Archive For The “Epic” Category
By Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
For centuries the component of the nice Sovereign Stone belonging to the people of Loerem was once misplaced from sight and reminiscence. yet there are those that dare always remember ...
A magical relic has been miraculously recovered -- and the conflict for the way forward for Loerem starts. it's a nightmare clash that might ensnare dwarf, human, elf, and orken beings, because the immortal darkish lord Dagnarus launches poor warfare from the blackest depths of the Void. And now heros needs to emerge from the main not likely corners of the area to disclaim Dagnarus the impressive strength of the Stone -- or undergo the hideous damnation of his hellish reign.
By David Gemmell
As soon as the effective fort had stood powerful, defended by way of the mightiest of all Drenai heroes, Druss, the Legend. yet now a tyrannical, mad emperor had seized keep watch over of the castle, and his twisted will used to be carried through the land via the Joinings --- abominations that have been half-man, half-beast. Tenaka Khan was once a half-breed himself, hated via the Drenai for his Nadir blood and despised by means of the Nadir for his Drenai ancestry. yet he by myself had a plan to damage the emperor. The final heroes of the Drenai joined with him in a determined gamble to carry down the emperor -- even on the price in their personal destruction.
By Bruce Louden
Extending his special research of Homeric epic to the Iliad, Bruce Louden, writer of The "Odyssey": constitution, Narration, and Meaning, back offers new techniques 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 selecting the "subgenres" of fantasy in the poem, he then reads those opposed to similar mythologies of the close to East, constructing a context during which the poem may be extra properly interpreted.
Louden starts off through concentrating on the ways that the Iliad's 3 routine 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 famous controversies (e.g., the duals in booklet 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 fantasy within the Iliad to contemporaneous close to jap traditions similar 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 via the Phoenicians and Egyptians.
Louden's leading edge strategy yields extraordinary new insights into the formation and early literary contexts of Greek epic poetry.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
Unfinished stories of Númenor and Middle-earth concentrates at the lands of Middle-earth and contains Gandalf's vigorous account of ways he got here to ship the Dwarves to the prestigious get together at Bag-End, the tale of the emergence of the ocean god Ulmo ahead of the eyes of Tuor at the coast of Beleriand, and a precise description of the army association of the Riders of Rohan and the adventure of the Black Riders throughout the hunt for the hoop. It additionally comprises the one surviving tale concerning the lengthy a long time of Númenor ahead of its downfall, and all that's recognized in regards to the 5 Wizards despatched to Middle-earth as emissaries of the Valar, concerning the Seeing Stones often called palantíri, and in regards to the legend of Amroth.
Edited and with an creation, observation, index, and maps by way of Christopher Tolkien.
"An crucial quantity illuminating many unknown tales and information of Middle-earth unavailable elsewhere." -- Douglas A. Anderson, writer of The Annotated Hobbit
This Mass industry Boxed Set, is the 3rd Boxed Set of The Sword of fact series via Terry Goodkind:
The field Set includes:
Pillars of Creation, 0-765-34074-7
Naked Empire, 0-765-34430-7
Book 7: Pillars of Creation
Sequel to the New York Times bestselling Faith of the Fallen
New York Times bestselling writer Terry Goodkind has created his such a lot lavish experience but. Tormented her whole existence via inhuman voices, a tender lady named Lauren seeks to finish her insupportable anguish. She eventually discovers the way to silence the voices. for everybody else, the torment is ready to begin.
With iciness descending and the paralyzing dread of a military of annihilation occupying their native land, Richard Rahl and his spouse Kahlan needs to enterprise deep right into a unusual and desolate land. Their quest turns to terror once they locate themselves the helpless prey of a tireless hunter.
Meanwhile, Lauren unearths herself drawn into the guts of a fight for conquest and revenge. Worse but, she reveals her will seized via forces extra abhorrent than whatever she ever anticipated. simply then does she come to gain that the voices have been real.
Staggered by means of loss and more and more remoted, Richard and Kahlan needs to cease the relentless, unearthly possibility which has pop out of the darkest evening of the human soul. to take action, Richard might be referred to as upon to stand the demons stalking one of the Pillars of Creation.
Discover breathtaking experience and actual the Aristocracy of spirit. discover why hundreds of thousands of readers internationally have increased Terry Goodkind to the ranks of legend.
Book eight: Naked Empire
Beginning with Wizard's First Rule and carrying on with with six next myth masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has extremely joyful and awed hundreds of thousands of readers world wide. Now Goodkind returns with a broad-canvas event of epic intrigue, violent clash, and terrifying peril for the gorgeous Kahlan Amnell and her husband, the heroic Richard Rahl, the Sword of Truth.
Richard Rahl has been poisoned. Saving an empire from annihilation is the cost of the antidote. With the shadow of loss of life looming close to, the empire crumbling ahead of the invading hordes, and time operating out, Richard is obtainable not just his personal existence however the salvation of a humans, in alternate for supplying his spouse, Kahlan, into bondage to the enemy.
Book nine: Chainfire
With Wizard's First Rule and 7 next masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has delighted readers world wide with the original sweep of his storytelling. Now Goodkind returns with a brand new novel of Richard and Kahlan, the start of a chain of 3 novels that would convey their epic tale to its culmination.
After being gravely injured in conflict, Richard awakes to find Kahlan lacking. To his disbelief, not anyone recollects the lady he's frantically searching for. Worse, not anyone believes that she fairly exists, or that he was once ever married. on my own as by no means sooner than, he needs to locate the lady he loves greater than existence itself....if she is even nonetheless alive. If she was once ever even real.
By Robert Adams
“Be reconciled, or be destroyed!” For your time, hassle were brewing among clans Linsee and Skaht. Many women and men have been killed in raids, and the feud among them threatened to spill over and engulf all of the Kindred clans. ultimately, the Council of Chiefs handed judgment: Linsee and Skaht needs to set aside their hatred or be scattered and enslaved. In a final, determined fight to avoid wasting the harmony of the Kindred, Milo grants to intercede, taking the assembled little children on a trip of the brain to a wierd and far away place…back to the 20th century!
By Jennifer Fallon
At the international Ranadon there is not any evening as either suns shine brightly. The intervention of Belagren, excessive Priestess of the Shadowdancers, and the sacrifice of a kid of royal blood, has banished the Age of Shadows from the skies. Belagren's place is unquestioned . . . till conditions start to tip political rivalries right into a deadlier video game altogether.
A volcanic eruption rocks the seas setting apart the dominion of Dhevyn and the mainland state of Senet, and a mysterious sailor is shipwrecked at the island of Elcast. Badly wounded, his arrival stirs up previous hatreds and unravels outdated secrets and techniques. His presence is sufficient to even convey Antonov, the robust Lion of Senet, to the island and worry to the hold of the Duke of Elcast.
A robust friendship develops among Dirk, moment son of the Duke, and Kirshov Latanya, moment son of the Lion of Senet. yet will they, and their friendship, continue to exist the chain of occasions set in movement via the targets of the ruthless excessive Priestess of the Shadowdancers and the domineering Lion of Senet?
This first e-book of the second one Sons Trilogy establishes Jennifer Fallon as probably the most precise voices in fable fiction, as she creates complete characters, and takes clever plotting to an entire new point so one can identify extraordinary complexity and tension.?
Written within the first decade of the 13th century, Parzival is the best of the medieval Grail romances. It tells of Parzival's development from younger folly to knighthood on the courtroom of King Arthur, and of his quest for the Holy Grail. Exuberant and gothic in its telling, and profoundly relocating, Parzival has encouraged and encouraged works as diversified as Wagner's Parsifal and Lohengrin, Terry Gilliam's movie The Fisher King, and Umberto Eco's Bandolino.
This tremendous translation, the 1st English model for over 25 years, conveys the ability of this complicated, wide-ranging medieval masterpiece. The creation locations Eschenbach's paintings within the wider context of the advance of the Arthurian romance and of the Grail legend. This version additionally contains an index to right names and a genealogical desk, and is the 1st to mix Parzival with the fragments of Titurel.
About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative invaluable positive factors, together with specialist introductions via prime gurus, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional learn, and masses more.
By David Gemmell
All of Waylander's instincts had screamed at him to spurn the agreement from Kaem the tough, the killer of countries. yet he had overlooked them. He had made his kill. or even as he went to gather his gold, he knew that he were betrayed.
Now the darkish Brotherhood and the hounds of chaos have been looking him, whilst Kaem's armies waged conflict at the Drenai lands, reason on killing each guy, lady, and baby. The Drenai squaddies have been doomed to final defeat, and chaos could quickly reign.
Then a wierd outdated guy advised Waylander that the one option to flip the tide of conflict will be for Waylander himself to retrieve the mythical Armor of Bronze from its hiding position deep inside a shadow-haunted land. He will be hunted. He used to be sure to fail. yet he needs to test, the previous guy commanded--commanded within the identify of his son, the king, who have been slain by way of an assassin...
Waylander was once the main not likely of heroes--for he used to be a traitor, the Slayer who had killed the king...
Robert A. Heinlein was once the main influential technological know-how fiction author of his period, a power so huge that, as Samuel R. Delany notes, "modern critics trying to combat with that impact locate themselves facing an item similar to the sky or an ocean." He received the Hugo Award for top novel 4 occasions, a list that also stands. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress was once the final of those Hugo-winning novels, and it's broadly thought of his best work.
It is a story of revolution, of the uprising of the previous Lunar penal colony opposed to the Lunar Authority that controls it from Earth. it's the story of the disparate people--a desktop technician, a lively younger woman agitator, and an aged academic--who turn into the insurgent movement's leaders. And it's the tale of Mike, the supercomputer whose sentience is understood merely to this internal circle, and who for purposes of his personal is dedicated to the revolution's final success.
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is without doubt one of the excessive issues of contemporary technological know-how fiction, a unique bursting with politics, humanity, ardour, leading edge technical hypothesis, and an organization trust within the pursuit of human freedom.
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is the winner of the 1967 Hugo Award for most sensible Novel.