A Hero Born

As they appear in this, the first volume of Legends of the Condor Heroes: A Hero Born MAIN CHARACTERS Guo Jing, son of Skyfury Guo and Lily Li.

Author: Jin Yong

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848667914

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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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. "Jin Yong's work, in the Chinese-speaking world, has a cultural currency roughly equal to that of "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars" combined" Nick Frisch, New Yorker "Like every fairy tale you're ever loved, imbued with jokes and epic grandeur. Prepare to be swept along." Jamie Buxton, Daily Mail 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

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

Publisher:

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 Heart Divided

A Heart Divided is the fourth and final volume in Jin Yong’s high stakes, tension-filled epic Legends of the Condor Heroes, 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: 1250220653

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A Heart Divided is the fourth and final volume 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. China: 1200 A.D. Guo Jing and Lotus have escaped Qiu Qianren’s stronghold, but at a steep price: Lotus has been mortally wounded. The only one who could save her life is Duan, King of the South, a man skilled and renowned for his healing. But little do they know that danger awaits, including a plan to tear them apart. As the Mongol armies descend on China, Guo Jing will have to make the toughest decision of all—rejoin the people who raised him to avenge his father or fight against his homeland. The ultimate battle for China and Guo Jing’s future plays out in the sweeping, high stakes adventure of A Heart Divided, where one choice can change the world.

A Bond Undone

A Bond Undone is the second book in Jin Yong's epic Chinese classic and phenomenon Legends of Condor Heroes, published in the US for the first time!

Author: Jin Yong

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250220696

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 993

A Bond Undone is the second book in Jin Yong's epic Chinese classic and phenomenon Legends of Condor Heroes series, published in the US for the first time! In the Jin capital of Zhongdu, Guo Jing learns the truth of his father’s death and finds he is now betrothed, against his will, to two women. Neither of them is his sweetheart Lotus Huang. Torn between following his heart and fulfilling his filial duty, Guo Jing journeys through the country of his parents with Lotus, encountering mysterious martial heroes and becoming drawn into the struggle for the supreme martial text, the Nine Yin Manual. But his past is catching up with him. The widow of an evil man he accidentally killed as a child has tracked him down, intent on revenge. Meanwhile, his true parentage at last revealed, Yang Kang, the young prince Guo Jing must face in the Garden of the Eight Drunken Immortals, is forced to choose his destiny. Will he continue to enjoy the life of wealth and privilege afforded to him by the invader of his homeland, or give up all he has known to avenge his parents?

Composition Notebook

Are you looking for a fun gift for someone close to you? This is a perfect blank, lined notebook for men, women, and children. Great for taking down notes, reminders, and crafting to-do lists.

Author: Walther Bohme

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781697927412

Category:

Page: 102

View: 784

Are you looking for a fun gift for someone close to you? This is a perfect blank, lined notebook for men, women, and children. Great for taking down notes, reminders, and crafting to-do lists. Also a great creativity gift for decoration or for a notebook for school or office! This notebook is an excellent accessory for your desk at home or at the office. It's the perfect travel size to fit in a laptop bag or backpack. Use it on the go and you will keep all of your notes and reminders in organized in one place. Professionally designed this 6x9 notebook provides the medium for you to detail your thoughts. Buy your notebook today and begin to fill the pre-lined pages with your heart's desire. Your new notebook includes: Fresh white paper 100 pages 6x9 inch format Paper color: White We have even more wonderful titles that you'll enjoy! Be sure to click on the author name for other great notebook ideas.

Born a Hero

Author: Paula Detmer Riggs

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 9781459205055

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 295

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?

Once a Hero

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!

Author: Elizabeth Moon

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 0671578421

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 186

"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.

A Hero Born

When the President of the United States found himself in the middle of a combat zone face to face with our nation's enemy, it would take acts of heroism and fearlessness to save him - if they could even be saved.

Author: Joseph Salgado

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539147510

Category:

Page: 242

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When the President of the United States found himself in the middle of a combat zone face to face with our nation's enemy, it would take acts of heroism and fearlessness to save him - if they could even be saved. President Smith has everything going for him after making a deal with a very powerful and secretive man to secure his presidential win. In fact, things have worked out so well that the president believed he was untouchable. All of that would change when the president's fatal decision placed him closer to our nations enemy then he could have ever imagined. In a desperate attempt to find the President of the United States, many must risk their lives in order to save him while America was overcome with fear - before it was too late and our enemy executed the president on a world stage.

A Bond Undone

A Bond Undone is the second book in Jin Yong's epic Chinese classic and phenomenon Legends of Condor Heroes, published in the US for the first time!

Author: Jin Yong

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250250117

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 931

A Bond Undone is the second book in Jin Yong's epic Chinese classic and phenomenon Legends of Condor Heroes series, published in the US for the first time! In the Jin capital of Zhongdu, Guo Jing learns the truth of his father’s death and finds he is now betrothed, against his will, to two women. Neither of them is his sweetheart Lotus Huang. Torn between following his heart and fulfilling his filial duty, Guo Jing journeys through the country of his parents with Lotus, encountering mysterious martial heroes and becoming drawn into the struggle for the supreme martial text, the Nine Yin Manual. But his past is catching up with him. The widow of an evil man he accidentally killed as a child has tracked him down, intent on revenge. Meanwhile, his true parentage at last revealed, Yang Kang, the young prince Guo Jing must face in the Garden of the Eight Drunken Immortals, is forced to choose his destiny. Will he continue to enjoy the life of wealth and privilege afforded to him by the invader of his homeland, or give up all he has known to avenge his parents?

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

View: 440

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.

A Hero Of Our Time

Chronicling his unforgettable adventures in the Caucasus involving brigands, smugglers, soldiers, rivals, and lovers, this classic tale of alienation influenced Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov in Lermontov’s own century, and finds its ...

Author: Mikhail Lermontov

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1590209567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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The first major Russian novel, A Hero of Our Time was both lauded and reviled upon publication. Its dissipated hero, twenty-five-year-old Pechorin, is a beautiful and magnetic but nihilistic young army officer, bored by life and indifferent to his many sexual conquests. Chronicling his unforgettable adventures in the Caucasus involving brigands, smugglers, soldiers, rivals, and lovers, this classic tale of alienation influenced Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov in Lermontov’s own century, and finds its modern-day counterparts in Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, the novels of Chuck Palahniuk, and the films and plays of Neil LaBute.

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 ...

Author: James T. Patterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195117972

Category: History

Page: 880

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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


Roman and Greek Imperial Epic

Is the hero Achilles naturally a man or is the educator central – and which ... Achilles is an “uneven kind” because he is a hero, born from a goddess and a ...

Author: Michael Paschalis

Publisher: Michael Paschalis

ISBN: 9605242036

Category: Comparative literature

Page: 195

View: 146


Hero

With his exceedingly good looks, aristocratic bearing and an uncanny simplicity, he looked all set to make it big as a hero. Born in Lucknow on 24 February ...

Author: Ashok Raj

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 938139802X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 412

View: 128

This volume traces the growth of the indigenous Hindi film hero from the silent era up to Dilip Kumar. The film hero is depicted as a credible representative of the social, cultural and political milieu of his era. The author contends that the development of Hindi cinema has been largely centered round the frontal figure of the hero. In the course of the narrative, the subject matter presents a compact history of mainstream Hindi cinema by placing personalities, events and trends in specific time frames.

Hercules

But once, long ago, there was a baby who was destined to become a hero--and his name was Hercules. Baby Hercules was born on Mount Olympus, a place in the clouds where all the gods lived. - Quoted from the book.

Author: Justine Korman

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 9780307102089

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 410

Relates the early exploits of Hercules

Spirits Realm

To this sacrificer be a hero born. May Parjanya rain for us when so ever we desire. May our plants ripen with fruit? May union and peace be ours.

Author: Ross Rozani

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 1543754627

Category: Fiction

Page: 562

View: 701

Being human, we are so pre-occupied with worldly task until we ignore the fact that we carry spirit within ourselves which is the Soul. It is said its nourishment is only Faith in God. At times, we struggle with our own faith as it doesn’t jive with current logic and reasoning. We neglected the presence of other spirits that is tirelessly working against our faith. With technology advancement, spiritual life becomes less relevant until towards the end of our physical life when we are no longer needed by the system. By then, it may be too late. It is said that our physical life span is so short compare to spiritual life span including the Afterlife. Yet, we are being tested if we remain believer or became non-believer. Test of Faith in God which is acquiescent to the Afterlife! The biggest test is yet to come once Dajjal or the Anti-Christ appear with the most powerful witchcraft human and Jinn ever seen that can easily misled us that he is God! Appearance of Dajjal was prophesized and conspired to mark that Doomsday is near. When will the Doomsday be? Let’s find out what was said and what was prophesized.

Metaphysical Bible Dictionary

Gk.)—sprung from a hero; son of a hero; hero-born; heroic. The family name of several Roman rulers of Judea (Matt. 2:1; Mark 6:14). Meta.

Author: Charles Fillmore

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486316092

Category: Self-Help

Page: 720

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A key to Charles Fillmore's original form of religious expression, this volume is a core text of the Unity movement and interprets the hidden meanings of the Bible's names, places, and events.