The Blood Knight
Brimming with passion and adventure, Greg Keyes’s epic saga of a royal family’s fall from power through treachery and dark magic, set amid the return of ancient evils whose malevolence threatens to annihilate humanity, bids fair to become a classic of its kind. Now, in the eagerly awaited third installment, Keyes draws the threads of his tapestry ever tighter, illuminating old mysteries and introducing new ones as events build toward a shattering climax. The legendary Briar King has awakened, spreading madness and destruction. Half-remembered, poorly understood prophecies seem to point to the young princess Anne Dare, rightful heir to the throne of Crotheny, as the world’s only hope. Yet Anne is hunted by the minions of the usurper Robert, whose return from the grave has opened a doorway through which sinister sorceries have poured into the world. Though Anne herself is the conduit of fearsome powers beyond her understanding and control, it is time for girl to become woman, princess to become queen. Anne must stop running and instead march at the head of an army to take back her kingdom . . . or die trying. But a mysterious assassin stalks her, so skilled in the deadly fencing style of dessrata that even Anne’s friend and protector Cazio, a master of the form, cannot stand against him, nor can her sworn defender, the young knight Neil MeqVren. As for Anne’s other companions–Aspar White, the royal holter who bears an enchanted arrow capable of felling the Briar King; and Stephen Darige, the monk who blew the horn that woke the Briar King from his slumber–they cannot help her, as their separate paths carry them ever deeper into a deadly maze of myth and magic from which return may be impossible. Meanwhile, Queen Muriele is a prisoner of the false king. With no allies but a crippled musician, who is himself a prisoner, and a servingwoman who is both more and less than she seems, Muriele will find herself a pawn in Robert’s schemes for conquest–and a weapon to be used against her own daughter. From the Hardcover edition.
The Blood Knight
As a deadly magic threatens to engulf the entire kingdom, Anne Dare is faced with the murder of her father, the king of Crotheny, the capture of her mother, and a madman's seizure of power, and joins forces with her faithful allies--a loyal knight, a courageous swordsman, a brave woodsman, and others--as she seeks to destroy the usurper. Reprint.
The Blood Knight
'Something was coming for her. It began as an insect, but it grew, its many eyes fastened greedily on her. Something had followed her back. But back from where? Where was that place of dark waters?' A season of darkness and horror has fallen upon the Kingdom of Crotheny. Now countless breeds of unspeakable monsters roam the countryside. After her husband's murder, Queen Muriele finds herself at the mercy of Robert Dare who plans a strategic marriage for his hostage to secure his own power in Crotheny. Muriele’s fiancée is Berimund Reiksbaurg, heir to the throne of Hansa and descendant of the legendary Blood Knight, who once drank the blood of a waurm to gain the beast’s power. But will Dare's plans really work out even? Meanwhile, Princess Anne awakes from a deep, trancelike sleep after a bloodthirsty battle with the monsters the Briar King has unleashed. Her guardian Sir Neil MeqVren and their escort are nowhere to be seen and Anne embarks on a perilous journey desperate to track down her travel companions. . . 'The best reinvention of the big fantasy epic since George R. R. Martin' Time Out
Zorovana is an elf from Valasadon a city ruled by evil Blood Guardians. For many years, Zorovana's family has sought to destroy the Blood Crest Dagger imprisoned inside a great temple, for it holds the power to kill every living being in the universe. Zorovana is her family's last hope. She must find and destroy the dagger, but she cannot do it alone. As she embarks on a journey to Armagon to find the only one who can help her her long-time friend Kaithar Zorovana realizes that she is the only elf who has ever escaped from Valasadon. Kaithar is convinced that the journey to destroy the dagger will put both elves in extreme danger. But Zorovana is relentless and determined; after she finally persuades Kaithar to accompany her, they leave on a mission that has the potential to eliminate the Blood Guardians and bring back control of the cities to its citizens. As the elves begin their long journey to the sanctum high in the mountains, they travel through forests full of trolls and hidden goblin cities and unknowingly place themselves into the deathly grip of the Blood Guardians, who will stop at nothing to protect their powerful weapon.
The emergence of symbolic culture is generally linked with the development of the hunger-gatherer adaptation based on a sexual division of labor. This original and ingenious book presents a new theory of how this symbolic domain originated. Integrating perspectives of evolutionary biography and social anthropology within a Marxist framework, Chris Knight rejects the common assumption that human culture was a modified extension of primate behavior and argues instead that it was the product of an immense social, sexual, and political revolution initiated by women. Culture became established, says Knight, when evolving human females began to assert collective control over their own sexuality, refusing sex to all males except those who came to them with provisions. Women usually timed their ban on sexual relations with their periods of infertility while they were menstruating, and to the extent that their solidarity drew women together, these periods tended to occur in synchrony. The result was that every month with the onset of menstruation, sexual relations were ruptured in a collective, ritualistic way as the prelude to each successful hunting expedition. This ritual act was the means through which women motivated men not only to hunt but also to concentrate energies on bringing back the meat. Knight shows how this hypothesis sheds light on the roots of such cultural traditions as totemic rituals, incest and menstrual taboos, blood-sacrifice, and hunters’ atonement rites. Providing detailed ethnographic documentation, he also explains how Native American, Australian Aboriginal, and other magico-religious myths can be read as derivatives of the same symbolic logic.
It has been nearly two years since Rayden’s Circle. Now Tannor Fitzgerald is embarking on a quest of a different sort. No longer searching for the world’s magic, Tannor wishes to expose myths for what they are. In this sequel to Genuine Magic, he is drawn away from his family to investigate the Blood Knight of the Godswalk, a figure so frightening to the common folk that the very mention of him causes widespread panic. Undaunted by tales of evil, Tannor is certain the Blood Knight is merely a myth. A myth capable of being unraveled and demystified. But when he meets Roland, a secretive man claiming to be the Knight’s tax collector, everything changes. What connection does this man have to Aileran’s gentle race of magic-wielders and the sinister Blood Knight? Who is the Blood Knight, really? Roland seems reluctant to give Tannor the answers he craves, but tenacity has always been Tannor’s greatest strength. Determined, Tannor struggles to befriend Roland, hoping to discover the truth.
World of Warcraft Roleplay Classes
This book consists of articles from Wikia. Pages: 71. Chapters: Blood Knight, Death Knight, Druid, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Priestess, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock, Warrior, Yanila and Kealnar, Blood Knight, Class, Death knight, Druid, Hunter, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Rogue, RP Classes, Shaman, Warlock, Warrior, Allein, Archon of the Den of the Haemonculi, Bromine Halogen, Kynareth, Rubgrsch, Centious Whin, Thygore, Allethasia Alune, Ciann, Dzivah, Euphyllise Coldword, Iodine Halogen, Mathruz Blackfrost, Ravenblade, Scalesa the Seeker, Dallahath Halosword, Ilathud Angalstrand, Janos Callehas, Shultz Surannian, Coventina, Csilla Kov cs, Eidrain Ulfhelm, Kayonn Dawnrunner, Rahel Isera'duna, Lain Givina, Artemis Shadowdak, Jakino D'liro, Katsa de Noves, Korr Zorash, Lampris, Lithius Syth'Arath, Loise Seyvon, Miles, Tzigane Thistledown, Mood, Ximrana, Allethasia Alune, Aniko Leanan'Sidhe, Elvadian, Lady Erina Dreakmore, Master Burgrsch Demonvoice, P.S. Duckie, Peatrie Popperwidge, Brugurah Galemaine, Fojar the Dragonsmiter, Lacan, Teca e'Veritas. Excerpt: As the only children of Archon and Jadiz Ravenblade the twins stand to inherit the title of head of House Ravenblade. First in line is Kealnar as he was born first. According to ancient legends of the Tauren there would one day come across a elf of pale skin and golden hair to the land, She would be on the run from a great darkness and give birth to her children in the cear of the tauren. Though this tale is known to but a few some tauren believe that the two Ravenblade twins are the children the legend speaks of. As a member of the Order of Blood Knights Kealnar has earned the right to call himself a Blood Knight. As a member of the Farstriders Yanila has earned the right to call herself a Ranger. Kealnars noble title untill he becomes "Count Kealnar" after his fathers death. Yanilas noble title. The twins were born shortly after Archon and Jadiz were married. But unlike most blood elven children born after the Sun Well's ...
The Briar King
Two thousand years ago, the Born Queen defeated the Skasloi lords, freeing humans from the bitter yoke of slavery. But now monstrous creatures roam the land—and destinies become inextricably entangled in a drama of power and seduction. The king’s woodsman, a rebellious girl, a young priest, a roguish adventurer, and a young man made suddenly into a knight—all face malevolent forces that shake the foundations of the kingdom, even as the Briar King, legendary harbinger of death, awakens from his slumber. At the heart of this many-layered tale is Anne Dare, youngest daughter of the royal family . . . upon whom the fate of her world may depend.
The Deep Breath
The Deep Breath is a science-fiction novel about the chronicles of Nicolas Cain/Khan Antonius, a human assassin who has been named the newest Khan, an immortal protector of all the free peoples within this quadrant of twenty-eight million light years. This is a story that centers on Cain's past, his family, and his involvement in the future of humanity and all of its allies. Recently, his home planet has come under siege in the Milky Way, and it is up to him and his loyal deadly troops to raise Earth to its rightful place within the Terran Alliance, unify warring groups, and hold off the deadliest enemies in the known universe. The deadliest enemies of free will and liberty are on their way to the Milky Way Galaxy, and Earth is considered the greatest threat to their conquest of universal dominance. With enemies at their doorstep and coming from deep space, it will take all the courage, skill, and character to hold his beloved Terran Alliance together, while so many are trying to tear it apart.
Dekker isn’t happy that he and his little sister, Riley, are stuck in Button Hill with their weird old great-aunt Primrose. When he discovers an old clock in the cellar, made entirely of bones and with a skull for a face, he doesn’t think much about it. But when Riley goes missing, a strange boy named Cobb appears in Button Hill. He tells Dekker that Button Hill sits on the border between Nightside and Dayside, and that Riley is in Nightside and may never return. In order to save her, Dekker must follow her into the darkness and sacrifice something he thought he couldn’t live without.