Warriors: Extraordinary Tales from the Battlefield:ePub edition Max Hastings
According to mythology mankind used to live in The Tranquiline Halls. Heaven. But then the Voidbringers assaulted and captured heaven, casting out God and men. Men took root on Roshar, the world of storms. And the Voidbringers followed... They came against man ten thousand times. To help them cope, the Almighty gave men powerful suits of armor and mystical weapons, known as Shardblades. Led by ten angelic Heralds and ten orders of knights known as Radiants, mankind finally won. Or so the legends say. Today, the only remnants of those supposed battles are the Shardblades, the possession of which makes a man nearly invincible on the battlefield. The entire world is at war with itself - and has been for centuries since the Radiants turned against mankind. Kings strive to win more Shardblades, each secretly wishing to be the one who will finally unite all of mankind under a single throne. On a world scoured down to the rock by terrifying hurricanes that blow through every few day a young spearman forced into the army of a Shardbearer, led to war against an enemy he doesn´t understand and doesn´t really want to fight. What happened deep in mankind´s past? Why did the Radiants turn against mankind, and what happened to the magic they used to wield?
This second book by Indian Innovators Association looks at the history of Andhra ? this is not a story of Rajas and Sultans but of Entrepreneurs. The market is the battlefield. More specifically, it is about the Farmer Capitalists of Andhra and their technocrat successors.What is unique about them? They are different; they are neither from the trading community nor from the deserts. The long prologue takes the reader to chapters on the Farmer Capitalists of Andhra, second generation Andhra entrepreneurs, an introduction to the fourth industrial revolution and ends by looking at some opportunities for smart Andhra entrepreneurs.´´Now is the time for successors to farmer capitalists to reinvent farming with tools of the fourth industrial revolution.´´
Can love and a promise triumph over death? I´ll die for you, or with you. When Madan swore a sword oath to Serrai he was eight years old. He kept his promise while they grew to manhood and took their respective positions as king and general, even when it seemed that he was the only one fated to love, deeply and devotedly. Serrai never declared his feelings, but his love for Madan was just as fierce. And quietly, in his heart, he swore his own sword oath: to die with Madan. Until a battlefield death leaves both oaths broken, and two men fighting for a future that doesn´t see them forever parted. An m/m fantasy short story proving that love can win an argument with fate.
Visit historic battlefields, share the road with horse-drawn buggies, and explore two vibrant cities on the rise. Inside Moon Pennsylvania you´ll find: Strategic itineraries like a 7-day spin through the best of the state, weekend trips, and tips for history buffs, families, and outdoor adventurers The top sights and unique experiences: Sneak a peek at the Liberty Bell and museum-hop in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Hike, camp, or show off your snowboarding skills in the Poconos, spot roaming elk in the Pennsylvania Wilds, and relax on the shores of Lake Erie. Learn about American history at Gettysburg, marvel at Frank Lloyd Wright´s masterpiece in the Laurel Highlands, or take a horse-drawn buggy through Amish country. Find the best Philly cheesesteak, indulge in all that Hershey has to offer, and try a ´´Pittsburgh-style´´ sandwich stuffed with fries Suggestions for day trips from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, including Bucks County, Amish Country, Moraine and McConnells Mill State Parks, Fallingwater, and Cook Forest State Park Local tips from Philadelphia local Rachel Vigoda on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, climate, and local culture Focused coverage of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Pocono Mountains, Pittsburgh, the Alleghenies, the Lake Region, and Pennsylvania Wilds With Moon Pennsylvania´s practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the Keystone State. Staying in the city? Try Moon Pittsburgh or Moon Philadelphia . Exploring more of the East Coast? Try Moon Virginia & Maryland or Moon Washington DC .
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A 2018 Most Anticipated Young Adult book that is part Wonder Woman, part Vikings- and all heart. OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE. Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield-her brother, fighting with the enemy-the brother she watched die five years ago. Faced with her brother´s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family. She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother´s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she´s spent her life hating. ´´ THIS IS A GRIPPING STORY, RICHLY TOLD . ´´ -Renée Ahdieh, New York Times bestselling author of Flame in the Mist ´´FIERCE, VIVID, AND VIOLENTLY BEAUTIFUL. ´´ -Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval ´´ A STUNNING DEBUT´´ -Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen ´´ BLEAK BEAUTIFUL AND DEADLY´´ -Traci Chee, New York Times bestselling author of The Reader ´´ WHOLLY UNIQUE AND INSTANTLY ADDICTIVE´´ -Kerri Maniscalco, New York Times bestselling author of Hunting Prince Dracula ´´ HEARTRENDING, HEART-MENDING´´ -Kayla Olson, bestselling author of Sandcastle Empire
The epic story of Jerusalem told through the lives of the men and women who created, ruled and inhabited it. Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today´s clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of 3,000 years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism and coexistence. How did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the ´centre of the world´ and now the key to peace in the Middle East? In a gripping narrative, Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals this ever-changing city in its many incarnations, bringing every epoch and character blazingly to life. Jerusalem´s biography is told through the wars, love affairs and revelations of the men and women - kings, empresses, prophets, poets, saints, conquerors and whores - who created, destroyed, chronicled and believed in Jerusalem. Drawing on new archives, current scholarship, his own family papers and a lifetime´s study, Montefiore illuminates the essence of sanctity and mysticism, identity and empire in a unique chronicle of the city that many believe will be the setting for the Apocalypse. This is how Jerusalem became Jerusalem, and the only city that exists twice - in heaven and on earth.
ALL´S FAIR IN LOVE Battlefields and barrooms hold much more interest for Edward Westover, Duke of Strathmore, than a little girl´s fondness for dolls and lace. When he takes possession of his enemy´s estate, everything that villain held dear-including his daughter-belongs to Edward. Hire a governess, arrange a dowry, give a few reassurances, and be off on his way--that´s Edward´s plan. But he´s in for the shock of his life. For his new ward is a beautiful, impetuous, and utterly irresistible woman . . . . . . AND WAR Kate Benton is stunned. Who is this arrogant, infuriating man who´s invited himself into her home and taken over her life? Her vow: to do everything in her power to convince him to leave her-and Brambly House-alone. Yet as chilly days melt into sultry nights, Kate sees glimpses of kindness underneath Edward´s cool façade . . . and a passionate nature that takes her breath away. There´s so much she doesn´t know about this man. But does she dare trust this devilish duke with her heart? Dukes Are Forever Along Came a Rogue How I Married a Marquess
´Smart, sexy, and oh-so romantic´ Mary Balogh They call him the Duke of Murder . . . The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, and even worse - a Scot. They say he should never be trusted alone with a woman. But Megan Windham sees in Hamish something different, some one different. No one was fiercer at war than Hamish McHugh, though now the soldier faces a whole new battlefield: a London Season. To make his sisters happy, he´ll take on any challenge - even letting their friend Miss Windham teach him to waltz. Megan isn´t the least bit intimidated by his dark reputation, but Hamish senses that she´s fighting battles of her own. For her, he´ll become the warrior once more, and for her, he might just lose his heart. The sparkling first book in the New York Times bestselling Windham Brides series - perfect for fans of Eloisa James, Tessa Dare and Elizabeth Hoyt The Trouble with Dukes Too Scot to Handle No Other Duke Will Do A Rogue of Her Own Praise for Grace Burrowes: ´Wonderfully funny, moving romance, not to be missed !´ Eloisa James ´ Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories ...Grace Burrowes´s romances have them all´ Mary Balogh ´Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure ´ Tessa Dare ´Grace Burrowes writes from the heart - with warmth, humor, and a generous dash of sensuality, her stories are unputdownable ! If you´re not reading Grace Burrowes you´re missing the very best in today´s Regency Romance !´ Elizabeth Hoyt
New York Times Bestseller: The “touching and effective” story of an American minister who returns home from WWII with five orphaned Holocaust survivors ( The New York Times ). Rev. Johnny Fletcher serves wounded soldiers from the battlefield as a military chaplain during World War II. His forté is spiritual solace in the darkest of times, but his life changes when he performs a public heroic act: facing down an angry mob intent on attacking five young Holocaust survivors. Upon learning they have no homes or families to return to, Fletcher decides to bring them to America. To his dismay, his coal-mining community of Barryfield, Pennsylvania, greets this makeshift family with prejudice and distrust. Beneath the town’s placid surface run buried religious divisions. Fletcher’s commitment to raising the children according to their individual faiths—two Protestant, two Catholic, and one Jewish—meets with horrific levels of intolerance. Dealing with such prejudice turns more sinister still when a local newspaper publisher cynically uses the story for his own purposes. Together with Lorry Summerfield, the beautiful, disillusioned daughter of Barryfield’s most powerful figure, Fletcher must try to awaken the townspeople to the better angels of their nature before it’s too late.