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The Blackbirds

The Blackbirds
The Children of Corvus Omnibus

by L.E. Harrison

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-04-20
  • Pages : 670
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A Fierce & Driven Paranormal Fantasy Read!" - JB Richards Travel through the Great Shield, and discover the world of the Children of Corvus. Protected by the Great Shield, the tribe lives united in their love and reverence for Corvus, the god of beasts, who had once bestowed a sacred gift—the ability to transform into the divine entity known as Bestiae—upon his descendants. Now, vestiges of this diluted power trigger a curse the Sacred Order calls the blood madness. Corvus's Sacred Law proclaims that to guarantee the blood madness will not be passed to future generations, every male with the curse must be executed. The captivating contemporary fantasy trilogy about a tribe of shapeshifters, deep within the inhospitable forest of northern Maine USA, in an alternate dimension known as Blackwater Hills. This Omnibus edition contains three complete novels in The Children Of Corvus series: BLACKBIRD (Book One) MERULA (Book Two) CORVUS (Book Three) Shortlisted for 'The Best Book We've Read All Year' by ReadFreely. One of Indie Author Land's 50 Best Indie Books of 2017. An IHIBRP 5-Star Recommended Read. Winner of the 2018 Virtual Fantasy Con Award for Best Dark Fantasy. Editorial Reviews: Review of Blackbird (Book One) - A Stunning Novel That Serves As Model For Paranormal Fantasy Reads! L.E. Harrison leads us into the complex spiritual and metaphysical world of shifters and werewolves in her absorbing paranormal fantasy novel, "Blackbird (The Children of Corvus Book 1)". Written as part diary and part third-person account, mostly on the behalf of her main characters—Alena, Michael, and Jonathan, this tale of an ancient inter-dimensional shifter civilization living a hidden life, obscured by The Great Shield, in the backwoods of Maine is as astonishing as it is unique. Harrison's story not only stands out in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy venue, it should serve as a model to other writers of how to develop a truly believable paranormal society. Mystery... Action... Romance... And much, much more are neatly tucked within the pages of this can't-miss, astonishing tale. -J.B. Richards - IHIBRP I came to The Blackbirds with baggage. I read the word "shapeshifters" in the blurb and felt that I knew what to expect - buff, handsome man, often shirtless, and a modern, snarky heroine. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that genre, but, believe me, that is not what this book is. Instead L.E Harrison has set her sights much higher, and has much loftier ambitions. This trilogy is set in a world of the author's creating, a world that is - and is not - northern Maine. We are deep in the lore of a tribe of shapeshifters, in Blackwater Hills. In the first book of the series, we meet our lead characters, Alena, who we are immediately fond of, and Michael Singleton, a man stained with a curse. -ReadFreely (Shortlisted for The Best Book We've Read All Year) "The novel has a promising plot, the intertwining stories of the two central characters are intriguing and will keep readers turning pages.The writing is descriptive and evocative, particularly when delving into the thoughts of the main characters and when describing the strange happenings they observe around them. The ideas of shapeshifting and a fantasy realm parallel to our own certainly aren't new, but Harrison puts a new spin on these concepts creating an original story that fans of the genre will enjoy." -The Booklife Prize  "I'm a sucker for books that take landscapes I'm familiar with, and makes them something magical and interesting. Nothing really does that more than a set of shapeshifters hidden away somewhere in Maine. ...An interesting story and a good premise for a book. It's easy to enjoy, and I could tell that Harrison really visualized and had a clear picture of the story she was telling. Steeped in magic and lore, there is a lot here to love." -Bookwormblues

The Blackbirds

The Blackbirds
A Book

by Eric Jerome Dickey

  • Publisher : Dutton Books
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN : 1101984104
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa, Indigo, Destiny and Erica, four best friends who would go to the ends of the earth for one another. Yet even their deep bond can't heal all, as the women struggle with their own personal demons, drama and steamy desire. As the women try to overcome their impulses, they find not only themselves tested, but the one thing they always considered unbreakable: their friendship.

Follow the Blackbirds

Follow the Blackbirds
A Book

by Gwen Nell Westerman

  • Publisher : MSU Press
  • Release : 2013-08-01
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1628950404
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In language as perceptive as it is poignant, poet Gwen Nell Westerman builds a world in words that reflects the past, present, and future of the Dakota people. An intricate balance between the singularity of personal experience and the unity of collective longing, Follow the Blackbirds speaks to the affection and appreciation a contemporary poet feels for her family, community, and environment. With touches of humor and the occasional sharp cultural criticism, the voice that emerges from these poems is that of a Dakota woman rooted in her world and her words. In this moving collection, Westerman reflects on history and family from a unique perspective, one that connects the painful past and the hard-fought future of her Dakota homeland. Grounded in vivid story and memory, Westerman draws on both English and the Dakota language to celebrate the long journey along sunflower-lined highways of the tallgrass prairies of the Great Plains that returns her to a place filled with “more than history.” An intense homage to the power of place, this book tells a masterful story of cultural survival and the power of language.

Raising the Blackbirds

Raising the Blackbirds
A Story of an Immigrant Farmworker and His Community; of Vision, Leadership

by Edward Moncrief

  • Publisher : Bookbaby
  • Release : 2018-05-20
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN : 9781543931365
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mexican dicho "You raise the blackbirds, and they pluck out your eyes" captures succinctly Mexico's four-hundred-fifty-year history of treachery conspired and blood spilled both by its leaders and by those in rebellion. The saying likewise captures this story; Mexican history and culture--vibrant still in the blood and flesh of its people--propel the narrative to its soulful yet redemptive conclusion. Sixto Torres narrates his journey from childhood in Mexico to his emigration to the Rio Grande Valley. Eventually, in order to support his growing family, he joins the migrant stream to California. He and his family arrive in Salinas in early 1970 just as César Chavez is challenging the power of the Valley's growers. A natural leader, Sixto joins the farmworkers' struggle for better wages and greater power over their living conditions, but he is soon organizing a new effort focused on the Valley's deplorable farm labor housing conditions. He seizes a rare opportunity to purchase and rehabilitate an abandoned labor camp. His fight to gain the knowledge and skills needed to overcome daunting cultural, political, and social obstacles--and to bring his fellow farmworkers along in the process--is successful; but Sixto is less able to overcome distrust, jealousy, and opposition among some in his own community.

The Blacksmith and the Blackbirds

The Blacksmith and the Blackbirds
A Book

by Edith Rickert

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1930
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Blackbird's Song

The Blackbird's Song
A Book

by Nicola Thorne

  • Publisher : Severn House Pub Limited
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9780727857774
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The next title in the new saga begun in The broken bough.

Raising the Blackbirds

Raising the Blackbirds
A Book

by Edward F. Moncrief

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2017-06-27
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN : 9781547282104
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mexican dicho "You raise the blackbirds, and they pluck out your eyes" captures succinctly Mexico's four-hundred-fifty-year history of treachery conspired and blood spilled both by its leaders and by those in rebellion. The saying likewise captures this story; Mexican history and culture-vibrant still in the blood and flesh of its people-propel the narrative to its soulful yet redemptive conclusion. Sixto Torres narrates his journey from childhood in Mexico to his emigration to the Rio Grande Valley. Eventually, in order to support his growing family, he joins the migrant stream to California. He and his family arrive in Salinas in early 1970 just as C�sar Chavez is challenging the power of the Valley's growers. A natural leader, Sixto joins the farmworkers' struggle for better wages and greater power over their living conditions, but he is soon organizing a new effort focused on the Valley's deplorable farm labor housing conditions. He seizes a rare opportunity to purchase and rehabilitate an abandoned labor camp. His fight to gain the knowledge and skills needed to overcome daunting cultural, political, and social obstacles-and to bring his fellow farmworkers along in the process-is successful; but Sixto is less able to overcome distrust, jealousy, and opposition among some in his own community.

The Field of the Blackbirds

The Field of the Blackbirds
Merchants of Time

by Florian Stone Wells

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010-08-01
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780979957710
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Part mystery and part alternative history, this novel debuts a magnificent historical saga, which takes the reader on a grand adventure during the religious, political, and economic maelstrom that is Eastern Europe in the middle of the 15th Century. The year is 1448 and the epic struggle between the Islamic Empire of the Ottomans and Christendom is at its height. Transylvania and Wallachia, the sword and the shield of the Kingdom of Hungary, are about to be invaded by an immense army under the banner of Sultan Murad II, the man who calls himself the Shadow of Allah upon the World. Lorian Comosicus, the heir to a legacy represented by a mysterious Draconic ring, and his twelve-year-old brother, Silvan, are sent across the border mountains to the fortress of Roter Turm with a secret message from the conspirators who killed Voievod Vlad Dracul of Wallachia for pledging allegiance to the Ottoman Empire. After narrowly escaping capture by the Sultan?s forces, the boys lose their way in the vast forests of Transylvania where they meet Sir Gregor Dahr Altair, an imperial knight who narrowly escaped from Roter Turm before it was destroyed by the Ottomans. Gregor is a powerful force within the Excubitors, a secretive fraternity of royal advisors, financiers, and merchants who could change the outcome of the war through their influential positions within the Ottoman Empire and Christendom. Learning Lorian?s identity and mission, he leads the brothers ahead of the tempest, rushing to reach the great trading city of Hermannstadt before it is surrounded and destroyed by the Sultan's army. The period embraced in this saga generated one of the most dramatic turning points within the ever-changing geo-political divisions and intrigues of the time which can only be called, appropriately to the novel, Byzantine. Using scenes that are carefully and artfully presented lessons in history, the author takes us to a long-forgotten past which, in the intricate tapestry of human history, helped shape the world of today. This exceptional first novel, which will not only interest you in its own right but which will definitely leave you eager for the next installment, is enhanced with a comprehensive glossary that contains terms contemporary to the story and to relevant historical references and characters. The lexicon adds to the interest of the story line by allowing the reader to accurately relate to the people and events in the book.

Life Histories of North American [birds].: Blackbirds, orioles, tanagers, and allies

Life Histories of North American [birds].: Blackbirds, orioles, tanagers, and allies
A Book

by Arthur Cleveland Bent

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1919
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Folk-tales of Angola

Folk-tales of Angola
Fifty Tales, with Ki-mbundu Text Literal English Translation, Introduction, and Notes

by Héli Chatelain

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sleeping with the Blackbirds

Sleeping with the Blackbirds
A Book

by Alex Pearl

  • Publisher : Indepenpress Publishing
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN : 9781780030135
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eleven-year-old Roy Nuttersley has been handed a pretty raw deal. So Roy takes comfort in looking after the birds in his suburban garden, and in return the birds hatch a series of ambitious schemes to protect their new friend.

The Blackbirds and Me: My Incredible Journey with the Lockheed Skunk Works

The Blackbirds and Me: My Incredible Journey with the Lockheed Skunk Works
A Book

by Lew Williams

  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2019-03-31
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9781090326515
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I walked into the future on a February morning in 1961. I had an exciting career in which I had the privilege of working on all of the BLACKBIRD aircraft. These aircraft were so sleek, so futuristic, so far beyond any other aircraft I had ever seen. There I was, standing in the future of Aviation. The airplane called the A-12 was the predecessor to the SR-71. This airplane was so secret that only a very select few people would know of her presence. The SR-71 would be a follow on of the A-12 and the whole world saw her for the first time on September 1, 1974 in a speed run from New York to London. The world speed record would be one hour and fifty four minutes. The SR-71 was already being used to bring pertinent information from all over the world back to the U.S. concerning the current political situation.

Bunty of the Blackbirds

Bunty of the Blackbirds
A Book

by Christine Chaundler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1950
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sleeping with the Blackbirds

Sleeping with the Blackbirds
A Book

by Alex Pearl (Copywriter)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eleven-year-old schoolboy, Roy Nuttersley has been dealt a pretty raw deal. While hideous parents show him little in the way of love and affection, school bullies make his life a misery. So Roy takes comfort in looking after the birds in his suburban garden, and in return the birds hatch a series of ambitious schemes to protect their new friend. As with the best-laid plans, however, these get blown completely off course-- and as a result the lives of both Roy and his arch tormentor, Harry Hodges are turned upside down, but in a surprisingly good way.

The Blackbirds' Applause

The Blackbirds' Applause
A Book

by Antonio Vallone

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 31
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Annual Report

Annual Report
A Book

by Entomological Society of Ontario

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Zoologist

The Zoologist
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1880
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine

Harper's New Monthly Magazine
A Book

by Henry Mills Alden

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1857
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.

Zoologist

Zoologist
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1865
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The American Naturalist

The American Naturalist
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1869
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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