Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange s bestselling "Miracle at Midway," Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, "Shattered Sword" makes extensive use of Japanese primary sources. It also corrects the many errors of Mitsuo Fuchida s "Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan," an uncritical reliance upon which has tainted every previous Western account. It thus forces a major, potentially controversial reevaluation of the great battle. The authors examine the battle in detail and effortlessly place it within the context of the Imperial Navy s doctrine and technology. With a foreword by leading WWII naval historian John Lundstrom, "Shattered Sword" will become an indispensable part of any military buff s library. Winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for the "Best Book in U.S. Naval History" and cited by "Proceedings" as one of its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005."
Winner of the 2005 John Lyman Book Award for the "Best Book in U.S. Naval History" and cited by "Proceedings" as one of its "Notable Naval Books" for 2005."
Author: Jonathan Parshall
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Without the winged one at their helm, the lands of Yaerna will fall to evil for eternity... It's been several years since Reimar Pinespell ran away from his previous employer. While that wouldn't be a big deal for most people, most people didn't have a psychotic guild leader as their old boss. Since escaping, he's had to manage living a life in the shadows with an eye always over his shoulder. All he cares about is making it to the next day.Things change when he meets a less-than-friendly elven woman. Reimar learns that she is on a quest to find the mythical Shattered Sword, an item he believes to be just that: mythical. Content to leave her once they make it to town, things escalate when he realizes a bounty hunter is hot on his trail. To make matters worse, they run into a seer who won't stop going on and on about the destruction of Yaerna and the decimation of the humans, dwarves, and elves. As if that would ever happen... right?Reimar and Cassandra are on a journey that will take them places they've never heard of, to old enemies and new ones, and will reveal the truth of a dark uprising. The fate of the world is in their hands, whether they realize it or not.
All he cares about is making it to the next day.Things change when he meets a less-than-friendly elven woman. Reimar learns that she is on a quest to find the mythical Shattered Sword, an item he believes to be just that: mythical.
Author: Hans Bezdek
After his father had been framed and imprisoned, he had gone from a rich young master to a poor kid, with a debt of one hundred million yuan. Furthermore, he even had to take care of his mother's strange illness. In order to investigate the plot against his father, Tang Lin had no choice but to disguise himself as the King of Soldiers and act as the daughter's bodyguard.
Tang Lin glanced at the Sword King, and then looked at the other Rankers,
snorting coldly, "Today, either you die, or I die!" "Humph! ... Tang Lin's body shook
, and instantly shattered the domain of dozens of King's Realm! In the instant the
Author: Sheng Ke
A king doomed by Prophecy... A warrior haunted by his Past... And a boy who will become a Legend... The Shattering Sword: Book One of The Red Star Prophecy There are rumors of a rebellion in Sydia, and a prophecy threatens King Sevaks reign. In an attempt to stave off the uprising, the king sends his soldiers out into the far reaches of his realm. In the small village of Sunflower, Attur spends his afternoons watching the kings Royal Guardsmen. When war calls the soldiers away, Attur is left to sit on his ridge and dream of adventure. Mina is his only solace. She walks with Attur along the river at night, talking of what their future holds. One night they return to find raiders in Sunflower, and Attur is struck down as he tries to protect Mina. He wakes to find Mina missing and his parents murdered. A legendary warrior, revered by some and feared by all, drifts through Sunflower. Attur, now alone and without direction, joins the warrior on his journey, leaving behind the only life Attur has ever known, determined to find Mina. He soon learns that he is part of a prophecy, one that calls for the death of King Sevak. While his homeland moves closer to the brink of civil war, Attur must accept his destiny, or fight his future. For more information, please visit www.theshatteringsword.com
Attur raised the sword, somehow familiar in his hands. The blow from his unseen
enemy struck the sword with great force, drove Attur back. His ears rang from the
collision. The sword vibrated in his hands. The blade was cracked. The dark ...
Author: Forrest Taylor
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Supreme Commander Lord Tanaros was once human. But he chose darkness and immortality when his wife betrayed him with his king. He killed them both, and fled the realms of Men and now cares nothing for their fates. A thousand years passed. His only allegiance is to his master, the dark god Satoris, who gave the gift of Life to the race of Men. Satoris, who rebelled against his elder brother God Haomane who had demanded that gift be taken away. Their fight cracked the very world in two; the name of Satoris became the word for evil throughout all the races, while the legend of Tanaros is the seminal tale of treachery. And yet not all tales told are true. A final prophecy has begun to unfold, and the races are uniting in their quest to rid the world of Satoris. The elder gods and goddesses, stranded on the other side of the world, send dreams to spur all to destroy Satoris and Tanaros, but those loyal to their god know a different side of the story and try to defend their citadel of Darkhaven, where Satoris sits in sorrow, controlling his own dominion, seeking neither victory nor vengeance. Satoris's followers capture the beautiful Elvish princess Cerelinde, and without her the Allies cannot fulfill the prophecy. All who support Satoris clamor for her death-but Satoris refuses to act like the monster that he is made out to be, for he recognizes in Cerelinde a spark of the love that he once bore for his fellow gods. She is a great danger to Satoris--and a greater danger for Tanaros and all that he holds dear. For she reminds him that not all women need be false... and that though he may be immune to death, his heart is still very much mortal. Strong storytelling with evocative, compelling, and unforgettable characters, Godslayer is the thrilling conclusion to the events begun in Banewreaker, a haunting tale of love and loss that ultimately asks the question: If all that is considered good considers you evil, are you? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Aracus Altorus parried with his ancestral sword, the sword Altorus Farseer had
caused to be forged, the sword Roscus Altorus had borne before him long ago. A
symbol, nothing more. It shattered in his grip, leaving him clutching the useless ...
Author: Jacqueline Carey
***50 MILLION TERRY BROOKS COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD*** THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES IS NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES 'Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world' Philip Pullman To the scions of Shannara have fallen three tasks: Par Ohmsford has recovered the fabled Sword of Shannara. This he has accomplished, but the Federation's Chief Seeker has planted an awful thought in Par's mind - that he himself is Shadowen, the very evil he seeks to destroy. Wren is in the Westland, seeking out the elves. And in the Northland. . . Walker Boh has been commanded by the shade of Allanon to find the lost city of Paranor and recreate the Order of Druids, disbanded for three hundred years. To achieve this he must find the Black Elfstone, but the gem is in the hands of an ancient being of timeless evil - the Stone King. Beset on all sides by enemies, and from within by his own self-doubt, Walker Boh sets out on his part of the perilous quest. A quest that will end in success - or the complete destruction of all he holds dear. Praise for Terry Brooks: 'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks 'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett, author of The Painted Man 'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon The Heritage of Shannara series: THE SCIONS OF SHANNARA THE DRUID OF SHANNARA THE ELF QUEEN OF SHANNARA THE TALISMANS OF SHANNARA
The Sword of Leah was the weapon she needed in her quest for the Black
Elfstone, the talisman whose magic could defeat Uhl Belk. Yet the sword had lost
the better part of its magic when it had shattered against the runemarked doors ...
Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Hachette UK
He was one of Russia's most infamous rulers, and he alone held the key to a legendary Byzantine collection of books, given to him in the dowry of Princess Sophia of Constantinople. Ivan Vasilyevich—otherwise known as Ivan the Terrible—owned a library filled with rare and priceless tomes that men would kill for. Would die for. But the czar carried the knowledge of its whereabouts to his grave. And it falls to archaeologist Annja Creed, almost five hundred years later, to discover the secrets of the Library of Gold. When the opportunity to unravel the mystery of this so-called eighth wonder of the world lands in Annja's lap, she can't resist. Armed with a diary of cryptic clues, she embarks on a journey to Russia, where she must somehow find her way into the very heart of the country, beneath the Kremlin. But Annja soon discovers she's racing a ruthless KGB agent driven by sinister motives. She finds herself deep beneath the Russian soil in a dangerous game of cat and mouse… Will she be the next to mysteriously disappear from history?
discovered the final missing piece to the shattered sword that had once been
wielded by Joan of Arc. Annja had been in Roux's study with him when the blade
had mystically reforged itself right before their very eyes and, by Annja's way of ...
Author: Alex Archer
She stands at bay with her shattered sword ; Her eyes are gleaming with sullen
glare ; Sternly fronting the hostile horde , With the valor born of a strong despairA
strength all boundless to do and dare Rather than yield to a foreign lord .
Author: William Henry Babcock
A fresh look at the perennial reality of the gods and how they help humanity-through the planet's sacred sites The "gods" live! Though seemingly relegated to the archives of myth, the "gods" of antiquity are still with us in the form of the Great White Brotherhood. In fact, what the ancients described as their pantheon are members of this is an august assembly of spiritually advanced beings, based on the constellation of the Great Bear. The Gods in Their Cities, based on original clairvoyant research, reveals that the Great White Brotherhood has numerous meeting places for humans throughout the planet's array of holy sites. Seven different Great White Brotherhood types of geomantic locales are documented, and all of them exist in multiple copies on Earth. The Gods in Their Cities shows how myths of many cultures, from the Irish to Sumerians, are actually psychic maps to the planet's secret visionary terrain, to the geomantic locales of the Brotherhood, and how to successfully interact with them. And it probes behind the mythic guises of the Ray Masters, 14 select great Adepts involved with many aspects of Earth life and geomancy since the beginning-including the true identity of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, the Virgin Mary, and Merlin. Merely our knowing that this esoteric Brotherhood and their interactive locales across the Earth exist can inspire confidence, even certainty, that reality, and thus our planet, culture, and individual human lives, have meaning and are purposeful.
From our vantage point, it is the shattered sword, the sword that was broken, for
humanity fragmented it through ill-advised, disastrous misuse long ago. It is the “
creative principle (Word) of the Universe,” implanted in humanity through the ...
Author: Richard Leviton
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Dan is dismissed from the militia, without warning or reason. At the same time he is given a message to take home: a village has been burned, and the woods are no longer safe. Yet as he and his friends fear for their home, others watch with interest. Ruins have been discovered, people are disappearing, and a man claims to be the reincarnation of the great hero Kato. People wait to see if he will be captured, killed - or become famous. But as Dan flees the danger, he starts to learn why Kato's legacy is so dividing, why it is linked to the fall of an entire race - and why, now of all times, he is having dreams of a life he had never lived...
There lay the hilt of his shattered sword where it had dropped from his hand.
They had come by ship. The dying city had called for aid and aid the king did
send: in the form of one of his grandsons. Kato was royal enough to merit the
Author: Karolina Wloch
Here , you shall have my sword , and I don't want it back clean , remember ! ”
Sholto was ... But this was not so ; with a shout Sholto tightened the curb - rein till
his horse reared straight on end , striking it as it rose with the shattered sword hilt
Contains reprints of fictional pieces written by Forbes regarding British military life and various military campsigns?
sword in full play, drove his way at length within weapon's length of the other. “
Now, liar and ... But this was not so ; with a shout Sholto tightened the curb-rein
till his horse reared straight on end, striking it as it rose with the shattered sword
Author: Archibald Forbes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Category: Eureka Stockade (Ballarat, Vic.)
A reckoning that will destroy them all… Trials, persecutions, false accusations, the Inquisition—for archaeologist and TV host Annja Creed, the current episode they're taping for her show is a fascinating one. But while Annja is filming the last segment in France, a vicious "accident" nearly kills her. It looks to be unintentional…until a man calling himself Cauchon claims responsibility. The name Cauchon strikes a chord in the exceptionally—some might say unnaturally—long memory of Annja's friend and mentor Roux. Discovering the old man's secret years ago, Cauchon wanted to blackmail Roux before fate put the matter to rest. Or so Roux thought. Now this powerful fanatic has turned from seeking out the divine to meting out "justice." Vengeance. And he will single-handedly resurrect the violence of the Inquisition to ensure that Annja and her friend are judged and found guilty. With so much at stake, Annja may soon find that friendship can be fatal.
Roux had explained his belief after she'd grasped the shattered sword and made
it whole again, but even then she had never quite swallowed all of the more
mystical aspects of Roux's beliefs. Some things she knew were undeniably true.
Author: Alex Archer
The Gates of Eternity is a collection of poems and short stories focusing around the exploration of different worlds and different expectations, as the eponymous poem does. Venture into realms that test the bounds of all you know, where the weird and the mundane make for constant partners. Turn the page and open the gates.
HE OPENED HIs EYES AND INsTANTLY DUCKED, AVOIDING A sWIPE FROM
THE GREAT sWORD. ... IGNORING THE FURROWs THE CLAWs WERE
DIGGING IN HIs NECK, HE BROUGHT THE sHATTERED sWORD IN HIs LEFT
Author: Will Conway
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ininds you of his father , bathed in the glare , as his sword quivers on high ere it
falls to kill . ... shattered sword dripping blood , he endeavors to ward off the aim
of those deadly lances , and fights on his knees when he can stand no longer ...
Author: George Lippard
All is not well in Xy. There is a faction of nobles who are plotting against the Queen and her barbarian warlord, heath. As cultures clash and tempers flare, Heath and the fierce Plains warrior woman Atira of the Bear must come together to fight the conspiracy... and to search their hearts for something deeper than raw passion.
Lara took the hilt of the shattered Sword of Xy from Amyu, holding it so that the
royal seal faced Durst. Durst spit and coughed. “See?” he bellowed. “See? The
Firelander will destroy Xy as he has shattered that blade.” “Your treachery
Author: Elizabeth Vaughan
In vain were sword - sheaths , apple - branches , and belts linked together ,
thrown out to him by his companions . Alleyne had dropped his shattered sword
and was standing , trembling in every limb , with his rage all changed in an
instant to ...
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Category: Hundred Years' War, 1339-1453
In vain were sword - sheaths , apple - branches and belts linked together , thrown
out to him by his companions . Alleyne had dropped his shattered sword and was
standing , trembling in every limb , with his rage all changed in an instant to ...
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Category: Electronic journals
Till treason wrought my harm , Who cannot mourn , or see , his sin , Nor then ,
before my shattered sword How can he be forgiven ? Weighed down my
shattered arm . “ E ' en Patmos ' gentle seer , “ I never broke mine oath , Doth he
not say , in ...
Author: Philip Schaff
Category: Religious poetry