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The Sword of Judith

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Publisher: Open Book Publishers
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The Book of Judith tells the story of a fictitious Jewish woman beheading the general of the most powerful imaginable army to free her people. The parabolic story was set as an example of how God will help the righteous. Judith's heroic action not only became a validating charter myth of Judaism itself but has also been appropriated by many Christian and secular groupings, and has been an inspiration for numerous literary texts and works of art. It continues to exercise its power over artists, authors and academics and is becoming a major field of research in its own right. The Sword of Judith is the first multidisciplinary collection of essays to discuss representations of Judith throughout the centuries. It transforms our understanding across a wide range of disciplines. The collection includes new archival source studies, the translation of unpublished manuscripts, the translation of texts unavailable in English, and Judith images and music.

The Book of the Sword

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Author: Sir Richard F. Burton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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The Book of the Sword by Sir Richard F. Burton Book Resume:

DIVEloquent, erudite history of the sword from prehistory to early Roman Empire. Evolution and development of early swords, variations — sabre, broadsword, cutlass, scimitar, much more. /div

Soul of the Sword

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Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin
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One thousand years ago, a wish was made and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. A weapon powerful enough to seal away the formidable demon Hakaimono. Now he has broken free. Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful Scroll of a Thousand Prayers to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the scroll. But she has a new enemy now, more dangerous than any she has yet faced. The demon Hakaimono is free at last, and he has possessed the very person Yumeko trusted to protect her from the evil at her heels, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Hakaimono has only one goal: to break the curse of the sword and set himself free to rain chaos and destruction over the land forevermore. To do so, he will need the scroll. And Yumeko is the only one standing in his way.

The Sword and the Shield

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Author: Peniel E. Joseph
Publisher: Basic Books
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The Sword and the Shield by Peniel E. Joseph Book Resume:

This dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders. To most Americans, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. represent contrasting ideals: self-defense vs. nonviolence, black power vs. civil rights, the sword vs. the shield. The struggle for black freedom is wrought with the same contrasts. While nonviolent direct action is remembered as an unassailable part of American democracy, the movement's militancy is either vilified or erased outright. In The Sword and the Shield, Peniel E. Joseph upends these misconceptions and reveals a nuanced portrait of two men who, despite markedly different backgrounds, inspired and pushed each other throughout their adult lives. This is a strikingly revisionist biography, not only of Malcolm and Martin, but also of the movement and era they came to define.

By the Sword

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Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Penguin
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Granddaughter of the sorceress Kethry, daughter of a noble house, Kerowyn had been forced to run the family keep since her mother's untimely death. Yet now at last her brother was preparing to wed, and when his bride became the lady of the keep, Kerowyn could return to her true enjoyments - training horses and hunting. But all Kerowyn's hopes and plans were shattered when her anscestral home was attacked, her father slain, her brother wounded, and his fiancee kidnapped. Drive by desperation and the knowledge that a scorcerer had led the journey which would prove but he first step on the road to the fulfillment of her destiny.

Master of the Sword

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Author: K. Hippolite
Publisher: PetroleumEnt
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Rachel Goldenstein continues to lead her group home, but perhaps Earth isn't as safe as she had thought. It is a time for the newly appointed Lady Goldensword to command armies. A time to forge new alliances and to make war against the children of magic. There will be great loss for Rachel... and perhaps a chance to learn the terrible truth behind her shadow magic. “By the light of the gates, she saw her adversaries rise, bearing magical swords and staves. Rachel set down her candle stand and drew her swords. Somewhere, during the skirmish that followed, a flying, severed leg almost toppled her candle stand. She put out a hand to steady it. Some, the less hardy of them, fled at the sight of her. Ever afterwards, there would be a legend of a ghost in a torn white dress drenched in red blood, with crimson hair and a devilish grin. It was a world that could never be the same. A world that a woman would boldly change.”

By the Sword

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Author: Richard Cohen
Publisher: Modern Library
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By the Sword by Richard Cohen Book Resume:

“Like swordplay itself, By the Sword is elegant, accurate, romantic, and full of brio—the definitive study, hugely readable, of man’s most deadly art.”—Simon Winchester With a new Preface by the author Napoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who as a schoolboy would practice fencing with Bess—his future wife— when the two of them returned home from school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Ignatius Loyola challenged a man to a duel for denying Christ’s divinity (and won). Less successful, but no less enthusiastic, was Mussolini, who would tell his wife he was “off to get spaghetti,” their code to avoid alarming the children. By the Sword is an epic history of sword fighting—a science, an art, and, for many, a religion that began at the dawn of civilization in ancient Egypt and has been an obsession for mankind ever since. With wit and insight, Richard Cohen gives us an engrossing history of the world via the sword. Praise for By the Sword “Touché! While scrupulous and informed about its subject, Richard Cohen’s book is about more than swordplay. It reads at times like an alternative social history of the West.”—Sebastian Faulks “In writing By the Sword, [Cohen] has shown that he is as skilled with the pen as he is with the sword.”—The New York Times “Irresistible . . . extraordinary . . . vivid and hugely enjoyable.”—The Economist “A virtual encyclopedia on the subject of sword fighting.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Literate, learned, and, beg pardon, razor-sharp . . . a pleasure for practitioners, and a rewarding entertainment for the armchair swashbuckler.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Stealing the Sword: A Branches Book (Time Jumpers #1)

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Author: Wendy Mass
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Stealing the Sword: A Branches Book (Time Jumpers #1) by Wendy Mass Book Resume:

Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Chase and Ava find an old suitcase filled with strange objects. One of the objects looks like a dragon-headed doorknob... Suddenly Chase and Ava find themselves jumping back in time to King Arthur's castle! They meet the king's wizard Merlin and soon discover what the dragon-headed doorknob really is. It turns out they have an important job to do: They must save the king! But a bad guy is after them... How will Chase and Ava get back home? They will need to act fast to find out! Oriol Vidal's engaging illustrations appear on every page. Newly independent readers will eat up this time-travel series from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Mass!

The Sword of Midras

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Author: Tracy Hickman,Richard Garriott
Publisher: Tor Books
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The Sword of Midras by Tracy Hickman,Richard Garriott Book Resume:

The thrilling prequel to Shroud of the Avatar from Portalarium! The world died during the Fall. Abandoned by the mighty Avatars and their Virtues, the people who remained were left defenseless in an untamed land. That is, until the Obsidians came. Through dark sorcery and overwhelming force the Obsidian Empire brought order to chaos, no matter the cost. Aren Benis is a Captain in the Obsidian Army who has seen enough of what a world without Virtue looks like and is willing to do whatever it takes to establish a lasting peace. But after finding a magical sword that only he can wield, a sword his trusted scout, Syenna, claims is a blade once used by the legendary Avatars, Aren is thrown into a far more unfamiliar battle. One fought with whispered words and betrayal instead of swords and arrows. Running out of allies, Aren's only hope for survival is to discover the true nature of the ancient weapon he wears at his side. In order to do that, Aren will have to turn to the empire's enemies and, in doing so, he will discover what order at the hands of the Obsidians really means. Rights Catalog Text At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Sword & The Dollar

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Author: Michael J. Parenti
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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The Sword & The Dollar by Michael J. Parenti Book Resume:

To many, the foreign policy directives of the United States seem bewildering and sometimes inharmonious with its domestic political values. Why does the U.S. seem to support foreign dictators? Why has it invested so many of its resources in stockpiling nuclear arms? Why doesn't the U.S. act as a force for peace throughout the world? In this probing, provocative analysis, Michael Parenti reveals the hidden agenda of American foreign policy decsisions. No matter which party is in power, the U.S. acts to protect the interests of large American-based corporations, in order to maintain valuable overseas markets and cheap foreign labor. In lucid detail, Michael Parenti examines just how these very private interests determine America's public policy goals, from the impoverishment of developing nations to the building of an intimidating nuclear arsenal. What he discovers will surely be controversial and suggests that the greatest threats to democracy—both here and abroad—may emanate from within the United States itself.

The Way of the Sword (Young Samurai, Book 2)

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Author: Chris Bradford
Publisher: Penguin UK
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One year of training in samurai school and Jack Fletcher is in real trouble . . . Not only is he struggling to prepare for the Circle of Three, an ancient ritual that tests a samurai's courage, skill and spirit to the limit, he's caught in a running battle with fellow student Kazuki and his gang. But these are the least of Jack's problems. He knows his deadly rival - the ninja Dragon Eye - could strike at any moment. Jack possesses the very thing he will kill for. Can Jack master the Way of the Sword in time to survive a fight to the death?

The Sword Falls

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Author: A.J. Smith
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
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Prince Oliver Dawn Claw, heir to the Kingdom of the Four Claws, is thrust into a world he doesn't understand as he waits for his father to die. Meanwhile, Adeline Brand refuses to wait, and enters a fight she doesn't know if she can win.

The Sword Saint

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Author: C. F. Iggulden
Publisher: Penguin UK
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The Sword Saint by C. F. Iggulden Book Resume:

THE EPIC CONCLUSION TO THE BESTSELLING EMPIRE OF SALT SERIES FROM MASTER STORYTELLER CONN IGGULDEN 'A master storyteller' Sunday Express ________ The news from the north is grim. An army is massing under the new king of Feal. They head towards Darien - city of the Twelve families - demanding allegiance, or war. Tellius, Speaker to the Council, knows this divided city will never stand against such a terrible foe. But Tellius has a plan. He will assemble a band of heroes. Men and women who once before aided Darien in her time of need. They will come if he calls. The army approaches. The trumpets of war sound. A great city holds its breath. And a desperate plan unfolds . . . Discover the first two instalments in the thrilling Empire of Salt series Darien and Shiang, perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Game of Thrones. ________ 'Iggulden is in a class of his own' Daily Mirror 'One of our finest historical novelists' Daily Express

The Sword of Destiny

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Author: Tanisha Sahu
Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers
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The Sword of Destiny by Tanisha Sahu Book Resume:

Zaida Rivera. Age twelve. Born on 20th May. Zodiac sign: Taurus. Loves books and loves to get her hands on as many as she can. She’s also flexible (incredibly flexible!). But that’s not all … There’s her secret: she’s a witch, and now an apprentice at Magikals School of Magical Study and Practices. It’s all she’s wanted her entire life, to become a student at Magikals just like most of her family was. For her, it’s starting a new chapter in her life with her new friends at Magikals: Ro, Nick, Chris, and Wang. But life takes a turn ever since she stepped foot in Magikals. And the next moment, everyone has their eyes on her, secrets are uncovered, and trouble is following her everywhere she is headed. So are danger and the unknown. And she’s definitely not ready for it all.

The Sword and the Dagger

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Author: Robert Cochran
Publisher: Tor Teen
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The Sword and the Dagger by Robert Cochran Book Resume:

The Sword and the Dagger is an epic YA historical adventure by debut novelist Robert Cochran, the Emmy Award-winning executive producer and co-creator of the hit TV series 24. When empires clash, a Princess, a Knight, and an Assassin embark on the quest of a lifetime During the time of the Crusades, an unlikely trio—a Christian princess, her affianced prince, and a Muslim assassin—embarks on a quest to the court of the most fearsome warrior the world has ever known, Genghis Khan. A rousing tale of adventure and romance about three young people who must grapple with fundamental issues of loyalty, friendship, faith, honor, and courage against the backdrop of conflicts that still resonate today. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Sword

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Author: Annabeth Penelope Gambrell
Publisher: Annabeth Penelope Gambrell
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The Sword by Annabeth Penelope Gambrell Book Resume:

Ixora Ishikawa and James Anthony Nicholas Taylor III are detectives in the small, quiet town of Tylerville, Texas. Humdrum country life comes to a screeching halt when a teenager is found stabbed to death with a Scottish Claymore. It is up to Ishikawa and Taylor to find out who is responsible... But what other things will they uncover in the process?

Anabaptists and the Sword

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Author: James M. Stayer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Anabaptists and the Sword by James M. Stayer Book Resume:

Anabaptists and the Sword (1972; revised edn. 1976) is the first book to challenge the consensus, dating from the seventeenth century, that sixteenth-century Anabaptists were nonresistants, or Christian pacifists. While recognizing the importance of the nonresistance tradition among Anabaptists, the book gives equal attention to more militant elements in Anabaptism. It is also pioneering in giving attention to Anabaptist practice as well as Anabaptist teaching on this subject.

Drawing The Sword

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Author: Zuo Shao
Publisher: Funstory
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Drawing The Sword by Zuo Shao Book Resume:

He, a wandering orphan, was fortunate enough to witness the confrontation between two peerless experts, and thought that the two of them were legendary immortals. Legend has it that the pinnacle of martial arts can shatter space and become an Immortal God! He decided: I will shatter the void and become an immortal god, and enjoy eternal life! [Previous Chapter] [Table of Contents] [Next Chapter]

The Sword of Attila

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Author: David Gibbins
Publisher: Macmillan
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The Sword of Attila by David Gibbins Book Resume:

AD 439: The Roman Empire is on the brink of collapse. With terrifying speed a Vandal army has swept through the Roman provinces of Spain and North Africa, conquering Carthage and threatening Roman control of the Mediterranean. But a far greater threat lies to the east, a barbarian force born in the harsh steppelands of central Asia, warriors of unparalleled savagery who will sweep all before them in their thirst for conquest - the army of Attila the Hun. For a small group of Roman soldiers and a mysterious British monk, the only defense is to rise above the corruption and weakness of the Roman emperors and hark back to the glory days of the army centuries before, to find strength in history. Led by Flavius, a young tribune, and his trusty centurion Macrobius, they fight a last-ditch battle against the Vandals in North Africa before falling back to Rome, where they regroup and prepare for the onslaught to come. Flavius learns that the British monk who had fled with them from Carthage is more than he seems, and he is drawn into a shady world of intelligence and intrigue under the aegis of Flavius' uncle Aetius, commander-in-chief of the Roman armies in the west, the man who alone has the power to rally Rome and her allies and save the western empire from annihilation. Aetius is desperate to buy time until his army is strong enough to confront the Huns on the field of battle, and meanwhile will do anything to undermine their strength. Together they devise a plan of astonishing audacity that will take Flavius and Macrobius across the frontier and far up the river Danube to the heart of darkness itself, to the stronghold of the most feared warrior-emperor the world has ever known – and into alliance with the emperor's daughter, a warrior-princess who has sworn vengeance against her father for the death of her mother. In the showdown to come, in the greatest battle the Romans have ever fought, victory will go to those who can hold high the most potent symbol of war ever wrought by man - the sacred sword of Attila.

Power of the Sword

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Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Power of the Sword by Wilbur Smith Book Resume:

A Courtney series adventure - Book 2 in The Burning Shore sequence "We are Courtneys. We don't have to fight with our fists. We fight with power and money and influence. Nobody can beat us on our own ground." A powerful family. A time of war. Centaine de Thiry Courtney has not only survived, but thrived, a successful woman with two sons of her own: Shasa Courtney, the Courtney heir, and Manfred de la Rey, Shasa's half-brother, her secret child raised solely by his father. At the time of the Great Depression, Centaine must make difficult decisions to ensure the security of her family - decisions that will affect Manfred and his father, Lothar de la Rey, a man Centaine once loved. But the world is changing, and conflicts greater than any the world has seen before are looming. Centaine and her children must face the upcoming war - where not all of them will be on the same side...

The Sword of the People

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Author: Roberto Laura
Publisher: tredition
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The Sword of the People by Roberto Laura Book Resume:

This book serves to give an understanding of the ways of the traditional Italian fencing schools with knives and sticks, thus contributing to their preservation.

The Sword of Ichiban

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Author: Kurt Philip Behm
Publisher: Author House
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The Sword of Ichiban by Kurt Philip Behm Book Resume:

In a Manhattan Park, a boy was playing and dreaming the heroic dreams of a future pre-ordained. He would live on three continents in his lifetime, changing the destiny of each. He would also be known by three names: William Broderick Simpson III, Cutty, and finally El Uno or Ichiban (The One). He would become immortal within the span of his natural lifetime, crossing continents and connecting cultures with his bravery as none had done before. He would become a hero to five nations, all claiming him as their Native Son. In truth, he was to become the Son of a much higher calling.

The Sword of Welleran

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Author: Lord Dunsany
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Where the great plain of Tarphet runs up, as the sea in estuaries, among the Cyresian mountains, there stood long since the city of Merimna well-nigh among the shadows of the crags. I have never seen a city in the world so beautiful as Merimna seemed to me when first I dreamed of it. It was a marvel of spires and figures of bronze, and marble fountains, and trophies of fabulous wars, and broad streets given over wholly to the Beautiful. Right through the centre of the city there went an avenue fifty strides in width, and along each side of it stood likenesses in bronze of the Kings of all the countries that the people of Merimna had ever known. At the end of that avenue was a colossal chariot with three bronze horses driven by the winged figure of Fame, and behind her in the chariot the huge form of Welleran, Merimna's ancient hero, standing with extended sword. So urgent was the mien and attitude of Fame, and so swift the pose of the horses, that you had sworn that the chariot was instantly upon you, and that its dust already veiled the faces of the Kings. And in the city was a mighty hall wherein were stored the trophies of Merimna's heroes. Sculptured it was and domed, the glory of the art of masons a long while dead, and on the summit of the dome the image of Rollory sat gazing across the Cyresian mountains towards the wide lands beyond, the lands that knew his sword. And beside Rollory, like an old nurse, the figure of Victory sat, hammering into a golden wreath of laurels for his head the crowns of fallen Kings.

The Sword of Ponsonby

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Author: David Mosey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Sword of Ponsonby by David Mosey Book Resume:

As head of the Guild of the Black Mages, Guildmaster Ponsoby knows that you have to move with the times, and thats what hes trying to do. Hes opened negotiations with Titus Handcarte, the First Speaker of East Castellian and not only has he won two enormously profitable research contracts, but also has got Handcarte to repeal the age-old prohibition that barred occult professionals from practising in East Castellian. So everything in the garden should be lovely. And it would be except for Montmorency. Mage Montmorency, the most expert and powerful of the Black Mages, is dead set against Ponsonbys plan. But to the creative manager, such opposition is an opportunity, not a problem. With the enthusiastic support of his other colleagues, Ponsonby binds Montorency imprisons him behind countless tons of solid rock. So now everything in the garden is lovely. Well, not exactly, no. Just as the rock closed about him, Montmorency managed to get a message off to Mission Implausible, the scruffiest bunch of anarchical heroes ever to disgrace the pages of a fantasy novel. Never mind their addiction to beer and gratuitous violence. Never mind their cavalier attitude to property that isnt bolted down. And never mind the fact that Andrew Cruickshank, their mercurial magic user, combines the reliability of the weather forecast with the destructive potential of Chernobyl. The big question is whether Mission Implausible can get their production of Blood on the Rooftops, Blood on the Tiles into workable shape by opening night. And get the Guild of the Black Mages sorted out too, of course. Ponsonby doesnt know anything about their play, but he does know Cruickshank and his band of hooligans are on the way, and so does Titus Handcarte. Ponsonby can call upon the awesome occult forces of the Guild, and Handcarte has at his beck and call the economic and military might of East Castellian, so theyre confident. Playing at home, they should be able to send Mission Implausible down to a four-nil defeat, at the very least. But there are a number of things theyve left out of their calculations. They havent reckoned on the power of an aroused student body. They havent understood the influence of thousands of years of theatrical tradition. They havent the faintest idea of just how implacably devious, disruptive, and destructive Mission Implausible can be. And theyve totally neglected air defence. Mission Implausible doesnt bother with calculation. When theyre not in rehearsals or instigating disgraceful scenes at disreputable taverns, they get to work fomenting student unrest and bombarding the Guild precincts with surplus theatrical equipment while Andrew Cruickshank infiltrates the Guild itself in search of Montmorency. All the ingredients are there for one of the most shambolic episodes ever to be expunged from Guild records.

The Sword Of Islam

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Author: Raphael Sabatini
Publisher: House of Stratus
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The Sword Of Islam by Raphael Sabatini Book Resume:

European waters are rife with mighty naval battles – not least the renowned Battle of Amalfi of 1527. Yet for Admiral Andrea Doria, the battles confronts are not confined to sea alone. The House of Dorian is plagued with conflict, both within and without, and Andrea finds that he has very real enemies in his midst.

The Needle Or The Sword: An Alternative Worldview

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Author: Allan Cornford
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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The Needle Or The Sword: An Alternative Worldview by Allan Cornford Book Resume:

Written from the Biblical perspective of Ruin-Restoration, a glimpse into the primordial world of gargantuan life-forms that perished back in the heavens of old, and PRIOR to the 6 days of Genesis. The evidence for which has either been misconstrued, deliberately covered up, or wilfully ignored. Is the earth that we dwell upon even what each of us have been taught from infancy to believe it is? To what extent have we all been affected by the official narrative? Or is the official narrative a form of indoctrination? And if so, should we believe the official narrative today? And if so, where might a belief in the official narrative lead us?

The Sword And The Olive

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Author: Martin Van Creveld
Publisher: PublicAffairs
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The Sword And The Olive by Martin Van Creveld Book Resume:

Combining razor-sharp analysis with dramatic narrative, vivid portraits of soldiers and commanders with illuminating discussions of battle tactics and covert actions, The Sword and the Olive traces the history of the IDF from its beginnings in Palestine to today. The book also goes beyond chronology to wrestle with the political and ethical struggles that have shaped the IDF and the country it serves—struggles that are manifesting themselves in the recent tragic escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Often revisionist in attitude, surprising in many of its conclusions, this book casts new light on the struggle for peace in the Middle East.

The Sword in His Hand

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Author: J. J. Fischer
Publisher: Ambassador International
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The Sword in His Hand by J. J. Fischer Book Resume:

“One is an opportunity. Two is a threat. Three is an invasion.” For hundreds of years, strange things have been washing up on the shores of Darcentaria. But when a young foreign woman named El is found unconscious on the beach amidst the burning wreckage of a strange metal craft, the villagers of Odessa are immediately suspicious—is she an agent of the Dalriadan Empire, their cruel oppressors for as long as they can remember? Or does she come from the Outside, the vast and legendary lands beyond their borders from which no man or woman alive has ever returned? Torsten Eiselher, a talented young swordsman, has spent the last nine years of his life wrongfully imprisoned by his uncle, the Empire’s ruler. Betrayed and deceived at every turn, Torsten has survived by keeping a firm grip on his sword—and by staying well away from anything to do with the Outside. But when his young sister is murdered, Torsten finds himself irrevocably drawn to El despite her Outsider heritage—and he begins to question everything he has been told about her world. Intrigued by the existence of a powerful and dangerously advanced world within his reach, the Empire’s ruler, Jurien Arminius, launches a hunt for El and the two Outsiders that arrived with her—the ones who could help him win his war against Torsten and the rebellion that threatens to topple his Empire. Suddenly, Torsten is forced to choose between defeating his long-term enemy or saving the woman he has come to love . . .

Destiny of the Sword

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Author: Jeremy Twigg
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Destiny of the Sword by Jeremy Twigg Book Resume:

How far would you go to bring back the one you love? How much would you sacrifice? The second installment in the Destiny of the Sword series, To Save Her will put the power of love on display when Ayden must learn the secrets of an all-powerful sword to try to save the girl he loves and battle an oncoming army led by his legendary exiled father. Picking up where the first book left off, Ayden goes on a coming-of-age quest for eternal loveto save his Isabeland uncover the secrets of his cursed bloodline. His journey will take him far beyond the only borders hes ever known. Strange new lands better left forgotten will challenge his purity and ultimately reveal his true self. He will discover that love leads the heart with the greatest intent but sometimes guides to an end that is sharper than the sword. The Milak return stronger than ever to destroy mankinds finest city and imprison the world in darkness. The age of man will be on the verge of extinction as swords and sorcery rise in battle and as gods and men collide. And Ayden will have to face his father before he can ever hope to get Isabel back. Can they be saved from the coming end? Will true love be victorious? Will Ayden survive his journey? The fate of their world will hinge on the power of a loveand the destiny of a sword.

The Sword of the Lady

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Author: S. M. Stirling
Publisher: Penguin
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The Sword of the Lady by S. M. Stirling Book Resume:

“This new novel of the Change is quite probably the finest by an author who has been growing in skill and imagination for more than twenty-five years.” – Booklist (Starred Review) Rudi Mackenzie has journeyed long and far across the land that was once the United States of America, seeking the shore where the sun rises, hoping to find the source of the world-altering event that has come to be known as the Change. His quest ends in Nantucket, an island overrun with forest, inhabited by a mere two hundred people, who claim to have been transported there from out of time. Only one odd stone house remains standing. Within it, Rudi finds a beautifully made sword seemingly waiting for him. And once he takes it up, nothing for Rudi—or for the world that he knows—will ever be the same…


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Author: Alexander C. Bennett
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Kendo by Alexander C. Bennett Book Resume:

Kendo is the first in-depth historical, cultural, and political account in English of the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, from its beginnings in military training and arcane medieval schools to its widespread practice as a global sport today. Alexander Bennett shows how kendo evolved through a recurring process of "inventing tradition," which served the changing ideologies and needs of Japanese warriors and governments over the course of history. Kendo follows the development of Japanese swordsmanship from the aristocratic-aesthetic pretensions of medieval warriors in the Muromachi period, to the samurai elitism of the Edo regime, and then to the nostalgic patriotism of the Meiji state. Kendo was later influenced in the 1930s and 1940s by ultranationalist militarists and ultimately by the postwar government, which sought a gentler form of nationalism to rekindle appreciation of traditional culture among Japan’s youth and to garner international prestige as an instrument of "soft power." Today kendo is becoming increasingly popular internationally. But even as new organizations and clubs form around the world, cultural exclusiveness continues to play a role in kendo’s ongoing evolution, as the sport remains closely linked to Japan’s sense of collective identity.

Altina the Sword Princess: Volume 8

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Author: Yukiya Murasaki
Publisher: J-Novel Club
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Altina the Sword Princess: Volume 8 by Yukiya Murasaki Book Resume:

Following a sudden announcement, Second Prince Latrielle is set to take the throne. Altina is stricken with despair, and a summons to the capital means Regis is temporarily taken from her! But the princess’s tactician refuses to abandon her wish of doing away with the nation’s wars. Plagued with suspicions regarding the emperor’s death, he ventures to the capital alone, setting out to discern Latrielle’s true nature and intentions. Here is the eighth volume of a tale of war, love, and politics, woven by the bookworm and the sword princess.

At the Point of the Sword

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Author: Herbert Hayens
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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Chhota Bheem Vol. 23

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Author: Rajiv Chilaka
Publisher: Green Gold Animation
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The royal sword is situated on the top of the sacred mountain far away from Dholakpur. It has been a part of the royal possession for ages. The sword now belongs to the present Dholakpur king, and only a royal blood can remove it from the frozen ice. If anyone else is able to remove the sword then he would be crowned as the new king of Dholakpur A wicked woman & her brawny son Boza plot a scheme to acquire the sword & they succeed.So now, will Boza become the new king of Dholapur ? Can Bheem save his kingdom from this new evil king? Read on to find out!

The Jinn and the Sword

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Author: Robert Truss Peacock,Sara Lawrence Cook
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Jinn and the Sword by Robert Truss Peacock,Sara Lawrence Cook Book Resume:

"Certain elements of digital artistry and formatting, asdepicted in the hardcover and paperback editions of this book, cannot be replicated in the ebook version due to device limitations." The sixteenth century was rife with turmoil throughout Europe. The Topkapi Palace in Istanbul (Konstantiniyye), the seat of the Ottoman Empire, was not immune to the strife and chaos. The imperial court of Suleyman the Magnificent was a focal point for recondite, multilayered mysteries, and a breeding ground for plots Topkapi officials who may be conflicit. Suleyman summons Conte Vincenzo Lupo de Venezia (II Lupo the Wolf) to assist in the resolution of the proliferating intrigues and thwart assassination attempts against the sultan and his favored harem concubine, Roxelana. II Lupo is renowned as a master swordsman and for his remarkable investigation skills and acumen, having foiled recent plots against the French king, Francis I, and Albert, Duke of Prussia. II Lupo established a martial arts academy in Venice where the finest fighters from around the world seek his expert tutelage, including his seventeen-year-old daughter, Francesca. Having lost his wife during childbirth, II Lupo has raised Francesca as a single father. A master of the martial arts and disguise, Francesca travels with her father disguised as a boy. Arriving in Istanbul, they are escorted by Kemal, Suleymans personal bodyguard and captain of the palace guard, the Elite Beyliks. Born a Palestine Jew, Kemal was torn from his home at age eleven, enslaved by the Ottomans, and educated in the palace school as a janissary. He rose to his esteemed status at the age of twenty-six. His public persona of a handsome and fearsome warrior is juxtaposed against that of a brilliant, sensitive poet with deeply suppressed longings for his homeland. A romance between Francesca and Kemal blossoms as they join forces with II Lupo and Aziz, Roxelanas formidable and favored black eunuch, to quash assassination attempts and solve mysteries surroundings the theft of sacred relics of Muhammad from their Topkapi respository. Theft masterminded by a seemingly supernatural Shaitan are accompanied by gruesome murders committed by a demonic jinn, dwelling in labyrinthine secret passagewaysa subterranean maze running through the ancient Byzantine acropolis upon which the Topkapi Palace was built. Although filled with intrigue, action, and suspense as its heart, the book is a story of love, yearning, awakening and beneficence that touches the human spirit. This verisimilar story is presented with a visual richness evocative of the times and the tale and artistry reminiscent of the illuminated manuscripts and calligraphy of the era.

The Sword in the Stove

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Author: Frank W. Dormer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Two knights have their dinner plans derailed as they discover object after object in their stove—objects that ominously belong to their missing friend, Harold—in this delightfully slapstick picture book. Someone has put a sword in the stove. Was it Eenie? Was it Meenie? Was it Harold? WHO WOULD PUT A SWORD IN THE STOVE!? Frank Dormer’s rollicking whodunit has bumbling characters worthy of The Three Stooges, sly humor straight out of Monty Python, and an irresistible screwball spirit all its own.

The Sword of Herobrine

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Author: Jim Anotsu
Publisher: Penguin UK
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A brand-new unofficial story set in the world of the game Minecraft! Arthur's sister Mallu is obsessed with Minecraft. Arthur, on the other hand, can't stand playing the game . . . but when a mysterious code sucks his sister into the Overworld, Arthur has no choice but to follow her. Arthur and Mallu must battle creepers, endermen and zombies if they're ever going to make it home. As they fight to survive in the Overworld, it becomes clear that their only hope is tied to an ancient legend. A legend about the very worst creature in the world of the game. His name? Herobrine. Disclaimer: This book is not authorized, sponsored, endorsed or licensed by Mojang AB, Microsoft Corp. or any other person or entity owning or controlling any rights to the Minecraft name, trademarks or copyrights.Minecraft is a registered trademark of Mojang Synergies AB.

Legacies of the Sword

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Author: Karl F. Friday,Seki Humitake
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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Legacies of the Sword by Karl F. Friday,Seki Humitake Book Resume:

Western scholars and educators are generally far less familiar with the samurai in his original-and, ostensibly, primary-role as warrior and masters of arms than in his other functions as landowner, feudal lord, literature, or philosopher. Yet, any attempt to comprehend fully the samurai without considering his military abilities and training (bugei) is futile. With verve and wit, Karl Friday combines the results of nearly two decades of fieldwork and archival research to examine samurai martial culture from a broad perspective: as a historical phenomenon, as a worldview, and as a system of physical, spiritual, and moral education.

The Sword Cultivator Wife

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Author: Xie Er
Publisher: Funstory
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Kunming Mountain, the number one sect in the cultivation world. Its military prowess was known throughout the entire cultivation world. There were three characteristics of swordsmanship: first, the intestines were the same, and the words would never be spoken in a roundabout way. Any schemes or tricks would be used to break it. The second characteristic of swordsmanship was that its overall value was above the peak of the cultivation world. Eldest brother Qin Ge was the one with the highest face. Swordsman Cultivators had three unique features: they needed to form a team. They needed to be united and friendly. They needed to form a team to bully someone! The eldest senior brother of Kunming Mountain, Qin Ge, ranked first in the 199th generation. With the title of the first sword cultivator, he was known throughout the world for his violent personality, protective personality, unparalleled integrity, bloodlust, and extraordinary talent. Now, his eldest senior brother was going to get married! Who did he marry? It was said that the man was called Bai Guo. He came from a different world, so his appearance was extremely ugly. A pair of eyes, however, could see through the heavens. Killing Immortals and Slaughtering Demons, seemingly without any cultivation at all, but in reality, his martial prowess was truly explosive. It was truly a black hole in his stomach! It was said that this otherworldly guest, when he first met his eldest senior brother, had decided to spend the rest of his life in mutual affection. Actually, the eldest senior brother was very depressed. Everyone thought that he had "gotten married". In fact... He's the one who made a wife! Who was the White Fruit? Please read the series "Goddard Get Wife".

The Sword of the King

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Author: Ronald MacDonald
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
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The Sword of the King by Ronald MacDonald Book Resume:

It is matter of no small difficulty and hesitation for a woman to tell a story—in especial, her own story—from the beginning of it even to the end, and to hold, as it were, a straight course throughout. The perplexities, I say, are many, and among them not the least is found in these same words, beginning and end. For where truly his story has its inception, and what will be its ultimate word, might well puzzle the wisest man of this age, or any other.