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Soldier of Arete

By Gene Wolfe
  • ISBN Code: : 1466828250
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 354
  • Category : Fiction
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The second volume of Gene Wolfe's powerful story of Latro, a Roman mercenary who, while fighting in Greece, received a head injury that deprived him of his short-term memory. In return it gave him the ability to converse with supernatural creatures, gods and goddesses who invisibly inhabit the ancient landscape. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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By Timothy Hopewell
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1524625663
  • Total of Pages : 430
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 275
  • Pdf File: shadows-of-the-crimson-nights.pdf

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Shadows of the Crimson Nights A nation in ruins, a royal family in exile, a forgotten evil waking from a long imprisonment. A prince wants to fight to get his homeland back. He rushes from one end of his country to the next till he finally finds himself on what was once allied soil. To reclaim his peoples strength, he will gather his men on foreign soil and lay siege to formal allies. Gaining allies from ragtag mercenaries, former enemies, and rebels, he will find a way to reclaim his homeland and return his familys birthright.

The Duke of Shadows

By Meredith Duran
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1416585885
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 243
  • Pdf File: the-duke-of-shadows.pdf

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In a debut romance as passionate and sweeping as the British Empire, Meredith Duran paints a powerful picture of an aristocrat torn between two worlds, an heiress who dares to risk everything...and the love born in fire and darkness that nearly destroys them. From exotic sandstone palaces... Sick of tragedy, done with rebellion, Emmaline Martin vows to settle quietly into British Indian society. But when the pillars of privilege topple, her fiancé's betrayal leaves Emma no choice. She must turn for help to the one man whom she should not trust, but cannot resist: Julian Sinclair, the dangerous and dazzling heir to the Duke of Auburn. To the marble halls of London... In London, they toast Sinclair with champagne. In India, they call him a traitor. Cynical and impatient with both worlds, Julian has never imagined that the place he might belong is in the embrace of a woman with a reluctant laugh and haunted eyes. But in a time of terrible darkness, he and Emma will discover that love itself can be perilous -- and that a single decision can alter one's life forever. Destiny follows wherever you run. A lifetime of grief later, in a cold London spring, Emma and Julian must finally confront the truth: no matter how hard one tries to deny it, some pasts cannot be disowned...and some passions never die.

The Semiotics of Light and Shadows

By Piotr Sadowski
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350016160
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 497
  • Pdf File: the-semiotics-of-light-and-shadows.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lighting and shadows are used within a range of art forms to create aesthetic effects. Piotr Sadowski's study of light and shadow in Weimar cinema and contemporaneous visual arts is underpinned by the evolutionary semiotic theories of indexicality and iconicity. These theories explain the unique communicative and emotive power of light and shadow when used in contemporary indexical media including the shadow theatre, silhouette portraits, camera obscura, photography and film. In particular, Sadowski highlights the aesthetic and emotional significance of shadows. The 'cast shadow', as an indexical sign, maintains a physical connection with its near-present referent, such as a hidden person, stimulating a viewer's imagination and provoking responses including anxiety or curiosity. The 'cinematic shadow' plays a stylistic role, by enhancing image texture, depth of field, and tonal contrast of cinematic moments. Such enhancements are especially important in monochromatic films, and Sadowski interweaves the book with accounts of seminal Weimar cinema moments. Sadowski's book is distinctive for combining historical materials and theoretical approaches to develop a deeper understanding of Weimar cinema and other contemporary art forms. The Semiotics of Light and Shadows is an ideal resource for both scholars and students working in linguistics, semiotics, film, media, and visual arts.

The Shadow of Victory: A Romance of Fort Dearborn

By Myrtle Reed
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 146561351X
  • Total of Pages : 413
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  • Pdf File: the-shadow-of-victory.pdf

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It was a long, low room, with a fireplace, roughly built of limestone, at one end of it. The blazing logs illuminated one corner and sent strange shadows into the others, while the winter wind moaned drearily outside. At the right and left of the fireplace were rude counters, hewn from logs, resting on stumps of unequal height, and behind them were shelves, packed with the sordid miscellany of a frontier trading-post. A closed door on either side seemingly led to other apartments, but there was no sound save the wind and the crackle of the flames. A candle, thrust into the broken neck of a bottle, gave a feeble light to a little space around one end of the counter on which it stood. The rafters were low—so low that a tall man, standing on tiptoe, might easily unhook the smoked hams and sides of bacon that hung there, swaying back and forth when the wind shook the house. Walls, ceiling, and floor were of logs, cut into a semblance of smoothness. The chinks were plastered with a bluish clay, and the crevices in the floor were filled with a mixture of clay and small chips. At the left of the chimney was a rude ladder which led to the loft through an opening in the ceiling. Fingers of sleet tapped at the glass, swirling phantoms of snow drifted by, pausing for a moment at the windows, as if to look within, and one of the men moved his chair closer to the fire.

Shadow of the Father

By Kyell Gold
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  • Publisher : Kyell Gold
  • Book Code : 0981988342
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : Anthropomorphism
  • Members : 156
  • Pdf File: shadow-of-the-father.pdf

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"When a stranger arrives with a message that the Lord of Dewanne has died and appointed Volle's son Yilon his heir, the young fox realizes that there are worse places than Divalia. Dewanne is one of the most remote cities in Tephos, in a mountainous province where foxes rule and mice are relegated to menial jobs and a slum outside the main city. Which makes it more difficult for Yilon to explain why his companion, Sinch, is a mouse. Ever the schemer, Yilon hatches a plan to get sent home to Vinton. His plan quickly goes awry, as he finds that even in a backwards town, there are complicated politics, family betrayals, and ancient blood feuds, old wounds that his clumsy acts have reopened. With two different groups trying to kill him, and even the foxes on his side alienated by his attitude, he has nowhere to turn but Sinch. But Sinch has run afoul of a band of thieves in the mouse slums and now has his own death threats to deal with, not to mention the hatred of a city of foxes. Yilon will need all the stubbornness and cleverness he's inherited from his father just to survive to the next sunrise, let alone save his inheritance, his friend, and his new city."--Back cover.

In the Shadow of Extinction: A Kaiju Epic - Part III: Humanity's Last Stand

By Kelly Warner
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  • Publisher : Telling Lies Ink.
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 275
  • Pdf File: in-the-shadow-of-extinction.pdf

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The end of the world began with sudden volcanic eruptions along the Ring of Fire, killing thousands and displacing millions. These natural disasters soon give rise to the kaiju; hulking leviathans seemingly immune to modern weaponry. Mankind’s final wars last only weeks. Governments are quickly disbanded, entire countries are left decimated, and our once great cities are now dangerous ruins ruled by giant predators. In the Shadow of Extinction is a science fiction epic spanning 15 years as humanity shifts gears from fighting the kaiju apocalypse to merely surviving it. The fate of the world will be decided in Part III: Humanity's Last Stand.

The Devil's Soldier

By Raven Steele
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  • Publisher : Raven Steele
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 138
  • Pdf File: the-devil-s-soldier.pdf

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“My silence is not weakness, but the beginning of my revenge.” Lucien Eve is gone. They took her from me. I will have my revenge. So I train. Hone my body and my mind. But rage burns in my veins. Fuels my anger. I let it fester and grow to use against him: The Devil’s Soldier. I will destroy everything he knows. Eve The world believes I’m dead. It’s the only way. For now, I hide in the shadows. Growing stronger, more determined. For the Devil’s Soldier must be stopped. And I will stop him! Only then can I be with the man I love. In this full-length, paranormal romance series, Steele introduces readers to a dark and sexy world full of vampires and witches. If you like Laurell K. Hamilton and Anne Rice, you will LOVE this series! Scroll up and grab this paranormal romance TODAY! "Lucien and Eve are a beautiful pair, the fight they put together, the emotions they share and the strength they use to help each other and others around them is so amazing. You feel so much from each character because that is how great the writing is. I seriously was drained after reading all three books." - Customer review ★★★★★ "The story is written with powerful word's that make you wonder could this be more than just make believe?" - Customer Review ★★★★★ "Once you start this series it becomes an addiction. Each book is a page-turning, can't put down, must have more." - Customer Review ★★★★★ *** Keywords: vampire, vampire novels, vampire series, paranormal romance, witches, forbidden love, love stories, magic, action, dark romance, dark fantasy, true love

In the Shadow of the Wall

By Janet L. Herrick
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462823482
  • Total of Pages : 247
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 954
  • Pdf File: in-the-shadow-of-the-wall.pdf

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In the Shadow of the Wall is the story of how the dark tendrils of war can penetrate lives far into the future. It arises out of the Vietnam era, a time of painful change and coming of age in America, yet in many ways it is a story that parallels the challenges and transitions facing us today. When a soldier goes off to war, parents, spouses, families, and friends all share in the associated emotions and fears. They also share in the inevitable effects and their resulting consequences, forever. Until our world is ready to share a commitment to learning to live in peace and unity, there will always be Walls that stand as symbols of what is lost to violence, and there will always be shadows to haunt the survivors.

The Shadow of the Cathedral

By Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 322
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-shadow-of-the-cathedral.pdf

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"The Shadow of the Cathedral" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (translated by W. A. Mrs. Gillespie). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Night Shadow

By William J. Gaskins
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781462071951
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 926
  • Pdf File: the-night-shadow.pdf

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A renegade soldier (Will) with a huge heart finds himself stranded on a distant planet. As the only survivor of his outpost, he must face the impossible and distinguish between friend or foe to return home to his family on earth. With pain and deceit lying around every turn, he must find the courage to keep going. Every time he can taste freedom in the air, a tragic turn of events changes his entire path. Will he make it home to his beautiful wife and kids, or will he perish in a fight to save a dying race thats not his own? The path is his to choose.

Sevastopol

By Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465602852
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 783
  • Pdf File: sevastopol.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book contains three linked stories about the siege of the city of Sevastopol during the Crimean War. They are based in part on Tolstoy's own experiences as an officer in the Russian army during the war.