Bounty huntress Argentia Dasani isnt used to being prey, but thats exactly what shes become. The heroine of The Shadow Gate Trilogy returns in her most harrowing adventure yet! On the run from a pair of fiendish feline assassins, Argentia joins forces with friends old and new in a quest to stop an ancient evil bent on destroying all Acrevast. From its explosive opening to its final twist, The Crown of the Revenant King With the fate of the world at stake, Argentia pits her wits and her blade against a foe that holds sway over death itselfknowing that even if she can save the future, shell still have to survive the enemies of her past
In crossing Togril Vloth, the ruthless leader of Teranor's most powerful thieves' guild, bounty huntress Argentia Dasani has made a dangerous mistake. Now she is learning that the Guildmaster's memory is long-and that the reach of his vengeance is longer still. After failing to kill Argentia, Vloth has sent twin assassins with a cunning plan: abduct her butler, Ikabod, as bait in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Playing not only for her own life but Ikabod's as well, Argentia teams up with a very unlikely group of allies to take the fight to Vloth and his minions. As the desperate chase to rescue Ikabod leads from the streets of Argo through the sewers of Telarban to the Ice Reaches of Frijd, one thing becomes all too clear: not everyone who runs the Guildmaster's gauntlet will live to see its end.
Is it a rogue redhead? Someone is killing the wizards of Teranor, and all the evidence points to Argentia Dasani as the assassin. As the body count rises, Argentia’s friends rally to her defense. Chasing clues from the thieves’ guilds of Telarban to the invisible island of Elsmywr, the companions uncover an insidious plot hatched decades earlier by a madman named Mouradian—one that threatens not only the Order of the Magi but the crowndom itself. Can they unravel the machinations of the Great Maker in time, or will Teranor fall to an unspeakable foe and Argentia be left to face a fate worse than death?
No good deed goes unpunished . . . When Artelo Sterling rode forth to rescue Argentia Dasani from the mad wizard Mouradian, he knew he would face grave danger on the Isle of Elsmywr. He never imagined he was leaving an even greater danger behind him. Returning home to find his daughter Aura kidnapped, the knight seeks aid from the Crown and her Archamagus. They discover that Aura’s captor is a demoness loosed from the Fel Pits. It has plans for the child it has taken—plans that Aura likely will not survive. Desperate, Artelo demands Argentia’s help. She has fought demons before. She had killed demons before. She is the best tracker he knows. But the bounty huntress, burned and broken by her ordeal on Elsmywr, is in no condition to help anyone. She will need to find herself before she can find Artelo’s daughter, and there may not be time for that...
Between 1700 and 1900, the subject of disinterment (exhumation) attracted the attention of antiquaries, who constructed a comprehensive memory of the past by 'reading' corpses as documents describing an idealised past.
Since 1993, readers have looked to Travelers' Tales for award-winning stories about the world, adventure, spirituality, and the transformative experiences that accompany life on the road. The Best Travel Writing 2008 is the fifth volume in the series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — much of it never before published — from Nobel Prize winners to up-and-coming new writers. The stories provide a perspective and depth of understanding that can only come from people who have actually been there, and encompass everything from high adventure to misadventure, spiritual growth to romance, service to humanity to encounters with exotic cuisines. Reading the book is like sitting in a café filled with fellow travelers, swapping tales about destinations near and far — readers emerge changed, eager for more, and ready to plan their next trips.
This study interrogates a series of utopian projections that have informed Portuguese and Luso-African letters and culture since the Renaissance. Concentrating on three crucial historical moments – Portugal's tenuous hegemony in the Asian seas in the 16th century, the collapse of its colonial empire in the mid-1970s, and finally, the post-independence period of re-evaluating nationalisms in Africa – the study examines the familiar “long narrative” which casts the Portuguese Discoveries as an inaugural and enabling event in Europe's conquest of the world.
We know of the Pearl poet only from the four extraordinary poems composed sometime during the late fourteenth century and preserved in a small handwritten manuscript held in the British Library. Sandra Pierson Prior here presents a thorough introduction to these four treasures: Pearl, a dream poem mourning the death of a young maiden; Cleanness and Patience, retellings of biblical narratives stressing their respective virtues; and the famous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a brilliantly conceived Arthurian romance. Prior launches her close readings of each of the poems with background on the Pearl poet's Ricardian milieu where, with Chaucer, Langland, and Gower, he brought Middle English poetry to full flower. Considering the cultural, literary, and linguistic contexts of poetry in Ricardian England, Prior illuminates how the Pearl poet joined his contemporaries in exploiting a newly emerging English literature and language while drawing on older Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and continental traditions. Exploring the poems, Prior shows us that they are filled with Biblical and religious learning, and that while their dialect indicates a certain distance from cosmopolitan culture, they are tightly crafted and highly literary, commanding careful attention from the aristocratic courtly audiences they addressed as well as from today's readers. Prior brings all the Pearl poet's achievements clearly into view: his use of the alliterative verse, his creation of syllabic verse and complex rhyme schemes virtually unmatched by his peers, and his mastery of visual description. The Pearl poet is also markedly "modern" in his combination of literate learning and accessibility, as Prior reveals in her explications of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a romance that blends courtly features with popular ones, and of Patience and Cleanness, with their vernacular versions of biblical scholarship. To further acquaint contemporary readers with the poet's complex craft, Prior also offers an invaluable introduction to significant aspects of Middle English literature, and throughout her study quotes the Pearl poet both in the original and in her own translations.