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Fire & Blood

By George R. R. Martin
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn : 1524796298
  • Pages : 736
  • Category : Fiction
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work, the inspiration for HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon “The thrill of Fire & Blood is the thrill of all Martin’s fantasy work: familiar myths debunked, the whole trope table flipped.”—Entertainment Weekly Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart. What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What were Maegor the Cruel’s worst crimes? What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as The World of Ice & Fire, but now, for the first time, the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed. With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Fire & Blood is the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros. Praise for Fire & Blood “A masterpiece of popular historical fiction.” —The Sunday Times “The saga is a rich and dark one, full of both the title’s promised elements. . . . It’s hard not to thrill to the descriptions of dragons engaging in airborne combat, or the dilemma of whether defeated rulers should ‘bend the knee,’ ‘take the black’ and join the Night’s Watch, or simply meet an inventive and horrible end.”—The Guardian

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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn : 0553900986
  • Pages : 368
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  • File Pdf: fevre-dream.pdf

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A THRILLING REINVENTION OF THE VAMPIRE NOVEL BY THE MASTER OF MODERN FANTASY, GEORGE R. R. MARTIN Abner Marsh, a struggling riverboat captain, suspects that something’s amiss when he is approached by a wealthy aristocrat with a lucrative offer. The hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York doesn’t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh’s dilapidated fleet; nor does he care that he won’t earn back his investment in a decade. York’s reasons for traversing the powerful Mississippi are to be none of Marsh’s concern—no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious York’s actions may prove. Not until the maiden voyage of Fevre Dream does Marsh realize that he has joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare—and humankind’s most impossible dream.

Fire in the Blood

By Barbara Cartland
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd
  • Isbn : 1782131736
  • Pages : 229
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 759
  • File Pdf: fire-in-the-blood.pdf

Book Summary:

Impoverished and lonely but contented enough to live with her much-loved Nanny in the now-empty family home, shy, unworldly Pandia sorely misses her recently deceased father - the handsome Hungarian scholar and writer.When Selene, her capricious twin sister, who abandoned them years before, appears out of the blue Pandia is amazed, then appalled when Selene announces she's told the Social world that Pandia is dead! She then demands that Pandia impersonates her at a family funeral to cover for Selene's illicit tryst with her lover! Pandia reluctantly agrees and at the Church meets the dashing Lord Silvester Stone, a famous explorer and writer who ignites the 'fire in the blood' she inherited from her father. The passion between them is instant and electric. Pandia knows now that she will love Silvester forever - but how can she tell him that she is not who he thinks she is? Or that they can never ever meet again?

Requiem's Hope

By Daniel Arenson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Moonclipse
  • Isbn : 1927601290
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 353
  • File Pdf: requiem-s-hope.pdf

Book Summary:

From fire and blood, the kingdom of Requiem rises. It is a home for the lost, the exiled, the hunted--those they call weredragons. In their new kingdom, they gather--men and women who can grow wings, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons. But there is one who would see this fledgling kingdom crushed. The tyrant Raem has opened the gates of the Abyss, summoning a demon army. His unholy host musters around him and flies across the sea . . . toward Requiem. The demons swarm, mad with hunger. Their rot wilts forests and boils rivers. Their shrieks echo like storms. Their purpose is one: to slay dragons. Requiem was birthed in blood and flame. Now her war for survival begins. _____________ THE REQUIEM SERIES: Requiem: Dawn of Dragons Book 1: Requiem's Song Book 2: Requiem's Hope Book 3: Requiem's Prayer Requiem: Song of Dragons Book 1: Blood of Requiem Book 2: Tears of Requiem Book 3: Light of Requiem Requiem: Dragonlore Book 1: A Dawn of Dragonfire Book 2: A Day of Dragon Blood Book 3: A Night of Dragon Wings Requiem: The Dragon War Book 1: A Legacy of Light Book 2: A Birthright of Blood Book 3: A Memory of Fire Requiem: Requiem for Dragons Book 1: Dragons Lost Book 2: Dragons Reborn Book 3: Dragons Rising Requiem: Flame of Requiem Book 1: Forged in Dragonfire Book 2: Crown of Dragonfire Book 3: Pillars of Dragonfire Requiem: Dragonfire Rain Book 1: Blood of Dragons Book 2: Rage of Dragons Book 3: Flight of Dragons

A Fire in the Blood

By Amanda Ashley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Isbn : 1420142518
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 420
  • File Pdf: a-fire-in-the-blood.pdf

Book Summary:

“An exciting vampire romance with a slew of fascinating paranormal characters—the good, the bad, and the unequivocally evil” from the bestselling author (Fresh Fiction). “I see a man. He is old. Very old. He will come into your life in a moment of danger. He will watch over you and protect you.” The gypsy’s hand gripped Tessa’s tighter. “He will bring you death,” she whispered, her voice like the rustle of dry leaves. “And life.” Ten years later, when Andrei Dinescu saves Tessa from a vicious attacker, she has no idea that the handsome stranger the fortune teller predicted is not a hunter but a seven-hundred-year-old vampire. Darkly powerful, unbelievably compelling, he is obviously pursuing Tessa, but is it her love he’s after or her blood? Praise for the writing of Amanda Ashley “A master of her craft.” —Maggie Shayne, New York Times–bestselling author “A classic vampire tale of sensual, spine-tingling suspense.” —Christine Feehan, #1 New York Times–bestselling author “Sexy, fast-paced, gritty, this is Amanda Ashley at her best! A must read!” —Ronda Thompson, New York Times–bestselling author

A Clash of Kings: The Graphic Novel: Volume Four

By George R. R. Martin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn : 0593597869
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 492
  • File Pdf: a-clash-of-kings.pdf

Book Summary:

The fourth and final volume of the full-color graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R. R. Martin’s landmark Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones In the final volume of this gorgeous adaptation, simmering tensions finally reach their explosive conclusion. Dany leaves Qarth with her dragons while Theon finds himself the uneasy lord of Winterfell, though his treatment of Bran and Rickon causes their grief-stricken mother to take precipitous action which could change the course of the war. Beyond the Wall, Qhorin Halfhand’s band of scouts—Jon Snow included—prepares to face Mance Rayder’s army, while in King’s Landing one of the most iconic battles ever is about to unfold, pitting Tyrion’s wit against Stannis’s determination. For when kings clash, all the land pays the price.

Dawn of Dragons: The Complete Trilogy (World of Requiem)

By Daniel Arenson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Moonclipse
  • Isbn : 1927601347
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 380
  • File Pdf: dawn-of-dragons.pdf

Book Summary:

Requiem. A dream. A prayer. A kingdom for those cursed, those exiled, those whom men call "weredragons." A homeland for those who can grow wings, breathe fire, and rise as dragons. Dawn of Dragons, an epic fantasy trilogy, tells the story of Requiem's birth, wars, and hope. This bundle includes all three novels in the trilogy. BOOK 1: REQUIEM'S SONG: Weredragons, men call them. Monsters. Cursed ones. People who can turn into dragons. Can these lost souls bind together and forge a kingdom of their own? BOOK 2: REQUIEM'S HOPE: Requiem is birthed in blood and fire, but enemies rise to destroy it. Raem, King of the Abyss, leads a host of demons to crush Requiem. Can this fledgling kingdom of dragons survive? BOOK 3: REQUIEM'S PRAYER: Requiem burns. Raem, the Demon King, sends forth monstrous sphinxes to slay every last dragon. To survive, Requiem's dragons must fly to their darkest battlefield–the unholy Abyss itself. In 2011, the Song of Dragons trilogy introduced readers to mythical Requiem, a kingdom whose people can become dragons. The Requiem novels have gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies, captivating readers around the world. Dawn of Dragons goes back in time to Requiem's earliest days, telling an epic story—for both new readers and old fans—of loss, hope, and dragonfire. Dawn of Dragons -- an epic fantasy trilogy. For fans of dragons, shapeshifters, swords and sorcery, A Game of Thrones, Eragon, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. _____________ THE REQUIEM SERIES: Dawn of Dragons Book 1: Requiem's Song Book 2: Requiem's Hope Book 3: Requiem's Prayer Song of Dragons Book 1: Blood of Requiem Book 2: Tears of Requiem Book 3: Light of Requiem Requiem: Dragonlore Book 1: A Dawn of Dragonfire Book 2: A Day of Dragon Blood Book 3: A Night of Dragon Wings The Dragon War Book 1: A Legacy of Light Book 2: A Birthright of Blood Book 3: A Memory of Fire Requiem for Dragons Book 1: Dragons Lost Book 2: Dragons Reborn Book 3: Dragons Rising Requiem: Flame of Requiem Book 1: Forged in Dragonfire Book 2: Crown of Dragonfire Book 3: Pillars of Dragonfire Dragonfire Rain Book 1: Blood of Dragons Book 2: Rage of Dragons Book 3: Flight of Dragons

A Storm of Swords: The Illustrated Edition

By George R. R. Martin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn : 0593158962
  • Pages : 1136
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 901
  • File Pdf: a-storm-of-swords.pdf

Book Summary:

A gorgeous illustrated edition of the third book in the beloved A Song of Ice and Fire series, for fans of HBO's Game of Thrones The twentieth-anniversary celebration of George R. R. Martin’s landmark saga continues with this beautifully illustrated special edition of the third book in the series. With twenty-five all-new illustrations in both color and black-and-white from acclaimed artist Gary Gianni—who also illustrated A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms—this modern classic takes on a truly timeless feel sure to delight its legion of fans. A STORM OF SWORDS A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK THREE With a special foreword by Neil Gaiman Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King's Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. . . . But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others--a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . . .

Revelation 1-11

By Peter J. Leithart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 0567664902
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 800
  • File Pdf: revelation-1-11.pdf

Book Summary:

The Book of Revelation is the last book in the canon of the New Testament, and its only apocalyptic document, though there are short apocalyptic passages in various places in the gospels and the epistles. This first of two volumes on Revelation offers systematic and thorough interpretation of the book of Revelation. Revelation brings together the worlds of heaven, earth and hell in a final confrontation between the forces of good and evil. Its characters and images are both real and symbolic, spiritual and material, and it is frequently difficult to know the difference between them. Revelation's cryptic nature has ensured that it would always be a source of controversy. This commentary focuses on the theological content, gleaning the best from both the classical and modern commentary traditions and showing the doctrinal development of Scriptural truths. Scholarship on the book of Revelation has nonetheless not only endured, but even captured the imagination of generations of Bible students, both professionals and laypeople alike. Through its focus on the message of the book through scholarly analysis, this International Theological Commentary reconnects to the ecclesial tradition of biblical commentary as an effort in ressourcement, though not slavish repetition.

A Storm of Swords

By George R. R. Martin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn : 055389787X
  • Pages : 992
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 660
  • File Pdf: a-storm-of-swords.pdf

Book Summary:

THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction. A STORM OF SWORDS Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. . . . But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others--a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . . .

Game of Thrones versus History

By Brian A. Pavlac
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119249430
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 927
  • File Pdf: game-of-thrones-versus-history.pdf

Book Summary:

Since it first aired in 2011, Game of Thrones galloped up the ratings to become the most watched show in HBO’s history. It is no secret that creator George R.R. Martin was inspired by late 15th century Europe when writing A Song of Ice and Fire, the sprawling saga on which the show is based. Aside from the fantastical elements, Game of Thrones really does mirror historic events and bloody battles of medieval times—but how closely? Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood is a collection of thought-provoking essays by medieval historians who explore how the enormously popular HBO series and fantasy literature of George R. R. Martin are both informed by and differ significantly from real historical figures, events, beliefs, and practices of the medieval world. From a variety of perspectives, the authors delve into Martin’s plots, characterizations, and settings, offering insights into whether his creations are historical possibilities or pure flights of fantasy. Topics include the Wars of the Roses, barbarian colonizers, sieges and the nature of medieval warfare, women and agency, slavery, celibate societies in Westeros, myths and legends of medieval Europe, and many more. While life was certainly not a game during the Middle Ages, Game of Thrones versus History: Written in Blood reveals how a surprising number of otherworldly elements of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy are rooted deeply in the all-too-real world of medieval Europe. Find suggested readings, recommended links, and more from editor Brian Pavlac at gameofthronesversushistory.com.

Flesh and Blood

By Thomas H. Cook
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1453228047
  • Pages : 298
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 449
  • File Pdf: flesh-and-blood.pdf

Book Summary:

Now living in New York, ex-cop Frank Clemons investigates a brutal slashing The sleek high-rises of Park Avenue make Frank Clemons uneasy. The former Atlanta homicide detective came to New York after a sickening murder case soured him on the South, but despite the glitz of his new surroundings and the beauty of the woman he shares them with, the city makes his skin crawl. Now a private eye, he is only at ease in the city’s darker corners, among the whores, gamblers, and pimps who call Eighth Avenue home. That affinity for the isolated is what draws him to Hannah Karlsberg, an elderly seamstress who deserved a better death than she got. Hannah’s employer asks Clemons to find the victim’s next of kin, so the police can release the body for burial. As he learns about the dead woman’s past, which stretches back to the Lower East Side of the 1930s, Clemons becomes obsessed with unearthing the decades-old secret that led to her death. Flesh and Blood is the second book in the Frank Clemons Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture E-Book

By Angela Hicks,John Hicks,Peter Mole
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Isbn : 0702044482
  • Pages : 420
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 611
  • File Pdf: five-element-constitutional-acupuncture-e-book.pdf

Book Summary:

This exciting new edition of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture gives a clear, detailed, and accessible presentation of the main features of constitutional Five Element acupuncture. It covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. After examining the Elements themselves and the functions of the Organs, the book explores the basis of diagnosis in Five Element acupuncture, possible blocks to treatment and the treatment itself. It puts this style of treatment into the context of other styles of acupuncture treatment — especially Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as it is used in the West today. Features The Five Elements referred to in the title are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Gives a clear, detailed and accessible presentation of the main features of Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture treatment. Covers the context and history of this form of acupuncture, as well as the relevant Chinese medicine theory. Includes an unambiguous description of the principle aspects of diagnosis within a system, ironing out inconsistencies often present in discussions of these aspects. This edition has been thoroughly revised throughout and includes a new and improved colour page design. Quotes from the foreword to the first edition by Peter Eckman, San Francisco: "...the authors have shown how their approach can even integrate with TCM findings to treat patients more completely and rapidly. As the case histories illustrate, Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture is a style of practice that is second to none, and this innovative text is an excellent resource for learning it"

Acupuncture and Moxibustion

By Ji Zhang,Baixiao Zhao,Lixing Lao
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : PMPH-USA
  • Isbn : 711719328X
  • Pages : 588
  • Category :
  • Reads : 385
  • File Pdf: acupuncture-and-moxibustion.pdf

Book Summary:

This scholarly and comprehensive textbook comprises three parts: Channels and Points; Acupuncture and Moxibustion Techniques; Treatment of Diseases. Based on the ancient classics of traditional Chinese medicine, modern clinical practice, and recent research, Acupuncture and Moxibustion is a wonderful textbook both for international students and an essential reference for practitioners. Its editorial board, composed of well-known Chinese and Western acupuncture practitioners, has ensured that the English edition conforms to high academic standards.

Ephesians Through Revelation

By Warren W. Wiersbe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Isbn : 9781564760319
  • Pages : 640
  • Category : Bible
  • Reads : 590
  • File Pdf: ephesians-through-revelation.pdf

Book Summary:

Volume 6 of the Bible Exposition Commentary 6-volume set

Body Politics and the Fictional Double

By Debra Walker King
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn : 9780253108326
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 376
  • File Pdf: body-politics-and-the-fictional-double.pdf

Book Summary:

Body Politics and the Fictional Double Edited by Debra Walker King Examines the disjunction between women's appearance and reality. In recent years, questions concerning "the body" and its place in postmodern discourses have taken center stage in academic disciplines. Body Politics joins these discussions by focusing on the challenges women face when their externally defined identities and representations as bodies -- their body fictions -- speak louder than what they know to be their true selves. Racialized, gendered, or homophobic body fictions disfigure individuals by placing them beneath a veil of invisibility and by political, emotional, or spiritual suffocation. As objects of interpretation, "female bodies" in search of health care, legal assistance, professional respect, identity confirmation, and financial security must first confront their fictionalized doubles in a collision that, in many cases, ends in disappointment, distress, and even suicide. The contributors reflect on women's day-to-day lives and the cultural productions (literature, MTV, film, etc.) that give body fictions their power and influence. By exploring how these fictions are manipulated politically, expressively, and communally, they offer reinterpretations that challenge the fictional double while theorizing the discursive and performative forms it takes. Contributors include Trudier Harris, Maude Hines, S. Yumiko Hulvey, Debra Walker King, Sue V. Rosser, Stephanie A. Smith, Maureen Turim, Caroline Vercoe, Gloria Wade-Gayles, and Rosemary Weatherston. Debra Walker King, Associate Professor of English at the University of Florida, Gainesville, is author of Deep Talk: Reading African American Literary Names. She has published articles and reviews in Names: the Journal of the American Name Society; Philosophy and Rhetoric; and African American Review. Contents Introduction: Body Fictions, Debra Walker King Who Says an Older Woman Can't/Shouldn't Dance?, Gloria Wade-Gayles When Body Politics of Partial Identifications Collide with Multiple Identities of Real Academics: Limited Understandings of Research and Truncated Collegial Interactions, Sue V. Rosser Body Language: Corporeal Semiotics, Literary Resistance, Maude Hines Writing in Red Ink, Debra Walker King Myths and Monsters: The Female Body as the Site for Political Agendas, S. Yumiko Hulvey Agency and Ambivalence: A Reading of Works by Coco Fusco, Caroline Vercoe Performing Bodies, Performing Culture: An interview with Coco Fusco and Nao Bustamante, Rosemary Weatherston Women Singing, Women Gesturing: The Gendered and Racially-Coded Body of Music Video, Maureen Turim Bombshell, Stephanie A. Smith Afterword: The Unbroken Circle of Assumptions, Trudier Harris