She had been born the seventh of eight children, and her mother had also been the seventh child in her family as well. In African and German folklore, ...
Author: Eula Youngblood
This fictional story borders on the Cinderlla theme about Esmeralda "Mera" Wilkins, a young, African-American female prodigy who developed special physical, intellectual and spiritual powers. The twentieth century descendent of an eighth century BC prophetess named Huldah, Mera was commissioned by God to interpret the encapsulated scrolls written in the language of God and sealed up by King Josiah.
That is whythe Cludyddo Maengolauseren is always the seventh child.” “Hold on.The Clud... whatever, is whatyou called me.” “Yes, my child.
Author: Peter R. Ellis
Publisher: Elsewhen Press
September Weekes is accustomed to teasing and bullying because of her white hair, tubby figure and silly name, but the discovery of a clear, smooth stone at her home casts her into a struggle between good and evil that will present her with sterner challenges. The stone takes her to Gwlad, the Land, where the people hail her as the Cludydd o Maengolauseren, the bearer of the starstone, with the power to defend them against the evil known as the Malevolence. September meets the leader of the people and the bearers of the seven metals linked to the seven ‘planets’. Each metal gives the bearer specialised powers to resist the manifestations of the Malevolence; manifestations such as the comets known as Draig tân, fire dragons. She returns to her home, but is drawn back to the Land a fortnight later to find that two years have passed and the villagers have experienced more destructive attacks by manifestations. September must now help defend Gwlad against the Malevolence. Seventh Child is the first volume in a thrilling new fantasy series, Evil Above the Stars, by Peter R. Ellis, that will appeal to anyone who likes fantasy, especially fans of JRR Tolkien and Stephen Donaldson. If old theories are correct until a new idea comes along, does the universe change with our perception of it? Were the ideas embodied in alchemy ever right? What was the basis of Celtic mythology? Although ostensibly a fantasy for young adults, it is can just as easily be seen as science fiction, and will appeal to readers of all ages.
This seventh child was named Arti, short for Art E. Choke, because an artichoke he was. In this kingdom it was always the seventh born child.
Author: Janet Maragioglio
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Today as always, we face diversity and challenges. In this book, “The Seventh Child - Art E. Choke,” Arti was different from his human family. He never had their approval and never gave up. I hope my audience who may face challenges will never give up. Arti in the face of diversity, without the approval of his family was able to become King, a dream of a lifetime. To every reader (human or otherwise), be positive and follow your dreams.
Cecile Garris was the twenty-third child, born June 5th 1929. ... The twenty seventh child of Harper Burney Garris is, Harper Burney Garris,Jr. born April ...
Author: Harper Garris
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In 1939, as a farmer tried to scratch out a living for his family in North Carolina, Harper Garris came into the world as his twenty-seventh child. While growing up on a thirty-nine-acre farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Garris lived in poverty. But when he was suddenly left without a father on a cold winter day, Garris's life became more challenging than ever. Garris shares vivid memories from a unique, hardship-filled childhood where he ate biscuits for every meal, relied on the woods as his bathroom, and watched his sisters plow the fields with a mule. As his widowed mother sold the farm and moved the family to Shelby, North Carolina, Garris matured into a teen who was determined to make his mark on the world, with the help of a talented sign painter who gave him a job and mentored him. At age sixteen, Garris moved to Indiana and secured work. While there, he played in a band and met his wife. He chronicles his experiences as he and his wife raised three children, making it clear that his steely determination to persevere is what helped him survive his many challenges. The Twenty-Seventh Child offers a glimpse into one man's family history and journey through life as he bravely faced trials and tribulations and learned to embrace his roots.
That, Judy knew instinctively, was the place where the children of the first coven had died. The legend had been wrong. ... For Annie was the seventh child.
Author: Howard Kaminsky
Publisher: Polis Books
The man wasn't worried about attracting attention. Because he wasn't doing anything wrong. Oh, ultimately he was doing something very wrong. He smiled at the thought of it. But now he was just waiting and watching. Watching for a particular little girl....The man looked again at the photograph. The last piece was in place. Everything was a perfect match. The town of Ripton Falls, where the Richardson family comes to settle, is idyllic: nestled in the Berkshires, it boasts a stunning village green, large old houses, and a breathtaking setting. It is perfect for Hal and Judy Richardson and their nine-year-old daughter, Annie. Recruited overnight fro a frustrating job in Los Angeles by the Hilliards, Ripton Falls' oldest family, they and several other families join the Hilliards' privately owned firm in what seems a stroke of good luck. They are happier than they have been in years. But then the accidents begin. None is fatal, and some are so slight as to seem frivolous. It is Judy Richardson who first notices the disturbing and unmistakable pattern emerging as one by one the children of the new families are singled out. An obscure reference to a centuries-old legend begins to take on meaning for her--a legend about seven other children, children apparently so evil that the town had to erase from its history all record of their existence. As July and Hal's suspicions grow, speculation turns to realization and then to horror: Thy have been brought to Ripton Falls for a specific reason and for one reason and for one reason only: for their daughter, Annie.
Presenting an insider's study of the African-American leader, this informative portrait provides an in-depth look at the life of Malcolm X as told by his sister, Ella Little Collins, and his nephew, revealing a man who was not just a great ...
Author: Rodnell P. Collins
Publisher: Dafina Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Presenting an insider's study of the African-American leader, this informative portrait provides an in-depth look at the life of Malcolm X as told by his sister, Ella Little Collins, and his nephew, revealing a man who was not just a great leader, but a beloved brother, cousin, nephew, uncle, father, husband, and friend. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Far from being average, the child was extraordinary, though Thrower had no notion what it ... A seventh son of a seventh son, a startling shape to the head, ...
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Collected here in one volume, the first two books in the Alvin Maker series, Seventh Son and Red Prophet. From Orson Scott Card, the New York Times bestselling author of Ender's Game, comes an unforgettable story about young Alvin Maker: the seventh son of a seventh son. Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with the power. He must learn to use his gift wisely. But dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him. "This beguiling book recalls Robert Penn Warren in its robust blend of folktale, history, parable, personal testimony, and pioneer narrative." --Publishers Weekly on Seventh Son "An American fantasy in the tradition of T. H. White's Sword in the Stone." --School Library Journal At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Somewhere out there is a power that will do anything to prevent him growing up ... The first book in the acclaimed Tales of Alvin Maker series, by one of the world's best-loved SF/fantasy authors.
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Card has uncovered a rich vein of folklore and magic here, to which his assured handling of old time religion and manifest love of children is admirably suited: an appealing and intriguing effort.' - Kirkus Reviews From the primal depth's of the world's greatest myths comes this gripping fantasy of a boy, born to be a Maker, whose dangerous journey towards knowledge and power makes history ... Amid the deep woods where the Red Man still holds sway, a very special child is born. Young Alvin is the seventh son, and such a boy is destined to become great - perhaps even a man with the enormous powers of a Maker. But even in the loving safety of his home, dark forces reach out to destroy him. Somewhere out there is a power that will do anything to prevent him growing up ... The first book in the acclaimed Tales of Alvin Maker series, by one of the world's best-loved SF/fantasy authors. Books by Orson Scott Card: Alvin Maker novels Seventh Son Red Prophet Prentice Alvin Alvin Journeyman Heartfire The Crystal City Ender Wiggin Saga Ender's Game Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind Ender in Exile Homecoming The Memory of the Earth The Call of the Earth The Ships of the Earth Earthfall Earthborn First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware Earth Afire Earth Awakens
“A child! Just as we'd planned.” “I will not break. ... Not bad for the sixth son.” “Sixth son?” Roland asked. “Aye, the legend of the seventh son.
Author: Ashley York
Publisher: Ashley York
An Irish beauty and a warrior betrayed, doomed in love from the start or does fate have something else in store for them? The sixth son bears a curse as certain as the seventh son bears a blessing. When Tadhg MacNaughton’s betrothed is ripped from his arms and married to another, he believes the legend is true. Tisa O'Brien's life slams into a downward spiral at the news she is no longer betrothed to the love of her life but to the tanist of a warring, prideful clan with dangerous political aspirations, the Meic Lochlainn. She faces her destiny with all the strength and dignity of her Irish heritage despite dealing with a husband who resents her, fighting off the lustful advances of her father-in-law, Aodh, and longing for the husband of her heart. Tadhg MacNaughton makes a deal with the devil to ensure the survival of his clan as he is commanded to fight with Aodh who envisions himself the new Brian Boru, High King of Eire. Up close and personal, Tadhg must witness his true love's marriage and remain silent even as it rips him apart. When a sinister plot to over throw King William of England led by the exiled Leofrid Godwin and Clan Meic Lochlainn comes to light, Tadhg is faced with saving his clan or endangering his sister and her Norman husband.
Hence the title of this book. Part II of this work consists of an accurate separate account of eight actual court cases handled by the author as Defence Counsel.
Author: Patrick Shuk-siu Yu
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
The author comes from a distinguished family in Hong Kong. His father, Yu Wan, was an eminent figure in educational circles both before and after the Second World War. In Part I of this book, there is a detailed description of the unique circumstances under which the author, as a matriculation student, was awarded a government scholarship to enter the University of Hong Kong in 1938. Altogether unpredictably this started a chain of events which landed him in two wartime jobs in China: with British Naval Intelligence and the Chinese Nationalist Army respectively. After the war, he won a Victory Scholarship to further his education at Oxford and finally qualify as a barrister-at-law. He attributes his good fortune to being the seventh child of his father who was himself a seventh child. Hence the title of this book. Part II of this work consists of an accurate separate account of eight actual court cases handled by the author as Defence Counsel. These specially chosen and cleverly captioned cases all make fascinating reading, because each of them carries a distinct flavour of its own ranging from murder trials with an unexpected turn of events and a variety of fraud cases to an intriguing account of an attempt to set up an innocent traffic policeman which was only barely frustrated. The manner in which the defence in each case was conducted is of particular interest.
The Enemy The Fajarah, powerful evil beings, have enslaved the inhabitants of Sonaria.
Author: LaTrisha Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Enemy The Fajarah, powerful evil beings, have enslaved the inhabitants of Sonaria. Their only concern is self-preservation. Their goal is universal dominion. They will stop at nothing to get what they want. No race is beyond their reach. No Planet is safe. Hope The Prophecy, penned by The Holy One Himself, foretells of seven children who shall defeat the Fajarah and crush the Dynasty. As the ages-old prophecy unfolds, seven children are born as the three moons of Sonaria eclipse the Sun. In danger from the moment they take their fi rst breath of life, the newborn fugitives are whisked away by their parents to a hidden ship. To save not only their children, but the future of Sonaria, seven sets of parents risk their very lives to fl ee to a ship especially designed to escape to the sanctity of Earth. But only six of the children make it to the ship. Of one thing the prophecy is clear: only the combined strength of all Seven will be enough to defeat the Fajarah and destroy the Dynasty. Without the Seventh Child, the future of Sonaria is doomed. With six of The Seven headed to Earth, will Earth be next on the Dynastys list?