Archive For The “Epic” Category
By William Franke
By Tanith Lee
Tanaquil, the heroine from Black Unicorn, experiences relatives problems and extra whilst a crimson unicorn lures her into one other international, the place she reveals a reflect model of herself plotting her personal sister's murder."
By Melina Marchetta
2008 Printz Award Winner Melina Marchetta crafts an epic fable of old magic, exile, feudal intrigue, and romance that rivets from the 1st page.
Finnikin used to be just a baby through the 5 days of the unspeakable, whilst the royal relatives of Lumatere have been brutally murdered, and an imposter seized the throne. Now a curse binds all who stay within Lumatere’s partitions, and people who escaped roam the encircling lands as exiles, persecuted and despairing, loss of life by means of the millions in fever camps. In a story crackling with the strain of an approaching hurricane, Finnikin, now at the cusp of manhood, is forced to hitch forces with an smug and enigmatic younger beginner named Evanjalin, who claims that her darkish desires will lead the exiles to a surviving royal baby and how to pierce the cursed barrier and regain the land of Lumatere. yet Evanjalin’s unpredictable habit means that she isn't what she turns out — and the startling fact will try Finnikin’s religion not just in her, yet in all he is familiar with to be actual approximately himself and his destiny.
From the Hardcover edition.
By S. M. Stirling
Within the 10th yr of The swap, the survivors in western Oregon have discovered tips to reside in a global with out know-how. yet a war of words among the forces of these who could rebuild the realm peacefully and the scary Protector, who will use no matter what ability at his command to increase his strength, threatens to plunge the complete sector into open conflict.
This moment quantity of a tremendous three-volume remark compiled by way of a world workforce of students contains specified discussions of diction within the Odyssey and the culture of epic diction in general.
By John Milton, John Leonard
John Milton's celebrated epic poem exploring the cosmological, ethical and non secular origins of man's existence
In Paradise misplaced Milton produced poem of epic scale, conjuring up an unlimited, awe-inspiring cosmos and varying throughout large tracts of area and time, populated by way of a memorable gallery of grotesques. And but, in placing a charismatic devil and bare, blameless Adam and Eve on the centre of this tale, he additionally created an intensely human tragedy at the Fall of guy. Written whilst Milton was once in his fifties - blind, bitterly disenchanted through the recovery and at risk of execution - Paradise Lost's obvious ambivalence in the direction of authority has ended in excessive debate approximately no matter if it manages to 'justify the methods of God to men', or exposes the cruelty of Christianity.
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By Tad Williams
"When it involves inventing new worlds, he is as expert as J.R.R. Tolkien and Frank Herbert." -Christopher Paolini, bestselling writer of Eragon.
Southmarch fortress is ready to be stuck among implacable enemies, the traditional, immortal Qar and the insane god-king, the Autarch of Xis. in the meantime, its younger defenders, Princess Briony and Prince Barrick, are either trapped far-off from domestic and struggling with for his or her lives.
And now, anything is awakening beneath Southmarch citadel, anything strong and bad that the realm has no longer noticeable for hundreds of thousands of years. Can Barrick and Briony, besides a tiny handful of allies, usual and notable, have the opportunity to avoid wasting their global and forestall the increase of a bad new age-an age of endless darkness?
By James Barclay
The Raven: six males and an elf, sword for rent within the wars that experience torn aside Balaia. For years their loyalty has been merely to themselves and their code.
But, that point is over. The Wytch Lords have escaped and The Raven locate themselves battling for the darkish collage of magic, trying to find the positioning of Dawnthief. it's a spell created to finish the area, and it needs to be solid if any of them are to outlive.
Dawnthief is a quick paced epic a few band of all-too-human heroes.
By J. R. R. Tolkien
By Christopher Golden
Bestselling writer Christopher Golden brings his epic, leading edge trilogy, the Veil, to an incredible end because the mythic realm of heroes and monsters turns into the location of humanity’s last—and greatest—showdown.
In the area of the mythical, each fantasy and folktale is actual. that's what Oliver Bascombe discovered at the different part of the Veil, the place humanity's legends have hidden away for hundreds of years. yet even legends have legends, and Oliver has discovered of a prophecy that many think he and his sister, Collette, have come to the 2 Kingdoms to meet. ahead of they could observe the reality, the Bascombe siblings needs to aid to forestall an apocalyptic conflict that threatens to smash the 2 Kingdoms, get to the bottom of a conspiracy, and stop a strong sorcerer from severing the area of people from the world of the mythical forever.
But first Oliver should plot an break out from an impregnable palace dungeon the place he and his allies were imprisoned . . . for regicide.
As previous heroes and associates best friend themselves for one final conflict, even older enemies stand arrayed opposed to them. Is humanity able to face its legends head-on? For Oliver Bascombe, the cost could be more expensive than even he may ever think.