Deadly Descendant (Nikki Glass Series)

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 smooth global— until one fearless P.I. can hunt it down. . . . Nikki Glass, Immortal Huntress, returns during this new novel within the acclaimed sequence by means of Jenna Black.

As a residing descendant of Artemis the Huntress, inner most investigator Nikki Glass is aware tips to tune a person down. but if an Oracle indicates up, caution the Descendants approximately wild puppy assaults in Washington, D.C., Nikki is afraid it'd be a capture. The Olympians think the “dogs” are fairly jackals, managed through a blood-crazed descendant of the Egyptian death-god Anubis. no matter what. . . . If Nikki hopes to muzzle Dogboy, she’s acquired 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 chunk is worse than their bark. those hellhounds are deadly—even for an immortal like Nikki. “Dog” spelled backward could be “god,” yet that won’t cease Nikki from instructing those previous gods a few new methods. Like enjoying lifeless.

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The Mabinogion (Penguin Classics)

'On the financial institution of the river he observed a tall tree: from roots to crown one part used to be aflame and the opposite eco-friendly with leaves'

Drawing on fantasy, folklore and historical past, the tales of the Mabinogion passed from generations of storytellers sooner than they have been written down within the 13th century within the shape we now learn them. Set in twin geographical regions of the forests and valleys of Wales and the shadowy otherworld, the stories are permeated via a dreamlike surroundings. In 'Math Son of Mathonwy' brothers plot to hold off the virginal Goewin, whereas in 'Manawydan Son of Llˆyr' a chieftain roams all through Britain after a spell is forged over his land. And King Arthur's courtroom presents the backdrop to stories akin to 'How Culhwch gained Olwen', during which a tender guy needs to whole many initiatives earlier than he can marry a giant's daughter, and 'Peredur Son of Evrawg' who strives to end up his valour as a knight.

In his advent, Jeffrey Gantz discusses the resources, oral culture and artistry of the stories. This version comprises introductory prefaces to every tale, a listing for additional analyzing and a notice on pronunciation.

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

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Lobster (Reaktion Books - Animal)

By Richard J. King

Other than that it tastes scrumptious with butter, what have you learnt in regards to the knobbily-armoured, scarlet creature staring again at you out of your fancy dinner plate? From ocean to inventory pot, there are aspects to each animal tale. for example, on account that there are species of lobsters with no claws, how precisely do you outline a lobster? and the way did a pauper’s nutrition rework right into a meal synonymous with a sumptuous splurge? to respond to those questions about behalf of lobster the animal is Richard J. King, a former fishmonger and advertisement lobsterman, who has chronicled the creature’s lengthy common history. 

Part of the Animal sequence, King’s Lobster takes us on a trip during the background, biology, and tradition of lobsters, together with the creature’s financial and environmental prestige world wide. He describes the evolution of applied sciences to catch those creatures and addresses the ethics of boiling them alive. alongside the way in which, King additionally explores the salacious lobster palaces of the Twenties, the animal’s thousand-year prestige as an aphrodisiac, and the way the lobster has encouraged a variety of artists, writers, and thinkers together with Aristotle, Dickens, Thoreau, Dalí, and Woody Allen.


Whether you need to free up lobsters from their grocery store tanks or crack open their claws, this e-book is an important learn, describing the human connection to the lobster from his ocean domestic to the dinner table.

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Le mythe et l'homme

By Roger Caillois

"C'est en effet dans le mythe que l'on saisit le mieux, à vif, los angeles collusion des postulations les plus secrètes, les plus virulentes du psychisme individuel et des pressions les plus impératives et les plus troublantes de l'existence sociale. Il n'en faut pas plus pour lui accorder une scenario éminente et pour inciter à ordonner par rapport à lui quelques-uns de ces problèmes essentiels qui touchent à l. a. fois au monde de los angeles connaissance et à celui de l'action."

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Les Dieux égyptiens expliqués à mon fils

By Pascal Vernus

Moitié homme, moitié chacal, mi-scarabée, mi-lion, les dieux égyptiens fascinent. Quels sont leurs pouvoirs ? remark les hommes les priaient et les adoraient-ils ? Quelle est l. a. faith des pharaons ? Quelle est l. a. véritable histoire d'Osiris ? Avec humour et rigueur, l'égyptologue Pascal Vernus décrypte le monde des hiéroglyphes et restitue los angeles civilisation du Nil dans sa vérité et sa magie. loin des clichés mais avec tout son mystère.

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Dragonslayers: From Beowulf to St. George (Myths and Legends)

By Joseph McCullough

From legend and mythology to The Hobbit and A online game of Thrones, the dragon is a perennial favourite within the fable genre.

With its fiery breath, scaly armour, and baleful, malevolent stare, the dragon grew to become the last word image of evil and corruption in ecu folklore and mythology. frequently serving as a stand-in for devil, or the ability of evil gods, dragons unfold demise and hopelessness during the land. in simple terms heroes of unusual valour, courageousness, and purity might desire to conflict those monsters and emerge positive. those who did turned legends. They turned dragonslayers. The record of dragonslayers is small, however it is stuffed with nice and mythical names.

Hercules, Beowulf, Cuchulain, Sigfried, Lancelot, and Saint George all battled to the dying with dragons. different heroes resembling the Danish King Frotho, the French Saint Mercurialis, the Polish champion Krak, and the Russian warrior Dobrynya Nikitch should be much less renowned to western readers, but in addition fought and defeated dragons. This publication will retell the best legends of this choose workforce of warriors, whereas studying the parable of the dragonslayer in a ancient, mythological, or even theological context.

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The Great Goddess: Reverence of the Divine Feminine from the Paleolithic to the Present

By Jean Markale

• A examine of the primordial determine of the good Goddess and her persisted worship via time as proven by means of the myths, shrines, and sanctuaries all over the world that honor this strong image of construction.

• A famous historian on pre-Christian societies offers an intensive around the world directory of web sites and sanctuaries linked to goddess worship.

• Explores goddess worship in cultures worldwide, together with local American, Egyptian, Indian, and Oriental civilizations.

• Demonstrates that even supposing her worship has occasionally been pressured underground it hasn't ever disappeared.

In historic Babylon she was once Anat, in Egypt, Isis and Hathor, Dana in Celtic eire, Rhea and Demeter in Greece, and in India, Anapurna the supplier. She is the good Goddess, the Goddess of Beginnings, the logo of Earth and the giver of existence, the large mom, who represents the entire powers and mysteries of production for early humanity.

Shifting her sunlight organization onto masculine deities and blackening these of her symbols that, just like the serpent, couldn't be assimilated, patriarchal societies compelled the preeminent energy of the female into an vague and subservient place. but, as proven by way of famous student Jean Markale, the Goddess didn't easily disappear whilst her place was once usurped, and the ability she represents has been the resource of continuing non secular devotion from precedent days in the course of the heart a while as much as the current day.

In taking a look at the plethora of myths, websites, and sanctuaries dedicated to this robust determine, The nice Goddess presents plentiful proof of the extreme permanence of her worship--even on the middle of these religions that attempted to smash her.

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The Book of Celtic Wisdom

By Michael Scott

The e-book of Celtic knowledge is a set of the poems, proverbs, and aphorisms of the Celtic people who were handed down from new release to iteration for hundreds of thousands of years. those are the proverbs and benefits that deliver the knowledge of the traditional Celts to lifestyles. Their options on charity ("Stretch out your hand in giving, and you may by no means stretch it out in need"), getting older ("The older the mess around, the sweeter the tune"), and paintings ("The lazy younger guy and the negative previous guy; facets of a similar coin") are as proper this day as they have been hundreds of thousands of years in the past. A considerate and reflective compilation, this e-book is sure to motivate, enlighten, and entertain readers every-where.

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The Forbidden Wish

By Jessica Khoury

"Lush, romantic, and exquisitely written . . . an extraordinary, glittering jewel of a novel."—Sarah J. Maas, writer of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series

"This is Aladdin like you have by no means imagined."—Renée Ahdieh, writer of The Wrath and the Dawn

She is the main robust Jinni of all. he's a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the area. . . .
while Aladdin discovers Zahra's jinni lamp, Zahra is beat back right into a international she hasn't noticeable in countless numbers of years—a global the place magic is forbidden and Zahra's very life is illegitimate. She needs to conceal herself to stick alive, utilizing historical shape-shifting magic, until eventually her new grasp has chosen his 3 wishes. 

but if the King of the Jinn deals Zahra an opportunity to be freed from her lamp ceaselessly, she seizes the opportunity—only to find she is falling in love with Aladdin. whilst saving herself skill betraying him, Zahra needs to come to a decision as soon as and for all: is successful her freedom worthy wasting her heart?
As time unravels and her enemies shut in, Zahra unearths herself suspended among risk and hope during this brilliant retelling of the Aladdin tale from acclaimed writer Jessica Khoury.

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