Das bekannteste Herrschergeschlecht des Hochmittelalters 130 Jahre lang herrschten die Könige und Kaiser der Staufer – von 1138 bis 1268. Ein Mythos sind sie bis heute, allen voran die charismatischen Kaisergestalten Friedrich I. Barbarossa und Friedrich II., dessen Reich sich von der Ostsee bis Sizilien erstreckte. Die Zeit der Staufer, das Hochmittelalter, war zugleich die Blütezeit der Ritter und Burgen, Handel und Städtebau boomten. Überragende Persönlichkeiten wie Hildegard von Bingen und Franz von Assisi nahmen Einfluss auf Glauben und Politik, Dichter schrieben geniale Werke wie den »Parzival«. Häufig jedoch war der Alltag geprägt von harten Konflikten: Papst und Kaiser, König und Fürsten rangen um die Macht im Reich. SPIEGEL- Autoren und renommierte Mediävisten geben Einblick in diese bewegte Epoche. Sie porträtieren die staufischen Herrscher, zeigen, wie deren Untertanen lebten, und legen dar, warum die aus dem Schwäbischen stammende Staufer-Dynastie wie kein anderes deutsches Herrschergeschlecht zur Legende wurde. • Ein umfassender Einblick in die Epoche des Hochmittelalters • Kompakte Informationen: Herrscherporträts, Übersichtsdarstellungen, Essays – dazu zahlreiche Grafiken und Abbildungen
From national bestselling author comes an all-new tale of passion and suspense… An untrained psychic, a marked man—all odds are against them. Nyrene Goldman is having one hell of a bad week.
First she finds out that her boyfriend isn’t just a two-timing bastard. He’s actually married, and she’s the other woman. Then she’s in a car wreck. The next day she wakes up with the headache to end all headaches…and she’s hearing voices and seeing visions. When those visions start to come true, she doesn’t know whether she’s going crazy or if the wreck rattled her brain. A trip to the hospital puts her on a collision course with one seriously sexy cop. At the sight of him, everything in her screams DANGER! Officer Bennett “Dev” Deverall is a man with a target on his back. One of the few good police officers in a nest of vipers, he’s doing his damnedest to put together a case to take out the dirty cops—before they get him.
If there’s one thing he doesn’t need, it’s a damsel in distress, but while his armor might be a little tarnished these days, he’s never been one to walk away from somebody who needs him.
The problem is, once he gets entangled with one Nyrene Goldman, his already screwed-up life gets even more complicated. She knows things she shouldn’t know, tells him things nobody should know, and he can’t help but wonder if this gorgeous woman was put here to trip him up at the worst possible time. But after a few too many close calls, he’s forced to admit there’s something weird going on with the pretty nurse. Something that can’t be explained. The two of them wind up on a collision course with fate and now isn’t the time to doubt themselves, or each other. Not if they want to survive.
How do we tell the good from the bad when they look the same? Elemental Witch and Magic Shop owner, Samantha Hawthorne, faces her future with the knowledge she was raised, taught, and groomed by the very evil responsible for the disappearance of her mother. Threads of Arcane Magic linger alongside the guilt Samantha endures for killing an innocent in her failed pursuit for revenge. Now Clerics, the Witch’s Judiciary Branch, appear and request her aid in proving the self-appointed Witch Queen of New Orleans possesses the rumored Malleus Maleficarum, The Witch’s Hammer. They believe her command of the book’s Arcane power is responsible for the death of three Witch Elders. But something else is rising in the city as reports of ghost sightings and evil shadows increase. Faced with a lingering fear her own use of Arcane Magic has tainted her in some way, mounting pressure with the threat of a warlock from the Clerics, and suspicion that the evil that escaped her is still influencing her decisions, Samantha calls upon her friends to weave their unique magic together to stop the rampage of Elemental Shadows.
Elemental Shadows is the second book in the Eldritch Files series.
Fortune's Woman by RaeAnne Thayne Clearing his sister of a murder charge is Ross Fortune's most important mission. Falling for Julie Osterman is a complication he doesn't need. As an explosive secret threatens everyone's future, will Julie be willing to risk everything for the chance to be at Ross's side - forever? A Fortune Wedding by Kristin Hardy Roberto Mendoza swore he would never return to Red Rock - or to Frannie Fortune. So why is he charging to her rescue? When their passion reignites, Roberto knows he'd do anything to heal the past and build a future with the woman he's never truly stopped loving.
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