Alaric always knew his goal in life was to become one of the elite magician-soldiers in the army of Erados. On the eve of the realization of his dream, one man's foul play thrusts him and an unlikely companion into the raging civil war that engulfs the world outside. Forced out of the shelter of their lifelong home, Alaric and Colbert must face the reality of war and dangers that they have only heard of, carefully trying to balance their ideals without losing their lives. As if that wasn't enough, an ageless demon awakens from his slumber, determined to overrun the world with his kin. Faced with a power that threatens to corrupt their world, Alaric and Colbert are faced with no option but to fight, and perhaps sacrifice far more than they could have ever dreamed...
It was called the Steadfast sword. In truth it was never really given a name by its creator. It was a weapon fit for the gods, and yet the gods have never seen it. To the gods the Steadfast sword remains a mystery. What vexes the gods most was that there are rumors that humans have found and used the sword. Again the gods were disappointed. All they heard was, “It was here. The hero had used it, but when the task was done, the sword disappeared without a trace. The sword was being sought again by two competing forces. One group was made up of seasoned raiders and lead by the Iron Thegn. The warlord had plans for the sword. He would use its great power to conquer and enslave the world, then he would ascend to the realm of the gods. The other group was an odd paring of a priestess and a hunter. These two seek the sword to protect it. A thousand years have passed since anyone has seen the sword. The only source of information about the sword is a group called the wanderers.
One man’s journey to uncover the final resting place of the historical King Arthur • Pinpoints the exact locations of Arthur’s tomb, the ruins of Camelot, and the sword Excalibur using literary research and the latest geophysics equipment • Examines previously unknown ancient manuscripts preserved in the vaults of the British Library--including one written within the living memory of Arthur’s time • Reveals the mythic king as the real-life leader Owain Ddantgwyn, who united the British to repel invasion from Germany around 500 AD One of the most enigmatic figures in world history, King Arthur has been the subject of many fantastical tales over the past 1500 years, leading many scholars to regard him and his fabled city of Camelot simply as myth. But, as Graham Phillips shows through a wealth of literary and scientific evidence, King Arthur was a real man, Camelot a real place, and the legendary Excalibur a real sword--and Phillips has located them all. Phillips examines the earliest stories of Arthur as well as previously unknown ancient manuscripts preserved in the vaults of the British Library in London, such as the work of the 9th-century monk Nennius, to pinpoint the exact locations of Arthur’s tomb, the ruins of Camelot, and the sword Excalibur. He reveals the mythic king as the real-life leader Owain Ddantgwyn, who united the British to repel invasion from Germany around 500 AD. Moving his quest from library vaults to the real sites of Arthur’s life, the author confirms his research through a Dark Age monument, hidden away in the mountains of western Britain, that bears an inscription about a powerful warlord who went by the battle title “Arthur.” He visits archaeological excavations at the ruins of Viroconium, near Wroxeter in Shropshire, clearly identifying the ancient city as Camelot, the fortified capital of Arthur’s Britain. Working with specialist divers and marine archaeologists, he surveys the depths of an ancient lake in the English countryside to reveal the resting place of Excalibur. Enlisting a team of scientists and sophisticated geophysics equipment, he uncovers the lost grave of the historical King Arthur, buried with his shield, just as told in legend. The culmination of 25 years of research, including new translations of primary source material, this book provides the necessary evidence to allow King Arthur to finally be accepted as the authentic British king he was.
Rudeus's brief meeting with his time-travelling future self leaves him struggling to process the terrible suffering that version of him endured. But he might be able to avert those losses in this timeline, if he takes his future self's advice--starting with reaching out to Eris for the first time in years!
After Peng Xiaoshuai teleported to the Divine Dragon Continent, he discovered that he was a trash that was one in ten thousand. I'm tired of watching trash being bullied and being bullied. I'm here to see trash that's not bullied, how can I rely on the super system to turn the world upside down!
Mary Brown, a divorced, forty year old housewife with five children suddenly finds herself eighteen years old, nude and lost in a land far different from anything she's ever seen. Then, she meets Fred and life gets infinitely more complicated. She's killed! Shortly afterward, she finds herself revived and pitted against Donovan Fausto in a life or death struggle. The best she can hope for is that she only gets herself killed. A horrific nuclear winter and a new "Dark Age" is far more likely. But first, Mary has to survive Boogey Monsters and their deadly short swords. A knife of her own would help, not to mention clothing, boots and a few friends to help her survive her first day in Galatia. Still, considering she needs years of training and experience if she means to match Donovan Fausto and she only has three weeks in which to do it, maybe it might be simpler for Mary if she dies. That way, she can't be blamed for the catastrophe to follow.
Based on Norse mythology, the third installment of the Renshai saga concludes the tale of three brothers caught in a dangerous magical confrontation, against which humans and elves must band together to preserve their worlds. After a cataclysmic magical confrontation that shakes the very roots of Midgard, elves and humans alike struggle to put the pieces of their lives back together. But with many among them cast out of their own world and stranded in the Outworlds, the chances of rescuing all those "lost" souls seems very slim. While elves can find those of their own race, they cannot track humans in the same way. Perhaps, if the powers of the elves, the human mages of Myrcidë, and the one surviving Kjempemagiska, the sorcerer Kentt, can be combined, they can bring back most of those lost in chaos. Saviar, Subikahn, and Calistin, the three Renshai brothers, must all face their own personal demons, as they attempt to find their destinies in this radically changed world. Even the royal family of Béarn will find everything they value placed at risk. Only if the brothers, their friends, family, allies, and former enemies can find a way to work together will they have any hope of healing Midgard and carving out the path to a better future for all.
To the west, proud and alone, was the Imperial Country. To the East stood the Freelands, engulfed in civil war since its very birth. Above them was Cecorria, Home of all Sorcery, struggling against its very own downfall. And finally there was Bryre, the keeper of the sinister Blood Jewels, deadly to all who held them too close. But above them all was another country, a country ignored and long gone silent, but just stirring awake. Only myths told of three heroines arising to meet the powers rising from the North, but myths are myths, stories, and nothing more.
Jacqueline (Associate Professor of English Fay, University of Texas at Arlington)