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.

Miss Leslie S Lady S New Receipt Book

Author: Eliza Leslie
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The Eye Of The Stone

Author: Tom Birdseye
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497645905
Size: 12,81 MB
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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?


Author: Michael W. Lowe
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595616720
Size: 17,12 MB
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Emory and Tostan had every right to believe that the defeat of the sorcerer Tolrak had restored peace to their homeland. Yet as they celebrated, the Mishwa Empire and Delta Kingdom were locked in a death struggle in a land far to their west. This ancient conflict had already reached out and touched their lives at the gates of Sea City. All too soon, it would draw them into its fire. Join Emory and Tostan as they face challenges that will either enhance their skills as wizard and warrior-or strike them dead. Travel with them as they encounter the slave traders of Fortun, stride through the gates of Tarbu Fortress, and descend into the dungeons of Zalgar. Bryunzet gives you a glimpse of the time that preceded Wizardmont, introducing you to the mad sorcerer Mellette and Grand Wizard Tarawak, and then propels you into a world where arrows scream, daimen roam the land, the Dark Cloud blocks the sun, and the Promise of the Stones lures one and all.

Beeton S Famous Voyages Brigand Adventures Tales Of The Battlefield Life And Nature Ed By S O Beeton

Author: Samuel Orchart Beeton
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Bahrain Through The Ages Archa

Author: Al_Khalifa
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136141707
Size: 15,45 MB
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Published in 1986, Bahrain Through The Ages - Archa is a valuable contribution to the field of Middle East Studies.

Stone For An Eye

Author: Karen Craigo
Editor: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873388030
Size: 16,53 MB
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Stone for an Eye is a collection of poetry based on daily meditations on a river stone. Craigo moves past the need for a clever idea and enters into more honest terrain. The resulting poems use the stone as a stepping-off point for reflections on the environment, physical love, anger, politics, and spirituality.

Stone Eye

Author: Dave Lemay
ISBN: 1300543795
Size: 12,20 MB
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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 New Universal English And Italian Dictionary Etc

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Modern Jeweler S Consumer Guide To Colored Gemstones

Author: David Federman
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468464884
Size: 18,46 MB
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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.