The Sorcerer's Destiny

Book 8 of the Sorcerer's Path

Author: Brock E. Deskins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534935709

Category:

Page: 390

View: 3299

Brutally purged of his demonic influence, Azerick continues the struggle of uniting the kingdom to face the coming of the Scions, ancient gods banished by the mortal races during the Great Revolution two thousand years ago. The fallen gods' prison is crumbling, and Azerick is powerless to stop them from breaking free and enacting their cataclysmic vengeance upon the world. The humans must ally with the other races in a final battle against impossible odds while their entire world crumbles to the ground and is trod beneath the feet of an unstoppable foe. How can they set aside their distrust of each other when they fear the very person trying to save them?

Anika's Destiny

Author: MD M. C. Aquino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781681189079

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 2268

Anika Smith, a little girl endowed with amazing powers, destined to conquer and defeat the sorcerer's world, a child with a pure heart and with lineage of Durvesq ancestry, the only one capable of repelling and beating the wicked Kingdom of Ninirov. Her exciting adventures and the lessons she learned in the process, the courage and bravery to accomplish one's destiny are all detailed here in Anika's Destiny. The beauty of magic and fantasy adventures entwined with values, humor, drama, love, and the triumph of good against evil is what Anika's Destiny has to offer. The author, Marlene C. Aquino has included some Filipino beliefs and superstitions with a twist. Discover enchanting destinations and different characters of the other world while reading the novel and the unfolding drama of the sorcerer when she decided to relinquish her throne after finding her real father in a moribund condition and knowing the truth behind it. The truth that sets her free and the forgiveness she learned to give kindle the beginning of a new life.

A Quest of Heroes (Book #1 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 1939416019

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

View: 1105

“A breathtaking new epic fantasy series. Morgan Rice does it again! This magical saga reminds me of the best of J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini and J.R.R. Tolkien. I couldn’t put it down!” --Allegra Skye, Bestselling author of SAVED From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes the debut of a dazzling new fantasy series. A QUEST OF HEROES (BOOK #1 IN THE SORCERER’S RING) revolves around the epic coming of age story of one special boy, a 14 year old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring. The youngest of four, the least favorite of his father, hated by his brothers, Thorgrin senses he is different from the others. He dreams of becoming a great warrior, of joining the King’s men and protecting the Ring from the hordes of creatures on the other side of the Canyon. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King’s Legion, he refuses to take no for an answer: he journeys out on his own, determined to force his way into King’s Court and be taken seriously. But King’s Court is rife with its own family dramas, power struggles, ambitions, jealousy, violence and betrayal. King MacGil must choose an heir from amongst his children, and the ancient Dynasty Sword, the source of all their power, still sits untouched, waiting for the chosen one to arrive. Thorgrin arrives as an outsider and battles to be accepted, and to join the King’s Legion. Thorgrin comes to learn he has mysterious powers he does not understand, that he has a special gift, and a special destiny. Against all odds he falls in love with the king’s daughter, and as their forbidden relationship blossoms, he discovers he has powerful rivals. As he struggles to make sense of his powers, the king’s sorcerer takes him under his wing and tells him of a mother he never knew, in a land far away, beyond the Canyon, beyond even the land of the Dragons. Before Thorgrin can venture out and become the warrior he yearns to be, he must complete his training. But this may be cut short, as he finds himself propelled into the center of royal plots and counterplots, ones that may threaten his love and bring him down—and the entire kingdom with him. With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A QUEST OF HEROES is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders. It is 82,000 words. Book #2 in the series, A MARCH OF KINGS, is now available, too. “Grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go....This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found.” --Paranormal Romance Guild {regarding Turned} “Jam packed with action, romance, adventure, and suspense. Get your hands on this one and fall in love all over again.” --vampirebooksite.com (regarding Turned) “A great plot, and this especially was the kind of book you will have trouble putting down at night. The ending was a cliffhanger that was so spectacular that you will immediately want to buy the next book, just to see what happens.” --The Dallas Examiner {regarding Loved}

A Rite of Swords (Book #7 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 193941654X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 250

View: 3779

“THE SORCERER’S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos A RITE OF SWORDS is book #7 in the bestselling series THE SORCERER'S RING--which begins with the #1 Bestseller A QUEST OF HEROES (Book #1)! In A RITE OF SWORDS (Book #7 in the Sorcerer's Ring), Thor grapples with his legacy, battling to come to terms with who his father is, whether to reveal his secret, and what action he must take. Back home in the Ring, with Mycoples by his side and the Destiny Sword in hand, Thor is determined to wreak vengeance on Andronicus’ army and liberate his homeland—and to finally propose to Gwendolyn. But he comes to learn that there are forces even greater than he that might just stand in his way. Gwendolyn returns and strives to become the ruler she is destined to be, using her wisdom to unite the disparate forces and drive out Andronicus for good. Reunited with Thor and her brothers, she is grateful for a lull in the violence, and for the chance to celebrate their freedom. But things change quickly—too quickly—and before she knows it, her life is thrown upside down again. Her elder sister, Luanda, caught in a fierce rivalry with her, is determined to wrest power, while King MacGil’s brother arrives with his own army to gain control of the throne. With spies and assassins on all sides, Gwendolyn, embattled, learns that being queen is not as safe as she thought. Reece’s love with Selese finally has a chance to flourish, yet at the same time, his old love appears, and he finds himself torn. But idle times are soon overcome by battle, and Reece, Elden, O’Connor, Conven, Kendrick, Erec and even Godfrey must face and overcome adversity together if they are to survive. Their battles take them to all corners of the Ring, as it becomes a race against time to oust Andronicus and save themselves from complete destruction. As powerful, unexpected forces battle for control of the Ring, Gwen realizes she must do whatever it takes to find Argon and bring him back. In a final, shocking twist, Thor learns that while his powers are supreme, he also has a hidden weakness—one that may just bring his final downfall. Will Thor and the others liberate the Ring and defeat Andronicus? Will Gwendolyn become the queen they all need her to be? What will become of the Destiny Sword, of Erec, Kendrick, Reece and Godfrey? And what is the secret that Alistair is hiding? With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A RITE OF SWORDS is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders. Books #8--#17 in the series are now also available! “Jam packed with action, romance, adventure, and suspense. Get your hands on this one and fall in love all over again.” --vampirebooksite.com (regarding Turned)

The Sorcerer's Gun

Author: Craig Shaw Gardner

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1899

Two worlds… One war… The war between Earth and Castle rages on. A brave group of humans invades the mazelike world of Castle, determined to overthrow the evil ruler known only as the Pale Man. They mean to take the fight to the enemy … and defeat him on his own ground. But the Pale Man knows they are coming. And he's about to show these humans the true meaning of war…

Devo Mannix the Sorcerer's Apprentice

Cars and Cats

Author: Roland Boike

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503546993

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 6684

The excitement and mystical spells begins when Devo Mannix’s grandfather, a world-renowned sorcerer and magician, inherited property from a deceased lifelong friend. The house and property is filled with secondhand goods and useless litter. Devo has always thought of the property as being a Picker’s paradise. Devo’s grandfather plans to clear the property and everything on it will be sold or carted off to the junkyard. Before everything is removed, Grandfather Mannix makes a promise to his grandson that he could have any item of his choice. Hidden in the barn, Devo uncovers a red, 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 antique automobile and selects it as the gift from his grandfather. Devo stores his car in the family barn and later accidentally discovers that the car has magical powers. Devo is studying to become a sorcerer and his lack of experience in the field of magic and incantations complicates the outcome of all of his good intentions. When his friend, Julie, and his dog, Speeler, asked Devo to help with problems confronting them, Devo’s magical inexperience causes unexpected results.

A Vow of Glory (Book #5 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice Books

ISBN: 1939416159

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 274

View: 3502

A VOW OF GLORY is Book #5 in the Bestselling series THE SORCERER'S RING, which begins with the #1 Bestseller A QUEST OF HEROES--a FREE download on Play! In A VOW OF GLORY (Book #5 in the Sorcerer's Ring), Thor embarks with his Legion friends on an epic quest into the vast wilds of the Empire to try to find the ancient Destiny Sword and save the Ring. Thor’s friendships deepen, as they journey to new places, face unexpected monsters and fight side by side in unimaginable battle. They encounter exotic lands, creatures and peoples beyond which they could have ever imagined, each step of their journey fraught with increasing danger. They will have to summon all their skills if they are to survive as they follow the trail of the thieves, deeper and deeper into the Empire. Their quest will bring them all the way into the heart of the Underworld, one of the seven realms of hell, where the undead rule and fields are lined with bones. As Thor must summon his powers, more than ever, he struggles to understand the nature of who he is. Back in the Ring, Gwendolyn must lead half of King’s Court to the Western stronghold of Silesia, an ancient city perched on the edge of the Canyon that has stood for one thousand years. Silesia’s fortifications have allowed it to survive every attack throughout every century—but it has never been faced with an assault by a leader like Andronicus, by an army like his million men. Gwendolyn learns what it means to be queen as she takes on a leadership role, Srog, Kolk, Brom, Steffen, Kendrick and Godfrey by her side, preparing to defend the city for the massive war to come. Meanwhile, Gareth is descending deeper into madness, trying to fend off a coup that would have him assassinated in King’s Court, while Erec fights for his life to save his love, Alistair and the Duke’s city of Savaria as the downed shield enables the wild creatures to invade. And Godfrey, wallowing in drink, will have to decide if he is ready to cast off his past and become the man his family expects him to be. As they all fight for their lives and as things seem as if they can’t get any worse, the story ends with two shocking twists. Will Gwendolyn survive the assault? Will Thor survive the Empire? Will the Destiny Sword be found? With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A VOW OF GLORY is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders. It is 75,000 words. All 17 books in in the series are now available! “Grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go….This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found.” --Paranormal Romance Guild {regarding Turned} “Jam packed with action, romance, adventure, and suspense. Get your hands on this one and fall in love all over again.” --vampirebooksite.com (regarding Turned) “A great plot, and this especially was the kind of book you will have trouble putting down at night. The ending was a cliffhanger that was so spectacular that you will immediately want to buy the next book, just to see what happens.” --The Dallas Examiner {regarding Loved}

The Sorcerer's Companion

A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, Third Edition

Author: Allan Zola Kronzek,Elizabeth Kronzek

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307885143

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 2101

The New York Times bestseller, now fully updated to include the complete seven-volume series. Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its power? Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did? Millions of readers around the world have been enchanted by the magical world of wizardry, spells, and mythical beasts inhabited by Harry Potter and his friends. But what most readers don’t know is that there is a centuries-old trove of true history, folklore, and mythology behind Harry’s fantastic universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, those without access to the Hogwarts Library can school themselves in the fascinating reality behind J. K. Rowling’s world of magic. Newly updated to include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Sorcerer’s Companion allows curious readers to look up anything magical from the Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of entertaining, unexpected information. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have astonishing histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life events dating back hundreds or even thousands of years. Magic wands, like those sold in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, were once fashioned by Druid sorcerers out of their sacred yew trees. Love potions were first concocted in ancient Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses were highly popular during the Middle Ages. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll also learn: • how to read tea leaves • where to find a basilisk today • how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a war with a unicorn horn • who the real Merlin was • how to safely harvest mandrake root • who wore the first invisibility cloak • how to get rid of a goblin • why owls were feared in the ancient world • what really lies beyond the Veil • the origins of our modern-day “bogeyman,” and more. A spellbinding tour of Harry’s captivating world, The Sorcerer’s Companion is a must for every Potter aficionado’s bookshelf. The Sorcerer's Companion has not been prepared, approved, or licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties.

Conjuring Destiny

Brides of Prophecy, Book 3

Author: Brooklyn Ann

Publisher: Broken Angels

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 361

View: 9943

Famous rock star, Xochitl Leonine, has dreamt of a world with two moons where a black cloaked man beckons her. One Halloween night, she meets the mysterious stranger of her dreams… literally... and their shared dance becomes a rendezvous in a place of endless night. Zareth Amotken has no idea how important Xochitl’s heavy metal band is to her. As an immortal sorcerer, he doesn’t care. He has one goal: to find the prophesied savior of his world. Her voice holds the power to bring back his world’s vanished sun. Xochitl’s compassion urges her to help in any way she can. Yet learning the mysteries of her past causes conflict with her future in music. Her destiny in his world and her obligations to her band pull her in opposite directions. How can she long for one while the other is so dire? As Zareth introduces her to his people and teaches her to control her powers, she aches for his enchanting kiss. Zareth tries to resist, for their passion will unleash serious consequences, both political and magical. As the time to fulfill her destiny draws closer, she must choose between her heart, her duty, and her friends. The wrong choice could ruin everything. But if Zareth’s evil half brother succeeds in taking control of her for his own ends, he will take away her choices… and destroy the world.

The Destiny of the Sword

The Seventh Sword

Author: Dave Duncan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575124679

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3060

Wallie Smith, having died on Earth, finds himself reincarnated as a swordsman in another world and entrusted by the presiding goddess with a mission that has no appeal for him at all. Can he bring together all the swordsmen to finally defeat the Sorcerors and their terrible technology? Wally isn't quite convinced he should, but Goddesses can be very persuasive... This is the third and final exciting book, after THE RELUCTANT SWORDSMAN and THE COMING OF WISDOM in THE SEVENTH SWORD TRILOGY.

Redemption of the Sorcerer, The Crystalon Saga, Book One

Author: Ralph L. Angelo, Jr.

Publisher: Cosmic Comet Publishing

ISBN: 0615763030

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 2379

Crystalon is a sorcerer of unprecedented power. The ruler of his world and universe. But he is still a man, and not a God. What happens when that man, after centuries of life and power, loses his way and gives in to human temptations and is seduced by the power he wields? What follows is an epic adventure that spans two universes, while the man caught in the midst of it all seeks redemption from his past sins. But will he see the error of his ways in time to save both universes from utter annihilation? Or will billions upon billions of souls be damned to an eternity of enslavement and doom? Redemption of the Sorcerer is an epic fantasy novel that will have you on the edge of your seat to the very last page!

The Gift of Battle (Book #17 in the Sorcerer’s Ring)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 1632911531

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 8673

“THE SORCERER’S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.” —Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding A Quest of Heroes) THE GIFT OF BATTLE (Book #17) is the finale of the Bestselling series THE SORCERER'S RING, which begins with A QUEST OF HEROES (book #1)—a free download on Google Play! In THE GIFT OF BATTLE, Thor meets his greatest and final challenge, as he quests deeper into the Land of Blood to attempt to rescue Guwayne. Encountering foes more powerful than he ever imagined, Thor soon realizes he is up against an army of darkness, one for which his powers are no match. When he learns a sacred object may give him the powers he needs—an object which has been kept secret for ages—he must embark on a final quest to retrieve it before it is too late, with the fate of the Ring hanging in the balance. Gwendolyn keeps her vow to the King of the Ridge, entering the tower and confronting the cult leader to learn what secret he is hiding. The revelation sends her to Argon, and ultimately to Argon’s master—where she learns the greatest secret of all, one which may alter the destiny of her people. When the Ridge is discovered by the Empire, the invasion begins and, under attack by the greatest army known to man, it falls on Gwendolyn to defend, and to lead her people on one final, mass exodus. Thor’s Legion brothers, on their own, face unimaginable risks, as Angel is dying from her leprosy. Darius fights for his life beside his father in the Empire capital, until a surprise twist prods him, with nothing left to lose, to finally tap his own powers. Erec and Alistair reach Volusia, battling their way upriver, and they continue on their quest for Gwendolyn and the exiles, as they face unexpected battles. And Godfrey realizes that he must ultimately make a decision to be the man he wants to be. Volusia, surrounded by all the power of the Knights of the Seven, must put herself to the test as goddess and discover if she alone has the power to crush men and rule the Empire. While Argon, faced with his end of days, realizes the time has come to sacrifice himself. As good and evil hang in the balance, one final, epic battle—the greatest battle of all—will determine the outcome of the Ring for all time. With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, THE GIFT OF BATTLE is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders. THE GIFT OF BATTLE is the longest of all the books in the series, at 93,000 words! “Action-packed …. Rice's writing is solid and the premise intriguing.” —Publishers Weekly (regarding A Quest of Heroes)

The Destiny of a King

Author: Georges Dumézil

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226169767

Category: Religion

Page: 155

View: 9778

The preeminent scholar of comparative studies of Indo-European society, Georges Dumézil theorized that ancient and prehistoric Indo-European culture and literature revolved around three major functions: sovereignty, force, and fertility. This work treats these functions as they are articulated through "first king" legends found in Indian, Iranian, and Celtic epics, particularly the Mahabharata. Dumézil, drawing on an extraordinarily broad range of Indo-European sources from Scandinavia to India and offering an original and provocative analytic method, set a new agenda for studies in comparative oral literature, historical linguistics, comparative mythology, and history of religions. The Destiny of a King examines one of the "little" epics within the Mahabharata—the legend of King Yayati, a distant ancestor of the Pandavas, the heroes of the larger epic. Dumézil compares Yayati's attributes and actions with those of the legendary Celtic king Eochaid Feidlech and also finds striking similarities in the stories surrounding the daughters of these two kings, the Indian Madhavi and the Celtic Medb. When he compares these two traditions with the "first king" legends from Iran, he finds such common themes as the apportionment of the earth and the "sin of the sovereign."

The Destiny of the Dead

A Tale of the Three Worlds

Author: Ian Irvine

Publisher: Santhenar Trust

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 680

View: 6013

NISH, HIS BATTERED LITTLE TROOP and his few remaining allies are trapped on the Range of Ruin by the God-Emperor's mighty army. Nish's only choices are a humiliating surrender to his father or a suicidal fight to the death. Yet Nish has to fight, and somehow he has to win, for the beautiful world of Santhenar is in peril and no one else can save it. Stilkeen, an all-powerful shape-shifting being from the void, has come to recover the stolen chthonic fire which once bound its physical and spirit aspects together, and it wants revenge for the mortal insult that was done to it. But it may be too late for Santhenar; chthonic fire has been released from its casket and is now eating away the Antarctic lands as it once devoured the planet of Aachan. Even if, by some miracle, Nish can win the battle with his father, there may be no way to stop the fire, or Stilkeen, before the whole world is consumed. REVIEWS 'Unbelievably, Irvine has managed to increase the pace of his story in this third and final volume - for sheer excitement, there's just no one like Irvine around at the moment.' SFX, 4 stars, on The Destiny of the Dead. 'This precise and beautifully crafted novel blooms from its ascetic opening to a resonant and rewarding climax. Makes what's currently available on fantasy shelves seem hackneyed and formulaic. Utterly absorbing." Stephen Davenport, Independent Weekly, on The Destiny of the Dead. "Hang on with both hands, because this story waits for no one." Sandy Auden, SFX, on The Fate of the Fallen. "The final payoff is fantastic. The most unflaggingly inventive storyteller we've seen in years." Sydney Morning Herald, on Chimaera. Scrutator listed in the Sydney Morning Herald's BEST BOOKS OF 2003 (by Tim Cadman). Honourable Mention, Scrutator, Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel, 2003. "Chimaera brings his Well of Echoes saga to a spectacular and satisfying conclusion, confirming his reputation for first-rate fantasy page turners." Van Ikin, Sydney Morning Herald. 'Ian Irvine is arguably the most inventive fantasy author to emerge in recent years. Geomancer succeeds in being a page-turner of the highest order ... Irvine can now consider himself comfortably ranked next to the works of Robert Jordan and David Eddings and, more appropriately, the mighty Anne McCaffrey. Formidable!' SFX (UK) 'Irvine's strength here is that he makes us care not only about the idealistic, wet, misguidedly ruthless Tiaan, but also about the occasionally vicious and manipulative Irisis and Nish, who are not merely villains, but products of their unpleasant world somewhat redeemed by their growing regard for each other. This is, attractively, grimmer and grittier than most fantasy novels with a real sense of industrial squalor and a society in paranoid melt-down-and with a neatly unpleasant set of twists at the end.' Roz Kaveney, Amazon.uk 'Ian Irvine has produced one of those rarities in the fantasy genre, and that is a unique, well-thought-out world coupled with a well-written storyline. A gripping read.' Enigma (UK) 'Readers of Eddings, Goodkind and Jordan will lap this one up.' Starlog (UK) 'Irvine mixes in plenty of interesting characters of uncertain moral fibre to create a compelling adventure in a landscape full of wonders.' Locus. 'Irvine imagines the epic landscape through which the characters move in persuasive detail and describes it powerfully. The misery of the manufactory's oppressed children and fearful adults is effectively communicated and elaborated. Driven by fear and inadequacy ... they cheat, lie and betray others in the cause of their own ambition, but are nonetheless sympathetically portrayed.' Australian Book Review.

War and Destiny

How the Bush Revolution in Foreign and Military Affairs Redefined American Power

Author: James Kitfield

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612344496

Category: Electronic books

Page: 738

View: 7937

"Throughout time, major wars have defined historical epochs and charted the rise and decline of great powers. The U.S. global war on terror, with Iraq as the Bush administration's chosen centerpiece, is almost certainly destined to do the same. Indeed, the Bush doctrine for conducting the war on terror and the Iraqi Freedom campaign are likely to prove benchmarks in U.S. history precisely because of the many orthodoxies and traditions the administration has purposely challenged. At the same time, fundamental flaws have already appeared in many tenets underlying the Bush transformation of foreign and military affairs. So contends award-winning journalist James Kitfield. As with his critically acclaimed Prodigal Soldiers, the story of how America arrived at this fateful crossroads is a narrative full of drama and personal anecdote, rich in context and detail. War and Destiny is based on interviews with the key players and on Kitfield's personal observation of major events. Like his first book, it may well become the chronicle of a critical period in American history"--Provided by publisher.

The Month

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Der Aufstand Der Tapferen (Von Königen Und Zauberern —Buch 2)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 1632913208

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 250

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„Eine action-geladene Fantasy-Geschichte, die den Fans von Morgan Rices vorherigen Büchern und den Liebhabe von Büchern wie THE INHERITANCE CYCLE von Christopher Paolini gefallen dürfte… Fans von Fantasy-Geschichten für junge Erwachsene werden dieses jüngste Werk von Rice verschlingen und um mehr betteln.“ --The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (über Rise of the Dragons) Die #1 Bestseller Serie! AUFSTAND DER TAPFEREN ist Buch #2 in Morgan Rices epischer Bestseller-Fantasy Serie VON KÖNIGEN UND DRACHEN (die mit AUFSTAND DER DRACHEN beginnt, einem kostenlosen Download)! Nach dem Angriff des Drachen wird Kyra auf eine dringende Mission geschickt: Escalon zu durchqueren und ihren Onkel im mysteriösen Turm von Ur aufzusuchen. Die Zeit ist für Sie gekommen, zu erfahren, wer sie ist, wer ihre Mutter ist und zu trainieren, um ihre besonderen Kräfte zu erschließen. Für ein einsames Mädchen ist es eine Mission voller Gefahren, denn Escalon ist voller gefährlicher Kreaturen und Männer – eine, die all ihre Stärke fordern wird, um zu überleben. Ihr Vater, Duncan, muss seine Männer nach Süden führen, nach Esephus, der großen Stadt am Wasser, um zu versuchen, seine Landsleute aus dem eisernen Griff Pandesias zu befreien. Wenn er damit Erfolg hat, wird er zum gefährlichen Lake of Ire und zu den eisigen Gipfeln von Kos weiterziehen müssen, wo die härtesten Krieger Escalons leben, Männer, die er braucht, wenn er auch nur den Hauch einer Chance haben will, die Hauptstadt zu erobern. Alex flieht mit Marco von den Flammen und gelangt auf der Flucht durch den Wald der Dornen, wo sie von exotischen Biestern gejagt werden. Es ist eine qualvolle Wanderung durch die Nacht auf dem Weg in sein Heimatdorf, wo er hofft, wieder mit seiner Familie vereint zu werden. Als er ankommt, ist er jedoch geschockt über das, was er vorfindet. Trotz besseren Wissens kehrt Merk um, um dem Mädchen zu helfen und wird zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben in die Angelegenheiten einer Fremden hineingezogen. Doch er gibt seine Reise zum Turm von Ur nicht auf und leidet innerliche Qualen, als er erkennen muss, dass der Turm nicht das ist, was er erwartet hat. Vesuvius treibt während der unterirdischen Mission der Trolle den Riesen an, im Versucht, die Flammen zu umgehen, während Theos seine eigene Aufgabe in Escalon hat. Mit seiner starken Atmosphäre und komplexen Charakteren ist AUFSTAND DER TAPEREN eine mitreißende Saga von Rittern und Kriegern, von Königen und Lords, von Ehre und Heldenmut, Magie, Schicksal, Monstern und Drachen. Es ist eine Geschichte von Liebe und gebrochenen Herzen, von Täuschung, Ehrgeiz und Verrat. Die Geschichte ist Fantasy vom Feinsten, die uns in eine Welt einlädt, die in uns auf ewig weiterleben und allen Altersgruppen und Geschlechtern zusagen wird. BUCH #3 in VON KÖNIGEN UND ZAUBERERN erscheint in Kürze. “[ DER AUFSTAND DER DRACHEN] ist eine handlungsgetriebene Novelle, die leicht an einem Wochenende zu lesen ist… Ein guter Start für eine vielversprechende Serie.” --San Francisco Book Review

A Fate of Dragons (Book #3 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 1939416094

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Thor journeys across the Sea of Fire to the dragon's Isle of Mist, an unforgiving place that is home to the most elite warriors of the world. Along the way, Thor's dreams, along with his mysterious encounters with Argon, will continue to plague him, to press him to try to learn more about who he is, who his mother is, and what the source of his powers are.