By Ovid, Allen Mandelbaum
By Victoria Laurie
Ian Wigby is set to determine that he's a truly specified boy.
Along the southern coast of britain, atop the White Cliffs of Dover, stands a citadel. And at that castle’s outdated continue is an orphanage. Delphi maintain has visible many little ones come and wade through its gates, and Ian Wigby and his sister, Theodosia, are satisfied to name it domestic. lifestyles has continuously been uncomplicated on the continue, and the orphanage secure, till someday, Ian and Theo discover a silver treasure field. And in the field, a prophesy. 3 thousand years in the past an outstanding Greek oracle wrote of a quest. A quest on which the destiny of the realm relies. A quest that names children—Ian and Theodosia. all at once Delphi retain is not any longer secure. And Ian and Theo, in addition to a truly detailed staff of acquaintances, notice they need to get to the bottom of the that means at the back of the scroll of Dover cavern prior to darkness falls at the global. And prior to an unfathomable evil catches up with them.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Marion Zimmer Bradley
Mixing archaeological truth and legend, the myths of the gods and the feats of heroes, Marion Zimmer Bradley breathes new existence into the vintage story of the Trojan War-reinventing larger-than-life figures as residing humans engaged in a determined fight that dooms either the victors and the vanquished, their destiny visible in the course of the eyes of Kassandra-priestess, princess, and passionate girl with the spirit of a warrior.
By Danielle Trussoni
A exciting epic approximately an old conflict reignited in our time--between a hidden society and heaven's darkest creatures
There have been giants within the earth in these days; and in addition after that, while the sons of God got here in unto the daughters of guys, and so they bore childrens to them. --Genesis 6:5
Sister Evangeline used to be only a woman while her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate ny. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the recognized philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the past due mom stronger of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline right into a mystery historical past that stretches again 1000 years: an historical clash among the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously appealing descendants of angels and people, the Nephilim.
For the secrets and techniques those letters shield are desperately coveted through the once-powerful Nephilim, who objective to perpetuate battle, subvert the nice in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have dedicated their lives to preventing them, and their shared project, which Evangeline has lengthy been destined to hitch, reaches from her bucolic abbey at the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in long island, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.
Rich in background, packed with enchanting characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the parable of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise misplaced right into a riveting story of normal humans engaged in a conflict that would confirm the destiny of the world.
London is in ruins, within the palms of 2 warring households of ganglords, the Volsons and the Conors. To cement a truce among the 2 households Val Volson deals Conor the hand of his 14 yr previous daughter Signy. the marriage ceremonial dinner is disrupted via the dramatic coming to lifetime of a mysterious one eyed prisoner. the folks are in doubtless that it's the god Odin, come to play a component within the affairs of fellows.
By Joseph Campbell
As a part of the Joseph Campbell Foundation’s amassed Works of Joseph Campbell, this 3rd variation positive factors accelerated illustrations, a entire bibliography, and extra obtainable sidebars.
As correct at the present time as whilst it was once first released, The Hero with 1000 Faces keeps to discover new audiences in fields starting from faith and anthropology to literature and movie reports. The ebook has additionally profoundly motivated inventive artists—including authors, songwriters, online game designers, and filmmakers—and keeps to encourage all these drawn to the inherent human have to inform stories.
By Richard Erdoes
From Davy Crockett, Wild invoice Hickok, and Calamity Jane to Paul Bunyan, Pecos invoice, and Frank and Jesse James, listed below are greater than one hundred thirty colourful tales of the pioneers, cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, prospectors, and lawmen who settled the wild west, making a uniquely American hero and an enduringly interesting folks mythology.
In this splendidly boisterous treasury of tall stories, each person and every thing is greater than existence and bragging is increased into an artwork form. Many of those tales are of actual humans and actual occasions; various, notwithstanding, grew taller and funnier as they made their rounds from wagon educate to campfire to rodeo to miners' quarters. But whether it's faraway from tested that Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett have been in a position to kill 3 males with one bullet or subdue ferocious grizzly bears with their fists, they arrive vividly to lifestyles the following as loved characters who've develop into a part of the cloth of the yank imagination.
Part of the Pantheon Fairy story and Folklore Library
By Jesse L. Byock
One of the nice books of worldwide literature--an unforgettable story of jealousy, unrequited love, greed, and vengeance.
Based on Viking Age poems and composed in thirteenth-century Iceland, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend, and sheer human drama in telling of the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer, who acquires runic wisdom from one in every of Odin's Valkyries. but the saga is decided in a truly human global, incorporating oral stories of the fourth and 5th centuries, whilst Attila the Hun and different warriors fought at the northern frontiers of the Roman empire. In his illuminating advent Jesse L. Byock hyperlinks the old Huns, Burgundians, and Goths with the extreme occasions of this Icelandic saga. With its ill-fated Rhinegold, the sword reforged, and the magic ring of energy, the saga resembles the Nibelungenlied and has been a chief resource for such fable writers as J. R. R. Tolkien and for Richard Wagner's Ring cycle.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable by way of introductions and notes by way of exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by means of award-winning translators.
By Brandon Witt
Men of fantasy: ebook 3
Finn de Morisco is familiar with he's jogging right into a seize while he enters the Vampire Cathedral to rescue his sister Cynthia. Aided via Schwint and his different sister, Caitlin, he intends to loose Cynthia and stay away from enslavement. but if he confronts the grasp of the Voice that has tortured him, Finn faces a grim selection: compromise his soul or lose his kin.
For centuries individuals of the Chromis tribe have disappeared, and Brett Wright is on a quest to find the destiny of the captive mers and to prevent the abductions. regardless of the danger of tribal war, he embarks on a deadly ocean trip to discover different mer tribes experiencing a similar plight. whilst future brings him again to land, Brett encounters new allies and outdated risks whereas coming to grips with the prior.
First variation released by means of Dreamspinner Press, 2013.
Essentially the most arresting tales within the historical past of exploration, those Icelandic sagas inform of the invention of the United States through Norsemen 5 centuries sooner than Christopher Columbus. jointly, the direct, forceful twelfth-century Graenlendinga Saga and the extra polished and scholarly Eirik's Saga, written a few hundred years later, recount how Eirik the crimson based an Icelandic colony in Greenland and the way his son, Leif the fortunate, later sailed south to discover - and if attainable make the most - the opportunity discovery by means of Bjarni Herjolfsson of an unknown land. In spare and energetic prose they list Europe's first shock glimpse of the jap seashores of the North American continent and the natives who inhabited them.