Description : The third volume of Stan Nicholls' critically acclaimed fantasy War is drowning Maras Dantia. Stryke and his warband have recovered the five instrumentalities but now they must work out how to use them while there is still a world to save. And in the meantime they are being hunted from every corner and the three sisters are close to forming an unholy alliance that will overturn history. Full of action, with a pace that never lets up and a tongue firmly placed in cheek, Stan Nicholls' epic trilogy nevertheless manages to hit home hard about religion, the way we treat the natural world, how we see those who are different from us. Praised by all the reviewers and by writers as diverse as David Gemmell and Tad Williams, it is a major achievement in the genre.
Description : The international bestselling trilogy now repackaged and complete with new material Combining the acclaimed trilogy of books, BODYGUARD OF LIGHTNING, LEGION OF THUNDER and WARRIORS OF THE TEMPEST, plus a new short story previously only available in a small press anthology, this is the entire story of Stryke and his band of Orcs. Fantasy's bad guys finally get their own say in this fast-moving, action-packed, tongue-in-cheek tale of Orc valour and human treachery.
Description : The Vingin are a peaceful species, who are genetically incapable of violence. Humans and Zirans are their protectors. While Humans have shown a frightening appetite for violence, they have never reveled in it the way that their alien counterparts have. For Zirans are a brutal species with a lust for war. Human and Ziran muscle managed to defeat a horde of genocidal aggressors. But the aftermath of this struggle bears no promise of lasting peace. Storm clouds of treachery are brewing, and the shaky bonds that held this tripartite alliance together are unraveling. The tempest of a new war is erupting. Lev Gorlin, a hard-bitten veteran of the last war, must once again stand firm in the face of a new threat...
Description : THE TEMPEST OF EERIKKI - Book One - THE PANACEA QUESTWhen a Tempest is more than a violent storm.When the touch of a demonic force starts to create imbalance, 2 great divine beings decide to create a cure. Tempest is the 15 cycle daughter of two great deities. Her care is entrusted to the Sword Master of Eerikki strongest to train to become an Elite Warrior in her own right. Is she the panacea or will she become just another victim of the darkness of the dishonoured?Within the 8 turbulent Realms of MarDav, a child is delivered.Tempest, the mortal child of the divine goddess and supreme warrior, is entrusted to the care and protection of the Sword Master of Eerikki, William Tambers, so that she may be trained to become an Elite Warrior.Known for their Immense Size, Strength and Battle Skills, Elite Warriors are the best of the best and all sworn to the protection of the realms of MarDav.Tempest suddenly finds herself surrounded by other warrior trainees known as Neophytes on the practice fields, only a couple of little problems she is neither 6ft nor male. Tempest may have been gifted with immortal abilities like dea Viribus (which is the Devine strength and lusts of 10 warriors) but will she live long enough to control her immortal gifts and succeed in becoming an Elite Warrior.Or will the Dark Lord Arawn and mortal agents (the Dishonoured) succeed in destroying the panacea meant to bring equipoise back to MarDav."The Tempest of Eerikki" is an epic tale of battle-hardened warriors, fanatical dishonoured zealots, divine intervention and the coming of age of the greatest gift.Courageous fight scenes, mischievous multidimensional characters with lusts and loves a plenty. This is but the beginning of the adventures with the characters of the Panacea Quest.Warning - Adult content
Description : It is a tumultuous time for the magical and mysterious lands of Seventh Realm. There are whispers of defeated enemies that have not been heard of in more than a thousand years. The faraway cries of dragons and grumbling of giants echo across distant lands. All the while, a great darkness moves across the earth like a plague, slowly choking out all life. A silent war is about to begin across the realm. It is a war that, if left unchecked, could collapse what tenuous peace that is left between each of the races. This would tear Seventh Realm asunder and propel it into a Tide of Seasons that will never end. All the while a reluctant, reclusive warrior stirs among this change as he journeys to find his destiny.
Description : Chronicles the El Paso "salt war" of 1877, in which the region's Mexican Americans, who believed that the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo conferred common ownership of the salt lakes at the base of the Guadalupe Mountains, revolted against the Austin-based baking interests that staked a legal claim on them.
Description : Wordsmiths and Warriors explores the heritage of English through the places in Britain that shaped it. It unites the warriors, whose invasions transformed the language, with the poets, scholars, reformers, and others who helped create its character. The book relates a real journey. David and Hilary Crystal drove thousands of miles to produce this fascinating combination of English-language history and travelogue, from locations in south-east Kent to the Scottish lowlands, and from south-west Wales to the East Anglian coast. David provides the descriptions and linguistic associations, Hilary the full-colour photographs. They include a guide for anyone wanting to follow in their footsteps but arrange the book to reflect the chronology of the language. This starts with the Anglo-Saxon arrivals in Kent and in the places that show the earliest evidence of English. It ends in London with the latest apps for grammar. In between are intimate encounters with the places associated with such writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Wordsworth; the biblical Wycliffe and Tyndale; the dictionary compilers Cawdrey, Johnson, and Murray; dialect writers, elocutionists, and grammarians, and a host of other personalities. Among the book's many joys are the diverse places that allow warriors such as Byrhtnoth and King Alfred to share pages with wordsmiths like Robert Burns and Tim Bobbin, and the unexpected discoveries that enliven every stage of the authors' epic journey.
Description : In a unique analysis of Cuban literature inside and outside the country's borders, Eduardo Gonzalez looks closely at the work of three of the most important contemporary Cuban authors to write in the post-1959 diaspora: Guillermo Cabrera Infante ([email protected]), who left Cuba for good in 1965 and established himself in London; Antonio Benitez-Rojo ([email protected]), who settled in the United States; and Leonardo Padura Fuentes (b. 1955), who still lives and writes in Cuba. Through the positive experiences of exile and wandering that appear in their work, these three writers exhibit what Gonzalez calls "Romantic authorship," a deep connection to the Romantic spirit of irony and complex sublimity crafted in literature by Lord Byron, Thomas De Quincey, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In Gonzalez's view, a writer becomes a belated Romantic by dint of exile adopted creatively with comic or tragic irony. Gonzalez weaves into his analysis related cinematic elements of myth, folktale, and the grotesque that appear in the work of filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Pedro Almodovar. Placing the three Cuban writers in conversation with artists and thinkers from British and American literature, anthropology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and cinema, Gonzlez ultimately provides a space in which Cuba and its literature, inside and outside its borders, are deprovincialized.
Description : The fascinating sacred tales of Rabbi Nahman (1772-1810) are presented to the world in the most authentic translations ever accomplished.