For a moment he fingered the chessmen idly. "We have a game on Mars similar
to chess," he said, "very similar. And there is a race there that plays it grimly with
men and naked swords. We call the game jetan. It is played on a board like yours
Tara of Helium rose from the pile of silks and soft furs upon which she had been reclining, stretched her lithe body languidly, and crossed toward the center of the room, where, above a large table, a bronze disc depended from the low ceiling. Her carriage was that of health and physical perfection - the effortless harmony of faultless coordination. A scarf of silken gossamer crossing over one shoulder was wrapped about her body; her black hair was piled high upon her head. With a wooden stick she tapped upon the bronze disc, lightly, and presently the summons was answered by a slave girl, who entered, smiling, to be greeted similarly by her mistress. ""Are my father's guests arriving?"" asked the princess. ""Yes, Tara of Helium, they come,"" replied the slave. ""I have seen Kantos Kan, Overlord of the Navy, and Prince Soran of Ptarth, and Djor Kantos, son of Kantos Kan,"" she shot a roguish glance at her mistress as she mentioned Djor Kantos' name, ""and - oh, ..., many have come.""
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-19 - Publisher: Hachette UK
THE NAIL-BITING, BESTSELLING FINAL CHAPTER IN THE LEWIS TRILOGY 'One of the best regarded crime series of recent years' Independent 'Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth' New York Times PETER MAY: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT MURDER TO THE OUTER HEBRIDES THE NEW START
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-21 - Publisher: Hachette UK
Johnny Dixon, Fergie, and Professor Childermass comply with a strange will left by the professor's brother, which requires them to spend the summer at a desolate estate where they encounter a madman bent on destroying the world.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-25 - Publisher: Lulu.com
Tara of Helium rose from the pile of silks and soft furs upon which she had been reclining, stretched her lithe body languidly, and crossed toward the center of the room, where, above a large table, a bronze disc depended from the low ceiling. Her carriage was that of health
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-29 - Publisher: Pokey Hat
Win. Lose. Survive.I was the boy with a plan. Now I am the boy with nothing.From the moment 12-year-old Kylan hatches a plan to escape from his Norse captors, and return to Scotland to find his mother, his life becomes a dangerous game.The precious Lewis Chessmen pieces--which he helped carve--hold
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Angewandte Sprach-und Kulturwissenschaft in Germersheim), course: Proseminar, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Before taking part in the seminar "Introduction to American Ethnic Groups: Asian Americans,"