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Magnus Carlsen 60 Memorable Games

Author : Andrew Soltis
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Hannibal Magnus Book I

Author : Dan Fozzard
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More died in one day than in any other day until Hiroshima, and only one man was responsible; not Caesar, Genghis Khan, not even Hitlert—but Hannibal! In Hannibal Magus: Book I, go back in time to join the great Carthaginian military leader as a treasure of collected writings by a member of Hannibal’s staff is discovered in modern times in the Italian Alps. A compelling historical fiction novel that gives detail and voice to a tumultuous epoch in both ancient and military history, these eyewitness accounts of the Second Punic War chronicle Hannibal’s decent into Italy as he defeats the Roman legions and sends Rome into a crisis. Will the Roman leadership’s unorthodox solution to the military genius of Hannibal—defeating him by not fighting—save the army and preserve the Republic? Or will it set the stage for an epic showdown between Hannibal and his forty thousand mercenaries and the Roman legions?

How to Beat Magnus Carlsen

Author : Cyrus Lakdawala
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Magnus Carlsen is arguably the strongest player of all time. His dominance is such that every loss comes as a shock. They remind us that even he has his weak moments. In fact, identifying the root causes of his losses holds valuable lessons for all players. Cyrus Lakdawala's search starts with a series of Magnus wins and draws to give the reader a feel for how incredibly difficult it is to beat him. The World Champion's arsenal is awesome: a superlative ability to concentrate and calculate, near-perfect intuition, probably the best endgame technique ever, a wide and creative opening repertoire, a willingness to unbalance the position almost anytime, and last but not least: his unparalleled will to win. How to Beat Magnus Carlsen has a thematic structure, which, together with Lakdawala's uniquely accessible style, makes its lessons easy to digest. Sometimes even Magnus gets outplayed, sometimes he over-presses and goes over the cliff's edge, and sometimes he fails to find the correct plan. And yes, even Magnus Carlsen commits straightforward blunders. Lakdawala explains the how and the why. This fascinating collection includes the game that put an end to the longest non-losing streak in classical games in chess history. It lasted more than two years and 125(!) games, and ended when Jan-Krzysztof Duda beat Magnus Carlsen at the Altibox tournament in Stavanger on October 10, 2020. It's wonderful to have a World Champion who is not just incredibly strong but who is also happy to experiment and take risks. That's what makes Magnus Carlsen such a fascinating chess player. And that's why he is the hero of this book. There is no doubt that Carlsen has examined all his losses under a microscope. If he benefits from this process, then so will we.

Magnus Pius

Author : Kathryn Welch
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Sextus Pompeius Magnus Pius, son of Pompey the Great, fits uneasily - or not at all - into the grand narrative of the civil war of 49-31BC. Modern scholars tend to exclude him or mention him without asking what or whom he represented. Ronald Syme, the father of international orthodoxy in this field, famously remarked that Sextus was 'in reality an adventurer' who was 'easily represented as a pirate'. He was wrong. Sextus Pompeius plays havoc with key elements of the accepted narrative. His military success destroys the myth of continuous Caesarian victory. His commitment to rescuing the victims of Triumviral violence belies claims that only the Caesarian side represented clementia and justice. The naval strategy by which he conducted the war demonstrates his commitment to the same cause and ethics as his father and his father's allies. Welch argues that, far from being a 'side-show' or a 'bit player', Sextus Pompeius was integral to the fight for the res publica. She solves the 'problem' by placing him at the centre of the story of Rome's transition from Republic to Empire and so reveals a very different landscape that emerges as a result.

Critical Essays Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Author : Hans Magnus Enzensberger
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Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead Book 3

Author : Rick Riordan
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Rick Riordan's Norse hero faces his greatest challenge yet in the final instalment of the series. Loki the trickster god is free from his chains. Now he's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, armed with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Norse gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It's up to Magnus Chase and his friends to stop Loki's plans, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it's ready to sail on Midsummer's Day. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon who happens to be a former acquaintance. But Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. To defeat Loki, Magnus will need to use words, not force. This will require finding a magical elixir so deadly that it will either make Magnus Chase powerful enough to out-talk the silver-tongued Loki, or destroy Magnus utterly.

Dragonfire The Complete Series

Author : Deborah Cooke
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Only one kind of dragon will survive the Dragon’s Tail Wars… In the final battle between the dragon shifters known as the Pyr and their enemies, the dragon shifters known as the Slayers, only one kind can survive. The Pyr are pledged to defend the treasures of the earth, including their destined mates. The Slayers are bent on exterminating humans from the face of the planet. When dragons soar into battle, each Pyr has his role to play, but when the firestorm sparks, his loyalties are divided. The firestorm indicating the presence of his fated mate and the one woman who ban bear his son and its spark snares each Pyr between his responsibility to his own kind, his need to defend his mate, and the battle against Slayers who inevitably attack. The war begins with Kiss of Fire, when the Smith of the Pyr, Quinn, follows the heat of the firestorm to his mate, Sara—can he defend her alone or will he have to rejoin the Pyr he so distrusts? In Kiss of Fury, Donovan is assigned to protect a scientist afraid of dragons—can he resist Alex, the mate he never wanted, when she steals his heart? In Kiss of Fate, Erik, the leader of the Pyr, has an unexpected second chance with his fated mate—can he and Eileen heal the wounds of the past to create a future together while battling Erik’s old foe? In Winter Kiss, Delaney is determined to destroy the Dragon’s Blood Elixir that gives the Slayers immortality, regardless of the cost to himself—but when his fiery mate, Ginger, is at risk, he has to survive to ensure her safety. In the short story, Harmonia’s Kiss, Drake and the Dragon Legion hunt an old evil in their ancient homeland. In Whisper Kiss, Niall is battling his twin brother when his firestorm sparks with tattoo artist Rox—can these two opposites overcome their differences to defeat the Slayers? In Darkfire Kiss, Rafferty and his mate, Melissa, set out to destroy the Slayers‘ hidden Academy despite the odds against them—can their firestorm ever be satisfied, given Melissa’s past? In Flashfire, outcast and illusionist Lorenzo has rejected his Pyr legacy, until photographer Cassie is at risk—can he embrace his surrendered powers to save his firestorm and her? In Ember’s Kiss, pro surfer Brandon wants nothing to do with dragons or the Pyr—can his destined mate, Liz, an elemental witch, help him overcome the past when he’s caught in a Slayer‘s spell? In the three Dragon Legion novellas, Kiss of Danger, Kiss of Darkness and Kiss of Destiny, the darkfire crystal sweeps Drake and the Dragon Legion into the past—can these warriors make their second chances at love count with the elemental witches who are their mates? In Serpent’s Kiss, Thorolf is targeted and enchanted by Slayers determined to snatch victory in the last moments of the Dragon’s Tail Wars—can his mysterious mate, a shapeshifter in her own right, guide him through the maze between myth and reality to fulfill his destiny? In Firestorm Forever, Sloane, the Apothecary of the Pyr, has to heal the world after a deadly virus is brought from the ancient world by Slayers and released on the world—can he persuade upon his destined mate, Samantha, a medical researcher, whose only son was killed by the virus, to work alongside the Pyr? Dragonfire: The Complete Series includes all fourteen works in the Dragonfire series of passionate, thrilling, paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, featuring the Pyr, hot dragon shifter heroes, and their fated mates locked in an epic battle against the evil Slayers. Dive into the paranormal realm of the Pyr and the Dragon’s Tail War, a dragon fight to the finish between the Pyr and the Slayers for domination of the world. Grab this enormous digital boxed set today and watch the sparks of the firestorm fly! *** dragon shifter romance, paranormal romance, complete series, destined mate, fated mate, enemies to lovers, slow burn, boxed set, series boxed set, elemental witches, fantasy romance, time travel romance, scars, orphan, band of brothers For fans of: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Donna Grant, Thea Harrison, Jennifer Ashley, Christine Feehan, Lara Adrian, G. A. Aiken, Genevieve Jack, Jesse Donovan, Eve Langlais, Michele M. Pillow, Kresley Cole, Ilona Andrews, JR Ward, Coreene Callahan, S. E. Smith

Magnus the Magnificent

Author : John W. Coburn
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About the Book Magnus the Magnificent ... is the sixth in a series of children’s stories masterfully designed by the author to meet two primary goals. The first is to aid Spanish-speaking children in their pursuit of English, and English-speaking children in their pursuit of Spanish. The second is to draw parents and children closer together in a storyteller’s world -- a world they can easily imagine and build on. Filled with drama, fairy tales, excitement, and adventure, the entire series is worth adding to a parent’s collection! Magnus and Commodus are King Loren’s elite guards. But there is a problem – the King has a beautiful daughter (Noelle) and both guards are falling in love with her. Magnus seems to be the better man, and Commodus becomes very jealous and decides to take drastic action. Appealing to King Loren’s chief rivals, the King and Queen of Hyperion, the stage is set for dastardly deeds and heroic action. Sobre el Libro Magnus el Magnífico ... es la sexta de una serie de historias para niños diseñadas magistralmente por el autor para cumplir dos objetivos principales. El primero es ayudar a los niños de habla hispana en su búsqueda del inglés y a los niños de habla inglesa en su búsqueda del español. El segundo es acercar a padres e hijos en el mundo de un narrador, un mundo que pueden imaginar y construir fácilmente. Llena de drama, cuentos de hadas, emoción y aventuras, vale la pena agregar toda la serie a la colección de los padres. Magnus y Commodus son los guardias de élite del rey Loren. Pero hay un problema: el Rey tiene una hermosa hija (Noelle) y ambos guardias se están enamorando de ella. Magnus parece ser el mejor hombre, y Commodus se pone muy celoso y decide tomar medidas drásticas. Apelando a los principales rivales del rey Loren, el rey y la reina de Hyperion, el escenario está preparado para actos cobardes y acción heroica.

Winter Kiss

Author : Deborah Cooke
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One kiss can melt his frozen heart… The mysterious Dragon’s Blood Elixir gives immortality to Magnus, the Pyr’s greatest enemy, and his minions. The Pyr must destroy this source of power, and outcast Delaney vows to complete the quest himself. Delaney was exiled because of his dangerous impulses, and success in eliminating the Elixir will either redeem him or end his suffering. But his plans don’t take into account his sudden firestorm – or fiery Ginger Sinclair. The firestorm revitalizes Delaney, restoring him to his old self. And when Ginger learns about Delaney’s mission, she realizes she cannot resist a strong man with a noble agenda. “A beautiful and emotionally gripping fourth novel, WINTER KISS is compelling and will keep readers riveted in their seats and breathing a happy sigh at the love shared between Delaney and Ginger. . . .Sizzling-hot love scenes and explosive emotions make WINTER KISS a must read!”—Romance Junkies *** The Dragonfire Series of Paranormal Romances Each Dragonfire Novel is a complete romance, but you would probably prefer to read them in order to follow the story of the Dragon's Tail Wars, the final battle for supremacy between the Pyr and the evil Slayers. The series is complete with fourteen stories. 1. Kiss of Fire (Quinn and Sara) 2. Kiss of Fury (Donovan and Alex) 3. Kiss of Fate (Erik and Eileen) 4. Winter Kiss (Delaney and Ginger) 5. Harmonia's Kiss (a short story about the Dragon's Tooth Warriors) 6. Whisper Kiss (Niall and Rox) 7. Darkfire Kiss (Rafferty and Melissa) 8. Flashfire (Lorenzo and Cassie) 9. Ember's Kiss (Brandon and Liz) 10. Kiss of Danger (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Alexander and Katina) 11. Kiss of Darkness (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Damien and Petra) 12. Kiss of Destiny (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Thad and Aura) 13. Serpent's Kiss (Thorolf and Chandra) 14. Firestorm Forever (Sloane and Sam, plus Drake and Veronica, and Marcus and Jac. Yes, this book has THREE firestorms and is the big finish.) The three Dragon Legion novellas are also available in a bundle called The Dragon Legion Collection. There is a world guide in the works called Here Be Dragons: A Dragonfire Companion. *** Keywords: dragon, dragon shifter romance, destined mate, action adventure, urban fantasy romance, dragonfire, romantic comedy, outsider, outcast, bromance, Ohio, farmer, chef, ginger, wounded hero, scars, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Donna Grant, Thea Harrison, Jennifer Ashley, Christine Feehan, Lara Adrian, G. A. Aiken

Magnus s Defeat

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He swore to end her.All Magnus had to do was pick up a package and get his brother