Download Conqueror's moon by Julian May PDF

By Julian May

From Julian could, writer of The Many-Colored Land and one of many world's most unusual and ingenious delusion writers, comes an all-new saga of a land past the horizon, the place the hunt for energy is everlasting, the place magic and secret are feared specifically, and one guy sought to reign... Prince Conrig of Cathra-who waits patiently as his father the king wastes slowly away-has hatched a plan in league together with his lover, the seductive sorceress Princess Ullanoth of Moss. And if their mystery alliance succeeds in its objective, the warring kingdoms of excessive Blenholm may be united as soon as and for all-under the iron hand of 1 superb rule...

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Download The Trojan Epic: Posthomerica by Quintus of Smyrna, Alan James PDF

By Quintus of Smyrna, Alan James

Composed within the 3rd century A.D., the Trojan Epic is the earliest surviving literary facts for plenty of of the traditions of the Trojan struggle handed down from historic Greece. sometimes called the Posthomerica, or "sequel to Homer," the Trojan Epic chronicles the process the conflict after the burial of Troy's maximum hero, Hektor.

Quintus, believed to were an informed Greek residing in Roman Asia Minor, incorporated a few of the war's such a lot mythical occasions: the dying of Achilles, the computer virus, and the destruction of Troy. yet simply because Quintus intentionally imitated Homer's language and magnificence, his paintings has been brushed off by way of many students as pastiche.

A shiny and wonderful tale in its personal correct, the Trojan Epic is usually rather major for what it finds approximately its sources―the a lot older, now misplaced Greek epics concerning the Trojan battle identified jointly because the Epic Cycle. Written within the Homeric period, those poems mentioned occasions now not integrated within the Iliad or the Odyssey. As Alan James makes transparent during this brilliant and trustworthy new translation, Quintus's paintings merits realization for its literary-historical value and its narrative strength. James's line-by-line verse translation in English finds the unique as a thrilling and eloquent story of gods and heroes, bravery and crafty, hubris and brutality. James contains a massive creation which locations the paintings in its literary and ancient context, a close and annotated book-by-book precis of the epic, a statement dealing typically with resources, and an explanatory index of right names. Brilliantly revitalized by means of James, the Trojan Epic will attract a variety of readers attracted to Greek mythology and the legend of Troy.

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Download Witches Incorporated (Rogue Agent, #2) by K. E. Mills PDF

By K. E. Mills

It is a case of espionage, skullduggery and critical unpleasantnessAnd it is also Gerald's first legitimate govt project. he is weeding out a perilous saboteur, and time is instantly operating out. outdated enemies and new mix forces to thwart him. once more, blameless lives are at the line. He wishes his buddies. He cannot do that alone.But Princess Melissande and Reg have problems in their personal. With assistance from Monk Markham's impressive, appealing sister, they have opened a one-stop-shop witching locum organization, the place magical difficulties are solved for a cost. challenge is, the women are suffering to maintain the company afloat. issues are taking a look grim for Witches included - and that is earlier than they by chance pass paths with Gerald's saboteur.Suddenly everybody's lives are at the line and Gerald realizes, too past due, that there is a cause govt brokers are usually not speculated to have buddies ...WITCHES integrated is the second one novel within the Rogue Agent trilogy, from one among fantasy's most up-to-date stars.

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Download The Iliad : structure, myth, and meaning by Louden, Bruce; Homer., Homère.; (Mythological character)) in PDF

By Louden, Bruce; Homer., Homère.; (Mythological character)) in literature. Achilles

Extending his unique research of Homeric epic to the Iliad, Bruce Louden, writer of The "Odyssey": constitution, Narration, and Meaning, back provides new methods to figuring out the topics and tale of the poem. during this thought-provoking examine, he demonstrates how repeated narrative motifs argue for an extended realizing of the constitution of epic poetry. First settling on the "subgenres" of fable in the poem, he then reads those opposed to similar mythologies of the close to East, constructing a context within which the poem should be extra properly interpreted.

Louden starts off through targeting the ways that the Iliad's 3 pursuits correspond with and touch upon one another. He bargains unique interpretations of many episodes, particularly in books three and seven, and makes new arguments approximately a few famous controversies (e.g., the duals in publication 9), the Iliad's use of parody, the functionality of theomachy, and the prefiguring of Hektor as a sacrificial sufferer in books three and six. the second one a part of the e-book compares fourteen subgenres of delusion within the Iliad to contemporaneous close to jap traditions corresponding to these of the outdated testomony and of Ugaritic mythology. Louden concludes with a longer comparability of the Homeric Athena and Anat, a West Semitic goddess worshipped by means of the Phoenicians and Egyptians.

Louden's cutting edge process yields impressive new insights into the formation and early literary contexts of Greek epic poetry.

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Download The Song of the Cid by Anonymous, Burton Raffel PDF

By Anonymous, Burton Raffel

From a mythical translator: a powerful new rendering of Spains nationwide epic

Venture into the center of Islamic Spain during this shiny, rollicking new translation of The tune of the Cid, the single surviving epic from medieval Spain. Banished from the courtroom of King Alfonso, the noble warrior Rodrigo Diaz, recognize because the Cid, units out from Castile to revive his identify. In a sequence of battles, he earns wealth and honor for his males and his king, in addition to popularity and admiration for himself. however it is in rescuing his daughters from their ill-suited marriages that the Cid faces the final word problem to the medieval heroic excellent.

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