The Kingdom of Ohio: Matthew Flaming
The most deadly weapon in history - a green mist that turned all it touched to flaming ruin - was ravaging America! Far off in Etoria, war-dog kingdom of the Mediterranean, a power-mad demagogue plotted the conquest of the world, and subjugating our land was his first wily move! While the United States government prepared to surrender humbly - while war scarred a thousand-mile front in Europe - Operator #5, Ace of the American Intelligence, alone, disgraced, challenged the might of the new Napoleon and single-handedly carried the battle into the powerful warlord´s own fortified palace! Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit - and stood prepared to perish to protect his country. War Dogs of the Green Destroyer is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the January 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Milton Bagby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058664/bk_acx0_058664_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second volume in a four-part full-color graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R. R. Martin´s landmark A Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBO´s Game of Thrones. As chaos grips Westeros, a flaming red comet continues to burn a crimson path across the sky. Some see this fiery herald as a sign of their impending victory. Others see it as a mark of the blood and terror that will soon engulf this divided kingdom. But one thing is certain: None of the six contenders who seek either the Iron Throne, or the lands their ancestors once held as kings, are willing to back down. And as factions scatter or come together, there are many witnesses to the unrest that is to come. Arya Stark finds herself in the heart of enemy territory at Harrenhal, while her mother is trapped between two brothers battling each other for their dead brother´s throne. In the heart of King´s Landing, Tyrion is busy ferreting out traitors as the Hand of the King, while Jon is beginning to comprehend the lawlessness of life beyond the Wall. New friends arrive in Winterfell for Bran, a forgotten son finds life in the Iron Islands quite different than he remembered, and the Mother of Dragons at last arrives in the fabled city of Qarth. But even as these would-be kings draw their lines of battle, it is the people of Westeros who will most suffer for their ambitions. For when kings clash, it is the commoners who bear the greatest cost.
A defeated king stands on top of a pyre. His conqueror, the Persian ruler Cyrus, signals to his guards; they step forward and touch flaming torches to the dry wood. Croesus, once the wealthiest man of the ancient world, is to be burned alive. As he watches the flames catch, Croesus thinks back over his life. He remembers the time he asked the old Athenian philosopher, Solon, who was the happiest man in the world.Croesus used to think it was him. But then all his riches could not remove the spear from his dying elder son´s chest; could not bring his mute younger son to speak; could not make him as wise as his own chief slave; could not bring his wife´s love back; could not prevent his army from being torn apart and his kingdom lost. As the old philosopher had replied, a man´s happiness can only be measured when he is dead. The first coils of smoke wrap around Croesus´ neck like a noose... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Rodska. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006855/bk_bbcw_006855_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.