Download E-books Elric: The Stealer of Souls (Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné, Vol. 1) PDF

By Michael Moorcock

“The tales listed below are the uncooked center of Michael Moorcock. they're the spells that first drew me and the entire a variety of admirers of his paintings with whom i'm familiar into Moorcock’s luminous and appealing web.”
–from the Foreword through Alan Moore, author of V for Vendetta

When Michael Moorcock begun chronicling the adventures of the albino sorcerer Elric, final king of decadent Melniboné, and his sentient vampiric sword, Stormbringer, he got down to create a brand new form of myth experience, one who broke with culture and mirrored a extra updated sophistication of topic and magnificence. the outcome used to be a daring and targeted hero–weak in physique, refined in brain, depending on medications for the energy to maintain himself–with nice crimes at the back of him and a better future forward: a rock-and-roll antihero who could channel all of the violent excesses of the sixties into one enduring archetype.

Now, with an incredible movie in improvement, here's the 1st quantity of a stunning selection of tales containing the seminal appearances of Elric and lavishly illustrated through award-winning artist John Picacio–plus essays, letters, maps, and different fabric. Adventures contain “The Dreaming City,” “While the Gods Laugh,” “Kings in Darkness,” “Dead God’s Homecoming,” “Black Sword’s Brothers,” and “Sad Giant’s Shield.”

An essential addition to any myth assortment, Elric: The Stealer of Souls is an unrivaled creation to a super author and his such a lot famous–or infamous–creation.

“The most vital united kingdom writer of sword and sorcery, a sort he has either borrowed from and transformed.”
–The Encyclopedia of myth

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Download E-books The Lady of the Lake (The Witcher) PDF

By Andrzej Sapkowski

The Witcher returns during this action-packed sequel to The Tower of Swallows, within the New York occasions bestselling sequence that encouraged The Witcher video video games.

After strolling in the course of the portal within the Tower of Swallows whereas narrowly escaping demise, Ciri reveals herself in a totally diversified world... an Elven global. She is trapped with out approach out. Time doesn't appear to exist and there aren't any noticeable borders or portals to move again into her domestic world.

yet this is often Ciri, the kid of prophecy, and he or she should not defeated. She is familiar with she needs to get away to ultimately rejoin the Witcher, Geralt, and his partners - and likewise to aim to beat her worst nightmare. Leo Bonhart, the guy who chased, wounded and tortured Ciri, continues to be on her path. And the area continues to be at war.

Witcher novels
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt
Baptism of fireplace
The Tower of Swallows
Lady of the Lake

Witcher collections
The final Wish
Sword of Destiny

The illness and different tales: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only)
Translated from unique Polish by way of David French

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Download E-books In the Realm of the Wolf (Drenai, Book 5; Waylander, Book 2) PDF

By David Gemmell

Excessive within the wooded, peaked mountains of Skeln, the woodsman, Dakeyras, and his attractive daughter Miriel, dwell a lifetime of harmonious solitude. Unbeknown to them, a gaggle of grim-eyed, bloodthirsty warriors stalk the mountains. males who've by no means identified defeat, to whom revenge and torture are meat and drink. For 10000 in gold they're wanting to kill the woodsman. Battle-hardened warriors all, they've got no worry of this activity - they need to have. For Miriel is a girl of fireside and iron, expert with bow and blade and taught her talents via one of many deadliest killers of all time...Her father, Dakeyras, higher referred to as WAYLANDER THE SLAYER.

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Download E-books Die Verfasserschaft des Waltharius-Epos aus sprachlicher Sicht: 233. Sitzung am 18. October 1978 in Düsseldorf (Rheinisch-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften) (German Edition) PDF

By Alf Önnerfors

1 M. FREHER, Herausgeber verschiedener altdeutscher Denkmaler, stellte in seinen "Origines Palatinae" (1612) II, Kap. XIII, sixty two eine Ausgabe des "Waltharius" in Aussicht, die jedoch wegen des bald dar auf (1614) erfolgten Todes FREHERS nicht zustandekam. Der Erstherausgeber, FR. CHR. J. FISCHER, brachte den textual content nach der unvollstandigen Hand schrift Cod. Theo!. et Philos. eight Nr. forty-one der Landesbibliothek Stuttgart (13. Jh.), = S in der variation STRECKERS, heraus, die schon Joh. Aventinus (gest. 1534) gesehen hatte; ALTHOF I, 35 u. forty two; STRECKER, MGH-Ed. 7. Erste kritische version: J. GRIMM und A. SCHMELLER, Lateinische Gedichte des 10. und eleven. Jahrhunderts, Gottingen 1838; textual content und Varianten S. 3-53, Abhandlung S. 54-126. 2 DRONKE opponiert nicht ohne Grund in diesem Punkt gegen die Communis opinio (69f.); vgl. schon VON DEN STEINEN forty five. Wie ich S. forty six ausfiihre, laBt sich jedoch die An rede Jratres sehr wohl mit meiner Theorie der Urheberschaft des Epos vereinen. three Sie wurden von E. R. CURTIUS, Europaische Literatur und Lateinisches Mittelalter, five. Auf!. Bern/Miinchen 1965, in seinen Ausfiihrungen iiber Bescheidenheits-Topoi (93ff.) iibersehen. four M. WEHRLI, Waltharius. In: Formen mittelalterlicher Erzahlung, Ziirich/Freiburg i. Br. 1969,102f. five Die Gallus-Vita wurde nach d. J. 837 verfaBt. G. BAESECKE, Vor- und Friihgeschidtte des deutschen Sdtrifttums I, Halle 1940, 418 verwies auf die Einleitungen zur "Visio Wettini" und zur Gallus-Vita. G WATTENBACH-LEVISON-LoWE I, 110f. mit ausfiihrlidten Literaturhinweisen. 7 Vgl. G. REICHENKRON, Historische !atein-altromanisdte Grammatik, I, Wiesbaden 1965, 134.

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Download E-books Godslayer: Volume II of The Sundering PDF

By Jacqueline Carey

Supreme Commander Lord Tanaros was human. yet he selected darkness and immortality whilst his spouse betrayed him along with his king. He killed them either, and fled the geographical regions of fellows and now cares not anything for his or her fates.

A thousand years handed. His purely allegiance is to his grasp, the darkish god Satoris, who gave the reward of lifestyles to the race of fellows. Satoris, who rebelled opposed to his elder brother God Haomane who had demanded that reward be taken away. Their struggle cracked the very global in ; the identify of Satoris grew to become the note for evil all through all of the races, whereas the legend of Tanaros is the seminal story of treachery.

And but no longer all stories advised are true.

A ultimate prophecy has all started to spread, and the races are uniting of their quest to rid the realm of Satoris. The elder gods and goddesses, stranded at the different part of the area, ship desires to spur all to spoil Satoris and Tanaros, yet these dependable to their god be aware of a unique part of the tale and take a look at to shield their castle of Darkhaven, the place Satoris sits in sorrow, controlling his personal dominion, looking neither victory nor vengeance.

Satoris's fans catch the gorgeous Elvish princess Cerelinde, and with no her the Allies can't satisfy the prophecy. All who aid Satoris clamor for her death-but Satoris refuses to behave just like the monster that he's made out to be, for he acknowledges in Cerelinde a spark of the affection that he as soon as bore for his fellow gods.

She is a smart risk to Satoris--and a better possibility for Tanaros and all that he holds expensive. For she reminds him that no longer all ladies desire be false... and that although he will be proof against dying, his center continues to be a great deal mortal.

Strong storytelling with evocative, compelling, and unforgettable characters, Godslayer is the exciting end to the occasions started in Banewreaker, a haunting story of affection and loss that finally asks the query: If all that's thought of strong considers you evil, are you?

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Download E-books Archaeology and the Homeric Epic PDF

The connection among the Homeric epics and archaeology has lengthy suffered combined fortunes, swinging among 'fundamentalist' makes an attempt to exploit archaeology with the intention to show the basic historicity of the epics and their historical past, and outright rejection of the concept that archaeology is able to contributing something in any respect to our figuring out and appreciation of the epics. Archaeology and the Homeric Epic concentrates much less on historicity in favour of exploring numerous different, possibly occasionally extra indirect, ways that we will be able to use a multi-disciplinary procedure – archaeology, philology, anthropology and social heritage – to assist supply insights into the epics, the contexts in their in all probability lengthy construction, features in their 'prehistory', and what they could have stood for at a number of instances of their lengthy oral and written heritage. the results of the Homeric epics at the historical past and renowned reception of archaeology, specifically within the specific context of recent Germany, is usually a topic that's explored the following. individuals discover various concerns together with the relationships among visible and verbal imagery, the social contexts of epic (or sub-epic) production or new edition, the jobs of bards and their relationships to varieties of buyers and audiences, the development and makes use of of 'history' as traceable via either epic and archaeology and the connection among 'prehistoric' (oral) and 'historical' (recorded in writing) sessions. all through, the emphasis is on context and its relevance to the construction, transmission, new edition and manipulation of epic within the current (or near-present) in addition to within the old Greek previous.

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Download E-books Blood and Bone: A Novel of the Malazan Empire (Novels of the Malazan Empire) PDF

By Ian C. Esslemont

In the western sky the brilliant emerald banner of the customer descends like a portent of annihilation. at the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have fixed another excursion to tame the neighboring wild jungle. but this is often no general desolate tract. it's referred to as Himatan, and it really is acknowledged to be 1/2 the spirit realm and half the earth. And it truly is acknowledged to be governed by means of a robust entity whom a few identify the Queen of Witches, and a few a goddess: the traditional Ardata.

Saeng grew up understanding in basic terms the rule of thumb of the magus Thaumaturgs―but it used to be the voices out of that land's forgotten previous that she listened to. And while her rulers mount an invasion of the neighboring jungle, these voices ship her and her brother on a determined mission.

To the south, the wilderness tribes are united through the arriving of a international warleader, a veteran commander in battered ashen mail whom his males name the gray Ghost. This warleader takes the tribes on a raid like none different, deep into the guts of Thaumaturg lands. in the meantime note involves K'azz, and mercenary corporation the purple safeguard, of a freelance in Jacuruku. And their employer...none except Ardata herself.

Ian Esslemont thrills back with one other gripping access into the New York Times bestselling Malazan international in Blood and Bone.

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Download E-books Taming Fire (The Dragonprince Trilogy, Vol. 1) PDF

By Aaron Pogue

"From all instructions, within the darkness, a superb terror techniques this international. I suggest to struggle the phobia, Daven, and that i could make a weapon of you."

Daven Carrickson grew up as a beggar within the filthy alleys underneath the shadows of the palace. he is the son of a identified thief, disgraced and despised. His simply actual expertise is his skill with a sword, and his in basic terms actual likelihood at discovering honor or a house is a determined dream of becoming a member of the King's Guard.

But Daven gets a brand new destiny while grasp Claighan invitations him to check magic on the Academy. The wizard bargains to make him right into a new form of soldier: a swordsman both expert with solid blades and mystic forces.

Yet whilst conspiring forces ruin the wizard's plans, Daven unearths himself sought after for treason and homicide. Hunted by means of a very good black beast of a dragon, stuck among the King's defend and a insurgent strength led by means of a rogue wizard, Daven's simply wish of surviving is to turn into greater than he is ever dreamed possible.

Taming Fire is the 1st e-book within the Dragonprince's Legacy.

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By Frank Herbert

Here's the radical that would be without end thought of a triumph of the mind's eye. Set at the barren region planet Arrakis, Dune is the tale of the boy Paul Atreides, who could develop into the mysterious guy often called Muad'Dib. He might avenge the traitorous plot opposed to his noble family--and may carry to fruition humankind's so much old and inconceivable dream.

A attractive combination of experience and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune gained the 1st Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and shaped the root of what it absolutely the grandest epic in technology fiction.

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