The Chessmen

The Chessmen
  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : riverrun
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2021-12-29
  • ISBN : 152941945X

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The Chessmen Thief

The Chessmen Thief
  • Author : Barbara Henderson
  • Publisher : Pokey Hat
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2021-04-29
  • ISBN : 1911279858

The Chessmen Thief Book Review:

12-year-old Kylan is a Viking slave; when he gets the chance to return to the Hebrides, the Lewis Chessmen he helped carve become his only hope of escape and survival.

The Chessmen Of Mars By Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Chessmen Of Mars By Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Pages : 285
  • Relase : 2021-01-01
  • ISBN :

The Chessmen Of Mars By Edgar Rice Burroughs Book Review:

Impetuous and headstrong is Tara, Princess of Helium and daughter of John Carter. Tara meets Prince Gahan of Gathol, and is initially unimpressed, viewing him as something of a popinjay. Later she takes her flier into a storm and loses control of the craft, and the storm carries her to an unfamiliar region of Barsoom. After landing and fleeing from a pack of ferocious Banths (Martian lions), she is captured by the horrific Kaldanes, who resemble large heads with small, crab-like legs. The Kaldanes have bred a symbiotic race of headless human-like creatures called Rykors, which they can attach themselves to and ride like a horse. While imprisoned, Tara manages to win over one of the Kaldanes, Ghek, with her lovely singing voice. Fifth of his Barsoom series. Burroughs began writing it in January, 1921, and the finished story was first published in Argosy All-Story Weekly as a six-part serial in the issues for February 18 and 25 and March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1922. It was later published as a complete novel by A. C. McClurg in November 1922. "A daughter," he replied, "only a little younger than Carthoris, and, barring one, the fairest thing that ever breathed the thin air of dying Mars. Only Dejah Thoris, her mother, could be more beautiful than Tara of Helium." For a moment he fingered the chessmen idly. "We have a game on Mars similar to chess," he said, "very similar. And there is a race there that plays it grimly with men and naked swords. We call the game jetan. It is played on a board like yours, except that there are a hundred squares and we use twenty pieces on each side. I never see it played without thinking of Tara of Helium and what befell her among the chessmen of Barsoom. Would you like to hear her story?" I said that I would and so he told it to me, and now I shall try to re-tell it for you as nearly in the words of The Warlord of Mars as I can recall them, but in the third person. If there be inconsistencies and errors, let the blame fall not upon John Carter, but rather upon my faulty memory, where it belongs. It is a strange tale and utterly Barsoomian.

The Chessmen

The Chessmen
  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : RiverRun
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2012-11-19
  • ISBN : 9780857382184

The Chessmen Book Review:

THE NAIL-BITING, BESTSELLING FINAL CHAPTER IN THE LEWIS TRILOGY 'One of the best regarded crime series of recent years' Independent 'Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth' New York Times PETER MAY: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT MURDER TO THE OUTER HEBRIDES THE NEW START Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island. THE OLD FRIEND This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret. THE FINAL CHAPTER But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realizes that revealing the truth could destroy the future. LOVED THE LEWIS TRILOGY? Read Peter May's other Hebrides thrillers, COFFIN ROAD and I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE. LOVE PETER MAY? Buy his latest frontlist thriller, A SILENT DEATH

The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked

The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked
  • Author : David Caldwell,Mark A. Hall,Caroline M. Wilkinson
  • Publisher : National Museums of Scotland
  • Pages : 79
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 1905267460

The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked Book Review:

A fascinating look at the discovery and background of the Lewis Chessmen collection as an accompanying publication to a touring exhibition showing 30 Chessmen - 24 from the British Museum and 6 from National Museums Scotland.

The Lewis Man

The Lewis Man
  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Quercus
  • Pages : 386
  • Relase : 2014-09-02
  • ISBN : 9781623658205

The Lewis Man Book Review:

Marilyn Stasio in The New York Times raved: "Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth." Among the many honors received, The Blackhouse, the first novel in May's acclaimed Lewis trilogy, won the Barry and Crime Thriller Hound awards. In The Lewis Man, the second book of the trilogy, Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean island where he was born and raised. Having left behind his adult life in Edinburgh--including his wife and his career in the police force--the former Detective Inspector is intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents' derelict cottage. His plans are interrupted when an unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog. The only clue to its identity is a DNA match to a local farmer, the now-senile Tormod Macdonald--the father of Fin's childhood sweetheart, Marsaili--a man who has claimed throughout his life to be an only child, practically an orphan. Reluctantly drawn into the investigation, Fin uncovers deep family secrets even as he draws closer to the killer who wishes to keep them hidden. Already an international bestseller and winner of numerous awards, including France's Prix des Lecteurs du Telegramme, The Lewis Man has the lyrical verve of Ian Rankin and the gutsy risk-taking of Benjamin Black. As fascinating and forbidding as the Hebridean landscape, the book (according to The Times) "throbs with past and present passions, jealousies, suspicions and regrets; the emotional secrets of the bleak island are even deeper than its peat bog."

The Chessmen of Doom

The Chessmen of Doom
  • Author : John Bellairs
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 114
  • Relase : 2014-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781497623347

The Chessmen of Doom Book Review:

In a thrilling adventure, a young sleuth and his professor friend are challenged to solve a riddle and win a fortune Professor Roderick Childermass may be the strangest person Johnny Dixon has ever met, but compared to his brother Peregrine, the professor is practically normal. Peregrine is a born trickster, and when he knows his death is near, he sends a letter promising the professor his entire $10,000,000 estate—assuming he can solve one final riddle. The professor feels that his brother is mocking him from beyond the grave. If Peregrine were alive, he says, he’d kill him. To crack the puzzle and claim the fortune, Johnny and the professor head north to the wild countryside of far-off Maine. They’ll find that the riddle is the least of their problems. To inherit the money, the professor must stay alive until the end of the summer, and since everyone in Maine seems to want Peregrine’s heir dead, survival will be no easy task. From the author of the Lewis Barnavelt novels, including The House with a Clock in Its Walls, the Johnny Dixon series is full of fun, adventure, and supernatural chills, along with “believable and likable characters” who are a delight to spend time with (The New York Times).

Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them

Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them
  • Author : Nancy Marie Brown
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2015-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781466879133

Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them Book Review:

In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Harry played Wizard's Chess with them in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Housed at the British Museum, they are among its most visited and beloved objects. Questions abounded: Who carved them? Where? Nancy Marie Brown's Ivory Vikings explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games. In the process, Ivory Vikings presents a vivid history of the 400 years when the Vikings ruled the North Atlantic, and the sea-road connected countries and islands we think of as far apart and culturally distinct: Norway and Scotland, Ireland and Iceland, and Greenland and North America. The story of the Lewis chessmen explains the economic lure behind the Viking voyages to the west in the 800s and 900s. And finally, it brings from the shadows an extraordinarily talented woman artist of the twelfth century: Margret the Adroit of Iceland.

I'll Keep You Safe

I'll Keep You Safe
  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2018-01-21
  • ISBN : 9781387532544

I'll Keep You Safe Book Review:

Friends since childhood, and lovers and business partners as adults, Niamh and Ruairidh are owners of a small Hebridean company, Ranish Tweed, that weaves its own very special version of Harris Tweed. Although it's a small company, their fabrics have become internationally sought-after as a niche brand in the world of fashion and haute couture. But the threads of their relationship are beginning to fray. As they prepare for an important showing at the Première Vision fabric fair, held in Paris every year, Niamh accuses Ruairidh of having an affair with Irina, a Russian fashion designer they work with--a fight that ends with Ruairidh storming off and getting into Irina's car. Moments later, Niamh watches in horror as the car containing her life partner explodes in a ball of flame.

The Lewis Chessmen

The Lewis Chessmen
  • Author : Michael Taylor
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 20
  • Relase : 1978
  • ISBN : UOM:39015028669607

The Lewis Chessmen Book Review:

The ivory carvings discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis form the largest and finest group of chessmen to have survived. All the pieces are carved in morse ivory, that is, the tusks of the walrus, and are brilliant examples of 12th century design.

The Lewis Chessmen

The Lewis Chessmen
  • Author : David Caldwell
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2014-04
  • ISBN : 1905267851

The Lewis Chessmen Book Review:

The 93 Lewis Chessmen, bought by the British Museum and by what is now the National Museum of Scotland in the mid nineteenth century, were made in twelfth century Scandinavia, from ivory and whales' teeth. They continue to fascinate academics from various disciplines, as well as museum visitors. In 2014 six of the British Museum's collection will be moved and displayed in a purpose-built museum in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, about 20 miles from where they were discovered. This timely, scholarly book includes looking at who ruled the isles at the time the Chessmen were made and a history of the ivory trade in the north Atlantic.

The Lewis Chessmen and the Enigma of the Hoard

The Lewis Chessmen and the Enigma of the Hoard
  • Author : Neil Stratford
  • Publisher : British Museum Publications Limited
  • Pages : 64
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105020803917

The Lewis Chessmen and the Enigma of the Hoard Book Review:

A great hoard of 12th-century chesspieces was discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, in circumstances which have never been fully explained. Carved from walrus tusks, the Lewis chessmen have been described as the greatest chessmen of the European Middle Ages.

The Chessman of Mars

The Chessman of Mars
  • Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Pages : 220
  • Relase : 2021-03-02
  • ISBN : 9781513277110

The Chessman of Mars Book Review:

Tara and Gahan are each Barsoomian royalty, residing in two prominent cities, Helium, and Gathol. Hoping to align the cities and enjoy the advantages of a romantic union, Gahan wishes to marry Tara. However, Tara does not reciprocate this love. After rejecting the engagement, Tara sets out in her flying ship. When she flies into a turbulent storm, Tara crashes her ship in an unknown territory. Unharmed but still in danger, Tara is forced to run from her ship to escape the wild animals of the area, falling into a trap. Kidnapped by Kaldanes, a group of Barsoomians with large heads and six crab-like legs, Tara must find a way to save herself before her captors achieve their plan of eating her. Meanwhile, perturbed by her disappearance, Gahan sets out to find Tara. But when he runs into the same storm Tara crashed in, his ship goes down, leaving him in a similar predicament. Through stealth, charm, and cleverness, Tara and Gahan are able to escape with their new friend, Ghek. When they find themselves in an isolated city, the trio are trapped once again, and this time, they’ll have to win a violent and deadly game to reclaim their freedom. Continuing the legacy of the mighty John Carter, The Chessman of Mars depicts a new generation’s adventures on the thrilling planet of Mars. With imaginative prose, romance, and adventure, Burroughs’ The Chessmen of Mars still fosters an exhilarating reading experience nearly one-hundred years after its publication. This edition of The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs features a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in an easy-to-read font. With these accommodations, The Chessmen of Mars caters to a modern audience while preserving the original wonder and adventure of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ work.

Chessman

Chessman
  • Author : Jeffrey B. Burton
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 347
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 1849822425

Chessman Book Review:

A copycat serial killer in D.C. provokes the real murderer to come out of hiding to put a stop to his brutal imitationsHidden forces are willing to kill any and all who stand in the way of untold billions of dollars. To throw the authorities off track, they borrow the signature style of a brutal serial killer - the Chessman - who stalked the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., some years earlier. The ruse works brilliantly, except for one minor detail: the real Chessman is not pleased that someone has stolen his M.O. Enter ex-FBI agent Drew Cady, who finds himself being sucked back into a casethat crippled him both physically and emotionally, the very case that almost took his life. By capturing the Chessman and his blood-soaked copycat, Cady has one last shot at redemption - if he can survive, that is.

The Lewis Chessmen

The Lewis Chessmen
  • Author : James Robinson
  • Publisher : British Museum Publications Limited
  • Pages : 64
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 0714150231

The Lewis Chessmen Book Review:

The Lewis chessmen were found hidden on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, in the early nineteenth century. Probably made in Norway around AD 1150-1200, they consist of elaborately worked walrus ivory in the forms of seated kings and queens, mitred bishops, knights on their mounts, standing warders and pawns. This book takes a look at the many theories surrounding the ownership of the pieces, why they were hidden and how exactly they were discovered, and places them in the wider context of the ancient game of chess and secular culture of the Middle Ages.

Among Herders of Inner Mongolia

Among Herders of Inner Mongolia
  • Author : Christel Braae
  • Publisher : Aarhus Universitetsforlag
  • Pages : 1000
  • Relase : 2017-10-20
  • ISBN : 9788771844979

Among Herders of Inner Mongolia Book Review:

This is a study of a unique collection of Inner Mongolian artifacts at the National Museum of Denmark. They are described, analyzed and presented in a catalogue of more than 800 items, documenting the daily life of pastoral society in and around the tent, in the herding of the animals, in caravan trade and in hunting, crafts, sports and games, and in ritual life. Information about the objects was obtained during two expeditions to Inner Mongolia in the 1930s led by the Danish author Henning Haslund-Christensen, who had many years' experience of travel and expedition life in Mongolia. This is also a detailed account of the expeditions; of the routes, means and measures, as well as the worries and hopes of the participants; of their struggles with scientific aspirations; and of the conditions for collecting against the backdrop of the Chinese civil war and the Japanese occupation. The First and Second Danish Expeditions to Central Asia took place in 1936-1937 and 1938-1939 respectively. These expeditions were the sole foreign parties with access to the area at the time, and therefore their members were among the few observers of Inner Mongolian pastoral society at a time and place for which information was, and still is, scant and fragmented. Hence, the material objects and data obtained are of great scientific importance in the documentation of the life and material culture of Inner Mongolian herders in the 1930s - the main subject of the present book.

Cast Iron

Cast Iron
  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Quercus
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2017-10-03
  • ISBN : 9781681441597

Cast Iron Book Review:

IN THE RED-HOT FINALE TO PETER MAY'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ENZO FILES, ENZO MACLEOD WILL FACE HIS MOST CHALLENGING COLD CASE YET. "ENDS MACLEOD'S QUEST WITH A FLOURISH." ---MARILYN STASIO, THE NEW YORK TIMES "A SATISFYING SURPRISE." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW) "THE LAST SHALL BE BEST." --KIRKUS REVIEWS Western France, 1989A weeping killer deposits the unconscious body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin, her head wrapped in a blue plastic bag, into the waters of a picturesque lake. Lot-et-Garonne, 2003 Fourteen years later, a summer heat wave parches the countryside, killing trees and bushes and drying out streams. In the scorched mud and desiccated slime of the lake, a fisherman finds a skeleton wearing a bag over its skull. Paris, October 2011 In an elegant apartment in Paris, forensic expert Enzo Macleod, now fifty-six years old, pores over the scant evidence of the sixth and final cold case he has been challenged to solve. The most obvious suspect is Régis Blanc, a former pimp already imprisoned for the murders of three sex workers, who may have been Lucie's lover in the months before her disappearance. But Régis has a solid alibi, and Enzo has a feeling the real explanation might be more complicated. In taking on this old and seemingly impossible-to-crack case, Enzo puts everything and everyone he holds dear in terrible danger--and in ways even he never could have imagined.

Hebrides

Hebrides
  • Author : Peter May
  • Publisher : Quercus
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2015-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781623657949

Hebrides Book Review:

Since the publication of The Blackhouse in 2011, the books of Peter May's groundbreaking Lewis Trilogy have enthralled millions of readers around the world with powerfully evocative descriptions of the Outer Hebrides. From its peat bogs and heather-coated hills, from its weather-beaten churches and crofters cottages to its cold clear rills choked with rainwater, the islands off the northwest coast of Scotland have been brought to vivid life by this accomplished novelist. Now, Peter May and photographer David Wilson present a photographic record of the countless locations around the Hebridean archipelago that so inspired May when he was bringing the islands of detective Fin McLeod's childhood to the page. From the tiny southern island of Barra to the largest and most northern island of Lewis, travel the storm-whipped North Atlantic scenery with May as he once again strolls the wild and breathtaking countryside that gave birth to his masterful trilogy of novels.

The Fairy Chessman

The Fairy Chessman
  • Author : Lewis Padgett,C.L. Moore
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 100
  • Relase : 2013-04-12
  • ISBN : 9781440566981

The Fairy Chessman Book Review:

Robert Cameron, trained in applied psychology, finds himself being driven insane by a strange, unfathomable force. As an experienced psychometrician he fights the terrifying hallucinations (a doorknob opens a blue eye and looks at him). He, too, knows his job is vital. American, dug into great, shielded cavern-cities, has been at war for decades with the European Falangists, a war planned by technicians and fought by robots. Now a new Falangist weapon has appeared to break the stalemate. And it is up to Cameron to find the man to provide the solution - before his own mind collapses under the weird and terrible madness!

Chessmen

Chessmen
  • Author : Donald M (Donald Macy) B Liddell
  • Publisher : Hassell Street Press
  • Pages : 292
  • Relase : 2021-09-09
  • ISBN : 1013496183

Chessmen Book Review:

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