Blood Moon

An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation

Author: John Sedgwick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501128728

Category: History

Page: 512

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“Riveting...Engrossing...Mr. Sedgwick’s subtitle calls the Cherokee story an ‘American Epic,’ and indeed it is.” —H. W. Brands, The Wall Street Journal An astonishing untold story from America’s past—a sweeping, powerful, and necessary work of history that reads like Gone with the Wind for the Cherokee. Blood Moon is the story of the century-long blood feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs from the early years of the United States through the infamous Trail of Tears and into the Civil War. The two men’s mutual hatred, while little remembered today, shaped the tragic history of the tribe far more than anyone, even the reviled President Andrew Jackson, ever did. Their enmity would lead to war, forced removal from their homeland, and the devastation of a once-proud nation. It begins in the years after America wins its independence, when the Cherokee rule expansive lands of the Southeast that encompass eight present-day states. With its own government, language, newspapers, and religious traditions, it is one of the most culturally and socially advanced Native American tribes in history. But over time this harmony is disrupted by white settlers who grow more invasive in both number and attitude. In the midst of this rising conflict, two rival Cherokee chiefs, different in every conceivable way, emerge to fight for control of their people’s destiny. One of the men, known as The Ridge—short for He Who Walks on Mountaintops—is a fearsome warrior who speaks no English but whose exploits on the battlefield are legendary. The other, John Ross, is descended from Scottish traders and looks like one: a pale, unimposing half-pint who wears modern clothes and speaks not a word of Cherokee. At first, the two men are friends and allies. To protect their sacred landholdings from white encroachment, they negotiate with almost every American president from George Washington through Abraham Lincoln. But as the threat to their land and their people grows more dire, they break with each other on the subject of removal, breeding a hatred that will lead to a bloody civil war within the Cherokee Nation, the tragedy and heartbreak of the Trail of Tears, and finally, the two factions battling each other on opposite sides of the US Civil War. Through the eyes of these two primary characters, John Sedgwick restores the Cherokee to their rightful place in American history in a dramatic saga of land, pride, honor, and loss that informs much of the country’s mythic past today. It is a story populated with heroes and scoundrels of all varieties—missionaries, gold prospectors, linguists, journalists, land thieves, schoolteachers, politicians, and more. And at the center of it all are two proud men, Ross and Ridge, locked in a life-or-death struggle for the survival of their people. This propulsive narrative, fueled by meticulous research in contemporary diaries and journals, newspaper reports, and eyewitness accounts—and Sedgwick’s own extensive travels within Cherokee lands from the Southeast to Oklahoma—brings two towering figures back to life with reverence, texture, and humanity. The result is a richly evocative portrait of the Cherokee that is destined to become the defining book on this extraordinary people.

Blood Moon

Author: Jackie French

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0207197512

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 262

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A sequel to In the Blood, the author faces a pack of genetically engineered wolves, a trio of water sprites with a passion for muscular tentacles, and three bodies - each with its throat torn out. Are the werewolves the killers? Or are humans more vicious than wolves?

Rise of the Blood Moon

Author: Alan Gibbons

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444003984

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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It has always been this way. The Helati are slaves. Each month, at the full moon, they are expelled to face the demon host, the Lost Souls. But something has changed in the fabric of the times. The demons are controlled by a new master, the Darkwing. Now the danger is permanent, the horror incessant. In a southern port, however, a fourteen year old slave girl, oblivious of her destiny, holds the key to ending the nightmare of the Lost Souls. But will she ever understand the secret that is hidden deep in her memory, the secret of the Black Tower? Alan Gibbons' latest novel is an epic fantasy that takes you through a fabled land, reminiscent of a mythical ancient India. On a roller-coaster ride you will meet shape-shifters, demons, magic, tyrants, an evil lord who is the master of the living dead and countless fighters for evil...and for good.

The Blood Moon of Winter

Author: Courtney Conant

Publisher: Courtney Conant

ISBN: 0615439403

Category:

Page: 304

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As the land of Makayra deteriorates, its people seek the help of one that might save them. The only chance of survival is the return of the goddess of the land yet she is nowhere to be found in their world. Through magic and determination, the Prophecy of Resurgence will come to pass. Their search leads them to discover Lilyana, a shy, young woman hiding behind her books to avoid the interactions of daily life. The Makayrans must transcend time and space, to bring forth the goddess hidden within Lily and find a way to return her to their world before it is too late.

Bloodmoon

Feuer, Blut und Stahl

Author: Tara N. Malcoméss

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3844280677

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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Im 3.Teil kommt es zur Entscheidungsschlacht zwischen den Völkern der Nacht und der SrobJa

Blood Wars ~Blood Moon Rising~

Author: Stefania Breitenbach,Meikel Dahlmann

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3743891913

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

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~Zwei Rassen, zwei Perspektiven, zwei Schicksale - eine Geschichte~ Chicago, 2035: Die Welt stand vor dem Ende, denn der Krieg zwischen Menschen, Vampiren und Werwölfen hatte seinen Tribut gefordert: Die menschliche Rasse war beinahe ausgerottet worden – und somit unsere Hauptnahrungsquelle. Aber auch die Vampire hatten erhebliche Verluste erlitten. Unser Clan – der Drake-Clan – hatte als einziger diesen Krieg überlebt. Jedoch war auch die Zahl unserer Mitglieder erheblich geschmälert worden. Tote über Tote....Darunter auch Marius Drake, unser Oberhaupt. Und mein Vater.... Mein Name ist Kayra Drake. Meine Augen sind blassgrün, beinahe mintfarben und ich habe silbrige, fast weiße Haare, die mir bis zur Taille reichen. Mein ungewöhnliches Aussehen verdanke ich dem Blut, das durch meine Adern fließt: Ich bin eine Vampirin. Allerdings nur zur Hälfte, denn ich bin ein sogenanntes "Mischblut" und ....das Einzige meiner Art. Und das soll auch so bleiben, wenn es nach dem neuen Oberhaupt des Clans geht.... ~~~ An eine Zeit vor dem verheerenden Krieg zwischen Vampiren, Menschen und uns – den Werwölfen! - kann ich mich kaum noch erinnern. Ich weiß nur, dass es viele Opfer unter allen Parteien zu beklagen gab. Dieser Krieg hat alles verändert! Raphael, der Anführer meines Rudels, spielte mit seinem Leben. Er ließ sich ein Serum injizieren, das die Werwolf-DNS stark mutieren ließ, wodurch er zu einem "Berserker-Lykaner" wurde! Mit einem einzigen Hieb gelang es Raphael, mehrere Vampire gleichzeitig zu töten... darunter befand sich auch ein Mann namens Marius Drake – Oberhaupt dieses Clans! An jenem Tag entschied ich mich, dieses Leben hinter mir zu lassen. Wir ließen die anderen Menschen und Vampire im Glauben, dass es keine Werwölfe mehr gab. Und was aus Raphael wurde, weiß seitdem niemand mehr... Mein Name ist Michael Silver... und ich bin ein Werwolf. Wir hoffen, dass Euch unsere Geschichte gefällt! bookrix.de/-df0c34888c754a5/ .

Blood Destiny - Bloodmoon

Author: Helen Harper

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3736310056

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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It's a fine line between pleasure and pain Fast sieht es so aus, als würde es für Mackenzie Smith endlich etwas ruhiger laufen, nachdem sie in London bald ihren Buchladen eröffnet - wären da nicht die schrecklichen Albträume von Drachen, die sie heimsuchen. Oder eine Bande von Magiern, Gestaltwandlern und Fae, die Mack auf Schritt und Tritt folgen und nach ihrer Aufmerksamkeit verlangen. Als eine Dryade dann auch noch Mack um Hilfe bittet, scheint das Chaos perfekt. Dass ihr dabei aber Corrigan (aka Lord Pelzi!) in die Quere kommt, summiert das Ungemach gewaltig. Doch der größte Schmerz steht Mack noch bevor ... "Action, Humor und jede Menge Herz! Ich kann nicht fassen, wie unglaublich gut diese Geschichte geschrieben ist. Die Figuren haben so viel emotionale Tiefe, und die Story ist einfach nur großartig!" GoodReads Band 4 der abenteuerlich-romantischen Blood-Destiny-Serie

Blood Moon

Author: Alyxandra Harvey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802734073

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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When the vampire tribes convene for the rare Blood Moon ceremonies, Solange's fight with her feral nature, a mysterious stranger, family secrets and forbidden magic put all of the Drakes in danger. And when Nicholas is caught between saving his little sister Solange, or his girlfriend Lucy, who will he choose?

Bloodmoon

Author: Peter Tremayne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472238710

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Sister Fidelma returns in BLOODMOON, a brand new Celtic mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of PENANCE OF THE DAMNED and NIGHT OF THE LIGHTBRINGER. If you love Ellis Peters, you'll be gripped by BLOODMOON and the Sister Fidelma series. Ireland. AD 671. Sister Fidelma has a mission, and she is sworn by oath to reveal her purpose to no other. The secret investigation leads Fidelma and her companions to the abbey of Finnbarr to question the abbot. But before they have a chance to speak to him, the abbot is found murdered - and the young girl suspected of the crime has fled the scene. Despite their protests, Fidelma's cohorts agree to accompany her in pursuit of the girl for answers. But as vicious rumours spread, accusing Fidelma's family, the Eóganacht, of conspiring to assassinate the High King and abduct his wife, Sister Fidelma's life is placed in mortal danger. Unable to tell the truth of her quest to anyone, including her husband Eadulf, Fidelma's time is running out - and now she has no choice but to face the challenge, and her enemies, alone.

Blood Moon

Author: Edward Gorman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1605431575

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

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In an effort to catch a child killer, former FBI agent Robert Payne poses as a journalist to interview three suspects in a small Iowa town: an art teacher, a honey seller and an evangelist.

Blood Moon

Author: Zach Wyatt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780523423456

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

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Josh Sands and the remaining Texas rangers head into the heart of Comanche territory in order to put an end to the deadly Indian raids

Blood Moon

Author: Chris Kreie

Publisher: Darby Creek

ISBN: 1512434833

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 96

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Mateo has waited all year for this weekend: a road trip with his best friends to view the fabled blood moon eclipse. Even better, they're riding in the jeep he rebuilt himself. But when a driverless truck appears out of nowhere, their fun turns to terror. Driven off the road, Mateo and his friends realize there's something sinister happening under the eclipse. Can Mateo and his friends escape the spirits of the blood moon, or will they be cursed forever?

Red Shadows of the Blood Moon

Author: John Wesley Contway MSW-LCSW

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490768505

Category: Education

Page: 212

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Red Shadows of the Blood Moon is a history lesson, a memoir, and a slap-in-the-face wakeup call for a country whose first people have been relegated to the basement of our national consciousness. John Contway writes like he lives, with a mix of irreverent humor and biting candor. His version of the native oral tradition ranges from the abduction of his Lakota great-grandmother by a Civil War veteran to the genesis of his rock and roll career on the Montana Hi-Line. He reveals a heart too tender for its environment, contrasted by wit and rage sharpened in a world that will never know how to embrace those who refuse to fit a convenient mold. Red Shadows is a great read and an important piece of American literature.

Under the Blood Moon

Author: Alexis Kennedy

Publisher: Title Wave Publishing LLC via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1946212342

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

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Something scientific, and some believe spiritual, is going on in the sky. It's only a matter of days before the first of four total lunar eclipses will light up the sky with a blood-red moon. However, something else is going on in San Francisco. After two hundred years of rest, something supernatural has woken up, and it is on the hunt. As the police investigate a string of ghastly murders that appear ritualistic and scientists watch the sky, something else—a particular kind of evil—lies in wait. While some prepare for its arrival, others prepare to stop it. Julia Stevens lives a simple lifestyle that is suddenly complicated by Seth Lupul. For the first time ever, she finds that she isn't the one in control and that worries her. While she is drawn to the mysterious man, she tries to keep things casual, but when she learns of their intertwined destinies, anything can happen under the blood moon.

Blood Moon

Poems

Author: Andrew Jarvis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947003910

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

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A "Blood Moon" is a phrase that describes the red corona that appears around the moon during an eclipse. It is a physical manifestation of an event that appears strange and frightening, and is also natural. In Blood Moon, Jarvis writes multisensory natural and spiritual metaphors to explore the struggle of contemporary peoples to retain their homeland, ancestry, and watershed in an encroaching, overpowering metropolitan world.

Blood Moon

Author: Geoffrey Huntington

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1626810753

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 260

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The thrilling conclusion to the Ravenscliff series and “its brew of New England Gothic, character driven suspense and childhood magic” (Christopher Rice, New York Times–bestselling author). A returning threat roams the halls of Ravenscliff Manor—the mad sorceress Clarissa—but she is only one of many problems facing Devon March. His budding relationship with Cecily takes a hit when he discovers she might be his (gulp!) sister, while his pal Marcus is mysteriously linked with the savage, gorilla-like beast that turns up in Misery Point on nights of the full moon. The only way to solve these mysteries is to take another trip down the Staircase Into Time, with Devon emerging at the Ravenscliff of thirty years ago. A time when his guardian Amanda and the mysterious Rolfe are toddlers, and the Madman, Jackson Muir, is very much alive. Praise for the Ravenscliff series: “Seriously scary . . . Best described as Buffy meets teenage Goosebumps . . . Not for the squeamish!” —The Sunday Times “The terror begins on page one and never stops! This is my kind of book—filled with magic and dozens of frightening surprises.” —R.L. Stine, New York Times–bestselling author

Blood Moon

Author: Sharman DiVono

Publisher: D A W Books, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780886778538

Category: Fiction

Page: 441

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When the lone survivor of a mission to Farside Base returns to Earth half dead and completely insane, NASA sets out to search for answers to what happened on the dark side of the moon. Original. BAKER & TAYLOR Bks

Blood Moon

Author: T.G. Ayer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1537865498

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Book 5 in the SoulTracker Series Mel and her side-kicks have a battle on their hands, one far bigger and far deadlier than they’d dealt with before. Lives are at stake, and they must do everything in their power to ensure they don’t lose one of their own forever. This time, more than just demons lurk in the shadows.

Blood Moon

Author: A. W. Gryphon

Publisher: Sense of Wonder Press

ISBN: 9781596636095

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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