The Knight

Book One of The Wizard Knight

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Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429915519

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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A young man in his teens is transported from our world to a magical realm that contains seven levels of reality. Very quickly transformed by magic into a grown man of heroic proportions, he takes the name Able and sets out on a quest to find the sword that has been promised to him, a sword he will get from a dragon, the one very special blade that will help him fulfill his life ambition to become a knight and a true hero. Inside, however, Able remains a boy, and he must grow in every sense to survive the dangers and delights that lie ahead in encounters with giants, elves, wizards, and dragons. His adventure will conclude next year in the second volume of The Wizard Knight, The Wizard. Gene Wolfe is one of the most widely praised masters of SF and fantasy. He is the winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Nebula Award, twice, the World Fantasy Award, twice, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the British Fantasy Award, and France's Prix Apollo. His popular successes include the four-volume classic The Book of the New Sun. With this new series, Wolfe not only surpasses all the most popular genre writers of the last three decades, he takes on the legends of the past century, in a work that will be favorably compared with the best of J. R. R. Tolkien, E. R. Eddison, Mervyn Peake, and T. H. White. This is a book---and a series---for the ages, from perhaps the greatest living writer in (or outside) the fantasy genre. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Knight

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Author: Steven James

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 0800732707

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

View: 1977

Realizing that a serial killer has been using clues from an ancient manuscript as a blueprint for murderous acts, FBI criminologist Patrick Bowers races against time to prevent a next attack before discovering that he may be the intended victim. Original.

The Knight

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Author: Skye Warren

Publisher: Book Beautiful

ISBN: 1940518547

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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The power of pleasure... Gabriel Miller took everything from me. My family. My innocence. My home. The only thing I have left is the determination to get back what's mine. He thinks he's beaten me. He thinks he's won. What he doesn't realize is that every pawn has the chance to become a queen. And the game has only just begun. "Wickedly brilliant, dark and addictive!" - Jodi Ellen Malpas, #1 New York Times bestselling author THE KNIGHT is book two in the Endgame series from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.

Rules for a Knight

The Last Letter of Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke

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Author: Ethan Hawke

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307962334

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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"It is 1483, and Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke, a Cornish knight, is about to ride into battle. On the eve of his departure, he composes a letter to his four young children, consisting of twenty virtues that provide instruction on how to live a noble life, and on all the lessons, large and small, that he might have imparted to them himself were he not expecting to die on the battlefield. "Why am I alive? Where was I before I was born? What will happen to me when I die? Whatever well our lives are drawn from, it is deep, wild, mysterious, and unknowable..."Rules for a Knight is many things: a code of ethics; an intimate record of a lifelong quest; a careful recounting of a knight's hardest won lessons, deepest aspirations, and most richly instructive failures; and an artifact, a relic of a father's exquisite love. Drawing on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy and religion, on literature, and poetry, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time, Ethan Hawke has written a parable that--in the story of a young man's journey toward a life of authenticity and meaning--captures the instinctive movement of the heart toward truth and beauty. Rules for a Knight has the appeal of Arthurian legend; the economy of Aesop; and the vitality, intelligence, and risk-taking that could only emanate from Ethan Hawke"--

The Knight and the Dragon

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Author: Tomie dePaola

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524739219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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What happens when a sheepish knight and a not-so-fierce dragon fight for the very first time? Well, it?s no ordinary battle since the knight has to go to the castle library to learn about dragon-fighting and the dragon must dig through his ancestor?s things to find out how to fight a knight!?Spontaneity of line and feeling are backed by zesty colors and a jovial, tongue-in-cheek tone to which children can relate?A top springtime choice.? --Booklist?There?s a swirl of good-humored life to the book.? --The New York Times Book Review

The Knight, the Cross, and the Song

Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400

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Author: Stefan Vander Elst

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812248961

Category: History

Page: 288

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Examining English, Latin, French, and German texts, The Knight, the Cross, and the Song traces the role of secular chivalric literature in shaping Crusade propaganda across three centuries.

The Knight and the Blast Furnace

A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages & the Early Modern Period

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Author: Alan R. Williams

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004124985

Category: History

Page: 954

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The suit of armour distinguishes the European Middle Ages & Renaissance. This book tells its story from the 14th to the 17th century, and the making of its steel. The metallurgy of 600 armours has been analysed, and their probable effectiveness in battle assessed.

The Knight

A Portrait of Europe's Warrior Elite

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Author: Alan Baker

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 224

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An up-close introduction to the most admired warriors in history "They mounted their horses, grasped the lances made of fine Bordeaux Steel, closed the visors of their helmets, and made their way to their stations for the first course. Spurring their horses on, they advanced toward each other at full gallop, lowering their lances as they approached. The tip of Clifford's lance caught Boucmel high on his breastplate and was deflected off . . . directly into the young squire's mail hood, piercing his neck clean through." This tragic account of an ambitious young Frenchman's senseless death during a "friendly" joust with an English knight underscores the ever-present danger that stalked the flower of European youth in the Middle Ages. In The Knight, you'll meet John Boucmel, Nicholas Clifford, and scores of other warriors who risked their lives to fill the medieval lists and battlefields in a relentless quest for fame, glory, and victory. This vivid, fast-paced narrative whisks you from the blood-soaked fields of Normandy in the Hundred Years' War to the battered walls of Jerusalem in the first Crusade, from a sumptuous feast in an English castle to the pomp and pageantry of a spectacular thirty-day jousting tournament. You'll discover how knights were trained; how they paid for their expensive weapons, armor, and horses; and how the solemn vows they took influenced their behavior both on and off the battlefield. Discover the truth behind the countless legends of the Age of Chivalry in The Knight.

The Knight of Curtesy and the Fair Lady of Faguell

A Study of the Date and Dialect of the Poem and Its Folklore Origins

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Author: Elizabeth McCausland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Knight of curtesy and the fair lady of Faguell

Page: 32

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The Knight, the Princess & the Magic Rock

A Classic Persian Tale

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Author: Sara Azizi,Alireza Sadeghian

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1937786013

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 29

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While on a mission for his king, a brave young Persian knight falls in love with a beautiful princess, daughter of the neighboring king, who is an enemy of Persia.

The Knight at Dawn

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Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375894190

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! A castle with a secret passage! That's what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the Middle Ages for another wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way. But Jack and Annie aren't exactly welcome guests! Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!

Children of the Knight

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Author: Michael J. Bowler

Publisher: Harmony Ink Press

ISBN: 9781623806552

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 344

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According to legend, King Arthur is supposed to return when Britain needs him most. So why does a man claiming to be the once and future king suddenly appear in Los Angeles? This charismatic young Arthur creates a new Camelot within the City of Angels to lead a crusade of unwanted kids against an adult society that discards and ignores them. Under his banner of equality, every needy child is welcome, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, or gang affiliation. With the help of his amazing First Knight, homeless fourteen-year-old Lance, Arthur transforms this ragtag band of rejected children and teens into a well-trained army-the Children of the Knight. Through his intervention, they win the hearts and minds of the populace at large, and gain a truer understanding of themselves and their worth to society. But seeking more rights for kids pits Arthur and the children squarely against the rich, the influential, and the self-satisfied politicians who want nothing more than to maintain the status quo. Can right truly overcome might? Arthur's hopeful young knights are about to find out, and the City of Angels will never be the same.

The Knight in History

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Author: Frances Gies

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062016652

Category: History

Page: 272

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"A carefully researched, concise, readable, and entertaining account of an institution that remains a part of the Western imagination."--Los Angeles Times

Where's the Knight?

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Author: Nick Harris,Keith Moseley

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

ISBN: 9781402788970

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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Grandfather, George, and their dog Meg set out for an ancient castle in Grandfather's flying machine to investigate reports of knights living there, in a book that challenges readers to find the knights hidden in the illustrations.

The Book of the Knight of the Tower

Manners for Young Medieval Women

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Author: R. Barnhouse

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403983127

Category: History

Page: 248

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This book explores knightly stories of medieval manners and is a commentary on what people in the middle ages wore, how they prayed and what they hoped for in this life and the next. These stories range from the shockingly bawdy to the deeply pious, and often end with morals about the ways women can avoid 'blame, shame, and defame'.

The Knight of Silk and Steel

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Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408106191

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Another of Terry Deary's hugely successful historical tales based on a real medieval knight who fights in a silk dress!

The Knight, the Harp, and the Maiden

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Author: Anne Kelleher Bush

Publisher: Aspect

ISBN: 0759526672

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The foremost city-state of Sylyria is in the cold grasp of Lindos, a cruel wizard who has mastered the magic to turn 10,000 years of peace into a reign of horror. Rejected in his marriage proposal to the beautiful noblewoman Juilene, the evil Lindos plagues her with a hateful curse: anyone who helps her will be destroyed. A forlorn exile with nothing more than her harp, the young songsayer flees her home to protect her family. But, in the distant city of Khardroon, she meets a mysterious knight prophesied to be the true savior of Sylyria -- and the confrontation with Lindos is now inevitable.