Troy: Fall of Kings

Troy: Fall of Kings
Author: David Gemmell
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2008-04-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0552151130

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High adventure and epic storytelling combine in the final novel in Sunday Times bestselling author David Gemmell's bestselling Troy trilogy. Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow, Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. 'In my pantheon of literary greats, David Gemmell stands alone . . . he put me on the path I still walk today' -- CONN IGGULDEN " [A] vivid, inspirational re-creation of the Troy myth." -- MANDA SCOTT "Gripping and fast-paced, intelligent and intensely readable...should appeal to anyone who enjoys an action-packed historical epic." -- JOANNE HARRIS "A splendid piece of work that traverses from hero fantasy into legendary and classic writing." -- ***** Reader review "Truly captivating" -- ***** Reader review ************************************** 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. As enemies, who are also kinsmen, are filled with bloodlust, they know that many of them will die, and that some will become heroes: heroes who will live for ever in a story that will echo down the centuries. Have you read the previous two books in the series Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow and Troy: Shield of Thunder?

King's Fall

King's Fall
Author: Franz Busse
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-06-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1617399213

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'Hear the Brhunye Taal, speak the Brhunye Taal...' The powers of Darkness are growing in the realm of Lindfel. King Ammoron and his scheming chancellor, Lord Damon, rule the land with tyranny. But there is hope, as the prophetic Far-Seer Sandivar leads a rebellion against the king. Gideon is the third son of a provincial noble and a university student unconcerned with politics or power. But in a tragic encounter, his life is upturned, and he finds himself in the midst of the struggle to restore justice by deposing King Ammoron. If Gideon is to survive the conflict, he must master the Brhunye Taal, the ancient power of the One God, Iomthal. Only when he learns to hear the Brhunye Taal, and then speak with its power, will he succeed. The fate of the entire realm lies in his hands. Gideon and Sandivar are joined on their quest by a mysterious warrior, Teanhi, and a fugitive princess, Jenivere. Together, they are chased across the realm by the king's fearsome warriors, as each of them becomes entwined in the rebellion, and part of the King's Fall.

The Fall of The Kings

The Fall of The Kings
Author: Ellen Kushner
Publisher: Bantam
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2007-12-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0307418464

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This stunning follow-up to Ellen Kushner’s cult-classic novel, Swordspoint, is set in the same world of labyrinthine intrigue, where sharp swords and even sharper wits rule. Against a rich tapestry of artists and aristocrats, students, strumpets, and spies, a gentleman and a scholar will find themselves playing out an ancient drama destined to explode their society’s smug view of itself–and reveal that sometimes the best price of uncovering history is being forced to repeat it…. The Fall of the Kings 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, a young nobleman of royal lineage, 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 a passion for the ancient kings. Of course, everyone now knows that the wizards were charlatans and the kings their dupes and puppets. Only Basil ins not convinced–nor is he convinced that the city has seen its last king…

Gods and Kings

Gods and Kings
Author: Dana Thomas
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-02-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1101617950

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More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. They shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with daring, sexy designs. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers and critics still gush about and designers continue to reference. Their approach to fashion was wildly different—Galliano began as an illustrator, McQueen as a Savile Row tailor. Galliano led the way with his sensual bias-cut gowns and his voluptuous hourglass tailoring, which he presented in romantic storybook-like settings. McQueen, though nearly ten years younger than Galliano, was a brilliant technician and a visionary artist who brought a new reality to fashion, as well as an otherworldly beauty. For his first official collection at the tender age of twenty-three, McQueen did what few in fashion ever achieve: he invented a new silhouette, the Bumster. They had similar backgrounds: sensitive, shy gay men raised in tough London neighborhoods, their love of fashion nurtured by their doting mothers. Both struggled to get their businesses off the ground, despite early critical success. But by 1997, each had landed a job as creative director for couture houses owned by French tycoon Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH. Galliano’s and McQueen’s work for Dior and Givenchy and beyond not only influenced fashion; their distinct styles were also reflected across the media landscape. With their help, luxury fashion evolved from a clutch of small, family-owned businesses into a $280 billion-a-year global corporate industry. Executives pushed the designers to meet increasingly rapid deadlines. For both Galliano and McQueen, the pace was unsustainable. In 2010, McQueen took his own life three weeks before his womens' wear show. The same week that Galliano was fired, Forbes named Arnault the fourth richest man in the world. Two months later, Kate Middleton wore a McQueen wedding gown, instantly making the house the world’s most famous fashion brand, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a wildly successful McQueen retrospective, cosponsored by the corporate owners of the McQueen brand. The corporations had won and the artists had lost. In her groundbreaking work Gods and Kings, acclaimed journalist Dana Thomas tells the true story of McQueen and Galliano. In so doing, she reveals the revolution in high fashion in the last two decades—and the price it demanded of the very ones who saved it.

The Fall of the King

The Fall of the King
Author: Johannes V. Jensen
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2011-10-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0816677549

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The masterpiece of one of Scandinavia's preeminent literary figures and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

The Way of Kings

The Way of Kings
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 1013
Release: 2014-03-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0765376679

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Introduces the world of Roshar through the experiences of a war-weary royal compelled by visions, a highborn youth condemned to military slavery, and a woman who is desperate to save her impoverished house.

Fall of Giants

Fall of Giants
Author: Ken Follett
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1010
Release: 2011-08-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1101543558

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Ken Follett’s magnificent historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. . . . An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. . . . A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. . . . And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution. From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again. . . .

The Rise and Fall of King Solomon

The Rise and Fall of King Solomon
Author: James Hughes
Publisher: Good Book Guides
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2011-09
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781907377976

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Look forward to King Jesus' perfect rule and kingdom as you look back at the rise of King Solomon--and his fall.

Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow

Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow
Author: David Gemmell
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2006-10-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0345494571

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With this first masterly volume in an epic reimagining of the Trojan War, David Gemmell has written an ageless drama of brave deeds and fierce battles, of honor and treachery, of love won and lost. He is a man of many names. Some call him the Golden One; others, the Lord of the Silver Bow. To the Dardanians, he is Prince Aeneas. But to his friends, he is Helikaon. Strong, fast, quick of mind, he is a bold warrior, hated by his enemies, feared even by his Trojan allies. For there is a darkness at the heart of the Golden One, a savagery that, once awakened, can be appeased only with blood. Argurios the Mykene is a peerless fighter, a man of unbending principles and unbreakable will. Like all of the Mykene warriors, he lives to conquer and to kill. Dispatched by King Agamemnon to scout the defenses of the golden city of Troy, he is Helikaon’s sworn enemy. Andromache is a priestess of Thera betrothed against her will to Hektor, prince of Troy. Scornful of tradition, skilled in the arts of war, and passionate in the ways of her order, Andromache vows to love whom she pleases and to live as she desires. Now fate is about to thrust these three together–and, from the sparks of passionate love and hate, ignite a fire that will engulf the world.

Richard II

Richard II
Author: Kathryn Warner
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-10-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 1445662795

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A new biography re-examining the complex and fascinating king, whose very humanity saw him deposed from his divine role.