The Black Rood

The Celtic Crusades:

Author: Steve Lawhead

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780061051104

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4439

In the second book in the exciting Celtic Crusades series, Murdo and his family search for a piece of the cross of Christ.

The Iron Lance

The Celtic Crusades:

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061745243

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 535

“ACTION-PACKED ADEVNTURE.” —Booklist Scotland, 1095. While his father and brothers follow Pope Urban II’s call to win Jerusalem from the infidels, Murdo Ranulfson stays behind to guard his family’s interests. But when his home is confiscated by greedy usurpers, Murdo is forced to follow the Crusades himself. Hoping to find his father and redeem his family’s land, Murdo sets off on a journey that leads him to the Mediterranean—the heart of civilization now threatened by barbarian hordes—and on to the fabled city of Constantinople and beyond, to the Holy Land. Amidst brutality and ambition, Murdo discovers what he seeks—and obtains a relic that will guide him and his descendants for centuries. Rich in heroism, treachery, and adventure, The Iron Lance begins an epic trilogy of Scottish noble family fighting for its existence and its faith during the age of the Crusades—and of a secret society whose ceremonies will shape history for a millennium. “INTRIGUING . . . STEEPED IN HISTORICAL DETAIL . . .” —Library Journal

The Mystic Rose

The Celtic Crusades:

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061760181

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2680

“LAWHEAD KNOWS HOW TO SPIN A TALE.” —Booklist A story rich in history and imagination, here is the final volume in Stephen R. Lawhead’s magnificent saga of a Scottish noble family and its divine quest during the age of the Great Crusades. A thousand years after its disappearance, the Mystic Rose—the fabled Chalice of the Last Supper—has been found, and the warrior monks of the Knights Templar, led by the ruthless and corrupt Renaud de Bracineaux, will stop at nothing to possess it. One brave, dauntless, noblewoman stands in their way . . . Born among the hills of Scotland, and raised on the Crusader tales of her grandfather, Murdo, and her father, Duncan, young Cait is determined to claim the Holy Cup for her own. Guided by a handful of clues gleaned from a stolen letter, Cait and a small band of knights follow a treacherous trail that leads from the shadowed halls of Saint Sophia into the heart of Moorish Spain and a world long unseen by Christian eyes. A journey whose end means victory . . . or death. “THOSE LUSTING FOR THE TRUE PATH WILL EAT IT UP.” —Kirkus Reviews

Ciao, Bella

A Novel About Searching for Beauty and Finding Love

Author: Ryan Phillips

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768490081

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8922

Isabelle Mackenzie always imagined herself married with kids. Instead, at 30, she’s chronically single and lives alone in a cramped condo on Chicago’s north side. Sure she’s got her beloved bookstore and her two best friends, Cameron and Oliver, but even they can’t make up for the fact that her life hasn’t turned out anything like she expected. The weighing disappointment has her questioning everything she once felt certain of, including her faith in God. So when Olly and Cam secretly volunteer her for a nationally-televised makeover, Mack decides to use the opportunity to reinvent herself. What follows is an unlikely romance with famous actor Cooper Young, a cross-continental adventure, and the long-awaited chance to make all of her dreams come true. Will Mack be able to keep her faith amidst the glitz and glamour of Cooper’s lifestyle, or will she lose herself and abandon everything and everyone she cares about in the process? Ciao, Bella is the story of one woman’s unexpected revelations about faith, love, and true happiness. It’s a novel for all who have ever been granted the desires of their hearts only to discover that what they thought they wanted could never compare to what they already had.

Byzantium

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061841880

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

View: 8687

Born to rule Although born to rule, Aidan lives as a scribe in a remote Irish monastery on the far, wild edge of Christendom. Secure in work, contemplation, and dreams of the wider world, a miracle bursts into Aidan's quiet life. He is chosen to accompany a small band of monks on a quest to the farthest eastern reaches of the known world, to the fabled city of Byzantium, where they are to present a beautiful and costly hand-illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells, to the Emperor of all Christendom. Thus begins an expedition by sea and over land, as Aidan becomes, by turns, a warrior and a sailor, a slave and a spy, a Viking and a Saracen, and finally, a man. He sees more of the world than most men of his time, becoming an ambassador to kings and an intimate of Byzantium's fabled Golden Court. And finally this valiant Irish monk faces the greatest trial that can confront any man in any age: commanding his own Destiny.

Hood

Author: Steve Lawhead

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1595540857

Category: Fiction

Page: 490

View: 8274

Presents a reimagining of the tale of Robin Hood in which the son of a king, Bran ap Brychan, flees the kingdom of Elfael after his father is killed and leads a band of thieves as they try to battle the Normans and take back the kingdom.

The Paradise War

Book One in The Song of Albion Trilogy

Author: Steve Lawhead

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1595548904

Category: Fiction

Page: 451

View: 8044

When an aurochs, a huge prehistoric ox long thought to be extinct, falls dead in a farmer's field in Scotland, Simon and Lewis, two graduate students, decide to investigate.

The Mystic Rose

The Celtic Crusades:

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061760181

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6443

“LAWHEAD KNOWS HOW TO SPIN A TALE.” —Booklist A story rich in history and imagination, here is the final volume in Stephen R. Lawhead’s magnificent saga of a Scottish noble family and its divine quest during the age of the Great Crusades. A thousand years after its disappearance, the Mystic Rose—the fabled Chalice of the Last Supper—has been found, and the warrior monks of the Knights Templar, led by the ruthless and corrupt Renaud de Bracineaux, will stop at nothing to possess it. One brave, dauntless, noblewoman stands in their way . . . Born among the hills of Scotland, and raised on the Crusader tales of her grandfather, Murdo, and her father, Duncan, young Cait is determined to claim the Holy Cup for her own. Guided by a handful of clues gleaned from a stolen letter, Cait and a small band of knights follow a treacherous trail that leads from the shadowed halls of Saint Sophia into the heart of Moorish Spain and a world long unseen by Christian eyes. A journey whose end means victory . . . or death. “THOSE LUSTING FOR THE TRUE PATH WILL EAT IT UP.” —Kirkus Reviews

Killing Mr. Griffin

Author: Lois Duncan

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316182645

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3698

They only meant to scare him. Mr. Griffin is the strictest teacher at Del Norte High, with a penchant for endless projects and humiliating his students. Even straight-A student Susan can't believe how mean he is to the charismatic Mark Kinney. So when her crush asks Susan to help a group of students teach a lesson of their own, she goes along. After all, it's a harmless prank, right? But things don't go according to plan. When one "accident" leads to another, people begin to die. Susan and her friends must face the awful truth: one of them is a killer. Leave the lights on when reading this classic thriller! This new edition features modernized text and a new introduction by Lois Duncan, the master of teen horror.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 2162

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Avalon

The Return Of King Arthur

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061828734

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 8719

It has been foretold: In the hour of Britain’s greatest need, King Arthur will return to rescue his people. In Portugal, the reprobate King Edward the Ninth has died by his own hand. In England, the British monarchy teeters on the edge of total destruction. And in the Scottish Highlands, a mystical emissary named Mr. Embries—better known as “Merlin”—informs a young captain that he is next in line to the throne. For James Arthur Stuart is not the commoner he has always believed himself to be—he is Arthur, the legendary King of Summer, reborn. But the road to England’s salvation is dangerous, with powerful enemies waiting in ambush. For Arthur is not the only one who has returned from the mists of legend. And Merlin’s magic is not the only sorcery that has survived the centuries. AVALON “A rousing postscript to Lawhead’s bardic Pendragon Cycle . . . Playing off snappy contemporary derring-do against the powerful shining glimpses of the historical Arthur he created, Lawhead pulls off a genuinely moving parable of good and evil.”—Publishers Weekly

Scarlet

Author: Stephen Lawhead

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418566268

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 3258

After losing everything he owns, forester Will Scarlet embarks on a search for none other than King Raven, whose exploits have already become legendary. After fulfilling his quest--and proving himself a skilled and loyal companion--Will joins the heroic archer and his men. Now, however, Will is in prison for a crime he did not commit. His sentence is death by hanging--unless he delivers King Raven and his band of cohorts. That, of course, he will never do. Wales is slowly falling under the control of the invading Normans, and King William the Red has given his ruthless barons control of the land. In desperation, the people turn to King Raven and his men for justice and survival in the face of the ever-growing onslaught. From deep in the forest they form a daring plan for deliverance, knowing that failure means death for them all. Scarlet continues Stephen R. Lawhead's riveting saga that began with the novel Hood, which relocated the legend of Robin Hood to the Welsh countryside and its dark forests. Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain, Lawhead's trilogy conjures up an ancient past and holds a mirror to contemporary realities. Prepare for an epic tale that dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood.

The Silver Hand

Author: Stephen Lawhead

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418555580

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9630

"Before Albion is one, the hero feat must be performed and Silver Hand must reign." The great king, Meldryn Mawr, is dead, and his kingdom lies in ruins. Treachery and brutality rule the land, and Albion is the scene of an epic struggle for the throne. Lewis is now known as Llew in this Otherworld, and he has become a threat to the usurper Meldron. Exiled and driven from the clan, he must seek the meaning behind a mysterious prophecy--the making of a true king and the revealing of a long-awaited champion: Silver Hand. First published almost twenty years ago, The Song of Albion Trilogy has become a modern classic that continues to attract passionate new readers. Enter into The Silver Hand and experience the dazzling brilliance of a world like ours--yet infinitely bolder and brighter: a place of kings and warriors, bards and battles, feats of glory and honour. It is a place you will forever wish to be. It is Albion.

God's War

A New History of the Crusades

Author: Christopher Tyerman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904313

Category: History

Page: 1040

View: 2226

The story of how a group of warriors, driven by faith, greed and wanderlust, carved out new Christian-ruled states in the Middle East is one of the most extraordinary of all epics. The crusaders' stunning initial success started a sequence of great Crusades, each with its own story, that fundamentally shaped the Christian and Muslim worlds for two centuries, until the last Crusader castles were finally expunged. The energy and commitment that sent army after army into the eastern Mediterranean also led to the invasion and conversion of Central and Baltic Europe, Spain, Portugal, the destruction of the Cathars in Provence and the settlement of America. Told with great verve and authority, God's War is the definitive account of a fascinating but also horrifying story. ‘We are still living with the images and legends of the crusades...Tyerman tells us how the Church set about preaching the crusades, exploiting the perennial pessimism and guilt of the European nobility of the Middle Ages. He shows how crusading ideology penetrated the religious sensibility of the period, as well as its secular fiction and poetry...Of all the modern histories of the crusades it is the shrewdest, the most reliable and the most complete.’ – The Spectator

A History of the Crusades

Author: Steven Runciman

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521347723

Category: History

Page: 542

View: 4944

Analyzes the Crusades from European and Arabic viewpoints

The Eagles' Brood

Author: Jack Whyte

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765304599

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1004

In a colony known as Camulod, populated with the descendants of those brave Romans who forged a new way of life for Celt and Roman after the Roman legions departed Britain, Caius Merlyn Britannicus and his cousin, Uther Pendragon, confront a vicious crime that threatens to separate them. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Merlin

Book Two of the Pendragon Cycle

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061804854

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1383

A stunning saga of courage and destiny in a legendary time of chaos and kings He was born to greatness, the son of a druid bard and a princess of lost Atlantis. A trained warrior, blessed with the gifts of prophecy and song, he grew to manhood in a land ravaged by the brutal greed of petty chieftains and barbarian invaders. MERLIN: Respected, feared and hated by many, he was to have a higher destiny. For it was he who prepared the way for the momentous event that would unite the Island of the Mighty—the coming of Arthur Pendragon, Lord of the Kingdom of Summer. MERLIN “Entertains and tantalizes . . . an exciting and thoughtful addition to the ranks of Arthurian fantasy.” –Locus

BPR

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

St Cuthbert's Corpse

A Life After Death

Author: David Willem

Publisher: Sacristy Press

ISBN: 1908381159

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 8981

This book brings together accounts of the various openings of St Cuthbert's coffin and provides a unique history of the saint from his death to the present day.