The Talisman by Walter Scott Summary
The second of "Tales of the Crusaders," "The Talisman" is set in Palestine during the Third Crusade (1189 - 92). Scott constructs a story of chivalric action, apparently adopting a medieval romance view of the similarities in the values of both sides. But disguise is the leading theme of the tale: it is not just that characters frequently wear clothing that conceals their identity, but that professions and cultures hide their true nature. In this novel the Christian leaders are divided by a factious criminality, and are contrasted to the magnanimity and decisiveness of Saladin, the leader of the Moslem armies. In a period when the west was fascinated with the exotic east, Scott represents the Moslem other as more humane than the Christian west. "The Talisman" is one of Scott's great novels. It is a superb tale. It is also a bold departure as, for the first time, Scott explores not cultural conflict within a country or society but in the opposition of two world religions.
The Novels and Poems of Sir Walter Scott: The talisman by Walter Scott Summary
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Miscellanies First Published Under the Name of the Talisman by Gulian Crommelin Verplanck,William Cullen Bryant,Robert Charles Sands Summary
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The Talisman, Or, Bouquet of Literature and the Fine Arts by Zillah Madonna Watts Summary
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The Talisman, The Two Drovers, My Aunt Margaret's Mirror, The Tapestried Chamber, The Laird's Jock by Walter Scott Summary
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The Talisman by Cameron Dokey Summary
Anticipating joining her best friend, Diane Patterson, at the Medieval Faire, Gina Serventi is horrified when Diane turns up dead near the fairgrounds and discovers that an ancient talisman pendant possessing supernatural powers holds the key to Diane's death. Original.
The Talisman Box by Axel J. Moeller Summary
A poor young girl escaping an abusive father finds herself thrust into a quest to stop two warring countries from destroying each other. In the midst of a twisted plot mined with lies and deceit, even those who Shian loves must betray her. Before Shian can be free of a destiny that she never wanted, the daughter of Rahadel must face the threat of an evil more powerful than the great High Lords of mighty Citadel… herself. Created to infuse itself into her very soul and corrupt to the core of darkness itself, Shian must decide if she will accept or deny the gift and the curse of the Talisman Box!
The Talisman by Sir Walter Scott Summary
"For the love of the blessed Crown, most royal lady," said Edith-and Sir Kenneth, with feelings which it were hard to unravel, heard her prostrate herself at the Queen's feet--"for the love of our blessed Lady, and of every holy saint in the calendar, beware what you do " -from The Talisman Sir Walter Scott invented the historical novel... and the hunger among readers for sweeping tales of the distant past. This 1825 novel-a companion work to Scott's The Betrothed, of the same year-is an engrossing example of the genre he created, an historical melodrama of the 12th-century Crusades after the capture of Jerusalem by Saladin. Woven into the tale of rivalries among the Christian forces are secret identities, magical amulets, forbidden romance, an ailing king, and trial by combat. Forward thinking-this may be the first English-language novel to portray Muslims in a positive light-and exciting, Scott's fresh and lively prose and adventurous story continues to thrill readers in the 21st century. Scottish novelist and poet SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771-1832), a literary hero of his native land, turned to writing only when his law practice and printing business foundered. Among his most beloved works are The Lady of the Lake (1810), Rob Roy (1818), and Ivanhoe (1820)."
The Talisman of Faerie by Jason Beil Summary
Alec Mason is a humble baker's apprentice from a simple farming village on the outskirts of Tyridan. But when he discovers an ancient artifact of immense mystical power, he becomes the target of Salin Urdrokk, the dark sorcerer who desires it. With his friends Sarah and Kraig, Alec is forced to leave the life he knows and enter a world of danger and intrigue. Joined by a mysterious hermit and a warrior they cannot entirely trust, Alec and his companions flee Salin's agents, braving the uncharted wilderness north of Tyridan. Beyond deadly forests, plains, and mountains lies the realm of Faerie, the one place Alec might find sanctuary. For in this magical realm live the Fair Folk, a long-lived, pure-hearted race of great power and wisdom. Yet even the pure of heart can be corrupted, and a dark betrayal awaits Alec in Faerie. Weakened and divided by treachery, can the Fair Folk protect Alec from Salin's terrifying wrath?
The Talisman by Stephen King,Peter Straub Summary
The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life. Why had twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer’s mother frantically moved the two of them from Rodeo Drive to a New York City apartment to the Alhambra, a fading ocean resort and shuttered amusement park in New Hampshire? Who or what is she running from? She is dying . . . and even young Jack knows she can’t outrun death. But only he can save her—for he has been chosen to search for a prize across an epic landscape of dangers and lies, a realm of innocents and monsters, where everything Jack loves is on the line.
The Talisman by Keith Grubaugh Summary
I knew nothing about talismans. Heck, I knew nothing about magic in general, let alone anything about monsters or aliens or an ancient civilization that still exists today to protect us all. I thought I was normal. I knew nothing, nothing except that I was just an average teenage kid trying my best to make it through school. Homework, bullies, teachers who were out to get me: those were the problems I was dealing with. I thought I was normal... I should have known better. Now that my grandfather is gone, it is my turn to answer the calling. To deal with the secret world of monsters and Alcovians. Of talismans and magic. Of death. My family legacy. My inheritance. Oh, how I wish I was normal. At least bullies don’t try to dip you in buffalo sauce and eat you for dinner.