The Merlin

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Author: Ron Atlee

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450294804

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

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The Merlin is the tale of Nathan Cross, raised in the hard case life of Londons canals and rivers in the late 18th Century who has risen to the rank of gunner in Nelsons Navy through a combination of ability with a dash of thieving and smuggling on the side. Accidentally viewed as something of a hero, he knows better and avoids getting into anybodies line of ? re if possible. From his early involvement in the Spithead mutiny he has become a member of the outlawed reform societies in England and has a sneaking sympathy with the politics of his enemy, the French. His life is cast into turmoil by the slightly demented Miss Sarah Norton, whose father, Inspector of Customs for the colonies, is none to keen on his wayward daughter associating with a common seaman, and Nathan is not to sure it is a good idea either, but our Sarah has plans for him and he doesnt stand a chance. We also meet the Squire a chubby little lieutenant with polite killer instincts, Bosn Sweet, fat, merry and ruthless, Danny Mendoza, bare knuckle prize ?ghter, and Simon Gragani, failed rabbi on the run from Jews, Christians and Atheist alike of half a continent. With sarcastic cockney humor, Nathan views the a?airs and people around him with a cynicism that includes his own activities in the rigid social structure at the turn of the 18th century and he tells of the false adulation of the hero and learns the terrible price of success.

The Merlin Effect

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Author: T. A. Barron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101653701

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Kate Gordon accompanies her father on a quest for a sunken Spanish galleon that contains a treasure beyond price--a mysterious drinking horn which legend states may have been responsible for Merlin's death. Now, to save her father's life, Kate must enter an undersea world of bizarre creatures and terrifying foes, and succeed where Merlin failed.

The Merlin Prophecy

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Author: Jeff Berg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491713143

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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Centuries ago, in a remote countryside sanctuary at the edge of the rainforest in South Wales, Merlinus--more commonly called Merlin--took his very first breath. The boy grew to be a bright and curious young man. With his future at his feet, even he couldn't have predicted how his life would change in a heartbeat, the night he watched a falling star land, in awe. Unable to resist touching the liquid contents within it's core, Merlin finds himself under attack by the alien substance. He awakens ... changed. Endowed with special powers, the young man begins a new life as a demigod in pursuit of making his world a better place. As his control grows, so does his fame; the young magician soon earns the favor of Pope Urban II, who grants him a generous gift--and great responsibility. Many years later he begins experiencing vivid nightmares of futuristic events. In the twilight of his exceptionally long life, he sees himself as a young man once more. He knows what it means and what must be done. He witnesses his own rebirth in 2013, as the first human clone of the twenty-first century. Can he use this new life to do more good, or will the inherent dangers of this strange, new world overwhelm even his ambitions?

The ''Merlin'' Compass

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Author: Frank Nightingale

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469101165

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

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Not the usual science fiction. Exploiting history and legends before WWII, a prank, loving teen goes to Germany at a when neighbors struggled with the English language and talked with foreign accents, but were proud to be American citizens. Charles Lindbergh had crossed the Atlantic Ocean only a few years earlier and an airplane would still be watched until it flew out of sight. Telephones and radios were around, but these were the depression years, so most everyone did without those extravagances. Times were tough but, the people were tougher.

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Keys to the Corporate Kingdom

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Author: Charles E. Smith

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780566079429

Category: Corporate culture

Page: 203

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The author draws on the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table to set out principles and practices designed to help organizations to improve performance and fulfil their potential.

The Merlin Legacy

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Author: Jeane Heimberger Candido

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496909836

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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Karamo Bohannon, who had been given asylum from the war-torn Congo to become a top echelon professor at a Big Conference university, is found dead in his office on the last day of his contract. Less than twenty-four hours before, he had announced his candidacy for a hotly-contested seat in the U.S. Congress. Was his death due to natural causes resulting from a lifetime of Type A stress on a depleted body and soul? Or was it murder? Before the question could be answered, all trace of the man--his past, his present, and his projected future had not been just redacted from the world-wide cyber memory banks, but completely erased. All university web pages, faculty rosters, and catalog listings had been sterilized--there was no listing of any man by that name having held an esteemed teaching Chair for ten years. The scrubbing extended to all pertinent government vital statistics in all agencies and bureaus. The man was not just mortally dead, he virtually had never been born. "In addition to being a cracking good techno-murder mystery, Jeane Heimberger Candido's newest book affords what prestigious editor John W. Campbell of 'Astounding Magazine' later 'Analog' called 'a diagonal slice through society's culture of the day.' This book ought to be a shot across the bow. If you think the world she describes does not actually exist, the politicos and pundits have done their job. Jeane's book adds another level of complexity to the world as it is. Read between the lines." H.J. Popowski, Author & Historian "I was one of the first fans allowed to read this mystery. It was well thought out for timeline and characters. I enjoyed especially the insurance investigators. I read until my eyes were tired not wanting to put the book down more than once." Stephen Davis, Cyber Security Analyst, MIS

The Merlin of St. Gilles' Well

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Author: Ann Chamberlin

Publisher: Tor Fantasy

ISBN: 1466838248

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In the bestselling tradition of The Mists of Avalon, a powerful retelling of the legend of Joan of Arc! For close to six hundred years, the world has been fascinated by the true story of Joan of Arc. The saga of her rise from obscurity to lead the armies of France, followed by her tragic martyrdom, has inspired many books, plays, and films. Less well known is the fact that Joan's astounding destiny was predicted by ancient prophecies attributed to none other than Merlin himself. Or that Joan, later canonized by the Church as a saint, may have been a practioner of an even older religion: the ancient pagan ways that predated Christianity throughout Europe. The Merlin of St. Gilles' Well is a stunning historical fantasy, based on actual events, that casts Joan and her times in a revealing new light. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Merlin Prophecy Book Three: Hunting with Gods

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Author: M. K. Hume

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476715173

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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HUNTING WITH GODS — MERLIN’S DESTINY IS FULFILLED Disappointed after meeting his father in Constantinople, Merlin returns home to find Britain is engaged in a bloodthirsty war against the Saxons. Spared by the king of the Britons, he begins to train other healers across the land. But the king’s untimely death puts Merlin under the grip of Uther Pendragon, an evil war leader. Uther orders Merlin to use his magical powers to help him seduce the young wife of King Gorlois. The healer is horrified by the High King’s demands but realizes that many others will suffer at Uther’s hands if he disobeys. Can Merlin survive Uther’s madness and enable good to overcome evil? In Hunting with Gods, Merlin’s morality is challenged as never before. M. K. Hume has won the praise of readers and critics alike with her original take on the Merlin legend. Her background in Arthurian literature provides historical accuracy to a beautifully written trilogy wrought with passion, heart, and adventure.

The Merlin Tree: An Imbolc Sitting

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Author: Lynn Anne Brown

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304779521

Category: Religion

Page: 84

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The Merlin Tree is a place between the Worlds were Fay, and Elf and Human Meet To sing and dance and to tell a tale, to share the Magic, to take a Chance, To share in Ancient Mystery, beneath it's Wide Spread Canopy. And we I sing an Imbolc Song, The place between the worlds grow strong

The Merlin of the Oak Wood

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Author: Ann Chamberlin

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466838280

Category: Fiction

Page: 333

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The year is 1425. France lies in bloody fragments, torn apart by decades of war. Merlin's ancient prophecy foretells that a maid will come to unite the kingdom and heal the land. But the land can't wait much longer. . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.