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Seven Swords By Michael E. Shea
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Vampire cannibals threaten the small town of Fena Dim. An old animal herder seeks seven fighters, the best in the world, to save his village from the demons who will soon fall upon it. An old... More > soldier, a young rogue, an ex-slave, a powerful barbarian, a mysterious swordswoman, and a young girl who may be the key to victory answer his call. Want a preview? Read the whole book online at: http://mikeshea.net/stories/seven_swords.html< Less
Seven Swords By Michael E. Shea
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Vampire cannibals threaten the small town of Fena Dim. An old animal herder seeks seven fighters, the best in the world, to save his village from the demons who will soon fall upon it. An old... More > soldier, a young rogue, an ex-slave, a powerful barbarian, a mysterious swordswoman, and a young girl who may be the key to victory answer his call. Want a preview? Read the whole book online at: http://mikeshea.net/stories/seven_swords.html< Less
The Sword of Combat or The Use of Fighting With Weapons By Rob Runacres, Thibault Ghesquiere
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In the 17th century Italy was the place to learn the art of the sword. Travellers visited training salles and across Europe Italian works on fencing were translated and Italian schools sprang up.... More > France was no exception. Francois Dancie’s 1623 treatise L’Espee de Combat (The Sword of Combat) is therefore an anomaly. Dancie’s views are blunt and acidic. He says that many who teach fencing are a ‘bunch of libertines’. He has no truck with the geometry that had crept into fencing since Agrippa’s work of 1553 and had contempt for that author’s use of illustration. Dancie’s style follows an Italian form, but rather than following other authors by providing an explanation of tempo and measure, Dancie prefers to concentrate on what temperament is required in a confrontation. His is a direct, fighter’s treatise, dedicated to a military man of similar temperament, his methods and descriptions speak more of the street than the salle.< Less
From Machete Fights to Paradise, The Machete Fighters of the Dominican Republic By Daniel DiMarzio
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When I first heard of sword fights in the Dominican I was very skeptical. I thought maybe I was hearing about a freak occurrence or a story that was blown out of proportion. But, then I heard another... More > story…and another. All of them about machete fights. Not just one person with a machete attacking some unarmed person either, these were stories of two people wielding machetes. Two people dueling with real, live swords. Then, I actually went there and met people who had been in machete fights and had the scars to prove it. Sword fights do happen in the modern world. They happen in the Caribbean…in Latin America…specifically in a place called the Dominican Republic. This isn’t the same Dominican Republic that tourists often see. These fights happen in the neighborhoods and countryside rarely ever seen by the non-local. The following are accounts of modern-day sword fights, fights involving the Machete Fighters of the Dominican Republic.< Less
The Samurai By Daniel green
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The Samurai is an amazing book, The inspiration for the Jedi knights of Star Wars and the films of Akira Kurosawa, the legendary Japanese samurai have captured modern imaginations. Yet with these... More > elite warriors who were bound by a code of honor called Bushido the Way of the Warrior the reality behind the myth proves more fascinating than any fiction. In Samurai, celebrated author John Man provides a unique and captivating look at their true history, told through the life of one man: Saigo Takamori, known to many as "the last samurai." In 1877 Takamori led a rebel army of samurai in a heroic "last stand" against the Imperial Japanese Army, who sought to end the "way of the sword" in favor of firearms and modern warfare. Man's thrilling narrative brings to life the hidden world of the samurai as never before.< Less
Trusting in Faith By Lisa Shea
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Sarah's midwife skills are the last line of defense for women with nowhere else to turn. She prides herself in the complete trust the women have in her. She would never betray one of her vulnerable... More > charges. Reynald, a Templar knight, thunders into her world, demanding detailed information about her patients. Sarah, outraged at his arrogance, absolutely refuses to help him in any way. When wolves' heads begin threatening the region, Sarah realizes that Reynald's mission is one of critical importance. Soon it is a race against time to get to the bandits before they destroy all she has worked to keep safe. All proceeds from sales of Lisa Shea's medieval novels benefit battered women’s shelters. Lisa has written 12 medieval novels. Each is a standalone story and can be read in any order. Each has its own flavor and atmosphere - each is set in a different part of England and showcases the natural beauty of its region. Trusting in Faith is set near Bath, in southwest England.< Less
The Land and The King By Zahadi
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Galantu was a peerless fighter with a restless soul. Banished by his King to a remote village, he struggled with his inner demons to maintain his honor as the King's Warrior. When an enemy army... More > marched against the village, Galantu had a choice to make. Help defend the village and accept certain death, or make a pact with the enemy and join their ranks? Continuing the story of "Warrior of The Old Code", available at lulu for free.< Less
Swordsmen of the British Empire By D. A. Kinsley
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This is the 3rd revised and enlarged edition (2013) of the British sword fighters series: a unique and comprehensive collection of combat narratives of, and commentaries on, the sword fighting and... More > fighters, swords, and swordsmanship of British conflicts from the 17th century to the 20th. With an introductory essay by Matt Easton of Schola Gladiatoria, and with numerous illustrations.< Less
Swordsmen of the British Empire By D. A. Kinsley
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This is the 3rd revised and enlarged edition (2013) of the British sword fighters series: a unique and comprehensive collection of combat narratives of, and commentaries on, the sword fighting and... More > fighters, swords, and swordsmanship of British conflicts from the 17th century to the 20th. With an introductory essay by Matt Easton of Schola Gladiatoria, and with numerous illustrations.< Less
Swordsmen of the British Empire By D. A. Kinsley
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This is the 3rd revised and enlarged edition (2013) of the British sword fighters series: a unique and comprehensive collection of combat narratives of, and commentaries on, the sword fighting and... More > fighters, swords, and swordsmanship of British conflicts from the 17th century to the 20th. With an introductory essay by Matt Easton of Schola Gladiatoria, and with numerous illustrations.< Less