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 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?

The Eye In The Stone

Author: Allen L. Wold
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

Stone Eye

Author: Dave Lemay
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.

Der Engel Mit Der Posaune

Author: Ernst Lothar
Editor: Paul Zsolnay Verlag
ISBN: 3552057854
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Wien, Innere Stadt: Über dem Eingang des Hauses Seilerstätte 10 prangt ein Engel aus Stein, der die Posaune bläst. Im Haus lebt die weitverzweigte Klavierbauerfamilie Alt, deren Aufstieg und Untergang in einem Generationen umfassenden Bilderbogen erzählt wird. Das Zentrum bildet Henriette Alt, mit zwanzig Jahren Geliebte des Kronprinzen Rudolf, mit siebzig Opfer von Hitlers Gestapo. Inmitten von Katastrophen und Familienintrigen ist sie Sinnbild von Endzeit und Hoffnung. Am Schicksal von Henriette und ihrer Familie zeichnet Ernst Lothar das epochale Porträt des untergehenden Österreich – vom Selbstmord des Kronprinzen in Mayerling bis zum „Anschluss“ an das nationalsozialistische Deutschland.

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
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.

The Eye Of The Warlock

Author: P. W. Catanese
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689871759
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When Hansel approaches Rudi for help in finding the jewels left at the witch's cottage, Rudi doesn't believe his crazy story until all the children of the village go missing and the warlock, the father of the slain witch, makes Rudi a frightening offer of ransom as part of his plan for revenge.

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.

The Mystery Of Jamieson Stone

Author: Jonathan Cross
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1612044921
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When Jamieson Stone, the world’s most famous television news anchor, apparently commits suicide on live international television, Stone's widow hires detective Michael Brand to find out the truth. Brand discovers that Stone was murdered, but the "how and why" behind the crime is a mystery. While doing his best to protect Mrs. Stone, Brand uncovers information that points to Jamieson’s involvement in arming the international space station. As three rogue generals from Russia, China, and the U.S surreptitiously work to install a weapon that will divide the world into three parts, by controlling the minds of all its inhabitants, Brand sets out to stop them. Enlisting the help of Mrs. Stone, the mafia, and a covert operative team, will Brand be able to hunt down the weapon and stop the evil generals’ plot?