Shaman s Crossing
Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son, destined from birth to carry a sword. The wealthy young noble will follow his father—newly made a lord by the King of Gernia—into the cavalry, training in the military arts at the elite King's Cavella Academy in the capital city of Old Thares. Bright and well-educated, an excellent horseman with an advantageous engagement, Nevare's future appears golden. But as his Academy instruction progresses, Nevare begins to realize that the road before him is far from straight. The old aristocracy looks down on him as the son of a "new noble" and, unprepared for the political and social maneuvering of the deeply competitive school and city, the young man finds himself entangled in a web of injustice, discrimination, and foul play. In addition, he is disquieted by his unconventional girl-cousin Epiny—who challenges his heretofore unwavering world view—and by the bizarre dreams that haunt his nights. For twenty years the King's cavalry has pushed across the grasslands, subduing and settling its nomads and claiming the territory in Gernia's name. Now they have driven as far as the Barrier Mountains, home to the Speck people, a quiet, forest-dwelling folk who retain the last vestiges of magic in a world that is rapidly becoming modernized. From childhood Nevare has been taught that the Specks are a primitive people to be pitied for their backward ways—and feared for their indigenous diseases, including the deadly Speck plague, which has ravaged the frontier towns and military outposts. The Dark Evening brings the carnival to Old Thares, and with it an unknown magic, and the first Specks Nevare has ever seen . . .
Shaman s Crossing
The First Book In A Brand New Trilogy From The Author Of The Farseer, Liveship Traders And Tawny Man Trilogies. Young Nevare Burvelle Is The Second Son Of A Second Son. Traditionally In Gernia, The Firstborn Son Is Heir To The Family Fortunes, The Second Son Bears A Sword And The Third Son Is Consecrated To The Priesthood. Nevare Will Follow His Father Newly Made A Lord By The King Into The Cavalry; To The Frontier And Thence To An Advantageous Marriage, To Carry On The Burvelle Name. It Is A Golden Future, And Nevare Looks Forward To It With Relish. For Twenty Years King Troven'S Cavalry Have Pushed The Frontiers Of Gernia Out Across The Grasslands, Subduing The Fierce Tribes Of The Plain On Its Way. Now They Have Driven The Frontier As Far As The Barrier Mountains, Home To The Enigmatic Speck People. The Specks A Dapple-Skinned, Forest-Dwelling Folk Retain The Last Vestiges Of Magic In A World Which Is Becoming Progressive And Technologised. The 'Civilised' Peoples Base Their Beliefs On A Rational Philosophy Founded On Scientific Principle And A Belief In The Good God, Who Displaced The Older Deities Of Their World. To Them, The Specks Are Primeval Savages, Little Better Than Beasts. Superstitions Abound; It Is Said That They Harbour Strange Diseases And Worship Trees. Sexual Congress With Them Is Regarded As Both Filthy And Foolhardy: The Speck Plague Which Has Ravaged The Frontier Has Decimated Entire Regiments. All These Beliefs Will Touch Nevare'S Training At The Academy; But His Progress There Is Not As Simple As He Would Wish. He Will Experience Prejudice From The Old Aristocracy: As The Son Of A 'New Noble' He Is Segregated Into A Patrol Comprising Other New Nobles' Sons, All Of Whom Will Encounter Injustice, Discrimination And Foul Play In That Hostile And Deeply Competitive Environment. In Addition, His World View Will Be Challenged By His Unconventional Girl-Cousin Epiny; And By The Bizarre Dreams Which Visit Him At Night. And Then, On Dark Evening, The Circus Comes To Old Thares, Bringing With It The First Specks Nevare Has Ever Seen&
The Soldier Son Trilogy Bundle
For the first time, read the entire Soldier Son trilogy as one ebook … at a special price! In Book One, Shaman's Crossing, Nevare Burvelle was destined from birth to be a soldier. The second son of a newly anointed nobleman, he must endure the rigors of military training at the elite King's Cavella Academy—and survive the hatred, cruelty, and derision of his aristocratic classmates—before joining the King of Gernia's brutal campaign of territorial expansion. And it continues in the next two novels, Forest Mage and Renegade's Magic.
Based on the lives of 28 well-known management academics, this book describes what it means to be an intellectual shaman.
Intellectual Shamans Wayfinders Edgewalkers and Systems Thinkers Building a Future Where All Can Thrive
This special issue of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship honours the voice of the Changemaker, Wayfinder, Edgewalker, and Intellectual Shaman in particular. It is contended that we can all become Shamans, Wayfinders, and Edgewalkers, if we open up to the possibility that our work, whatever it is, is part of the healing process. With contributions from North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia, this issue addresses the ideas of corporate citizenship from perspectives entirely removed from the mainstream.
Flirting with legend and history, these South African short stories feature a golem elephant, a talking fish, Black Jim the colonel of dragoons, a Green Man in the Cotswolds, a donkey in heat in Pofadder, and ancestral voices. The sangoma Malibongwe Ngingingini also appears in these stories as an old friend who moves in realms of consciousness along with his beloved apprentice Anna. This collection of tales from the shaman's records describe how they heal in ever-more-inventive forms as their exploits between the light and dark takes them through South Africa and beyond.
Shamans in Asia
Shamans throughout much of Asia are regarded as having the power to control and coerce spirits. Many Asians today still turn to shamans to communicate with the world of the dead, heal the sick, and explain enigmatic events. To understand Asian religions, therefore, a knowledge of shamanism is essential. Shamans in Asia provides an introduction to the study of shamans and six ethnographic studies, each of which describes and analyses the lives and activities of shamans in five different regions: Siberia, China, Korea, and the Ryukyu islands of southern Japan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The essays show what type of people become shamans, what social roles they play, and how shamans actively draw from the worldviews of the communities in which they operate. As the first book in English to provide in-depth accounts of shamans from different regions of Asia, it allows students and scholars to view the diversity and similarities of shamans and their religions. Those interested in spiritual specialists, the anthropological study of religion, and local religions in Asia will be intrigued, if not entranced, by Shamans in Asia.