A Hero Born

Set in ancient China, in a world where kung fu is magic, kingdoms vie for power and the battle to become the ultimate kung fu master unfolds, an unlikely hero is born... in the first book in the epic Legends of the Condor Heroes series by ...

Author: Jin Yong

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250220610

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The epic Chinese classic and phenomenon published in the US for the first time! Featured in iO9's 2019 Fall Preview. Set in ancient China, in a world where kung fu is magic, kingdoms vie for power and the battle to become the ultimate kung fu master unfolds, an unlikely hero is born... in the first book in the epic Legends of the Condor Heroes series by the critically acclaimed master of the genre, Jin Yong. After his father—a devoted Song patriot—is murdered by the Jin empire, Guo Jing and his mother flee to the plains of Ghengis Khan and his people for refuge. For one day he must face his mortal enemy in battle in the Garden of the Drunken Immortals. Under the tutelage of Genghis Khan and The Seven Heroes of the South, Guo Jing hones his kung fu skills. Humble, loyal and perhaps not always wise, Guo Jing faces a destiny both great and terrible. However, in a land divided—and a future largely unknown—Guo Jing must navigate love and war, honor and betrayal before he can face his own fate and become the hero he’s meant to be. Legends of the Condor Heroes A Hero Born A Bond Undone A Snake Lies Waiting A Heart Divided

A Hero Born

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Author: Jin Yong

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780857053008

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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THE CHINESE "LORD OF THE RINGS" - NOW IN ENGLISH FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE SERIES EVERY CHINESE READER HAS BEEN ENJOYING FOR DECADES - 300 MILLION COPIES SOLD. China: 1200 A.D. The Song Empire has been invaded by its warlike Jurchen neighbours from the north. Half its territory and its historic capital lie in enemy hands; the peasants toil under the burden of the annual tribute demanded by the victors. Meanwhile, on the Mongolian steppe, a disparate nation of great warriors is about to be united by a warlord whose name will endure for eternity: Genghis Khan. Guo Jing, son of a murdered Song patriot, grew up with Genghis Khan's army. He is humble, loyal, perhaps not altogether wise, and is fated from birth to one day confront an opponent who is the opposite of him in every way: privileged, cunning and flawlessly trained in the martial arts. Guided by his faithful shifus, The Seven Heroes of the South, Guo Jing must return to China - to the Garden of the Drunken Immortals in Jiaxing - to fulfil his destiny. But in a divided land riven by war and betrayal, his courage and his loyalties will be tested at every turn. Translated from the Chinese by Anna Holmwood Volume 2 - A Bond Undone - will be published in January 2019.

A Hero Born

A Hero Born is a story about being the best person you can be, the way you can be it for yourself. To be your own hero.

Author: Reuben Cullen

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ISBN: 9780648547709

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A Hero Born is a story about being the best person you can be, the way you can be it for yourself. To be your own hero.

A Hero Born

Locke, a budding swordsman, journeys to the City of the Sorcerers to seek his destiny beyond the Ward Walls in the realms of Chaos and finds himself in battle against an evil bent on the destruction of all human life. Original.

Author: Michael A. Stackpole

Publisher: Eos

ISBN: 9780061056802

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Locke, a budding swordsman, journeys to the City of the Sorcerers to seek his destiny beyond the Ward Walls in the realms of Chaos and finds himself in battle against an evil bent on the destruction of all human life. Original.

Wedgieman

Veggieboy practices flying, lifting, and helping people to hone his superhero skills, and finally Veggieman's training as a superhero is complete, but he is surprised when children want to change his name.

Author: Charise Mericle Harper

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307930718

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 860

Veggieboy practices flying, lifting, and helping people to hone his superhero skills, and finally Veggieman's training as a superhero is complete, but he is surprised when children want to change his name.

A Snake Lies Waiting

A Snake Lies Waiting is the next in Jin Yong's high stakes, tension-filled epic Legends of the Condor Heroes series, where kung fu is magic, kingdoms vie for power and the battle to become the ultimate kung fu master unfolds.

Author: Jin Yong

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 125022067X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A Snake Lies Waiting is the next in Jin Yong's high stakes, tension-filled epic Legends of the Condor Heroes series, where kung fu is magic, kingdoms vie for power and the battle to become the ultimate kung fu master unfolds. Guo Jing has confronted Apothecary Huang, his sweetheart Lotus Huang's father, on Peach Blossom Island, and bested the villainous Gallant Ouyang in the three trials to win the hand of his beloved. But now, along with his two friends and shifus, Zhou Botong of the Quanzhen Sect, and Count Seven Hong, Chief of the Beggar Clan, he has walked into another trap. Tricked into boarding a unseaworthy barge by Apothecary Huang, the three friends will surely drown unless Lotus—who has overheard her father's plans—can find a way to save them. Yet even if they are to survive the voyage, great dangers lie in wait on the mainland. Viper Ouyang, the gallant's uncle and one of the Five Greats of the martial world, is determined to have his revenge on Guo Jing for getting the better of his nephew, and bent on becoming the most powerful master of the wulin. Meanwhile, Yang Kang, who Guo Jing has come to trust, has yet to reveal the full extent of his treachery.

Born a Hero

... that your mom brought you next door to see me a few days after I was born. Of
course, I doubt you would remember that, since you were practically a baby
yourself. I certainly don't. What I do remember, however, is crashing my new red
trike ...

Author: Paula Detmer Riggs

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 9781459205055

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 766

This Firstborn Son thought he was prepared for anything-except teaming up with his beautiful former flame on a crucial rescue mission. Lives were at stake when Dr. Elliot Hunter was called on by his father to report to Montebello after a bombing. Word had it that this terrorist act was the result of the long-raging feud between the powerful Kamal and Sebastiani kingdoms. Years ago, an emotionally bereft Elliot had ended his short-lived affair with Katherine Remson, and returned to the field, shattering her dreams. But now, working together around the clock was healing old wounds and rekindling pent-up desires. Could Elliot restore hope to Montebello-and the heart of the woman he loved?

Wedgieman A Hero Is Born

Charise Mericle Harper. STEPINTOREADINGE' , Random House EE New York
One day a superhero was born. His name was Veggiebaby,. By Charise Mericle
Harper Illustrated by Bob Shea.

Author: Charise Mericle Harper

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307974227

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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In The Adventures of Wedgieman: A Hero Is Born, young readers will follow Veggiebaby from his humble beginnings on his journey to becoming Veggieman. Um, make that Wedgieman, since that's what the kids in the neighborhood all call him. Let's face it—children aren't the best spellers and, well, wedgies are a lot cooler than veggies! But it's not all cauliflower and carrot sticks—Wedgieman has to fight some pretty bad dudes in his work as a superhero, yet the one battle he can't seem to win is the one over his superhero name. Brought vividly to life by Bob Shea's graphic and stylish illustrations, The Adventures of Wedgieman blends Charise Mericle Harper's outlandish humor with tongue-in-cheek action that will delight young readers.The Adventures of Wedgieman: A Hero Is Born is the first book in the series, and two more are on the way!

Heroes Aren t Born

Though he will deny it time and time again James quickly steps up to not only become a hero but to show his friends that heroes aren't born, they're forged in the fires of adversity.

Author: Cody Voeller

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781718198258

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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After a house party, James Ryan wakes to a truly different world, one where the dead walks, runs, rips and tears and where he and his friends are forced to become the heroes they've always read about. Within mere hours of fighting off a hangover James Ryan, college student, and hopeful teacher, finds himself rallying his friends, finding supplies and fleeing for safety in a world brought to ruin, but first, he has to convince them to go. Believing that his childhood home would promise safety for him and his friends he leads them to the small town of Astoria, OR, the famous end to the Oregon Trail. James arrives at an empty house, his family gone and beyond contact, even the family dogs are missing. Every bone in his body is crying out for him to yell, to scream, to grieve the loss of his family, but instead, he turns his anger towards fighting the undead and protecting the only family he has left, even if it kills him. Though he will deny it time and time again James quickly steps up to not only become a hero but to show his friends that heroes aren't born, they're forged in the fires of adversity.

A Heart Divided

A Heart Divided is the next in the high stakes, tension-filled epic Legends of the Condor Heroes series, where kung fu is magic, kingdoms vie for power and the battle to become the ultimate kung fu master unfolds.

Author: Jin Yong

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250220646

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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THE KALEVALA or Land of Heroes New Improved Edition

The Finnish epic poem Anon E Mouse. In the mud and treacherous quicksand,
To my chin in mire and water; But I too was born a hero, Born a hero and
magician, Was not troubled by their magic.

Author: Anon E Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1907256563

Category: Fiction

Page: 765

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THE following translation was undertaken from a desire to lay before the English-speaking people the full treasury of epical beauty, folklore, and mythology comprised in The Kalevala (the Land of Heroes, the national epic of the Finns.) The Kalevala describes Finnish nature very minutely and very beautifully. Grimm says that no poem is to be compared with it in this respect. A deeper and more esoteric meaning of the Kalevala, however, points to a contest between Light and Darkness. The numerous myths of the poem are likewise full of significance and beauty, and the Kalevala should be read between the lines, in order that the full meaning of this great epic may be comprehended. The whole poem is replete with the most fascinating folk-lore about the mysteries of nature, the origin of things, the enigmas of human tears, and, true to the character of a national epic, it represents not only the poetry, but the entire wisdom and accumulated experience of a nation. One of the most notable characteristics of the Finnish mythology is the interdependence among the gods. The Finnish deities, like the ancient gods of Italy and Greece, are generally represented in pairs. They have their individual abodes and are surrounded by their respective families. The Sun and the Moon each have a consort, and sons and daughters. Only two sons of Paeivae appear in The Kalevala, one comes to aid of Wainamoinen in his efforts to destroy the mystic Fire-fish, by throwing from the heavens to the girdle of the hero, a "magic knife, silver-edged, and golden-handled;" the other son, Panu, the Fire-child, brings back to Kalevala the fire that bad been stolen by Louhi, the wicked hostess of Pohyola. 10% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.

Grand Expectations

In the analogous mythic motif of the hero's birth, even God, if he chooses to
participate in the human experience, must be born of a Maya or a Mary or an Isis,
the living embodiment of Creation itself. For us, the creation myth, like the myth of
the ...

Author: James T. Patterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195117972

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 458

Interweaving key cultural, economic, social, and political events, a history of the United States in the post-World War II era ranges from 1945, through a turbulent period of economic growth and social upheaval, to Watergate and Nixon's 1974 resignation

Representative Men

The order of changes is not certain . ] 96 . 18 given the ( last ) fright ) and
permanent 96 . 27 calamity ( that came ) out of . . . of it , ( a fool born of a hero , ) a
hero ( born ) ( born from a fool , ( — ) 1 a fool from a hero , - dispirits [ The first
dash is ...

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674139916

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 409

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Records the creative and intellectual development of Emerson as a man of letters through a collection of his writings

Roman and Greek Imperial Epic

Is the hero Achilles naturally a man or is the educator central – and which
educator, Chiron, Phoinix, Peleus, Ulysses, the ... Achilles is an “uneven kind”
because he is a hero, born from a goddess and a mortal – unusual even for a
hero: he ...

Author: Michael Paschalis

Publisher: Michael Paschalis

ISBN: 9605242036

Category: Comparative literature

Page: 195

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Once a Hero

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Author: Elizabeth Moon

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 0671578421

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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"Moon's mastery of contemporary science fiction is evident in every line" is how Booklist describes Elizabeth Moon's Esmay Suiza series, and her popular space adventures have also mastered the SF market, with remarkably high sellthroughs. Now you can boost those big sales even higher with our triple threat offer, including the limited edition of Once a Hero at a price you haven't seen since the '70s. This top-selling novel is available for the primordial price of $1.99! So don't miss this stellar sales opportunity. A triple lunar conjunction like this comes only once in a blue ... well, Moon.

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Heracles shared the characteristics of, on the one hand, a hero (both cultic and
epic), on the other, a god. As a hero, he was mortal, and like many other heroes,
born to a human mother and a god (Alcmene and *Zeus; Amphitryon was father
of ...

Author: Simon Hornblower

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191016764

Category: History

Page: 912

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What did the ancient Greeks eat and drink? What role did migration play? Why was emperor Nero popular with the ordinary people but less so with the upper classes? Why (according to ancient authors) was Oedipus ('with swollen foot') so called? For over 2,000 years the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have captivated our collective imagination and provided inspiration for so many aspects of our lives, from culture, literature, drama, cinema, and television to society, education, and politics. Many of the roots of the way life is lived in the West today can be traced to the ancient civilizations, not only in politics, law, technology, philosophy, and science, but also in social and family life, language, and art. Beautiful illustrations, clear and authoritative entries, and a useful chronology and bibliography make this Companion the perfect guide for readers interested in learning more about the Graeco-Roman world. As well as providing sound information on all aspects of classical civilization such as history, politics, ethics, morals, law, society, religion, mythology, science and technology, language, literature, art, and scholarship, the entries in the Companion reflect the changing interdisciplinary aspects of classical studies, covering broad thematic subjects, such as race, nationalism, gender, ethics, and ecology, confirming the impact classical civilizations have had on the modern world.

The Ladies Repository

“Nature, education, and fortune rendered possible this triple dream of a woman, a
philosopher, and a hero. Born in a republic, educated in a court, daughter of a
minister, wife of an embassador, belonging by birth to the people, to the literary ...

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Myths And Symbols

This conception of a hero, born of a virgin, who contended with his brother who
had caused the death of his mother, and who afterward became the creator and
transformer as well as benefactor, is very common throughout the globe.

Author: Stephen D. Peet

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849620085

Category:

Page: 496

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Dr. Peet is well known as a writer on American antiquities. He has gathered together from a great variety of sources much interesting and impressive material in regard to the religions of the aboriginal inhabitants of our country. It will be a surprise to the average reader as he peruses these interesting pages to see how elaborate was the religious belief and worship of the untutored races that preceded the era of civilization in America. There is much material in the book upon which to base theories as to the origin of the aboriginal inhabitants of the continent. There is poetic and romantic suggestion in abundance. The student of ethnology or of natural history or of theology and even the merely curious reader will find the book one of great interest. We can but admire the learning of the author, and his diligence in research. Contents: Introduction. Chapter I. Races And Religions In America. Chapter II. Totemism And Mythology. Chapter III. The Serpent Symbol In America. Chapter IV. The Serpent Symbol In America. (Continued. ) Chapter V. Animal Worship And Sun Worship Compared. Chapter VI. American Astrology Or Sky Worship. Chapter VII. The Pyramid In America. Chapter VIII. The Cross In America. Chapter IX. Phallic Worship And Fire Worship In America. Chapter X. The Water Cult And The Deluge Myth. Chapter XI. Transformation Myths. Chapter XII. The Worship Of The Rain God. Chapter XIII. Ethnographic Religions And Ancestor Worship. Chapter XIII — Continued. Anthropomorphic And Mountain Divinities. Chapter XIV. Commemorative Columns And Ancestor Worship. Chapter XV. Personal Divinities And Culture Heroes. Chapter XVI. Culture Heroes And Deified Kings. Chapter XVII. Personal Divinities And Nature Powers In America.

A Hero of Her Own

... the Princess #1345 ‡Defending the Rancher's Daughter #1376 ‡The
Bodyguard's Promise #1419 ‡The Bodyguard's Return #1447 ‡Safety in
Numbers #1463 ‡Snowbound with the Bodyguard #1521 ‡Natural-Born
Protector #1527 A Hero ...

Author: Carla Cassidy

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426827997

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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From the night he heard her scream, Quinn Logan sensed that something haunted Jewel Mayfair. The beautiful psychologist ran a ranch for troubled kids, but her own life seemed marked by grievous loss. Quinn had also known sorrow. Now he wanted to help Jewel move on…beginning with a mutual attraction that was impossible to ignore. Her days at Hopechest Ranch were filled with the joy of helping others. But Jewel's nights were plagued by fear…and dreams that seemed all too real. Until the handsome vet chased away the terror. Could she trust Quinn and the passion he offered? Or was she falling in love with a man out to destroy her sanity and her life?