Although Saul was very impressed by the youth's courage, he said: "I admire your courage, but you are no match for that mighty warrior. Let the strong men come forward." Prophet Dawud AS (David), however, had already decided and was willing to meet the challenge. Proudly, he told the king that only the day before he had killed a lion which had threatened his father's sheep, and on another occasion he had killed a bear. He asked Saul not to judge him by his appearance, for he feared no man or wild beast. Saul, surprised by young David's brave stance, agreed: "My brave soldier, if you are willing, then may Allah SWT (God) guard you and grant you strength!"
The king dressed David in battle armor and handed him a sword, but David was not used to wearing battle dress. He felt uncomfortable in it, and it obstructed his movements. He removed the armor, then collected a few pebbles and filled his leather pouch with them. He slung it over his shoulder next to his sling. With his wooden staff in hand, he began to walk towards the enemy. Saul was worried and asked him how on earth, with a sling and a couple of stones was he going to defend himself against the giant? Prophet Dawud AS (David) replied: "Allah SWT (God) Who protected me from the claws of the bear and the fangs of the lion will certainly protect me from this brute!"
Obwohl Saul vom Mut der Jugendlichen sehr beeindruckt war, sagte er: "Ich bewundere Ihren Mut, aber Sie sind diesem mächtigen Krieger nicht gewachsen. Lasst die starken Männer nach vorne kommen." Der Prophet Dawud AS (David) hatte sich jedoch bereits entschieden und war bereit, sich der Herausforderung zu stellen. Stolz erzählte er dem König, dass er erst am Tag zuvor einen Löwen erlegt hatte, der die Schafe seines Vaters bedroht hatte, und bei einer anderen Gelegenheit einen Bären erlegt hatte. Er bat Saul, ihn nicht nach seinem Aussehen zu beurteilen, denn er fürchte weder Mensch noch wildes Tier. Saul, der von der mutigen Haltung des jungen David überrascht war, stimmte zu: "Mein tapferer Soldat, wenn du willig bist, dann möge Allah SWT (Gott) dich beschützen und dir Kraft geben!
Der König kleidete David in eine Kampfrüstung und reichte ihm ein Schwert, aber David war es nicht gewohnt, Kampfkleidung zu tragen. Er fühlte sich darin unbehaglich, und es behinderte seine Bewegungen. Er nahm die Rüstung ab, sammelte dann einige Kieselsteine ein und füllte damit seinen Lederbeutel. Er warf sie über seine Schulter neben seine Schlinge. Mit seinem Holzstab in der Hand begann er, auf den Feind zuzugehen. Saul war beunruhigt und fragte ihn, wie in aller Welt er sich mit einer Schleuder und ein paar Steinen gegen den Riesen verteidigen sollte. Der Prophet Dawud AS (David) antwortete: "Allah SWT (Gott), der mich vor den Klauen des Bären und den Reißzähnen des Löwen beschützt hat, wird mich sicherlich vor diesem Rohling schützen!
Two worlds, one nightmare…
Cait Weerd has no idea the undain are hunting her. She doesn’t know the vile creatures need her blood to survive. She doesn’t even know she’s a witch, descended from a long line of witches. Cait Weerd doesn’t know much, but all that’s about to change.
At Manchester Central Library, she’s caught in the crossfire between the witches and the undain, two worlds fighting for an old book. Cait takes the book and is told to run, hide the book or destroy it. The undain’s secrets are buried in its pages, and they want it almost as much as they want her.
The fate of two worlds is at stake. Cait has to decide what to do: run, fight, or hope it all goes away.
But then she learns who she really is, along with the terrible truth of what the undain have been doing in our world all this time…
Amborlaine Greentinker's reality turns upside down, as the outside world forces itself into her life. She is unwittingly launched on a quest for the legendary dragon orbs. Laine must face decisions that will alter her destiny and the fate of the Realms of Xenkur.
Billowbirds are flying, and that can only mean one thing. An Ascendant lives.
Before the Lady Keres usurped the throne, the realm teemed with magic; enchanters, elementals, dream walkers, healers… But they were all gone now. Or so it seemed.
Since her birth, Lyn’s path had been set in stone; she would inherit her father’s title and responsibilities and become the Baroness Tovaar. But it was what she inherited from her mother that would change her life forever.
Orphaned brother and sister, Sander and Mari, led simple lives tending the vineyard for their viceroy. Each day was much the same as the next, as long as Sander’s peculiar talent remained undiscovered.
Young Nessa had always known she was special. Gifted. But it was that very gift that compelled her parents to seclude her in a corner of the realm where, by the Blessed Mother’s grace, the stalkers would never find her.
None of them knew their true lineage. None were aware of their bond. And, until mysterious strangers came into their lives, none of them knew that the fate of the realm rested upon their shoulders and that it was their destiny to restore the lost magic of Lithandys.
Now in one ebook volume: Blood and Magic, Flesh and Bone, Gods and Demons, and a bonus preview of Smoke and Ritual, the first Beautiful Dark Beasts book. Enter the paranormal Underworld with the Dhampir Gray as your guide . . . Blood and Magic (Book 1) With supernatural powers and an insatiable need for blood, her existence is cursed. After four hundred years, Gray, a reluctant Dhampir, still yearns for her humanity—and vengeance against those who stole it from her. To stop the Consilium from doing this to anyone else, she must wield a power she swore never to use—blood magic. Flesh and Bone (Book 2) With the dark power rising within her, she risks losing everything. When Gray’s partner Aldric mysteriously disappears, she seeks allies in the Hall of Secrets. During her search, she discovers a mysterious cult, an ancient curse, and a family secret that is darker than she could ever imagine . . . Gods and Demons (Book 3) Will Gray send the demons back to the Underworld or watch her world burn to the ground? Demons have escaped the Underworld and descended upon New Orleans. Gray tries to unite the covens as they gear up for the fight of their lives. But when one of her closest allies abandons her, Gray is forced to make a life altering choice that threatens everyone she loves . . . Series praise “Keeps you on the edge of your seat . . . action packed and full of emotional depth.”—Sydney Ashcroft, coauthor of Chasing Destiny “Rich world building and [a] unique interpretation of gothic literature.”—Samantha Huewagen, author of the Starless Series
Two souls, one destiny.Their royal parents assassinated, two young siblings are separated and hidden to protect their future and the future of their kingdom. Only when their adoptive families are murdered do they discover the truth of their heritage. Now it is time to reclaim what is theirs.But to do that, they will need an army - and magic. With many interested in their royal roots, they must decide who can be trusted ... and who is trying to kill them.Throne of Deceit is the first book in the series Dragons of Isentol, a tale of dragons, magic, and a growing rebellion against tyranny.
With Darken Rahl defeated, Richard and Kahlan head back to the Mud People to be married. As they wait for their wedding day to approach, they discover three Sisters of Light are pursuing Richard, intending to take him back to the Old World to be trained as a Wizard. Additionally, unbeknownst to Richard and Kahlan, the veil has been torn and the Stone of Tears has entered the world. According to prophecy, the only person who has a chance at closing the veil is the one bonded to the blade, the one born true.
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