes when God literally comes to have Blood Himself, the result of which profoundly affects the 'Old' Covenant. This relationship is eternal and does not become obsolete on the Last Day. If the Bible is written within a Covenant environment, what does the modern Western reader miss that the ancient hearer would naturally recognize? Living in a culture that only has vestiges of Covenant, there is no easy or perfect answer. But the question can be very stimulating.

The Tattered Banner

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781481013222

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 553

The Tattered Banner placed 8th on BuzzFeed's 12 Greatest Fantasy Books Of The Year, 2013. Unique talent always attracts attention... In a world where magic is outlawed, ability with a sword is prized above all else. For Soren this means the chance to live out his dreams. Plucked from a life of privation, he is given a coveted place at Ostenheim's Academy of Swordsmanship, an opportunity beyond belief. Opportunity is not always what it seems however, and gifts rarely come without conditions. Soren becomes an unwitting pawn in a game of intrigue and treachery that could cost him not just his dreams, but also his life.

Blood Pact

Author: Tanya Huff

Publisher: Daw Books

ISBN: 9780756408497

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 4030

The Blood Books are now available in "Blood Ties" TV tie-in editions. View our TV tie-in feature page here here. Vicki Nelson has received the call that no daughter ever wants to receive—that her mother has died. Marjory Nelson's coworkers at the Queen's University Life Science Department told her that she suffered a heart attack, and that they'd be waiting for Vicki to arrive in Kingston to make the funeral arrangements. But what begins as a personal tragedy turns into the most terrifying case of Vicki's career, when her mother's body disappears mysteriously from the funeral home. Someone at the University is determined to learn the secret of life after death…and they've decided to make Vicki's mother part of their horrifying experiments.

Blood Price

Author: Tanya Huff

Publisher: DAW Hardcover

ISBN: 9780756408404

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9150

Private detective Vickie Nelson teams up with her old partner on the police force and a vampire who happens to be the illegitimate son of King Henry VIII to find the source of several vicious attacks plaguing Toronto.

Tiny Gods

A Nate Temple Supernatural Thriller

Author: Shayne Silvers

Publisher: Argento Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780998085494

Category: Fiction

Page: 378

View: 9124

Power is patient, power is kind... No, wait. That's not right. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely... Just ask his ex-fiancEe. It's almost Nate's birthday, so, he can cry if he wants to. That is, if he lives to see it... Because a lot of people want him dead: his fiancEe, his long-lost ancestor, the Wizard Academy, and a sinister group of rogue wizards... Look, it's easier to list who doesn't want to kill him. To prevent a Shifter vs. Wizard War, Nate steps in to draw a line in the sand, picking a fight with the deadliest wizards on the planet... and then he tries to rob them. And with Achilles angry at Nate for crashing his Fight Night, the Horsemen of the Apocalypse breathing down his neck, Gods hiding behind mortal skins, and an accidental shifter infection with a cheerful Swedish male dancer, Nate has his hands full. But when his enemies decide to wake a God, the only way for Nate to level the playing field is to open an early birthday present from the Mad Hatter... And that's when he finds out that nothing is ever simple, and that no one was ever who he thought they were all these years