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The Fall Of The Kings

Author : Ellen Kushner
ISBN : 9781473211667
Genre : Fiction
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Generations ago the last king fell, taking with him the final truths about a race of wizards who ruled at his side. But the blood of the kings runs deep in the land and its people, waiting for the coming together of two unusual men. Theron Campion is heir to an ancient house - and a modern scandal. Tormented by his twin duties to his family and his own bright spirit, he seeks solace in the University. There he meets Basil St. Cloud, a brilliant and charismatic teacher ruled by a passion for knowledge - and for the ancient kings. Around these two are gathering those who believe the land still cries out for a king - and those who would do anything to stop them returning.
Category: Fiction

The Fall Of The King

Author : Johannes V. Jensen
ISBN : 9780816677542
Genre : Fiction
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The masterpiece of one of Scandinavia's preeminent literary figures and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
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Troy Fall Of Kings

Author : David Gemmell
ISBN : 0345504658
Genre : Fiction
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Darkness falls on the Great Green, and the Ancient World is fiercely divided. On the killing fields outside the golden city of Troy, forces loyal to the Mykene King mass. Among them is Odysseus, fabled storyteller and reluctant ally to the Mykene, who knows that he must soon face his former friends in deadly combat. Within the city, the Trojan king waits. Ailing and bitter, his hope is pinned on two heroes: his favourite son Hektor, and the dread Helikaon who will wreak terrible vengeance for the death of his wife at Mykene hands. War has been declared — a war filled with bloodlust, and peopled by heroes who will live forever in a story that will echo down the centuries. From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

The Fall Of Kings And Princes

Author : M. Victoria Guerin
ISBN : 0804722900
Genre : Literary Criticism
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At the heart of the book is Mordred, King Arthur's incestuous son, shown by Guerin to be an integral part of the Arthurian tradition from the very beginning. Mordred is seen as the tangible proof of the king's sin, committed in all innocence in his youth but resulting in a living incarnation of evil who will kill his father on Salisbury Plain, putting an end to the Arthurian world. But in the early stages of Arthurian romance, because this story cannot be told without the death of Arthur, it cannot be told at all, for Arthur's existence is the necessary condition of the genre: the story of his death would entail authorial suicide and the impossibility of further literary creation. Guerin argues that the authors of the texts examined in this study - Chretien de Troyes's Le Chevalier de la Charrete and Le Conte du Graal and the anonymous Middle English Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - deliberately use the medieval reader's extra-textual knowledge of the Mordred story to create a second level of reading: behind Lancelot, Perceval, and Gawain is the shadowy figure of Mordred (never explicitly mentioned), and the modern reader must learn to see this shadow in order fully to appreciate the authors' purpose. Taking into account this hidden framework not only sheds a surprising new light on these texts, it also gives a convincing solution to the much-discussed question of why Chretien left two of his romances, Le Chevalier de la Charrete and Le Conte du Graal, unfinished. The first chapter, which deals with Arthurian tragedy in the thirteenth century Prose Cycle, is particularly timely as it coincides with the publication of the first English translation of the cycle, to which Guerin's study serves as an excellent introduction.
Category: Literary Criticism

The King S Messenger

Author : Frank Ralph
ISBN : 149798713X
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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1904 Edition.
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The Fall Of A King

Author : T.M. Nielsen
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Book 5 of the Dimensions Saga Kyrin's loyalty to Sithias is challenged when Erianah makes a bid to rid the dimension of the Valharan King and his noble family. Kyrin's drive to create a portal potion backfires, and Sithias' patience with her is thinly stretched. When the plague and drought intensify, Kyrin faces new dangers. The gods of the dimensions target her and try to re-create the magic filled worlds that they have destroyed. Alric's faith is pushed to the limits as his patience is tested by the Qualsax and by things out of his control. He struggles to keep his family safe when the entire dimension seems to turn on them.
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The Chronology Of The Kings Of Israel And Judah

Author : Gershon Galil
ISBN : 9004106111
Genre : History
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This pioneering study wrestles with the perpetual problem of chronology in the Books of Kings. The result is one of the most responsible and yet most critical chronologies proposed to date, and will be the standard chronological reference for the next decade, if not longer.
Category: History

Shakespeare S English Kings

Author : Leon D Black Professor of Shakespearean Studies Professor of English Peter Saccio
ISBN : 0195123190
Genre : History
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The second edition of this which will appeal to both students and interested general readers.
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The Mysterious Numbers Of The Hebrew Kings

Author : Edwin R. Thiele
ISBN : 0825496888
Genre : Religion
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(New revised edition) Considered the classic and comprehensive work in reckoning the accession of kings, calendars, and coregencies based upon the Old Testament text and other extra-biblical sources.
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The Fall Of The King

Author : Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
ISBN : UOM:39015030026648
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The King S Reformation

Author : G. W. Bernard
ISBN : 0300122713
Genre : History
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A major reassessment of England's break with Rome
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The King S Cardinal

Author : Peter J Gwyn
ISBN : 9781446475133
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Proud, greedy, corrupt and driven by overwhelming personal ambition. Such is the traditional image of Thomas Wolsey, Lord Chancellor, Archbishop of York, Bishop of Winchester, Abbot of St. Albans, Bishop if Tournai and Papal Legate. It is an image which Peter Gwyn examines, challenges and decisively overturns in this remarkable book. From exceedingly humble beginnings Wolsey rose to a pinnacle of power unsurpassed by any other British commoner. Peter Gwyn explores every aspect of the Cardinal's career - not least his relationship with Henry VIII - and sets it firmly in a vividly recreated Tudor world. The Wolsey who emerges is a man of prodigious energy and ability, a tireless dispenser of justice, an enlightened reformer wholly dedicated to his king and country - a man who has been consistently misrepresented and maligned for four-and-a-half centuries.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

King Josiah Of Judah

Author : Marvin A. Sweeney
ISBN : 0198030525
Genre : Religion
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King Josiah of Judah is a figure of extraordinary importance for the history of Israel. Using synchronic and diachronic analyses of the Deuteronomistic History, Deuteronomy, and selected prophetic books, Marvin Sweeney reconstructs the ideological perspectives of King Josiah's program of religious and national restoration.
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