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Rising Empire: Part 1
  • Author : C.S. Woolley
  • Publisher : Mightier Than the Sword UK Publications
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • An empire will rise and nations will fall. The nine kingdoms of Celadmore are at war. The people suffer under tyrants that strive to gain land and power in the struggle for superiority. Queen Kasnata, the wife of King Mercia Nosfa VI is trapped in a loveless, political marriage, her children are being held hostage by her husband to force her armies to march on his every whim. The people of Grashindorph, the capital city of Nosfa, are oppressed by their king and beneath the surface of the city a revolution stirs. As war threatens to tear Celadmore to pieces, Kasnata struggles to bring peace back to the realm, fighting against bribery and corruption to bring hope to all those that are oppressed, as well as those that have been caught in the savagery of warring kings. Can the legendary queen, Empress of the Order find the strength to fight knowing the fate of her people rests on her shoulders? “We assume he has been alone with the queen for the last few days and yet no one seems too concerned about it. He seems to have the trust of a lot of very suspicious individuals. If I were an assassin or a spy, then that is how I would infiltrate our people.” Misna observed with a shrug. “You are an assassin, spy and infiltrator.” Amalia said with a raised eyebrow. “Then perhaps we should be more mindful of General Bird than we have been.”

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    Rising Empire: Part 1
  • Author : C. S. Woolley
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1493618164
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The nine kingdoms of Celadmore are at war. The people suffer under tyrants that strive to gain land and power in the struggle for superiority. Queen Kasnata, the wife of King Mercia Nosfa VI is trapped in a loveless, political marriage, her children are being held hostage by her husband to force her armies to march on his every whim. The people of Grashindorph, the capital city of Nosfa, are oppressed by their king and beneath the surface of the city a revolution stirs. As war threatens to tear Celadmore to pieces, Kasnata struggles to bring peace back to the realm, fighting against bribery and corruption to bring hope to all those that are oppressed, as well as those that have been caught in the savagery of warring kings. Can the legendary queen, Empress of the Order find the strength to fight knowing the fate of her people rests on her shoulders? "We assume he has been alone with the queen for the last few days and yet no one seems too concerned about it. He seems to have the trust of a lot of very suspicious individuals. If I were an assassin or a spy, then that is how I would infiltrate our people." Misna observed with a shrug. "You are an assassin, spy and infiltrator." Amalia said with a raised eyebrow. "Then perhaps we should be more mindful of General Bird than we have been."

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    Rising Empire: Part 2
  • Author : C. S. Woolley
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 1496062531
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  • Genre : Books
  • A blood moon rises and madness is unleashed The nine kingdoms of Celadmore are at war. The people suffer under tyrants that strive to gain land and power in the struggle for superiority. Kasnata, Queen of the Order and Queen of Nosfa leads her armies against the people of Delma. A war she did not want to fight, but her husband, the King of Nosfa, Mercia Nosfa VI has forced her hand. Leinad, the heir to the throne of Nosfa and son of Kasnata, is held hostage in the city of Grashindorph where revolution is beginning. Hermia, mother of Mercia and former Queen of Nosfa leads the revolution against her son, a revolution to end the wars and tyranny that their people suffer under. Kasna and Kia are safe from their father in the Oasis of Tulna, but Duke Kelmar DeLacey, Regent of Delma, still hunts for them. Kasnata's empire is growing and her legacy is being forged through war, not diplomacy, a mantle her people will carry down the ages. But there is more at work than any mortal knows, their lives, though fleeting, will form the realm and the consequences of their actions will be felt for centuries to come. "The people of Grashindorph screamed and wept. The soldiers that remained to guard the city had been turned against the people. Innocent people were dragged from the homes in the middle of the day as well as the night. Those that were taken without a fight were not seen again, those that tried to resist were boarded up in their homes with their families and the buildings set alight, so that all that was within them was tuned to ash. Helez and Asahel could do nothing to help the people of Grashindorph. They watched in silence from the rooftops, and followed those that were arrested. They knew where those accused of treachery were being held, but with only two of them, they could not attempt to rescue them all. So the two men waited, gathering what information they could, praying that the Gibborim would soon be able to move against the king and end the madness." The Chronicles of Celadmore (in chronological order) The Rising Empire Trilogy 1. Rising Empire: Part 1 2. Rising Empire: Part 2 3. Rising Empire: Part 3 The Shroud of Darkness Trilogy 4. Shroud of Darkness 5. Lady of Fire 6. End of Days The Fading Dawn Trilogy 7. When Darkness Falls 8. Torn Allegiance 9. Fading Dawn

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    Beginnings
  • Author : C.S. Woolley
  • Publisher : Mightier Than the Sword UK Publications
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • My name is Nicolette Mace, though the city knows me as the Raven Siren. I'm the youngest private investigator most people have ever come across. I've been in hospital more times than I have been in a school class room. I was playing with guns when I was four years old; I knew how to drive cars at seven. I've spent most of my life running around the toughest and meanest streets this city has to offer and they haven't found something that can kill me yet. I am Nicolette Mace, I am the Raven Siren and nothing is going to stop me from taking my revenge.

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    WYRD
  • Author : C.S. Woolley
  • Publisher : Mightier Than the Sword UK Publications
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Get swept away on an adventure and see history coming to life before your eyes with the Children of Snotingas. If you love Children’s action and adventure stories for ages seven and up, you’ll love C.S. Woolley’s thrilling Anglo-Saxon stories. Life in Anglo-Saxon England is far from fair, but times are changing in Snotingas. As King Penda breaks away from Nordhymbria, six young boys see a chance to change their lives for the better. Wayland, Halsey and Channing are all slaves. Ransom, Seward and Tostig are all from the ceorl class of servants. Each boy dreams of being a warrior and now they finally have a chance. War with Nordhymbria means that not only can the lives of slaves and servants change, but the lives of the children of kings and thanes. Kipp, Morven and Nyle are all warriors and sons of some of the most powerful families in Nordhymbria, but none of that means anything now that they are prisoners of Snot. However, the three boys have no plans to sit by and wait for the war to end. Instead, they are determined to cause as many problems as they can for their captors, but the sons of Nordhymbria still have to contend with the daughters of Snotingas. Will the sons of Nordhymbria escape and return to their homes? Will Wayland, Halsey, Channing, Ransom, Seward and Tostig achieve their dreams of becoming warriors? Step back in time to the age of King Penda, when the kingdom of Mercia was born. Buy WYRD today and discover history like never before.

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    Nyphron Rising
  • Author : Michael J. Sullivan
  • Publisher : Ridan Publishing
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 9780979621147
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A PUPPET IS CROWNED. THE TRUE HEIR REMAINS HIDDEN. A ROGUE'S SECRET COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING. War has come to Melengar. To save her kingdom, Princess Arista runs a desperate gamble when she defies her brother and hires Royce and Hadrian for a dangerous mission. As the power of the Nyphron Empire grows, so does Royce's suspicion that the wizard Esrahaddon is using the thieves as pawns in his own game. To find the truth, he must unravel the secret of Hadrian's past-what he discovers could change the future for all of Elan. The Riyria Revelations is shaping up to be one of the most original and entertaining fantasy series I've seen in years. King of the Nerds Fantasy Reviews Another absolutely riveting installment in The Riyria Revelations series! Once again, Michael J. Sullivan did not disappoint. There was suspense, humor, action, treachery, and even a tiny bit of love thrown in. Ramblings & More Mr. Sullivan continues to impress. In Royce and Hadrian he has created some of the best characters the genre has seen in some time, and in Avempartha he shows that he knows what to do with them. Speculative Fiction Junkie

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    DECEIT: A Viking Saga for Children Ages 7 and Up
  • Author : C.S. Woolley
  • Publisher : Mightier Than the Sword UK Publications
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • What hope is there when all have been deceived? The dreamworld has been prepared by the elves, and the children of the heroes of the Danelands must travel to face unknown dangers. They have no weapons or powers, only their minds and magical amulets around their necks to protect themselves from the dark power of the Bergkonge. But are the amulets enough to protect the children from their enemy? The elves watch over the children as they sleep, but they are powerless to see or stop what happens in the dreamworld. The children must take on the challenges of the dreamworld to open the path to the Bergkonge’s lair in the real world, and all their parents can do is wait, and hope, in the penultimate book in the Bergkonge story arc in The Children of Ribe series. =+=+= The Children of Ribe is a Viking Saga for children bringing the culture and mythology of the Danish Vikings to life. The book series has been influenced by Enid Blyton, Arthur Ransome, Susan Cooper, J R R Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. Based in Denmark during the time of the Vikings, these books are tales of magic and danger that are suitable for children from the ages of seven and up to read on their own but also perfect for people to read to children from the age of 4. The Children of Ribe is a modern fairy tale that brings elements of Danish folklore and mythology to life mixed with elements of Viking culture. These books have been designed to help children with dyslexia to read. You can watch author C.S. Woolley talking about dyslexia and reading from FATE, book 1 in the Children of Ribe series here: https://youtu.be/EcnKLKa5c98 Whether you are interested in Vikings, studying them at school, or are simply shopping for the perfect gift for your favourite bookworm, the Children of Ribe series is just what you are looking for. =+=+= The Children of Ribe books have all been formatted to help encourage dyslexic children and reluctant readers to engage with books. The type space and font sizing are larger than in most books and the font has been chosen as it is much easier to read.

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    Regicide
  • Author : C.S. Woolley
  • Publisher : Mightier Than the Sword UK Publications
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • It’s time to kill the king. The city of Lund is under siege. The Bergkonge has sent an army of dark elves and frost giants to put an end to the resistance against his rule once and for all. In Lund the combined powers of the humans, dwarves, light elves, and the guardians of the arm rings of Yngvar wait to face those of the mountain king. For them, destroying the Bergkonge is not a matter of pride or a desire for victory, it is all about survival. Not only for Midgard, but all of the nine realms. Trapped in the dreamworld by the Bergkonge, the children of the heroes of the Danelands struggle to find a way to escape. Their mission to unlock the path to the Bergkonge’s lair complete, they long to return home to help fight in the final battle. As the frost giants attack Lund, it seems as though the guardians of the arm rings of Yngvar will hold the city on their own, but the queen of the dark elves has yet to attack, and the Bergkonge has yet to call his most deadly warriors to the battlefield. More than lives are on the line as the alliance between those in Lund, held together by the heroes of the Danelands, makes its one and only stand against the darkness of the mountain king. Can the heroes of the Danelands triumph over the forces of darkness once more, or are the nine realms doomed to cower for eternity under the shadow of the Bergkonge? If your kids love adventure, magic and overcoming impossible odds, then they will love C.S. Woolley’s Children of Ribe series. Get Regicide today and discover the myths, magic and legends in the Viking world of the Children of Ribe. =+=+= The Children of Ribe is a Viking Saga for children bringing the culture and mythology of the Danish Vikings to life. The book series has been influenced by Enid Blyton, Arthur Ransome, Susan Cooper, J R R Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. Based in Denmark during the time of the Vikings, these books are tales of magic and danger that are suitable for children from the ages of seven and up to read on their own but also perfect for people to read to children from the age of 4. The Children of Ribe is a modern fairy tale that brings elements of Danish folklore and mythology to life mixed with elements of Viking culture. These books have been designed to help children with dyslexia to read. You can watch author C.S. Woolley talking about dyslexia and reading from FATE, book 1 in the Children of Ribe series here: https://youtu.be/EcnKLKa5c98 Whether you are interested in Vikings, studying them at school, or are simply shopping for the perfect gift for your favourite bookworm, the Children of Ribe series is just what you are looking for. =+=+= The Children of Ribe books have all been formatted to help encourage dyslexic children and reluctant readers to engage with books. The type space and font sizing are larger than in most books and the font has been chosen as it is much easier to read.

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    FATE: A Viking Saga for Children Ages 7 and Up
  • Author : C.S. Woolley
  • Publisher : Mightier Than the Sword UK Publications
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In a land of myths and legends, FATE always has the upper hand. Erland Kalebsen always dreamed of being a warrior, but now his dream is about to become a nightmare. The sons and daughters of the last generation of warriors grew up on stories of honour, glory and daring. When a new girl arrives in Ribe, a prophecy, which is centuries old, begins to unfold. When a girl from an across the sea arrives in Ribe, war is not far from the land. Yet hope is not lost, for the power of the arm rings can restore the balance and bring peace to all the tribes. Eight arm rings forged by the hand of Yngvar, filled with untold power. But if the hands of darkness hold them, the curse of Reinholdt will be unleashed and no power of man nor god can save the light of Midgard. An attack on the town by the warriors of Hedeby flings Erland, Christian, Dalla, Eva, Riki and Wifrith the wolf into an adventure that promises to change their lives forever. Out in the wilds of the Danelands, there are more dangers to worry about than the warriors of Hedeby pursuing them at every turn. Mythical and magical beasts stalk the land, as do the völvur, witches or staff wielders, with motivations of their own. Ambushed by their fireside, the children find themselves at the mercy of Ciara the völva. Can the adventurers escape the clutches of the witch, avoid the warriors of Hedeby, and find the arm ring of Yngvar that is hidden near the city of Lindholm, or are they doomed to fail, plunging their homeland into the unending fires of war. For readers who like tales of wonder, Viking adventures, and fairy tales, FATE is a book that is not to be missed. Buy FATE today and find yourself on your own Viking adventure. =+=+= The paperback books are specially formatted to help engage dyslexic and reluctant readers, making reading less of a chore and more of a joy. The Children of Ribe is a Viking Saga for children bringing the culture and mythology of the Danish Vikings to life. The book series has been influenced by Enid Blyton, Arthur Ransome, Susan Cooper, J R R Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. Based in Denmark during the time of the Vikings, these books are tales of magic and danger that are suitable for children from the ages of seven and up to read on their own but also perfect for people to read to children from the age of 4. The Children of Ribe is a modern fairy tale that brings elements of Danish folklore and mythology to life mixed with elements of Viking culture. These books have been designed to help children with dyslexia to read. You can watch author C.S. Woolley talking about dyslexia and reading from FATE, book 1 in the Children of Ribe series here: https://youtu.be/EcnKLKa5c98 Whether you are interested in Vikings, studying them at school, or are simply shopping for the perfect gift for your favourite bookworm, the Children of Ribe series is just what you are looking for. =+=+= The Children of Ribe books have all been formatted to help encourage dyslexic children and reluctant readers to engage with books. The type space and font sizing are larger than in most books and the font has been chosen as it is much easier to read. =+=+= For ages 7 and up =+=+= The replica arm rings are available separately or as part of the gift set below. To find out more about the arm rings, see the listing here https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/686642119/viking-replica-arm-rings

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    Rising Empire
  • Author : C. S. Woolley
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1539708225
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  • Genre : Books
  • The streets run red with rebellion. The siege of Delma has not been broken, Methanlan and Shaul are lost in the city, and Kasna remains a prisoner. Duke Kelmar DeLacey, the Regent of Delma, must choose between obeying his King, gone mad, and the woman he loves, the daughter of his most dangerous enemy. The people of the cities of Celadmore can taste revolution in the air as the Gibborim stirs. Kasnata stands upon the brink of victory over her husband and the people of Delma, but there is doubt in her mind. Tola thirsts for vengeance for the murder of his lover, Renta, blinding him from all else around him. King Mercia Nosfa VI holds Lady Mia captive, a trap laid to capture her brother and traitor to his people, General Rathe Bird. But the king's madness increases with every passing day, losing what is left of his mind under the influence of Neesa's magic. Mia weeps over Joab, her heart and will broken, resigned to her fate as a unwilling second bride of the king. Kasanta's empire has risen, but how will those that have fought and died be remembered and how will the most dangerous secrets of Celadmore be buried?

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    First Great Triumph
  • Author : Warren Zimmermann
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 598
  • ISBN : 9780374528935
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Documents how the United States rose to a significant world power one century ago through the actions of five political figures, including Theodore Roosevelt, naval strategist Alfred T. Mahan, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Secretary of State John Hay, and colonial administrator Elihu Root. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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    Empire of the Summer Moon
  • Author : S. C. Gwynne
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : 9781416597155
  • Reader Reviews : 63
  • Genre : History
  • *Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award* *A New York Times Notable Book* *Winner of the Texas Book Award and the Oklahoma Book Award* This New York Times bestseller and stunning historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West “is nothing short of a revelation…will leave dust and blood on your jeans” (The New York Times Book Review). Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined when the American West opened up. Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. The war with the Comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation. Gwynne’s exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads, and the amazing story of Cynthia Ann Parker and her son Quanah—a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being. Hailed by critics, S. C. Gwynne’s account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told. Empire of the Summer Moon announces him as a major new writer of American history.

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    Empire Rising
  • Author : Rick Campbell
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781466835801
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After a long, secret military buildup, China launches a swift and deadly attack on Taiwan. But that's only their first move in a much deadlier game. In Rick Campbell's thrilling Empire Rising, Xiang Chenglei, Chinese president and party secretary, has both a problem and a plan. The problem is that China's limited supply of oil is threatening to derail its economic growth and prosperity. Having failed to win access to a greater supply diplomatically, he sets his backup plan in motion. And what is war, but diplomacy by other means? The U.S. Pacific Fleet is the major military force in the area, and when Taiwan is invaded, the fleet is sent in to repel the invading Chinese forces. The U.S. military expects it to be an easy operation, but after a decades-long, top-secret buildup, China has military capabilities far greater than the United States is aware of. With hidden batteries of long range missiles, advanced cyber warfare capabilities, and a submarine fleet wielding a secret weapon, China is able to overwhelm the American fleet. In fact, China all but wipes out the U.S. Pacific Fleet—leaving them free to turn to their real objective—invasion and expansion across Asia, starting with the four main islands of Japan. While the Atlantic Fleet surges westward to defend its allies and respond to the destruction of their counterparts, it falls to an unlikely alliance of three people to stop this incursion and prevent an all-but-inevitable global war. National Security Advisor Christine O'Connor has critical information, but she's trapped in Beijing; Captain Murray Wilson, commanding officer of the submarine USS Michigan must somehow infiltrate the Chinese submarine blockade; and Navy SEAL Jake Harrison must lead a strike team into the most hostile of territories with only hours to implement the most daring plan ever.

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    Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun
  • Author : June Teufel Dreyer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 479
  • ISBN : 9780195375664
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  • Genre : History
  • "Japan and China have been rivals for more than a millennium. Until the late nineteenth century, China was the more powerful, while Japan took the upper hand in the twentieth century. Now, China's resurgence has emboldened it as Japan perceives itself falling behind, exacerbating long-standing historical frictions ... Dreyer argues that recent disputes should be seen as manifestations of embedded rivalries rather than as issues whose resolution would provide a lasting solution to deep-standing disputes"--Jacket.

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    Foreign relations, part 1
  • Author : Marion Mills Miller
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN : UFL:31262056304727
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  • Genre : Civil rights
  • Read and download full book Foreign relations, part 1

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    Great Debates in American History: Foreign relations, part 1
  • Author : Marion Mills Miller
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B533881
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  • Genre : Civil rights
  • Read and download full book Great Debates in American History: Foreign relations, part 1

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    Rising Empire Trilogy
  • Author : C. S. Woolley
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 710
  • ISBN : 154114130X
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  • Genre : Books
  • The story of Queen Kasnata of the Order. Her actions created a legacy that lasted for more than 400 years. She forged an empire in the midst of war and brought peace to the nine kingdoms of Celadmore. Her reputation was formed in blood, but history is more legend than fact, those that followed in her line would not know the truth of what happened to her, her enemies, her allies or her children. For, when history is recorded, it is only what the keepers wish to be remembered that is written down. The past hides many secrets, especially when it comes to the foundations of an empire that is built to last for centuries.

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    Great Debates in American History: Foreign relations, part 1; with an introduction by W. J. Bryan
  • Author : Marion Mills Miller
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : UOM:49015002567171
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Civil rights
  • Read and download full book Great Debates in American History: Foreign relations, part 1; with an introduction by W. J. Bryan

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    A History of the Jews in Babylonia, Part 1
  • Author : Jacob Neusner
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781725222892
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Read and download full book A History of the Jews in Babylonia, Part 1

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    The Cambridge Ancient History: 3rd ed., pt. 1. The Middle East and the Aegean region c. 1800-1380 B.C., 1973. pt. 2. The Middle East and the Aegean region c. 1380-1000 B.C. 1975
  • Author : John Bagnell Bury,Stanley Arthur Cook,Frank Ezra Adcock
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 796
  • ISBN : PSU:000053789006
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  • Genre : History, Ancient
  • Read and download full book The Cambridge Ancient History: 3rd ed., pt. 1. The Middle East and the Aegean region c. 1800-1380 B.C., 1973. pt. 2. The Middle East and the Aegean region c. 1380-1000 B.C. 1975

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    Rise of Empire
  • Author : Michael J. Sullivan
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN : 9780316192439
  • Reader Reviews : 37
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The adventure continues as Royce and Hadrian aid the struggling kingdom of Melengar as it alone stands in defiance against the newly formed empire. War approaches and a desperate gamble behind enemy lines is their only chance at forming an alliance with the Nationalists to the south. But Royce has plans of his own as he uses this opportunity to discover if an ancient wizard is using Riyria as pawns in his own bid for power. To find the truth, Royce must unravel Hadrian's hidden past. What he discovers will lead them to the end of the known world, on a journey rife with treachery and intrigue. When author Michael J. Sullivan self-published the first books of his Riyria Revelations, they rapidly became ebook bestsellers. Now, Orbit is pleased to present the complete series for the first time in bookstores everywhere. Rise of Empire was originally published as: Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm. BOOKS IN THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS Theft of Swords (The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha) Rise of Empire (Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm) Heir of Novron (Wintertide & Percepliquis)

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    The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery
  • Author : Paul Kennedy
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780141983837
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  • Genre : History
  • Paul Kennedy's classic naval history, now updated with a new introduction by the author This acclaimed book traces Britain's rise and fall as a sea power from the Tudors to the present day. Challenging the traditional view that the British are natural 'sons of the waves', he suggests instead that the country's fortunes as a significant maritime force have always been bound up with its economic growth. In doing so, he contributes significantly to the centuries-long debate between 'continental' and 'maritime' schools of strategy over Britain's policy in times of war. Setting British naval history within a framework of national, international, economic, political and strategic considerations, he offers a fresh approach to one of the central questions in British history. A new introduction extends his analysis into the twenty-first century and reflects on current American and Chinese ambitions for naval mastery. 'Excellent and stimulating' Correlli Barnett 'The first scholar to have set the sweep of British Naval history against the background of economic history' Michael Howard, Sunday Times 'By far the best study that has ever been done on the subject ... a sparkling and apt quotation on practically every page' Daniel A. Baugh, International History Review 'The best single-volume study of Britain and her naval past now available to us' Jon Sumida, Journal of Modern History

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    The Emerald Storm
  • Author : William Dietrich
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780062097132
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the fifth installment of master storyteller William Dietrich’s bestselling adventure series, the swashbuckling, battle-scarred hero Ethan Gage must race from the slopes of the Alps to the sultry tropics of the Caribbean to pursue a mysterious Spanish treasure as the fate of England—and of the world’s first successful slave revolt—hang desperately in the balance. The Emerald Storm is the action-packed historical masterpiece that Ethan Gage fans have long awaited. Fans of the Indiana Jones adventures, the Sharpe’s Rifles series, and the thrilling works of James Rollins, who himself calls Dietrich’s writing “adventure at its grandest,” will find The Emerald Storm a satisfying, sword-in-hand romp through history—and new readers will discover it as the perfect introduction to the breathtaking Ethan Gage Adventures.

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    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 8
  • Author : Edward Gibbon
  • Publisher : Palala Press
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 135599599X
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  • Genre : Books
  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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    The Thrawn Trilogy 3-Book Bundle
  • Author : Timothy Zahn
  • Publisher : Random House Worlds
  • Pages : 1504
  • ISBN : 9780593499795
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Experience the #1 New York Times bestselling Star Wars Legends trilogy that introduced the menacing Grand Admiral Thrawn—now in a complete three-book set. Following the events of Return of the Jedi: Star Wars: Episode VI, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia find themselves once again at the center of rebellion. Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Leia and Han are married and expecting twins, and Luke has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords—the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn—has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republic Council—only to discover instead a ghostly fleet of warships that could bring doom to their friends and victory to their enemies. Yet most dangerous of all is a new Dark Jedi, risen from the ashes of a shrouded past, consumed by bitterness, and scheming to corrupt Luke to the dark side.

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    Embers of War
  • Author : Fredrik Logevall
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Pages : 866
  • ISBN : 9780375504426
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : History
  • A history of the four decades leading up to the Vietnam War offers insights into how the U.S. became involved, identifying commonalities between the campaigns of French and American forces while discussing relevant political factors.

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    Empire of the Sun
  • Author : J. G. Ballard
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781476737539
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China. Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him. Shanghai, 1941 -- a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war...and the dawn of a blighted world. Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, and starvation and survival is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.

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    Dark Moon Rising, Saga of Storm Book 1
  • Author : Anthony LaRiva
  • Publisher : Saga of Storm
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 1957838000
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Seven years after fleeing the collapse of their father's Lysian Empire, the surviving members of the Ehlrich family have each adjusted in their own unique ways to a new life in their mother's homeland of the Stormlands. The realm's war with foreign aggressors has drawn to a staunch close, and mother, brothers, and sisters will be reunited for the first time since their exodus from the High East. Amidst the void of purpose amongst an aging Storm King and his Jarls, and with the close of their war with the Ardent Avant, a power struggle over the successor to the Tempest Throne forms. Embittered jarls and their lords conspire with a neighboring Trollish empire to bring about the Stormland's downfall, and an insidious enemy long locked away in a forgotten corner of the realm stirs to pursue its own enigmatic and malevolent goals.

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    Red Rising
  • Author : Pierce Brown
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780345539793
  • Reader Reviews : 194
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. “Red Rising ascends above a crowded dys­topian field.”—USA Today ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness “I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.” “I live for you,” I say sadly. Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.” Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he toils willingly, trusting that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so. Praise for Red Rising “[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender’s Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric.”—Entertainment Weekly “Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler “Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch Don’t miss any of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga: RED RISING • GOLDEN SON • MORNING STAR • IRON GOLD • DARK AGE

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    The Gold Standard at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
  • Author : Steven Bryan
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780231526333
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  • Genre : History
  • By the end of the nineteenth century, the world was ready to adopt the gold standard out of concerns of national power, prestige, and anti-English competition. Yet although the gold standard allowed countries to enact a virtual single world currency, the years before World War I were not a time of unfettered liberal economics and one-world, one-market harmony. Outside of Europe, the gold standard became a tool for nationalists and protectionists primarily interested in growing domestic industry and imperial expansion. This overlooked trend, provocatively reassessed in Steven Bryan's well-documented history, contradicts our conception of the gold standard as a British-based system infused with English ideas, interests, and institutions. In countries like Japan and Argentina, where nationalist concerns focused on infant-industry protection and the growth of military power, the gold standard enabled the expansion of trade and the goals of the age: industry and empire. Bryan argues that these countries looked less to Britain and more to North America and the rest of Europe for ideological models. Not only does this history challenge our idealistic notions of the prewar period, but it also reorients our understanding of the history that followed. Policymakers of the 1920s latched onto the idea that global prosperity before World War I was the result of a system dominated by English liberalism. Their attempt to reproduce this triumph helped bring about the global downturn, the Great Depression, and the collapse of the interwar world.

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    College Education
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044018111286
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  • Genre : College costs
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    The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
  • Author : Paul Kennedy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 708
  • ISBN : 0679720197
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe.

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    The Master Switch
  • Author : Tim Wu
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780307594655
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • A New Yorker and Fortune Best Book of the Year "A must-read for all Americans who want to remain the ones deciding what they can read, watch, and listen to.” —Arianna Huffington Analyzing the strategic maneuvers of today’s great information powers—Apple, Google, and an eerily resurgent AT&T—Tim Wu uncovers a time-honored pattern in which invention begets industry and industry begets empire. It is easy to forget that every development in the history of the American information industry—from the telephone to radio to film—once existed in an open and chaotic marketplace inhabited by entrepreneurs and utopians, just as the Internet does today. Each of these, however, grew to be dominated by a monopolist or cartel. In this pathbreaking book, Tim Wu asks: will the Internet follow the same fate? Could the Web—the entire flow of American information—come to be ruled by a corporate leviathan in possession of "the master switch"? Here, Tim Wu shows how a battle royale for the Internet’s future is brewing, and this is one war we dare not tune out.

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    Heir to the Empire: Star Wars Legends
  • Author : Timothy Zahn
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780345530004
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Here is a special 20th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel that reignited the entire Star Wars publishing phenomenon—featuring an Introduction and annotations from award-winning author Timothy Zahn, exclusive commentary from Lucasfilm and Del Rey Books, and a brand-new novella starring the ever-popular Grand Admiral Thrawn. The biggest event in the history of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia after they led the Rebel Alliance to victory in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords—the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn—has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to create. The explosive confrontation that results is a towering epic of action, invention, mystery, and spectacle on a galactic scale—in short, a story worthy of the name Star Wars. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

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    American Education and Literature
  • Author : Edwin Emery Slosson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 590
  • ISBN : UOM:39076005536599
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  • Genre : American literature
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    Things Fall Apart
  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780141393964
  • Reader Reviews : 223
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.

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    Pathfinder
  • Author : Tom Chaffin
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Pages : 613
  • ISBN : 9780806146089
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • John C. Frémont’s expeditions between 1838 and 1854 captured the public’s imagination, inspired Americans to accept their nation’s destiny as a vast continental empire, and earned him his enduring sobriquet, “The Pathfinder.” This biography demonstrates Frémont’s vital importance to the history of American empire, and his role in shattering long-held myths about the ecology and habitability of the American West.