Conquerors' Legacy

Conquerors' Legacy

Hugo Award-winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn returns to complete his original, acclaimed SF trilogy. As both humans and the alien Zhirrzh prepare for all-out galactic war, a handful of individuals from both sides are stunned to discover that the explosive catalyst for the impending battle is a misunderstanding both tragic and profound. Determined to avoid mutual extinction for both their races, this band now becomes the focus of the subtle and dangerous force whose goal it is to annihilate and destroy.

Conquerors' Heritage

Conquerors' Heritage

In Conquerors' Pride, Timothy Zahn, Hugo Award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling Star Wars(r) trilogy, unfurled an epic tale of drama and courage as the interstallar Commonwealth faced savage invasion by alien starships of unknown origin. Now he probes deeply into the world of the invaders themselves in one of the most powerful evocations of an alien society ever created. The Zhirrzh have won a temporary respite in their war with the barbarians. But the Human captive Pheylan Cavanaugh has escaped, and for that Thrr-gilag, the young Searcher, finds himself disgraced, his bond-engagement to a female of a rival clan imperilled. Soon he becomes a target of hidden and powerful forces seeking to remake Zhirrzh society in their own merciless image. His only hope is to prove that the overclan authorities are wrong: that it was not the Humans who started the war. But time is short. The forces of the Zhirrzh are overextended and face swift retaliation. The Zhirrzh have learned to conquer death itself -- but even that awesome power will be no match for the devastating might of the Human Conqueror armadas. Thrr-gilag soon comes to realize that his people face a two-fold threat: destruction by Human technology. . . or destruction from within.

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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics

Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.

El Cid: The Conqueror

El Cid: The Conqueror

The legendary warrior of medieval Spain whose battles were a precursor for the upcoming Crusades in Europe and the Middle East are told in this graphic novel. In this chronicle, the life of El Cid is explored as he attempts to bring together both Moor and Christian into a unified Spain. Banished from his own Kingdom, "the Cid" continues to fight, at various times on the side of both Muslim and Christian to bring a nation into being. Written by award winning author Gary Reed and amazing painted full color images by acclaimed noted artist Wayne Reid.

The Conqueror's Wife

The Conqueror's Wife

A novel from the acclaimed author of The Tiger Queens, for readers looking for “strong and determined female protagonists” (Historical Novel Society) and “a sprawling historical saga” (Renee Rosen)... We are the women who loved Alexander the Great. We were lovers and murderers, innocents and soldiers. And without us, Alexander would have been only a man. Instead he was a god. 330s, B.C.E., Greece: Alexander, a handsome young warrior of Macedon, begins his quest to conquer the ancient world. But he cannot ascend to power, and keep it, without the women who help to shape his destiny. His spirited younger half-sister, Thessalonike, yearns to join her brother and see the world. Instead, it is Alexander's boyhood companion who rides with him into war while Thessalonike remains behind. Far away, crafty princess Drypetis will not stand idly by as Alexander topples her father from Persia's throne. And after Alexander conquers her tiny kingdom, Roxana, the beautiful and cunning daughter of a minor noble, wins Alexander’s heart…and will commit any crime to secure her place at his side. Within a few short years, Alexander controls an empire more vast than the civilized world has ever known. But his victories are tarnished by losses on the battlefield and treachery among his inner circle. And long after Alexander is gone, the women who are his champions, wives, and enemies will fight to claim his legacy… CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series and Contemporary Authors Cumulative Index

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series and Contemporary Authors Cumulative Index

In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors® entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.

Viking Legacy

Viking Legacy

More than marauders and bloodthirsty conquerors, the Vikings were builders of a civilization which influence may still be seen in the modern world. The Viking Age is arguably one of the most fascinating epochs in history, and in this book, a new narrative is presented based on Viking history as it is told in the Norse Sagas. Viking Legacy represents a new generation of books exploring the Viking Age. By integrating the Saga literature with other sources, a more complete picture emerges of this increasingly popular era, and a civilization that would change the course of history. Torgrim Titlestad, professor, dr.philos. is one of Norway’s foremost experts and most prolific authors on the Viking Age and Saga history. He is the recipient of the Saga Award (2016) and was appointed Knight of the Order of the Falcon (2017) by Iceland’s President, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, for his work with the Norse sagas, especially Tormod Torfæus’ Magnum Opus Historia Rerum Norvegicarum and the Icelandic saga treasure Flateyjarbók.

The Central Intelligence: The Golden Amazon Saga, Book Seven

The Central Intelligence: The Golden Amazon Saga, Book Seven

The Golden Amazon’s arch-enemy, Sefner Quorne, discovers that all mental gifts, such as memory and creativity, are not inherent in human brains and mental make-up, but are something that is broadcast throughout the universe by a Central Intelligence, and then interpreted individually by the recipient! Quorne invents a device to block such thoughts selectively from reaching the Earth, thereby reducing the population to imbeciles--with the Amazon and Abna also being affected. The ambitious scientist then embarks on the most audacious voyage ever to be undertaken by man when, at the surprising suggestion of his wife Viona--daughter of the Amazon--he travels to the very center of the universe in order to seize the secrets to all knowledge from the Central Intelligence itself! Can Quorne be thwarted before he becomes the most powerful being in the cosmos? Another astounding adventure in the unfolding saga of the Golden Amazon!

The Cosmic Crusaders: The Golden Amazon Saga, Book Eight

The Cosmic Crusaders: The Golden Amazon Saga, Book Eight

The unfolding story of the Golden Amazon enters a new phase when she renounces all ties with the Earth, the planet of her birth. Together with her husband Abna, former Lord of Jupiter, and their daughter Viona, she sets off in the Ultra on an exploratory journey to the stars. Their first mission takes them to the strange worlds of the two suns, Alpha and Proxima Centauri. Here the Amazon encounters Mizanu, the embodiment of evil, and her most deadly foe yet--for the creature is nothing less than a planet-sized, hypertrophied brain! Not even Abna, the master of metaphysics, can withstand its baleful, crushing mental power. Mizanu threatens to reach out beyond the Alpha-Proxima Centauri system to engulf the Earth and all the other inhabited planets of the universe--unless the Golden Amazon can destroy it first! The eighth exciting adventure in this ongoing saga!