Download or read The Sword is Forged PDF, written by Evangeline Walton and published by Ultramarine Publishing. This book was released on 1983 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fantasy recreation of the story of Theseus, the legendary Greek hero, and Antiope, Queen of the Amazons, and a time of changes when the old world order is undergoing great transformation.
Download or read A Sword Forged PDF, written by Charles Foster and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2001-04 with total page 542 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world of Arith is a fractured land with a splintered people. But humanity is recovering, for the demons have been locked away behind the Wall, and those that shattered the land with the Sundering have not been seen for so long they are now considered only myth and legend. But on the eve of a great storm, three people will gather together to fight an evil that makes the land's previous tormentors pale in comparison. A warrior who hides his face, a barbarian woman with the power of the wolf, and a boy who hasn't yet discovered himself will be the keys to survival in a battle prophesied nearly two thousands years before. It was this prophecy, however, that started Arith's torment and downhill slide toward destruction. It was this prophecy which created the demons and set the chain of events into motion that forced the High Ones to Sunder the land in their departure. And now, three heroes who've only been seen in one man's prophetic vision will have to overcome their own trials in order to forge themselves into the needed weapons capable of fighting off an insane evil intent on devouring all of Creation.
Download or read The Perfect Sword PDF, written by Edoardo Albert and published by Birlinn Ltd. This book was released on 2022-11-03 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2000, archaeologist Paul Gething rediscovered a sword. An unprepossessing length of rusty metal, it had been left on a shelf for thirty years. But Paul had a suspicion that the sword had more to tell than appeared, so he sent it for further tests. When the results came back, he realised that he had in his possession what was possibly the finest, and certainly the most complex, sword ever made, which had been forged in seventh-century Northumberland by an anonymous swordsmith. This is the story of this sword: how and why it was made, who made it and what it meant to the warriors and kings who wielded it for three centuries. It is also the story of the archaeologists and swordsmiths who found, studied and attempted to recreate the sword using only the materials and technologies available to the smith who first made it. The result is a remarkable journey into the life and items of a seminal but little documented period of history when the foundations for what would become England, Wales and Scotland were laid.
Download or read The Sword in Anglo Saxon England PDF, written by Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 1998 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study concerns the importance of the sword in Anglo-Saxon and Viking society, with reference to surviving swords and literary sources, especially Beowulf.
Download or read Damascus and pattern welded steels Forging blades since the iron age PDF, written by Madeleine Durand-Charre and published by EDP Sciences. This book was released on 2014-07-03 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Steels are a class of materials with multiple and complicated transformations; this is true even for steels of the basic cutlery industry. A damascus steel is a fascinating subject to study, rich in multiple facets, that appears in a first approach as a composite material artistically exploited. Damacus steel was developed in the first millennium AD in India or Sri-Lanka. Its reputation is related to its exceptional properties and to the moire pattern. A similar damask pattern could be obtained by forge-welding giving rise to controversies. Recent findings allow a better understanding of this pattern formation. This book presents firstly, observations of ancient blade samples examined with modern technologies such as electron microscopy. The features of many typical swords from different periods are discussed: Celtic, Merovingian, Viking and oriental wootz swords, Persian shamshirs, Japanese katana, rapiers etc. In the second part, microstructural observations at different levels of magnification are displayed and their interpretation is discussed in detail, thus revealing the secret of sophisticated forgings. One chapter is devoted to introducing the main transformations undergone by these steels during the forging processes. The book is intended for all those people interested in the history of science and more specifically to the metallurgists, to the archaeologists and all the researchers confronted with the problems of the expertise of the vestiges, to the blacksmiths, and to the collectors of valuable artistic blades. Madeleine Durand-Charre has taught structural metallurgy at the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble and at the University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble. Her research work concerned microstructure formation and determination of phase equilibria. She investigated complex alloys such as superalloys and steels. Her work on vanadium cast irons was awarded the Vanadium Shield in 1989 from the Institute of Metals. She is author of several books and articles in metallurgy.
Download or read Forging the Sword PDF, written by Hilari Bell and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2008-06-23 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE SPIRIT OF THE ANCIENT CHAMPION, SORAHB, WAS REBORN INTO THE BODY OF A DEGHAN YOUTH. There is not much time left on the Hrum's self-imposed limit -- only a few months. If in that time they don't take all of Farsala, then the Farsalans will regain their independence. Ceaselessly, Soraya, Kavi, and Jiaan work to keep control of what little land remains free from Hrum rule: parts of the countryside, the badlands, and the walled city of Mazad. They have many people helping them, but there is still one important piece missing: a sword that is able to withstand the Hrum's watersteel. In the end Farsala will fall if it can't win in battle. But one thing none of these young heroes can foresee is the growing desperation of the Hrum leaders. It will lead some to break their own laws and sacred pacts and will reveal truths to Kavi, Soraya, and Jiaan about the nature of war, the nature of human beings, and -- most importantly -- the nature of themselves. Hilari Bell builds the action and intrigue to a crescendo in the final installment of this critically acclaimed trilogy.
Download or read The Sword of Attila PDF, written by Michael Curtis Ford and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2007-04-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Only one man has the power and courage to preserve Rome from utter destruction-but to save the Empire, he must first overcome the Sword of Attila. In an epic campaign that historians have called the most crucial in history, two great warriors match strength and tactics in a colossal struggle for the fate of the known world. Ultimate authority in the fragile Western Empire rests on the shoulders of one man. Adhering to the ancient code of honor on which Rome was founded, he wages a single-minded struggle against barbarian invasions and internal decadence to prevent a catastrophic reign of terror. Respected and feared by friends and enemies alike, he is Count Flavius Aetius, Supreme General of the Legions-better known to history as the Last of the Romans. Facing him is a foe who has led his Asian hordes on a rampage of conquest and terror, from the barren steppes of the north to the very sands of Persia, ruthlessly destroying vast swaths of civilization. Now he and his army of fierce horsemen have penetrated deep into Europe and are poised to strike at the heart of the empire, the city of Rome itself. The entire world shudders at mention of this man's name-Attila the Hun. Horrified victims call him the Scourge of God. On a sweltering June day in A.D. 451, the fates of these two titans of antiquity collide in a conflict of such massive carnage and heroism as to dwarf nearly every other single battle in history. Though little known today, this monumental contest on a remote plain in Gaul determined the fate of Europe-and the very course of civilization. In The Sword of Attila, Michael Curtis Ford once again demonstrates his mastery as a chronicler of battle, honor, and ancient worlds.
Download or read The Book of the Sword PDF, written by Sir Richard Francis Burton and published by London,n : Chatto & Windus. This book was released on 1884 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Good Faeries Bad Faeries PDF, written by Brian Froud and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1998-10-15 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A reversible volume in which good fairies such as the green man, the wood woman, and the pixies are described on one side, and bad fairies such the gnome, Black Annis, and Morgana le Fay are described on the other.
Download or read Forged A Sword and Sorcery Novel PDF, written by Liam Reese and published by Thorned. This book was released on 2018-10-16 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An overthrown Queen. A despised young mage. A dangerous quest to reclaim their destinies, and take back her throne.Her kingdom violently usurped by her immortal uncle, her lands in turmoil, she must seek out one of the legendary and outcast Forged, mages possessing the ability to change humans into different forms. His mythical powers are her only hope.Thorn, a cursed outcast among his people, has lived alone, suffering their vilification his entire life when a strange woman appears, enticing him with fame and fortune.To help her wrest back her throne he needs the Anvil, a magical artifact hidden in the high mountains by an order of giant monks. On their journey Thorn conceals a dangerous lie
Download or read Sword King of Heaven PDF, written by Dong DongGeEr and published by Funstory. This book was released on 2020-05-24 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: He was the newly risen legend of Wu Lin. He was the descendant of the mysterious and elusive Sword of Eternity, causing all of the martial artists' expressions to change. However, he had always been a character from the legends. After he disappeared for seven years, he finally entered the martial world to search for the next successor of the Sword of Astral Space. No one could have imagined that he, who was still young and didn't know any martial arts, would be carrying a world-shaking divine sword and roaming the martial world with a desolate heart. Whether he would become a legendary figure that shocked Martial Lin, or an unknown nobody, how should he choose? What would be his ultimate destination ... ...
Download or read Teutonic Mythology PDF, written by Viktor Rydberg and published by . This book was released on 1891 with total page 732 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Nihon shinto shi The History of the shinto Era of Japanese Swords PDF, written by Markus Sesko and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2013-04-13 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book should bring the reader more near to the no less interesting era of the ,,New Sword", the shinto. With the transition to the peaceful Edo period, the Japanese sword experienced considerable changes which are briefly touched in some other sword publications. This book now tries to present the historical and scholastic changes of the shinto in a comprehensive manner. The reader should get an idea about the activities of the Edo-period swordsmiths in all the provinces and how - if at all - they were connected in terms of school or workmanship. The classification based on the traditional gokaden is no longer applicable in shinto times and so a more geographical processing suggests itself. In the beginning we have the large sword centres of Kyoto, Osaka and Edo. Subsequently, all other provinces follow, arranged according to their ,,significance" in the sword world and in context with each other to avoid as much as possible big geographical and theoretical jumps.
Download or read I Have a Date with Fox Demon PDF, written by Yu JiuYuHuan and published by Funstory. This book was released on 2020-04-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The young man, Chen Feng, had been engaged in a marriage with the Hu family's ninth daughter, but he didn't expect that this marriage would result in the destruction of the two of them!
Download or read Corum The Sword and the Stallion PDF, written by Michael Moorcock and published by Titan Books (US, CA). This book was released on 2015-10-06 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is a sword, forged by the master swordsmith Goffanon the Dwarf, imbued with powerfully magical properties. But this magic can only be wielded by one man. And there is a stallion—a fierce animal that allows only those pure of heart to ride it. The only man worthy of taking up this sword, and climbing into this saddle, is Prince Corum—the Eternal Champion. The struggle for dominion between the races of good and evil is reaching an epic crescendo, and the formidable Gods of Limbo threaten to deliver unending Chaos to the world. Corum’s most desperate quest yet will see treachery, betrayal, wizards, dragons and brutal battle, all of which will decide the fate of the Earth, and of Corum himself.
Download or read The Ember Blade PDF, written by Chris Wooding and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-09-20 with total page 832 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The Ember Blade is hands down the best fantasy novel I've ever read' Grimdark Magazine Empires rise, civilisations fall and one culture comes to subsume another. It's the way of the world . . . sometimes ways of life are improved, sometimes they are not. But the progression of change is huge and - usually - unstoppable. In this story, the Ossian way of life is fading and the Dachen way is taking its place and Aren is comfortable with that. Even when his parents are accused of treason he supports the establishment and maintains there's been some mistake . . . which is all it takes to get himself and his best friend arrested . . . Thrown into a prison mine they plan their escape - only to be overtaken by events when they're rescued, and promptly find themselves in the middle of an ambush. By the time they've escaped, they're unavoidably linked to Garric - their unwelcome saviour - and his quest to overturn to Dachen way of life. If they leave Garric now, they'll be arrested or killed by their pursuers. If they turn him in, Garric will kill them. If they stay with him, they'll be abetting a murderous quest they don't believe in. There are no good options - but Aren will still have to choose a path . . . Designed to return to classic fantasy adventures and values, from a modern perspective, this is a fast-moving coming-of-age trilogy featuring a strong cast of diverse characters, brilliant set-pieces and a strong character and plot driven story.
Download or read Nihon shinshinto shi The History of the shinshinto Era of Japanese Swords PDF, written by Markus Sesko and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2013-10-16 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: I now complete the series with the ,,Nihon-shinshinto-shi", the history of the shinshinto era of Japanese swords, starting from Suishinshi Masahide ́s initiation of a new trend around An ́ei (1772-1781) to the ban on swords issued by the Meiji government in 1876. As with the ,,Nihon-koto-shi" and the ,,Nihon-shinto-shi", the reader should be able to grasp a coherent picture of the backgrounds and scholastic activities around the Japanese sword at the end of the feudal era. Finally, the time scale must not be overlooked: The ,,Nihon-koto-shi" had to deal with roughly 800 years, from the Nara to the end of the Muromachi period, and the ,,Nihon-shinto-shi" comprised ,,just" about 200 years, whereas the shinshinto era lasted only about a century.