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Soul of the Sword

Author : Julie Kagawa
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One thousand years ago, a wish was made and a sword of rage and lightning was forged. Kamigoroshi. The Godslayer. A weapon powerful enough to seal away the formidable demon Hakaimono. Now he has broken free. Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has one task: to take her piece of the ancient and powerful Scroll of a Thousand Prayers to the Steel Feather temple in order to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon who will grant one wish to whomever holds the scroll. But she has a new enemy now, more dangerous than any she has yet faced. The demon Hakaimono is free at last, and he has possessed the very person Yumeko trusted to protect her from the evil at her heels, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Hakaimono has only one goal: to break the curse of the sword and set himself free to rain chaos and destruction over the land forevermore. To do so, he will need the scroll. And Yumeko is the only one standing in his way.

Soul of the Sword

Author : Robert L. O'Connell
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A sweeping illustrated history of war and the implements used to perpetrate it takes readers on a fascinating tour of humanity's most persistant and destructive character trait and the technology that has been developed to promote warfare. 35,000 first printing.

Soul of Swords

Author : Jonathan Moeller
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MAZAEL CRAVENLOCK is the last hope. As castle after castle falls to the runedead horde, Mazael must lead his armies to victory...or the world shall fall into darkness forever. And Mazael must stop his father's dark plans. No matter what the cost to himself. LUCAN MANDRAGON wields the relics of a forgotten empire, the runedead his to command. Soon he shall destroy the Demonsouled and free the world of their curse forever. No matter who he has to kill to do it. SKALATAN is the strongest of the serpent priests, and soon he will become stronger still. For he shall claim the power of the Demonsouled and become the new god of the serpent people. And then all men will bow before the serpent god. THE OLD DEMON is ready at last. For centuries he has plotted and manipulated kings and lords. Now he shall seize the power of the Demonsouled for himself, and become the new god. And all the world will be his to torment.

The Japanese Sword

Author : Gregory Irvine
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Drawing on the V&A's magnificent collection, this illustrated survey examines the development of the Japanese sword in an historical and social context from the 8th to the 12th century. The development of the sword from its origins as one of the world's most effective cutting weapons in seen in the context of the emergence and development of Japan's ruling military class, the samurai, to whom it was indispensable both as a weapon and symbol of power. The book also deals with the techniques used in the making of the sword and the associated terminology. In addition to weapons from the V&A's own collections, illustrations include comparative materials from Japan's Tokyo National Museum, as well as prints showing graphic depictions of swords in action.

Soul Sword The Way and Mind of a Zen Warrior

Author : Vernon Kitabu Turner
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This book is about conquering fear. Roshi Kitabu (writing as Vernon Kitabu Turner) knows from personal experience how to overcome fear. As a child, he cowered before neighbourhood bullies until finally he was driven to find his courage because he had to defend his brother. From that point he resolved to help anyone in need, and began to study martial arts. As a result of an extraordinary act of synchronicity, he met a Japanese Zen master, and shortly afterwards experienced an epiphany (satori), by which he understood that it is the soul that controls the body: 'in a blaze of light, I immediately understood the secret of self-defense from the inside out.' With virtually no training in the martial arts, he became a master - and after a sensational 'trial by combat' he was made a 'black belt'. Roshi Kitabu shares his secret - and explains that this power exists in everyone. He shows the steps that must be taken to cultivate the Warrior Mind - involving a direct flow from the Soul (your inherent spiritual power) into action. 'Before you can begin to control a possible assailant, you must take control of your thoughts. A warrior must believe in his ability to win.' This has become a truism for all serious practitioners of martial arts - but its message applies equally to all the obstacles that one encounters in life: truly the soul houses the sword. Through diligent practice, we can sharpen ourselves to a razor's edge and learn to cut though any obstacle as it arises.

Soul Of The Fire

Author : Terry Goodkind
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The Sword of Truth series follows Richard Cypher, a young woodsman intent on tracking down his father's murderer. His quest will take him far from home, embroiling him in an ancient war, three-millennia past, that is about to re-ignite with world-shattering violence. Richard has traveled far from his roots as a simple woods guide. Emperor of the D'Haran Empire, war wizard, the Seeker of Truth – but none of these roles mean as much to him as his newest: husband to his beloved Kahlan Amnell, Mother Confessor of the Midlands. But their wedding day is the key that unlocks a spell sealed away long ago in a faraway country. Now a deadly power pours forth that threatens to turn the world into a lifeless waste. Separated from the Sword of Truth and stripped of their magic, Richard and Kahlan must journey across the Midlands to discover a dark secret from the past and a trap that could tear them apart forever. For their fate has become inextricably entwined with that of the Midlands – and there's no place so dangerous as a world without magic...

Fox Elvensword and the Sword of Bhaal

Author : George Allen Butler II
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Born of deceit and troubled times, Fox Elvensword finds himself entwined in a web of intrigue that pits him against the citizens of his home town as well as the machinations of a dragon bent on the destruction of all Fox loves. He must fight against incredible odds, beat invincible foes, and struggle with the ones he loves, To become that which he is destined to be, The champion. He must survive all this and become THE RANGER.

Bushido the Soul of Japan

Author : Inazo Nitobe
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Bushido: The Soul of Japan written by Inazo Nitobe was one of the first books on samurai ethics that was originally written in English for a Western audience, and has been subsequently translated into many other languages (also Japanese). Nitobe found in Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, the sources of the virtues most admired by his people: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control, and he uses his deep knowledge of Western culture to draw comparisons with Medieval Chivalry, Philosophy, and Christianity.

The Sword in the Soul

Author : Roger Chauvire
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Roger Chauvire was born in France, and moved to Ireland in 1918 to take up the Chair of French at University College Dublin. Noted for collecting and translating Irish legends, he wrote a history of Ireland and two novels set there. He remained until his retirement in 1948.

The Sword of Souls

Author : M. D. Easterwood
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Elijah Kain and his friends must learn how to use new Super Powers in order to defeat an immortal family who want to save the world by burning it to the ground. Along the way they learn about the Clans, species of supernatural creatures (wizards, mermaids, trolls, harpies, faeries, vampires, werewolves) that will help bring peace, or destruction.

Severed Souls

Author : Terry Goodkind
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From the far reaches of the D'Haran Empire, Bishop Hannis Arc and the ancient Emperor Sulachan lead a vast horde of Shun-Tuk and other depraved "half-people" into the Empire's heart, raising an army of the dead in order to threaten the world of the living. Meanwhile, far from home, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell must defend themselves and their followers from a series of terrifying threats, despite a magical sickness that depletes their strength and which, if not cured, will take their lives...sooner rather than later. "Richard saw the point of a sword blade sticking out from between the man's shoulder blades. He spun back toward Richard after throwing the woman out of the opening, ready to attack. It seemed impossible, but the man looked unaffected by the blade that had impaled him through the chest. It was then, in the weak light from the fire pit off to the side, that Richard got his first good look at the killer. Three knives were buried up to their brass cross-guards in the man's chest. Only the handles were showing. Richard saw, too, the broken end of a sword blade jutting out from the center of the man's chest. The point of that same blade stuck out from the man's back. Richard recognized the knife handles. All three were the style carried by the men of the First File. He looked from those blades that should have killed the big man, up into his face. That was when he realized the true horror of the situation, and the reason for the unbearable stench of death." From Terry Goodkind, author of the Sword of Truth series, comes Severed Souls, a New York Times bestselling novel of Richard Rahl, Kahlan Amnell, and their world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Lost in Pain

Author : J. J. Dice
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A hero awakens to discover powerful abilities. Will they be enough to stop the veil of darkness that has shrouded the land? Gaining awareness in an alley standing over a dead body-which suddenly vanishes-Jack struggles to recover his memory. When his wealthy, reclusive uncle turns out to be the body he swears he saw, Jack has only the waitress he befriends that day to turn to. But frightening visions alert him that his new friend is in grave danger. Evil warlock Teiwaz has escaped from the realm of Farion in search of a man, foretold by the spirits, would vanquish him. One by one, Tei hunts people Jack loves in this coastal Maine town. As flecks of his memory return, Jack must set aside his past on Earth and accept his magical Farion roots to defeat the menacing sorcerer, before everyone he cares about is taken from him.

Is the Soul Immortal Or A Biblical Analysis of Man Etc

Author : William Winters
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The Sword That Pierced My Soul

Author : Barbara Hodgson
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"In The Sword that Pierced My Soul, a fictionalized account of the life of Mary, author B.J. Hodgson details what it would have been like to be the mother of Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah, showing that though Mary was the Lord's mother, she was not unlike mothers the world over -- with an undying love for her child"--Cover, p. [4].


Author : Inazo Nitobe
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DIVThis volume eloquently explains the persistence of feudal Japan's morals, ethics, and etiquette into modern times and offers illuminating contrasts of bushido traditions with other religions and philosophies. /div

Boot Camp for the Soul

Author : Steve Dawson
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The Pearl of the Soul of the World

Author : Meredith Ann Pierce
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The spellbinding conclusion to the Darkangel Trilogy! Armed with a magical pearl imbued with all the sorcery and wisdom of the world, bestowed upon her by the Ancient known as Ravenna, Aeriel finally comes face-to-face with the White Witch and her vampire sons. Backed by her husband, his army of good, and a throng of magical steeds, she must unlock the power of the pearl to awaken her true destiny and save the world.

The Sword of Heaven

Author : Mikkel Aaland
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“Any attempt at peace must be attended by a knowledge of self,” discovers writer and photographer Mikkel Aaland, who grew up with a bomb shelter for a bedroom, in terror of nuclear war. At the height of the Cold War, Aaland finds himself drawn into a mysterious Shinto priest’s plan to save the world. Traveling from Norway to the Philippines, Iceland to South Africa, he places pieces of a sacred Shinto sword in key power spots around the world. Along the way, he comes face to face with his deepest childhood fears of war and destruction, encounters the compelling and mysterious Shinto religion, struggles with the uncertainties of love, and learns to face life with an open heart. The Sword of Heaven tells the extraordinary true story of a journey in which all boundaries are pushed—geographical, cultural, and personal—and in which the healing of the world and the healing of one man appear to be inextricably linked.

Reason vs the Sword a treatise in which it is shown that man has no right to take human life etc

Author : John M. Washburn
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Ante Nicene Fathers Volume 1

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