By Sword and Fire

By Sword and Fire
Author : Alphonso J. Aluit
Publisher :
Total Pages : 468
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015041710701
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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By Sword and Fire

By Sword and Fire
Author : Sean McGlynn
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2014-03-20
ISBN 10 : 9781780227535
ISBN 13 : 1780227531
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

By Sword and Fire Book Description:

A vivid and original account of warfare in the Middle Ages and the cruelty and atrocity that accompanied it. Sean McGlynn investigates the reality of medieval warfare. For all the talk of chivalry, medieval warfare routinely involved acts which we would consider war crimes. Lands laid waste, civilians slaughtered, prisoners massacred: this was standard fare justified by tradition and practical military necessity. It was unbelievably barbaric, but seldom uncontrolled. Such acts of atrocity were calculated, hideous cruelties inflicted in order to achieve a specific end. Sean McGlynn examines the battles of Acre and Agincourt, sieges like Béziers, Lincoln, Jerusalem and Limoges as well as the infamous chevauchées of the Hundred Years War that devastated great swathes of France. He reveals how these grisly affairs form the origin of accepted 'rules of war', codes of conduct that are today being enforced in the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

With Fire and Sword

With Fire and Sword
Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz
Publisher :
Total Pages : 566
Release : 2014-04-07
ISBN 10 : 1497572088
ISBN 13 : 9781497572089
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With Fire and Sword Book Description:

At a time when the state of Poland was constantly undergoing political turmoil, Henryk Sienkiewicz wasn't afraid to ruffle feathers. Having already achieved success in his career around the end of the 19th century, the Polish journalist negatively portrayed the Teutonic Order at a time in which his audience lived under German rule. At the same time, he meticulously included historical language in his works, a sort of celebration of authenticity and the past. He would earn a Nobel Prize in 1905 for "outstanding merits as an epic writer."Sienkiewicz mastered historical novels that vividly put readers in places as distinct as 17th century Poland and Ancient Rome. He is still well regarded today for novels like "With Fire and Sword", "The Deluge", "Quo Vadis", and "Fire in the Steppe". The first of the three novels that formed the "Trilogy", With Fire and Sword is Sienkiewicz's historical novel about historic Poland. The novel strings together battles for Poland's survival and for a woman, who is a symbol of Poland itself.

A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords
Author : George R. R. Martin
Publisher : Voyager
Total Pages : 976
Release : 2017-04-06
ISBN 10 : 0008115427
ISBN 13 : 9780008115425
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Storm of Swords Book Description:

HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A STORM OF SWORDS is the third volume in the series. A beautifully presented slipcased edition of A STORM OF SWORDS. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast. Beyond the Northern borders, wildlings leave their villages to gather in the ice and stone wasteland of the Frostfangs. From there, the renegade Brother Mance Rayder will lead them South towards the Wall. The men of the Night's Watch are ready for the coming of a great cold and the walking corpses that travel with it. But now they face a horde of wildlings twenty-thousand strong - hungry savage people steeped in the dark magic of the haunted wilderness - poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. But Robb's defences are ranged against attack from the South, the land of House Stark's enemies the Lannisters. His sisters are trapped there, dead or likely yet to die, at the whim of the Lannister boy-king Joffrey or his depraved mother Cersei, regent of the Iron Throne. Cersei's ambition is unfettered while the dwarf Tyrion Lannister fights for his life, a victim of treachery. And on the other side of the ocean, the last of the Targaryens rears the dragons she hatched from her husband's funeral pyre. Daenerys Stormborn will return to the land of her birth to avenge the murder of her father, the last Dragon King on the Iron Throne.

Fire and Sword

Fire and Sword
Author : Dylan Doose
Publisher :
Total Pages : 402
Release : 2015-09
ISBN 10 : 1777324556
ISBN 13 : 9781777324551
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire and Sword Book Description:

Ravaged by plague, decimated by dark magic, infiltrated by a foreign evil seeking to dominate from within, Brynth is on the eve of its dissolution. When all the good men are dead and gone, who is to answer the call and defy what is wicked for what is right?

With Fire and Sword A Tale of the Past

With Fire and Sword  A Tale of the Past
Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz
Publisher : Franklin Classics
Total Pages : 872
Release : 2018-10-14
ISBN 10 : 0342968963
ISBN 13 : 9780342968961
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With Fire and Sword A Tale of the Past Book Description:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Storm of Fire and Blood

Storm of Fire and Blood
Author : Taylor Marshall
Publisher :
Total Pages : 519
Release : 2017-12
ISBN 10 : 0988442590
ISBN 13 : 9780988442597
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storm of Fire and Blood Book Description:

Where there is fire, there will be blood. Tossed on a ship bearing him to the icy northern reaches of Britannia, Jurian dreams of a mysterious woman and a sword driven into a stone. Kneeling in the candlelight in Cyrene, Sabra hears the whisper of the dragon in the depths of the earth. Taking the mantle from her gravely ill father, Aikaterina rules her fragile city under the threat of imperial disfavor. As the fourth century dawns over Rome, Jurian seeks to regain his honor along the Empire’s brutal northern frontier. When Casca brings back word from the oracle of Apollo, the Emperor decides that the only way to save the Empire is to solve the “Christian problem” once and for all. He needs only one spark to set the world ablaze. As the storm of fire and blood sweeps across the Empire, Jurian relinquishes his sword and the honor he most desires to fulfill the prophecy along with his destiny. Saints aren’t born. They are forged.

Fire and Sword

Fire and Sword
Author : Simon Scarrow
Publisher :
Total Pages : 518
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 0755324382
ISBN 13 : 9780755324385
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire and Sword Book Description:

The third title in bestselling author Simon Scarrow's Revolution series: a quartet of novels focusing on two giants of European history, Wellington and Napoleon. In the early years of the nineteenth century, Arthur Wellesley (elevated to Viscount Wellington in the course of the novel) and Napoleon Bonaparte are well established as men of military genius. Wellesley has returned from India, where his skill and bravery made a remarkable impression on his superiors. He faces trials and tribulations on the political scene before becoming embroiled militarily in Copenhagen, then Portugal and finally Spain. Napoleon, established as Emperor, is cementing his control on Europe, intending finally to crush his hated foe across the Channel: Great Britain. The time is fast approaching when Wellington and Napoleon will come face to face in confrontation - and only one man can emerge victorious...

Sword of Fire

Sword of Fire
Author : Katharine Kerr
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2020-02-18
ISBN 10 : 9780756413699
ISBN 13 : 0756413699
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sword of Fire Book Description:

This first novel of an epic fantasy trilogy reintroduces readers to the beloved and bestselling world of Deverry, blending magic, politics, and adventure in an unforgettable setting. The bards are the people's voice--and their sword. All over the kingdom of Deverry, the common people are demanding reform of the corrupt law courts. In Aberwyn, the situation catches fire when Gwerbret Ladoic, second in authority only to the High King, allows a bard to starve to death rather than hear their grievances. Guildwoman Alyssa, a student at the local scholars' collegium, and Lady Dovina, the gwerbret's own daughter, know that evidence exists to overthrow the so-called traditional legal system, if they can only get it into the right hands. The powerful lords will kill anyone who threatens their privileges. To retrieve the proof, Alyssa must make a dangerous journey that will either change her life forever--or end it.

The Fire the Sword and the Devil

The Fire  the Sword and the Devil
Author : Janet Rosenstock
Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 388
Release : 2000-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9780595010301
ISBN 13 : 059501030X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fire the Sword and the Devil Book Description:

The Fire, the Sword and the Devil is a tale of dark passions, tender love and riveting suspense. Built around major historic events in the period 1520-1548, it is also a tale of tragedy, pain and human triumph. Marguerite de Navarre, sister of the king of France, first wrote a portion of this tale in her Heptameron. Once every hundred years since the 15th century, the tale of Marguerite de Roberval抯 ordeal on an island off the coast of Labrador has been retold, though seldom in English. This work attempts to answer fictionally historic questions surrounding De Roberval and his niece Marguerite. The historic period presented is at the apex of the Age of Exploration, the Reformation and the Renaissance. It is peopled with historic figures: Rabelais and Francis I, Henry VIII and John Calvin, Cartier and De Roberval, Viceroy of New France.