To Reign in Hell

Author: Steven Brust
Publisher: Orb Books
ISBN: 9781429910736
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The time is the Beginning. The place is Heaven. The story is the Revolt of the Angels—a war of magic, corruption and intrigue that could destroy the universe. To Reign in Hell was Stephen Brust's second novel, and it's a thrilling retelling of the revolt of the angels, through the lens of epic fantasy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

To Reign in Hell

Author: Greg Cox
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471106004
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To Reign in Hell chronicles the fifteen years between the Original Series episode 'Space Seed' and the feature film 'The Wrath of Khan' - now widely regarded as a landmark in the Star Trek universe. Defeated by Captain James T. Kirk and exiled with his few remaining followers to the isolation of Ceti Alpha V, Khan Noonien Singh is marooned on a planet that has suddenly transformed into a hostile wasteland, where he and his band of acolytes must fight for their very lives. The once-proud conqueror finds his life irrevocably shattered, and begins his descent into madness…

Better to Reign in Hell

Author: Jim Miller
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 159558787X
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The silver-and-black-clad Oakland Raiders fans are the most notorious in American professional sports, with a mythic reputation for cursing, drinking, brawling, and generally wreaking mayhem. The devotion of the team’s multiracial, largely blue-collar supporters runs deep, creating a profound sense of community. As Jim Miller and Kelly Mayhew reveal in this hair-raising and entertaining new book, the self-described Raider Nation, smitten with its outlaw mystique, provides a gritty alternative to California’s sunshine-and-granola image. Over the course of the harrowing 2003 season, Miller and Mayhew explored the reality behind the myth and interviewed legions of rabid Raiders fans—from suburban families to bikers—while attending games in the “Black Hole” (the rowdiest section in Oakland’s stadium), frequenting sports bars, and crashing tailgate parties. Featuring the extraordinary photography of Joseph A. Blum, Better to Reign in Hell is both a rollicking tale of obsessive fandom and a fascinating study of the intersection of class, race, gender, and community in professional sports.

Better to Reign in Hell

Author: Stephen Milligen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781900486538
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The political construction and manipulation of the serial killer panic, and the workings of the FBI.

Better to Reign in Hell Than Serve In Heaven

Author: Allan Edwin Charles Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781622732876
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In this monograph, I argue that Satan was not perceived as a universal malevolent deity, the embodiment of evil, or the ¿ruler of Pandaemonium¿ within first century Christian literature or even within second and third century Christian discourses as some scholars have insisted. Instead, for early ¿Christian¿ authors, Satan represented a pejorative term used to describe terrestrial, tangible, and concrete social realities, perceived of as adversaries. To reach this conclusion, I explore the narrative character of Satan selectively within the Hebrew Bible, intertestamental literature, Mark, Matthew, Luke, Q, the Book of Revelation, the Nag Hammadi texts, and the Ante-Nicene fathers.I argue that certain scholars¿ such as Jeffrey Burton Russell, Miguel A. De La Torre, Albert Hernandez, Peter Stanford, Paul Carus, and Gerd Theissen, homogenized reconstructions of the ¿New Testament Satan¿ as the universalized incarnation of evil and that God¿s absolute cosmic enemy is absent from early Christian orthodox literature, such as Mark, Matthew, Luke, Q, the Book of Revelation, and certain writings from the Ante-Nicene Fathers. Using Jonathan Z. Smith¿s essay Here, There, and Anywhere, I suggest that the cosmic dualist approach to Satan as God¿s absolute cosmic enemy resulted from the changing social topography of the early fourth century where Christian ¿insider¿ and ¿outsider¿ adversaries were diminishing. With these threats fading, early Christians universalized a perceived chaotic cosmic enemy, namely Satan, being influenced by the Gnostic demiurge, who disrupts God¿s terrestrial and cosmic order. Therefore, Satan transitioned from a ¿here,¿ ¿insider,¿ and ¿there,¿ ¿outsider,¿ threat to a universal ¿anywhere¿ threat. This study could be employed as a characterization study, New Testament theory and application for classroom references or research purposes.

Reign of Hell

Author: Sven Hassel
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297865781
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A sudden curtain of silence fell over the burning city. All that could be heard was the steady crackling of flames... Hitler's penal regiments advance on Poland. Himmler has given the order: Warsaw must be razed to the ground. But the Polish Home Army are not willing to give in to the German troops so easily. As the city erupts into an inferno of flames and gunfire, Sven and his comrades find themselves caught between the sadism of the SS and the guerrilla warfare of the Polish Resistance... REIGN OF HELL is a gripping insight into the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, and the bloodshed that ensued as the Polish tried desperately to liberate themselves from the German occupation.

Paradise Lost

Author: Ben Power
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849438242
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‘Here at least we shall be free. Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven...’ Defeated in battle and exiled from heaven, Satan burns in a lake of fire with his army of rebels around him. Consumed with envy, he plots his bitter revenge – to destroy God’s delight in his newest creation. During his hunt for Paradise on Earth, Satan sweet-talks his way out of hell and tricks his way across the universe to tempt Eve and seduce humanity. Paradise Lost, the greatest epic poem in the English language, is a richly theatrical vision of the Fall of Mankind. This version was produced by the Oxford Stage Company and toured throughout the UK in April 2006.

Divided Empire

Author: Robert Thomas Fallon
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271014609
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In Divided Empire, Robert T. Fallon examines the influence of John Milton's political experience on his great poems: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes. This study is a natural sequel to Fallon's previous book, Milton in Government, which examined Milton's decade of service as Secretary for Foreign Languages to the English Republic. Milton's works are crowded with political figures&—kings, counselors, senators, soldiers, and envoys&—all engaged in a comparable variety of public acts&—debate, decree, diplomacy, and warfare&—in a manner similar to those who exercised power on the world stage during his time in public office. Traditionally, scholars have cited this imagery for two purposes: first, to support studies of the poet's political allegiances as reflected in his prose and his life; and, second, to demonstrate that his works are sympathetic to certain ideological positions popular in present times. Fallon argues that Paradise Lost is not a political testament, however, and to read its lines as a critique of allegiances and ideologies outside the work is limit the range and scope of critical inquiry and to miss the larger purpose of the political imagery within the poem. That imagery, the author proposes, like that of all Milton's later works, serves to illuminate the spiritual message, a vision of the human soul caught up in the struggle between vast metaphysical forces of good and evil. Fallon seeks to enlarge the range of critical inquiry by assessing the influence of personal and historical events upon art, asking, as he puts it, &"not what the poetry says about the events, but what the events say about the poetry.&" Divided Empire probes, not Milton's judgment on his sources, but the use he made of them.

Reign in Hell

Author: William Diehl
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780099472650
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Right-wing fundamentalist groups are spreading across America. Preaching against the government, they are not afraid to take direct action. And it's more than a matter of not paying taxes- they are prepared to rob, to murder, even to wag war against the US government. And the only man capable of stopping them without vast bloodshed is US Attorney Martin Vail. Battling against the clock, Vail and his team work to uncover what links the crimes to the churches, the felonies to the fascists. But what begins as a high-wire act of negotiation explodes into a personal nightmare for Vail, as his most sinister adversary rears his evil head. And as he comes closer to uncovering the heart of the evil, Armageddon approaches.