Orb Sceptre Throne

Legends and rumours already surround them. The most potent of these is that here is hidden the Throne of Night, claimed by some to be the seat of Mother Dark herself.

Orb Sceptre Throne

Author: Ian C Esslemont

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409030865

Page: 848

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The tumult of great powers colliding has passed and the city of Darujhistan and its citizens can at last get on with what matters: trading, bickering, politicking and enjoying all the good things in life. However, not all are ready to leave the past behind. A treasure hunter, digging amongst the burial grounds that surround the city, is about to uncover a hidden crypt. He will open the last of a series of sealed vaults - the one that no other dared touch - and, in so doing, set free something so terrifying that the knowledge of its internment may have been systematically wiped from all history. Fortune hunters are also at work far to the south. When a fragment of Moon's Spawn, once the home of Anomander Rake, Son of Darkness, crashed into the Rivan Sea it created a chain of small islands. Legends and rumours already surround them. The most potent of these is that here is hidden the Throne of Night, claimed by some to be the seat of Mother Dark herself. Either way, all who seek this ancient artefact - renegade mages, hardened mercenaries, even a Malazan army deserter - believe it will bestow unlimited power upon the eventual possessor. The stakes are high, greed is rife, betrayal inevitable, and murder and chaos lie in wait...

The Malazan Empire Series

Yet there are those who will not allow the past to remain buried... Blood and Bone On the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have mounted yet another expedition to tame the neighboring wild jungle. Yet this is no normal wilderness.

The Malazan Empire Series

Author: Ian C. Esslemont

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 125017645X

Page: 3408

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This discounted ebundle includes: Night of Knives, Return of the Crimson Guard, Stonewielder, Orb Sceptre Throne, Blood and Bone, Assail An epic adventure in the extraordinarily imagined world of Malaz! Ian C. Esslemont co-created the world of Malaz with his friend Steven Erikson, and Esslemont’s Novels of the Malazan Empire are set in the same world as Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen. Night of Knives On the highly prophesized night of the Shadow Moon, the various sects of the shore city prepare for what they fear could be a collision of ancient worlds and demons. Return of the Crimson Guard The return of the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard, could not have come at a worse time for a Malazan Empire exhausted by warfare and weakened by betrayals and rivalries. There are those who wonder whether the Empress Laseen might not be losing her grip on power... Stonewielder Greymane believed he'd outrun his past. With his school for swordsmanship in Falar, he was looking forward to a quiet life, despite his colleague Kyle's misgivings. However, it seems it is not so easy for an ex-Fist of the Malazan Empire to disappear, especially one under sentence of death. Orb Sceptre Throne Darujhistan, city of dreams, city of blue flames, is peaceful at last; its citizens are free to return to politicking, bickering, trading, and enjoying the good things in life. Yet there are those who will not allow the past to remain buried... Blood and Bone On the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have mounted yet another expedition to tame the neighboring wild jungle. Yet this is no normal wilderness. It is called Himatan, and it is said to be half of the spirit realm and half of the earth. Assail Tens of thousands of years of ice is melting, and the land of Assail, long a byword for menace and inaccessibility, is at last yielding its secrets. Countless adventurers and fortune-seekers have set sail in search of riches... Other Tor books by Ian C. Esslemont Path to Ascendancy Dancer’s Lament Deadhouse Landing Other books in the world of Malaz by Steven Erikson Malazan Book of the Fallen Gardens of the Moon Deadhouse Gates Memories of Ice House of Chains Midnight Tides The Bonehunters Reaper’s Gale Toll the Hounds Dust of Dreams The Crippled God The Kharkanas Trilogy Forge of Darkness Fall of Light Walk in Shadow* At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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This discounted Malazan Book of the Fallen ebundle includes: Gardens of the Moon, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, House of Chains “I stand slack-jawed in awe of The Malazan Book of the Fallen.” —Glen Cook In this epic fantasy series ...

Malazan Book of the Fallen  Books 1 4

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1250293596

Page: 2560

View: 228

This discounted ebundle includes: Gardens of the Moon, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, House of Chains “I stand slack-jawed in awe of The Malazan Book of the Fallen.” —Glen Cook In this epic fantasy series, Steven Erikson draws on his twenty years of experience as an anthropologist and archaeologist, as well as his expert storytelling skills. Vast legions of gods, mages, humans, dragons and all manner of creatures play out the fate of the Malazan Empire, with action and battle scenes among the most brutal and exciting in fantasy. Malazan Book of the Fallen Gardens of the Moon Deadhouse Gates Memories of Ice House of Chains Midnight Tides The Bonehunters Reaper’s Gale Toll the Hounds Dust of Dreams The Crippled God The Kharkanas Trilogy Forge of Darkness Fall of Light Walk in Shadow* Other books in the world of Malaz by Ian C. Esslemont The Malazan Empire Night of Knives Return of the Crimson Guard Stonewielder Orb Sceptre Throne Blood and Bone Assail Path to Ascendancy Dancer’s Lament Deadhouse Landing At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dancer s Lament

'One of the most majestic and mystifying fantasy worlds ever to be created . . . this book hits all the right notes at all the right times.

Dancer s Lament

Author: Ian C Esslemont

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473509629

Page: 544

View: 428

It was once a land ravaged by war, minor city states, baronies and principates fight for supremacy, and then the rival cities of Tali and Quon formed an alliance and so Quon Tali came into being. However that was generations ago, that dynasty has collapsed and the regional powers are now clawing at each others throats once more. But at the heart of Quon Tali lies the powerful city state of Li Heng which has for centuries enjoyed relative stability under the guidance of the powerful sorceress known as the “Protectress”. She is not someone likely to tolerate the arrival of two particular young men into her domain: one is determined to prove he is the most skilled assassin of his age; the other is his quarry - a Dal Hon mage who is proving annoyingly difficult to kill. The sorceress and her cabal of five mage servants were enough to repel the Quon Tali Iron Legions, so how could two such trouble-makers upset her iron-fisted rule? And now, under a new and ambitious king, the forces of Itko Kan are marching on Li Heng from the south. His own assassins, the Nightblades, have been sent ahead into the city, and rumours abound that he has inhuman, nightmarish forces at his command. So as shadows and mistrust swirl and monstrous beasts that people say appear from nowhere, run rampage through Li Heng's streets, it seems chaos is come - but in chaos, as a certain young Dal Hon mage would say, there is opportunity . . .

Blood and Bone

On the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have mounted another expedition in a bid to tame the neighbouring wild jungle. Yet this is no normal wilderness.

Blood and Bone

Author: Ian C Esslemont

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409043371

Page: 848

View: 250

In the western sky the bright emerald banner of the Visitor descends like a portent of annihilation. On the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have mounted another expedition in a bid to tame the neighbouring wild jungle. Yet this is no normal wilderness. It is called Himatan, and it is said to be half of the spirit-realm and half of the earth. And it is said to be ruled by a powerful entity who some name the Queen of Witches and some a goddess: the ancient Ardata. Saeng grew up knowing only the rule of the magus Thaumaturgs – but it was the voices from that land’s forgotten past that she listened to. And when her rulers launch their invasion of this jungle, those voices send her and her brother on a desperate mission. To the south, the desert tribes are united by the arrival of a foreign warleader, a veteran commander in battered ashen mail men call the Grey Ghost. This warrior leads these tribes on a raid unlike any other, deep into the heart of Thaumaturg lands. While word comes to K’azz, and mercenary company the Crimson Guard, of a contract in Jacuruku. And their employer? Could it be the goddess herself...

Edith Cavell

Her crown,orb, sceptre and throne were imperatives ofrule. Women were wives,
mothers, helpmates, servants. A daughtermust find a husband orbea low-paid
governess or nurse. 'Thy desire shall be tothy husband andhe shallrule over thee
,' ...

Edith Cavell

Author: Diana Souhami

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849166803

Page: 432

View: 386

Edith Cavell was born in 1865, daughter of a Norfolk vicar, and shot in Brussels on 12 October 1915 by the Germans for sheltering British and French soldiers and helping them escape over the Belgian border. Following a traditional village childhood in 19th century England, Edith worked as a governess in the UK and abroad, before training as a nurse in London in 1895. To Edith, nursing was a duty, a vocation, but above all a service. By 1907, she had travelled most of Europe and become matron of her own hospital in Belgium, where, under her leadership, a ramshackle hospital with few staff and little organization became a model nursing school. When war broke out, Edith helped soldiers to escape the war by giving them jobs in her hospital, finding clothing and organizing safe passage into Holland. In all, she assisted over two hundred men. When her secret work was discovered, Edith was put on trial and sentenced to death by firing squad. She uttered only 130 words in her defence. A devout Christian, the evening before her death, she asked to be remembered as a nurse, not a hero or a martyr, and prayed to be fit for heaven. When news of Edith's death reached Britain, army recruitment doubled. Diana Souhami brings one of the Great War's finest heroes to life in this biography of a hardworking, courageous and independent woman.

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Assail

Casting light on mysteries spanning the Malazan empire, and offering a glimpse of the storied and epic history that shaped it, Assail brings the epic story of the Empire of Malaz to a thrilling close.

Assail

Author: Ian C Esslemont

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409043347

Page: 784

View: 149

Tens of thousands of years of ice is melting, and the land of Assail, long a byword for menace and inaccessibility, is at last yielding its secrets. Tales of gold discovered in the region’s north circulate in every waterfront dive and sailor’s tavern and now adventurers and fortune-seekers have set sail in search of riches. And all they have to guide them are legends and garbled tales of the dangers that lie in wait - hostile coasts, fields of ice, impassable barriers and strange, terrifying creatures. But all accounts concur that the people of the north meet all trespassers with the sword - and should you make it, beyond are rumoured to lurk Elder monsters out of history’s very beginnings. Into this turmoil ventures the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard. Not drawn by contract, but by the promise of answers: answers that Shimmer, second in command, feels should not be sought. Also heading north, as part of an uneasy alliance of Malazan fortune-hunters and Letherii soldiery, comes the bard Fisher kel Tath. With him is a Tiste Andii who was found washed ashore and cannot remember his past and yet commands far more power than he really should. It is also rumoured that a warrior, bearer of a sword that slays gods and who once fought for the Malazans, is also journeying that way. But far to the south, a woman patiently guards the shore. She awaits both allies and enemies. She is Silverfox, newly incarnate Summoner of the undying army of the T’lan Imass, and she will do anything to stop the renewal of an ages-old crusade that could lay waste to the entire continent and beyond. Casting light on mysteries spanning the Malazan empire, and offering a glimpse of the storied and epic history that shaped it, Assail brings the epic story of the Empire of Malaz to a thrilling close.

Deadhouse Landing

Returning readers to the turbulent early history of what would become the Malazan Empire, the second chapter in Ian C. Esslemont's thrilling new epic fantasy sequence .

Deadhouse Landing

Author: Ian C Esslemont

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473510597

Page: 496

View: 427

Returning readers to the turbulent early history of what would become the Malazan Empire, the second chapter in Ian C. Esslemont's thrilling new epic fantasy sequence . . . After the disappointments of Li Heng, Dancer and Kellanved wash up on a small insignificant island named Malaz. Immediately, of course, Kellanved plans to take it over. To do so they join forces with a small band of Napans who have fled a civil war on their own home island. The plan, however, soon goes awry as Kellanved develops a strange and dangerous fascination for a mysterious ancient structure found on the island. The chaos in the region extends to the metaphysical planes also as a young priest of D'rek starts to question the rot at the heart of the worship of the god of decay. And back in Li Heng, Dassem, now the proclaimed Sword of Hood, finds himself being blamed for a plague which leads him to a crisis of faith - and searching for answers. During all this, war with the neighbouring island of Nap threatens, recruited allies wonder at Kellanved’s sanity, and powerful entities take more of an interest in the little mage from Dal Hon. Dancer faces a hard choice: should he give up on his partnership? Especially when the fellow’s obsession with shadows and ancient artefacts brings the both of them alarmingly close to death and destruction. After all, who in his right mind would actually wish to enter an Elder mystery known to everyone as the 'Deadhouse'?

An Index of Images in English Manuscripts from the Time of Chaucer to Henry VIII C 1380 c 1509

An Index of Images in English Manuscripts from the Time of Chaucer to Henry VIII  C  1380 c  1509

Author: Martha W. Driver

Publisher: Harvey Miller Pub

ISBN:

Page: 176

View: 540

"This fascicle ... catalogues manuscripts ... in New York City in the collections of seven institutions: Columbia University, General Theological Seminary, The Grolier Club, The Morgan Library, The New York Academy of Medicine, The New York Public Library, and the Union Theological Seminary"--Introduction.

Stonewielder

Stonewielder is an enthralling new chapter in the epic story of a thrillingly imagined world.

Stonewielder

Author: Ian C Esslemont

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407084100

Page: 912

View: 526

Greymane believed he'd outrun his past. With his school for swordsmanship in Falar, he was looking forward to a quiet life, although his colleague Kyle wasn't as enamoured with life outside the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard. However, it seems it is not so easy for an ex-Fist of the Malazan Empire to disappear, especially one under sentence of death from that same Empire. For there is a new Emperor on the throne of Malaz, and he is dwelling on the ignominy that is the Empire's failed invasion of the Korel subcontinent. In the vaults beneath Unta, the Imperial capital, lie the answers to that disaster. And out of this buried history surfaces the name Stonewielder. In Korel, Lord Protector Hiam, commander of the Stormguard, faces the potential annihilation of all that he holds dear. With few remaining men and a crumbling stone wall that has seen better days, he confronts an ancient enemy: the sea-borne Stormriders have returned. Religious war also threatens these lands. The cult of the Blessed Lady, which had stood firm against the Riders for millennia, now seeks to eradicate its rivals. And as chaos looms, a local magistrate investigating a series of murders suddenly finds himself at the heart of a far more ancient and terrifying crime - one that has tainted an entire land.... Stonewielder is an enthralling new chapter in the epic story of a thrillingly imagined world.

Return Of The Crimson Guard

The return of the Crimson Guard could not have come at a worse time for an empire exhausted by warfare and weakened by betrayals and rivalries.

Return Of The Crimson Guard

Author: Ian C Esslemont

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409057631

Page: 1056

View: 321

The return of the Crimson Guard could not have come at a worse time for an empire exhausted by warfare and weakened by betrayals and rivalries. Into the seething cauldron of Quon Tali - the Malazan Empire's heartland - they march, and with their return comes the memory of their vow: undying opposition to the Empire. But elements within the Guard's élite, the Avowed, have set their sights on far greater power, while other, more ancient entities are rising up, intent on furthering their own arcane ends. And what of the swordsman called Traveller who, with his companion Ereko, seeks a confrontation from which none have ever returned? As the Guard prepare to wage war, the Empress Laseen's generals and mages grow impatient at what they perceive as her mismanagement of the Empire. Is she losing her grip on power or has she outwitted them all? Could she be using the uprisings to draw out and finally eliminate the last irksome survivors from the days of Kellanved, her illustrious predecessor?

The Graphic Guide to Vienna

... but seated on a throne as in life , clad in his Imperial robes , with a sceptre in
hand , his good sword Joyeuse by his side ... and bearing the inscription “
Conradus Dei gratia Romanorum Imperator , " the orb , sceptre , the sword
Joyeuse , the ...

 The Graphic  Guide to Vienna

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Night Of Knives

Malaz gave a great empire its name, but now this island and its city amount to little more than a sleepy backwater.

Night Of Knives

Author: Ian C Esslemont

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409057607

Page: 480

View: 289

Malaz gave a great empire its name, but now this island and its city amount to little more than a sleepy backwater. Until this night. Because this night there is to be a convergence, the once-in-a-generation appearance of a Shadow Moon - an occasion that threatens the good people of Malaz with demon hounds and other, darker things. Also it is prophesied that the Emperor Kellanved will return this night, and there are those who would prevent that happening at any cost. As factions within the Empire draw up battle lines, an ancient presence begins its all-out assault upon the island. Witnesses to these cataclysmic events include a thief called Kiska, and Temper, a war-weary veteran. Although they do not know it, they each have a part to play in a confrontation that will determine not only the fate of Malaz City but also of the world beyond...

The Moscow Kremlin in Watercolour

The Metropolitan offered the great imperial crown to the Emperor , who put it on
his head , followed by the sceptre and orb , after which Alexander mounted the
throne . Then it was the turn of Empress Maria Alexandrovna . She knelt before
the ...

The Moscow Kremlin in Watercolour

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Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited

ISBN:

Page: 153

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The Moscow Kremlin boasts a unique collection of buildings which have formed a part of the public consciousness over the years. This was never more true than in the nineteenth century in which nostalgia and a rebirth of cultural pride created an atmosphere never to be duplicated. Several well-known watercolorists were commissioned to depict the Kremlin of this era: the buildings, the day-to-day life, religious celebrations and military parades. They bring us a vision of that eternal Russia, land of domes and icons, of pomp and gold. These watercolors, all carefully preserved in the archives of the Kremlin Museum, form a collection of outstanding richness that has never been published in its entirety. Carefully designed and researched, this book offers the opportunity to immerse oneself in the history of nineteenth century Russia.

London and the Kingdom

... be presented , quite unremarkably and with no sense of blasphemous
presumption , as ' types ' of Christ the King ( Majestas Domini ) who was depicted
seated on a throne holding an orb , sceptre or sword to symbolise his supreme
power .

London and the Kingdom

Author: Matthew P. Davies

Publisher: Paul Watkins

ISBN:

Page: 436

View: 551

This volume publishes the 2004 Harlaxton Conference, comprising 25 papers on late medieval London. A huge range of topics is covered - many reflect London's pre-eminence as a centre of trade, with production and consumption, guilds and their social, religious and educational roles, and customs and their evasion all featuring. Other essays look at the capital as a centre of patronage, artistic and literary, whilst a final section looks at literacy.

Herbert Columbine VC

On the 22 January 1901 Queen Victoria died after sixty-three years on the throne
and the nation was plunged into ... the Isle of Wight and crowds gathered to
watch as the coffin decorated with the Imperial Crown, orb, sceptre and the collar
of ...

Herbert Columbine VC

Author: Carole McEntee-Taylor

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473829631

Page: 172

View: 456

'Save Yourselves, I'll carry on'. These were the last known words of Herbert Columbine, shouted at his two companions on the afternoon of 22nd March 1918. At 9am that morning, in Hervilly Woods, France, 9 Squadron Machine Gun Corps had come under intense attack from a heavy force of German infantry. Private Columbine took command of an isolated gun, with no wire in front and began firing. As the German onslaught grew and casualties mounted, Herbert and two others eventually became separated from the rest of their Squadron. After several hours it became clear their position would soon be overrun so Herbert told them to escape while they could. Now on his own, Herbert hung on tenaciously, repelling several attacks, each one deadlier than the last. He was only defeated after the Germans bought up air support and dropped a bomb on his position. Herbert Columbine has no known grave.All author royalties from the sale of this book go to the Columbine Statue Fund of which Dame Judi Dench is Patron. This is a project to raise money for a lasting memorial to Herbert Columbine in his home town of Walton onthe Naze, Essex. For more information please visit www.carolemctbooks.info/herbert-columbine-vc/

Christianization and the Rise of Christian Monarchy

Equally, there was no regular use of, or depiction of the ruler as having, an orb,
sceptre and crown, and there is no ... whichrefersto 'ourkhagan'.111 The other
main symbol of authority was the throne itself, which was not, in the eleventh ...

Christianization and the Rise of Christian Monarchy

Author: Nora Berend

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468367

Page:

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This 2007 text is a comparative, analysis of one of the most fundamental stages in the formation of Europe. Leading scholars explore the role of the spread of Christianity and the formation of new principalities in the birth of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Bohemia, Hungary, Poland and Rus' around the year 1000. Drawing on history, archaeology and art history, and emphasizing problems related to the sources and historiographical debates, they demonstrate the complex interdependence between the processes of religious and political change, covering conditions prior to the introduction of Christianity, the adoption of Christianity, and the development of the rulers' power. Regional patterns emerge, highlighting both the similarities in ruler-sponsored cases of Christianization, and differences in the consolidation of power and in institutions introduced by Christianity. The essays reveal how local societies adopted Christianity; medieval ideas of what constituted the dividing line between Christians and non-Christians; and the connections between Christianity and power.