Emerging from the long shadow cast by his formidable father, Harold Godwineson showed himself to be a worthy successor to the Earldom of Wessex. In the following twelve years, he became the King's most trusted advisor, practically taking the reins of government into his own hands. And on Edward the Confessor's death, Harold Godwineson mounted the throne—the first king of England not of royal blood. Yet Harold was only a man, and his rise in fortune was not blameless. Like any person aspiring to power, he made choices he wasn't particularly proud of. Unfortunately, those closest to him sometimes paid the price of his fame.
This is a story of Godwine's family as told from the viewpoint of Harold and his younger brothers. Queen Editha, known for her Vita Ædwardi Regis, originally commissioned a work to memorialize the deeds of her family, but after the Conquest historians tell us she abandoned this project and concentrated on her husband, the less dangerous subject. In THE SONS OF GODWINE and FATAL RIVALRY, I am telling the story as it might have survived had she collected and passed on the memoirs of her tragic brothers.
This book is part two of The Last Great Saxon Earls series. Book one, GODWINE KINGMAKER, depicted the rise and fall of the first Earl of Wessex who came to power under Canute and rose to preeminence at the beginning of Edward the Confessor's reign. Unfortunately, Godwine's misguided efforts to champion his eldest son Swegn recoiled on the whole family, contributing to their outlawry and Queen Editha's disgrace. Their exile only lasted one year and they returned victorious to London, though it was obvious that Harold's career was just beginning as his father's journey was coming to an end.
Harold's siblings were all overshadowed by their famous brother; in their memoirs we see remarks tinged sometimes with admiration, sometimes with skepticism, and in Tostig's case, with jealousy. We see a Harold who is ambitious, self-assured, sometimes egocentric, imperfect, yet heroic. His own story is all about Harold, but his brothers see things a little differently. Throughout, their observations are purely subjective, and witnessing events through their eyes gives us an insider’s perspective.
Harold was his mother's favorite, confident enough to rise above petty sibling rivalry but Tostig, next in line, was not so lucky. Harold would have been surprised by Tostig's vindictiveness, if he had ever given his brother a second thought. And that was the problem. Tostig's love/hate relationship with Harold would eventually destroy everything they worked for, leaving the country open to foreign conquest. This subplot comes to a crisis in book three of the series, FATAL RIVALRY.
Geologist Trace Brandon and his partner Will Coffee are just back from Liberia, West Africa. Cashed-up and looking for a new venture, they once again team up with Cyrus “The Virus” McSweeny. This time the quarry is the silver-rich ore of the old Ruby Mining District. And this time they’ll not only have the Pantelli crime family to deal with, but also lumberman Autry Ollinger—three hundred pounds of obnoxiousness whose preferred method of negotiation is a right hook. When the Pantellis unleash a bizarre extortion plot to seize control of Ruby Mining Company, Cyrus is forced to bring former clandestine operative Marion Thistlewaite out of retirement. Marion’s unique expertise may give them the edge they need to hold on to their company . . . and their lives.
Everyone has secrets. Sometimes secrets can get you killed.
After ten years in the big city, Cassie Holt is moving back to her hometown to take over the bookstore left to her by her beloved Gram, vowing to live her life alone. To her best friend, Sheriff James Marsten, Cassie seems to be the same girl that left Fairfield Corners to go to college but Cassie has secrets and one of those secrets could get her killed. When one of her secrets becomes a threat to her life, James turns to his new deputy to help him keep Cassie safe.
Deputy Logan Miller has been burned by love and is not looking to get involved with anyone anytime soon. When he is thrown into close quarters with Cassie, the sparks begin to fly and he begins to see through the walls Cassie has built around her heart. As the threat gets closer, can Logan protect Cassie and protect his heart? (MA, 18+ for sexual situations)
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For fans of - Game of Thrones, Wool, Blade Runner, The Hobbit, Stephen King, David Gemmell and Robert J. Crane.
The world, as we know it, has ended.
One man stands resolute. A man who has been trained in the savage arts of war. A man who lives his life according to a creed. A simple man who wants none of the power thrust upon him. This man is Marine Sergeant Nathaniel Hogan, seconded to the American Embassy in London and, although he does not know it, he is – The Forever Man.
The first pulse occurred in the old calendar year of 2022. A sequence of gigantic solar flares created a series of massive electromagnetic pulses that stopped the heart of our modern world and returned us to the DARK AGES.
Tens of thousands died within the first few hours as airplanes fell from the skies, hospitals ceased to work and every form of modern transportation ground to a halt.
Within days the death toll had reached the hundreds of thousands. Fires raged unchecked through the cities, water supplies ran out and survivors turn on each other as mob rule surpassed all else.
And Nathaniel finds that he has been changed by the huge amounts of Gamma radiation in the solar flares. They have enhanced his natural abilities, giving him increased speed, strength and healing. Indefinitely extended his life span and enabling him to be able to draw on the power of the solar flares to create magik.
But even The Forever Man was not prepared for what happened next, as the ongoing flares tore a hole in time and space, creating a gateway through which ‘they’ appeared. From the realms of fantasy came the orcs, the goblins and, leading them all – the Fair Folk.
Were they here to help – or to conquer?
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An intelligent creature was recovered from the wreckage of a mysterious object. Lieutenant Joshua Simpson receives his final order, to “bond with it.”
While “bonding with it” the Lieutenant discovers the frightening truth about humanity. Where did we come from? How did we get here? Who are these visitors?
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"Shoes tied, he sits a few moments longer listening for signs of pursuit. Hearing nothing but crickets, he hops up and heads through the woods towards Logan’s house.
Nick saunters through the forest blissfully unaware of what is less than three steps behind him. As he exits the forest into the lush grassy fields just north of Logan’s house, a dense fog lowers, surrounding him. Breathing in the warm misty air, he feels so peaceful, so sleepy. His senses dull. He is weightless, like floating in a cool swimming pool on a hot summer night. Eyes closed, he leans his head back, falling into soft comfort. He sleeps.
Nick wakes from the most tranquil of naps to the sensation of a warm, loving hug. A warm, wet, fleshy, full-body hug. There is a smell like freshly tilled soil, but not exactly; musky as well, but not like a wet animal. He can feel in his bones, a vibrating sound like a distant hum. Opening his eyes, they fill with a fluid the viscosity of warm gelatin. It burns. He tries to turn his head but cannot. His jaw aches. In his mouth (open far wider than should be possible) is a thick, python-like muscular tube, it seems to extend down his throat. When he tries to move, he feels it flex and twitch against his lips. Angry, he bites which returns the most intense pain. In absolute terror, he screams, but no sound escapes. His arms are pinned to his hips, and knees will not bend. Fighting back a strong urge to hyperventilate, Nick forces all his energy towards one goal. Escape. He discovers he can bend a few of his toes so very slightly, but that returns even more frightening sensations. With the bend of his big toe, it rubs against something smooth, sticky but hard. Near his right heel something quivers, then slimy and muscular it folds around his toes restricting further movement. Nick feels a cool rush followed by peaceful calm, then deep sleep.
Not more than three feet away, his lover Zoe sleeps peacefully in the warm, wet embrace of her own fleshy prison."
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Comedy, jealousy and intrigue take center stage as a small town prepares for an ACLU lawsuit over a sign that reads FAITH, Hometown of Jesus Christ. A lightning-fast read, the turn of the last page will have you wishing your stay in Faith could have lasted just a few more days, or at least that you had picked up a Jesus-in-the-Box or a poster of the town's super-hot mechanic Johnny Cain.
The town of Faith has found religion, and no one is happier than Father O'Brien who last week was down to only one parishioner. The lines to the confessional are now out the church doors, and the oatmeal cookie crosses are selling like hotcakes. At the Fourth of July Parade the mayor's son survived the mock crucifixion with only a broken arm and mild head trauma. Everyone, hands in the air. Give it up for Faith, hometown of Jesus Christ.
There's a cross burning on a motel lawn, and everyone is sleeping around. Someone's plotting the town's first murder and the mill's been robbed of an ungodly sum. Yes, the town of Faith has got problems, but no one is sadder than Bobby Ray whose ex-girlfriend has returned. Everyone, let us pray.
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Descended from dragons. Condemned to death. Driven underground.
Andie Rogers is no stranger to secrecy. After watching her dragonborn mother get taken away at a young age, she has had to learn to use her sorcery inherited from her father to disguise all trace of her own dragon’s blood magic. Now, no longer a child, Andie must attend the University, center of all magic and government in Arvall City, to learn to wield her magic and become a fully-fledged sorcerer.
But Andie has another goal in mind.
Dreams of her tormented ancestors calling out to her have haunted her since she was a child, and Andie knows she must answer their call and discover the truth. But she must do so in the magical capital in the world, surrounded by powerful sorcerers determined to uphold the lie at all cost. If they discover that she carries the blood of the dragonborn, death with be swift and her people will never get a chance at redemption.
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Jolie has gotten readjusted to life in Ocean Alley and manages to balance appraising real estate with chairing the Harvest for All Food Pantry. What she can't quite do is mind her own business. This boxed set puts together books four through six of the Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series.They are Any Port in a Storm, Trouble on the Doorstep, and Behind the Walls (finalist for 2014 Chanticleer Mystery and Mayhem Awards).
Join Jolie and friends as they figure out who is trying to sell drugs to high school students, determine if the death of two young men relates to contracts they were bidding on for Hurricane Sandy repairs, and learn who put a stash of jewels behind the walls of the house Jolie just bought. And why they are willing to kill to keep that secret.
Night for the Gargoyles -- A Story Combining Magic with Reality!
Gillen's dilemma. Who to fight? The Demons overrunning the city or Orvil, the rival lusting for his position.
The four gargoyles guarding Trebridge are outnumbered by a growing number of demons. Gillen, their leader, is caught between fighting Demons and the schemes of Orvil to replace him. He tries patience with the plotting Orvil and asks the Angeli for reinforcements. Will help come in time?
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This book is a devotional commentary about the Lion of Judah as reflected in Aslan in 'The Chronicles of Narnia' by C. S. Lewis. This 2nd Edition (2017) has a new layout and further editing.
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Six former friends from Vardin Village reluctantly reunite eight years after the devastating homecoming weekend that tore apart their lifelong friendship.
When they were seniors at Vardin Village High, they weren’t supposed to be in the abandoned Butler Building after the homecoming dance but the adventure seemed harmless enough… until they find their friend’s dead body.
After fleeing the building just one step ahead of the police chief, the six teenagers make a decision to keep quiet about their presence at the crime scene and never tell a soul.
Fast forward eight years; the murder has never been solved. The teenagers are now young adults with successful careers and brimming potential. Andrea is the only one of the six still living in Vardin Village and when new evidence comes to light, she knows the truth must be told. She contacts her former friends who have more reasons now to keep their secret than they did eight years ago. This homecoming weekend means they’re all coming home to face the consequences and hopefully, solve the murder.
A New Life Series is an epic adventure. TORI FARRELL's life IS one wild story... escaped from a biker gang and running from drug lords... used by the FBI and hoping to protect her present from her past... IT'S DARK - IT'S BRUTAL, and it's WORTH EVERY MINUTE OF IT!! (Mature read, 18+ for graphic sexual content and violence, including rape)