Download E-books Deadly Descendant (Nikki Glass Series) PDF

By Jenna Black

The moment novel in a distinct and action-packed city myth sequence from the acclaimed writer of the Morgan Kingsley series! 

An old evil is unleashed within the sleek global— until one fearless P.I. can hunt it down. . . . Nikki Glass, Immortal Huntress, returns during this new novel within the acclaimed sequence through Jenna Black.

As a dwelling descendant of Artemis the Huntress, deepest investigator Nikki Glass is aware easy methods to tune anyone down. but if an Oracle indicates up, caution the Descendants approximately wild puppy assaults in Washington, D.C., Nikki is afraid it would be a capture. The Olympians think the “dogs” are particularly jackals, managed by means of a blood-crazed descendant of the Egyptian death-god Anubis. no matter what. . . . If Nikki hopes to muzzle Dogboy, she’s bought to trap him within the act. but if she stakes out an area cemetery, she finally ends up face-to-snout with a snarling pack of shadow-jackals whose chew is worse than their bark. those hellhounds are deadly—even for an immortal like Nikki. “Dog” spelled backward can be “god,” yet that won’t cease Nikki from educating those outdated gods a few new tips. Like enjoying useless.

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Download E-books Adonis: The Myth of the Dying God in the Italian Renaissance PDF

By Carlo Caruso

In this targeted therapy of the parable of Adonis in post-Classical occasions, Carlo Caruso offers an outline of the most texts, either literary and scholarly, in Latin and within the vernacular, which secured for the Adonis delusion a different position within the Early sleek revival of Classical mythology. whereas aiming to supply this common define of the myth's fortunes within the Early smooth age, the publication additionally addresses 3 issues of basic curiosity, on which lots of the unique examine integrated within the paintings has been carried out. First, the myth's earliest major revival within the age of Italian Humanism, and especially within the poetry of the nice Latin poet and humanist Giovanni Pontano. Secondly, the diffusion of syncretistic interpretations of the Adonis fable by way of authoritative sixteenth-century mythological encyclopaedias. Thirdly, the allegorical/political use of the Adonis fantasy in G.B. Marino's (1569-1625) Adone, released in Paris in 1623 to rejoice the Bourbon dynasty and to help their legitimacy with reference to the throne of France.

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Download E-books American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel PDF

By Neil Gaiman

Newly up-to-date and increased with the author’s most well liked text. A glossy masterpiece from the multiple-award-winning grasp of leading edge fiction, Neil Gaiman.

First released in 2001, American Gods grew to become an immediate vintage, lauded for its incredible synthesis of “mystery, satire, intercourse, horror, and poetic prose” (Washington Post) and as a contemporary phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of the United States” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). it's the tale of Shadow—released from felony simply days after his spouse and ally are killed in an accident—who will get recruited to be bodyguard, motive force, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster, Mr. Wednesday. So starts Shadow’s darkish and unusual highway journey, one who introduces him to a bunch of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined together with his personal. For, underneath the placid floor of daily life, a typhoon is brewing—an epic warfare for the very soul of America—and Shadow is status squarely in its path.

“Pointed, sometimes comedian, frequently frightening, constantly relocating and provocative….American Gods is strewn with secrets and techniques and magical visions.”—USA Today

“Original, engrossing, and forever inventive.”—George R. R. Martin

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Download E-books The Iliad PDF

By Homer

The nice struggle epic of Western literature, translated through acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
courting to the 9th century B.C., Homer’s undying poem nonetheless vividly conveys the horror and heroism of guys and gods wrestling with towering feelings and scuffling with amidst devastation and destruction, because it strikes inexorably to the wrenching, tragic end of the Trojan battle. well known classicist Bernard Knox observes in his really good creation that even supposing the violence of the Iliad is grim and constant, it coexists with either pictures of civilized existence and a poignant craving for peace.
Combining the talents of a poet and pupil, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the power of latest language to this enduring heroic epic. He keeps the force and metric tune of Homer’s poetry, and inspires the impression and nuance of the Iliad’s enchanting repeated words in what Peter Levi calls “an wonderful performance.”

This Penguin Classics Deluxe version additionally positive factors French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable via introductions and notes by means of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Earth and Heaven: An Anthology of Myth Poetry PDF

Jernigan and Jones rejoice the energy and variety of poetry encouraged via, or in dialog with, fantasy. on reflection to the early twentieth century and ahead to the modern, Earth and Heaven gathers voices and tales because it strikes via "four a while" of mythic heritage. This assortment tells a narrative of its personal concerning the tales we inform each one other.

that includes poems by:

  • Harry Thurston,
  • Daniel David Moses,
  • Douglas LePan,
  • Gwendolyn MacEwen,
  • Margaret Avison,
  • Souvankham Thammavongsa,
  • George Johnston,
  • John Terpstra,
  • Beverley Bie Brahic,
  • Anne Compton,
  • Robert Bringhurst,
  • Darren Bifford,
  • Leonard Cohen,
  • Alfred Bailey,
  • Diana Brebner,
  • Mary Dalton,
  • Steven Heighton,
  • Sue Sinclair,
  • Robert Gibbs,
  • Bruce Taylor,
  • Peter Sanger,
  • Mark Callanan,
  • Elise Partridge,
  • Daryl Hine,
  • Don McKay,
  • Jeffery Donaldson,
  • Marius Kociejowski,
  • Ricardo Sternberg,
  • Michael Crummey,
  • Richard Greene,
  • Carmine Starnino,
  • Wayne Clifford,
  • Brian Bartlett,
  • James Reaney,
  • Norm Sibum,
  • M. Travis Lane,
  • P.K. web page,
  • E.J. Pratt,
  • W.W.E. Ross,
  • Kerry-Lee Powell,
  • Warren Heiti,
  • Anne Wilkinson,
  • Robyn Sarah,
  • A.F. Moritz,
  • Eric Ormsby,
  • John Thompson,
  • James Pollock,
  • Richard Outram, and
  • Jay Macpherson.

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Download E-books Gods & Goddesses of the Inca, Maya, and Aztec Civilizations (Gods and Goddesses of Mythology) PDF

Sharing many universal ideals, deities, and rituals, the faith of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca used to be rooted in either the earth and the sky, the rhythms of the seasons, and the hobbies of the solar, moon, and stars. Readers will meet rain and sunlight gods, corn gods and fertility gods, earth moms who're either creators and destroyers, or even a feathered serpent. Lavish primary-source photographs of arts and artifacts are paired with textual content that's either information-packed and enchanting. Readers who input this pantheon are in for an awe-inspiring cultural trip throughout the divine mysteries of time and area.

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Download E-books The Dictionary of Mythology PDF

By J. A. Coleman

This publication contains myths, heroes, locations and legends from all 5 continents, and from the various cultures and peoples stumbled on there. It has entice all normal wisdom and crossword fans, and those that get pleasure from entire reference libraries. it may be learn for leisure in addition to widely for reference. it's a critical participant in its box, either by way of its content material and volume.

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Download E-books Scale-Bright PDF

By Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Shortlisted for the British technology Fiction organization Award. 

Julienne's aunts are the archer who shot down the suns and the girl who lives at the moon. They educate her that there is extra to town of her beginning than meets the attention - that underneath the trendy chrome and glass of Hong Kong there are demons, gods, and the seethe of historic feuds. As a mortal Julienne is to provide them extensive berth, for in contrast to her divine aunts she is painfully weak, and selection prey for any demon. 

Until in the future, she comes throughout a wounded, bleeding lady not anyone else can see, and is drawn into an outdated, previous tale of affection, snake ladies, and the deathless monk who hunts them.

"Benjanun is a magician with words-she makes use of language to rouse every thing from the feel of a pageant meal, to the violence and depression of Houyi struggling with opposed to a demon; from the sensation of being resurrected from the useless, to a goddess observing the increase of contemporary cities." - Aliette de Bodard, Hugo and Nebula award successful writer of "Immersion".

"Possibly the main interesting new voice in speculative fiction this day. Benjanun Sriduangkaew is lyrical, edgy and startling - she is a real original." - Lavie Tidhar, international fable Award successful writer of OSAMA and THE VIOLENT CENTURY.

Includes SCALE-BRIGHT brief tales "Woman of the sunlight, girl of the Moon", "The Crows Her Dragon's Gate" and "Chang'e Dashes from the Moon".

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Download E-books The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World PDF

By Adrienne Mayor

Amazons--fierce warrior ladies residing at the fringes of the recognized world--were the mythic archenemies of the traditional Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled of their victory over a robust Amazon military. In old occasions, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the good, and the Roman common Pompey tangled with Amazons.

But simply who have been those daring barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in combating, looking, and sexual freedom? have been Amazons actual? during this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated booklet, nationwide e-book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor provides the Amazons as they've got by no means been noticeable prior to. this is often the 1st accomplished account of warrior girls in delusion and background around the historic international, from the Mediterranean Sea to the nice Wall of China.

Mayor tells how notable new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred lady skeletons buried with their guns end up that girls warriors weren't purely figments of the Greek mind's eye. Combining classical fantasy and paintings, nomad traditions, and medical archaeology, she finds intimate, extraordinary information and unique insights in regards to the lives and legends of the ladies referred to as Amazons. Provocatively arguing undying look for a stability among the sexes explains the attract of the Amazons, Mayor reminds us that there have been as many Amazon love tales as there have been warfare tales. The Greeks weren't the one humans enchanted via Amazons--Mayor indicates that warlike ladies of nomadic cultures encouraged intriguing stories in historical Egypt, Persia, India, principal Asia, and China.

Driven via a detective's interest, Mayor reveals long-buried proof and sifts truth from fiction to teach how flesh-and-blood ladies of the Eurasian steppes have been mythologized as Amazons, the equals of fellows. the result's more likely to turn into a classic.

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Download E-books Handbook of Chinese Mythology (Handbooks of World Mythology) PDF

By Lihui Yang

Each year, on the Wa Huang Gong temple in Hebei Province, China, humans assemble to worship the good mom, Nuwa, the oldest deity in chinese language delusion, praising her for bringing them a cheerful existence. it's a brilliant demonstration of either the traditional achieve and the ongoing relevance of mythology within the lives of the chinese language people.
Compiled from old and scattered texts and in response to groundbreaking new examine, Handbook of chinese language Mythology is the main entire English-language paintings at the topic ever written from an completely chinese language viewpoint. This paintings makes a speciality of the Han chinese language humans yet levels around the complete spectrum of historical and glossy China, displaying how key myths persisted and developed through the years. a short reference part covers all significant deities, spirits, and demigods, in addition to very important locations (Kunlun Mountain), legendary animals and vegetation (the crow with 3 toes; Fusang tree), and similar goods (Xirang-a form of legendary soil; Bu Si Yao-mythical drugs for lengthy life). No different paintings captures so good what chinese language mythology ability to the folk who lived and proceed to dwell their lives by means of it.
With greater than forty illustrations and images, clean translations of basic resources, and perception in response to the authors' personal box examine, instruction manual of chinese language Mythology bargains an illuminating account of a desirable nook of the area of myth.

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