The Swan Throne

“I carry urgent news for the Swan Throne.” The Centurion studied him for a moment before striking his breastplate in the legionary salute. “It is an honor, Sir Martin. You are known to the Phoenix Legion. Please, come with me.

Author: C. L. LaClair

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512795424

Category: Fiction

Page: 522

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The Swan Throne is the first part of the Under the Eagle trilogy, the epic saga of the nine hunters of the Angel of Death and their quest to shape or break the world of Tarmaan. The Swan Throne tells of a love that lent its light to a world darkened by violence and hate. It is the story of a young boy who grew into a man and a man who bravely accepted the fate lying before him. It is for those of us who have walked the paths of darkness and have found the light along the way. This story lives inside us all, because as we know, the night is darkest just before the dawn.


The twentieth - century poet Norman MacCaig referred to ' a swan's throne ' as ' a heap of trash ' . ' ° Birds bite off material such as reeds and simply throw it down , letting it sink under its own weight before the pen scoops out a ...

Author: Peter Young

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861893493

Category: Art

Page: 204

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In Swan Peter Young explores this animal's surprisingly complex natural history, as well as giving equal treatment to the long and rich role of the swan in human culture, from the Greek myth of Leda and the Swan to the bird’s portrayal in sculpture, furniture, and brand name logos.

George R R Martin s A Game of Thrones 5 Book Boxed Set Song of Ice and Fire Series

Then came lamprey pie, honeyed ham, buttered carrots, white beans and bacon, and roast swan stuffed with mushrooms and oysters. Tyrion was exceedingly courteous; he offered his sister the choice portions of every dish, and made certain ...

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780345535535

Category: Fiction

Page: 5216

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For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO’s Game of Thrones are together in one eBook bundle. An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R. R. Martin—dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine—international acclaim and millions of loyal readers. Now this bundle collects the entire monumental cycle in the most convenient format available: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS “One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys. “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times

The Knights of the Swan

I was thirty years old when I mounted the throne of Afturia * . I fucceeded the most cruel of tyrants , and had just gloriously terminated a long and bloody war . Every thing feemed to promise a happy and peaceable reign ; but the ...

Author: Stéphanie Félicité comtesse de Genlis


ISBN: UOM:39015065443015

Category: French fiction

Page: 346

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A Game of Thrones 4 Book Bundle

As the Swan was being served, the queen questioned him about the conspiracy of the Antler Men. She seemed more annoyed than afraid. “Why are we plagued with so many treasons? What injury has House Lannister ever done these wretches?

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780345529060

Category: Fiction

Page: 3441

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The perfect gift for fans of HBO's Game of Thrones—a boxed set featuring the first four novels! George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin—dubbed the "American Tolkien" by Time magazine—has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. This bundle includes the following novels: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS

The Myth of the Goddess

The twelfth-century-BC Mycenaean temple on Cyprus dedicated to Aphrodite was decorated with a star and. Figure 5. Aphrodite seated on a swan throne; terracotta, sixth century BC. Greece. Figure 6. Aphrodite holding her goat; ...

Author: Anne Baring

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141941400

Category: Social Science

Page: 800

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A comprehensive, scholarly accessible study, in which the authors draw upon poetry and mythology, art and literature, archaeology and psychology to show how the myth of the goddess has been lost from our formal Judeo-Christian images of the divine. They explain what happened to the goddess, when, and how she was excluded from western culture, and the implications of this loss.

Heroic Offerings

... of backrest finial (lotus and anthemion),138 and the swan's or goose's head represented by the curved top of some thrones on plaques (e.g., SEA 1/79).139 Therefore, the Lakonian lion-legged throne should be considered a hybrid, ...

Author: Gina Salapata

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472119165

Category: History

Page: 433

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The first in-depth study of the terracotta plaques from the sanctuary of Agamemnon and Kassandra at Amyklai

Thrones Dominations

SAMUELJOHNSON Dear Mrs. Harwell, Sir Jude Shearman was here yesterday and happened to say he was looking for “unusual” plays to put on at the Swan Theatre. As you know, he tries out interesting shows there for short runs, ...

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429913737

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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Deemed "one of the greatest mystery writers of this century" by the Los Angeles Times, Dorothy L. Sayers first captivated readers nearly seventy years ago with her beloved sleuths Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane in the novel Stong Poison. In Busmans's Honeymoon, her last completed Wimsey/Vane novel, Lord Peter and Harriet culminated their partnership with marriage. Now Thrones, Dominations, Sayers' uncompleted last novel, satisfies the vast readership hungry to know what happened after the honeymoon. Here award-winning author Jill Paton Walsh picks up where Sayers left off, bringing Wimsey and Vane brilliantly to life in Sayers' unmistakable voice. Readers and reviewers are rejoicing at the return of this delightful sleuthing couple--as adept at solving a baffling murder mystery as they are a balancing the delicate demands of their loving union.

Thrones Little Black Book

Throne: . . . . May I ask you a question Doc? Doc Pain: Well of course you may, but before you do, I really have something interesting to tell you. On the day of your demise, ... You are nothing but a pawn, like a swan certain ...

Author: Adam Forrest

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499052725

Category: Poetry

Page: 430

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Initial Statement There are many paths that one can follow that will lead the seeker to where they need to be; whether it is expedited or a gradual incline to the apex, along the road of evolution. We all have choices; we all contain the schematics necessary to achieve that which we seek to be. Certain trials to the crucible awaits obstacles to overcome and what you are going to experience, if you commit with profound scrutinization, is a journey of a life time, that which will expand your intuitive, creative, and psychic abilities and lead you towards the Gates of Eden. Nevertheless, an ordinary Journal is out of the question and once you meet your guide, together, we will explore the Universe... You may proceed.

Britain s Medieval Episcopal Thrones

Tipin 2.2.3 St Davids Cathedral bishop's throne. Plans at Levels 1–6. P. Ferguson. Plan at level 1: note size and complexity of back posts compared to the front posts. The fence plan and chancel screen are not parallel with the three ...

Author: Charles Tracy

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781782977834

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This book is the first major investigation of a subject of seminal importance in the study of church history and archaeology. The two stone thrones, at Wells and Durham, the three timber monuments, at Exeter, St Davids and Hereford, and the mid-14th-century bishop's chair at Lincoln, all come under a searching empirical enquiry. The Exeter throne is the largest and most impressive in Europe. It is a distinguished innovatory example of the English Decorated style, with antecedents passing back to the court of Edward I. It exemplifies most of the historical and formal strands that suffuse the entire book _ visual appearance, distinctiveness within the building, prestige, construction, stylistic context, finance, and the patronage and personal role of the bishop himself; as well as the subtler issues of the personal and collective politics of bishop and chapter, the monument's liturgical applications, its relationship with the cathedral's relics, its symbolism and what it tells us about the aspirations of the institution within the existing ecclesiastical hierarchy. The thrones also reveal much about the personal circumstances of an individual bishop, and where he stood on the scale of a good diocesan on the one hand, and ambitious politician on the other, as exemplified at Exeter and Durham. The text is by the art historian, Dr Charles Tracy, a seasoned expert on church furniture both in Britain and on the continent of Europe. The chapter on the stone thrones was prepared by Andrew Budge who is currently preparing a Ph.D thesis on 'English Chantry Churches' at Birkbeck College. The polychromy authority, Eddie Sinclair, spent many hours on the scaffold to bring forward her remarkable report on the Exeter throne. Her full report is to be published online.The Exeter throne is also interpreted by the established timber conservation practitioner, Hugh Harrison, and the St Davids throne by the experienced draughtsman, Peter Ferguson. In an age of the CAD, his meticulous measured drawings of the Exeter and St Davids monuments are one of the most remarkable features of book. The architect, Paul Woodfield prepared the drawings for the Lincoln chair.