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Ruler of the Realm

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Queen Holly Blue is suspicious when Lord Hairstreak, leader of the Faeries of the Night, offers the Faeries of the Light a peace treaty. But while the Faeries are bickering, the Demons of the Faerie Realm are plotting a takeover. They deviously implant Henry Atherton with a controlling device and force him to kidnap Blue, right under the noses of her brother, Pyrgus, and Lord Hairstreak. Grand adventure ensues as Henry and his friends rush to save the Faerie Realm. This dynamic new novel lives up to its predecessors in every way, filling each page with a fast-paced story that will thrill fans new and old.

The Purple Emperor

The Purple Emperor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Herbie Brennan
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When Henry Atherton returned to his own life in the suburbs of London, he thought all was well in the Faerie Ream. His new friend Pyrgus, the crown prince of Faerie, was about to be coronated as Purple Emperor. But then Princess Holly Blue arrived on Earth, seeking Henry's help once more. A plot to assassinate Pyrgus is afoot, but that's not the worst of their problems. Pyrgus's father, the murdered Purple Emperor, has been raised from the dead by means of foul necromantic sorcery. Now Lord Hairstreak and the sinister Faeries of the Night have seized control of the Realm . . . and driven Pyrgus and his allies into hiding. Henry has no choice to return to the world of Faerie to aid his friends. But that proves easier said than done when the mystical portal linking their realms goes awry. Now Henry will have to scramble just to stay alive in a fantastic world that's constantly full of surprises . . . and danger. Look for the other exciting books in this series: Faerie Wars, Ruler of the Realm, Faerie Lord, and The Faeman Quest!

Faerie Wars

Faerie Wars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Herbie Brennan
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When Henry Atherton helps Mr. Fogarty clean up around his house, he expects to find a mess and a cranky old man; what he doesn't expect to find is Pyrgus Malvae, crown prince of the Faerie realm, who has escaped the treacherous Faeries of the Night by traveling to the human world through a portal powered by trapped lightning. An egomaniacal demon prince, greedy glue factory owners Brimstone and Chalkhill, and the nefarious Lord Hairstreak, leader of the Faeries of the Night, all dream of ruling the Faerie realm and are out to kill Pyrgus. Enlisting the help of his sister, Holly Blue, and his new friend, Henry, Pyrgus must get back to the Faerie world alive before one of his many enemies gets to him instead. But how many portals are open, and can Pyrgus find the right one before it falls into the wrong hands? Conjuring scenes filled with vivid color, unforgettable detail, and fearless characters, author Herbie Brennan brings readers to the Faerie world, where nothing is ever what it seems and no one can be trusted. Look for the other exciting books in this series: The Purple Emperor, Ruler of the Realm, Faerie Lord, and The Faeman Quest!

Faerie Lord

Faerie Lord Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Herbie Brennan
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Two years after leaving the Faerie Realm, Henry Atherton finds a middleaged Pyrgus and his new wife, Nymph, in Mr. Fogarty's backyard. They explain that a terrible plague has taken hold of the Faerie Realm, causing faeries to age so rapidly that Pyrgus had to flee in order to save himself. Determined to help his friends, Henry returns to the realm, hoping to find a cure and perhaps win his way back into the heart of Queen Holly Blue. But the plague isn't what it seems, and when the treacherous villains of the Faerie Realm are involved, anything is possible. Readers are guaranteed to find themselves enmeshed in this final heart-stopping adventure from fantasy master Herbie Brennan.

Queen of the Quantum Realm

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Quiet yet discontented Hadley Town is about to wake up to a nightmare. Fourteen-year-old Jawan hadn’t been allowed to see his parents in eight years after the powerful Earth mage apprenticed him, and now he never will. They’d been struck down by the deadly purple plague that ravages Hadley Town. When his master’s magic fails to find a clue to this mystery ailment, Jawan embarks on his own search, and finds himself trapped in a world one billionth his normal size. In the world of Nanosia where Queen Quanta is queen of the Quantum Realm, subatomic particles who have a life and culture all their own. Jawan knows he doesn’t belong in this world, but he has to find a clue to the plague and stop the dastardly Lord Elveston whose machinations threaten both worlds

Realm Breaker

Realm Breaker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Victoria Aveyard
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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning new fantasy series from Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen series, begins where hope is lost and asks: When the heroes have fallen, who will take up the sword? A strange darkness grows in Allward. Even Corayne an-Amarat can feel it, tucked away in her small town at the edge of the sea. She soon discovers the truth: She is the last of an ancient lineage—and the last hope to save the world from destruction. But she won’t be alone. Even as darkness falls, she is joined by a band of unlikely companions: A squire, forced to choose between home and honor. An immortal, avenging a broken promise. An assassin, exiled and bloodthirsty. An ancient sorceress, whose riddles hide an eerie foresight. A forger with a secret past. A bounty hunter with a score to settle. Together they stand against a vicious opponent, invincible and determined to burn all kingdoms to ash, and an army unlike anything the realm has ever witnessed.

Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds

Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Daley
Editor: Lucia St. Clair Robson
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Alacrity Fitzhugh, a young space adventurer, is blackmailed into taking Hobart Floyt, a minor Terran bureaucrat, to claim a mysterious inheritance from a wealthy interstellar empire

The Faeman Quest

The Faeman Quest Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Herbie Brennan
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Herbie Brennan's popular and critically acclaimed Faerie Wars series is well known for its cast of magical characters, hilarious dialogue, and wildly inventive flights of fantasy. Now, with The Faeman Quest, Brennan returns to the world of Faerie to introduce a new character - Mella, the daughter of King Consort Henry and Queen Holly Blue. When Mella accidentally travels to the country of Haleklind, she discovers rebel forces preparing an invasion using a terrifying new magical weapon. This novel features old favorites-Brimstone, Pyrgus, and Lord Hairstreak's head-but readers will identify immediately with Mella, whose stubborn streak and fiesty daring must save the Faerie realm from mass destruction.

The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fleming Rutledge
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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The Crucifixion by Fleming Rutledge Summary

Though the apostle Paul boldly proclaimed “Christ crucified” as the heart of the gospel, Fleming Rutledge notes that preaching about the cross of Christ is remarkably neglected in most churches today. In this book Rutledge addresses the issues and controversies that have caused pastors to speak of the cross only in the most general, bland terms, precluding a full understanding and embrace of the gospel by their congregations. Countering our contemporary tendency to bypass Jesus’ crucifixion, Rutledge in these pages examines in depth all the various themes and motifs used by the New Testament evangelists and apostolic writers to explain the meaning of the cross of Christ. She mines the classical writings of the Church Fathers, the medieval scholastics, and the Reformers as well as more recent scholarship, while bringing them all into contemporary context. Widely known for her preaching, Rutledge seeks to encourage preachers, teachers, and anyone else interested in what Christians believe to be the central event of world history.

The Gates of the Necronomicon

The Gates of the Necronomicon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simon
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Every serious student of the occult is familiar with this all-powerful text. Within it lie the secrets of eternity, the forbidden knowledge of the darkunknown. Every journey into the shadows requires careful, measured steps—a proficient execution of the necessary rituals and spells, and an understanding and appreciation of the history of the world beyond. The Gates of the Necronomicon is an invaluable companion to the Mad Arab's original work. In it are essential keys to the nuance and complexities of the ancient grimoire, enabling all who dare to pass through the magical gates that separate the body, mind, and spirit; the past and future; the living and dead. The journey begins . . .

La Papauté et les croisades / The Papacy and the Crusades

La Papauté et les croisades / The Papacy and the Crusades Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michel Balard
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La Papauté et les croisades / The Papacy and the Crusades by Michel Balard Summary

This volume brings together a selection of the papers on the theme of the Papacy and the Crusades, delivered at the 7th Congress of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. After the introduction by Michel Balard, the first papers examine aspects of crusader terminology. The next section deals with events and perceptions in the West, including papers on the crusades against the Albigensians and Frederick II, and on the situation in the Iberian peninsula. There follow studies on relations between crusaders and the local populations in the Byzantine world after 1204 and Frankish Greece, and in Cilician Armenia, while a final pair looks at papal interventions in Poland and Scandinavia.

La Papauté et les croisades / The Papacy and the Crusades

La Papauté et les croisades / The Papacy and the Crusades Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Professor Michel Balard
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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La Papauté et les croisades / The Papacy and the Crusades by Professor Michel Balard Summary

This volume brings together a selection of the papers on the theme of the Papacy and the Crusades, delivered at the 7th Congress of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. After the introduction by Michel Balard, the first papers examine aspects of crusader terminology. The next section deals with events and perceptions in the West, including papers on the crusades against the Albigensians and Frederick II, and on the situation in the Iberian peninsula. There follow studies on relations between crusaders and the local populations in the Byzantine world after 1204 and Frankish Greece, and in Cilician Armenia, while a final pair looks at papal interventions in Poland and Scandinavia.

The Master Game

The Master Game Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Graham Hancock,Robert Bauval
Editor: Red Wheel Weiser
ISBN: 1934708755
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The Master Game is a rollercoaster intellectual journey through the back streets and rat runs of history to uncover the traces in architecture and monuments of a secret religion that has shaped the world. Pivotal historical events and processes, not least the Renaissance, the birth of scientific rationalism, and the French and American revolutions, are radically reevaluated in the light of new investigative evidence presented in The Master Game. Even the belief that the United States has a "global mission," so obvious today, may ultimately prove to be less the result of a shortterm reaction to terrorism than the inevitable working out of a covert plan originally set in motion almost two thousand years ago. The Master Game refers to a scheme or "game" played on the world stage to bring about a world order governed by a lofty goal which, today, we term the "Masonic Ideal." The Master Game traces the origins of this game of symbols and words and talismans from ancient Egypt all the way to modern times, and places it squarely on the elitist Scottish Rite Freemasonry, headquartered in Washington, DC, and ruled by a secretive and powerful brotherhood of men who have attained the thirtythird degree. The Master Game exposes this world order's true purpose and, more importantly, shows how it has affected the United States of America and badly backfired on 9/11. The book is adapted and expanded from the authors' earlier, outofprint book Talisman.

Children Of The Realm

Children Of The Realm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W.L. James
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781456748326
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Children Of The Realm by W.L. James Summary

Peter, Alexandra, Rudy, and Theroux are not your average middle schoolers. They are fledglings, the children of immortal warriors called Centurions fighting against a vicious enemy called the Horde. Living among humans in the small picturesque city of Boulder, Colorado, nestled against the Rocky Mountains, they study and train to one day become Centurions themselves to protect humans and paranormals alike. Ashley Morgan has known the fledglings all her life; but right before her fourteenth birthday, she discovers her friends are not who or what she’d always believed them to be: and neither is she. The question is, will her friends stand with or against her when they discover her true identity? The fledglings and Ashley must learn to trust one another and work together if they are to survive their coming confrontations with the Horde. The author paints a story that is fun, sassy, and edgy that depicts a realistic representation of the lives of today’s youth. You can contact the author at www.wljames.com

The History of British Women's Writing, 1610-1690

The History of British Women's Writing, 1610-1690 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Suzuki
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The History of British Women's Writing, 1610-1690 by M. Suzuki Summary

During the seventeenth century, in response to political and social upheavals such as the English Civil Wars, women produced writings in both manuscript and print. This volume represents recent scholarship that has uncovered new texts as well as introduced new paradigms to further our understanding of women's literary history during this period.

The Gwendolve Case

The Gwendolve Case Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cyno Noward
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493181017
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The Gwendolve Family was a rich and powerful family going by the orders of the Queen Victoria. When the entire family is killed in a fire; the Earl sets out to find the truth behind their mysterious deaths. Arie Thomson, a girl who doesn’t really seem to fit in with the others around her, has no memories of her childhood. She embarks on a journey across England with a stranger her father once knew. Both searching for something they lost. A terrible truth A long lost, childhood love. Both joined, and yet, both lost in time Love, secrets, memories, betrayal and murders all lead to one answer. The answer is found at Stonehenge.

Early Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism

Early Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peder Borgen
Editor: A&C Black
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Early Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism by Peder Borgen Summary

These studies break new ground in the exploration of early Christianity and Judaism towards the end of the Second Temple period.Professor Borgen introduces fresh perspectives on many central issues in the complexity of Judaism both within Palestine and in the Diaspora. He also examines the variety of tendencies which existed within Christianity as it emerged within Judaism and spread out into other nations.An invaluable study for all scholars, teachers and students of the New Testament in general and of Judaica, Classics and Hellenism

Cleansing the Cosmos

Cleansing the Cosmos Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E. Janet Warren
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1620324032
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Adaptation of the author's Ph. D. thesis, University of Birmingham, 2012.

Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathryn A. Bard
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134665245
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Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt by Kathryn A. Bard Summary

The Encyclopedia opens with a general map of the region and a chronology of periods and dynasties, providing a context for the entries. The first section of the volume then comprises 14 overviews which explore the history and significance of each period. The main body of the text offers more than 300 alphabetically organized entries, written by some of the most eminent scholars in this field. Areas covered include: artefacts - glass, jewellery, sculpture archaeological practices - dating techniques, representational evidence, textual sources biographies - Howard Carter, Gertrude Caton Thompson, Gaston Maspero buildings - cult temples, private tombs, pyramid complexes geographical features - agriculture, climate, irrigation sites - Abydos, Dakhla Oasis, Thebes social organization - kingship, law, taxation The text is extensively illustrated with over 120 images. Each entry is followed by a selected further reading section which includes foreign language sources to supplement the available works in English.

A History of England

A History of England Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Oman
Editor: Endymion Press
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A History of England by Charles Oman Summary

In the dim dawn of history our island was a land of wood and marsh, broken here and there by patches of open ground, and pierced by occasional track-ways, which threaded the forest and circled round the edges of the impassable fen. The inhabited districts of the country were not the fertile river-bottoms where population grew thick in after-days; these were in primitive times nothing but sedgy water-meadows or matted thickets. Men dwelt rather on the thinly wooded upland, where, if the soil was poor, it was at any rate free from the tangled undergrowth that covered the valleys. It was on the chalk ridges of Kent or Wilts, or the moorland hills of Yorkshire or Cornwall, rather than on the brink of the Thames or Severn, that the British tribes clustered thick. Down by the rivers there were but small settlements of hunters and fishers perched on some knoll that rose above the brake and the rushes.

Hamlet: Language and Writing

Hamlet: Language and Writing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dympna Callaghan
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Hamlet: Language and Writing by Dympna Callaghan Summary

This lively and informative guide reveals Hamlet as marking a turning point in Shakespeare's use of language and dramatic form as well as addressing the key problem at the play's core: Hamlet's inaction. It also looks at recent critical approaches to the play and its theatre history, including the recent David Tennant / RSC Hamlet on both stage and TV screen.

Spain's Centuries of Crisis

Spain's Centuries of Crisis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Teofilo F. Ruiz
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444342703
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Spain's Centuries of Crisis by Teofilo F. Ruiz Summary

A comprehensive history that focuses on the crises of Spain in the late middle ages and the early transformations that underpinned the later successes of the Catholic Monarchs. Illuminates Spain's history from the early fourteenth century to the union of the Crowns of Castile and Aragon in 1474 Examines the challenges and reforms of the social, economic, political, and cultural structures of the country Looks at the early transformations that readied Spain for the future opportunities and challenges of the early modern Age of Discovery Includes a helpful bibliography to direct the reader toward further study

History of the English People: Early England, 449-1071; Foreign Kings, 1071-1204; The Charter, 1204-1307; The Parliament, 1307-1461; The Monarchy 1461-1540, Puritan England, 1603-1660, the Revolution, 1660-1760; Modern England, 1760-1815 (Complete)

History of the English People: Early England, 449-1071; Foreign Kings, 1071-1204; The Charter, 1204-1307; The Parliament, 1307-1461; The Monarchy 1461-1540, Puritan England, 1603-1660, the Revolution, 1660-1760; Modern England, 1760-1815 (Complete) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Richard Green
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465559655
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History of the English People: Early England, 449-1071; Foreign Kings, 1071-1204; The Charter, 1204-1307; The Parliament, 1307-1461; The Monarchy 1461-1540, Puritan England, 1603-1660, the Revolution, 1660-1760; Modern England, 1760-1815 (Complete) by John Richard Green Summary

The Secrets of Freemasonry

The Secrets of Freemasonry Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Lomas
Editor: Robinson
ISBN: 1780333684
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The Secrets of Freemasonry by Robert Lomas Summary

Many people are curious about the existence of secret societies which claim to hold arcane religious or esoteric knowledge and pass it down through the generations via selected adepts. Classic Masonic writers including William Preston, Robert Gould, JSM Ward, AE Waite and WL Wilmshurst have written about secret traditions connected to the Temple of Sion. Each has different ideas about how mystical knowledge came into Freemasonry. Some say that the Charter of Larmenius reveals an underground line of Knight Templar Grand Masters who survived down to the nineteenth century. All agree there is a Secret Lodge or House of Adepts who continue to teach "true" knowledge of the ancient mysteries and that The Craft transmits beliefs linked to the Earls of Rosslyn, the Knights Templar, and Lodge Mother Kilwinning. Masonic expert Robert Lomas has collected together this thread of belief from old Masonic writers and rewritten it in modern English to make the ideas accessible to modern readers.

Kingdom of the Wicked

Kingdom of the Wicked Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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A James Patterson Presents Novel From the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series comes a new blockbuster series... Two sisters.One brutal murder. A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself... And an intoxicating romance. Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe -- witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family's renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin...desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister's killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that's been long forbidden. Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia's side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women's murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems...

Graceling

Graceling Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kristin Cashore
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0547351275
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Kristin Cashore’s bestselling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable-yet-strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace… and how to put it to good use. A thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure (and steamy romance!) that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world. This ebook includes sample chapters of FIRE, BITTERBLUE, and JANE, UNLIMITED.

Islamic Spirituality

Islamic Spirituality Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zeki Saritoprak
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Islamic Spirituality: Theology and Practice for the Modern World examines and explores the inner dimension of Islam. The writings of important figures in the historical development of Islamic spirituality are examined, as well as the major sources of religious authority in Islam, the Qur'an and Hadith. Both classical Sufis and Sufism are explored as well as contemporary mystics. Key figures discussed include medieval Islamic theologian al-Ghazali (d.1111), and Said Nursi (d.1960), arguably one of the most important modern theologians in the Islamic spiritual tradition. Discussing both historical and contemporary dimensions of Islamic spirituality allows the author to ground classical Sufi texts in contemporary ideas and practices. Exploring spirituality in relation to key contemporary issues such as ecology, Zeki Saritoprak demonstrates how, when, and where people can practice Islamic spirituality in the Modern world. Providing an overview of the intellectual and theological basis of Islamic spirituality, and including the author's own translations of a selection of key texts, this volume is ideal reading for courses exploring Islamic spirituality and mysticism and anyone interested in the spiritual practices of nearly a quarter of the world's population.

World History

World History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Candice Goucher,Linda Walton
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135088217
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World History: Journeys from Past to Present uses common themes to present an integrated and comprehensive survey of human history from its origins to the present day. By weaving together thematic and regional perspectives in coherent chronological narratives, Goucher and Walton transform the overwhelming sweep of the human past into a truly global story that is relevant to the contemporary issues of our time. Revised and updated throughout, the second edition of this innovative textbook combines clear chronological progression with thematically focused chapters. In this volume, chapters are divided into three parts as follows: PART 1. EMERGENCE (Human origins to 500 CE) PART 2. ORDER (1 CE-1500 CE) PART 3. CONNECTIONS (500-1600 CE) The expanded new edition features an impressive full-color design with a host of illustrations, maps and primary source excerpts integrated throughout. Chapter opening timelines supply context for the material ahead, while end of chapter questions and annotated additional resources provide students with the tools for independent study. Each chapter and part boasts introductory and summary essays that guide the reader in comprehending the relevant theme. In addition, the companion website offers a range of resources including an interactive historical timeline, an indispensable study skills section for students, tips for teaching and learning thematically, and PowerPoint slides, lecture material and discussion questions in a password protected area for instructors. This textbook provides a basic introduction for all students of World History, incorporating thematic perspectives that encourage critical thinking, link to globally relevant contemporary issues, and stimulate further study.

A Queen in Hiding

A Queen in Hiding Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Kozloff
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1250168538
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Debut author Sarah Kozloff offers a breathtaking and cinematic epic fantasy of a ruler coming of age in A Queen in Hiding first in the quartet of The Nine Realms series. Four books. Four months. Nine Realms. Readers will be able to binge this amazing fantasy series with beautiful interlocking art across the spines of all four books. Orphaned, exiled and hunted, Cerulia, Princess of Weirandale, must master the magic that is her birthright, become a ruthless guerilla fighter, and transform into the queen she is destined to be. But to do it she must win the favor of the spirits who play in mortal affairs, assemble an unlikely group of rebels, and wrest the throne from a corrupt aristocracy whose rot has spread throughout her kingdom. The Nine Realms Series #1 A Queen in Hiding #2 The Queen of Raiders #3 A Broken Queen March 2020 #4 The Cerulean Queen April 2020 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Khyber Pass

The Khyber Pass Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paddy Docherty
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571317367
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The story of the Khyber Pass, the narrow mountain route which - more than any other single place on earth - has shaped civilisations. Thirty miles long, and in places no more than sixteen metres wide, the Pass is the only natural cutting through the great mountains of the Hindu Kush - and hence the one feasible route from Central Asia into India. Its story - of the rise and fall of empires - begins with Cyrus and Darius, the great Persian kings. Legendary conquerors soon follow: first Alexander the Great, then, much later, the White Huns (who would bind the heads of their children to make their appearance in battle more frightening) and Genghis Khan. In between are the Ancient Greeks, whose reach spread east to the Pass; and tribes of nomads and barbarians whose civilizations, Paddy Docherty shows, were much more sophisticated than commonly supposed. Here also are mountain warriors and religious visionaries - around the Pass arose three of the great world religions, Buddhism, Sikhism and Islam - as well as artists, poets and scientists. In more recent times, the British army suffered its infamous retreat from Kabul in 1842. The Khyber region is still largely lawless today, a place of gunsmiths and drug markets and the hideout of terrorists. Docherty's own travels in this true frontier - and the continuing presence of US and British troops in Afghanistan - bring the story into the twenty-first century.

The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Greene
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101042451
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The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene Summary

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

The Gathering

The Gathering Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl Read
Editor: Woodslane Press
ISBN: 099418378X
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The Keeper of the Astral Plane has vanished, allowing Slegna's Unbalanced minions to wreak havoc throughout the realms of Chimera. Oletha, the Supreme Being and ruler of the Balanced Realms, has set her faithful against them. Oletha's chosen ones move through a series of arduous tasks to fulfill their destiny to become her disciples, while Slegna's disciples face difficulties of their own. With each side struggling for control, the battle lines are drawn as world after world falls victim to the unbalanced hordes threatening their way of life and an all-out confrontation looms ever closer. Carl Read weaves a magical story that will captivate lovers of exotic fantasy and intriguing adventure. Read's own personal philosophies and experiences have been shaped into a rich tapestry of beguiling characters and seductive, twisting plotlines.

Book of a Thousand Days

Book of a Thousand Days Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shannon Hale
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781599904115
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From New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale comes a Brothers Grimm fairy tale retelling about mistaken identity and love gone awry. When Lady Saren refuses to marry a man she fears, she and her maid, Dashti, are locked in a tower with just a tiny flap open to the outside world. As food runs low and the weather changes from broiling hot to unbearably cold, it is all Dashti can do to make them comfortable in their dark prison. Not long after their confinement begins, Saren's suitors arrive--one welcome, the other less so--and she orders Dashti to speak to them. Impersonating Lady Saren is a crime punishable by death, but Dashti will have to play the role many times if she is to save them both from the tower and the dangers outside. As she takes control of their desperate situation, Dashti begins to understand her own astonishing talents and believe that even a low-born maid can find true love. Don't miss any of these other books from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale: The Books of Bayern The Goose Girl Enna Burning River Secrets Forest Born The Princess Academy trilogy Princess Academy Princess Academy: Palace of Stone Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters Book of a Thousand Days Dangerous Graphic Novels with Dean Hale, illustrated by Nathan Hale Rapunzel's Revenge Calamity Jack For Adults Austenland Midnight in Austenland The Actor and the Housewife

The Race for Paradise

The Race for Paradise Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul M. Cobb
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019162523X
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In 1099, when the first crusaders arrived triumphant and bloody before the walls of Jerusalem, they carved out a Christian European presence in the Islamic world that remained for centuries, bolstered by subsequent waves of new crusades and pilgrimages. But how did medieval Muslims understand these events? What does an Islamic history of the Crusades look like? The answers may surprise you. In The Race for Paradise, we see medieval Muslims managing this new and long-lived Crusader threat not simply as victims or as victors, but as everything in-between, on all shores of the Muslim Mediterranean, from Spain to Syria. This is not just a straightforward tale of warriors and kings clashing in the Holy Land - of military confrontations and enigmatic heroes such as the great sultan Saladin. What emerges is a more complicated story of border-crossers and turncoats; of embassies and merchants; of scholars and spies, all of them seeking to manage this new threat from the barbarian fringes of their ordered world. When seen from the perspective of medieval Muslims, the Crusades emerge as something altogether different from the high-flying rhetoric of the European chronicles: as a diplomatic chess-game to be mastered, a commercial opportunity to be seized, a cultural encounter shaping Muslim experiences of Europeans until the close of the Middle Ages - and, as so often happened, a political challenge to be exploited by ambitious rulers making canny use of the language of jihad.

Seeds of Sorrow

Seeds of Sorrow Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elle Beaumont,Christis Christie
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Life for Eden is simple—until she's given to the nightmare king. Wishing for more adventure in her life, and hoping to escape from under her overprotective mother's thumb even for just a night, Eden accepts an invitation to a ball in another king's court. Despite her mother's ire, it all seems worth it as their travels take Eden away from home for the first time and into the middle realm. Draven, known as the king of nightmares and ruler of the dark realm, Andhera, desires only to remain in his kingdom and maintain control and order over the ravenous creatures that lurk in the shadows. However, he finds himself drawn away by the mysterious summons of his brother, who appears to need his aid desperately. In one evening, thrust unwittingly together, Lady Eden and King Draven find themselves beguiled, betrayed, and betrothed. Neither is prepared for what it means for them, or for the immortal realms. As politics and death intermingle, can two entirely different fae learn to rely on one another? Or will the dark realm destroy all that is held most innocent and precious within the realms, and Eden herself? Seeds of Sorrow is a romantic retelling of Hades & Persephone with a fae and vampire spin on it! If you love immersing yourself in dark, descriptive worlds, political intrigue, and romance, you'll love this story. keywords: fae romance, greek retelling, vampire romance, dark fantasy, hades and persephone, fantasy romance,

Tales Of Mystery And Imagination

Tales Of Mystery And Imagination Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 1780223811
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Republished in a form suitable for students and general readers alike.

The Demon King

The Demon King Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cinda Williams Chima
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1423136144
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New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima presents the first installment in a thrilling new fantasy series, in which the lives of Han Alister and the brave Princess Raisa collide in a magical and dangerous adventure. One day Han Alister catches three young wizard setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an amulet away from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to ensure the boy won't use it against him. The amulet once belonged to the Demon King, who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece so powerful at stake, Han knows that the Bayars will stop at nothing to get it back. Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana'Marianna has her own battle to fight. She's just returned to court after three years of riding and hunting with her father's family. Raia aspires to be like Hanalea, the legendary warrior queen who killed the Demon King and saved the world. But it seems that her mother has other plans for her-plans that include a suitor who goes against everything the Queendom stands for. The Seven Realms will tremble when the lives of Han and Raisa collide in this stunning page-turner from best-selling author Cinda Williams Chima.

Politics and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Russia

Politics and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Russia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Isabel De Madariaga
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317881893
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This is a collection of thirteen major essays on eighteenth-century Russia by one of the most distinguished Western historians. They illustrate and explore three major themes: the development of the Russian state and Russian society, in the years when Russia was changing from a minor power on the European periphery to a major actor on the continental stage; the influence of western ideas and western thought on Russian politics and culture; and the impact of the Enlightenment on Russia. This is a substantial contribution not just to the history of Russia, but to early modern Europe generally.

Realm of Knights

Realm of Knights Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Anne Davis
Editor: Reign Publishing
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Reid has spent her whole life pretending to be a man so she can inherit her father’s estate, but when a chance encounter threatens to expose her lie, she is forced to risk everything. In the kingdom of Marsden, women are subservient to men and land can only pass from father to son. So when Reid Ellington is born, the fifth daughter to one of the wealthiest landholders in the kingdom, it’s announced that Reid is a boy. Eighteen years later, Reid struggles to conceal the fact she’s actually a young woman. Every day, her secret becomes harder to keep. When one of Marsden’s princes sees her sparring with a sword, she is forced to accept his offer and lead her father’s soldiers to the border. Along the way, she discovers a covert organization within the army known as the Knights of the Realm. If Reid wants to save her family from being arrested for treason and robbed of their inheritance, she will have to join the Knights and become a weapon for the crown. To protect her family, Reid must fight like a man. To do that, she’ll need the courage of a woman.

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