Ship of Destiny

Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . .

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553900277

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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“A truly extraordinary saga . . . The characterizations are consistently superb, and [Hobb] animates everything with love for and knowledge of the sea.”—Booklist As Bingtown slides toward disaster, clan matriarch Ronica Vestrit, branded a traitor, searches for a way to bring the city’s inhabitants together against a momentous threat. Meanwhile, Althea Vestrit, unaware of what has befallen Bingtown and her family, continues her perilous quest to track down and recover her liveship, the Vivacia, from the ruthless pirate Kennit. Bold though it is, Althea’s scheme may be in vain. For her beloved Vivacia will face the most terrible confrontation of all as the secret of the liveships is revealed. It is a truth so shattering, it may destroy the Vivacia and all who love her, including Althea’s nephew, whose life already hangs in the balance. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “A major work of high fantasy, reading like a cross between Tolkien and Patrick O’Brian . . . one of the finest fantasy sagas to bridge the millennium.”—Publishers Weekly “Rich, complex . . . [Hobb’s] plotting is complex but tightly controlled, and her descriptive powers match her excellent visual imagination. But her chief virtue is that she delineates character extremely well.”—Interzone

Ship of Destiny

Chadwick, a leading designer of military and science-fiction board- and role-playing games, knows his way around a battlefield . . . eccentric cohorts are entertaining, and a few surprises guarantee that readers will be seeing more of this ...

Author: Frank Chadwick

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 1625797591

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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SURROUNDED BY DEATH, THE SECRET OF IMMORTALITY IS WITHIN REACH. A new novel of space exploration and alien contact from Chain of Command author Frank Chadwick. Sam Bitka, a naval reserve officer, is recalled to wartime service and soon earns a reputation for aggressive tactics and insufficient deference to his academy-graduated superiors. His latest run-in with authority earns him a transfer to command of an armed transport, USS Cam Ranh Bay. When a mysterious alien probe materializes from Jump Space and remotely reprograms The Bay's star drive, Sam and his crew begin an involuntary voyage that takes them three thousand light years out of known space, across the galactic rift to the Sagittarius Spiral Arm, and into the heart of an ancient, previously unknown civilization—the first encountered by Humans and the other five races of the Cottohazz—Stellar Commonwealth—in over a century. The genetically altered immortals known as The Guardians, a race so old they do not remember their own origins, soon turn murderously violent. Now Sam and his crew must elude capture by the Guardians, find some means of reprograming their own star drive, and then return to the Cottohazz with the news of a powerful new civilization bent on their destruction. But they may also be carrying the secrets of the origin of their own star drive and of the path to immortality. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Praise for Chain of Command: "Chadwick’s heavy hitter succeeds at teeth-gritting action scenes, deep psychological portraits of diverse characters and societies, and abundant puzzles and mysteries. All . . . mixed in seamlessly with the vivid tragedies of war and balanced with dark humor.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review ". . . strong characterization and the briskness of the plot should please. Fans of military sf and of Chadwick, in particular, should give it a look."—Booklist "Chain of Command is very smartly put together . . . Chadwick gets the details right, whether he's talking about the effects of prolonged weightlessness or the intricacies of geo and interstellar politics and economics . . . a solid piece of Mil-SF writing that pulls from many historical sources and manages to convey a lot of what the Surface Navy is like. . . . It isn't the steel hulls that make the navy tough, it's the sailors that crew them."—SFRevue About Come the Revolution: "[A]dventure, family secrets and humor. . . . The plot is as hard as the science Chadwick uses. . . . [E]ngages readers. First-rate science fiction; it moves at a fast pace throughout.”—The Galveston County Daily News "Chadwick offers an exciting military SF story set on the Varoki home planet of Hazz’Akato in his follow up to How Dark the World Becomes . . . Chadwick, a leading designer of military and science-fiction board- and role-playing games, knows his way around a battlefield . . . eccentric cohorts are entertaining, and a few surprises guarantee that readers will be seeing more of this series."—Booklist "This sequel to How Dark the World Becomes is a fast-paced, action-packed sf adventure. Readers new to Chadwick’s series will be able to start here without too much trouble; essential background information is given, and the author leaps straight into an original story set two years after the previous entry.”—Library Journal About How Dark the World Becomes: "How Dark the World Becomes is a crackling debut novel that speaks of great things to come! It's whip-smart, lightning-fast and character-driven—in short it has everything required to be totally satisfying. Highly recommended." —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Assassin’s Code ". . . [a] far off, hard scrabble intergalactic underworld . . . fast-paced intergalactic adventure full of far-flung alien intrigue.”—Astroguyz " . . . thrilling space adventure . . . I was reminded of Jack McDevitt's Alex Benedict novels and Mark L. Van Name's Jon & Lobo adventures."—SFCrowsnest

Mactan Ship of Destiny

Author: William L. Noyer

Publisher:

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Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 114

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The Liveship Traders Trilogy 3 Book Bundle

Set in the same sprawling fantasy world as her FitzChivalry Farseer novels, Robin Hobb’s Liveship Traders trilogy unravels the story of a once-thriving city, a glorious and mythic species facing extinction, and the clan whose destiny is ...

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0804180601

Category: Fiction

Page: 1952

View: 225

Set in the same sprawling fantasy world as her FitzChivalry Farseer novels, Robin Hobb’s Liveship Traders trilogy unravels the story of a once-thriving city, a glorious and mythic species facing extinction, and the clan whose destiny is intertwined with both. Prepare to be swept away in this breathtaking eBook bundle: SHIP OF MAGIC MAD SHIP SHIP OF DESTINY Bingtown is a hub of exotic trade and home to a merchant nobility famed for its liveships—rare vessels carved from wizardwood, which ripens magically into sentient awareness. Now the fortunes of one of Bingtown’s oldest families rest on the newly awakened liveship Vivacia. For Althea Vestrit, the ship is her rightful legacy. For Althea’s young nephew, wrenched from his religious studies and forced to serve aboard the ship, the Vivacia is a life sentence. But the fate of the ship—and the Vestrits—may ultimately lie in the hands of an outsider: the ruthless buccaneer captain Kennit, who plans to seize power over the Pirate Isles by capturing a liveship and bending it to his will. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “A truly extraordinary saga . . . The characterizations are consistently superb, and [Hobb] animates everything with love for and knowledge of the sea.”—Booklist “A major work of high fantasy, reading like a cross between Tolkien and Patrick O’Brian . . . one of the finest fantasy sagas to bridge the millennium.”—Publishers Weekly “Rich, complex . . . [Hobb’s] plotting is complex but tightly controlled, and her descriptive powers match her excellent visual imagination. But her chief virtue is that she delineates character extremely well.”—Interzone

The Ship of Destiny Etc Poems

Author: G. Laurence GROOM

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The Complete Liveship Traders Trilogy Ship of Magic The Mad Ship Ship of Destiny

'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin The Liveship Traders trilogy returns readers to Robin Hobb’s most loved world.

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007514468

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 588

'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin The Liveship Traders trilogy returns readers to Robin Hobb’s most loved world.

The Ship of Destiny

If I had to use the unskilled labour of one of the ship ' s company , he would damn
the business from the outset ; because he would regard the poor chap as already
dead . Last trip , a passenger jumped overboard , and was never seen again .

Author: Marshall Newton Goold

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Page: 304

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Ship of Destiny

Author: Greville Bathe

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Category: Ordnance, Naval

Page: 82

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Mad Ship

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Ship of Destiny. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . .

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553900269

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 740

“A truly extraordinary saga . . . The characterizations are consistently superb, and [Hobb] animates everything with love for and knowledge of the sea.”—Booklist As the ancient tradition of Bingtown’s Old Traders slowly erodes under the cold new order of a corrupt ruler, the Vestrits anxiously await the return of their liveship—a rare magic ship carved from sentient wizardwood, which bonds the ships mystically with those who sail them. And Althea Vestrit waits even more avidly, living only to reclaim the ship as her lost inheritance and captain her on the high seas. But the Vivacia has been seized by the ruthless pirate captain Kennit, who holds Althea’s nephew and his father hostage. Althea and her onetime sea mate Brashen resolve to liberate the liveship—but their plan may prove more dangerous than leaving the Vivacia in Kennit’s ambitious grasp. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Ship of Destiny. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “A major work of high fantasy, reading like a cross between Tolkien and Patrick O’Brian . . . one of the finest fantasy sagas to bridge the millennium.”—Publishers Weekly “Rich, complex . . . [Hobb’s] plotting is complex but tightly controlled, and her descriptive powers match her excellent visual imagination. But her chief virtue is that she delineates character extremely well.”—Interzone

Captain of Destiny

it says , ' Ye stately ships , And with your floating bridge the ocean span , Be mine
to guard this light from all eclipse ' Be ... of the Lighthouse that guards the Flame
of Spirituality from all eclipse , Jawaharlal is the Captain of the Ship of Destiny ...

Author: M. L. Ahluwalia

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Page: 267

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Ocean Lays or the sea the ship and the sailor in a series of poems chiefly selected

The ships of Ilioneus and Abas bold , Of brave Achates , and Alethes old , The
storm o'erwhelmed ; wide gape their shattered sides , And yawning seams
receive the hostile tides . J. Longmuir ... SHIPWRECK . And now , lashed on by
destiny.

Author: John LONGMUIR (A.M., LL.D.)

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American Book Publishing Record Cumulative 1950 1977 Title index

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography

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Category: United States

Page:

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The Sarcasm of Destiny

... old line - of - battle ship and iron - clads , to the Hungerfords — she finally
reached Edith , who was talking to Oswald Joyce and the doctor . Handsome and
smiling was the doctor . Beautifully dressed , and entirely oblivious of the fact that
he ...

Author: Mary Elizabeth Wilson Sherwood

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Category: American fiction

Page: 389

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Great Passenger Ships That Never Were

They would have surpassed the most famous, not only in speed and splendour but in size and appearance, besides setting trends that were subsequently adopted for ships that did enter service.With beautiful pictures and detailed diagrams this ...

Author: David L. Williams

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 9780750983570

Category: Transportation

Page: 264

View: 900

A revised and enhanced new edition of this classic work, filling an important gap in maritime history

British Battles of Destiny

ships of the middle and rear portions before the van portion could turn back into
the fight — these battleships , you will remember , being slow , cumbrous , and
heavy to handle , especially in a restricted space and with such light airs as were
 ...

Author: Boyd Cable

Publisher:

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Category: Battles

Page: 341

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Man s Origin Duty and Destiny Considered in Answer to the Questions What Am I Whence Am I Why Am I Whither Am I Going What are My Wants Who Will Give Me Aid

Tell him that never before did a vessel of such a structure and such dimensions
as the Great Eastern appear on the ocean ; that , consequently , the ship is
altogether peculiar , and , therefore , it is illogical to conclude that this leviathan
was ...

Author: John Relly Beard

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Category: God

Page: 110

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The English Catalogue of Books

Author: Sampson Low

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Category: English literature

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South African Law Reports

2001 ( 3 ) SA 824 D & CLD ultimate control of destiny of ship - Mere day to day
control or manage- A ment insufficient - Being director of company owning ship
usually insufficient , particularly where director holding no shares in company .

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The Ship of Fools

If he met with something which he did not like , he was in the habit of ignoring it
for a while and resuming previous activities , to give destiny a chance to
rearrange the infinite chain of events which had resulted in a specific reality . If he
turned ...

Author: Cristina Peri Rossi

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Page: 204

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The English Catalogue of Books annual

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Vols. 1898- include a directory of publishers.