The Broken Sword

Author: Poul Anderson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497694221

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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This acclaimed fantasy classic of men, elves, and gods is at once breathtakingly exciting and heartbreakingly tragic. Published the same year as The Fellowship of the Ring, Poul Anderson’s novel The Broken Sword draws on similar Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon sources. In his greed for land and power, Orm the Strong slays the family of a Saxon witch—and for his sins, the Northman must pay with his newborn son. Stolen by elves and replaced by a changeling, Skafloc is raised to manhood unaware of his true heritage and treasured for his ability to handle the iron that the elven dare not touch. Meanwhile, the being who supplanted him as Orm’s son grows up angry and embittered by the humanity he has been denied. A pawn in a witch’s vengeance, the creature Valgard will never know love, and consumed by rage, he will commit a murderous act of unspeakable vileness. It is their destiny to finally meet on the field of battle—the man-elf and his dark twin, the monster—when the long-simmering war between elves and trolls finally erupts with a devastating fury. And only the mighty sword Tyrfing, broken by Thor and presented to Skafloc in infancy, can turn the tide in a terrible clashing of faerie folk that will ultimately determine the fate of the old gods. Along with such notables as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Poul Anderson is considered one of the masters of speculative fiction. This edition contains the author’s original text.

Das zerbrochene Schwert

Eine Saga von der letzten Schlacht

Author: Poul Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492285490


Page: 302

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Der Menschensohn Skafloc ist gemäß einer alten Prophezeiung als Einziger in der Lage, das legendäre zerbrochene Schwert wieder zusammenzufügen. Und nur er kann die Waffe schwingen, die im Krieg der Elfen gegen die Trolle die Entscheidung bringen soll. Doch die mächtige Waffe ist zugleich sein Schicksal ... >Das zerbrochene Schwert ist das bedeutendste Werk des Großmeisters Poul Anderson. Die fesselnde Saga um Elfen, Trolle und alte Götter gilt als das heidnisch-düstere Gegenstück zu Tolkiens Der Herr der Ringe. Dieses Buch zählt zu den wenigen Werken der Fantasy, die unsterblich bleiben werden.

The Broken Sword

A Grand Melo-drama Interspersed with Songs, Chorusses, &c

Author: William Dimond

Publisher: N.A



Page: 43

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The Broken Sword

Chronicles of Lady Castus

Author: Liane Moonraven

Publisher: Unforgettable Books Inc

ISBN: 0983968136

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8399

The Broken Sword

Author: Molly Cochran,Warren Murphy

Publisher: TKA Distribution

ISBN: 1942356005

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 8886

No matter how far Arthur Blessing runs, he can’t elude destiny. As the reincarnation of legendary King Arthur, he is the rightful protector of the most powerful relics in the world–the Holy Grail and the sword Excalibur. And he is bound to use those tools to keep war and chaos at bay – ushering in a new era of justice, peace, and freedom. Helping Arthur complete his mission are the wizard Merlin, his bodyguard Hal—known centuries before as Sir Galahad—and a mysterious girl with magical secrets of her own. But Arthur and his friends aren’t the only ones who seek the sword and cup. A dark sorcerer, Thatanos, will stop at nothing to possess the ancient treasures. When his lethal brand of magic proves too powerful for Arthur and Hal to combat alone, they resurrect the Knights of the Round Table. Though shocked by the sights and sounds of modern-day New York City, the knights embrace the confusing new world in order to undertake the duty they’ve pledged their lives to: seeing to it that Camelot may rise again.

The Broken Sword; Or, a Soldier's Honour

Author: Adelaide D. O'Keeffe

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780559876714

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 8225

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Broken Sword

A Novel of the American War for Independence at Sea

Author: Charles White

Publisher: Heritage Books

ISBN: 078843585X

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

View: 8901

In the early autumn of 1775, the Virginia Tidewater was a turbulent and chaotic territory. Loyalties were very far from being decided. Many Virginians still entertained hopes for a peaceful reconciliation with King George III. Jack Cunningham is a man mar

Shards of a Broken Sword: The Complete Trilogy

Author: W.R. Gingell

Publisher: W. R. Gingell


Category: Dragons

Page: 439

View: 2380

In TWELVE DAYS OF FAERY, King Markon of Montalier is at the end of his tether. His son, Prince Parrin, is afflicted by a nasty curse that brutally attacks any woman with whom he so much as flirts. Markon, accompanied by a mysterious enchantress, must enter Faery to break the curse. He’s collecting clues, but she seems to be collecting shards of an ancient, broken sword… Rafiq has FIRE IN THE BLOOD. When the crafty Prince Akish attempts to rescue Princess Kayami Koto from a dragon-guarded and enchanted keep, it seems only sensible to bring his own dragon. Bound to Akish by an old, spiteful piece of magic held in a single shard of an ancient sword, Rafiq has no choice but to help. There to assist is serving maid Kako–mistress of many secrets, and perhaps the only person who can free Rafiq from his bondage. Llassar is feeling THE FIRST CHILL OF AUTUMN. Fae began to filter slowly into the land shortly after the birth of the crown princess, Dion ferch Alawn, and now there isn’t a town in Llassar that isn’t under their control. To unite her country and save her world, Dion ferch Alawn must gather all the shards of the Broken Sword that will seal away Faery once and for all. BONUS CONTENT: A short story featuring Carmine and Fancy, never before published!

Ayann #1 A Fantasy Action Adventure: Part A- Broken Sword In Dragon Dungeon

Author: Kristie Lynn Higgins

Publisher: Kristie Lynn Higgins


Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 6180

The first part... Foi the Palatine, Frieden the Barbarian, Jisei the Priestess, Ayann the Valkyrie, and Amabilidad the Archer have banded together in search of adventure and riches, but since coming together they have found more riches in their camaraderie. The group of dungeon raiders have met every monster and trap thrown at them, but can their unity and friendship survive the most tragic of circumstances? During one of their missions, one of their members is killed and the tight knit group splinters. In their sorrow and grief, they decide to turn to dark magic to bring back their beloved member, but fate steps in and sends a mysterious cook who wiggles her way into their group. Is the bonds of friendship enough to save the group of dungeon raiders from annihilation or will despair make them desperately cling to the darkness and break the ultimate taboo? Magic both dark and light will face off as the lives of five lay in the balance. Look for more books in the series- Ayann -Outlandish Realms Series: V1. Ayann #1 A Fantasy Action Adventure- Part A- Broken Sword In Dragon Dungeon V2. Ayann #1 A Fantasy Action Adventure- Part B- The Vampire's Curse And The Phoenix's Feathers

Hardy Boys 21: The Clue of the Broken Blade

Author: Franklin W. Dixon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101076354

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7358

Frank and Joe Hardy become involved in an intriguing mystery which revolves around their fencing master, Ettore Russo. Proof that Russo is the rightful heir to his grandfather’s estate hinges on retrieving the guard end of a broken saber lost many years ago in California. The young investigators’ quest is complicated by a bank robbery during which some of their father’s important records are stolen. A chase ensues in the grape-growing region of California as the boys engage in a dangerous game of hide-and-seek with the bank robbery gang. From the Hardcover edition.

The Sign of the Broken Sword

Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Complete Father Brown

ISBN: 9781717734907

Category: Fiction

Page: 58

View: 8597

The thousand arms of the forest were grey, and its million fingers silver. In a sky of dark green-blue-like slate the stars were bleak and brilliant like splintered ice. All that thickly wooded and sparsely tenanted countryside was stiff with a bitter and brittle frost. The black hollows between the trunks of the trees looked like bottomless, black caverns of that Scandinavian hell, a hell of incalculable cold. Even the square stone tower of the church looked northern to the point of heathenry, as if it were some barbaric tower among the sea rocks of Iceland. It was a queer night for anyone to explore a churchyard. But, on the other hand, perhaps it was worth exploring.

The Clue of the Broken Blade

Author: Franklin W. Dixon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780448089218

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 178

View: 1649

Frank and Joe become involved in an intriguing mystery which revolves around their fencing master, the heir to his grandfather's estate.