Archive For The “Epic” Category
By Glen Cook
The urban of Qushmarrah is uneasy lower than the rule of thumb of the Herodians―short, balding males whose armies might by no means have conquered town had no longer the good and evil wizard Narkar been killed and sealed in his castle; had now not the savage nomad Datars grew to become coat and sided with the invaders; had now not a few traitor opened the castle to them. now not many could welcome the go back of the outdated faith, the bloody go back of wizardry―but there are a few patriots who could settle for the go back of the satan they recognize, if it intended the go back of independence.
By Margo Kitts
In Sanctified Violence in Homeric Society, Margo Kitts makes a speciality of oath-making narratives present in the Iliad during which she articulates a idea of ritualized violence. She analyzes ritual paradigms, metaphors, fictions, and poetic registers as oath-making ideas, which she then strains via Homeric references and texts from the traditional New East. Discussing ritual gains which are universal to acts of spiritual violence in the course of the global, Kitts uses the idea of formality functionality as verbal exchange.
By Mercedes Lackey
Enter the exciting 3rd quantity within the epic Collegium Chronicles.
In Mercedes Lackey's vintage coming-of-age tale, the orphan Magpie pursues his quest for his parent's identification with burning urgency-while additionally studying one other hidden expertise and being educated via the King's personal bring in as an secret agent for Valdemar. Shy Bardic Trainee Lena has to stand her recognized yet uncaring father, considered one of Valdemar's such a lot popular Bards. And therapeutic Trainee endure needs to fight opposed to his disapproving mom and dad, who're pressuring undergo to hand over the Healers' Collegium simply because he lacks the mystical therapeutic Gift.
Each of the 3 buddies needs to face his or her demons and locate their precise energy as they search to develop into the complete Heralds, Bards, and Healers of Valdemar.
By Michael D. Subrizi
A trashy pulp author stuck up in a love triangle and publishing rip-off loses his brain and vows to take revenge.
Lust Demented is a style-driven twist at the vintage American noir.
Falling someplace among absurd literature and gratuitous pulp fiction, the saga follows a author who has either his booklet and unborn daughter stolen from him by way of his mentor. Bloodshed and chaos grab the recent York literary scene. No author within the 5 boroughs is secure. Gothic scribes with cult followings are bleeding below stained glass. Golden baby authors are swandiving from the head of recent York Public Library defiling their legacy. Scumbag police officers are goring their manner in the course of the shady bargains. the area they jointly input simply retains relocating speedier and speedier… it sounds as if in simple terms their very own deaths can gradual it down... until eventually they discovers that anything more than phrases have been stolen… whatever extra attractive than they’ve ever run into prior to… anything that conjures up them to dig deeper into their very own souls… whatever alive…
By Ben S Dobson
Disgraced pupil Dennon Lark purely desires to be left by myself in his self-imposed exile--an exile that ends while a insurgent military wielding most unlikely powers launches a sequence of brutal assaults on villages around the Kingsland.
Forced from his domestic, Dennon is drawn again right into a international he wishes not anything to do with. His learn into the kingdom's misplaced past--the very study that despatched him into hiding--may carry the solutions to a very good many questions about the rebels. questions about their shadowy factors; approximately their mysterious skills; and approximately their ever-increasing numbers, always reinforced via these inspiration killed of their assaults. And simply the King's notorious warrior niece Bryndine Errynson and her corporation of girl squaddies belief him sufficient to assist him locate the reality prior to the rebels burn the Kingsland to the ground.
Following a path of historic clues around the state and pursued through forces they do not totally comprehend, Dennon and Bryndine could be the realm's basically wish. yet so as to defend the Kingsland's destiny, they need to first discover its previous.
By Brent Weeks
From New York Times bestselling writer Brent Weeks...
Kylar Stern has rejected the assassin's existence. The Godking's winning coup has left Kylar's grasp, Durzo, and his ally, Logan, lifeless. he's beginning over:
But while he learns that Logan may well really be alive and in hiding, Kylar is confronted with an agonizing selection: will he quit the way in which of shadows endlessly and stay in peace together with his new relatives, or will he hazard every thing by means of taking over the last word hit?
The manner of Shadows
Beyond the Shadows
Night Angel: the total Trilogy (omnibus)
The means of Shadows: The picture Novel
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The Black Prism
The Blinding Knife
The damaged Eye
The Blood Mirror
By Philip Athans
Someone is sabotaging the iron mines of the Sword Coast, pushing strong geographical regions towards a bloody warfare, and a tender mercenary towards an incredible secret.
Evil gods, enormous spiders, murderous doppelgangers, flesh-eating ghouls, and depraved Zhentarim come to existence within the action-packed novelization of the Baldur's Gate laptop online game shape BioWare and Interplay.
By Laura Resnick
Award-winning writer Laura Resnick brings readers into the adventures of Chandra Nalaar, a tender and impulsive mage on a collision direction with destiny.
The novel that starts the tale of Chandra Nalaar, the impulsive younger fireplace mage whose exploration of the multiverse and the level of her personal unstable strength attracts the eye of an old religion that sees her as a usher in of the apocalypse. Will she regulate her personal future, or endure the desire of others?
By Scott McGill
The Virgilian centos count on the avant-garde and ruin just like a staid, sober, and founded classical international. This ebook examines the twelve mythological and secular Virgilian centos that continue to exist from antiquity. The centos, during which authors take non-consecutive strains or segments of traces from the Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid and reconnect them to provide new poems, have bought constrained recognition. No different book-length learn exists of the entire centos, which date from ca. two hundred to ca. 530.
The centos are literary video games, they usually have a playful surprise worth that feels very smooth. but the texts additionally call for to be taken heavily for what they reveal approximately past due vintage literary tradition, Virgil's reception, and several other very important issues in Latin literature and literary reports regularly. As extensively intertextual works, the centos are relatively invaluable websites for pursuing inquiry into allusion. Scrutinizing the peculiarities of the texts' allusive engagements with Virgil calls for explanation of the jobs of the writer and the reader in allusion, the standards for settling on what constitutes an allusion, and the various capabilities allusion may have. via investigating the centos from those various views and asking what they display a few wide variety of weighty topics, this e-book comes into discussion with significant subject matters and stories in Latin literature.
By Brandon Sanderson
Who is the Hero of Ages?
To finish the ultimate Empire and repair freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. yet hence, the Deepness---the deadly type of the ever present mists---is again, besides more and more heavy ashfalls and ever extra robust earthquakes. Humanity seems to be doomed.
Having escaped demise on the climax of The good of Ascension basically through changing into a Mistborn himself, Emperor Elend enterprise hopes to discover clues left at the back of by means of the Lord Ruler that would permit him to avoid wasting the realm. Vin is fed on with guilt at having been tricked into freeing the mystic strength referred to as wreck from the good. wreck desires to finish the realm, and its close to omniscience and skill to warp truth make preventing it look very unlikely. She cannot even talk about it with Elend lest smash study their plans!
The end of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all of the promise of the 1st books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the sequence click on into position, and surprises, as pleasing as they're lovely, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and pleasure. all of it leads as much as a finale unequalled for originality and audacity that would go away readers rubbing their eyes in ask yourself, as though awaking from an awesome dream.