The Jewel And The Sword

Author: Marjorie Jones
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
ISBN: 1605424897
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The Jewel And The Sword from the Author: Marjorie Jones. Following the ensuing battle with the Earl of Ravenstone’s forces, Meghan Douglas tends to the wounds of her father’s men, the Laird of Clan Douglas. Among the fallen, she finds a sorely wounded English knight. Though he is an enemy, Meghan takes pity on the handsome, burly stranger and has him taken to a chamber. There, once he has been securely bound to her father’s bed, she attempts to save his life, attending to the most intimate details of his care. When Devlin Barnett regains consciousness at last, it is only to find himself tied to a bed, being cared for by a beautiful young woman. Not just any young woman, however, but the daughter of his treacherous foster brother, the Laird of the keep, for whom he is now being held as ransom. To make matters worse, he finds his traitorous, vulnerable body responding to Meghan’s tender ministrations in a most alarming, and conspicuous, manner. Meghan cannot deny the powerful attraction she feels for the captive in her bed . . . the captive who so stubbornly refuses to give up his name. She knows only that he is one of the Earl of Ravenstone’s knights. Devlin finally manages to escape, both his imprisonment and the danger to his heart. He has not gone far, however, when he realizes he is being followed. His emotions are in peril once again, for the lovely Meghan insists he take her to Ravenstone’s castle that she might plead for her father’s release. She has no idea of her former prisoner’s true identity. Or the forces of evil that will be unleashed to separate and destroy.

Mirror Sword And Jewel

Author: Kurt Singer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134248385
Size: 77.89 MB
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Mirror Sword And Jewel from the Author: Kurt Singer. Edited with an Introduction by Richard Storry. First published over 20 years ago and long out of print, this is a unique interpretation of the essence of Japanese society and individual psychology.

Tourists

Author: Lisa Goldstein
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497673623
Size: 46.72 MB
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Tourists from the Author: Lisa Goldstein. In a city whose streets are nameless, a scholar searches for an ancient sword The manuscript is more than one thousand years old. Written in a forgotten tongue of the Near East, it gives directions to a place across the desert where the mythic Jewel King hid his famous sword. When Dr. Mitchell Parmenter discovers the sheaf of faded pages, he knows that if it is authentic, it is one of the greatest anthropological finds of the century. For the sake of his research, he uproots his family and moves them to Amaz—an ancient land whose mysteries are as endless as the desert itself. An earthquake struck Amaz some years back, and the city’s nameless streets still seem to move in the night. As Parmenter delves into the story of this fabulous relic, his family uncovers other mysteries, exploring Amaz in search of answers to questions no traveler was meant to ask.

The Sword Of Heaven

Author: Mikkel Aaland
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1609520076
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The Sword Of Heaven from the Author: Mikkel Aaland. “Any attempt at peace must be attended by a knowledge of self,” discovers writer and photographer Mikkel Aaland, who grew up with a bomb shelter for a bedroom, in terror of nuclear war. At the height of the Cold War, Aaland finds himself drawn into a mysterious Shinto priest’s plan to save the world. Traveling from Norway to the Philippines, Iceland to South Africa, he places pieces of a sacred Shinto sword in key power spots around the world. Along the way, he comes face to face with his deepest childhood fears of war and destruction, encounters the compelling and mysterious Shinto religion, struggles with the uncertainties of love, and learns to face life with an open heart. The Sword of Heaven tells the extraordinary true story of a journey in which all boundaries are pushed—geographical, cultural, and personal—and in which the healing of the world and the healing of one man appear to be inextricably linked.

The Starr Jewel Saga

Author: Paul K. Kho
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468929860
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The Starr Jewel Saga from the Author: Paul K. Kho. A long time ago there existed a powerful crystal in the form of a multi-point star. No one knew exactly where this relic had come from. All they knew was that it was discovered by scientists on an exploration of the mountains on a planet orbiting a giant blue white star. They never knew how powerful the crystal was or how to unlock its secrets. What followed would set a series of chain of events in motion that would change their lives forever.

The Jewel Of Bas

Author: Leigh Brackett
Publisher: eStar Books
ISBN: 1612104258
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The Jewel Of Bas from the Author: Leigh Brackett. A quest to the Mountain of Life to save what remained by humanity from the machines that were bent on destroying them.excerptMouse stirred the stew in the small iron pot. There wasn't much of it. She sniffed and said: "You could have stolen a bigger joint. We'll go hungry before the next town.""Uh huh," Ciaran grunted lazily.Anger began to curl in Mouse's eyes."I suppose it's all right with you if we run out of food," she said sullenly.Ciaran leaned back comfortably against a moss-grown boulder and watched her with lazy gray eyes. He liked watching Mouse. She was a head shorter than he, which made her very short indeed, and as thin as a young girl. Her hair was black and wild, as though only wind ever combed it. Her eyes were black, too, and very bright. There was a small red thief's brand between them. She wore a ragged crimson tunic, and her bare arms and legs were as brown as his own.Ciaran grinned. His lip was scarred, and there was a tooth missing behind it. He said, "It's just as well. I don't want you getting fat and lazy."Mouse, who was sensitive about her thinness, said something pungent and threw the wooden plate at him. Ciaran drew his shaggy head aside enough to let it by and then relaxed, stroking the harp on his bare brown knees. It began to purr softly.Ciaran felt good. The heat of the sunballs that floated always, lazy in a reddish sky, made him pleasantly sleepy. And after the clamor and crush of the market squares in the border towns, the huge high silence of the place was wonderful.He and Mouse were camped on a tongue of land that licked out from the Phrygian hills down into the coastal plains of Atlantea. A short cut, but only gypsies like themselves ever took it. To Ciaran's left, far below, the sea spread sullen and burning, cloaked in a reddish fog.To his right, also far below, were the Forbidden Plains. Flat, desolate, and barren, reaching away and away to the up-curving rim of the world, where Ciaran's sharp eyes could just make out a glint of gold; a mammoth peak reaching for the sky.Mouse said suddenly, "Is that it, Kiri? Ben Beatha, the Mountain of Life?"

In Search Of The Way

Author: Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies Richard Bowring
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198795238
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In Search Of The Way from the Author: Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies Richard Bowring. In Search of the Way is a history of intellectual and religious developments in Japan during the Tokugawa period, covering the years 1582-1860. It begins with an explanation of the fate of Christianity, and proceeds to cover the changing nature of the relationship between Buddhism and secular authority, new developments in Shinto, and the growth of 'Japanese studies'. The main emphasis, however, is on the process by which Neo-Confucianism captured the imagination of the intellectual class and informed debate throughout the period. This process was expressed in terms of a never-ending search for the Way, a mode and pattern of existence that could provide not only order for society at large, but self-fulfilment for the individual. The narrative traces how ideas and attitudes changed through time, and is based on the premise that the Tokugawa period is important in and of itself, not merely as a backdrop to the Meiji Restoration of 1868.

Japan Under Taisho Tenno

Author: A Morgan Young
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136917462
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Japan Under Taisho Tenno from the Author: A Morgan Young. A journalist on the Japan Chronicle for eleven years this volume examines the history, economy, politics and society of Japan from just before the First World War until 1926.

Daughter Of The Samuari

Author: Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462903673
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Daughter Of The Samuari from the Author: Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto. A Daughter of the Samurai tells the true story of a samurai's daughter, brought up in the strict traditions of feudal Japan, who was sent to America to meet her future husband. An engrossing, haunting tale that gives us insight into an almost forgotten age. Madam Sugimoto was born in Japan, not in the sunny southern part of the country which has given it the name of "The Land of Flowers," but in the northern province of Echigo which is bleak and cold and so cut off from the rest of the country by mountains that in times past it had been considered fit only for political prisoners or exiles. Her father was a Samurai, with high ideals of what was expected of a Samurai's family. His hopes were concentrated in his son until the son refused to marry the girl for whom he was destined and ran off to America. After that all that was meant for him fell to the lot of the little wavy-haired Etsu who writes here so delightfully of the things that happened in their childhood days in far-away Japan.

Sword And Brush

Author: Dave Lowry
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834825422
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Sword And Brush from the Author: Dave Lowry. This moment of perfect clarity that is the force behind all the traditional Japanese arts—from archery to flower arranging—is celebrated here in Dave Lowry's exploration of the common principles shared by calligraphy and the martial arts. Forty-two examples of Lowry's calligraphy, accompanied by his essays, show how the way of the brush reflects the strategic principles of the way of the sword. Each calligraphy represents a term from the martial arts—such as do, the way, or wa, harmony. The accompanying text amplifies our understanding of the term, what it meant to Japanese warriors, and what it means to practitioners of calligraphy and the martial arts today. What becomes clear is that these two seemingly unrelated disciplines actually partake of the same profound elemental spirit.