Sorcerer's moon by Julian May

By Julian May

Julian might concludes her Boreal Moon story with the tale of a vulnerable king forsaken by way of his inheritor, a son who can't condone his father’s ruthlessness, and a nation dealing with cave in by means of forces from with out and within.
 
The Salka are launching an audacious assault to grab the guts of excessive Blenholme, and King Conrig, his magical powers and sanity fading, is once more getting ready to exploit the foulest Beaconfolk sorcery to counter the monsters’ large invasion.
 
As his state faces cave in, King Conrig’s in simple terms likelihood for peace lies deep some time past. His former undercover agent, Deveron Austrey, has mystery magical powers—and no love for the Beaconfolk. yet whereas the King’s first spouse is essentially unremembered, she has now not forgotten that her son Orion is the genuine inheritor to the throne of excessive Blenholme.

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Newton's Cannon by J. Gregory Keyes

By J. Gregory Keyes

A stunning quest whose end result will bring up humanity to unprecedented heights of glory--or ring down a curtain of unending evening . . .1681: whilst Sir Isaac Newton turns his stressed brain to the traditional artwork of alchemy, he unleashes Philosopher's Mercury, a primal resource of subject and a key to manipulating the 4 parts of Earth, Air, fireplace, and Water. Now, as France and England conflict for its keep an eye on, Louis XIV demands a brand new weapon--a mysterious equipment identified in simple terms as Newton's Cannon.Half a global away, a tender apprentice named Benjamin Franklin stumbles throughout a perilous mystery. Pursued via a dangerous enemy--half scientist, part sorcerer--Ben makes his fugitive technique to England. simply Newton himself may help him now. yet who can help Sir Isaac? For he used to be no longer the 1st to unharness the Philosopher's Mercury. Others have been there prior to him. Creatures as scornful of technological know-how as they're of mankind. And burning to be rid of either . . .

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Homer the theologian : Neoplatonist allegorical reading and by Robert Lamberton

By Robert Lamberton

Here is the 1st survey of the surviving proof for the expansion, improvement, and effect of the Neoplatonist allegorical analyzing of the Iliad and Odyssey. Professor Lamberton argues that this custom of interpreting used to be to create new calls for on next epic and thereby adjust completely the character of eu epic. The Neoplatonist studying used to be to be decisive within the beginning of allegorical epic in overdue antiquity and types the history for the following significant extension of the epic culture present in Dante.

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Guardians of the Lost: Volume Two of the Sovereign Stone by Margaret Weis

By Margaret Weis

For centuries the part of the good Sovereign Stone belonging to the people of Loerem was once misplaced from sight and reminiscence. yet there are those that dare always remember ...

A magical relic has been miraculously recovered -- and the conflict for the way forward for Loerem starts. it's a nightmare clash that may ensnare dwarf, human, elf, and orken beings, because the immortal darkish lord Dagnarus launches negative struggle from the blackest depths of the Void. And now heros needs to emerge from the main not likely corners of the area to disclaim Dagnarus the notable energy of the Stone -- or endure the hideous damnation of his hellish reign.

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Homer : the resonance of epic by Homer, Homer.; Haubold, Johannes; Graziosi, Barbara

By Homer, Homer.; Haubold, Johannes; Graziosi, Barbara

This publication deals a brand new method of the research of Homeric epic by means of combining historic Greek perceptions of Homer with updated scholarship on conventional poetry. half I argues that, within the archaic interval, the Greeks observed the lliad and Odyssey neither as literary works within the glossy feel nor because the items of oral poetry. as a substitute, they looked them as belonging to a much broader background of the divine cosmos, whose constructions and subject matters are mirrored within the resonant styles of Homer's conventional language and narrative recommendations. half II illustrates this declare via taking a look at a few vital facets of the Homeric poems: the gods and destiny, gender and society, loss of life, reputation and poetry. each one part indicates how the styles and preoccupations of Homeric storytelling replicate a ancient imaginative and prescient that encompasses the making of the universe, from its beginnings whilst Heaven mated with Earth, to the current day.

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Fiddler Fair by Mercedes Lackey

By Mercedes Lackey

Working the gamut from her cherished Bardic fantasies to city myth set within the sleek international; from technological know-how fiction experience to chilling horror, this can be a quantity that demonstrates the wide variety of this author's expertise. it's a banquet for the multitudes of Lackey enthusiasts everywhere--and for brand new readers, a strong creation to the main major new myth author of the last decade.

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Contexts of War: Manipulation of Genre in Virgilian Battle by Andreola Rossi

By Andreola Rossi

Relocating past the standard pairing of Homer and Virgil, Iliad and Aeneid, Rossi refutes the suggestion that Homer is the one code version for the latter. This in-depth learn unearths that Virgilian conflict narrative assimilates conventions of different literary genres, specifically historiography and, not directly, tragedy. Rossi demonstrates how Virgilian struggle narrative permits a number of and diachronic visions of truth, and for this reason a number of structures of signification, to co-exist within the textual content. during this method, Virgil's Aeneid detaches itself from the Homeric epic and forcefully asserts its personal relative modernity.Andreola Rossi is Assistant Professor, division of Classics, Harvard college.

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Glenraven by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Holly Lisle

By Marion Zimmer Bradley, Holly Lisle

Sophie had misplaced a toddler. She used to be searching for peace and leisure. She did not be aware of what it used to be, yet Glenraven promised her that. JayJay had undesirable good fortune with husbands -- a three-time loser now, all she sought after used to be to be one million miles clear of her small North Carolina town.Glenraven an Alpine principality someplace in the community of northern Italy -- in response to the original guidebook advertisements Glenraven's charms, imprecise, nearly non-traversable Alpine passages constituted the single method in. yet in fact it was once a magic nation indifferent in a few unusual dimensional approach from our international. What the folks of Glenraven sought after was once a number of heroes who might unfastened them from a ruler who used to be really actually a monster in human guise. What the folks of Glenraven obtained have been JayJay and Sophie.They can have performed worse.

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Impossible Odds: A Chronicle of the King's Blades (Tale of by Dave Duncan

By Dave Duncan

Elite warrior swordsmen, they're unmatched in any time or realm . . . The King's Blades The King has decreed that new Blades has to be sworn into the carrier of the Grand Duke Rubin, deposed via a bad usurper and presently at the run. yet not one of the tough youths being readied at Ironhall own the seasoning to outlive what greater, extra expert Blades have already got now not. nonetheless, woefully unprepared applicants are approached with a proposal of early bonding and possible loss of life: deft yet dense, impolite Ranter, and keen, impetuous Ringwood . . . with a 3rd, the insufficient swordsman yet most likely capable undercover agent Bellman, enlisted into their threadbare ranks. becoming a member of the Duke's entourage besides the brave and prescient White Sister Trudy, the would-be champions needs to fix a rightful ruler to the throne or die within the method. yet prior to them waits a military of the lifeless. And the Duke whom the Blades needs to guard to the final drop in their lifeblood isn't the liege they imagined . . .

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Dragongirl by Todd J. McCaffrey

By Todd J. McCaffrey

 Young Fiona, rider of the gold queen Talenth, has lower back from the prior, the place she and a gaggle of dragons and riders fled in order that the wounded may heal from their past battles with Thread and the more youthful dragons may perhaps adequately develop to scuffling with age. long gone basically 3 days, but elderly greater than 3 years, Fiona isn't any longer a toddler yet a lady ready to struggle opposed to the Thread that threatens to spoil her world.Fiona’s lifestyles takes a pivotal flip while a surprising tragedy thrusts her right into a place of authority. Now she unearths herself major weyrfolk who've a troublesome time trusting a senior Weyrwoman who's either younger and an outsider.But even larger demanding situations lie forward: Thread is falling and there are too few dragons to stem the tide. Many have died from the new plague, or even with the inflow of newly mature dragons from the earlier, the depleted battling strength is not any fit for the intensifying Threadfall. Fiona understands that anything needs to be performed, and what she proposes is bold and subsequent to most unlikely. but when her plan succeeds, it simply may well retailer them all.With a solid of conventional characters from prior Pern novels—including Lorana, who sacrificed her personal queen dragon in order that the entire dragons of Pern could have an opportunity to outlive, and Kindan, the harper Fiona has enjoyed her entire life—Dragongirl is one other triumph for Todd McCaffrey, and a riveting new bankruptcy for the Dragonriders of Pern.

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