Download E-books A Crown of Swords (The Wheel of Time, Book 7) PDF

By Robert Jordan

A Crown of Swords, the eagerly awaited sequel to Lord of Chaos, The manhattan Times bestseller that swept the country like a firestorm.
In this 7th ebook of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time sequence, Elayne, Aviendha, and Mat come ever towards the bowl ter'angreal that could opposite the world's unending warmth wave and repair usual climate. Egwene starts to assemble all demeanour of ladies who can channel--Sea folks, Windfinders, clever Ones, and a few astounding others. And particularly, Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael, within the shadows of Shadar Logoth, the place the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey.

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Download E-books Iron Council PDF

By China Miéville

Following Perdido road Station and The Scar, acclaimed writer China Miéville returns along with his highly expected Del Rey hardcover debut. With a clean and fantastical band of characters, he contains us again to the decadent squalor of recent Crobuzon—this time, many years later.

It is a time of wars and revolutions, clash and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped except with out and inside. battle with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and rioting at the streets at domestic are pushing the teeming urban to the edge. A mysterious masked determine spurs unusual uprising, whereas treachery and violence incubate in unforeseen places.
In desperation, a small team of renegades escapes from town and crosses unusual and alien continents within the look for a misplaced hope.
In the blood and violence of latest Crobuzon’s most deadly hour, there are whispers. it's the time of the iron council. . . .

The daring originality that broke Miéville out as a brand new strength of the style is right here once again in Iron Council: the voluminous, lyrical novel that's destined to seal his attractiveness as possibly the edgiest mythmaker of the day.

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Download E-books Inconsistency in Roman Epic: Studies in Catullus, Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid and Lucan (Roman Literature and its Contexts) PDF

By James J. O'Hara

How should still we react as readers and as critics whilst passages in a literary paintings contradict each other? Classicists as soon as assumed that each one inconsistencies in historical texts had to be amended, defined away, or lamented. construction on contemporary paintings on either Greek and Roman authors, this booklet explores the potential for analyzing inconsistencies in Roman epic. After a bankruptcy surveying Greek historical past fabric together with Homer, tragedy, Plato and the Alexandrians, 5 chapters argue that comparative learn of the literary use of inconsistencies can make clear significant difficulties in Catullus' Peleus and Thetis, Lucretius' De Rerum Natura, Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Lucan's Bellum Civile. now not all inconsistencies can or could be interpreted thematically, yet a variety of info in those poems, and a few old and smooth theorists, recommend that we will be larger readers if we give some thought to how inconsistencies could be functioning in Greek and Roman texts.

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Download E-books Plato's Rhapsody and Homer's Music: The Poetics of the Panathenaic Festival in Classical Athens (Hellenic Studies Series) PDF

By Gregory Nagy

The competition of the Panathenaia, held in Athens each summer season to rejoice the birthday of the city's goddess, Athena, used to be the environment for performances of the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey through specialist reciters or "rhapsodes." The works of Plato are our major surviving resource of knowledge approximately those performances. via his references, a very important part within the historical past of the Homeric culture could be reconstructed. via Plato's eyes, the "staging" of Homer in classical Athens can once more turn into a digital truth.

This publication examines the final testimony of Plato as a professional concerning the cultural legacy of those Homeric performances. Plato's wonderful ear for language--in this example the technical language of high-class artisans like rhapsodes--picks up on a number of real expressions that echo the controversy of rhapsodes as they as soon as practiced their paintings.

Highlighted one of the works of Plato are the Ion, the Timaeus, and the Critias. a few specialists who research the Timaeus have steered that Plato should have meant this masterpiece, defined by way of his characters as a humnos, to be a tribute to Athena. The metaphor of weaving, implicit in humnos and specific within the peplos or gown that was once provided to the goddess on the Panathenaia, applies additionally to Homeric poetry: it too used to be pictured as a humnos, destined for everlasting re-weaving at the festive social gathering of Athena's ceaselessly self-renewing birthday.

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Download E-books Bloodheir (Godless World #2) PDF

By Brian Ruckley

The area has fallen from its former country. The struggle among the clans of the Black Road and the genuine Bloods has unfold.

For Orisian, thane of the ruined Lannis Blood, there isn't any time to grieve the lack of his kin, brutally slain via the invading armies. The Black Road needs to be stopped. even though, as extra blood is spilled at the battlefields, so both sides within the clash turns into extra riven through inner dissent and disunity.

Amidst the mounting chaos, Aeglyss the na'kyrim makes use of his new-found powers to curl every little thing and everybody round him to serve his personal mad desires.

Meanwhile, the long-dormant Anain are stirring - and whilst the main powerful race the area has ever recognized returns, the bloodletting could by no means stop.

BLOODHEIR is the beautiful sequel to Winterbirth, some of the most acclaimed epic delusion debuts of contemporary years.

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Download E-books City Under the Sand: A Dark Sun Novel (Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun) PDF

By Jeff Mariotte

Aric, a half-elf with a unprecedented traditional skill with the psionic self-discipline referred to as “the Way,” needs to locate his position in an international governed through the tyranny of evil sorcerer kings, and ruled by means of the savage wilds of the Athasian desolate tract, a global presided over by way of the unrelenting pink eye of Dark Sun®.
 
When Aric is introduced right into a quest to go looking for a useful trove guns, he may relatively retain his head down and stay an easy life.  yet not anything is straightforward within the urban of Nibenay with it reclusive ruler referred to as the Shadow King. And in an international the place steel is the rarest of commodities, Aric’s “way” with steel is a fair rarer talent.
 
Enlisted by way of the Shadow King himself to find this cache of steel weaponry, Aric heads into the barren region with a treacherous band of adventurers.  Allegiances are demonstrated and secrets and techniques are exposed. yet occasionally the secrets and techniques hidden by means of the sands of time may still stay undiscovered.
 
When Aric and his band discover an evil maybe more than the Shadow King himself, it's a race opposed to time to determine who will harness its strength.

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Download E-books Watcher Of The Dead: Book 4 of the Sword of Shadows PDF

By J. V. Jones

In the frigid desolate tract of the north, Raif Sevrance, Watcher of the lifeless, has persevered many trials to put declare to the well known sword referred to as Loss. however the cost of wielding the mythical weapon is excessive, and Raif is not sure if he's keen to pay it. Ash Marsh, Daughter of the Sull, nonetheless struggles to come back to phrases along with her background, and the information that the Watcher, armed with Loss, may be the one that will keep the Sull - or finish them.

Raina Blackhail, widow of a murdered ruler and spouse of his brutal successor, has visible her extended family disgraced and has, herself, taken up the mantle of leader. yet there are enemies either past her gates and within.

And within the murky swamps of the Stillwater, little ones will research the secrets and techniques of the Marsh extended family. secrets and techniques so previous they threaten every little thing . . .

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