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By Marion Zimmer Bradley

Mixing archaeological truth and legend, the myths of the gods and the feats of heroes, Marion Zimmer Bradley breathes new existence into the vintage story of the Trojan War-reinventing larger-than-life figures as residing humans engaged in a determined fight that dooms either the victors and the vanquished, their destiny noticeable in the course of the eyes of Kassandra-priestess, princess, and passionate lady with the spirit of a warrior.

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By Simone Schwarz-Bart

This is often an intoxicating story of affection and sweetness, moms and daughters, religious values and the bleak legacy of slavery at the French Antillean island of Guadeloupe. the following long-suffering Telumee tells her lifestyles tale and tells us in regards to the proud line of Lougandor ladies she maintains to attract power from. Time flows erratically in the course of the lengthy scorching blue days because the insanity of the island swirls round the villages, and Telumee, raised within the safeguard of large skirts, needs to methods to navigate the adversities of a peasant neighborhood, the ecstasies of affection, and family realities whereas arriving at her personal necessary happiness. within the phrases of Toussine, the clever, gentle grandmother who increases her, “Behind one soreness there's one other. Sorrow is a wave perpetually. however the horse mustn’t trip you, you need to journey it.”

A masterpiece of Caribbean literature, The Bridge of Beyond relates the triumph of a beneficiant and hopeful spirit, whereas supplying a gorgeously lush, innovative depiction of the flowers, panorama, and customs of Gua­deloupe. Simone Schwarz-Bart’s incantatory prose, interwoven with Creole proverbs and lore, appears to be like the following in a notable translation by way of Barbara Bray.

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Download E-books Endsinger: The Lotus War Book Three PDF

By Jay Kristoff

With Stormdancer, Jay Kristoff got here roaring onto the delusion scene―he has been praised as "the grasp of distinctive and extreme plots and enormous twists" (, whereas critics raved concerning the novel, calling it "[A] fast paced, fantastical event [that] is sharp as a Shogun's sword." (The l. a. Times). And with fit revenues in hardcover and electronic―fueled via Jay's artistic, enthusiastic, and constant advertising on his site, fb, Twitter, and the blogosphere―we be aware of readers are hungry for the finale to his wildly artistic Lotus warfare saga.
As civil struggle sweeps around the Shima Imperium, the Lotus Guild unleashes their deadliest creation―a mechanical goliath, meant to unite the shattered Empire lower than a yoke of worry. Yukiko and Buruu are pressured to take management of the uprising, amassing new allies and previous buddies. however the ghosts of Buruu's previous stand among them and the military they wish, and Kin's betrayal has destroyed all belief between their allies. while a brand new foe joins the conflict, will probably be all of the pair can do to muster the energy to struggle, not to mention win. and because the earth splits asunder, as armies smash one another for rule over an empire of dull ash and the ultimate mystery approximately blood lotus is published, the folks of Shima will examine one final, frightening fact. a thrilling, vibrant end to a seriously acclaimed sequence, Endsinger is bound to have enthusiasts racing in the course of the pages to have fun with each final revelation.

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By Brad Steiger

Spotlighting information articles, ancient bills, and firstperson interviews, this chronicle of human interactions with monsters will persuade even the main hardened skeptic of the life of the bogeyman, bigfoot, werewolves, and swamp creatures. providing an array of untamed reports—from the police officer who begrudgingly spoke back to a decision a few longhaired lady flying over a suburban local purely to discover himself calling for backup while she attacked his patrol motor vehicle to the motorist whose headlights illuminated a sevenfoot tall, wolflike creature that stood on its hind legs—this ancient list highlights frightening and unimaginable narratives. From a little bit demented people to spinetingling paranormal encounters, every one outlandish prevalence is distinctive with thorough examine and mentioned with a storyteller's crafted voice.

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Download E-books The Forbidden Wish PDF

By Jessica Khoury

"Lush, romantic, and exquisitely written . . . an extraordinary, glittering jewel of a novel."—Sarah J. Maas, writer of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series

"This is Aladdin like you might have by no means imagined."—Renée Ahdieh, writer of The Wrath and the Dawn

She is the main robust Jinni of all. he's a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the realm. . . .
while Aladdin discovers Zahra's jinni lamp, Zahra is beat back right into a global she hasn't noticeable in hundreds of thousands of years—a global the place magic is forbidden and Zahra's very lifestyles is prohibited. She needs to hide herself to stick alive, utilizing historical shape-shifting magic, till her new grasp has chosen his 3 wishes. 

but if the King of the Jinn bargains Zahra an opportunity to be freed from her lamp eternally, she seizes the opportunity—only to find she is falling in love with Aladdin. while saving herself capability betraying him, Zahra needs to come to a decision as soon as and for all: is successful her freedom worthy wasting her heart?
As time unravels and her enemies shut in, Zahra unearths herself suspended among threat and hope during this fantastic retelling of the Aladdin tale from acclaimed writer Jessica Khoury.

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Download E-books Zombies: A Cultural History PDF

Add a gurgling moan with the sound of dragging ft and a scent of deterioration and what do you get? greater no longer discover. The zombie has roamed with dead-eyed threat from its beginnings in vague folklore and superstition to worldwide prestige this present day, the megastar of flicks such as 28 Days LaterWorld conflict Z, and the outrageously winning comedian booklet, television sequence, and video game—The strolling Dead. during this brain-gripping background, Roger Luckhurst strains the diversifications of the zombie via our tradition and imaginations, reading the undead’s skill to stay defiantly alive.
Luckhurst follows a path that leads from the nineteenth-century Caribbean, via American pulp fiction of the Twenties, to the center of the 20th century, while zombies swarmed comedian books and film monitors. From there he follows the zombie worldwide, tracing the vectors of its infectious international unfold from France to Australia, Brazil to Japan. sewing jointly fabrics from anthropology, folklore, go back and forth writings, colonial histories, well known literature and cinema, scientific background, and cultural theory, Zombies is the definitive brief creation to these restless pulp monsters. 

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By John Hicklenton

The ultimate paintings of a comics visionary, this severe, hallucinatory tale with art of breathtaking depth is a real photo novel, enticing final issues of existence, loss of life, and salvation

The overdue John Hicklenton used to be one in every of Britain's best comedian publication artists, recognized for the brutal, visceral draughtsmanship he dropped at the 2000AD/Judge Dredd titles and Nemesis the Warlock. His final image novel is a parable of environmental devastation, depicting the quest of Mara, Warrior and Earth Goddess, as she seeks revenge opposed to the Longpig: a Satanic personification of capitalism, crimson in teeth and claw, whose fans, a legion of the damned, glance quite a bit like us. the realm of the Longpig is wealthy in killing fields and scenes of mass crucifixion that remember Goya, Blake, and Bacon, and represents a real crossover of the image novel shape with fantastic paintings. John took his personal existence with assistance from an assisted demise staff, following a heroic fight with a number of sclerosis. This book was drawn and written in foreknowledge of his drawing close dying, and its perception into common issues of lifestyles, demise, salvation, and damnation turns out to come back from a spot among worlds. Its phrases these of a prophet, its art transcending the comedian publication shape, 100 Months will redefine the grownup photograph novel.

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Download E-books Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult (Princeton Legacy Library) PDF

In fresh years, the subject of historical Greek hero cult has been the point of interest of substantial dialogue between classicists. Little awareness, even if, has been paid to girl heroized figures. right here Deborah Lyons argues for the heroine as a special classification in historical Greek spiritual ideology and day-by-day perform. The heroine, she believes, needs to be positioned inside of a community of kin among female and male, mortal and immortal. utilizing proof starting from Homeric epic to Attic vase portray to historical commute writing, she makes an attempt to re-integrate the female into our photograph of Greek notions of the hero. in line with Lyons, heroines vary from male heroes in different an important methods, between that's the facility to move the limits among mortal and immortal. She extra exhibits that focus to heroines clarifies primary Greek principles of mortal/immortal relationships.

The e-book first discusses heroines either on the subject of heroes and as a separate spiritual and mythic phenomenon. It examines the cultural meanings of heroines in ritual and illustration, their use as examples for mortals, and their ordinary "biographies." The version of "ritual antagonism," within which mythic figures represented as antagonistic proportion a cult, is eventually converted via an exploration of the mythic correspondences among the god Dionysos and the heroines surrounding him, and during a rethinking of the connection among Iphigeneia and Artemis. An appendix, which identifies greater than heroines, rounds out this full of life work.

Originally released in 1997.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the newest print-on-demand expertise to back make to be had formerly out-of-print books from the prestigious backlist of Princeton collage Press. those paperback variations safeguard the unique texts of those vital books whereas featuring them in sturdy paperback variations. The objective of the Princeton Legacy Library is to greatly bring up entry to the wealthy scholarly background present in the hundreds of thousands of books released through Princeton collage Press considering that its founding in 1905.

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By Tera Lynn Childs

Seventeen-year-old Phoebe has lately discovered that she's a descendant of Nike (the goddess, now not the shoe). Now, so that it will discover ways to regulate her newfound - and intensely robust - powers, she's being pressured to wait Goddess Boot Camp. the one challenge is, not one of the different campers is over the age of ten! it is not going to be effortless to outlive camp, teach for the Pythian video games, and hold her romance with Griffin going robust, yet goddess support her, Phoebe is decided to make it paintings!

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Download E-books From the Gita to the Grail: Exploring Yoga Stories & Western Myth PDF

By Bernie Clark

What's the which means of Shiva dancing on a dwarf named Avidya? Why does Vishnu sleep upon an unending snake? To what did the Buddha wake up? What will we suggest via soul? The perform of Yoga has turn into very common and renowned within the West; notwithstanding, the tales of Yoga are nonetheless unusual to Western ears. What do those historical symbols suggest, what are they attempting to train us, and the way may still we comprise the information skillfully into our Western way of life? through the myths of Yoga in addition to the tales that experience encouraged Western tradition, we're awarded with possibilities to pick the simplest of either worlds, and create new maps to assist consultant us in the course of the uncertainties of contemporary living.

tales are enjoyable! very important tales consultant us and teach us; they bring psychological versions which paintings at an subconscious point to aid us navigate via our sleek society and govern our reactions to the ups-and¬downs of lifestyles; they supply that means and goal for our lifestyles; and our tales entertain and front us. during this ebook, Bernie Clark appears to be like on the religious tales present in the West that create a base map for our lives after which appears to be like on the tales present in the East to work out how they can enhance our base maps. The tales provided are mixture of light¬hearted and relaxing, and deep and profound.

The significance of reports East and West are illustrated throughout the version proposed by means of the nice twentieth century mythologist, Joseph Campbell: myths, or tales, serve 4 nice services - the paranormal, the cosmological, the sociological and the mental functionality. The tales selected illustrate those 4 features of mythology and exhibit how we will be able to take those tales into ourselves to create a deeper adventure of life.

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You may possibly locate that, with a formal advent, mythology will seize you. Joseph Campbell: the facility of Myth

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