By Brodi Ashton
In Brodi Ashton's breathtaking sequel to Everneath--about which New York Times bestselling writer best friend Condie acknowledged, "Ashton's wonderful storytelling and strong-on-her-own-terms major personality set this one aside. Wonderful!"--Nikki needs to commute during the underworld to be reunited with the affection of her life.
Ever when you consider that Nikki Beckett watched as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save lots of her, taking her position at midnight Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity, she's been residing a borrowed existence. determined for solutions, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal undesirable boy who desires to make her his queen--and the only individual least prone to support. yet his middle has been touched through every little thing approximately Nikki, and he concurs to assist within the in basic terms method he can: through taking her to the Everneath himself. Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, simply to find that their trip might be more challenging than they'd anticipated--and extra lethal. yet Nikki vows to forestall at not anything to avoid wasting Jack--even if it capacity making a tremendous sacrifice of her own.
Inspired via the Persephone fable, the eye-catching first ebook during this sequence, Everneath, earned a VOYA excellent Ten of 2011 and a Whitney Award!
By David Fitzgerald
Why could a person imagine Jesus by no means existed? Isn't it completely moderate to just accept that he used to be a true first century determine? because it seems, no. NAILED sheds gentle on ten liked Christian myths, and, with proof accumulated from historians around the theological spectrum, indicates how they aspect to a Jesus Christ created exclusively via allegorical alchemy of wish and mind's eye; a messiah remodeled from a basically literary, theological build into the customary determine of Jesus - briefly, a in basic terms mythic Christ.
David Fitzgerald is an atheist activist, historic researcher, author and nationwide public speaker. He used to be the co-founder & director of the world's first Atheist movie pageant and San Francisco's oldest annual Darwin Day party, "Evolutionpalooza!"
Today he works for the Secular scholar Alliance and co-runs The Godless Perverts tale Hour. he's additionally writer of "NAILED: Ten Christian Myths That exhibit Jesus by no means Existed At All" and "The entire Heretic's consultant to Western Religion" series.
His 2010 e-book NAILED severely examines the historic proof of Christ, and he's at present engaged on the follow-up publication, Jesus: Mything in motion, in an effort to tackle the secular arguments for the historical Jesus.
By John Berger
A blind Greek peddler tells the tale of the marriage among a fellow peddler and his bride in a extraordinary sequence of brilliant and telling vignettes. because the publication cinematically strikes from one character's point of view to a different, occasions and characters movement towards the convergence of the wedding--and a haunting dance of affection and dying.
By Mary Renault
The tale of the legendary hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from those pages as a truly outlined character; courageous, competitive and quickly. The center of the tale is Theseus' Cretan experience.
Lexile ranking: 1190L
By Giambattista Vico
A pioneering treatise that aroused nice controversy whilst it used to be first released in 1725, Vico's New Science is said at the present time to be one of many few works of real genius within the background of social idea. It represents the main bold try out earlier than Comte at finished technological know-how of human society and the main profound research of the category fight ahead of Marx.
By Bob Curran
There are locations that ensue in literature or in film--mystical and mythical areas whose names can be generic yet approximately which we all know little. We nod knowingly on the reference, yet are usually left pondering approximately areas reminiscent of Atlantis, the misplaced land crushed by way of the ocean, or El Dorado, the terrific urban that vanished someplace within the South American jungles. different names are extra evocative--Mount Olympus, the backyard of Eden, the mystic Isle of Avalon, and Davy Jones' Locker. yet did such areas truly exist and if that is so, the place have been they, and what rather occurred? What are the traditions and legends linked to them? within the attention-grabbing new booklet, misplaced Lands, Forgotten geographical regions, historian Dr. Bob Curran units out to discover the solutions by way of visiting to the far-flung corners of the realm and to the outer reaches of human mind's eye. within you'll: * Climb the excessive mountains looking for the legendary Shangri-La * Navigate the deep swamps and jungles in a quest for the Seven towns of Cibola * shuttle to the depths of the darkish oceans to seem for sunken lands reminiscent of Lemuria and Lyonesse * adventure unspeakable probability in a realm not often visited by means of men--the subterranean lair of Judaculla * become aware of the secrets and techniques of Heliopolis, Yggradsil, Hy Brasail, the dominion of Prester John, Llyobia, and the hole Hills. jam-packed with lavish illustrations by means of acclaimed artist Ian Daniels, misplaced Lands, Forgotten nation-states takes you on an excellent and infrequently terrifying trip, combining mythological and mythical stories with ancient truth.
During this tremendous transforming of Lewis Spence's seminal Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Jon E. Lewis places the paintings in context with an in depth new introductory essay and extra remark during the booklet at the background of local american citizens, their language and way of life, tradition and religion/mythology. He contains examples of myths from tribes passed over via Spence, a advisor to tribes and their myths via area, a easy Lakota (Sioux) thesaurus, publications to key pronunciations and a bibliography.
By Joanne Harris
Seven o’clock on a Monday morning, years after the top of the realm, and goblins have been on the cellar back. . . . now not that anybody might admit it was once goblins. In Maddy Smith’s global, order principles. 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 was once born with on her palm proves it–and makes the opposite villagers worried that she is a witch (though beneficial in facing the goblins-in-the-cellar problem). however the mysterious tourist One-Eye sees Maddy’s mark now not 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.
By Éric Faye
Le mystère des Trois Frontières position dans une géographie imaginaire dominée par l’espace de l. a. forêt los angeles trajectoire d’un narrateur ethnologue. los angeles disparition brutale et inexpliquée de sa compagne Andonia l’a laissé dans un état de dépression qu’il tente d’adoucir en désertant à son travel. Pour sa retraite, il a choisi l. a. pension Zum Wanderer, havre de paix qu’environne los angeles forêt des Trois-Frontières.
Dès son arrivée et à l’issue d’un bref échange pour le moins énigmatique avec un randonneur également pensionnaire du lieu, pensionnaire aux allures d’oracle et qu’on découvre fou à lier, l’homme entreprend de longues marches aux abords de cette forêt qui semble être le théâtre d’étranges manifestations. Peu à peu, on quitte les abords pour l’obscurité profonde.
« Le dépressif s’accommode mieux des alcôves que des pleines lumières. » Alors que son esprit assombri recouvre une certaine forme d’apaisement dans l’épuisement des promenades, l’ethnologue fasciné repousse l’échéance du retour. Trop de phénomènes, de issues, de questions entourent le massif forestier ; cette étrangeté qu’il veut comprendre, il l’éprouvera jusqu’à une sorte de coma, de chute que le lecteur envisagera selon sa grille de lecture personnelle.
Quittant los angeles forêt et ses spectres légendaires, on assistera à l. a. neurasthénie d’un Zeus accablé par l’abandon des hommes, qui se sont détournés des Poséidon, Dionysos et consorts au revenue d’un Dieu designated et de ministères (Un dîner chez les Zeus), ou encore à l’absurde déroulé du dernier jour du monde (Le jour de l. a. fin du monde) : Le mystère des Trois Frontières, roman qui inaugure et donne son nom à ce recueil également composé de huit nouvelles, présente un penchant pour l. a. relecture des mythes antiques, ces « boîtes noires du style humain » qu’Éric Faye soumet à l’analyse sans omettre de nous laisser notre half d’interprétation.