Mythology

Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles

By Jeanette Winterson

With wit and verve, the prize-winning writer of Sexing the Cherry and Oranges aren't the one Fruit brings the legendary determine of Atlas into the gap age and units him loose eventually. In her retelling of the tale of a god tricked into conserving the realm on his shoulders and his short reprieve, she units tricky questions on the character of selection and coercion, how we decide our personal future and whilst can free up ourselves from our seeming destiny. ultimately in paperback, Weight is a bold, seductive addition to Canongate’s bold sequence of myths through the world’s so much acclaimed authors.

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Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters

By Donna Jo Napoli

Institution Library magazine most sensible Books of 2011

Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California interpreting Association

Capitol offerings 2012 record of Noteworthy Titles for kids and Teens

2012 outstanding Children's Books—ALSC

The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology deals undying tales of Greek myths in a stunning new quantity. delivered to lifestyles with lyrical textual content via award-winning writer Donna Jo Napoli and attractive art by way of award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the stories of gods and goddesses comparable to Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters akin to Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and have interaction children’s imaginations.
 
nationwide Geographic completes the publication with elaborations of every tale: sidebars for every god, goddess, hero, and monster hyperlink the myths to constellations, geography, heritage, and tradition to assist younger readers attach the tales to actual existence occasions, humans, and locations. A genealogy and a “cast of characters” profile web page help in making relationships among the characters transparent, and a mapping characteristic provides to the joys and fascination. source notes and considerable again subject directing readers to additional info around out this luminous booklet. absolute to dazzle all these intrigued with the wonderful stories of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this brilliant publication will quickly develop into a kin keepsake.

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Celtic Mythology A to Z

By Gienna Matson

Celtic Mythology A to Z is a basically written, illustrated advisor to the characters, items, and areas that make up the mythic lore of the Celtic peoples of eire, Scotland, the Isle of guy, and Wales. With 1000's of entries supplying definitions, causes, and outlines of the foremost tales, gods and goddesses, areas, and ideology, this publication is the fitting source for teens who need to know extra approximately old Celtic myths. For the 1st time, this variation is now in complete colour.

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A Soul to Steal

By Rob Blackwell

"The ideal Halloween read!"
--Abnormally Paranormal [Book Blog]

"Blackwell has woven a Celtic fable, The Legend of Sleepy hole, and a serial killer's rampage right into a nice novel... while every thing got here jointly and every thing ultimately fell into position i used to be thoroughly surprised. The finishing used to be fantastic."
--The Jeep Diva [Book Blog]

A Celtic fable and "The Legend of Sleepy hole" collide in The Sanheim Chronicles, a trilogy that mixes city fable, secret, and suspense.

In ebook One, A Soul to Steal, journalists rush to prevent a serial killer earlier than a promised massacre on Halloween evening. yet to unmask and defeat the assassin, they could unharness a miles darker threat--and pay an incredible rate.

A Soul to Steal has been featured on USA Today and praised by way of e-book bloggers and readers alike as an addictive page-turner with an finishing that would blow you away.

Reviewers have raved concerning the sequel, Band of Demons, for "plot twists that might depart you gasping for air... Band of Demons is the adventure of a lifetime."

The ultimate publication within the trilogy, Give the satan His Due, was once released on Oct. 1, 2013.

"With the combo of an old Celtic delusion and the legend of the Headless Horseman, Blackwell's tale is a leave-the-light-on form of web page turner... in the event you like suspenseful thrillers, payment out A Soul to Steal."
--Indie Reader [Featured on united states at the present time Books]

"If you're keen on Halloween, this can be the ebook for you!  This e-book deals secret, mystery, romance, and the paranormal."
--Bee's Knees experiences [Book Blog]

"I love fall and all issues Halloween, so this used to be the correct tale to begin the season. Blackwell does Halloween legends justice in his debut novel. the tale is multi-layered, utilizing Halloween legends mixed with a sturdy outdated twisted psychopathic thriller."
--A Texas Reader [Book web publication]  
 
Read what Amazon reviewers are saying: 

"There's just one Stephen King yet i have to claim this writer is true up there."

"A Soul to scouse borrow is a superbly well-written novel. Blackwell's writing is masterful, the velocity is ideal, and the plot is gripping. I enjoyed the mix of other genres, and inspiration there has been the precise volume of horror, secret, delusion, and romance."

"Great yarn, particularly drawing close Halloween. nice takeoff at the Headless Horseman style. The plot and characters have been downright enjoyable to read."

"We've all visible the tale of Sleepy hole, we now have all enjoyed The Headless Horseman, however the mix of this mystery with that tale used to be a mixture you could not positioned down if you happen to attempted. impressive information introduced out ever so slowly, notable characters you are feeling unhappy for and completely happy for and root for because the weave this Halloween tale." 

"This is a superb ebook! I enjoyed interpreting it, nice characters, striking suspense, received my middle pumping numerous instances. i cannot look ahead to the following books within the series!"

"The skill of the writer to mixture delusion, secret, mystery, and love into one publication makes it an excellent piece. i might hugely suggest this booklet to all."

"Stop hesitating...buy this book!"

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Zombies: A Cultural History

Add a gurgling moan with the sound of dragging ft and a scent of degradation and what do you get? larger now not discover. The zombie has roamed with dead-eyed threat from its beginnings in vague folklore and superstition to worldwide prestige this day, the big name of flicks such as 28 Days LaterWorld conflict Z, and the outrageously profitable comedian publication, television sequence, and video game—The strolling Dead. during this brain-gripping background, Roger Luckhurst lines the diversifications of the zombie via our tradition and imaginations, studying the undead’s skill to stay defiantly alive.
Luckhurst follows a path that leads from the nineteenth-century Caribbean, via American pulp fiction of the Twenties, to the center of the 20 th century, whilst zombies swarmed comedian books and film displays. From there he follows the zombie world wide, tracing the vectors of its infectious worldwide unfold from France to Australia, Brazil to Japan. sewing jointly fabrics from anthropology, folklore, trip writings, colonial histories, renowned literature and cinema, clinical background, and cultural theory, Zombies is the definitive brief advent to these restless pulp monsters. 
 

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I Bring The Fire Part I: Wolves (I Bring The Fire, Book 1)

By C. Gockel

Whilst all desire is misplaced, pray for Chaos. in the course of the US, on path forty four, Amy Lewis has a plan — to get to her grandma’s residence in time for supper. Galaxies away Loki is waking up in a jail phone, unusually with no hangover, and without inspiration what he’s performed incorrect — this time besides. yet he does understand Thor is hiding whatever, Odin is as much as whatever depraved, and there looks whatever he’s forgotten... during this story that's equivalent elements “Another positive Myth,” “American Gods,” and “Once Upon a Time,” a truly great midwestern lady and a jaded, nonetheless very mischievous Loki needs to sign up for forces to outwit gods, elves, magic sniffing cats, and nosy buddies. If Loki can take note precisely what he’s forgotten and Amy can persuade him to not be too distracted via Earthly devices, her boobs, or 3 day benders, they only could pull it off... this primary quantity of "I deliver the Fire" is for somebody who suspects chaos and mischief makers may need their very own redeeming traits, and someone who simply desires a great delusion romp via sleek Earth, historical Asgard, and past! THE I convey the hearth sequence: I convey the hearth: half I Wolves Monsters: I carry the fireplace half II Chaos: I convey the hearth half III within the stability: An I convey the fireplace Novella

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Historical-Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mythology (SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

Translated right here into English for the 1st time, F. W. J. Schelling s 1842 lectures at the Philosophy of Mythology are an early instance of interdisciplinary pondering. In trying to exhibit the improvement of the idea that of the divine Godhead in and during a variety of mythological structures (particularly of historical Greece, Egypt, and the close to East), Schelling develops the concept many philosophical ideas are born of religious-mythological notions. In so doing, he brings jointly the fundamental relatedness of the improvement of philosophical platforms, human language, historical past, historical paintings kinds, and spiritual inspiration. alongside the way in which, he engages in analyses of recent philosophical perspectives concerning the origins of philosophy s conceptual abstractions, in addition to literary and philological analyses of old literature and poetry."

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The End of the Sentence

By Maria Dahvana Headley, Kat Howard

It starts with a letter from a prisoner...

As he makes an attempt to rebuild his lifestyles in rural Oregon after a sad coincidence, Malcolm Mays unearths himself corresponding with Dusha Chuchonnyhoof, a mysterious entity who claims to be the landlord of Malcolm's condominium, jailed unjustly for 117 years. The prisoner calls for that Malcolm practice a gory, bewildering activity for him. because the clock ticks towards Dusha's free up, Malcolm needs to try and discover even if he is supporting a assassin or an blameless. ''The finish of the Sentence'' combines Kalapuya, Welsh, Scottish and Norse mythology, with a gloomy imagined heritage of the hidden corners of the yankee West.

Maria Dahvana Headley and Kat Howard have solid a fairytale of ghosts and guilt, literary horror mixed with the visuals of Jean Cocteau, failed executions, shapeshifting goblins, and magical blacksmithery. In Chuchonnyhoof, they have created a brand new type of Beast, longing, centuries later, for attractiveness.

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