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Download E-books Surrender to the Will of the Night (Instrumentalities of the Night) PDF

By Glen Cook

Piper Hecht's first and maximum key is that he understands find out how to kill gods. what is no longer a secret's that he is familiar with how one can win wars.

Hecht's secrets and techniques make him risky, yet his ability and his popularity placed him in danger―from his enemies, who worry what he may well do or who wish revenge for what he has already performed; and from his associates, who are looking to use his army presents for his or her personal purposes.

His sister Heris and his residing ancestor Cloven Februaren, the 9th Unknown, have made Hecht a part of their struggle opposed to the go back of the darkish god, Kharoulke the Windwalker. while, the half-mad Empress Katrin desires Hecht to steer the armies of the Grail Empire eastward on a campaign opposed to his outdated co-religionists the Praman.

Meanwhile, the area is altering. The winters are turning out to be longer and harsher each year, and the seas are becoming shallower. The a long way north and the excessive mountain levels are going less than the ice, quick. The Wells of strength are becoming weaker, and the previous evils, the Instrumentalities from the Time prior to Time, have began to ooze again into the world.

Surrender to the desire of the Night is the 3rd ebook in Glen Cook's exceptional Instrumentalities of the evening myth sequence. As ever, the genius of Glen Cook's storytelling lies in his universal contact: in squaddies, who're like actual squaddies; in women and men, who love and giggle and sweat, with genuine hopes and genuine fears, united in basic terms of their choice to stand the oncoming night.

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Download E-books Goblin Hero (Goblin Series) PDF

By Jim C. Hines

After slightly surviving an experience he by no means sought after, the scrawny little nearsighted goblin known as Jig is referred to now as Jig Dragonslayer, and has the facility of therapeutic, due to the forgotten god he worships. yet being a hero is not all it truly is cracked as much as be. no longer while the goblin chief desires him lifeless, and everybody else truly expects him to maintain doing heroic-and particularly dangerous-things.

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Download E-books Imajica (The Fifth Dominion, Book 1) PDF

By Clive Barker

The mystical story of ill-fated fans misplaced between worlds teetering at the fringe of destruction, the place their ardour holds the foremost to flee.

There hasn't ever been a publication like Imajica. remodeling each expectation offantasy fiction with its heady mingling of radical sexuality and non secular anarchy, it has carried its thousands of readers into areas of ardour and philosophy that few books have even tried to map. it really is an epic in each approach; titanic in notion, obsessively designated in execution, and apocalyptic in its answer. A ebook of erotic mysteries and perverse violence. A publication of historic, mythological landscapes or even extra historical magic.

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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. development on contemporary paintings on either Greek and Roman authors, this booklet explores the potential of reading inconsistencies in Roman epic. After a bankruptcy surveying Greek heritage fabric together with Homer, tragedy, Plato and the Alexandrians, 5 chapters argue that comparative examine 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. no longer all inconsistencies can or could be interpreted thematically, yet quite a few information in those poems, and a few old and sleek theorists, recommend that we will be greater readers if we ponder how inconsistencies will be functioning in Greek and Roman texts.

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Download E-books In the Realm of the Wolf (Drenai, Book 5; Waylander, Book 2) PDF

By David Gemmell

Excessive within the wooded, peaked mountains of Skeln, the woodsman, Dakeyras, and his attractive daughter Miriel, reside a lifetime of harmonious solitude. Unbeknown to them, a gaggle of grim-eyed, bloodthirsty warriors stalk the mountains. males who've by no means recognized defeat, to whom revenge and torture are meat and drink. For 10000 in gold they're wanting to kill the woodsman. Battle-hardened warriors all, they've got no worry of this job - they need to have. For Miriel is a girl of fireplace and iron, expert with bow and blade and taught her abilities by means of one of many deadliest killers of all time...Her father, Dakeyras, higher often called WAYLANDER THE SLAYER.

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Download E-books Dragonheart: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern PDF

By Todd J. McCaffrey

The threat of illness looms over the Weyrs of Pern, felling fire-lizards and dangerous their dragon cousins, Pern’s sole security opposed to the lethal phenomenon that's Thread. Fiona, the younger rider of queen dragon Talenth, is set to imagine the tasks of a Weyrwoman whilst observe spreads that dragons have began succumbing to the recent contagion. As extra dragons sicken and die, Weyrleader B’Nik and queen rider Lorana comb fortress Weyr’s data in a determined look for clues from the previous which can carry the answer to the plague. yet may perhaps the previous itself end up the pathway to salvation for Pern’s imperiled dragons? Guided by way of a mysterious best friend from a unconditionally unforeseen position, and trusting within the dragon reward for transcending time, Fiona will sign up for a dicy excursion with far-reaching results for either Pern’s destiny and her own future.

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Download E-books Paradise (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By Gustave Dore

“If there's any justice on the planet of books, [Esolen’s] may be the general Dante . . . for a while to come.”–Robert Royal, Crisis

In this, the concluding quantity of The Divine Comedy, Dante ascends from the devastation of the Inferno and the pains of Purgatory. Led via his loved Beatrice, he enters Paradise, to profess his religion, desire, and love ahead of the Heavenly courtroom. accomplished almost immediately prior to his demise, Paradise is the quantity that maybe most sensible expresses Dante’s religious philosophy approximately resurrection, redemption, and the character of divinity. It additionally presents modern day readers a transparent window into overdue medieval perceptions approximately religion. A bilingual textual content, vintage illustrations through Gustave Doré, an appendix that reproduces Dante’s key resources, and different positive aspects make this the definitive variation of Dante’s final masterwork.

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