By Theresa Tomlinson
Myrina has ready for 13 years to hitch the Moon Riders—learning the sacred dances, the artwork of utilizing a weapon, and hearing her mom and grandmother's stories in their time spent with the Moon-maidens. eventually, the day arrives while she is going to go away her relatives and dedicate herself to the outdated girl, Atisha, and her tribe of fearless younger warriors.
No do Myrina and the Riders go away camp whilst a stowaway is found: Cassandra, the stricken younger princess of Troy. Myrina is skeptical of Cassandra's "visions" of dying and destruction in Troy; and but whilst her predictions start to come real, she and the opposite Moon Riders haven't any selection yet to become involved. The occasions that spread because the Trojan conflict wages on will have an effect on Myrina, Cassandra, and the Moon Riders in unbelievable, unforgettable ways.
Acclaimed British writer Theresa Tomlinson expertly brings to existence the legend of the Amazons and units it opposed to a backdrop of 1 of the main mythic, imagination-inspiring battles in all of background.
By Michelle Lovric
Unique e-book: 2009
Teodora has regularly longed to go to Venice, and finally she has her probability. yet unusual and sinister issues are afoot within the appealing floating urban. Teo is readily subsumed right into a mystery international during which salty-tongued mermaids run subversive printing presses, ghosts stable and undesirable patrol the streets, statues converse, rats learn, and librarians fluidly develop into cats. And the place a booklet, The Key to the key City, leads Teo instantly into the center of the chance that threatens to break the town to which she feels she belongs. An old proverb turns out to unite Teo with a Venetian boy, Renzo, and with the Traitor who has again from the darkish previous to wreak revenge. . . . yet who's the Undrowned baby destined to save lots of Venice?
By Karen Armstrong
"Human beings have constantly been mythmakers.” So starts off best-selling author Karen Armstrong’s concise but compelling research into delusion: what it truly is, the way it has advanced, and why we nonetheless so desperately want it. She takes us from the Paleolithic interval and the myths of the hunters correct as much as the "Great Western Transformation” of the final years and the discrediting of fantasy by means of technological know-how. The background of delusion is the background of humanity, our tales and ideology, our interest and makes an attempt to appreciate the realm, which hyperlink us to our ancestors and every different. Heralding an important sequence of retellings of foreign myths through authors from world wide, Armstrong’s usually insightful and eloquent booklet serves as a super and thought-provoking creation to fantasy within the broadest senseand explains why if we brush off it, we achieve this at our peril.
By Peter Tate
The best bedside significant other for each bird-watcher and nature lover, within Flights of Fancy you’ll locate:
“Don’t promise the crane within the sky, yet provide the titmouse on your hand.”
“One for sorrow, for joy…”
Traditional English rhyme
“The owl shrieked at thy start, an evil sign.”
Shakespeare, Henry VI, half III
“The peacock is ashamed of its huge black feet.”
Medieval Persian tradition
“When the raven attempted to deliver fireplace to the realm, ash became its feathers black.”
Cherokee Indian legend
“Sewing a swan’s feather into your husband’s pillow will preserve him faithful.”
By Aristotle, W. A. Pickard-Cambridge
Contained during this quantity are books via Aristotle as regards to common sense or because the writer could describe it, analytics. 'Categories, On Interpretation, and On Sophistical Refutations' are gathered right here during this quantity translated by means of E. M. Edghill and W. A. Pickard-Cambridge. This quantity including 'Prior Analytics and Posterior Analytics', and 'Topics' varieties the 'Organon' or entire books of Aristotelian good judgment. scholars of classical philosophy and literature will locate this quantity of a lot curiosity.
By John Matthews, Caitlin Matthews
From unicorns and trolls to werewolves and griffins, this entire consultant is the major to learning each magical creature from fable, folklore and legend round the world.This compendium of magical creatures explores the heritage, folklore and mythology of attention-grabbing beasts all through the entire magical worlds. together with tales, celebrations, traditions, and notable evidence, the booklet spans each significant tradition around the globe.Many of the wonderful creatures defined within the publication have seemed within the fictitious worlds of the Brothers Grimm, Lewis Carroll, J.K. Rowling, Tolkien and numerous different writers who've stirred our imaginations seeing that early life fairytales. From unicorns, giants, fairies, elves, goblins, dwarves and trolls to nymphs, mermaids, sphinxes, ogres, cyclops, dragons, salamanders, basilisks, banshees, werewolves, griffins, centaurs, satyrs and gremlins – this can be the final word reference publication on creatures from the paranormal world.Organized from A to Z for simple reference, the cross–cultural concentration spans from the main historical of creatures to these that have come to prominence more moderen ly. become aware of every little thing from imprecise magical beings to daily animals that hold magical symbolism.Find out extra within the incredible global of Magical Creatures.
John and Caitlín Matthews are of the main well-respected specialists within the zone of mythology and legend. top identified for his or her paintings surrounding Celtic and Arthurian traditions, additionally they have a drastically large base of data of cultures around the world from which they've got drawn on for this outstanding paintings. Their earlier books comprise The Encyclopedia of Celtic fantasy and Legend, Walkers among the Worlds and The Aquarian advisor to British and Irish Mythology and Hallowquest: The Arthurian Tarot Course.
By Edith Hamilton
Because its unique booklet by means of Little, Brown and corporate in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has offered hundreds of thousands of copies in the course of the international and tested itself as a perennial bestseller in its a variety of to be had codecs: hardcover, exchange paperback, mass industry paperback, and publication. Mythology succeeds like no different publication in bringing to existence for the fashionable reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends which are the keystone of Western tradition - the tales of gods and heroes that experience encouraged human creativity from antiquity to the current.
By Brodi Ashton
In Brodi Ashton's breathtaking sequel to Everneath--about which New York Times bestselling writer best friend Condie stated, "Ashton's beautiful storytelling and strong-on-her-own-terms major personality set this one aside. Wonderful!"--Nikki needs to shuttle in the course of the underworld to be reunited with the affection of her life.
Ever due to the fact that Nikki Beckett watched as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save lots of her, taking her position in the dead of night Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity, she's been dwelling a borrowed lifestyles. determined for solutions, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal undesirable boy who desires to make her his queen--and the only individual least more likely to aid. yet his center has been touched by way of every thing approximately Nikki, and he concurs to aid within the merely manner he can: via taking her to the Everneath himself. Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, in simple terms to find that their trip can be more challenging than they'd anticipated--and extra lethal. yet Nikki vows to forestall at not anything to save lots of Jack--even if it potential making a big sacrifice of her own.
Inspired through the Persephone delusion, the pleasing first booklet during this sequence, Everneath, earned a VOYA ideal Ten of 2011 and a Whitney Award!
By Philip Freeman, Laurie Calkhoven
Available, fast moving retellings of an important classical Greek and Roman myths, tailored for center graders.
Ancient myths proceed to have sleek relevance—for millions of years they've been the foundation for performs, operas, work, and films. And in those retellings from acclaimed author and pupil Philip Freeman, vintage stories from Greek and Roman mythology locate new lifestyles and encourage aspiring writers, artists, and musicians. tailored from the lengthier Oh My Gods and specifically adapted to a more youthful viewers, those impossible to resist tales of philandering gods, fallacious heroes, and tragic enthusiasts painting the basic points of humanity and are jam-packed with exciting drama and important insights. Sixty dramatic illustrations brighten up the booklet.