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City Of Stone And Silence by Django Wexler
Django Wexler's City of Stone and Silence is the second book in the cinematic fantasy Wells of Sorcery Trilogy featuring a fierce young woman skilled in the art of combat magic on an epic mission to steal a ghost ship. After surviving the Vile Rot, Isoka, Meroe, and the rest of Soliton’s crew finally arrive at Soliton's mysterious destination, the Harbor—a city of great stone ziggurats, enshrouded in a ghostly veil of Eddica magic. And they're not alone. Royalty, monks, and madmen live in a precarious balance, and by night take shelter from monstrous living corpses. None know how to leave the Harbor, but if Isoka can't find a way to capture Soliton and return it to the Emperor's spymaster before a year is up, her sister's Tori's life will be forfeit. But there's more to Tori's life back in Kahnzoka than the comfortable luxury Isoka intended for her. By night, she visits the lower wards, risking danger to help run a sanctuary for mage-bloods fleeing the Emperor's iron fist. When she discovers that Isoka is missing, her search takes her deep in the mires of intrigue and revolution. And she has her own secret—the power of Kindre, the Well of Mind, which can bend others to its will. Though she's spent her life denying this brutal magic, Tori will use whatever means she has to with Isoka's fate on the line... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
City Of Stone by Meron Benvenisti
Benvenisti Juxtaposes various eras, dynasties, and rulers in Israel's 3,000 year history in ways that provide comparative insights.
Palace Of Darkness by Tracy Higley
In an ancient city carved from stone, one desperate young woman searches for peace—in the calm before the Romans attack. In AD 106, a single mother can be certain of one thing—destitution. So Cassia and her six-year-old son flee to Petra, seeking refuge in the loving arms of family. But the great stone city is not what Cassia imagined. And family cannot be trusted. When a secret reveals her son’s true bloodline, the boy becomes the target of a royal conspiracy. He’s snatched from Cassia’s grasp. In her darkest hours, Cassia finds herself surrounded by followers of the Way, a subversive new religious group whose disciples are frequently sentenced to arenas with starved lions and blood-soaked sand. Why would they seek out more danger by helping her? And what kind of religion gives freely and asks for nothing in return? Roman soldiers soon surround Petra, immersing the city in panic and further endangering Cassia’s son. She realizes he cannot be saved by human efforts alone. Her only hope lies with the followers of the Way . . . and her willingness to trust their One True God. Reading Group Guide Included “Higley’s meticulous research enhances readers’ understanding of the daring lives of the first Christians.” —RT Book Reviews, of City on Fire “If you liked Francine Rivers’ A Voice in the Wind, you’ll love Palace of Darkness! It grabbed me from page one and never let go.” —Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author
Lost City Of Stone by Bill Sanborn Ballinger
Discusses the eleven-square-mile city of Nan Madol, a relic of a lost civilization off the island of Ponape in the Pacific Ocean.
The Fall Of The Stone City by Ismail Kadare
Enigmatic and compelling, The Fall of the Stone City shows Ismail Kadare at the height of his powers. It was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. In September 1943, German soldiers advance on the ancient gates of Gjirokaster, Albania. It is the first step in a carefully planned invasion. But once at the mouth of the city, the troops are taken aback by a surprising act of rebellion that leaves the citizens fearful of a bloody counter-attack. Soon rumours circulate, in cafes, houses and alleyways, that the Nazi Colonel in command of the German Army was once a school acquaintance of a local dignitary, Doctor Gurameto. In the town square, Colonel von Schwabe greets his former classmate warmly; in return, Doctor Gurameto invites him to dinner. The very next day, the Colonel and his army disappear from the city. The dinner at Gurameto's house changes the course of events in twentieth-century Europe. But as the citizens celebrate their hero, a conspiracy surfaces which leads some to place Gurameto, and the stone city, at the heart of a plot to undermine Socialism. Ismail Kadare is Albania's best-known poet and novelist. Translations of his novels, which include The Siege, The Successor, Chronicle in Stone and The Accident, have been published in more than forty countries. In 2005 he became the first winner of the Man Booker International Prize. textpublishing.com.au 'One of the most important voices in literature today.' Metro 'One of the world's greatest living writers.' Simon Sebag Montefiore 'There are very few writers alive today with the depth, power and resonance of this remarkable novelist.' Herald 'The Fall of the Stone City is a Kafkaesque nightmare, an incredibly powerful tale of historical drama and human tragedy. Lovers of great literature should feast on a book like this, devouring the story and despairing when there are simply no more pages to turn.' Weekend Bookworm, ABC Radio Brisbane 'European grand master Ismail Kadare, that wizard of the sinister, beguiles with yet another dark fable...this epic novella packs a huge - both hugely entertaining and thought-provoking - punch.' Sunday Star Times
Stone City by Mitchell Smith
A thrilling and gripping page-turner, that serves as both a sociological study of prison life and a metaphor for contemporary America. In a prison of youthful hardcore criminals, a college professor convicted of killing a young girl while driving drunk teaches other inmates reading skills. A series of killings prompts officials to coerce Bauman to track down the killer. His quest takes readers into the web of corruption that is inherent in a big state prison.
City Of Stone by Richard Benke
In March 1916 a detachment of Pancho Villa's army invaded the sleepy New Mexico border village of Columbus. Villa's troops killed eighteen people, half of them local residents and half U.S. soldiers encamped nearby. A "punitive expedition" was immediately launched as Brigadier General John J. Pershing led five thousand American soldiers in search of Villa. Pershing's staff included Lt. George Patton, fresh out of West Point. About half a million dollars in gold was to be used as mordida, bribery, to learn Villa's whereabouts and set him up for capture. British, German, and American spies pursued their differing interests along the border. But now, the anti-Villa bribery cache has vanished in the confusion of 1917 as Pershing's army lands in France. Twenty-seven years later during a World War II visit to Canterbury, Patton challenges a family of English spies that has served the realm for a thousand years to find the gold and reveal the truth about other long-held secrets. Three sibling agents set out, one by one, to learn what happened to the gold amid the contemporary border carnage of drug smugglers that double as cattle rustlers. Their timing couldn't have been more disastrous. City of Stone is fiction - like much of what governments may try to pass of as history.
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks
Every nation that invades the City gives it a new name. But before long, new invaders arrive and the City changes hands once again. The natives don't let themselves get caught up in the unending wars. To them, their home is the Nameless City, and those who try to name it are forever outsiders. Kaidu is one such outsider. He's a Dao born and bred--a member of the latest occupying nation. Rat is a native of the Nameless City. At first, she hates Kai for everything he stands for, but his love of his new home may be the one thing that can bring these two unlikely friends together. Let's hope so, because the fate of the Nameless City rests in their hands.
City Of Stone The Watchers Trilogy Book Two by T. Edge
The attack is over. But the war has only just begun...Cyra has survived the attack by the Eden soldiers. Her father, Drake, has come back from the dead. Link has been killed. The entire world is falling apart. But Cyra, along with Ellie, Jackson and Theo, have to go on. Together with Drake, and thousands of other refugees, they cross the Deadlands to Petram, the great mountain city of stone. There, they think they're safe. But they're not. No one is safe from the power of Eden. No one is safe from Augustus Knight. And soon, with an Eden army amassing below, their mountain fortress threatens to become a tomb. Unless they do something about it first. There's only one thing they can do. Cut off the head of the snake. Kill Augustus Knight.
Flesh And Stone by Richard Sennett
From Classical Greece and Rome to medieval and Renaissance Europe, from Hogarth's London to the metropolis of today, cities have been at the centre of human existence for thousands of years. By examining individual cities at their most pivotal moments in history, and the way people lived in them, Richard Sennett traces changing attitudes to concepts such as space, burial, sanctuary and planning. He provides fascinating insights into the interaction between the human body and the spaces of the city it inhabits, evoking the sounds, smells and bustle throughout the centuries. And he asks whether modern cities starve people's sensual experience.