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Savannah Dupree is a freshman learning at Boston college on an entire scholarship. yet educational excellence is just one of her presents. Savannah possesses whatever much more awesome than her speedy brain and insatiable interest for studying. With an easy contact, she will be able to see an object's past--a ability that places her lifestyles at risk, whilst her reviews deliver her into touch with a centuries-old English sword and the poor mystery hidden in the blade's background.
In all his 300 years of residing as one of many Breed, vampire warrior Gideon by no means dreamed he'd see the blade back that spilled his younger brothers' lives a long time in the past in London. Ever because the boys' deaths, Gideon's been on a private quest to rid the area of Rogue vampires, yet now he can't aid pondering if the brutal slaying used to be anything extra sinister--an act perpetrated by means of an unknown enemy. An enemy who's it sounds as if residing in hiding someplace in Boston. There's one sure method to turn out Gideon's suspicion, however it will suggest utilizing blameless, talented Savannah to aid discover the entire truth--a fact that might shatter every thing she understands approximately herself and the realm round her. And with threat final in from both sides, the fervour that ignites among Gideon and Savannah will tempt them to threat their hearts and lives for a love that may simply final an eternity....
(This 40,000-word novella, a prequel to the middle of the night Breed sequence, used to be formerly released in its entirety in The hour of darkness Breed sequence Companion, additionally on hand now in publication and paperback.)
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Extra resources for A Touch of Midnight (Midnight Breed, Book 0.5)
Fighting arts, martial arts and selfdefence all include stylised forms of attack and stylised forms of defence. The stylisation of attack and defence manoeuvres can be turned into entire vocabularies of bodily movement that tap into a particular philosophy of embodied behaviour. The underlying philosophy might be the foundation of the movement vocabulary or applied ad hoc to movements and techniques deemed useful. Martial Arts Following Jones (2002:xi), martial arts are “stylised behaviors that relate to war but can be distinct from actual battlefield engagements.
The floor design of this movement formula adds up to a cross figure with the performer acting in the centre. This floor design is used here as a modality for movement coordination and memorisation, as well as a modality for harmonisation of the performer. In Muslim West Java, it is still sometimes related to the (pre-Islamic) cosmological dulur opat kalima pancer concept – the local version of the “four siblings” concept named above (Paetzold 8 A video sample of the pancer opat movement formula as it is practised in the Cimande style can be found here: Paetzold 2007b.
Another equally important aspect is the possibility self-defence arts can offer as a medium for intercultural education. The chapters by Indija Mahjoeddin (chapter 12) and Kirstin Pauka (chapter 13) especially stress this feature. e. the effect of such media within schools and sports trainings and competitions, comes into sight. Different facets of the possibilities and limitations connected herewith will be discussed in the chapters by Uwe U. Paetzold (chapter 2), Paul H. Mason (chapter 7), and Sean Williams (chapter 11).