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By Brodi Ashton

An exhilarating new novella from the writer of the Everneath series!

Jack is trapped for eternity within the Tunnels whereas Nikki has controlled to avoid Cole's clutch . . . for now. yet Cole is extra determined than ever to discover solutions approximately Nikki, his top probability for taking up the throne of the underworld. How did she live to tell the tale the Feed? Can Cole locate one other Forfeit like her who can live on it too?

Cole's quest leads him to the opposite part of the realm, to a mysterious, harmful society often called the Delphinians, whose expense for info can be better than Cole can pay—a rate which may spoil Nikki. but if Cole makes an attempt to thieve the solutions as a substitute, his undertaking results in catastrophe. confronted with centuries in a Delphinian dungeon, Cole is faced with questions he's been too scared to invite himself: Is he quite enthusiastic about the throne—or is he keen about Nikki? and will she particularly provide him a brand new starting because the Everneath's king . . . or will she as an alternative lead to his tragic end?

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Download The mythology of Greece and Rome. : With special reference by Otto Seemann PDF

By Otto Seemann

This e-book used to be initially released sooner than 1923, and represents a replica of an enormous ancient paintings, retaining an analogous structure because the unique paintings. whereas a few publishers have opted to observe OCR (optical personality popularity) expertise to the method, we think this results in sub-optimal effects (frequent typographical blunders, unusual characters and complicated formatting) and doesn't effectively guard the old personality of the unique artifact. We think this paintings is culturally vital in its unique archival shape. whereas we try to accurately fresh and digitally improve the unique paintings, there are sometimes situations the place imperfections resembling blurred or lacking pages, terrible images or errant marks could have been brought as a result of both the standard of the unique paintings or the scanning procedure itself. regardless of those occasional imperfections, we've introduced it again into print as a part of our ongoing worldwide publication upkeep dedication, delivering buyers with entry to the absolute best ancient reprints. We enjoy your realizing of those occasional imperfections, and clearly desire you get pleasure from seeing the ebook in a structure as shut as attainable to that meant through the unique writer.

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Download Mythology by Edith Hamilton PDF

By Edith Hamilton

Seeing that its unique ebook by means of Little, Brown and corporate in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has offered hundreds of thousands of copies through the global and confirmed itself as a perennial bestseller in its a number of on hand codecs: hardcover, exchange paperback, mass industry paperback, and booklet. Mythology succeeds like no different publication in bringing to existence for the fashionable reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends which are the keystone of Western tradition - the tales of gods and heroes that experience encouraged human creativity from antiquity to the current.

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Download Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring by Mark Collins Jenkins PDF

By Mark Collins Jenkins

Mark Jenkins’s engrossing background attracts at the newest technological know-how, anthropological and archaeological learn to discover the origins of vampire tales, supplying gripping old and folkloric context for the concept that of immortal beings who defy loss of life by means of feeding at the lifeblood of others. From the earliest whispers of everlasting evil in historic Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, vampire stories flourished in the course of the centuries and all over the world, fueled via superstition, sexual secret, worry of ailment and demise, and the nagging nervousness that demons lurk everywhere.

In Vampire Forensics, Mark Jenkins probes vampire legend to tease out the historic truths enshrined within the stories of terror: sherds of Persian pottery depicting blood-sucking demons; the superb contemporary discovery by way of nationwide Geographic archaeologist Matteo Borrini of a 16th-century Venetian grave of an endemic sufferer and suspected vampire; and the Transylvanian fort of "Vlad the Impaler," whose bloodthirsty cruelty continues to be unsurpassed.

Jenkins navigates centuries of lore and legend, including new chapters to the chronicle and weaving an irresistibly seductive mixture of superstition, psychology, and technological know-how guaranteed to engross every body from Anne Rice’s numerous readers to severe scholars of archaeology and mythology.

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Download The Mabinogion (Penguin Classics) by Jeffrey Gantz PDF

By Jeffrey Gantz

Drawing on delusion, folklore and heritage, the tales of the "Mabinogion" handed from generations of storytellers sooner than they have been written down within the 13th century within the shape we all know. Set in twin nation-states of the forests and valleys of Wales and the shadowy otherworld, the stories are permeated by way of a dreamlike surroundings. In "Math Son of Mathonwy" brothers plot to hold off the virginal Goewin, whereas in "Manawydan Son of Llyr" a chieftain roams all through Britain after a spell is solid over his land. And King Arthur's court docket offers the backdrop to stories comparable to "How Culhwch received Olwen", during which a tender guy needs to whole many projects prior to he can marry a giant's daughter.

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Download Metamorphoses (Oxford World's Classics) by Ovid PDF

By Ovid

Creation and notes by way of E. J. Kenney
translated by way of A. D. Melville

I confirmed this and the translations of Stanley Lombardo, Charles Martin, A. S. Kline, David Raeburn, Rolfe Humphries, Horace Gregory, Mary M. Innes, and Ian Johnston to a pal who can learn the Latin, and he or she made up our minds that, simply because he doesn't upload locutions of his personal invention to the interpretation like Gregory or Raeburn, or paraphrase and put out of your mind traces like Humphries and Gregory, Melville is the nearest replica in English of Ovid's unique. I additionally suggest the Michael Simpson if you would like a wealth of statement (two hundred pages in a smaller font than the poem), and don't brain that his translation is in prose.

Metamorphoses--the best-known poem via one of many wittiest poets of classical antiquity--takes as its topic swap and transformation, as illustrated by way of Greco-Roman delusion and legend. Melville's new translation reproduces the grace and fluency of Ovid's sort, and its sleek idiom bargains a clean knowing of Ovid's certain and elusive imaginative and prescient of reality.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative priceless positive aspects, together with specialist introductions by means of prime experts, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra research, and masses extra.

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Download The Survival of the Pagan Gods: The Mythological Tradition by Jean Seznec PDF

By Jean Seznec

One other access within the Bollingen assortment. Bollingen is a sequence of monographs on paintings, tradition and philosophy.

Publisher's Blurb and chosen Reviews:

The gods of Olympus died with the arrival of Christianity--or so we've been taught to think. yet how are we to account for his or her great acceptance throughout the Renaissance? This illustrated e-book, now reprinted in a brand new, greater paperback layout, bargains the overall reader first a dialogue of mythology in past due antiquity and the center a long time, after which a multifaceted examine the far-reaching function performed by way of mythology in Renaissance highbrow and emotional life.

Review:

"Such a synthesis hasn't ever been tried earlier than, and the writer . . . has played this much-needed provider with extraordinary contrast and readability of purpose."--Art Digest

"Here is a ebook . . . that tells us what turned of the gods after the autumn of Rome, in what unusual disguises they lived on, and the way they emerged within the Quattrocento with atypical attributes and logos the ancients by no means knew. . . . it's a ambitious activity, difficult enormous studying in lots of fields; and it truly is brilliantly performed."--The instances Literary complement

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Download Black Ships (Numinous World, Book 1) by Jo Graham PDF

By Jo Graham

In a time of struggle and doubt, Gull is an oracle. Daughter of a slave taken from fallen Troy, selected on the age of 7 to be the voice of the woman of the lifeless, she is destined to information kings.

When 9 black ships seem, captained by means of an exiled Trojan prince, Gull needs to come to a decision among the lifestyles she used to be born for and a so much perilous experience - to hitch the remnant of her mother's humans of their determined flight. From the doomed bastions of town of Pirates to the temples of Byblos, from the intrigues of the Egyptian courtroom to the haunted caves underneath Mount Vesuvius, simply Gull can advisor Prince Aeneas on his quest, and in basic terms she will dare the gate of the Underworld to steer him to his destiny.

In the final shadowed days of the Age of Bronze, one girl desires of the area starting anew. this is often her tale.

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Download Herakles (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World) by Emma Stafford PDF

By Emma Stafford

There's extra fabric on hand on Herakles than the other Greek god or hero. His tale has many extra episodes than these of different heroes, pertaining to his lifestyles and dying in addition to his battles with myriad monsters and different competitors. In literature, he seems in our earliest Greek epic and lyric poetry, is reinvented for the tragic and comedian level, and later unearths his method into such not going components as philosophical writing and love poetry.  In artwork, his exploits are among the earliest identifiable mythological scenes, and his easily-recognisable determine with lionskin and membership used to be a well-known sight all through antiquity in sculpture, vase-painting and different media. He used to be held up as an ancestor and role-model for either Greek and Roman rulers, and greatly worshipped as a god, his strange prestige as a hero-god being bolstered through the tale of his apotheosis. frequently spoke of by way of his Roman identify Hercules, he has endured to fascinate writers and artists correct as much as the current day.

In Herakles, Emma Stafford has effectively tackled the ‘Herculean task’ of surveying either the traditional assets and the wide smooth scholarship so as to current a highly obtainable account of this significant legendary determine. overlaying either Greek and Roman fabric, the e-book highlights components of consensus and dissent, indicating avenues for additional learn on either info and broader matters. effortless to learn, Herakles is ideally suited to scholars of classics and similar disciplines, and of curiosity to someone searching for an perception into historic Greece’s most well liked hero.

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