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Midnight Falcon

Author : David Gemmell
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Midnight Falcon continues the tale of the Rigante, which began in Sword in the Storm. Love, honour, blood and betrayal all play out in this heroic fantasy by the Sunday Times bestselling author David Gemmell - perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Duncan M. Hamilton and Conn Iggulden. "For anyone who appreciates good heroic fantasy, David Gemmell's offerings are mandatory." -- Time Out "Gemmell is a master at what he does." -- SFX "I have never read a bad David Gemmell book, but these are quite exceptional." - ***** Reader review "This is a cracking read, great heroes and villains, magic, lots of action." - ***** Reader review "So much happens I this book, couldn't put it down, brilliantly written..." - ***** Reader review ************************************************************************* They called him Bane the Bastard - though none said it to his face. Born of treachery, his name a curse, he grew up among the warriors of the Rigante. They valued his skills in war, but they feared the violence in his heart. And when, as a Wolfshead and Outlaw, he left Rigante lands, they breathed sighs of relief. But Bane would return, the destiny of the Rigante in his hands, the fate of the world resting on his skills with a blade. The story of the Rigante continues in Ravenheart.

Midnight Falcon

Author : David Gemmell
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Bane the Bastard is the illegitimate son of the Rigante king who men called Demonblade. Born of treachery, Bane grew up an outcast in his own land, feared by his fellow highlanders, and denied by the father whose unmistakable mark he bore–the eyes of Connavar, one tawny brown, the other emerald green. Hounded from the country of his birth, Bane found acceptance across the seas–only to have it stripped away in an instant by a cruel and deadly swordsman. Now fighting as a gladiator in the blood-soaked arenas of the Empire, Bane lives for one thing: revenge. And he pursues his goal with the same single-minded determination that won his father a crown. But more is at stake than a young warrior’s quest for vengeance. The armies of the Stone are preparing to march on the lands of the Rigante. The fate of human and Seidh alike will be decided by the clash of swords–and by the bonds of twisted love and bitterness between a father and a son . . .

Amour et Vengeance

Author : J. Fred Beckman
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In WW2, a strong French woman, Nicole, vows revenge against the Germans and joins the French Resistance to blow up bridges, trains and German installations. She falls in love with an American agent, code named Falcon, who parachuted into France just before D Day. The group takes two German soldiers prisoner during a raid. She is disturbed by their decision to execute the prisoners and tries to save the one she has learned is an anti-Nazi. Nicole is attacked by a former classmate who is later recruited into the French Milice, the French equivalent of the German Gestapo. She is sometimes vicious in defending herself against this cruel predator. Her mother and brothers expected her to marry a farmer and continue tradition of farming. But she wanted a different career. Before the German occupation, she planned to attend the Sorbone in Paris to take advantage of her talent as a writer. When the Germans began rounding up Jews in France, her family hid a local Jewish boy her age while his family was sent away to a concentration camp. He participatd in their attacks on the Germans.

The Governing Evaluation Knowledge Nexus

Author : Christina Segerholm
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This Open Access book analyses the interplay between governing, evaluation and knowledge with an empirical focus on Swedish higher education. It investigates the origins, logics, and mechanisms of evaluation and quality assurance reforms and their dynamic interactions with institutional, national and European policy contexts. The chapters report findings from extensive empirical studies that offer detailed insight into the work of governing in higher education, by giving voice to actors at various levels and positions including the ministry, national agency and University employees. Central themes include the influence of European policy, changing system designs, media relations and quality assurance enactments in University institutions. The book also explores the ways in which an emerging professional cadre, labelled qualocrats, enacts and mediates evaluation and quality assurance policy and practice. Taken together, the expanding evaluation machinery in Swedish higher education highlights the pivotal role of knowledge as a governing resource, and points to special features of evaluation as a particular form of practice that makes knowledge work for governing.

Time Away From the Heart The Bloom

Author : Brianna Barnes
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Being a woman is not easy. There is a time when a woman has to do what she has to do. Life as a single parent is rough. Callene Gaines is a single mother who is raising an adult boy named Coitan in modern day society. Pain consumed with anger takes over her life as she realizes she is dealing with unresolved issues between herself and the father, her son, has never known. Will she be able to forgive and push back past hurts and have a complete family that she always dreamed of? Or will her anger consume her and everyone connected with her?

Sword In The Storm

Author : David Gemmell
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The first in a four book series introducing the Rigante tribe, filled to the brim with epic and heroic battles, and mixing the intriguing worlds of Celtic Myth and ancient Earth Magic from the Sunday Times bestselling author David Gemmell. You will be gripped from page one...! Perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Duncan M. Hamilton and Conn Iggulden. "Gemmell is several rungs above the good - right into the fabulous" -- Anne McCaffrey "When it comes to heroic fantasy, few do it better than David Gemmell." - Time Out "I was hooked from the first line..." - ***** Reader review "Compelling from start to finish..." - ***** Reader review **************************************************************************** Born in the storm that kills his father, Connavar grows up among the mountains of Caer Druagh, where the Rigante tribe dwell in harmony with the land and its gods. But beyond the border, across the water, an evil force is gathering strength - an unstoppable force that will change the world beyond all recognition. Haunted by malevolent spirits and hunted by evil men, Connavar sets out on a spectacular mission to defeat this new enemy... But he is a troubled soul, dogged by fate - will he be able to defend his tribe and save his people? The story of the Rigante continues in Midnight Falcon.

Ravenheart

Author : David Gemmell
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Ravenheart continues the tale of the Rigante. Packed with epic battles, hard, bloody steel, honour, magic and mystery, this heroic fantasy by the Sunday Times bestselling author David Gemmell is perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie, John Gwynne and Conn Iggulden. 'Characterization, always a strength in this writer's work, is even deeper and subtler. In the realm of people-driven, solidly plotted fantasy fiction, Gemmell set the standard' Time out 'Gemmell has every right to take his place among the SF and fantasy greats' SFX 'For me one of the best writers of this genre' ***** Reader review 'Fabulous storytelling, excellent characters, this is fantasy at its very best' ***** Reader review *********************************************************************** Eight hundred years have passed since King Connavar of the Rigante and his bastard son, Bane, defeated the invading army of Stone. Connavar has since become a legend, and the Rigante have lost the freedom so many gave their lives to preserve. They live and die under the iron rule of the Varlish, their culture all but destroyed. One woman still follows the ancient paths once trod by the Rigante, and she alone knows the nature of the evil soon to be unleashed on a doomed and unsuspecting world. She pins her initial hopes on two men: Jaim Grymauch, the giant Rigante fighter, and Kaelin Ring, a youth whose deadly talents will earn him the enmity of all Varlish. One will become the Ravenheart, an outlaw leader whose daring exploits will inspire the Rigante. The other will forge a legend and light the fires of rebellion. The Wyrd knows that ultimately all hopes will rest on a third man. Of the bloodline of Connavar the King, he will need to overcome generations of fear and hatred if he is to achieve his destiny. For he is a Varlish nobleman, and - worse - the son of the Rigante's greatest enemy . . . Have you read Sword in the Storm and Midnight Falcon - the first two tales of the Rigante? Their story concludes in Stormrider.

Hero In The Shadows

Author : David Gemmell
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A heroic fantasy by the Sunday Times bestselling author David Gemmell in which the forces of good and evil and the living and the dead face each other in battle...Perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Duncan M. Hamilton and Conn Iggulden. "Probably the finest living writer of heroic fantasy." -- TIME OUT "When it comes to heroic fantasy, nobody does it better than David Gemmell." -- THE DARK SIDE "Hero in the Shadows has everything a fan of heroic fantasy could desire..." - Stephen Donaldson "Another powerful page-turning adventure from Gemmell" -- ***** Reader review "The characters are wonderfully bought to life... you will simply fall into the world the Gemmell creates for you." -- **** Reader review ************************************** Thousands of years ago the evil city of Kuan Hador was defeated by a vast army of mystic warriors, the Enemy banished beyond the Gateway between Worlds. Spells of enormous power sealed the Gateway. Now icy mists begin to form around the ruins of Kuan Hador. Awesome beasts stalk the hills and forests. The spells are fading. Beyond the Gateway the vengeful armies of Kuan Hador await. And where years before a host stood against the Enemy, now only a handful of warriors prepare to face it once more: Kysumu the Swordsman, last of a dying breed, Yu Yu Liang, the ditch digger, Ustarte, the Beast-Priestess, and the mysterious Waylander. Together they must solve an ancient mystery, which will bring the dead to life for a final battle outside Time. But first Waylander must find a way to kill a man who cannot die...

Stormrider

Author : David Gemmell
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Stormrider concludes the tale of the Rigante. War and other-worldly magic combine in this heroic fantasy by the Sunday Times bestselling author David Gemmell, perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Duncan M. Hamilton and Conn Iggulden. "When it comes to heroic fantasy, nobody does it better than David Gemmell." -- THE DARK SIDE "Gemmell is a fireside mythmonger; his characters and plots have the authentic feel of legends handed down through the ages." -- SFX "As usual another Gemmell masterpiece.." - ***** Reader review "Fantastic read from start to finish.." - ***** Reader review **************************************************************** Both Ravenheart and Stormrider are destined to be heroes, but one of them is doomed. Centuries after Connavar's triumphant battles against the invading army of Stone gained the Rigante their freedom, the clan finds itself oppressed once again. Magic that once flourished has been all but snuffed out. The Varlish king and his barons have stolen Rigante lands and robbed the people of their culture and liberty. From the Rigante's former seat of power the black-hearted Moidart rules; only in the north are the clansmen free. There, in the Druagh mountains, the magic still reigns, strengthened by bold, brilliant victories of the outlaw leader known as Ravenheart. In the south, civil war has drenched the land in blood, and the armies of destruction are slowly creeping north where Ravenheart waits, believing the armies of hated Moidart will come, led by the brutal ruler's only son, Stormrider. But these are not ordinary men. They are clansmen, and more than that, they are Rigante. Have you read Storm in the Sword, Midnight Falcon and Ravenheart - the first three novels of the Rigante?

The Winter Warriors

Author : David Gemmell
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Perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Duncan M. Hamilton and Conn Iggulden, this heroic fantasy by the Sunday Times bestselling author David Gemmell is packed with old world magic, battles, ancient heroes and the terrifying forces of evil... "Gemmell is a master at what he does." -- SFX "Gemmell's great reading - the action never lets up. He's several rungs above the good - right into the fabulous!" -- ANNE MCCAFFREY "Gemmell is top of the tree in the fantasy field." -- STARLOG "Multilayered, moving, poignant, action packed, surprising, humourous and totally unique" -- ***** Reader review "Powerful heroic fantasy full of unforgettable characters" -- ***** Reader review "Cracking read!" -- ***** Reader review **************************************************************** The prophecy was clear: upon the death of three kings, the world will be plunged into chaos, and all the cast-out demons of history will return to bring blood and horror to the world. Two of the kings are dead. The third, about to be born, is hunted by the Demon Riders of the Krayakin, Lords of the Undead. All the terrifying forces of evil range against a pregnant queen at bay in a haunted forest. But she is not alone. Three warriors stand with her, the last remnants of the once proud Drenai army. Three old men, ancient heroes, discarded by the king; Nogusta the Swordsman, Kebra the Bowman, and the hulking fighter, Bison. The fate of empires rests on their fading skills as they journey through a tormented world on a perilous quest to save the unborn king.