Download E-books King of the Wood: The Sacrificial Victor in Virgil's Aeneid (Oklahoma Series for Classical Culture) PDF

By Julia T. Dyson

Julia T. Dyson deals a thorough reinterpretation of Virgil's Aeneid. She persuasively argues that Aeneas' ultimate sacrifice of Turnus, which has without end bothered readers, is demanded by way of the non secular framework of the poem. Bridging the longstanding hole among literary feedback and the examine of Roman faith, this ebook exhibits that Virgil's allusions to Roman cult prophesy the sacrificial dying of Aeneas himself.

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Download E-books A Cruel Wind (Dread Empire) PDF

By Glen Cook

Before there has been Black corporation, there has been the Dread Empire, an omnibus assortment the 1st 3 Dread Empire novels: A Shadow of All Night's Falling, October's child and All Darkness Met.

Skyhorse Publishing, below our evening color and Talos imprints, is proud to put up a huge diversity of titles for readers drawn to technological know-how fiction (space opera, time go back and forth, difficult SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), myth (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city myth, steampunk, substitute history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and lots more and plenty extra. whereas no longer each identify we put up turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're devoted to publishing caliber books from a various crew of authors.

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Download E-books The Lost Road and Other Writings (The History of Middle-Earth Volume 5) PDF

The 5th quantity of the heritage of Middle-earth, containing the early myths and legends which ended in the writing of Tolkien's epic story of battle, The Silmarillion. on the finish of 1937, J R R Tolkien reluctantly put aside his paintings at the myths and heroic legends of Valinor and Middle-earth and started The Lord of the jewelry. This 5th quantity of The historical past of Middle-earth completes the exam of his writing as much as that point. Later kinds of The Annals of Valinor and The Annals of Beleriand were composed, The Silmarillion was once nearing finishing touch in a enormously amplified shape, and a brand new Map have been made. The legend of the Downfall of Numenor had entered the paintings, together with these valuable rules: the realm Made around and the directly course into the vanished West. heavily linked to this was once the deserted 'time-travel' tale The misplaced street, linking the area of Numenor and Middle-earth with the legends of many different occasions and peoples. additionally incorporated during this quantity is the The Lhammas, as essay at the advanced languages and dialects of Middle-earth, and an 'etymological dictionary' containing an intensive account of Elvish vocabularies.

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Download E-books Beowulf (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

Beowulf is the longest and most interesting literary paintings to have come right down to us from Anglo-Saxon instances, and one of many world's maximum epic poems. Set within the half-legendary, part historic Scandinavian previous, it tells the tale of the hero Beowulf, who involves assistance from the Danish king Hrothgar via killing first the terrifying, demonic monster Grendel, after which Grendel's infuriated and vengeful mom. an entire life later, Beowulf's personal nation, Geatland, is threatened via a fiery dragon; Beowulf heroically takes in this problem, yet himself dies killing the dragon.

The poem celebrates the virtues of the heroic existence, yet Hrothgar and Beowulf are beacons of knowledge and braveness in a depressing global of feuds, violence and uncertainty, and Beowulf's selfless heroism is decided opposed to a history of ruthless strength struggles, fratricide and tyranny. This acclaimed translation is complemented through a serious creation and giant editorial gear.

`The poem has ultimately chanced on its translator . . .supremely good performed'
Charles Causley
in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest diversity of literature from worldwide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different helpful good points, together with professional introductions via prime gurus, beneficial notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra research, and masses extra.

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Download E-books The Book of Athyra (Jhereg) PDF

By Steven Brust

The e-book of Jhereg and The booklet of Taltos amassed the 1st 5 novels of Steven Brust’s hugely inventive myth sequence that Locus praised as “entertaining and price reading.” The e-book of Athyra good points books six and 7 within the series—Athyra and Orca.


Vlad Taltos is a sorcerer and murderer with out peer—as lethal at spell casting as he's with sword wielding. Accompanying him on his trips are leathery-winged jhereg who proportion a telepathic hyperlink with Vlad—and triple his probabilities opposed to even the main robust of enemies…


In Athyra, Vlad reveals he’s able to retire himself and his jhereg partners, however the greatest hitters of the home of the Jhereg have anything else in brain. In Orca, Vlad needs to pay off a debt to a boy who kept his life—even if it potential breaking a monetary scandal large enough to convey down the home of the Orca, and doubtless the total Empire…

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Download E-books Bloodrush (The Scarlet Star Trilogy Book 1) PDF

By Ben Galley

"Good, robust writing. an effective read." - Mark Lawrence, writer of the damaged Empire Trilogy

"An comprehensive coming-of-age story... it merits to face shoulder to shoulder with the entire professionally edited fable books published by means of the main publishers." - fable e-book Review

"Hit all of the correct notes, with amazing global development, an enthralling tale, unforgettable characters, and a plot that refused to slot in any molds. the canopy paintings was once impressive, the enhancing used to be evidently professionally performed and the writer has very obtrusive talent." - Bookworm Blues 

"An exceptionally powerful learn that lovers of delusion and or westerns may still try out. Will charm much to enthusiasts of the likes of Neil Gaiman and Jim Butcher." - Fictional Hangout 

"Galley has this remarkable skill to carry you into all of it so slowly, so conscientiously, that you just do not particularly become aware of your view of the area is moving until eventually it is shifted. [Bloodrush] is exclusive, it really is hugely enjoyable, the pacing is excellent, and the characters assorted and many enjoyable to learn about... certainly worthy being attentive to." - Bibliotropic 


"Magick ain't lovely, it ain't stars and flickers. Magick is soiled. it truly is tough. uncooked. it is blood and guts and vomit. You listen me?"

When leading Lord Hark is located in a pool of his personal blood at the steps of his halls, Tonmerion Hark unearths his global not just became the wrong way up, yet within out. His father's final will and testomony forces him west around the Iron Ocean, to the very breaking point of the unending Land and all civilisation. They name it Wyoming.

This is a narrative of homicide and family.

In the dusty frontier city of Fell Falls, there's no silverware, no servants, no plush velvet nor towering spires. basically airborne dirt and dust, chance, and the railway. Tonmerion has just one buddy to aid him get away the torturous warmth and resolve his father's homicide. A faerie named Rhin. A twelve-inch tall outcast of his personal type.

This is a narrative of blood and magick.

But there are darker issues at paintings in Fell Falls, and never simply the railwraiths or the savages. secrets and techniques lurk in Tonmerion's bloodline. secrets and techniques that might redefine this younger Hark.

This is a narrative of the sting of the world.

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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 instances bestselling sequence that encouraged The Witcher video video games.

After jogging in the course of the portal within the Tower of Swallows whereas narrowly escaping loss of life, Ciri reveals herself in a very diverse world... an Elven international. She is trapped without method out. Time doesn't appear to exist and there are not any visible borders or portals to move again into her domestic world.

yet this is often Ciri, the kid of prophecy, and she or he aren't defeated. She is aware she needs to get away to eventually rejoin the Witcher, Geralt, and his partners - and likewise to aim to overcome her worst nightmare. Leo Bonhart, the guy who chased, wounded and tortured Ciri, continues to be on her path. And the realm remains 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 through David French

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Download E-books The Last King's Amulet: The Price of Freedom PDF

My identify is Sumto, and everybody thinks i'm a playing, lazy, good-for-nothing under the influence of alcohol. Frankly, i feel they've got some extent. right away i'll need to subscribe to the military and struggle in a struggle i'm frankly too corpulent to deal with.

Still, it seems like being a small, brief struggle. So that is bought to be as undesirable as issues get. Am I correct?

Trained in his formative years for conflict and politics, Sumto is drawn to neither. because the son of a client, he may still assemble consumers, collect wealth, study magic, husband a political energy base and take his position among the meeting of buyers, the rulers of the town. Sumto might fairly assemble associates, gather books, examine background, husband a hangover and take his position on the playing tables. that isn't going to be an choice much longer.

Unknown to Sumto, every little thing is ready to alter. there's a conflict within the north and Sumto is set to develop into a really unwilling player.

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Download E-books The Crippled God: Book Ten of The Malazan Book of the Fallen PDF

By Steven Erikson

Savaged by means of the K'Chain Nah'Ruk, the Bonehunters march for Kolanse, the place waits an unknown destiny. affected by questions, the military totters at the fringe of mutiny, yet Adjunct Tavore won't relent. One ultimate act is still, whether it is in her energy, if she will be able to carry her military jointly, if the shaky allegiances she has cast can live on all that's to come back. a lady without presents of magic, deemed simple, unprepossessing, showing not anything to instill loyalty or self belief, Tavore Paran of residence Paran capability to problem the gods―if her personal troops do not kill her first.

Awaiting Tavore and her allies are the Forkrul Assail, the ultimate arbiters of humanity. Drawing upon an alien energy poor in its value, they search to cleanse the realm, to annihilate each human, each civilization, so one can commence anew. They welcome the arrival conflagration of slaughter, for it might be in their personal devising, and it pleases them to grasp that, in the middle of the enemies collecting opposed to them, there will probably be betrayal.

In the world of Kurald Galain, domestic to the lengthy misplaced urban of Kharkanas, a mass of refugees stand upon the 1st Shore. Commanded by means of Yedan Derryg, the Watch, they anticipate the breaching of Lightfall, and the arriving of the Tiste Liosan. this can be a battle they can't win, and they'll die within the identify of an empty urban and a queen without subjects.

Elsewhere, the 3 Elder Gods, Kilmandaros, Errastas and Sechul Lath, paintings to shatter the chains binding Korabas, the Otataral Dragon, from her everlasting criminal. as soon as freed, she's going to upward thrust as a strength of devastation, and opposed to her no mortal can stand. on the Gates of Starvald Demelain, the Azath residence sealing the portal is death. quickly will come the Eleint, and once again, there'll be dragons within the world.

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