The Wasted Vigil

The stories and histories that unfold, interweaving and overlapping, span nearly a quarter of a century and tell of the terrible afflictions that have plagued Afghanistan—as well of the love that can blossom during war and conflict.

Author: Nadeem Aslam

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 9788184003451

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Marcus Caldwell, and English widower and Muslim convert, lives in an old perfume factory in the shadow of the Tora Bora mountains in Afghanistan. Lara, a Russian woman, arrives at his home one day in search of her brother, a Soviet soldier who disappeared in the area many years previously, and who may have known Marcus’s daughter. In the days that follow, further people arrive there, each seeking someone or something. The stories and histories that unfold, interweaving and overlapping, span nearly a quarter of a century and tell of the terrible afflictions that have plagued Afghanistan—as well of the love that can blossom during war and conflict.
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The Shattered Vigil The Darkwater Saga Book 2

Readers are fascinated by Willet and empathize with his struggle in doing what is right when the path is not clear, and every way he turns is filled with danger. Well timed, surprising and intense, this book does not disappoint.

Author: Patrick W. Carr

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441265470

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Award-Winner Carr Delivers Latest in Fantasy Saga Victory over the dark forces during the feast of Bas-solas should have guaranteed safety for the continent. Instead, Willet and the rest of the Vigil discover they've been outsmarted by those seeking to unleash the evil that inhabits the Darkwater. Jorgen, the member of the Vigil assigned to Frayel, has gone missing, and new attacks have struck at the six kingdoms' ability to defend themselves. Just when the Vigil thought they had quenched the menace from their enemy in Collum, a new threat emerges: assassins hunting the Vigil, men and women who cannot be seen until it's too late. The orders of the church and the rulers of the kingdoms, fearing the loss of the Vigil's members altogether, have decided to take them into protective custody to safeguard their gift. On Pellin's orders, the Vigil scatters, leaving Willet to be taken prisoner by the church in Bunard. In the midst of this, Willet learns of the murder of an obscure nobleman's daughter by one of the unseen assassins. Now he must escape his imprisonment and brave the wrath of the church to find the killer in order to turn back this latest threat to the northern continent.
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Deathwatch The Long Vigil

This anthology of high-octane stories features a host of Black Library’s finest authors, including Steve Parker, Ben Counter, David Guymer, Andy Clark and many more.

Author: Steve Parker

Publisher: Games Workshop

ISBN: 1789998255

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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High Octane Anthology focussing on the Xenos hunting forces of the Deathwatch. It is humanity’s darkest hour. From Imperium Nihilus to Segmentum Pacificus, the vile xenos hordes swell. If left unchecked, these ungodly beasts will savage the Imperium like scavengers upon a carcass. Only the Adeptus Astartes of the Deathwatch stand defiant before them. This noble brotherhood is the Shield that Slays; they are the watchmen of the void, their star-borne fortresses guarding the Emperor of Mankind’s realms from terrors unimaginable. Between them, these warriors will keep the light of the Imperium burning until the stars themselves extinguish. This anthology of high-octane stories features a host of Black Library’s finest authors, including Steve Parker, Ben Counter, David Guymer, Andy Clark and many more.
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Vigil

Verity must investigate, or risk ancient forces carving the world apart. Vigil is the first book in award-winning author Angela Slatter's Verity Fassbinder series. 'Slatter's work is excellent, and eminently readable . . .

Author: Angela Slatter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781784294052

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A rich and exciting new urban fantasy, perfect for fans of Harry Dresden and Peter Grant. Verity Fassbinder has her feet in two worlds. The daughter of one human and one Weyrd parent, she has very little power herself, but does claim unusual strength and the ability to walk between one world and the other as a couple of her talents. A rarity, she is charged with keeping the peace, and ensuring the Weyrd remain hidden. But now Sirens are dying, illegal wine made from the tears of human children is for sale - and in the hands of those who hold to old, dangerous ways - and someone has released an unknown and terrifyingly destructive force on the streets of Brisbane. Verity must investigate, or risk ancient forces carving the world apart. Vigil is the first book in award-winning author Angela Slatter's Verity Fassbinder series. 'Slatter's work is excellent, and eminently readable . . . It's easy to see how she's managed to make such an impact on the genre' - British Fantasy Society
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Death Vigil

Gifted? Join the Death Vigil in their ongoing war against the ever-growing power of the Primordial Enemy!

Author: Stjepan Sejic

Publisher:

ISBN: 1632152789

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 284

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Gifted? Join the Death Vigil in their ongoing war against the ever-growing power of the Primordial Enemy! Only catch is you have to die first. Become a corporeal immortal Death Knight and obtain reality-altering weaponry in the never-ending battle between good and evil.
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Vigil

Disappearances -- Two negotiations -- Victories -- Punishments -- Battles -- Epilogue Water.

Author: Wasserstrom Jeffrey

Publisher:

ISBN: 1733623744

Category: History

Page: 112

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"A passionate, important study of the current affairs of a volatile region."-- Kirkus Reviews starred review The rise of Hong Kong is the story of a miraculous post-War boom, when Chinese refugees flocked to a small British colony, and, in less than fifty years, transformed it into one of the great financial centers of the world. The unraveling of Hong Kong, on the other hand, shatters the grand illusion of China ever having the intention of allowing democratic norms to take root inside its borders. Hong Kong's people were subjects of the British Empire for more than a hundred years, and now seem destined to remain the subordinates of today's greatest rising power. But although we are witnessing the death of Hong Kong as we know it, this is also the story of the biggest challenge to China's authoritarianism in 30 years. Activists who are passionately committed to defending the special qualities of a home they love are fighting against Beijing's crafty efforts to bring the city into its fold--of making it a centerpiece of its "Greater Bay Area" megalopolis. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, one of America's leading China specialists, draws on his many visits to the city, and knowledge of the history of repression and resistance, to help us understand the deep roots and the broad significance of the events we see unfolding day by day in Hong Kong. The result is a riveting tale of tragedy but also heroism--one of the great David-versus-Goliath battles of our time, pitting determined street protesters against the intransigence of Xi Jinping, the most ambitious leader of China since the days of Mao.
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A Vigil of Spies

A CALLOUS MURDER.

Author: Candace Robb

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780099497929

Category: Archer, Owen (Fictitious character)

Page: 394

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A CALLOUS MURDER. A DEVASTATING SECRET. A CRIME OF PASSION.York, 1373: John Thoresby, the Archbishop of York, lies dying. Owen Archer, Thoresby s master of the guards, is determined to ensure that his lord s last days are as peaceful as possible,
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The Glenstal Companion to the Readings of the Easter Vigil

The Glenstal Companion to the Readings of the Easter Vigil explores the dynamic of the Vigil readings by examining a single reading, in its liturgical context, to provide nourishing commentary to deepen your encounter with God’s Word.

Author: Luke Macnamara

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814665312

Category: Religion

Page: 167

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The Glenstal Companion to the Readings of the Easter Vigil explores the dynamic of the Vigil readings by examining a single reading, in its liturgical context, to provide nourishing commentary to deepen your encounter with God’s Word. Parishioners will come to appreciate how the extended reading of passages from the Old Testament, in the light of the Paschal Candle, creates a sense of expectancy and focuses on the central reality of the Christian faith—what the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ mean for the salvation of all people. Includes commentary for each of the readings of the Easter Vigil: the seven Old Testament readings, the Epistle, and the Gospels for years A, B and C.
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Vigil

The unearthing of a mysterious fossil of a creature older than the earth and the discovery of a long-lost legendary parchment bring paleontologist Carter Cox face to face with the forces of darkness as he is given the task of deciphering ...

Author: Robert Masello

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425203506

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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The unearthing of a mysterious fossil of a creature older than the earth and the discovery of a long-lost legendary parchment bring paleontologist Carter Cox face to face with the forces of darkness as he is given the task of deciphering their sinister message that unleashes a mythic evil on modern-day New York. Original.
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Fire Watcher 3 Vigil

August 1944.

Author: Kelly Gardiner

Publisher: Omnibus Books

ISBN: 1742994296

Category:

Page: 272

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August 1944. The war is finally turning against Hitler, but he has one last secret weapon: flying bombs, sent to destroy the City of London. But Christopher only cares about solving the riddle of the phoenix ring. He journeys back to its source: early Roman Londinium, now surrounded on all sides by the armies of the British queen, Boudica. With help from a slave girl, Fortunata, Christopher learns the secrets of the ancient Roman fire-watchers, the Vigiles: but unknown to him, a sinister figure from 1666 has followed him through time. The chase takes Christopher and Fortunata through the battle for Londinium, then across the centuries, to a rebuilt 17th century London where Christopher and his friends finally untangle the truth.
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Vigil

Vigil is the story of one such woman and the family that she sets her heart on saving. A heart-wrenching story of love and loss, Vigil is Cecilia Samartin’s most powerful novel to date.

Author: Cecilia Samartin

Publisher: Washington Square Press

ISBN: 1416549528

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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When a nanny from war-torn El Salvador moves in with a wealthy American family, the result is an inspiring story about the power of love to cross cultural boundaries. Cecilia Samartin’s most impressive work yet, Vigil is told from the perspective of Ana, a middle aged woman who is waiting at the deathbed of her husband as he loses his battle against cancer. While she waits, she thinks back on her life and the incredible journey that brought her from war-torn El Salvador, to a convent in the U.S., and finally to a wealthy California estate where she was employed as the nanny for a dysfunctional family caught up in the throes of decadent life. Despite her traumatic past, she is able to bring a wealth of love and harmony to her affluent yet spiritually bereft employers—gifts that no money could ever buy. In the course of Samartin’s work as a psychotherapist, she has been awed by those rare individuals who not only survive after having endured unimaginable trauma, but flourish, and are able to promote the same in those around them. Vigil is the story of one such woman and the family that she sets her heart on saving. A heart-wrenching story of love and loss, Vigil is Cecilia Samartin’s most powerful novel to date. As Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander said, “Samartin writes with shimmering grace about homeland, exile, passion, and loyalty.” Readers will be spellbound by Vigil’s magical language and provocative themes.
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Best of LSU Fiction

In The Vigil, the lyric and meditative qualities that readers have long since come to expect from the work of Margaret Gibson combine with an unexpected dramatic and narrative unity.

Author: Margaret Gibson

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807118680

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 116

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Death Vigil 6

Rest in peace Samuel Lewis.

Author: Stjepan Sejic

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: PKEY:OCT140735

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

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Rest in peace Samuel Lewis.
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Vigil in the Night

Tale of two nurses, Anne, who takes the blame for her sister, also a nurse, who causes the death of a young patient.

Author: A. J. Cronin

Publisher: Aj Cornell Publications

ISBN: 0972743960

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Tale of two nurses, Anne, who takes the blame for her sister, also a nurse, who causes the death of a young patient.
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I Keep Vigil of Rudra

Selected works of Kannada Lingayat poets translated in English.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 014306357X

Category: Kannada poetry

Page: 172

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Selected works of Kannada Lingayat poets translated in English.
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A Candle at Midnight

While society is finally recognizing depression as an illness that requires psychological and medical treatment, the spiritual dimension is only beginning to be addressed.Drawing on the Christian practice of vigil keeping, Marcy Heidish ...

Author: Marcy Heidish

Publisher:

ISBN: 0877937087

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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While society is finally recognizing depression as an illness that requires psychological and medical treatment, the spiritual dimension is only beginning to be addressed. Drawing on the Christian practice of vigil keeping, Marcy Heidish shows how this rich tradition of waiting on God can help illuminate the overwhelming experience of depression and renew a sense of God's care in the midst of it all. She provides various types of vigils, including: A Vigil for Getting Through the Day, A Vigil for Despair-When Words Fail, A Vigil of Hope. These vigils form the centerpiece of the fertile spirituality of depression that Heidish outlines here. Her careful reading of the scriptures and the lives of the saints introduces readers to a rich array of companions who themselves kept vigil through depression. A Candle At Midnight reaches into the pain and the darkness of depression offering strength, solace, and hope.
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VIGIL

Maybe my next opus will not bear the seal of genius, but it certainly will be noteworthy for its topic. As fate has decreed, I am in fact the only Vigil in the world who is capable of sleeping.

Author: Monika Šimkovičová

Publisher:

ISBN: 0992757347

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

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The best Slovak sci-fi title of the year translated to the English. --- An amazing discovery! One pill replaces 9 hours of sleep. The future belongs to those who do not need to sleep. The future belongs to Vigils. Homo vigilis. Vigils. A new human species that does not need any sleep to live. Vigils never need to rest, they never feel tired and as opposed to the Sleepers - ordinary humans - they don’t tend to get sick. In addition, their sense of smell is perfect. They appear to be flawless, there´s nothing lacking… ...maybe except for the inability to dream. But who needs dreams for their everyday lives? A book about imagination being stronger than all knowledge, about dreams being more powerful than reality. --- I sit at the computer with great determination. I think: I've been in it from the very beginning. Who else should leave a message for future generations, if not I? Who could possibly be more objective? I plunge into that dreary silence. Then I draw the curtains again, make myself a sickly-sweet coffee and get down to writing. Maybe my next opus will not bear the seal of genius, but it certainly will be noteworthy for its topic. As fate has decreed, I am in fact the only Vigil in the world who is capable of sleeping.
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Vigil

A cabal with nefarious intent toward Lemalia and Vigil. If you love Tom Clancy thrillers and the Avengers movies, then you’ll love VIGIL

Author: P.B. Obeng

Publisher: Ascendance Publishing

ISBN: 9780999818619

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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A president assassinated. A world in chaos. A superhuman force ascendant. Lemalia is the home of the wonder metal, Duritium, that has revolutionized modern society. BUT when its newly elected president is gunned down, his opponent snatches power. The apparent coup reshapes the geopolitical landscape. A world away, the U.S. unleashes its Vigil initiative, tasked to deal with the perceived superhuman threat. The taskforce is led by team leader Captain Alicia Conrad, a decisive leader haunted by her father’s legacy. Vigil’s first assignment reveals the dangerous truth behind their original purpose. From a gun battle in the Louvre, to an avalanche in the Swiss Alps, to a dizzying car chase through the streets of Athens, the team fights a series of interlocking conspiracies that lead to a collision course with the clandestine organization known only as the Network. A cabal with nefarious intent toward Lemalia and Vigil. If you love Tom Clancy thrillers and the Avengers movies, then you’ll love VIGIL
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Anne Perry s Christmas Vigil

A collection of two classic Christmas novels includes A Christmas Promise and A Christmas Odyssey. Reprint.

Author: Anne Perry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345524911

Category: Fiction

Page: 389

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A collection of two classic Christmas novels includes A Christmas Promise and A Christmas Odyssey. Reprint.
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