Queen of Fire is the spectacular conclusion to the internationally bestselling Raven's Shadow series - a powerful tale of desperate battles, deadly politics and epic adventure. EMPIRES WILL FALL Queen Lyrna has survived the bloody siege of Alltor. Now she must rally her troops and take back the capital from the Volarian invaders. But driving her hated enemy out of the Realm will not satisfy her lust for vengeance - she wants to pursue them across the ocean and burn their empire to ashes. To do so, she must place her faith in the Seventh Order: men and women who wield terrible powers, born of the Dark itself. Vaelin Al Sorna would sacrifice his life for his queen - and may yet have to. Only by unmasking the Volarians' mysterious Ally can the tide of war be turned. To this end, Vaelin must travel deep into the icebound north, in search of a man who cannot die - and he must do it without the aid of his blood song, which has fallen ominously silent . . . Praise for Raven's Shadow: 'Engrossing' - Buzzfeed 'Powerful' - SFFWorld 'Compelling' - SFX Books by Anthony Ryan: Raven's Shadow Blood Song Tower Lord Queen of Fire Raven's Blade The Wolf's Call (coming July 2019) The Draconis Memoria The Waking Fire The Legion of Flame The Empire of Ashes
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For years I’ve been encouraged by many without any connections to each other to tell my story. The time is now right to tell my truth, my perspective, and my experience. I’ve been labeled an avid learner, a work in progress, and a truth seeker for myself and about myself. As part of my spiritual journey, this book serves as a resource to heal and to be better than my best. In tarot the Major Arcana card Queen of Fire means confident, warm, intelligent, and graceful. She encourages you to stretch your wings and fly, to assert your independence and creativity, and to avoid underestimating yourself. The Queen of Fire is me. It is my hope that this book will inspire you to live without fear, persevere despite what life hands you, and take those moments in your life and turn them into positive learning moments.
"The Queen of Fire and the King of Ice" takes young readers deep into the heart of the matter of divorce and shared custody. This creative story does away with blame and shame and offers understanding and hope instead.Most children's books about divorce are realistic, but sometimes fairy tales make the best sense of life's challenges. This tale will speak to adults as well as children because it captures a human reality in timeless terms.Watch a YouTube introduction to this book.Also available as a hardcover book (with larger font) and an eBook. ---Dr. Dana Del George is also the author of a scholarly book about short fiction.
Welcome to the new age where the human race is now extinct and the plant is inhabited by downworlders. "The Queen of Fire" is a story that follows a former CIA agent Missy Lynn Black when her life was spared by the death angel during the apocalypse. Trying to leave her former life behind, she now goes by the name of Cash, as she battles her way through the darkness that stands in her path of establishing some sort of order and peace in this new world. When she returns back to the New Americas, she finds herself in the arms of not one but two former flings, one whom she had known since she was a small child and the other one who was held captive with her during the first year of the new world. Which one will win her heart back? As the tension builds and the castle is attacked, Cash must help defend it and team up with a mixed group of downworlders, which exposes her abilities to her new acquaintances. That could either help or hurt her in the long run, but don't worry, since her longtime friend Angi is there to help hide her powers and lighten the mood with her snarky comments. New and past friendships are put to the test when the friends come to her aid, as her past comes back to haunt her. Everyone's life is put on the line and no one is safe. Who will go up in flames and who will be turned to ash?
A murdered king. A young princess thrust onto the throne. An enemy queen, fighting to forge an empire. As war engulfs an entire world, only one queen can rule--through steel and fire. When her father is murdered, sixteen-year-old princess Claire Erinn must become the first female ruler of Keldaren. As soon as Claire takes the throne, enemies arise on her borders--and from within her own court. Claire knows she's not ready to rule. But that's a secret she has to hide-from her enemies, and from her own people. Claire must act like a strong queen if she hopes to survive long enough to become one. As war looms, Claire struggles to save her kingdom, and herself. A rival queen and Claire's half-mad brother are both coming for her crown-and her head. With Death herself hunting her, Claire must become the warrior her kingdom needs. She's willing to face Death to save Keldaren. But the price of victory may be even higher than Claire's life.
From the heartbreak of dozens of families burying their children after the notorious Our Lady of Angels School Fire to the serenity of a grieving mother, who six years after the death of her daughter finds her wedding-clad body in peaceful repose; from the lawlessness of the bootleg era, punctuated by such ignominious figures as Al Capone and Dean O'Banion, to the patriotic triumph of one of the flag bearers of Iwo Jima, Mount Carmel and Queen of Heaven Cemeteries have provided the final chapter in the colorful lives and tragic events that have marked the city of Chicago for the last century. It denotes the final resting place of the churches' bishops and cardinals as well as the city's beloved parents, grandparents, and children. Mount Carmel and Queen of Heaven Cemeteries offers a unique glimpse into the history of Chicago during a time that saw massive immigration, rising industrialization, two world wars, and numerous tragedies, by chronicling the lives and stories behind the individuals who are interred there. From the heartbreak of dozens of families burying their children after the notorious Our Lady of Angels School Fire to the serenity of a grieving mother, who six years after the death of her daughter finds her wedding-clad body in peaceful repose; from the lawlessness of the bootleg era, punctuated by such ignominious figures as Al Capone and Dean O'Banion, to the patriotic triumph of one of the flag bearers of Iwo Jima, Mount Carmel and Queen of Heaven Cemeteries have provided the final chapter in the colorful lives and tragic events that have marked the city of Chicago for the last century. It denotes the final resting place of the churches' bishops and cardinals as well as the city's beloved parents, grandparents, and children. Mount Carmel and Queen of Heaven Cemeteries offers a unique glimpse into the history of Chicago during a time that saw massive immigration, rising industrialization, two world wars, and numerous tragedies, by chronicling the lives and stories behind the individuals who are interred there.
Millions of readers have been enthralled by the saga that began in The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, which now continues with Ken Follett's magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire. A WORLD IN TURMOIL 1558, and Europe is in revolt as religious hatred sweeps the continent. Elizabeth Tudor has ascended to the throne but she is not safe in this dangerous new world. There are many who would see her removed, not least Mary Queens of Scots, who lies in wait in Paris. A NEW ORDER Elizabeth determines to set up a new secret service: a group of resourceful spies and courageous agents entrusted to keep her safe and in power. As she searches for those who will make the difference, one man stands out. A MAN WHO WOULD DIE FOR HIS QUEEN For Ned Willard the opportunity to serve his queen is God-sent. He cannot stay in Kingsbridge and watch the love of his life marry another, and as fires burn and extremism begins to spark throughout Europe, Ned makes his choice. He will spend his life protecting his monarch from the tyrants who aim to destroy her or die trying . . .
Recommended by The Observer . . . 'One doesn't so much read it, as one is bewitched by it. Epic, gorgeous, haunting' HANYA YANAGIHARA, author of A Little Life When it begins, it begins as an opera should begin: in a palace, at a ball, in an encounter with a stranger, who you discover has your fate in his hands . . . She is Lilliet Berne. And she is the soprano. 1882. One warm autumn evening in Paris, Lilliet is finally offered an original role, though it comes at a price. The part is based on her deepest secret. Only four people could have betrayed her: one is dead, one loves her still, one wants only to own her. And one, she hopes, never thinks of her at all. In taking this role Lilliet is forced to confront her darkest lies but will the truth save Lilliet - or destroy her? 'Brilliantly extravagant' VOGUE 'Terrific' NEW YORKER
Oh, one more thing. Admiral Sam wants to know, if you need back-up. Great! The more, the merrier. A minute later, Sam appeared next to Debbie, clad in his long cloak and wide brimmed hat and asked, When does the fun, begin? Debbie instantly snapped to attention and saluted. Hold on there, cadet. Dont go military, on me. Relax, were in the field. Calistus explained, We have to stop, about two dozen men and two gun boats, before sunup. Su should be sending a large tank of flammable solvent, through a portal, any moment now. But, I havent seen any guards as of yet. A horizontal portal opened twenty, feet above the water and a large metal tank slipped through unnoticed, and hovered just above the water to close to their position. Calistus sighed and said, I cant ignite it there, itll fry us all. I'm on it, whispered Debbie, eager to show off, for the admiral. As she dove in the water and pushed the container into position. Just then, a pirate poked his head out of one of the gun ships, spotted something moving and hollered, Whos there? And began to fire at the tank of flammable solvent, igniting it into a ball of fire. That swiftly spread over the water turning, the inlet into a river of fire. Debbie quickly dove underwater, to avoid getting hit. But she was struck in the side, before she could react. She struggled desperately to stay afloat, and managed to make it to shore, where she collapsed. Calistus hollered, Sam, lets try and get them in a crossfire! In minutes, the camp was swarming with pirates, firing at anything that moved. After a ten-minute gun battle, the pirates strapped Debbies limp body, to a tree and the leader hollered, Drop your weapons and surrender, or the woman dies! Sam, theyve got Debbie! Hold your fire! The two men approached the pirates, with their hands and guns over their heads, Sam whispered, Protective shields on, weapons on stun, once we reach Debbie, we position ourselves in front of her, to protect her, then, we let 'em have it. As they reached Debbie, the men quickly spun around, Calistus hollered, as he leveled his rifle at the pirates, I think its you, who should surrender! Laughter suddenly broke out, amongst the crowd, mocking Calistuss bold statement. Sam shouted, Fire! Blasts of energy streaked through the night rapidly finding their marks as bullets ricocheted off their shields. Once silence reined, Calistus glanced at Sam and inquired, What's wrong? I was hoping for a knockdown, drag out, gun fight. Instead, all we got, was a bunch of wimps! Whatever, Sam. Why dont you round them up, before they come to, while I take care of Debbie. Carefully untying her and lying her on the ground, Calistus contacted Moon Base One, Su, I need you here and fast, cadet Debbies been injured. Seconds later, Su appeared, then, hollered, as she dove for the ground, firing her pistol Look out! A blast of energy struck the would-be assassin, liquefying his body into a yellow-brown ooze, which swiftly seeped into the sand. Su quickly returned, with Debbie. Sam bellowed A little help, here, if you dont mind! Having the prisoners tied up, Sam surveyed the pirates and commented What a motley crew they are. Do you think well get any information, out of 'em, Cal? Nope! None of them, look like, they have the brains to come up with a strategy, as complex as this. Deb did mention about Norm, who tried to waste her. Hes probably their contact. How are we going to locate one person, in this jungle? questioned a frustrated Sam. Sam, youre slipping in your old age. Deb mentioned that she was washed up on the beach after the ship was destroyed. That should be on the other side of the island. Calistus contacted Su and inquired, Can you contact the nearest coast guard, and inform them about the bunch of pirates, we have tied up. Then, see if you can bounce a signal off one of Earths satelli
Don Quixote and the Brilliant Name of Fire reveals for the first time the true extent of the esoteric dimension of the classic Spanish work. References to cards of the Tarot deck, a means of progression on the inner journey, have long been noted in it; but Don Quixote and the Brilliant Name of Fire will show their full extent, as well as demonstrating spectacular visual representations of Hebrew letters of the Qabalah, and the strict allegory of psychic transformationin the way of the Shakespeare playsin which these symbols have their place. The close kinship of Don Quixote and the Shakespeare First Folio becomes plain, and their origin in a common author, neither Will Shakespeare nor Cervantes. www.thegreatpesher.com