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The Tears Of The Sun

Author : S. M. Stirling
ISBN : 9781101543856
Genre : Fiction
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Rudi Mackenzie has traveled from the land where the sun sets to the land where it rises and back. He has found his weapon—the Sword crafted for him before he was born. He has made friends from among his enemies and found enemies where he expected friends. He has won the heart and hand of the woman he has loved his entire life. Now Rudi is Artos, the High King of Montival, and his final destiny awaits him. He must face and defeat the forces of the Church Universal and Triumphant. Everything in the present, everything in the future, depends on the outcome of the conflict. And like his father before him, Rudi knows that in winning the war he might well lose his life...
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Tears Of The Sun

Author : Al Lacy
ISBN : 9780307780553
Genre : Fiction
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Book Four of the Journeys of the Stranger series finds the legendary John Stranger summoned to Apache Junction, Arizona, where a hard-fought land dispute between the local Apache and Zuni Indians has led to the wedding-day kidnapping of the son of Arizona's governor. As terms for his return, the warriors demand weapons that can only escalate the fighting between the tribes, as well as the white men who come to the area looking for gold or-as it's known to the Indians-"Tears of the Sun." Readers will experience the drama and adventure as John Stranger fights to rescue Ben Wheeler and shares the tears of a very different "Son" in a dramatic new installment of the Journeys of the Stranger. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Tears From The Sun

Author : Jane Sharp
ISBN : 9781449073978
Genre : Fiction
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In Tears from the Sun we follow the life of Kate, a writer living in the traditional Cretan village of Vrahassi. She is visited by the spirit of Rhamu, a Minoan Prince. Rhamu asks Kate to help reunite him with Sisi, his lost Princess. Kate sees in her dreams how the Palace of Malia was destroyed, by magic, necromancy, and a powerful Emerald Crystal. In following her quest, she uncovers many secrets, not least, one which is closely guarded by monks of the Orthodox Church, at a Monastery on Mount Athos. There are many theories of how the Minoan Civilization ended - maybe Kate has the answer. Her relationships, both sexual and Platonic, are grass-root, gutsy and very revealing.
Category: Fiction

The Tears Of Re

Author : Gene Kritsky
ISBN : 9780199361403
Genre : Science
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According to Egyptian mythology, when the ancient Egyptian sun god Re cried, his tears turned into honey bees upon touching the ground. For this reason, the honey bee was sacrosanct in ancient Egyptian culture. From the art depicting bees on temple walls to the usage of beeswax as a healing ointment, the honey bee was a pervasive cultural motif in ancient Egypt because of its connection to the sun god Re. Gene Kritsky delivers a concise introduction of the relationship between the honey bee and ancient Egyptian culture, through the lenses of linguistics, archeology, religion, health, and economics. Kritsky delves into ancient Egypt's multifaceted society, and traces the importance of the honey bee in everything from death rituals to trade. In doing so, Kritsky brings new evidence to light of how advanced and fascinating the ancient Egyptians were. This richly illustrated work appeals to a broad range of interests. For archeology lovers, Kritsky delves into the archeological evidence of Egyptian beekeeping and discusses newly discovered tombs, as well as evidence of manmade hives. Linguists will be fascinated by Kritsky's discussion of the first documented written evidence of the honeybee hieroglyph. And anyone interested in ancient Egypt or ancient cultures in general will be intrigued by Kritsky's treatment of the first documented beekeepers. This book provides a unique social commentary of a community so far removed from modern humans chronologically speaking, and yet so fascinating because of the stunning advances their society made. Beekeeping is the latest evidence of how ahead of their times the Egyptians were, and the ensuing narrative is as captivating as every other aspect of ancient Egyptian culture.
Category: Science

Daughters Of The Nile

Author : Stephanie Dray
ISBN : 9781101627235
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray’s historical fiction series comes to a stunning conclusion as the daughter of Cleopatra risks everything to revive her dynasty. After years of abuse as the emperor’s captive in Rome, Cleopatra Selene is now a powerful queen, ruling over the exotic kingdom of Mauretania with her husband, King Juba II, by her side. But when a jealous Augustus Caesar demands that her children be given over to him to be fostered in Rome, Selene is drawn back into the web of imperial plots and intrigues that she vowed to leave behind... Determined and resourceful, Selene must shield her loved ones from the emperor’s wrath, all while vying with ruthless rivals like King Herod. But unless she can find a way to overcome the threat to her marriage, kingdom, family, and faith, Selene may very well be the last of her line...
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Inspite Of All The Tears And Fears

Author : Anna Nice
ISBN : 9781984519122
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first section describes living conditions in our village in the 1930s.Our home had no running water, no indoor plumbing, no central heating, and no refrigeration. Every family was self-reliant and self-contained, meaning you had to grow and produce your own food. Prior to 1940, there were limited markets of food supplies available. After the war, stared coupons were provided by the government, but their rations did not meet our needs. The Hitler regime brought about a critical change in the way the two nationalities lived together. Prior to that, they coexisted peacefully. Now there developed a mistrust and insecurity at gunpoint in our daily lives. However, as human nature would have it, there were many heroic good deeds performed under the radar of the political powers by both groups. The second section of this story begins with the last day of World War II and the beginning of Ethnic Cleansing in Czechoslovakia. All the Germans who lived in Jihlava and the surrounding areas were evicted from their homes under the watchful eyes of their neighbors. It ends one year later with the Germans being transported by freight trains to Bavaria in Germany. Freedom, yes, but what next? This chapter concludes with painful time of hunger, working hard, and becoming accepted by our new neighbors.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Laughing Through The Tears Of Breast Cancer

Author : Carla Chesser
ISBN : 9781412068369
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For women diagnosed with breast cancer, this book provides inspiration and insight for handling the emotional pain of diagnosis and treatment without fear or anxiety.
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The Day The Sun Shed Bloody Tears

Author : Miya Davids
ISBN : 9781450229593
Genre : Fiction
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At the height of World War II, a surprise air raid has left a remote Japanese farming village in ruins, changing the world of three young women forever. In the fictionalized memoir The Day the Sun Shed Bloody Tears, Taka, Yumi, and Miss Tami desperately attempt to survive amid the horrific ruins of war while holding onto a sliver of human dignity and the belief that their future is still full of hope. Twenty-eight-year-old Taka is suddenly thrust into surrogate motherhood as she and her younger sister, Yumi, and a young slave Miss Tami, are left orphaned. Taka must lead the women through poverty, hunger, and fear as the chaos of war destroys everything they have ever known. As Taka chronicles an extraordinary life story that spans over four decades, she narrates how she and her sister survive nearly being sold as sex slaves and move in with an affluent family who teaches them how to love unconditionally, only to lose that same family through the atrocities of war. The unforgettable experiences of three Japanese girls during before, during, and after World War II provides a compelling, historical glimpse into how one war transformed the lives of so many forever.
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Sweat Of The Sun Tears Of The Moon

Author : Peter Lourie
ISBN : 0803279809
Genre : Social Science
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Eight billion dollars? worth of Inca gold and silver are rumored to be hidden in an unmapped region of the Andes. This is the captivating story of that fabled treasure and the centuries-old spell it has cast on many, including a young American student, Peter Lourie. While completing anthropological fieldwork in Ecuador, Lourie heard the legend of Atahualpa?s ransom. The Incas gathered seven-hundred tons of gold (Sweat of the Sun) and silver (Tears of the Moon) to purchase the freedom of their king, Atahualpa, from Pizarro and his conquistadors. After the Inca ruler?s murder, the treasure vanished into the forsaken Llanganati range of the Andes. Lourie abandoned his graduate school ambitions to search for Atahualpa?s ransom. His quest for clues and his journey into the heart of the Andes is an absorbing and exciting detective story. Lourie?s account is also unforgettable for its revelations about the lives and characters of seasoned treasure hunters, the obsessed few lured by the siren song of legendary gold.
Category: Social Science