'Delightfully twisted and evil' GUARDIAN 'Highly recommended ... seek it out' Joe Hill Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a ...
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Delightfully twisted and evil' GUARDIAN 'Highly recommended ... seek it out' Joe Hill Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers. Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain, shallow, selfish and self-obsessed, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men. And Logen Ninefingers, an infamous warrior with a bloody past, is about to wake up in a hole in the snow with plans to settle a blood feud with Bethod, the new King of the Northmen, once and for all - ideally by running away from it. But as he's discovering, old habits die really, really hard indeed... ...especially when Bayaz gets involved. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a pathetic assistant, he could be the First of the Magi, he could be a spectacular fraud, but whatever he is, he's about to make the lives of Glotka, Jezal and Logen a whole lot more difficult...
It's a perfect gift for fans of A GAME OF THRONES; a must-have for fans of Joe Abercrombie; and a great way for new readers to discover one of the most highly acclaimed fantasy trilogies of the past decade.
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
THE FIRST LAW trilogy is a fantasy masterpiece, now available in a stunning box set. It's a perfect gift for fans of A GAME OF THRONES; a must-have for fans of Joe Abercrombie; and a great way for new readers to discover one of the most highly acclaimed fantasy trilogies of the past decade.
Marcus Sakey. The Blade Itself The Blade Itself MARCUS SAKEY MICHAEL
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Author: Marcus Sakey
Publisher: Penguin UK
Danny and Evan were born on the mean streets of Chicago and did a little bit of bad-boy stuff knocking over liquor stores. It was strictly small-time. Then Evan made a mistake and he ended up in jail. Danny went straight after that. He got himself a girl and got a job with prospects. Time passed. Then Evan got out. And Evan's not someone to let bygones be bygones. He thinks Danny owes him. And, unfortunately, Evan knows a secret or two that will tear Danny's new life apart . . .
For more from Joe Abercrombie, check out: The Age of Madness A Little Hatred The Trouble With Peace The First Law Trilogy The Blade Itself Before They Are Hanged Last Argument of Kings Best Served Cold The Heroes Red Country The Shattered ...
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Hachette UK
"A master of his craft." - Forbes "No one writes with the seismic scope or primal intensity of Joe Abercrombie." - Pierce Brown A fragile peace gives way to conspiracy, betrayal, and rebellion in this sequel to the New York Times bestselling A Little Hatred from epic fantasy master Joe Abercrombie. Peace is just another kind of battlefield . . . Savine dan Glokta, once Adua's most powerful investor, finds her judgement, fortune and reputation in tatters. But she still has all her ambitions, and no scruple will be permitted to stand in her way. For heroes like Leo dan Brock and Stour Nightfall, only happy with swords drawn, peace is an ordeal to end as soon as possible. But grievances must be nursed, power seized, and allies gathered first, while Rikke must master the power of the Long Eye . . . before it kills her. Unrest worms into every layer of society. The Breakers still lurk in the shadows, plotting to free the common man from his shackles, while noblemen bicker for their own advantage. Orso struggles to find a safe path through the maze of knives that is politics, only for his enemies, and his debts, to multiply. The old ways are swept aside, and the old leaders with them, but those who would seize the reins of power will find no alliance, no friendship, and no peace lasts forever. For more from Joe Abercrombie, check out: The Age of MadnessA Little HatredThe Trouble With Peace The First Law TrilogyThe Blade ItselfBefore They Are HangedLast Argument of KingsBest Served ColdThe HeroesRed Country The Shattered Sea TrilogyHalf a KingHalf a WorldHalf a War
The chief points of difference between the two tools are, firstly, that the blade itself
is straight and not curved; secondly , that the tangs are not turned at right angles
to the surface of the blade, but at right angles to the rawing Knife, blade in a ...
For our purpose , the ear ' represents a stage of good feeling not less advanced
than conversion . When the tender blade has but just shown itself , you cannot ,
from the appearance of the blade itself , be quite sure what the fruit will be .
The diameter as well as thinner in blade ; and it lower edge of the mica is cut with
a central consists in the peculiar ... while the holders and throat - pieces forming a
part of sides or corner pieces rest on the rim and re the blade itself , as will be ...
Sennoske was deeply touched ; yet , with the varied emotions which the day had
brought forth , the pain of separation was less acute ... In my time we took pride
only in the blade itself , and carried it in unvarnished plain wooden scabbards .
202 ELECTRIC SABRE situated on the underside of the hand guard. ... To hook
up a foil to the electric scoring machine, a cord, called a "body cord," is inserted
into the plug on the underside of ... The blade itself has no touch-sensing
Author: Nick Evangelista
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Sports & Recreation
From the gruff, sword-toting swashbucklers of the Middle Ages to modern adventure epics like The Princess Bride, the aura surrounding the sword is one that is both romantic and pragmatic. Thoughts of this weapon bring to mind images of the Knights of the Round Table, Zorro, the Three Musketeers--the things daydreams are made of. Yet, until the publication of this encyclopedia there has never been a comprehensive volume on the subject of the sword. For the first time, readers can locate information on the history of sword types and styles throughout the world, techniques of combat sword use, techniques of fencing and major fencing masters, and so on.
Richard had told her once, before she had been hurt, that he had come to believe
that magic itself could be an art form. She had ... He was a master— not of sword
fighting or carving as such, but, in the most fundamental way, of the blade itself.
Author: Terry Goodkind
Terry Goodkind author of the enormously popular Sword of Truth novels, has forged perhaps his best novel yet in Faith of the Fallen, pitting Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell against threats to the freedom of the world that will take them to opposite ends of the world to defeat the forces of chaos and anarchy. Emperor Jagang is rising once again in the Old World and Richard must face him, on his own turf. Richard heads into the Old World with Cara, the Mord-Sith, while his beloved Kahlan remains behind. Unwilling to heed an ancient prophecy, Kahlan raises an army and goes into battle against forces threatening armed insurrection in the Midlands. Separated and fighting for their lives, Richard and Kahlan will be tested to the utmost. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
With eleven inches for the grip which was wrapped in black silk and leather cord
artistically interlaced with what appeared to be silver, the weapon was not heavy
at all. In fact, it hardly weighed anything. And by the looks of it, the blade itself ...
Author: Monique Rockliffe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The arch demon, Drakoor set, is furious: the Sword Bearer has escaped him again! KC and her family fl ee to Verai, to her uncle, Korin Beloruuis, the leader of the Alliance of Territories, the only opposition to Drakoors massive forces. Khyl desperately fi ghts another battle one of his brothers twisted mind while serving beside him in disguise. With all of Nvarda at stake, KC uses her considerable skills and talents to fi ght a war she hopes she can win, but the fury of the demon is a nightmare she faces every time she closes her eyes to sleep. He approaches!
When Arthur had found me on Good Friday night beside the altar, I had just
completed the substitution of the sword for the ... the blade, and higher still until
his arm was straight before his eyes, but only then did he look down at the blade itself.
Author: Jack Whyte
Publisher: Forge Books
Throughout the widely praised Camulod Chronicles, Merlyn Britannicus has been driven by one sacred dream--to see Britain united under one just, powerful king. In The Sorcerer: Metamorphosis, it is time for the Sorcerer to fulfill his promise--to present the battle-proven Arthur as the Riothamus, the High King of Britain. When Arthur miraculously withdraws the Sword of Kingship from the stone in which it is set, he proves himself the true and deserving king--sworn to defend the Christian faith against invaders, and to preserve Britain as a powerful, united force. The Sorcerer has fulfilled his promise. The King is crowned, Britain is united--and the face of history and legend is forever changed. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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This nail is said to have been taken from the Cross of Christ . It is surmised that
during the process of removing the oblong fragment from the centre , the blade itself , which is composed of unusually brittle metal , was broken , and as a ...
The sword blade itself was usually composed of pure steel. A large number,
however, were combinations of iron and steel. One of the most popular types “
was the sam-mai, or 'three-plate' style in which a plate of steel was placed
between two ...
Author: Oscar Ratti
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
Secrets of the Samurai is the definitive study of the martial arts of feudal Japan, explaining in detail the weapons, techniques, strategies, and principles of combat that made the Japanese warrior a formidable foe. The work begins with a panoramic survey of the tumultuous early struggles of warlords contending for political ascendancy and then outlines the relentless progression of the military class toward absolute power. In addition to illustrating actual methods of combat, the authors discuss in detail the crucial training necessary to develop a warrior's inner power and to concentrate all his energies into a single force. Secrets of the Samurai is an essential text for anyone with an interest in Japanese combat techniques, weaponry, or military history. This edition also contains a new foreword by Adele Westbrook and numerous previously unpublished illustrations by Oscar Ratti. Chapters include: The Bushi The Heimin The Centers of Martial Instruction Armed Bujutsu Unarmed Bujutsu Control and Power Strategic Principles Morality of Bujutsu
There were two types of scythe on the farm. There was the most common type
which had a curved shaft upon which were mounted two handles at right angles. The blade itself was also slightly curved. The other type on the farm, had a long ...
The. Flamberge. and. the. Early. Small. Sword. ABOUT the middle of the
seventeenth century there came, more or less gradually, a radical change in the
fashion both of the sword itself and of the manner of using it—at least, among the
Author: Alfred Hutton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Engrossing survey details the uses of such weapons as the two-hand sword, the rapier and its auxiliaries, dagger and small sword, broadsword, duelling sword, and sabre. 48 black-and-white illustrations.
Well it's pretty much just that... a bladed jig. The blade on the front of the lure is
actually attached to the eye of the jighead, a snap swivel is attached through
holes that are in the middle of the blade itself. When retrieved at a slow-fast
motion, the ...
But its efficient action is scarcely compatible with this idea , as it will generally be
found necessary so to use it as to make the blade itself a lever , the fulcrum of
which must be found in some part of the pelvic wall . This , in fact , is the great ...
word, “Expert,” had also been stamped in the high quality steel 50 or 60 years
ago. The blade itself was mottled with age, but the business edge required no
polish. “They don't make them like that any more,” Mack said. He tapped his
Author: D.S. Carroll
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
An old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary mystery, and an avant-garde mystery are presented in Three Plots for Poe. This sequence is a tribute to the Gothic genius of Poe who shaped the mystery genre. At the same time, these tales explore three phases of the genres progress and at last escape its Gothic limits altogether. An old-fashioned mystery, Death Calls the Shots invokes the golden age of pulp mysteries in a way that led Jacques Barzun, one of the ultimate authorities on this era, to express his admiration of the story for its mood, plot, pace, and structure. A contemporary mystery,Love in the Modern Landscape offers an unusual blend of evil and intelligence endangering a pair of lovers who appear unequal to the threat. An avantgarde mystery, Still No Ice at the Fish Market opens with a pair of bangsa bomb exploding in the midst of lovemakingand ends up as one of the most unusual literary experiments in many years. Two alternating narrators in this story capture the extremes of classic clarity and Gothic chaos, wit and weirdness, as they hand the story to each other from one chapter to the next until the final chapter blends their separate styles. In all three novels, passionate love affairs become more powerful than evil in competing for the center of the story. As the genius who rules these Gothic games, the ghost of Poe is exorcised at last.
The act of sawing is essentially pushing, pulling, or rotating the teeth of a saw
blade in such a manner as to either cut ... Shape refers to the contour of the teeth,
the angle in which the teeth are filed, and the contour of the blade itself (Figure ...
Author: Dennis Dirkmaat
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
A Companion to Forensic Anthropology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts. Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods. Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation.