The Great Ordeal

The Great Ordeal
Author: R. Scott Bakker
Publsiher: Orbit Books
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN 10: 9781841498317
ISBN 13: 1841498319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Ordeal Book Review:

The Great Ordeal is the new novel in R. Scott Bakker's acclaimed Aspect-Emperor series, set in a vivid world of myth, war and sorcery. A series that stands alongside the finest in the genre, for its grand scope, rich detail and thrilling story. As Fanim war-drums beat just outside the city, the Empress Anasurimbor Esmenet searches frantically throughout the palace for her missing son Kelmomas. Meanwhile and many miles away, Esmenet's husband's Great Ordeal continues its epic march further north. But in light of dwindling supplies, the Aspect-Emperor's decision to allow his men to consume the flesh of fallen Sranc could have consequences even He couldn't have foreseen. And, deep in Ishu�l, the wizard Achamian grapples with his fear that his unspeakably long journey might be ending in emptiness, no closer to the truth than when he set out.

The Great Ordeal

The Great Ordeal
Author: R. Scott Bakker
Publsiher: Harry N. Abrams
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN 10: 9781468314885
ISBN 13: 1468314882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Ordeal Book Review:

The "terrifying and astonishing" (Ian C. Esselmont) third installment of R. Scott Bakker's acclaimed series

The Great Ordeal

The Great Ordeal
Author: R. Scott Bakker
Publsiher: Harry N. Abrams
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 9781468301694
ISBN 13: 1468301691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Ordeal Book Review:

The much-anticipated third installment of R. Scott Bakker's acclaimed series, The Aspect-Emperor

The Great Ordeal

The Great Ordeal
Author: R. Scott Bakker
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 1468313517
ISBN 13: 9781468313512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Ordeal Book Review:

Praised by fans and critics worldwide, R. Scott Bakker has become one of the most celebrated voices in fantasy literature. With The Great Ordeal, Bakker presents the long-anticipated third volume of The Aspect-Emperor, a series that stands with the finest in the genre for its grandiose scope, rich detail, and thrilling story. Â As Fanim war-drums beat just outside the city, the Empress Anasûrimbor Esmenet searches frantically throughout the palace for her missing son Kelmomas. Meanwhile and many miles away, Esmenet’s husband’s Great Ordeal continues its epic march further north. But in light of dwindling supplies, the Aspect-Emperor’s decision to allow his men to consume the flesh of fallen Sranc could have consequences even He couldn’t have foreseen. And, deep in Ishuäl, the wizard Achamian grapples with his fear that his unspeakably long journey might be ending in emptiness, no closer to the truth than when he set out. Â The Aspect-Emperor series follows Bakker’s Prince of Nothing saga, returning to the same world twenty years later. The Great Ordeal follows The Judging Eye and The White-Luck Warrior, and delivers the first half of the conclusion to this epic story. Returning to Bakker’s richly imagined universe of myth, violence, and sorcery, The Aspect-Emperor continues to set the bar for the fantasy genre, reaching new heights of intricacy and meaning.

The Great Ordeal

The Great Ordeal
Author: Johan Fabricius
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 1951
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3447332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Ordeal Book Review:

"Story based on an ancient Javanese legend"--Jacket flap.

The Great Ordeal The Aspect Emperor Book Three The Aspect Emperor Trilogy

The Great Ordeal  The Aspect Emperor  Book Three  The Aspect Emperor Trilogy
Author: R. Scott Bakker
Publsiher: The Overlook Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 1468313517
ISBN 13: 9781468313512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Ordeal The Aspect Emperor Book Three The Aspect Emperor Trilogy Book Review:

The much-anticipated third installment of R. Scott Bakker’s acclaimed series, The Aspect-Emperor Praised by fans and critics worldwide, R. Scott Bakker has become one of the most celebrated voices in fantasy literature. With The Great Ordeal, Bakker presents the long-anticipated third volume of The Aspect-Emperor, a series that stands with the finest in the genre for its grandiose scope, rich detail, and thrilling story. As Fanim war-drums beat just outside the city, the Empress Anasurimbor Esmenet searches frantically throughout the palace for her missing son Kelmomas. Meanwhile and many miles away, Esmenet’s husband’s Great Ordeal continues its epic march further north. But in light of dwindling supplies, the Aspect-Emperor’s decision to allow his men to consume the flesh of fallen Sranc could have consequences even He couldn’t have foreseen. And, deep in Ishuäl, the wizard Achamian grapples with his fear that his unspeakably long journey might be ending in emptiness, no closer to the truth than when he set out. The Aspect-Emperor series follows Bakker’s Prince of Nothing saga, returning to the same world twenty years later. The Great Ordeal follows The Judging Eye and The White-Luck Warrior, and delivers the first half of the conclusion to this epic story. Returning to Bakker’s richly imagined universe of myth, violence, and sorcery, The Aspect-Emperor continues to set the bar for the fantasy genre, reaching new heights of intricacy and meaning.

The Unholy Consult

The Unholy Consult
Author: R. Scott Bakker
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-02-12
ISBN 10: 1468314874
ISBN 13: 9781468314878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unholy Consult Book Review:

In this shattering conclusion to The Aspect-Emperor books, praised for their “sweeping epic scale and detailed historical world-building†? (Grimdark Magazine), R. Scott Bakker delivers the feverishly harrowing and long-awaited finish to a story cycle that has stretched across seven books in two series.In The Unholy Consult, the Men of the Great Ordeal have been abandoned by Anasûrimbor Kellhus, and the grand crusade has devolved into cannibalism and chaos. When Exalt-General Proyas, with Prince-Imperial Kayutas at his side, attempts to gain control of the lost Men and continue their march to Golgotterath, it rapidly becomes clear that the lost Lord-and-Prophet is not so easily shaken from the mission. When Sorweel, the Believer-King of Sakarpus, and Serwa, daughter of the Aspect-Emperor, join the Great Ordeal, they discover that the shortest path is not always the most obvious, or the safest. Souls, morality, and relationships are called into question when no one can be trusted, and the price for their sins is greater than they imagined. An uncompromising portrayal of a catastrophic world of myth, war, and sorcery, the scope and creativity of the Aspect-Emperor books stand alongside George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Bakker’s groundbreaking series promises to be one of the most talked about epic fantasy books of all time.

The White Luck Warrior

The White Luck Warrior
Author: R. Scott Bakker
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN 10: 1468300938
ISBN 13: 9781468300932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Luck Warrior Book Review:

Praised by readers and critics around the world, R. Scott Bakker has become one of the most celebrated voices in fantasy fiction. The Aspect-Emperor trilogy follows on from the acclaimed Prince of Nothing saga, and The White-Luck Warrior is the chilling second book in the new series. Ruler Anasurimbor Kellhus and his Great Ordeal march ever farther into the Ancient North, as his consort Esmenet finds herself at war. Exiled wizard Achamian, meanwhile, leads his own ragtag mission to the legendary ruins of Sauglish. Into this tumult walks the White-Luck Warrior, assassin and messiah both . . . . . . In this ambitious volume, Bakker delves even further into his richly imagined universe of myth, violence, and sorcery.

The Ordeal of the Reunion

The Ordeal of the Reunion
Author: Mark Wahlgren Summers
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-10-27
ISBN 10: 1469617579
ISBN 13: 9781469617572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ordeal of the Reunion Book Review:

"For a generation, scholarship on the Reconstruction era has rightly focused on the struggles of the recently enslaved for a meaningful freedom and defined its success or failure largely in those terms. Summers goes beyond this vitally important question, focusing on Reconstruction's need to form an enduring Union without sacrificing the framework of federalism and republican democracy. This book offers a fresh explanation for Reconstruction's demise and a case for its essential successes as well as its great failures. Indeed, this book demonstrates the extent to which the victors' aims in 1865 were met--and at what cost"--

Ramp Hollow

Ramp Hollow
Author: Steven Stoll
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 1429946970
ISBN 13: 9781429946971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ramp Hollow Book Review:

How the United States underdeveloped Appalachia Appalachia—among the most storied and yet least understood regions in America—has long been associated with poverty and backwardness. But how did this image arise and what exactly does it mean? In Ramp Hollow, Steven Stoll launches an original investigation into the history of Appalachia and its place in U.S. history, with a special emphasis on how generations of its inhabitants lived, worked, survived, and depended on natural resources held in common. Ramp Hollow traces the rise of the Appalachian homestead and how its self-sufficiency resisted dependence on money and the industrial society arising elsewhere in the United States—until, beginning in the nineteenth century, extractive industries kicked off a “scramble for Appalachia” that left struggling homesteaders dispossessed of their land. As the men disappeared into coal mines and timber camps, and their families moved into shantytowns or deeper into the mountains, the commons of Appalachia were, in effect, enclosed, and the fate of the region was sealed. Ramp Hollow takes a provocative look at Appalachia, and the workings of dispossession around the world, by upending our notions about progress and development. Stoll ranges widely from literature to history to economics in order to expose a devastating process whose repercussions we still feel today.

Ordeal

Ordeal
Author: Linda Lovelace,Mike McGrady
Publsiher: Citadel Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN 10: 0806539054
ISBN 13: 9780806539058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordeal Book Review:

Good Girl. Obedient Wife. Porn Slave. Deep Throat Was Only The Beginning... Linda Boreman was just twenty-one when she met Chuck Traynor, the man who would change her life. Less than two years later, the girl who wouldn’t let her high school dates get past first base was catapulted to fame she could never have imagined in her wildest dreams—or worst nightmares. Linda Boreman of Yonkers, New York, had become Linda Lovelace, international adult film superstar. The unprecedented success of Deep Throat made porn popular with the mainstream and made Lovelace a household name. But nobody, from the A-list celebrities who touted the movie to the audiences that lined up to see it, knew the truth about what went on behind the scenes. Enslaved by the man who would eventually force her into marriage so that he could control her completely, Linda was beaten savagely with regularity, hypnotized, and raped. She was threatened with disfigurement and death. She was terrorized into prostitution at gun and knifepoint. She was forced to perform unspeakable perversions on film. She made Deep Throat under unimaginable duress. Years later, Linda would come out of hiding to relate her side of the story—a modern horror tale of humiliation, betrayal, and violence that would rock the porn industry and put its teller in fear for her life...

Ordeal

Ordeal
Author: Jorn Lier Horst
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-08-08
ISBN 10: 1250111374
ISBN 13: 9781250111371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordeal Book Review:

Tense and suspenseful, the only reason to stop racing through the pages of Jorn Lier Horst's Ordeal will be to pause for a quick glance over your shoulder... "The best Scandinavian crime fiction available." - Yrsa Sigurdardottir Frank Mandt died after a fall down his basement steps, the same basement that holds a locked safe bolted to the floor. His granddaughter, Sofie Lund, inherits the house but wants nothing to do with his money. She believes the old man let her mother die in jail and is bitterly resentful. Line Wisting’s journalist instincts lead her into friendship with Sofie, and Line is with her when the safe is opened. What they discover unlocks another case and leads Chief Inspector William Wisting on a trial of murder to an ordeal that will eventually separate the innocent from the damned.

The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh

The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh
Author: Linda Colley
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-01-21
ISBN 10: 030753944X
ISBN 13: 9780307539441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh Book Review:

In this remarkable reconstruction of an eighteenth-century woman's extraordinary and turbulent life, historian Linda Colley not only tells the story of Elizabeth Marsh, one of the most distinctive travelers of her time, but also opens a window onto a radically transforming world.Marsh was conceived in Jamaica, lived in London, Gibraltar, and Menorca, visited the Cape of Africa and Rio de Janeiro, explored eastern and southern India, and was held captive at the court of the sultan of Morocco. She was involved in land speculation in Florida and in international smuggling, and was caught up in three different slave systems. She was also a part of far larger histories. Marsh's lifetime saw new connections being forged across nations, continents, and oceans by war, empire, trade, navies, slavery, and print, and these developments shaped and distorted her own progress and the lives of those close to her. Colley brilliantly weaves together the personal and the epic in this compelling story of a woman in world history.

The Judging Eye

The Judging Eye
Author: R. Scott Bakker
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN 10: 1590207459
ISBN 13: 9781590207451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Judging Eye Book Review:

Now he returns to The Prince of Nothing universe with the long-awaited The Judging Eye, the first book in an all-new series. Set twenty years after the end of The Thousandfold Thought, Bakker reintroduces us to a world that is at once familiar but also very different than the one readers thought they knew. Delving even further into his richly imagined universe of myth, violence, and sorcery, and fully remolding the fantasy genre to broaden the scope of intricacy and meaning, R. Scott Bakker has once again written a fantasy novel that defies all expectations and rewards the reader with an experience unlike any to be had in the canon of today's literature.

The Puritan Ordeal

The Puritan Ordeal
Author: Andrew DELBANCO
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 0674034171
ISBN 13: 9780674034174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Puritan Ordeal Book Review:

More than an ecclesiastical or political history, this book is a vivid description of the earliest American immigrant experience. It depicts the dramatic tale of the seventeenth-century newcomers to our shores as they were drawn and pushed to make their way in an unsettled and unsettling world. Reviews of this book: "A powerfully imaginative and personal book--perhaps as all great American books on the Puritans must be." DD--Gordon S. Wood, New York Review of Books "The arguments in this book will resonate in the study of American culture for years to come...There is much to recommend this book ... historians and literary critics alike will be challenged by [it]. The Puritan Ordeal shows great promise for the continuing study of the life of the mind in America." DD--Bruce Tucker, Journal of American History "Delbanco's singular achievement in The Puritan Ordeal remains his sensitive, attentive, and generous recovery of the first emigrants' voices...[This book] may well provide the richest transcription we have of the hesitant, bewildered yet ultimately hopeful new-world inflections that register everywhere in early American culture." DD--Donald Weber, American Literary History "The author of this study, displaying an ideal combination of sensibility and judgement, discusses the Puritans who fled to New England and traces the effect of their immigrant experience on American literature. Like later immigrants, they found that emotional rifts opened between the first and second generations, and, like other English religious radicals, they were disturbed by women's demands for religious equality. The Puritan hope of creating a Christian--nonexploitative--economy in the New World was disappointed, and the dominant strand in Puritan thought became the need to constrain sinful human beings. However, Mr. Delbanco believes that it was the other strand in Puritan thought--the aspiration toward a community of saints--which became an important influence on American literature." DD--New Yorker "Against those historians whose primary interest has been the life of the mind or the development of the ecclesia, Delbanco emphasizes the fact that the Puritans were first and foremost a group of immigrants. This book offers a perceptive look at the inner history of that particular group." DD--American Journal of Theology and Philosophy "Andrew Delbanco's book is concerned with one of the most famous achievements of the Puritan spirit, the colonisation of New England. Popular American mythology depicts this as a classic triumph of faith over adversity. Mr. Delbanco shows convincingly that it is more truly seen as an 'ordeal', marked by tensions already present in the old world and intensified in the new." DD--The Economist "A noteworthy historical analysis." DD--Kirkus Reviews "This is a learned, well-researched, quotable text, delving deeply into matters of scholastic debate; yet the most interesting parts illuminate the felt experience of the earliest New Englanders: their passion for sermons, their Pauline belief in sudden transformations through grace." DD--Virginia Quarterly Review

The Ordeal of the Longhouse

The Ordeal of the Longhouse
Author: Daniel K. Richter
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN 10: 0807867918
ISBN 13: 9780807867914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ordeal of the Longhouse Book Review:

Richter examines a wide range of primary documents to survey the responses of the peoples of the Iroquois League--the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, Senecas, and Tuscaroras--to the challenges of the European colonialization of North America. He demonstrates that by the early eighteenth century a series of creative adaptations in politics and diplomacy allowed the peoples of the Longhouse to preserve their cultural autonomy in a land now dominated by foreign powers.

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN 10: 0735253056
ISBN 13: 9780735253056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold Book Review:

Where can an author go to find peace and quiet? Gilbert Pinfold is, by all accounts, an accomplished man. He distinguished himself serving in the war, and then in peace as a novelist. He has travelled widely and has a successful marriage. But age is wearing on Gilbert Pinfold, and the combination of regular sedation and chronic drinking aren’t helping. After an unpleasant interview with the BBC, he decides to take a cruise to refresh himself. The idea is good, but when he starts hearing voices on the ship, things get worse very quickly. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Ordeal by Hunger

Ordeal by Hunger
Author: George R. Stewart
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-09-30
ISBN 10: 0547525605
ISBN 13: 9780547525600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordeal by Hunger Book Review:

“Compulsive reading—a wonderful account, both scholarly and gripping, of a horrifying episode in the history of the west.” —Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. The tragedy of the Donner party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of the American West. In 1846 eighty-seven people—men, women, and children—set out for California, persuaded to attempt a new overland route. After struggling across the desert, losing many oxen, and nearly dying of thirst, they reached the very summit of the Sierras, only to be trapped by blinding snow and bitter storms. Many perished; some survived by resorting to cannibalism; all were subjected to unbearable suffering. Incorporating the diaries of the survivors and other contemporary documents, George Stewart wrote the definitive history of that ill-fated band of pioneers; an astonishing account of what human beings may endure and achieve in the final press of circumstance.

Ordeal

Ordeal
Author: Alexei Tolstoy,Tatiana Litvinov,Ivy Litvinov
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2000-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780898751277
ISBN 13: 0898751276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordeal Book Review:

The central place in Alexei Tolstoy's work is held by his books about the events of the Great October Revolution and the Civil War. His Ordeal (1919-1941) is a book about the Russian people as they forge their way to a new life, about the Russian intelligentsia, which, as a result of a long "ordeal", found its place in society. Tolstoy himself wrote of the plan behind his trilogy: "It's time to begin studying the Revolution, it's time for the artist to become a historian and a thinker... I not only acknowledge the Revolution - with such acknowledgement alone it would not be possible even to write a novel - I love its dark majesty, its world-wide scope. And that is the task of my novel - to create this majesty, this scope in all its complexity. About the AuthorAlexei Tolstoy (Tolstoi) (1883-1945) was a classic writer and one of the founders of Soviet literature. Famous for his epic trilogy, Ordeal, the historical novel Peter the First, the science-fiction novels Aelita and The Garin Death Ray, and also many short stories, dramas, and publishing articles.

The Ordeal of Peace

The Ordeal of Peace
Author: Adam R. Seipp
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780754667490
ISBN 13: 0754667499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ordeal of Peace Book Review:

Taking a transnational perspective on demobilization this study demonstrates that the experience of mass industrial war generated remarkably similar pressures within both the defeated and victorious countries. Using as examples the important provincial centres of Munich and Manchester, it examines the experiences of European urban-dwellers from the last year of the war until the early 1920s, showing how peace could bring unexpected difficulties to economies and societies that had rapidly and fully adapted to the demands of industrial world war.