The Islands of the Sixteen Gods Book 4 The City of the Swan Goddess

"If you kill me," grated Halgar, "you will be responsible for the destruction of a whole new path for the People of the Sea, a path to prosperity, ... I am not going to kill you for a reason that you cannot hope to understand.


Author: Stephen Symons

Publisher: Writers Exchange E-Publishing

ISBN: 9781925191738

Category: Fiction


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Edrun, Jina and the council agree that something needs to be done about the mysterious disappearances of young women of the Clans of the DrummGrissa. But late that night, before a plan of action can be agreed, a local guest-house becomes a raging inferno. All within perish; amongst them Harane, a Princess of a powerful clan and a Priestess of the Goddess Lute who was travelling to Hazek. Is there a conspiracy at work, one that extends into the highest echelons of both the Clans and the Temples? Digging too deeply might set the whole of the Kalion Islands alight with civil war. One man, it seems, is the key to everything--Edrun's old enemy Halgar Rassvorea, who's determined to finish Edrun off once and for all.

The Half Sister

Edmund told him that in the whole of England the only bird you cannot kill is a swan because that's treason and you'd be hung for it and your head stuck on the railings at the Tower of London. Sometimes, he pretends he is a swan.


Author: Catherine Chanter

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781786891259

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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When she was sixteen, Diana left her unhappy family and set out to make a new life. Twenty-five years later, she has arrived. Recently married to Edmund, she lives with him at his family’s historic country home. But when Diana hears that her mother has died, she impulsively asks estranged half-sister Valerie and her nine-year-old son to stay. The night of the funeral, fueled by wine and years of resentment, the sisters argue and a terrible accident occurs. The foundations of a well-ordered life start to crack and the lies begin to surface, one dangerous secret after another. And then there’s the boy, watching, waiting. The Half Sister is a profound and haunting portrayal of those who are imprisoned by their past and by the struggle to find the words which will release them.

Lessons from the Land of Pork Scratchings

I reckon the ball had hit a bunch of baby swans, or whatever you call baby swans. ... 'Sounds like an animal that's evolved into understanding it cannot be eaten,' I venture. 'Perhaps we should ... 'Only the Queen can kill and eat them.


Author: Greg Gutfeld

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847399519

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Greg Gutfeld was a high-achieving New Yorker in therapy when he was posted to the UK to take up the position of editor of Maximmagazine. Once settled in London he had something of a cultural epiphany. Service and transport were poor and slow, food was soggy and came in tiny portions and the beer was warm. The British, he decided, viewed the world through a prism of dreariness but, despite this, they seemed to be more cheerful than his fellow countrymen, who expected to be happy on demand. After two years in the UK, Gutfeld was12 kilos heavier but a lot more content. The key to his new-found contentment lay in adopting the British attitude to life: having diminished expectations reaps its own rewards. His hilarious observations on British culture, rituals and peculiarities at all levels of society are an illuminating insight into the land of pubs and curry, where everyone is called 'mate' and people with pimples and greasy hair can get on primetime TV.

You Cannot Kill a Swan

Best friends Ivan Konev and Boris Malenkov become bitter enemies fighting over the woman they both love, Lyuba Zhukova, and who should be the legal father of the daughter Lyuba has with Boris, as the Russian Civil War rages and they ...


Author: Ursula Hartlein


ISBN: 1927967325


Page: 936

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Best friends Ivan Konev and Boris Malenkov become bitter enemies fighting over the woman they both love, Lyuba Zhukova, and who should be the legal father of the daughter Lyuba has with Boris, as the Russian Civil War rages and they navigate their new lives in America. In turn, Lyuba must conquer her fear of being with a nice guy.

The Dying Grass

You came here to fight. I shall now loose your horses. No Swan cries out: You have no right to do so! —loneliness screaming from his eyes— as Loon explains: If they kill us to-day, we cannot kill them to-morrow, so that Over The Point, ...


Author: William T. Vollmann

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698135499

Category: Fiction

Page: 1376

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"The reading experience of a lifetime ..."--The Washington Post The National Book Award winner takes readers inside the epic fighting retreat of the Nez Perce Indians In this new installment in his acclaimed series of novels examining the collisions between Native Americans and European colonizers, William T. Vollmann tells the story of the Nez Perce War, with flashbacks to the Civil War. Defrauded and intimidated at every turn, the Nez Perces finally went on the warpath in 1877, subjecting the U.S. Army to its greatest defeat since Little Big Horn as they fled from northeast Oregon across Montana to the Canadian border. Vollmann’s main character is not the legendary Chief Joseph, but his pursuer, General Oliver Otis Howard, the brave, shy, tormented, devoutly Christian Civil War veteran. In this novel, we see him as commander, father, son, husband, friend, and killer. Teeming with many vivid characters on both sides of the conflict, and written in an original style in which the printed page works as a stage with multiple layers of foreground and background, The Dying Grass is another mesmerizing achievement from one of the most ambitious writers of our time.

The Golden Bough A Study of Magic Religion

When you have killed the serpent, you have killed me also. ... Afterwards when Kök Chan is wrestling long with a hero and cannot kill him, a woman drops into his mouth the ring which contains half his strength. Thus inspired with fresh ...


Author: James George Frazer

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066393526

Category: Social Science

Page: 930

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The Golden Bough is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion, written by the Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer. The book documents and details the similarities among magical and religious beliefs around the globe. Frazer attempted to define the shared elements of religious belief and scientific thought, discussing fertility rites, human sacrifice, the dying god, the scapegoat, and many other symbols and practices whose influences had extended into 20th-century culture. His thesis is that old religions were fertility cults that revolved around the worship and periodic sacrifice of a sacred king. Frazer proposed that mankind progresses from magic through religious belief to scientific thought. The influence of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature and thought is substantial.

Justice of the Peace

A. has a 10 horse . power steam saw mill and kill one of the swans living on the river , to hold the license ... 21 , may not apply , as it seems behalf of A .: " The persons directly employed personal property , not producing any ...




ISBN: STANFORD:36105060103566

Category: Justices of the peace


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Helen in Switzerland

said Helen ; and I remember that he said on the day of his death , “ To - day you will roast a goose ( the meaning of his name Huss ) , but a hundred years hence a swan that you cannot kill will appear . He meant Luther , didn't he ?


Author: Augusta Parker (hon.)


ISBN: OXFORD:600060109



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Instructions to Young Sportsmen in All that Relates to Guns and Shooting

... that you cannot kill many ; and , 3rdly , because , finding no inducement to stay in one place , while there is no ... When the winter further SWANS advances , and the birds are driven from Holland and the Baltic to the more genial ...


Author: Peter Hawker


ISBN: UOM:39015011409557

Category: Firearms

Page: 548

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The Fairy Book

You cannot stop here , ” said they to her , “ this is a house belonging to robbers ; if they come home , and find ... No , " answered they , we can only take off our swan'sskins for a quarter of an hour every evening , and have our ...


Author: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik


ISBN: HARVARD:32044013657614

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 368

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