"The Innocent Mage is come, and we stand at the beginning of the end of everything."Being a fisherman like his father isn't a bad life, but it's not the one that Asher wants.
Despite his humble roots, Asher has grand dreams. And they call him to Dorana, home of princes, beggars?and the warrior mages who have protected the kingdom for generations.Little does Asher know, however, that his arrival in the city is being closely watched by members of the Circle, people dedicated to preserving an ancient magic. Asher might have come to the city to make his fortune, but he will find his destiny.
Fra den dagen han smakte sin første øl og satte leppene på den første jointen, var rusen kilde til de største gleder og den største sorgen i Anders Mederuds liv.
Familien hans tok ikke del i den gleden.
De lå våkne om nettene og lurte på om han kom til å skade seg igjen. Om han kom til å bli banket opp. Om de kom til å få se ham levende en gang til. De skulle få lære seg mangt og meget om selvransakelse, manipulasjon og skuffelser.
Men de fikk også være sammen med den andre Anders.
Gutten med det strålende smilet. Han som skapte latter og glede. Som kunne Jahn Teigen bedre enn Teigen sjøl. Fotballgutt med skarp skuddfot og et hjerte som slo annet hvert slag for Liverpool.
Dette er en bok om å være moren, faren og lillesøster til Anders Mederud.
Det er en historie om avhengighet, sorg og kjærlighet.
THE NEW GUARDIANS OF DESTINY NOVEL Cult's awareness, it shall rise: Hidden people, gather now Fight the demons, fight your doubt.Gearman's strength shall then endow, When Guild's defender casts them out. For centuries, the mages of Mekhana have done their best to hide themselves and their powers from the rapacious needs of their so-called Patron Deity, Mekha. Greatest of their secrets is the Vortex, a Fountain hidden in the heart of the Hydraulics Guild.
But even after the dissolution of Mekha and the freeing of his people, Alonnen isn't ready to reveal his guardianship to outsiders. Particularly when the remnants of Mekha's priesthood start looking for a new monstrosity to worship. Rexei has hidden more than her powers for most of her life she has also hidden her gender, wary of the hungers of the old priesthood. Only in the safety of the Hydraulics Guild's innermost secrets can she be herself.
While the rest of her people struggle to reinvent themselves and find a deity they can trust, Rexei struggles to trust just one man, the Guardian of the Vortex. Events are moving fast, though the priesthood is desperate for any new source of power, even a demonic one that requires certain sacrifices to access.
The Irish famine that began in 1845 was one of the nineteenth century's greatest disasters. By its end, the island's population of eight million had shrunk by a third through starvation, disease and emigration. This is a brilliant, compassionate retelling of that awful story for a new generation - the first account for the general reader for many years and a triumphant example of narrative non-fiction at its best. The immediate cause of the famine was a bacterial infection of the potato crop on which too many the Irish poor depended. What turned a natural disaster into a human disaster was the determination of senior British officials to use relief policy as an instrument of nation-building in their oldest and most recalcitrant colony. Well-meaning civil servants were eager to modernise Irish agriculture and to improve the Irish moral character, which was utterly lacking in the virtues of the new age of triumphant capitalism. The result was a relief programme more concerned with fostering change than of saving lives. This is history that resonates powerfully with our own times.
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