The Silent Tempest

Author: Michael G Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1512158801

Category: Fiction

Page: 514

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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: 7166

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

The Mountains Rise

Author: Michael Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1500272396

Category: Fiction

Page: 548

View: 7432

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.

Centyr Dominance

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1943481032

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Moira Illeniel was the name she lived by, but her true heritage was more complicated than that. From birth, she was the secretly adopted daughter of the most powerful wizard in the world, but few knew that her true birthright came from the Centyr lineage. Traveling to Dunbar to discover the fate of her vanished father, Moira must face the darker aspects of her power. Forced to fight a foe unlike anything seen before in Lothion, she will learn the reason for the warnings her mother’s shade gave her—why certain abilities should never be used and some lines never crossed—for some doors once opened, might never be closed again.

Betrayer's Bane

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1943481059

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 4739

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 War

The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea

Author: John Pina Craven

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743242254

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 5940

The Cold War was the first major conflict between superpowers in which victory and defeat were unambiguously determined without the firing of a shot. Without the shield of a strong, silent deterrent or the intellectual sword of espionage beneath the sea, that war could not have been won. John P. Craven was a key figure in the Cold War beneath the sea. As chief scientist of the Navy's Special Projects Office, which supervised the Polaris missile system, then later as head of the Deep Submergence Systems Project (DSSP) and the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle program (DSRV), both of which engaged in a variety of clandestine undersea projects, he was intimately involved with planning and executing America's submarine-based nuclear deterrence and submarine-based espionage activities during the height of the Cold War. Craven was considered so important by the Soviets that they assigned a full-time KGB agent to spy on him. Some of Craven's highly classified activities have been mentioned in such books as Blind Man's Bluff, but now he gives us his own insights into the deadly cat-and-mouse game that U.S. and Soviet forces played deep in the world's oceans. Craven tells riveting stories about the most treacherous years of the Cold War. In 1956 Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine and the backbone of the Polaris ballistic missile system, was only days or even hours from sinking due to structural damage of unknown origin. Craven led a team of experts to diagnose the structural flaw that could have sent the sub to the bottom of the ocean, taking the Navy's missile program with it. Craven offers insight into the rivalry between the advocates of deterrence (with whom he sided) and those military men and scientists, such as Edward Teller, who believed that the United States had to prepare to fight and win a nuclear conflict with the Soviet Union. He describes the argument that raged in the Navy over the reasons for the tragic loss of the submarine Thresher, and tells the astonishing story of the hunt for the rogue Soviet sub that became the model for The Hunt for Red October -- including the amazing discovery the Navy made when it eventually found the sunken sub. Craven takes readers inside the highly secret DSSP and DSRV programs, both of which offered crucial cover for sophisticated intelligence operations. Both programs performed important salvage operations in addition to their secret espionage activities, notably the recovery of a nuclear bomb off Palomares, Spain. He describes how the Navy's success at deep-sea recovery operations led to the takeover of the entire program by the CIA during the Nixon administration. A compelling tale of intrigue, both within our own government and between the U.S. and Soviet navies, The Silent War is an enthralling insider's account of how the submarine service kept the peace during the dangerous days of the Cold War.

Mordecai

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael G. Manning

ISBN: 1943481113

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 498

View: 1620

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.

Hope Betrayed

The Chronicles of Ada

Author: E. J. Godwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984900121

Category:

Page: 224

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Hope Betrayed follows Caleb's desperate mission to save his only child, Warren.With winter fast approaching and Ada's centuries-old enemy closing in, Caleb has no choice but to return and face the consequences of his betrayal of Ada's sacred oath. Yet his son is no longer the boy he once knew. Warren's resentment over his mother's death on Earth burns deeper each day, until an act of desperate longing begins the tragic fulfillment of ancient prophecy.Telai seeks Caleb in the wilderness, answering her heart's call in defiance of her position as Grand Loremaster. Yet a visit from a mysterious stranger triggers a dark vision, and a warning: this child from the stars may be more than he seems.No one knows the ancient stories more than Telai. And no one knows better what they teach us.Evil never dies ... it only sleeps.

Demonhome

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael G. Manning

ISBN: 1943481091

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 475

View: 6838

Matthew is the first human wizard to possess the true heritage of the Illeniels, a secret gift no one fully understands. Alone, he travels to another world, seeking the source of their mysterious enemies. There he will discover the origin of their ancient foe, the mysteries of the past, and possibly the future of humankind. If he can survive long enough. In a land beyond death and suffering, he finds the true source of evil, within the heart of humanity, and their newest creation. In the search for knowledge, some doors, once opened, can never be closed.

The Tempest

Book One: Tide of Seasons

Author: Aaron James Holland

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491769823

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 4386

It is a tumultuous time for the magical and mysterious lands of Seventh Realm. There are whispers of defeated enemies that have not been heard of in more than a thousand years. The faraway cries of dragons and grumbling of giants echo across distant lands. All the while, a great darkness moves across the earth like a plague, slowly choking out all life. A silent war is about to begin across the realm. It is a war that, if left unchecked, could collapse what tenuous peace that is left between each of the races. This would tear Seventh Realm asunder and propel it into a Tide of Seasons that will never end. All the while a reluctant, reclusive warrior stirs among this change as he journeys to find his destiny.

The Severed Realm

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael G. Manning

ISBN: 194348127X

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 2765

Only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects. Mordecai’s shattered family is in chaos, but the world won’t wait for them to recover. Trapped by a fiendish plot he didn’t foresee, Mordecai finds himself powerless to redeem himself or defend his family. Alone and surrounded by enemies, Lady Rose has only her wits to protect those she loves. Though every hand turns against her, Rose Thornbear refuses to give up, and she will sacrifice whatever is necessary to save Penny’s family, whether the price is her rank, dignity, or even her life.

Thornbear

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1502893398

Category: Fiction

Page: 486

View: 8175

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.

The Speed of Light

Author: Elizabeth Rosner

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307417411

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4635

Every family has a story. Every story, eventually, must be told. For most of their lives, Julian Perel and his sister, Paula, lived in a house cast in silence, witnesses to a father struggling with a devastating secret too painful to share. Though their father took his demons to the grave, his past refuses to rest. As adults, brother and sister struggle to find their voices. A scientist governed by numbers and logic, Julian now lives an ordered life of routine and seclusion. My father gave up his language and his homeland. But he carried his sadness with him, under his skin. It was mine now. In contrast, Paula has entered the world as eagerly as Julian retracts from it. An aspiring opera singer, she is always moving, buoyant with sound. Singing was the only gift I could offer to my father. I filled the house with music. I tried to give him joy. . . . Yet both their lives begin to change on a Wednesday, miercoles, the day that sounds like miracles. Before embarking on a European opera tour, Paula asks her housekeeper, Sola, to stay at her place--and to look after Julian in the apartment above. Yet Sola, too, has a story. I want to clean myself like the window of a house, make myself clear for things to pass through. Flat and quiet. As Paula uncovers pieces of her father's early life in Budapest and the horrifying truth of his past, Julian bears witness to Sola's story--revelations that help all three learn how to both surrender and revere the shadows that have followed them for so long. The Speed of Light is a powerful debut about three unforgettable souls who overcome the tragedies of the past to reconnect with one another and the world around them. In an extraordinary accomplishment, Elizabeth Rosner has created a novel of love and redemption that proves the pain of the untold story is far greater than even the most difficult truth. From the Hardcover edition.

Thomas

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1943481075

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8845


The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 156

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Tempest Rising

Author: Tracy Deebs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802722326

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6805

Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad. But Tempest is half mermaid, and as her seventeenth birthday approaches, she will have to decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kai, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water's temptation and enters a fantastical underwater world, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her-and that the entire ocean's future hangs in the balance.