The Falcon s Eyes

The Falcon s Eyes

“That one day I should help him with his falcons. That is what I dream of. Training birds for the hunt and helping in the mews.” “Then I have no doubt you shall.” “God willing, my lady,” he replied in a heartfelt voice, casting his eyes ...

Author: Francesca Stanfill

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780063074248

Category: Fiction

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"With her eye for historical detail and flair for sympathetic heroines, Francesca Stanfill breathes new life into the medieval court of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The Falcon’s Eyes is a novel of epic proportions that succeeds in being both intimate and vast. History is Stanfill’s canvas, humanity her inspiration."—Amanda Foreman, bestselling author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire “Stanfill has persuasively re-imagined the Middle Ages, surrounding the legendary Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine with indelible characters in an immersive tale of intrigue, bravery, ruthlessness, and compassion. . . . The Falcon’s Eyes is a dazzling adventure, with riveting twists and turns and a surprising yet deeply satisfying conclusion."—Sally Bedell Smith, author of Elizabeth the Queen Set in France and England at the end of the twelfth century, the moving story of a spirited, questing young woman, Isabelle, who defies convention to forge a remarkable life, one profoundly influenced by the fabled queen she idolizes and comes to know – Eleanor of Aquitaine Willful and outspoken, sixteen-year-old Isabelle yearns to escape her stifling life in provincial twelfth century France. The bane of her mother’s existence, she admires the notorious queen most in her circle abhor: Eleanor of Aquitaine. Isabelle’s arranged marriage to Gerard --- a rich, charismatic lord obsessed with falcons --- seems, at first, to fulfill her longing for adventure. But as Gerard’s controlling nature, and his consuming desire for a male heir, become more apparent, Isabelle, in the spirit of her royal heroine, makes bold, often perilous, decisions which will forever affect her fate. A suspenseful, sweeping tale about marriage, freedom, identity, and motherhood, THE FALCON’S EYES brings alive not only a brilliant century and the legendary queen who dominated it, but also the vivid band of complex characters whom the heroine encounters on her journey to selfhood: noblewomen, nuns, servants, falconers, and courtiers. The various settings — Château Ravinour, Fontevraud Abbey, and Queen Eleanor’s exiled court in England — are depicted as memorably as those who inhabit them. The story pulses forward as Isabelle confronts one challenge, one danger, after another, until it hurtles to its final, enthralling, page. With the historical understanding of Hillary Mantel and the storytelling gifts of Ken Follett, Francesca Stanfill has created an unforgettable character who, while firmly rooted in her era, is also a woman for all times.
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The Days of the Deer

The Days of the Deer

Desperately, he opened his eyes wide to try to see Kupuka's face again. But his sight was fixed on other things. ... The Husihuilkes did not know for certain what brought the falcons from everywhere to meet the Ministering Falcon.

Author: Liliana Bodoc

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782390169

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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It is known that the strangers will sail from some part of the Ancient Lands and will cross the Yentru Sea. All our predictions and sacred books clearly say the same thing. The rest is all shadows. Shadows that prevent us from seeing the faces of those who are coming. In the House of Stars, the Astronomers of the Open Air read contradictory omens. A fleet is coming to the shores of the Remote Realm. But are these the long-awaited Northmen, returned triumphant from the war in the Ancient Lands? Or the emissaries of the Son of Death come to wage a last battle against life itself? From every village of the seven tribes, a representative is called to a Great Council. One representative will not survive the journey. Some will be willing to sacrifice their lives, others their people, but one thing is certain: the era of light is at an end.
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The Sins of Madame Eglentyne and Other Essays on Chaucer

 The Sins of Madame Eglentyne   and Other Essays on Chaucer

It cannot be emphasized too strongly that the passage Chaucer translated in the Romaunt of the Rose refers to falcons ' eyes rather than to their plumage . I conclude that the " yen grey as is a faucoun " in Chaucer's translation of ...

Author: Richard Rex

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874135672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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The essays in this single-author collection are principally concerned with Madame Eglentyne, the demure and elegant prioress depicted in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Richard Rex contends that how we think about Chaucer as a Christian depends largely on our interpretation of the Prioress's Tale, which in turn is linked to the brilliant portrait of Madame Eglentyne in the General Prologue. While each essay can stand alone in that Rex has approached Madame Eglentyne and her tale with a number of different considerations in mind, together they contribute to our understanding of this Canterbury pilgrim in important ways. Scholars lament the fact that Chaucer refrains from stating opinions - that he seems to have no axes to grind, never chooses sides, and always defers to the authority of others. In the Prioress's Tale, however, Chaucer reveals more of his moral thought than in any of his other works, for in this tale he juxtaposes the theme of martyrdom and vengeance with Christ's crucifixion and the concept of charity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A History of German Literature

A History of German Literature

A downcast eye betokens dejection , an upward glance joy , silent contemplation inquiry , while turning pale and then ... Flashing eyes reminded the mediæval poet of falcons ' eyes , and a noble lady of the twelfth century who has won ...

Author: Wolfgang Beutin

Publisher: Ardent Media

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Since the appearance of its first edition in Germany in 1979, A History of German Literature has established itself as a classic work used by students and anyone interested in German literature.The volume chronologically traces the development of German literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Throughout this chronology, literary developments are set in a social and political context. This includes a final chapter, written for this latest edition, on the consequences of the reunification of Germany in 1990. Thoroughly interdiscipinary in method, the work also reflects recent developments in literary criticism and history.Highly readable and stimulating, A History of German Literature succeeds in making the literature of the past as immediate and engaging as the works of the present. It is both a scholary study and an invaluable reference work for students.
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A History of German Literature

A History of German Literature

A downcast eye betokens dejection , an upward glance joy , silent contemplation inquiry , while turning pale and then ... Flashing eyes reminded the mediæval poet of falcons ' eyes , and a noble lady of the twelfth century who has won ...

Author: Wilhelm Scherer

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89000712208

Category: German literature

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Ancient Egypt and Us

Ancient Egypt and Us

The 'Sac cred eye of H orus” was ca alled the 'wedjet' and its hierogly yph (right) is s mean nt to repres sent a huma an eye. The e teard drop markings s below are those of the e Pere grine falcon' 's eye, the animal with h which h ...

Author: Adrian Kerr

Publisher: Adrian Kerr

ISBN: 9780615273594

Category: Egypt

Page: 250

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Forsaken

Forsaken

Dr. Aries looked at Falcon. “Not good.” His voice was grim. “She's been tortured. I need to know why she lost consciousness. Find out exactly what happened.” Swearing, Falcons hands clenched, his eyes turning to ice cold flint.

Author: Arlie Sheelin

Publisher: Arlie Sheelin

ISBN: 9781777756451

Category: Fiction

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In a time when wars are fought in space, with galaxies and dimensions at stake, a legend of cold technology and blazing magic arises. In a time of advanced science, medicine, and intellect, there still exists magic. In a time where peace has been abandoned by the power-hungry, where people are insignificant casualties of war, where ideals have been sacrificed to the conquerors, there still exists hope. In this world, the Dark Elves are warriors and survivors. They are led by Curran Nadiir, the last Spirit Warrior of a once specialized military unit made up of their greatest heroes. Curran struggles to save the remaining Dark Elves from The Suzerain—a powerful race bent on ruling the universe. Hunted by the merciless Suzerain Commander D'miron, Willow Solar is a woman with a dangerous secret. A secret that could lead to the annihilation of worlds —including the last refuge of the Dark Elves. When Willow is captured by Curran, a man presumed dead, she sees the opportunity to build a safe life in a place the Suzerain will never find her. Together they have a chance to defeat the enemy determined to exterminate the Dark Elven people. Are Willow's powers and Curran's strength enough to outmaneuver an empire that commands billions of battleships and soldiers of all races?
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The University of Literature

The University of Literature

Flashing eyes reminded the mediæval poet of falcons ' eyes , and a noble lady of the twelfth century who has won the love of a man expresses this in poetry by saying that she has tamed a falcon . So too , in the opening of the ...

Author: William Harrison De Puy

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510024081178

Category: Literature

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Alden s Cyclopedia of Universal Literature

Alden s Cyclopedia of Universal Literature

Flashing eyes reminded the medieval poet of falcons ' eyes , and a noble lady of the twelfth century who has won the . love of a man expresses this in poetry by saying that she has tamed a falcon . So too , in the opening of the ...

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ISBN: PSU:000003076118

Category: Literature

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the quiver

the quiver

In order to entice dogs , they immediately bound away ; the falcon is the bird to his object , they fasten to the ... The care of covered with leather , which falls down over his eyes , these falcons is considered sufficient employment ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555026542

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