Fortress of Eagles

C. J. Cherryh. CI CHERRYH Hugo Award - winning author of Fortress of Owls and Fortress in the Eye of Time FORTRESS EAGLES of C.J. CHERRYH FORTRESS OF EAGLES. Front Cover.

Author: C. J. Cherryh

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061743955

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 815

Download →

Tristen is both more and less than a man. A summoning, a shaping, he was brought to life by a wizard, to serve a king yet to be crowned. Now the wizard is dead: a united Ylesuin, and a peace this land has never known. Cefwyn needs his only friend, this young man of mysterious origins who is more brother than vassal. He relies on Tristen, and trusts him though he knows not why, as he plans the war that will bring his dream to pass...or bring ruin upon them all. The eagerly awaited sequel to her acclaimed Fortress in the Eye of Time, C.J. Cherryh's newest high fantasy triumph is an epic saga of destiny and intrigue in a magical world as wondrous, and as real, as our own.
Posted in:

Heaven s Eagle

The sheer size and strength of eagles' nests is only one way in which they are similar to a fortress. a second point of comparison between eagles' nests and fortresses is that whereas most species of eagles nest primarily in trees, ...

Author: Daniel O'Neil

Publisher: WestBowPress

ISBN: 9781490811680

Category: Religion

Page: 354

View: 191

Download →

Heaven’s Eagle is a commentary on one of Scripture’s most beloved passages, Psalm 91. It examines how God dealt with Moses, the author of the poem, using the figure of an eagle to describe the ways of the Holy Spirit. In Heaven’s Eagle, you'll learn many fascinating insights, such as: - The eagle of Psalm 91 corresponds closely to the imagery of the Passover. - The cleft of the rock where God hid Moses is actually the place where eagles nest. - When Israel crossed the Red Sea, they were preceded by tens of thousands of eagles. - The eyesight of an eagle demonstrates seven ways the Holy Spirit gives the believer vision. - The eagle’s mastery of wind gives deep insight into the ways of the Spirit. - Tales in many cultures speak of eagles fighting dragons (types of Satan and the Antichrist). - Eagles are raptors that carry away prey, much as the Holy Spirit will rapture believers. Heaven’s Eagle is a valuable reference that will give you deeper understanding of Psalm 91 and other biblical passages that speak of the Holy Spirit in the metaphor of an eagle.
Posted in:

The Eagle s Vengeance

'A master of the genre' The Times The Tungrian auxiliary cohorts return to Hadrian's Wall after their successful Dacian campaign, only to find Britannia in chaos.

Author: Anthony Riches

Publisher:

ISBN: 144471192X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 521

Download →

The barbarian leader Calgus defies both his barbarian captors and Britannia's legions—and Marcus Aquila—once more in the sixth thrilling Empire novel The Tungrian auxiliary cohorts return to Hadrian's Wall after their successful Dacian campaign, only to find Britannia in chaos. The legions are overstretched, struggling to man the forts of the northern frontier in the face of increasing barbarian resistance. The Tungrians are the only soldiers who can be sent into the northern wastes, far beyond the long abandoned wall built by Antoninus, where a lost symbol of imperial power of the Sixth Victorious Legion is reputed to await them. Protected by an impassable swamp and hidden in a fortress atop a high mountain, the eagle of the Sixth legion must be recovered if the legion is to survive. Marcus and his men must penetrate the heart of the enemy's strength, ghosting through a deadly wilderness patroled by vicious huntresses before breaching the walls of the Fang, an all-but-impregnable fort, if they are to rescue the legion's venerated standard. If successful their escape will be twice as perilous, with the might of a barbarian tribe at their heels.
Posted in:

Fortress of Dragons

Fortress of Dragons completes the high-fantasy epic begun in Fortress in the Eye of Time and continued in Fortress of Eagles and Fortress of Owls --a powerful tale set in a world of magic, violence, wonder and awe -- a world as vividly real ...

Author: C. J. Cherryh

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061743948

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 578

Download →

The walls between the worlds are down. A new unfolding has begun... It started long ago, as a war between the shadowy Immortals that persists today, as the wizard Mauryl's Shaping confronts the Shadows summoned from Chaos. Tristen is that Shaping. Both more and less than human, he successfully fought sorcery's evil tides, a victory that brought his friend Cefwyn both a kingdom and true love. But the Lines that hold the world in place are shifting again. A ruthless enemy is preparing for battle. Once again, Tristen will take up the sword inscribed with "Truth" and "Illusion" on its blade. But he faces more than war and a pretender to Cefwyn's throne. The Shadows he sees are straight from Ruin -- a flow of darkness covering the world like ink... Fortress of Dragons completes the high-fantasy epic begun in Fortress in the Eye of Time and continued in Fortress of Eagles and Fortress of Owls --a powerful tale set in a world of magic, violence, wonder and awe -- a world as vividly real as our own.
Posted in:

American Eagles

This is the thrilling, true story of the 101st Airborne Division.

Author: Charles Whiting

Publisher: Eskdal Pub

ISBN: 0953867722

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 974

Download →

This is the thrilling, true story of the 101st Airborne Division. From their rigorous training in England to their first operational jump in Normandy, Whiting tells the story of this Band of Brothers, who fought, suffered, and died in the 11-month campaign that followed.
Posted in:

Eagles of the Empire I II and III

UNDER THE EAGLE, THE EAGLE'S CONQUEST and WHEN THE EAGLE HUNTS Simon Scarrow. A spasm of pain twisted his features. ... Heard someone say . . . they'd take shelter in . . . the Great Fortress. They call it Mai Dun .

Author: Simon Scarrow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472277626

Category: Fiction

Page: 1344

View: 671

Download →

Available together in one ebook volume for the first time, three of Simon Scarrow's action-packed novels of the mighty Roman army. Introducing heroes Macro and Cato - for everyone who loves tales of courage and camaraderie from the days of the Roman Empire IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME Praise for the Eagles of the Empire novels: 'I really don't need this kind of competition... It's a great read' Bernard Cornwell 'Rollicking good fun' Mail on Sunday 'It's Spartacus meets Master and Commander in this rip-roaring, thoroughly entertaining tale of swashbuckling adventure from one of the most exciting writers of historical fiction' Scottish Daily Record UNDER THE EAGLE (Eagles of the Empire I) AD 42, Germany. New recruit Cato is finding life in the Roman Second Legion brutal. Promoted above his comrades thanks to his connections, he's resented by the other men. He could really use a friend amongst his fellow soldiers right now. A brave and determined soldier, Cato quickly earns the respect of his Centurion, Macro, a battle-hardened veteran. On a campaign to Britannia - a land of utter barbarity - an enduring friendship begins. But as they battle to thwart a conspiracy against the Emperor the men find themselves in a desperate fight to survive... THE EAGLE'S CONQUEST (Eagles of the Empire II) Britannia, AD 43. Britannia is bleak, rainy and full of vicious savages. As right-hand man to Centurion Macro, young soldier Cato battles alongside his commander in bloodier combat than he could ever have imagined. But the Britons are fighting back with Roman weapons - which means someone in their own ranks is supplying arms to the enemy. Cato and Macro are about to discover even deadlier adversaries than the British barbarians... WHEN THE EAGLE HUNTS (Eagles of the Empire III) Britannia, AD 44. Cato and Macro are pawns in Rome's lust to conquer Britain. During the freezing winter, the two men and their legion fight the bloodthirsty natives in hand-to-hand battles that haunt Cato for days afterwards. But in a place full of enemies, the most vicious are the Druids of the Dark Moon; brutal men who have captured the wife and children of General Plautius. Macro and Cato must travel deep into enemy territory and recover the hostages. The fate of the Roman army depends on the outcome... Readers love Simon Scarrow's Eagles of the Empire novels: 'Absolutely fantastic series' 'What an amazing book, honestly cannot recommend this enough' 'I have read the whole series, and am now starting to re-read them. Thoroughly enjoyable' 'Simon Scarrow's characters are superb and realistic'
Posted in:

The Stolen Throne

The Stolen Throne is the fifth book in Adam Alexander Haviaras’ #1 bestselling Eagles and Dragons historical fantasy series.

Author: Adam Alexander Haviaras

Publisher: Adam Alexander Haviaras

ISBN: 9781988309293

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 917

Download →

At the peak of Rome's might, a dragon is born among eagles, an heir to a line both blessed and cursed by the Gods for ages. What happened to Lucius Metellus Anguis in the wilds of Dumnonia? The Gods have finally granted Lucius and his family what appears to be a peaceful life in a new home surrounded by friends. The memories of pain and war are finally beginning to diminish. But when Einion, Lucius’ friend and ally, sets out to reclaim his homeland from the man who murdered his family, Lucius knows he must help. Their quest takes them on a deadly journey beyond the reach of Rome, deep into Dumnonia, a mysterious and troubled land that has been ravaged by its false king. As Lucius and his friends journey across the ancient moors, they rally support from unexpected allies. A plan is devised and the attack is set for the night of Samhain. They must all fight or die for the stolen throne of Dumnonia. However, all is not as it seems. Lucius’ enemies emerge from the shadows, determined to isolate and slay the Dragon of Rome once and for all. Does Einion finally reclaim his father’s stolen throne? What happens to Lucius upon the quest that changes him forever? Step into a world beyond the veil as Lucius faces a deadly enemy and learns a truth that shakes the foundations of the world he knows and believes in. The Stolen Throne is the fifth book in Adam Alexander Haviaras’ #1 bestselling Eagles and Dragons historical fantasy series. Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, David Gemmell, Mary Renault, and Bernard Cornwell will love this ground-breaking series that combines accurate historical detail with ancient religion and elements of fantasy. Step into the world of the Roman Empire today!
Posted in:

When Eagles Dared

Eagles was based on MacLean's 'Adler Schloss' (Eagle Castle) which detailed a fictitious raid on a German mountaintop stronghold – Waffen SS fortress the Schloß Adler ('The Castle of the Eagles'), the HQ of the German Secret Service in ...

Author: Howard Hughes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857732248

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 531

Download →

When Eagles Dared is a salute to the men and women who participated in World War II and the filmmakers who have immortalised their stories on screen. It tells both the story of the historical events of this first truly 'world war' and of the films that have depicted these events - comparing the cinematic myth with the historical reality - as a guide to history through cinema. When Eagles Dared portrays the people who participated in the war, from the evacuation of the Allied forces from France at Dunkirk through to the battle for Berlin and beyond. Each chapter discusses a theatre of war, an event, a campaign or battle by explaining the historical events as they unfold and then examines how filmmakers have represented them. Chapters discuss the war in the skies (Battle of Britain and The Dam Busters), the sea (Sink the Bismarck! and The Cruel Sea) and the North African desert (The Battle of El Alamein and Tobruk). There are 'special mission' movies including Where Eagles Dare and The Dirty Dozen, classic tales of ingenuity (The Great Escape), valour (Saving Private Ryan), and human endurance (The Bridge on the River Kwai). Offering a unique view of war through the lenses of over 150 diverse films that have shaped our perceptions of the conflict, When Eagles Dared is illustrated with rare stills and posters from this ever popular genre.
Posted in:

To be Continued

... P. C. [Percival Christopher]), 1737 Fort Worth (Sanders, Leonard), 1385 The Fortress (Walpolc, Hugh Seymour), 1632 Fortress in the Eye of Time (Cherryh, C. J.), 240 Fortress of Eagles (Cherryh, C. J.), 240 Fortress of Owls (Cherryh, ...

Author: Merle Jacob

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561556

Category: Reference

Page: 465

View: 913

Download →

Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.
Posted in:

Castle of the Eagles

Their unbelievable escape, told by Mark Felton in Castle of the Eagles, is a little-known marvel of World War II. By March 1943, the plan is ready: this extraordinary assemblage of middle-aged POWs has crafted civilian clothes, forged ...

Author: Mark Felton

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250095862

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 646

Download →

Vincigliata Castle, a menacing medieval fortress set in the beautiful Tuscan hills, has become a very special prisoner of war camp on Benito Mussolini’s personal order. Within are some of the most senior officers of the Allied army, guarded by almost two hundred Italian soldiers and a vicious fascist commando who answers directly to “Il Duce” Mussolini himself. Their unbelievable escape, told by Mark Felton in Castle of the Eagles, is a little-known marvel of World War II. By March 1943, the plan is ready: this extraordinary assemblage of middle-aged POWs has crafted civilian clothes, forged identity papers, gathered rations, and even constructed dummies to place in their beds, all in preparation for the moment they step into the tunnel they have been digging for six months. How they got to this point and what happens after is a story that reads like fiction, supported by an eccentric cast of characters, but is nonetheless true to its core.
Posted in:

A Beast the Color of Winter

rocky fortress . Golden eagles nest on the very walls and turrets of the fortress and rely upon cliff - deflected winds to carry them in search of unwary marmots , ground squirrels , and other quarry . There were six active golden eagle ...

Author:

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803264216

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 105

Download →

"In North America there is one large animal that belongs almost entirely to the realm of towering rock and unmelting snow. Pressing hard against the upper limit of life's possibilities, it exists higher and steeper throughout the year than any other big beast on the continent. It is possibly the best and most complete mountaineer that ever existed on any continent. Oreamnos americanus is its scientific name. Its common name is mountain goat." Resourceful, belligerent, and unbelievably sure-footed, the mountain goat is a white-coated survivor from the Ice Age. Oreamnos americanus shares its dizzying alpine world with elk, eagles, bighorn sheep, and grizzlies. This first full-length book on the mountain goat offers a superbly written portrait of its life, habits, and environment. Douglas H. Chadwick tracked mountain goat herds for seven years, and his observations are richly textured and replete with fascinating and dramatic details. We learn of the mountain goats' lives from birth to adulthood, their feeding habits, unique social behavior and courtship rituals, and their long history. Chadwick also makes clear the troubling and escalating impact of the modern world on the mountain goat's wilderness home. This Bison Books edition features a new introduction by the author.
Posted in:

Gods Among Us

CHAPTER FORTY‐THREE “I see smoke and flames atop the fortress!” Bari shouted. He changed to aves and used his superior eyesight to locate the returning eagles. Much to his dismay, not all survived the mission. “How many did not make it?

Author: Cameron Glenn

Publisher: William Deen

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 198

View: 223

Download →

Young Adults Chris, Heather and Tim encounter a New Age guru who speaks of a young girl Cassandra who holds the fate of human civilization. They talk of philosophy, relegion and politics as they eat pizza and drive Cassandra to the desert.
Posted in:

Under the Eagle Eagles of the Empire 1

When the eagle and the other standards were removed from the fortress strong-room at dawn the next day, the legate and his staff breathed a sigh of relief. Soldiers, being the superstitious lot that they were, interpreted any problem in ...

Author: Simon Scarrow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755350827

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 986

Download →

IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME! UNDER THE EAGLE is the gripping first novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling EAGLES OF THE EMPIRE series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Praise for Simon Scarrow's compelling novels: 'Gripping and moving' The Times AD 42, Germany. Tough, brutal and unforgiving. That's how new recruit Cato is finding life in the Roman Second Legion. He may have contacts in high places, but he could really use a friend amongst his fellow soldiers right now. Cato has been promoted above his comrades at the order of the Emperor and is deeply resented by the other men. But he quickly earns the respect of his Centurion, Macro, a battle-hardened veteran as rough and ready as Cato is quick-witted and well-educated. They are poles apart, but soon realise they have a lot to learn from one another. On a campaign to Britannia - a land of utter barbarity - an enduring friendship begins. But as they undertake a special mission to thwart a conspiracy against the Emperor they rapidly find themselves in a desperate fight to survive...
Posted in:

Fortress of Owls

Following her acclaimed Fortreess in the Eye of Time and Fortress of Eagles, C. J. Cherryh's newest high fantasy triumph continued the soaring tale of the primordial struggle between darkness and light.

Author: C. J. Cherryh

Publisher: Harper Voyager

ISBN: 0061050547

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 155

Download →

"I dream of Owl. That means wizardry is near." There is a vast difference between wizardry and sorcery, a difference embodied in the conflict between the shadowy immortals Mauryl and Hasufin. Tristen is a weapon in the at ancient war. A summoning and a shaping, brought to life by the wizard Mauryl, Tristen has yet to see his first winter, though he has the shape and the memory of a young man. And the sword is a weapon as well. Its keen blade, marked Illusion on one side and Truth on the other, helped the young king Cefwyn secure the throne of Ylesuin and gained Tristen the stewardship of Amefel, a country that has paid dearly for its resistance to the barbarism of wizard war. Tristen's rule in Amefel is blessed with two extraordinary friends: one a stalwart and simple warrior, the other with more than a drop of aetheling royal blood. But the scarlet banners of war are unfolding again, and far more than a kingdom is at stake. Cefwyn's dream of a united Ylesuin and a love match with Nivévrise is threatened by ambitious lords and narrow religionist to whom all magic is evil. The "sparrows" of Elwynor are gathering on the border, pitiful refugees from the gathering storm. And Tristen must take up the sword and the Sihhé magic he has forsworn. For he is destiny's own, created a combatant in a far older and more fearsome conflict than any ever imagined by mere mortal man. Following her acclaimed Fortreess in the Eye of Time and Fortress of Eagles, C. J. Cherryh's newest high fantasy triumph continued the soaring tale of the primordial struggle between darkness and light. Fortress of Owls is a worthy and essential addition to this awesome fantasy epic, set in a world as rich with wonder, as plagued by violence, and for those with eyes to see, far more real than our own. The Blade, Illusion, Flashed in the Dim Light... Naked, sword in hand, Tristen faced the window into the shadowed night and saw all the town of Henas'amef flared up in Lines. There were al the wards, all the magic of craftsmen and householders warding their own doors and walls; the common magic of parents and homekeepers and the pure trust of children...all these things Unfolded to him in that unworldly glow, block by block, house by house, outward toward the great defensive wall of Henas'amef itself, a bright blue Line often retraced and constantly tended. Something had challenged them But they held. For now, they held...
Posted in:

The New Anthology of American Poetry Modernisms 1900 1950

An eagle's nest on the headof an old redwood on one of the precipice-footed ridges Above Ventana Creek,1 that jagged ... Will ever ride there, no hunter cross this ridge butthe winged ones, no one will steal theeggsfrom this fortress.

Author: Steven Gould Axelrod

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813531649

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 819

View: 773

Download →

A multi-volume collection of American poetry includes Native American songs and lyrics, early European colonial poetry, the classics of the American canon, and a variety of lesser-known poets.
Posted in:

Intimate Life of an Ottoman Statesman Melek Ahmed Pasha 1588 1662 The

A Marvel: The Genuine Dream of Melek Ahmed Pasha “Evliya, this blessed night I saw thousands of eagles landing on Özü fortress. Cawing and crying, they hurled down stones into the fortress with their claws and their beaks.

Author:

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438400495

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 456

Download →

Highlights the private side of this public figure—his weaknesses as well as his heroics; his religious life and domestic affairs.
Posted in:

Eagle in Exile

The Clash of Eagles Trilogy Book II Alan Smale. The shouted orders of the centurions wafted on the breeze to Marcellinus and the others. Hadrianus kept his men sharp. From the rear fortress yet more men were coming forth in formation, ...

Author: Alan Smale

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780804177252

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 869

Download →

Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Steve Berry, Naomi Novik, and Harry Turtledove, Alan Smale’s gripping alternate history series imagines a world in which the Roman Empire has survived long enough to invade North America in 1218. Now the stunning story carries hero Gaius Marcellinus deeper into the culture of an extraordinary people—whose humanity, bravery, love, and ingenuity forever change his life and destiny. In A.D. 1218, Praetor Gaius Marcellinus is ordered to conquer North America and turning it into a Roman province. But outside the walls of the great city of Cahokia, his legion is destroyed outright; Marcellinus is the only one spared. In the months and years that follow, Marcellinus comes to see North America as his home and the Cahokians as his kin. He vows to defend these proud people from any threat, Roman or native. After successfully repelling an invasion by the fearsome Iroqua tribes, Marcellinus realizes that a weak and fractured North America won’t stand a chance against the returning Roman army. Worse, rival factions from within threaten to tear Cahokia apart just when it needs to be most united and strong. Marcellinus is determined to save the civilization that has come to mean more to him than the empire he once served. But to survive the swords of Roma, he first must avert another Iroqua attack and bring Cahokia together. Only with the hearts and souls of a nation at his back can Marcellinus hope to know triumph. Praise for Alan Smale and Eagle in Exile “In Alan Smale, speculative fiction has been dealt a winning hand. Part historian, part anthropologist, part scientist, Smale is a Renaissance man with a storyteller’s gift for letting tireless research inform the narrative without overwhelming it. Smale entertains, educates, and enraptures.”—Myke Cole, author of Javelin Rain “[Eagle in Exile] has the pace and scope of a Michener or Uris epic. . . . Smale’s action scenes slash across page after page, intense and bloody. . . . Grab your dagger and sword, for the battle continues.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Warfare, political conflict, family strife—these are all presented in an epic scope where any decision or wrong move can forever change society.”—Tech Times “Thoroughly believable . . . Marcellinus is a complicated man, a hero we can all get behind.”—Historical Novels Review
Posted in: