Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing Release Date :2016-09-22 ISBN :1472918630 Pages :224 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (472 users)
Download or read book Shield Maiden written by Stuart Hill and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-09-22 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "No enemy may find this place; we hide it in mist and shadow..." When King Alfred's great hall is destroyed by the Vikings, the king must flee with his family. But his daughter Aethelflaed knows that hiding in the marshes, far away from the battlefield, is the last thing she wants to do; can she fulfill her destiny and become a warrior princess, a shield maiden? Flashbacks offer dramatic stories set at key moments in history, perfect for introducing children to historical topics.
Publisher :Mercia Books Release Date :2012-05 ISBN :0956810373 Pages :192 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (956 users)
Download or read book Shield Maiden written by Richard Denning and published by Mercia Books. This book was released on 2012-05 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anna, a girl growing up in a Saxon village in seventh-century Mercia, finds a golden horn in the ruins of a Roman villa. Soon an ugly dwarf, a beautiful sorceress, and even her own people are after her to gain the powers of the horn.
Publisher :BHC Press Release Date :2022-05-24 ISBN :1643972502 Pages :256 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (643 users)
Download or read book The Last Princess written by Shelley Wilson and published by BHC Press. This book was released on 2022-05-24 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Northumbria, 866 AD Edith still has much to learn about the art of ruling a kingdom, but when her parents, sisters, and mentor are murdered, she is faced with the much harder challenge of staying alive long enough to get her revenge. As a girl in Anglo-Saxon England, Edith finds it hard to be heard above the Eldermen who are ripping the kingdom to pieces. She finds allies in the unexpected, and enemies closer to home, but nothing can prepare her for the arrival of the Vikings. Torn from her homeland and sold into slavery, she is determined to survive at any cost. Edith clings to her dream of returning home one day to claim her throne. As she builds friendships and finds love in a foreign world, she starts to believe in a better tomorrow until someone from her past arrives with a devastating revelation. Can she do what must be done? And will the Vikings let her leave?
Publisher :Pan Macmillan Release Date :2011-01-07 ISBN :0230740162 Pages :512 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (23 users)
Download or read book Spring written by William Horwood and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2011-01-07 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The adventure of a lifetime is just beginning . . . It has lain lost and forgotten for fifteen hundred years in the ancient heartland of England – a scrap of glass and metal melded by fierce fire. It is the lost core of a flawless Sphere made by the greatest of the Anglo-Saxon CraeftLords in memory of the one he loved. Her name was Spring and contained in the very heart of this work is a spark from the Fires of Creation. But while humans have lost their belief in such things, the Hydden – little people existing on the borders of our world – have not. Breaking the silence of centuries they send one of their own, a young boy, Jack, to live among humans in the hope that he may one day find what has been lost for so long. His journey leads him to Katherine, a girl he rescues from a tragic accident ¬– it’s a meeting that will change everything. It is only through their voyage into the dangerous Hyddenworld that they will realize their destiny, find love and complete the great quest that will save both their worlds from destruction. Their journey begins with Spring . . .
Publisher :Scholastic Inc. Release Date :2017-12-26 ISBN :1338163965 Pages :368 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (338 users)
Download or read book Fate of the Gods (Last Descendants: An Assassin's Creed Novel Series #3) written by Matthew J. Kirby and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2017-12-26 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Owen, Javier, and the rest of the Last Descendants teens uncover their destiny in this epic third book in the trilogy based on the hit Ubisoft video game!
Publisher :Troubador Publishing Ltd Release Date :2018-04-03 ISBN :1788038029 Pages :328 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (788 users)
Download or read book Clash of the Vikings written by Peter Wilks and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2018-04-03 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fleet of longships emerge out of the morning mist on 8th of June in AD 793, and race toward the island of Lindisfarne, one of England’s most holy sites. After beaching their vessels, blood-thirsty Norsemen wearing helmets and shields, disembark with swords and battleaxes in hand. They sprint to the monastery, force their way in and then leave behind them a swathe of ruin, vandalism and slaughter, as they ransack the buildings, dig up the altars, and haul away the holy treasures and capture many slaves in chains. The architect of the raid was Jarl Magnus Magnússon, nicknamed the Red Plagye. But distracted by his campaign to build the foundations of a vast empire, he underestimates the greed and jealousy of another scheming Scandinavian noble called Sigvald Foeslayer, who covets the Red Plague’s shipping fleet and burgeoning territory gains back in Norway. With the fate of his family and homeland at stake, unless he can slay the rival chieftain and his allies, Magnússon’s reign could come to a sudden, bloody end in the Clash of the Vikings. This historical action-adventure conveys the spirit, manners and social conditions of the period, portraying the life and death of Vikings. It will appeal to those with an interest in adventure and historical fiction.
Publisher :Ian Wood Release Date :2019-06-03 ISBN : Pages :208 pages Rating Book:4./5 ( users)
Download or read book Merde on the Orient Express written by Ian Wood and published by Ian Wood. This book was released on 2019-06-03 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You know how it goes: the twelve slays of Christmas? Well that's not what happens here. Once again parody runs riot, and insanity is the only safer harbor - if you can find one under all that snow - that is, flakes of frozen water. You'll never guess whodunnit. Neither will Herakles Parrot. From the completely insane author of: Baker Street Ace 'tec' Bar Trek Dire Virgins It's a Wonderful Lie! Misadventures Mindgame Raw Stars and Rumped!
Publisher :Lulu.com Release Date :2015-01-28 ISBN :193933540X Pages :357 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (939 users)
Download or read book Lion Resurgent written by Stuart Slade and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015-01-28 with total page 357 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SECOND EDITION - Great Britain has walked a long, hard road back from defeat and occupation. In the process it has rebuilt its armed forces and created an army and a navy that are at the cutting edge of modern operational technology. But, they are untested and untried. Now, as the Argentine Government casts covetous eyes on the Falkland Islands, Britain must show the world that it is, once again, a worldwide presence with a voice to be heard in the halls of power. To do so, they must fight an unprecedented campaign at the end of an 8,000 mile long supply line and endure a brutal slugging match with its enemies. Has their army shaken off the specter of defeat and rebuilt itself? Is the Royal Navy capable of fighting so far from its home bases? Who are the mysterious Auxiliary units whose very existence is denied? Most of all, is the Lion Resurgent?
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2016-04-07 ISBN :1473510414 Pages :480 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (473 users)
Download or read book Winter's Fire written by Giles Kristian and published by Random House. This book was released on 2016-04-07 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A thrilling and breathtaking Viking saga of betrayal, bloodshed and brotherhood from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lancelot, Giles Kristian. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Games of Thrones. "Nobody writes this type of swaggering historical fiction better than Kristian" -- THE TIMES "A belter of a novel...perfect for fans of historical fiction and fantasy alike, from Cornwell to Abercrombie" -- BEN KANE "Combines gritty, brutal history with the lyrical essence of men as war...written with a panache that made the pages fly by. More!" -- ANTHONY RICHES "I love a good Viking romp and these are really good!" -- ***** Reader review "Giles Kristian certainly knows how to spin a yarn." -- ***** Reader review *********************************** A VOW OF VENGEANCE MUST BE KEPT... Norway AD 785. Sigurd Haraldarson has proved himself a great warrior . . . and a dangerous enemy. And yet the oath-breaker King Gorm, who betrayed Sigurd's father, still lives. The sacred vow to avenge his family burns in Sigurd's veins, but he must be patient and bide his time as he knows that he and his band of warriors are not yet strong enough to confront the treacherous king. They need silver; they need more fighters to rally to the young Viking's banner; they need to win fame upon the battlefield. And so the fellowship venture to Sweden, to fight as mercenaries. And it is there - in the face of betrayal and bloodshed, on a journey that will take him all too close to the halls of Valhalla - that Sigurd's destiny will be forged... The Vikings return in this thrilling, thunderous sequel to Giles Kristian's bestselling God of Vengeance. Sigurd's adventures continue in Wing's of the Storm.
Publisher :Oxbow Books Release Date :2021-11-30 ISBN :1789256666 Pages :535 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (789 users)
Download or read book Women and Weapons in the Viking World written by Leszek Gardela and published by Oxbow Books. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 535 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Viking Age (c. 750–1050 AD) is conventionally seen as a tumultuous time when hordes of fierce warriors from Scandinavia wreaked havoc across the European continent and when Norse merchants travelled to distant corners of the world in pursuit of slaves, silver, and exotic commodities. Until relatively recently, archaeologists and textual scholars had the tendency to weave a largely male-dominated image of this pivotal period in world history, dismissing or substantially downplaying women's roles in Norse society. Today, however, there is ample evidence to suggest that many of the most spectacular achievements of Viking Age Scandinavians - for instance in craftsmanship, exploration, cross-cultural trade, warfare and other spheres of life - would not have been possible without the active involvement of women. Extant textual sources as well as the perpetually expanding corpus of archaeological evidence thus demonstrate unequivocally that both within the walls of the household and in the wider public arena women’s voices were heard, respected and followed. This pioneering and lavishly illustrated monograph provides an in-depth exploration of women's associations with the martial sphere of life in the Viking Age. The multifarious motivations and circumstances that led women to engage in armed conflict or other activities whereby weapons served as potent symbols of prestige and empowerment are illuminated and interpreted through an interdisciplinary approach to medieval literature and archaeological evidence from Scandinavia and the wider Viking world. Additional cross-cultural excursions into the lives and legends of female warriors in other past and present cultural milieus - from the Asiatic steppes to the savannas of Africa and European battlefields - lead to a nuanced understanding of the idea of the armed woman and its embodiments in Norse literature, myth and archaeological reality.
Publisher :Penguin UK Release Date :2016-07-07 ISBN :014136954X Pages :528 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (141 users)
Download or read book The Viking Saga written by Henry Treece and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2016-07-07 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Into this breathtaking trilogy is woven the true spirit of the Vikings, who great thirst for travelling the seas took them on incredible voyages in defiance of icy waters, terrible hardships and bloodthirsty resistance. It is AD 780. Viking's Dawn sees a young Norse boy, Harald Sigurdson, set sail for the Hebrides in the longship 'Nameless'. The goal: to plunder the helpless coastal villages of Britain. Just five years later, undeterred by his first desperate journey, the dauntless warrior puts to sea once again, in The Road to Miklagard - this time lured by the news of a fabulous hoard of treasure. After a lifetime struggling with the bitter waves, Harald embarks on his last voyage in Viking's Sunset, this time not for gain but to seek vengeance on a blood enemy.
Publisher :Amanda Carlson, Inc. Release Date :2018-01-18 ISBN :1944431071 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (944 users)
Download or read book Phoebe Meadows Boxed Set written by Amanda Carlson and published by Amanda Carlson, Inc.. This book was released on 2018-01-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains three complete novels: STRUCK: Book 1 When Phoebe Meadows gets struck by a strange light in the stock room of Macy’s, life as she knows it flies out the window. As if being hit by lightning isn’t bad enough, she’s accosted in the subway by a man with a missing hand, arrives home to find a raven on her kitchen counter, and her neighbor Ingrid shows up dressed like a gladiator, hell-bent on protecting her. Before Ingrid can shuttle her off to safety, Phoebe is kidnapped and tossed into one of the Nine Worlds, where she’s quickly forced to come to terms with what she is: a Valkyrie. The only problem is, she has no idea what that means. After a narrow escape, she finds an unlikely ally in Loki’s son, Fenrir. Together, the Valkyrie and the wolf must battle their way back to New York City and reach the Valkyrie stronghold where Ingrid is waiting for her. But with danger and obstacles at every turn, Phoebe might not live long enough to learn the full truth about who and what she really is… FREED: Book 2 Phoebe Meadows has one thing on her mind: Free her mother. For the last month, Phoebe has been training in the Valkyrie stronghold readying for battle. But when she stumbles into a secluded valley after a day of grueling practice, she’s given a dire prediction. Phoebe must leave the stronghold immediately with the aid of the giant, Junnal, to rescue her mother from the dark elves. If Phoebe fails, Leela will be transported to a place that can no longer be reached. Leaving Fen behind threatens to undo her, but Phoebe stays true to the mission. Along the way, she allies with the god Baldur and an old white elf mage. Together, they storm the realm, and with the help of an angry wolf and her Valkyrie sisters, they just might stand a chance to free the valiant shieldmaiden. But Phoebe soon learns that rescuing her mother comes with a price, and she’s about to lose something too precious to sacrifice… EXILED: Book 3 Phoebe Meadows is on trial for her life. After freeing her half-brother, Baldur, Phoebe is set to stand before the Council in Asgard to answer for her actions. The threat of exile if she’s found guilty looms, not to mention the added stress of meeting her real father for the first time. Upon entering Asgard, Phoebe discovers new allies in a half-brother she’s never met as well as an oracle who is in possession of valuable information. A little added help couldn’t have come at a better time, because when Phoebe is tossed into an unknown realm, she’s only armed with Gundren, a jewel, and her wits. When Loki shows up, all bets are off. The trickster god throws a wrench in Phoebe’s plans and kidnaps Fen, her only ally. And just when she thinks she sees the light at the end of the tunnel, Phoebe finds she has to defeat one last obstacle: The Norns. And they aren’t planning to go down without a fight…
Publisher :iUniverse Release Date :2012-08 ISBN :1475945728 Pages :416 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (475 users)
Download or read book Beyond Birkun written by Michael W. Lowe and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2012-08 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Peace reigns over the land. The sorcerer Mellette is sealed within his catacombs, Emory and Erin happily reside in Wizardmont, and Tostan and Maria are making a life together in Fortun. Nevertheless, Tostan is troubled. Trading horses barely calms his warrior spirit, while Emory's continuing blindness nags at his heart. Challenged to do something about his friend's affliction, Tostan leaves his comfortable life behind and embarks upon a dangerous quest for a cure. Ride with Tostan and his warhorse Surefoot as they travel beyond Birkun to the land of the fiercely independent Druids. Walk with Tostan amidst the solar stones and tarandu as he makes new friends, debates skeptic leaders, and engages mistrustful rivals. Watch and listen as they take the measure of Tostan and his quest. Will Tostan's abilities negotiate the political intrigues and overcome the mistrust of the Druids? Can he find a cure before the sharp knives of the Toblarian Assassins find him? The friendship of Tostan and Emory was forged in childhood and tempered at Wizardmont and Bryunzet. It binds them together, like brothers. They have each sacrificed much to keep their friendship strong. How much more is Tostan willing to sacrifice?
Publisher :Trensicourt Publishing Release Date : ISBN : Pages :167 pages Rating Book:4./5 ( users)
Download or read book The Last Quest: A Tale of Friendship, Adventure, Bravery, and Sacrifice written by Samuel Robbins and published by Trensicourt Publishing. This book was released on with total page 167 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Simon is a boy without a home. Taken in by a kind heart in the small village of Olisford, he has grown up in the wilderness around the town, exploring the forests and hills. He longs for friendship, but no one seems to pay attention to him. Sydney is a survivor. Abandoned by her parents, she has lived by herself in the forest near the town of Olisford for years. She is beginning to wish for someone to talk to, but she isn’t sure the people at the village will accept her. When Simon and Sydney meet each other, the story of a lifetime begins. The two become fast friends, but troubles in the village quickly arise that threaten their friendship. Raids from the snowy nation of Herlenia across the Impassable Mountains are growing more common, and as Simon and Sydney enroll in the warriors-in-training program in the village, they face trials and triumphs and meet friends and enemies. A desperate battle for Olisford sends Simon and Sydney on a great quest, sending them over the Impassable Mountains, fighting raiders, and facing dangers. A smoking volcano is the site of a final battle that will determine the fate of Lysandria… In this incredible story of friendship, adventure, bravery, and sacrifice, the stakes are high like never before, and to save Lysandria from falling may cost in blood…
Publisher :Pan Macmillan Release Date :2011-08-05 ISBN :0230761011 Pages :325 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (23 users)
Download or read book Awakening written by William Horwood and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2011-08-05 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One momentous evening, events are set in motion that will decide the fate of our world and the Hyddenworld – a land lying alongside our own, concealed from human eyes. As earth tremors ravage the Hyddenworld, a child of two worlds is born, a lost gem is found and the Hyddenworld’s sleeping Emperor finally wakes. And he requires a powerful gem to sustain his stricken body and time-worn spirit. These events signal the end of a normal life for Jack and his daughter. Judith must find her path as a woman of two worlds, as her unwelcome destiny calls her to unite four powerful gems, so keeping the earth from darkness with their light. If she fails, both human and hydden worlds will face extinction. And to triumph, she must embrace the help of friends – and the love of her greatest friend of all. Series praise: ‘The last fifty pages of this book gave me my happiest reading experience in recent years’ FantasyBookReview.co.uk, ‘A real gem of a novel ... It’s colourful, it’s incredibly creative and this new series is one that will soon become a firm favourite’ FalcataTimes blog, ‘This is a return to the traditional; an intimate, delicate and delightfully written novel’ TotalScifiOnline.com
Publisher :Mercia Books Release Date :2016-07-15 ISBN : Pages :366 pages Rating Book:4./5 ( users)
Download or read book The White Chariot written by Richard Denning and published by Mercia Books. This book was released on 2016-07-15 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Aethelfrith sends Hussa on a mission to the oldest Anglo-Saxon Kingdom, prompting Edwin to dispatch Cerdic in response . Soon the brothers find themselves once more in command of opposing forces. The conflict between brothers soon becomes part of the larger struggle for Britain; like fire spreading from a single spark to engulf a forest. As Hussa forges new bonds of friendship and family, back in the Welsh lands Cerdic's past is catching up with him, as an old enemy resurfaces in a very unexpected way.