Download e-book for iPad: Dragonheart by Todd J. McCaffrey

By Todd J. McCaffrey

ISBN-10: 0345491149

ISBN-13: 9780345491145

Todd McCaffrey’s first solo novel within the vintage Dragonriders of Pern sequence, Dragonsblood, used to be hailed through critics and embraced through the numerous dedicated readers of the landmark technology fiction saga created by way of his mom, Anne McCaffrey. Now the chronicles of Pern take one other alluring flip because the embattled planet, the courageous pioneers who name it domestic, and the fabulous flame-breathing creatures who fly excessive to guard it confront a dire new challenge.The grim specter of disorder looms over the Weyrs of Pern, felling fire-lizards and posing a possibly devastating possibility to their dragon cousins, Pern’s sole safeguard opposed to the lethal phenomenon that's Thread. Fiona, the youngest and in simple terms surviving daughter of Lord Bemin, is simply coming of age, and approximately to imagine the tasks of a Weyrwoman, whilst note spreads that dragons have certainly began succumbing to the recent contagion. With the subsequent season of Threadfall speedy impending, and the already lowered ranks of the dragons once again less than siege, each Weyr throughout Pern is in problem mode. it's not often the time for stressful distractions–such because the unusual voice Fiona without warning hears in her brain on the darkest and so much pressing moments. situations and the temper of the weyrfolk irritate whilst boost patrols relay the scary information that black dust–the unmistakable usher in of falling Thread–has been sighted. As extra dragons sicken and die, leaving just a new iteration of weyrlings too younger to prevail them, Weyrleader B’Nik and queen rider Lorana arrive from Benden Weyr to sweep castle Weyr’s documents in a determined look for clues from the prior that can carry the answer to the plague. yet may possibly the particular prior itself turn out the pathway to salvation for Pern’s troubled dragons and the full imperiled planet? Guided via a mysterious best friend from a totally unforeseen position, and trusting within the specific dragon reward for transcending time, Fiona will sign up for a dicy day trip with far-reaching results for either Pern’s destiny and her own future.

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Read e-book online Tyrant's Blood: Book 2 of the Valisar Trilogy PDF

By Fiona McIntosh

ISBN-10: 0061582697

ISBN-13: 9780061582691

“Two phrases at the cover—Fiona McIntosh—always allow me understand I’m in for a superb read.”

Robin Hobb

 

Fiona McIntosh is a brand new “Big identify” in Epic fantasy—and now she maintains her awesome Valisar Trilogy with Tyrant’s Blood, a breathtaking story of historical past, vengeance, and future that returns readers to the area of violence and intrigue she brought in Royal Exile. the tale of the final ultimate Valisar prince who needs to avenge the craven slaughter of his complete family members, Tyrant’s Blood delivers at the promise of McIntosh’s previous works—from Myrren’s present through the outstanding Percheron Saga. Tyrant’s Blood is one other motion packed deal with for a person who loves adventuring in Raymond E. Feist’s Midkemia or thrills to the damaging wonders alive within the fable of Sara Douglass.

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Download e-book for iPad: Metamorphoses by Ovid

By Ovid

Знаменитая поэма «Метаморфозы» («Metamorphoses» ― «Превращения») в 15 книгах, содержащая около 250 мифологических сказаний о превращениях людей в животных, растения, созвездия и т. д. Автор её крупнейший римский поэт Публий Овидий Назон ― Publius Ovidius Naso (20 марта forty three г. до н. э. – 18 г. н. э.). Поэма издана в серии «The Loeb Classical Library» в двух томах. Тома содержат латинский текст, английский перевод, статьи и указатель.

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Get Sword & Citadel: The Second Half of ’The Book of the New PDF

By Gene Wolfe

ISBN-10: 0312890184

ISBN-13: 9780312890186

The booklet of the hot sunlight is unanimously acclaimed as Gene Wolfe's so much striking paintings, hailed as "a masterpiece of technological know-how delusion related in significance to the main works of Tolkien and Lewis" via Publishers Weekly, and "one of the main formidable works of speculative fiction within the 20th century" through The journal of delusion and technology Fiction. Sword & fort brings jointly the ultimate books of the tetralogy in a single volume:

The Sword of the Lictor is the 3rd quantity in Wolfe's impressive epic, chronicling the odyssey of the wandering pilgrim referred to as Severian, pushed via a robust and unfathomable future, as he consists of out a dismal venture faraway from his home.

The fortress of the Autarch brings The ebook of the hot sunlight to its harrowing end, as Severian clashes in a last reckoning with the dread Autarch, pleasing an old prophecy that may ceaselessly modify the area often called Urth.

"Brilliant . . . significant . . . a myth so epic it beggars the brain. a unprecedented paintings of art!"-Philadelphia Inquirer

"The e-book of the hot solar establishes [Wolfe's] preeminence, natural and easy. . . . The ebook of the hot sunlight includes components of Spenserian allegory, Swiftian satire, Dickensian social attention and Wagnerian mythology. Wolfe creates a really alien social order that the reader involves adventure from inside of . . . as soon as into it, there's no stopping."--The long island occasions booklet Review

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The Crystal Desert (Guardian Cycle) - download pdf or read online

By Julia Gray

ISBN-10: 1841490938

ISBN-13: 9781841490939

Terrel's future is way from transparent. In exile from his domestic, he trips via a opposed global, with purely the spirits from an previous existence and his instincts to steer him. Having crossed oceans, Terrel unearths himself in Misrah. A harsh and barren barren region land, survival there's a day-by-day fight for its nomadic tribes. yet Misrah is additionally a spot of many wonders, the place superstition is as vital because the consistent look for water. For Terrel, his magical skills might be all that could keep him—and lead him one step towards getting to know the reality of the mysterious prophecies within the Tindaya Code.

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Download PDF by Deborah Beck: Speech Presentation in Homeric Epic

By Deborah Beck

The Iliad and the Odyssey are emotional powerhouses principally as a result of their broad use of direct speech. but this attribute of the Homeric epics has led students to underplay the poems' use of non-direct speech, the significance of speech represented through characters, and the general sophistication of Homeric narrative as measured through its method of speech illustration. during this pathfinding research in contrast, Deborah Beck undertakes the 1st systematic exam of the entire speeches awarded within the Homeric poems to teach that Homeric speech presentation is a unified procedure that comes with either direct citation and non-direct modes of speech presentation.

Drawing at the fields of narratology and linguistics, Beck demonstrates that the Iliad and the Odyssey characterize speech in a broader and extra nuanced demeanour than has been perceived prior to, permitting us to reevaluate our figuring out of supposedly "modern" suggestions of speech illustration and to refine our suggestion of the place Homeric poetry belongs within the historical past of Western literature. She additionally broadens rules of narratology through connecting them extra strongly with proper components of linguistics, as she makes use of either to envision the complete variety of speech representational ideas within the Homeric poems. via this in-depth research of ways speech is represented within the Homeric poems, Beck seeks to make either the method in their composition and the ensuing poems themselves appear extra obtainable, regardless of pervasive uncertainties approximately how and while the poems have been prepare.

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Download PDF by Paul S. Kemp: Dawn of Night: The Erevis Cale Trilogy, Book II (Forgotten

By Paul S. Kemp

ISBN-10: 0786932252

ISBN-13: 9780786932252

The shadows recede from a misplaced temple in a forgotten wilderness.The sunlight rises on a brand new calling for a guy as dependable as he's mysterious.The day's starting unearths Erevis Cale maintaining in his regular arms extra energy than he dared wish for - and extra accountability than he ever imagined.For now, he'll need to placed his belief in a god served via theives and born of chaos.

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