Download E-books One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling PDF

By Hanan al-Shaykh

Handed down over centuries from India, Persia, and around the Arab global, the captivating tales of One Thousand and One Nights are related by the attractive, younger Shahrazad as she makes an attempt to hold up her execution. Retold in glossy English by way of the acclaimed Lebanese writer Hanan al-Shaykh, listed below are tales of the true and the supernatural, love and marriage, strength and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the never-ending trials and uncertainties of destiny. Bringing jointly nineteen vintage stories, in those pages al-Shaykh weaves an completely intoxicating assortment, wealthy with humor, violence, and romance.

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Download E-books Promises (The Syrenka Series Book 1) PDF

By Amber Garr

Occasionally following your center can prove destroying those you're keen on.

When seventeen-year-old Eviana Dumahl is confronted with the accountability of an prepared marriage and extended family management, she is pressured to choose from the lifestyles required of a mermaid and considered one of a teenage lady easily infatuated with the inaccurate man. Kain, her committed fiancé might make a superb husband other than that she’s been in love with Brendan, a shape-shifting selkie, ever on account that they have been childrens. identifying to desert her relatives, her extended family, and her lifestyles with Kain can have dire effects a long way past whatever she may have imagined.

A conflict is brewing among the clans and Eviana unwittingly turns into a pawn within the difficult schemes of a twisted mastermind. With Brendan’s existence at the line, she has no selection yet to contain those that she as soon as thought of pals. Amidst encountering mindless tragedies and big loss, Eviana discovers that she is extra helpful as a extended family chief than somebody ever suspected. Her survival is not just established upon the loyalty of her neighbors, but in addition on her recognition of a lifestyles that she had so adamantly attempted to escape.

Promises is the 1st e-book of The Syrenka sequence trilogy following Eviana and her acquaintances during the perils of transforming into up in a discrete international that inherently threatens human society.

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Download E-books The Arabian Nights, Volume I: The Marvels and Wonders of The Thousand and One Nights: 1 (Signet Classics) PDF

Enjoy the undying stories of Aladdin, Sinbad, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, and plenty of extra during this first quantity of The Arabian Nights

Upon studying of his queen’s infidelity, proud King Shahryar has her killed. As revenge on womankind, he comes to a decision to wed a unique virgin each evening, in basic terms to have her beheaded at sunrise. Such is Shahryar’s perform for 3 poor years—until he weds Scheherazade, the maiden who will swap his life....

A breathtaking attractiveness, Scheherazade is as realized as she is sensuous. Her first evening with the king, she makes use of her mind's eye, her eloquence, and greater than a bit crafty to regale him with a story of genies and desires, properly slicing the tale brief at sunrise. The king is so beguiled, he can't have her murdered with no listening to the story’s finish. From then on, Scheherazade spends nights conjuring tales of flying carpets and fantastical trips, continuously preventing with a cliff-hanger—and saving her personal life.

This version follows the unexpurgated translation of Richard F. Burton, the popular Victorian explorer. difficult and creative, those tales inside tales proceed to captivate readers as they've got for hundreds of years.

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Download E-books Loki: Why I Began the End PDF

By Maia Jacomus, Nathan Winburn

The tip of the realm is coming. we know it. i believe we knew it the instant Odin and that i first met—any indication of camaraderie among a god and an incredible used to be unthinkable. yet that was once simply the 1st thread of the unraveling international tapestry. contemplating my betrayal towards the giants, the gods treating my young children like beasts, and my very own lack of know-how in regards to the futility of divine energy, I’m stunned the area remains to be status. I’m stunned the gods can movement on unchanged, even after the loss of life in their Prince, the Shining One, the sum of all that’s reliable and useful on the planet.

Yggdrasil forbid they need to ever admit to a mistake or a flaw, or come clean with their proportion of blame.

If you haven’t guessed, I’m Loki, member of the Jotun mammoth race, sworn blood-brother of the excellent god Odin. If you’ve heard of me, you’ve heard that I’m depraved, that I’m the best enemy of the gods, and i begun the chain of occasions that promise the tip of the realm. good, convinced, that’s all true—but now not for the explanations you think.

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Download E-books Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader PDF

The romantic fiction of pirates as swashbuckling marauders terrorizing the excessive seas has lengthy eclipsed old truth. Bandits at Sea bargains a long-overdue corrective to the mythology and the mystique which has plagued the examine of pirates and served to disclaim them their rightful legitimacy as topics of investigation.

With essays via the key students on those countercultural "social bandits"as Lingua Franca lately dubbed themthis assortment examines numerous elements of the phenomenon within the 3 major components the place it happened: the Caribbean/Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and East Asia. We come to appreciate who pirates have been, in addition to the socio-economic contexts below which they built and flourished.

Comparisons among a number of varieties of piracy illustrate alterations in perform and goal among pirates of other components; social histories, together with examinations of ladies pirates and their ancient importance and conditions, supply related perception into the private lives of pirates from varied areas. faraway from serving as dens of thieves, pirate ships have been frequently hugely regulated microcosms of democracy. The crews of pirate vessels knew that majority rule, racial equality and equitable department of spoils have been an important for his or her survival, marking them as considerably extra liberal than nationwide governments.

Scholars, scholars and a basic viewers ever intrigued by means of talesand now truthsof piracy at the excessive seas will welcome Bandits at Sea.

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Download E-books The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True (The Knights' Tales Series) PDF

By Gerald Morris, Aaron Renier

"Enhanced through Renier's lighthearted medieval scenes . . . Morris's yarn weaves shrewdpermanent turns, knightly violence and chivalric (i.e., human) values in motion into an ingeniously built-in retelling of Gawain and the fairway Knight."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

In the 3rd installment within the Knights' stories sequence, Gerald Morris tells the laugh-out-loud tale of King Arthur's most celebrated knight, and nephew, Sir Gawain and the fairway Knight. With energetic illustrations by Aaron Renier, Morris creates a charming and comical medieval world that teems with humor and wonder.



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Download E-books The Mahabharata Quest: The Alexander Secret PDF

By Christopher C. Doyle

334 B.C.
Alexander the nice starts his conquest of the Persian Empire. yet his plansfor eternal glory don't finish there and the younger king marches in the direction of the Ends of the Earth - the lands of the Indus - on a mystery quest. it is going to lead him to an old mystery. it is going to lead him to an historical mystery hid within the myths of the Mahabharata; a mystery that's strong sufficient to remodel him right into a god..

In Greece, the traditional tomb of a queen is found, a tomb that has been an enigma for over 2000 years.In New Delhi, the Intelligence Bureau discovers unexplained corpses in a hidden lab. Vijay Singh and his buddies, now participants of an elite activity strength, are sucked right into a fight with a robust and ruthless enemy. In a perilous race opposed to time, they'll have to clear up a riddle from antiquity that may make them come across surprising secrets and techniques from the earlier; secrets and techniques that would exhibit mystifying hyperlinks among historical historical past, the Mahabharata and the traditional enemy with diabolical plans for a destiny that might carry the realm to ransom.

The Quest has simply begun...

After the Mahabharata mystery, Christopher C Doyle over again explores the technological know-how at the back of the long-lasting mythology of the Mahabharata and brings it alive in a latest atmosphere. the result's a gripping tale that might maintain you hooked correct till the final web page.

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