Moving from poison and treachery to war and witchcraft, Sam Hawke's Poison Wars continue with Hollow Empire, a fabulous epic fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Robin Hobb, Naomi Novik, and Scott Lynch.
Author: Sam Hawke
Publisher: Tor Books
Moving from poison and treachery to war and witchcraft, Sam Hawke's Poison Wars continue with Hollow Empire, a fabulous epic fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Robin Hobb, Naomi Novik, and Scott Lynch. Poison was only the beginning.... The deadly siege of Silasta woke the ancient spirits, and now the city-state must find its place in this new world of magic. But people and politics are always treacherous, and it will take all of Jovan and Kalina’s skills as proofer and spy to save their country when witches and assassins turn their sights to domination. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
... building I've ever read ... a mystery I couldn't put down . ' S.A. CHAKRABORTY HOLLOW EMPIRE A POISON WAR NOVEL 1113 SAM HAWKE AUTHOR OF THE MULTI - AWARD - WINNING CITY OF LIES Sam Hawke HOLLOW EMPIRE A Poison War Novel. Front Cover.
Author: Sam Hawke
Publisher: Random House
The brilliant new fantasy novel from the acclaimed and multi-award winning author of City of Lies . . . 'Marvellous . . . will leave you reading late into the night.' SFX 'Poisoners, deceit and treachery . . . will surely keep readers entranced.' TERRY BROOKS 'One of the standout debuts - and books - of the year.' THE FANTASY HIVE 'Absolutely loved this . . . a wonderful read.' JOHN GWYNNE 'One of the best new fantasies I've seen in a long time.' ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY 'A bold new fantasy voice.' LAURA LAM _____________________________________________ You never get used to poisoning a child . . . Two years after a devastating siege tore the country apart, Silasta has recovered. But to the frustration of poison-taster siblings Jovan and Kalina, sworn to protect the Chancellor, the city has grown complacent in its new-found peace and prosperity. And now, amid the celebrations of the largest carnival the continent has ever seen, it seems a mysterious enemy has returned. The death of a former adversary sets Jovan on the trail of a cunning killer, while Kalina negotiates the treacherous politics of visiting dignitaries, knowing that this vengeful mastermind may lurk among the princes and dukes, noble ladies and priests. But their investigations uncover another conspiracy which now threatens not just Silasta and the Chancellor but also their own family. Assassins, witches and a dangerous criminal network are all closing in. And brother and sister must once more fight to save their city - and everyone they hold dear - from a patient, powerful enemy determined to tear it all down . . .
A Hollow Empire? Defending Dominion in the Sixteenth Century By the third decade of the sixteenth century, the Venetian state had put the dramatic events of the war of Cambrai and the maritime rebellions behind it but had to confront a ...
Author: Monique O'Connell
Publisher: JHU Press
The city-state of Venice, with a population of less than 100,000, dominated a fragmented and fragile empire at the boundary between East and West, between Latin Christian, Greek Orthodox, and Muslim worlds. In this institutional and administrative history, Monique O’Connell explains the structures, processes, practices, and laws by which Venice maintained its vast overseas holdings. The legal, linguistic, religious, and cultural diversity within Venice’s empire made it difficult to impose any centralization or unity among its disparate territories. O’Connell has mined the vast archival resources to explain how Venice’s central government was able to administer and govern its extensive empire. O’Connell finds that successful governance depended heavily on the experience of governors, an interlocking network of noble families, who were sent overseas to negotiate the often conflicting demands of Venice’s governing council and the local populations. In this nexus of state power and personal influence, these imperial administrators played a crucial role in representing the state as a hegemonic power; creating patronage and family connections between Venetian patricians and their subjects; and using the judicial system to negotiate a balance between local and imperial interests. In explaining the institutions and individuals that permitted this type of negotiation, O’Connell offers a historical example of an early modern empire at the height of imperial expansion.
But the lords of Vhur have different plans in mind for them. For soon must come the Night of Knives. NOTE: This is the full 1st season of Hollow Empire, collecting "Episodes 1-6" into one full length book.
The COMPLETE first "Season" of Hollow Empire... now collected in one full-length novel. In the aftermath of a horrific plague, the nation of Vhur teeters on utter annihilation. Its cities lie in ruin. Its king hides in his tower. Its people rot in their graves. Surrounded by death and suffering, four survivors struggle to live their separate lives. But the lords of Vhur have different plans in mind for them. For soon must come the Night of Knives. NOTE: This is the full 1st season of Hollow Empire, collecting "Episodes 1-6" into one full length book.
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In the aftermath of a horrific plague, the nation of Vhur teeters on utter annihilation.
Author: J. Neill
In the aftermath of a horrific plague, the nation of Vhur teeters on utter annihilation. Its cities lie in ruin. Its king hides in his tower. Its people rot in their graves. Surrounded by death and suffering, four survivors struggle to live their separate lives. But the lords of Vhur have different plans in mind for them. For soon must come the Night of Knives.
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We soon discovered the existence of a party burning with desire to hurl the hollow Empire down . A stronger party still breathed fire and flame against the Germans . To these it seemed as though successful war alone could save 116 A ...
His men – not even hollow men, but flat men, cardboard models, clothes-horses – are the perfect servants of, ultimately, a hollow empire; able to swell a throng or progress, to look good on parade – effectively, their last hurrah – but ...
Author: Joseph Roth
Publisher: Granta Books
'a 20th Century masterpiece'-- The Telegraph' "For sheer, epic sweep, I love reading The Radetzky March... I can't recommend it highly enough" Jeremy Paxman Set during the doomed splendour of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, The Radetzky March tells the story of the celebrated Trotta family, tracing their rise and fall over three generations. Theirs is a sweeping history of heroism and duty, desire and compromise, tragedy and heartbreak, a story that lasts until the darkening eve of WWI, when all is set to fall apart. A rich and luminous masterpiece, moving, compassionate, witty and dramatic, The Radetzky March is one of the great reading pleasures of 20th-century literature.
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Author: Hena Maes-Jelinek
Category: Literary Criticism
Anna Rutherford has been the most dynamic ambassador of Australian culture in Europe. More than any other single person, she has been instrumental in spreading interest in Commonwealth and post-colonial studies. Wherever she has been in the world, she has brought people together in friendship and intellectual endeavour. This volume ranges widely over the areas Anna has promoted as teacher, editor and publisher.
... Holy Sepulchre was diverted , by the pride and greed of the Venetians , into a siege and capture of the city of Zara , and soon after of Constantinople , and resulted in the temporary subversion of the hollow Empire of the East .
He was the herald of an age which came later ; as the solitary German Uhlan first at Sedan told of the tread of the helmeted legions which were to come after , before whose compact strength the hollow empire of France must inevitably ...
WINNER of the Ditmar Awards for Best Novel and Best New Talent, the Norma K Hemming Award, and the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel! Poison. Treachery. Ancient spirits. Sieges. The Poison Wars begin now, with City of Lies, a fabulous epic fantasy debut by Sam Hawke I was seven years old the first time my uncle poisoned me... Outwardly, Jovan is the lifelong friend of the Chancellor’s charming, irresponsible Heir. Quiet. Forgettable. In secret, he's a master of poisons and chemicals, trained to protect the Chancellor’s family from treachery. When the Chancellor succumbs to an unknown poison and an army lays siege to the city, Jovan and his sister Kalina must protect the Heir and save their city-state. But treachery lurks in every corner, and the ancient spirits of the land are rising...and angry. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Austria gladly became the mercenary executioner of Italian freedom - Austria , the tool of so many European crimes , the mock umpire and betrayer of Napoleon in 1813 , the jailer of Greek and Slavonian patriots , whose hollow empire ...
... which is afterwards reflected with fidelity in the popular scenes of his dramas ; the coronation of Joseph the Second unrolis before his eyes the pageantry of the pompous but hollow Empire ; as a student at Leipzig he skims round ...
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In fact, however, the title was hollow and the empire itself was almost wholly façade. The rulers of this congerie of disparate states, the hereditary electors,” margraves, landgraves, princes and dukes, determined for themselves the ...
Author: Robert K. Massie
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Robert K. Massie—also available are Nicholas and Alexandra and The Romanovs Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten. The acclaimed author of Catherine the Great, Robert K. Massie delves deep into the life of this captivating historical figure, chronicling the pivotal events that shaped a boy into a legend—including his “incognito” travels in Europe, his unquenchable curiosity about Western ways, his obsession with the sea and establishment of the stupendous Russian navy, his creation of an unbeatable army, his transformation of Russia, and his relationships with those he loved most: Catherine, the robust yet gentle peasant, his loving mistress, wife, and successor; and Menshikov, the charming, bold, unscrupulous prince who rose to wealth and power through Peter’s friendship. Impetuous and stubborn, generous and cruel, tender and unforgiving, a man of enormous energy and complexity, Peter the Great is brought fully to life. The Modern Library of the World’s Best Books Peter the Great Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “Enthralling . . . as fascinating as any novel and more so than most.”—The New York Times Book Review Nicholas and Alexandra “A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.”—Harper’s The Romanovs “Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review
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