Author: Elizabeth Spires
Collects photographs of the sculptor William Edmondson and his work with poetry written by the author accompanying each photograph.
Author: William Golding
Publisher: Faber & Faber
'...the folly isn't mine. It's God's Folly. Even in the old days He never asked men to do what was reasonable. Men can do that for themselves. They can buy and sell, heal and govern. But then out of some deep place comes the command to do what makes no sense at all - to build a ship on dry land; to sit among the dunghills; to marry a whore; to set their son on the altar of sacrifice. Then, if men have faith, a new thing comes.' Dean Jocelin has a vision: that God has chosen him to erect a great spire on his cathedral. His mason anxiously advises against it, for the old cathedral was built without foundations. Nevertheless, the spire rises octagon upon octagon, pinnacle by pinnacle, until the stone pillars shriek and the ground beneath it swims. Its shadow falls ever darker on the world below, and on Dean Jocelin in particular.
Author: Jacques Heyman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Cambridge's Jacques Heyman provides a thorough and intuitive understanding of masonry structures, such as arch bridges, Greek temples, and Gothic cathedrals. Although his approach is firmly scientific, Heyman does not use complex mathematics. Instead, he introduces the basis of masonry analysis, then considers individual structures, through lucid and informative text. 5 photos. 100 line diagrams. 3 tables.
Author: Barry Unsworth
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
In its romantic and dangerous tour of history, Barry Unsworth's Stone Virgin rivals A. S. Byatt's Possession.
Author: B. A. Wencek
Nearly 150 years ago, an atrocious and all-consuming war raged through the Spires, involving every race and element. Now, the Guardians, four beings created and placed by the Goddess on the world to ensure peace remains between the kingdoms, must discover the cause of a recent magical disturbance. As they make their way through the mystery, which eventually takes them to such places as the Lost Spire, a land that was dubbed damned and cursed after the war, and Dimiourgia, the world below, the Guardians find that this is not just a simple flux in the flow of magic, but a plot by Thremac, the Lord of the Darkness, to obliterate the world that the Goddess has created.
Author: Jim Butcher
Jim Butcher, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dresden Files and the Codex Alera novels, conjures up a new series set in a fantastic world of noble families, steam-powered technology, and magic-wielding warriors… Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace. Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship, Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion, he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora, disrupting the enemy’s shipping lines by attacking their cargo vessels. But when the Predator is severely damaged in combat, leaving captain and crew grounded, Grimm is offered a proposition from the Spirearch of Albion—to join a team of agents on a vital mission in exchange for fully restoring Predator to its fighting glory. And even as Grimm undertakes this dangerous task, he will learn that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come. Humanity’s ancient enemy, silent for more than ten thousand years, has begun to stir once more. And death will follow in its wake… From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Mulk Raj Anand
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
The Afterward To This Second Edition Remains An Event Not Only Because The Book Benefits From The Works Published Since The First Edition, But Also Because It Presents The Author S Integral Vision And Her Unique Adventure Into The Boundaries Of Several Disciplines. It Demonstrates The Efficacy Of Her Earlier Approach Of Investigating The Imagery And The Metaphors As Basic To The Discourse Of The Indian Tradition. She Proposes A Multi-Layered Cluster Of Concepts And Metaphors Which Enable One To Uncode The Complex Multi-Dimensional Character Of The Indian Arts. Also Significantly She Suggests A Deeper Comprehension Of The Relevance Of The Developments In The Field Of Traditional Mathematics And Biology For The Study Of The Language Of Form Of The Indian Arts.
Author: Nathan Hawke
I have been Truesword to my friends, Griefbringer to my enemies. To most of you I am just another Northlander bastard here to take your women and drink your mead, but to those who know me, my name is Gallow. I fought for my king for seven long years. I have fled in defeat and I have tasted victory and I will tell you which is sweeter. Despise me, then, for I have slain more of your kin than I can count, though I remember every single face. Collected here are the first three Gallow novels, along with a collection of framing short stories. THE FATEGUARD TRILOGY tells of the years when Gallow discovered that a man as notorious as he was cannot live a quiet life, and in the end must choose a side, even if that means betraying his own people. And when you betray a king, you accept that there will be a reckoning. The Fateguard are coming ... Contains THE CRIMSON SHIELD, COLD REDEMPTION and THE LAST BASTION
Author: Nathan Hawke
I fought against your people, and I have fought for them. I have killed, and I have murdered. I betrayed my kin and crippled my king. I led countless warriors to their deaths and fought to save one worthless life. I have stood against monsters and men and I cannot always tell the difference. Fate carried me away from your lands, from the woman and the family I love. Three hellish years but now, finally, I may return. I hope I will find them waiting for me. I hope they will remember me while all others forget. Let my own people believe me dead, lest they hunt me down. Let me return in the dark and in the shadows so no one will know. But hope is rare and fate is cruel. And if I have to, I will fight.
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald, James L. W. West, III
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A collection of Fitzgerald's writings for high school and Princeton University magazines.