The Jewel And The Sword

Author: Marjorie Jones
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
ISBN: 1605424897
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The Jewel And The Sword. Following the ensuing battle with the Earl of Ravenstone’s forces, Meghan Douglas tends to the wounds of her father’s men, the Laird of Clan Douglas. Among the fallen, she finds a sorely wounded English knight. Though he is an enemy, Meghan takes pity on the handsome, burly stranger and has him taken to a chamber. There, once he has been securely bound to her father’s bed, she attempts to save his life, attending to the most intimate details of his care. When Devlin Barnett regains consciousness at last, it is only to find himself tied to a bed, being cared for by a beautiful young woman. Not just any young woman, however, but the daughter of his treacherous foster brother, the Laird of the keep, for whom he is now being held as ransom. To make matters worse, he finds his traitorous, vulnerable body responding to Meghan’s tender ministrations in a most alarming, and conspicuous, manner. Meghan cannot deny the powerful attraction she feels for the captive in her bed . . . the captive who so stubbornly refuses to give up his name. She knows only that he is one of the Earl of Ravenstone’s knights. Devlin finally manages to escape, both his imprisonment and the danger to his heart. He has not gone far, however, when he realizes he is being followed. His emotions are in peril once again, for the lovely Meghan insists he take her to Ravenstone’s castle that she might plead for her father’s release. She has no idea of her former prisoner’s true identity. Or the forces of evil that will be unleashed to separate and destroy.

Mirror Sword And Jewel

Author: Kurt Singer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134248385
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Mirror Sword And Jewel. Edited with an Introduction by Richard Storry. First published over 20 years ago and long out of print, this is a unique interpretation of the essence of Japanese society and individual psychology.

The Jewel Of Medina

Author: Sherry Jones
ISBN: 9781906142414
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The Jewel Of Medina. This novel, banned shortly before publication in Sept '08 by Random House, attracting British and world-wide media attention, tells for the first time the moving but little known love story between Mohammed and his favoured wife Ai'sha. A wonderful fast-paced novel and an uplifting subject that readers from all religions will enjoy.


Author: John Christian Schmeidel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134213743
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Stasi. This book is a fascinating new examination of one of the most feared and efficient secret services the world has ever known, the Stasi. The East German Stasi was a jewel among the communist secret services, the most trusted by its Russian mother organization the KGB, and even more efficient. In its attempt at ‘total coverage’ of civil society, the Ministry for State Security came close to realizing the totalitarian ideal of a political police force. Based on research in archival files unlocked just after the fall of the Berlin Wall and available to few German and Western readers, this volume details the Communist Party’s attempt to control all aspects of East German civil society, and sets out what is known of the regime’s support for international terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s. STASI will be of much interest to students of intelligence studies, German politics and international relations.

Gleams From Japan

Author: S. Katsumata
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136654216
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Gleams From Japan. First published in 1937 this is a collection of articles written by the author under the pseudonym 'Waseda Eisaku' for the Japan Tourist Bureau's magazine over twenty five years. Intended to satisfy the intellectual curiosity of cultivated tourists from abroad by giving the insider's view of all things Japanese, it was published as a book just before the outbreak of World War II. Writing in the first person, Katsumata becomes both guide and confidante, writing about his own travel experiences in Japan and about Japanese customs and practices that interest him, such as traditional incense ceremonies, or fishing with rod and creel. This personal approach results in an unusual selection of topics and itineraries including tray landscapes, old Japanese clocks, hot springs, Japanese humour, sumo wrestling, pines in Japanese scenery, the Japanese sun flag and Buddhist temple bells. The author not only describes, but draws the reader into his own experiences - his joy on buying an antiquarian book he cannot really afford, the monotony he feels when travelling too long through snowy landscapes, the delight he takes in telling you that the best bait for carp fishing is sweet potato. Katsumata's unconventional choice of subjects and his informal and individualistic writing style make this a refreshingly different guide to Japan, and a valuable record of the period in which it was written.

The Prince And The Pirate

Author: Nicole Enyart
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469155966
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The Prince And The Pirate. Prologue The Captain of the guard, Corin, strode quickly across the marble floor, his armor chinked with each step he took and echoed throughout the room. His face that always seemed to be set in a determined look was now lined deeper in concentration. His steel gray eyes glared straight ahead as he drew closer and closer to the end of the room. There, stood a throne set in gold and precious jewels, and sitting upon that throne was the most dangerous and powerful man in the country, King Kadesh. Approaching the throne Captain Corin dropped down to one knee and bowed his head. Though older than the King, the royal made certain to crush any thoughts of superiority the Captain might have against him, by wearing lavish clothing, jewels, but most of all he always had a nonchalant expression on his face, no matter who it was that walked into his throne room, how rich they were or the title they bore, he treated them all the same. He treated them as slaves. King Kadesh waited until the Captain thought he could no longer keep his patience before finally speaking. “What do you want?” He asked, his tone almost sounding bored. Captain Corin gritted his teeth, “My Lord, the rumors were true. Pirates from the East are approaching our docks.” The King interrupted him by sighing impatiently, “I know all this already, Captain. I also know that they plan on kidnapping my daughter for ransom. What I don’t know is what your plan is to stop them.” The Captain’s face flushed with anger, “My men and I will station ourselves inside the Princess’ chambers and wait for the pirates.” “And you will fight to the death is that it?” Kind Kadesh asked. The Captain nodded his head. The King stood up from his throne. “Tell me, do you think many of your men will die?” The Captain was taken aback by this question. It was unusual for the King to be concerned about the loss of other lives. “Yes many will die, but I assure you, my Lord, that my men are prepared to die for the safety of the princess.” “I know that!” The King yelled, sounding offended. “Every soldier signs their lives over to me when they join the army, but it costs money to replace dead soldiers. Money that I do not want to pay.” Corin dropped his head down, no longer able to hide his anger. Each and every man he was in charge of were important to him, and to hear the King speak of their value in only money was unbearable. “What then, do you want me to do, my Lord?” When the King didn’t answer, Captain Corin raised his head to look at him and was shocked to see that the King had a puzzled expression on his face. At that moment there was a loud crash, as if someone had dropped glass dishes on the floor. Both the King and the Captain turned in the direction of the sound. Standing in a pile of broken glass, was a servant girl, she was desperately scooping up the broken pieces as if perhaps she could hide the mess now, but the look of terror in the girl’s eyes caused the Captain’s heart to stop. Already two guards were making their way towards the girl to take her away and no doubt punish her. The Captain looked away, but the King once again surprised him. “Hold!” He ordered. The guards instantly stopped advancing towards the girl. The King stepped down from his throne and walked over to stand in front of the girl. The Captain watched the King’s eyes study over the child, slowly a gleam of inspiration filled those cold eyes. “Captain,” The King began, never taking his eyes off the girl. “Does this girl look to be around the same age as my daughter?” The Captain felt his throat tighten, for he was no fool, he knew what his answer could mean for this innocent child. “I’ll take that as a yes.” The King said, grinning wickedly. “Perhaps the pirates will think the same thing.” ********************************************************************* In the dead of night, shadows crept along the castle wall, slithering up the wall silently and up towards the window of th

The Chrysanthemum And The Sword

Author: Ruth Benedict
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547525141
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The Chrysanthemum And The Sword. Essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. Benedict’s World War II–era study paints an illuminating contrast between the culture of Japan and that of the United States. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a revealing look at how and why our cultures differ, making it the perfect introduction to Japanese history and customs.

The Sword Chronicles Child Of Sorrows

Author: Michaelbrent Collings
Publisher: Michaelbrent Collings
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The Sword Chronicles Child Of Sorrows. Sword thought it was over. She thought that when she killed the Chancellor and ended the corrupt reign of the Emperor, that everything would get better. That the suffering would end in Ansborn. That the people would be free. But now a new terror has been born. A trio of warriors who live only for vengeance, who know only hate, have set their sights on Sword and on those she holds dear. They are powerful, they are deadly, and they are impossible to kill. And worst of all, they are but harbingers of what is to come. Because after a thousand years, the unknown enemy that lies below the mountains of Ansborn is at last on the move. And it is coming for them all. Death from among them. Death from below. And only one person – one Sword – has any chance of stopping it.

Iconography Of The Buddhist Sculpture Of Orissa Text

Author: Thomas E. Donaldson
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN: 9788170174066
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Iconography Of The Buddhist Sculpture Of Orissa Text. Utilizing knowledge of the Orissan Brahmanical Art, this text seeks to develop a similar consistent and reliable iconographic and stylistic evolution for the Buddhist Arts of Orissa and its adherence to, or deviation from, surviving textual iconographic peculiarities. The reciprocal influence between Brahmanical and Buddhist Art in Orissa is emphasized with both religions expanding at the same time in regard to proliferation of deities and variant forms, and each apparently competing with the other for patronage and converts.

Jewel Of Canaan

Author: Marion Dawson Gunderson
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449752039
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Jewel Of Canaan. DEBORAH is a beautiful young Israelite woman living in ancient Canaan. Her people are oppressed by a greedy Canaanite king named Jabin. The king’s troops, led by General Sisera, often steal the people’s crops—and sometimes their children. Will Deborah’s village be plundered next? Despite her fears, Deborah still dreams of marrying a certain young man, and living a normal life among her people. However, God’s plan for Deborah holds some challenges she could never imagine.