A sovereign empire, the Consortium, defies both science and religion in its race to colonise the Solar System.
Author: Christopher M Knight
A sovereign empire, the Consortium, defies both science and religion in its race to colonise the Solar System. They carved a God from ones and zeros. It searches for the Devil. A hidden planet, Bastion, lies home to a descendant colony of humanity. Its original inhabitants are thought long gone. But something stirs beneath the surface.
When the voiceless humanity which has been barred for centuries from the doors
of the bastion awakens with an active consciousness, it will want to peer into that
bastion. Will then human beings who never let a chip of artistic stone drop even ...
Author: Mahādevī Varmā
Publisher: Cambria Press
The essays collected in this Reader represent some of Mahadevi Varma's most famous writings on the "woman question" in India. The collection also includes an introduction to her life, with biographical notes, an analysis of her importance in the field of Hindi letters, as well as a selection of her poems. The editor has included essays that reflect not only Mahadevi's ideas about the place of women in the home and the world during the nationalist period in India, but also articles that reveal her dreams and hopes for the future (and the past) of the Hindi-Urdu language. While many of these essays were written during the 1920s and 1930s when Mahadevi served as editor for the literary journal Chand, some of them appear to have been written much later, after India gained independence. The translators have tried to remain faithful to the Hindi, often keeping the syntax of the Hindi original.
... THE DEMONWARS SAGA THE DEMON AWAKENS THE DEMONSPIRIT THE
DEMON APOSTLE MORTALIS ASCENDANCE TRANSCENDENCE
IMMORTALIS ECHOES OF THE FOURTH MAGIC THE WITCH*S DAUGHTER
BASTION OF ...
Author: R.A. Salvatore
Publisher: Ballantine Books
In The Demon Awakens, bestselling author R. A. Salvatore creates an astonishing new world for readers to explore--and an intrepid hero to lead the way: Elbryan Wynden, who must confront the dark tides of destiny in his epic search for justice and peace . . . A great evil has awakened in the land of Corona, a terrible demon determined to spread death and misery. His goblin armies and fearsome giants ravage the settlements of the frontier, and in the small village of Dundallis their merciless attack leaves behind two shattered orphans: Pony and her lifelong friend, the youth Elbryan. Taken in by elves, Elbryan is raised to become a formidable ranger--a fateful role that will lead him into harrowing confrontation. Meanwhile, on a far-off island, a shower of gemstones will fall onto the black sand shores. These heaven-sent stones carry within them an incredible power--the key to all that is good in the world and all that is evil, and it is up to one young monk to liberate them from the corrupt monastery that harvests them. Pray that they don't fall into the wrong, clawed hands . . .
“Of course not. What happened next?” “After they departed, I isolated the building
from the rest of the city mainframe and implemented power preserving measures.
I had to close the alter-worlds to do so, but could not awaken the two thousand ...
Author: Rhiannon Frater
Publisher: Rhiannon Frater
Machie Ibeke is on the verge of becoming a pilot of her own Hawk in the West African Union Military when the final flight before her promotion is interrupted by a horrifying terrorist attack. The surviving aircrew is grounded and ordered to maintain their silence about the possible emergence of an old enemy so ruthless its sole purpose is to wipe out humanity. In the past, the fanatical Gaia Cult has used the potent Inferi Plague Virus as a terrorist weapon. The zombie virus kills, brings the dead back to life, and instills in the resurrected Scourge the overwhelming need to bite and spread the contagion. Living with the knowledge that the world is in danger is difficult, made more complicated by the arrival of visiting family, a rogue A.I. hiding in her apartment building, and questionable activity in the Bamako Megacity. If Machie’s suspicions are correct and the dangerous Gaia Cult has returned, then an apocalyptic outbreak is imminent, and it will be up to her to save her loved ones and find a safe haven in a dead world.
It has been agreed that you and Chief Defender Omondi should be with the new
Inferi Boon Special Ops as they awaken. It is believed that your presence will
make the transition much easier.” Mr. Petersen sat on the corner of Dr. Curran's ...
Author: Rhiannon Frater
Publisher: Rhiannon Frater
The Bastion was humanity's last hope against the fearsome undead creatures known as the Inferi Scourge. A fortified city with a high wall, surrounded by lush land rich with all the resources needed to survive, protected by high mountain summits, and a massive gate to secure the only pass into the valley, the Bastion became the last stronghold of the living on earth. But one fateful day, the gate failed and the Inferi Scourge destroyed the human settlements outside the walls and trapped the survivors inside the city. Now decades later, the last remaining humans are struggling to survive in a dying city as resources and hope dwindle.Vanguard Maria Martinez has lived her whole life within the towering walls of steel. She yearns for a life away from the overcrowded streets, rolling blackouts, and food shortages, but there is no hope for anyone as long as the Inferi Scourge howl outside the high walls. Her only refuge from the daily grind is in the arms of her lover, Dwayne Reichardt, an officer in the Bastion Constabulary. Both are highly-decorated veterans of the last disastrous push against the Inferi Scourge. Their secret affair is her only happiness.Then one day Maria is summoned to meet with a mysterious representative from the Science Warfare Division and is offered the opportunity to finally destroy the Inferi Scourge in the valley and close the gate. The rewards of success are great, but she will have to sacrifice everything, possibly even her life, to accomplish the ultimate goal of securing the future of humanity and saving it from extinction.
D-DAY OVER NORMANDY He struggled to awaken from the terror of a recurring
dream. His clothing was wet with sweat and he smelled of fear. He had been
sleeping on a wooden bench with a small zipper bag for a pillow, in a room filled
Author: Bobby Neal Chapman
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
BASTION (a fortified position) is an absolute work of fiction. It is written with the hope that it will entertain its readers with the many stories and characters within. The book begins with Jackson parachuting into Normandy on D Day. He promises a young paratrooper he would go to East Texas and tell his parents how he died. He did not realize the young paratrooper was the sole heir of a multibillion dollar estate. The first stories are about Jackson's stay in Army hospitals and being discharged. The book tells the stories of his two year journey to East Texas to keep his promise to the dead soldier. Jackson learns the soldier's family is the Bastions who own nearly all of Red River County plus some of Bowie County. He marries El, their beautiful auburn haired daughter, and she makes him joint heir of the entire Bastion estate. The book tells how Jackson uses an unlimited amount of money to do good for all. He and El were, and remained, deeply in love. El was always his greatest supporter in what seemed his scatter-brained adventures. Jackson had married a one hundred thousand acre cattle ranch and couldn't ride a horse. He bought a caterpillar to ride the range while he learned to ride a real horse. It didn't take long for him to ride with the best. BOBBY NEAL CHAPMAN was born to tenant cotton farmers Basil Calvin Chapman and Etalka Lee Chapman on December 14, 1926. They and his sister Doris lived six miles east of Bonham, Texas in a two room house. When he was five years old the family moved to Hilger School District to live with his Grandmother who was very sick. Hilger had only a two room school house and less than thirty students. Basil was a good man. He only had a third grade education, but he was a good family man. He worked hard and was at home when the sun went down every day. Bobby lacked only one week of being fifteen years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He graduated from High School at the age of sixteen and went to work for the railroad in Bonham, Texas until old enough to go to the army. After spending nearly two years in the Army Paratroops, he returned to work with the Railroad after being discharged. Counting military service he spent forty four years working for the Railroad.
How we need the touch of the Lord, how we need the corporate revival to
awaken us from our mundane thinking and low walking so that we bound unto a
state of heavenly desire and heavenly quest as we seek to be one in Him and
then by ...
Author: Riaan Engelbrecht
Publisher: Riaan Engelbrecht
Mankind stands at a most critical time. A deserted bell rings over a deserted field. It is a hallow sound, eerie, almost foreboding. It is the bell that one hears in the wake of death or at that very moment of impending doom and danger. It is the toll that brings a chill to one’s bones. For when that forlorn watchman on a fortress wall hears that bell through misty currents, and it is like a death-grip unto the soul. It is the bell that echoes the alarming truth that mankind has lost its true faith. A faith buried, tortured and left in the dungeon. More than ever we need to return to the Lord Jesus, and His Ways, to His Kingdom, to His Life and Light as the world slips deeper into moral depravity and self-destruction. These are days of apostasy and heresy where the Truth of the Lord has been discarded and trampled upon, yet His Truth shall forever stand as a bastion - calling us home and providing refuge and shelter to those who believe, who hope and who trusts in the Lord.
Twice the combined might of Ynis Aielle's greatest heroes and wizards has hurled back the demon armies of Morgan Thalasi.
Author: R.A. Salvatore
Publisher: Del Rey
Twice the combined might of Ynis Aielle's greatest heroes and wizards has hurled back the demon armies of Morgan Thalasi. Always the Black Warlock has rebounded, stronger and more evil. But never has he wielded such power as now. With the Staff of Death, Thalasi can raise a new army from out of the very ground -- soldiers who cannot be killed because they are already dead. As the Black Warlock and his fearsome general -- the foul wraith that was once Hollis Mitchell -- prepares a devastating attack, the humans and elves of Ynis Aielle are staggered by a fresh calamity. The beautiful Rhiannon, daughter of the Emerald Witch, has been captured by Mitchell and given over to his dark master. Now the last hope of defeating Thalasi -- and Rhiannon's last hope as well -- lies at the heart of a mountain, guarded by a dragon as old as the world itself. . .
But against insurmountable odds…will they both survive? *** Born of Mist and Legend is a standalone full-length romance told in dual POV. Due to mature themes and adult language, this book is for those 18 and older. ***
Author: Kat Bastion
Publisher: Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion
Following her award-winning debut, Kat Bastion returns to the Highland Legends series with the epic journey… Born of Mist and Legend. Amid mythical lands, where Arthurian tales run blood-deep and castles vanish into fabled mist, a stormy sky breaks open with deafening thunder on a dying mother’s whispered enchantment… and her newborn’s die is cast. Eighteen summers later, magick sparks to life within the charmed child’s veins, and the fates resume their course. Rise of a fallen angel… Rebirth of a Highland goddess… Revenge of a legendary wizard, craving their power. Dark angel, outcast of his kind—lone angelic guardian of time itself—Skorpius receives a bewildering dual directive. Protect a human female. And end her. Once bright and innocent, sister to the laird of the mysterious Clan Brodie, Brigid awakens to incredible magick within her. And the ability to sense a foreign energy: Another stalks her, a beast hunting its prey. On a quest to protect her clan and save humankind, Brigid forges beyond the only home she’s ever known into the wilds of Scotland. Her destiny—to battle an ancient lurking menace—beckons her. She braves her task with fierce determination, even though she’s a mere novice among masters. Upholding his vow to protect time against any threat, Skorpius is duty-bound to guard the female, with or without her consent. For he alone presides as judge and executioner. As unprecedented danger to the fabric of time looms, the two beleaguered souls walk a tightrope between cure and cause. Yet while the destiny of every realm hangs in the balance, they are all that stand between salvation and destruction. But against insurmountable odds…will they both survive? *** Born of Mist and Legend is a standalone full-length romance told in dual POV. Due to mature themes and adult language, this book is for those 18 and older. ***
... democratisation of southern Africa ' s last bastion of autocratic rule still remains
on the agenda , and apparently can only come about through political and civil
struggle . King Mswati continues to rule in the name of “ tradition ' , but appeals to
Author: Richard Levin
Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press Publications
This study of politics in modern-day Swaziland is divided into two main themes: an analysis of the role of tradition as a manufactured and manipulated ideology; and the land question, particularly the historical detail relating to two royalist slush funds and the corruption this involves.
Sometimes, a man takes a journey to discover who he really is.
Author: Jason M M Butterfield
Sometimes, a man takes a journey to discover who he really is. He listens to his inner voice, visits the dark places that so often call. He has doubts and fears, has experienced betrayal. His reasons for living seem few. And yet sometimes, a man takes a journey and discovers his true purpose. And a hero is born.
Diana has Mandolin abducted and conscripted into the United Duchy Infantry Corps, and it is there that Mandolin learns what the word humility really means.Bastion Kord is divided into seven parts, and Part I is the story of how eighteen ...
Author: Matthew L Marlott
Mandolin Johnson is a bigoted, spoiled, and self-centered rich girl that awakens to a world of pain in a foreign military boot camp. When she goes too far with her humiliation of her kind-hearted rival, Diana King, Mandolin learns a brutal lesson that all people have a breaking point. Diana has Mandolin abducted and conscripted into the United Duchy Infantry Corps, and it is there that Mandolin learns what the word humility really means.Bastion Kord is divided into seven parts, and Part I is the story of how eighteen-year-old Mandolin Johnson is brutally assaulted, kidnapped, and sold into conscription to the United Duchy Infantry Corps. Mandolin awakens from a coma, only to find herself thrust into a brutal boot camp that has no interest in her true identity and only wants bodies for the impending war against the Krem, a soulless horde of cybernetic corpses bent upon destroying all sentient life. Hounded by an abusive, almost psychotic superior officer, Mandolin learns very quickly who she can and cannot trust within her own squad. With only a few friends in the squad willing to support her, Mandolin tries to endure long enough to convince someone of authority of who she really is so that she can get back to her father who is stationed on the great space station, Bastion Kord. Words and violence abound as the young women in the squad realize just how many differences of opinion they actually have.Part I of VII.
R. A. Salvatore was born in Massachusetts in 1959. He is the acclaimed author
ofthe DemonWars trilogy:The Demon Awakens, TheDemon Spiritand The
DemonApostle, as well as Mortalis, Bastion of Darkness, Ascendance and
theNew York ...
Author: R. A. Salvatore
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Long ago, in a distant land, a lonely young man struggles to discover who he is and where he belongs. He carries the blood and magic of two peoples, a sword of unimaginable power, and a staggering potential for great good . . . or greater evil. In the land of Corona, the roads are unsafe to travel, as goblins and bloodthirsty Powries seek out human prey; and, in this savage world, princes feast while peasants starve, and two religions battle for control. A monk, Bran Dynard, returns from his mission in a far-off land with two prizes: a book of mystical knowledge and a new wife, the beautiful and mystical Sen Wi. But the world he left behind has changed, and Bran must now decide who he can trust, and where he should place his faith . . .