The Shadow Of The Rope

Author: E. W. Hornung
Publisher: Sai ePublications
ISBN: 1304522342
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The Shadow Of The Rope from the Author: E. W. Hornung. "It is finished," said the woman, speaking very quietly to herself. "Not another day, nor a night, if I can be ready before morning!" She stood alone in her own room, with none to mark the white-hot pallor of the oval face, the scornful curve of quivering nostrils, the dry lustre of flashing eyes. But while she stood a heavy step went blustering down two flights of stairs, and double doors slammed upon the ground floor. It was a little London house, with five floors from basement to attic, and a couple of rooms upon each, like most little houses in London; but this one had latterly been the scene of an equally undistinguished drama of real life, upon which the curtain was even now descending. Although a third was whispered by the world, the persons of this drama were really only two. Rachel Minchin, before the disastrous step which gave her that surname, was a young Australian lady whose apparent attractions were only equalled by her absolute poverty; that is to say, she had been born at Heidelberg, near Melbourne, of English parents more gentle than practical, who soon left her to fight the world and the devil with no other armory than a good face, a fine nature, and the pride of any heiress. It is true that Rachel also had a voice; but there was never enough of it to augur an income. At twenty, therefore, she was already a governess in the wilds, where women are as scarce as water, but where the man for Rachel did not breathe. A few years later she earned a berth to England as companion to a lady; and her fate awaited her on board. Mr. Minchin had reached his prime in the underworld, of which he also was a native, without touching affluence, until his fortieth year. Nevertheless, he was a travelled man, and no mere nomad of the bush. As a mining expert he had seen much life in South Africa as well as in Western Australia, but at last he was to see more in Europe as a gentleman of means. A wife had no place in his European scheme; a husband was the last thing Rachel wanted; but a long sea voyage, an uncongenial employ, and the persistent chivalry of a handsome, entertaining, self-confident man of the world, formed a combination as fatal to her inexperience as that of so much poverty, pride, and beauty proved to Alexander Minchin. They were married without ceremony on the very day that they arrived in England, where they had not an actual friend between them, nor a relative to whom either was personally known. In the beginning this mattered nothing; they had to see Europe and enjoy themselves; that they could do unaided; and the bride did it only the more thoroughly, in a sort of desperation, as she realized that the benefits of her marriage were to be wholly material after all.

The Shadow Of Ararat

Author: Thomas Harlan
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429974958
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The Shadow Of Ararat from the Author: Thomas Harlan. In what would be A.D. 600 in our history, the Empire still stands, supported by the Legions and Thaumaturges of Rome. Now the Emperor of the West, the Augustus Galen Atreus, will come to the aid of the Emperor of the East, the Augustus Heraclius, to lift the siege of Constantinople and carry a great war to the very doorstep of the Shahanshah of Persia. It is a war that will be fought with armies both conventional and magical, with bright swords and the darkest necromancy. Against this richly detailed canvas of alternate history and military strategy, Thomas Harlan sets the intricate and moving stories of four people. Dwyrin MacDonald is a Hibernian student at a school for sorcerers in Upper Egypt, until he runs afoul of powerful political interests and is sent off half-trained to the Legions. His teacher, Ahmet,undertakes to follow Dwyrin and aid him, but Ahmet is drawn into service with the queen of Palmeyra. Thyatis is a young female warrior, extensively trained by her patron in the arts of covert warfare. And Maxian Atreus is Galens youngest brother, a physician and sorcerer. He has discovered that an enemy of Rome has placed a dreadful curse on the City, which must be broken before Rome can triumph. Woven with rich detail youd expect from a first-rate historical novel, while through it runs yarns of magic and shimmering glamours that carry you deeply into your most fantastic dreams At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Shadow Of The Light

Author: Teto Peck
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1634175166
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A Shadow Of The Light from the Author: Teto Peck. Sayona never considered the dangers outside the Silver Forest before. She never had reason to, being only a young Princess of the Mythels. But when Master Nephrite, the Spirit of the Soil, approaches her with the news of the spreading war caused by the evil Priestess, Ashara, and a task to find their only hope, Sayona must put aside her fears. There's just one problem: Bariad is a Black Cloth.

The Politics Of The Rope

Author: Neville Twitchell
Publisher: Arena books
ISBN: 1906791988
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The Politics Of The Rope from the Author: Neville Twitchell. This illuminating broad-based political and cultural study presents the definitive account of the campaign to abolish capital punishment in the period 1955-69. It comprises a work of contemporary history exploring the theme from a number of angles, both pro and contra, which have not been covered so extensively before. From the sphere of governmental and parliamentary politics, to the relevant pressure groups, to the role of the mass media, to the significance of the different churches, and the influence of professional bodies, such as those representing the police and prison officers, the book skilfully identifies their interaction with one another. It examines the effect on the campaign of fluctuations in public opinion, and of controversial murder cases such as those of Timothy Evans, Derek Bentley, Ruth Ellis and James Hanratty, which in turn often informed the state of public opinion The work sets the campaign in the context of the social and cultural ferment of the era (the advent of the permissive society), and contrasts the fortunes of the movement with those of other "conscience issues," such as the legalisation of abortion, homosexual law reform, divorce liberalisation and the abolition of theatre censorship. It seeks to account for the success of the campaign within a relatively short time span in the face of intense public antipathy and a concerted effort by various elements of the establishment to thwart its fulfilment. It asks why the campaign succeeded when so many others facing lesser institutional obstacles failed, and it asks why it succeeded when it did and in the way it did, and considers whether the success of the campaign can be accounted for by the Zeitgeist. On one level it is a study of the politics of social reform, but at a deeper level it is a study of the way in which social trends feed through into political action at the parliamentary level, and illustrates the process of policy formation in the area of private members legislation and free votes where "party" has voluntarily taken a back seat.

Shadow Of A Hang Rope

Author: Lauran Paine
ISBN: 9781785410055
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Shadow Of A Hang Rope from the Author: Lauran Paine. Life for John Hawk is looking up when he is offered a half stake in a stageline business. But will his fraudulent past catch up with him?

The Rope Dancer

Author: Roberta Gellis
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402255055
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The Rope Dancer from the Author: Roberta Gellis. "A master storyteller!" - RT Book Reviews Unequalled in her art, Carys danced in manor and village. Love was a stranger to this little rope dancer until Telor came along, the wandering minstrel whose love for her made his songs sweeter and more passionate. An exquisite novel of historical romance during the golden age of chivalry, from the bestselling author of A Tapestry of Dreams. Carys's livelihood depends on her agility, beauty, and balance. She enchants crowds with her exhilarating rope dance, but one wrong move leads to disaster-a twisted ankle and no way to survive. Alone and unprotected in war torn England, she has no one to trust but a handsome stranger-a man most unlikely to give up his wandering ways. Telor is a man skilled with his hands. A gifted musician who rejects city life to travel the country on his own terms-free of any master. Taking on an injured girl will only slow him down. But Carys's bold nature and haunted past intrigue him, and he soon discovers that beneath the beautiful exterior is a woman with a passion to rival his own. A richly detailed medieval historical romance, fans of Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsay, and Mercedes Lackey will delight in the sweet, lively romance between Carys and Telor. With over eight million books in print, award winning author Roberta Gellis sets the standard for sweeping storytelling full of passion and pageantry. Publishers Weeklyhas termed her a master of the medieval historical. Her many awards include: The Silver and Gold Medal Porgy for historical novels from West Coast Review of Books and the Golden Certificate and Golden Pen from Affaire de Coeur, several Romantic Times book awards and also their Lifetime Achievement Award. What readers are saying about Rope Dancer: "unusual characters and lively action" "It's an adventure! It's a historical romance! Sometimes it's hot!" "one of the premier romance writers" "a rollicking, adventurous, sweet and even kind of hot book." What reviewers are saying about Rope Dancer: "An extremely entertaining and delightful tale with three of the most charming and unusual characters to come along in a great while."-Rebecca Brandewyne, bestselling author ofRose of Rapture What everyone is saying about Roberta Gellis: "Exciting, romantic, and utterly satisfying." -Mary Jo Putney "Enjoy the work's rich tapestry of detail, well-drawn characters, suspenseful story line, deft meshing of factual and fictional incidents and fresh approach." -Publishers Weekly "Roberta Gellis is a superb storyteller of extraordinary talent." -John Jakes, #1 bestselling author of The Gods of Newport

Jump Rope Workouts

Author: Anthony Anholt
Publisher: Martin Knowles
ISBN: 1491088494
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Jump Rope Workouts from the Author: Anthony Anholt. Discover Why Skipping Rope Is One Of The Best Fat Burning And Lean Muscle Building Workouts You Can Do Jump rope workouts allow you to burn up to 1000 calories an hour while building muscle and stamina. This book will show you how. To most people aerobic exercise and cardio sucks. To them cardio training brings up horrifying memories of running endless laps around a fitness track or torturing themselves sweating it out hunched over medieval cardio machines. Here's a question though. Have you ever wondered why these kinds of workouts never seem to help you get any leaner? You've put in the time and gone through the pain that often comes with traditional cardio training (painful joints, the time wasted, the boredom) yet you've likely never gotten the results you want. No wonder why most people think that cardio sucks! There is another way, however, and it involves a form of cardio fitness training that you likely haven't done since grade school. Deceptively simple yet amazingly effective it is likely the fitness solution you've been waiting for. What is it? Skipping rope. The truth is that an effective jump rope training program can get you into amazing shape in record time. Here are just some of the benefits you will experience: You'll look and feel better about yourself Get maximum results withi minimal effort and time One of the best fat burning workouts you can do Lose weight Increase your stamina and improve your coordination Improve your circulation and strengthen your heart Improve your sex life Reduce nervousness and stress Eliminate fatigue Help keep you young by slowing the aging process Improve your digestion Burn calories and build sexy muscle simultaneously Unlike running, is a fantastic exercise for those with knee issues Conditions your back, shoulders and chest Improve your sense of balance Increase your vertical jump and sprinting speed Improve your concentration and sense of calm Skipping rope is inexpensive, easy to learn (no matter what your age), and incredibly effective. Jump Rope Workouts - Cardio fitness for increased stamina, lean muscle building and fat burning will help you re-discover this classic exercise and put you on the road to becoming a more dynamic you. Order this book NOW and start down the road to becoming the person you know you can be today.

Shadow Force

Author: Matt Lynn
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755371712
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Shadow Force from the Author: Matt Lynn. The third thrilling action adventure novel in the Death Force series, SHADOW FORCE plunges the team of hardened mercenaries into a battle to defeat Somali pirates.Somalia, 2010: Somali-based pirates are attacking ships off the coast of Africa, demanding tens of millions of dollars in ransoms, and pushing up the cost of shipping along one of the world's most valuable trade routes. The elite fighting men from Death Inc are thrown into action in their most dangerous mission yet. They are the British government's Shadow Force: a top-secret unit, sent into Somalia to destroy the pirates. But it soon becomes clear they have been thrown into a deadly conspiracy, in which only they are expendable...