When a wizard tasks Colin McCool with saving his world from a post-apocalyptic future, he'll stop at nothing to complete his mission.
Author: M. D. Massey
When a wizard tasks Colin McCool with saving his world from a post-apocalyptic future, he'll stop at nothing to complete his mission. With the clock ticking down to oblivion, Colin must face an army of vampires and a power-crazed magician-one who could end the young druid and his world, forever...
Though there were always druids in these woods, there seemed to be more than
usual this morning. They were everywhere one looked, foraging around for roots
for spell components and potions. Alymee paid them no mind, and continued on
Author: Buster LaFrance
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In the aftermath of the Gods-War, Myngor the Dark One, the evil god of hatred and murder, is banished to a small island and stripped of his powers. Also banished is Torkahl, the god of fire. After 2,500 years, Myngor´s powers are restored. Immediately, he sends his minions out to wreak havoc on the temples of his enemies, the Pantheon of the Gods on High. Joined by his old ally, Torkahl, the carnage begins. Four survivors of this bloody rampage set out to stop the bloodshed before it goes too far. Though joined by others in their great quest, these four hold the key to defeating the evil that threatens to engulf the whole world in its fiery shadow. Join Brystan, knight of Kynirith, the god of life; Danya, sorceress of the wizard god Salynin; Alymee, druid of Myenna; and the thief, Tybal, as they fight an epic battle of good versus evil. .
It was during these childhood years that Thes noticed he could hear the voices of
the brooks and streams, the crackling fires, the breeze above, and even the rocks
below his feet. The local druid, an aged elf named Sulaeren, became aware of ...
Author: E.J. Cain
Publisher: Arborean Tears Creative Studio
In the deep and hidden reaches of the Aegis Forest, underground-dwelling shadmar elves have come to the surface to raid upon the unsuspecting villages of the surface elves, bringing fire and bloodshed. Thesomber Ambreaia, an elven mystic and scholar, faces this new peril after the destruction of his home and community. United with unlikely friends, the elven wizard gathers allies to fight against this force of darkness. The cycle of revenge and reprisal sets the wheels of fate in motion. What will be the final price of that retribution?
When, for example, the druid Lochru mocks Patrick and his faith, the saint asks
that Lochru be lifted up and removed both from their company and from life.
Lochru is immediately borne aloft outside and dashed headfirst on the stones.19
Author: Paul R. Hyams
This volume aims to balance the traditional literature available on medieval feuding with an exploration of other aspects of vengeance and culture in the Middle Ages. A diverse assortment of interdisciplinary essays from scholars in Europe and North America contest or enlarge traditional approaches to and interpretations of vengeance in the Middle Ages. Each essay attempts to clarify the multifaceted experience of vengeance within a specific medieval context”a particular region, a particular text, a particular social movement. By asking what relationship a distinct factor like authorship or religion has with the concept of vengeance, each author points towards the breadth of meanings of medieval vengeance, and to the heart of the deeper and broader questions that spur scholarly interest in the subject. Geographically, the essays in the volume highlight Western Europe (particularly the Anglo-Norman world), Scotland, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal. Thematically, the essays are concerned with heroic cultures of vengeance, vengeance as a legal and political tool, Christian justification and expression of vengeance, literature and the distinction between discourse and reality, and the emotions of vengeance. Methodologically, these interdisciplinary studies incorporate tools borrowed from anthropology, the study of emotion, and modern social and literary theories. This volume is aimed at professional scholars and graduate students within the broad field of medieval studies, including the subfields of history, literature, and religious studies, and is intended to inspire further research on medieval vengeance. However, this collection will also prove interesting to non-medievalists interested in the history of emotion, the justification of human conflict, and the concept of feud and its applicability to specific historical periods.
The Druid priests warn Attila that it is fatal to sit at table with Ezioomens of blood-
red clouds, howling mountain spirits, and shrieking birds have already appeared.
Attila dismisses the priests, directing the priestesses to lighten the air with their ...
Author: William Berger
Everything you could possibly know about Verdi and his operas, from the brilliant and humorous author of Wagner Without Fear. If you want to know why La traviata was actually a flop at its premiere in 1853, it's in here. If you want to know why claiming to have heard Bjorling's Chicago performance of Il trovatore is the classic opera fan faux pas, it's in here. Even if you just want to know how to pronounce Aida, or what the plot of Rigoletto is all about, this is the place to look. From the composer's intense hatred of priests to synopses of the operas and a detailed discography of the best recordings to buy, it can all be found in Verdi with a Vengeance. William Berger has given another improbable performance, serving up a book as thorough as it is funny and as original as it is astute, an utterly indispensable guide for novice and expert alike.
“And much time to ponder my response. In the old days, there would be no
question—we would have killed you and any known associates. But this is a
different time, and the simple vengeance we crave would not serve us well in the
long run ...
Author: Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Del Rey
Atticus O’Sullivan is back in an action-packed, laugh-out-loud novella from the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles. Two-thousand-year-old Atticus may have outwitted and outfought everyone from Odin to Bacchus, but he’s about to discover that what comes around when you go around messing with gods. Six years into the training of his beautiful apprentice, Granuaile, a large crow swoops down and transforms into none other than the Morrigan, a goddess who insists that Atticus come with her at once. He must leave his apprentice behind, along with his Irish wolfhound, Oberon—and he must also leave his sword. The Morrigan has always taken extreme pleasure in pronouncing the Druid’s mortal danger and imminent doom, so the fact that she won’t reveal the purpose of their journey makes him very nervous. Of course, any time the Celtic Chooser of the Slain drops in unannounced, it’s never good. When she does let slip that she’ll be saving his life in the near future, Atticus is left to wonder . . . will he soon be giving his legions of enemies something to crow about? Includes an excerpt from Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles novel Trapped! Praise for Kevin Hearne and The Iron Druid Chronicles “Celtic mythology and an ancient Druid with modern attitude mix it up in the Arizona desert in this witty new fantasy series.”—Kelly Meding, author of Three Days to Dead “[Atticus is] a strong modern hero with a long history and the wit to survive in the twenty-first century. . . . A snappy narrative voice . . . a savvy urban fantasy adventure.”—Library Journal, on Hounded
The frantic inhabitants ran about with fire-brands, their long hair streaming to the
wind, and the Druids invoked vengeance on the Roman army.— See Drayton,
Polyolbion, viii. (1612). Mon'aco (The king of), noted because whatever he did
Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Originally published in 1892, "the object of this Handbook is to supply readers and speakers with a lucid, but very brief account of such names as are used in allusions and references, whether by poets or prose writers; - to furnish those who consult it with the plot of popular dramas, the story of epic poems, and the outline of well-known tales. The number of dramatic plots sketched out is many hundreds. Another striking and interesting feature of the book is the revelation of the source from which dramatists and romancers have derived their stories, and the strange repetitions of historic incidents. It has been borne in mind throughout that it is not enough to state a fact. It must be stated attractively, and the character described must be drawn characteristically if the reader is to appreciate it, and feel an interest in what he reads." This work, an American reprint of The Reader's Handbook by E. Cobham Brewer, ..".while retaining all of the original material that can interest and aid the English-speaking student, gives also 'characters and sketches found in American novels, poetry and drama.'"
Reading the Brehon laws today offers us an opportunity to enter into the minds of
the early Druids — and to many ... This picture was marred somewhat in Ireland
by licence being given for vengeance killings, but these were allowed only in ...
Author: Philip Carr-Gomm
Publisher: Random House
In this beautifully-written guide, Chief Druid Philip Carr-Gomm shows how the way of Druids can be followed today. He explains - The ancient history and inspiring beliefs of the ancient Druids - Druidic wild wisdom and their tree-, animal- and herb-lore - The mysteries of the Druids' seasonal celebrations - The Druids' use of magic and how their spirituality relates to paths such as Wicca This guide will show how the wild wisdom of the Druids can help us to connect with our spirituality, our innate creativity, the natural world and our sense of ancestry. The life-enhancing beliefs and practices of this spiritual path have much to offer our 21st-century world.
By the time the Druid stopped screaming, Deirdre's white hair was coated dark
red. A smile played upon Deirdre's ... By the time she was finished with the Druids
in her dungeons, she would be ready for her vengeance. “Get me another Druid,
Author: Donna Grant
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Darkest Highlander Donna Grant In the acclaimed Dark Sword series, the darkest, fiercest warriors of Scottish legend finally meet their match—in the brave, fiery hearts of the women they cherish... For years, Broc has watched over her, protected her—and hidden his love for her. But when his beautiful Sonya, finds herself in a hopeless situation, the Highlander flies to her side to save her. Unfortunately, before the Druidess can thank him, Broc is captured by his enemy and destined for eternal pain... Sonya vows to help her noble warrior, though he is imprisoned in a mountain of pure evil—bound in chains of the darkest magic. With Sonya's own magic fading, she must summon the greatest power of all to save the man she loves. But even if these two hearts are united, will they be strong enough to defeat the heart of darkness? Or will their undying love doom them for all eternity...?
... she still was in charged. The sky became a vast array of black billowing clouds;
the wind began to blow with a vengeance that threatened to bring down the tall
crane. The construction crew quickly called DRUID OF THE EIGHT ORDER l 23.
Author: keith b gaydon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Standing watch at the sacrificial altar in Britain, the lone Druid priest watched the storm build up around him. It was the summer Equinox, and the fullest full moon he had ever seen. Hed been waiting for what seemed hours within the ring of monolithic rocks, feeling the power of the storm grow. With each bolt of lightning, the force of energy contained inside the altar seemed to double in strength. The young Druid could see the flow of blue fire, as it passed from upright column to the next. A ring of horrendous force beyond anything he has ever seen. Being an Eight level master but only twenty-five years old, he hadnt had much time to do anything. Hed been tutored by the last of the great masters, all Level twelves, as well as being well past the hundred-year mark! They stood facing him now, their backs to each of the tall support posts. One for each of the twelve massive blocks of granite, which made up the druidical circle they now, stood in.
As the Druids explain, “The fearless soul of Starno/Shall glut its vengeance in the
gushing blood of foes” (111). ... When Starno, affected by his daughter's grief,
changes his mind, the Druid chorus inform him: If thou fear'st not heaven, yet
Author: Edward L. Risden
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The Year's Work in Medievalism includes vetted essays from the Studies in Medievalism--now International Society for the Study of Medievalism--annual conference and from submissions to the editor throughout the year. The current volume includes a range of topics from medievalism in literature and art to the neomedievalism of movies and games. It includes these scholarly contributions: E. L. Risden, Introductory Letter from the Editor Gwendolyn Morgan, Recollections of Medievalism Richard Utz, Them Philologists: Philological Practices and Their Discontents from Nietzsche to Cerquiglini Clare Simmons, Really Ancient Druids in British Medievalist Drama Karl Fugelso, Neomedievalisms in Tom Phillips' Commedia Illustrations Jason Fisher, Some Contributions to Middle-earth Lexicography: Hapax Legomena in The Lord of the Rings Simon Roffey, The World of Warcraft: A Medievalist Perspective William Hodapp, Arthur, Beowulf, Robin Hood, and Hollywood's Desire for Origins M. J. Toswell, The Arthurian Landscapes of Guy Gavriel Kay