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Killer Of Men

Author : Christian Cameron
ISBN : 9781409111924
Genre : Fiction
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In the epic clash of Greece and Persia, a hero is forged - a monumental novel from the author of the Tyrant series. Arimnestos is a farm boy when war breaks out between the citizens of his native Plataea and their overbearing neighbours, Thebes. Standing in the battle line for the first time, alongside his father and brother, he shares in a famous and unlikely victory. But after being knocked unconscious in the melee, he awakes not a hero, but a slave. Betrayed by his jealous and cowardly cousin, the freedom he fought for has now vanished, and he becomes the property of a rich citizen. So begins an epic journey out of slavery that takes the young Arimnestos through a world poised on the brink of an epic confrontation, as the emerging civilization of the Greeks starts to flex its muscles against the established empire of the Persians. As he tries to make his fortune and revenge himself on the man who disinherited him, Arimnestos discovers that he has a talent that pays well in this new, violent world - for like his hero, Achilles, he is 'a killer of men'.

Author : Homère
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Eyewitnesses To The Indian Wars 1865 1890 The Long War For The Northern Plains

Author : Peter Cozzens
ISBN : 0811700801
Genre : History
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Includes articles by such notable figures as George Custer, Philip Sheridan, Nelson A. Miles, and artist Frederic Remington Covers the Powder River Expedition of 1865, the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873, Custer's Last Stand, Wounded Knee, and much more. This is the fourth in a planned five-volume series that seeks to tell the saga of the military struggle for the American West, using the words of the soldiers, noncombatants, and Native Americans who shaped it. To paint as broad and colorful a picture as possible, riveting firsthand materials have been carefully selected from contemporaneous newspapers, magazines, and unpublished manuscripts. This volume offers as complete a selection of original accounts of the Northern Plains campaigns as can be assembled under one cover.

Fire And Forget

Author : Matt Gallagher
ISBN : 9780306821776
Genre : Fiction
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Fire and Forget includes the title story from Redeployment by Phil Klay, 2014 National Book Award Winner in Fiction These stories aren't pretty and they aren't for the faint of heart. They are realistic, haunting and shocking. And they are all unforgettable. Television reports, movies, newspapers and blogs about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have offered images of the fighting there. But this collection offers voices—powerful voices, telling the kind of truth that only fiction can offer. What makes the collection so remarkable is that all of these stories are written by those who were there, or waited for them at home. The anthology, which features a Foreword by National Book Award winner Colum McCann, includes the best voices of the wars' generation: award-winning author Phil Klay's “Redeployment;” Brian Turner, whose poem “Hurt Locker” was the movie's inspiration; Colby Buzzell, whose book My War resonates with countless veterans; Siobhan Fallon, whose book You Know When the Men Are Gone echoes the joy and pain of the spouses left behind; Matt Gallagher, whose book Kaboom captures the hilarity and horror of the modern military experience; and ten others.

The World Raven

Author : A.J. Smith
ISBN : 9781784080891
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The dead god is waking. His power-mad priestess has deployed a mass of men and beasts onto the plains of Ro Weir. Faced with this black swarm, the last remnants of a nation crumbles and falls. This is the final battle for the mortal lands of Ro. Far to the north, the ice men of Rowanoco muster their Exemplars against the witch's assassins. In the blistering southern deserts, a squire with no master walks unscathed through a poisoned city. And, in the halls beyond the world, a thrice-born man dares to tread the path of Giants... All that was dead will rise. All that now lives will fall... This is the final epic battle for the Lands of Ro. What people are saying about THE WORLD RAVEN: 'A brilliantly engrossing series, full of action, great stories, a captivating set of characters, now a fitting conclusion' 'All round a cracking end' 'It ties up loose ends and provides a fast paced and well written fantasy novel in doing so' 'Wonderful storytelling skills, something to lose yourself in'

Spirit Falls

Author : Robert E. Townsend
ISBN : 9781608441587
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Spirit Falls, is a coming-of-age novel set in the empty hardscrabble borderland between Michigan's Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. It is an affecting story of childhood friendship growing into profound love. The gypsy-like refugee Marina Svetaeva unexpectedly joins Ricky Belisle and Marie Jeanne, "M.J.," Charbonneau at curtain call on the night of their school's Christmas program. Her arrival looses a cascade of events that ultimately finds Ricky carrying M.J. in his arms across the Great Bogus Swamp into the teeth of a 100-year Lake Superior storm. If she survives he vows an ultimate sacrifice. Ricky Belisle is a boy born to first-generation immigrants. They bring with them the beliefs, manners and stories of the homeland and in so doing they create a disconnect in Ricky that forces him to begin the exploration that will eventually take him away from the land that has leached into his bones. Robert Townsend, a retired Air Force officer, was born and raised on a farm in northern Wisconsin and writes of a life he has witnessed. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1969 at the height of the Vietnam War protests, Townsend flew 175 combat missions in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. In early 1971, he transferred to Berlin, Germany as a signals intelligence officer, then to the National Security Agency before returning as a war planner at HQ USAFE, Ramstein. From 1982-1989 he was deputy chief, Air Force Intelligence Agency, counter-deception directorate (at CIA). He is among some of the few men in America familiar with the war of ruse and stratagem between the US and the USSR. Spirit Falls is the prologue to a trilogy about deception and war and peace in a 20th century world of contrived and real moral ambiguities.

A Commentary Upon The Historical Books Of The Old Testament

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Perjure Book 1 Welcome To The Multiverse

Author : S.R. Hansford
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Your universe has died. The Earth has been destroyed. Everything you loved is gone forever. That's what they told Carter when he woke up surrounded by other people whose universes had died. A sprawling organization called The Watchers had rescued them from the terrifying void of the Multiverse and told them there was no hope of saving their worlds. But Carter says they're wrong. Now he hunts Nairoth: A conscious, thinking disease who knows how to revive the Earth, and who has a habit of infecting humans. When Nairoth spreads into a new universe, the Watchers send in Mer, a beautiful Multiverse celebrity with a scandalous past, to wipe out the virulent disease. She's joined by Ank, a mysterious Watcher who walks tall and speaks little; and they're secretly followed by a Watcher named Rial—the only one who knows the dark truth about Ank. Discount from 5.99 to 1.99 for DAY ONE ONLY.

D For Daisy

Author : Nick Aaron
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World War II. During the attacks on Berlin in the winter of 1943-44, wave after wave of British bombers swept over northern Europe and dropped their lethal loads on the German capital. A fair percentage of the bombers would fail to return from these operations, and RAF planners calculated the life expectancy of the airmen in weeks rather than months. Therefore it did not seem strange when a Lancaster named D-Daisy landed at its base in England after a bombing run, and a member of the crew was found dead. However, one person soon came to the conclusion that this man had been murdered. And the person who discovered this happened to be blind since birth. Her name was Daisy and she was the victim’s wife. She was very blonde and very pretty; also very young. Therefore, no one would listen to her. So she was going to have to find the murderer on her own. “Using the carefully plotted twists and turns of the murder mystery, throwing in a highly unconventional blind sleuth with her very own take on the world, Nick Aaron lifts the genre to a more thoughtful level.” - The Weekly Banner This is the first volume of The Daisy Hayes Trilogy: I D for Daisy II Blind Angel of Wrath III Daisy and Bernard

The Handy Book Of English History By W Legge And F J Gladman

Author : rev. William Legge
ISBN : OXFORD:600081950
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