Shadow Of The Raven

Shadow 2Thunder claps roar and Odin’s ravens fly. Fearsome dragonships set sail – and the kingdoms of Western Europe hold their breath. Warriors of Thor are on the move. By the mid-ninth century, raids along Anglo-Saxon coasts by the pagan Danes have escalated, and as the raiders become bolder, attacks move deeper and deeper inland. Several bands even dare to overwinter on the coastal islands, particularly those at the mouth of the Thames, where the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia border each other.

After three hundred years of bitter conflict over supremacy, the kings of these kingdoms are ready to put past enmity aside and take the first steps towards unity; steps they see as vital in the face of this newfound threat to their lands . . . Alfred of Wessex and Eadwulf of Mercia are the sons of kings, their roles in life already charted. But the turbulent events in their childhood years change the natural progression of things – and determine the characters of the men they will become.

Their roads to manhood follow vastly different routes: Eadwulf as a thrall in a pagan land; Alfred at his father’s court, and subsequently, those of his older brothers. But both learn crucial lessons along the way. Discovering that the enemy is not always a stranger is a harsh lesson indeed; the realisation that a trusted kinsman can turn traitor is the harshest lesson of all.

The story takes us from the kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex to the Norse lands stretching north from Denmark to the Arctic Circle and east to the Baltic Sea. We glimpse the Court of Charles the Bald of West Francia and journey to the holy city of Rome. Through it all, the two boys move ever closer to their destinies.

The author

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Millie Thom is a former geography and history teacher with a degree in geology and a particular passion for the Anglo-Saxon and Viking period.

Originally from Lancashire she is a mother of six grown up children and now lives with her husband in a small village in Nottinghamshire, midway between the town of Newark and the lovely old city of Lincoln.

When not writing, Millie enjoys long walks and is a serious fossil hunter. She is also an avid traveller, swimmer and baker of cakes.

http://www.amazon.com/Millie-Thom/e/B00JZM1UIU

The Wonders Of Technology: Making The Impossible Possible

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Despite many people fear to travel by air, thousands still enjoy the comfort of travelling by airplane. As a matter of fact, according to aviation experts, travelling by air is the safest, since we don’t often hear of air disasters like road accidents.

How great has technology made things impossible to be possible, as we travel to various destinations around the globe, to carry out our professionals and business duties? Again there is assurance and possibility that technology will change the entire universe within few decades for mankind to witness its impact and benefit.

Take, for example, travelling from Copenhagen- Denmark, to Hamburg-Germany by train. A route I’ve used twice and it’s amazing to share this experience. Do you know that while enjoying the Summer holidays or taking a trip to visit the family in Winter, along the line from Copenhagen, the train goes in a ferry to cross the Baltic sea?

In the train for a couple of hours, it suddenly stopped, followed by sounds of clanging metals. That’s where the work of the train finding its way into the ferry starts. I realized the coaches were entering a gigantic ferry one by one until the coach I was inside also got the chance to enter into the belly of the ferry. What a wonderful world? I asked myself.

In the ferry, we descended to the floors of the ferry, while the ferry rides us through the 45 minutes journey across the Baltic Sea. On my way to London, I have joined the ferry many times from Calais to Dover, which carries vehicles of all sizes as well, but ferries for loading train coaches are special.

It’s amazing to see rail lines weaving its way through the ferry for the train to enter across the Baltic Sea, and at the end of the ‘water’ -journey, the train transports passengers once again on land. It’s incredibly wonderful, beautiful and splendid thing I’ve ever seen.

Since the world is constantly changing through the periscope of technology, technology will continue to change our environments, electrical gadgets, medicine, transportation and our infrastructure, despite that many aren’t happy, because we are losing our jobs to machines.

Explore The Scandinavian Culture, Literature And Books

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Scandinavian Fiction Classical and Contemporary Literature.

The Scandinavian countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – have long literary tradions. A number of writers from these countries are very well known internationally and several have received Nobel Prizes in Literature for their work: Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson (Norway) 1902, Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf (Sweden) 1909, Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam (Sweden) 1916, Karl Adolph Gjellerup & Henrik Pontoppidan (Denmark) 1919, Knut Pedersen Hamsun (Norway) 1920, Sigrid Undset (Norway) 1928, Frans Eemil Sillanpää (Finland) 1939, Johannes Vilhelm Jensen (Denmark) 1944, Pär Fabian Lagerkvist (Sweden) 1951, Halldór Kiljan Laxness (Iceland) 1955, and Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson (Sweden) 1974.

We have a section for each of the Scandinavian countries: Danish writers, Finnish writers, Icelandic writers,Norwegian writers and Swedish writers. We focus on writers that have been translated into English, and try to bring reviews of both classical novels and contemporary fiction.

We also have started to build a section on Scandinavian emigrant writers, but these are in some cases hard to identify. Also, we have a section on Scandinavian literary history, as well as on literary awards in the Scandinavian countries, and on the Nordic Council literary award.

Hunger, by Knut Hamsun.

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Knut (Pedersen) Hamsun was an internationally renowned Norwegian novelist, dramatist, poet, and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. Knut Hamsun received the Nobel Prize for his novel Growth of the Soil.Growth of the Soil is a very special, extremely well written, spectacular book. However, it is only one among many spectacular books by Knut Hamsun.

The book that first launched Knut Hamsun in the European literary scene was Hunger. When asked about the book, he told a friend, “What interests me are my little soul’s endless emotions, the special, strange life of the mind, the mysteries of the nerves in a hungry body.” And that is exactly what the book is about. An extremely strange book, and a literary revolution in the making when it was written – a lit torch thrown right in the face of the predominantly social-realist European literary establishment of the time. Its refreshing viewpoint and impulsive, lyrical style had an electrifying effect on European writers.

To many observers, Hunger presaged the writings of authors such as Franz Kafka and other twentieth-century novelists, with its internal monologue and bizarre logic. It is impulsive, electric, esoteric, and confusing, but also written with the sharp and distinctive style that characterizes Hamsun. The novel breaks grammatical rules and it’s tenses skip around. The language itself is used as a means to show the state of mind of the main character and to energize the story.

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Knut Hamsun

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Prescription And Advice To Cure Aids

“First, some attention will be given to things that should absolutely be avoided. Below are described  medications, actions, and nutrients that are absolutely forbidden for HIV/AIDS-patients.” – Micro-Surgeon Johan Van Dongen.

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Micro-Surgeon Professor Johan Van Dongen.

Things that are absolutely forbidden

One should be very careful with radiation methodologies and the application of cortisol. If possible, they should be avoided.

There should not be any loss of blood in whatever form. Surgical operations should be avoided. Certain medicinal drugs that attack the immune system of the body should be avoided. Antibiotics should not be given or taken because they induce the production of HIV.

Nutrients that cause diarrhea should be avoided and also food substances that may irritate the stomach/ and or the intestines.

Things that should be done while treating HIV/AIDS

FIRST

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– Reducing the level of cortisol in the blood

– Using the substances that ameliorate the situation for HIV in the body and that

strengthen the nervous system. These substances are: Hypericin, Tryptophan and

Diphenylhydantoin

– Using exclusively the following antidotes: Zinc, Lidocaine, Procaine , Nifedipin,

Cimetidine, opiates like Methadon, Naltrexone peptide T. and Thalidomide

(Softenon).

– Individual prescription, according to the need of: Suramin, Ketacoazol and Rifabutin.

SECOND

Increase the level of sex hormones by:

  1. a) Maintaining and bringing balance in the sensory perceptions
  2. b) Using Vitamin E (Spondyvit, Sanavitan).
  3. c) Make use of dehydro-epiandrostreron DHEA, Testosteron , Megestrolacetate,
  4. d) Oestrogen, RU 486 and Trichosantin.

THIRD

Improve or renew the function of the thymus by providing thymus stimulating medication like Thym-Uvocal, Thymoject, TP-1 Serono, Thymopentin, Timunox. Also provide extracts of Arborvitae, Inosinptranobex (Inosin, Delimmum, Isoprinosin), Diethylthiocarbamate (Imuthiol, Disulfiram, Antabus), Tuftsin, Tacridin

FOURTH

Improve the interferon mechanism with Kemron (see reference).

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FIFTH

Give the patients antibodies to fight infections by providing intravenous injections with gammaglobulins, called IgA, IgD, IgE, IgF and IgM

SIXTH

Bring HIV under control by providing: Dextran-sulphate; Sklerogamma, Asuro, Bicibon, which is available in see products, fish, crustaceans, alges and cartilage extracts; AL 721 (Essentiale Forte, Lipostabil 300, Ovothin 120; the yolk of an egg, nuts, lecithin, seed oil) and HPA-23.

In addition Johan Van Dongen provides some recommendations as how to treat a number of opportunistic infections that usually go hand in hand with HIV/AIDS:

– Candidiasis: Use Phaseoline, Ketaconazol (Nizoral)(, Amphotericin- B (Moronal);

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– Cytomegalovirus infection: Ribavirin, Foascarnet, HPMMPC (Stals).

– Eppstein-bar-virus infection : Procaine, Lidocaine. Gargling three times a day with

sunflower oil.

– Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia: TMS and pentamidine.

– Kaposi sarcoma Inducing an electrical current to the water while bathing.

– Toxoplasmosis: TMS

– Cryptococcosis: Amphothericin B (Moronal)

– Isoporosis: Ketaconazol (Nizoral), Fluconazol, TMS

– Herpes simplex, type 1 and 2: Ointment or injections with Zovirax.

– Tuberculosis : Rifabutin

Treatment of infected patients should be adapted to the symptoms and clinical results. Following medicaments can be made available rather easily and are useful as a basic therapy for almost all aids patients and seropositive.

– 3x 1 tablet Hypericin (Hyperforat, Psychotonine, Aristoforat, Esbericum);

– 3 x 1 tablet Zinkorotrat;

– 3x 1 tablet Thym-Uvocal;

– 2 x 1 tablet Pentosanpolysulfat SP54:

– 1 x tablet Spondyvit

– For men: 3 x 1 tablet Andriol

-For women: 1 x 1 capsule of Oestrofeminal

A Book By Author Joel Savage, Sharing The Experience Of How To Take Care Of An Aids Patient Without Any Fear Of Health Hazard.

Aids Doesn’t Discriminate, So Why Do We?

Thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS face discrimination daily at many places, including working place. When you love a person dearly, there wouldn’t be any room for discrimination in whatever situation you may find the person.

The fact that many fail to realize that aids patients are normal human beings who are sick and therefore need love, care, and respect in the community they live, shows the cruelty of this world. Love conquers all, but where is the love for HIV and AIDS patients?

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Dedicated to  HIV/AIDS victims worldwide, Aids Doesn’t Discriminate, So Why Do We? Is a book that eliminates the fears of caring for such patients and brings the human side to the forefront.

The Author

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Joel Savage is a freelance writer, who enjoys the challenges of creativity and adventure. The son of a prolific journalist, Joel follows his father’s footsteps and starts writing at a very tender age. Joel considers his work as a pure genre of creative nonfiction .

He was born in Cape Coast, in the Central Region of Ghana, on January 19, 1957. Joel had his secondary school education at both Ebenezer Secondary School and Accra High School. He later studied at Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra, Ghana. In 1985 he naturalized as a Sierra Leonean and of Belgium in 2008.

Joel wrote feature articles as a freelance writer for the Daily Graphic, the Ghanaian Times, and the Weekly Spectator in Accra for a certain period. Accredited card-holding member of Flemish Journalists Association, he lives in Antwerp, Belgium, with his wife and three children.

http://www.amazon.com/Joel-Savage/e/B008SCTYI6

Why Aids Victim Does Suffer Discrimination, When The Disease Doesn’t Discriminate?

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has been one of the threatening diseases of the 20th century. Discrimination directed at people perceived to have AIDS/HIV leads to their early grave, according to a New York Health Journal. In Aarhus- Denmark 1989, based on true events, an immigrant from West Africa narrates his ordeal as a victim of discrimination, after taking care of an Aids patient.

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HIV/AIDS VIRUS.

Benta a Danish white woman loses all his family and friends, shortly after she was diagnosed with the disease. Kofi an illegal immigrant, struggling for accommodation, money for public transport and food to eat, accepted the task and challenges of taking care of the poor woman. It was Benta’s case Kofi had initial knowledge that Aids actually could attack both white and black. All the time he thought it was a black issue due to its devastation in Africa.

Most African men knew how to cook because when they were young boys, they’d sit by their mothers to cook. With Benta at home, he found it interesting to provide her whatever meal she wanted under her supervision, did the shopping and all the errands. Saturday evening was set for laundry, when used clothes were usually washed including the bed spreads and towards the evening everything is pressed nicely.

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After a couple of weeks, Benta’s condition deteriorated and she was admitted at the hospital. That was the last time Kofi was to see her. At home, he received information that one of Benta’s leg had been amputated. According to the doctor, without amputation she wouldn’t live long. That news alone affected Kofi emotionally and psychologically, realizing the situation he had placed himself. This was too tough for him to handle.

Every effort to visit her at the hospital was prevented by her family. The next news was devastating. Benta died without Kofi knowing where she was buried. Soon after Benta’s death, Kofi who took care of her became a target of discrimination in the community where he lived. Even in the house of God where discrimination shouldn’t be possible, Kofi wasn’t spared.

At church service, the elder of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the branch serving Aarhus, called and questioned him if he wasn’t a risk to other members of the church.

“But I have no Aids.” Said Kofi.

“What shows that you haven’t contracted the disease?” Asked the church leader.

“I have done Aids test and I am negative.” Kofi replied. The church elder wasn’t satisfied until the Kofi brought his test result for him to read.

The question is “Aids Doesn’t Discriminate, So Why Do We? Joel’s book seeks to bring love, respect and to discourage the discrimination against AIDS/HIV victims. The door should actually be slammed against Aids, not the victim. The book dedicated to all AIDS/HIV victims, eliminates all fears of taking care of Aids patients and brings the human side to the forefront.

https://www.amazon.com/author/joelsavage-1957

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http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/745474683

 

 

 

A Jealous Cat Called Theodore

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Frederikke the beautiful blue-eyed Danish woman has been an animal lover ever since she was a little girl. Her passion for animals is so strong that she nurses every injured animal she comes across in her neighbourhood. She has one German shepherd and a cat called Theodore.

She has no boyfriend. Her animals have been her friends for many years. She is interested in men; according to her, but hasn’t found the right one yet. Denmark, one of the lovely countries in the Scandinavia is a wonderful place for tourists, visitors, and businessmen. Frederikke is really proud of her country.

Copenhagen, Aarhus and other cities have wonderful sea view, hosts of beautiful restaurants, shopping malls, exceptional boutiques, hotels and the famous Tivoli Gardens. Frederikke wishes to leave all that behind to settle in Norway when she met a handsome young man she wasn’t expecting.

It was love at first sight and the balanced chemistry strongly joined them together. It is likely that animals have emotions like human beings. They show it many times since they can’t speak. When she brought the man to her home, both the dog and the cat out of jealousy misbehaved, because Frederikke was giving more attention to his new boyfriend.

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The dog acts aggressively, jumps straight to the bed and tears one of the pillows into shreds, but why the bed? This is another way one can detect the intelligence of animals. The bed is the right place where Frederikke and her new boyfriend would share their love, the dog, therefore, decides to prevent that to happen.

Frederikke’s boyfriend was totally disappointed. Towards the evening they had their meal and the man went back to the town. One summer Saturday, after sightseeing, Frederikke arrived home comfortable with Tom. After eating and taking some wine, the demand for each other came naturally and they went straight to bed, without knowing what was in store for them.

In the process, there was an ugly smell coming from the bed sheets. Both Tom and Frederikke found themselves swimming in Theodore’s waste matter. The arrival of Frederikke and her boyfriend pushed the jealous cat to do what they weren’t expecting. Theodore went straight to the bedroom to excrete into the sheets before the lovers engaged in any activity.

The lovemaking abruptly came to an end as the odour became unbearable. On the bed, they sat in the middle of the faeces, gazed at each other’s face and burst into laughter. What a cat? Tom asked.

“I have lived with them for a very long time without a man, that’s the source of the jealousness,” says Frederikke. This went on repeatedly a couple of times and Tom hatched a plan and it worked. He visits his girlfriend regularly with a delicious animal food.

Whilst enjoying with his girlfriend in the bedroom, Theodore, and the dog are also busy enjoying their meal. If you think animals have no emotions, then you better think twice. Treat them good and they will treat you good.