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.)
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.
In spring 1918, Lieutenant Colin Mabry, a British soldier working with MI8 after suffering injuries on the front, receives a message by carrier pigeon. It is from Jewel Reyer, the woman he once loved and who saved his life - a woman he believed to be dead. Traveling to France to answer her urgent summons, he desperately hopes this mission will ease his guilt and restore the courage he lost on the battlefield. Colin is stunned, however, to discover the message came from Jewel´s half sister, Johanna. Johanna, who works at a dovecote for French Army Intelligence, found Jewel´s diary and believes her sister is alive in the custody of a German agent. With spies everywhere, Colin is skeptical of Johanna, but as they travel across France and Spain, a tentative trust begins to grow between them. When their pursuit leads them straight into the midst of a treacherous plot, danger and deception turn their search for answers into a battle for their lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Zimmerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/014936/bk_tant_014936_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.
Peirs had accepted his life of servitude to an angel. His keeper asked only for a willing body, and in exchange his needs were met and he was fed and clothed. Peirs might have served the angel forever - it was the only life he knew - but one day Peirs discovered something he had no way to plan for. After two millennia, he was pregnant. Peirs now must summon the courage to escape his master and the unbendable divine law that declared no half-breeds should live, but running into an angelic soldier in the back room of a bar wasn’t part of his plan.After years of begging to go to the battlefields on Earth, Tabbis, the youngest angel in Heaven, finally got his assignment. Ready for heroics and bloodshed, he was stunned when he found enchanting and seductive Peirs instead. Tabbis was duty bound to kill Peirs, but Peirs’s very existence challenged everything Tabbis thought he knew.Tabbis needs answers. Peirs wants nothing more than to save his baby and live in peace. Can they band together to help each other? Or will the wrath of Heaven tear them apart? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Solin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127556/bk_acx0_127556_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.
Exhausted, cynical, and confused, Anna is always there to report for duty. She´s part of a clandestine government team that defends the nation against supernatural terrorism - a job that understandably leaves her life in shambles and drives her to drink a little more than she should. Toss in a fear of intimacy with a desire to have friends and lovers like a normal person and, well, Anna is a troubled soul wrapped in a special agent with arcane, magical powers. Waking up hungover at 5:30 in the morning with a zombie-infested apartment building in the heart of DC to deal with, she knows she´s got the makings of the worst morning possible. Her team is its own challenge. A battle-scarred Nigerian shaman, a bookish shape-shifter, an inept summoner, and a brilliant but cantankerous wizard round it all out. Her partner, an immortal and cursed Paladin, is the only person she knows more jaded than herself. Getting them all to work together is never easy, with Anna often caught in the crossfire. Their target, Ethan Morgan, is one pissed-off necromancer. His brother was KIA by his own government, the victim of an experimental magical weapon they decided to test on the battlefield. Now bent on revenge and sponsored by one of hell´s most powerful demons, Ethan has a plan of his own to make us all pay. Anna and her team are fighting against the wake of destruction, but Ethan is always one step ahead. With the number of bodies he leaves and reanimates growing exponentially, Anna´s wondering if they´ll stop him before he engulfs everyone in an undead horde. Proving once again that revenge is best served cold, usually with reanimated corpses, J. Hamlet’s genre-bender is the kind of seat-of-your-pants thriller that changes your view of what is possible in literature. This jaunt into a dark reflection of our world blends dark fantasy and surreal horror with a spy thriller to create an extraordinary new genre all its own, riding the rails at breakneck speed 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Tebb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139571/bk_acx0_139571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.