The Mountains Rise

Author: Michael Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1500272396

Category: Fiction

Page: 548

View: 1152

From the dark depths of the past, comes the tale of the first wizard of Illeniel. Daniel Tennick lived simply, a young shepherd with few troubles and little to occupy his mind, until the warden appeared. Daniel’s power awakens, and he finds himself hunted by the servants of the cruel and uncaring forest gods. Trapped by his gift, Daniel will uncover the secrets of the deep woods and those who live there, a civilization created from the grave of an older one. What he discovers will light a vengeful flame within him, consuming everything he touches.

The Mountains Rise

Author: MICHAEL G. MANNING

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943481149

Category:

Page: 324

View: 3686

Tyrion's life among the She'Har had become quiet, but the sins of his youth have returned to haunt him. The Mordan wardens have discovered one of his children. Unable to stand by and watch as his children are used as pawns against one another, Tyrion makes a hard choice, one that will set him against everyone and everything he cares for.

Out of the Mountains

The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla

Author: David Kilcullen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190230967

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 2517

Analyzes four megatrends—population growth, urbanization, coastal life and connectedness-and concludes that future conflict is increasingly likely to occur in sprawling coastal cities; in underdeveloped regions of the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia; and in highly networked, connected settings, in a book that also looks at gangs, cartels and warlords.

Betrayer's Bane

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1943481059

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 5284

Tyrion has been given a second chance to cast aside his obsession with vengeance and lead his children to a brighter future. But destiny has chosen Tyrion for a different path and given him the spark that will burn the world to ashes. Forgoing peace, he will reap a harvest of hatred, and no one will find safety in the purge of fire that he brings. Will anything be left to rise from the ash?

The Silent Tempest

Author: Michael G Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1512158801

Category: Fiction

Page: 514

View: 3400

The story of the first Illeniel wizard continues. Tyrion’s life among the She’Har had become quiet, but the sins of his youth have returned to haunt him. The Mordan wardens have discovered one of his children, and the other groves are racing to find and claim the rest of his illegitimate offspring. Unable to stand by and watch as his children are used as pawns against one another, Tyrion makes a hard choice, one that will set him against everyone and everything he cares for. Others’ love had made his children strong, but his hate would make them powerful.

Mageborn

The Blacksmith's Son

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1463684347

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 407

Mordecai's journey to master magic draws him into an ancient battle for the future of humanity.

And the Mountains Echoed

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101626275

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7393

An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

Devil in the Mountain

A Search for the Origin of the Andes

Author: Simon Lamb

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140088134X

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 8571

How do high mountain ranges form on the face of the Earth? This question has intrigued some of the greatest philosophers and scientists, going back as far as the ancient Greeks. Devil in the Mountain is the story of one scientist, author Simon Lamb, and his quest for the key to this great geological mystery. Lamb and a small team of geologists have spent much of the last decade exploring the rugged Bolivian Andes, the second highest mountain range on Earth--a region rocked by earthquakes and violent volcanic eruptions. The author's account is both travelogue and detective story, describing how he and his colleagues have pursued a trail of clues in the mountains, hidden beneath the rocky landscape. Here, the local silver miners strive to appease the spirit they call Tio-the devil in the mountain. Traveling through Bolivia's back roads, the team has to cope with the extremes of the environment, and survive in a country on the verge of civil war. But the backdrop to all these adventures is the bigger story of the Earth and how geologists have gone about uncovering its secrets. We follow the tracks of the dinosaurs, who never saw the Andes but left their mark on the shores of a vast inland sea that covered this part of South America more than sixty-five million years ago, long before the mountains existed. And we learn how to find long lost rivers that once flowed through the landscape, how continents are twisted and torn apart, and where volcanoes come from. By the end of their journey, Lamb and his team turn up extraordinary evidence pointing not only to the fundamental instability of the Earth's surface, but also to unexpected and profound links in the workings of our planet.

Thornbear

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1502893398

Category: Fiction

Page: 486

View: 2166

Gram lives in the long shadow cast by his father, the late-hero, Dorian Thornbear. Struggling to find his place in a world where politics and wizardry appear to have replaced the need for men of might and main, he must make his own mark. Trapped within the seemingly safe confines of Castle Cameron, Gram faces both love and tragedy. His choices will define not only himself, but serve to remind others of his family’s legacy, and the reason only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects.

At the Mountains’ Altar

Anthropology of Religion in an Andean Community

Author: Frank Salomon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351711725

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 2143

In high-Andean Peru, Rapaz village maintains a temple to mountain beings who command water and weather. By examining the ritual practices and belief systems of an Andean community, this book provides students with rich understandings of unfamiliar religious experiences and delivers theories of religion from the realm of abstraction. From core field encounters, each chapter guides readers outward in a different theoretical direction, successively exploring the main paths in the anthropology of religion. As well as addressing classical approaches in the anthropology of religion to rural modernity, Salomon engages with newer currents such as cognitive-evolution models, power-oriented critiques, the ontological reworking of relativism, and the "new materialism" in the context of a deep-rooted Andean ethos. He reflects on central questions such as: Why does sacred ritualism seem almost universal? Is it seated in social power, human psychology, symbolic meanings, or cultural logics? Are varied theories compatible? Is "religion" still a tenable category in the post-colonial world? At the Mountains’ Altar is a valuable resource for students taking courses on the anthropology of religion, Andean cultures, Latin American ethnography, religious studies, and indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

Author: Daniel J. Sharfstein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393634183

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 5998

“Beautifully wrought and impossible to put down, Daniel Sharfstein’s Thunder in the Mountains chronicles with compassion and grace that resonant past we should never forget.”—Brenda Wineapple, author of Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848–1877 After the Civil War and Reconstruction, a new struggle raged in the Northern Rockies. In the summer of 1877, General Oliver Otis Howard, a champion of African American civil rights, ruthlessly pursued hundreds of Nez Perce families who resisted moving onto a reservation. Standing in his way was Chief Joseph, a young leader who never stopped advocating for Native American sovereignty and equal rights. Thunder in the Mountains is the spellbinding story of two legendary figures and their epic clash of ideas about the meaning of freedom and the role of government in American life.

Mountain Dance

Author: Thomas Locker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152026226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9540

A poetic description of various kinds of mountains and how they are formed. Includes factual information on mountains.

The Dead Shall Rise

A Tale of the Mountains

Author: Hutsell K. Melanie

Publisher: Celtic Cat Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780990594574

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 5410

Melanie K. Hutsell's debut novel, The Dead Shall Rise, uses magical realism and the earthy authenticity of Appalachia to create its modern folktale world, both beautiful and baleful. It is set in the mountain village of Beulah Creek, whose ordinary inhabitants are unsettled by the arrival of a stranger seeking shelter from a mysterious past. The woman, who calls herself Malathy Joan, moves into the haunted Greenberry place. Though she attracts friends and admirers as she tries to heal the atmosphere of deceit and disaster in the abandoned house, the spirits of its dead cannot rest and tragedy once more threatens to change Beulah Creek forever. Two chapters from the novel (in slightly different form and under a different title) won first place in the Tennessee Writers' Alliance Novel Competition in 2001, awarded at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville. A native of Kingsport, Tennessee, Melanie currently lives in Maryville, but she has many treasured childhood memories of visiting her maternal grandmother, Mamaw, at the family farm in Plainview. Her short fiction has appeared in Appalachian Heritage, Still: The Journal, Trajectory, and the Knoxville Writers' Guild anthology, Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers. An avid reader and music lover, she has also published poetry in The Sow's Ear. "This is the highest caliber of story-telling in the tradition of Thomas Hardy or Lee Smith, yet completely original as well, told in the unmistakable and singular voice of Hutsell, who has carefully crafted each sentence so that we know we're in the hands of the truest of writers. The Dead Shall Rise is a beauty." -Silas House author of Clay's Quilt and A Parchment of Leaves "Melanie Hutsell brings the mountain town of Beulah Creek to life. Ordinary people live ordinary lives until a stranger arrives among them. Walking away from a past that haunts her, she walks into a present that will haunt her and the rest of the town. Taking up residence in the Old Greenberry place, Malathy Joan gathers a circle of friends and begins to renew herself until the spirits of the dead and fallen stars take her away from the sphere of her true friends. Full of suspense and magical realism, The Dead Shall Rise creates a landscape, both gorgeous and ominous, for the reader's exploration." -Jane Hicks author of Driving with the Dead

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

Author: John Boyne

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 0385687729

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4848

The powerful, unforgettable new novel from the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, for ages 12+. When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler. Quickly, Pierrot is taken under Hitler's wing, and is thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets and betrayal, from which he may never be able to escape.

Inherit the Holy Mountain

Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism

Author: Mark Stoll

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019023086X

Category: History

Page: 406

View: 3504

In Inherit the Holy Mountain, historian Mark Stoll introduces us to the religious roots of the American environmental movement. Religion, he shows, provided environmentalists both with deeply-embedded moral and cultural ways of viewing the world and with content, direction, and tone for the causes they espoused. Stoll discovers that specific denominational origins corresponded with characteristic sets of ideas about nature and the environment as well as distinctive aesthetic reactions to nature, as can be seen in key works of art analyzed throughout the book. Stoll also provides insight into the possible future of environmentalism in the United States, concluding with an examination of the current religious scene and what it portends for the future. By debunking the supposed divide between religion and American environmentalism, Inherit the Holy Mountain opens up a fundamentally new narrative in environmental studies.

Kings of the Mountains

How Colombia's Cycling Heroes Changed Their Nation's History

Author: Matt Rendell

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 246

View: 8079

For the first time Matthew Rendell tells the little-known story of a Latin American country in which cycling is the national sport, whose sportsmen, denied the enormous benefits of prosperity, cutting-edge technology and unlimited sponsorship, have nevertheless achieved prodigious cycling feats both at home and abroad, and helped to forge for Colombia a heroic national identity. He tells of how, during the fifties, Colombia's own top cycle race, the Vuelta de Colombia, was still being held on dusty, unpaved roads - with consequentially ghastly accidents; of how the first top European cyclists who came to race in Colombia found themselves utterly vanquished by its endless mountain climbs; of how the biography of Colombia's first cycling superstar was written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Then, following the story through to the seventies and eighties, he shows how Colombia's cyclists began to make their mark abroad, even in the ultimate competition, the Tour de France - and, while they may have lacked the team discipline and the pace training to win the race itself, how to them the premier accolade was to become King of the Mountains, by beating everyone else in the Tour's most drainin

Mordecai

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael G. Manning

ISBN: 1943481113

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 498

View: 7632

Years have passed since the last of the Dark Gods was defeated, and Lothion has entered an age of peace and prosperity. Mordecai’s oldest children have already begun to make a place for themselves, and his youngest are on the cusp of adulthood. By every outward measure, his life has been a success; he has earned his reward. However, Tyrion, the first wizard and brutal liberator of mankind, has returned with an agenda of his own, and dark things continue to stir at the edges of civilization, threatening to undo Mordecai’s accomplishments. He must meet the expectations of his queen, his family, and his people, all while finding a way to protect them from the ancient enemy of the She’Har, but his greatest challenge may be dealing with the lingering darkness that is growing within his own heart.

The Control of Nature

Author: John McPhee

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374708495

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 1454

While John McPhee was working on his previous book, Rising from the Plains, he happened to walk by the engineering building at the University of Wyoming, where words etched in limestone said: "Strive on--the control of Nature is won, not given." In the morning sunlight, that central phrase--"the control of nature"--seemed to sparkle with unintended ambiguity. Bilateral, symmetrical, it could with equal speed travel in opposite directions. For some years, he had been planning a book about places in the world where people have been engaged in all-out battles with nature, about (in the words of the book itself) "any struggle against natural forces--heroic or venal, rash or well advised--when human beings conscript themselves to fight against the earth, to take what is not given, to rout the destroying enemy, to surround the base of Mt. Olympus demanding and expecting the surrender of the gods." His interest had first been sparked when he went into the Atchafalaya--the largest river swamp in North America--and had learned that virtually all of its waters were metered and rationed by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' project called Old River Control. In the natural cycles of the Mississippi's deltaic plain, the time had come for the Mississippi to change course, to shift its mouth more than a hundred miles and go down the Atchafalaya, one of its distributary branches. The United States could not afford that--for New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and all the industries that lie between would be cut off from river commerce with the rest of the nation. At a place called Old River, the Corps therefore had built a great fortress--part dam, part valve--to restrain the flow of the Atchafalaya and compel the Mississippi to stay where it is. In Iceland, in 1973, an island split open without warning and huge volumes of lava began moving in the direction of a harbor scarcely half a mile away. It was not only Iceland's premier fishing port (accounting for a large percentage of Iceland's export economy) but it was also the only harbor along the nation's southern coast. As the lava threatened to fill the harbor and wipe it out, a physicist named Thorbjorn Sigurgeirsson suggested a way to fight against the flowing red rock--initiating an all-out endeavor unique in human history. On the big island of Hawaii, one of the world's two must eruptive hot spots, people are not unmindful of the Icelandic example. McPhee went to Hawaii to talk with them and to walk beside the edges of a molten lake and incandescent rivers. Some of the more expensive real estate in Los Angeles is up against mountains that are rising and disintegrating as rapidly as any in the world. After a complex coincidence of natural events, boulders will flow out of these mountains like fish eggs, mixed with mud, sand, and smaller rocks in a cascading mass known as debris flow. Plucking up trees and cars, bursting through doors and windows, filling up houses to their eaves, debris flows threaten the lives of people living in and near Los Angeles' famous canyons. At extraordinary expense the city has built a hundred and fifty stadium-like basins in a daring effort to catch the debris. Taking us deep into these contested territories, McPhee details the strategies and tactics through which people attempt to control nature. Most striking in his vivid depiction of the main contestants: nature in complex and awesome guises, and those who would attempt to wrest control from her--stubborn, often ingenious, and always arresting characters.