Echoes of Light

Kingdoms of Sand 6
Author: Daniel Arenson
Publisher: Moonclipse
ISBN: 1927601754
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Zohar, an ancient land of sand and splendor, rallies for its last stand. The genocidal Aelarian Empire sends its legions to destroy the small desert kingdom. King Epher and his band of rebels stand against a fire they cannot extinguish. And it is Claudia herself, once Epher's paramour, who leads the legions tasked with killing him. Across the sea, in the Empire's capital, a cruel new emperor has seized power. Atalia Sela, once the leader of a barbarian horde, now fights in the arena as a gladiator. Ofeer Sela, once a concubine and now a rebel, seeks to free her sister. Meanwhile, Seneca and Valentina, the children of fallen dynasties, still battle for the city, and their inevitable clash draws near. Around the Encircled Sea, warlords, rebels, and legionaries battle for dominance. Sometimes it seems like the fire will always burn. Yet heroes still rise, fighting for a dream of peace, for memories of solace, and for lingering echoes of light.

Halls of Shadow

Kingdoms of Sand Book 5
Author: Daniel Arenson
Publisher: Moonclipse
ISBN: 1927601746
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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The world reels from a shocking assassination. The Aelarian Empire is cracking. From the ashes of a burnt world, warlords, barbarians, and rebels emerge to claim the remains. Outside the walls of Aelar, different factions converge. Tribal warriors prepare to shatter the gates. Valentina, a senator's daughter, seeks to enter the city and rebuild the Republic. Prince Seneca, the last scion of a mighty house, battles his rivals to the throne and strives to hold the Empire together. Meanwhile, within the walls, dark magic and conspiracies brew. In the distant desert, the kingdom of Zohar crumbles. The Empire musters to grind Zohar's cities into dust. Epher, King of Zohar, and his sister Maya, a powerful magic-user, fight desperately to defeat the Empire's legions. Yet their greatest enemy might be the mysterious, shadowy figure that roams their ancient land. In smoldering battlefields, crows feast and humans squabble for the last shreds of power. Yet can the splendor of past glory ever shine again, or will the final victors rule from halls of shadow?

Dictionary of Visual Discourse

A Dialectical Lexicon of Terms
Author: Barry Sandywell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317151062
Category: Art
Page: 722
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This substantial and ambitious dictionary explores the languages and cultures of visual studies. It provides the basis for understanding the foundations and motivations of current theoretical and academic discourse, as well as the different forms of visual culture that have come to organize everyday life. The book is firmly placed in the context of the 'visual turn' in contemporary thought. It has been designed as an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary introduction to the vocabularies and grammars of visuality that inform thinking in the arts and humanities today. It also offers insight into the philosophical frameworks which underpin the field of visual culture. A central theme that runs throughout the entries is the task of moving away from a narrow understanding of visuality inherited from traditional philosophy toward a richer cultural and multi-sensorial philosophy of concrete experience. The dictionary incorporates intertextual links that encourage readers to explore connections between major themes, theories and key figures in the field. In addition the author's introduction provides a comprehensive and critical introduction which documents the significance of the visual turn in contemporary theory and culture. It is accompanied by an extensive bibliography and further reading list. As both a substantive academic contribution to this growing field and a useful reference tool, this book offers a theoretical introduction to the many languages of visual discourse. It will be essential reading for graduate students and scholars in visual studies, the sociology of visual culture, cultural and media studies, philosophy, art history and theory, design, film and communication studies.

Drawn Into the Mystery of Jesus Through the Gospel of John

Author: Jean Vanier
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1616432748
Category: RELIGION
Page: 360
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Jean Vanier celebrates the gospel of John in his highly anticipated latest work, Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John. Thoroughly personal and inspiring, it challenges all Christians to encounter the fullness of life lived in close communion with God. Vanier writes: "These insights that I share in this book come from the life of Jesus in me ... They also flow from my life with people who are weak and who have taught me to welcome Jesus from the place of the poverty in me." Jean Vanier was a friend and influential mentor to the late Henri Nouwen. Toward the end of his life, Nouwen left Harvard to live and work at one of Jean Vanier's L'Arche communities. This was perhaps the most profound experience of Christianity Nouwen experienced. The thought and spiritual direction/discipleship of Jean Vanier is available to all in Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John.

The CSB Study Bible For Women, Light Turquoise/Sand Hardcover

Author: CSB Bibles by Holman,Dorothy Kelley Patterson,Rhonda Harrington Kelley
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433644207
Category: Bibles
Page: 2240
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Equipping you to go deeper into God's Word, The Study Bible for Women is the most comprehensive study Bible ever prepared for women and by women. In this one-volume library of resources, authors trained in biblical studies and the original languages of Scripture provide an incomparable study experience to reveal the meaning, context and applications for the text of Scripture.

Almanac of the Bible

Author: Geoffrey Wigoder,Shalom M. Paul,Benedict Viviano
Publisher: Macmillan General Reference
Category: Religion
Page: 448
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Identifies the places, people, plants, and animals of the Bible, as well as furnishing a chorology of the ancient world

AMANI - Rebellin des Sandes

Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641172454
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 360
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Die 16-jährige Scharfschützin Amani will nichts mehr, als Dustwalk, einem Kaff mitten in der Wüste, den Rücken zu kehren. Bei einem Schießwettbewerb, der Amani die Freiheit bringen soll, kreuzt Jin ihren Weg: ein faszinierender Fremder, der von den Schergen des Sultans verfolgt wird. Jin soll zu den Rebellen gehören, die den abtrünnigen Prinzen Ahmed unterstützen. Amani und Jin werden Reisegefährten wider Willen und kämpfen bald ums Überleben – gegen magische Djinn, gegen die Soldaten des Sultans und eine mysteriöse, tödliche Waffe. Unversehens steckt Amani mitten in einer Rebellion, die das Schicksal ihres Landes entscheiden könnte und ihre Gefühle für Jin offenbart ...

Die Klauen des Feuers

Drachenlied 2
Author: Daniel Arenson
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641172403
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Ihre Heimat ist zerstört, doch ihre Feinde gönnen ihnen keinen Frieden Das uralte Reich Requiem, dessen Bewohner die Fähigkeit besitzen, sich in Drachen zu verwandeln, hat sich auch ein Jahr nach dem verheerenden Angriff der Phönixe noch nicht erholt. Mühsam gelingt es den Menschen, die Stadt wieder aufzubauen, doch noch längst sind nicht alle Wunden an Körper und Seele verheilt. Da nähert sich ein riesiges Heer, dessen größte Bedrohung die drachenartigen Wyvern sind. Wird es König Elethor und den Bewohnern Requiems gelingen, diese Invasion aufzuhalten?

Literary heritage

Author: Dora Valentine Smith,Joseph E. Mersand,James Squire
Publisher: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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