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Origins of Olympus (Pegasus)

By Kate O'Hearn

Emily and her winged horse, face an old problem of Olympic proportions during this fourth publication of the intriguing Pegasus series.

A lethal plague has struck Olympus. whereas the Olympians fade one after the other, Emily’s center breaks as she watches, really while Pegasus starts to slide away. decided to avoid wasting him, she embarks on an research that takes her again in time to the origins of Olympus and to the lethal conflict among the Olympians and the Titans.

In the current, she needs to face the strength of the CRU. some time past, she needs to confront Cronus, the daddy of the gods and chief of the Titans, who's reason on destroying his offspring. whilst Emily encounters the total strength of the flame and a discovery that may swap the face of background, will she make the correct judgements? And within the race opposed to time to avoid wasting Pegasus, will Olympus locate its precise hero?

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Ragnarok: The End of the Gods (Myths)

By A.S. Byatt

Booker Prize winner Dame Antonia Byatt breathes lifestyles into the Ragnorak fantasy, the tale of the top of the gods in Norse mythology.

Ragnarok retells the finale of Norse mythology. a narrative of the destruction of lifestyles on the earth and the tip of the gods themselves: what extra correct fable may possibly any smooth author select? simply as Wagner used this dramatic and catastrophic fight for the climax of his Ring Cycle, in order Byatt now reinvents it in all its depth and glory. because the bombs of the Blitz rain down on Britain, one younger lady is evacuated to the nation-state. She is suffering to make feel of her new wartime lifestyles. Then she is given a duplicate of Asgard and the Gods - a booklet of old Norse myths - and her internal and outer worlds are transformed.

War, ordinary catastrophe, reckless gods and the popularity of impermanence on the earth are only a number of the threads that AS Byatt weaves into this so much well timed of books. Linguistically wonderful and imaginatively ample, this can be a landmark.

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Fortean Times [UK] (January 2014)

The realm of wierd Phenomena Fortean instances, named after maverick American author Charles fortress, is likely one of the world’s such a lot person and most sensible enjoyed magazines. For over 35 years feet has been chronicling the stranger facet of existence, offering a heady mixture of bizarre global information, updated stories and contours on each point of the unexplained: myths, monsters, ghosts and UFOs rub shoulders with historical wonders and destiny technological know-how, whereas professional columnists convey you the most recent on every little thing from cryptozoology to conspiracy thought. Open-minded, good expert and protecting a fit feel of humour, toes is the one position to move for a wise examine our mad planet – it is going to swap how you see the realm.

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Negara: The Theatre State in 19th Century Bali

By Clifford Geertz

Combining nice studying, interpretative originality, analytical sensitivity, and a charismatic prose kind, Clifford Geertz has produced an enduring physique of labor with effect during the humanities and social sciences, and is still the key anthropologist in America.

His 1980 e-book Negara analyzed the social association of Bali prior to it was once colonized through the Dutch in 1906. right here Geertz utilized his extensively influential approach to cultural interpretation to the myths, ceremonies, rituals, and logos of a precolonial kingdom. He stumbled on that the nineteenth-century Balinese kingdom defied effortless conceptualization by means of the common versions of political idea and the traditional Western methods to realizing politics.

Negara capacity "country" or "seat of political authority" in Indonesian. In Bali Geertz discovered negara to be a "theatre state," ruled through rituals and emblems instead of by way of strength. The Balinese country didn't specialise in tyranny, conquest, or potent management. as an alternative, it emphasised spectacle. the flowery ceremonies and productions the kingdom created have been "not ability to political ends: they have been the ends themselves, they have been what the country was once for.... strength served pomp, now not pomp power." Geertz argued extra forcefully in Negara than in any of his different books for the elemental significance of the tradition of politics to a society.

a lot of Geertz's prior work--including his world-famous essay at the Balinese cockfight--can be noticeable as best as much as the complete portrait of the "poetics of power" that Negara so vividly depicts.

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Submerging Inferno

By Brandon Witt

Men of fantasy: publication One

Brett Wright and Finn de Morisco come from greatly diverse worlds. Disowned via his relatives for being homosexual, Brett builds either a existence on his personal phrases and partitions round his feelings. yet not anything can arrange him for the evil that stalks him within the evening or from getting to know the darkish secrets and techniques of his history.

The youngest of a doting relations, Finn lives a sheltered lifestyles that enables him to belief simply and makes him speedy to leap to the rescue. whereas utilizing his wisdom of the supernatural international to assist Brett discover the reality of his ancestry, Finn learns not anything in lifestyles is as easy and secure as he believed.

New wisdom comes with a price―one which could turn out too excessive for them to pay.

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Gods and Monsters: Drag Hunt

By Pat Kelleher

COYOTE HAS misplaced HIS PENIS.
The local American trickster god and Richard eco-friendly, one in every of his mortal marks, locate themselves unwitting bedfellows as they search to regain what they've got either misplaced. the path leads them to England, the place they locate murdered Anglo-Saxon spirits, a reclusive god of the forge, a London gentleman’s membership completely for deities and a terrifying conspiracy.
If Coyote goes to save lots of the area and get his mojo again, it’s going to take every thing in his bag of tricks—and he’s struggling with the final word functionality anxiety.

"You had me at, 'COYOTE HAS misplaced HIS PENIS.' Kelleher writes whatever right here that's magical, hilarious, disturbed, and inspired." -- Chuck Wendig, writer of GODS & MONSTERS: UNCLEAN SPIRITS and THE BLUE BLAZES.

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Gods, Demigods and Demons: An Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology

The crucial better half consultant for all readers of Greek mythology
Do you recognize the tale at the back of Pandora’s field, or the adaptation among Hercules and Heracles? flip to this alphabetic encyclopedia, with greater than 540 entries detailing the entire significant and minor characters, occasions, and settings of Greek mythology, from an advent to the nymph Acantha to a succinct characterization of Zeus, the omnipotent ruler of the gods. This valuable reference covers all kinds of heroes, gods, demigods, creatures, demons, and remarkable mortals, with their vintage tales retold in riveting summaries. This accomplished consultant brings Greek mythology to existence, and incorporates a important pronunciation key.

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Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire)

By Courtney Allison Moulton

In the ultimate installment of the beautiful Angelfire trilogy, Courtney Allison Moulton brings her darkish and compelling global of epic battles and blistering romance to a blazingly vibrant conclusion.

The final conflict for Heaven and Earth opposed to Lilith, Sammael, and the armies of Hell can be a fight to win—and even live on. because the Archangel Gabriel, Ellie is familiar with that the darkest and hardest moments are nonetheless to return, yet she has every thing to struggle for: for Will, for humanity, and to save lots of herself.

Full of cinematic, gripping motion and blistering conflict scenes, in addition to epic romance, Shadows within the Silence is ideal for fanatics of Kelley Armstrong, Cynthia Hand, and Lauren Kate.

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The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America (Penguin Classics)

The most arresting tales within the background of exploration, those Icelandic sagas inform of the invention of the USA by means of Norsemen 5 centuries ahead of Christopher Columbus. jointly, the direct, forceful twelfth-century Graenlendinga Saga and the extra polished and scholarly Eirik's Saga, written a few hundred years later, recount how Eirik the purple based an Icelandic colony in Greenland and the way his son, Leif the fortunate, later sailed south to discover - and if attainable make the most - the opportunity discovery by means of Bjarni Herjolfsson of an unknown land. In spare and energetic prose they list Europe's first shock glimpse of the jap seashores of the North American continent and the natives who inhabited them.

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Legends , Lies & Cherished Myths of World History

By Richard Shenkman

“Was there quite a valiant little Dutch boy, a protesting woman Godiva, a fiddling Nero, or a prudish Queen Victoria? No, says Shenkman ….No individual, occasion, or factor is secure from Shenkman’s corrections.”
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Founder of George Mason University’s historical past information community and bestselling writer of Presidential Ambition and One evening Stands with American History, Rick Shenkman is an historian, a insurgent, and a fantasy debunker par excellence. In Legends, Lies & adored Myths of worldwide History, he explodes one of the most venerated and long-held misconceptions approximately kings and despots, wars and empires, religions, innovations, from the dignity days of the Roman Empire to the darkish days of worldwide struggle . interesting, edifying, and irreverent, this is the genuine global background you have been by no means taught in school—for historical past buffs and proven trivialities fans all over the place!

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