Download E-books Goddess: Book Three of The Percheron Saga PDF

By Fiona McIntosh

The city-state of Percheron is in challenge. Zaradine Ana has been captured via the mysterious Arafanz and his barren region warriors and is being held of their remoted fortress. it's also suspected that she is pregnant with Zar Boaz's son, the inheritor to the throne . . .

Though Lazar has made it out of the barren region, his heroics in bringing the Valide and Grand Vizier to defense have price him. with the drezden ailment that befalls him while he's vulnerable, he's too unwell to maneuver from his mattress, whilst support comes from an unforeseen resource . . .

Zar Boaz unearths himself trapped via either his center and his head. even though he can reflect on not anything yet Ana, imprisoned within the wasteland, his state is on the point of struggle and his Spur is helpless. Hatching a bold plan, he demands Percheron's most powerful to make yet another pilgrimage into the wasteland, whilst warships threaten Percheron's harbor, and the Goddess reaches the crest of her ascent, throwing all parties—mortal and divine—into a dangerous conflict for his or her hearts, their lives, and their souls.

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By Ben S Dobson

Disgraced student Dennon Lark basically desires to be left on my own in his self-imposed exile--an exile that ends while a insurgent military wielding very unlikely powers launches a chain of brutal assaults on villages around the Kingsland.

Forced from his domestic, Dennon is drawn again right into a global he wishes not anything to do with. His examine into the kingdom's misplaced past--the very learn that despatched him into hiding--may carry the solutions to a very good many questions on the rebels. questions on their shadowy factors; approximately their mysterious talents; and approximately their ever-increasing numbers, regularly reinforced through these proposal killed of their assaults. And merely the King's notorious warrior niece Bryndine Errynson and her corporation of girl infantrymen belief him adequate to aid him locate the reality earlier than the rebels burn the Kingsland to the ground.

Following a path of historic clues around the nation and pursued by way of forces they do not totally comprehend, Dennon and Bryndine could be the realm's in simple terms desire. yet for you to look after the Kingsland's destiny, they have to first discover its prior.

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Download E-books Mahabharata Book Nine (Volume 1): Shalya (Clay Sanskrit Library) PDF

The e-book of Shalya recounts in gory aspect the ultimate destruction of the Káurava military and the defeat of its chief, Dur·yódhana. during this first quantity heroic duels and martial speeches abound as Shalya, the king of the Madras, is made common of the Káurava military, purely to be slaughtered in his turn.

The publication of Shalya recounts in gory element the ultimate destruction of the Káurava military and the defeat of its chief, Duryódhana. during this first quantity heroic duels and martial speeches abound as Shalya, the king of the Madras, is made common of the Káurava military, in basic terms to be slaughtered in his turn.

Co-published through long island college Press and the JJC Foundation

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Download E-books Epic Singers and Oral Tradition (Myth and Poetics) PDF

By Albert Bates Lord

Albert Bates Lord the following bargains an unprecedented evaluation of the character of oral-traditional epic songs and the practices of the singers who composed them. formed by means of the conviction that idea may be in accordance with what singers really do, and feature performed in occasions earlier, the essays accumulated right here span part a century of Lord's learn at the oral culture from Homer to the 20th century.

Drawing on his broad fieldwork in dwelling oral traditions and at the theoretical writings of Milman Parry, Lord concentrates at the singers and their artwork as manifested in texts of functionality. In 13 essays, a few formerly unpublished and them all revised for booklet booklet, he explores questions of composition, transmittal, and interpretation and increases very important comparative concerns. person chapters talk about elements of the Homeric poems, South Slavic oral-traditional epics, the songs of Avdo Metedovic, Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon poetry, the medieval Greek Digenis Akritas and different medieval epics, relevant Asiatic and Balkan epics, the Finnish Kalevala, and the Bulgarian oral epic.

The paintings of 1 of the main revered students of his iteration, Epic Singers and Oral Tradition might be a useful source for students and scholars of fable and folklore, classicists, medievalists, Slavists, comparatists, literary theorists, and anthropologists.

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Download E-books The Dark River: Book Two of the Fourth Realm Trilogy PDF

By John Twelve Hawks

A fearless heroine.... A story of brother opposed to brother.... A conflict for desire and freedom.

Two brothers born right into a race of Travelers—prophets capable of trip to diverse nation-states of consciousness—have simply came across that their lengthy misplaced father should be alive. Gabriel, who may be humanity’s savior, and his mother or father, Maya, are looking to shield him. Michael desires to smash him and with it humanity’s wish for freedom. As they race around the globe, their frantic seek places them on a collision direction, and the destiny of the realm hangs within the balance.

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Download E-books The Veil of a Thousand Tears (The Pearl Saga, Book 2) PDF

By Eric Van Lustbader

Having staked his declare as a grasp of epic delusion with the hoop of 5 Dragons, Eric Van Lustbader now returns to his international of Kundala to unearth new riches of ask yourself and pleasure during this moment quantity of The Pearl saga.

With the aid of her pals, Riane, the prophesied redeemer referred to as the Dar Sala-at, stored Kundala from annihilation, conserving natives and V'ornn invaders alike. jointly, the partners avenged poor crimes and secured the hoop of 5 Dragons, yet their struggles have basically simply begun.

The Ring avoided doomsday, but it didn't open the mystical Storehouse Door as anticipated. That sorcerous treasury is still sealed as a result spell forged by means of Giyan and her sister. A spell emigrate Annon Ashera's male V'ornn psyche into Riane's death Kundalan lady physique. by means of combining them right into a unmarried being, it kept them either and fulfilled the prophecy that the Dar Sala-at will be "born at either ends of the cosmos." however the spell additionally breached the Abyss, freeing daemons who might wreak havoc on Kundala. The daemons have been imprisoned there aeons in the past by means of the Goddess Miina. Now the fiends has to be vanquished, not just so the hunt for the Pearl can proceed, yet to avoid wasting Giyan, who has been possessed through the archdaemon Horolaggia. Their in basic terms wish is the fabled Veil of 1000 Tears.

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Download E-books The Nibelungenlied: Prose Translation (Penguin Classics) PDF

By A. T. Hatto

A tale of guile, treachery, loyalty and determined courage

This nice German epic poem of homicide and revenge recounts with specific power and directness the development of Siegfried's love for the peerless Kriemhild, the marriage of Gunther - her brother - and Brunhild, the quarrel among the 2 queens, Hagen's treacherous homicide of Siegfried, and Kriemhild's eventual triumph.

Composed approximately 8 hundred years in the past via an unnamed poet, the Nibelungenlied is the relevant literary expression of these heroic legends of which Richard Wagner made such unfastened use in The Ring. A. T. Hatto's translation transforms an outdated textual content right into a tale as readable and intriguing as Homer's Iliad.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior through introductions and notes through exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Destined Queen PDF

By Deborah Hale

Can the Queen who has as soon as performed the most unlikely ever be free?

After awakening the "Waiting King" -- the single destined to loose her state from the lengthy profession of the Han -- Maura Woodbury thinks her responsibility to her kingdom accomplished. yet Maura's job has simply simply began. Rath, as soon as a infamous outlaw, has no magic, and therefore no energy to expel the invaders from their nation. but the folks anticipate a miracle. And so Maura, nonetheless new to utilizing life-magic, is their purely desire . . .

Maura needs to trip into the unknown, looking for a mystical employees -- one who will furnish the woke up king one grand want. yet separation from her consort breeds jealousies, devastating secrets and techniques and ties to an intimate enemy. suffering from doubt, Maura and Rath are tempted to disregard the decision of destiny -- yet what is going to occur to the rustic in the event that they do?

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