The Scar

Author: China Miéville

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330466992

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Winner of the British Fantasy Award, The Scar by China Miéville is a colossal fantasy of incredible diversity and spellbinding imagination, set in the richly visualized world of Bas-Lag. A human cargo bound for servitude in exile . . . A pirate city hauled across the oceans . . . A hidden miracle about be revealed . . . These are the ingredients of an astonishing story. It is the story of a prisoner's journey. Of the search for the island of a forgotten people, for the most astonishing beast in the seas, and ultimately for a fabled place - a massive wound in reality, a source of unthinkable power and danger.
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The Scar

Author: Sergey Dyachenko,Marina Dyachenko

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429996625

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Reaching far beyond sword and sorcery, The Scar is a story of two people torn by disaster, their descent into despair, and their reemergence through love and courage. Sergey and Marina Dyachenko mix dramatic scenes with romance, action and wit, in a style both direct and lyrical. Written with a sure artistic hand, The Scar is the story of a man driven by his own feverish demons to find redemption and the woman who just might save him. Egert is a brash, confident member of the elite guards and an egotistical philanderer. But after he kills an innocent student in a duel, a mysterious man known as "The Wanderer" challenges Egert and slashes his face with his sword, leaving Egert with a scar that comes to symbolize his cowardice. Unable to end his suffering by his own hand, Egert embarks on an odyssey to undo the curse and the horrible damage he has caused, which can only be repaired by a painful journey down a long and harrowing path. Plotted with the sureness of Robin Hobb and colored with the haunting and ominous imagination of Michael Moorcock, The Scar tells a story that cannot be forgotten. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Scar

Author: Howard E. Adkins

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453582770

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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An inhuman branding by her drunken husband leaves a scarred and bitter Maggie O?Neill. She gradually mellows through the concern of a firm but gentle stranger from Virginia but remains an aggressive Nineteenth Century feminist in the young Idaho Territory.
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The Scar Boys

Author: Len Vlahos

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ®

ISBN: 1606844407

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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A severely burned teenager. A guitar. Punk rock. The chords of a rock 'n' roll road trip in a coming-of-age novel that is a must-read story about finding your place in the world . . . even if you carry scars inside and out. In attempting to describe himself in his college application essay—to "help us to become acquainted with you beyond your courses, grades, and test scores"—Harbinger (Harry) Jones goes way beyond the 250-word limit and gives a full account of his life. The first defining moment: the day the neighborhood goons tied him to a tree during a lightning storm when he was 8 years old, and the tree was struck and caught fire. Harry was badly burned and has had to live with the physical and emotional scars, reactions from strangers, bullying, and loneliness that instantly became his everyday reality. The second defining moment: the day in eighth grade when the handsome, charismatic Johnny rescued him from the bullies and then made the startling suggestion that they start a band together. Harry discovered that playing music transported him out of his nightmare of a world, and he finally had something that compelled people to look beyond his physical appearance. Harry's description of his life in his essay is both humorous and heart-wrenching. He had a steeper road to climb than the average kid, but he ends up learning something about personal power, friendship, first love, and how to fit in the world. While he's looking back at the moments that have shaped his life, most of this story takes place while Harry is in high school and the summer after he graduates.
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The Scar That Binds

American Culture and the Vietnam War

Author: Keith Beattie

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814798691

Category: History

Page: 240

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The Black church is often praised for its contribution to Black culture and politics. More recently Islam has been recognized as an important force in African American liberation. Anthony Pinn's new anthology By These Hands demonstrates the crucial, often overlooked role that Humanism has played in African American struggles for dignity, power and justice. Pinn collects the finest examples of African American Humanism and shows how its embrace by a variety of prominent figures in African American thought and letters has served as the basis for activism and resistance to American racism and sexism. Pinn uncovers little known treasures of African American Literature such as The Slave Narrative of James Hay, where an abused slave decides to rely on himself, rather than God, for deliverance from the horrors of slavery, and a letter from Frederick Douglass which scandalized his religious friends by proclaiming that "One honest Abolitionist was a greater terror to slaveholders than whole acres of camp-meeting preachers shouting glory to God." Essays by Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright demonstrate the profound influence of Humanism in the Harlem Rennaisance, and pieces by James Farmer, Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) and Huey Newton show Humanism's impact on the civil rights and Black Power movements. Designed for classroom use, this radical reconsideration of African American history will be a must read for anyone interested in African American History, African American Religion and Philosophy, and American History. Contributors: Norm Allen, Jr., Herbert Aptheker, James Baldwin, Amiri Imamu Baraka, J. Mason Brewer, Sterling Brown, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B.Du Bois, James Foreman, Duchess Harris, Hubert H. Harrison, Harry Haywood, Zora Neale Hurston, William R. Jones, William Loren Katz, Benjamin E. Mays, Huey P. Newton, Daniel Payne, J. Saunders Redding, William L. Van DeBurg, Alice Walker, and Richard Wright.
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The Scar on God's Journal

Author: Frank F. Atanacio

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462836420

Category: Poetry

Page: 129

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Unleashed An Enemy Shedding blood was their way of life, stealing souls is what they do best. Their unhallowed acts of crime will go unpunished, and the numbers of the dead will increase, so rapidly, God will just sit idly by. They are so repulsive, humans cannot look into their faces. They wish everyone ill, during the night so they can steal souls. The wind brings the chill, but these demons bring the cold. No Forgiveness Dishonorable acts, treat them like animals, send them to Hell, no forgiveness, no escape. Technology keeps them down, breaking their backs, and to die with nothing to show. We play pretend, and go off to work, simple minded society, for a simple minded you. Watch as they slam the door, but not on organizations, just on the poor. During The Times Of Darkness ( Published in the "Horizons" in 2000 ) She seemed strangely pleased, the knife dripping with blood, and the warmth still coming from the body. She was dressed in dark clothes, and fear was taking its time to reach her. It was simply a matter of running a knife through her victim, draining the life that was given to him, revenge, sweet revenge taken into the darkness. Suddenly her breath caught in her throat made her stagger, she realized what she had done, fear found its place in her heart. "What have I done?" she whispered.
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The Scar-Crow Men

The Sword of Albion Trilogy

Author: Mark Chadbourn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446465497

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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1593. Queen Elizabeth's trusted spymaster Walsingham has been dead for two years... As plague sweeps through the streets and stews of London, so suspicion and mistrust sweep through the court and government. No one feels safe. Even the celebrated swordsman, adventurer and philanderer, Will Swyfte, must watch his back. It is when his best friend and colleague, the playwright Christopher Marlowe, is killed in a pub brawl that Will decides he must act. The murder has all the hallmarks of an assassination. But in going in search of Kit's killer, he discovers that there are those in positions of power and influence who are not what they seem... Against a backcloth of growing paranoia and terror, Will detects the malign machinations of England's hidden enemy, the Unseelie Court. With these devils at his back, the country's greatest spy may find that even his vaunted skills are no match for the supernatural powers arrayed against him. The choice is simple: uncover the true nature and intention of this vile conspiracy - or face the executioner's axe...
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The Scar of Inflation: Has Germany Left Inflation Scares Behind?

Author: Lea Pfefferle

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954891417

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 36

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This study looks at the inflation aversion in the European Union. Against the backdrop of the hyperinflation in Germany in 1923, the study examines the current literature on the topic. The picture painted in the media in Germany but also elsewhere suggests Germans to have a historically given inclination to fear inflation. Also, this concept is reinforced by printing pictures of people with wheelbarrows full of bills. The academic debate will introduce an overview of different inflation theories, and the societal groups that are considered to be most inflation averse. Thus, this study investigates this claim by looking at data from the Eurobarometer surveys (2003-2008).Do Germans really fear inflation more than other European countries? The study’s aim is to answer this question by comparing the data from Germany, France, UK, Italy and Sweden in order to examine the inflation aversion for these countries but also for different groups within these countries.
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