Sins of Empire

Brian McClellan. "JUST PLAIN AWESOME." —BRANDON SANDERSON SINS, EMPIRE M BY BRIAN CCLELLAN The Powder Mage trilogy Promise of. Front Cover.

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780356509303

Category: Fiction

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'Crackles with excitement and adventure on every page' Fantasy Book Review Enter a war-torn world where gunpowder and magic collide The nation of Fatrasta is a haven for criminals, rebels, adventurers and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. As insurrection grows, only the iron will of the Lady Chancellor holds the capital city of Landfall together. Yet an ancient power as old as time is rising, and the fate of this young nation now rests in the hands of a spy, a disgraced war hero and a mercenary general with a past as turbulent as Landfall's present. Sins of Empire is the explosive new epic fantasy from Gemmell Award-winning author Brian McClellan. Look out for Wrath of Empire, book two in the Gods of Blood and Powder series, in May 2018. Praise for Brian McClellan: 'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett 'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan 'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks 'Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast' Brandon Sanderson Books by Brian McClellan: Gods of Blood and Powder Sins of Empire Wrath of Empire The Powder Mage trilogy Promise of Blood (Winner of the Gemmell Morningstar Award) The Crimson Campaign The Autumn Republic

Sins of Empire

A new epic fantasy trilogy about a young nation at odds with the ancient forces that have begun to stir as fortune seekers and sorcerers flock to the frontier. Set in of Brian McClellan's Powder Mage trilogy.

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316375122

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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A new epic fantasy trilogy about a young nation at odds with the ancient forces that have begun to stir as fortune seekers and sorcerers flock to the frontier. Set in of Brian McClellan's Powder Mage trilogy. A world on the cusp of a new age. . . The young nation of Fatrasta is a turbulent place -- a frontier destination for criminals, fortune-hunters, brave settlers, and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. Only the iron will of the lady chancellor and her secret police holds the capital city of Landfall together against the unrest of an oppressed population and the machinations of powerful empires. Sedition is a dangerous word. . . The insurrection that threatens Landfall must be purged with guile and force, a task which falls on the shoulders of a spy named Michel Bravis, convicted war hero Mad Ben Styke, and Lady Vlora Flint, a mercenary general with a past as turbulent as Landfall's present. The past haunts us all. . . As loyalties are tested, revealed, and destroyed, a grim specter as old as time has been unearthed in this wild land, and the people of Landfall will soon discover that rebellion is the least of their worries.

Blood of Empire

. . One of the best fantasy novels of recent years' Bookbag on Sins of Empire Brian McClellan's Sins of Empire began an epic tale of magic and revolution. The story continued in Wrath of Empire, as rebels, spies and sorcerers clashed.

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780356509341

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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'A fast-paced story, set in a brilliantly realised world . . . One of the best fantasy novels of recent years' Bookbag on Sins of Empire Brian McClellan's Sins of Empire began an epic tale of magic and revolution. The story continued in Wrath of Empire, as rebels, spies and sorcerers clashed. Now this thrilling adventure reaches an explosive conclusion in Blood of Empire, the final novel in the Gods of Blood and Powder series. Praise for Brian McClellan: 'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett 'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks 'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan 'Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast' Brandon Sanderson Books by Brian McClellan: Gods of Blood and Powder Sins of Empire Wrath of Empire Blood of Empire The Powder Mage trilogy Promise of Blood (Winner of the Gemmell Morningstar Award) The Crimson Campaign The Autumn Republic

My Take

The International Herald Tribune June 14, 2013 carries a significant article by this professor, titled “Atoning for the Sins of Empire.” The opening paragraph contains the substance of the article. It says: “The British do not torture.

Author: LK Advani

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 9789350485484

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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L.K. Advani’s blogs cut across generations: for his contemporaries, they have a recall value. For the young Indian, restless to do his bit in shaping the future of his country, Advani’s blogs provide a rare insight into history. They take him through the turmoil and toil of leaders like Sardar Patel and their distinctive contribution in shaping today’s India. Advani’s blogs have a dual purpose: they mirror an era gone by and yet link its relevance to an India, raring to take on the world. The blogs, therefore, successfully merge two eras: one to which Advani himself belongs with another which sees him as a mentor. That Advani has been a consequential politician is a given. As a protagonist in the political playfield spanning decades, he along with Atal Behari Vajpayee, not only formed the Bharatiya Janata Party but transformed it dramatically. If the BJP is nationally in the reckoning today, it is because of the Atal-Advani vision of bringing it centre-stage from the margins. It is through this journey that he redefined secularism. During his historic yatras including the Ramjanambhoomi and Somnath to Ayodhya, the country was compelled to redefine secularism and distinguish it from the pseudo secularism being handed down by adversaries. But that is only one part. The other and more significant is Advani’s contribution in setting and elevating standards in public life and hammering that they be followed. That he has led from the front is well known. The strength of Advani’s blogs, like his persona, is that they are direct, candid and forthright. There is no soft-pedaling issues or minimizing the blow as it were. He has stated facts as they are and made no attempt to either underplay or exaggerate any sequence. His writings are as clear as his mind. The blogs offer a wide range: history, politics, books and all else. To those who have a stake in India’s political future, Advani’s blogs are an effective guide; for others an interesting read.

Assaulted Personhood

In spite of tremendous and unrelenting efforts to whitewash over the horrific sins of empire, American Empire remains founded upon and prospering in the wake of its two great original sins: genocide and dispossession of indigenous ...

Author: Craig C. Malbon

Publisher: Hamilton Books

ISBN: 9780761872443

Category: Religion

Page: 415

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In 21st century America, personhood is under daily assault, sometimes with dire consequences. Scientist, ethicist, and ordained minister Craig C. Malbon encourages the reader to consider such assaults on personhood endured by victims of abortion, ageism, Alzheimer’s disease, drug addiction, mental and physical disabilities, gender, gender orientation, racism, sexual preference, identity politics, and our will-to-power over the “other.” In exploring personhood status, Malbon poses difficult questions for us. Is personhood assigned as all-or-nothing, or is it a sliding scale based upon criteria arbitrarily aimed at our vulnerabilities? Does the voiceless embryo and fetus have advocates who can speak to the moral question of abortion? Is the personhood of an economically insecure pregnant woman degraded to the point where lack of access to early termination of pregnancy results in “coercive childbearing?” Does being a member of the LGBTQI+ community target one for assaults on personhood, to the extreme of being killed? In delving into the biology and psychology of assaults of “self” upon the “other,” Malbon sees powerful linkages of everyday assaults on personhood to darker, profound “original sins” that are foundational to the rise of the American empire, i.e., assaults on the indigenous Native Americans and assaults derivative to the institution of slavery upon Africans, African Americans, and their descendants.

Cultural Archives of Atrocity

In his New York Times Article titled “Atoning for the Sins of Empire”, David Anderson continues his argument in Histories of the Hanged but from the vantage point of the court decision that awarded Emergency-era Kenyan victims of ...

Author: Muriungi Columba

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429557231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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Studies on the aesthetic representations of atrocity the world over have taken different discursive dimensions from history, sociology, political to human rights. These perspectives are usually geared towards understanding the manifestations, extent, political and economic implications of atrocities. In all these cases, representation has been the singular concern. Cultural Archives of Atrocity: Essays on the Protest Tradition in Kenyan Literature, Culture and Society brings together generic ways of interrogating artistic representations of atrocity in Kenya. Couched on interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches, essays in this volume investigate representations of Atrocity in Kenyan Literature, Film, Popular Music and other mediated cultural art forms. Contributors to this volume not only bring on board multiple and competing perspectives on studying atrocity and how they are archived but provide refreshing and valuable insights in examining the artistic and cultural interpellations of atrocity within the socio-political imaginaries of the Kenyan nation. This volume forms part of the growing critical resources for scholars undertaking studies on atrocity within the fields of ethnic studies, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, peace and conflict, criminology, psychology, political economy and history in Kenya.

Paul and the Rise of the Slave

revoked the power by which Rome deconstructed identity and forced slaves to subject themselves to sinful acts. ... Although the evil force of Sin recruits subjects as weapons to execute the sins of Empire, the evil force of Sin, ...

Author: K. Edwin Bryant

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004316560

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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Paul and the Rise of the Slave offers a path to participate in messianic communities in a way that subverts the imposition of Roman power and leads toward positive identity formation for the oppressed.

Imagined Empires

... on a varied and often fractious conversation with himself about the possibilities and sins of empire . Indeed , many of these pieces ultimately express the difficulty of squaring literary nationalism with political nationalism .

Author: Eric Wertheimer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521622298

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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A 1999 study of the influence of South American culture on early American culture, in particular literature.

Wrath of Empire

But what they find may not be what they're looking for. Magic and gunpowder collide in Wrath of Empire, the explosive second novel in the Gods of Blood and Powder series. Praise for Brian McClellan: 'Gunpowder and magic.

Author: Brian McClellan

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 0356509311

Category: Imaginary wars and battles

Page: 672

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'A fast paced story, set in a brilliantly realised world . . . One of the best fantasy novels of recent years' Bookbag on Sins of Empire The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not. Back in the capital, Michel Bravis smuggles even more refugees out of the city. But internal forces are working against him. With enemies on all sides, Michael may be forced to find help with the very occupiers he's trying to undermine. Meanwhile, Ben Styke is building his own army. He and his mad lancers are gathering every able body they can find and searching for an ancient artifact that may have the power to turn the tides of war in their favor. But what they find may not be what they're looking for. Magic and gunpowder collide in Wrath of Empire, the explosive second novel in the Gods of Blood and Powder series. Praise for Brian McClellan: 'Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination' Peter Brett 'Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy' Anthony Ryan 'Tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes . . . Brian McClellan is the real thing' Brent Weeks 'Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast' Brandon Sanderson Books by Brian McClellan: Gods of Blood and Powder Sins of Empire Wrath of Empire The Powder Mage trilogy Promise of Blood (Winner of the Gemmell Morningstar Award) The Crimson Campaign The Autumn Republic

Unsettled

Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire. New York: Norton. . 2013. “Atoning for the Sins of Empire.” New York Times, June 12, 2013. www.nytimes.com/2013/06/13/opinion/atoning-for-the-sins-of-empire.html?

Author: Janet McIntosh

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520290495

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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"In 1963, Kenya gained independence from Britain, ending nearly seventy years of white colonial rule. While tens of thousands of whites relocated outside Kenya for what they hoped would be better prospects, many stayed. Over the past decade, however, protests, scandals, and upheavals have unsettled families with colonial origins, reminding them of the tenuousness of their Kenyan identity. In this book, Janet McIntosh looks at the lives and dilemmas of settler descendants living in postindependence Kenya. From clinging to a lost colonial identity to embracing a new Kenyan nationality, the public face of white Kenyans has undergone changes fraught with ambiguity. Drawing on fieldwork and interviews, McIntosh focuses on their discourses and narratives, asking: What stories do settler descendants tell about their claims to belong in Kenya? How do they situate themselves vis-a-vis the colonial past and anticolonial sentiment, phrasing and rephrasing their memories and judgments as they seek a position they feel is ethically acceptable? With her respondents straining to defend their entitlements in the face of mounting Kenyan rhetorics of ancestry and autochthony, McIntosh explores their contradictory and diverse responses: moral double consciousness, aspirations to uplift the nation, ideological blind spots, denial, and self-doubt. Ranging from land rights to language, from romantic intimacy to the African occult, Unsettled offers a unique perspective on whiteness in a postcolonial context and a groundbreaking theory of elite subjectivity"--Provided by publisher.