Runemarks

By Joanne Harris

Seven o’clock on a Monday morning, years after the tip of the area, and goblins have been on the cellar back. . . . no longer that any one may admit it used to be goblins. In Maddy Smith’s global, order ideas. Chaos, outdated gods, fairies, goblins, magic, glamours–all of those have been supposedly vanquished centuries in the past. yet Maddy is aware small little bit of magic has survived. The “ruinmark” she used to be born with on her palm proves it–and makes the opposite villagers frightened that she is a witch (though worthy in facing the goblins-in-the-cellar problem). however the mysterious vacationer One-Eye sees Maddy’s mark no longer as a illness, yet as a future. And Maddy will desire each scrap of forbidden magic One-Eye can educate her if she is to outlive that future.

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The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings

By Brad Steiger

When Darkness Reigns and the total Moon Glows, Terror Emerges to Stalk the Unsuspecting…

From lycanthropic creatures discovered on tv and picture resembling Teen Wolf, Twilight, and True Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf e-book: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding journey during the a while of monsters with the main striking camouflage capabilities—they disguise between us! alongside the way in which, you’ll land on the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victims—selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop—as good as visits to legendary shamans, sirens, and dermis walkers.

Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and truth, The Werewolf Book offers hair-raising facts of wierd and obsessional habit in the course of the centuries. examine the fundamentals of changing into a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. a real homage to werewolves and different complete moon beasts, it contains themes akin to …
• endure, tiger, coyote, and different shape-shifting people
• vintage and sleek werewolf movies
• Gargoyles, totem poles, and web depictions
• Serial killers and sadistic rulers
• Sorcery, spells, and talismans
• tv exhibits, songs, and computing device games

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Greek mythology

A hands-on traveler's advisor to the spell binding stories of Greek mythology, prepared round the towns and landscapes the place the occasions are set

The Greek myths have a common attraction, past the time and actual position within which they have been created. yet many are firmly rooted in particular landscapes: town of Thebes and mountain variety Cithaeron dominate the story of Oedipus; town of Mycenae broods over the fates of Agamemnon and Electra; whereas Knossos boasts the scene of Theseus’ slaying of the Minotaur. Drawing on a variety of classical assets, newly translated through the writer, and illustrated with particularly commissioned drawings, this publication is either an invaluable learn for these traveling the websites and a desirable imaginitive trip for the armchair traveller. The itinerary comprises twenty-two destinations, from Mount Olympus to Homer’s Hades, recounting the myths and heritage linked to each one web site and highlighting good points that viewers can nonetheless see today.

Scholarly textual content, supported via charges from fundamental assets and modern learn, in addition to the attractive tales of gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, increase the reader’s literal or just literary event of those websites, whose importance nonetheless resonates this day. sixty nine colour illustrations plus one map

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Hand of Isis

By Jo Graham

Charmian is handmaiden to Cleopatra. She can be an oracle, proficient with historic stories which may carry the most important to conserving Egypt. via blood and fireplace, conflict and peace, love and loss of life, she's going to face a determined fight that may remake the way forward for the world.

Shortlisted for the Locus most sensible First Novel Award, integrated within the Amazon Editors' most sensible Ten record in technological know-how Fiction and fable for 2008 and the Locus Recommended analyzing checklist, with starred studies in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, Jo Graham is among the most fun new voices to come back out of old fable lately.

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Ishtar

By Cat Sparks, Deborah Biancotti

This novella assortment is robust, attractive and intensely, very lethal. 'The 5 Loves of Ishtar': Kaaron Warren stick with the trail that the goddess Ishtar takes during the eyes of her so much committed worshippers, her washerwomen. Sharokin, Atur, Ninlil, Shamiran, Ninevah and Ashurina percentage of their goddess’ loves, losses and triumphs, as kingdoms upward push and fall within the Land of Rivers. 'And the lifeless Shall Outnumber the Living': Deborah Biancotti In modern day Sydney, male prostitutes are death. Their bones have grew to become to stick and their our bodies are jelly. As Detective Adrienne Garner investigates the deaths, she reveals rumours of wierd cults and previous gods whose powers threaten her urban and, finally, her global. 'The sound asleep and the Dead': Cat Sparks Dr. Anna recalls little of her existence prior to the warfare, basically lines of the guy she used to like. while 3 determined guests re-ignite dozing stories, she starts a seek that takes her to Hell and past. A look for love and, eventually, enlightenment.

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Medea (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World)

By Emma Griffiths

Giving entry to the newest serious pondering at the topic, Medea is a complete consultant to assets that paints a bright portrait of the Greek sorceress Medea, famed in delusion for the homicide of her young ones after she is banished from her own residence and changed through a brand new spouse. Emma Griffiths brings into concentration formerly unexplored topics of the Medea fantasy, and offers an incisive creation to the tale and its history.

Studying Medea’s ‘everywoman’ prestige – person who has brought on many intricacies of her story to be neglected – Griffiths areas the tale in historical and sleek context and divulges attention-grabbing insights into old Greece and its ideology, the significance of existence, the position of ladies and the placement of the outsider.

In transparent, straightforward phrases, the publication situates the parable inside analytical frameworks comparable to psychoanalysis, and Griffiths highlights Medea’s place in present classical learn in addition to her lasting appeal.

 

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Menaka's Choice

By Kavita Kané

Born in the course of the churning of the sea, Menaka is the main attractive of the entire apsaras on this planet, with speedy intelligence and innate expertise. notwithstanding, she craves for the single factor she will by no means have—family.
Elsewhere, after critical austerities, a guy, now blessed with the identify Vishwamitra, demanding situations the gods and dares to create one other heaven. Fearing his becoming powers, Indra, the king of gods, makes a decision to place a cease to his targets by way of making Menaka seduce him.
What will take place whilst Menaka and Vishwamitra meet one another? Will Menaka eventually locate what she particularly wanted for? Or will she back be compelled to give up to her future? discover during this attention-grabbing portrait of 1 of the main enduring mythological figures.

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American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel

By Neil Gaiman

Newly up to date and elevated with the author’s most well-liked text. A sleek masterpiece from the multiple-award-winning grasp of leading edge fiction, Neil Gaiman.

First released in 2001, American Gods grew to become an immediate vintage, lauded for its incredible synthesis of “mystery, satire, intercourse, horror, and poetic prose” (Washington Post) and as a latest phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of the United States” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). it's the tale of Shadow—released from felony simply days after his spouse and ally are killed in an accident—who will get recruited to be bodyguard, driving force, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster, Mr. Wednesday. So starts off Shadow’s darkish and unusual street journey, one who introduces him to a number of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined along with his personal. For, underneath the placid floor of lifestyle, a typhoon is brewing—an epic warfare for the very soul of America—and Shadow is status squarely in its path.

“Pointed, sometimes comedian, usually frightening, regularly relocating and provocative….American Gods is strewn with secrets and techniques and magical visions.”—USA Today

“Original, engrossing, and ceaselessly inventive.”—George R. R. Martin

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The Friendly Guide to Mythology: A Mortal's Companion to the Fantastical Realm of Gods Goddesses Monsters Heroes

By Nancy Hathaway

How used to be the area as we all know it created? What does it suggest to be a hero? the place can we move once we die? Why are flood myths so ubiquitous? an individual who has meditated those and different questions about humanity's historical ideals may be fascinated with The pleasant consultant to Mythology. concentrating on Greek and Roman mythology yet together with myths from Africa, Asia, Australia, northern Europe, and the Americas, The pleasant advisor to Mythology is stuffed with compelling tales of gods, goddesses, mortals, and monsters. superbly ornamented with pictures, line drawings, and fees, this unique advisor additionally contains an A-to-Z directory of the world's so much attractive goddesses; profiles of well-known writers, creditors, and interpreters of myths; and fascinating sidebars. that includes myths of affection, knowledge, and experience in addition to these of violence, jealousy, and natural folly, this obtainable assortment deals interesting perception into the human psyche and brings our wealthy mythological background delightfully into concentration.

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