The First Blade of Ostia

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781505245387

Category: Dueling

Page: 370

View: 8780

The 'First Blade of Ostia' is an accolade few will achieve. In Ostenheim, a city obsessed with duelling, it is one that nobody forgets. Bryn's earliest memory is of watching duels in the arena. His earliest dream is of taking his place there. Amero has no dreams. His life has been about fulfilling the expectations of others. In search of a path of his own, the dreams of others are too tempting to resist. After years of sacrifice and hard work, Bryn is finally a professional duellist. Becoming the First Blade of Ostia no longer seems the childish fantasy it once did. To find the man standing in his way is also his best friend will test him in ways he would never have believed.

The Tattered Banner

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781481013222

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 1143

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.

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: 4048

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.

Ostia in Late Antiquity

Author: Douglas Boin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107024013

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 2769

Ostia in Late Antiquity is the first book to narrate the life of Ostia Antica, Rome's ancient harbor, during the later empire.

The Telastrian Song

Society of the Sword Volume 3

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781499694451

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 6090

The final part of the Society of the Sword Trilogy. A remote farm and meagre crops are a far cry from Ostenheim and the life of a banneret, but they are not far enough. For Soren to be free of Amero, there is only one answer. In Ostenheim, Duke Amero presides over a war-weary population and an empty treasury, but still he hungers for more. An Intelligencier uncovers the disturbing resurgence of sorcery in the city, while an avaricious colleague sees the chance to prove his worth to the Duke. Enemies and allies emerge from unexpected places, as Soren must face his former patron and idol for a final reckoning. The Telastrian Song follows The Huntsman's Amulet and is the concluding part of the Society of the Sword Trilogy.

Project Chronos

The War Begins

Author: Steve Antonette

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491775971

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 8960

For years Charles Peterson, CEO of Chronos, has been patiently waiting for his scientists to perfect the superhuman process. Unfortunately now that they have achieved success, more problems are surfacing than answers. Anxious to give Normals what every Super takes for granted, he summons help from a few reluctant participants to capture Supers and gather their blood to replicate their impressive abilities. Eric Pongo, an agent with the Super Being Unit government force tasked with keeping Supers in check, has figured out what Peterson is up to and is attempting to rally the few good Supers to help stop the CEO’s plan before they are all caught. Meanwhile, Ami Marik—one of the first Supers to go public—is pleading with the government and the SBU to bring peace to the Super and Normal communities. But as Super chaos unfolds and a battle begins endangering lives, now only time will tell if the government will side with the SBU and if all Supers will have to be sequestered on an island from which no Super has ever returned. In this science fiction tale, a group of superhumans must fight to stay alive and free from those determined to steal their powers as the truth is slowly unveiled.

The Huntsman's Amulet

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781493559657

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 5776

Alone in a foreign land, Soren must come to terms with loss and a gift that has been as much a burden as a benefit. A long abandoned city may hold the answers he seeks about the Gift of Grace, but a lethal assassin proves that old enemies have not forgotten him. As misfortune pulls him ever farther from an unsettled score, he finds hope in an unexpected place... The Huntsman's Amulet follows The Tattered Banner and is the second part of the Society of the Sword trilogy.

The Assassins of Rome

Author: Caroline Lawrence

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444003542

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2835

Jonathan goes on a secret quest to Rome, and Flavia, Nubia and Lupus set out to find him. Their dangerous mission takes them to the Golden House of Nero where a deadly assassin is rumoured to be at work - and they learn what happened to Jonathan's family during the terrible destruction of Jerusalem nine years earlier.

Aethersmith

Author: J. S. Morin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939233066

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5048


Jorundyr's Path

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546308614

Category: Magic

Page: 366

View: 2656

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.

The Blood Debt

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976460593

Category:

Page: 376

View: 1449

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 Sword Of Islam

Author: Raphael Sabatini

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755153006

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 9321

European waters are rife with mighty naval battles – not least the renowned Battle of Amalfi of 1527. Yet for Admiral Andrea Doria, the battles confronts are not confined to sea alone. The House of Dorian is plagued with conflict, both within and without, and Andrea finds that he has very real enemies in his midst.

The Dragon and the Crow

Magickless Book One

Author: T. B. McKenzie

Publisher: Satalyte Publishing

ISBN: 9780994340887

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 547

Magick is the birthright of every child in Arkadia. Power defines a person's name, their skill, their destiny. Brin Menderson is different. Even the simplest spells do nothing for him and he is starting to fear that he might not have magick at all.Little does he know that there are those in the kingdom who would see an end to peace and order; an end to the golden age of magick. They believe in a prophecy, an ancient rhyme about a child foretold to end the kings rule and bring dragons back to the starless sky. Brin is about to learn that having no magick might just make him the most important person in all the land. Heralds the coming of a strong new voice in Australian fantasy. A compellingly readable tale. His hero may not have magick but McKenzie does. - Justin Woolley, author of A Town Called Dust

Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome

Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins,Both Professional Archaeologists Roy A Adkins

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

View: 3692

Describes the people, places, and events of Ancient Rome, describing travel, trade, language, religion, economy, industry and more, from the days of the Republic through the High Empire period and beyond.

Sourcethief

Author: J. S. Morin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939233110

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4126


Julia Episcopa

A Woman's Struggle in the Church

Author: John I. Rigoli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615590233

Category: Catholics

Page: 296

View: 9230

Two scholars, Valentina Vella and Erika Simone, hired by the church to prove that the church has not strayed from its tenets of two thousand years ago find something else. They stumble upon a letter written iin the first centure by an unknown bishop - a woman.

Nihal of the Land of the Wind

Author: Licia Troisi

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480417963

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 230

View: 7124

An international bestseller: An extraordinary young swordswoman sets out to defeat a tyrant in the first installment in a dark and magical fantasy series. With her big violet eyes, pointed ears, and blue hair, there is no one like Nihal in all of the Overworld. Living in one of the many towers of the Land of the Wind, she’s an expert in swordplay and the leader of a handful of friends that includes Sennar the wizard. She is an orphan, brought up by an armorer and a sorceress, and her past is shrouded in mystery. But things suddenly change when the Tyrant takes charge. Soon, Nihal finds herself forced to take action as she is faced with the most difficult mission she could imagine. Fierce, strong, and armed with her black-crystal sword, Nihal sets out to become a real warrior. But as she forges a path alongside Sennar, she may find the price of victory is far greater than she feared. The debut of the epic series that also includes Sennar’s Mission and The Last Talisman, Nihal of the Land of the Wind is an unforgettable tale of a remarkable young woman growing up in darkness who finds the heroine within. Nihal of the Land of the Wind is the 1st book in the Chronicles of the Overworld, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.