Download Le premier roi du monde : L'épopée de Gilgamesh by Jacques Cassabois, Charlotte Gastaut PDF

By Jacques Cassabois, Charlotte Gastaut

Gilgamesh est demi-dieu et roi de los angeles Grande Ourouk, vintage cité mésopotamienne. Il est puissant mais merciless et opprime son peuple. Pour le punir, les dieux décident de lui faire goûter à l'humanité, dont il forget about los angeles saveur. Ils sèment alors en son cœur los angeles graine de l'amitié et de l'amour dont l. a. fleur naissante s'épanouira chaque jour et charisma pour nom Enkidou, un homme, un ami, un frère.

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Download Empire Ascendant (Worldbreaker Saga, Book 2) by Kameron Hurley PDF

By Kameron Hurley

During this exciting sequel to The reflect Empire, Kameron Hurley transports us again to a land of blood mages, sentient vegetation, and battle on a scale that spans worlds.

Every thousand years, parallel dimensions collide at the international known as Raisa, bringing a tide of demise and destruction to all worlds yet one. a number of worlds conflict their dopplegangers for dominance, and people who continue to exist needs to deal with neighbors and enemies newly imbued with violent powers.

Now the pacifist state of Dhai's purely desire for survival lies within the palms of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a strong – yet unpredictable –magic. As their dopplegangers unfold internationally like a disorder, a former best friend takes up her Empress’s sword back to unseat her, and enslaved students commence a treacherous trip domestic with a long-lost mystery that they desire is the major to the opposite worlds' undoing.

But whilst the enemy stocks your individual face, who might be relied on?

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Download The Tower: A Novel by Uwe Tellkamp PDF

By Uwe Tellkamp

Translated via Mike Mitchell

In derelict Dresden a cultivated, middle-class kin does all it could actually to manage amid the Communist downfall. This impressive tapestry of the East German adventure is informed during the tangled lives of a soldier, health professional, nurse and writer. With evocative aspect, Uwe Tellkamp masterfully finds the myriad views of the time as humans battled for individuality, retreated to nostalgia, selected to comply, or toed the perilous line among East and West. Poetic, heartfelt and dramatic, The Tower vividly resurrects the points of interest, scents and sensations of existence within the GDR because it hurtled in the direction of nine November 1989. Uwe Tellkamp was once born in 1968 in Dresden. After finishing his army provider, he misplaced his position to review medication at the grounds of 'political sabotage'. He used to be arrested in 1989, yet went directly to learn medication in Liepzig, Dresden and manhattan, later turning into a doctor. He has gained various neighborhood prizes for poetry, in addition to the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize for The Sleep within the Clocks. In 2008, he gained the German ebook Prize for The Tower.

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Download The Iliad: Structure, Myth, and Meaning by Bruce Louden PDF

By Bruce Louden

Extending his detailed research of Homeric epic to the Iliad, Bruce Louden, writer of The "Odyssey": constitution, Narration, and which means, back provides new methods to knowing the topics and tale of the poem. during this thought-provoking research, he demonstrates how repeated narrative motifs argue for an accelerated knowing of the constitution of epic poetry. First deciding on the "subgenres" of fable in the poem, he then reads those opposed to comparable mythologies of the close to East, constructing a context within which the poem will be extra competently interpreted.Louden starts off by means of concentrating on the ways that the Iliad's 3 hobbies correspond with and touch upon one another. He deals unique interpretations of many episodes, particularly in books three and seven, and makes new arguments approximately a few recognized controversies (e.g., the duals in publication 9), the Iliad's use of parody, the functionality of theomachy, and the prefiguring of Hektor as a sacrificial sufferer in books three and six. the second one a part of the publication compares fourteen subgenres of delusion within the Iliad to contemporaneous close to japanese traditions corresponding to these of the previous testomony and of Ugaritic mythology. Louden concludes with a longer comparability of the Homeric Athena and Anat, a West Semitic goddess worshipped by way of the Phoenicians and Egyptians. Louden's leading edge process yields awesome new insights into the formation and early literary contexts of Greek epic poetry. (Jan. 2008)

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Download Daughter of the Empire: An Epic Saga of the World on the by Raymond E. Feist PDF

By Raymond E. Feist

Magic and homicide engulf the world of Kelewan.  Fierce warlords ignite a sour blood feud to enslave the empire of Tsuranuanni.  While within the opulent Imperial courts, assassins and spy-master plot crafty and devious intrigues opposed to the rightful heir.  Now Mara, a tender, untested Ruling woman, is named upon to guide her humans in a heroic fight for survival.  But first she needs to rally a military of insurgent warriors, shape a pact with the alien cho-ja, and marry the son of a hated enemy.  Only then can Mara face her most deadly foe of all--in his personal impregnable stronghold.  An epic story of experience and intrigue.  Daughter of the Empire is delusion of the top order by way of of the main proficient writers within the box this day.

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Download The Myst Reader by Rand Miller PDF

By Rand Miller

This omnibus variation of the highly well known Myst trilogy is released to coincide with the discharge of Myst Revelations, the newest within the line of the bestselling Myst interactive CD-ROM games.

The award-winning Myst sequence is without doubt one of the such a lot winning interactive CD-ROM desktop video games in background with revenues of greater than 12 million copies world wide. Myst captivated the realm whilst it used to be first conceived and created via brothers Rand and Robyn Miller. Its notable good fortune has long gone directly to spawn Riven, Myst III Exile, and such a lot lately, Uru: The a while past Myst. committed enthusiasts of those surreal experience video games assemble each year at "Mysterium" (whose occasion websites are spreading to different nations) to replace video game suggestions, proportion tales, and catch up with previous friends.

The Myst Reader is a literary better half to the CD-ROM video games and a compendium of the bestselling reputable Myst trilogy: The publication of Atrus, The ebook of Ti'ana, and The publication of D'ni. committed fanatics and new gamers alike can be overjoyed to have 3 books during this mythic saga jointly for the 1st time in a single value-priced quantity, so that it will be released in time to coincide with the long-awaited unencumber of Myst Revelations.

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Download Myrren's Gift (The Quickening, Book 1) by Fiona McIntosh PDF

By Fiona McIntosh

For the sake of an imperiled country, the road among "traitor" and "savior" needs to blur . . . and vanish. although slightly undefined, Wyl Thirsk needs to now imagine the function he has been destined for on account that beginning: commander of the Morgravian military -- an grand accountability that calls him to the royal palace of the crown prince Celimus. Already a merciless despot who delights within the soreness of others, Celimus enjoys forcing his new normal to witness his wicked "entertainments." yet a kindness to a condemned witch in her ultimate, agonizing hours earns younger Thirsk a outstanding bequest, whereas inflaming the wrath of his liege lord. With conflict looming within the north, Wyl needs to obey Celimus's treacherous dictates and adopt a suicidal trip to an enemy court docket -- armed with a mysterious strength that may end up either boon and curse. For except he accepts Myrren's present, it's going to absolutely wreck him . . . and the land he needs to safeguard.

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Download Judgment Rising: The Rys Chronicles Book III by Tracy Falbe PDF

By Tracy Falbe

Proceed the saga of The Rys Chronicles or sign up for the tale at this element as new adventures and demanding situations confront Shan and Dreibrand.

To the victors cross the spoils, and Shan and Dreibrand have flourished for 5 years because the leaders in their respective kingdoms. Allied by way of friendship, they greet the longer term with pleasure and grandiose plans. Dreibrand counts on his courting with Shan to guard him from the encroaching Atrophane Empire as he conscientiously avoids direct war of words along with his former countrymen, now lower than the undisputed management of his outdated rival Sandin Promentro.

But a better malice than imperial ambition threatens the recent lords of the desert. The lengthy useless civilization of Nufal, the place Dreibrand and Miranda nurture their fledgling country, has no longer forgotten the brutal genocide of its historic battle with the rys. The ghosts of Nufal can have been extinguished yet their avengers stay. The inheritors of Onja’s wealth and lands will now conflict the nightmare in their judgment emerging.

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By Diana Marcellas

With mom Ocean, Daughter Sea, Diana Marcellas crafted a big first novel that explored what it capability to be assorted, to worth that distinction, and what occurs while one trusts in real love. the ocean Lark's tune is the second one during this achingly attractive triptych of stories a few so much striking lady who holds the facility to reshape a whole international . . . purchase if she has the courage.Young Brierley thinks she is the final shari'a witch on the planet. The Shari'a humans have been an old race-a mild and proud those who knew easy methods to harness the powers of the realm for the advantage of all. whilst the seafaring Allemani tribes got here to their shorelines, the 2 races lived facet by way of aspect for generations, yet anything went horribly awry and the Shari'a humans have been without notice and brutally slain by way of the recent settlers who feared the shari'a and their powers. The pitiful remnants of this humans have been scattered and any that held the data of the previous methods have been proscribed to be hunted to dying. Brierley kept the lifetime of a nobleman's wife-a nobleman sworn to obliterate any hint of witchery-and stumbled right into a net of deceit and tool struggles extra lethal than whatever she had ever confronted. Her selection led her to possibility, banishment, and close to loss of life. yet she survived regardless of all of it and beauty of ask yourself, discovered real love within the discount. So now her trip starts. Her approach may be not easy and jam-packed with peril. yet there's desire too. For Brierley has came upon issues that might swap her global eternally: that the ability of affection is more desirable than many of the world's magic. And that she isn't the final. . . .

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