Korin is a slaveãbeaten and abused, but never broken. Every day she watches the soldiers of the Imperial Army practice and wishes she were one of them. One day, her slave supervisor attempts to blame her for the catastrophic loss of the armyês herd. In the resulting dispute, she accidentally kills him and flees to the army camp, where she is mistaken for a minor officer. Thus begins Korinês journey in the land of free men. She doesnêt ever want to return to her old life. When crazy Antiochus, a superior officer, takes her in and covers for her, she takes up her duties with a passion. All is threatened when a fellow slave recognizes and reports her. Will they call her bluff and engage in a sword duel meant to uncover her real identity? Worse yet, the last of the pureblooded demons, Vorak, has taken an intense interest in her. He suspects, like the others, that there is more to Korin than meets the eyes. Could Korinês uncanny strength and affinity for the night have a more sinister meaning than she realized? Could she be a demon? Korin must discover the meaning of her strange powers before she gets caught up in something she canêt control.
Following an attack on her family, fifteen-year-old Thora is enslaved by a brutish Viking chieftain, Bjorn Svanson. A healer and a midwife, Thora is valuable. She also has visions of the future . . . and in one she foresees Svanson's death. When her prediction becomes reality, Thora recognizes that another of Svanson's slaves is a man she has seen before-a man from recurrent visions who is destined to be part of her future.Assuming Svanson's identity, the slave and Thora use the dead man's ships to escape. Their destination is Iceland, the then uncharted 'land of fire and ice'. To succeed they must first win over Svanson's crew, and their journey is fraught with hardship and danger. But their troubles are only just beginning. Soon, newcomers are among them and someone is stealing from Thora's medicines to cause terrible harm. Under suspicion herself, can Thora unmask the real culprit and clear her name? And can Thora and the man now known as Bjorn ever really hope that their pasts won't catch up with them?
It is December 2008 when Victoria feels a deep ache within her. Her partner, Momo, is slowly disintegrating into something evil and she knows it is just a matter of time before he will kill her. Desperate to escape the relationship, she formulates a plan and flees with her daughter, Saba. As Victoria and Saba travel the world, other dangers arise in both mythical and spiritual forms. With help from star alignments, sacred texts and the supernatural, Victoria moves through time affected by catastrophic events that include earthquakes, tornadoes, and landslides. She must grow spiritually and rely on flashes of future time to unlock environmental codes and determine what will begin in August 2015. As apocalyptic riders roam the land, diseases plague the world, and panic rises among rulers, Victoria slowly begins to understand that everything is happening exactly as predicted. The beginning and the end are coming together.
A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master
Author: Irina Tweedie
Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Irina Tweedie's unique account of the slow and painful grinding down of the personality at the hands of a Sufi Master. This diary spans five years, making up an amazing record of spiritual transformation. From a psychological perspective, this diary maps the process of ego dissolution, gradually unveiling the oneness and love that reside beneath the surface of the personality. Mrs. Tweedie is the first Western woman to be trained in this ancient yogic lineage.
Vivian of Amesbury, the secret daughter of merlin, possesses the gift of second sight and is haunted by an ancient curse that prevents her from ever knowing love until the moment she meets Norman knight Rorke Fitz-Warren and an unquenchable passion flames to life.
Science fiction and fantasy readers have long shown an affinity for a good "bar story". Now some of today's most inventive scriveners have decided to tell their own tall tales-from an alewife's attempt to transfer the gods' curse to Gilgamesh, to Odin's decision to introduce Vikings to the Ur-Bar, from the Holy Roman Emperor's barroom bargain, to a demon hunter who may just have met his match in the ultimate magic bar, to a bouncer who discovers you should never let anyone in after hours in a world terrorized by zombies.
Prankster, warrior, seducer, fool – Old Man Coyote is the most enduring legend in Native American culture. Crafty and cagey – often the victim of his own magical intrigues and lusty appetites – he created the earth and man, scrambled the stars and first brought fire . . . and death. Barry Lopez – National Book Award-winning author of Arctic Dreams and recipient of the John Burroughs Medal for his bestselling masterwork Of Wolves and Men – has collected sixty-eight tales from forty-two tribes, and brings to life a timeless myth that abounds with sly wit, erotic adventure, and rueful wisdom.
Pulitzer Prize-winning sequel to A Son of the Middle Border continues the author's autobiographical theme and deals sensitively with Garland's marriage and later career, as well as the challenges of pioneer life in 19th-century mid-America.