Book 54 in the New York Times Bestselling series The Horus Heresy. Discover the last battles leading to the Siege of Terra... The skies darken over Terra as the final battle for the Throne looms ever closer... As the Traitor primarchs muster to the Warmaster’s banner, it is Mortarion who is sent ahead as the vanguard of the Traitor forces. But as he and his warriors make way, they become lost in the warp and stricken by a terrible plague. Once thought of as unbreakable, the legendary Death Guard are brought to their knees. To save his Legion, Mortarion must strike a most terrible bargain that will damn his sons for eternity. Meanwhile, in the cloisters of Holy Terra, a plot is afoot to create sedition and carnage in advance of the Horus’s armies. Taking matters into his own hands, Malcador the Sigillite seeks to put a stop to any insurrection but discovers a plot that he will need all of his cunning and battle-craft to overcome.
Skye Eskel has taken the throne of her kingdom. Despite opposition from all sides and a prophecy that promised her country's destruction, she's fought her way to the throne. Even as she secures her position, though, threats are mounting, from the blood cult led by her own estranged sister, to the vicious ghosts they've unleashed. She has new visitors to contend with, too. Stuck playing host to a delegation from the Imaldran Empire, Skye must navigate a prince's demands, even as traitors rise all around her. Prince Inigo has an offer to make, one that might finally give this new queen the strength she needs to dismantle her enemies – or see her crown in the hands of a foreign king. And despite all her efforts, the revenants are getting stronger. If Skye can't find a way to defeat them, whoever holds the throne will cease to matter. If both ghosts and Nocturnes can't be overcome, it won't be long before there's nothing left to rule.
A wizard capable of casting in shadow magic seeks out Ryson Acumen in hopes of examining the Sword of Decree. The magic caster believes there is a secret hidden in the sword. Through the power of shadow, he tells the delver he can examine the history of the blade's enchantment. When Ryson decides to investigate further, he ventures into the heart of Dark Spruce Forest. He follows a trail of magic unaware of the deception behind the tale. When he returns home, he finds the town of Burbon under siege by an army of goblins and an old enemy waiting to exact revenge. Still believing the sincerity of the magic caster, Ryson follows the wizard's advice in hopes of removing the dark creatures from the land. He realizes too late that the spell caster has deceived him and that the welfare of the land has been placed in jeopardy. His friends are threatened and face incredible levels of destruction. Even the spirit of Sy Fenden is endangered. Realizing that escape is impossible, Ryson turns to an unexpected guardian and forces a confrontation with the spell caster.
The sequel to New York Times bestseller Level Zero Heroes Level Zero Heroes, Michael Golembesky's bestselling account of Marine Special Operations Team 8222 in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, was just the beginning for these now battle-hardened special operations warriors. The unforgiving Afghan winter has settled upon the 22 men of Marine Special Operations Team 8222, callsign Dagger 22, in the remote and hostile river valley of Bala Murghab, Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters in the region would have liked nothing more than to once again go dormant and rest until the new spring fighting season began. No chance of that—this winter would be different. Along with Afghan and International Security Forces (NATO), the Marines of Dagger 22 continued their fight throughout the harsh winter to shape the battlefield before the Afghan ground began to thaw. From one firefight to the next, the noose began to tighten around the village of Daneh Pasab and the Taliban command cell operating there. On April 6, 2010, a ground force consisting of U.S. Army Special Forces, Afghan Commandos and Marine Corps special operations conducted a night assault to destroy the heavily entrenched Taliban force, breaking their grip on the valley and stopping the spring offensive before it even began. But nothing in Bala Murghab comes easily as combat operations wear on the operators of Dagger 22 as they lean on each other once again in order to complete their mission in one of the most brutal environments on earth.
Alive with the wisdom, artistry, and emotion of more than 250 poets from nearly one hundred countries, this anthology celebrates the multifaceted experience of contemporary manhood. The lives into which these poems invite us reveal the influences of culture, heredity, personal experience, values, beliefs, wishes, desires, loves, and betrayals. Men are notoriously reluctant to open up and discuss these things; and yet when they do--as in these poems--they tell us about their families, lovers, relationships, political and religious beliefs, sexuality, and childhoods. There is much to learn here about who men are and how they see their worlds. Collects close to three hundred poems, in English or English translation, by more than 250 poets. Nearly one hundred countries are represented, from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean, North America, and Oceania (including Australia and New Zealand). Organized in topical sections: Boyhood and Youth; Families; Identities: Cultural, Personal, Male; Men and Women; Myth, Archetypes, and Spirituality; Politics, War, and Revolution; Sex and Sexuality; Poets and Poetry, Artists and Art; Brothers, Friends, Mentors, and Rivals; Work, Sports, and Games; Aging, Illness, and Death.
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world. Dagger is a Trivator warrior. He is known for his dark and dangerous edge, making him the perfect warrior for impossible missions. He fears nothing, until he meets a young, delicate human female who wakens his heart. Her gentle touch, soft voice, and her shy sense of humor touch him in a way he never thought could happen. The thought of anything harming something so beautiful and fragile fills him with terror. Jordan Sampson is slowly adjusting to her new life on a strange planet far away from war-torn Earth. She had been seventeen when she was brought to the Trivator’s home world of Rathon along with her older sister, Jesse, and younger sister, Taylor, a couple years earlier. Fear, confusion, and uncertainty of what the future holds threaten to drown her as she tries to fit in. There is only one hope that keeps her going. It is the handsome alien male that stirs something deep inside her and makes her feel whole. When Dagger is captured during a mission and sold to the illegal Fight Rings, it is only the memory of Jordan that keeps him going. Time blurs as he slowly sinks deeper and deeper into a world of violence and pain until he becomes more animal than Trivator. Jordan knows Dagger is out there, somewhere. She can feel him in her heart. The heart she gave to him the first time he held her protectively in his arms. When she discovers where he is being held, she refuses to let anything stop her from rescuing him. What Jordan doesn’t realize is that she has been Dagger’s hope during his captivity. The one thing that holds the thin thread to his sanity. The fight to save Dagger takes Jordan on a journey that she hopes they both survive. The star system is a dangerous place for a young human female and a damaged Trivator warrior. Can Jordan reach Dagger in time, and if she does, can she heal his shattered soul? More books in the Alliance series: Hunter’s Claim: The Alliance Book 1 Razor’s Traitorous Heart: The Alliance Book 2 Dagger’s Hope: The Alliance Book 3 Saber’s Challenge: The Alliance Book 4 Destin’s Hold: The Alliance Book 5 Related series: Lords of Kassis Magic, New Mexico Science fiction romance; sci-fi romance; paranormal romance; alien romance; fantasy; romance, s.e. smith; se smith; sci-fi series; Urban fantasy; paranormal series. http://sesmithfl.com https://www.facebook.com/se.smith.5
Faith is Dead! - Or so it seems as a ragtag group of freedom fighters on the icy planet of Staranana decide to give up the fight. Few can truly blame them, for 5000 years of torment and death under an immortal tyrant have taken a devastating toll. Long ago, the Lord God promised a deliverer called the Blood of the Land. However, after millennia of waiting it seems that God has forgotten His promise and abandoned the tiny world of Staranana. In the midst of this chaos a single family remains faithful and continues to trust in the promises of God. Together they embark on a quest to find the Blood of the Land and ultimately overthrow the cruel dictator, Emperor Seth. Murder, betrayal, and miracles of God await the Moonbeams on their quest, and the ultimate question remains: Does God still care about Staranana?
First published in 1992, Medieval Military Technology has become the definitive book in its field, garnering much praise and a large readership. This thorough update of a classic book, regarded as both an excellent overview and an important piece of scholarship, includes fully revised content, new sections on the use of horses, handguns, incendiary weapons, and siege engines, and eighteen new illustrations. The four key organizing sections of the book still remain: arms and armor, artillery, fortifications, and warships. Throughout, the authors connect these technologies to broader themes and developments in medieval society as well as to current scholarly and curatorial controversies.
The Luddites are rioting. Everywhere there is talk of rebellion. When machinery is brought to the local mill Jem knows where his loyalties lie. And soon he finds himself caught up in a conflict which might destroy him and his family for ever. An exciting story of divided loyalties, by a million-copy-selling author.
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Kelsey Cafferty returns to Daradawn to again battle the dark mage Dirkk., but this time Dirkk's evil is aided by the emerald dagger and the demon that lives inside of it. Will the magic of the blue flame be powerful enough to conquer both? & ;& ;The dark mage Dirkk has not been idle for the seven years the rift has been closed into Daradawn. With the help of Daraodh, the demon who lives inside the emerald dagger, he is again ready to challenge Queen Tessa for all. & ;& ;It will take the coming together of man, elf, fairie , dwarf, unicorn and dragon to bring him down. Can differences be put aside between those of the air and those of the ground? Can Regan Canterville, even though a chosen of the Power, reason with a rage-filled dragon? & ;& ;If not, all will be lost. & ;
The study of European archaeology dates back to the 19th century, but the number of archaeologists, projects, and publications has increased greatly during the last three decades. With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the restructuring of several countries, archaeology in Europe has more opportunity for interaction and research than previously was possible. This comprehensive volume covers the Prehistoric period in Europe, from the earliest appearance of humans to the rise of the Roman Empire and includes the Paleolithic, Mesolithic Bronze and Iron Ages. Throughout these periods, the major developments and explored using the archaeological data including: technology; trade; settlement; warfare; ritual. Using methodologies and theories that were previously unknown in Europe decades ago, new discoveries and arguments are included in the research as well as reevaluations of previous discoveries. This work also includes a present geographical summary and how it impacts the current archaeological discoveries and research being conducted. European Prehistory: A Survey includes many comprehensive maps and site photos. It will be a vital resource to prehistoric archaeologists, anthropologists and historians in and outside of Europe.
Matthew became King after his fathers timely death. And he is afraid that he cant live up to his fathers standers. As Matthew worries about becoming a good King someone is trying to shorten his life. He calls them accidents but others think not. Matthew begins to trust no one and fears that the ones he loves are out to get him. Why is someone trying to kill him and what do they have to gain? Will Matthew live long enough to find the one who means to end his life?
In 1342, an old wizard stands atop a pile of rubble that was once a bustling village, complete with happy citizens, a vibrant marketplace, and a mighty castle. Cursing the conflict that brought this civilization to an untimely end, the old wizard bestows his last bit of magic on a spectacular dagger. He buries the dagger deep within the earth, praying that one day it will be found by somebody brave enough, and smart enough, to save the village from ruin. Centuries later, Tyler Gerard and his best friend Brandon Giles enter a contest, the prize for which is the opportunity to join legendary explorer Professor Fielding Atlas on his quest to ind the Summoning Dagger of Mercastus. Although both boys have the full and active imaginations that are typical of seventh graders, nothing will prepare them for the incredible adventure that lies ahead... PAUL MAGUIRE lives with his wife and two sons in New York City, a place he has called home since 1990. After working on the New York Stock Exchange for more than two decades, he decided to shift gears dramatically and pursue his lifelong dream of writing. Professor Atlas and the Summoning Dagger is Maguire's first effort in this new endeavor, and he hopes to continue telling the tales of Professor Atlas's adventures in many future installments. Maguire wishes to give thanks to his family for the many ways they have helped him during this effort. To Coleen, who offered a great deal of support and encouragement, and to Andy and Finn, who provided the ideas and the inspiration which truly brought Professor Atlas to life. Maguire also thanks his father, Jim, who taught him how to tell a story, and his mother, Diane, who taught him almost everything else.