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Smoke and Shadows

Tanya Huff’s supernatural fantasy Smoke series, with a gothic twist • Mix of ghostly mystery, paranormal horror, and dark humor • Lamba Award nominated Fans of the X-Files and Twin Peaks will love acclaimed master of contemporary ...

Author : Tanya Huff

Release : 2005-04-05

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 1101573112

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Tanya Huff’s supernatural fantasy Smoke series, with a gothic twist • Mix of ghostly mystery, paranormal horror, and dark humor • Lamba Award nominated Fans of the X-Files and Twin Peaks will love acclaimed master of contemporary fantasy Tanya Huff’s twisted version of vampires, wizards, and TV terror. When Tony Foster relocated to Vancouver with his vampire Henry Fitzroy, he knew it was his chance to get his act together. In an example of art echoing life, Tony landed a job as production assistant for the syndicated TV show Darkest Night, a series about a vampire detective. And except for his unrequited crush on the show’s handsome costar, Lee Nicholas, Tony was pretty content. Until everything started to fall apart on the set. It began with shadows­­—shadows where they didn’t belong, that almost had an existence of their own. Tony tried to ignore it—until he found Nikki Waugh’s body, and felt the shadow’s touch, and a stunt crash went wrong for no discernible reason—and Tony knew that he had to find out what was threatening everyone on the set. From the Paperback edition.

Avatar, the Last Airbender

When the Fire Nation begins to believe that the country will perish if Zuko stays in power, Avatar Aang and his friends must protect the ruler.

Author : Gene Luen Yang

Release : 2015

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ISBN : 9781506702810

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When the Fire Nation begins to believe that the country will perish if Zuko stays in power, Avatar Aang and his friends must protect the ruler.

The Gray Man of Smoke and Shadows

Someone with abilities they have never seen. This strange being, full of rage and vengeance, is hell-bent on destruction. But who will be his target?Find out in Volume II of the Vampire Series of Extreme Horror based in South Korea.

Author : Todd Sullivan

Release : 2020-05-24

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ISBN : 9781649050014

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As a child, Hyeri's uncle tortured her. Years after escaping his brutal touch, she discovers a secret organization of vampires and joins the ranks of the undead. Gaining supernatural strength and speed, she seeks one thing: revenge.When Hyeri unleashes her decades-old hatred upon her uncle, she's interrupted by a vampire enforcer who seeks to apprehend her for breaking company protocol and revealing her vampiric nature to mortals.Hyeri fends off the assassin, but an errant attack wounds her uncle, and the vampires glimpse an evil that has taken refuge inside of him. The darkness desires to remain unknown and plots to silence them both.Forced to combine their abilities, the vampire duo sharpen their swords and gorge on blood to increase their strength. Can they withstand the onslaught of Hyeri's uncle, The Gray Man of Smoke and Shadows?Before they can find out, someone else stumbles onto their path. Someone with abilities they have never seen. This strange being, full of rage and vengeance, is hell-bent on destruction. But who will be his target?Find out in Volume II of the Vampire Series of Extreme Horror based in South Korea.

Halo: Smoke and Shadow

This electrifying novella also contains the complete text of Kelly Gay’s short story “Into the Fire,” originally featured in the acclaimed collection Halo: Fractures!

Author : Kelly Gay

Release : 2018-01-16

Publisher : Titan Books

ISBN : 1785656724

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An original novella set in the Halo Universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! Find. Claim. Profit. In a post-Covenant War galaxy littered with scrap, it’s the salvager’s motto. And with a fast ship and a lust for adventure, Rion Forge has certainly made her mark on the trade. But when the discovery of a wrecked United Nations Space Command cruiser brings Rion’s past back to haunt her, stirring fresh hope into a decades-old wound, she’s hell-bent on finding answers: What really happened to her father, John Forge, and his ship, the Spirit of Fire? This electrifying novella also contains the complete text of Kelly Gay’s short story “Into the Fire,” originally featured in the acclaimed collection Halo: Fractures!

Avatar: The Last Airbender - Smoke and Shadow Part 2

With the disappearances of children in the Fire Nation capital, Avatar Aang and his friends are doing everything they can to find out who—or what—is responsible.

Author : Gene Luen Yang

Release : 2015-12-29

Publisher : Dark Horse Comics

ISBN : 1630085936

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With the disappearances of children in the Fire Nation capital, Avatar Aang and his friends are doing everything they can to find out who—or what—is responsible. Aang and Zuko must work together to keep the peace, but the emergence of the New Ozai Society, and the appearance of the mysterious Kemurikage of legend, may prove to be too much even for the Avatar when the true culprit of the kidnappings is revealed! * The official continuation of Airbender from its creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko! * The perfect companion to The Legend of Korra!

Shadows And Smoke

Author : L. W. Arrington

Release : 2005-07

Publisher : L. W. Arrington

ISBN : 9781420860139

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Shadows on Smoke

James M. Maloney. SHADOWS 0N SMIJKE IAMES M. MALONEY Shadows on
Smoke Shadows on Smoke James M. Maloney. Front Cover.

Author : James M. Maloney

Release : 2011-08-04

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

ISBN : 9781465340757

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Ward Dundee’s last big case left him with a serious chest wound and brought back horrifying memories of his combat in Viet Nam. With alcohol as his medicine of choice , no clients to speak of, and mounting debts, Dundee finds himself circling the drain to oblivion. Finally, two female clients appear: one, an abrasive witch who insists he pursue a case of murder the Lakehurst police insist never took place; and the other, a scheming adulteress who embroils him in a murderous blackmail case. The leads Dundee uncovers reach all the way back to the Holocaust and that last ill-fated flight of the Hindenburg that put the town of Lakehurst on the map.

Shadows in the Smoke

The Ghost Squad—or 'Shadow Mob' as they were referred to by almost every
villain in the Smoke—were a secret eventothemselves, let alone
therestofLondon's police forces. You'd never catch them wearing little trilby hats,
belted raincoats ...

Author : Tony Broadbent

Release : 2012-10-03

Publisher : MP Publishing

ISBN : 1849822573

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It is 1949, and 'The Smoke' remains tarnished with shattered, abandoned buildings and bombsites. It’s the perfect backdrop for Jethro - honest Cockney cat burglar - to redistribute the wealth of the upper classes. The day after thieving jewels from a mansion, headlines scream that the very man Jethro robbed was found dead. It’s deemed a homicide when the jewels are discovered missing, and Jethro sets off on a search into London’s dark underworld to find out who is trying to frame him.

Music in the Shadows

Walbrook's impresario Lermontov broods, cigarette smoke swirls in silhouette
shadows in The Red Shoes. EagleLion, 1948 As Blues in the Night's antihero
performs jazz, Vicky's talented heroine in The Red Shoes pursues classical ballet

Author : Sheri Chinen Biesen

Release : 2014-03-27

Publisher : JHU Press

ISBN : 1421408392

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Smoke. Shadows. Moody strains of jazz. Welcome to the world of "noir musical" films, where tormented antiheroes and hard-boiled musicians battle obsession and struggle with their music and ill-fated love triangles. Sultry divas dance and sing the blues in shrouded nightclubs. Romantic intrigue clashes with backstage careers. In her pioneering study, Music in the Shadows, film noir expert Sheri Chinen Biesen explores musical films that use film noir style and bluesy strains of jazz to inhabit a disturbing underworld and reveal the dark side of fame and the American Dream. While noir musical films like A Star Is Born include musical performances, their bleak tone and expressionistic aesthetic more closely resemble the visual style of film noir. Their narratives unfold behind a stark noir lens: distorted, erratic angles and imbalanced hand-held shots allow the audience to experience a tortured, disillusioned perspective. While many musicals glamorize the quest for the spotlight in Hollywood's star factory, brooding noir musical films such as Blues in the Night, Gilda, The Red Shoes, West Side Story, and Round Midnight stretch the boundaries of film noir and the musical as film genres collide. Deep shadows, dim lighting, and visual composition evoke moodiness, cynicism, pessimism, and subjective psychological points of view. As in her earlier study of film noir, Blackout: World War II and the Origins of Film Noir, Biesen draws on extensive primary research in studio archives to situate her examination within a historical, industrial, and cultural context. -- Brian Taves, author of Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent PioneerThomas Schatz, The University of Texas at Austin

Smoke and Ashes

Praise for SMOKE AND ASHES “Fans of Buffy and The XFiles will cheer the latest
exploits of Tony Foster, wizardintraining, in the third novel of Huff's ... —Chronicle

Author : Tanya Huff

Release : 2006-06-06

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 9781101215548

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Tanya Huff’s supernatural fantasy Smoke series, with a gothic twist • Mix of ghostly mystery, paranormal horror, and dark humor • Lamba Award nominated Fans of the X-Files and Twin Peaks will love acclaimed master of contemporary fantasy Tanya Huff’s twisted version of vampires, wizards, and TV terror. Tony Foster, fledgling wizard and now trainee assistant director on Darkest Night—the syndicated vampire detective show—is hoping that they only supernatural events he’ll be caught up in are those in the script. But that isn’t meant to be, for a demonic convergence is about to begin, creating weak spots through which lesser demons may enter the world. To complicate matters, Leah, the incredibly seductive stuntwoman who freelances for the show, is an immortal Demongate. Should Leah die, the Demongate will open and her sensual demon master will wreak havoc upon the unsuspecting human race. Can Tony—with the help of Leah, Henry, a tabloid reporter, a Mountie, and the cast of Darkest Night—halt a demonic invasion and stave off the end of the world?

Big If: A Novel

“Smoke?” she said to Jens. “Are we actually talking about smoke?” “No,” said
Jens, “smoke shadows.” The topic wasn't actually smoke or shadows, but rather
Jens' modest (so he thought) proposal to upgrade the blackened crater, the
game's ...

Author : Mark Costello

Release : 2011-08-15

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN : 0393088324

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A scary, funny novel—a riff on recent history and the American obsession with assassination. It's winter in New Hampshire, the economy is booming, the vice president is running for president, and his Secret Service people are very, very tense. Meet Vi Asplund, a young Secret Service agent mourning her dead father. She goes home to New Hampshire to see her brother Jens, a computer genius who just might be going mad—and is poised to make a fortune on Big If, a viciously nihilistic computer game aimed at teenagers. Vi's America, as she sees it in the crowds, in her brother, and in her fellow agents, is affluent, anxious, and abuzz with vague fantasies of violence. Through a gallery of vivid characters—heroic, ignoble, or desperate—Mark Costello's hilarious novel limns the strategies, both sound and absurd, that we conjure to survive in daily life.

Making Minds

For example, ideas and dreams might indeed be conceived of as physical things
but as special, insubstantial types of physical things, perhaps like smoke, or
shadows, or air. Piaget (1929/1967), in fact, quotes older preschoolers as saying
that ...

Author : Professor Henry M. Wellman

Release : 2014-10-09

Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN : 0199334935

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Developmental psychologists coined the term "theory of mind" to describe how we understand our shifting mental states in daily life. Over the past twenty years researchers have provided rich, provocative data showing that from an early age, children develop a sophisticated and consistent "theory of mind" by attributing their desires, beliefs, and emotions to themselves and to others. Remarkably, infants barely a few months old are able to attend closely to other humans; two-year-olds can articulate the desires and feelings of others and comfort those in distress; and three- and four-year-olds can talk about thoughts abstractly and engage in lies and trickery. This book provides a deeper examination of how "theory of mind" develops. Building on his pioneering research in The Child's Theory of Mind (1990), Henry M. Wellman reports on all that we have learned in the past twenty years with chapters on evolution and the brain bases of theory of mind, and updated explanations of theory theory and later theoretical developments, including how children conceive of extraordinary minds such as those belonging to superheroes or supernatural beings. Engaging and accessibly written, Wellman's work will appeal especially to scholars and students working in psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, and social cognition.

The Vampire Book

The first of the trilogy, Smoke and Shadows appeared in 2004, to be followed by
Smoke and Mirrors (2005) and Smoke and Ashes (2006). Sources: Harrell,
Megan. “Interview with Tanya Huff.” Foxfire News. Posted at
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Author : J Gordon Melton

Release : 2010-09-01

Publisher : Visible Ink Press

ISBN : 1578593506

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The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

Heir to the Shadows

Smoke's conclusion. The wolf's reference points for a “proper human den”
included the Hall, the cottages in Halaway, the family's other country houses, and
Jaenelle's cabin. So it made sense that Smoke would see the shack as a den
made by ...

Author : Anne Bishop

Release : 2007-08-07

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 9781101212417

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In the second novel set in the “darkly fascinating world” (SF Site) of Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels Trilogy, ambitions unfurl as the realm’s dreams of a liberator have finally been made flesh... The Blood have waited centuries for the coming of Witch, the living embodiment of magic. But Jaenelle, the young girl singled out by prophecy, is haunted by the cruel battles fought over her—for not all the Blood await her as their Savior. Some dismiss her as a myth. Some refuse to believe. And still others look forward to using her, making her a pawn to their shadowy devices. Only time and the devotion of her loyal guardians have healed Jaenelle’s physical wounds. But her mind is fragile, barely able to protect her from the horrifying memories of her childhood. Nothing, however, can deflect her from her destiny—and the day of reckoning looms near. When her memories return. When her magic matures. When she is forced to accept her fate. On that day, the dark Realms will know what it means to be ruled by Witch.

The Shadow Witch

Here, I will tell you the story of how the Shadow Witch came to leave that grim land with its evil fairies, and why it is that she now dances with happiness amid the good fairies of the Fire, in the Land of Glowing Embers.

Author : Gertrude Crownfield

Release : 2016-12-18

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ISBN : 1365619826

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The Shadow Witch A wonderful story that takes place inside a fireplace. Fanciful and descriptive. Long ago, in the Land of Shadows, lived the Shadow Witch, the one beautiful and loving creature in all that dim and darksome land that lies away from the Land of Fire, and between it and the Chimney Back. Close to her domain is the great Plain of Ash, where the giant, Curling Smoke, rises, where the crafty Ash Goblin lurks, where the boisterous Wind in the Chimney swoops down from out the Chimney Mouth. Here, I will tell you the story of how the Shadow Witch came to leave that grim land with its evil fairies, and why it is that she now dances with happiness amid the good fairies of the Fire, in the Land of Glowing Embers.

Shadow of the Sword

December 23, 2004 Fallujah A PATCH of GREEN in the smoke. I lie on my
stomach, choking, throat burning and eyes afire. Boots near my eyes, tan once,
now gray and mottled with Fallujah filth. The world spins—am I upside down?
Darkness ...

Author : Jeremiah Workman

Release : 2009-09-15

Publisher : Presidio Press

ISBN : 9780345516664

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Awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry under fire, Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Workman is one of the Marine Corps’ best-known contemporary combat veterans. In this searing and inspiring memoir, he tells an unforgettable story of his service overseas–and of the emotional wars that continue to rage long after our fighting men come home. Raised in a tiny blue-collar town in Ohio, Jeremiah Workman was a handsome and athletic high achiever. Having excelled on the sporting field, he believed that the Marine Corps would be the perfect way to harness his physical and professional drives. In the Iraqi city of Fallujah in December 2004, Workman faced the challenge that would change his life. He and his platoon were searching for hidden caches of weapons and mopping up die-hard insurgent cells when they came upon a building in which a team of fanatical insurgents had their fellow Marines trapped. Leading repeated assaults on that building, Workman killed more than twenty of the enemy in a ferocious firefight that left three of his own men dead. But Workman’s most difficult fight lay ahead of him–in the battlefield of his mind. Burying his guilt about the deaths of his men, he returned stateside, where he was decorated for valor and then found himself assigned to the Marine base at Parris Island as a “Kill Hat”: a drill instructor with the least seniority and the most brutal responsibilities. He was instructed, only half in jest, to push his untested recruits to the brink of suicide. Haunted by the thought that he had failed his men overseas, Workman cracked, suffering a psychological breakdown in front of the men he was charged with leading and preparing for war. In Shadow of the Sword, a memoir that brilliantly captures both wartime courage and its lifelong consequences, Workman candidly reveals the ordeal of post-traumatic stress disorder: the therapy and drug treatments that deadened his mind even as they eased his pain, the overwhelming stress that pushed his marriage to the brink, and the confrontations with anger and self-blame that he had internalized for years. Having fought through the worst of his trials–and now the father of a young son–Workman has found not perfection or a panacea but a way to accommodate his traumas and to move forward toward hope, love, and reconciliation. From the Hardcover edition.

The Shadow of the Wind

A motionless figure stood out in a patch of shadow on the cobbled street. The
flickering amber glow of a cigarette ... He remained there for almost a minute
smoking nonchalantly, his eyes fixed on mine. Then, when the cathedral bells
struck ...

Author : Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Release : 2005-01-25

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 1101147067

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"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. “ Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should.” --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero." --Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "One gorgeous read." --Stephen King From the Trade Paperback edition.

Real-Time Shadows

e concept of volumetric shadows is part of the huge topic of light scattering in
participating media that gives rise to phenomena such as shadows in clouds, gas
, smoke, and hair and shas of light in air and water. Shas of light in air are also ...

Author : Elmar Eisemann

Release : 2016-04-19

Publisher : CRC Press

ISBN : 1439867690

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Important elements of games, movies, and other computer-generated content, shadows are crucial for enhancing realism and providing important visual cues. In recent years, there have been notable improvements in visual quality and speed, making high-quality realistic real-time shadows a reachable goal. Real-Time Shadows is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of real-time shadow techniques. It covers a large variety of different effects, including hard, soft, volumetric, and semi-transparent shadows. The book explains the basics as well as many advanced aspects related to the domain of shadow computation. It presents interactive solutions and practical details on shadow computation. The authors compare various algorithms for creating real-time shadows and illustrate how they are used in different situations. They explore the limitations and failure cases, advantages and disadvantages, and suitability of the algorithms in several applications. Source code, videos, tutorials, and more are available on the book’s website

Beyond the Shadows Is Tomorrow

For a long time he didn't realize I had a drug problem until the day he found me in
the closet, smoking more than a ... get down on my hands and knees, looking in
the carpet, trying to find anything to smoke that would give me that “high” that ...

Author : Rhonda Walker

Release : 2013-05

Publisher : WestBow Press

ISBN : 1449794386

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Get ready! You are taking a tour into the lives of some very special women of God. Each has worth "far more than rubies." These are true, very personal stories of their unique perspectives on God's love and their faith in His justice and power. They chose to share their stories so that through their struggles, others might find a faith and comfort that then brings the courage to go forward. They would say amen to Paul's exhortation to the Corinthian brethren: "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows" (II Cor. 1:3-5 NIV).

Knight of Shadows

The mangonels on the gatehouse and battlements had thrown hot coals and
flaming bales which left high, arcing trails of black smoke in their wake. And both
had hurled great jars that exploded in plumes of flame as they burst against the ...

Author : Toby Venables

Release : 2013-09-29

Publisher : Abaddon Books

ISBN : 1849976449

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England, 1191. Richard Lionheart has left the realm bankrupt and leaderless in his quest for glory. Only Prince John seems willing to fight back the tide of chaos threatening England ? embodied by the traitorous ?Hood.? But John has a secret weapon: Guy of Gisburne, outcast, mercenary, and now knight. His first mission: to intercept the jewel-encrusted skull of John the Baptist, sent by the Templars to Philip, King of France. Gisburne?s quest takes him from the Tower of London to the hectic crusader port of Marseilles ? and into increasingly bloody encounters with ?The White Devil?: the fanatical Templar de Mercheval. Relentlessly pursued back to England, and aided by the beautiful and secretive M‚lisande, Gisburne battles his way with sword, lance and bow to a bitter confrontation at the Castel de Mercheval. But beyond it ? if he survives ? lies an even more unpredictable adversary.