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The Scepter's Return

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1504027485

Publisher : Open Road Media

Number of Pages : 472

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Two rival kings must unite to defeat a malevolent god in the “wise and humorous” conclusion to the Hugo Award–winning author’s Scepter of Mercy trilogy (Publishers Weekly). When Avornis falls, the Banished One will reign supreme. Rival kings Lanius and Grus each covet solitary power, but realize that a kingdom divided cannot stand against the evil god who enslaves the minds of men through their nightmares. Once, Avornis was safe from his dark influence, protected by a powerful talisman supplied by the pantheon of deities who expunged the immortal called Milvago from their ranks. But that was centuries earlier, before the Scepter of Mercy was lost, and only through its recovery can Avornis survive. Now, Lanius has a daring—most likely impossible—plan, but it requires the cooperation of his fellow ruler, the warrior and usurper king Grus. If they fail to work together they will die together nevertheless, along with everything that is good and right in their world. Hugo Award winner Harry Turtledove brings his Scepter of Mercy trilogy to a spectacular end with a story of courage, conflict, and selfless sacrifice. In The Scepter’s Return, as in the previous books of the series, the acclaimed world-builder reimagines epic fantasy, leaving his own special imprint on the popular genre much as he has done with the alternate history for which he is so justifiably renowned.

The Emerald Scepter

Author : Thomas M. Reid

ISBN10 : 0786956941

Publisher : Wizards of the Coast

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The last in the trilogy of Forgotten Realms novels from Thomas M. Reid. This is the concluding novel in a trilogy exploring the political intrigue of a mercenary society in the Forgotten Realms world. Author Thomas M. Reid has written the entire trilogy, which takes place in an area of the world little before explored in novels. AUTHOR BIO: THOMAS M. REID held numerous positions with TSR and Wizards of the Coast, Inc., including brand manager for the D&D® brand and creative director for Star Wars® RPGs. Besides the Scions of Arrabar trilogy, his most recent novel is Insurrection, the second book in the New York Times best-selling R.A. Salvatore’s War of the Spider Queen series. From the Paperback edition.

Scepter of Salvation

Author : Terry Spear

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Publisher : Terry Spear

Number of Pages : 223

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: An apprentice of the mage they had destroyed earlier, now threatens Inherian once again. But when Mexia arrives at Langdon to become school trained, she learns the school will not permit a woman to attend. But she must destroy the mage’s apprentice, and she cannot do so without the training. She must use the magic she has learned to discover a way to defeat the apprentice before it is too late. Mexia has already done much more than most school- trained mages when she and her companions had gone in search of the scepter of salvation. But now one of the apprentices of the evil wizard they had destroyed, has stolen his spell book and plans to take up where he had left off, and she has to try and stop him. Mexia believes the only way for her to defeat the mage is to become school trained like he was with the eventual goal of becoming a high wizard–the first of her kind in Inherian. But the current headmaster denies her entrance because she’s a woman. Though if she can get the former headmaster’s recommendation, she may attend. And that’s the beginning of the trouble. First, there’s the wizard. Then, the immovable headmaster. And then, the circle of misfortunes. It all goes downhill from there…

The Star and the Scepter

Author : Emmanuel Navon

ISBN10 : 0827618581

Publisher : U of Nebraska Press

Number of Pages : 496

Category : History

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Book Summary: The first all-encompassing book on Israel's foreign policy and the diplomatic history of the Jewish people, The Star and the Scepter retraces and explains the interactions of Jews with other nations from the ancient kingdoms of Israel to modernity. Starting with the Hebrew Bible, Emmanuel Navon argues that one cannot grasp Israel's interactions with the world without understanding how Judaism's founding document has shaped the Jewish psyche. He sheds light on the people of Israel's foreign policy through the ages: the ancient kingdoms of Israel, Jewish diasporas in Europe from the Middle Ages to the emancipation, the emerging nineteenth-century Zionist movement, and Zionist diplomacy following World War I and surrounding World War II. Navon elucidates Israel's foreign policy from the birth of the state in 1948 to our days: the dilemmas and choices at the beginning of the Cold War; Israel's attempts to establish periphery alliances; the Arab-Israeli conflict; Israel's relations with Europe, the United States, Russia, Asia, Africa, Latin America, the United Nations, and the Jewish diasporas; and how twenty-first-century energy geopolitics is transforming Israel's foreign relations today. Navon's analysis is rooted in two central ideas, represented by the Star of David (faith) and the scepter (political power). First, he contends that the interactions of Jews with the world have always been best served by combining faith with pragmatism. Second, Navon shows how the state of Israel owes its diplomatic achievements to national assertiveness and hard power--not only military strength but economic prowess and technological innovation. Demonstrating that diplomacy is a balancing act between ideals and realpolitik, The Star and the Scepter draws aspirational and pragmatic lessons from Israel's exceptional diplomatic history.

The Scepter of the Snowy Land

Author : Lara Therrise Chen

ISBN10 : 1482853264

Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore

Number of Pages : 164

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This gripping episode is the second in the series and the sequel to Legend of the Red Ruby. Having found the red ruby, Ava is living a much more comfortable life. Yet, she continues to miss her dear mother terribly. Loading up her trusty camel Sandstorm, Ava and her best friend, Mohammad, set off on a brand new quest to find the mysterious scepter. Legend has it that the scepter possesses enough magical power to bring lost loved ones back from the spirit world. Ava is more than willing to try anything to see her mother safely returned, but nothing is ever easy on a journey into the dangers of the unknown. This new adventure to a magical world is filled with dark myths, perilous challenges and bamboozling riddles every step of the way. Will Ava succeed in finding the scepter of the Snowy Land or will she perish in the chilly Snowy Land?

Scepter

Author : Scott L. Collins

ISBN10 : 1301045144

Publisher : XinXii

Number of Pages : 195

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Daniel and Aidan have spent their lives apart from the rest of the kingdom of Castiglias and its subjects. For the last three years, they have been left with only each other for company since King Argyle's men came and took their parents to be slaves. The boys' survival has been dependent on the lessons learned from their parents, as well as their own unique powers. When Argyle's men come to take Daniel, Aidan uses his little-known gift to fight off the gathering party. He does so with only two goals in mind: to save his older brother from a lifetime of serving Argyle, and then escape together. Fleeing the only home they have ever known, they must avoid Argyle's men, werewolves, and a fire-breathing dragon looking for an easy meal. What begins as a fight to save one boy and then disappear unexpectedly turns into a battle against the evil forces of Argyle, a war that may affect the lives of not only the many children waiting to be taken, but the existence of the kingdom itself.

The Scepter of Fire (Oliver Blue and the School for Seers—Book Four)

Author : Morgan Rice

ISBN10 : 1640297480

Publisher : Morgan Rice

Number of Pages : 250

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: “A powerful opener to a series [that] will produce a combination of feisty protagonists and challenging circumstances to thoroughly involve not just young adults, but adult fantasy fans who seek epic stories fueled by powerful friendships and adversaries.” --Midwest Book Review (Diane Donovan) (re A Throne for Sisters) “Morgan Rice's imagination is limitless!” --Books and Movie Reviews (re A Throne for Sisters) From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes a new series for fantasy and middle grade readers (and adults, too)! Fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson—look no further! In THE SCEPTER OF FIRE: OLIVER BLUE AND THE SCHOOL FOR SEERS (BOOK FOUR), 12 year old Oliver Blue is dispatched on an urgent mission to save The School for Seers. He must travel back in time, to Florence, 1592, to find the only artifact that can save them all. Yet the secret is guarded by none other than Galileo himself. As Oliver searches for one of the great scientists and inventors of all time, the man who invented the telescope and who discovered planets, Oliver must wonder: is a he a seer, too? And what other secrets is he holding? His brother Chris, more powerful than ever, remains determined to kill Oliver for all time. Oliver soon realizes it is a race against time, as the fate of the school—and of the world—is at stake. An uplifting fantasy, THE SCEPTER OF FIRE is book #4 in a riveting new series filled with magic, love, humor, heartbreak, tragedy, destiny, and a string of shocking surprises. It will make you fall in love with OLIVER BLUE, and keep you turning pages late into the night. “The beginnings of something remarkable are there.” --San Francisco Book Review (re A Quest of Heroes)

This Scepter'd Isle

Author : Mercedes Lackey,Roberta Gellis

ISBN10 : 1618244221

Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises

Number of Pages : 496

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: DENORIEL: WARRIOR OF KORONOS; RIDER IN THE WILD HUNT . . . NURSEMAID Denoriel Siencyn Macreth Silverhair was a warrior in Koronos' band, a fierce rider in the Wild Hunt, but when he was summoned he came obediently to the valley of the FarSeers. A glow of power lifted about the crystal lens. "Here is the nexus of our future," said the FarSeer in the dress of ancient Greece, and a mist seemed to pass over the surface of the lens. A moment later, the surface cleared, and within it, Denoriel saw the image of a human infant, red-haired and scowling, swaddled in fine, embroidered linen and lace . . . and glowing with power. The babe was being held by a figure that Denoriel recognized¾the mortal king of England, Henry, eighth of that name. The lens misted again, and scene after scene played out briefly before him¾briefly, but enough to show him a future very bright for the mortals of England, a flowering of art, music, and letters, of great deeds, of exploration and bravery. Oh, there were problems¾¾twice, if Denoriel read the signs aright Spain sent a great fleet against England, only to be repulsed at minimal cost. But the troubles were weathered, the difficulties overcome, and the result was nearly an age of gold. "And this," said the lady of the ancient ways, "Is what will come to pass if that child does not reign." Fires . . . Black-robed priests, grim-faced and implacable, condemned scores, hundreds, to the Question, torturing their bodies until they would confess to anything, then burning what was left in front of silent onlookers. Others, whose intellects burned as brightly as the flames, did not need to be tortured; they confessed their sins of difference defiantly . . . and were also burned. In place of a flowering of art and science, came a blight. Darkness fell over the land, pressed there by the heavy, iron hand of Spain and the Inquisition. "You are the key to all of this." The FarSeer's emerald eyes held his. "The red-haired child of Great Harry of England must live, and thrive, and grow up to rule. You must go to it in the mortal world, and become its protector." "But I am a warrior, not a nursemaid¾" he said, feebly. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Scepter of Ur

Author : José Cámara

ISBN10 :

Publisher : José Cámara

Number of Pages : 625

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Book trailers: https://youtu.be/vC5Ie0fRP6c https://youtu.be/FxPUZ6AfMP0 FOREWORD Gabriel Torres, a young university student from Seville, discovers overnight that his life is caught up in an unpredictable and apocalyptic spiral; an immense power is at work in his name. Since the dawn of time, human beings have perpetually manipulated the rest of their fellow human beings, and two ancestral brotherhoods that compete to command the destiny of humanity link their existence so intrinsically that they are willing to extinguish all life on Earth. A wonderful journey awaits you on a lively carpet of magical colors, which will transport you from the cradle of civilization in the Middle East to the great European Hadron Collider and the emerging Asian continent. A chaotic and unbridled tidal wave of spies, theories and legends, supernatural powers and beings from other planets. Under the placid China Sea and the healthy coolness of the Tokyo sky, the mother of all wars is about to be unleashed... Welcome to a contemporary tale born at the dawn of civilization. Welcome to The Scepter of Ur. Made by the author, with contributions from Patricia Giovanna Pure Cusi. E-mail: [email protected] Facebook: ElcetrodeUr Twitter: @CetroEl Legal Deposit: SE 1427-2019 All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the express permission of the copyright holder. The Scepter of Ur. © JOSÉ CÁMARA, [2020]

The Magic Scepter

Author : Martin King

ISBN10 : 1664112138

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 162

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Martin believes The Magic Scepter to be the better of both his novels. Writing was always his passion and finding his way through difficult parts of his life has inspired him to create characters that he can relate to so personally.

Tsalix Silverthorn and the Scepter of Destiny

Author : Richard M. Siddoway

ISBN10 : 1952404193

Publisher : Cayelle Publishing/Dagger

Number of Pages : 228

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: King Elosha is dying and his twin sons, Princes Abadon and Johona, are deeply embroiled in a battle over the throne of Sodizen. One is noble and the other is a psychopath. Hoping to end the bloody chaos and restore peace, the King summons three men from the small village of Aravah, tasking them with the impossible of retrieving talismans that are prophesied to unlock the Scepter of Power on Mount Destiny. To aid them on their fantastical quest, King Elosha bestows upon each of them, vials of elements to be opened when needed most. Amidst their honor and duty, they find their hometown torched to the ground, with surviving family and friends imprisoned by Prince Abadon. They are faced with choosing between rescuing them or completing the mission. The brave men choose to obey the King, overcoming tumultuous weather, terrain, dangerous and helpful mythical creatures alike. With scarce food and water, led by Tsalix, the three men embark on an arduous odyssey across the kingdom to retrieve the Scepter on Mount Destiny and restore peace in the realm.

Moving from Sword to Scepter

Author : Wanda Alger

ISBN10 : 0768451809

Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: The Sword may destroy your enemies, but the Scepter will secure your inheritance. For too long, Christians have been battling against the forces of darkness when they should be ruling over them! It is time to shed our spiritual warrior mentality and take our rightful seat as rulers in the Kingdom of God. Wanda Alger is a nationally recognized prayer leader who wants to activate you as a ruling co-heir with Jesus. In Moving from Sword to Scepter, you will discover how to displace demonic forces and release Heaven’s rule from a place of spiritual authority, both personally and corporately as the Ekklesia of God. This revelatory prayer protocol will teach you how to: Engage in victorious spiritual warfare, modeling practices from the Book of Acts. Function as a spiritual governor, ruling in the midst of the enemy. Operate in spiritual protocols that defeat strongholds. Displace and occupy enemy territory. Practice apostolic prayer and intercession. Discover how to rule as the Ekklesia of God!

Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone

Author : D. A. Brittain

ISBN10 : 1506902316

Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.

Number of Pages : 266

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Princess Teia, daughter of Judah’s last king, begins a harrowing journey after she’s rescued by the Prophet Jeremiah from the burning city of Jerusalem. They flee to Egypt, where amid Teia’s efforts to cope with devastating loss comes an unexpected awakening of her heart when she meets Eochaid, a foreign prince. The two young nobles fall in love, but are soon forced to part and follow their preordained destines of ruling separate nations. Against the backdrop of daring escapes on land and sea, raging sword battles, and deadly sorcerers, an emotional journey ensues across multiple continents for both Teia and Eochaid. All the while they’re unaware that God’s steady hand guides their paths as part of his plan to restore Judah’s everlasting throne—as symbolized by the sacred stone that Israel’s patriarch Jacob once used as a pillow in the wilderness. Keywords: Adventure, Romance, Inspirational, Biblical, Christian, Historical, Fiction, Religious, Fantasy, Series

Sovereign Scepter

Author : J. C. Peterson

ISBN10 : 1681819023

Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

Number of Pages : 148

Category : ,

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Book Summary: An unexpected encounter in China triggers memories of ancient lives eerily similar to present events. Tragedies that occurred over two thousand years ago parallel those of today.

Grace and Vengeance

Author : James L. Avery

ISBN10 : 1479717568

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 520

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Historical fiction genre is the platform available to offer the truth about a double homicide that was current in the news. Offering the truth is the primary and most important intent of this novel. James L. Avery (a seer) offers by explaining all evidence issues and describing the truth of who, how, what, why, where, and when; that is a requirement by the power of God. Neither of the polarized opinions about the homicides had any validity because the entire truth was not of knowledge. Not one crime scene expert can offer the truth better than this seer can about the issues of the double homicides. I am offering the truth because those experts failed God with their expertise gifted by him to do his will. In this, there is an obviously given difference between self-made and godsent. The truth is offered inside of a fiction novel so that it can be offered legally. The author is required to offer the names given to him, spiritually.

Judah's Scepter and Joseph's Birthright

Author : J.H. Allen

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Publisher : Ravenio Books

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: John H. Allen (1847 - 1930) was an American minister and author, best known for his 1902 work, “Judah’s Sceptre and Joseph’s Birthright, An Analysis of the Prophecies of the Scriptures in regard to the Royal Family of Judah and the Many Nations of Israel, the Lost Ten Tribes.” The book is organized as follows: Part First. The Birthright; or, the Promise of Many Nations to Abraham I. Introductory II. Race Versus Grace III. The Sceptre and the Birthright IV. Jacob’s Seed Divided Into Two Kingdoms V. All Israelites Are Not Jews VI. The Broken Brotherhood IX. The Jews Go to Babylon and Return Part Second. The Sceptre; or, the Promise of a Perpetuated House, Throne, and Kingdom To David I. The Sceptre, and the Davidic Covenant III. The Tearing Down and Rooting Out IV. Vindication of the Personal Promises to Jeremiah V. A Royal Remnant That Escapes VI. The Prince of the Scarlet Thread VII. The “Prince of the Scarlet Thread” and “the Royal Remnant” United Part Third. The Veil Lifted From the Abrahamic Nations I. Lost Israel and the First Overturn Located II. Jacob’s Pillow-Pillar Stone III. The Other Overturns IV. Dan — the Serpent’s Trail VI. A Few More Identities VII. A Study in “Scarlet” IX. The Two-fold Aspect of Prophetic Israel

Sleight of Hand

Author : Phillip Margolin

ISBN10 : 0062069926

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Private investigator Dana Cutler must take down a cunning psychopath before he can pull off the perfect crime, in Sleight of Hand, a novel of suspense from Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Capitol Murder and Supreme Justice. Charles Benedict – charismatic criminal defense lawyer, amateur illusionist, and professional hit man – has performed his greatest sleight of hand yet: framing a millionaire for the murder of his much younger wife. When Horace Blair married Carrie, the prosecutor in his DUI trial, he made her sign a prenuptial agreement guaranteeing her twenty million dollars if she remained faithful for the first ten years of marriage. Just one week before their tenth anniversary, Carrie disappears, and Horace is charged with her murder. Desperate to clear his name, the millionaire hires D.C.’s most ruthless defense lawyer – Charles Benedict. P.I. Dana Cutler is in the Pacific Northwest on the trail of a stolen relic dating from the Ottoman Empire. Hitting a dead end sends her back to Virginia perplexed and disappointed – and straight into the case of Horace and Carrie Blair. Now Dana must conjure a few tricks of her own to expose Benedict’s plot, before he can work his deadly magic on her...

King of the Scepter'd Isle

Author : Michael G. Coney

ISBN10 : 0575129468

Publisher : Gateway

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 751

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Book Summary: The beautiful Dedo Nyneve's innocent tales of a land called Camelot have spawned a real-life cast determined to choose their own fates, yet each move draws them closer to catastrophe. And as the many happentracks of the universe narrow to a dangerous few, the actions of every sorcerer, man, and living creature will determine whether the great god Starquin lives or dies. For the first time in remembered history, humans and gnomes find themselves sharing the same Earth happentrack. But King Arthur has larger concerns as he watches the society he rules spiralling toward ultimate destruction. Little does he know that the evil Mogan Le Fay has been working her treacherous magic to split the happentracks wide open - a deadly betrayal that could spell the end of Camelot. With the ma possible futures swiftly shrinking to one last destiny too awful to contemplate, courageous Fang the gnome joins forces with Arthur and Nyneve to manipulate history in a final confrontation of wills and worlds. The last move is Fang's, as he unravels the strands of time to keep his clan from the brutal vision of Starquin's end.

The Scepter and the Blood-Stained Sword

Author : Charles L. Foster

ISBN10 : 9781462817863

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 280

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1940

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Book Summary: Dark forces are on the move as a ruthless foe sets his will on conquest of Arcavia. A young traveler named Tharen, who tries to find his place in the world, soon discovers that the dangerous adventure he has found himself in is no accident. The question is, whose plan is it a part of? He finds himself and his companions at the center of a war between the very hearts of good and evilwith a nation of souls hanging in the balance. Will Tharen stay true to his faith, or let ambition rule his path? With a spiritually enlightening message that radiates from page to page,The Scepter and the Blood-Stained Sword: Heart of a Hero is a thrilling adventure with a redemptive message that will inspire and encourage you to face lifes long paths and dark places.

Virtuous Leadership

Author : Alexandre Havard

ISBN10 : 1594171114

Publisher : Scepter Publishers

Number of Pages : 174

Category : Self-Help

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Book Summary: Drawing on the lives of some of the greatest political, intellectual and religious leaders of modern times, and the author’s personal experience, Virtuous Leadership demonstrates that leadership and virtue are not only compatible, they are actually synonymous. Virtuous Leadership defines each of the classical human virtues most essential to leadership – magnanimity, humility, prudence, courage, self-control and justice. It demonstrates how these virtues promote personal transformation and the attainment of self-fulfillment. It also considers the Christian supernatural virtues of faith, hope and charity without which no study of leadership can be complete. The book’s final section, Towards Victory, offers a methodology for the achievement of interior growth tailored to the needs of busy, professional people intent on imbuing their lives with a transcendent purpose. Thus, the aim of Virtuous Leadership is ultimately practical. It is meant to be your guidebook in the quest for excellence.