Heartstone

Author: C. J. Sansom
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230754791
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Heartstone. Heartsone is C. J. Sansom's fifith spellbinding mystery inthe Shardlake series. Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. As the English fleet gathers at Portsmouth, the country raises the largest militia army it has ever seen. The King has debased the currency to pay for the war, and England is in the grip of soaring inflation and economic crisis. Meanwhile Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr. Asked to investigate claims of "monstrous wrongs" committed against a young ward of the court, which have already involved one mysterious death, Shardlake and his assistant Barak journey to Portsmouth. Once arrived, Shardlake and Barak find themselves in a city preparing to become a war zone; and Shardlake takes the opportunity to also investigate the mysterious past of Ellen Fettiplace, a young woman incarcerated in the Bedlam. The emerging mysteries around the young ward, and the events that destroyed Ellen's family nineteen years before, involve Shardlake in reunions both with an old friend and an old enemy close to the throne. Events will converge on board one of the King's great warships, primed for battle in Portsmouth harbour . . .

Heartstone

Author: Elle Katharine White
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062451952
Size: 45.50 MB
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Heartstone. A debut historical fantasy that recasts Jane Austen’s beloved Pride & Prejudice in an imaginative world of wyverns, dragons, and the warriors who fight alongside them against the monsters that threaten the kingdom: gryphons, direwolves, lamias, banshees, and lindworms. They say a Rider in possession of a good blade must be in want of a monster to slay—and Merybourne Manor has plenty of monsters. Passionate, headstrong Aliza Bentaine knows this all too well; she’s already lost one sister to the invading gryphons. So when Lord Merybourne hires a band of Riders to hunt down the horde, Aliza is relieved her home will soon be safe again. Her relief is short-lived. With the arrival of the haughty and handsome dragonrider, Alastair Daired, Aliza expects a battle; what she doesn’t expect is a romantic clash of wills, pitting words and wit against the pride of an ancient house. Nor does she anticipate the mystery that follows them from Merybourne Manor, its roots running deep as the foundations of the kingdom itself, where something old and dreadful slumbers . . . something far more sinister than gryphons. It’s a war Aliza is ill-prepared to wage, on a battlefield she’s never known before: one spanning kingdoms, class lines, and the curious nature of her own heart. Elle Katharine White infuses elements of Austen’s beloved novel with her own brand of magic, crafting a modern epic fantasy that conjures a familiar yet wondrously unique new world.

The Heart Stone

Author: Sherry Kyle
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426733518
Size: 79.32 MB
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The Heart Stone. Two women. Two journeys. A season that may change their lives forever.

Heartstone

Author: Phillip Margolin
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 006183520X
Size: 44.59 MB
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Heartstone. They were young, popular, the perfect couple -- an all-American boy and a beautiful cheerleader. But the youthful passion that led them to Lookout Point that terrible evening would prove fatal. For Richie Walters the end came swiftly, as death descended upon him in a savage orgy of horrific violence. Elaine Murray would live long enough to learn just how lucky her boyfriend had been ... Two brutal slayings have rocked a stunned city. But the murders are merely the nightmare's beginning, flinging open a terrifying Pandora's box of sordid secrets and dark revelations more deadly than the bloodlust that lives in the rock-hard heart of a killer.

Heartstone

Author: DC Brod
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440533288
Size: 31.39 MB
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Heartstone. Heartstone weaves elements of the Arthurian legend into a contemporary quest tale in which a young woman seeks the truth behind her father's disappearance and the mysterious stone he left her. Maxine Pike teaches English and folklore at a community college on Chicago’s north side where she lives with an over-sized dog and vague aspirations. Shortly after learning her archaeologist father is missing and presumed dead, she becomes custodian of the strange-colored stone he left her. Immediately she begins searching for answers: what happened to her father and what is the story behind the stone? Events are set in motion that will test her courage and faith and force her to redefine her own reality.

The Heart Stone

Author: Raynor Woods
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1606935526
Size: 67.64 MB
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The Heart Stone. Darkness has fallen upon The Realm of the Faeries. Spawned from the dark energy emanating from Earth, evil creatures invade their world, intent on destroying the peaceful and gentle Faerie race. Somewhere between the realms of Earth and Faerie lie the answers. A young, imaginative girl is called upon to help the endangered faeries regain what was rightfully theirs. Bullied by girls at school, Susan Grey finds herself catapulted from her everyday existence into the midst of an other-worldly battle between good and evil. With the help of her few trusted friends, Susan is asked to aid Queen Iridaan and her beloved faeries battle the creatures that threaten their very existence. However, should the faerie's ancient Heart Stone be lost in battle then so will all hope for faerie and humankind! Raynor Woods has enjoyed writing for twelve years. She grew up in North Yorkshire, England but has also lived in Beirut, Kuwait, Jordan, and the United States. Raynor draws upon her experiences living in different cultures and her Utopian ideology as inspiration for her writings. Raynor, the mother of three grown children, is once again living in North Yorkshire, England with her husband and their playful Cavalier Spaniel.

Heartstone

Author: John Schreiber
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146911173X
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Heartstone. Heartstone. Legend said these unusual gems could cure any illness, but Thrylain the Great, the founder of Elinala, understood its real power and destroyed all heartstones. Or so he said. Seven hundred years passed and people forgot. When a crippled prince was born in Elinala, the king ordered the death of his son. Many died trying to protect the child, and in the ensuing chaos the boy disappeared, along with a pendant from the royal treasury. Everyone believed that the child was dead and the pendant destroyed. But they were wrong. Now grown to manhood, Derrick ́s only clue to his past is his gold pendant with its unusual gem, a long-forgotten heartstone. When Derrick tries to learn his true identity, the kingdom of Elinala is forever changed as hidden crimes are exposed, ancient evils set free, and the full power of heartstone is finally unleashed. Helpful Link: Schreiber has posted some of his published articles, essays, and poems along with book group discussion questions for some of his novels at Ironwood County Books

Heartstone

Author: Stella Atrium
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462070459
Size: 70.61 MB
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Heartstone. The second installment of Atrium’s Dolvia Saga is a character-driven sci-fi tale that explores profound—and timely—themes of sexual oppression, environmentalism and cultural intolerance. Atrium’s intricate novel ranges widely in theme—gender, politics, existential philosophy, mysticism, etc. Set primarily on the planet of Dolvia—where the females of the indigenous, frequently warring tribes of the savannah maintain few rights and are forced to wear burkas— the storyline revolves, at least initially, around Dr. Edna Edwina Greensboro, a bush-clinic doctor whose courage, compassion and vision have begun to change some of the insular ways of thinking. Getting married to Lt. Mike Shaw, an off -world military man, and keeping two female gualareps—oversized and sentient iguana-esque reptiles—increases her status. But when she witnesses a “mixed blood” girl being brutally abused, she realizes that she’s working against centuries of oppression reinforced by cultural mores, folklore, myth and cruel men dead set on guarding the status quo. After all, the victims “are only women.” The commentary on gender politics benefits from a foreign setting; it’s an exercise in considering discrimination without finger-pointing. But that’s only one aspect of this multifaceted story— as Greensboro fights to save lives and educate the tribes people, nefarious individuals and companies seek to profit from the chaos ... Atrium’s saga continues with another entertaining and powerful read, reminiscent of Octavia E. Butler and Margaret Atwood. An allegorical, emotionally intimate narrative for sci-fi fans, with broad themes that could appeal to a mainstream audience, too. —Kirkus Reviews

Heartstone Under The Shadow

Author: John Schreiber
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465344039
Size: 36.91 MB
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Heartstone Under The Shadow. Ten years after the events recounted in Heartstone, enemies threaten Elinala ́s peace by threatening its chief architect--Derrick of Loneoak Island. Not only does this conspiracy have roots in the mysterious Shadow Empire, but the conspiracy also has a far more terrifying goal--to force Derrick into reawakening heartstone. The method used by this conspiracy? Destroy everything Derrick loves. Once again, ancient evils threaten to destroy Elinala, but this time the greatest evil may be caused by Derrick himself. Exactly what the Shadow Empire wants.

The Queens Of Heartstone

Author: Matthew R Brackley
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 129178084X
Size: 23.40 MB
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The Queens Of Heartstone. The story of the Queens of Heartstone. The Queens of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.The seasons change as do the Queens .Read of extraordinary beauty and magick....... Spring lifted from thepage, flower scent filled the air. Soft colour touched your heart.Summer followed. Deep green and sunshine on a page, so fine. Autumn called, leaves, so rich, gold and red flame. Winter, fell. A beautiful world in white. Crisp clear nights. A Queens' role, the seasons changing .It is in the nature, of everything Especially created in A4 size for ease of readin and for sharing. A truly magical journey.....