The Forge of God

The Forge of God
  • Author : Greg Bear
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 433
  • Relase : 2014-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781497607200

The Forge of God Book Review:

This doomsday masterpiece from the author of Eon and Hull Zero Three was a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula awards. On July 26, Arthur Gordon learns that Europa, the sixth moon of Jupiter, has disappeared. Not hiding, not turned black, but gone. On September 28th, Edward Shaw finds an error in the geological records of Death Valley. A cinder cone was left off the map. Could it be new? Or, stranger yet, could it be artificial? The answer may be lying beside it—a dying Guest who brings devastating news for Edward and for Planet Earth. As more unexplained phenomena spring up around the globe—a granite mountain appearing in Australia, sounds emanating from the earth’s core, flashes of light among the asteroids—it becomes clear to some that the end is approaching, and there is nothing we can do. In The Forge of God, award-winning author Greg Bear describes the final days of the world on both a massive, scientific scale and in the everyday, emotional context of individual human lives. Facing the destruction of all they know, some people turn to God, others to their families, and a few turn to saviors promising escape from a planet being torn apart. Will they make it in time? And who gets left behind to experience the last moments of beauty and chaos on earth? Nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards, The Forge of God is an engrossing read, breathtaking in its scope and in its detail.

Forge of the Gods

Forge of the Gods
  • Author : Simon Archer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 680
  • Relase : 2020-05-18
  • ISBN : 9798646904394

Forge of the Gods Book Review:

As the only male demigod of his generation, Cameron has some pretty big... shoes to fill.For one, he has to deal with all the female demigods, and some of them, well... you know.For two, he's the best blacksmith the demigods have seen in a millennia, which is good because apparently, he's destined to craft the Ultimate Weapon.So, yeah, this book is about a dude who likes to forge things and is surrounded by hot demigoddesses.Do the math.

Anvil of Stars

Anvil of Stars
  • Author : Greg Bear
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 476
  • Relase : 2014-04-29
  • ISBN : 9781497607477

Anvil of Stars Book Review:

The “provocative and entertaining follow-up” to The Forge of God: Exiled from their planet, humans unite with one alien race in the fight against another (Publishers Weekly). The Ship of the Law travels the infinite enormity of space, carrying eighty-two young people: fighters, strategists, scientists—and children. After one alien culture destroyed their home, another offered the opportunity for revenge in the form of a starship built from fragments of the Earth’s corpse, a ship they now use to scour the universe in search of their enemy. Working with sophisticated nonhuman technologies that need new thinking to comprehend them, they’re cut off forever from the people they left behind. Denied information, they live within a complex system that is both obedient and beyond their control. They’re frightened. And they’re waging war against entities whose technologies are unimaginably advanced and vast, and whose psychology is ultimately, unknowably alien. In Anvil of Stars, the multimillion-selling, Nebula Award–winning author of Eon and other science fiction masterpieces “fashions an action-packed and often thrilling plot; by using each of the well-depicted alien races to mirror human behavior, he defines what it means to be Homo sapiens. . . . A gripping story” (Publishers Weekly).

Forge of the Titans

Forge of the Titans
  • Author : Steve White
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2003-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781618243904

Forge of the Titans Book Review:

THE OLD GODS ARE RETURNING- AND SOME OF THEM ARE NOT FRIENDLY! When Derek Secrest was suddenly pulled out of Naval flight officer school to take part in a top secret government project involving telepathy¾because tests showed that he had a strong latent talent for psi powers¾ he thought things couldn't get weirder. He was wrong. Soon he was contacted by a mysterious woman who could open portals at will through spacetime. Her powers seemed godlike¾and they were. Millennia ago, extra-dimensional beings with great powers had come to earth and taken on human form, remembered in legends as gods and goddesses¾and titans, the ancient enemies of the gods. The godlike beings had driven off the titans, but now the old enemy is returning, with a new plan to use humans with psionic abilities to rule the Earth, and not be driven from it this time. And the titans always did have a fondness for human sacrifice. Unless Derek and a handful of other telepaths can join forces with the ancient gods to defeat the titans, the world will be plunged into a new dark age of terror and death. Even so, judging from mythology, how much can you really trust a god. . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Unknown Technology in Homer

The Unknown Technology in Homer
  • Author : S. A. Paipetis
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 210
  • Relase : 2010-06-03
  • ISBN : 9789048125142

The Unknown Technology in Homer Book Review:

Using such terms as science and technology, which have been relatively - cently adopted, to write about situations and events that occurred 2,500 years ago, may be a paradox. The Homeric Epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, refer to the Mycenean Era, a civilisation that ?ourished from the 16th to 12th c- tury BCE. The seeming paradox ceases to be one when modern specialists, searching through the ancients texts, discover knowledge and applications so advanced, that can be termed as scienti?c or technological in the modern sense of the words. The present book is based on extensive research performed by the author and his associates at the University of Patras, along with the presentations of other researchers at two international symposia, which he organized in 1 Ancient Olympia. It consists of ?ve parts, of which Part I is introductory, including such chapters as Homer and Homeric Epics, Troy and the mythological causes of the War, Achilles and his wrath, the siege and fall of Troy, Odysseus’ long way home, the Trojan war and the cultural tradition, scienti?c knowledge in the Homeric Epics and ?nally an account on science and technology. Part II includes three chapters on applications of principles of natural s- ence, including chariot racing and the laws of curvilinear motion, creep in wood and hydrodynamics of vortices and the gravitational sling.

Blood of a Fallen God

Blood of a Fallen God
  • Author : Joshua C. Cook
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 499
  • Relase : 2019-08-30
  • ISBN : 1689560509

Blood of a Fallen God Book Review:

Heroes aren't born. They are forged... William Reis never wanted to be a hero. His only ambition is to join the prestigious Smithing guild, something no one from his home has ever achieved. But when he discovers a pair of ancient artifacts while forging his audition piece, he accidentally unleashes a curse that only he can stop. After uncovering a secret plot against his family lineage, Will manages to trick his way into the guild under an assumed name. But when the artifact known as the Blade of Valnijz injures his cousin Duncan, he is horrified to discover that the wound is cursed. Duncan is slowly transformed into an inhuman killing machine, driven by bloodlust and rage. And only a dead god has the power to restore his humanity. Will and Myriam, a fellow guild apprentice, must undergo a treacherous journey to restore the god known as Amder to life. But as the connection between them grows, they are pursued by a sinister high priest who has manipulated events behind the scenes. This shapeshifting madman seeks to reignite an ancient holy war. And unless Will can stop it, everything he holds dear will burn...If you like Jim Butcher, Shane Silvers, Eric Vall, or Rin Chupeco you won't be able to stop reading Blood of a Fallen God.

God's Forge

God's Forge
  • Author : Patrick Dorsey
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 2012-12-18
  • ISBN : 1939437083

God's Forge Book Review:

A legion of elite, monastic fighting men, the Knights Templar were the most fearsome warriors of the Crusades, writing their legend in the gory sands of the Middle East with the blood of their enemies and their own. It was they who took the Holy Land, and they who held it. Answering only to the Pope, they bowed before no king or crown. Returned from the Crusades and stationed in Paris, Brother William has grown disillusioned with the Order and plans to leave it. But as their Paris stronghold is seized by royal troops, William leads a small band of Templars in a desperate escape, fleeing with them into the night. Alternately fighting and running, struggling to understand the world that has turned on them so viciously, they cross paths with a brutalized young prostitute. Open and proud about her sins, she ushers William and his comrades toward dark truths about the city festering around them, about its rulers and the church they've sworn to defend-all in a race to escape that will leave the streets of Paris bloody.

Forge of Darkness

Forge of Darkness
  • Author : Steven Erikson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 928
  • Relase : 2012-07-31
  • ISBN : 9781409032687

Forge of Darkness Book Review:

Now is the time to tell the story of an ancient realm, a tragic tale that sets the stage for all the tales yet to come and all those already told... It's a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the realm of Darkness, where Mother Dark reigns. But this ancient land was once home to many a power... and even death is not quite eternal. The commoners' great hero, Vatha Urusander, is being promoted by his followers to take Mother Dark's hand in marriage, but her Consort, Lord Draconus, stands in the way of such ambitions. The impending clash sends fissures throughout the realm, and as the rumors of civil war burn through the masses, an ancient power emerges from the long dead seas. Caught in the middle of it all are the First Sons of Darkness, Anomander, Andarist, and Silchas Ruin of the Purake Hold... Steven Erikson entered the pantheon of great fantasy writers with his debut Gardens of the Moon. Now he returns with the first novel in a trilogy that takes place millennia before the events of the Malazan Book of the Fallen and introduces readers to Kurald Galain, the warren of Darkness. It is the epic story of a realm whose fate plays a crucial role in shaping the world of the Malazan Empire.

Forge of the Gods 3

Forge of the Gods 3
  • Author : Simon Archer
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 610
  • Relase : 2020-07-17
  • ISBN : 9798667040477

Forge of the Gods 3 Book Review:

Cameron's third year as the only male demigod of his generation starts with everything going right, only to be touched by tragedy. His mentor is dead, and everyone thinks she took her own life... but Cameron knows better. And he won't stop until he clears Sarah's name and, heck, maybe do a bit more than that.When you're a Greek demigod, you can do more about death than whine about it. You can go right down into the underworld and take the matter right to Hades. But the god of death won't just give up the goods without something in return.Good thing, with the help of his beautiful demigoddesses, Cameron has the talent to make it happen, assuming he can survive the special training to forge what Hades wants, win over a hot dawn goddess, and beat an army of monsters in the process.

Immortals Fenyx Rising: A Traveler's Guide to the Golden Isle

Immortals Fenyx Rising: A Traveler's Guide to the Golden Isle
  • Author : Rick Barba,Ubisoft
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 102
  • Relase : 2022-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781506720562

Immortals Fenyx Rising: A Traveler's Guide to the Golden Isle Book Review:

Welcome to Chryse, the Golden Isle! The king of the gods himself, Zeus, presents you with this indispensable travel guide to the ancient Greek island from Ubisoft’s Immortals Fenyx Rising video game. Follow the king of the gods on an expedition across the different regions of the dazzling island of Chryse: whether strolling through the lush painted gardens of the goddess Aphrodite, battling inside Ares’s fortress, or planning a boat trip across the river Styx, this full-color travel guide will keep you alive and thriving. In this glorious hardcover, readers will discover all about each region’s landmarks, secrets and legendary myths and will enjoy Zeus’s hot goss on the rest of the pantheon! Immortals Fenyx Rising: A Traveler's Guide to the Golden Isle is a must have for any fan of Immortals Fenyx Rising and Greek mythology.

Seven Forges

Seven Forges
  • Author : James A. Moore
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2013-10-15
  • ISBN : 9780857663849

Seven Forges Book Review:

An expedition into a hostile world leads to the discovery of a forgotten—and potentially dangerous—race in this “well-written epic fantasy series kickoff” (Publishers Weekly) Captain Merros Dulver is the first in many lifetimes to find a path beyond the great mountains of the Seven Forges and encounter, at long last, the half-forgotten race who live there. And it would appear that they were expecting him. But when he returns home, an entourage of strangers in tow, he starts to wonder if his discovery is truly something to celebrate—for the gods of this lost race are the gods of war, and their memories of that far-off cataclysm have not faded. The people of Fellein have lived with the legends of the Blasted Lands for many centuries. Lying far to the north, the Lands are a desolate, impassable place—the legacy of an ancient time of cataclysm. But even the dangers of the Blasted Lands cannot stop the occasional expedition into its fringes, where people search for any trace of the ancients and oft-rumored riches that once lived there. File Under: Fantasy [Savage Lands | Vengeful Gods | An Expected Journey | Battalions at War]

Trident's Forge

Trident's Forge
  • Author : Patrick S. Tomlinson
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2016-04-05
  • ISBN : 9780857664884

Trident's Forge Book Review:

New planet. New life. Same old S#*@. Against all odds, the Ark and her thirty-thousand survivors have reached Tau Ceti G to begin the long, arduous task of rebuilding human civilization. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Tau Ceti G’s natives, the G’tel, are coming to grips with the sudden appearance of what many believe are their long-lost Gods. But first contact between humans and g’tel goes catastrophically wrong, visiting death on both sides. Rumors swirl that the massacre was no accident. The Ark’s greatest hero, Bryan Benson, takes on the mystery. Partnered with native ‘truth-digger’ Kexx, against both of their better judgment, Benson is thrust into the heart of an alien culture with no idea how to tell who wants to worship him from who wants him dead. Together, Benson and Kexx will have to find enough common ground and trust to uncover a plot that threatens to plunge both of their peoples into an apocalyptic war that neither side can afford to fight. File Under: Science Fiction From the Paperback edition.

The Horned God of the Witches

The Horned God of the Witches
  • Author : Jason Mankey
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2021-06-08
  • ISBN : 9780738763156

The Horned God of the Witches Book Review:

Discover the History, Magick & Myths of the Horned One Explore the deep spiritual roots of the Horned God and discover rituals and activities designed to help you get closer to him.Throughout history, horned deities have been honored as gods of nature, sex, fertility, passion, sacrifice, death, and rebirth. The Horned God of the Witches reveals the origins and features of their most common guises—Pan, Cernunnos, Herne, Elen of the Ways, the Green Man, and even the Devil. Whether you are interested in the Wiccan Horned God—a more contemporary composite of several deities—or in one of his many other forms, these rituals for meeting the powerful deity will help you achieve your magical goals. With hands-on techniques for divination, creating an altar, working magick, spiritual lovemaking, and receiving the gifts of the Witchfather, this book supports a transformative deepening of your relationship to the divine.

The Fiend and the Forge

The Fiend and the Forge
  • Author : Henry H. Neff
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 562
  • Relase : 2011-08-09
  • ISBN : 9780375838996

The Fiend and the Forge Book Review:

Rowan has lost the war, and while the Academy works to rebuild, outside its protected walls everything has changed. Astaroth, using the Book of Thoth, has created a world where demons rule, chaos reigns, and humans toil like slaves . . . and worse. Outraged by Rowan's seeming complacency with the new order and reeling from personal tragedy, Max McDaniels sets out on his own for escape, for information, and for revenge. In his travels, he will be forced to become many things: prisoner, gladiator, assassin. But can he become the one thing mankind needs most—a hero? The Tapestry series continues to weave threads of fantasy, mythology, science fiction, and mystery into a wholly original adventure with appeal to fans of everything from Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings to The X-Men. Genre-blending and fully illustrated, The Tapestry novels have caught the attention of middle-grade and young-adult readers alike.

The Story of God, the Story of Us

The Story of God, the Story of Us
  • Author : Sean Gladding
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Pages : 251
  • Relase : 2010-08-03
  • ISBN : 9780830868032

The Story of God, the Story of Us Book Review:

Travel with Sean Gladding between the lines of the Scriptures to listen to the conversations of people wrestling with the Story of God for the first time. Whether by campfire in Babylon, at table in Asia Minor or by candlelight in Rome, you'll hear a tale that is at once familiar and surprising.

The Irda

The Irda
  • Author : Linda Baker
  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2011-12-13
  • ISBN : 9780786961962

The Irda Book Review:

In the Beginning . . . Given life by gods, the Ogres were the most intelligent and beautful of the early races on Krynn, and they reigned supreme in their perfect kingdom . . . Until that fabled race was weakened by clan rivalries and evil ambition, their downfall orchestrated by the hand of the Dark Queen, Takhisis . . . Until the once-proud Ogres were cursed by their own mistakes and transformed into one of Krynn's most ugly, despised, and villainous species . . . All except a small group, the Irda, who learned to accept goodness, fight for their freedom, and escape to build a utopian civilization of their own on a paradise island in the Dragon Isles. The Irda The Lost Histories Series probes the historical roots and epic struggles of the heretofore little-known peoples of Krynn. Author Linda P. Baker sheds light on thelegendary origins of this mysterious race, The Irda.

The Discord of Gods

The Discord of Gods
  • Author : Jenn Lyons
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 746
  • Relase : 2022-04-26
  • ISBN : 9781250175694

The Discord of Gods Book Review:

The Discord of Gods marks the epic conclusion to Jenn Lyons's Chorus of Dragons series, closing out the saga that began with The Ruin of Kings, for fans of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss. THEIR CONFLICT COULD END THEM ALL. Relos Var's final plans to enslave the universe are on the cusp of fruition. He believes there's only one being in existence that might be able to stop him: the demon Xaltorath. As these two masterminds circle each other, neither is paying attention to the third player on the board, Kihrin. Unfortunately, keeping himself classified in the 'pawn' category means Kihrin must pretend to be everything the prophecies threatened he'd become: the destroyer of all, the sun eater, a mindless, remorseless plague upon the land. It also means finding an excuse to not destroy the people he loves (or any of the remaining Immortals) without arousing suspicion. Kihrin's goals are complicated by the fact that not all of his 'act' is one. His intentions may be sincere, but he's still being forced to grapple with the aftereffects of the corrupted magic ritual that twisted both him and the dragons. Worse, he's now tied to a body that is the literal avatar of a star — a form that is becoming increasingly, catastrophically unstable. All of which means he's running out of time. After all, some stars fade — but others explode. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Forges of Mars Omnibus

Forges of Mars Omnibus
  • Author : Graham McNeill
  • Publisher : Games Workshop
  • Pages : 960
  • Relase : 2017-03-07
  • ISBN : 1784964972

Forges of Mars Omnibus Book Review:

Omnibus edition of all three novels in the Forges of Mars trilogy - Priests of Mars, Lords of Mars and Gods of Mars - as well as an additional short story. The Martian Mechancius's thirst for knowledge is insatiable, and when Archmagos Lexell Kotov learns of an ancient expedition that went in search of the very source of life in the universe itself, he immediately assembles a powerful Explorator fleet to follow in its footsteps. Not only does Kotov have the powerful engines and warriors of the Adeptus Mechanicus to call upon, even the troops of the Imperial Guard and the vaunted Space Marines join his crusade. The way, however, is treacherous and fraught with perils both within and without the fleet. There are marvels and wonders at the edge of known space, discoveries beyond price, but there are those who believe the secrets of the universe should stay hidden and beings there who pose a danger not only to the fleet but to the Imperium itself.

Managing Up

Managing Up
  • Author : Rosanne Badowski,Roger Gittines
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2003-03-18
  • ISBN : 9780385508827

Managing Up Book Review:

Everyone has a boss. And anyone who has aspired to move up the corporate ladder knows that their relationship with those they report to is crucial. In Managing Up Rosanne Badowski offers a straightforward, entertaining, no-holds-barred account of what it takes to make your relationship with your boss work to your advantage, no matter where you stand in the corporate hierarchy. Told through rich, colorful anecdotes about her years spent working with one of the smartest, most demanding and dynamic business leaders of the twentieth century, legendary GE CEO Jack Welch, Badowski reveals the secrets to career success she has gleaned over the years. At heart, it’s about working with the person above you to create a productive and effective partnership. Everyone is a manager, in one way or another, Badowski points out. She discusses first-hand what it’s like to have to be a mind reader, to anticipate the future, to plan for the unexpected, and to perform the impossible. With refreshing candor and a hint of attitude, Badowski’s advice is unlike any other. She advises us that “Impatience is a virtue,” to “Have no shame,” and to “Beware the too-quiet office.” Having worked in one of the most challenging, high-profile corporate environments anywhere, no one knows more about prioritizing, about making decisions on behalf of your boss, about sifting through a daily barrage of data and information, about multitasking at warp speed, and exhibiting grace under fire. Ultimately, Badowski says, excelling at what you do is about a shared passion for the job. Managing Up is an invaluable guide for managing your career and juggling responsibilities with finesse and confidence. It should become a management bible for anyone hoping to get ahead in their profession.

The Seven Forges Novels

The Seven Forges Novels
  • Author : James A. Moore
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Pages : 1472
  • Relase : 2017-11-07
  • ISBN : 9780857667663

The Seven Forges Novels Book Review:

All four volumes of the extraordinary, and vivid Seven Forges series: epic fantasy to devastate your world. The whole brutal saga of Seven Forges, The Blasted Lands, City of Wonders and The Silent Army. The people of Fellein have lived with legends for many centuries. To their far north, the Blasted Lands, a legacy of an ancient time of cataclysm, are vast, desolate and impassable, but that doesn’t stop the occasional expedition into their fringes in search of any trace of the ancients who once lived there… and oft-rumoured riches. Warriors from the hard-pressed land of Fellein go in search of the mythical people of the Blasted Lands – and are startled not only to find them, but that they were expected. The emperor of Fellein is dead, and the newly-appointed commander may be the only one capable of keeping Fellein from annihilation, as former allies become a deadly threat. But out in the Blasted Lands, a more terrifying enemy emerges. Open war rages between the kingdom of Fellein and the Sa’ba Taalor. Refugees seek safety and the leaders on both sides pursue their agendas while ancient forces take notice of the conflict and stir from their slumber. The City of Wonders has been saved by nearly miraculous forces and the Silent Army is risen, ready to defend the Fellein Empire and Empress Nachia at any cost from The Great Wave of the Sa’ba Taalor. File Under: Fantasy Collects the complete Seven Forges series: Seven Forges, The Blasted Lands, City of Wonders and The Silent Army.