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Friday, August 24, 2012

Julius Caesar: The Siege of Alesia 52 BC.

From the film Julius Caesar, the siege of Alesia & the Surrender of Vercingetorix King of all the Gauls in September 52 BC. Caesar's 12 Legions of approx 60,000 men against a total of 330,000 Gauls, 80,000 of them under the command of Vercingetorix were besieged in the Alesia oppidium & 250,000 reliefe force under the command of Commius. The badley outnumbered Romans fought stubbornly & defended both Contravallation & Circumvallation (Defence walls) at once. Despite the odds, the result was a decisive Roman victory & the conquest of all Gaul. Roman casualties were 12,800 while the Gauls suffered 250,000 casualties & 40,000 captured.


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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Vadis Gallery - Updated August 2012

Legend of Li Junyang by ~vadis on deviantART

The Legend of Li Junyang
Even death can't do us part.

An illustration for the short story by Andry Chang in:

Udmelekh of Mordsgard by ~vadis on deviantART

Udmelekh, a monster in the novel/game "Maven" by Andry Chang
Work in progress per Aug 2012

Adilaga - Chara Set 04 by ~vadis on deviantART

Evernade - Adilaga by vadis
Set in the world of Terra Everna in Antasara, the realm similar to Indonesia & South East Asia in our world.

Concept Chara:
- Hananta the Sun
- Agita the Voice
- Murca the Wrath
- Leak the Legion (troopers)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Fantasy Novel Book Trailers - August 2012 Compilation

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Publisher: Random Books
Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend the court as ambassadors and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high. Seraphina is Rachel Hartman's teen fiction breathtaking debut, and it has already inspired a fan following amongst esteemed fantasy authors and fans, and hit the New York Times bestseller list!

Legends Lost Tesnayr by Nova Rose.
This is the second book in the Legends Lost Trilogy.

Legends Lost - Galdin by Nova Rose
The third and final book in the Legends Lost Trilogy by Nova Rose.

Expected release date is Summer 2013. Music: Nylana's Song (Farewell My Friend) Available on iTunes.
Photos: Photo5, Dreamline

500 years after the death of Amborese, the lands of Tesnayr are plunged into darkness once again. Barbarians invade from the north led by a cloaked leader. Up for review by the council, King Kryspin must find a way to defeat them. His sister Nylana rediscovers her long lost brother, Gadin. Together they embark on a quest to not only stop the barbaric horde, but to discover who the mysterious cloaked figure is that leads them. Treachery and deception abound in this book in the fight for the five lands.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Monday, August 06, 2012

monsterbane 9: to do or not to do

to do or not to do? that's the problem.
quoting from sun tzu, if you don't have a chance of winning even though you have poured your best efforts, don't go to war. better retreat and better prepare yourself.

A Stripgenerator-generated comic strip for FireHeart - Monsterbane.
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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Strange Lands: Dare To Be More Than Human

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What does it mean to be not quite human? To be shunned, feared and ostracized? Or to be singularly unique and powerful? This month's Strange Lands features heroines who dare to be more than what they seem -- even though doing so will thrust them into heady political intrigue with dragons, wars with Sirens, or force them to confront their pasts.

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An instant New York Times bestseller!

"An epic fantasy." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Some of the most interesting dragons I've read." --Christopher Paolini, bestselling author of Eragon

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.

Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered--in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen's Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.

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"With every book [Amelia Atwater-Rhodes] surprises me with the intricate details of her world." -- Jeanne

The rich stew of the author's creations --SingleEarth, vampires, shapeshifters, Tristes, the Bruja Guilds --are at full boil here in the story of two 20-ish young women trying to out run their very different pasts, and figure out where they fit in and who they might become. Each has landed in a more 'normal' place, and each wonders if, like a tattoo that can't be covered up, they can ever really fit into 'normal.'

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"This is a face-paced, fresh look at the mysteries of the sea and the creatures that inhabit it." -- Reving

At the end of Siren's Storm, the Sirens were defeated, and now the town of Walfang is once again a peaceful beach community.

Or is it? Gretchen and Will are still haunted by the memories of the night the Sirens were destroyed--Gretchen because she can't remember what happened and Will because he doesn't know how to tell Gretchen what he saw. He doesn't even understand what he saw, but he does know now that Gretchen is more than what she seems, more than a human girl. And at the same time, he is more in love with her than ever.

Gretchen knows there's something wrong, too. She feels like an alien in her own body, but she doesn't know why. And she feels a presence stalking her at every turn. Have the Sirens returned to Walfang? Or has some other force come to claim her?

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More Thrillers

Wildcat Fireflies
by Amber Kizer

Meridian Sozu is a Fenestra --the half-human, half-angel link between the living and the dead.

Blood Magic
by Tessa Gratton

Everywhere Silla Kennicott turns she sees blood.

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