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The Court Of Broken Knives Empires Of Dust Book 1

Author : Anna Smith Spark
ISBN : 9780008204174
Genre : Fiction
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Perfect for fans of Mark Lawrence and R Scott Bakker, The Court of Broken Knives is the explosive debut by one of grimdark fantasy’s most exciting new voices.
Category: Fiction

The House Of Sacrifice Empires Of Dust Book 3

Author : Anna Smith Spark
ISBN : 9780008204143
Genre : Fiction
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A powerhouse grimdark fantasy of bloodshed, ambition, and fate, The House of Sacrifice is the thunderous conclusion to Anna Smith Spark's Empires of Dust trilogy, which began with The Court of Broken Knives.
Category: Fiction

The Rage Of Dragons

Author : Evan Winter
ISBN : 9780356512938
Genre : Fiction
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'Intense, inventive and action-packed from beginning to end - a relentlessly gripping, brilliant read' James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable war for almost two hundred years. The lucky ones are born gifted. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons. One in every hundred men is able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, faster killing machine. Everyone else is fodder, destined to fight and die in the endless war. Young and gift-less, Tau Tafari wants more than this, but his plans of escape are destroyed when those closest to him are brutally murdered. With too few gifted left the Omehi are facing genocide, but Tau cares only for revenge. Following an unthinkable path, he will strive to become the greatest swordsman to ever live, a man willing to die a hundred thousand times, all for the chance to kill three of his own people. 'A captivating epic heroic fantasy from a major new talent' Anthony Ryan, author of Blood Song 'A Xhosa-inspired world complete with magic, dragons, demons and curses, The Rage of Dragons takes classic fantasy and imbues it with a fresh and exciting twist' Anna Stephens, author of Godblind 'Intense, vivid and brilliantly realized - a necessary read' Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives 'Compelling, expansive and rich. Winter has created an exciting and immersive world of magic, vengeance and wonder' Micah Yongo, author of Lost Gods
Category: Fiction

The Heart Of Stone

Author : Ben Galley
ISBN : 0993517021
Genre : Fiction
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The Heart of Stone is an epic standalone fantasy novel that follows the story of Task - a 400 year-old war-machine sold to the losing side of a bitter civil war. Described as "grimdark with heart and soul" by Anna Smith Spark, The Heart of Stone is a tale of war and human nature, all told through the eyes of a stone golem.
Category: Fiction

Grimdark Magazine Issue 14

Author : Eric Scott de Bie
ISBN : 9780648178453
Genre : Fiction
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Grimdark Magazine presents the darker, grittier side of fantasy and science fiction. Each quarterly issue features established and new authors to take you through their hard-bitten worlds alongside articles, reviews and interviews. Our stories are grim, our worlds are dark and our morally grey protagonists and anti-heroes light the way with bloody stories of war, betrayal and action.FICTION- Beasts of the Burnished Chain by Alex Marshall (Novelette)NON-FICITON- Finding Your Author Voice by Anna Smith-Spark- An Interview with Steven Erikson- An Interview with Erik Scott de Bie- Review of Smoke Eaters Sean Grigsby- Review of The Armored Saint by Myke Cole
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Illusive Shadows

Author : Lloyd Chiasson
ISBN : 027597507X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Shows how trials, as media events, have had long-reaching significance in American history.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Abductive Reasoning

Author : Douglas Walton
ISBN : 9780817357825
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A study of the role of abductive inference in everyday argumentation and legal evidence.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Storm Of Witchcraft

Author : Emerson W. Baker
ISBN : 9780199385140
Genre : History
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Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. The resulting Salem Witch Trials, culminating in the execution of 19 villagers, persists as one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in American history. Historians have speculated on a web of possible causes for the witchcraft that stated in Salem and spread across the region-religious crisis, ergot poisoning, an encephalitis outbreak, frontier war hysteria--but most agree that there was no single factor. Rather, as Emerson Baker illustrates in this seminal new work, Salem was "a perfect storm": a unique convergence of conditions and events that produced something extraordinary throughout New England in 1692 and the following years, and which has haunted us ever since. Baker shows how a range of factors in the Bay colony in the 1690s, including a new charter and government, a lethal frontier war, and religious and political conflicts, set the stage for the dramatic events in Salem. Engaging a range of perspectives, he looks at the key players in the outbreak--the accused witches and the people they allegedly bewitched, as well as the judges and government officials who prosecuted them--and wrestles with questions about why the Salem tragedy unfolded as it did, and why it has become an enduring legacy. Salem in 1692 was a critical moment for the fading Puritan government of Massachusetts Bay, whose attempts to suppress the story of the trials and erase them from memory only fueled the popular imagination. Baker argues that the trials marked a turning point in colonial history from Puritan communalism to Yankee independence, from faith in collective conscience to skepticism toward moral governance. A brilliantly told tale, A Storm of Witchcraft also puts Salem's storm into its broader context as a part of the ongoing narrative of American history and the history of the Atlantic World.
Category: History

Poor Richard S Almanack

Author : Benjamin Franklin
ISBN : 9781602391178
Genre : Reference
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With more than 700 pithy proverbs, this work lays out the ruiles you should live by and offers advice on such subjects as money, friendship, marriage, ethics, and human nature.
Category: Reference