Friday, 19 September 2014

A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords is the third of seven arranged books in A Song of Ice and Fire, a dream arrangement by American writer George R. R. Martin. It was initially distributed on 8 August 2000 in the United Kingdom, with an United States release following in November 2000. Its distribution was gone before by a novella called Path of the Dragon, which gathers a portion of the Daenerys Targaryen parts from the novel into a solitary book. At the time of its production, A Storm of Swords was the longest novel in the arrangement.

It was long to the point that in the UK, Australia and Israel its soft cover version was part down the middle, Part 1 being distributed as Steel and Snow in June 2001 and Part 2 asblood and Gold in August 2001.the same division was utilized within the Polish and Greek releases. In France, the choice was made to cut the novel into four different volumes. A Storm of Swords won the 2001 Locus Award, the 2002 Geffen Award for Best Novel and was designated for the 2001 Nebula Awardfor Best Novel. It was the first novel in the arrangement to be named for the Hugo Award, one of the two most prestigious recompenses inscience fiction and dream distributed, in spite of the fact that it lost to J. K. Rowling's novel Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Meisha Merlin Publishing, which had awhile ago issued constrained, represented versions of both A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings, was wanting to discharge a comparative rendition for A Storm of Swords in two volumes; then again, extensive postpones in the arrival of A Clash of Kings caused it to lose its distributed rights, which were grabbed by Subterranean Press. This version, represented by Charles Vess, was discharged in the late spring of 2006. A Storm of Swords is likewise the name of the second development to the table game A Game of Thrones, discharged in July 2006. More or less the first a large portion of the novel was adjusted for TV as the third season of the HBO show Game of Thrones, while the second half turned into the premise for the arrangement's fourth season.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Percy the Small Engine

Percy the Small Engine is a fictional anthropomorphic steam engine from The Railway Series of children's books written by the Reverend Wilbert Vere Awdry and his son, Christopher Awdry. Percy also appears in the spin-off television series Thomas & Friends.

Percy lives on the Island of Sodor with many other locomotives, including Thomas the Tank Engine, Gordon the Big Engine and Henry the Green Engine. He is the smallest, youngest and probably cheekiest, of the principal steam engine characters. He carries the number 6 on his bunker.

The Fat Controller brought him to Sodor when there was an engine strike due to a shortage of shunting engines. The bigger engines initially tried to bully him, but Percy soon showed that he was more than capable of standing up for himself. After a few years of shunting at the Big Station, the Fat Controller promoted him to goods traffic on Thomas' branch line. When not pulling trucks, he can be seen pulling the post train or even taking Annie and Clarabel when Thomas is busy. Percy's best friends are Thomas and Toby. He is also known to have a great respect for Edward ever since his first appearance.

He is reasonably experienced, but can still occasionally be a little naive and overconfident. In that sense, he is the perfect foil for Thomas – who can be just as headstrong.

Monday, 23 July 2012

ode to Percy Bisque Silley

after so long
romantic dandy is back
now my bleak days pass fast
when without a single hiccup
I read his queer posts
on rice brans,
and wheat flakes;
he also speaks of his mistress
squealing with delight
over their said intimacies
(so he says, but I think otherwise)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Bisque (food)

Bisque is a smooth, creamy, highly-seasoned soup of French origin, classically based on a strained broth (coulis) of crustaceans. It can be made from lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish. Also, creamy soups made from roasted and puréed vegetables are sometimes called bisques.