The Forgotten Land - Stephanie Higgins Summary
The magical adventure continues in this third and final installment of the Favored series by Stephanie Higgins.Ten years have allowed the twisted sorcerer Vengreer to move closer to his goal of immortality. As he rises in power, the kingdom of Talero prepares to form an alliance of defense against Vengreer.King Dominic's ten-year-old son Mathias is a shy, awkward boy who struggles to control his magic and is often bullied by Prince Jae of Devlin. When Jae convinces Mathias to follow him down a secret tunnel into the city, the two boys encounter a Seer who reveals a shocking prophecy about their destinies.Mathias and Jae form a reluctant union and set off on a journey, finding themselves in a mysterious place long forgotten by the other kingdoms. There, they will be forced to confront Vengreer's wicked plans for magic and dominion. Can Mathias and Jae conquer the evil that threatens their kingdoms before it's too late?
Patagonia, a Forgotten Land - C. A. Brebbia Summary
This book describes the history of Patagonia from its discovery by Magellan to recent times. Since its early exploration Patagonia has been associated with conditions of extreme hardship and suffering. Men and ships were lost in the dangerous waters of the Straits of Tierra del Fuego, giving rise to tales of mysterious cities populated by the shipwrecked sailors, survivors of the many failed expeditions. Early Spanish attempts to colonize Patagonia ended in failure and the region remained largely uninhabited until the arrival of the Welsh in 1865. Their peaceful coexistence with the natives ended abruptly when the Argentine Army entered Patagonia and took over the Indian lands, which were promptly distributed to new settlers. As a new frontier society, Patagonia could not fail to attract its share of desperadoes and adventurers, the most notorious of whom are described in the book, including gold prospectors, hunters and bandits such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The volume also narrates the anarchist’s struggles that took place in Patagonia at the beginning of the 1900s and the unsuccessful attempt by Perón’s government to convert Argentina into a nuclear power. In the early 1800’s the French traveller and explorer D’Orbigny said, " Perhaps there is no region within the world of which so much has been said, but so little is known." Patagonia is still a largely unknown and uninhabited place, but it does have a rich history as described in this book.
Poems from the Heart: Reflections on Life Love & Loss - Boitshoko Sebogodi Summary
Poems from the heart, is a descriptive narration about life, love and loss. The author reflects on these issues on a personal and generic glance through poetry. The poems are diverse and thus cater for different audience. The work of this South African writer demonstrates versatility portrayed through out this book. Though some poems are fictional, a lot of poems in this book are authentic and based on her experience in various aspects of life and her surroundings. She reflects on death, bereavement, love, childhood memories, some poems are spiritual, some are self reflective and others a pure admiration of nature. The author writes with intense emotions of sorrow, harmony, love, disappointment and self introspect and affirmation.
Tour to Midgard - Keith McArdle Summary
Tasked with a mission in Iraq, an Australian SAS patrol deploy deep behind enemy lines. But when they activate a time portal by accident, the soldiers find themselves in 10th century Viking Denmark, a place far more dangerous and lawless than modern Iraq. The soldiers have no way back. Join the SAS patrol on this action adventure and journey into the depths of a hostile land, far from the support of the Allied front line. Step into another world...another time.
The Forgotten Lands - Jennifer Strain,Chiara Civati Summary
What are the strange trinkets in Grandfather's attic? Is there any truth to his magical stories? Join Sadie on a thrilling adventure as she discovers that her grandfather's treasures are from a once forgotten land. When Sadie and her cousins find a magical map, they are whisked away to a land where royalty is plagued by fire-breathing, book eating dragons! Can Sadie save the Queen's most prized possessions?
Kurdistan, the Land of the Forgotten - Homer A. Taylor Summary
The time is 1982. Following his induction into an organization kept secret from the public, Cody and his two partners were sent to the mid-east. Too many weapons of war were entering Iraq. They learned that Iraq wanted nuclear weapons. After delivering Iraqi buyers phony nuclear warheads, they received a generous payment in phony currency. Cody was kept in jail as collateral until more nuclear weapons could be delivered. He escaped. In doing so, he freed an invaluable C.I.A. agent that joined forces with the trio. The Iraqi army pursued them and lost manpower and numerous military aircraft in doing so. In the desert, where Iraq’s massive oil supply is located, they discovered the Kurds suffering a massive genocide that would leave their entire land vacated.
The Forgotten Women of Ireland - John (Jack) Flynn Summary
The forgotten Women of Ireland is about Bridget and Mary Garahy together with approximately four thousand other women from Ireland. They came to Australia before 1855 to marry Australian men, as there was a shortage of women at that time!
A Forgotten Land - Lisa Cooper Summary
Based on recorded conversations Lisa Cooper’s father had with his mother, Pearl, about her early life in Ukraine, A Forgotten Land is the story of one Jewish family in the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, set within the wider context of pogroms, World War I, the Russian Revolution, and civil war. The book weaves personal tragedy and the little-known history of the period together as Pearl finds her comfortable family life shattered first by the early death of her mother and later by the Bolshevik Revolution and all that follows.
The Earthly Paradise: September: The death of Paris; The land east of the sun and west of the moon. October: The story of Accontius and Cydippe; The man who never laughed again. November: The story of Rhodope; The lovers of Gudrun - William Morris Summary
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The Forgotten Pioneer - Anthea Ramsay Summary
"My grandfather was one of the first white men to set foot in Kenya when it was a newly discovered, barren and dangerous place. Neither he or his family ever imagined that he would fall under the spell of Africa and remain there for the rest of his life…" Anthea Ramsay was inspired to write her grandparents' story after being left their diaries, photographs and letters which described the terrible dangers and hardships they endured in East Africa in the early 1900s. The Forgotten Pioneer records their experiences as early pioneers, followed by the lives of their children, Anthea's parents, and the life of the author herself. There is never a dull moment in Anthea's family history, from one generation to the next. She describes the difficulty of her grandparents' experiences through a time when there were no hospitals or medicines and illnesses such as black water fever and typhoid were rife, her parents' decadent lives on the edge of the Happy Valley set and their connections with the murder of Lord Erroll, and finally her own experiences growing up in Africa and living in the shadow of the Mau Mau rebellion. The Forgotten Pioneer takes the reader on an enchanting journey, tracing the family through four generations. From her grandfather leaving his home in Kent to live in a tent and face many close encounters with man-eating lions and hostile African tribes with poisoned arrows, to her eldest daughter returning to Kenya to live and farm with her family, it seems each generation has been equally captivated by this magical place. A unique timeline of one family’s history in East Africa, The Forgotten Pioneer makes a captivating read for anyone who has experienced or is interested in Africa.