Crusader


Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Ostiagard Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 824
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The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. Cyrus Davidon finds himself far from his home in Sanctuary, in the land of Luukessia, a place divided and deep in turmoil. With his allies at his side, Cyrus finds himself facing off against an implacable foe in a war that will challenge all his convictions - and one he may not be able to win. NOTE: This book is more than twice the length of the previous book in the series, Champion. Book One, Defender, is presently free, and would be a much better starting point for new readers than this volume.

Defender


Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Ostiagard Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 269
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The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. Cyrus Davidon leads a small guild in the human capital of Reikonos. Caught in an untenable situation, facing death in the den of a dragon, they are saved by the brave fighters of Sanctuary who offer an invitation filled with the promise of greater adventure. Soon Cyrus is embroiled in a mystery - someone is stealing weapons of nearly unlimited power for an unknown purpose, and Sanctuary may be the only thing that stands between the world of Arkaria and total destruction.

Heretic


Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Revelen Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 539
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The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life, or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. After an ambush in the human capital of Reikonos deprives Cyrus Davidon of his beloved sword, Praelior, he and Sanctuary find themselves surrounded once more by countless enemies, including their old allies in the guild of Goliath. As the chaos rises, and their foes close in, Cyrus and his guildmates are once more left fighting for their own survival against all the world – an impossible battle, and one they are unlikely to win.

A Haven in Ash

A Sanctuary Seres
Author: Robert J. Crane,Michael Winstone
Publisher: Ostiagard Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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The land of Luukessia is lost. A horde of beasts known only as the scourge has ravaged the land, leaving only the village of Terreas to survive. Hemmed in on all sides by the scourge, the denizens of Terreas eke out a lonely existence, trying to survive in a land that is all but dead. Jasen Rabinn is a teenage boy trapped in Terreas but with a mind rooted outside the boundaries of his village. He longs for adventure, and when the mysterious Baraghosa – a sorcerer of a sort not native to Luukessia – comes to Terreas, a chain of events is set in motion that will carry Jasen beyond his simple town. To adventure. To danger. To his destiny.

The Sanctuary Seeker


Author: Bernard Knight
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1448301238
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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When an unidentified body is found in the village of Widecombe, Crowner (coroner) John is eager to assume his new duties. However, the corrupt sheriff, Richard de Revelle, erects numerous stumbling blocks to the investigation.

Warlord


Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Revelen Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 444
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The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. When their allied settlement in Emerald Fields is attacked by the mighty titans, the guild of Sanctuary is drawn into a centuries-old conflict between the races of Southern Arkaria, a conflict that threatens to spill north into the war-ravaged lands of men and elves...and one which place Sanctuary into conflict with the oldest and most dangerous force on Arkaria...the legendary dragons.

Champion


Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Ostiagard Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 396
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The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. As the war heats up in Arkaria, Vara is forced to flee after an ancient order of skilled assassins infiltrates Sanctuary and targets her. Cyrus Davidon accompanies her home to the elven city of Termina and the two of them become embroiled in a mystery that will shake the very foundations of the Elven Kingdom – and Arkaria.

Mistress of the Art of Death


Author: Ariana Franklin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101206751
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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The national bestselling hit hailed by the New York Times as a "vibrant medieval mystery...[it] outdoes the competition." In medieval Cambridge, England, Adelia, a female forensics expert, is summoned by King Henry II to investigate a series of gruesome murders that has wrongly implicated the Jewish population, yielding even more tragic results. As Adelia's investigation takes her behind the closed doors of the country's churches, the killer prepares to strike again.

The Crusader's Heart


Author: Kate Forrest
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 1509221336
Category: Fiction
Page: 334
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Isobel Campbell is on a secret mission to find sanctuary for Scotland's most holy relic. She is determined to see it to safety, but every step she takes brings her closer to an uncertain future. When the fate of the relic is assured, she must decide her own course. A lonely path forward seems inevitable, but her protector, a mysterious crusader, makes her yearn for a life filled with his love. Alexander MacKinnon returns home to Scotland to face his clan's dire prospects. Escorting a noblewoman to a nunnery delays his reckoning with the family he left behind and presents dangers he cannot face alone. Isobel, his beautiful charge, may prove to be the greatest danger of all, for the powerful connection between them could lead to their ruin. But this crusader's heart cannot deny what it wants, even if it means putting everything at risk.

The Sanctuary

A Novel
Author: Raymond Khoury
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101191996
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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After centuries of destruction, one unsuspecting woman stands at the center of a conspiracy that could change the world forever. From the Paperback edition.

The Crescent on the Temple

The Dome of the Rock as Image of the Ancient Jewish Sanctuary
Author: Pamela Berger
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004203001
Category: Religion
Page: 367
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"The Crescent on the Temple" elucidates how the Dome of the Rock came to stand for the Temple of Solomon in Christian, Muslim, and Jewish art. That “Temple,” represented as the Muslim shrine, is often surmounted by a crescent.

Legend


Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537644264
Category:
Page: 704
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"Are you ready to go home?" Over the course of eight years, Cyrus Davidon has become the greatest warrior in Arkaria. He has fought and beaten armies, dragons, monsters and gods. He's been elected to lead the greatest guild in the land - Sanctuary - and watched that guild fall at the hands of his enemies. For the God of War, Bellarum, has aims beyond the understanding of mortals, and the deity is moving his dark hand across the lands that Cyrus has pledged to defend. In order to stop him, Cyrus will have to fight with everything he has, every friend he has made, every ally that remains to him, and only one question will linger... ...Who will survive?

The Brothers Karamazov


Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1681959372
Category: Fiction
Page: 717
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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov The Brothers Karamazov is Fyodor Dostoevsky’s epic family story about three brothers and their murdered father.

Thy Father's Shadow


Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500252229
Category: Fiction
Page: 398
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The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life, or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. In the depths of the dark elven homeland of Saekaj Sovar, Terian Lepos returns home after a long estrangement from his family. Separated from his friends in Sanctuary, Terian must reconcile with his father in order to keep the family's honor from a threat brought forward by an old enemy. Faced with test after test that strains him to the breaking point, Terian must discover for himself that the line between loyalty and betrayal is thin indeed...and that sometimes, the sharpest knives are wielded by those you know best.

The Imagined and Real Jerusalem in Art and Architecture


Author: Jeroen Goudeau,Mariette Verhoeven,Wouter Weijers
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900427085X
Category: Art
Page: 304
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In The Imagined and Real Jerusalem in Art and Architecture specialists in various fields of art history, from Early Christian times to the present, discuss in depth a series of Western artworks, artefacts, and buildings, which question the visualization of Jerusalem.

The Book of Whispers


Author: Kimberley Starr
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1922253979
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 400
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Tuscany, 1096 AD. Luca, young heir to the title of Conte de Falconi, sees demons. Since no one else can see them, Luca must keep quiet about what he sees, or risk another exorcism by the nefarious priest Ramberti. Luca also has dreams—dreams that sometimes predict the future. Night after night Luca sees his father murdered, and vows to stop it coming true. Even if he has to go against his father's wishes and follow him on the great pilgrimage to capture the Holy Lands. Far away in Cappadocia, Suzan has dreams too. Consigned with her mute mother to a life in an underground convent, she has a vision of a brown-haired boy riding through the desert. A boy with an ancient book that holds some inscrutable power. A boy who will take her on an adventure that will lead to places beyond both their understanding. Together, Luca and Suzan will realise their true quest: to defeat the forces of man and demon that wish to destroy the world. Kimberley Starr is a teacher and author based in Melbourne. Her debut novel, The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies, won the 2003 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Emerging Author. She has a degree in mediaeval literature, and travelled through Turkey and Israel to research The Book of Whispers. ‘The Book of Whispers combines history, fantasy, romance and the brutality of the Middle Ages in a satisfyingly epic novel.’ Books+Publishing ‘The Book of Whispers is fast paced and bloody in parts, not shying away from the brutality of the period and the atrocities committed during the Crusades; but it also shrewdly challenges the reader to think about religion, extremism and tolerance—particularly in relation to a region where those topics have particular significance.’ Lamont Books ‘One of my favourites of this year.’ Tea in the Treetops ‘This fast paced and well developed story has a little bit of everything to provide you with an interesting foray into a historical journey through time. Grief, love, chaos, adventure, magic, and the Christian crusades into Jerusalem all melded together into a beguiling and beautiful novel.’ Artistic Bent

Fated in Darkness


Author: Robert J. Crane
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517455156
Category:
Page: 408
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The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. In the underground city of Saekaj Sovar, a tyrant sits up the throne. For too long, he has ruled the fates of the dark elven people without mercy or challenge. Until now. Terian Lepos, J'anda Aimant and Aisling Nightwind are veterans of the guild Sanctuary who find themselves trapped in darkness of Saekaj, with danger and betrayal lurking around every corner. When the three of them find themselves pitted against forces trying to steer the course of Saekaj Sovar, who will end up triumphant? And who will end up dead?

Contemporary Sources for the Fourth Crusade

Revised Edition
Author: Alfred Andrea
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004169431
Category: History
Page: 343
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This volume presents English translations of seven major bodies of Latin sources for the Fourth Crusade (1202-1204). Combined, the different perspectives of these sources deepen our understanding of this complex and controversial moment in Western-Byzantine relations.

Silent Spring


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618249060
Category: Nature
Page: 378
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Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.