The Shadow of the Cross PDF

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Författare: Dmitry Yakhovsky.
The Shadow of the Cross: Awakening
– France, 1243 –
Following the fall of the castle of Montségur, near Carcassonne, a young woman is freed by a novice. With the Inquisition pursuing them, they flee into a nearby forest. Soon, the cold of winter grips the land and their hearts. Gradually, Yvette and Martin the Cathar open up to each other with tales they learned when growing up…
Featuring the stunning artwork of Dmitry Yakhovsky, this bold novel the second graphic novel in the "Shadow of the Cross" series. Both complex and visually inspiring, Dmitry takes us on an epic journey based on history. His artwork and storytelling thrill with their captivating depth and skill.
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"Buy this for the art. It is gorgeous." – David Harris Griffith, author of The Whisper Garden
"There’s a bit of everything, including illuminations style for the first pages. There’s also a fabulous sense of movement, from colors, to faces, to landscape, to architecture, I REALLY found the art excellent and kept reopening the book to look at the pages." – WordsAndPeace
"The attention to detail in this book is impressive and each page is a work of art on its own with exquisite scenes. I cannot wait to discover what happens in the second part. The sheer beauty of the watercolour images alone this book are worth the purchase price." – Debra Bayani, author of Jasper Tudor
"The illustrator make the stunning breathtaking graphics seem alive and completely draws you in and captures the story along with writing" – Denise McCabe, children’s author

It occupies all of the three-dimensional volume behind an object with light in front of it. A point source of light casts only a simple shadow, called an „umbra“. For a non-point or „extended“ source of light, the shadow is divided into the umbra, penumbra and antumbra. The wider the light source, the more blurred the shadow becomes. If two penumbras overlap, the shadows appear to attract and merge. The outlines of the shadow zones can be found by tracing the rays of light emitted by the outermost regions of the extended light source. The umbra region does not receive any direct light from any part of the light source, and is the darkest.

A viewer located in the umbra region cannot directly see any part of the light source. By contrast, the penumbra is illuminated by some parts of the light source, giving it an intermediate level of light intensity. A viewer located in the penumbra region will see the light source, but it is partially blocked by the object casting the shadow. If there is more than one light source, there will be several shadows, with the overlapping parts darker, and various combinations of brightnesses or even colors. The more diffuse the lighting is, the softer and more indistinct the shadow outlines become, until they disappear. The lighting of an overcast sky produces few visible shadows.

The absence of diffusing atmospheric effects in the vacuum of outer space produces shadows that are stark and sharply delineated by high-contrast boundaries between light and dark. A shadow shows, apart from distortion, the same image as the silhouette when looking at the object from the sun-side, hence the mirror image of the silhouette seen from the other side. The names umbra, penumbra and antumbra are often used for the shadows cast by astronomical objects, though they are sometimes used to describe levels of darkness, such as in sunspots. A shadow cast by the Earth on the Moon is a lunar eclipse. Conversely, a shadow cast by the Moon on the Earth is a solar eclipse.

The sun casts shadows which change dramatically through the day. The length of a shadow cast on the ground is proportional to the cotangent of the sun’s elevation angle—its angle θ relative to the horizon. Such variations have long aided travellers during their travels, especially in barren regions such as the Arabian Desert. Steam phase eruption of Castle Geyser in Yellowstone National Park casts a shadow on its own steam.