The Rose Mark

Author: Connie Suttle

Publisher: SubtleDemon Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1939759439

Category: Fiction

Page: 385

View: 9957

Sherra We belong to the King—those of us with the black roses tattooed on our left wrist, directly over our pulse. As if every beat of our hearts reminds us that we are not our own. Those around us know it, too, and are reluctant to come close. Ten gold coins were paid to my father when I was tested young and then tattooed. Another ten will be paid when the vehicle arrives to take me away. That is the full worth of our lives, as short as they will become. In the King's library, The Book of the Rose says to honor the tattooed women. More than anything, I wanted to spit on its pages. Any girl who wears the tattoo is never befriended, as if our deaths are already assured. Yes, there are tales of some who survive, but I'd never seen any of them. That led me to believe that tales were all they were—with no real survivors. All those women who were found with talent—with the fire burning within them—they were culled and taken to the warriors, to provide more energy. Energy that the warriors would then use to defeat the barbarians from the ocean of sand. Women with black roses on their wrists are emptied of their power by those warriors, who care not that they die a shrunken husk. The King also has no care for these—his subjects who give their lives to repel the vicious hordes in their destructive machines of war. "We fight with what we have," he always says. That means the warriors with the fire within them, who draw more fire from the women who serve them. Until they die. The thought of running away is foolish. The thought of taking a lover before they come for us—also foolish. We must be untouched when they come; else it is a quicker death when they test us again. As for running—there is one thing worse than having a black rose on your wrist. That is for the enemy to find you and see the black rose on your wrist. Your death will be slow and excruciating at their hands.

A Good Year for the Roses

Author: Mark Timlin

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 1843440806

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 358

The explosive and compelling thriller of drugs and murder in south London's mean, gangland streets. Nick Sharman is nobody's favourite person. Ex-cop, ex-doper, invalided out of the Met after a stray bullet in the foot saved him from an investigation into the missing evidence from a drugs haul. The cops don't like him. The villains don't like him. Sharman is unemployable. So he's hired himself an office and set up shop as a private investigator in his south London patch. Divorces and debt-collecting were what he expected. What he gets is Patsy Bright, young, pretty and missing. Her father wants her back. She's a good girl, a model, and only a little bit into drugs. With Sharman's connections it should be a piece of cake. Only when he comes to with a split head, a pocketful of planted heroin, a dead girl and two policemen acting on a tip-off, does Sharman realise this case is different. And serious. And personal.

Mark of the Rose

The Tudor Vampire Chronicles

Author: Kate Pearce

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101543914

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6049

Hearing that Henry VIII's new queen is in danger, Rhys Williams engages the help of Verity Llewellyn, a lady-in-waiting eager to prove her abilities as a vampire hunter. Rhys suspects the weakening queen has fallen victim to a vampire. And the fact that she is pregnant makes the situation all the more dangerous...

Rose and Thorn

Author: Connie Suttle

Publisher: SubtleDemon Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1634780078

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

View: 748

Crown Prince Thorn: I felt defeated. Helpless. If Sherra were alive, why didn't she mindspeak to tell me so? Every day, I floundered against that notion—that if she were alive, she'd have contacted me by now. "Don't give up, Thorn," Hunter said softly. "We don't know everything there is to know." "Hunter, every day reminds me of how little we actually do know." * * * Sherra has not returned to the King. Seven months have passed and Kaakos, Ny-nes' leader, is rebuilding his army. His plan is to unleash an onslaught against Az-ca—in retaliation for the destruction of his troops and weapons. In Az-ca, the King's health is failing, the enemy is on the march and Merrin and his rogues have forged an alliance with enemy infiltrators. Will the Crown Prince be forced to deal with attacks from both sides, without Sherra's help? Will Az-ca survive if Sherra is dead, as so many believe?

Mark of the Rose

The Story of Indian Territory

Author: Margie Bush Rhoades Hobbs

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1607991152

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 9525

Indians, disease, cyclones, and danger are around every turn in "Mark of the Rose" by Margie Bush Rhoades Hobbs. The Simpson family fleas Illinois during a drought and heads due west for the promise of good land and a new beginning. The untamed Wild West serves as a backdrop to the challenges facing this godly family. Will they survive? Is the "Mark of the Rose" a sign of promise, or death? Hobbs portrays the dilemmas faced by early settlers of the West in the late eighteenth century in this inspirational story of faith. A touching panorama of prairie living that explores the life and loss of the Simpsons and the faith it took to survive Indian Territory.

Black Rose Sorceress Series

Boxed Set

Author: Connie Suttle

Publisher: SubtleDemon Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1634780418

Category: Fiction

Page: 999

View: 1492

All four books in the Black Rose Sorceress Series as a boxed set.

Smoking and Culture

The Archaeology of Tobacco Pipes in Eastern North America

Author: Rob Mann

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572333505

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 497

Smoking has played an important role in the cultures of North America since ancient times. Because of the ceremonial and ritual aspects of the practice in Native American societies, smoking pipes are important cultural artifacts. The essays in The Culture of Smoking constitute the first sustained interpretive study of smoking pipes, focusing on the cultural significance of smoking both before and after European contact. Pipes lend themselves to anthropological as well as archaeological analysis in part because they are more ceremonial than utilitarian. Thus, while their styles and provenance can reveal something about trade relationships, cultural transfer, and aesthetic influences, they also provide important information about the nature of ritual in a particular society. As the contributors demonstrate, pipes offer a window through which to view the symbolic, ideological, and political roles that smoking has played in North American societies from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century. The eleven essays included range widely over time and region, beginning with a case study of pipes and mortuary practices in the Ohio Valley during the Early Woodland Period. Subsequent chapters examine stone pipes from coastal North Carolina during the Late Woodland Period and the role pipes played in interregional interaction among protohistoric Native American groups in the Midwest and Northeast. Other essays explore the variety of cultural and political uses of pipes during the period of European contact. The final section of the book focuses on smoking in Euro-American contexts of the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. The innovative interpretive approaches taken by the contributors and the broad historical perspective will make The Culture of Smoking a model for examining other categories of material culture, and the volume will be welcomed by anthropologists and historians as well as archaeologists. Sean M. Rafferty is associate professor of anthropology at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Rob Mann is the southeast regional archaeologist for Louisiana and is based in the Museum of Natural Science at Louisiana State University.

The Return of the Arinn

The Three Powers

Author: Frank P. Ryan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784291374

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6380

As London falls under the hand of the Tyrant, war grips Earth as well as the magical land of Tír. The fate of both lies in the hands of five teenagers. As Mark and Nan attempt to save the life of one of their friends in London, Penny is lost in the eerie confines of the Black Rose, where her expanding imagination is being manipulated by dark forces. On Tír, Alan leads his Shee army towards the Tyrant's capital city, Ghork Mega, but his advance falters. As Kate flies in to help him, a heartbroken Mo fears that she is not brave enough to prevent the Tyrant from assuming full control of the Fàil - the item that will allow him to cement his power forever.

History of the Ceramic Art

A Descriptive and Philosophical Study of the Pottery of All Ages and All Nations

Author: Albert Jacquemart

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pottery

Page: 627

View: 9794


The Every-day Book and Table Book

Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports, Pastimes, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs, and Events, Incident to Each of the Three Hundred and Sixty-five Days, in Past and Present Times; Forming a Complete History of the Year, Months, and Seasons, and a Perpetual Key to the Almanac ... for Daily Use and Diversio

Author: William Hone

Publisher: N.A


Category: Days

Page: N.A

View: 5343


The Rose Council

The Kaiser Mage Series

Author: Mark L. Bullock

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452014051

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3979

After 3000 years of peace since the banning of the Gods, a balance is about to be tipped. David, an apprentice and son to the King's High Enchanter, struggles with the destiny he is to fulfill as the Bringer to find the next Kaiser Mage. Unfortunately, the struggle of the delicate balance favors against David, who by himself has little to no power. Unexpectedly, David has discovered a new gift that he must master to find the truth about himself. After a terrible accident Franziska, a fellow apprentice who conceals a strong love for David, finds herself trailing in David's shadow to keep him safe. The prophecies handed down through the ages are ambiguous, however, leading some to believe that it is Franziska, not David, who is the true Bringer of the next Kaiser Mage. It is a race against time and fate to bring forth the Kaiser Mage. But the prophecies are mixed and confusing, some believe that it is Franziska who is the bringer who shall find the next Kaiser Mage

The Rose

an Owen Henderson Novel

Author: Robert J. Henry

Publisher: BookCountry

ISBN: 1463004362

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2523

Set in modern day Southwestern Ontario, a police detective investigating a high profile double murder stumbles on a motive that dates back over 350 years and points to the Vatican...

Unfolding the Rose

Illumination and Western Esotericism

Author: Mark Stavish

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543136241


Page: 156

View: 3703

Unfolding Rose - Illumination and Western Esotericism is a complete overview of the various paths of Western esotericism and how they relate to and build upon each other. This book is truly foundational and will provide a solid and invaluable friend and guide for anyone seeking to understand the labyrinth of western spiritual practices while journeying on the Path of Return. Topics include: The Four Level of Practice; Your Mission in Life; St. Martin and Boehme; Secret Fire; Hermes and Sophia; Overview of Alchemy; Force Fields in Alchemy and Magic; Classical Views of Immortality; Discussion of Practical Spagyrics and Mineral Alchemy, and more.

Mark Sanchez

Author: Jeff Savage

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0761379762

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8780

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is one of the hottest young players in pro football. Chosen with the fifth pick in the 2009 NFL draft, Mark has only played two seasons in the league. But he has enjoyed amazing success in such a short time. Learn more about this talented and hard-working athlete.

The Rose Bowl

Author: Michelle L. Turner,Pasadena Museum of History

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439640173

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

View: 7697

The Rose Bowl is best known for playing host to the “granddaddy of them all”—the much anticipated major college football game held every January 1. It has further secured its place in sports history by playing host to Super Bowls, BCS football championships, Olympic games, and World Cup finals. For the residents of Pasadena, the Rose Bowl is also an important community center. In addition to football games (and Caltech pranks), many Pasadenans remember graduating at the bowl. Over the years, the Rose Bowl has held numerous concerts, peace rallies, festivals, flea markets, and Fourth of July celebrations. And the structure itself, designed by architect Myron Hunt, is seen by many as a proud testament to Pasadena’s commitment to architectural innovation. The photographs in this book, many from the archives of the Pasadena Museum of History, highlight the Rose Bowl’s memorable sports moments as well as the stadium’s unique role in Pasadena’s cultural life.

Miracle of the Rose

Author: Jean Genet

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802194265

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

View: 9674

“One of the greatest achievements of modern literature.”—Richard Howard “A major achievement . . . . Genet transforms experiences of degradation into spiri­tual exercises and hoodlums into bearers of the majesty of love.”—Saturday Review “Genet can use a brutal phraseology that makes prison life specific and immediate. Yet through his singular sensibility, these elements are transmuted into something fragile, rare, beautiful.”—The New York Times “This book recreates for the reader Genet’s magic world, one of dazzling beauty charged with novelty and excitement.”—Bettina Knapp “Genet would have deserved international standing for this novel alone. . . . He succeeds to an amazing degree in creating poetry from the profoundest degradation.”—The Times (London)