Unashamedly, the author begs you, to read this eBook. You must spare ‘two hours’ to save humanity from definite ‘annihilation’. Beg others too, to join the conclusive crusade against ‘Enemy Number One’ of 7.5 billion people. There is no choice; you destroy it or it eliminates us all. Either you reclaim your ‘Crown’; be the sovereign, or die a slave. It’s now, or never. Dead, for sure, can’t yearn.
Misty, Raver, Chiyo and Burgh find themselves in Groundon one of the many dwarf kingdoms. Where Burgh’s cousin Rade is king, it isn’t a happy family reunion. Burgh is the true heir to the throne, but only if he chooses to take it. Misty and Burgh’s past are connected along with a manticore’s named Blood. Burgh is reunited with the woman he loves, and a son he never got to meet. The Crown of Unity continues to show Misty the past and its many secrets. Including the king’s true name, and how he came to be what he is. Meanwhile Lucius is hiding some secrets of his own as he trains the people in Armipotent. And Misty discovers a new power she never knew about as she slowly figures out who she is.
Leaving her Dominican Order to stand by a cousin who has been condemned to death by Henry VIII, novice Joanna Stafford and her father are arrested and ordered by the Bishop of Winchester to recover a religious artifact believed to hold a sacred power.
Treachery! Treason! Trolls! Fooled into thinking they are returning heroes, the entourage's royal welcome is cut short when they mysteriously collapse; all but Nikki, the one nobody trusted. Lady Nicole Arendale's past is shrouded in mystery, but it's slowly unraveling as secrets long buried are exposed, threatening everyone's future. Never one to rely on anyone's help, she has no choice but to return to her previous life if she has any hope of saving them. Set on a path she neither expected, nor wanted, they are running for their lives, searching for a safe haven in the midst of the coming storm. She could simply slip into the night, but something keeps her with them, yearning for a glimmer of hope. Driven to see this adventure through to the end, she must now choose; her future or theirs? Shadow of the Crown is the forth book in the Heir to the Crown fantasy series. If you like epic battle scenes, mythical races, and a captivating story, then you will love Paul J Bennett's tale of a rogue who turns the tables. Pick up your copy of Shadow of the Crown, and prepare for a day of reading! New to the series? Meet Gerald Matheson, the steadfast warrior in ‘Heir to the Crown: Book One, Servant of the Crown’, available in eBook & paperback. Other Books by Paul J Bennett Heir to the Crown Series: Battle at the River - Prequel Servant of the Crown Sword of the Crown Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past Heart of the Crown Shadow of the Crown Mercerian Tales: The Call of Magic Fate of the Crown Burden of the Crown Mercerian Tales: The Making of a Man Defender of the Crown Fury of the Crown Mercerian Tales: Honour Thy Ancestors War of the Crown Triumph of the Crown The Frozen Flame Series: The Awakening/Into the Fire - Prequels Ashes Embers Flames Inferno Maelstrom Power Ascending Series: Tempered Steel - Prequel Temple Knight Warrior Knight Temple Captain Warrior Lord The Chronicles of Cyric: Into the Maelstrom - Prequel A Midwinter Murder The Beast of Brunhausen What readers are saying about Paul J Bennett’s books: ★★★★★ - "Fantastic Fantasy!" ★★★★★ - "Fabulously written, loved it." ★★★★★ - "Another excellent book series!!" ★★★★★ - "Wow! Best book I’ve read in a LONG time!" ★★★★★ -"Thoroughly absorbing, exciting and mystical" ★★★★★ - "If you like fantasy fiction, then this is a must-read!" ★★★★★ - "This story gripped me and kept me turning the pages." ★★★★★ - "Action, Intrigue, Adventure, Romance and some twists!" ★★★★★ - "I love the book, had me on edge and could not put it down!" ★★★★★ - "The most amazing adventure with a strong magical influence." ★★★★★ - "The characters you love in the books come to life in such a fabulous way." ★★★★★ - "The tale flows effortlessly along, blending action, adventure and heartwarming scenes." ★★★★★ - "It’s really difficult to stop reading these books. Looking forward to more books from this author."
ULLSAARD HAS THE CROWN. But when he is confronted with a truth too shocking to contemplate, he has to choose between power and honor. File Under: Epic Fantasy [ Learning To Rule | A Vast Empire | A Shocking Truth | History Dictates ] e-book ISBN: 9780857661227
Chief Nchindia held the Elders of his Council in total contempt, inwardly vowing to disagree with them at every point where disagreement was possible. What starts like a big joke develops into grim tragedy: the statue of the god of Nkokonoko Small Monje is discovered to have been stolen and sold to a white man! The tradition demands instant execution of the culprits. Was their Chief involved in the theft? What was worse, the crime or the punishment? Linus Asong was born in the South West Region of Cameroon in 1947. With a combined B.A honours in Education, in 1980 he entered the University of Windsor in Canada whence he graduated with a terminal degree in Creative Writing. He holds an M.A and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton Canada, and is presently Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Ecole Normale Superieure Bambili (University of Yaounde 1). Asong is a stand-up humorist, a consummate portrait painter, an accomplished literary scholar, and a celebrated prolific writer with over a dozen novels to his credit.
Britain is on the brink of invasion. George is sent to the countryside while his brother and guardian, Charlie, fights overseas. But the war is closer than he thinks. Nearby, an ancient burial ground hides a treasure Hitler is desperate to possess. George must find and protect it before it's too late...
The Russian monarchy are visiting the United States and the Imperial Crown is stolen. To avoid an international incident—and maybe a war—the government needs somebody they can trust to go and find it. Clint is recruited, and must ride with a Russian soldier charged by the King of Russia to find the crown. They fight together and get to know one another.
In 1688, a vast fleet of 463 ships, twice the size of the Spanish Armada, put to sea from Holland. On board was William of Orange with 40,000 soldiers their objective, England. The Protestant William had been encouraged by a group of Church of England bishops to risk everything and oust the Catholic King James. He landed at Tor Bay in Devon and soon gathered enough support, including that of John Churchill, the future Duke of Marlborough, to cause King James to flee to France. It had been seen, in the eyes of most in England and Scotland as a Glorious Revolution. William ascended the throne along with his wife Mary, the daughter of Englands Charles II, who had preceded James. Though the revolution had been virtually bloodless, William had to fight to keep his crown. Most Irish were Catholics and King Williams armies met stiff opposition there. In this, James saw a chance to regain his crown. Sailing to Ireland, he led his Jacobite troops against William at the Battle of the Boyne on 1 July 1690. James was defeated, ending his hopes of ousting William. There were also large numbers of Catholics in Scotland, but they too were defeated by Williams army at the Battle of Killiecrankie. This, in turn, led to the infamous Massacre of Glencoe. The accession of William and Mary to the throne was a landmark moment in British history, one which saw Parliament emerge into the modern state. In January 1689, two months after the Glorious Revolution, Parliament met and in February a Declaration of Rights was incorporated into the Bill of Rights. This included the measure that the crown could not tax without Parliaments consent or interfere in elections. William, therefore, is not only known both for being one of Englands most revolutionary kings, but also one of the least remembered.
This volume discusses the development of governmental proto-bureaucracy, which led to and was influenced by the inclusion of professional agents and spies in the early modern English government. In the government’s attempts to control religious practices, wage war, and expand their mercantile reach both east and west, spies and agents became essential figures of empire, but their presence also fundamentally altered the old hierarchies of class and power. The job of the spy or agent required fluidity of role, the adoption of disguise and alias, and education, all elements that contributed to the ideological breakdown of social and class barriers. The volume argues that the inclusion of the lower classes (commoners, merchants, messengers, and couriers) in the machinery of government ultimately contributed to the creation of governmental proto-bureaucracy. The importance and significance of these spies is demonstrated through the use of statistical social network analysis, analyzing social network maps and statistics to discuss the prominence of particular figures within the network and the overall shape and dynamics of the evolving Elizabethan secret service. The Eye of the Crown is a useful resource for students and scholars interested in government, espionage, social hierarchy, and imperial power in Elizabethan England.