Clan Amir — a collection from Ernest Edwards The stories are about the ruling clan in the tropical Asian country of Berant and other key characters important to the development of the clan and the country. Most are set in the century following World War II, but not restricted to that. _ The stories were originally written in 7 books published elsewhere. Since then they've been merged into 2 anthologies which aren't in a strict order. This is because the first anthology (The Falcon) consisted of books 2, 3, 4, and 5 with the focus on Gerry Mannheim and is development from a small child to being a man. The second anthology was made from the remaining three books (1, 6, and 7) with of the major wars before Gerry is born and the two he later participates in as man. The series in this universe are aligned with the anthologies. With some extra information left loose in the universe itself.
PLEASE READ THIS FIRST. Background information that helps you appreciate the Clan Amir Stories. Not a story as such. This has a list of all the stories in chronological order, the order they should be read in.
Can be skipped if you want to. Three short poems from the book A Fighting Heritage. They summarise the critical events of the stories themselves. The book demonstrates what happens when irresistible forces meet unmovable objects in human encounters on the battlefield - wars are fought by people, not equipment.
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In July 2001, Dani-girl, Gordie's sister, asks him to help find a job for an old school friend, as she wishes to return to the region. At the same time, Gordie is ready to start his own business and needs an adult as a manager, so he can continue his school studies. Sometimes, multiple problems solve each other. And often resolutions create new problems. Can these new business people solve all the problems and get into business?
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A young genius and legal adult has joined the military, and in December 2003 is now assigned as a temporary tank commander - despite being too short to drive it or operate the machine gun. Another tank commander takes exception to his youth, and learns age and experience doesn't equal smarts.
Can be skipped if you want to. General background information about the Berant geography, legal structure, laws, and society. This is for those who want a deeper understanding of the culture of Berant and is more a travelogue than a story.
In March 2009 a company is taken over, and the new owners renege on an arrangement with the View Port Orphanage. Gerry is notified, and he steps in to help. The result is a major change in the situation, and more fun for the kids. But there are some problems to be overcome. Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord, except in the corporate world - never let kids down, it can hurt you.
November 1983, a young woman realises her life long ambition - to join the Royal Guards - we follow her joining and her first posting. Young and new to the military, but very different to what they usually get. Is she more than she seems? Yes and no. Read and find out
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In November 2009, Gerry has to visit Europe to resolve some political issues, and has the bad luck to visit a school when some terrorists wish to use it for their purposes. Badly outnumbered, his security team do their duty. Sometimes, the best a warrior can do is to die hard, to help his friends who will arrive later. From the Clan Amir Book - The Falcon in Flight.
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No: 01-02 - A 1946 revolution sees troubles in the country of a boy born to two cultures with strong fighting traditions. His family has trouble leaving the war zone; other family members help, at a terrible cost - he sees the cost and understands why they paid it. These events shape the character of a young boy, and this is later shown when he reaches high school in his other country. It shows his strength of character, which is further demonstrated in a later story in the books of the series.
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In October 2002, Geordie's sister Kelly is kidnapped and he searches for her. Finding her he takes action to recover her. In doing so he loses more than he can imagine and learns he's only human. A boy is forced to take on the mantle of adulthood. WARNING - stories includes euthanasia, the mercy execution of a loved one. It is not graphic, but is described.
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June 2002, a young woman from a family of warriors faces her destiny - head on. Through an unusual and close link to her young genius brother, he's more aware of events than you think. This story is part of a series that follows events that shape his life and destiny, this is one event at a critical time in his life. It answers the questions 'What IS a warrior?' 'Can a warrior also be a pacifist?'
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In March 2010 a clan is about to have its annual meeting of the whole clan when a disaster strikes that threats the clan's very survival. They have little to fight with, but fight with all they have - their courage and determination to survive as a clan. Will the lost ones be found?
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It's time for Gerry to attack his main enemies, but first he must gather his special assault team. This is the story of his recruitment drive for a very special team of people to lead his attack on U MAMA.
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Brigands are crossing the mountains and creating havoc, the Royal Guards are tasked with protecting the people. Gerry and his patrol don't like what they see at one farm and set out to stop the brigands at the next. It's time for Gerry to live up to his heritage, and he Stands to the call.
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Granite Mannheim and his new regiment are on exercises when they see the neighbours invading. They're all that stands between the invaders and the bulk of the country, so they do what they're trained for; head for a spot to stand and fight while they wait for help to arrive. One regiment against 50,000 enemy troops and his men learn why they call him Granite.
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Many societies have a rite of passage where a boy is called a man and a girl is called a woman once they pass the rites. Young Gordie wishes to stand early, as is his right. However, there are things to be done to organise them, and the normal events of life don't stop just so he can do this. As is usual for Gordie, he does it all in his own way, and different to what others expect.
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Berant has weathered WW II, but most of the Army is loyal to the generals and not the crown. The generals have been bought and the Army is in revolt. The king is killed, but not all is lost Can the royal princesses escape and live to lead an army of their own to retake their country? read and find out.
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Most of the other stories will make more sense if you read this because it has the basic information on the Berant Military Structure, U MAMA, and Gorden Mannheim - the main character in most of the stories.
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Time moves on, Gerry lives to a ripe old age and finally gives in to write a summary of his fight with U MAMA well after the fact. This is more a text book style entry fo how he conducted his campaign.
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U MAMA are aligning with foreign and domestic criminals to get mercenaries. A South American Drug Cartel to recruit and train 20,000 soldiers and local criminal motorcycle gangs to steal weapons. Gerry has to act to stop them, but it all needs drastic action.
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U MAMA launches an all out attack on Berant with thousands of troops set to attack by land, by air, and by sea to hit all important parts of the country at once. Are the Guards and their command structure up to this challenge. Whatever happens, the blood will flow freely across the land, and many will now great sorrow.
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Children are going missing, it's believed they're being kidnapped for the child slave trade. The search is on to find out how they're getting them out of the country. RIS suspect it's by boat, so extra patrols are organised with additional troops on some of the boats. Gerry checks out a suspicious boat and catches up with it in International Waters. There are now political concerns here.
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Gerry wants to build a boat, so he does - but only after inventing the materials to make it work. Before he can build what he wants he builds a luxury yacht to test out the design. However, the major test is when he's at sea during a Category 5 storm, and has to help rescue others caught out at sea.
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Gerry answers the question about how deeply ingrained training can become when he risks his life to save a young girl from a long fall onto the rocks below the cliff top. Her only hope is if he can catch her and reach the end of the headland to dive into the ocean there before they both slide off the side of the steep cliff face and fall to the rocks. Whatever happens, it's a long way down and sure to hurt when they get there.
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It's time for Gerry to do the field testing of his skills as a commanding general in War Games, but Berant rarely has a need for a general to exercise diversified command. Thus it's a good thing the new king of Shukra wishes to have the Berant military test how well his army is after going through new training with new equipment. The event provided surprises for everyone involved.
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Following the Day of Blood many changes are needed, also many people have changed. However, life must go on, and the Clan must survive. The whole clan must restructure and change many things to continue forward.
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Five college girls are kidnapped, including some Berant citizens. Gerry must go to the USA to recover them all before the kidnappers harm the ones that weren't their intended targets. And no one knows which of the girls they were after at the time.
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Medical students attend the Carmel Clinic to learn the new techniques taught there, but get involved in a major medical emergency on their day off. They also find the answer to a mystery the came across on their first day.
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