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.)
Born to serve, destined to lead?Twelve-year-old David, a skilled musician and bold risk-taker, tends his flocks in a rural backwater of ancient Samaria, eager to prove himself and join his brothers on the battlefield. A youngest son who would never have a household of his own, no one is more shocked than David when a powerful prophet summons him for a cryptic blessing, hinting that he--and not his brothers--is destined for greatness. So begins David´s epic adventure. As the nation readies for war against an age-old enemy, David secretly trains as a soldier. He soon comes face to face with a terrifying foe and ultimately finds himself in the center of a life or death struggle that will alter the course of history for Israel--and the world.A hero´s journey and young adult coming-of-age novel, The Giant Slayer imaginatively retells the Biblical story of David´s meteoric rise from shepherd boy to fearless warrior and future king.
Part two of an epic six-part fantasy adventure! The fragile truce between the three kingdoms is no more. The armies of Andua, Bergmark, and Caldera wage war against each other on blood-strewn battlefields, but it´s the mysteries below that summon our heroes ever deeper into the unknown. The disgraced soldier Aiden and his ragtag Calderan allies have ventured north, into the deadly lands between Caldera and Andua, only to be waylaid by both Anduain and Bergsbor armies. In the caves below Teekwood Forest, the timid Eilidh gathered Anduain friends to help her find her lost love, only to run away during their darkest hour. And Pjodarr, Gruesome, Tarac and Blade, proud warriors of Bergmark, continue their dangerous hunt for rampaging havtrols, even into the bowels of the world itself. Death, danger, and despair await our heroes as they embark on a journey that will take them not only into the depths of a lost city, but into the twisted remains of their own past. Something terrible has chosen them, and now they must face their destiny. Cithria is rising, and a dark power rises with it. The sequel to The Chosen, written by Kris Kramer, Alistair McIntyre, and Patrick Underhill. Part two of an innovative five-part epic fantasy adventure. Dwarves and elves, wizards and dragons, firbolgs and havtrols all await as Cithria rises once more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Clay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053174/bk_acx0_053174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just a mile down the old dirt road beyond the Clanton Plantation was a Civil War battlefield that claimed the lives of thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers. For months you could hear the cannon fire that echoed across the valley. The soldier´s moans and groans from the heavy gunfire could also be heard throughout the valley. The Confederate soldiers held their own for a while, but the Union soldiers were better trained and well equipped to outlast the Confederates - which led to their surrender to the Union army after three months and five days. So many young soldiers, barely 18 years of age, were taken from this world just before they would have the chance to reach their manhood and experience love and raise their own children and teach them about life. Mrs. Knoll didn´t know it, but fixing up the plantation was a bad idea. Whenever anyone does renovations to an old home, this angers any ghosts present and sometimes leads to fatal consequences. As for Mr. Knoll - he didn´t realize that having reenactments on a battlefield where thousands of Civil War soldiers lost their lives was a bad idea as well. The reenactment would only summon up an army of the dead with grave consequences for the living.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Adashefski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001744/bk_acx0_001744_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Called a ´Hell of a debut´ by bestselling author Conn Iggulden, Malice by John Gwynne is the first in The Faithful and the Fallen series. Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king´s realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses those he loves will he learn the true price of courage. The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed in battle, the earth running dark with their heartsblood. Although the giant-clans were broken in ages past, their ruined fortresses still scar the land. But now giants stir anew, the very stones weep blood and there are sightings of giant wyrms. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. Sorrow will darken the world, as angels and demons make it their battlefield. Then there will be a war to end all wars. High King Aquilus summons his fellow kings to council, seeking an alliance in this time of need. Prophesy indicates darkness and light will demand two champions, the Black Sun and the Bright Star. They would be wise to seek out both, for if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind´s hopes and dreams will fall to dust.
New enemies rise from the shadows in the next novel of the New York Times best-selling paranormal romance series the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Having allied themselves with the Band of Bastards, the Brotherhood is committed now more than ever to eradicating the Lessening Society. Recovering from their most recent battle against the last of the lessers, the Brotherhood comes to realize that the fight against their enemies is far from over. Throe, Xcor´s former second in command, is using an ancient tome to summon a new army engineered by a force more dangerous and evil than the Omega. And now, the brothers of the Black Dagger Brotherhood will be tested both at home and on the battlefield. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Frangione. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005339/bk_rand_005339_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford´s career and life are in jeopardy when a murder is committed on her watch, in this absorbing and atmospheric historical mystery from New York Times best-selling author Charles Todd. Arriving in London on leave, Bess Crawford receives an unusual summons from the War Office. She´s been requested to accompany a wounded soldier to Buckingham Palace, where he´s to be decorated for gallantry by King George himself. Though she is certain she´s never met or nursed Sergeant Jason Wilkins, she cannot refuse the honor. Heavily bandaged and confined to a wheelchair, the soldier will be in her care for barely a day. But on the morning after the ceremony when Bess goes to collect her charge for his return journey, she finds the room empty. Both the Army and the Nursing Service hold Bess to blame for losing the war hero. There is a humiliating inquiry, and the incident is noted in her record. More disturbing news complicates her already difficult situation: The Army now considers Wilkins a deserter, and Scotland Yard questions her when Wilkins is suspected of killing a man in cold blood. If Bess is to clear her name and return to duty in France, she must prove that she was never his accomplice. But the sergeant has disappeared again and neither the Army nor the police can find him. The moral implications - that a patient in her charge has committed murder - become more important to Bess than her own future. Accompanied by her friend Simon Brandon, she heads north to find the missing man herself. Carefully questioning suspicious locals, Bess and Simon follow a trail of clues across England. Drawn into a mystery that seems to grow darker with every discovery, they realize that this man has brought the war home to remote places far from the killing fields of France. But will uncovering the truth put more innocent people in jeopardy? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosalyn Landor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004086/bk_harp_004086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Closing the sale. Asking for a raise. Nailing the big presentation. Of the 2,000 hours you work every year, your success or failure is determined in the couple of dozen crucial hours when you need to bring your absolute best. Will you? The last few minutes before a major challenge can be terrifying. Ever wished you knew how to make sure you ace the make-or-break test, audition, or interview? We often feel the most powerless just before we´re expected to act powerful. As you´ll learn in this life-changing book, practice might make perfect, but perfection is useless if you can´t summon it when it counts. Pulling off a great speech or the pivotal at bat also requires the right kind of mental preparation. In Psyched Up, journalist Daniel McGinn dives into the latest psychological research and interviews athletes, soldiers, entertainers, and others who, despite years of practice and enviable track records, will ultimately be judged on their ability to deliver a solid performance when it´s their turn to shine. For instance, he reveals: How Jerry Seinfeld´s jacket and Stephen Colbert´s pen help them get laughs What General Stanley McChrystal said to Special Forces before they entered the battlefield Why the New England Patriots hired the DJ from the Red Sox to help them win Among other counterintuitive insights, McGinn reveals why trying to calm your backstage jitters can be worse for your performance than channeling it into excitement, how meaningless rituals can do more to prepare you in the final moments than last-minute rehearsal, and how a prescription from your doctor could help you unleash your best skills. Whether you´re a sportsperson or a salesperson, an actor or an entrepreneur, one bad hour can throw away months of hard work. There´s so much conflicting popular advice that we often end up doing the wrong things. McGinn separates t... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnathan McClain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003150/bk_peng_003150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.