The Mountain Shadow

In The Mountain Shadow, the long-awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a different generation of mafia dons, playing by a different set of rules.

Author: Gregory David Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748117830

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

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The first glimpse of the sea on Marine Drive filled my heart, if not my head. I turned away from the red shadow. I stopped thinking of that pyramid of killers, and Sanjay's improvidence. I stopped thinking about my own part in the madness. And I rode, with my friends, into the end of everything. Shantaram introduced millions of readers to a cast of unforgettable characters through Lin, an Australian fugitive, working as a passport forger for a branch of the Bombay mafia. In The Mountain Shadow, the long-awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a different generation of mafia dons, playing by a different set of rules. It has been two years since the events in Shantaram, and since Lin lost two people he had come to love: his father figure, Khaderbhai, and his soul mate, Karla, married to a handsome Indian media tycoon. Lin returns from a smuggling trip to a city that seems to have changed too much, too soon. Many of his old friends are long gone, the new mafia leadership has become entangled in increasingly violent and dangerous intrigues, and a fabled holy man challenges everything that Lin thought he'd learned about love and life. But Lin can't leave the Island City: Karla, and a fatal promise, won't let him go.

Above the Mountains Shadow

This book recounts the exhilarating tale of Sara's climb to the top of Mount Everest, a journey fraught with obstacles and life-threatening peril.

Author: Professor Jeffrey A Kottler

Publisher: Cognella Press

ISBN: 9781516533213

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Page: 232

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A story of determination, survival, and the indomitable human spirit, Above the Mountain's Shadow: A Journey of Hope and Adventure Inspired by the Forgotten is an incredible story of one woman's quest to empower the women of the world, one peak at a time. Growing up in Iran after the Islamic Revolution, Sara Safari enjoyed very few personal freedoms and little rights under the law, living an existence marked by oppression and limitations. In response to her childhood experiences, Sara was motivated to empower marginalized women everywhere--and what better way to show young girls that they can do anything than to stand on top of the world? In Above the Mountain's Shadow, Sara, along with her co-author and fellow humanitarian Jeffrey Kottler, recount the exhilarating tale of Sara's climb to the top of Mount Everest, a journey fraught with obstacles and life-threatening peril. From having never climbed a mountain in her life to ascending Everest during a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, Sara's journey is as thrilling as it is inspirational.

Shadow of the Mountain Shadow of the Mountain Book 1

Caleb and Joshua Roar to Life in this High-Impact Old Testament Saga Two men were brave enough to tell the truth about what awaited the Hebrews in Canaan. This is their story.

Author: Cliff Graham

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441228551

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Caleb and Joshua Roar to Life in this High-Impact Old Testament Saga Two men were brave enough to tell the truth about what awaited the Hebrews in Canaan. This is their story. From the slave pits of Egypt to the efforts of an eighty-five-year-old Caleb as he drives out the last of the giants, Shadow of the Mountain is a vivid portrait of two of God's chosen champions, and a meditation on masculine mentorship and the challenges and blessings of growing older. For the sake of his new God and his loyalty to his friend Joshua, Caleb will not spend his twilight years resting, but taking the battle to the enemies of God's people until his dying breath. From his early days as a mercenary for Pharaoh in Egypt watching the Hebrews suffer under the yoke of slavery, all the way through a desperate fight with giants in the dark forests of the hill country, this is a story filled with epic battles, gritty intensity, and supernatural events that made Graham's Lion of War series a hit. Shadow of the Mountain is sure to ignite a love for the Old Testament in popular culture.

Shadow of the Mountain Shadow of the Mountain Book 2

Cliff Graham Writes Biblical Fiction Men Want to Read Action-driven and unique in Christian fiction today, Shadow of the Mountain: Wilderness begins with Moses sending Joshua, Caleb, and ten others to spy on and scout the country of Canaan, ...

Author: Cliff Graham

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441230003

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Cliff Graham Writes Biblical Fiction Men Want to Read Action-driven and unique in Christian fiction today, Shadow of the Mountain: Wilderness begins with Moses sending Joshua, Caleb, and ten others to spy on and scout the country of Canaan, where the Lord has promised them a homeland. Asked to report back, ten talk only of the Anakites, a race of fearsome giants in the hills, their walled cities, and terrible human sacrifices to their gods. Despite giants, Joshua and Caleb feel the Lord is on their side and the land will be worth it. But the hearts of the people are fearful and turned against God's words. Their punishment will be forty years without a home, wandering the deserts until that generation dies out. But as the life of Caleb proves, God's promises are real--for men young and old.

Shadow on the Mountain

A powerful and inspiring memoir of a young Yazidi who served as a U.S. combat interpreter but was later forced to flee into the mountains of Iraq to avoid the ISIS slaughter of his people Shaker Jeffrey's life has been an odyssey of courage ...

Author: Shaker Jeffrey

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306922831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A powerful and inspiring memoir of a young Yazidi who served as a U.S. combat interpreter but was later forced to flee into the mountains of Iraq to avoid the ISIS slaughter of his people Shaker Jeffrey's life has been an odyssey of courage, cunning, and desperation. His journey began as a fatherless Iraqi farm boy. As a child he hung out with American troops and practiced his English. Soon he was helping gather information about terrorists, becoming one of the youngest combat interpreters to work for the United States government, even attracting the notice of General Petraeus. When he was barely sixteen, ISIS overran his Yazidi community and slaughtered most of its people. He narrowly escaped to the mountains with the remnants of his community. But with incredible daring, he became a valuable go-between, informing the U.S. military of the plight of the trapped Yazidis. Time and again he risked his life, going into enemy territory disguised as an ISIS fighter to mount daring rescue operations. Shaker saved over 1,000 civilians from ISIS, including hundreds of girls forced into sex slavery, although he was unable to save his own fiancée from a terrible fate. Shaker's powerful and inspiring narrative offers a human face to the people and places caught in the crosshairs of a borderless conflict that has come to define our age.

Shadow on the Mountain

This is at once a spy thriller, a coming-of-age story, and a chronicle of escalating bravery.

Author: Margi Preus

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123787

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Shadow on the Mountain recounts the adventures of a 14-year-old Norwegian boy named Espen during World War II. After Nazi Germany invades and occupies Norway, Espen and his friends are swept up in the Norwegian resistance movement. Espen gets his start by delivering illegal newspapers, then graduates to the role of courier and finally becomes a spy, dodging the Gestapo along the way. During five years under the Nazi regime, he gains—and loses—friends, falls in love, and makes one small mistake that threatens to catch up with him as he sets out to escape on skis over the mountains to Sweden. Preus incorporates archival photographs, maps, and other images to tell this story based on the real-life adventures of Norwegian Erling Storrusten, whom Preus interviewed in Norway. Praise for Shadow on the Mountain STARRED REVIEWS "Newbery Honor winner Preus infuses the story with the good-natured humor of a largely unified, peace-loving people trying to keep their sanity in a world gone awry. Based on a true story, the narrative is woven with lively enough daily historical detail to inspire older middle-grade readers to want to learn more about the Resistance movement and imitate Espen’s adventures." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This engrossing offering sheds light on the Norwegians’ courage during World War II. Preus masterfully weds a story of friendship with the complications faced by 14-year-old Espen and his friends as Nazi restrictions and atrocities become part of their everyday lives...This is at once a spy thriller, a coming-of-age story, and a chronicle of escalating bravery. Multidimensional characters fill this gripping tale that keeps readers riveted to the end." —School Library Journal, starred review "A closely researched historical novel... relates this wartime tale with intelligence and humor...Ms. Preus deftly uses together historical fact (Espen is based on a real-life spy) and elements of Norwegian culture to conjure a time and place not so terribly long ago." —The Wall Street Journal "Margi Preus, who won a Newbery honor for Heart of a Samurai, returns with another riveting work of historical fiction... This fine novel, which includes an author’s note, a timeline, a bibliography and even a recipe for invisible ink, is based on extensive research... The result is an authentic coming-of-age story, perfect for readers fascinated by the diary of Anne Frank or Lois Lowry’s classic, Number the Stars." —BookPage "The final chapters, which chronicle Espen’s dramatic escape to Sweden—days and nights of mountain skiing, Nazis in hot pursuit—take the book into adventure-thriller territory without losing the humanity that characterizes Preus’s account." —The Horn Book Magazine "Preus makes crystal clear the life imperiling risks that Espen undertakes and the danger to his family." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "As readers understand the risks that Espen took, they will want to learn more about this period. That Espen escaped to Sweden by traveling at night on skis with five different guides should intrigue them.” —Library Media Connection Awards VOYA Top Shelf for Middle School Readers 2012 list 2013 Notable Books for a Global Society Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award

In the Shadow of the Mountain Level 5

Modern, original fiction for learners of English.

Author: Helen Naylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521775519

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

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Modern, original fiction for learners of English. A tragic love story is uncovered as journalist Clare Crowe goes to Switzerland to bring home a relative's body. Clare's grandfather has been found frozen in a glacier, 74 years after a climbing accident. Clare knows this could make an interesting story for her newspaper, but as she investigates her grandfather's last climb, she learns that the accident wasn't as simple as she had first thought.

Shadow s Rise

Laying low in the mountain's shadow beside a loose wash filled with rubble and
scree, he was glad to see the mountain's steep slope subside beneath him. With
a hard day's scrabbling and hiking over treacherous ground, he should be able ...

Author: Joseph J. Bailey

Publisher: Joseph Bailey

ISBN: 098539076X

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 142

In a world where beliefs are real, actualized by will, expressed by intent, Yip Chi Chuan, a young martial and spiritual ascetic, flees as the only home he has ever known, the ancient monastery of the Priests of K’un Lun, is destroyed by a newly ascendant extradimensional evil. Cast out and alone, Yip strikes out on a quest spanning the breadth of his home world of Ea’ae and into the greater macroverse beyond in an attempt to unseat an all-consuming Darkness rooted in his once vaunted Order’s distant past. Will Yip, the last of his kind to walk the wide world beyond his fallen sanctuary, succeed where his mighty brethren failed in Ages past? Unfortunately for Yip, the answer appears all too clear.... Without the guidance and teachings of his lineage, pursued by malevolent supernatural agents of the Cabal, unable to fully defend himself in a world steeped in magic, his own quest may fail before it ever begins. Unfazed by his own limitations, guided by his inner vision and direct experience of the energies of life, the radiant chi suffusing and enlivening the world all around, he is determined to triumph where others have faltered. To win forward, he will need help... but first he must survive. A blend of Eastern mysticism and Western fantasy, Shadow’s Rise is the first book of the Chronicles of the Fists, an epic trilogy recounting Yip’s adventures against all odds.

Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow

His climber's eye still sees the mountain as a network of lines and routes to the
top. His painter's eye notes the play of light and the details that make up the daily
lives of the people and animals living in the shadow of that mountain. Before a ...

Author: Maria Coffey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429977426

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 763

Without risk, say mountaineers, there would be none of the self-knowledge that comes from pushing life to its extremes. For them, perhaps, it is worth the cost. But when tragedy strikes, what happens to the people left behind? Why would anyone choose to invest in a future with a high-altitude risk-taker? What is life like in the shadow of the mountain? Such questions have long been taboo in the world of mountaineering. Now, the spouses, parents and children of internationally renowned climbers finally break their silence, speaking out about the dark side of adventure. Maria Coffey confronted one of the harshest realities of mountaineering when her partner Joe Tasker disappeared on the Northeast Ridge of Everest in 1982. In Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow, Coffey offers an intimate portrait of adventure and the conflicting beauty, passion, and devastation of this alluring obsession. Through interviews with the world's top climbers, or their widows and families-Jim Wickwire, Conrad Anker, Lynn Hill, Joe Simpson, Chris Bonington, Ed Viesturs, Anatoli Boukreev, Alex Lowe, and many others-she explores what compels men and women to give their lives to the high mountains. She asks why, despite the countless tragedies, the world continues to laud their exploits. With an insider's understanding, Coffey reveals the consequences of loving people who pursue such risk-the exhilarating highs and inevitable lows, the stress of long separations, the constant threat of bereavement, and the lives shattered in the wake of climbing accidents. Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow is a powerful, affecting and important book that exposes the far reaching personal costs of extreme adventure.

The Shadow on the Mountain

... with the flames dancing in their wake. I felt Simon's face close to mine. He
placed his hand on the side of my face, turned me to face him, and gently blew
into my face. I felt my body jerk, and suddenly I was The Shadow on the Mountain
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Author: Jenny Arnesen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453572283

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 539

Alli The mighty and majestic mountains capture her heart Alli’s incredible ability to lock away the hurt and sadness of lost love and surround herself in music and dance happens once more when her heart is left bleeding. She throws all her love and passion into the relationship with a man who loves her unconditionally. She moves with him to the little Town deep in the mountains. For a time the nightmares are left behind and Alli revels in the closeness of a remarkable and loving relationship that grows stronger with each passing day. But her peace is shattered by a visit from the past which brings back the horror of war. The Shadow on the Mountain takes her back to face the tragedy, intrigue and bloodshed that she has to endure alone once more to save the life of a lost love. The final confrontation of the evil force that destroyed his brother still beckons to her as the Shadow takes her back deep within the bush war. A place of desolation and hatred that she has been forced to bear. Where her tears and sorrow flowed like a river to the sea. To live her life she is forced to release the spirit of her late husband and her lost love and lay to rest finally the demons that tie her to the past.

In The Shadow Of The Mountain

Author: Karen A. Blackburn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469193426

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

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This is a collection of poems written over several years time. The first chapter was inspired by the great state of Maine and Mt. Katahdin. The second chapter is a collection of love poems written by the author but also some written to the author by her boyfriend. The third chapter is poem stories. This is just that, rhyming stories in poem form. The last chapter is a miscellaneous collection of amusing poems

The Mountain Decameron

Midnight — the stars— the sea — the solemn sound's immensity , the imposing
calm — the yawning caves — the contrasted night of mountain - shadow , in
which my single living form stole — and that paler sort of day , that was over all
the ...

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In the Shadow of the Mountain Level 5 Upper Intermediate Book with Audio CDs 2 Pack

His ancestors had believed that the mountain was sacred , that the gods lived
there and so it was an unvisited place . Since it had been first climbed in 1865 ,
many people had lost their lives on it , including his father four years ago . Ulrich
had ...

Author: Helen Naylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521686501

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

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This text is part of a new series of original fiction, specially written for learners of English. Graded into six levels - from elementary to advanced - the stories provide easy and enjoyable reading on a wide range of contemporary topics and themes.

Sunsets Twilights and Evening Skies

MOUNTAIN SHADOWS If you are on a mountain top something interesting is
added to the earth ' s shadow . At sunset the shadow of the mountain can be
seen cast onto the atmosphere to the east . Inasmuch as the sun has already set
for the ...

Author: Aden Meinel

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521406475

Category: Science

Page: 163

View: 965

Explains what causes color variations in sunsets, tells how volcanic eruptions can change the sun's light, and discusses comets, meteors, city lights, and the aurora borealis.

Shadow of the Mountains

He turned to Josh, whose eyes lingered on the mountain meadows that his father
had given him when he married Sharon. “Josh,” Lige went on in a gentle tone, “
this land is yourn now. But I don't want you jist to look at yore land. Iwant you to ...

Author: Lynn Morris

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 159856739X

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 936

Cheney Duvall has proved herself as a true doctor to those 200 brides with whom she traveled to the West. But arrival in Seattle with a string of medical successes does not open any doors for her. Returning to the East, she finds an invitation to a remote spot in the Ozark mountains where there are no doctors at all. But she runs into walls of illiteracy, superstition, and immovable distrust of Yankees. 368 pp.

MOUNTAIN METEOROLOGY

The sky seen from a high mountain is therefore strongly blue ; and its spectrum
shows a marked deficiency of red . ... The Signal Service observer first stationed
on Pike ' s Peak began his record by noting the mountain shadow as something ...

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Shantaram

Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas---this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for ...

Author: Gregory David Roberts

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429908276

Category: Fiction

Page: 944

View: 418

"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured." So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel by Gregory David Roberts, set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere. As a hunted man without a home, family, or identity, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The search leads him to war, prison torture, murder, and a series of enigmatic and bloody betrayals. The keys to unlock the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by two people. The first is Khader Khan: mafia godfather, criminal-philosopher-saint, and mentor to Lin in the underworld of the Golden City. The second is Karla: elusive, dangerous, and beautiful, whose passions are driven by secrets that torment her and yet give her a terrible power. Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas---this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for India at its heart. Based on the life of the author, it is by any measure the debut of an extraordinary voice in literature.

The Overland Monthly

To the east, in the tranquil gloom of the evening, slept the picturesque Willamette
Valley, with its rounded buttes and meandering streams fringed with dark green
groves, which, dimly seen through the mountain shadow, were like billows of ...

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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

WEARY with a hard day's travel in the way being practicable in this or that gorge ,
a rugged Coast Range of mountains ... mountain shadow , were side about a
mile when we entered deep like billows of darkness gathering upon their ravine ...

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Shadow of the Mountain

Cliff Graham Writes Biblical Fiction Men Want to Read Action-driven and unique in Christian fiction today, Shadow of the Mountain: Wilderness begins with Moses sending Joshua, Caleb, and ten others to spy on and scout the country of Canaan, ...

Author: Cliff Graham

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

ISBN: 9780764214769

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 912

Cliff Graham Writes Biblical Fiction Men Want to Read Action-driven and unique in Christian fiction today, Shadow of the Mountain: Wilderness begins with Moses sending Joshua, Caleb, and ten others to spy on and scout the country of Canaan, where the Lord has promised them a homeland. Asked to report back, ten talk only of the Anakites, a race of fearsome giants in the hills, their walled cities, and terrible human sacrifices to their gods. Despite giants, Joshua and Caleb feel the Lord is on their side and the land will be worth it. But the hearts of the people are fearful and turned against God's words. Their punishment will be forty years without a home, wandering the deserts until that generation dies out. But as the life of Caleb proves, God's promises are real--for men young and old.