In the days of King Arthur there stood a mighty oak tree within the walls of a castle. Peace reigned in the castle until the fearsome night when Lionel, longlost brother of Lord Weldon, returned to cause trouble and unhappiness. It was then that Shan, the son of Lord Weldon, took on the duties of a knight and hid the sword in the hollow of the giant oak. The days that followed were filled with adventures that tried the courage of the young boy. Shan was surprised by bearded robbers in the woods. He met noble knights in plumed helmets, and eventually he even made a trip to high-towered Camelot. His story is filled with the pageantry and color of England in King Arthur's time. It creates a vivid picture of the Knights of the Round Table and the wisdom of King Arthur himself. Mr. Bulla captures the spirit of those romantic days in a straightforward, exciting manner. The result is another delightful book for his wide audience of young readers. Paul Galdone's vigorous illustrations are as evocative as the text.
Author: Clyde Robert Bulla
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Twelve tales by a master of the English language take readers on flights of fancy and make-believe. Enhanced by the author's power of expression and 10 ethereal illustrations by S. H. Simes, the collection includes such inventive tales as "The Highwayman," "In the Twilight," "The Ghosts," "The Lord of Cities," and the title piece.
And Other Stories
Author: Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Baron Dunsany,Lord Dunsany
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This study concerns the importance of the sword in Anglo-Saxon and Viking society, with reference to surviving swords and literary sources, especially Beowulf.
Its Archaeology and Literature
Author: Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
In assembling, translating, and arranging over a hundred primary source readings, Somerville and McDonald successfully illuminate the Vikings and their world for twenty-first-century students and instructors. The diversity of the Viking Age is brought to life through the range of sources presented, and the geographical and chronological coverage of these readings. The Norse translations, many of them new to this collection, are straightforward and easily accessible, and the chapter introductions contextualize the readings while allowing the sources to speak for themselves. The second edition of this popular reader has been revised and reorganized into fourteen chapters. Nearly twenty sources have been added, including material on children, games and entertainment, and runic inscriptions, as well as new readings on the martyrdom of Alfeah, the life of Saint Findan, and the martyrdom of Saint Edmund. The reader can be paired for classroom use with its companion volume, The Vikings and Their Age, authored by Somerville and McDonald. Together, these books provide comprehensive coverage for a course on the Vikings. Additional resources, such as a detailed bibliography and instructions on reading skaldic poetry, can be found on the History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com).
A Reader, Second Edition
Author: Angus A. Somerville,R. Andrew McDonald
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
The six servants of the Light - the Drew children, Will, Bran and the mysterious Merriman - have reached their last, desperate fight against the forces of the Dark. They face one final, daunting task: to find the crystal sword. Their search will lead them from their own world to the haunting, magical Lost Land between sea and shore - and they will each stare death in the face before the battle's final moments.
Author: Susan Cooper
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Banished for one year from his fathers court over a disagreement, Prince Leo of Byzantium fights his resentment in faraway Macedonia. His companions, ignorant of the reasons for the fathers decree, are sympathetic toward his distress and wonder what the year in exile will bring until a mysterious vagabond arrives and entertains them with a tale of yesteryear. Angered by a young mothers foolish devotion to beauty, Morgana, the haughty faery queen casts a spell that disfigures the face of the mothers newborn infant, Princess Gwenyth. Before she departs, she leaves an arcane clue to breaking the spell on a parchment. Another faery, Melissa, wishes to placate the cruel act and endows the baby with the gift of healing so the princess will find acceptance by her countrymen. Now fully grown, Princess Gwenyth treats her patients in such a kindly manner that they ignore her physical deformity. Admired for her great courage and her skill as an archer, she inspires a loyal following. It is the time of Charlemagnes rule, and the vagabond sweetens the tale with folklore about the French kings famed paladin, Oliver and his son Griffon, father and brother to the marred princess. Unknown to the audience, the faery Melissa is portraying the vagabond. Trusting that he understands the spell, Prince Leo is eager to face the challenge of rescuing Princess Gwenyth. Dark times have invaded Europe. During the journey, Prince Leo and his knights unwittingly becomes the pawn in a game between the two faeries. Although he has dabbled in sorcery, the princes appreciation of beauty lures him into ambushes that challenge his self-confidence. As time passes, he becomes false to his true character. The prince and his knights lose their way in an enchanted forest. Then, they find a young boy and a monk who were attacked on their way to Charlemagnes palace in Aachen. The prince safely delivers the child to Charlemagne, solves the mystery of the attackers, and accepts the kings gracious hospitality. Afterwards, Prince Leo and his men leave for a tournament. En route, the meddlesome faery queen, Morgana, conjures up a mighty challenge that demoralizes the companions. Desiring for a peaceful rest, the prince spins a spell creating an invisible wall to protect his men while they sleep. However, the wall is pierced and two young women, hunting a white stag, find him and his men. He listens to them as they speak and understands that one of them is Princess Gwenyth. Struggling to open his eyes to see the women, the prince is surprised to find that neither of the womans faces is masked by a faery spell. His heavy sleep, part of the enchantment, quickly reclaims him. When his spell wears off, he is more determined than ever to meet the princess. Devising a reasonable explanation for meeting the princess, he enters a tournament near the home of the princess and her family. She does not attend the tournament, but when a mysterious black knight injures him, the only person who can cure him is the princess. By her fathers invitation, he is brought to their home. For many days, she nurses his high fever and bloody wound. Despite that her true face is hidden by the spell, he finds her beautiful in her kindness, courage and character. He also thinks her temperamental and not entirely truthful, but then, neither is he. The wounded prince can be just as stubborn as she and sparks fly between them. Prince Leo must rediscover his inner truths before he can help the unwilling princess break the faery spell. Magic, he realizes, is not a game for the crown prince of Byzantium. This novel incorporates characters from the medieval Song of Roland and brewing in the background of the story is the search for the errant Roland, the kings nephew and champion.
A Romance Legend of Charlemagne and His Knights
Author: E.M. Wilheim
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Rhiannon Kossi knows she has been lied to about her mother. Now she finds out she's not only the ruler of a nation of warriors but part of an ancient prophecy.
The Sword of Rhiannon: Book One: The Sword of Rhiannon: Book One
Author: Melissa E. Beckwith
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
With the king acting in a bizarre behavior, the Officials are back in action as they are hunted down one by one for a reason obscure to anyone besides the king. Jun and his team are separated into the different parts of this once utopia, now a hellish nightmare. All they can do is run and hide, while slowly discovering the truth to the king's actions. Why does he want to arrest the Officials the protectors of the colonies that were to be a utopia? And what is the Maker Manuscript? Such a treasure has the Officials racing to find before the king, for as long as they can evade him and the police.
The Maker Manuscript
Author: Phillip L. Truong
Piers Anthony's 37th adventure in Xanth changes the Mood to one of Doom! Kody woke up in a hospital bed, not knowing how he got there. Before his questions could be answered, he was told that he was about to undergo surgery, and that there could be some side effects.... And then he woke up again, this time in Xanth. Kody is the only person in Xanth who has not been affected by a dreadful spell that reverses how people see each other. What was adorable is now loathsome. What was ugly is now beautiful. What was loved is now hated. Kody has clearly arrived just in time! Only he has any hope of reversing the spell, turning Esrever Doom into Reverse Mood. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A Fun-Filled Adventure in the Magical Land of Xanth
Author: Piers Anthony
The most comprehensive introduction available to the Golden Dawn system of initiation. An ideal introduction to the numerous complex and obscure mystical writings of Aleister Crowley. Includes practical exercises for developing the will and the imagination.
A Study in Magic
Author: Israel Regardie
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The power and prowess of ninja never seem to lose their appeal to young readers, especially boys. Blue Fingers, a suspenseful, action-packed coming-of-age story set in feudal Japan, offers an up-close look at this noble, fierce way of life. Through an odd twist of fate, a stubborn twelve-year-old boy named Koji is kidnapped by a secret ninja clan and taken to its hidden camp high in the mountains. He wants desperately to return home, but that is forbidden. He must forget his old life and become a ninja-or die. In this carefully researched and well-crafted novel, Koji must learn to survive in the mysterious and dangerous world of the ninja and fulfill a destiny far different from any he could have imagined. Afterword.
A Ninja's Tale
Author: Cheryl Aylward Whitesel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Reveals that the alchemical transformation of base metal into gold symbolizes the transformation of the current Iron Age into the Golden Age, and that the greatest secret of alchemy, the imminent date of the apocalypse, is coded into an obscure monument in southwestern France.
Alchemy and the End of Time
Author: Jay Weidner,Vincent Bridges
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Eighth Sword follows The Swords of Athos. It begins when a young merchant, Adrian, is captured by Genghis Lin to steal the magical sword of Ibernia from his cousin, Antoine. Genghis can’t defeat his arch enemy, King Leopold, unless this sword is disabled. After refusing, Adrian is saved by the mythical gods and sent with Antoine to find the magical sword of Amazonia, an eighth world that has just been discovered and is threatened by the evil wizard Xena. Things immediately go awry, forcing the gods to summon all the keepers of the swords. Join these heroic men on their adventurous quest to keep peace in the worlds.
Author: Edwin F. Roble Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Author: Thomas Wilson