The Errant King

Author: Wayne Thomas Batson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780899578781

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 507

View: 4652

Peaceful years mask the wicked forces stirring in Myriad. Cythraul Scarhaven resurfaces, and Alastair must protect his family from the threat that never seems to die. In the distant Hinterlands, an ancient menace claws toward the surface. Unaware of the lurking dangers, young King Lochlan abandons the throne in Anglinore once too often. One disastrous choice. One mighty hope. A collision that will change the fate of the world in "The Errant King."

Curse of the Spider King

The Berinfell Prophecies Series - Book One

Author: Wayne Thomas Batson,Christopher Hopper

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418579211

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4476

Fantasy. Mystery. Action. Humor. Parents, teachers, and librarians will no longer have to push kids to read—The Berinfell Prophesies will engage intermediate readers and leave them clamoring for more. The Seven succeeding Elven Lords of Allyra were dead, lost in the Siege of Berinfell as babes. At least that’s what everyone thought until tremors from a distant world known as Earth, revealed strange signs that Elven blood lived among its peoples. With a glimmer of hope in their hearts, sentinels are sent to see if the signs are true. But theirs is not a lone errand. The ruling warlord of Allyra, the Spider King, has sent his own scouts to hunt down the Seven and finish the job they failed to complete many ages ago. Now 13-year-olds on the brink of the Age of Reckoning when their Elven gifts will be manifest, discover the unthinkable truth that their adoptive families are not their only kin. With mysterious Sentinels revealing breathtaking secrets of the past, and dark strangers haunting their every move, will the young Elf Lords find the way back to the home of their birth? Worlds and races collide as the forces of good and evil battle. Will anyone escape the Curse of the Spider King? Learn more about The Berinfell Prophecies at www.heedtheprophecies.wordpress.com. Create your own tribe. Connect with fans through the forum. Win pre-release chapters and the opportunity to have Wayne and Christopher at your very own book party!

The Errant Knight

Author: N.A

Publisher: Illumination Arts

ISBN: 097019076X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3573

A knight on his way to serve his king is delayed, over and over again, by people who need his help and he spends years struggling and hoping to finally reach the royal castle and fulfill his duty.

Errant Gods

Author: Erik Henry Vick

Publisher: Ratatoskr Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 721

View: 3069


Sword in the Stars

Author: Wayne Thomas Batson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974639038

Category:

Page: 582

View: 368

The difference in their uncanny eyes could not be easily discerned. In the rays of the setting sun, both Aravel's and Morlan's eyes appeared gold. In the pale moonlight...yellow. Seemingly the same. Such inscrutable likeness is the way of things with identical twins. But all who knew the two brothers well noted unmistakable differences, peculiarities more experienced than seen. Those who stood before King Aravel's gaze felt the glad firelight of a cozy inn. But those who fell under Morlan's stare felt the gleam of winter moonlight on the cold, white stone monuments in a boneyard. FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE DOOR WITHIN TRILOGY comes an epic tale of two powerful kings whose rivalry threatens to tear the world of Myriad apart. Into this chaos of treachery and war, strides ex-assassin Alastair Coldhollow whose quest for redemption leads him to the one foe he cannot defeat with a thrust of his sword. Everything may hinge on an age-old prophecy, but after thousands of years, will the Sword appear in the Stars at last? With the aid of Abbagael Rivynfleur, a not-so-naive girl from the forest villages, Alastair will tread forgotten roads, face legendary creatures, and meet mysterious new races of people, all in an effort to find Myriad's Halfainin. So begins the sweeping seven-volume Myridian Constellation. Read on to discover what happens when the Sword is in the Stars, and the moon is blood red...

The Legend of the Wandering King

Author: Laura Gallego García

Publisher: Arthur a Levine

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 213

View: 2829

Motivated by jealousy and the desire to receive acclaim as a great poet, Walid ibn Huyr, a prince of ancient Arabia, commits acts which completely change the course of his life.

Standard Arabic

An Advanced Course

Author: James Dickins,Janet C. E. Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113993631X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

View: 6510

This course is designed for students who have completed a first-level course in Arabic and wish to pursue the subject to degree level. It aims to develop thoroughly the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, making extensive use of authentic Arabic materials. Each of the twenty chapters is based around a particular topic relating to the culture, history, politics, geography or society of the Arab Middle East, to give students an insight into important aspects of the region. This topic-based approach allows students to tackle vocabulary and structures in a coherent and concentrated manner. Each chapter contains materials for translation into and from Arabic, aural texts, précis passages, suggested oral discussion topics, and a variety of exercises including comprehension in English and Arabic. Accompanying cassettes and a teacher's handbook are available.

The King's Revenge: Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History

Author: Don Jordan,Michael Walsh

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681772027

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 9791

Set in an age of intrigue and espionage, this is the story of the greatest manhunt in British history: the quest for retribution upon the traitors who brought about the death of Charles I. When Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his role to seek out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for thirty years. "We shall pursue and bring to their due punishment those bloody traitors who were either actors or contrivers of that unparalleled and inhuman murder." So vowed the nineteen-year-old Prince of Wales, following the beheading of his father Charles I in January 1649. From exile, he instigated what became the biggest manhunt the nation had ever seen, spreading out across Europe and America and lasting for over thirty years. When he ascended to the throne in 1660 as Charles II, his search for revenge intensified, with show trials in London and assassination squads scouring foreign countries. Many of the most senior figures in England were hanged, drawn and quartered; imprisoned for life; or consigned to a self-imposed exile, in constant fear of the assassin's bullet. History has painted the regicides and their supporters as fanatics, but among them were exceptional men, including John Milton, poetic genius and political propagandist; Oliver Cromwell's steely son-in-law, Henry Ireton; and the errant son of an earl, Algernon Sidney, whose writings helped inspire the founders of the American Revolution. Cromwell himself was subjected to the most bizarre symbolic revenge when—though long-dead—his body was disinterred and beheaded. Set in an age of intrigue and betrayal, The King's Revenge brings these remarkable figures vividly to life in an engrossing tale of ambition, double agents, and espionage.

Reading the Reverse Fa?e of Reims Cathedral

Royalty and Ritual in Thirteenth-Century France

Author: DonnaL. Sadler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351552163

Category: Art

Page: 298

View: 8270

Though long recognized as one of the most beautiful works from the second half of the thirteenth century, the magnificent sculptural program of the reverse fa?e at Reims Cathedral has received little in the way of scholarly attention. Interpreting the iconography in the light of Latin texts associated with the building, its history and its ceremonial use, Donna Sadler assesses the significance of the reverse fa?e in light of other thirteenth-century visual programs associated with the court of Louis IX. The book's chapters deal with the history of the cathedral and its architectural antecedents; the iconographic message of the visual program, the meaning of the reverse fa?e and how it intersects with the overall iconography; the function of the verso and how it is enhanced by the marriage of form and content; and a consideration of contemporary works linked to the court of Saint Louis, concluding with a brief look at the new roles sculpture assumes as it migrates inside cathedrals. Ultimately this book reveals how the imagery on the reverse fa?e not only conforms to a system of memory and mode of medieval narratology, but also articulates a dominant ideological position regarding the interdependence of ecclesiastical and royal powers.

Criminal Gods and Demon Devotees

Essays on the Guardians of Popular Hinduism

Author: Alf Hiltebeitel

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887069819

Category: Religion

Page: 491

View: 3551

The Hindu sacred order is guarded by the very gods who violate it and the demons who oppose it. This book is a who's who of such transgressive figures, both familiar and unfamiliar, showing their place within the Hindu order that they violate. It is also a reflection of the serious scholarly debate over the nature and composition of this Hindu order. The chapters range from pan-Hindu deities such as Bhairava and Virabhadra to guardian gods of specific regions and lineages and of different goddess cults. Chapters cover violent themes in SAaivite hagiography, the position of Brahmans in relation to cultic carnivorism, guardian heroes in folk epic, the deified dead, the royal mythology of a "criminal caste," and a wide-ranging overview of transgressive sacrality.

Bring Back the King

The New Science of De-extinction

Author: Helen Pilcher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472912284

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 5892

If you could bring back just one animal from the past, what would you choose? It can be anyone or anything from history, from the King of the Dinosaurs, T. rex, to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, and beyond. De-extinction – the ability to bring extinct species back to life – is fast becoming reality. Around the globe, scientists are trying to de-extinct all manner of animals, including the woolly mammoth, the passenger pigeon and a bizarre species of flatulent frog. But de-extinction is more than just bringing back the dead. It's a science that can be used to save species, shape evolution and sculpt the future of life on our planet. In Bring Back the King, scientist and comedy writer Helen Pilcher goes on a quest to identify the perfect de-extinction candidate. Along the way, she asks if Elvis could be recreated from the DNA inside a pickled wart, investigates whether it's possible to raise a pet dodo, and considers the odds of a 21st century Neanderthal turning heads on public transport. Pondering the practicalities and the point of de-extinction, Bring Back the King is a witty and wry exploration of what is bound to become one of the hottest topics in conservation – if not in science as a whole – in the years to come. READ THIS BOOK – the King commands it.

Bohemia

An Historical Sketch

Author: Francis Lützow (hrabě)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bohemia

Page: 438

View: 7491


The Bookman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

View: 8096


Swords from the Desert

Author: Harold Lamb

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803226195

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 7800

Countless authors have swept us into the exotic east, but few based their tales there. In a time when westerners still spoke publicly about "the white man's burden," Harold Lamb was crafting action-packed stories featuring Arabs, Mongols, and Hindus as heroic, sympathetic, and believable characters: men of honor and integrity ready to lay down their lives for their countries and their comrades.

The Errant Hours

Author: Kate Innes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993483707

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 4433

A headlong journey through the dangers of Medieval Britain, in this literary adventure the heroine must live by her wits and wiles to break her brother out of jail. Inspired by the seductive art of illuminated manuscripts, 'The Errant Hours' draws from the deep well of medieval legend to weave a story of survival and courage, trickery and love.

Venom and Song

The Berinfell Prophecies Series - Book Two

Author: Wayne Thomas Batson,Christopher Hopper

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418562319

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6914

Now in the strange realm of Allyra, the Seven young lordsconfront a traitor in their midst, a creature-infested forest, teenage fearsand doubts, inexplicable mysteries . . . and the Spider King himself. In a rigorous training program that makes boot camp looklike Disneyland, the Seven must quickly learnto harness their own powers, work as one, and elude the Spider King’s spies.But as the ancient Berinfell Prophecies are revealed, the Seven soon discovertheir training might not be enough. To stop the Spider King they must also unravelthe secrets of the Rainsong, travel to a creepy, trap-infested fortressto find the legendary keystone, and lead the Berinfell Elves in an attack on theSpider King’s own turf. An epic adventure withpowerful messages about true strength, forgiveness, and working together as onebody that will grab the attention of intermediatereaders. Learn more about The Berinfell Prophecies at www.heedtheprophecies.com.

The errant ark

man's relationship with animals

Author: Philippe Diolé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 5655


Isle of Swords

Author: Wayne Thomas Batson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1400310180

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8679

A young man awakens on an island, alone and seriously injured, with no memory, and as he searches for his identity he finds himself caught between two notorious pirates battling for a legendary treasure reportedly hidden by monks.

Following Hadrian

A Second-Century Journey through the Roman Empire

Author: Elizabeth Speller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199883157

Category: History

Page: 361

View: 8140

One of the greatest--and most enigmatic--Roman emperors, Hadrian stabilized the imperial borders, established peace throughout the empire, patronized the arts, and built an architectural legacy that lasts to this day: the great villa at Tivoli, the domed wonder of the Pantheon, and the eponymous wall that stretches across Britain. Yet the story of his reign is also a tale of intrigue, domestic discord, and murder. In Following Hadrian, Elizabeth Speller captures the fascinating life of Hadrian, ruler of the most powerful empire on earth at the peak of its glory. Speller displays a superb gift for narrative as she traces the intrigue of Hadrian's rise: his calculated marriage to Emperor Trajan's closest female relative, a woman he privately tormented; Trajan's suspicious deathbed adoption of Hadrian as his heir, a stroke some thought to be a post-mortem forgery; and the ensuing slaughter of potential rivals by an ally of Hadrian's. Speller makes brilliant use of her sources, vividly depicting Hadrian's bouts of melancholy, his intellectual passions, his love for a beautiful boy (whose death sent him into a spiral), and the paradox of his general policies of peace and religious tolerance even as he conducted a bitter, three-year war with Judea. Most important, the author captures the emperor as both a builder and an inveterate traveler, guiding readers on a grand tour of the Roman Empire at the moment of its greatest extent and accomplishment, from the barren, windswept frontiers of Britain to the teeming streets of Antioch, from the dangers of the German forest to the urban splendor of Rome itself.