The Last King

Author: Katee Robert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455597090

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 856

Ultra wealthy and super powerful, the King family is like royalty in Texas. But who will keep the throne? New York Times bestselling author Katee Robert introduces a red-hot new series. THE MAN SHE HATES TO LOVE Beckett King just inherited his father's fortune, his company-and all his enemies. If he's going to stay on top, he needs someone he can trust beside him. And though they've been rivals for years, there's no one he trusts more than Samara Mallick. The rebel. That's how Samara has always thought of Beckett. And he's absolutely living up to his unpredictable ways when he strides into her office and asks for help. She can't help wondering if it's a legit request or just a ploy to get her into bed. Not that she'd mind either one. After all, she likes to live on the edge too. But soon the threats to the King empire are mounting, and the two find family secrets darker than they ever imagined and dangerous enough to get them both killed.

The Last King of Israel

Lessons From Jesus's Final Ten Days

Author: Michael Chung

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 153260260X

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 2333

As death draws near, life will be lived differently. The Last King of Israel explores how the king of kings chose to live his final ten days culminating in the resurrection. Lessons like spending time with loved ones, dealing with difficult people, handling criticism, resting despite enormous stress, and handling affliction are some of the areas addressed as Jesus faces imminent death. Easter is one of the world's most revered holiday seasons; this book will enhance understanding of this truly holy week. Including the two days before Palm Sunday and continuing through the evening of his resurrection, The Last King of Israel takes the reader on Jesus's epic final ten-day journey as his mission on earth comes to an end. Seeing how he died will teach all of us how to live. Challenging both the heart and the mind, The Last King of Israel is a must-read for those who desire a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and the life he lived.

The Last King in India

Wajid 'Ali Shah, 1822-1887

Author: Rosie Llewellyn-Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1849044082

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

View: 3165

The Last King in India is the story of an extraordinary man whose memory still divides opinion sharply today. Was he, as the British described him, a debauched ruler who spent his time with "fiddlers, eunuchs and women' instead of running the kingdom? Or, as most Indians believe, a gifted poet whose works are still quoted today, and who was robbed of his throne by the East India Company? Somewhere in between the two extremes lies a complex character: a man who married over 350 women, directed theatrical events lasting a month, and built a fairytale palace in Lucknow. Wajid Ali Shah was written out of the history books after his kingdom was annexed in 1856. Some even thought he had been killed during the mutiny the following year. But he lived on in Calcutta where he spent the last thirty years of his life trying to recreate his lost paradise. He remained a constant problem for the government of India, with his extravagance, his menagerie and his wives-in that order. For the first time his story is told here using original documents from Indian and British archives and meetings with his descendants.

The Last King

Author: Jon Ewo

Publisher: Ena forlag

ISBN: 8293473320

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 819

It is the year 1206 in Medieval Norway, and the country is ravaged by civil war. The King is dying and his illegitimate son is kept thoroughly secret. A boy half the kingdom is out to kill, and whom two men have to protect with their own lives. The Last King is the story of the struggle for power between the Church and the King’s men. It is a story of tremendous courage, loyalty and a treacherous journey across the mountains. The novel is based on the film manuscript written by Ravn Lanesskog for the movie with the same name and is written by Jon Ewo, one of Norway’s leading authors of fiction for children and young adults.

Bran Mak Morn: The Last King

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345484611

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4878

From Robert E. Howard’s fertile imagination sprang some of fiction’s greatest heroes, including Conan the Cimmerian, King Kull, and Solomon Kane. But of all Howard’s characters, none embodied his creator’s brooding temperament more than Bran Mak Morn, the last king of a doomed race. In ages past, the Picts ruled all of Europe. But the descendants of those proud conquerors have sunk into barbarism . . . all save one, Bran Mak Morn, whose bloodline remains unbroken. Threatened by the Celts and the Romans, the Pictish tribes rally under his banner to fight for their very survival, while Bran fights to restore the glory of his race. Lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Gary Gianni, this collection gathers together all of Howard’s published stories and poems featuring Bran Mak Morn–including the eerie masterpiece “Worms of the Earth” and “Kings of the Night,” in which sorcery summons Kull the conqueror from out of the depths of time to stand with Bran against the Roman invaders. Also included are previously unpublished stories and fragments, reproductions of manuscripts bearing Howard’s handwritten revisions, and much, much more. Special Bonus: a newly discovered adventure by Howard, presented here for the very first time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Last King(s) of Judah

Zedekiah and Sedekias in the Hebrew and Old Greek Versions of Jeremiah 37(44):1-40(47):6

Author: Shelley L. Birdsong

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161538889

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 6507

Zedekiah ben Josiah was the last king of Judah, and under his leadership, in 586 BCE, Jerusalem was destroyed. Interestingly, the Hebrew and Old Greek versions of Jeremiah present very different portrayals of Zedekiah, prompting a variety of literary and historical-critical questions. In this study, Shelley L. Birdsong uses a multi-critical approach to highlight the two unique characterizations of Zedekiah and address their relationship text- and form-critically. She argues that the Greek text depicts Zedekiah as a manipulative and mysterious Machiavellian prince, whereas the Hebrew presents him as a hesitant and kind king, who metaphorically mirrors the fall of his capital. Following this literary comparison, the author employs several scholarly methods to substantiate the claim that the Hebrew text is a later edited text.

The Last King

Rome's Greatest Enemy

Author: Michael Curtis Ford

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429904377

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3308

To the Romans, the greatest enemy the Republic ever faced was not the Goths or Huns, nor even Hannibal, but rather a ferocious and brilliant king on the distant Black Sea: Mithridates Eupator VI of Pontus, known to history as Mithridates the Great. At age eleven, Mithridates inherited a small mountain kingdom of wild tribesmen, which his wicked mother governed in his place. Sweeping to power at age twenty-one, he proved to be a military genius and quickly consolidated various fiefdoms under his command. Since Rome also had expansionist designs in this region, bloody conflict was inevitable. Over forty years, Rome sent its greatest generals to contain Mithridates and gained tenuous control over his empire only after suffering a series of devastating defeats at the hands of this cunning and ruthless king. Each time Rome declared victory, Mithridates considered it merely a strategic retreat, and soon came roaring back with a more powerful army than before. Bursting with heroic battle scenes and eloquent storytelling, Michael Curtis Ford has crafted a riveting novel of the ancient world and resurrected one of history's greatest warriors.

The Last King of Scotland

Author: Giles Foden

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307808548

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7303

Nicholas Garrigan has fled his native Scotland, and his parents' expectations, to take a position as a doctor in a remote rural outpost of Central Africa. Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, he is called to the scene of a bizarre car accident: Idi Amin, manically driving his red Maserati down the dirt tracks of Garrigan's small village, has run over a cow. Garrigan binds Amin's sprained wrist and puts the incident behind him, until a letter arrives from the Minister of Health informing him that Amin--in his obsession with all things Scottish--has ap-pointed Garrigan his personal physician. Garrigan is instructed to settle into State House, on the grounds of Amin's residence, immediately. Later, Garrigan will reflect that had he known what awaited him, had he foreseen the terrifying concatenation of events this decision would set in motion, he would have boarded the first plane back to Scotland. He will wonder why it never occurred to him to simply say no. But--flattered, disarmed, and intrigued, if uneasily, by the pros-pect of entering Amin's inner circle--he steps into the role of caring for the man who will turn out to be one of the most brutal dictators of all time. So begins Nick Garrigan's journey into a Con-radian heart of darkness, as his own moral center battles weakly against, and then succumbs to, the dark and irresistible seductions of Idi Amin Dada, whose cruelty and cunning are masked by brilliant rhetoric, hilarious wit, and electrifying personal magnetism. When at last Nick awakens to the horrors of Amin's regime, he must awaken also to his own complicity in it--he cared for Amin, as a doctor and as a friend--and to the knowledge that he is both a traitor to his own country and a prisoner in his new one. By turns comic and chilling, Giles Foden's The Last King of Scotland is a masterful debut from a remarkable talent--a riveting history of "blood, misery and foolishness" that lingers in the mind long after the last page is turned, and a profound meditation on conscience, charisma, and the slow corruption of the human heart.

The Last King of Texas

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751554537

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1971

Smart-mouthed private investigator and academic Tres Navarre is reluctant to take up a job at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and with good reason: the last two guys who held the post were murdered. But then a bomb hits the dean's office, and the case begins to feel very close to home. Delving into the past of his predecessor, Tres discovers he was the son of an amusement ride manufacturer known as 'The King of the Carnivals', who was also murdered - and the chief suspect, and gang boss, is back in town after years on the run . . . Dark and deadly, The Last King of Texas is the third book in the multiple-award-winning suspense series by the internationally bestselling author of the Percy Jackson novels.

The Last King

A Maceo Redfield Novel

Author: Nichelle D. Tramble

Publisher: One World/Strivers Row

ISBN: 0307536599

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4553

“After two years of drifting I finally knew there was only one place that could offer me a shot at peace, and that was my hometown. The city was my crossroads, the crooked man with the slanted grin, my temptation, and I wanted to beat it. I wanted to win. . . .” Two years after leaving Oakland, Maceo Redfield returns to the city, where NBA All-Star Cornelius “Cotton” Knox has become tangled up in the murder of a local call girl. What could easily become a story for the tabloids turns personal when Maceo realizes that his estranged friend Holly Ford has also been linked to the crime. Maceo’s guilt at disappearing, coupled with a heartfelt plea for help from his Aunt Cissy, becomes a potent combination for a man seeking redemption. Taking it upon himself to clear his friend, Maceo stays one step ahead of the police as he traverses the dark corners of the San Francisco Bay Area. And in his quest for the truth, Maceo teams with a sultry con artist named Sonny Boston, “an eight-cylinder chick with bodies in her past.” While navigating the shifting alliances of a territory war, Maceo must also fight off an unseen enemy, a ruthless man with connections to Oakland, who came to town with two things in mind: destroying Holly and eliminating anybody who gets in his way. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Last Kings 2

Author: C.N. Phillips

Publisher: Urban Books

ISBN: 1622868935

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6205

Back from the dead, Sadie is hungrier and more ruthless than ever. With a heart black as night and an itching trigger finger, she has vowed to make Ray's murderer's blood rain over the city of Detroit. However, Khiron is currently sitting as the new king of the city. He is backed by the Dominican Cartel, and he is proving to be untouchable. Sadie has secretly relocated to Miami and takes Ray's place as the head of The Last Kings. Recruiting a few new members and making new money, the cartel is revived and ready to go up against the worst to reclaim Detroit. In the midst of it all, a war is budding between the Italians and Dominicans, and Sadie has already chosen her allegiance. The Last Kings are back, guns loaded and ready to make one last bloody movie in the streets.

The Last King of Lydia

Author: Tim Leach

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857899201

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 3878

A brilliant and strikingly original debut novel, The Last King of Lydia imagines the bloody rise and fall of Croesus, 'the richest man on earth', and powerfully shows how happiness, even for those who have everything, is so often elusive. A defeated king stands on top of a pyre. His conqueror, the Persian ruler Cyrus, signals to his guards; they step forward and touch flaming torches to the dry wood. Croesus, once the wealthiest man of the ancient world, is to be burned alive. As he watches the flames catch, Croesus thinks back over his life. He remembers the time he asked the old Athenian philosopher, Solon, who was the happiest man in the world. Croesus used to think it was him. But then all his riches could not remove the spear from his dying elder son's chest; could not bring his mute younger son to speak; could not make him as wise as his own chief slave; could not bring his wife's love back; could not prevent his army from being torn apart and his kingdom lost. As the old philosopher had replied, a man's happiness can only be measured when he is dead. The first coils of smoke wrap around Croesus' neck like a noose...

The Last King of Angkor Wat

A Celebration of the Animal Kingdom

Author: Graeme Base

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857978489

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 558

Among the ruins of beautiful Angkor Wat, Tiger, Monkey, Water Buffalo and Gecko argue over who would make the greatest king. They decide to race to the top of the hill, each hoping to prove they are most worthy. But along the way their strengths and weaknesses are revealed. Will any of them be good enough to be King? The luscious illustrations of Graeme Base are emphasised in his artwork of Angkor Wat, one of the most beautiful ruins known to people all over the world.

Die Hexenholzkrone 1

Der letzte König von Osten Ard 1

Author: Tad Williams

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108785

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 3786

Der Auftakt von Tad Williams' neuem Epos aus Osten Ard Osten Ard ist in Aufruhr. Seit 30 Jahre regieren König Simon und Königin Miriamel mit Weisheit und Güte über ihr Land. Doch die dunklen Mächte sammeln sich um die Nornenkönigin und wollen sich Osten Ard untertan machen. Vor allem Prinz Morgan ist in Gefahr, denn die Feinde wollen seine Thronbesteigung verhindern und selbst die Macht erlangen. Da ruft König Simon seine alten Freunde zu Hilfe, und Binabiq, Aditu, Jiriki und Jeremias treten gemeinsam mit ihm gegen die Nornen und andere Widersacher an. Wird es einen gerechten Kampf geben? Können die Freunde Osten Ard verteidigen? Und wird Prinz Morgan unversehrt aus der Schlacht zurückkehren?

The Last King, Or the New France, Vol. 1 of 2

Being a History From the Birth of Louis Philippe in 1773 to the Revolution of 1848 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780656869435

Category: History

Page: 462

View: 3559

Excerpt from The Last King, or the New France, Vol. 1 of 2: Being a History From the Birth of Louis Philippe in 1773 to the Revolution of 1848 It was intended to call this book The New France in memory of its author's political newspaper, La France N ouvelle, and because his purpose in these pages was not only to picture the past, but to portray the new France made by the Revolution of 1848. 'but while these volumes were passing through the press, a work named The New France was published. To prevent confusion arising between the two books, recourse has been had to Dumas' title Le Dernier Roi des Francais (paris, Souverain, 1852, 8 vols. In. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Last King

The New France

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410206725

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 2949

Written by Alexandre Dumas in 1851-2, when at the height of his fame, with the purpose not only to picture the past, but to portray the new France made by the Revolution of 1848. Dumas knew Louis Philippe from his early days.

The Witchwood Crown

Book One of The Last King of Osten Ard

Author: Tad Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473603226

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 1149

'Fawless epic fantasy . . . An instant fantasy classic' - Kirkus ************ Thirty years ago Ineluki, the Storm King, was destroyed and his armies scattered. Osten Ard has been at peace ever since, ruled by Simon Snowlock, kitchen boy made king, and Miriamele, King Elias' only child. But now age weighs upon their reign. Simon's dreams have deserted him, old allies die and betrayal and assassination threaten. His son and heir John Josua is years dead and his grandson, Morgan, is a wastrel. A journey of redemption and discovery beckons in the darkening world. And in the frozen North, in Nakkiga, the mountain fortress, Ineluki's ally, the Norn Queen, wakes from her deep, decades-long sleep and tells her followers that she will sleep no more. Humanity must be destroyed. Her sorcerers will bring a demon back from death, her warriors will seek the world for living dragon's blood... And finally the greatest artefact of all, the Witchwood Crown, will be hers. With a cast of hundreds - humans, giants, dragons, trolls, Sithi and Norn - The Witchwood Crown is epic fantasy as it used to be: classic, grand and sweeping and evidence that Tad Williams is the greatest living writer of the form.