Dragon Champion

Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0451460472
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (451 users)

Download or read book Dragon Champion written by E.E. Knight and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2005-12-06 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the national bestselling author of the Vampire Earth series comes the first novel in an epic fantasy saga where dragons struggle to survive in an age of fire... High in the mountains, deep in the safety of a cave, a brood of dragons is born. The four young ones are among the last of a dying breed—the last hope for dragons’ survival. But hope shatters when a murderous group of slave-trader dwarves breaks into the cave, leaving a wake of death and destruction... Only young Auron, a rare, defenseless gray dragon, manages to escape. Armed with nothing but his claws and a boundless determination to survive, he sets off in search of his kind. But to find other dragons—or, at least, find out who’s killing them off—Auron will have to search a world of mercenary elves, vicious humans, and dangers of all kinds. Finding allies in the strangest places—and finding himself along the way—Auron is about to make the trek of a lifetime.

Dragon Champion

Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 1440622035
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book Dragon Champion written by E.E. Knight and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2005-12-06 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the national bestselling author of the Vampire Earth series comes the first novel in an epic fantasy saga where dragons struggle to survive in an age of fire... High in the mountains, deep in the safety of a cave, a brood of dragons is born. The four young ones are among the last of a dying breed—the last hope for dragons’ survival. But hope shatters when a murderous group of slave-trader dwarves breaks into the cave, leaving a wake of death and destruction... Only young Auron, a rare, defenseless gray dragon, manages to escape. Armed with nothing but his claws and a boundless determination to survive, he sets off in search of his kind. But to find other dragons—or, at least, find out who’s killing them off—Auron will have to search a world of mercenary elves, vicious humans, and dangers of all kinds. Finding allies in the strangest places—and finding himself along the way—Auron is about to make the trek of a lifetime.

Dragon Fate

Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0451463560
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (451 users)

Download or read book Dragon Fate written by E.E. Knight and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2011-11-30 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of the national bestselling Vampire Earth series presents the fiery conclusion to his epic dragon saga. Scattered across a continent, three dragon siblings are among the last of a dying breed-the final hope for their species' survival. After fighting a war that cost each of them kingdoms, friends and family, and their honor and glory, they have removed themselves from the troubles of the world. But the order they fought to establish is falling apart. Ancient sorceries have been awakened. Dragons battle dragons. And men are taking up arms against their winged overlords. Now, the three must unite once more to save dragonkind from extinction, before the chaos and fire of war consumes them all...and the world with them.

Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440834512
Pages : 392 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition written by Susan Fichtelberg and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2015-09-29 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points

The Publishers Weekly

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Pages : 882 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (31 users)

Download or read book The Publishers Weekly written by and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 882 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 2

Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
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ISBN : 1616555017
Pages : 316 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (616 users)

Download or read book Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 2 written by Various and published by Dark Horse Comics. This book was released on 2015-05-12 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: BioWare's newest game Dragon Age: Inquisition will expand the universe of their epic series in profound ways. This comprehensive book of lore features exclusive art and information, exploring every corner of this dark fantasy masterpiece! Newcomers will appreciate how this volume covers everything they need to know about the world and characters of these smash-hit games! Dedicated fans will revel in the abundance of never-before-revealed secrets, the perfect companion to Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1! From heroes to villains, to songs and food, and everything in between, this book puts the breath and depth of this inimitable fantasy at your fingertips.

Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 (Wings of Fire)

Publisher : Scholastic Paperbacks
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ISBN : 9780545855723
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (855 users)

Download or read book Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 (Wings of Fire) written by Tui T. Sutherland and published by Scholastic Paperbacks. This book was released on 2015-09-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series is more collectible than ever in this five-book paperback boxed set! A war has been raging between the dragon tribes of Pyrrhia for years. According to a prophecy, five dragonets will end the bloodshed and choose a new queen. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. And when Clay, Tsunami, Glory, Starflight, and Sunny discover the truth about their unusual, secret upbringing, they might choose freedom over fate -- and find a way to save their world in their own way. Discover the first five thrilling installments in the bestselling Wings of Fire series, now in one red-hot boxed set: The Dragonet Prophecy; The Lost Heir; The Hidden Kingdom; The Dark Secret; and The Brightest Night.

The Viking Age Vol.1 (of 2) (Illustrations)

Publisher : Press of J. J. Little & Co
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Pages : 553 pages
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Download or read book The Viking Age Vol.1 (of 2) (Illustrations) written by Paul B. Du Chaillu and published by Press of J. J. Little & Co. This book was released on with total page 553 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Example in this ebook CHAPTER I. CIVILISATION AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE NORTH. A study of the ancient literature and abundant archæology of the North gives us a true picture of the character and life of the Norse ancestors of the English-speaking peoples. We can form a satisfactory idea of their religious, social, political, and warlike life. We can follow them from their birth to their grave. We see the infant exposed to die, or water sprinkled, and a name bestowed upon it; follow the child in his education, in his sports; the young man in his practice of arms; the maiden in her domestic duties and embroidery; the adult in his warlike expeditions; hear the clash of swords and the songs of the Scald, looking on and inciting the warriors to greater deeds of daring, or it may be recounting afterwards the glorious death of the hero. We listen to the old man giving his advice at the Thing. We learn about their dress, ornaments, implements, weapons; their expressive names and complicated relationships; their dwellings and convivial halls, with their primitive or magnificent furniture; their temples, sacrifices, gods, and sacred ceremonies; their personal appearance, even to the hair, eyes, face and limbs. Their festivals, betrothal and marriage feasts are open to us. We are present at their athletic games preparatory to the stern realities of the life of that period, where honour and renown were won on the battle-field; at the revel and drunken bout; behold the dead warrior on his burning ship or on the pyre, and surrounded by his weapons, horses, slaves, or fallen companions who are to enter with him into Valhalla; look into the death chamber, see the mounding and the Arvel, or inheritance feast. These Norsemen had carriages or chariots, as well as horses, and the numerous skeletons of this animal in graves or bogs prove it to have been in common use at a very early period. Their dress, and the splendour of their riding equipment for war, the richness of the ornamentation of their weapons of offence and defence are often carefully described. Everywhere we see that gold was in the greatest abundance. The descriptions of such wealth might seem to be very much exaggerated; but, as will be seen in the course of this work, the antiquities treasured in the museums of the North bear witness to the truthfulness of the records. The spade has developed the history of Scandinavia, as it has done that of Assyria and Etruria, but in addition the Northmen had the Saga and Edda literature to perpetuate their deeds. We are the more astonished as we peruse the Eddas and Sagas giving the history of the North, and examine the antiquities found in the country, for we hear hardly anything about the customs of the people from the Roman writers, and our ideas regarding them have been thoroughly vitiated by the earlier Frankish and English chronicles and other monkish writings, or by the historians who have taken these records as a trustworthy authority. Some writers, in order to give more weight to these chronicles, and to show the great difference that existed between the invaders and invaded, and how superior the latter were to the former, paint in a graphic manner, without a shadow of authority, the contrast between the two peoples. England is described as being at that time a most beautiful country, a panegyric which does not apply to fifteen or twenty centuries ago; while the country of the aggressor is depicted as one of swamp and forest inhabited by wild and savage men. It is forgotten that after a while the people of the country attacked were the same people as those of the North or their descendants, who in intelligence, civilisation, and manly virtues were far superior to the original and effete inhabitants of the shores they invaded. To be continue in this ebook...

Marvel Super Hero Contest Of Champions Gallery Edition

Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
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ISBN : 1302942085
Pages : 168 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (32 users)

Download or read book Marvel Super Hero Contest Of Champions Gallery Edition written by Bill Mantlo and published by Marvel Entertainment. This book was released on 2022-07-20 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects Marvel Super Hero Contest Of Champions #1-3, West Coast Avengers Annual #2 and Avengers Annual #16. The first-ever Marvel event series receives the extra-sized treatment it deserves! When the Grandmaster plays a game of cosmic chess against Death herself, Earth's super heroes become the pawns! If the Grandmaster wins, his brother the Collector will be restored to life. But if he loses, Death will claim a bitter price! Each side selects twelve champions from across Earth to do battle for the fragments of the golden globe of life. But this clash of Marvel titans comes with unexpected twists and turns - and several surprising new combatants! Then, months later, the fallout of the contest leads to a life-and-death saga pitting two teams of Avengers against one another - and a truly lethal Legion of the Unliving!

The Historical Tales of King Arthur, Vol. 1

Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
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ISBN : 384964832X
Pages : 442 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (849 users)

Download or read book The Historical Tales of King Arthur, Vol. 1 written by Charles Morris and published by Jazzybee Verlag. This book was released on 2016-10-17 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Arthur of the legends has quite stepped out of the historic page and become a hero without time or place in any real world, a king of the imagination, the loftiest figure in that great outgrowth of chivalric romance which formed the favorite fictitious literature of Europe during three or four of the mediæval centuries. The ballads and romances in which the King Arthur of mediæval story figures as the hero have here been transformed into easily readable prose and thus offer pleasant and enjoyable stories to us now. This is volume one out of two.

The Essex Champion: Or, the Famous History of Sir Billy of Billerecay and His Squire Ricardo. [By William Winstanley.]

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Pages : 86 pages
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Download or read book The Essex Champion: Or, the Famous History of Sir Billy of Billerecay and His Squire Ricardo. [By William Winstanley.] written by and published by . This book was released on 1690 with total page 86 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Race and Popular Fantasy Literature

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317532163
Pages : 238 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Race and Popular Fantasy Literature written by Helen Young and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-08-11 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book illuminates the racialized nature of twenty-first century Western popular culture by exploring how discourses of race circulate in the Fantasy genre. It examines not only major texts in the genre, but also the impact of franchises, industry, editorial and authorial practices, and fan engagements on race and representation. Approaching Fantasy as a significant element of popular culture, it visits the struggles over race, racism, and white privilege that are enacted within creative works across media and the communities which revolve around them. While scholars of Science Fiction have explored the genre’s racialized constructs of possible futures, this book is the first examination of Fantasy to take up the topic of race in depth. The book’s interdisciplinary approach, drawing on Literary, Cultural, Fan, and Whiteness Studies, offers a cultural history of the anxieties which haunt Western popular culture in a century eager to declare itself post-race. The beginnings of the Fantasy genre’s habits of whiteness in the twentieth century are examined, with an exploration of the continuing impact of older problematic works through franchising, adaptation, and imitation. Young also discusses the major twenty-first century sub-genres which both re-use and subvert Fantasy conventions. The final chapter explores debates and anti-racist praxis in authorial and fan communities. With its multi-pronged approach and innovative methodology, this book is an important and original contribution to studies of race, Fantasy, and twenty-first century popular culture.

Mohawks: Volume 1 of 3

Publisher : BookRix
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ISBN : 3730987569
Pages : 252 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (73 users)

Download or read book Mohawks: Volume 1 of 3 written by Mary Elizabeth Braddon and published by BookRix. This book was released on 2014-03-13 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mohawks is a novel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. It has 3 volumes. This volume has 12 chapters. example: CHAPTER I. "ONE THAT DOTH WEAR HIMSELF AWAY IN LONENESS." "Nothing?" asked the farmer, standing upon a heathery knoll, with his gun under his arm, and his two clever spaniels, Nell and Beauty, crouched dutifully at his feet. "Nothing but this," answered the farmer's man, holding up a bundle of papers—pamphlets and manuscripts—dirty, crumpled, worn as if with much carrying to and fro over the face of the earth. They were tied up in a ragged old cotton handkerchief, and they had been carried in the breast-pocket of yonder wayfarer who lay stark and stiff, with his dead face staring up at the bright blue sky of early morning. A little child, a mere baby, lay asleep beside him, nestling against the arm that would never again shelter or defend her.

A Companion to the Nibelungenlied

Publisher : Camden House
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ISBN : 9781571131515
Pages : 324 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (131 users)

Download or read book A Companion to the Nibelungenlied written by Winder McConnell and published by Camden House. This book was released on 1998 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion to the Nibelungenlied draws on the expertise of scholars from Germany, Britain, and the United States to offer the reader fresh perspectives on a wide variety of topics regarding the epic: the latest theories regarding manuscript tradition, authorship, conflict, combat, and politics, the Otherworld and its inhabitants, eroticism (in both the Nibelungenlied and Wagner's Ring), the twentieth-century reception both of the Nibelungenlied and of its most intriguing protagonist, Kriemhild, key concepts used by the poet, the heroic, feudal, and courtly elements in the work, and an analysis of archetypal elements from the perspective of Jungian psychology.

History of the Christian Church. A.D. 1-311. Modern Christianity. The German Reformation A.D. 1517-1530

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Pages : 370 pages
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Download or read book History of the Christian Church. A.D. 1-311. Modern Christianity. The German Reformation A.D. 1517-1530 written by Philip Schaff and published by . This book was released on 1888 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Mohawks: A Novel. Volume 1 of 3

Publisher : Litres
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ISBN : 5040518285
Pages : pages
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Download or read book Mohawks: A Novel. Volume 1 of 3 written by Mary Braddon and published by Litres. This book was released on 2017-09-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: