Refusing to attack Robert E. Lee in frontal assaults, and aware that Lee dared not venture out to counterattack, Ulysses S. Grant nearly captured Richmond, but he was stopped at Petersburg, a critical railroad hub for Richmond. The two armies began to dig in around Petersburg. Unbeknownst to them, they would be there for the next 9 months, constructing elaborate trenches. Both sides engaged in innovative and unique attempts at mining underneath the enemy's siege lines, as well as countermining.
A chance encounter on the snowy slopes of a castle moat throws together three lonely teenagers: Emily, Simon, and the highly enigmatic Marcus, who is the catalyst for all that follows. At first the castle's ruins are merely the backdrop to a day in the snow. But when the three break into the forbidden interior of the keep, they find the castle taking on a different and deeper meaning. Despite the freezing conditions, they spend the night there, to experience the power of occupation.
"Is this the same author!?!?!"
Prodolzhenie neverojatnogo audioblokbastera! Poslednee Chudo. Jepizod 3: Neschastnaja mat'. Osada. Federal'nyj rozysk. On mechtaet ostat'sja na Zemle. Tol'ko zdes' est' takie strannosti, kak okno, imja, nadezhda… s kazhdym dnem putnik iz drugoj real'nosti vstrechaet vse novye chudesa, kotorye my perestali zamechat'. No skoro emu pridetsja vozvrashhat'sja, a vyhod v ego mir zaterjan sredi beskonechnyh prostorov nashej planety. Pomoch' v poiskah sposobny lish' chetvero rebjat, okazavshihsja vne zakona, i neponjatnaja zagadka.
The siege of Vienna in 1683 was one of the turning points in European history. So great was its impact that countries normally jealous and hostile sank their differences to throw back the armies of Islam and their savage Tartar allies.The consequences of defeat were momentous: The Ottomans lost half of their European territories, which led to the final collapse of their empire, and the Habsburgs turned their attention from France and the Rhine frontier to the rich pickings of the Balkans.