She is only sixteen years of age, yet this maiden wielding the ancient Stone of the Dane strides across the battlefield like a goddess of old. Grown men gladly sell their lives to protect her, the love in their eyes dangerously akin to religious awe. But her eyes are worn for one so young - they are the eyes of innocence lost, the eyes of one who must stare into pits of undying malice. She is Sera Eldwyn: prodigy, general, Grandmaster of the Vanguards.Will you take up arms as the righteous humans of the Vanguards, using protection and healing magic to stand firm upon the battlefield in defense of the downtrodden?This Summoner Wars Faction Deck provides everything you need to play the Vanguards. (A Summoner Wars Starter Set is also needed to play the game.)
Some people say extraterrestrials have been coming to Earth for millennia. Others say that UFOs are simply the work of government controlled and funded ´´black technology´´. But there is an ever-growing pool of evidence that not only denies these claims but makes it abundantly clear that there is in fact a war being raged between man and alien. There are extraterrestrial beings visiting Earth, and it appears the Men in Black are actually fighting a battle of secrecy. It’s alarmingly clear that the governments and controlling factions of the world do not want you to know the truth. Eyewitnesses are encountering bizarre UFOs, unmarked black helicopters, and cattle mutilations. And what’s more, they are being abducted from their very homes. The evidence shows that UFOs and the alien threat are VERY real. In this comprehensive program, you will discover firsthand, from best-selling authors and renowned experts around the globe, just how horrifying the truth really is. Discover how the media and even the authorities are confused and bewildered by hundreds of reports and sightings. Discover the real invasion at last. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000198/bk_real_000198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
War continues to ravage the continent of Terrinoth. The free cities change hands and tyrants bleed the land dry with a death toll that has not been seen since the great wars of ages past. Each nation knows it cannot slow the passage of time, or the armies of their enemies without help. And above all, they know that the war is far from over...Return to the war-torn lands of Terrinoth with Banners of War, an exciting expansion for Runewars! With 8 new unit types 2 for each faction you can customize your armies like never before. New Development cards let you upgrade your existing units and purchase new faction-specific abilities, while the Commanders of the Battlefield variant lets your most valiant heroes lead your forces to victory. Featuring new Hero, Objective, Season, Reward, and Order cards, plus over 50 new plastic figures, Banners of War lets you raise the stakes in Runewars and become the ruler of Terrinoth!
A nation will fight for its freedom. The first novel in a major new series as Robert Low moves from the Vikings to the making of Scotland. In the dying days of the 13th century, Scotland is in turmoil. The death of Alexander III has plunged the country into war, both with itself and with Edward I of England. Determined to bring the north under his control, Edward instead unleashes a Scottish rebellion which unites the many warring factions against him - though the old hatreds are not easily put aside. Sir Hal Sientcler of Herdmanston, a minor noble of Lothian, finds himself caught up in the chivalry and honour, as well as the betrayal and murder that form these desperate days. As the rebellion gathers pace, Sir Hal is thrust into the maelstrom of plot and counterplot which shapes the lives of the great and good in both realms - including rebel leaders William Wallace and Robert the Bruce - as well as neighbours who now find themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield. Hal makes a powerful enemy out of the Earl of Buchan, arch-rival of the Bruces, and swears revenge. But first he must survive battles at Stirling Brig and Falkirk; the treachery of rival factions; and guard a secret that Robert the Bruce would protect from the outside world at any cost. When the lion wakes; everyone must fear its fangs… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bowerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000797/bk_hcuk_000797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the 10th year of the Change, the survivors in western Oregon have learned how to live in a world without technology. The city-state of Corvallis has preserved its university, and trade flourishes via riverboats and horse-drawn railways. Under the strong hand of Michael Havel, the Bearkillers hold the lands west of Salem in peace and order. And in the eastern half of the Willamette Valley, the Clan Mackenzie flourishes under the charismatic leadership of Juniper Mackenzie, bard and High Priestess. Together, they have held the Lord Protector, Norman Arminger - the warlord of Portland - at bay. With his dark fantasies of a neofeudal empire, Arminger has extended his power over much of the Pacific Northwest, spreading fear with his knights, castles, and holy inquisition. Even more dangerous, and perhaps Arminger´s most powerful weapon of all, is the ruthlessly cunning mind of his consort, Lady Sandra. The tensions between these factions have been building for some time, and the only reason they haven´t confronted one another on the battlefield is because Arminger´s daughter has fallen into Clan Mackenzie´s hands. But Lady Sandra has a plan to retrieve her - a plan that threatens to plunge the entire region into open warfare. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000754/bk_tant_000754_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some are born to power, some seize it and some have the wisdom never to wield it. The Red Knight has stood against soldiers, against armies and against the might of an empire without flinching. He´s fought on real and on magical battlefields alike, and now he´s facing one of the greatest challenges yet. A tournament. A joyous spring event, the flower of the nobility will present arms and ride against each other for royal favour and acclaim. It´s a political contest - and one which the Red Knight has the skill to win. But the stakes may be higher than he thinks. The court of Alba has been infiltrated by a dangerous faction of warlike knights, led by the greatest knight in the world: Jean de Vrailly - and the prize he´s fighting for isn´t royal favour but the throne of Alba itself. Where there is competition there is opportunity; the question is, will the Red Knight take it? Or will the creatures of the Wild seize their chance instead? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Dickson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000864/bk_orio_000864_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The World of KinsmenFamily is everything. Talent is power. And revenge is sweet.In a distant, future world Kinsmen?small powerful groups of genetically and technologically advanced families?control vast financial empires. They are their own country, their own rulers, and their only limits are other Kinsmen. The struggle for power is a bloody, full-contact sport: in business, on the battlefield...and sometimes in the bedroom. Claire Shannon is a killer...and her weapon is her mind.Born on a planet torn by war for over 300 years, Claire is a soldier: a psycher, with the ability to read, control, and destroy the minds of enemy psychers and to infiltrate the biological network where they battle to death.When Claire´s faction loses the war, she barely escapes extermination from both sides, as her talent brands her as too dangerous to society. By so-deeply burying her ability that she avoids detection, Claire is instead deported to Rada as a refugee, where she must find work to remain. She finds a job as personal assistant to Venturo Escana, a premiere kinsman; one of Rada´s most wealthy entrepreneurs?and most powerful psychers.She thought she had left war behind, but now she must hide her skills and her growing feelings from Venturo...and this battle might just cost her everything...
This sweeping American epic reveals one of the greatest untold stories of the 19th century: the fierce rivalry between two great Cherokee chiefs that led to war, forced migration, and the devastation of a once-proud nation. Blood Moon is the story of the century-long blood feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs from the early years of the United States through the infamous Trail of Tears and into the Civil War. While little remembered today, their mutual hatred shaped the tragic history of the tribe far more than anyone, even the reviled President Andrew Jackson, ever did. In this epic saga, John Sedgwick brings to life an untold chapter of American history through the relationship between one chief called The Ridge, a fearsome warrior who spoke no English but whose exploits on the battlefield were legendary, and John Ross, who was the Cherokees’ primary chief for nearly 40 years, yet displayed the Scottish side of his mixed-blood heritage and spoke not a word of Cherokee. To protect their sacred landholdings from American encroachment, these two men negotiated with almost every American president from George Washington through Abraham Lincoln. At first friends and allies, they broke on the subject of Removal, breeding an enmity that led to a bloody civil war within Cherokee Nation that culminated in the two factions battling each other in the War Between the States. Dramatic, far-reaching, and unforgettable, Blood Moon paints a portrait of these two inspirational leaders who worked together to lift their people to the height of culture and learning as the most civilized tribe in the nation and then drop them to the depths of ruin and despair as they turned against each other. Theirs is a story of land, pride, honor, and loss that forms much of the country’s mythic past today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008721/bk_sans_008721_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The world reels from the assassination of the Mad Empress. The Aelarian Empire is cracking. From the ashes of a burnt world, warlords, barbarians, and rebels emerge to claim the remains. Outside the walls of Aelar, different factions converge. Tribal warriors prepare to shatter the gates. Valentina, a senator´s daughter, seeks to enter the city and rebuild the Republic. Prince Seneca, the last scion of a mighty house, battles his rivals to the throne and strives to hold the Empire together. Meanwhile, within the walls, dark magic and conspiracies brew. In the distant desert, the kingdom of Zohar crumbles. The Empire musters to grind Zohar´s cities into dust. Epher, King of Zohar, and his sister Maya, a powerful lumer, fight desperately to defeat the Empire´s legions. Yet their greatest enemy might be the mysterious, shadowy figure that roams their ancient land. In smoldering battlefields, crows feast and humans squabble for the last shreds of power. Yet can the splendor of past glory ever shine again, or will the final victors rule from halls of shadow? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kenerly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010506/bk_blak_010506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A remarkably vivid account of a key moment in Western history: The critical six months in 1940 when Winston Churchill debated whether the British would fight Hitler. London in April, 1940, was a place of great fear and conflict. Everyone was on edge; civilization itself seemed imperiled. The Germans are marching. They have taken Poland, France, Holland, Belgium, and Czechoslovakia. They now menace Britain. Should Britain negotiate with Germany? The members of the War Cabinet bicker, yell, lose their control, and are divided. Churchill, leading the faction to fight, and Lord Halifax, cautioning that prudence is the way to survive, attempt to usurp one another by any means possible. Their country is on the line. And, in Never Surrender, we feel we are alongside these complex and imperfect men, determining the fate of the British Empire. Drawing on the War Cabinet papers, other government documents, private diaries, newspaper accounts, and memoirs, historian John Kelly tells the story of the summer of 1940 - the months of the ´´Supreme Question´´ of whether or not the British were to surrender. Impressive in scope and attentive to detail, Kelly takes listeners from the battlefield to Parliament, to the government ministries, to the British high command, to the desperate Anglo-French conference in Paris and London, to the American embassy in London, and to life with the ordinary Britons. He brings to life one of the most heroic moments of the twentieth century and intimately portrays some of its largest players - Churchill, Lord Halifax, FDR, Joe Kennedy, Hitler, Stalin, and others. Never Surrender is a fabulous, grand narrative of a crucial period in World War II history and the men and women who shaped it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Greenhill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007523/bk_brll_007523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.