The Eye Stone

Author: Roberto Tiraboschi
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1609452666
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In the twelfth century AD, Venice is little more than an agglomeration of small islands snatched from the muddy tides. The magnificent city-lagoon of Venice, the rich and powerful Serene Republic, is yet to be born. Here, in this northern backwater, a group of artisans have proven themselves to be unrivalled in an art form that produces works of such astounding beauty that many consider it mystical in nature and think its practitioners possessed of otherworldly gifts. They are glassmakers. Presciently aware of the power they wield and the role they will play in the Venice of the future, the Venetian glassmakers inhabit a world of esoteric practices and secret knowledge that they protect at all costs. Into this world steps Edgardo D’Arduino, a cleric and a professional copyist. Edgardo’s eyesight has begun to waver—a curse for a man who makes his living copying sacred texts. But he has heard stories, perhaps legends, that in Venice, city of glassmakers, there exists a stone, the lapides ad legendum, that can restore one’s sight. However, finding men who have knowledge of this wondrous stone proves almost impossible. After much searching, Edgardo meets a mysterious man who offers him a deal: he will lead him to the makers of the lapides ad legendum in exchange for Edgardo’s stealing a secret Arabic scientific text that is kept in the abbey where Edgardo lodges. When a series of horrific crimes shakes the cloistered world of the glassmakers, Edgardo realizes that there is much more at stake than his faltering eyesight. Equal parts The Name of the Rose and The Da Vinci Code, Roberto Tiraboschi’s English-language debut is a gripping historical thriller and a magnificent recreation of Venice in the Middle Ages.

The Eye In The Stone

Author: Allen L. Wold
Editor:
ISBN: 9780517007259
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Seeking his brother, white magician Morgan Scott arrives in Harborbeach, a town entranced by a sinister band of sorcerers, and must strike a bargain with the devil himself to find his brother and save the world from certain slavery

The Eye Of The Stone

Author: Tom Birdseye
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497645905
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When Jackson Cooper is suddenly sucked into another world, he must find the courage to fight an evil monster before it destroys everything in its path! Even on his birthday, nothing is going right for Jackson Cooper. His friends think he’s a wimp for not biking down a steep hill, and his father, who’s always in a bad mood since he lost his job, is acting weirder than normal. To top it off, Jackson has to babysit his little sister. The year is off to a rough start. To take his mind off his bad luck, Jackson decides to go on a walk through the woods but gets caught in a storm. While taking shelter in a nearby cave, Jackson pulls a peculiar stone from the wall—and is suddenly transported to another world! The inhabitants of this strange new place called Timmra believe that Jackson is the chosen one, a promised gift from their god to protect them from a beast bent on ending the universe. But can Jackson overcome his fears in time to save the Timmrans, or is he truly the wimp his friends think he is?

Stone Eye

Author: Dave Lemay
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1300543795
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When JACK, a compassionate man, takes in a young street girl, TISPA, his life is about to change. The arrival of two supposed agents, KESS and STRIFE, sets Jack and Tispa on a journey, one that Jack will not forget. Jack is flung from the world he knows to a place Tispa calls VALLIS, all in pursuit of an item Kess and Strife took away. The item they stole was the DRAGON'S EYE, a stone which keeps Tispa from transforming into a terrifying beast.

The Eye Of The World

Author: Robert Jordan
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 074811534X
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'Epic in every sense' - Sunday Times The first novel in the Wheel of Time series - one of the most influential and popular fantasy epics ever published. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. But one truth remains, and what mortal men forget, the Aes Sedai do not . . . What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the shadow. 'With the Wheel of Time, Jordan has come to dominate the world that Tolkien began to reveal' New York Times 'A fantasy phenomenon' SFX The Wheel of Time The Eye of the World The Great Hunt The Dragon Reborn The Shadow Rising The Fires of Heaven Lord of Chaos A Crown of Swords The Path of Daggers Winter's Heart Crossroads of Twilight Knife of Dreams The Gathering Storm Towers of Midnight A Memory of Light New Spring (prequel)

The Eye Of The Dragon

Author: John Stone
Editor: John Stone
ISBN: 1438912722
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Long ago on a long forgotten land known as Canazar, a great war between the dragons and the humans raged on in the burning sands of the desert, until the leader of the dragons was captured and trapped with in a mystical item known as The Eye. Now several millennia later a young boy by the name of Markus must find The Eye, for you see his friend Bulpazard a powerful wizard's very life is bound to the fate of The Eye, as the dragon within grows in power and begins to awaken, Bulpazard's power and life begin to diminish. Will Markus find it in time? Or will the forces of darkness take it and unleash the power for their own purposes?

Eye Stone

Author: Sylvie Harrington
Editor:
ISBN: 9780993411809
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A distinctive first novel based on a prophesy by the 17th century Scottish Brahan Seer, immediately before his execution, mixed with the modern-day challenges of an American teenager immigrating to Scotland. Colourfully woven, the reader is lead into shades of darkness guided by idiosyncratic light.

Modern Jeweler S Consumer Guide To Colored Gemstones

Author: David Federman
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468464884
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Since early 1989, a gem dealer I've known for years has been calling me every few weeks to brief me on mounting mayhem in Colombia's lucrative emerald market. The troubling gist of these calls is always this: There is a full-fledged turf war going on between that South American country's bustling drug and gem trades for control of its emerald ex port business. According to this dealer and several others, anywhere from two to four thousand emerald industry people, mostly miners and deal ers, have been murdered since 1980. No doubt the gem sector, itself never gun shy, has retaliated in full and in kind. After all, the two groups have banded together in an intermittent alliance against a common enemy-Communist guerillas-with results the CIA would envy. I mention this bloodshed because of something the gem dealer once said to me: "I bet you never think of what a gem has to go through to get to a jewelry store:' He's right. I tend to think of colored stones as things of beauty, not objects of gruesome power struggles between mining kingpins and drug lords. Can you blame me, or anyone with insider knowledge, if a gem sheds any connection with its past once sculpted by a cutter into the glittering mar vel we see in a jeweler's showcase? Like Odysseus listening to the sirens' song, we become victims of an aesthetics-induced amnesia.

Eyes In The Stone

Author: John Heninger
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595474233
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Jaxon Meadows can't get a break. He thought he finally rescued that Nightkeeper girl, Mara Qatan, who nearly died to save him. But now she's lost again, either in his own world or that fantasyland called the Netherside. Worse, the other rescuers-his friends-may all be dead. The answers to these mysteries all lie in the Netherside. But who wants to go back there again? Pirates, Snorgworts and other creepy monsters! Not to mention those Loaches, who'd just love to suck the life right out of him. If it weren't for that eerily-bloody sword he found, the poor boy would think he'd lost his mind. Come along with Jaxon Meadows one more time, to his home town and then on to the Netherside, where there's one last chance to set things right. Because if he fails again, Jaxon won't have a "home" worth going back to. And neither will you. For more adventures in the Secrets of the Netherside trilogy, read: The Nightkeeper's Shadow Book I Search for Pandemonia Book IIJaxon Meadows can't get a break. He thought he finally rescued that Nightkeeper girl, Mara Qatan, who nearly died to save him. But now she's lost again, either in his own world or that fantasyland called the Netherside. Worse, the other rescuers- his friends-may all be dead. The answers to these mysteries all lie in the Netherside. But who wants to go back there again? Pirates, Snorgworts and other creepy monsters! Not to mention those Loaches, who'd just love to suck the life right out of him. If it weren't for that eerily-bloody sword he found, the poor boy would think he'd lost his mind. Come along with Jaxon Meadows one more time, to his home town and then on to the Netherside, where there's one last chance to set things right. Because if he fails again, Jaxon won't have a "home" worth going back to. And neither will you. For more adventures in the Secrets of the Netherside trilogy, read: The Nightkeeper's Shadow Book I Search for Pandemonia Book II

Eye Of Stone The Inheritors 1

Author: Fletcher Anthony
Editor: Momentum
ISBN: 1743342896
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In the tradition of The Clan of the Cave Bear, a fabulous story of ancient Java and the shaman, Fern, who reaches into the future. The fiery mountain is gone. In its place, naked figures crouch within the dark mouth of a cave. The faces are strange, yet Fern knows them. They inhabit a world of echoes, alien yet familiar. Fifty thousand years ago: The People, who for time immemorial have lived in the Javanese rainforests, are driven from their ancestral hunting grounds by the invaders they call the Newcomers. So begins the epic journey that will bring them to Australia. They are The Inheritors, the first humans to settle this southern land. Present-day Australia: Fern is visited by two shamans of that past time. They persuade her to join them on a pilgrimage of discovery; a pilgrimage that will take her through a multitude of dangers and suffering, to discover her links with those who have gone before. In this remarkable debut, Fletcher Anthony brings us a world that is magical and inhabited by the spirits. It is also based on what is known of the people of ancient Java and how they came to leave their ancestral lands.