When a massacre of Jews in twelfth-century England leaves Elvira and Benedict orphaned, they set out to find an uncle they hardly know and have many adventures on their journey, including meeting Robin Hood.
Author: Pamela Melnikoff
Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell
Category: English fiction
Molly's courageous act in wartime motivates a young officer to save her life and leads to another encounter years later when she is touring as a violinist.
Author: Robert Shlasko
Publisher: Jane & Street Publishers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Selected as a Book of the Year in the Financial Times & Esquire The Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall is where the land ends. In The Swordfish and the Star Gavin Knight takes us into this huddle of grey roofs at the edge of the sea at the beginning of the twenty-first century. He catches the stories of a whole community, but especially those still working this last frontier: the Cornish fishermen. These are the dreamers and fighters who every day prepare for battle with the vast grey Atlantic. Cornwall and its seas are brought to life, mixing drinking and drugs and sea spray, moonlit beaches and shattering storms, myth and urban myth. The result is an arresting tapestry of a place we thought we knew; the precarious reality of life in Cornwall today emerges from behind our idyllic holiday snaps and picture postcards. Even the quaint fishermen’s pubs on the quay at Newlyn, including the Swordfish and its neighbour the Star, turn out to be places where squalls can blow up, and down again, in an instant. Based on immersive research and rich with the voices of a cast of remarkable characters, this is an eye-opening, dramatic, poignant account of life on Britain’s most dangerous stretch of coast. Praise for Hood Rat 'A gripping novelistic immersion' Louis Theroux 'A must-read' Owen Jones 'Britain's Gomorrah' Independent
Life on Cornwall's most treacherous stretch of coast
Author: Gavin Knight
Publisher: Random House
The difference in their uncanny eyes could not be easily discerned. In the rays of the setting sun, both Aravel's and Morlan's eyes appeared gold. In the pale moonlight...yellow. Seemingly the same. Such inscrutable likeness is the way of things with identical twins. But all who knew the two brothers well noted unmistakable differences, peculiarities more experienced than seen. Those who stood before King Aravel's gaze felt the glad firelight of a cozy inn. But those who fell under Morlan's stare felt the gleam of winter moonlight on the cold, white stone monuments in a boneyard. FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE DOOR WITHIN TRILOGY comes an epic tale of two powerful kings whose rivalry threatens to tear the world of Myriad apart. Into this chaos of treachery and war, strides ex-assassin Alastair Coldhollow whose quest for redemption leads him to the one foe he cannot defeat with a thrust of his sword. Everything may hinge on an age-old prophecy, but after thousands of years, will the Sword appear in the Stars at last? With the aid of Abbagael Rivynfleur, a not-so-naive girl from the forest villages, Alastair will tread forgotten roads, face legendary creatures, and meet mysterious new races of people, all in an effort to find Myriad's Halfainin. So begins the sweeping seven-volume Myridian Constellation. Read on to discover what happens when the Sword is in the Stars, and the moon is blood red...
Author: Wayne Thomas Batson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
"The Sword and the Star" is a political thrill ride ripped from tomorrow's headlines. The European Union President has severed all ties with the United States and has dissolved NATO. Iran's nuclear facilities have been destroyed by Israel. What should be the prelude to war leads to a peace treaty in the Middle East brokered by the European Union?or so it appears. In "The Sword and the Star," author Daymon Andrews takes the reader on a twisting roller coaster ride of political intrigue as Alex Stanton, Special Assistant to the President, uncovers a potential threat to the peace. Faith and politics collide as Alex races to find proof before a nuclear holocaust is unleashed.
Author: Daymon Andrews
Publisher: Tate Publishing
An analysis of the messiah figure in ancient literary works, including the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls, examines the significance of messianic thought, provides insight into Jewish apocalypticism, and identifies messianic similarities in multiple religions.
The Messiahs of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Ancient Literature
Author: John Joseph Collins,John James Collins
Publisher: Anchor Bible
In the city of Malifestron, a young blacksmith named Tannis Vahrin is framed for attempting to murder the wife of King Malifesh, and is made an unwilling pawn in a plot the king?s advisor, a man named Anstrom, first set into motion nearly two decades in the past. After a twist of fate allows him to escape his imprisonment accompanied by a fellow prisoner, a foreigner named Alqim, he meets a mercenary called Krow, who convinces him to help lead an army being raised by the king?s nephew, in exchange for helping him to escape the city. Tannis agrees in the hopes of clearing his name, and takes the first of many steps on the path to becoming a warrior. The three of them face many obstacles, as they recruit people from Krow?s past who might be capable of helping to lead, and they encounter battle and betrayal along the way. Then when they finally reach their destination, Tannis meets one of Anstrom?s former pawns who tells him of his true origins, and he must contend with learning that much of what he believed about his life was a lie. After coping with what he has just learned, Tannis emerges stronger and more determined to lead the army to victory over the oppressive forces gathered by Anstrom.
Author: Jason M. Green
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Flame-haired Princess Torina knows nothing of battles and conquest until her father, the king of Bellandra, returns home with an orphaned prince from the neighbouring enemy kingdom. The boy prince is offered to Torina as a slave, but she frees him from his bonds and their unusual friendship develops in the years that follow. But Torina faces terrible danger - she has an amazing gift that many would kill for, and when her father is brutally murdered she is forced to flee for her life. An evil usurper takes over her rightful throne, and the kingdom is ruled by cruelty and fear. Can Torina's gift - to look into the future of others - help her win back what is rightly hers? This is an epic fantasy of extraordinary scope and vision. Its twists and turns will leave readers breathless.
Author: Victoria Hanley
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Six thousand years in the future, Dyson Tessier and Pantalog, his computer lodged in the body of a cheetah, undertake a journey back to Earth, the poisoned planet which all had fled following the protein wars
Author: John C. McLoughlin
An authoritative history of the Knights of St. John, from Jerusalem to Malta, told by the bestselling author of The Great Siege. Known by many names through their centuries-long career, The Knights Hospitaller of Saint John dedicated themselves to defending the poor and sick. First formed in Jerusalem during the Crusades of the eleventh century, the Order of Saint John grew in wealth and power rivaled only by the Knights Templar. They survived exile from the Holy Land, settling first in Rhodes and then in Malta, which they famously defended against the Ottoman Empire’s epic invasion of 1565. Even after losing Malta to Napoleon Bonaparte two centuries later, the Order of Saint John continued its mission. Ernle Bradford, whose bestselling book The Great Siege recounts their historic battle for Malta, follows the Knights of Saint John through centuries of war, politics, rivalry, and perseverance in The Shield and the Sword.
Author: Ernle Bradford
Publisher: Open Road Media
Martial arts are not a distinctly Eastern phenomenon. The West has had numerous fighting forms that have developed sufficiently to be considered Martial arts. However, the vast majority of these Martial disciplines have not survived the advancement of the West toward technological combat. In this fascinating and highly instructive volume, John Michael Greer reveals a little known living tradition of swordsmanship that has survived into the twenty-first century behind the sealed doors of small and secretive fraternal lodges. Greer integrates these techniques of the sword with the development of the whole person along Qabalistic evolutionary principles that will be familiar to many Western esotericists. What emerges is a highly important component of the Western secret tradition, the nearly lost Art of the Sword. If you have ever longed to feel the power of live steel in your hand, face to face with a worthy adversary on the field of honorable combat, then this is the book for you.
Author: John Michael Greer
He was a normal newbie martial artist until he invoked Pheonix's blaze. Everything changed. He wasn't a normal child. He was stronger and different than others. He was better than others in every aspect including mercy and love. He was a friend to friend and an enemy to enemy. With his sister and friends, his only goal is to save the world from the evil capturing the essence of life. He is forguided by Fenrir but the question is will he able to save the world or sacrifice himself........
Author: Padmanabha Reddy
Publisher: Patrick Robinson
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic - but how many passengers lose their lives? When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe, a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published, that he puts his own life in danger. His wife Emma, chairman of Barrington Shipping, is facing the repercussions of the IRA attack on the Buckingham. Some board members feel she should resign, and Lady Virginia Fenwick will stop at nothing to cause Emma's downfall. Sir Giles Barrington is now a minister of the Crown, and looks set for even higher office, until an official trip to Berlin does not end as a diplomatic success. Once again, Giles's political career is thrown off balance by none other than his old adversary, Major Alex Fisher, who once again stands against him at the election. But who wins this time? In London, Harry and Emma's son, Sebastian, is quickly making a name for himself at Farthing's Bank in London, and has proposed to the beautiful young American, Samantha. But the despicable Adrian Sloane, a man interested only in his own advancement and the ruin of Sebastian, will stop at nothing to remove his rival. Jeffrey Archer's compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this, his most accomplished novel to date. With all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world's most popular authors, the spellbinding story of the Clifton and the Barrington families continues.
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
King Arthur has issued a challenge. The first knight to find the sword Edgecalibur will be the next king. Join Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son, Radius, as they race to help their friend, Vertex, find the sword and discover the secrets of cubes, pyramids, cylinders, and cones.
Author: Cindy Neuschwander
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction