Gates of Fire

Gates of Fire
Author: Steven Pressfield
Publsiher: Doubleday Books
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gates of Fire Book Excerpt:

Chronicles the battle of three hundred Spartan warriors against a huge force of Persian soldiers in 480 B.C. against Sparta and its extraordinary culture

Gates of Fire

Gates of Fire
Author: Elwyn M. Chamberlain
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1983
ISBN: 9780938190202
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gates of Fire Book Excerpt:

"Three young Americans smuggle a million hits of LSD into India for Reasons both idealistic and venal . . . sweeping mystical enlightenment, compelling characters... Brilliant writing in this rather spooky and very sexy first novel." - Detroit Free Press

Gates Of Fire

Gates Of Fire
Author: Steven Pressfield
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2010-02-23
ISBN: 1407066595
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gates Of Fire Book Excerpt:

In the Sunday Times bestseller Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield tells the breathtaking story of the legendary Spartans: the men and women who helped shaped our history and have themselves become as immortal as their gods. 'Breathtakingly brilliant . . . this is a work of rare genius. Savour it!' DAVID GEMMELL 'A tale worthy of Homer, a timeless epic of man and war, exquisitely researched and boldy written. Pressfield has created a new classic' STEPHEN COONTS 'A really impressive book - imaginatively framed, historically detailed and a really gripping narrative' ***** Reader review 'Beautifully written and a great joy to read' ***** Reader review ************************** Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, That here, obedient to their laws, we lie. 480 BC: At a bleak pass in a far-flung corner of eastern Greece, three hundred Spartan warriors faced the army of King Xerxes of Persia, a massive force rumoured to be over a million strong. Their orders were simple: to delay the enemy for as long as possible in order to buy time for the main Greek armies to mobilize. For six days the Spartans held the invaders at bay. In the final hours - their shields broken, swords and spears shattered - they fought with their bare hands before being overwhelmed . . . It was battle that would become synonymous with extraordinary courage, heroism and self-sacrifice. It was a battle called Thermopylae.

Gates of Fire Earth

Gates of Fire   Earth
Author: Autumn M. Birt
Publsiher: AmWritingFantasy
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2017-11-19
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gates of Fire Earth Book Excerpt:

Success will destroy elemental magic. Failure condemns this world and the next. Named Guardian of the Elemental Spheres, Lavinia seeks the lost gates to the spirit realm and their ancient guardians. But some of the guardians have left their duties and those that have stayed may prove as dangerous as her enemy, whose wrath threatens the world. To end an ancient punishment inflicted on them by the Goddess for their role in a forgotten war, the Ashanti will conquer this world and that of spirit to gain power over death. Lavinia must close the gates to stop the Ashanti, even though by doing so she risks ending all elemental powers. And the act has consequences greater than the ancient guardians imagine. But one gate has a new guardian as well as the old, and the last time he saw Lavinia, he tried to kill her before she stole his power. And he’s been seeking revenge … Continue this epic fantasy journey begun in book 1 of the Games of Fire trilogy, Spark of Defiance. Friendships are tested as what is sacrificed is more than some are willing to give. Welcome back to the world of Myrrah and meet the Elementals of Fire, Earth, Water, Air, and Spirit who shape it. Pick up book 2 of the Games of Fire trilogy, the Gates of Fire & Earth, today! Q & A Should you read the Rise of the Fifth Order trilogy before reading Games of Fire? You should definitely read Spark of Defiance, book 1 of Games of Fire, before reading the Gates of Fire & Earth. I did my best to lightly explain some of the pertinent events from the first trilogy, the Rise of the Fifth Order, in this new epic fantasy trilogy, Games of Fire so that you could start with Spark of Defiance. But a few readers have said they got a lot more depth for having read the Rise of the Fifth Order first. They suggest you start there! It is certainly a great introduction to the world of Myrrah and the characters by starting with Born of Water, which is free to pick up. But I won’t say you absolutely have to. Is Games of Fire a continuation of the Rise of the Fifth Order trilogy? The Games of Fire and the Rise of the Fifth Order trilogies are related in that they are set in the same world of Myrrah, utilize many of the same characters, and are full of elemental magic. Games of Fire begins with Spark of Defiance, which is set six months after the final book, Spirit of Life, of the Rise of the Fifth Order trilogy ends. New problems have developed, so the Games of Fire story line is stand alone trilogy with the same heroes from the first story. However a few events that happened in the Rise of the Fifth Order are the cause of the new challenges rising in Games of Fire. So the two series are linked, but each consists of a different set of adventures and issues to solve. I’ve only ever heard of four elements, but these books have five even though it is based on elemental magic? This is true! Five elements, air, earth, water, fire, and spirit is actually an eastern philosophy. I wish I could say I invented it. Lol. The difference really comes with the element of earth. Only dead things and soil can be controlled by an Earth Elemental, while plants or anything living (like the ability to change into another living creature) is something that a Spirit Elemental controls. Spirit Elementals are also able to control the other four elements, at least to some degree. Part of the discovery in the Rise of the Fifth Order series is that the ability to control one element might indicate latent gifts in any element. However, it is always difficult to learn to control the element opposing your own. So a Water Elemental might learn to control fire, but only with difficulty! AND a few of the heroes have discovered that if you can learn to control fire, earth, air, and water then no matter what element you are born with, you can unlock some of the gifts of spirit.

Beyond the Gates of Fire

Beyond the Gates of Fire
Author: Christopher Matthew
Publsiher: Casemate Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-05-19
ISBN: 1783469102
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Gates of Fire Book Excerpt:

The Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC is one of the most famous battles in history. The heroism of the 300 Spartans who opted to remain behind to face the full might of the Persian host while their Greek allies made good their escape has become the stuff of legend. The story still inspires novelists and film-makers today (Frank Miller's fanciful 300 was a huge hit in 2007 and the film rights to Steven Pressfield's more historical novel Gates of Fire were bought by George Clooney, the film expected to finally surface in 2011 or 2012). But what is the truth behind the legends and why was this bloody defeat immediately accorded a halo of glory that has endured for nearly two-and-a-half millennia?Beyond the Gates of Fire brings together experts on the classical period from Australia, New Zealand and the United States to take a fresh look at various aspects of the battle. A substantial introductory section by the editors outlines the background to the conflict as well as the arms, armor and fighting styles of the opposing sides. The following chapters (9 of them) then discuss such questions as whether the defense of the pass really was a suicide mission; the exact topography of the battlefield itself in 480 BC, using the latest geological research and core samples; the impact of the battle on the Greek psyche; commemoration of the war dead; the impact of the original battle on the conduct of later battles in the pass, right up to the German invasion of 1941. For the classical scholar or the general reader whose interest has been piqued by the popular books and films, this book is sure to shed refreshing new light on the most famous last stand in history.

Gates of fire LP STG 3 7 10

Gates of fire LP STG 3 7 10
Author: Steven Pressfield
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Games of Fire Trilogy

Games of Fire Trilogy
Author: Autumn M. Birt
Publsiher: AmWritingFantasy
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-01-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Games of Fire Trilogy Book Excerpt:

Success will destroy elemental magic. Failure condemns this world and the next. Six months after a tragic war, the world of Myrrah has found peace. But many of the heroes have not. When Zhao’s reluctant homecoming sparks a battle over the fate of Elementals among his people, he calls on his friends for help only to find they are busy with new problems of their own. And one has the potential to end all magic. For nearly destroying the world in an ancient war, the Ashanti were cursed by the Goddess Mhyrah with lifespans of less than a decade. To regain normal lives for his people, Beh’sah, will defy the traditions handed down since the dawn of time even if that means rekindling an ancient feud - one that nearly destroyed the world before it fully began. Lavinia did not seek to be named Guardian of the Spheres when she touched each to gain control of elemental power. But now that choice has propelled her to being the key to stop the Ashanti. She controls the gates that allow magic into the world. And she must close them or the Ashanti will cross into the spirit realm and gain power beyond imagination, enough to enslave or destroy the world they once sought to rule. But with the closure of each gate, an elemental power is lost and those who stand against the Ashanti are less able to fight a threat that seeks control over life and death. Welcome BACK to the world of Myrrah full of elemental magic and epic fantasy adventure! The fate of the world hangs in the balance and the sacrifice to save it might be elemental magic. Discover this exhilarating tale that has received praise such as “It is the sort of read that reminds us how great fantasy can be.” and, “Strong characters and a beautiful world hold up a fine story. We love Ms Birt’s work, we only wish we’d found her sooner.” The Games of Fire Trilogy bundle contains all three books: Spark of Defiance, Fantasia Reviews 2017 nominated book of the Year Gates of Fire & Earth, and A New Goddess PLUS the Born of Water Novel Companion that gives detailed information on the world of Myrrah begun in the Rise of the Fifth Order trilogy. Q & A Should you read the Rise of the Fifth Order trilogy before reading Games of Fire? A few readers have said they got a lot more depth for having read the Rise of the Fifth Order first. They suggest you start there! It is certainly a great introduction to the world of Myrrah and the characters by starting with Born of Water, which is free to pick up. But I won’t say you absolutely have to. And, even if you read the first trilogy but it has been a long time, I've added a brief synopsis of the first trilogy at the beginning of this one so you can refresh your memory to the big events! Is Games of Fire a continuation of the Rise of the Fifth Order trilogy? The Games of Fire and the Rise of the Fifth Order trilogies are related in that they are set in the same world of Myrrah, utilize many of the same characters, and are full of elemental magic. Games of Fire begins with Spark of Defiance, which is set six months after the final book, Spirit of Life, of the Rise of the Fifth Order trilogy ends. New problems have developed, so the Games of Fire story line is stand alone trilogy with the same heroes from the first story. However a few events that happened in the Rise of the Fifth Order are the cause of the new challenges rising in Games of Fire. So the two series are linked, but each consists of a different set of adventures and issues to solve.

Gates of Fire 27c Flr

Gates of Fire 27c Flr
Author: Steven Pressfield
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999-09-01
ISBN: 9780553666946
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gates of Fire 27c Flr Book Excerpt:

The Book of Revelation

The Book of Revelation
Author: Robert H. Mounce
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 494
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780802825377
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Revelation Book Excerpt:

This contribution to The New International Commentary on the New Testament is a revision of Robert Mounce's original entry on the book of Revelation and reflects more than twenty additional years of mature thought and the latest in scholarship.

Light It Up

Light It Up
Author: John Pettegrew
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2015-11-15
ISBN: 1421417855
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Light It Up Book Excerpt:

The Postmasculinist Marines and New Optics of Combat -- The Gladiator Robot and the Critique of Remote Warfare -- 6 Synthetic Visions of War: Conclusion and Epilogue -- Biopolitics and the Costs of War -- Digital Culture and the Computational Marine -- Subjectivity Lives and Dies -- Notes -- Essay on Primary Sources -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z

The Minor Prophets

The Minor Prophets
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 516
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Minor Prophets Book Excerpt:

100 Statements about Gates of Fire

100 Statements about Gates of Fire
Author: Anna Colling
Publsiher: Lennex
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2013-03
ISBN: 9785458894845
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Statements about Gates of Fire Book Excerpt:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

The Evangelical Universalist

The Evangelical Universalist
Author: Gregory MacDonald
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-05-11
ISBN: 1621893057
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evangelical Universalist Book Excerpt:

-Can an orthodox Christian, committed to the historic faith of the church and the authority of the Bible, be a universalist? -Is it possible to believe that salvation is found only by grace, through faith in Christ, and yet to maintain that in the end all people will be saved? -Can one believe passionately in mission if one does not think that anyone will be lost forever? -Could universalism be consistent with the teachings of the Bible? Gregory MacDonald argues that the answer is yes to all of these questions. Weaving together philosophical, theological, and biblical considerations, MacDonald seeks to show that being a committed universalist is consistent with the central teachings of the biblical texts and of historic Christian theology. This second edition contains a new preface providing the backstory of the book, two extensive new appendices, a study guide, and a Scripture index.

Flame Never Falling

Flame Never Falling
Author: , Zhenyinfang
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN: 1648571964
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flame Never Falling Book Excerpt:

An unexpected magic event led to the invasion of the human world. Facing the evil and bloodthirsty race of kerdems, human beings fight back for their own survival. In the war with the Kremlins, a human army called the flame regiment was a terror to the flame regiment. But in one expedition, the flame regiment was ambushed by the Kremlin. For the survival of human beings, for the honor of their parents. Chen Yukong led the children of the flame regiment to pick up the flags of their fathers to fight against the invasion of the Kremlin army. In the final battle, Chen Yukong used his life to destroy the space passage of the kerdems into the human world, bringing the dawn of victory for human beings to defeat the kerdems.

Jewish Views of the Afterlife

Jewish Views of the Afterlife
Author: Simcha Paull Raphael
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2009-06-15
ISBN: 0742566498
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Views of the Afterlife Book Excerpt:

This expanded second edition of the classic text on life after death in Judaism includes new material on practical applications of Jewish views of the afterlife, such as funeral, burial, and shiva, as well as an updated look at how views on death and dying have shifted in recent years. Synthesizing traditional Jewish sources with contemporary psychological thought, near-death experiences, and consciousness research, Jewish Views of the Afterlife offers a contemporary statement on ways of understanding the afterlife journey of the soul from a spiritual point-of-view. Both historical and contemporary, this book provides a rich resource for scholars and lay people, for teachers and students, and makes an important Jewish contribution to the growing contemporary psychology of death and dying.

Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature

Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 880
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Book Excerpt:

The Holy Bible Book of Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations and Ezekiel

The Holy Bible  Book of Isaiah  Jeremiah  Lamentations  and Ezekiel
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holy Bible Book of Isaiah Jeremiah Lamentations and Ezekiel Book Excerpt:

Analytical Concordance to the Bible

Analytical Concordance to the Bible
Author: Robert Young
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1094
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytical Concordance to the Bible Book Excerpt:

Out of Fire and Valor

Out of Fire and Valor
Author: Cal Snyder
Publsiher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1593730519
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Fire and Valor Book Excerpt:

A compelling and comprehensive history of New York City's Revolutionary War history plumbs this important era in the city's history, recreating every minor skirmish and major battle, as well the culture and traditions of the city during this period.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns Complete Collection

The Girl of Fire and Thorns Complete Collection
Author: Rae Carson
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 1613
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN: 0062373234
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl of Fire and Thorns Complete Collection Book Excerpt:

“Carson joins the ranks of writers like Kristin Cashore, Megan Whalen Turner, and Tamora Pierce as one of YA’s best writers of high fantasy.”—Locus Magazine All three volumes of Rae Carson's New York Times?bestselling The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy plus the three novellas set in the same world, available together! An insecure princess with an unclear destiny becomes a secret bride, a revolutionary, a queen, and—finally—the champion her world so desperately needs in this epic fantasy series that Tamora Pierce called "engrossing" and that Veronica Roth said was "intense, unique . . . definitely recommended." Once every century, one person is chosen for greatness. But the prophecy is vague, and Elisa has no idea why she was chosen or how she will fulfill the expectations. Her future is unknown and her potential is tremendous—even if she doesn't realize it. A sweeping fantasy series about a young woman finding her true strength, this is perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore's Graceling series and George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones. This collection includes the three volumes of the trilogy: book one, The Girl of Fire and Thorns; book two, The Crown of Embers; and book three, The Bitter Kingdom. It also includes the three novellas set in the world of the series: The Shadow Cats, The Shattered Mountain, and The King's Guard. Don’t miss The Empire of Dreams, Rae Carson’s action-packed return to the world of The Girl of Fire and Thorns!