Download E-books The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time, Book 4) PDF

By Robert Jordan

The seals of Shayol Ghul are susceptible now, and the darkish One reaches out. The Shadow is emerging to hide humankind.

In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken?

In the 2 Rivers, the Whitecloaks experience in pursuit of a guy with golden eyes, and in pursuit of the Dragon Reborn.

In Cantorin, one of the Sea folks, excessive girl Suroth plans the go back of the Seanchan armies to the mainland.

In the Stone of Tear, the Lord Dragon considers his subsequent movement. will probably be anything not anyone expects, no longer the Black Ajah, no longer Tairen nobles, no longer Aes Sedai, now not Egwene or Elayne or Nynaeve.

Against the Shadow emerging stands the Dragon Reborn.....

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Download E-books Human Landscapes from My Country: An Epic Novel in Verse (Karen and Michael Braziller Books) PDF

The whole English translation of Nazim Hikmet's epic masterwork.

Written through the moment international battle whereas Hikmet was once serving a thirteen-year sentence as a political prisoner, his verse-novel makes use of cinematic concepts to inform the tale of the emergence of secular, glossy Turkey via concentrating on the always-entertaining tales of sundry characters from all walks of existence. As his vignettes flash sooner than our eyes at movie-like pace, it turns into transparent he's additionally telling the turbulent tale of the 20th century itself and the continued fight among culture, which trusts in God, and modernity, which entrusts the realm to human fingers.

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Download E-books The Tyranny of the Night: Book One of the Instrumentalities of the Night PDF

By Glen Cook

Welcome to the realm of the Instrumentalities of the evening, the place imps, demons, and darkish gods rule within the areas surrounding upstart humanity. on the edges of the area stand partitions of ice which push slowly ahead to reclaim the land for the evening. And on the world's heart, within the Holy Land the place nice religions have been born, are the Wells of Ihrain, the resource of the best magics. over the past century the Patriarchs of the West have demanded crusades to assert the Wells from the Pramans, the fans of the Written. Now an uneasy truce extends among the Pramans and the West, expecting a spark to begin the clash anew.

Then, on a project within the Holy Land, the younger Praman warrior Else is attacked by way of a creature of the Dark-in impression, a minor god. Too ignorant to grasp that he can by no means be triumphant over any such factor, he fights it and wins, and in so doing, units the terrors of the evening opposed to him.

As a present for his luck, Else is distributed as a undercover agent to the center of the Patriarchy to direct their realization clear of extra ventures into the Holy Lands. Dogged by means of hidden enemies and faithless allies, Else witnesses mindless butchery and mind-blowing acts of religion as he penetrates to the very middle of the Patriarchy and rides along their armies in a brand new campaign opposed to his personal humans. however the evening rides with him, too, sending of its once-human brokers from the a ways north to assassinate him.

Submerged in his position, he starts off to doubt his religion, his state, even his kinfolk. As his venture careens uncontrolled, he faces unanswerable questions about his destiny. it really is acknowledged that God will be aware of his personal, yet can person who has slain gods ever be aware of forgiveness?

In The Tyranny of the Night, Glen cook dinner introduces a brand new fable epic for the ages.

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Download E-books Honor's Paradox (Kencyrath) PDF

By P.C. Hodgell

The sequel to Bound in Blood and exciting 6th access within the Godstalker Chronicles by way of epic delusion world-builder extraordinaire, percent. Hodgell. A droll heroine born to at least one day conflict a world-destroying god  fights her approach via lethal plots and demanding situations at a warrior’s academy to graduate and circulate ahead to her destiny. 

The sequel to Bound in Blood and exciting 6th access within the Godstalker Chronicles via epic myth world-builder extraordinaire, percent. Hodgell.

Jame is without doubt one of the final of the Kencyrath line, born to conflict a world-destroying Lord of Darkness and resuscitate her ancestral historical past.  Jame’s formative years was once spent difficult and coffee in a barren region wasteland.  Now she has came across her earlier and her history as Highborn—and, with it, the facility to name souls out in their our bodies and slay the occasional god or (as good as to resurrect them).

First, even though, Jame needs to live on the politics and risks of haunted Tentir collage, a faculty for warriors the place she’s a student.  At Tentir, Jame saves a tender protégé from ownership by means of a robust, evil soul looking for a physique, whereas scuffling with jealous scholars who see her as a probability to their ambition for energy and need her expelled—and blinded and lifeless, within the bargain!  Then, simply as commencement methods, Jame’s exemption from the sacred legislation of the tribe of her early life expires and he or she is predicted to wed immediately, plus tackle a family.  To make issues worse, she’s challenged to a fixed wrestle duel to make a decision who's Tentir “top gun”—a festival she needs to win to graduation.  It’s trial by way of hearth, as Jame strikes towards a powerful future she either fears—and is familiar with she needs to face.

About %. Hodgell’s Kyncyrath Series:

"P.C. Hodgell writes the main strikingly strange tales in epic delusion today."—Charles Stross

"Hodgell has crafted an…intricate delusion with humor, tragedy, and a able and fascinating woman hero.”—Library Journal

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Download E-books Sanctuary: An Epic Novel of Thieves' World (Thieves' World / [Created by Robert Lynn Asprint & Lynn Abbe) PDF

By Lynn Abbey

From the Bestselling fable event sequence, Thieves' international (tm)
Created through Robert Lynn Asprin & Lynn Abbey

Return To town that will now not Die!
Return To Thieves' World!
Return To Sanctuary!

Thieves' international was the bestselling and primary of the shared international phenomenon, promoting good over one million copies of anthologies detailing the exploits and intrigues of the high-born and low-born denizens of Sanctuary, a urban that has noticeable many masters.

The Age of Ranke and the reign of Kadakithis, the profession of the Beysib, the struggle of the gods and certainly the erstwhile Renaissance at the moment are all long ago. stories of heroes and villains, glory and savagery have all been relegated to the shadows of yesteryear as present-day citizens once more follow themselves to the duty handy: survival.

Only Molin Torchholder, architect of Sanctuary’s glory and grasp of her secrets and techniques. is aware the complete fact, yet he's loss of life . . . He needs to carry on until eventually he can cross alongside the city's hidden historical past of empires come and long past and blood shed for cause and naught. supporting him are a lowly laborer named Cauvin, himself a survivor of 1 of the city's darkest moments, and a tender boy named Bec.

So many secrets and techniques and so little time. And as Molin’s chronicles of the earlier spread, even darker forces go back, an evil that jeopardizes the very survival of a urban that before has continuously refused to die.

Sanctuary - An Epic Novel of Thieves' World ushers in an entire new age of stories, an entire new age of Thieves' World.

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Download E-books Wit'ch Storm (The Banned and the Banished #2) PDF

By James Clemens

Elena bears the mark of the wit'ch upon her palm, the red stain that testifies to the impressive strength of incredible efficiency: wild, seductive, tough to manage. just a mistress of blood magick can stand opposed to the foul minions and all-corrupting evil of the darkish Lord. yet Elena isn't really but the mistress of her magick. safe through an ageless warrior and a band of renegades, she quests for a misplaced urban the place prophecies converse of a mystic tome that holds the most important to the darkish Lord's defeat. but when the darkish Lord reveals her first, Elena becomes his so much fearsome weapon.

Sy-wen is a girl-child of an ocean-dwelling extended family, bond-mates to the bad and majestic sea dragons. yet historical bonds tie Sy-wen to the land she doesn't comprehend, to a guy she hasn't ever visible . . . and to a legend asleep in stone deep underneath A'loa Glen--a legend commencing to wake.

Now, as Elena and Sy-wen converge on A'loa Glen from land and sea, will the forces they unharness bring about a way forward for freedom--or an eternity lower than the darkish Lord's yoke?

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Download E-books Design and Rhetoric in a Sanskrit Court: The Kiratarjuniya of Bharavi PDF

By Indira Viswanathan Peterson

Indira Viswanathan Peterson presents an creation to the Sanskrit court docket epic (mahakavya), a major style in classical Indian poetry, and the 1st examine of a celebrated sixth-century poem, the Kiratarjuniya (Arjuna and the Hunter) of Bharavi. Sanskrit court docket epics are proven to be characterised either by way of formalism and a deep engagement with enduring Indian values.
The Kiratarjuniya is the earliest literary therapy of the narrative of the Pandava hero Arjuna s strive against with the nice god Siva, a seminal episode within the battle epic Mahabharata. via an in depth research of the structural options of Bharavi's poem, the writer illuminates the cultured of the mahakavya style. Peterson demonstrates that the classical poet makes use of figurative language, rhetorical units, and structural layout because the basic tools for advancing his argument, the reconciliation of heroic motion, ascetic strength of will, social accountability, and devotion to God. Her dialogue of the Kiratarjuniya relating to its ancient atmosphere and to renderings of this epic episode in literary texts and temple sculpture of later classes finds the life of complicated transactions in Indian civilization among the discourses of heroic epic and court docket poetry, political ideologies and devotional faith, Sanskrit and the nearby languages, and classical and people traditions. choices from the Kiratarjuniya are offered in poetic translation."

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Download E-books The Other Virgil: `Pessimistic' Readings of the Aeneid in Early Modern Culture (Classical Presences) PDF

By Craig Kallendorf

The opposite Virgil tells the tale of the way a vintage just like the Aeneid can say various things to varied humans. As a college textual content it was once in most cases taught to aid the values and beliefs of a succession of postclassical societies, yet among 1500 and 1800 a couple of surprisingly delicate readers replied to cues within the textual content that decision into query what the poem seems to be helping. This booklet specializes in the literary works written via these
readers, to teach how they used the Aeneid as a version for poems that probed and challenged the dominant values in their society, simply as Virgil had performed centuries ahead of. a few of these poems aren't besides recognized this present day as they need to be, yet others, like Milton's Paradise misplaced and Shakespeare's The Tempest, are; in the
latter case, the poems should be understood in new methods as soon as their courting to the 'other Virgil' is made transparent.

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Download E-books Dragon War: Draconic Prophecies, Book 3 (The Draconic Prophecies) PDF

By James Wyatt

An epic sequence that fanatics of the Eberron(R) international will love.

The 5 countries of Khorvaire stand close to conflict. Gaven--exile, outlaw, and prophesied hurricane Dragon--may be the single individual capable of cease it. yet he cannot be mindful who he's. Wounded, tormented, and soaring on the point of insanity, Gaven's friends--and even a number of enemies--have to avoid wasting him earlier than it truly is too late.

The Eberron world's first hardcover trilogy, James Wyatt's The Draconic Prophecies brought readers to new lands and new cultures and taken approximately political adjustments to the hit atmosphere. It tells the tale of a once-proud hero fallen to shame and insanity, who needs to discover ways to wield notable powers to save lots of these he loves, and to maintain the realm from sliding again into many years of battle.

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