Author: E. E. Knight
From the national bestselling and award-winning author of the Vampire Earth saga comes the first in a fantastic new series.
Kings, queens, and great adventure await in the legendary land of Camelot It all began with a boy and a sword. When young Arthur pulls an enchanted sword from a stone, his destiny is sealed: He is to become the king of England. Full of powerful wizards and valiant knights, the timeless tale of King Arthur, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table is a mix of jealousy, wonder, and heart that has captivated imaginations for centuries. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Author: E.E. Knight
Dragon Outcast continues E.E. Knight's thrilling fantasy series about a brood of young dragon siblings-each unique, each powerful, and each fated to battle the other to the end. Here, the darkest of the dragons is introduced as he strives to make himself the strongest-and the last-of his brethren...
Author: Brad Clark
A single instinctive act of heroism to save a princess leads a young man into a life that he could not have imagined. Brought into the life of knights, fair maidens, and kings, Conner finds himself outcast and alone. But under the tutelage of an old man from a far-off land, Conner begins to learn skills that even the fabled Knights of Karmon could not match. But as the nefarious plans of the evil Lord Neffenmark come to fruition, he finds himself embroiled in the deadly politics and forces far beyond the borders of his little kingdom. Knight Fall begins the first chapter in the life of Conner, a simple peasant who dares to affect change upon the world.
Author: Glynnis Campbell
Publisher: Glynnis Campbell
Sir Duncan de Ware is a sworn champion of the common man and a master of disguise. So when he finds plucky maiden-in-distress Linet de Montfort facing off against a notorious pirate, noble Duncan goes undercover to come to her rescue, despite her insistence that she can take care of herself. When the pirate abducts her, Duncan and Linet are caught up in a breathless adventure of danger and romance on the high seas. And soon Linet realizes her only hope is to trust her mysterious heroÔÇöwith her life and her heart.
The Greatest Knight
Author: Thomas Asbridge
Publisher: Harper Collins
A renowned scholar brings to life medieval EnglandÔÇÖs most celebrated knight, William MarshalÔÇöproviding an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it. Caught on the wrong side of an English civil war and condemned by his father to the gallows at age five, William Marshal defied all odds to become one of EnglandÔÇÖs most celebrated knights. Thomas AsbridgeÔÇÖs rousing narrative chronicles WilliamÔÇÖs rise, using his life as a prism to view the origins, experiences, and influence of the knight in British history. In WilliamÔÇÖs day, the brutish realities of war and politics collided with romanticized myths about an Arthurian ÔÇťgolden age,ÔÇŁ giving rise to a new chivalric ideal. Asbridge details the training rituals, weaponry, and battle tactics of knighthood, and explores the codes of chivalry and courtliness that shaped their daily lives. These skills were essential to survive one of the most turbulent periods in English historyÔÇöan era of striking transformation, as the West emerged from the Dark Ages. A leading retainer of five English kings, Marshal served the great figures of this age, from Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine to Richard the Lionheart and his infamous brother John, and was involved in some of the most critical phases of medieval history, from the Magna Carta to the survival of the Angevin/Plantagenet dynasty. Asbridge introduces this storied knight to modern readers and places him firmly in the context of the majesty, passion, and bloody intrigue of the Middle Ages. The Greatest Knight features 16 pages of black-and-white and color illustrations.
The Ruby Knight
Author: David Eddings
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Sparhawk, Knight and Queen's Champion, and his companions brave untold perils as they seek the Bhelliom, a fabulous, long-lost jewel with the power to cure the poison that threatens the life of Ehlana, Queen of Elenia
Author: E. E. Knight
Fleeing a group of slave-trading dwarves, Wistala, a young female dragon, finds herself alone, after her brother, Auron, sacrifices himself to save her, and must overcome her grief, fear, and anger to find others of her kind and to seek revenge on those who would destroy them. By the author of Dragon Champion. Original. 30,000 first printing.
The Scarlet Lion
Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
The Legend of the Greatest Knight Lives On William Marshal's skill with a sword and loyalty to his word have earned him the company of kings, the lands of a magnate, and the hand of Isabelle de Clare, one of England's wealthiest heiresses. But he is thrust back into the chaos of court when King Richard dies. Vindictive King John clashes with William, claims the family lands for the Crown-and takes two of the Marshal sons hostage. The conflict between obeying his king and rebelling over the royal injustices threatens the very heart of William and Isabelle's family. Fiercely intelligent and courageous, fearing for the man and marriage that light her life, Isabelle plunges with her husband down a precarious path that will lead William to more power than he ever expected. "Everyone who has raved about Elizabeth Chadwick as an author of historical novels is right." -Devourer of Books on The Greatest Knight "Elizabeth Chadwick is a gifted novelist and a dedicated researcher; it doesn't get any better than that." -Sharon Kay Penman
One Pawn Saves the Day
Author: Sergei Tkachenko
Publisher: Limited Liability Company Elk and Ruby Publishing House
Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just one pawn in the finale, yet manages to win or draw.
Example in this ebook In presenting, for the first time, to English readers the greatest work of Germany's greatest medi├Žval poet, a few words of introduction, alike for poem and writer, may not be out of place. The lapse of nearly seven hundred years, and the changes which the centuries have worked, alike in language and in thought, would have naturally operated to render any work unfamiliar, still more so when that work was composed in a foreign tongue; but, indeed, it is only within the present century that the original text of the Parzival has been collated from the MSS. and made accessible, even in its own land, to the general reader. But the interest which is now felt by many in the Arthurian romances, quickened into life doubtless by the genius of the late Poet Laureate, and the fact that the greatest composer of our time, Richard Wagner, has selected this poem as the groundwork of that wonderful drama, which a growing consensus of opinion has hailed as the grandest artistic achievement of this century, seem to indicate that the time has come when the work of Wolfram von Eschenbach may hope to receive, from a wider public than that of his own day, the recognition which it so well deserves. Of the poet himself we know but little, save from the personal allusions scattered throughout his works; the dates of his birth and death are alike unrecorded, but the frequent notices of contemporary events to be found in his poems enable us to fix with tolerable certainty the period of his literary activity, and to judge approximately the outline of his life. Wolfram's greatest work, the Parzival, was apparently written within the early years of the thirteenth century; he makes constant allusions to events happening, and to works produced, within the first decade of that period; and as his latest work, the Willehalm, left unfinished, mentions as recent the death of the Landgrave Herman of Thuringia, which occurred in 1216, the probability seems to be that the Parzival was written within the first fifteen years of the thirteenth century. Inasmuch, too, as this work bears no traces of immaturity in thought or style, it is probable that the date of the poet's birth cannot be placed much later than 1170. The name, Wolfram von Eschenbach, points to Eschenbach in Bavaria as in all probability the place of his birth, as it certainly was of his burial. So late as the end of the seventeenth century his tomb, with inscription, was to be seen in the Frauen-kirche of Ober-Eschenbach, and the fact that within a short distance of the town are to be found localities mentioned in his poems, such as Wildberg, Abenberg, Tr├╝hending, Wertheim, etc., seems to show that there, too, the life of the poet-knight was spent. By birth, as Wolfram himself tells us, he belonged to the knightly order (Zum Schildesamt bin Ich geboren), though whether his family was noble or not is a disputed point, in any case Wolfram was a poor man, as the humorous allusions which he makes to his poverty abundantly testify. Yet he does not seem to have led the life of a wandering singer, as did his famous contemporary, Walther von der Vogelweide; if Wolfram journeyed, as he probably did, it was rather in search of knightly adventures, he tells us: 'Durchstreifen muss Der Lande viel, Wer Schildesamt verwalten will,' and though fully conscious of his gift of song, yet he systematically exalts his office of knight above that of poet. The period when Wolfram lived and sang, we cannot say wrote, for by his own confession he could neither read nor write ('I'ne kan decheinen buochstap,' he says in Parzival; and in Willehalm, 'Waz an den buochen steht geschrieben, Des bin Ich kunstelos geblieben'), and his poems must, therefore, have been orally dictated, was one peculiarly fitted to develop his special genius. To be continue in this ebook
Born to Glory
Author: Las Vegas Sun
Publisher: Triumph Books
The Vegas Golden Knights' astonishing run to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season captured the attention of hockey fans everywhere in 2018. Powered by breakout performances from William Karlsson and Jonathan Marchessault, veteran leadership from Deryk Engelland and the cornerstone presence of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, Gerard Gallant's team wasted no time putting down roots in the Nevada desert. In their rise from band of misfits to title contenders, the Golden Knights galvanized a new fan base, united a grieving community, and rewrote history to their liking. Packed with insight, analysis and vivid full-color photography from the Las Vegas Sun, this commemorative keepsake takes fans on a journey for the ages, from the expansion draft to the Pacific Division title and beyond, capturing the Golden Knights' memorable series wins over the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Winnipeg Jets and more.
Author: Griff Hosker
The throne of England is slipping from King Henry's grasp. His only son has drowned in the English Channel and the predators are gathering ready to devour both England and Normandy. When the last of King Harold's Housecarls returns to England to die he brings with him a reluctant hero who will save the kingdom. Alfraed, son of Ridley, is the first of a new breed, he is an English Knight. The novel is set in a time when warlords fight for small parcels of land and treachery is the order of the day. English Knight is a fast moving novel set in that most turbulent of times, The Anarchy. Filled with action and battles this is the first in a series of chronicles painting a picture of a bloody time in English history when the only people you could rely on were your household warriors and you slept with a dagger beneath your bed.