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Immortal
Author: Traci L. Slatton
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0440337410
Pages: 528
Year: 2008-01-29
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In an age of wonderous beauty and terrible secrets, one man searches for his destiny... In the majestic heart of Florence, a beautiful golden-haired boy is abandoned and subjected to cruelty beyond words. But Luca Bastardo is anything but an ordinary boy. Across two centuries of passion and intrigue, Luca will discover an astonishing gift—one that will lead him to embrace the ancient mysteries of alchemy and healing and to become a trusted confidant to the powerful Medicis…even as he faces persecution from a sadistic cabal determined to wrest his secrets for themselves. But as the Black Death and the Inquisition wreak havoc on his beloved city, Luca’s survival lies in the quest to solve two riddles. One is the enigma of his parents and his ageless beauty. The other is a choice between immortality and the only chance to find his one true love. As Luca journeys through the heights of the Renaissance, befriends Giotto and Leonardo Da Vinci—140 years apart—and pursues the most closely guarded secrets of religious faith and science for the answers to his own burning questions, his remarkable search will not only change him…but will change the course of history. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Immortal
Author: Krishna Udayasankar
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9351950093
Pages: 408
Year: 2016-09-25
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Death is certain for all who are born...or is it? Professor Bharadvaj is more than just another whisky-loving, gun-toting historian-for-hire. Behind the assumed identity of the cynical academic is a man who has walked the earth for scores of years. He is Asvatthama – the cursed immortal, the man who cannot die. When Professor Bharadvaj is approached by the enigmatic Maya Jervois to search for a historical artefact unlike any other, he is reluctant to pursue it. The object in question, the Vajra, is rumoured to possess incredible alchemical powers, but the Professor does not believe it exists. After all, he has spent many lifetimes – and identities – searching for it, in a bid to unearth the secret to his unending life. Yet, as the evidence of its existence becomes increasingly compelling, the Professor is plunged into an adrenaline-fuelled adventure that takes him from the labyrinthine passages beneath the Somnath temple to the legendary home of the siddhas in the Nilgiris, and finally into the deserts of Pakistan to solve a confounding puzzle left behind by the ancients. But who is behind the dangerous mercenaries trying to thwart his discoveries at every step? And is the Professor – a legendary warrior in a long-ago life – cursed to walk the path of death and bloodshed forever?'
Immortal
Author: Steven R. Ward
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626160651
Pages: 400
Year: 2014-01-15
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Immortal is the only single-volume English-language survey of Iran’s military history. CIA analyst Steven R. Ward shows that Iran’s soldiers, from the famed “Immortals” of ancient Persia to today’s Revolutionary Guard, have demonstrated through the centuries that they should not be underestimated. This history also provides background on the nationalist, tribal, and religious heritages of the country to help readers better understand Iran and its security outlook. Immortal begins with the founding of ancient Persia’s empire under Cyrus the Great and continues through the Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988) and up to the present. Drawing on a wide range of sources including declassified documents, the author gives primary focus to the modern era to relate the build-up of the military under the last Shah, its collapse during the Islamic revolution, its fortunes in the Iran-Iraq War, and its rise from the ashes to help Iran become once again a major regional military power. He shows that, despite command and supply problems, Iranian soldiers demonstrate high levels of bravery and perseverance and have enjoyed surprising tactical successes even when victory has been elusive. These qualities and the Iranians’ ability to impose high costs on their enemies by exploiting Iran’s imposing geography bear careful consideration today by potential opponents.
The Immortal
Author: Angela Hunt
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418512648
Pages: 400
Year: 2000-07-01
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Claudia is stunned by Asher Genzano's story. Who is he? A fanatic? A religious zealot? A raving lunatic? Or is he what he says he is-a 2000-year-old man cursed with immortality and on a holy mission to prevent a global cataclysm? Her search for answers leads Claudia into the past where myth, history, and prophecy intertwine in ancient legends of the Wandering Jew, biblical warnings about the Antichrist, and eyewitness accounts of the Crucifixion, the Inquisition, the Holocaust. What Claudia learns challenges everything she believes . . . about life, love, and God.
Immortal
Author: Dean Crawford
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451659504
Pages: 416
Year: 2013-01-08
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WOULD YOU KILL TO LIVE FOREVER? When the body of a gunshot victim rolls into the Santa Fe morgue, it should be a day like any other for medical investigator Lillian Cruz. Yet upon examination, the corpse appears to be over a hundred years old with smallpox scars, and an odd wound protrudes from the victim’s leg. Lodged in the femur, under decrepit scar tissue, is a bullet shaped like a musket ball. The bullet looks like it was fired during the Civil War and had remained in the victim’s leg ever since. Rattled by the discovery, Cruz instructs her assistant to take specimens to the state authorities immediately and not to tell a soul about it. Minutes after the assistant leaves, the lights go dark in the morgue and Cruz is kidnapped. The Defense Intelligence Agency calls in former war correspondent Ethan Warner and his partner, Nicola Lopez, to discreetly investigate the disappearance. And very quickly, a relatively simple case turns into something much more sinister. With each new lead they uncover, Warner and Lopez are inadvertently bringing a warped and dangerous individual closer to achieving a catastrophic goal: immortality. In the spine-chilling tradition of Michael Crichton and James Rollins, Immortal is an action-packed blockbuster that combines science, suspense, and ingenious speculation.
Immortal
Author: Gillian Shields
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061375802
Pages: 368
Year: 2009-08-04
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Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, housed in a Gothic mansion on the bleak northern moors, is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn away from her home by the sea to become the newest scholarship student, she is more isolated than she could have dreamed. Strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave Evie drowning in loneliness. Evie's only lifeline is Sebastian, a rebellious, mocking, dangerously attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie's feelings for Sebastian grow with each secret meeting, she starts to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girl—a girl who is so eerily like Evie, she could be a sister. Evie is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. And as the extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate. Gillian Shields's electrifying tale will dazzle readers with suspense, mysticism, and romance.
Immortality
Author: Stephen Cave
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307884937
Pages: 336
Year: 2012-04-03
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A fascinating work of popular philosophy and history that both enlightens and entertains, Stephen Cave’s Immortality investigates whether it just might be possible to live forever and whether we should want to. But it also makes a powerful argument, which is that it’s our very preoccupation with defying mortality that drives civilization. Central to this book is the metaphor of a mountaintop where one can find the Immortals. Since the dawn of humanity, everyone – whether they know it or not – has been trying to climb that mountain. But there are only four paths up its treacherous slope, and there have only ever been four paths. Throughout history, people have wagered everything on their choice of the correct path, and fought wars against those who’ve chosen differently. While Immortality takes the reader on an eye-opening journey from the beginnings of civilization to the present day, the structure is not chronological. Rather it is path driven. As each path is revealed to us, an historical figure serves as our guide. In drawing back the curtain on what compels humans to “keep on keeping on,” Cave engages the reader in a number of mind-bending thought experiments. He teases out the implications of each immortality gambit, asking, for example, how long a person would live if they did manage to acquire a perfectly disease-free body. Or what would happen if a super-being tried to round up the atomic constituents of all who’ve died in order to resurrect them. Or what our loved ones would really be doing in heaven if it does exist. Or what part of us actually lives in a work of art, and how long that work of art can survive. Toward the the book’s end, we’re confronted with a series of brain-rattling questions: What would happen if tomorrow humanity discovered that there is no life but this one? Would people continue to care about their favorite sports team, please their boss, vie for the title of Year’s Best Salesman? Would three-hundred-year projects still get started? If the four paths up the Mount of the Immortals lead nowhere -- if there is no getting up to the summit -- is there still reason to live? And can civilization survive? Immortality is a deeply satisfying book, as optimistic about the human condition as it is insightful about the true arc of history. From the Hardcover edition.
This Immortal
Author: Roger Zelazny
Publisher: ibooks
ISBN:
Pages: 180
Year: 2016-10-05
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“Vivid and elliptical... If you've ever asked yourself what would have happened if Philip Marlowe had been Odysseus... here is a clue to the answer.” —New Worlds THE HUGO AWARD-WINNING FIRST NOVEL EVER WRITTEN BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE CHRONICLES OF AMBER! Conrad Nomikos has a long, rich personal history that he'd rather not talk about. And, as Arts Commissioner, he's been given a job he'd rather not do. Escorting an alien grandee on a guided tour of the shattered remains of Earth is not something he relishes-especially when it is apparent that this places him at the center of high-level intrigue that has some bearing on the future of Earth itself! "Roger Zelazny [was] the compleat New Wave author, so daring he could pen nothing without perturbing some creaky icon... so strong a writer, so moving in the sweep of his plots and imagery."—David Brin
IMMORTAL
Author: Magna Kruger
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462878032
Pages: 309
Year: 2011-06-10
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What is immortality and what is forever? When the ancient families send the Valknut to investigate a mysterious entity known as the Fog, they find yet another Sign. But what they find is beyond comprehension or expectation. Doubt is a killer. Young Aidan knows this best of all for his past is hidden from him and his future is even more unclear. Now an ancient evil has laid claim to his life and his only hope lies inside the walls of the Academy. Is the time for reckoning upon this world or are the signs misleading? Only time will tell, only the Immortal can show us the way.
The Immortal
Author: Joseph J. Dewey
Publisher: Great AD-Ventures
ISBN: 0966505301
Pages: 365
Year: 1998
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The Immortal is the story of the return of the Apostle John to teach the Keys of Knowledge to his student, JJ Dewey, to prepare the world for the new age of peace. This is a book so riveting you will not be able to put it down until you've read the whole thing. The mystery of the book: Is it fact of fiction? Most readers agree this unique knowledge had to come from a higher source.
Juliet Immortal
Author: Stacey Jay
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0385740174
Pages: 307
Year: 2012
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For seven centuries, the souls of Romeo and Juliet have inhabited the bodies of newly deceased people to battle to the death as sworn enemies, until they meet for the last time as two Southern California high school students.
The Immortal
Author: Yang Sen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1889633348
Pages: 410
Year: 2014-07-20
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In 1927, General Yang Sen invited Li Qingyun to Wanxian, China, to teach about health and longevity. Li Qingyun was reported to be 250 years old at the time, and his visit to Wanxian was big news. In 1970, Yang Sen compiled a book of his and other's accounts of Li Qingyun, titled "An Authentic and True Record of a 250-Year-Old Man, " which Stuart Alve Olson started translating into English in 1982. Besides the notion of someone living to 250 years of age, this book goes well beyond the biography of Li Qingyun's life. It has great historical value, especially for Westerners who are unfamiliar with much of Chinese history towards the end of the Qing dynasty. It also explains incredible health therapies and provides information on what is now called Medical Qigong. Much is explained about Daoism on meditation, breathing, qigong exercise, food, sex, and philosophy for Daoist living. Another true gem of this book is the philosophical teachings, as much of this material has never been presented in English. The depth of information provided in this book surpasses any previously published work on Daoist health practices and philosophy. It is rare to come across a text with such abundance of insights and written with such clarity as this material provides. Although"Qigong Teachings of a Taoist Immortal: The Eight Essential Exercises of Master Li Ching-yun" was published in 2002, which includes translations from Yang Sen's book, the entire translation is now finally available.This book belongs in everyone's library who studies or has an interest in Chinese philosophy, qigong regimes, and biographies. A companion DVD-"Li Qingyun's Eight Brocades"-is now available."
Immortality
Author: Milan Kundera
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060932384
Pages: 368
Year: 1999-10-20
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Milan Kundera's sixth novel springs from a casual gesture of a woman to her swimming instructor, a gesture that creates a character in the mind of a writer named Kundera. Like Flaubert's Emma or Tolstoy's Anna, Kundera's Agnes becomes an object of fascination, of indefinable longing. From that character springs a novel, a gesture of the imagination that both embodies and articulates Milan Kundera's supreme mastery of the novel and its purpose; to explore thoroughly the great, themes of existence.
Last Days of An Immortal
Author: Fabien Vehlmann
Publisher: Boom! Studios
ISBN: 164144858X
Pages:
Year: 2012-09-05
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In the distant future, Elijah is a member of the "Philosophical Police," who must solve conflicts that arise out of ignorance of the Other. Two species are fighting a war with roots in a crime committed centuries ago, and Elijah must solve the crime and bring peace between their species, while also confronting his own immortality in a world where science provides access to eternal life. In a world where death no longer exists, why do so many want to give up on life? Serious, heavy duty science fiction, with shades of author J.G. Ballard and the films Gattaca, Solaris, and George Lucas' THX 1138.
IMMORTAL
Author: Diana Hewson
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452532052
Pages: 148
Year: 2011-02-04
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"A personal account of one woman's experiences and revelations of an afterlife following her husband's sudden death ... an expression of the depth of love that bound two people together even beyond death." Kirkus Reviews **************** Diana Hewson’s husband, Ed, passed away suddenly of a heart attack in May of 2003. They were extremely close and had somewhat isolated themselves from friends since they mainly enjoyed just being together. They had no children and no close relatives. Diana was alone except for some good friends. Initially, she had a hard time comprehending what had happened, but she knew that it was up to her to proceed with life. Diana and Ed had been married for thirty-four years. They were not religious and they did not believe in life after death. When Ed did die, several close friends suggested that Ed would be communicating since they were so close. Diana was appreciative of their words and thoughts but did not believe them. Then unexplainable things began to happen. And about four months after his passing, Ed managed to make Diana realize they were right. Ed was still there and communicating. This is Diana’s amazing story of how she learned that when someone close dies, it is not an end to the relationship. The relationship merely changes form. She now knows there is life after death. Diana wrote this book to help others work through the grief from losing a loved one by understanding there is life after death and we are all truly immortal.