Author: Arjun Raj Gaind,Aditya Bidikar

Publisher: Graphic India

ISBN: 1681245752

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 114

View: 1014

"If you¡¯re looking for something off the beaten path, Empire of Blood is a great book to check out." - Panels.Net "EMPIRE OF BLOOD is one of the most vibrant and original comics on the stands today, a comic that you should at least be made aware of." - ComicsTavern.com Imagine a world where the sun never set on the British Empire, where the Union Jack still flies proudly across Europe and Asia, ruled over by the mysterious Blood Queen. Powered by an alchemical elixir called Aqua Vitae that makes them impervious to illness and injury, the English live in luxury in domed cities, while the rest are sequestered in vast slums, forced to pay weekly blood tithes. This is the strange, horrifying story of a world gone wrong, a world where resistance is doomed to fail, but were it might just be more important than ever. COLLECTING ALL FOUR ISSUES OF THE MINI-SERIES!
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Empire of Blood #4

Author: Arjun Raj Gaind,Aditya Bidikar

Publisher: Graphic India

ISBN: 1681244527

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 27

View: 2647

The alternate history series reaches its epic conclusion as Tom Lawrence discovers the dark secret that holds the Empire of Blood together but with the fate of India in his hands what path will Tom choose? Find out in this explosive finale of the 4-part series.
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Empire of Blood #1

Author: Arjun Raj Gaind

Publisher: Graphic India

ISBN: 1681243628

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 26

View: 6884

Imagine a world where the sun never set on the British Empire, where the Union Jack still flies proudly across Europe and Asia, ruled over by the mysterious Blood Queen. Powered by an alchemical elixir called Aqua Vitae that makes them impervious to illness and injury, the English live in luxury in domed cities, while the rest are sequestered in vast slums, forced to pay weekly blood tithes. This is the strange, horrifying story of a world gone wrong, a world where resistance is doomed to fail, but where it might just be more important than ever. The first issue in a 4-part series.
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Empire of Blood #3

Author: Arjun Raj Gaind,Aditya Bidikar

Publisher: Graphic India

ISBN: 168124408X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 27

View: 1084

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Shining in Crimson

Empire of Blood Book One

Author: Robert S. Wilson

Publisher: Empire of Blood Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 3848

In celebration of the release of FADING IN DARKNESS: EMPIRE OF BLOOD BOOK TWO, the first book in this dystopian urban fantasy series, SHINING IN CRIMSON, is now FREE! Set in a dystopian, religiously-demented American Empire, the city of Las Vegas is no longer a city of sin. Now called Necropolis, it is a city that eats sin. The vampires of Necropolis wait patiently for the Empire's weekly drop off of guilty Penitents; sinners and criminals full of fresh blood. Hank Evans is one of those Penitents and he would gladly let the vampires take every drop of his blood if it weren’t for one detail: Toby. Toby is Hank’s only son. Now, Hank must do whatever it takes to escape the city of the dead and save his son from an Empire as bloodthirsty as the vampires it uses to keep its people in line. Praise for Shining in Crimson: "A big-scale vampire thriller that changes the rules."--Scott Nicholson, author of Liquid Fear, The Red Church, and They Hunger "One of the best surprises I've had in a long while. Writing with a smart, self-assured ease, Robert S. Wilson has given us a gift with Shining in Crimson. Part Underworld, part Escape From New York, Shining in Crimson is genuinely frightening, genuinely thrilling, but above all, first-rate storytelling. I'm a Robert S. Wilson fan from now on!"--Joe McKinney, author of Flesh Eaters and Apocalypse of the Dead "Robert S. Wilson shows a lot of promise here with this debut novel. Now it's time to see where that promise will take him."--Ray Wallace, The Chiaroscuro "You'll not find some glistening torsos and smouldering eyes in this book. What you will find is a brilliantly thought out society of Vampires."--Jim Mcleod, Ginger Nuts of Horror "The Mesh of Religious symbolism and political commentary tucked neatly between pure horror and suspense is superb."--Lisa Lane, The Cerebral Writer Cover design by Elena Helfrecht, you can find her and her work at http://apokryphia.weebly.com/
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Empire of Blood

The Minotaur Wars

Author: Richard A. Knaak

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786961872

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8512

The War of Souls has ended, but Krynn is still rife with conflict. The elven land of Silvanesti is no more, replaced by the minotaur colony of Ambeon. A new emperor sits on the throne in Nethosak, his dark Protectors backed by the magic of the Forerunners. Resistance to the empire is all but crushed. The rebellion's last hope, Faros, struggles with personal demons. But, unexpectedly bolstered by the very gods he has renounced, the legitimate heir rises up against obstacles all too real as well as others fantastical. A plague of abominations descends upon Faros’s forces as they storm the capital...forcing a memorable showdown with the evil usurpers. The trilogy that began with dire events of NIGHT OF BLOOD and continued with the epic struggles in TIDES OF BLOOD now arrives at this thrilling conclusion. From the Paperback edition.
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Scarlet Traces: Empire of Blood

Author: Ian Edginton

Publisher: Abaddon

ISBN: 9781781085578

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7356

The first novel set in the War of the Worlds universe from the cult comic book hit Scarlet Traces, picking up the story directly from the climax of H.G. Wells' classic. November 1898, four months after the Martians’ failed invasion of the United Kingdom, leaving priceless technology scattered among London’s ruins. As reconstruction begins, Germany sends men and resources to aid in the recovery; not entirely trusting Kaiser Wilhelm’s goodwill, the Queen’s spymaster sends his trusted agent Ampney Crucis to spy on the German workers. In the shadows of the city, mutilated bodies are turning up in the new slums. With so many still missing and so much still to be done, the case is all but overlooked, handed over to the police department’s most junior detective, Valentine Bey. As Bey begins his investigations, he crosses paths with Crucis, and the two men discover a plot that could change the world. Something survived the War of the Worlds; something that lives still under London. And there are many who would kill to get their hands on it...
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Empire of the Blood


Author: Gavin Thorpe

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 0857663038

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

View: 6393

The Empire of the Blood Trilogy Includes: The Crown of the Blood The Crown of the Conqueror The Crown of the Usurper THE CROWN OF THE BLOOD He had brought his master's Empire to the furthest reaches of the world. All had fallen before him. Now he longs for home. But home isn't what it was. Could it be that everything he's fought for all those years has been a lie? A sweeping fantasy of immense battles, demonic magic and dark politics. THE CROWN OF THE CONQUEROR Ullsaard has won the crown But when he is confronted with a truth too shocking to contemplate, he has to make the impossible choice between power and honour. And now the real battle has begun in this stunning sequel to The Crown of the Blood, packed with gargantuan battles, demonic magic and treacherous politics. THE CROWN OF THE USURPER The stunning conclusion to the epic Crown of the Blood series. File Under: Fantasy [ Epic battles / Political Intrigue / Mystical Powers / Hidden Rulers ] From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Royal Blood

Author: Eleanor Herman

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104034117

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 6021

Stell dir eine Zeit vor, in der die Menschen den Göttern gleichgültig sind, und das Böse an den Rändern der Welt erwacht ... Alex ist kurz davor, für immer aus dem Schatten seines mächtigen Vaters zu treten und der größte Heerführer aller Zeiten zu werden. Seine Verbündete Kat hat einen Plan, von dem Alex niemals erfahren darf. Die beiden verbindet weit mehr als sie ahnen. Wem kannst du trauen? Und was ist am Ende stärker? Das Schicksal? Magie? Oder deine Feinde?
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The Incas

Empire of Blood and Gold

Author: Carmen Bernand

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500300404

Category: Incas

Page: 191

View: 7060

Examines the rise and fall of the Incas
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Die Prüfung

Author: Jay Kristoff

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104902909

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 3556

»Nevernight« ist der erste Roman einer neuen bildgewaltigen und epischen Fantasy-Serie von »New York Times«-Bestseller-Autor Jay Kristoff. In einer Welt mit drei Sonnen, in einer Stadt, gebaut auf dem Grab eines toten Gottes, sinnt eine junge Frau, die mit den Schatten sprechen kann, auf Rache. Mia Corvere kennt nur ein Ziel: Rache. Als sie noch ein kleines Mädchen war, haben einige mächtige Männer des Reiches – Francesco Duomo, Justicus Remus, Julius Scaeva – ihren Vater als Verräter an der Itreyanischen Republik hinrichten und ihre Mutter einkerkern lassen. Mia selbst entkam den Häschern nur knapp und wurde unter fremdem Namen vom alten Mercurio großgezogen, einem Antiquitätenhändler. Mercurio ist jedoch kein gewöhnlicher Bürger der Republik, er bildet Attentäter für einen Assassinenorden aus, die »Rote Kirche«. Und Mia ist auch kein gewöhnliches Kind, sie ist eine Dunkelinn: Seit der Nacht, in der ihre Familie zerstört wurde, wird sie von einer Katze begleitet, die in ihrem Schatten lebt und sich von ihren Ängsten nährt. Mercurio bringt Mia vieles bei, doch um ihre Ausbildung abzuschließen, muss sie sich auf den Weg zur geheimen Enklave der »Roten Kirche« machen, wo sie eine gefährliche Prüfung erwartet ... Nach dem zusammen mit Amie Kaufman verfassten Science-Fiction-Roman »Illuminae« ist »Nevernight« der neueste Geniestreich von Jay Kristoff: für die Leser von Anthony Ryan, Patrick Rothfuss und Sarah J. Maas.
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The Blood of Government

Race, Empire, the United States, & the Philippines: Easyread Edition

Author: Paul A. Kramer

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442997176

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 2776

In 1899 the United States, having announced its arrival as a world power during the Spanish-Cuban-American War, inaugurated a brutal war of imperial conquest against the Philippine Republic. Over the next five decades, U.S. imperialists justified their colonial empire by crafting novel racial ideologies adapted to new realities of collaboration and anticolonial resistance. In this pathbreaking, transnational study, Paul A. Kramer reveals how racial politics served U.S. empire, and how empire-building in turn transformed ideas of race and nation in both the United States and the Philippines. Kramer argues that Philippine-American colonial history was characterized by struggles over sovereignty and recognition. In the wake of a racial-exterminist war, U.S. colonialists, in dialogue with Filipino elites, divided the Philippine population into ''civilized'' Christians and ''savage'' animists and Muslims. The former were subjected to a calibrated colonialism that gradually extended them self-government as they demonstrated their ''capacities.'' The latter were governed first by Americans, then by Christian Filipinos who had proven themselves worthy of shouldering the ''white man's burden.'' Ultimately, however, this racial vision of imperial nation-building collided with U.S. nativist efforts to insulate the United States from its colonies, even at the cost of Philippine independence. Kramer provides an innovative account of the global transformations of race and the centrality of empire to twentieth-century U.S. and Philippine histories.
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The Blood of Government

Race, Empire, the United States, & the Philippines

Author: Paul Alexander Kramer

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807829854

Category: History

Page: 538

View: 1975

In 1899 the United States, having announced its arrival as a world power during the Spanish-Cuban-American War, inaugurated a brutal war of imperial conquest against the Philippine Republic. Over the next five decades, U.S. imperialists justified their co
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Blood and Tempest

Book Three of Empire of Storms

Author: Jon Skovron

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0356507173

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 422

Blood and Tempest is the final novel in Jon Skovron's acclaimed Empire of Storms fantasy trilogy, an epic tale of vengeance and revolution. Still reeling from the events on Dawn's Light, Hope struggles to understand what it means to be a warrior who has vowed to never again take up a sword. Her search for enlightenment gives her mastery of surprising new abilities, which leads her to uncover some disturbing clues about the true origin of the empire. Red has excelled in his new role as an imperial spy. Now he's been assigned to the one task he's desired all along: recruiting Hope and Brigga Lin to help rid the empire of the council of biomancery once and for all. But the council have set their own plans in motion. Their increasingly tenuous grip on the empire has left them desperate and willing to do anything to maintain their power . . .
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Empire of Shadows

The Epic Story of Yellowstone

Author: George Black

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429989742

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 7196

"George Black rediscovers the history and lore of one of the planet's most magnificent landscapes. Read Empire of Shadows, and you'll never think of our first—in many ways our greatest—national park in the same way again." —Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder Empire of Shadows is the epic story of the conquest of Yellowstone, a landscape uninhabited, inaccessible and shrouded in myth in the aftermath of the Civil War. In a radical reinterpretation of the nineteenth century West, George Black casts Yellowstone's creation as the culmination of three interwoven strands of history - the passion for exploration, the violence of the Indian Wars and the "civilizing" of the frontier - and charts its course through the lives of those who sought to lay bare its mysteries: Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, a gifted but tormented cavalryman known as "the man who invented Wonderland"; the ambitious former vigilante leader Nathaniel Langford; scientist Ferdinand Hayden, who brought photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran to Yellowstone; and Gen. Phil Sheridan, Civil War hero and architect of the Indian Wars, who finally succeeded in having the new National Park placed under the protection of the US Cavalry. George Black1s Empire of Shadows is a groundbreaking historical account of the origins of America1s majestic national landmark.
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Altar of Blood: Empire IX

Author: Anthony Riches

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144473203X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1482

'A master of the genre' The Times The Tungrians have no sooner returned to Rome than they find themselves tasked with a very different mission to their desperate exploits in Parthia. Ordered to cross the river Rhenus into barbarian Germany and capture a tribal priestess who may be the most dangerous person on the empire's northern border, they are soon subject to the machinations of an old enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage their plans before they have even set foot on the river's eastern bank. But after their Roman enemy is neutralised they face a challenge greater still. With two of the Bructeri tribe's greatest treasures in their hands they must regain Roman territory by crossing the unforgiving wilderness that was the graveyard of Roman imperial strategy two hundred years before. And capture by the Bructeri's vengeful chieftain and his warband can only end in one way - a horrific sacrificial death on the tribe's altar of blood.
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Wrath of Empire

Book Two of Gods of Blood and Powder

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 035650932X

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 7494

'A fast paced story, set in a brilliantly realised world . . . One of the best fantasy novels of recent years' Bookbag on Sins of Empire The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not. Back in the capital, Michel Bravis smuggles even more refugees out of the city. But internal forces are working against him. With enemies on all sides, Michael may be forced to find help with the very occupiers he's trying to undermine. Meanwhile, Ben Styke is building his own army. He and his mad lancers are gathering every able body they can find and searching for an ancient artifact that may have the power to turn the tides of war in their favor. But what they find may not be what they're looking for. Magic and gunpowder collide in Wrath of Empire, the explosive second novel in the Gods of Blood and Powder series. Praise for Brian McClellan: 'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett 'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan 'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks 'Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast' Brandon Sanderson Books by Brian McClellan: Gods of Blood and Powder Sins of Empire Wrath of Empire The Powder Mage trilogy Promise of Blood (Winner of the Gemmell Morningstar Award) The Crimson Campaign The Autumn Republic
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Empire of Love

Histories of France and the Pacific

Author: Matt K. Matsuda

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195347470

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 969

In this broad-ranging survey of Paris, Tahiti, Indochina, Japan, New Caledonia, and the South Pacific generally, Matt Matsuda illustrates the fascinating interplay that shaped the imaginations of both colonizer and colonized. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, Matsuda describes the constitution of a "French Pacific" through the eyes of Tahitian monarchs, Kanak warriors, French politicos and prisoners, Asian revolutionaries and Central American laborers, among others. He argues that French imperialism in the Pacific, both real and imagined, was registered most forcefully in languages of desire and love--for lost islands, promised wealth and riches, carnal and spiritual pleasures--and political affinities. Exploring the conflicting engagements with love for and against the empire in the Pacific, this book is an imaginative and ground-breaking work in global imperial and colonial histories, as well as Pacific histories.
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Blood Read

The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture

Author: Joan Gordon,Veronica Hollinger

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812216288

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 4714

The vampire is one of the nineteenth century's most powerful surviving archetypes, owing largely to Bela Lugosi's portrayal of Dracula, the Bram Stoker creation. Yet the figure of the vampire has undergone many transformations in recent years, thanks to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and other works, and many young people now identify with vampires in complex ways. Blood Read explores these transformations and shows how they reflect and illuminate ongoing changes in postmodern culture. It focuses on the metaphorical roles played by vampires in contemporary fiction and film, revealing what they can tell us about sexuality and power, power and alienation, attitudes toward illness, and the definition of evil in a secular age. Scholars and writers from the United States, Canada, England, and Japan examine how today's vampire has evolved from that of the last century, consider the vampire as a metaphor for consumption within the context of social concerns, and discuss the vampire figure in terms of contemporary literary theory. In addition, three writers of vampire fiction—Suzy McKee Charnas (author of the now-classic Vampire Tapestry), Brian Stableford (writer of the lively and erudite novels Empire of Fear and Young Blood), and Jewelle Gomez (creator of the dazzling Gilda stories)—discuss their own uses of the vampire, focusing on race and gender politics, eroticism, and the nature of evil. The first book to examine a wide range of vampire narratives from the perspective of both writers and scholars, Blood Read offers a variety of styles that will keep readers thoroughly engaged, inviting them to participate in a dialogue between fiction and analysis that shows the vampire to be a cultural necessity of our age. For, contrary to legends in which Dracula has no reflection, we can see reflections of ourselves in the vampire as it stands before us cloaked not in black but in metaphor.
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Ties of blood and empire

New Zealand's involvement in Middle East defence and the Suez Crisis, 1947-1957

Author: Malcolm Templeton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 278

View: 1280

This fascinating and detailed account of how New Zealand supported Britain in its ill-fated 1956 invasion of Egypt describes how the New Zealand government was deceived about the collusion between Britain, France, and Israel, and how it was torn between its ties with Briain, its alliance with the United States, and its adherence to the United Nations Charter.
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