The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Ashley York

ISBN:0998668427

Total Pages:284

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In ancient Ireland, men and women take to the legends for answers. Different-colored eyes are the mark of a Seer, it is said, and those who can see the future are in league with the devil. They cannot be suffered to live.He wishes to prove himself¿Marcán of Clonascara bears the bloodline of Brian Boru, the legendary high king, and his prowess as a warrior has earned him great respect. But he was born with different-colored eyes, and there are some who would have him suffer a Seer¿s fate. His fiercest adversary is Beibhinn, mother to Diarmuid, his close friend and king, and Astrid, the woman who holds his heart. If Astrid ever showed him any interest, he would fight Beibhinn and any army to wed her.She is desperate to escape¿Astrid is sick of her mother¿s belittling, but her brother is in no hurry to see her married, so she decides to see to her own match-making. The man she approaches quickly reveals his lack of honor, but her overbearing mother pushes her to wed him anyway. When Astrid discovers Marcán¿s love for her, she realizes that what she wants has been in front of her all along. True happiness awaits them, but only if they can put a stop to her mother¿s plans.

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The Saxon Bride

Author:Ashley York

Publisher:Ashley York

ISBN:0990864030

Total Pages:223

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Rowena Godwinson, a Saxon princess, refuses to go willingly into a forced marriage to one of King William's most favored knights but her struggle against enemy occupation fades away in the pleasurable arms of her Norman husband. Will he bring her people to their knees in his attempt to please his liege lord? Or can she win him over to the Saxon's side even while one of her own plots to overthrow the bastard king? John of Normandy is a soldier made for battle, ingrained with chivalry and a deep sense of loyalty to his mentor and king. Serving his liege is reward enough. Neither a title nor a child bride will entice him to become an indolent lord. A chance encounter with an alluring beauty, however, releases all his pent up desires and unspoken needs. His young bride has become a passionate woman, tempting him beyond his endurance. Can he win her over before she learns the truth of her father's death?

The Gentle Knight

Author:Ashley York

Publisher:Ashley York

ISBN:0990864057

Total Pages:266

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Brighit MacNaughton is an obedient daughter following her father's death bed decree that she take her vows and become the virginal bride of Christ. The hired men seeing her to the Priory at Tanshelf are more interested in the building resentment against the English king than her safety. But when the handsome Norman knight offers his protection against the lecherous mercenaries, he sparks her passion with his gentle touch and smoldering looks of desire, reminding her of dreams best forgotten. Can one night with him quench the intense need in her or will it cause the fire to burn out of control? Peter of Normandy is a trusted knight of King William, sent north to subdue the unrest and rumblings of revolt at York. Giving aid to an Irish princess more noble than many knights, he is quickly overcome with the need to possess her. With a body meant for a man's pleasure and an unrelenting stubbornness to follow her father's wishes, he struggles against giving her what she wants if it can only be for one night. Will one night of passion prove to be enough or will it unleash an insatiable need that makes him never want to let her go?

The Irish Warrior

Author:Ashley York

Publisher:Ashley York

ISBN:0990864073

Total Pages:174

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Outcast and alone, Thomasina MacDonell is hell bent on finding her brother, the only person who can thwart their father's latest scheme to offer her as payment for his gambling debts. Disguised as a lad, she defiantly sets off on foot to locate him never expecting to find a handsome, Irish warrior riding her beloved horse. Her first duty? To get back her horse no matter the cost. The warrior's unexpected offer of help and unsolicited advice on how to be manlier sparks an intimate desire to reveal her more feminine side to the strong, unyielding man. Rejected by the love of his life, Sean O'Cisoghe wants simply to return home and heal his broken heart. When a young "lad" steals the horse out from under him, he discerns the spirited woman may be in way over her head against her ruthless father. Searching for her brother while keeping her would-be betrothed at bay, Sean must confront the fact that Thomasina sparks a deep need within him to protect her as one of his own because she has stolen his heart. Will Norman soldiers out for his blood and shifting clan alliances cut short their growing passion?

Inimical

Author:Genevieve Iseult Eldredge

Publisher:Firefly Hill Press

ISBN:1945723270

Total Pages:300

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“If you are travelling or looking for a fun fast-paced journey, then definitely stop by this series!” – Married to Books Being a fairy princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when you have to choose between saving your people...And killing your girlfriend. Oh, and let’s not forget having to pass summer school, too. Talk about a hot mess. First, there’s Rouen, princess of the dark Fae, goth-rock star Euphoria, and soon-to-be senior at Richmond Elite High. Her world is all things ice, snow, and death. And that death will include her own people unless she can defeat her evil father in a Battle of Wits and War and seize the throne. Trouble is, taking the throne is a death sentence for the princess of the fair Fae. In other words, a quick death for Syl, Rouen’s girlfriend. And that’s so not good. Second, there’s Syl, princess of the fair Fae, geek girl mathlete, also an incoming senior. Things aren’t any easier for her. Syl must save her people by battling her old nemesis, the fair Fae prince, and the same rules apply: taking the throne means a death sentence for the other court’s princess, Rouen. Even worse, Syl and Rouen’s enemies have figured out they’re in love. Now, both Rouen’s father and Syl’s archenemy are teaming up to ensure neither of them makes it till Midsummer’s Day—never mind the fall semester. Looks like passing summer school is the least of their worries! THE CIRCUIT FAE .5. Derailed - The Moribund Prequel Novella 1. Moribund 2. Ouroboros 2.5 Dethroned 3. Inimical 4. Nemesis 5. Eidolon (Fall 2020) – the series finale! “...Rest assured that the combination of Fae mythology infiltrated by dark circuitry and compelling, realistic adolescent drama makes this series deserve at least five stars (on a scale of four)!” – TBW, Goodreads “ Come join Syl and Euphoria on their epic journey through the world of the Moribund and Circuit Fae and watch them as they light up the world together.” – The Avid Reader

Lachlann's Legacy

Author:Ashley York

Publisher:Ashley York

ISBN:0999574426

Total Pages:325

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Hidden secrets could tear them apart as fast as their passion drove them together On the Moray coast in Scotland… Ethne’s genuine and caring nature makes her invaluable to her brother as his son’s caretaker, but he and his wife treat her as little more than their servant. When she learns their tribal leader would use her chaste status for his own purposes, Ethne plans to escape and reluctantly accepts the help of Lachlann—a handsome pilgrim she only just met at the local faire. Despite her independent spirit, Ethne feels drawn to Lachlann. Her instincts say his intentions are honorable, but can she trust him with her heart? Raised by his godfather with few clues to his family’s past, Lachlann values his freedom and the brotherhood of his highlander kin. Disguised as a pilgrim on a mission for the priory, he encounters Ethne, a warm, intelligent maiden whose courage in the face of a loveless marriage awakens an intense need to protect her. Unfortunately, Ethne is one of the very people he must deceive to explore the cave system containing clues to the lost treasure he seeks. But he cannot abandon her to an uncertain fate—or deny the simmering tension between them. With religious prejudice running high and both of them facing tests of loyalty, Lachlann and Ethne may realize the only way to fight for their futures is to surrender... to each other.

Historic Figures of the Arthurian Era

Author:Frank D. Reno

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:0786492201

Total Pages:358

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The author has determined in an earlier McFarland book (The Historic King Arthur, 1996, paperback 2007) that there was not a historic King Arthur during the sixth century. However, as listed in The Historia Brittonum, there was a “great king of all the kings of Britain” named Ambrosius Aurelianus who was conflated with a heroic Arthur of the second century, and hence with the legendary King Arthur. To further authenticate the Celtic/Romano “King Arthur,”—that is, Ambrosius—the author here examines seven major historical figures of the period A.D. 383–500 based upon the Genealogical Preface of The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the emendation of dates in that chronicle. Those seven allies and adversaries are Vortigern, Vortimer, Vitalinus, Cunedda, Cerdic, Octha, and Mordred. Through an extensive analysis of Arthur’s 12 battles listed in the Historia Brittonum, this work explores both the influences of the High King’s allies, and the shifting allegiances of his enemies. A battle list provides possible geographic locations for each of the battles, including a new site for Arthur’s fateful battle at Camlann.

Wars of the Irish Kings

Author:David W. McCullough

Publisher:Crown

ISBN:0307434737

Total Pages:384

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For the first thousand years of its history, Ireland was shaped by its monasteries and its wars. The artistic flourishing of the monasteries has received a good deal of attention, but the violent and varied wars have in recent years gone unremembered. In Wars of the Irish Kings, David Willis McCullough has turned back to the earliest accounts of these struggles to present a rich tapestry of Ireland's fight for its identity. Beginning with the legends of ancient wars and warriors, moving through a time when history and storytelling were not separate crafts, into a time when history was as much propaganda as fact, Wars of the Irish Kings tells of tribal battles, foreign invasions, Viking raids, family feuds, wars between rival Irish kingdoms, and wars of rebellion against the English. This collection is peopled with familiar names: Cuchulain, Finn MacCool, Brian Boru, Mad King Sweeney, Strongbow, Edward and Robert Bruce, Queen Elizabeth I and Lord Essex, Hugh O'Donnell, and Hugh O'Neill. Battles formed the legends and history of the land: the Da Dannan meet the Fir Bolgs near Sligo, Brian Boru faces the Vikings at Clontarf in Dublin Bay, High King Rory O'Connor confronts the English invaders near Waterford, O'Briens battle the English (and other O'Briens) at Dysert O'Dea near Limerick, guns are carried for the first time in battle at Knockdoe near Galway, the Bruces from Scotland and their Irish allies overwhelm the English at Connor in Ulster, and Hugh O'Neill ambushes General Bagenal near Armagh. The book ends near Cork in 1601 when the English defeat O'Neill and his Spanish allies at Kinsale. Common people as well as kings appear in these pages. A foot soldier in the early days of gunpowder accidentally sets off a disastrous explosion, a harper's disembodied head is sent by error to the king of England, who displays it as that of the king of Ireland, and a Welsh camp follower named Alice is given the job of executing Irish captives during the English invasion. The sources for these stories and many more range from ancient manuscripts telling of mythical battles to a seventeenth-century siege diary. There are excerpts from such Irish literary masterpieces as The Cattle Raid of Cooley (The Tain), the monumental Annals of the Four Masters, passages from Gerald of Wales's account of the English conquest in the twelfth century, pages from an Icelandic saga, and even a blistering letter from Queen Elizabeth I to her inept commander in Ireland ("You do but piece up a hollow peace . . . "). The result is a surprisingly immediate and stunning portrait of an all-but-forgotten time that forged the Ireland to come.

Daughters of the Ark

Author:Anna Morgan

Publisher:Second Story Press

ISBN:1926739159

Total Pages:200

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An adventure story based on true events, real characters and legends. This historical-fiction novel features two girls, separated in time by thousands of years, who are forced to leave their homes and make a dangerous journey to an unknown land. The story starts with Aleesha in 961 BCE as she and her family, descendants from the House of Israel, are sent from Jerusalem to join the Queen of Sheba in Ethiopia. Aleesha's story is connected to that of Debritu's, her distant descendant, by the tale of an emerald stolen from the ancient Holy Ark in King Solomon's Temple and brought to Ethiopia. Passed on from generation to generation the precious stone comes under the care of Debritu. Debritu's story takes place in 1984, as she journeys with her two brothers through the treacherous mountains of Ethiopia and the deserts of the Sudan. They must deal with bandits and famine before they reach Jerusalem, their new as well as ancestral home. Daughters of the Ark weaves these tales together to create a suspenseful and meaningful novel.

The Daughters of Danu

Author:Piet Ceanadach

Publisher:John Hunt Publishing

ISBN:1846949963

Total Pages:156

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The daughters of Danu has been written to encourage people regardless of where they are on their chosen path, to excite and encourage the reader to deepen their knowledge by inwardly asking themselves such questions as; Who are these magical characters, and what do they represent?

Silver Aegis: Book Two of the Tellus Chronicles

Author:Stephen Mark Pantoja

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1387266063

Total Pages:N.A

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The Dust Men are no more. After defeating the Hellmongers, the Heroes of the Heap find themselves scattered to the farthest corners of Tellus. Crullak endures numerous trials for his nobility, Omar chases a legendary city, Skullgrin and Box try to change the future of the Gloam, Alaurel walks with the druids while hiding a secret, and Mik attempts to catch lightning in a bottle again. However, fate intervenes and brings ghosts from the past, unsettled debts, and new enemies with old faces to the fore, all seeking to kill the famed adventurers once and for all.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT Premium Collection: History Books, Biographies, Memoirs, Essays, Speeches & Executive Orders

Author:Theodore Roosevelt,Henry Cabot Lodge

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8027241693

Total Pages:3954

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Musaicum Books presents you the great literary legacy of the president Theodore Roosevelt with this collection. He had a wide range of interests which can be seen in his work. Roosevelt had shown a great deal of talent in different literary genres, such as history, biography, nature and guide books. In addition, trough his memoirs, his personal and presidential writings you will discover surprising adventurous life the former president, as well as details of his presidential actions and truth behind certain decisions. Contents: Autobiography The Naval War of 1812 Hero Tales from American History The Winning of the West Through the Brazilian Wilderness Letters to His Children The Rough Riders A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open Hunting The Grisly And Other Sketches America and the World War Average Americans The Strenuous Life Expansion and Peace Fellow-Feeling as Political Factor Character & Success History as Literature Biological Analogies in History The World Movement The Thraldom of Names Productive Scholarship Dante and the Bowery The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century The Search for Truth in a Reverent Spirit The Ancient Irish Sagas An Art Exhibition The Duties of American Citizenship Professionalism in Sports Practical Work in Politics Resignation Letter Colonel Roosevelt's Reports Strength & Decency The Square Deal Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech The Man With the Muck Rake Sons of the Puritans Where We Can Work With Socialists Where We Cannot Work With Socialists Citizenship in a Republic (the Man in the Arena) International Peace The New Nationalism Duty & Self-control The Right of the People to Rule I Have Just Been Shot Address to the Boys Progressive League Address to the Knights of Columbus

Viking Kings of Britain and Ireland

Author:Clare Downham

Publisher:Dunedin Academic Press Ltd

ISBN:1906716757

Total Pages:358

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Vikings plagued the coasts of Ireland and Britain in the 790s. By the mid-ninth century vikings had established a number of settlements in Ireland and Britain and had become heavily involved with local politics. A particularly successful viking leader named Ivarr campaigned on both sides of the Irish Sea in the 860s. His descendants dominated the major seaports of Ireland and challenged the power of kings in Britain during the later ninth and tenth centuries. This book provides a political analysis of the deeds of Ivarr's family from their first appearance in Insular records down to the year 1014. Such an account is necessary in light of the flurry of new work that has been done in other areas of Viking Studies. In line with these developments Clare Downham provides a reconsideration of events based on contemporary written accounts.

The Heritage of Remgeldon

Author:Florence Joanne Reid

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1984521667

Total Pages:406

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Zandrax had found himself a cave to hide in, safe from dragon detection where he can practice his new magicmagic that dragons cannot detect. What does he plan on doing with it? Only the Gods know. Charidan is the High King; his father is dead. His entire mission in life is to place castles in the new lands that are opening up and seeing that kings are placed in them. Since he is busy in the Holy of Holies atop the Pelingre castle roof, he brings in his son, Bragan, to rule the kingdom. Bragan finds a unique way to control the noisy crowds that must see him to settle disputes and anything else that comes up. No matter where problems creep up, his three unclesDarton, Waldon, and Jovianalong with Adric and Leander, always turn up for him to settle it. Dragonriders are still being killed by hired assassins, hired by Zandrax. Drastic measures must be used to get rid of those assassins. However, it is important to get the twenty-two carefully selected overkings and queens in place in the new kingdoms. And they need colonists, and it has to be done without assassins. This is the new heritage of all the people in the Lands of Remgeldon. Zandrax has to be defeated. How? Can Lord Dariuss twins do it? And what will be the drastic results?

Daughter of Regals & Other Tales

Author:Stephen R. Donaldson

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101625120

Total Pages:384

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A short story collection from the New York Times bestselling author—available in trade paperback for the first time. “Donaldson proves that he is as adept at the short story as he is at the novel" (Denver Rocky Mountain News), in this superb collection. The famous outtake from The Illearth War, “Gilden-Fire,” headlines eight tales of mystics and unicorns, angels and kings—all written with the dazzling style and imagination that have made Stephen R. Donaldson one of the top fantasists of the day.

Gold Aegis: Book Three of the Tellus Chronicles

Author:Stephen Mark Pantoja

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1387266128

Total Pages:N.A

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The Heroes of the Heap continue to contend with the evil unleashed across the face of Tellus. The ancient barghest Old Shuck resumes his hunt for the magical shards of an artifact that can rid him of the silver curse. Ozark the warlock is obsessed with destroying his doppleganger while tasked by his infernal patron to recover a monster of legend. The elemental Klaia and the dark druids of Cul Grey march on Druidhenge as they spread the dreaded Blight. Former Bandit King Alexandro uses his considerable guile to reconstruct the Crossroads while his alter ego works to destroy it. Crullak, Alaurel, Omar, Skullgrin, Box and Mik find their destinies intertwined once more in order to either save Tellus or destroy it.

God's Plan of the Ages Volume 4: King Ahaz to Messiah

Author:Paul A. Lindberg

Publisher:Redemption Press

ISBN:1632326841

Total Pages:N.A

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Many have tried to tell Bible stories as historical fiction. But I have attempted to tell the entire story of the universe, starting with the Bible and integrating history and chronology, legend, and ancient Talmudic tradition, along with a good deal of speculation. My story begins before time, and continues past the ages of time into eternity. It is an adult work, for some of mankind's descent into depravity cannot be sanitized. But it is also a fun work, as I bounce around from our perspective up to the heavenly realms and even down into hell itself. My purpose was not just to tell the story, but also to teach wisdom and to clarify the nature and character of God. I trust each reader will grow in relationship to the God of infinite love, as I have grown in the writing. Volume Four begins with the Kingdom of Judah sinking into idolatry under young King Ahaz, son of good King Jotham, who was blind to his son's idolatry. It carries the story clear through the Assyrian conquest of northern Israel, the Babylonian conquest of Judah, the Persian Empire, the Macedonian Greek Empire, the Maccabees, and the Roman Empire, ending just before the coming of Messiah to Earth.

Narratives of the Islamic Conquest from Medieval Spain

Author:Geraldine Hazbun

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137514108

Total Pages:225

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Exploring medieval literary representations of the Islamic conquest of Spain in 711, Hazbun discusses chronicles, epic and clerical poetry, and early historical novels. While material on the conquest of Spain is substantial, it is understudied and this book works to fill that gap.