The Sacred Sword Ben Hope Book 7

FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR ‘Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart . . . packs a real punch’ Andy McDermott

The Sacred Sword  Ben Hope  Book 7

Author: Scott Mariani

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007342810

Page: 448

View: 551

FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR ‘Deadly conspiracies, bone-crunching action and a tormented hero with a heart . . . packs a real punch’ Andy McDermott

The Sacred Sword

Guru Gobind Singh turned villagers into warriors, sent shivers up the spine of the army of Aurangzeb and set the foundation stone of the great Sikh empire. The Sacred Sword is a historical fiction based on his life and legend.

The Sacred Sword

Author: Hindol Sengupta

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9386651629

Page: 256

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‘We are warriors, Painda. The Khalsa does not think of war as entertainment; death is not a joke, killing men is no festival,’ said Gobind. A boy grows up, suddenly, into adulthood when he is brought the severed head of his father. He is born to rule but never acts like a monarch. Invincible as a warrior, he has the soul of a mystic. Poetry fills his heart. Few men before or after him have used a bow as he does, few men mastered their sword like him. Guru Gobind Singh turned villagers into warriors, sent shivers up the spine of the army of Aurangzeb and set the foundation stone of the great Sikh empire. The Sacred Sword is a historical fiction based on his life and legend.

The Sacred Sword of the Zanthee

I will give those Wylons some pain with my sword!' Gordon braced himself as the
boat containing six Neodons approached with caution. They were heading
straight for him. Gordon knewthat he couldn't manage to fight them by himself.

The Sacred Sword of the Zanthee

Author: Elaine Moore

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499013116

Page: 206

View: 394

Will Fabian and his brave quartet of friends survive a quest to save their Wylon people from an evil curse? Can they find the sacred sword of the Zanthee? Join them on their perilous adventure on Lumina, a planet with two very diverse lands. Badonia’s desert wastelands is home of the insect creatures Neodons. Quintarlia is rich and abundant in wildlife and food. The Zanthee, deadly golden frogs, have always guarded Fabian’s homeland, Quintarlia, but the Neodons’ leader has a plan to destroy them. Fate draws Fabian and his friends to band together in a journey full of challenges where failure spells doom for all.

Sacred Swords

Perry cleared his throat now. “Before your birth the Oracle foresaw that The Dark
One was gathering power and returning. But he would need the help of the three
sacred swords. Maelstrom already serves him so that's one sword in his power.

Sacred Swords

Author: LeTavious Hemingway Brown

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465305912

Page: 212

View: 354

Sacred Swords is the epic story of Leon and his girlfriend Devin who are thrown into a life changing journey by their ancestors. While in their last semester of college things quickly change from textbooks and tests to swords and quests. With the help of their protectors, both are entrusted with a duty to save the world from an ancient evil. The world they once knew is rapidly changing, and even at school things are not all they seem.

The Sacred Trusts

he sacred swords, 2 1 in all, have been classified and preserved in the
Apartments of the Holy Mantle with particular care. Each sword is identified by its
original owner, except for a few, and sometimes its age is indicated, but other
information ...

The Sacred Trusts

Author: Hilmi Aydın

Publisher: Tughra Books

ISBN: 1932099727

Page: 350

View: 799

This gorgeous, full-color photographic guide reveals the marvelous collection of the sacred relics at the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, which houses more than 600 invaluable belongings from prophets such as Abraham, Moses, and Muhammad as well as a number of Muslim saints. Excavated from the most restricted rooms of the palace, the entire selection?including the pieces that are not on exhibit for daily visits?is compiled here for the first time in this fundamental handbook, making it perfect for students interested in Ottoman history, sacred relics of the Ottoman rule, or the broader Islamic heritage.

The Samurai and the Sacred

20 The dowager empress had the sacred sword and the sacred jewel with her as
she committed suicide. The jewel was recovered when the casket in which it was
kept floated to the surface, but the sword was never found. Its disappearance ...

The Samurai and the Sacred

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 184908999X

Page: 224

View: 380

The fierce loyalty and self-sacrificing attitude of the Samurai have made them both a legend and a cult. Yet although their military prowess and skills in the martial arts have been studied exhaustively, an understanding of their belief system still eludes many. This original and exciting work examines the spiritual world of the samurai, from their attachment to Japan's mainstream religions of Shinto and Buddhism, to their involvement in Confucianism, Christianity and folk religion. Samurai expert Stephen Turnbull examines important topics such as Zen and the martial arts, modern militarism, the cult of the sword, revenge and suicide, hara kiri and the kamikaze pilots the suicide bombers of their day. He also looks at the fascinating issue of Japanese religious terrorism, as well as the growing cult status of the Samurai both in Japan and in the West.

The Sword of Attila

For the ancient Britons it had been a sacred pool, a place of offerings like the
rivers and bogs that Flavius had seen them ... Arturus drew a sword out of the
bundle and handed it to Erecan. It was the sacred war sword of Attila, the sword ...

The Sword of Attila

Author: David Gibbins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466834250

Page: 288

View: 563

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.

Sword Scroll Stone

One by one, three ancient talismans disappear.

Sword Scroll Stone

Author: Scott Michael Decker


ISBN: 9781715719685

Page: 230

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One by one, three ancient talismans disappear. After Columba Riverford's induction to the Hall of Swords, the sacred sword Genesyx is stolen, and Columba accused of its theft. Meanwhile, Aridisia Myric obtains membership to the Crypt of Scrolls, and the One Scroll Canodex vanishes. Soon after, the One Stone Luxullian disappears and Baron Marl Gneiss's access to the Vault of Stones is denied. Banished, the three embark on a quest to recover the artifacts and restore their names. But unknown to them all is an ancient evil that seeks to destroy the Order of Magic, and claim the talismans as his own.

The Sacred Fire

They lighted the black candles and opened the chest whereinlay the sacred
sword. Forthissword could cut soulsand destroy them so that they might not live
toenterthe gate of Shadenshade theretofindpeace eternal. Loverlain's soul
wouldnot ...

The Sacred Fire

Author: Ben Zion Goldberg

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465577858

Page: 288

View: 268

Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites

authority at the site.39 For instance, according to one story told by the Muslims
about the Kırklar Tekkesi (Tekke of the Forty Saints), a sacred sword hung in the
tekke.40 “Tradition has it,” Bağışkan remarks, “that a priest made fun of the
shaykhs ...

Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites

Author: Elazar Barkan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538065

Page: 384

View: 191

This anthology explores the dynamics of shared religious sites in Turkey, the Balkans, Palestine/Israel, Cyprus, and Algeria, indicating where local and national stakeholders maneuver between competition and cooperation, coexistence and conflict. Contributors probe the notion of coexistence and the logic that underlies centuries of "sharing," exploring when and why sharing gets interrupted—or not—by conflict, and the policy consequences. These essays map the choreographies of shared sacred spaces within the framework of state-society relations, juxtaposing a site's political and religious features and exploring whether sharing or contestation is primarily religious or politically motivated. Although religion and politics are intertwined phenomena, the contributors to this volume understand the category of "religion" and the "political" as devices meant to distinguish between the theological and confessional aspects of religion and the political goals of groups. Their comparative approach better represents the transition in some cases of sites into places of hatred and violence, while in other instances they remain noncontroversial. The essays clearly delineate the religious and political factors that contribute to the context and causality of conflict at these sites and draw on history and anthropology to shed light on the often rapid switch from relative tolerance to distress to peace and calm.

Six Sacred Swords

It takes place in the same universe as the Arcane Ascension novels, but years earlier and with a different protagonist. While the books are interconnected, they can be read on their own in any order

Six Sacred Swords

Author: Andrew Rowe

Publisher: Weapons and Wielders

ISBN: 9781797535029

Page: 330

View: 633

It doesn't take a legendary sword to make a legendary swordsman, but it certainly helps.Keras Selyrian is already well on the way to cutting his name into the annals of legend. He's fought false divinities, thieving sorcerers, and corrupt demigods - and left them defeated in his wake. But he's a long way from home, and Kaldwyn offers a different brand of danger than he's used to.He's already got a sword of unfathomable power, but it's damaged and leaking world-annihilating mana, so he's in the market for a new one.Possibly six. The more the better, really.The Six Sacred Swords are Kaldwyn's most famous artifacts, forged as the only means to defeat the god beasts. Each sword must be earned by a worthy champion, and no single person has ever managed to collect them all.Not yet, at least.Keras is just getting started.Additional Info: Six Sacred Swords is a light-hearted fantasy adventure inspired by Japanese game series like The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Fire Emblem. It takes place in the same universe as the Arcane Ascension novels, but years earlier and with a different protagonist. While the books are interconnected, they can be read on their own in any order

Annual Report

The sacred emblem , whether it be a mirror or something else , is always hidden
from sight in the purest Shinto shrines . THE SUSANO MYTH - THE SACRED
SWORD OF ISE . We must now follow the adventures of Susano . He was ...

Annual Report

Author: United States National Museum




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Bible and Sword

... around and attach themselves to the figure of Joseph; not only the Grail, but
also the sacred sword that gave Arthur kingship. This sword was originally King
David's, “the most marvelous that ever forged was,” which is taken out of the
Temple ...

Bible and Sword

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307797996

Page: 368

View: 307

From Barbara W. Tuchman, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August, comes history through a wide-angle lens: a fascinating chronicle of Britain’s long relationship with Palestine and the Middle East, from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Historically, the British were drawn to the Holy Land for two major reasons: first, to translate the Bible into English and, later, to control the road to India and access to the oil of the Middle East. With the lucidity and vividness that characterize all her work, Barbara W. Tuchman follows these twin spiritual and imperial motives—the Bible and the sword—to their seemingly inevitable endpoint, when Britain conquered Palestine at the conclusion of World War I. At that moment, in a gesture of significance and solemnity, the Balfour Declaration of 1917 established a British-sponsored mandate for a national home for the Jewish people. Throughout this characteristically vivid account, Tuchman demonstrates that the seeds of conflict were planted in the Middle East long before the official founding of the modern state of Israel. Praise for Bible and Sword “Tuchman is a wise and witty writer, a shrewd observer with a lively command of high drama.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “In her métier as a narrative popular historical writer, Barbara Tuchman is supreme.”—Chicago Sun-Times


Juno was furious that Rom was gone but worse that the Sacred Sword had been
stolen. He now feared his hold on thepeople would wane, as his power and
popularity rested on thefact that he was the custodian and keeperof the Sword.


Author: Rosalind Hyson

Publisher: Palmer Higgs Pty Ltd

ISBN: 1925112144

Page: 340

View: 901

It was another age. A time of steely battles and greedy war mongering despotic chieftains. Where love was Aela’s romantic ambition to allure and captivate Rom the bravest warrior in the clan. Magic was Aela's secret weapon in her quest to win the heart of her true love. The journey was a labyrinth of treachery and obstacles as Rom and Aela steadily progressed on their mission to obtain the ultimate prize....the Sacred Sword.

Japan Its History Traditions and Religions

... a river——The town of Miya—The Atsuta shrine—The sacred sword “ Cloud
Cluster ”— Yamato-Daké—His expedition ... of the sword changed to “ Grass-
mower ”-Native history of the sacred sword —Estimation in which swords are
held in J ...

Japan  Its History  Traditions  and Religions

Author: Edward J. Reed

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108045693

Page: 388

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Published in 1880, this is a first-hand account of early Meiji Japan and one of the first histories of Japan in English.

Central Africa Japan and Fiji

At the Shinto shrine of Atsuta is deposited the Sacred Sword , another treasured
emblem of this faith . Pilgrims also visit this spot in large numbers , and after first
washing the hands , offer coins or other little offerings , to the goddess .

Central Africa  Japan and Fiji

Author: Emma Raymond Pitman



Page: 296

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Joan of Arc Ballads Lyrics and Minor Poems

One glance of holy triumph Catharine cast , Then bow ' d her to the sword of
martyrdom . ... the grave ' s long night , the slant sunbeam Beams on the
enshrined arms , the crested helm , The bauldrick ' s strength , the shield , the
sacred sword .

Joan of Arc  Ballads  Lyrics  and Minor Poems

Author: Robert Southey



Page: 469

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Tales from the Operas

There was a suppressed cry of joy amongst the Druids - their gods had sent this
sacrifice - - this Roman , their enemy , who had dared to enter the sacred forest . “
Take thou the sacred sword and slay him . " He who spoke was Oroveso ; she ...

Tales from the Operas

Author: George Frederick Pardon



Page: 263

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