The Tattered Banner

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781481013222

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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The Tattered Banner placed 8th on BuzzFeed's 12 Greatest Fantasy Books Of The Year, 2013. Unique talent always attracts attention... In a world where magic is outlawed, ability with a sword is prized above all else. For Soren this means the chance to live out his dreams. Plucked from a life of privation, he is given a coveted place at Ostenheim's Academy of Swordsmanship, an opportunity beyond belief. Opportunity is not always what it seems however, and gifts rarely come without conditions. Soren becomes an unwitting pawn in a game of intrigue and treachery that could cost him not just his dreams, but also his life.

The Wolf of the North

Wolf of the North Book 1

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539423447

Category: Magic

Page: 326

View: 5229

It has been generations since the Northlands have seen a hero worthy of the title. Many have made the claim, but few have lived to defend it. Timid, weak, and bullied, Wulfric is as unlikely a candidate as there could be. A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy, into the Wolf of the North.

The Huntsman's Amulet

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781493559657

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 8506

Alone in a foreign land, Soren must come to terms with loss and a gift that has been as much a burden as a benefit. A long abandoned city may hold the answers he seeks about the Gift of Grace, but a lethal assassin proves that old enemies have not forgotten him. As misfortune pulls him ever farther from an unsettled score, he finds hope in an unexpected place... The Huntsman's Amulet follows The Tattered Banner and is the second part of the Society of the Sword trilogy.

The First Blade of Ostia

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781505245387

Category: Dueling

Page: 370

View: 835

The 'First Blade of Ostia' is an accolade few will achieve. In Ostenheim, a city obsessed with duelling, it is one that nobody forgets. Bryn's earliest memory is of watching duels in the arena. His earliest dream is of taking his place there. Amero has no dreams. His life has been about fulfilling the expectations of others. In search of a path of his own, the dreams of others are too tempting to resist. After years of sacrifice and hard work, Bryn is finally a professional duellist. Becoming the First Blade of Ostia no longer seems the childish fantasy it once did. To find the man standing in his way is also his best friend will test him in ways he would never have believed.

The Telastrian Song

Society of the Sword Volume 3

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781499694451

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 6168

The final part of the Society of the Sword Trilogy. A remote farm and meagre crops are a far cry from Ostenheim and the life of a banneret, but they are not far enough. For Soren to be free of Amero, there is only one answer. In Ostenheim, Duke Amero presides over a war-weary population and an empty treasury, but still he hungers for more. An Intelligencier uncovers the disturbing resurgence of sorcery in the city, while an avaricious colleague sees the chance to prove his worth to the Duke. Enemies and allies emerge from unexpected places, as Soren must face his former patron and idol for a final reckoning. The Telastrian Song follows The Huntsman's Amulet and is the concluding part of the Society of the Sword Trilogy.

The Kingmaking

Book One of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy

Author: Helen Hollick

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402227175

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 5393

Who was THE MAN Who became THE LEGEND We know as KING ARTHUR? "You are the Pendragon, rightful Lord of Dumnonia and the Summer Land; Lord of less Britain. By all that is right, you ought be seated where Vortigern sits…You ought to be King." Here lies the truth of the Lord of the Summer Land. This is the tale of Arthur flesh and bone. Of the shaping of the man, both courageous and flawed, into the celebrated ruler who inspired armies, who captured Gwenhyfar's heart, and who emerged as the hero of the Dark Ages and the most enduring hero of all time. This is the unexpected story of the making of a king — the legend who united all of Britain. Book One of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy Includes bonus reading group guide PRAISE FOR THE KINGMAKING "If only all historical fiction could be this good." Historical Novels Review "Helen Hollick has it all. She tells a great story…" Bernard Cornwell "Hollick's interpretation is bold, affecting, and well worth fighting to defend." Publishers Weekly "Compelling, convincing, and —ultimately-unforgettable." Sharon Kay Penman, Bestselling Author of Devil's Blood

Jorundyr's Path

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546308614

Category: Magic

Page: 366

View: 2704

Jorundyr's Path is walked only by the brave. It is survived only by the strong. As Wulfric pursues Adalhaid's Blood Debt, he soon learns that the path to revenge is never easy, and the desires of men and the will of gods rarely meet. Aethelman seeks answers to questions long ignored. Rodulf chases power and wealth. From the streets of Elzburg to the dry plains of Darvaros, Wulfric walks Jorundyr's Path and encounters a world larger than he could ever have dreamed of: filled with friends, enemies, and danger-the crucible from which heroes are forged.

The Blood Debt

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976460593

Category:

Page: 376

View: 8545

A blade fit for a hero. An army for a tyrant. A reckoning long awaited, and a tale reaching its end. The riveting conclusion to the Wolf of the North trilogy by Duncan M. Hamilton.

The Death and Life of Strother Purcell

Author: Ian Weir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781773100296

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 1624

The man, the myth, the one-eyed legend: a frontier epic for fans of Ron Rash and Cormac McCarthy. In 1876, the fabled lawman Strother Purcell disappears into a winter storm in the mountains of British Columbia, while hunting down his outlawed half-brother. Sixteen years later, the wreck of Purcell resurfaces - derelict, homeless and one-eyed - in a San Francisco jail cell. And a failed journalist named Barrington Weaver conceives a grand redemptive plan. He will write Purcell's true-life story. All it requires is a final act... What unfolds is an archetypal saga of obsession, lost love, treachery, and revenge, told in Ian Weir's trademark funny, fast, wickedly intelligent style. A deadpan revisionist Western, refracted through a Southern Gothic revenge tragedy, The Death and Life of Strother Purcellis a novel about two cursed brothers, a pair of eldritch orphans, the vexed nature of truth, and the yearnings of that treacherous sonofabitch the human heart.

Mother of Pearl

Author: Melinda Haynes

Publisher: HarperPerennial

ISBN: 9780732268039

Category: Identity (Philosophical concept)

Page: 531

View: 5773

Imprint. The author weaves an intricate story about friends and family, love, loss and the opportunities to start anew. Captures the irony and beauty of life in the Deep South.

Play by Play

Calling the Wildest Games in Sports–From SEC Football to College Basketball, The Masters, and More

Author: Verne Lundquist

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062684469

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2296

One of America's most beloved sportscasters turns the spotlight on his own life, chronicling his incredible life covering Southeastern Conference football and some of the most iconic moments in sports history over the last five decades Verne Lundquist's remarkable broadcasting career has placed him at the center of major sporting events in America for more than fifty years, from Jack Nicklaus's final victory at the 1986 Masters to Tonya Harding's attack on Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 Olympics to the Auburn-Alabama shocker of 2013. In his first memoir, he replays highlights from his career, taking sports fans behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic moments in modern sports history. Lundquist goes back to the early days of his broadcasting career, recalling his time as a producer and radio show host in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was shot. He reminisces about Tom Landry and the great Dallas Cowboy teams of the 1970s, recalls the most unbelievable moments in Masters Tournament history, and relives the excitement of Christian Laettner's buzzer beater in the NCAA tournament and a host of other memorable thrills. One of the defining voices of Saturday afternoon football for the SEC, Lundquist offers an in-depth look at the fans, the schools, and the game, recounting never-before-told stories about some of college football's biggest personalities. He also speaks honestly about his friendships with Terry Bradshaw, John Madden, and other greats, and his difficult relationship with legendary colleague Pat Summerall. Bringing these memories vibrantly to life with his beloved catchphrases and warm humor, and sharing fifty photos from his personal collection, Lundquist gives readers a front row seat to history as he witnessed it unfold.

Dawn of the Hunter

Author: Blake Banner

Publisher: Lone Stone Publishing

ISBN: 9781987987621

Category:

Page: 196

View: 5079

Ten years in the British SAS have turned Lacklan Walker into a supreme killing machine. That, and his twisted, dysfunctional family. His father, a Boston Brahmin Billionaire, taught him how to hate. His English Aristocrat mother taught him he didn't belong. And when his only friend and childhood sweetheart, Marni, wanted to teach him how to love, he walked away from her, knowing all he would ever be good at was killing, and war. Now, Robert Walker, his father has called him back to Boston from Wyoming, because Marni has gone missing. But before Lacklan can go looking for her, Walker has to tell him the truth: the truth about who he is, what he has done, who has taken Marni...and why: the truth about Omega. And that truth unleashes in Lacklan a rage, a rage that will not be sated until he has hunted down and killed each and every one of his enemies. This is the dawn of the hunter...

Nature Mage

Author: Duncan Pile

Publisher: New Generation Publishing

ISBN: 9781908248565

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 304

View: 8546

Gaspi is an ordinary boy, living in the mountain village of Aemon's Reach, but life, for Gaspi, is forever changed the day magic erupts in him. He discovers he has a powerful gift - he is a Nature Mage, able to control natural forces and creatures and bend them to his will. It is a rare gift, and no-one has been born with it in centuries, but Gaspi's powers also have a dark side, and without training they will kill him. He is forced to leave his home and travel to the distant city of Helioport, where the Archmages of the College of Collective Magicks will teach him how to use his powers. Accompanied by his guardian and his best friends, Gaspi sets off on the long journey to Helioport. The journey is fraught with danger, and Gaspi and his friends discover that there are demonic creatures abroad, intent on finding and killing anyone with magical ability. As Gaspi begins his magical studies, a shadow hangs over him and over the city of magicians. Gaspi's story of a demonic attack is not an isolated incident.As these stories increase, Hephistole, the Chancellor of the college, is growing increasingly certain that someone or something is directing the demonic forces, but who, and to what end? As things unfold, Gaspi finds himself in the middle of dark and terrible times, and can only hope that his powerful gift will develop in time to make a difference when the time comes.

The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse

Author: Bruce Hale

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152024857

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

View: 8610

When hired by a fellow fourth-grader to find her missing brother, Chet Gecko uncovers a plot involving a Gila monster's revenge upon the school football team.

Italian Fever

A Novel

Author: Valerie Martin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307833852

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3140

"Acutely observed...charmingly old-fashioned."--Los Angeles Times In Italian Fever, Valerie Martin redefines the Gothic novel in a compelling tale of one woman's headlong tumble into a mystery, art, and eros. Part romance, part gothic suspense story and wholly entertaining, Italian Fever is the story of the awakening of Lucy Stark, an American pragmatist. Lucy leads a quiet, solitary life working for a best-selling (but remarkably untalented) writer. When he dies at his villa in Tuscany, Lucy flies to Tuscany to settle his affairs. What begins as a grim chore soon threatens Stark's Emersonian self-reliance--and her very sense of what is real. The villa harbors secrets: a missing manuscript, neighbors whose Byzantine arrogance veils their dark past, a phantom whose nocturnal visits tear a gaping hole in Lucy's well-honed skepticism. And to complicate matters: Massimo, a married man whose tender attentions render Lucy breathless. Smart, sophisticated, achingly beautiful, Italian Fever is one of the most original and compelling novels of the year.

Love Warps the Mind a Little: A Novel

Author: John Dufresne

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393285790

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3005

Reissue of a favorite novel by “a generous and lyric storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) known for his tragicomic voice and unforgettable characters. Ever since Lafayette Proulx quit his day job, left his wife, hauled his dog and his Royal portable across town to Judi Dubey’s house, and set out at last to be a fiction writer, his life has been a sordid mess. Judi’s exotically dysfunctional family isn’t all to blame. Sure, the murders are disconcerting. And, yes, Judi’s father’s gone off the deep end. Worse are the vicious rejection letters Laf gets from editors. To top it off, Laf’s falling for Judi at the same time he’s nettled with guilt, is in marriage counseling with his wife, and is writing his long-hoped-for novel. When Judi is diagnosed with stage IV cancer, they both struggle to find the memory that will comfort, the truth that will redeem in a world where everyone suffers some kind of love disorder. John Dufresne, called “a highly readable Faulkner,” will once again take the literary world by storm with this new tragicomic tale.