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The Axe The Shield And The Halig Rood

Author : James M. Hockey
ISBN : 0956687113
Genre : Fiction
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These are the continuing tales of Bowdyn, itinerant 17th Century Gleeman, member of an ancient story-telling guild. The Gewissae, the followers of warrior chieftain, Gewis, fleeing famine in their blighted land to join their kin on the east coast, are storm driven to the West Country of a Britannia now deserted by Rome. There they become warrior confederates of Caradoc, ruler of the Durotriges, in exchange for a place to build and farm. Joining to defend the land with Dux Caradoc's Legio II Militia, and Arthur the peacekeeper's Frisian cavalry, they tip the balance of power. In battle with the armies of warring petty tyrants they start the knitting up of the broken land of post-Roman Britannia, creating the Kingdom of Wessex as the Fates intended. Following on from the Axe the Shield and the Triton it is the continuing story of the workings of the Fates, forging in the white heat of joy and tragedy the iron hard warrior kings needed to build a nation, which will, over time, create an empire that changes the world.
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The Axe The Shield And The Triton

Author : James M. Hockey
ISBN : 0956687105
Genre : Fiction
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These are the tales of Bowdyn, itinerant 17th Century Gleeman, member of an ancient story-telling guild. Rescued from death during the Monmouth rebellion he tells tales of the Dark Ages to his rescuers their friends and neighbours, to entertain, divert and sing for his supper . In this first tale a lovelorn boy Gewis flees home, joining the Vandals of Carthage, in piracy and war. Years later, a wealthy, seasoned warrior, he returns to save his people from slavery or death. Set in the Dark Ages straddling the Vandal sack of Rome, The Axe the Shield and the Triton is a sweeping yarn of anarchy in a crumbling Empire, where internal conflicts, savage invaders and bands of reavers destroy Imperial order. It is a story of the workings of the Fates, part of a great tapestry in the weaving, changing the history of the world for all time."
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The Writer S Digest Character Naming Sourcebook

Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
ISBN : 1582979200
Genre : Reference
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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Character Names The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook is a one-of-a-kind resource specifically designed with the writer in mind. Inside you'll find: 25,000+ first names and surnames, and their meanings, listed by origin Names and surnames from more than 45 countries A reverse lookup of names by meaning An alphabetical index of names An explanation of naming practices and historical context for each origin A list of the top ten most popular names in the United States every year from 1880-2003 Instruction on how to create believable names that fit your characters and your story This comprehensive guide also includes advice from a number of best-selling authors, including Elizabeth George, Alexander McCall Smith, Homer Hickam, Marian Keyes, Big Fish author Daniel Wallace, and others. You'll get the inside scoop on their naming methods, plus the stories behind the names of their most famous characters. So throw out your old telephone books and baby-naming guides—The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook meets all your naming needs!
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Mythic Britain

Author : Lawrence Whitaker
ISBN : 9781911471080
Genre : Games
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Mythic Britain is a complete sourcebook for adventuring in Britain’s Dark Ages using the Mythras rules. The book includes an extensive history and background of 5th and 6th Century Britain; details of the different tribes and territories; complete character creation rules for Britons and Saxons, details of magic, the Saints and pagan Gods; and, rules for massed battles. Completing the book, seven linked scenarios form the Mythic Britain Campaign in which the characters travel the length of breadth of the island, serving Merlin and Arthur, fighting the Saxon invaders, searching for the lost Treasures of Britain, and becoming involved in all manner of schemes and intrigues. Take up your spears. Swear your oaths. Ready your shields. Welcome to the Dark Ages! Mythic Britain requires the Mythras Core Rules.
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Author : Zenah Khoder
Genre : Fiction
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Seventeen-year-old Alesandese thought she lived a relatively normal life, but she couldn't be more mistaken. After coming home to a wrecked house and her mother's missing presence, Alesandese learns a secret about the very foundation of her life. To save her mother and ensure the safety of her family's future, she must face and fight a powerful enemy who belongs to a completely different planet...will she be able to race against time?
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Where We Were In Vietnam

Author : Michael Kelley
ISBN : 1555716253
Genre : History
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Widely considered the definitive resource on the Vietnam War, Where We Were identifies the name, location and provides a brief historical synopsis of every military installation, firebase, landing zone, airfield, port, signal site, vessel and significant terrain feature of the American war in Vietnam. Additionally, includes a substantial number from the French War as well. Coverage includes all of Indochina. Currently features over 12,000 entries. Also includes an extensive appendix of Vietnam War research and map guidelines/resources.
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After Rome

Author : Morgan Llywelyn
ISBN : 9780765331236
Genre : Fiction
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Remaining on the virtually abandoned island of Britannia after centuries of Roman rule, two cousins pursue very different efforts to unite disparate tribes and factions throughout the land, including throne-seeking Dinas and reluctant leader Cadogan. By the Nobel Prize-nominated author of The Horse Goddess. 25,000 first printing.
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The King Arthur Trilogy

Author : Bernard Cornwell
ISBN : 9781250099907
Genre : Fiction
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It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. Bernard Cornwell's Internationally bestselling King Arthur Trilogy tells the mythic saga of King Arthur and is the work of a magnificent storyteller at the height of his powers. THE WINTER KING The novel is set in Dark Age Britain in a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant. ENEMY OF GOD Having defeated the last holdouts of civil war in southern Britain, Arthur has secured Mordred's throne. But he must still face raging conflicts between the old ways and the new, as well as foes more powerful and more dangerous--because they pose as friends. EXCALIBUR The unforgettable tale of Arthur's final struggles against the Saxons and his last attempts to triumph over a ruined marriage and ravaged dreams as forces both earthly and unearthly threaten everything Arthur stands for. Peopled by princesses and bards, by warriors and magicians, Excalibur is the story of love, war, loyalty, and betrayal.
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Child Of Loki

Author : Richard Denning
ISBN : 9780956810328
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The Battle of Catraeth has been won and Cerdic's homeland is safe, but for how long? The Northern British were crushed, but more enemies have risen to replace them. Soon Cerdic and his friends must go to war again against the Scots and Picts north of Hadrian's wall.
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Dark North

Author : Paul Finch
ISBN : 9781849973397
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When King Arthur faces a challenge for his crown from the reinvigorated Roman Empire, he must call his supporters from every corner of the British Isles. One of these, Sir Lucan - the Black Wolf of the North - has more reason than most to join the coming campaign. Lucan's beautiful wife, Trelawna, hoping to lead a new, better life in Italy, absconded with a young Roman officer. Lucan, already a fierce warrior but now with tainted blood due to his battle with the Penharrow Worm, thus turns the mission into a bitter personal vendetta. His former squire, Alaric, soon comes to fear for his overlord's soul, but is more afraid still for the safety of Lady Trelawna, whom he always loved from a distance. Meanwhile, the Roman family Trelawna has fallen in with are the influential Malconi clan, and their matriarchal head is the sorceress Zenobia. She sees it as her motherly duty to stop Lucan with any demonic force she can summon?
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