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Download Emissary (Book Two of The Percheron Saga) by Fiona McIntosh PDF

By Fiona McIntosh

With out Lazar's guiding hand and presence, the Stone Palace of Percheron has turn into a unique position. younger Zar Boaz, mistrusting of his mom, Herezah, yet too green to face on his personal, seeks information from the unexpectedly replaced and secretive Vizier, who has a sinister time table of his personal. As Herezah privately grieves for Lazar, she hatches an audacious plot to wreck the odalisque Ana, who flouts the principles of the harem yet has chanced on a degree of defense in having stuck the attention of Zar Boaz. And Ana shoulders a big burden of guilt as she matures from a gorgeous lady right into a beautiful younger lady . . . and fears what her destiny within the harem could carry. but Lazar, unbeknownst to just about all people within the palace, is slowly improving on a mystery island. As he struggles to come to overall healthiness, struggle from realm threatens Percheron, and, because the cyclical conflict of the gods keeps to construct, the 1st of the Goddess's disciples falls into the grip of the demon Maliz. good fortune or failure—for either Percheron and Lyana—hinges on Lazar, whose ailment has left him with a brand new reward he fears is a curse, and if he can't take motion quickly, all could be misplaced.

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Download Hrafnkel's Saga and Other Icelandic Stories by Anonymous, Hermann Palsson PDF

By Anonymous, Hermann Palsson

All seven tales during this quantity exemplify the phenomenal features of lifelike fiction in medieval Iceland.

They date from the 13th century and fall into special teams. Hrafnkel's Saga, Thorstein the Staff-Struck and Ale Hood are set within the pastoral society of local Iceland, the homely contact and stark realism giving the incidents a powerful feeling of immediacy. the rest 4, Hreidar the idiot, Halldor Snorrason, Audun's tale and Ivar's tale, have been written with out first-hand wisdom of Scandinavia, and describe the adventures of Icelandic poets and peasants on the royal courts of Norway and Denmark. Pagan components tightly woven into the development of Christian ethics supply those tales their targeted personality and team spirit.

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Download Dead on My Feet (The Halflife Chronicles) by Wm. Mark Simmons PDF

By Wm. Mark Simmons

A 12 months in the past, Chris Csejthe (pronounced "Say-thee") was once thoroughly human-then a blood transfusion with the Lord of the Undead replaced every thing. Now he's a hunted guy, sought via human and vampire alike for the secrets and techniques he is aware and the powers that his mutated blood might bestow. up to now he is dodged undead assassins, werewolves, a 6,000-year-old Egyptian necromancer, and Vlad Dracula himself. yet now he is particularly obtained difficulties. The lifeless are turning up on his doorstep after darkish to invite for justice and the police need to know the place all these corpses are coming from. Undead terrorists are trying out a doomsday virus on his new homeland and he is stuck within the crossfire among a white supremacist military and the resurrected Civil struggle useless. His werewolf lover, jealous of his lifeless wife's ghost, has left him. And the centuries-old and nonetheless very appealing (and very lethal) Countess Bathory is set to have his uniquely reworked blood for her personal darkish reasons. Now, greater than ever, existence sucks!

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Download The Adamantine Palace: The Memory of Flames, Book I by Stephen Deas PDF

By Stephen Deas

The facility of the nation-states depends upon its dragons. With their terrifying natures tempered via a mysterious liquid, they're ridden by means of the aristocracy and bred for looking and struggle. yet as risky political maneuverings threaten the empire, a unmarried dragon has long past lacking. or even one dragon-returned to its complete intelligence and fury-could spell catastrophe for the Realms...

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Download Ashes of a Black Frost: Book Three of The Iron Elves by Chris Evans PDF

By Chris Evans

Bones jutted from the sand at angles—not abnormal angles, notwithstanding, for that may recommend that there have been methods bones may perhaps protrude that made sense—and the eyes of these nonetheless residing stared and observed not anything. Amidst a scene of carnage on a barren region battlefield covered in metal snow, significant Konowa fast Dragon sees his destiny, and it's one sopping wet in shadow and blood. by no means brain that he has gained a grand victory for the Calahrian Empire. He got here the following looking for his misplaced regiment of elves, whereas the Imperial Prince got here trying to find the treasures of a paranormal library, and either ventures have failed. yet Konowa understands, as do the Iron Elves—both residing and dead—that one other, way more very important conflict now looms prior to them. The crusade within the wasteland was once simply the most recent crisis at the twisted, darkening course best inexorably to the Hyntaland, and the ultimate war of words with the feared Shadow Monarch. during this 3rd novel of musket and magic in Chris Evans’s Iron Elves saga, Konowa’s final trip is fraught with escalating hazard. an unlimited, black wooded area unearths a brand new resource of darkish energy, spawning creatures much more sizeable than the blood timber from which they evolve. The maniacally risky former emissary of the Shadow Monarch hungers for revenge, top a military of starving beasts bent on totally destroying the Iron Elves. A reluctant hero, deepest Alwyn Renwar, struggles to keep up his connection to this international and that of the loyalty of the colours of the useless. And in a maze of underground tunnels, Visyna Tekoy, whom Konowa counts between these he has enjoyed and misplaced, fights for her existence opposed to the very elves he so desperately desires to locate. And so Konowa units off from this Canyon of Bones, pursuing his freedom from a curse that has solid his existence in darkness. For notwithstanding his lengthy, violent trek may possibly certainly lead him to his future, he's sick ready for the invention he'll make . . . with the destiny of the Iron Elves, and the realm, hinging at the braveness of 1 wrathful elf.

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Download Eye of the Wizard (Misfit Heroes, Book 1) by Daniel Arenson PDF

By Daniel Arenson

Shadows prowl the evening. a dismal warlock musters strength. Evil lurks in each corner.

The international wishes heroes. What they get... is some misfits.

A couple failed squires. A jinxed wizard. A banished spirit of the wooded area. A childlike demon and her teddy undergo. they're outcasts, mess ups, oddballs. they may simply store the world.

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Download The Tower: A Novel by Uwe Tellkamp PDF

By Uwe Tellkamp

Translated by way of Mike Mitchell

In derelict Dresden a cultivated, middle-class kin does all it could to manage amid the Communist downfall. This amazing tapestry of the East German adventure is informed in the course of the tangled lives of a soldier, healthcare professional, nurse and writer. With evocative element, Uwe Tellkamp masterfully finds the myriad views of the time as humans battled for individuality, retreated to nostalgia, selected to comply, or toed the perilous line among East and West. Poetic, heartfelt and dramatic, The Tower vividly resurrects the attractions, scents and sensations of existence within the GDR because it hurtled in the direction of nine November 1989. Uwe Tellkamp was once born in 1968 in Dresden. After finishing his army provider, he misplaced his position to check drugs at the grounds of 'political sabotage'. He used to be arrested in 1989, yet went directly to examine medication in Liepzig, Dresden and ny, later turning into a general practitioner. He has received a variety of nearby prizes for poetry, in addition to the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize for The Sleep within the Clocks. In 2008, he received the German e-book Prize for The Tower.

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Download Beowulf (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Anonymous PDF

By Anonymous

Generally considered as the 1st actual masterpiece of English literature, Beowulf describes the exciting adventures of an excellent Scandinavian warrior of the 6th century. Its lyric depth and innovative energy are extraordinary, and the poem has significantly stimulated many vital glossy novelists and poets, such a lot particularly J. R. R. Tolkien, writer of The Lord of the Rings.
Part heritage and half mythology, Beowulf opens within the courtroom of the Danish king the place a terrible demon named Grendel devours males of their sleep each evening. The hero Beowulf arrives and kills the monster, yet pleasure turns to horror whilst Grendel’s mom assaults the corridor to avenge the loss of life of her son. finally victorious, Beowulf turns into king himself and ideas peacefully for 50 years till, one darkish day, a foe extra robust than any he has but confronted is aroused—an old dragon guarding a horde of treasure. once more, Beowulf needs to summon all his power and braveness to stand the beast, yet this time victory exacts a bad price.
New translation by means of John McNamara. good points an unique map and family tree chart.
John McNamara is Professor of English on the college of Houston, the place he teaches the early languages and literatures of britain, Scotland, and eire, with a different specialise in their oral traditions. he's the co-editor of Medieval Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Myths, Legends, stories, ideals, and Customs.

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