Author: John Gwynne
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230771432
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The second in The Faithful and the Fallen series, Valour by John Gwynne carries all of the excitement of the first. The Banished Lands are torn by war as the army of High King Nathair sweeps the realm challenging all who oppose his holy crusade. Allied with the manipulative Queen Rhin of Cambren, there are few who can stand against him. But Rhin is playing her own games and has her eyes on a far greater prize . . . Left for dead – her kin have fled and her country is overrun with enemies – Cywen fights to survive. But any chance of escape is futile once Nathair and his disquieting advisor Calidus realize who she is. They have no intention of letting such a prize slip from their grasp. For she may be their one chance at killing the biggest threat to their power. Meanwhile, the young warrior Corban flees from his conquered homeland with his exiled companions, heading for the only place that may offer them sanctuary. But to get there they must travel through Cambren, avoiding warbands, giants and the vicious wolven of the mountains. And all the while Corban struggles to become the man that everyone believes him to be – the Bright Star and saviour of the Banished Lands. Embroiled in struggles for power and survival, the mortal world is unaware of the greatest threat of all. In the Otherworld, dark forces scheme to bring a host of the Fallen into the world of flesh to end the war with the Faithful, once and for all. Continue the epic fantasy series with Ruin and Wrath.


Author: John Gwynne
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 031639971X
Size: 27.30 MB
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The world is broken... Corban wants nothing more than to be a warrior under King Brenin's rule - to protect and serve. But that day will come all too soon. And the price he pays will be in blood. Evnis has sacrificed - too much it seems. But what he wants - the power to rule -- will soon be in his grasp. And nothing will stop him once he has started on his path. Veradis is the newest member of the warband for the High Prince, Nathair. He is one of the most skilled swordsman to come out of his homeland, yet he is always under the shadow of his older brother. Nathair has ideas - and a lot of plans. Many of them don't involve his father, the High King Aquilus. Nor does he agree with his father's idea to summon his fellow kings to council. The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed in battle, but now giants are seen, the stones weep blood and giant wyrms are stirring. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. For if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind's hopes and dreams will fall to dust... ...and it can never be made whole again. MALICE is a dark epic fantasy tale of blind greed, ambition, and betrayal.

A Time Of Blood

Author: John Gwynne
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316502286
Size: 25.37 MB
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The second novel in acclaimed fantasy author John Gwynne's Of Blood and Bone trilogy, an epic series perfect for fans of Anthony Ryan, Brandon Sanderson, and David Gemmell. DEFY THE DARKNESS. DEFEND THE LIGHT. Drem and his friends are haunted by the horrors they witnessed at the battle at Starstone Lake: the screams of men being warped into beasts and the sight of a demon rising from the dead. But worse than any memory is Fritha, the demons' deadly high priestess. And she is hunting them. Concealed in Forn Forest, Riv knows her very existence as a half-breed is a threat to the Ben-Elim. She represents their most dangerous secret-and if the warrior angels find her, they won't hesitate to silence her. As the demonic forces multiply, they send a mighty host to overthrow the angel's stronghold. Like heroes of old, Drem, Riv, and the Bright Star's warriors must battle to save themselves and save their land. But can the light triumph when the dark is rising? Of Blood and BoneA Time of DreadA Time of Blood For more from John Gwynne, check out: The Faithful and the FallenMaliceValorRuinWrath

A Time Of Courage

Author: John Gwynne
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316502313
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Heroes shall rise and fall, the earth shall be stained red, and the fate of the Banished Lands will be decided once and for all in A Time of Courage, the final book in acclaimed fantasy author John Gwynne's Of Blood and Bone trilogy. The demon king Asroth has been freed from his iron prison. Now, alongside his dark bride Fritha, he plans to conquer the whole of the Banished Lands. In the shadows of Forn Forest, Riv and the surviving Ben-Elim desperately search for a way to unite those who remain against Asroth's vast army. Far in the west, Drem is with the Order of the Bright Star, besieged by a demon horde. Their fragile defenses are on the brink of shattering, but they know that it is better to fight and die than to live without hope. And across the Banished Lands, armies are heading south, to settle ancient grudges and decide the fate of humanity. Of Blood and BoneA Time of DreadA Time of BloodA Time of Courage The Faithful and the FallenMaliceValorRuinWrath

Legacies Of Valor

Author: David C. Hammond
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449748562
Size: 17.89 MB
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Legacies of Valor is all about obtaining a deeper understanding of biblical characters, both their most noble traits and their less notable character flaws. This book is intended to help us conduct a self-awareness expedition into who we are in Christ. To achieve this, we must examine and understand what God has to say about us, how He sees us, and what we need to know about Him. Within Legacies of Valor we will explore how to: - Acquire Wisdom and Gain Understanding - Turn Adversity into Strengths - Assure God's Guidance - Stand in Faith - Understand God's Character - Pay God's Favor Forward - Know Your Resolve - Mature as a Warrior for Christ We will learn how the following bible characters became Difference Makers for God. - Noah: Last Man Standing - Gideon: O Valiant Warrior - David: A Mighty Man of Valor - Nehemiah: Difference Maker - Joshua: Wholeheartedly Committed - Nathan: Bold and Unafraid Spokesman - Hezekiah: A Prayer Warrior - Jesus: Through the Eyes of a Child

Faithful Labourers A Reception History Of Paradise Lost 1667 1970

Author: John Leonard
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199666555
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Faithful Labourers surveys and evaluates existing criticism of John Milton's epic Paradise Lost, tracing the major debates as they have unfolded over the past three centuries. Eleven chapters split over two volumes consider the key debates in Milton criticism, including discussion of Milton's style, his use of the epic genre, and his references to Satan, God, innocence, the fall, sex, nakedness, and astronomy. Volume one attends to questions of style and genre. The first three chapters examine the longstanding debate about Milton's grand style and the question of whether it forfeits the native resources of English. Early critics saw Milton as the pre-eminent poet of 'apt Numbers' and 'fit quantity', whose verse is 'apt' in the specific sense of achieving harmony between sound and sense; twentieth-century anti-Miltonists faulted Milton for divorcing sound from sense; late twentieth-century theorists have denied the possibility that sound can 'enact' sense. These are extreme changes of critical perception, and yet the story of how they came about has never been told. These chronological chapters explain the roots of these changes and, in doing so, engage with the enduring theoretical question of whether it is possible for sound to enact sense. Volume two considers interpretative issues, and each of the six chapters traces a key debate in the interpretation of Paradise Lost. They engage with such questions as whether Paradise Lost is an epic or an anti-epic, whether Satan runs away with the poem (and whether it is good that he does so), what it means to be innocent (or fallen), and whether Milton's poetry is hostile to women. A final chapter on the universe of Paradise Lost makes the provocative argument that almost every commentator since the middle of the eighteenth century has led readers astray by presenting Milton's universe as the medieval model of Ptolemaic spheres. This assumption, which has fostered the notion that Milton was backward-looking or anti-intellectual, rests upon a misreading of three satirical lines. Milton's earliest critics recognized that he unequivocally embraces the new astronomy of Kepler and Bruno.

A Fallen Star

Author: Troy E. Wright
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456874209
Size: 22.80 MB
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Unsung Valor

Author: A. Cleveland Harrison
Size: 75.33 MB
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A memoir by a member of the Army Special Training Program sent to the Battle of the Bulge with the 94th Infantry Division reveals the GI relations with foreign soldiers, realities of military hospitals, and the heroes of the war.

Duty Honor Valor

Author: Steven Howard Stubbs
Publisher: Quail Ridge Pr
Size: 77.80 MB
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Valor And Lace

Author: Anne J. Bailey
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Size: 67.86 MB
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Colonel Fremantle, a British Army observer in the Confederacy, stated that when this war is over, the independence of the country will be due, in a great measure, to the women. This long-overdue collection of essays examines the roles of Confederate women in a surprising new light as modern research shows that Confederate women served as soldiers, scouts, and spies in addition to their more traditional roles.