The First Blade of Ostia

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781505245387

Category: Dueling

Page: 370

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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: 7946

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: 317

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.

The Assassins of Rome

The Roman Mysteries

Author: Caroline Lawrence

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780761326052

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 162

View: 8731

Flavia and Nubia follow Jonathan to Rome and into the Golden House built by the emperor Nero, where a dangerous assassin lurks.

Project Chronos

The War Begins

Author: Steve Antonette

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491775971

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 5408

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 Telastrian Song

Society of the Sword Volume 3

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781499694451

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 8742

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.

Ostia in Late Antiquity

Author: Douglas Boin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107024013

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 5914

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

The Huntsman's Amulet

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781493559657

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 5589

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.

Legions of Rome

Author: Stephen Dando-Collins

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623652014

Category: History

Page: 604

View: 928

No book on Roman history has attempted to do what Stephen Dando-Collins does in Legions of Rome: to provide a complete history of every Imperial Roman legion and what it achieved as a fighting force. The author has spent the last thirty years collecting every scrap of available evidence from numerous sources: stone and bronze inscriptions, coins, papyrus and literary accounts in a remarkable feat of historical detective work. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 provides a detailed account of what the legionaries wore and ate, what camp life was like, what they were paid and how they were motivated and punished. The section also contains numerous personal histories of individual soldiers. Part 2 offers brief unit histories of all the legions that served Rome for 300 years from 30BC. Part 3 is a sweeping chronological survey of the campaigns in which the armies were involved, told from the point of view of particular legions. Lavish, authoritative and beautifully produced, Legions of Rome will appeal to ancient history enthusiasts and military history buffs alike.

The Fire Mages

Author: Pauline M Ross

Publisher: Sutors Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 9132


The Dragon and the Crow

Magickless Book One

Author: T. B. McKenzie

Publisher: Satalyte Publishing

ISBN: 9780994340887

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 7992

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

Hyperion

A Romance

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: 236

View: 9435


The Flames of Shadam Khoreh

Author: Bradley P. Beaulieu

Publisher: Quillings Literary

ISBN: 1939649072

Category: Fiction

Page: 516

View: 5064

Nearly two years after the harrowing events of The Straits of Galahesh, Atiana and Nikandr continue their long search for Nasim. The clues they find lead them to the desert wastes of the Gaji, where the fabled valley of Shadam Khoreh lies. But all is not well. War has moved from the islands to the mainland, and the Grand Duchy knows its time may be limited if Yrstanla rallies its forces. Worse, the wasting disease and the rifts grow ever wider, threatening places that once thought themselves safe. The Dukes believe that their only hope may be to treat with the Haelish warriors to the west of Yrstanla, but Nikandr knows that the key is to find Nasim and a lost artifact known as the Atalayina. Will Nikandr succeed and close the rifts once and for all? The answer lies deep within the Flames of Shadam Khoreh. From Bradley P. Beaulieu, author of the critically acclaimed debut novel, The Winds of Khalakovo, comes the concluding volume in the Lays of Anuskaya trilogy, The Flames of Shadam Khoreh.

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: 9659

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.

Puck of Pook's Hill

Author: Rudyard Kipling,Arthur Rackham

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, Page

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fairies

Page: 277

View: 3264

Puck, the last of the People of the Hills and "the oldest thing in England", charms the children Dan and Una with a collection of tales and visitors out of England's past.

Phases of Gravity

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497634504

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 7718

A New York Times–bestselling author’s moving novel about an astronaut returning to Earth, and the small steps and giant leaps love requires. Richard Baedecker thinks his greatest challenge was walking on the moon, but then he meets a mysterious woman who shows him his past. Join Baedecker as he comes to grips with the son and wife he lost owing to his passion for space exploration, his forgotten childhood, and the loss he experienced during the deadly flight of the Challenger. The most difficult exploration of his life is not the cold, rocky crevices of the moon, but the warm interior of his heart. Brilliant and beautifully written, Phases of Gravity is a masterpiece about love and loss that transports readers far beyond the confines of space and time. Phases of Gravity is a thoughtful, deeply involving novel from an author who has earned numerous honors, including the World Fantasy Award for Song of Kali and the Hugo Award for Hyperion.

The Blood Debt

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976460593

Category:

Page: 376

View: 8369

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.

Praetorian

The Rise and Fall of Rome's Imperial Bodyguard

Author: Guy de la Bédoyère

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300218958

Category: History

Page: 335

View: 9736

A riveting account of ancient Rome's imperial bodyguard, the select band of soldiers who wielded the power to make--or destroy--the emperors they served Founded by Augustus around 27 B.C., the elite Praetorian Guard was tasked with the protection of the emperor and his family. As the centuries unfolded, however, Praetorian soldiers served not only as protectors and enforcers but also as powerful political players. Fiercely loyal to some emperors, they vied with others and ruthlessly toppled those who displeased them, including Caligula, Nero, Pertinax, and many more. Guy de la B�doy�re provides a compelling first full narrative history of the Praetorians, whose dangerous ambitions ceased only when Constantine permanently disbanded them. de la B�doy�re introduces Praetorians of all echelons, from prefects and messengers to artillery experts and executioners. He explores the delicate position of emperors for whom prestige and guile were the only defenses against bodyguards hungry for power. Folding fascinating details into a broad assessment of the Praetorian era, the author sheds new light on the wielding of power in the greatest of the ancient world's empires.

Aethersmith

Author: J. S. Morin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939233066

Category:

Page: N.A

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