Usurper of the Sun

Author: Housuke Nojiri

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421539888

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 5887

Aki Shiraishi is a high school student working in the astronomy club and one of the few witnesses to an amazing event--someone is building a tower on the planet Mercury. Soon, the enigmatic Builders have constructed a ring around the sun, and the ecology of Earth is threatened by its immense shadow. Aki is inspired to pursue a career in science, and the truth. She must determine the purpose of the ring and the plans of its creators, as the survival of both species--humanity and the alien Builders--hangs in the balance. -- VIZ Media

Usurper Of The Gods

Book 3 - The Tanarian Chronicles

Author: N.A

Publisher: Wayne Schreiber


Category: Fiction

Page: 205

View: 1199

The third book in the Tanarian Chronicles The Tanarian nation has its back against the wall as the wolves close in for the kill. Under siege they hold out with their hopes invested in a trusted few. Athene, a young woman with a special gift holds the answer, unfortunately everyone in the seat of power knows this and she is faced with a dangerous choice – release her friends or unleash a greater danger into the world. The lines of good and evil are forgotten in their fight for survival and the magicians of the world play a dangerous game of manipulation. Yet there is always hope.

Letters of a Peruvian Woman

Author: Grafigny (Mme de, Françoise d'Issembourg d'Happoncourt),Jonathan Mallinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199208174

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

View: 3322

Graffigny's bold and original novel tells the story of Zilia, an Inca Virgin, rescued from the Spanish and brought to France. Separated from her lover and her culture, she recounts her experiences and personal growth. To this fine new translation are appended extracts from Graffigny's chief source and other writers' fictional responses.

The Merchant Emperor

Author: Elizabeth Haydon

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429943971

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1345

The long awaited seventh book in Elizabeth Haydon's critically-acclaimed epic fantasy series, the Symphony of Ages. The war that they had feared is now upon them. Ashe and Rhapsody, leaders of the Cymrian Alliance, are gathering their allies to combat the machinations of Talquist, who will soon be crowned emperor of Sorbold. Gwydion Navarne remains by Ashe's side. Anborn, Lord Marshal, has taken to the field. And Rhapsody has been forced into hiding to protect the life of her infant son. The Merchant Emperor of Sorbold has unintentionally allied himself with a pair of demons and has begun targeting the dragons that remain on the Middle Continent. Talquist will stop at nothing until the Cymrians are wiped out and the entire continent and the rest of the Known World is under his rule. Assailed by danger from all sides, surrounded by lies and intrigue, Rhapsody is left with one undeniable truth: if their forces are to prevail, she must join the war herself, wielding the Daystar Clarion, an ancient weapon whose power is nearly unparalleled. As she struggles to reconcile her duties as a mother and ruler, a danger far more devastating than Talquist is stirring beneath the surface of the land itself. In The Merchant Emperor, beloved characters are forced to make soul shattering sacrifices. Bestselling author Elizabeth Haydon has delivered a breathtaking seventh installment to the Symphony of Ages. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

An Historical Account of the British Trade Over the Caspian Sea

With a Journal of Travels from London Through Russia Into Persia; and Back Through Russia, Germany and Holland. To which are Added, the Revolutions of Persia During the Present Century, with the Particular History of the Great Usurper Nadir Kouli ...

Author: Jonas Hanway

Publisher: London : sold by Dodsley ; Cornhill [Eng. : sold by] Willock


Category: Europe

Page: N.A

View: 1797

Ritual Dynamics and Religious Change in the Roman Empire

Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Heidelberg, July 5-7, 2007)

Author: Impact of Empire (Organization). Workshop

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004174818

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 5465

This volume presents the proceedings of the eighth workshop of the international network 'Impact of Empire', which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire and brings together ancient historians, archaeologists, classicists and specialists in Roman law from some thirty European and North American universities. The eighth volume focuses on the impact of the Roman Empire on religious behaviour, with a special focus on the dynamics of ritual. The volume is divided into three sections: ritualising the empire, performing civic community in the empire and performing religion in the empire.

The Usurper

A Political Thriller

Author: Cliff Ball

Publisher: Cliff Ball Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 141

View: 3362

Gary Jackson is raised to hate. Hate the United States, its people, and everything they have ever stood for. His mission since childhood is to destroy the United States from within, allying himself with the worst of America's enemies, and one very powerful and malevolent trillionaire, to accomplish the deed. Once elected to the highest position in the land, Gary puts his lifelong goals to work and puts the USA onto the path of ultimate destruction. Keywords: political thriller, christian fiction, manchurian candidate, soviet union, terrorism, united states of america

A Library of the World's Best Literature - Ancient and Modern - Vol. II (Forty-Five Volumes; Amiel-Auerbach

Author: Charles Dudley Warner

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 160520188X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 508

View: 2725

Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 2 include: . selections from the works of Hans Christian Andersen . a survey of Anglo-Saxon literature, including Beowulf and The Wanderer . selections from Gabriele d'Annunzio's The Triumph of Death . poems by Anacreon (562-477 Be . Arabic ballads . verse by Aristophanes . poems by Matthew Arnold . nature writing John James Audubon . and much, much more.

The short history of the royal succession, and the rights of the several Kings recorded in the Holy Scriptures, enlarged and improved in a third edition: illustrated with seasonable remarks on Mr Whiston's Scripture Politicks, and several ... Tracts and Sermons on the same subject. By J. L., i.e. J. Lindsay

Author: J. L.,William Whiston

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 6619

Movies and the Meaning of Life

Philosophers Take on Hollywood

Author: Kimberly A. Blessing,Paul Tudico

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698746

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

View: 7056

"The meaning of life is the most urgent of questions," said the existentiallist thinker Albert Camus. And no less a philosopher than Woody Allen has wondered:"How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?" "Movies and the Meaning of Life" looks at popular and cult movies, examining their assumptions and insights on meaning-of-life questions: What is reality and how can I know it? (The Truman Show, Contact, Waking Life); How do I find myself and my true identity? (Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, Boys Don't Cry, Memento); How do I find meaning from my interactions with others? (Pulp Fiction, Shadowlands, Chasing Amy); What is the chief purpose in life? (American Beauty, Life is Beautiful, The Shawshank Redemption); and How ought I live my life? (Pleasantville, Spiderman, Minority Report, Groundhog Day).

Archaeologies of Vision

Foucault and Nietzsche on Seeing and Saying

Author: Gary Shapiro

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226750460

Category: Philosophy

Page: 437

View: 9383

While many acknowledge that Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault have redefined our notions of time and history, few recognize the crucial role that 'the infinite relation' between seeing and saying plays in their work. Shapiro reveals the full extent of Nietzsche and Foucault's concern with the visual.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edited and Abridged)

Abridged Edition

Author: Edward Gibbon

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307419762

Category: History

Page: 1312

View: 5426

Edited, abridged, and with a critical Foreword by Hans-Friedrich Mueller Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin Illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi Edward Gibbon’s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the fifteenth century, is widely considered the greatest work of history ever written. This abridgment retains the full scope of the original, but in a breadth comparable to a novel. Casual readers now have access to the full sweep of Gibbon’s narrative, while instructors and students have a volume that can be read in a single term. This unique edition emphasizes elements ignored in all other abridgments—in particular the role of religion in the empire and the rise of Islam.