Echoes Of The Great Song
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|Author||: David Gemmell|
|Editor||: Del Rey|
“A HUMDINGER . . . A MASTERLY TALE TOLD WITH CLARITY AND VERVE.” –The Times (London) The Avatars are immortal and live like kings–even though the empire is dying. Their immortality is guaranteed by magic crystals whose influence is now waning, overwhelmed by the sheer power of a great flood and a sudden ice age. But when two moons appear in the sky, and the ruthless armies of the Crystal Queen swarm across the land bringing devastation and terror, the Avatars unite with their subjects to protect their universe. As the cities face imminent destruction, three heroes emerge. Talaban, a warrior haunted by tragedy; Touchstone, the mystic tribesman seeking his lost love; and Anu, the Holy One, the Builder of Time. And when all seems lost, two others enter the fray: Sofarita, the peasant girl who will inspire a legend, and the madman, Viruk, who will become a god. . . .
|Author||: David Gemmell|
|Editor||: Random House|
A captivating all-action tale of otherworldly magic, death, destruction and a fight for survival by the Sunday Times bestselling author David Gemmell, perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Duncan M. Hamilton and Nicholas Eames. "Gemmell's great reading - the action never lets up. He's several rungs above the good - right into the fabulous!" -- ANNE MCCAFFREY "In my pantheon of literary greats, David Gemmell stands alone . . . he put me on the path I still walk today" -- CONN IGGULDEN "Gemmell has every right to take his place among the SF and fantasy greats." -- SFX "When it comes to heroic fantasy, few do it better than David Gemmell." -- TIME OUT "One of my most favourite books of all time" -- ***** Reader review "Gemmell at his finest" -- *****Reader review "Great fantasy, great story, great author" -- ***** Reader review ********************************************************** The Great Bear will descend from the skies, and with his paw, lash at the ocean. He will devour all the works of Man. Then he will sleep for ten thousand years, and the breath of his sleep will be death. The prophecy had come true. The world spun. Tidal waves lashed the planet, and a new ice age dawned. The few survivors of a once great empire struggled to rebuild, to hold their ground against the rising barbarian tide. Then two moons appeared in the skies, unleashing a terrible evil that threatened not only the new empire, but the survival of the world itself.
|Author||: Robert Flynn|
|Editor||: Texas A&M University Press|
Robert Flynn's new novel, Echoes of Glory centers on a fictitious Texas county that embraces its legends, but not its actual history. Set in the Reagan era, the novel exposes shared myths as lies and the truth, lacking all comfort. In his inimitable style Flynn paints a portrait of the denizens of the county who tacitly embrace the legend as all too human and all too frail. Overshadowed by the accomplishments of adjacent Doss County, Mills County clings to its legends—the legendary Mills brothers. One brother had died at the Alamo, one at Goliad, three had fought at San Jacinto. The three survivors marched into the center of Texas bringing with them stories of heroism and acorns from the San Jacinto battlefield. According to tradition, they planted an oak tree for each hero who had died at the Alamo. Then there was Timpson Smith, sole survivor of Second Platoon of Marine reserves, who had prevented the North Korean army from driving U.S. and U.N. forces into the sea. To honor their memory the county erected a monument, "Second to None," topped with the heroic figure of Timpson Smith. But there is a less heroic side of Mills County. When Deputy Sheriff Larry Maddin decides to run against Sheriff and Local Hero Timpson Smith, and a drama professor at the university announces that he will write a play depicting the true story of Second Platoon, many fear the dark underside of Mills County will be exposed.
|Author||: Michael Eging,Steve Arnold|
The Dark Agesa time of great turmoil and the collision of empires! As the Frank kingdom prepares for war, Roland, young heir to the Breton March, has been relegated to guard duty until a foreign emissary entrusts him with vital word of a new threat to the kingdom. Now Roland must embark on a risky journey to save all he loves from swift destruction. And yet while facing down merciless enemies, he must also reveal the hand of a murderer who even now stalks the halls of power and threatens to pull apart a kingdom reborn under the greatest of medieval kings, the remarkable Charlemagne. For Roland to become the champion his kingdom needs, he must survive war, intrigue and betrayal. The Silver Horn Echoes pays homage to "La Chanson de Roland" by revisiting an age of intrigue and honor, and a fateful decision in the shadows of a lonely mountain passRoncevaux!
|Author||: Nicola McDonagh|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
The struggle to survive just got harder.What would you do if you found out everything was a lie? When Adara embarks on a perilous quest through the hostile Wilderness to save Deogol, she uncovers conspiracies and lies kept hidden for centuries. Secrets that uncover the origin to all the inhabitants of NotSoGreatBritAlbion and the truth behind her destiny.During her journey through the ravaged terrain, her search is jeopardised by lustful Woodsmales, savage Wolfies, and corrupt monks in the Monastery in the Clouds who try to use her special powers for evil. Yet Amongst the outcasts and deviants she encounters, Adara finds unlikely friendships that help her come to terms with her vocal ability and realise her true potential as a Bringer and powerful weapon.'I loved the unique language, and both the style and the voice of the book reminded me of Patrick Ness' Walking Chaos Trilogy. I would definitely recommend it to people who enjoy his books! A brilliant and unique read for adults and young adults alike.'This outsideness is a savage place I know nowt about. I must creep and peep all stealthy-like to track down my bro-bro snatched by Agro scum for who knows what. Best keep shutums about my voice, though, in case more crazy folk want to use me for bringing down the birdles.It's a good job I'm trained in S.A.N.T. ways, for I'll need all my roughhouse skills to keep the Agro spies, Nearlys and Wolfies at bay until I find and bring home my bro and all the other missing Meeks.I just wish I knew who or what is following my every move.Echoes from the Lost Ones is a great addition to the dystopian/Sci-fi tradition of authors such as Patrick Ness, Ursula K Le Guin and Octavia E. Butler.Purchase your copy and begin the thrilling sci-fi action adventure series now!
|Author||: Cliff Jones|
|Editor||: Carlton Books Limited|
Go into the heart of Pink Floyd with this song-by-song analysis and learn the explosive story of one of the world's most popular rock bands.
|Author||: Pam Muñoz Ryan|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in this genre-defying masterpiece from Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan! Winner of a 2016 Newbery Honor, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, this impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.
|Editor||: Read Out Loud Publishing LLP|
As a child, Biddu dreamt of going west and making it big as a composer. At the age of sixteen, he formed a band and started playing in a cafe in Bangalore, his home town, At eighteen, he was part of a popular act at Trinca's, a nightclub in Calcutta devoted to food, wine and music, At nineteen, he had college students in Bombay dancing to his music. In his early twenties, he left the country and ended up hitchhiking across the Middle East before arriving in London with only the clothes on his back and his trusty guitar. What followed were years of hardship and struggle but also great music and gathering fame. From the nine million selling "Kung Fu Fighting" to the iconic youth anthem of "Made in India" and the numerous hits in between. Biddu's music made him a household name in India and elsewhere. In this first public account of all that came his way: the people, the events,the music tours and companies Biddu writes with a gripping sense of humor about his remarkable journey with its fairy tale ending. Charming, witty, and entirely likable, Biddu is a man you are going to enjoy getting to know.
|Author||: Rachel E. Twiss|
All old cities have their secrets. Early morning, August 1882. Inspector Aloysius Allaway is awoken and brought into the investigation of a strangely dressed young woman found in King's Chapel Graveyard while one hundred and twenty-eight years later rookie Detective Shiloh Amsel finds a mummified human heart. Two different crimes, connected by Echo Cross, Boston's most closely kept secret. A hidden neighborhood, refuge of fae and supernatural beings, becomes the center of a conspiracy linking both detectives to a dark world of cults, conspiracy, and curious rifts in time.
|Author||: Roberta Dietzen|
It's 1937, the eve of World War II. At twenty-six years old, Rezsi Lehrer leaves Munkacs, a small charming city located deep within a remote corner of the Carpathian mountains and travels alone to the United States. War breaks out and Eastern European borders are sealed. Rezsi's family is trapped in Czechoslovakia and the packages she sends home are returned unopened. When the war ends, Rezsi discovers her parents, two brothers and scores of relatives perished in the Holocaust. Gypsy Music Street is the story of one woman's endless sorrow and guilt she suffers at the loss of her family, the family she left behind "to die alone." Yet she still yearns to return to her town, "the little Paris of the East," to see it just one more time. But after the war, countries borders are redrawn and Mukacevo is no longer located in Czechoslovakia. It becomes completely closed off within the iron grip of the Soviet Union and the political climate is one of Cold War. Mukacevo is off limits for travel. As the years pass, Rezsi reminisces, sharing her longing and grief about the past with her daughter Bobbie. And when she dies an old woman, her dream unfulfilled, Bobbie is driven by her own loss and grief to make this journey home for her mother, and for herself. Adventures in Budapest, Ukraine and Israel make Gypsy Music Street an enthralling memoir of love and loss. Yet, it is also a story of the overwhelming joy a daughter experiences when she travels back in time and discovers her own torn roots.
|Author||: Tracy Rotkiewicz|
Sex, drugs, & Rock'n Roll. Those are the immortal words, photographer, Ed Brockton hates. Those are the words his girlfriend, Evelyn Winthrop lives by. Set in Oxford, England in 1987, Ed and Evelyn are having problems with their relationship. He wants no reminders of her past and disregards her singing career. Evelyn on the other hand, a free-spirit, wants more out of her relationship with her boyfriend of six years. Not satisfied by her latest recording sessions for Hero's Requiem, Evelyn sets forth to make her music right and places her relationship with Ed on the back burner. Along the way, something from her past appears once more. It's something Ed never knew about and can't erase. Now, it's re-entered her life in a big way and delivers what Ed could never give her.
|Author||: George T. Gibson|
|Editor||: Too Rude|
Great gift idea for the rude dude in your family! If you can hum the tune, we have the lyrics! You know what it's like; you're at a party, or the bar, a diner, or going on a roadtrip, and you hear a song you like and just can't stop yourself from twisting the lyrics. "Excuse me while I kiss this guy." Yeah we know what Jimmy really said, but some darn funny lyrics can be used on just about every classic and popular song, rock, beat, hip-hop - whatever man! This volume has the following funny lyrics... Losing My Religion - Losing My Bladder Control Just A Gigolo - Just a Gigolo/Got No Body (Skeletal Version) The Look of Love - The Look of Lust (Nerd Edition) 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - 50 Ways to Spank Your Monkey Space Oddity - Bowel Oddity Don't Fear The Reaper - Don't Fear The Reefer Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - Peedrops Keep Fallin' on My Head Putting on the Ritz - Putin on the Shitz Puff the Magic Dragon - Poof The Tragic Drag Queen Smoke on the Water - Smoke in the Toilet Doctor Who Theme Music - Doctor Poo and the TURDIS (yes lyrics to this famous tune!) Good Vibrations - Big Vibrator Take it Easy - Take it Sleazy Another Brick in the Wall - Another Prick in the Wall Blinded by the Light - Blinded by the Shite Everybody Dance Now - Everybody Jack Now WARNING! Some adult content, some non-PC, but mostly adolescent naughty schoolboy humor. Have fun!
|Author||: Lubna Kharusi|
A song book that highlights that inside everyone there is a perfect and loving heart, and that if we uncover our perfection and recognise it in others we can change the world for the better. The song takes you through the personal journey of a little monster who discovers his self worth is not defined by his physical characteristics or by the definitions placed on him by others, but by how he allows his light and love to shine. Once he understands his own value he is able to see the perfection in others even when they are hurtful. He then goes on to show that if we all recognised the perfection in each other and acted from a place of love we can change the world to a better place. "Let us live the perfection that we are and uncover ourselves to shine like a star. Our potential never stops to spread love on this earth, it is why we are here, it is the reason for our birth."
|Author||: Thomas Balinger|
Thomas Balinger Chromatic Harmonica Songbook Shanties & Songs of the Sea The endless sea has always inspired fascinating tales of far-away lands, treasures hidden on exotic islands and dangerous storms. And of course it has spawned its own kind of music: The shanties - songs of the wind and the waves, of the hard work onboard a ship and of the loved ones waiting at home, sometimes in vain. This collection contains shanties known and loved all over the world arranged for easy Chromatic Harmonica in C. Along with the classics" like Banks of Sacramento, Blow the man down or What shall we do with the drunken sailor you'll also find some songs not as common and even some you might never have heard before. This book is aimed at the beginning to intermediate player. To make playing the songs a s easy as possible they feature additional harp tablature for 12 channel models. This handy form of notation enables you to start playing right away even if you don't know how to read music. There are chord symbols on every song, so you can have a friend playing Piano, Guitar, Ukulele or another chord instrument play along. Songs: 1. A drop of Nelson's blood 2. All for me grog 3. A sailor and his true love 4. Banks of Sacramento 5. Banks of the Ohio 6. Blow the man down 7. Blow the wind southerly 8. Boney was a warrior 9. Boston harbor 10. (Bound for) South Australia 11. Bound for the Rio Grande 12. Bully in the alley 13. Cape Cod girls 14. Dundee whalers (Balena) 15. Essequibo river 16. Eternal Father, Strong to Save 17. Goodbye, fare thee well 18. Good night, ladies 19. Handsome Molly 20. Harbour Grace 21. Haul away, boys 22. Jack the Sailor (Jackie Monroe) 23. John Kanaka 24. Lowlands away 25. Maggie May 26. Miss Lucy Long 27. Molly Malone 28. My Bonnie lies over the ocean 29. New York girls 30. On board of the Kangaroo 31. Paddy lay back 32. Roll, Alabama, roll 33. Rowler Bowler 34. Rule, Britannia 35. Sailor on the deep blue sea 36. Santiana 37. Shenandoah 38. Spanish ladies 39. The bottle-o 40. The coast of High Barbaree 41. The dead horse 42. The flying dutchman 43. The Forsaken Mermaid 44. The Glendy Burk 45. The John B. sails 46. The mermaid 47. The Shanty Boy on the Big Eau Claire 48. What shall we do with the drunken sailor 49. Whip Jamboree 50. Whiskey Johnny
|Author||: Steven A. Moore|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Down in Monterey (The Summer of Love) is told through the eyes of the narrator, 17-year-old Wyatt Hiatt, who experiences a raucous coming-of-age weekend in the summer of 1967. After running away from home, Wyatt happens upon the free-spirited flower child Dusty Bedingham, who convinces him to hitchhike down the California coastline to partake in the Monterey Pop Festival. On their enlightening and sometimes outlandish trip, Wyatt and Dusty hitch a ride with the unsavory Bobby and Griff, hang out with Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones and are introduced to a soon-to-be famous rock singer, who becomes one of the stars of the pop festival. All of their worlds soon collide in a psychedelic adventure of larger-than-life proportions. Irreverent and often amusing, Down in Monterey (The Summer of Love) is a contemporary tale sure to entertain story lovers who experienced the sixties...and those who wish they had.
|Author||: C. J. Wells (Pseudonym)|
Sometimes, dreams come true. And, sometimes... They seem too good to be true. So many questions, one affirmation...I am in love with Alexander Tate. Everything I've dreamed of was standing right in front of me. My ultimate fantasy come true. My more. So, why am I running? Aby Ryan spent twelve years doubting herself...Can she really learn to trust others before learning to trust herself? Alex and Aby's story continues in the powerfully sensual sequel in The Perfect Plans series, Take a Bow. The final instalment of their story is wrought with jealousy, endless desire, sinfully decadent sex, betrayal, humour, empowerment and, of course, love. MATURE CONTENT This story contains sexually explicit material and is intended for mature individuals over the age of eighteen. By purchasing this book you are stating that you are of legal age to access and view this work of fiction.
|Author||: Nikki Ty-Tomkins|
"I saw freedom in the horizon. I knew I'd never have it for myself, but I would have it for my daughters." And she did. With abundant humor and wit, Maxine Darrah steered her way through the conservative social mores of the fifties. She donned the regulation apron and kept her home sparkling clean. But her eyes and heart were full of mischief. Her children would learn what was precious and how to find joy in the smallest everyday events. And above all ... they'd become free spirits. In these thirteen charming vignettes written by her daughter almost a half century later, the love of a remarkable women for her children shines through in every escapade. In one story, a little girl sobbing over an awkward class photo is cleverly lured into seeing herself as the luckiest rather than the ugliest child in her class. In another, Church is abandoned one Sunday morning and God is found basking on a moss-covered log in the spring sunshine. Lessons had to be learned and Maxine Darrah made sure that they were and that they were never forgotten. Each of these tales dances towards a final twist ... one which evokes a chuckle or a tear. A heart warming read!
|Author||: Daniel W. Hood|
|Editor||: Booksurge Publishing|
Suddenly, a plethora of thoughts and memories raced through my mind; my childhood, my parents, my friends, but most of all someone whom I hadn't seen in many years.