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The Ruin of Kings

By Jenn Lyons
  • ISBN Code: : 1250175496
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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A Kirkus Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy pick for 2019! A Library Journal Best Book of 2019! An NPR Favorite Book of 2019! "Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it."—Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians When destiny calls, there's no fighting back. Kihrin grew up in the slums of Quur, a thief and a minstrel's son raised on tales of long-lost princes and magnificent quests. When he is claimed against his will as the missing son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds himself at the mercy of his new family's ruthless power plays and political ambitions. Practically a prisoner, Kihrin discovers that being a long-lost prince is nothing like what the storybooks promised. The storybooks have lied about a lot of other things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, and how the hero always wins. Then again, maybe he isn't the hero after all. For Kihrin is not destined to save the world. He's destined to destroy it. Jenn Lyons begins the Chorus of Dragons series with The Ruin of Kings, an epic fantasy novel about a man who discovers his fate is tied to the future of an empire. "It's impossible not to be impressed with the ambition of it all . . . a larger-than-life adventure story about thieves, wizards, assassins and kings to dwell in for a good long while."—The New York Times A Chorus of Dragons 1: The Ruin of Kings 2: The Name of All Things 3: The Memory of Souls At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Gods meddle in the fates of men, men play with the fates of gods, and a pretender must be cast down from the throne in this masterful first fantasy novel from Ann Leckie, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. "It's a delight to read something so different, so wonderful and strange."-Patrick Rothfuss "Absolutely wonderful...utterly brilliant."-The New York Times Book Review For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven. He watches over his territory from atop a tower in the powerful port of Vastai. His will is enacted through the Raven's Lease, a human ruler chosen by the god himself. His magic is sustained by the blood sacrifice that every Lease must offer. And under the Raven's watch, the city flourishes. But the Raven's tower holds a secret. Its foundations conceal a dark history that has been waiting to reveal itself...and to set in motion a chain of events that could destroy Iraden forever. For more from Ann Leckie, check out:Ancillary JusticeAncillary SwordAncillary Mercy Provenance

Legacy of Kings

By Eleanor Herman
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460398432
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 509
  • Pdf File: legacy-of-kings.pdf

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Royalty. Magic. Love. Betrayal. It's in Their Blood. Alexander, Macedon's sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world. Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while keeping hidden her own mission: kill the queen. Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess, seeks the deadly Spirit Eaters to alter her destiny.

Legacy of Ash

By Matthew Ward
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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0316457892
  • Total of Pages : 784
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 624
  • Pdf File: legacy-of-ash.pdf

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Legacy of Ash is an unmissable fantasy debut--an epic tale of intrigue and revolution, soldiers and assassins, ancient magic and the eternal clash of empires. A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic. Ruling families -- once protectors of justice and democracy -- now plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives. Blinded by ambition, they remain heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire. Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise. Viktor Akadra is the Republic's champion. A warrior without equal, he hides a secret that would see him burned as a heretic. Josiri Trelanis Viktor's sworn enemy. A political prisoner, he dreams of reigniting his mother's failed rebellion. And yet Calenne Trelan, Josiri's sister, seeks only to break free of their tarnished legacy; to escape the expectation and prejudice that haunts the family name. As war spreads across the Republic, these three must set aside their differences in order to save their home. Yet decades of bad blood are not easily set aside. And victory -- if it comes at all -- will demand a darker price than any of them could have imagined.

77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin

By Thomas King
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443459453
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 704
  • Pdf File: 77-fragments-of-a-familiar-ruin.pdf

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Timely, important, mischievous, powerful: in a word, exceptional Seventy-seven poems intended as a eulogy for what we have squandered, a reprimand for all we have allowed, a suggestion for what might still be salvaged, a poetic quarrel with our intolerant and greedy selves, a reflection on mortality and longing, as well as a long-running conversation with the mythological currents that flow throughout North America.

The Ashes of London (James Marwood & Cat Lovett, Book 1)

By Andrew Taylor
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0008119066
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 254
  • Pdf File: the-ashes-of-london.pdf

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The first book in the No. 1 Times bestselling series ‘This is terrific stuff’ Daily Telegraph ‘A breathtakingly ambitious picture of an era’ Financial Times ‘A masterclass in how to weave a well-researched history into a complex plot’ The Times

A Daughter of Kings #3 - Rebirth (Graphic Novel Part 3, Tablet Edition)

By Robert Stanek
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  • Publisher : RP Books & Audio
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 26
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 289
  • Pdf File: a-daughter-of-kings-3-rebirth.pdf

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From #1 Bestselling author Robert Stanek comes a dazzling new graphic novel series. A Daughter of Kings tells the never-before-told story of Delinna Alder, and her descent into permanent exile from her beloved homeland of Great Kingdom. The second of three daughters of King Andrew Alder, Delinna makes a fateful pact with the Watcher, Xith, who was seeking one of the legendary orbs of power. When the Watcher returns after years of searching, Delinna is forced to make a terrible choice between her life of leisure and doing what her destiny is leading her to. And thus, the ruin of her life begins. As she struggles to overcome a dark fate, everything and everyone around her falls into ruin and chaos. Threaded through all four parts of this fantastic graphic novel are the tragic events that will eventually tear nations apart and destroy worlds. Read A Daughter of Kings #1 - Betrayal first, continue on to A Daughter of Kings #2 - Deliverance, A Daughter of Kings #3 - Rebirth and A Daughter of Kings #4 - Discord.

The Death of King Arthur

By Thomas Malory
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101545909
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 341
  • Pdf File: the-death-of-king-arthur.pdf

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Acclaimed biographer Peter Ackroyd vibrantly resurrects the legendary epic of Camelot in this modern adaptation. The names of Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, Guinevere, Galahad, the sword of Excalibur, and the court of Camelot are as recognizable as any from the world of myth. Although many versions exist of the stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory endures as the most moving and richly inventive. In this abridged retelling the inimitable Peter Ackroyd transforms Malory's fifteenth-century work into a dramatic modern story, vividly bringing to life a world of courage and chivalry, magic, and majesty. The golden age of Camelot, the perilous search for the Holy Grail, the love of Guinevere and Lancelot, and the treachery of Arthur's son Mordred are all rendered into contemporary prose with Ackroyd's characteristic charm and panache. Just as he did with his fresh new version of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, Ackroyd now brings one of the cornerstones of English literature to a whole new audience.

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

By Amy Kelly
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674417445
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 422
  • Pdf File: eleanor-of-aquitaine-and-the-four-kings.pdf

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The story of that amazingly influential and still somewhat mysterious woman, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has the dramatic interest of a novel. She was at the very center of the rich culture and clashing politics of the twelfth century. Richest marriage prize of the Middle Ages, she was Queen of France as the wife of Louis VII, and went with him on the exciting and disastrous Second Crusade. Inspiration of troubadours and trouvères, she played a large part in rendering fashionable the Courts of Love and in establishing the whole courtly tradition of medieval times. Divorced from Louis, she married Henry Plantagenet, who became Henry II of England. Her resources and resourcefulness helped Henry win his throne, she was involved in the conflict over Thomas Becket, and, after Henry’s death, she handled the affairs of the Angevin empire with a sagacity that brought her the trust and confidence of popes and kings and emperors. Having been first a Capet and then a Plantagenet, Queen Eleanor was the central figure in the bitter rivalry between those houses for the control of their continental domains—a rivalry that excited the whole period: after Henry’s death, her sons, Richard Coeur-de-Lion and John “Lackland” (of Magna Carta fame), fiercely pursued the feud up to and even beyond the end of the century. But the dynastic struggle of the period was accompanied by other stirrings: the intellectual revolt, the struggle between church and state, the secularization of literature and other arts, the rise of the distinctive urban culture of the great cities. Eleanor was concerned with all the movements, closely connected with all the personages; and she knew every city from London and Paris to Byzantium, Jerusalem, and Rome. Amy Kelly’s story of the queen’s long life—the first modern biography—brings together more authentic information about her than has ever been assembled before and reveals in Eleanor a greatness of vision, an intelligence, and a political sagacity that have been missed by those who have dwelt on her caprice and frivolity. It also brings to life the whole period in whose every aspect Eleanor and her four kings were so intimately and influentially involved. Miss Kelly tells Eleanor’s absorbing story as it has long waited to be told—with verve and style and a sense of the quality of life in those times, and yet with a scrupulous care for the historic facts.

Voices of South Asia

By Patrick Peebles
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317452488
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: voices-of-south-asia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An ideal supplement for any course treating the history or culture of South Asia, this collection offers a cross-section of South Asia's ancient and modern classics of thought and expression. It includes a unique mix of poetry, novels, drama, and political and philosophical treatises, each accompanied by a detailed introductory essay on the specific historical context, the author, and the work.

1 Kings

By H. L. Rossier
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  • Publisher : Irving Risch
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 145
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 399
  • Pdf File: 1-kings.pdf

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The Second Book of Samuel presents the establishment of the kingdom of Israel* by David; the opening of First Kings shows us this kingdom definitely established by Solomon. It should be noted that the rule of Solomon forms one Continuous whole with that of David. The death of the aged king did not cause even a momentary interruption, Solomon having sat upon the throne of his father during David's lifetime. In type, this is a unique and continuous reign which, while presenting most contrasting characteristics according to one or the other of its periods, unites both of them in an indissoluble and absolute unity. Considered in its entirety, this reign begins with the rejection of the true king of Israel (1 Sam.), is consolidated, after victory, in the midst of dissensions of the people and strife (2 Sam.), and is finally established in peace, righteousness, and glory at the beginning of the book which now occupies us. This account, as indeed the whole of the Word, directs our eyes to Christ and presents His reign in all its various phases. Rejected as Messiah, He appears again upon the scene in the last days, gradually gathers Judah and the tribes of Israel under His sceptre, extends His dominion over the nations by judgments, but also in grace, until the final establishment of His universal, millennial kingdom. Then, in peace and in righteousness He rejoices in His victory, associating His earthly people with Himself in this.

The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings

By F. W. Farrar
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 363
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 844
  • Pdf File: the-expositor-s-bible.pdf

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The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings is a scholarly theological work by Frederic W. Farrar. Farrar was a cleric of the Church of England, a schoolteacher and author. Excerpt:" Were we to judge the compiler or epitomator of the Book of Kings from the literary standpoint of modern historians, he would, no doubt, hold a very inferior place; but so to judge him would be to take a mistaken view of his object, and to test his merits and demerits by conditions which are entirely alien from the ideal of his contemporaries and the purpose which he had in view."

Letters to the King of Mari

By Wolfgang Heimpel
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  • Publisher : Eisenbrauns
  • Book Code : 1575060809
  • Total of Pages : 657
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 948
  • Pdf File: letters-to-the-king-of-mari.pdf

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In this new Mesopotamian Civilizations volume, Professor Heimpel collects the corpus of the Mari correspondence and provides an introduction, a reconstruction of events during Zimri-Lim's reign, and English translations of these Mari texts (including ARMT 26/1, 26/2, 27, and additional texts). The volume includes indexes of personal names/individuals, group designations/personnel, and places.

Silver in the Wood

By Emily Tesh
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  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Book Code : 1250229782
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 159
  • Pdf File: silver-in-the-wood.pdf

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Winner of the 2020 World Fantasy Award! From Astounding Award and Crawford Award Finalist Emily Tesh An ALA RUSA Reading List Selection "A true story of the woods, of the fae, and of the heart. Deep and green and wonderful.”—New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik There is a Wild Man who lives in the deep quiet of Greenhollow, and he listens to the wood. Tobias, tethered to the forest, does not dwell on his past life, but he lives a perfectly unremarkable existence with his cottage, his cat, and his dryads. When Greenhollow Hall acquires a handsome, intensely curious new owner in Henry Silver, everything changes. Old secrets better left buried are dug up, and Tobias is forced to reckon with his troubled past—both the green magic of the woods, and the dark things that rest in its heart. Praise for Emily Tesh's Silver in the Wood "A wildly evocative and enchanting story of old forests, forgotten gods, and new love. Just magnificent."—Jenn Lyons, author of The Ruin of Kings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.