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.
Rome's Greatest Enemy
Author: Michael Curtis Ford
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.
A Celebration of the Animal Kingdom
Author: Graeme Base
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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.
Lessons From Jesus's Final Ten Days
Author: Michael Chung
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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...
Author: Tim Leach
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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.
Wajid 'Ali Shah, 1822-1887
Author: Rosie Llewellyn-Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
the last king of Judaea
Author: Daniel R. Schwartz
Publisher: Coronet Books Inc
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.
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
Having stayed away from Oakland after the devastating events in The Dying Ground, investigator Maceo Redfield reluctantly yields to his aunt Cissy's plea to help out an old friend, Jonathan Holly Ford, who has been framed for murder. Original.
A Maceo Redfield Novel
Author: Nichelle D. Tramble
Publisher: One World/Strivers Row
An Historical Tale
Author: Nicholas Marcellus Hentz
Category: Delaware Indians
This book contains strong language not suitable for anyone under the age of 13. This listing is for the print version of The Last King. For the last ten thousand years, the servants of Light and Chaos have been locked in combat for control of the universe. When a new force appears, heading an army larger than any ever seen before, these two enemies must band together to beat it back. Deathclaw Hardscales is a miserable red dragon who thinks he wants to become the leader of his civilization. When an invading fleet of spacecraft attacks, he seizes it as an opportunity to get out of his hopeless state and creates a motley coalition of leaders. Chaos, the omnipresent evil from ancient times, Frightful, the legend who defeated Chaos nearly a century ago, and Sleektooth, Frightful's best friend all band together to combat a mysterious new force. Deathclaw leads them to fight the enemy to pave his way to fame. But when people start dying under his command, he takes the blame and the pain drives him nearly to insanity. When Deathclaw realizes that even though he has achieved his old goal, he is still not happy, he tries to hold his coalition -- and himself -- together long enough to defeat the unknown evil that lurks in every corner. The Last King, this great adventure told through the eyes of Deathclaw himself, is an epic tale of lust, disillusionment, love, betrayal, and heartbreak.
Author: Alex Hurwitz
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Gruffudd ap Llywelyn was Wales’ greatest king. Ambitious and battle-sure, he succeeded in doing what no Welsh king before him was capable of: he ruled all Wales as a united and independent state. He went further by turning the Viking threat to his realm into a powerful weapon and conquering border land that had been in English hands for centuries. Having emerged as a war leader, Gruffudd also proved to be much more: a patron of the arts and church, with the trappings of a king who was respected and feared on the European stage. His eventual murder at the hands of his own men narrowed the country’s political ambitions and left Wales in chaos on the eve of the arrival of the Normans. Those who betrayed Gruffudd were the forebears of the famous princes who would dominate Wales until the Edwardian Conquest, meaning that the former king left no one to tell of his glory. As a result, 1,000 years after his birth, the would-be nation builder is all but forgotten. Here, Sean and Michael Davies reveal the king in all his glory, telling for the first time the story of one of Wales’ greatest figures and exploring the full implications of Gruffudd’s rule. For, without Gruffudd, the fate of King Harold and the outcome of the Battle of Hastings would have been very different …
Gruffudd Ap Llywelyn, C. 1013-1063
Author: Michael Davies,Sean Davies
Publisher: History PressLtd
Category: Biography & Autobiography