Download E-books The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) PDF

By Rick Riordan

All 12 months the half-bloods were getting ready for conflict opposed to the Titans, figuring out the chances are opposed to them. Kronos is better than ever, and with each god and half-blood he recruits, his energy basically grows.

In this momentous ultimate publication within the New York Times best-selling sequence, the prophecy surrounding Percy's 16th birthday unfolds. and because the conflict for Western civilization rages at the streets of long island, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he will be scuffling with opposed to his personal destiny.

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Download E-books The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology: Based on H.J. Rose's Handbook of Greek Mythology PDF

By Robin Hard

This re-creation is a very rewritten and revised model of Rose's unique, seminal, textual content. including a big volume of recent fabric, Robin not easy comprises the result of the most recent examine into his authoritative debts of all of the gods and heroes.

The narrative framework of the e-book contains necessary signposting in order that the publication can be utilized as paintings of reference, and along the narrative chapters, it contains complete documentation of the traditional resources, maps, and genealogical tables.

Illustrated all through with a variety of images and line drawings, it's going to stay the definitive account of historical Greek mythology for generations to come.

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Download E-books Falcon (Animal) PDF

By Helen Macdonald

Before best-selling writer Helen Macdonald informed the tale of the goshawk in H Is for Hawk, she instructed the tale of the falcon, in a cultural heritage of the masterful creature which can “cut the sky in ” with the “perfectly aerodynamic profile of a raindrop,” as she so incisively places it. In talon-sharp prose she explores the spell the falcon has had over her and, via extension, we all, no matter if we’ve obvious them “through binoculars, framed on gallery partitions, versified by way of poets, flown as searching birds, via ny home windows, sewn on flags, stamped on badges, or winnowing in the course of the clouds over deserted arctic radar stations.”
            Macdonald dives via centuries and careens worldwide to inform the tale of the falcon because it has flown within the wild skies of the flora and fauna and people of our mind's eye. blending heritage, delusion, and legend, she explores the lengthy background of the game of falconry in lots of human cultures—from Japan to Abu Dhabi to Oxford; she analyzes the falcon’s talismanic energy as a logo in artwork, politics, and enterprise; and she or he addresses the methods we've either endangered and guarded it. alongside the way in which we find how falcons have been mobilized in mystery army initiatives; their hyperlinks with espionage, the 3rd Reich, the Holy Roman Empire, and house courses; and the way they've got figured in numerous tales of heroism and, after all, the erotic.
            better of all, Macdonald has given us anything clean: a brand new creation that pulls on all her adventure to even extra invigorate her loved topic. the result's a deeply educated publication written with an analogous amazing lyrical grace that has captivated readers and had everybody conversing approximately this writer-cum-falconer.
 

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Download E-books How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology PDF

By Luc Brisson

In this concise yet wide-ranging examine, Luc Brisson describes how the myths of Greece and Rome have been transmitted from antiquity to the Renaissance. He argues that philosophy was once answerable for saving fantasy from old annihilation. even if philosophy used to be at the start severe of delusion, mythology was once gradually reincorporated into philosophy via allegory. Brisson finds how philosophers hired allegory and the way it enabled delusion to tackle a couple of various interpretive platforms through the centuries: ethical, actual, mental, political, or even metaphysical.
             “This tremendous ebook confirms Brisson’s prestige as one of many significant experts within the box of classical antiquity. total, and with this glorious translation, the ebook is invaluable.”—Choice
            “A compressed evaluate with moments of serious perception. . . . Its strengths lie within the info Brisson is ready to paintings into this short treatment.”—Peter Struck, Journal of Religion

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Download E-books Amáne of Teravinea - Black Castle: Book 4 (The Teravinea Series) PDF

Amáne and Ansel pledge their troth on the maximum occasion within the historical past of Teravinea — the union of 2 dragon riders. both extraordinary, she is a commoner and he, a king. yet an evil emanates from a far off black fort, stealing Ansel’s love. now not even Amáne’s fiery dragon, Eshshah, has the ability to heal the rift. Will Amáne ever regain what the black citadel has taken away?

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Download E-books The Secret: A Treasure Hunt PDF

By Sean Kelly, Ted Mann

The story starts over three-hundred years in the past, while the reasonable People—the goblins, fairies, dragons, and different fabled and tremendous creatures of a dozen lands—fled the previous international for the hot, looking haven from the methods of guy. With them got here their helpful jewels: diamonds, rubies, emeralds, pearls... yet then the reasonable humans vanished, taking with them their twelve very good treasures. they usually remained hidden until eventually now...

Across North the US, those twelve treasures, over ten-thousand cash in priceless jewels, are buried. the main to discovering every one are available in the twelve complete colour work and verses of the key.

Yet the hot button is even more than that. in the end, you could examine not just the whereabouts of the reasonable People's treasure, but additionally the fashionable varieties and hiding locations in their descendants: the Toll Trolls, Maitre D'eamons, Elf Alphas, Tupperwerewolves, Freudian Sylphs, tradition Vultures, West Ghosts and different pleasant creatures on this planet round us. the secret's a box advisor to all of them.

Many "armchair treasure hunt" books were released through the years, such a lot particularly Masquerade (1979) by way of British artist package Williams. Masquerade promised a jewel-encrusted golden hare to the 1st individual to solve the riddle that Williams cleverly concealed in his paintings. In 1982, whereas all people in Britain was once nonetheless madly digging up hedgerows and pastures looking for the golden hare, the key: A Treasure Hunt used to be released in the USA. the former yr, writer and writer Byron Preiss had traveled to twelve destinations within the continental U.S. (and very likely Canada) to secretly bury a dozen ceramic casques. each one casque contained a small key that may be redeemed for certainly one of 12 jewels Preiss stored in a secure deposit field in big apple. the major to discovering the casques used to be to check considered one of 12 work to 1 of 12 poetic verses, resolve the ensuing riddle, and begin digging. considering that 1982, simply of the 12 casques were recovered. the 1st was once situated in furnish Park, Chicago, in 1984 by means of a bunch of scholars. the second one used to be unearthed in 2004 in Cleveland by means of individuals of the Quest4Treasure discussion board. Preiss used to be killed in an vehicle twist of fate in the summertime of 2005, however the hunt for his casques keeps.

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Download E-books Vico: The First New Science (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought) PDF

This account of the fundamental subject matter of Vico's mature philosophy explores the query of even if philosophical theories can ever be greater than an highbrow expression of the underlying ideals of an age. the 1st whole English translation of the 1725 textual content, Vico's the 1st New technological know-how ia now available to a large, new readership. it's followed by means of a word list, bibliography, chronology of Vico's lifestyles and expository creation.

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Download E-books Angelology: A Novel (Angelology Series) PDF

By Danielle Trussoni

A exciting epic approximately an historical 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 likewise after that, whilst the sons of God got here in unto the daughters of fellows, they usually bore childrens to them. --Genesis 6:5

Sister Evangeline was once 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 overdue mom improved of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline right into a mystery background that stretches again one thousand years: an old clash among the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously attractive descendants of angels and people, the Nephilim.

For the secrets and techniques those letters defend are desperately coveted by way of the once-powerful Nephilim, who target to perpetuate conflict, subvert the great in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have committed their lives to preventing them, and their shared venture, which Evangeline has lengthy been destined to hitch, reaches from her bucolic abbey at the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in manhattan, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.

Rich in heritage, jam-packed with enthralling 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 be certain the destiny of the world.

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Download E-books Ragnarok: The End of the Gods (Myths) PDF

By A. S. Byatt

Lately evacuated to the British nation-state and with international warfare raging round her, one younger woman is suffering to make experience of her existence. Then she is given a publication of old Norse legends and her internal and outer worlds are reworked. Intensely autobigraphical and linguistically wonderful, this booklet is a landmark paintings of fiction from considered one of Britain's really nice writers. Intensely well timed it's a booklet approximately how tales may give us the braveness to stand our personal loss of life. The Ragnarok fable, another way referred to as the Twilight of the Gods, performs out the endgame of Norse mythology. it's the fable within which the gods Odin, Freya and Thor die, the sunlight and moon are swallowed through the wolf Fenrir, the serpent Midgard eats his personal story as he crushes the area and the seas boil with poison. it's only after such immense demise and destruction that the area can commence anew. This epic fight supplied the perfect climax to Wagner's Ring Cycle and simply as Wagner used to be encouraged by means of Norse delusion so Byatt has taken this amazing finale and used it because the underpinning of this hugely own and politically charged retelling

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