Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes
Rick Riordan - 2016
Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down. As they battle with Celestial Bronze and glowing hieroglyphs, the four heroes find that they have a lot in common--and more power than they ever thought possible. But will their combined forces be enough to foil an ancient enemy who is mixing Greek and Egyptian incantations for an evil purpose? Rick Riordan wields his usual storytelling magic in this adrenaline-fueled adventure.
Annette Marie - 2016
The savage earth spirits are determined to kill her before she can become the living host of a goddess, so she stays hidden—until the day she saves the life of one of her hunters.Shiro isn't the harmless fox spirit she thought he was. He's mysterious, cunning, unpredictable...and now hers to command. He's sworn to pay his debt to her, but he doesn't know who she is. If he finds out, he'll kill her.But she can't send him away—not yet. Her future isn't what she thought. The lies surrounding her fate have begun to unravel, and she needs answers before time runs out—answers that lie in the spirit realm. Shiro can take her there...if she dares to trust him.And only then will she find out how deep the gods' treachery runs.
If Women Rose Rooted: The Power of the Celtic Woman
Sharon Blackie - 2016
Somewhere along the line, she realised, she had lost herself - and so began her long journey back to authenticity, rootedness in place and belonging. In this extraordinary book of myth, memoir and modern-day mentors (from fashion designers to lawyers), Blackie faces the wasteland of Western culture, the repression of women, and the devastation of our planet. She boldly names the challenge: to reimagine women's place in the world, and to rise up, firmly rooted in our own native landscapes and the powerful Celtic stories and wisdom which sprang from them.A haunting heroine's journey for every woman who finds inspiration and solace in the natural world.
The Hidden Oracle
Rick Riordan - 2016
Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favour.But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go... an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.
Here, The World Entire
Anwen Kya Hayward - 2016
When Perseus comes to ask for her help, Medusa tries desperately to make him leave, but no matter what she does, Perseus stays. As the days wear on and she reveals more about the events that led her to the cave, it becomes obvious that there is a choice to make: stay safe and alone, or re-enter the world with Perseus. One question still remains, however: what does Perseus want?
Brom - 2016
But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears . . . Snared and murdered by a vile, arcane horror, Chet quickly learns that pain and death are not unique to the living. Now the lives and very souls of his wife and unborn child are at stake. To save them, he must journey into the bowels of purgatory in search of a sacred key promised to restore the natural order of life and death. Alone, confused, and damned, Chet steels himself against the unfathomable terrors awaiting him as he descends into death’s stygian blackness.With Lost Gods, Brom’s gritty and visceral prose takes us on a haunting, harrowing journey into the depths of the underworld. Thrust into a realm of madness and chaos, where ancient gods and demons battle over the dead, and where cabals of souls conspire to overthrow their masters, Chet plays a dangerous game, risking eternal damnation to save his family.
The Serpent's Revenge: Unusual Tales from the Mahabharata
Sudha Murty - 2016
Award-winning author Sudha Murty reintroduces the fascinating world of India s greatest epic through the extraordinary tales in this collection, each of which is sure to fill you with a sense of wonder and bewilderment.
The Liberation of Sita
Volga - 2016
In Volga’s retelling, it is Sita who, after being abandoned by Purushottam Rama, embarks on an arduous journey to self-realization. Along the way, she meets extraordinary women who have broken free from all that held them back: Husbands, sons and their notions of desire, beauty and chastity. The minor women characters of the epic as we know it – Surpanakha, Renuka, Urmila and Ahalya – steer Sita towards an unexpected resolution. Meanwhile, Rama too must reconsider and weigh out his roles as the king of Ayodhya and as a man deeply in love with his wife. A powerful subversion of India’s most popular tale of morality, choice and sacrifice, The Liberation of Sita opens up new spaces within the old discourse, enabling women to review their lives and experiences afresh. This is Volga at her feminist best.
Star.Ships: A Prehistory of the Spirits
Gordon White - 2016
The goal is, as Gordon writes, the restoration of context.To this end, White applies his globally-recognised data and demographics skills to realise a groundbreaking work of truly interdisciplinary research. Utilising mythological, linguistic and astronomical data to reconstruct palaeolithic magical beliefs, he maps them to the human journey out of Africa; explores which aspects of these beliefs and practices have survived into the Western tradition; and what the implications (and applications) of those survivals may be for us. Written for a magically literate and operative audience, Star.Ships displays the flair, wit and engagement with evidence that adherents of his runesoup blog have come to expect from Gordon. He deftly handles vast time scales and cosmologies to build his case; avoids the pitfalls of alternative historians with a refreshing absence of dogma or wishful thinking; and, in a masterful deployment of the latest research, simultaneously questions outworn dominant narratives and is not afraid to champion the work of independent researchers and entertain forbidden discourses. It is exactly what chaos magic should be.Göbekli Tepe, the Pyramids and Sphinx, Nabta Playa, Gunung Padang, Easter Island and Sundaland are some of the points spangled across a work of truly cosmic scope. Star.Ships beckons those who are willing to engage in the adventure to follow the great river of history that flows into and out of an ocean of stars. Minds will be blown.
Madhavi S. Mahadevan - 2016
At fourteen she is pressed into the service of the temperamental sage Durvasa who grants her a boon. Its first use, however, only brings her adversity and a shameful secret. With marriage to Pandu, Kunti dreams of a better future, but a curse makes him leave the throne of Hastinapur to his sibling, the blind Dhritarashtra, and retreat to the forest. The births of the five Pandavas rekindle Kunti’s hopes of returning to Hastinapur, but these are destroyed once again when Pandu dies suddenly. Kunti journeys to the kingdom, no longer its queen but a widow, a dependant as are her sons. She must now take up the task of guiding them through the long struggle to get their inheritance, a struggle made harder by the discovery that the illegitimate child she had abandoned long ago is alive and a sworn enemy of the Pandavas. Recasting the Mahabharata from the viewpoint of Kunti, The Kaunteyas replaces the idealized mother figure with a fully three-dimensional woman, providing new insights into the epic.
The Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides
Mary Lefkowitz - 2016
Not only is the influence of Greek drama palpable in everything from Shakespeare to modern television, the insights contained in Greek tragedy have shaped our perceptions of the nature of human life. Poets, philosophers, and politicians have long borrowed and adapted the ideas and language of Greek drama to help them make sense of their own times.This exciting curated anthology features a cross section of the most popular--and most widely taught--plays in the Greek canon. Fresh translations into contemporary English breathe new life into the texts while capturing, as faithfully as possible, their original meaning.This outstanding collection also offers short biographies of the playwrights, enlightening and clarifying introductions to the plays, and helpful annotations at the bottom of each page. Appendices by prominent classicists on such topics as "Greek Drama and Politics," "The Theater of Dionysus," and "Plato and Aristotle on Tragedy" give the reader a rich contextual background. A detailed time line of the dramas, as well as a list of adaptations of Greek drama to literature, stage, and film from the time of Seneca to the present, helps chart the history of Greek tragedy and illustrate its influence on our culture from the Roman Empire to the present day.With a veritable who's who of today's most renowned and distinguished classical translators, The Greek Plays is certain to be the definitive text for years to come.Praise for The Greek Plays"Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm deftly have gathered strong new translations from Frank Nisetich, Sarah Ruden, Rachel Kitzinger, Emily Wilson, as well as from Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm themselves. There is a freshness and pungency in these new translations that should last a long time. I admire also the introductions to the plays and the biographies and annotations provided. Closing essays by five distinguished classicists--the brilliant Daniel Mendelsohn and the equally skilled David Rosenbloom, Joshua Billings, Mary-Kay Gamel, and Gregory Hays--all enlightened me. This seems to me a helpful light into our gathering darkness."--Harold Bloom
The Pegasus Complete Olympian Collection: The Flame of Olympus; Olympus at War; The New Olympians; Origins of Olympus; Rise of the Titans; The End of Olympus
Kate O'Hearn - 2016
Their first meeting was on the roof of a New York City apartment building during a war between immortal beings. They have traveled through time to Ancient Greece and modern-day Hawaii. Their next adventure takes them to London where old enemies will stage a final showdown. This hardcover boxed set includes all six titles: The Flame of Olympus Olympus at War The New Olympians Origins of Olympus Rise of the Titans The End of Olympus
Neil Gaiman - 2016
This American Gods world novella will thrill Games of Thrones devotees and Terry Pratchett fans alike. Illustrations by celebrated artist Daniel Egnéus.'It followed me home,' he said, conversationally.In a rural northern village, legend tells of a ghostly black dog that appears from the darkness before you die.Shadow Moon has been on the road a while now but he can't walk any further tonight, not with the rain lashing down. Gratefully, he heads home with a nice English couple, who offer a box room, hot whisky and local tales.But when the man collapses en route, Shadow realises that something about this place has been left untold.Something ancient, something within the very walls of the village.Something shadowing them all.
The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion
Daniel McCoy - 2016
As you’d expect from Daniel McCoy, the creator of the enduringly popular website Norse Mythology for Smart People, it’s written to scholarly standards, but in a simple, clear, and entertaining style that’s easy to understand and a pleasure to read. It includes gripping retellings of no less than 34 epic Norse myths – more than any other book in the field – while also providing an equally comprehensive overview of the fascinating Viking religion of which Norse mythology was a part. You’ll learn about the Vikings’ gods and goddesses, their concept of fate, their views on the afterlife, their moral code, how they thought the universe was structured, how they practiced their religion, the role that magic played in their lives, and much more. With its inclusion of the latest groundbreaking research in the field, The Viking Spirit is the ultimate introduction to the timeless splendor of Norse mythology and religion for the 21st Century.
Essence: A Runes Novella
Ednah Walters - 2016
James without knowing what he was. He too thought she was just another Mortal. But Raine is much more than they both realized and Torin is the stuff of legends. For nearly a year, they’ve battled deities and evil Immortals determined to push them apart. But when a secret from his past threatens their relationship again, they choose the only way left to strengthen their love and bond. This is a novella from Losing It anthology. If you read it before, you don't need to buy this again WARNING: This novella is for 18+ due to mature contents.READING ORDER:Runes (book 1)Immortals (book 2)Grimnirs (book 3) or Grimnirs: Clean VersionSeeress (book 4)Souls (book 5)Witches (book 6)Eirik's Trilogy (this trilogy can be read after Grimnirs, book 3 in the Runes series)Demons (Eirik Book 1)Heroes (Eirik Book 2)Gods (Eirik Book 3)Strangers to lovers, YA Paranormal romance, Teen fantasy, Teen romance, Coming-of-age, True love, HEA, Swimming, swim team, high school romance, witches, magic, runes, reapers, Norse mythology, YA sports romance, Valkyries, gods and goddesses)
Fur Ever Yours
Melanie James - 2016
Heroes with hearts so fierce, loyal and courageous the Gods endowed them with a supernatural gift—the spirit of the wolf. As the time of the Gods faded into the shadows of yesterday, the wolf warriors held fast to their old ways, becoming outlaws in their ancestral lands. In a new age, in a new land, the packs rebuilt their lives faithful to their sacred ways. In the pack of Black Paw, one man stands above all others, Rafe Erikson. His unquestioned authority and skill have fulfilled all but one part of his destiny, to find his mate. What happens when he learns that his destined mate is bound to the twisted leader of a rival pack? In the saga of Black Paw, there can be only one choice: To follow your destiny at any cost.
Plato Wyngard and the Valley of the Immortals (Plato Wyngard #1)
Marc Lindsay - 2016
There he becomes embroiled in a plot by nefarious forces to locate the Jade Cup, a mystical object that has the power to grant immortality. With the help of his partner Luther Macbeth and a rag-tag assortment of locals he must race against a powerful drug lord and the mysterious Guild of Wolves to retrieve four ancient relics from Vietnamese mythology, only with these items can Plato hope to locate the Jade Cup. Adventure has a new name.
Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths
Marilyn Singer - 2016
Read one way, each poem tells the story of a familiar myth; but when read in reverse, the poems reveal a new point of view! Readers will delight in uncovering the dual points of view in well-known legends, including the stories of Pandora’s box, King Midas and his golden touch, Perseus and Medusa, Pygmalion, Icarus and Daedalus, Demeter and Persephone, and Echo and Narcissus. These cunning verses combine with beautiful illustrations to create a collection of fourteen reverso poems to treasure.
The Ramayana: A New Retelling of Valmiki's Ancient Epic
Linda Egenes - 2016
The Ramayana is one of the foundations of Hindu literature and one of humanity's most ancient and treasured ethical and spiritual works."This new version is so simply and beautifully written -- it will stir the soul!" --David Lynch
Rahul Rajan - 2016
The greatest villain of our legends, burnt down every year, reduced to ashes again and again, only to rise anew. His is a cycle of death and rebirth that never ends, a legend that refuses to die. And there is a reason for that. The tale of Rāvan still screams to be told, to break free of the falsehoods that have buried his truth. But in the vastness of our myths, there are bits and pieces of his legend scattered all around, leading us to the truth of what could well be the greatest unsolved mystery of all time. The truth of Rāvan's life, and his death by a God in mortal flesh… Rāvan's origin, as the descendant of Lord Brahma, his devotion to Shiva and his conquest of Swarga speak of a great king, stronger and wiser than even the Devas. How then does he succumb to lust, cowardice and finally, foolhardiness? And what was Rāvan's sin that made his death necessary? The abduction of Sitā was a mere front, for the Rām avatar had been born long before that. Why did Vishnu stand against him, when he was blessed by both Shiva and Brahma? How was Rāvan, blessed with invincibility, defeated so conveniently, by a God in human flesh? Could Rāvan not have thought of that, and prepared against it? And why did Shiva allow the death of his greatest worshipper, the one he himself had named? What if the Rāmayan was just a part of a greater story, a cosmic game of chess between Vishnu and Rāvan? What if our greatest epic is merely the end of a tale that had begun long ago?"
A Song of War: A Novel of Troy
Kate Quinn - 2016
But the Fates have other plans—the Fates, and a woman named Helen. In the shadow of Troy's gates, all must be reborn in the greatest war of the ancient world: slaves and queens, heroes and cowards, seers and kings . . . and these are their stories. A young princess and an embittered prince join forces to prevent a fatal elopement. A tormented seeress challenges the gods themselves to save her city from the impending disaster. A tragedy-haunted king battles private demons and envious rivals as the siege grinds on. A captured slave girl seizes the reins of her future as two mighty heroes meet in an epic duel. A grizzled archer and a desperate Amazon risk their lives to avenge their dead. A trickster conceives the greatest trick of all. A goddess' son battles to save the spirit of Troy even as the walls are breached in fire and blood. Seven authors bring to life the epic tale of the Trojan War: its heroes, its villains, its survivors, its dead. Who will lie forgotten in the embers, and who will rise to shape the bloody dawn of a new age?
Brigid: Meeting the Celtic Goddess of Poetry, Forge, and Healing Well
Morgan Daimler - 2016
Primarily looking at the Irish Goddess but including a discussion of her Pan-Celtic appearances, particularly in Scotland. Her different appearances in mythology are discussed along with the conflation of the pagan Goddess with Catholic saint. Modern methods for neopagans to connect to and honor this popular Goddess include offerings and meditation, and personal anecdotes from the author's experiences are included as well. Who was Brigid to the pre-Christian pagans? Who is she today to neopagans? How do we re-weave the threads of the old pagan Goddess and the new? Learn about Brigid's myths among the pagan Irish, the stories of Bride in Scotland, and the way that people today are finding and honoring this powerful and important deity to find the answer.
The Trickster's Lover
Samantha MacLeod - 2016
The next morning, she's convinced it was a dream--until she sees her clothes on the floor, cut in two.When Loki's appearances stop as suddenly as they began, concern for her lover forces Caroline to risk everything in an attempt to reach Val-Hall, the ancient home of Óðinn's army. Once there, she must put all she has learned to the test. If she fails, there's far more than Loki's life at stake...
Karmaayan, untold Secrets of Ravana
Santosh Pandey - 2016
Similarly a war raged on between the Arya and the Anarya sects for supremacy. Badly defeated, the Anarya King lost everything that he had and fled for his life taking with him his only daughter. Looking at her father's distress, the daughter questioned her moral duty towards her father and King. What did this daughter do to become the Queen mother not only for her children but also to the seven islands that she conquered? The story of a boy who lived deep inside the forest with his mother and his siblings, the story of a boy who loved the Vedas, Puranas and music. But all good things must come to an end and then came a time of trial and tribulation, where the child of righteousness became the most feared name in all the three worlds. The journey of a boy from being a mere brahman in a forest to being known as Ravana, the ruler of the golden Lanka. Ravana – A name we all know and a past we don't!
House of Guardians
Beatrice Sand - 2016
She is now exactly where some higher power wants her to be. But it’s not until she meets the proud and mysterious Sam Laurens that she feels something strange is going on. Why does he keep interfering in her life? Then Laurel finds out about Sam’s ominous ancestry and a whole different fear arises. Fear of who Sam really is. Fear of her own feelings. And when she learns the dark truth about her own future, a sinister secret that will change everything as soon as she turns nineteen, she wants to run and hide, but soon realizes that there is no hiding from fate. Sam may be the only one who can help her escape her destiny, but then she has to start trusting him again, and time is of the essence because he has his own fate to deal with. Still, Sam is determined to stop Laurel from meeting her doom, even if that means he has to make a drastic move that will separate them for good.
Sauptik: Blood and Flowers
Amruta Patil - 2016
The sequel to Adi Parva, which was chosen as one of 2012's Best Graphic Novels by comic book historian Paul Gravett, this book combines breath-taking art with classic storytelling. Based on the Mahabharata, the Puranas and the tradition of oral storytellers, Sauptik is also very contemporary. The narrative, with its lush visuals, emphasizes, over and over, our forgotten connection with the soil, with rivers, with forests, with fire. In book one, Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean, the celestial river Ganga narrates events from the beginning of time and in its sequel, Sauptik: Blood and Flowers, Ashwatthama carries the story forward after surviving the Kurukshetra battle.
Ramona Meisel - 2016
Set in the modern world, the old legend of Icarus with a modern twist is told through the eyes of both lovers, and a collection of voicemails, texts, post-its and notes filled with unexpected twists and turns reminiscent of a leap of faith.The book features over 70 pieces and is divided into three parts which piece together the life of Icarus and Apollo, and their story which struggles for love, dependency, fear and more.
How to take decisions (Management Sutras)
Devdutt Pattanaik - 2016
His profound management sutras are derived from his bestselling books on business and management. They show how individuals can realize their potential, create wealth and achieve lasting success by following uniquely Indian principles (based on Hindu, Jain and Buddhist mythology) of goal setting, strategic thinking and decision-making.
Aiden James - 2016
However the lingering curses from the ‘Thirty Blood Coins’, and the villains those coins empowered, continue to be a scourge against mankind. Roderick Cooley, Judas’ Druid companion for the past eighteen hundred years can’t ignore the injustices that flourish as a result…. Meanwhile, Krontos Lazarevic has returned to fulfill his desire of controlling the world. This time, the Hungarian madman inspires the rise of twin networks of police states in Europe and North America. Arousing the alarm of immortals throughout the planet, it becomes imperative to stop Krontos before he throws all of modern civilization into permanent chaos. A meeting near Milan, Italy, offers the promise of salvation, until it is learned that Krontos has engaged the oldest and most powerful immortals in recorded history to assist his conquest of humanity: the Nephilim. Time is running out for Roderick and his companions, Rachel Bashemath and Cedric Tomlinson, to stop the menace. Aided by a group of sorcerers and European vampires, a deadly confrontation looms in the heart of America’s Capital. Can Krontos be stopped before Hell is unleashed on Earth, and modern society is changed forever? Or will a new order of tyranny be foiled before it can take root? The answers await discovery in Immortal Supremacy….
Trial By Charm (The Charmed Trials Series Book 1)
Jolene Buchheit - 2016
She's never even had a crush, and proudly maintains her composure no matter who is in her presence. In fact, the hotter a guy is to her friends, the more annoying he seems to Julia. When she is blackmailed into being the manager of the men's swim team, she finds herself face to face with the worst of them all.Team Captain Vander Thelxinoe is the typical self-assured jock, with a not-so-typical ability to change people's minds at will. It's a talent he uses often to get what he wants--only his charms don't work on Julia. Now he is anxious to figure out why, and the closer he tries to get, the more desperate she is to stay away--especially when he somehow awakens a side of her she never knew existed.Their quite unexpected friendship puts Julia in the middle of a quest she doesn't quite understand. As her familiar world starts to unravel around her, Julia must partner with the one person who knows how to push her buttons--and, in doing so, discovers the unbelievable truth about who she really is. Can Julia and Vander survive the trial set before them, or will they succumb to a more terrifying fate?
Lure of Obsession
Lisa Kessler - 2016
They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.”** * **Melanie Jacoby teaches English at Crystal City High School. She’s also the reborn Muse of Tragic Poetry, but she isn’t prepared for the tragedy of finding her roommate dead at the bottom of the stairs.Nate Malone is the detective assigned to the case, but as the evidence points to an accidental fall, the visions begin. He sees a killer in a gold Kronos mask. Mel is the next target. The Order of the Titans are eager to bring about the return of the Golden Age of Man, and they’re prepared to kill the Muses to complete their mission. But Nate’s desire to protect Mel is almost as strong as his hunger for her -- And tragedy isn’t part of his plan.
Ariel Marie - 2016
Going after the kidnapped vampire royal guard was all in a day’s work. Idris Lafayette waited inside of his prison cell for the Dark Shadows to come for him. Idris knew that they would be relentless in their quest to find him. No vampire left behind. Through all of the torture and experiments the necromancers put him through he refused to break. He held onto a small shred of hope. Hope that he would be rescued, hope that the Shadows would tear through the necro’s hidden underground lair and kill them all. He yearned to get at least one last glimpse of her. As the lone female Dark Shadow member, Phaelyn Otvos was used to being singled out. She was one of the deadliest females to ever hold a sword. Enemies underestimated her, while potential lovers were intimidated by her. Her latest assignment—retrieve the missing vampire guard. The one person who captured her heart years ago was now her mission. Thrown together in the midst of the war between vampire and necromancers, will Phaelyn and Idris recognize that they were meant for each other?
A Promise of Fire
Amanda BouchetAmanda Bouchet - 2016
She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods-and her homicidal mother-have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever.Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm-until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic. Cat fights him at every turn, but Griffin's fairness, loyalty, and smoldering advances make him increasingly hard to resist and leave her wondering if life really does have to be short, and lived alone.
The Chronicles of Hanuman
Shubha Vilas - 2016
He is Lord Rama’s most trusted ally who embodies the virtues of a sincere devotee, the fearless fighter who sets the city of Lanka ablaze with his burning tail, the humble messenger who informs Mother Sita of Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana, the noble fellow warrior who uproots Dronagiri, a mountain of herbs, to save Lakshmana’s life. Above all, he is a perfect blend of intelligence and humility. The Chronicles of Hanuman, an engaging and inspiring bildungsroman of the Monkey God, is also replete with interesting folk tales, local lore about Hanuman temples across India and Hanuman prayers, making this book a reader’s delight.
Ireland's Immortals: A History of the Gods of Irish Myth
Mark Williams - 2016
The first account of the gods of Irish myth to take in the whole sweep of Irish literature in both the nation's languages, the book describes how Ireland's pagan divinities were transformed into literary characters in the medieval Christian era--and how they were recast again during the Celtic Revival of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A lively narrative of supernatural beings and their fascinating and sometimes bizarre stories, Mark Williams's comprehensive history traces how these gods--known as the Tuatha De Danann--have shifted shape across the centuries, from Iron Age cult to medieval saga to today's young-adult fiction.We meet the heroic Lug; the Morrigan, crow goddess of battle; the fire goddess Brigit, who moonlights as a Christian saint; the mist-cloaked sea god Manannan mac Lir; and the ageless fairies who inspired J.R.R. Tolkien's immortal elves. Medieval clerics speculated that the Irish divinities might be devils, angels, or enchanters. W. B. Yeats invoked them to reimagine the national condition, while his friend George Russell beheld them in visions and understood them to be local versions of Hindu deities. The book also tells how the Scots repackaged Ireland's divine beings as the gods of the Gael on both sides of the sea--and how Irish mythology continues to influence popular culture far beyond Ireland.An unmatched chronicle of the Irish gods, Ireland's Immortals illuminates why these mythical beings have loomed so large in the world's imagination for so long.
Usborne Illustrated Fables from Around the World
Sam Baer - 2016
The Myths included are: The Children of Lir (Celtic), The Fox Maiden (Japanese), The Origin of the Winds (Inuit/Alaskan), Anansi and the Box of Stories (Ghana/Ashanti), The Cowherd and the Princess (Chinese), The Wall of Asgard (Norse), How the Seasons Came to Be (Greek), Thunder and Lightning (Nigerian), Finn MacCool (Irish/Gaelic), The Fish of Maui (Maori), The Missing Goddess (Egyptian), Fire of the Jaguar (South American/Kayapoo), The Greedy Frog (Tiddalik - Aboriginal), The Race of the Animals (Chinese Zodiac), The Demon and the Goddess (Indian), Ishtar and the Land of the Dead (Mesopotamian/Babylonian), The Sun and the Moon (Korean), The Water Spirit's Gift (Native American).
Gods and Goddesses of Ireland: A Guide to Irish Deities
Morgan Daimler - 2016
Rooted in the past but still active in the world today, the Gods and Goddesses of Ireland have always been powerful forces that can bless or challenge, but often the most difficult thing is to simply find information about them. This short introductory text looks at a variety of different Irish deities, common and more obscure, from their ancient roots to the modern practices associated with honoring them in, an encyclopedia-style book with entries in easy-to-use sections.
Daughter of the Sun
Zoe Kalo - 2016
Raised by nuns in the English countryside, she leads a quiet life until she's whisked away to the Island of Cats and a grandmother she never knew. But before they can get to know each other, her grandmother dies. All that Trinity has left is a mysterious eye-shaped ring. And a thousand grieving cats. As Trinity tries to solve the enigma of the torn papyrus, she discovers a world of bloody sacrifices and evil curses, and a prophecy that points to her and her new feline abilities. Unwilling to believe that any of the Egyptian gods could still be alive, Trinity turns to eighteen-year-old Seth and is instantly pulled into a vortex of sensations that forces her to confront her true self-and a horrifying destiny.
The Gathering Storm
H.K. Varian - 2016
But when they start developing powers, including the ability to transform into mythological animals, they find out that they are Changers, a magical line of shapeshifters that history has forgotten. But there’s little time for questions. A powerful warlock is racing toward their town, destroying everything in his wake. Can Mack, Fiona, Darren, and Gabriella harness their newfound powers in time to save their home? Can they even stop arguing before the last bell?
The Last Valkyrie
Jennifer Sage - 2016
He’s been hiding Kara, protecting her from the Gods that want Ragnarok to occur, and from herself. It has been hot as Hel on their mountain for the last few hundred years and she’s over waiting for her Dragon to acknowledge it. Zane is hiding things from her and not giving her what she really needs...silly Dragon, a female won’t wait forever.Rune is an ancient Elven playboy with his own secrets, and a world filled with concubines and power. He gets a lot more than he bargained for when he signs up to help her through her magick training. He surprises himself to learn it is not a bad thing.The Dwarf? Well, you'll learn more about him and his riveting role in this gripping story.Kara's been hidden in the mountain with Zane, learning the histories of the realms, and how to fight like a true Goddess. After two-hundred and fifty years of training, she can barely best Zane in battle, but she can kick the ass of any other breathing thing. Too bad she needs more than the ability to fight with weapons. Kara needs a little normalcy, a lot of love...and she needs to learn how to set the Gods free so the maniacs of ‘Pro Ragnarok Nation’ don’t get their wish to destroy all the realms and start over with new thrones to be claimed. Hel. To. The. No. She’s going to figure it out. She has to. As Kara learns more about herself and about the world, she finds that nothing is as it seems...not even her. She will learn shocking truths and hidden lies, and at the end of the day, she’s in the midst of them all. Even the greatest of beings can only be broken so many times before they lock away their heart and draw their sword instead. Kara’s sword and her tongue are sharp and ready. But after everything she learns, her sword is bound to get heavier, and the prospect of a new world isn’t seeming all that bad in certain brief moments of time. Except, the part where she would never see her family or those she loves again. Moment gone, sword ready. This is her story, and ours, as we feel the cold bite of the first winter of Ragnarok in our world. Once the ship of the Dead has gotten off its mooring, no one anywhere will have the power to save us all.“The Last Valkyrie” by Jennifer Sage ©2015 – Releasing on Valentine's Day, 2016.
The Celestial Hunter
Roberto Calasso - 2016
--The New York Times Book ReviewThe eighth part of Roberto Calasso's monumental series on the primal forces of civilization The eighth part of Roberto Calasso's singular work in progress that began in 1983 with The Ruin of Kasch, The Celestial Hunter is an inspired and provocative exploration of mankind's relationship with myth, the divine, and the idea of transformation.There was a time, even before prehistory, when man was simply a defenseless animal. The gods he worshiped took the form of other beasts or were the patterns of the stars he saw above him each night in the sky, which he transformed into figures and around which he created stories. Soon, however, man learned to imitate the animals that attacked him and he became a hunter. This transformation, Calasso posits, from defenseless victim to hunter was a key moment, the first step on man's ascendance to power. Suddenly the notion of the hunter became fundamental. It would be developed over thousands of years through the figures that became central to Greek mythology, including the constellations. Among them was Orion, the celestial hunter, and his dog, Sirius.Vivid and strikingly original, and expertly translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon, The Celestial Hunter traces how man created the divine myths that would become the cornerstones of Western civilization. As Calasso demonstrates, the repercussions of these ideas would echo through history, from Paleolithic to modern times. And they would be the product of one thing: the human mind.
Gone God World
R.E. Vance - 2016
What were once thought of as myths— dragons, fae, minotaurs … even friggin’ Medusa—now live among us. When the Others came, I was one of the first to sign-up to fight them. I figured this was my home, and they had no right being here. But I was wrong. Now I’m the sucker who’s helping them fumble through life on this (literally) godforsaken planet. If I thought life was a bitch before, I had no clue what I was talking about. Try mothering a ragtag group of misfits—an inebriated angel, a succubus, and my poltergeist mother-in-law—in other words, my hotel’s long-term tenants. And as if my daily drama isn’t enough, a grim Other stalks the night, tormenting, torturing, killing—and the only rhyme or reason for any of it seems to stem from my past. A past I’m trying to leave behind. Gone God damn it! Just what I need. The Gone God world may be bleak—a place where magic is mundane and faith only a chimera, but it’s my world … my home. So time to get to work. My name is Jean-Luc Matthias, and right now I’m the only guy standing between another miserable day and the apocalypse. *** Immerse yourself in Gone God World, the new urban fantasy series readers hail for its formidable universe, page-turning action and wry wit. One part American Gods and The Dresden Files, two parts addictive adrenaline. Click BUY NOW and enter the Gone God World TODAY!
Fate's Cry (Fate Series #1)
Jalpa Williby - 2016
Grief stricken, she finally chooses death over a life full of agony. But, fate intervenes…TIME TO LIVEA mysterious stranger comes into her life. Although she has somehow found the strength to “live,” all is not as it seems when Kelsey discovers Damien’s deepest secrets. While her mind screams to run, her heart begs her to stay.TIME TO KILLTo make matters worse, a serial killer is loose, and he’s going after everybody Kelsey has loved. Seeking revenge, Kelsey is determined to hunt him down. But what happens when the hunter becomes the hunted?
Jennifer Malone Wright - 2016
Molly McMillan has lived in Saint’s Grove her entire life and aside from the normal gossip and disputes that make up life in a small town, nothing exciting ever happened. Until one day, a cosmic event occurs and not only is Saint’s Grove suddenly overrun with beings only heard of in stories, Molly is attacked by one of the same creatures that have haunted her nightmares for years. Luckily, evil creatures aren’t the only beings that appeared in Saint’s Grove that night. Aero doesn’t know why he’s been pulled out of his realm, but the moment his feet planted on the ground in Saint’s Grove, he found himself surrounded by chaos and creatures that shouldn’t be roaming Earth. Nearby, he hears the fearful screams of a woman, and hurries to the rescue. Little did he know that by saving her, his life will be changed forever.
The Path of Ravens
P.K. Lentz - 2016
Raised from the dead by Ares and the witch Medea, Thamoth of Atlantis is thrown into battle against this nightmarish foe. The quest to survive this threat, unlock his forgotten past, and find his place in a new world will take him to the throne-room of Lord Odinn and into the company of a deadly, unspeaking huntress of giants. He will descend the twisted roots of the World Tree Yggdrasil and learn the secrets of his past life. If his visions of the future prove true, then the end of Asgard and all the Nine Realms, the time of Ragnarok, draws nigh...Epic Fantasy meets Norse & Greek myth meets Lovecraftian monsters.Alternate-cover edition for ASIN: B016SOYBE2
Bauldr's Tears: A Retelling of Loki's Fate
Alydia Rackham - 2016
But the last thing she expects, when she sneaks after him into the woods one night, is that he is actually Bauldr, younger son of Odin. Days later, winter suddenly descends. Bauldr has been killed. Marina is the only one who knows how to bring him back—but to do so she must travel all through Midgard, with Hel’s wolves on her heels. She has no choice but to bargain help from the only one who will listen: Loki, the Mischief Maker. The one who murdered Bauldr.
S.A. Larsen - 2016
And she would be. If only her lame abilities let her see more than three ghosts.Struggling to live up to her gifted family, Ebony is horrified when she is branded a Seeker: someone who is neither Sensory nor Luminary. To top it off, her Deadly Creatures and Relics project - transforming a measly stick - seems destined for failure.But there are doors to other worlds where creatures have been watching her. And when the truth emerges that her project is more than a stick, she knows she must act.Along with her best friend Fleishman and his pet lizard, Ebony finds herself wedged between prophecies and quests. Oh, and saving the entire spirit world from annihilation.Ebony is not ready to be a hero. But a dark presence has already stolen more than one local kid. And this time, her failure is not an option.
Let's Celebrate 5 Days of Diwali! (Maya & Neel's India Adventure Series, Book 1)
Ajanta Chakraborty - 2016
But do you know about the... 5 days of Diwali, India's Festival of Lights? Go on an adventure with Maya, Neel and their cute little partner, Chintu the squirrel, as they learn all about this famous Indian festival of lights including Dhanteras, Diwali sweets, Rangoli drawings, fireworks and the special sibling bond of Bhai Dooj. **New Release** Check out the accompanying Diwali 50-Activity Book for hours of fun & learning. Maya & Neel’s India Adventures 10+ Book Series is written with the mission to RAISE MULTICULTURAL KIDS! We are Indie authors and 1st generation Indian immigrants, who have dedicated the past decade to spreading multiculturalism through our local dance & culture company as well through this book series whose extreme popularity has taken even us by surprise. You can follow our cultural journey on social media at Bollywood Groove and Culture Groove. To all our little and grownup readers: Thank You for supporting our work & mission! -------------- For bulk orders (e.g., classrooms, Diwali parties) or author visits contact email@example.com Our Series Available Worldwide (CultureGroove.com/Books): Festivals: Diwali, Navratri, Holi, Vaisakhi, Ramadan & Eid | Mythology: Ganesha, Krishna | Places: Delhi & Taj Mahal, Mumbai | Wedding | Diwali 50 Activity Book | Gift Sets 1 & 2
The Tenth Muse
Belinda McBride - 2016
The only way to her heart is through fame, so the God of Love plans a daring campaign to win her back. Yet the closer he gets to Psyche, the more he’s drawn to a geeky young professor who came crashing into his life.Eros drags Rees into his wicked world of high fashion and risqué parties, only to expose him to danger from an unexpected source. When Rees’ secrets come out, they threaten to destroy Eros’ love for him. Yet when Rees is kidnapped, Eros is forced to turn to the woman who set this catastrophe in motion—his mother, Aphrodite.
The World Treasury of Fairy Tales Folklore: A Family Heirloom of Stories to Inspire Entertain
William Gray - 2016
Many of the fairy tales we are most familiar with today have their roots in this oral tradition of storytelling.The World Treasury of Fairy Tales and Folklore is a stunning collection of fairy tales organized by date of printing. From tales of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries (Little Red Riding Hood, Fair Goldilocks, Beauty and the Beast), to familiar tales collected by The Brothers Grimm in the 19th century (The Frog King, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Snow White), to some lesser-known tales and stories from outside Europe, this book showcases a broad range of examples from this extraordinary genre. Tales are compiled and introduced by leading academics in the field, adding to a deeper understanding of beloved stories. This beautifully illustrated collection of fairy tales and folklore is an essential addition to all family libraries.
The Lost Journal of Alejandro Pardo: Creatures and Beasts of Philippine Folklore
Budjette Tan - 2016
His name was Alejandro Pardo, and this book is a strange door that contains words and pages from his writings, a strange door that leads to the truths behind the layers of rumor and misconception.Are you ready to open it?
Katharine E. Wibell - 2016
Those who treated her with kindness received the gift of the gods—the ability to transform into an animal form. This was a great honor but one that separated this race from other humans. Before Issaura departed the mortal realm, she promised to return if her people were ever at the point of destruction. “Now a threat is rising from a land across the mists of the ocean, a threat that will push this race to the brink of extinction. Responding to the call to war, seventeen-year-old Lluava heads off to find her destiny, one that will carve her name in history.” The Kingdom of Elysia consists of two races: the dominant race of humans and the native race of Theriomorphs who can shift into animal form. Although law dictates equal treatment, they neither like nor trust each other. Now brutal and ruthless Raiders are approaching; there is only one chance to defeat them. An army must be raised and trained. An army where each human will be paired with a Theriomorph partner. An army that must fight as one to defeat their common enemy. Women are not warriors. However, Lluava is not like other women – human or Theriomorph. Her animal form is a magnificent beast whose power and fury she must learn to control. Although Lluava endures intense physical training and strives to overcome the doubts of the male recruits, she faces an unexpected adversary in the commanding general who seeks to break both her spirit and her body. At the paring ceremony, Lluava is humbled when presented with a unique and ancient weapon. Yet she becomes distraught and angry when her human partner is revealed. If they fail to trust each other, the consequences will be devastating. Death and destruction are on the horizon and time is running out. The Incarn Saga is a young adult fantasy series inspired by ancient myths, filled with fast-paced action and adventure, and enriched by an understanding of animal behavior that defines the shape-shifting Theriomorphs.
A Treasury of Irish Fairy and Folk Tales
Various - 2016
Its pages are animated with colorful tales of the fairy folk in all their many guises: the changeling, the banshee, the headless dullahan, the leprechaun, the merrow, and the ever-mischievous pooka. In addition, this volume includes tales of ghosts, witches and fairy doctors, priests and saints, encounters with the devil, titans of Ireland's historical past, as well as popular treasure legends.Contents: The trooping fairies. The cave fairies --Popular notions considering the Sidhe race --Changelings --The solitary fairies. The lepracaun, the cluricaun, and the Far Darrig --The pooka --The banshee and the dullahan --Ghosts --Witches and fairy doctors --T'yeer-na-n-oge --Priests and saints --The devil --Giants --Rocks and stones --Treasure legends --Legends of the western islands --Kings, queens, princesses, earls, and robbers
God Is Disappointed in You/Apocrypha Now
Mark Russell - 2016
Celebrate the second coming of Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler with this handy slipcase set, containing both God Is Disappointed in You and the sequel Apocrypha Now -- two hilarious must-haves at one amazing price.
Roxanne Witherell - 2016
While on vacation Brianna runs into Caleb who walked out on her seven years earlier. Now all she wants to do is go back home. Caleb Kingston left his old life behind seven years ago. Everything -- including the woman he loved. Now Brianna pops back into his life and he can't have her. She can never know his secret. Will she ever forgive him without knowing the truth? Will Brianna's stalker catch up to her? Can she find it in her heart to forgive Caleb even though he won't give her straight answers? Or will her life be turned upside down?*Warning: This book contains violence and possible PTSD triggers such as rape and assault.
Jordan Elizabeth - 2016
School bullies aren’t a problem, but Serena’s mental health might be. To shield Serena from a dark secret, her family tries to convince her that her friends are imaginary. Fleeing her distrustful aunt, Serena joins her mother on an archeological dig at Kistishi Island. There, Serena discovers an ancient scroll and realizes her invisible friends are goddesses native to the island, and they are in danger of enslavement for their abilities. Only Serena can save her friends if she can discover the past her family has hidden her entire life – the reason why only she can see the goddesses.
An Illustrated Guide to Welsh Monsters and Mythical Beasts
C.C.J.Ellis - 2016
It was later developed into a new 'artist edition' which is available to pre-order until the end of November 2019 via PledgeManager: https://collettejellis.pledgemanager....The book is also due to be published by Eye of Newt Books Inc in 2020.
Shadows of the Sun Dynasty
Vrinda Sheth - 2016
. . Welcome to the royal city of Ayodhya, an ancient realm ruled by the Sun dynasty, where peace reigns among its citizens while discord simmers behind the palace walls. An ancient prophecy predicts that a son of the Sun dynasty will slay the immortal Ravana and defeat his demon army—but how will a mere human succeed where all the gods have failed? Meanwhile, Ayodhya’s emperor is torn between his own needs and the needs of the empire. His rebellious third wife, raised as a warrior, is haunted by her past. A defiant servant, stigmatized by her deformity, is willing to destroy the empire to achieve her own aims. A prince, unaware of his own divine origin, falls in love with a princess so extraordinary even the all-seeing sages cannot fathom her destiny. Shape-shifting blood-drinkers from the celestial realm fill the forests around the city, and the time of prophecy is drawing near—but will the blessings of the gods be enough to fend off the darkness growing in the heart of Ayodhya? A truly original reimagining of the classic Indian epic, the Ramayana as told primarily through the eyes of the women behind the throne, Shadows of the Sun Dynasty reveals an entirely new perspective on an ancient tale. Set in a world of kings and queens, celestial battles, invisible foes, and family rivalries, this epic tale forges legends in the fires of betrayal and prophecy.
Shiva Purana (Great Epics of India: Puranas Book 4)
Bibek Debroy - 2016
You must have heard of the two great epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The Mahabharata states that there are eighteen Puranas and also names three of them, the Markandeya Purana, the Vayu Purana and the Matsya Purana. Although the Ramayana does not mention any Puranas by name, the word Purana is used several times. This means that the composers of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata were familiar with the Puranas. The Puranas are thus fairly ancient texts. Fourth in the series is herewith.
Shaded: Colored Lies
R.E. Danielle - 2016
When a mysterious storm stirs up over her school, Avery discovers a dark past and a family secret that changes everything as she knows it. All of a sudden, people are out for her blood, immortal blood. With her family by her side, and a boy she’s known since childhood, can Avery overcome all the barriers put in her way and bring about change for a race who has lain dormant for thousands of years?
Sympathy for Jonah: Reflections on Humiliation, Terror and the Politics of Enemy-Love
David Benjamin Blower - 2016
And yet the maritime prophet's story has been trivialized as a quaint children's tale, his character has been blasted by unsympathetic commentators, and even his alleged tomb has now been destroyed by Islamic State militants who, in 2014, took the city of Mosul on the Nineveh Plains. Now that Nineveh is once again in the grip of tyrannical violence and communities across the West and the Middle East are deep in a time of discord and soul-searching, we might do well to recover the story of Jonah, a guiding light, who marches into the very heart of empire and confronts it with the radical politics of the kingdom of God, even as his own certainties are shaken to the core. ""David Blower has written a marvelous reflection on what may be the Bible's most subversive and misunderstood story. Not only are his insights incisive and needed, his writing is a delight to read."" --Brian D. McLaren, author/speaker/activist ""I picked it up, started to read it and couldn't stop. . . . It's an irresistible, fanciful, terrifying book: brilliant, beautiful, and colourful, but brutal, awful, and confronting. . . . This is The Gospel According To Jonah for today."" --Dave Andrews, Author of Plan Be, and Christi-Anarchy ""Elegaic in its writing and prophetic in its message, Blower's study brings the ancient Biblical myth of Jonah back to life with fresh relevance for our times, especially so with Jonah's city so much in the news, and for the same reasons as before: that to say, Nineveh, or Mosul in northern Iraq."" --Alastair McIntosh, Professor, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, author of Soil and Soul and Spiritual Activism ""Identifying the empire--not the big fish--as the real beast in the book, this powerful and poetic re-telling of the Jonah story brings a familiar tale to life in fresh ways, and invites readers to face the challenge of engaging creatively and vulnerably with the powers that be."" --Stuart Murray Williams, Author of The Naked Anabaptist, Multi-Voiced Church and Church After Christendom ""I'm still recovering from the prophetic body blow of Blower's first book, Kingdom vs. Empire, but here he is again, ready for round two. His latest is about as unsettling as it gets. I've been following David's work for some time now. I know how he operates, but he still catches me off guard. So put down whatever you're reading, pick up this book, and brace yourself!"" --Tim Nash, Nomad Podcast ""David Benjamin Blower brings us a renewed song of hope--in the shape of Jonah wrapped up in a whale. This is a work of imagination and erudition as well as an elegy that speaks of a way of being that for so long has eluded concerned Christians. At last God has given us a prophet who dares to tell us like it is. Listen up--let Jonah help us to see our task as Christians in troubled times. Read and listen to David Benjamin Blower if you dare--but with assurance that grace is so much in abundance our fretfulness will be transformed into passion."" --Ann Morisy, author of Beyond the Good Samaritan and Journeying Out David Benjamin Blower is a writer, musician, and theological agitator from Birmingham, UK. He is a prolific recording artist and the author of Kingdom vs. Empire (2013).
Open for Business
Angel Martinez - 2016
Hades opens Brandywine Investigations after his divorce and his subsequent move to the modern world. If he was hoping for boring infidelity cases and lost dogs, he’s sorely mistaken as murder and mayhem find his agency and his extended family at an astonishing rate.Includes:Canines, Crosshairs & Corpses: Brandywine Investigations #1No Enemy But Time: Brandywine Investigations #2Dragons, Diamonds & Discord: Brandywine Investigations #3Please note: The stories in this omnibus have been reedited, and expanded by about 18K (total.)
Jodi Ann Fahey - 2016
Two very gifted sorcerers were part of his army and fought alongside him. One was a woman named Lily who not only helped him to victory, but won his heart. Lily was not at all interested in King Davalian. Her love was Connell, the other gifted sorcerer. During King Davalian’s rein, Lily discovered the secret to eternal life through a series of Talismans, a reborn vampire capable of having the powers of a vampire but the gift of age, death, and reborn back into the same family line. Lily first changed herself, Connell was to be next and they were to live out their lives, each generation, with each other. Except, that night, things went terribly wrong and even though both had been blessed with eternal life their bond was never completed. Instead, in a jealous rage, King Davalian cursed Connell and forced him to a life being controlled by the moon and to never forget his wrong. Connell was forced into a wolf and ran with the Pandions. Shortly after King Davalian was slayed and Lily became their Queen. King Davalian did leave her with one last gift, the devastating prophesy of her great granddaughter lingered over her and her descendants. Her great granddaughter would be slaughtered by the King to the Pandions; the talismans Lily created were to be found and they would be the demise to the Letorian Coven. The Pandions were destined to be the new ruling coven and destroy everything in its way to get there. The series begins with Lily’s great granddaughter, Casey Blane, a young girl of 16 who had constantly been made to move. She thought trying to fit in was her biggest problem. The Letorians thought it wise to keep her and her life hidden until the Pandions find her and what was prophesied begins to become a reality. What happens next will change her life forever.
LaVerne Thompson - 2016
It does however, have sex when warranted and lots of violence and cussing. You have been warned. What if you woke up one day and found out you used to be a god? But you don’t care when you can’t save the one you love. Unless you claim your legacy and your powers, even if you have to kill your father to do it. Ze found he would do whatever he must to make sure Kassia lived. She was an innocent. Kassia lived her life for the last year under a death sentence. She had an end date of three months. This was her last chance to save herself against the thing killing her from the inside. Even accepting the will of a god. He could save her life but at what cost to her soul? When survival is everything, would you do anything to ensure that you do? Zeus- Lost Gods Book1 is a Finalist in the I Heart Indie 2018 Contest of the Vegas Chapter of RWA. Ledo- Lost Gods Book 2 is available Linc- Lost Gods Book 3 is available
Shadows of the Gods
S.M. Schmitz - 2016
When they trap Selena in an alleyway in New Orleans, she is ready to admit defeat. But an unfamiliar demigod rescues her, and the more she learns about Cameron, the more she discovers their common bonds may be the key to unraveling her own mysterious history. In the first book of The Unbreakable Sword series, Selena and Cameron must not only evade the New Pantheon, which is ruthlessly hunting the remaining gods and their descendants, but an angry Aztec god that wants Selena’s power to himself. And they will discover in the impending final battle of the gods, no one can be trusted.
Chris Fox - 2016
Its discovery throws into question everything we know about the origins of mankind. Inside lies incredible technology, proof of a culture far more advanced than our own. Something dark lurks within, eager to resume a war as old as mankind. When it is unleashed it heralds the end of our species’ reign. A plague of werewolves spreads across the world. A sunspot larger than anything in recorded history begins to grow. Yet both pale in comparison to the true threat, the evil the werewolves were created to fight. "It's like Indiana Jones went through the Stargate and ended up in Aliens versus Predator." - One of the author's totally biased friends. This collection gathers No Such Thing As Werewolves, No Mere Zombie, Vampires Don't Sparkle and The First Ark. It's over 1,200 pages!
The Romanov's Pursuit
Eve Vaughn - 2016
The downside is watching the people you care about eventually die. Unable to deal with the constant losses throughout her life, vampire Nya shuts herself off from the rest of the world despite the protests of her friends. Her self-imposed solitude is soon disrupted, however, by two determined warlocks. Centuries old warlock twins Cutter and Blade Romanov have suffered loss of their own, but the hope that they’d find a worthy soulmate has kept them motivated throughout the years. From the moment they laid eyes on the lovely Nya, they knew she was the one. The problem? She belonged to someone else. Biding their time, they wait for the day when she could be theirs and when it happens, Nya disappears. The twins will search the ends of the Earth to be with the one woman destined to be theirs for all eternity. They’ll track her down until they make her their own, but unbeknownst to them, a specter from the past is hunting them down. Can they find their love and convince her of their fate together before an ancient evil destroys them all? This is the first book in the Warlock series. These characters are featured in the Blood Brother's world.
Flames to the Beast
M.A. Levi - 2016
Distraught over the death of his rouge brother-in-law, there in the darkness a figure emerged. An ally turned foe, commanding leader of the Holy army in the Order of St. Michael- Keller glorified in murdering one of Eli's own kin after he exposed him as a werewolf. With fur as black as the night, Eli remained unseen in the shadows as he listened to Keller make a vow so vile, he dared to enact the words of an ancient and feared prophecy of his people: Flames to the Beast. In the first installment of the Beast Trilogy, escape with Eli and Roslyn Santos from the clutches of a Half-born and his corrupted army on this fast paced journey to Michigan to gather their strongest ally, George 'Quicksilver' Crownwelm, and take it upon themselves to start a legacy as a means to protect themselves and ensure the existence of their werewolf brethren known in the second prophecy as Beast Bloods.
Dark Child (Bloodsworn): Omnibus Edition (Dark Child Omnibus Edition Book 3)
Adina West - 2016
Two ancient races, witch and vampire, are locked in a deadly battle, and Kat Chanter, descendant of both warring bloodlines, is the only hope for peace … With the fate of two races resting on her shoulders, Kat is determined to make the best of her forced visit to her grandmother Imara's Napa compound, and learn all she can about the Families of Power and her newly discovered witch heritage. But she quickly learns that Imara's word can't be trusted. Prejudice runs deep in the old coven leader, and her grandmother remains committed to a war with the Tabérin that Kat would do anything to stop.But Imara's war isn't the only threat to the fragile balance between the races that has endured for centuries. Fanatical factions within the European covens plot to resurrect an ancient power best left sleeping, and the new Vodas is building his dynasty on the backs of a personal guard willing to fight to the death to give him what he wants.With the unsolved murder of a young witch boy raising as many questions as answers, Kat is discovering blood is the key to everything, including the new Vodas's subjection of his sworn elite.In this world, blood is power. But blood can betray you.An urban fantasy full of vampires, werewolves and shapeshifters, which is perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments and Julie Kagawa's Blood of Eden series.This is a full length novel. Dark Child (Bloodsworn): Omnibus Edition bundles together Dark Child (Bloodsworn) Episodes 1-5.Recommended Dark Child reading order is: Dark Child (The Awakening) Omnibus Edition Dark Child (Covens Rising) Omnibus Edition Dark Child (Bloodsworn) Omnibus Edition
R.A. Pollard - 2016
His brothers cannot understand that Mammon is gone. All that remains is Greed.Isabelle has spent her life avoiding others and protecting her mind from being bombarded by the emotions around her. Now, despite the pain, she steps toward her future -- until an emerald-eyed demon blocks her path.As the flames of passion ignite between Greed and Isabelle, powerful forces move to rip them apart and destroy the world. They must fight this enemy of humanity while struggling to save the sliver of light that remains inside a demon's shattered soul.
The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism
Michael Howard - 2016
In the popular imagination, the fallen angel Lucifer evokes such concepts as heresy, rebellion, pride, liberation from the bonds of demiurgic oppression, and impetus for human evolution. From his earliest origins, the Proud Angel has been hailed by religious and artistic countercultures as a patron saint of enlightenment his most essential quality embodying overthrow of ignorance and the inspired process of revelation. Allied to ancient Gnostic Christian cosmological conceptions, the fallen angel has also found dominion within occult traditions, folk magic, philosophy, as well as art and literature. Lucifer has also, in many enduring mystical traditions, assumed a female form in the guise of Lucina, Lucia and Diana Lucifera. In his guise as the Serpent of Eden, he bestowed the magical philosophy of the Luciferian Woman, she who was not born of the clay, and was therefore especially receptive to the forbidden powers which would render one as God. "
Eric Witchey - 2016
It is a love story and an adventure story that spans generations and cultures, and explores the possibilities of fates come to fruition outside the constraints of time. Exquisitely researched and rich with atmospheric detail. Witchey has written an unputdownable tale. Highest recommendations. --Elizabeth Engstrom, author of Lizzie Borden, Candyland, and Baggage Check Bull’s Labyrinth: How is a girl supposed to break a curse she doesn’t know was placed on her in a past life? Bull's Labyrinth is the story of a love that survives three-thousand years and battles an ancient Minoan curse and modern corruption. In ancient Minoan Crete, Daedalus fell in love with a herding girl named Nikkis. Yes, that Daedalus—the master mason who built the great Palace of Knossos on the island of Crete, who is said to have built the false cow in which the Minotaur was conceived, who is said to have constructed the labyrinth, who built working wings that lead to the death of his own son. Good thing he fell in love with Nikkis. Her love, intelligence, integrity, and irrepressible determination survive three-thousand years of cursed existence into the present day. In modern Crete, her work as a researcher in ancient languages takes her to Greece where she battles corruption, her own fears, and a curse she can’t begin to understand. Only finding Daedalus, breaking their curse, and triumphing over international artifact smugglers and corruption will free them both from a cycle of pain and suffering set in motion by a corrupt king three-thousand years ago.
Snow Blood: Season 3 (A Vampire Mystery Thriller)
Carol McKibben - 2016
Snow Blood, Kindred dog of Brogio, the first Vampire, has faced dangers and intrigues alongside his Master – defeating the threats that assault them time and time again.Now, another evil looms, one more powerful and daunting than any they have known before. This time, the threat may separate him from all he loves… forever. While fighting for the existence he has grown to love, Snow Blood is challenged to prevent a plan to enslave his family and the entire vampire nation.As Snow Blood’s pack struggles to uncover a mysterious disappearance, a hidden truth about Kane, Brogio’s eldest blood son, is revealed. Now only Kane is able to prevent their impending fate and reunite them all. Scroll up and enter the fantastical world of Snow Blood!
Tales of the Narts: Ancient Myths and Legends of the Ossetians
Walter May - 2016
Tales of the Narts presents a wide selection of fascinating tales preserved as a living tradition among the peoples of Ossetia in southern Russia, a region where ethnic identities have been maintained for thousands of years in the face of major cultural upheavals.A mythical tribe of tall, nomad warriors, the Narts were courageous, bold, and good-hearted. But they were also capable of cruelty, envy, and forceful measures to settle disputes. In this wonderfully vivid and accessible compilation of stories, colorful and exciting heroes, heroines, villains, and monsters pursue their destinies though a series of peculiar exploits, often with the intervention of ancient gods.The world of the Narts can be as familiar as it is alien, and the tales contain local themes as well as echoes of influence from diverse lands. The ancestors of the Ossetians once roamed freely from eastern Europe to western China, and their myths exhibit striking parallels with ancient Indian, Norse, and Greek myth. The Nart sagas may also have formed a crucial component of the Arthurian cycle.Tales of the Narts further expands the canon of this precious body of lore and demonstrates the passion and values that shaped the lives of the ancient Ossetians.
Amanda Washington - 2016
No joke, at the stroke of midnight, I was suspended midair with my feet up and head down, looking over a room full of priceless artifacts. I’d tell you this isn’t my norm, but I’m not a liar, just a thief. Thanks to the deities in her family tree, Romi has been enslaved to a life of larceny since birth. Well, except for that one night, four years ago, when the goddess of love and debauchery sprang her from her prison, slipped her some sort of magical roofie, and introduced her to an irresistible blacksmith for a little tryst resulting in a child. So when two powerful gods show up and offer her a way out of her thieving lifestyle for good, she jumps at the opportunity. All she has to do is blow on a magical sword and imbue it with luck. Then she can finally find that guy she’s been dreaming about and introduce him to their son. If only she knew the blacksmith’s name… But when the same gods use the sword to rip Zeus’s essence from his body, Romi’s son is kidnapped and held for ransom. Now Romi, her mysterious fling, and her teenage griffin babysitter have to steal back Zeus’s essence from a cast of powerful gods, or they’ll lose the child forever.
Flower Face: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Blodeuwedd
Lori FeldmannJennifer Lawrence - 2016
Flower Face. Keen-Eyed Hunter in the Night. Dwelling for centuries in darkness, flying on owl wings along the liminal boundary that straddles superstition and sacred symbol ... this world and the Otherworld ... archetype and Divinity... the essence of all that is Blodeuwedd is venturing once more into the light of consciousness. Simultaneously Flower Bride and Owl of Wisdom, Unfaithful Wife and Lady of Sovereignty, this complex figure holds many lessons for those who seek to know her, and through her, learn to shed the fragile petals of illusion wrought by the expectations of others, in order to birth the authentic Self that is able to see Truth with owl-wise eyes. Whether she is simply a legendary figure from Medieval Welsh lore, or is in truth a Sovereignty Goddess once worshiped in Celtic Britain, there is no doubt that Blodeuwedd is celebrated and honored in modern times as a Divinity in her own right. As part of the movement to understand the deeper significance which underscores her myth found in the Fourth Branch of The Mabinogi, here then is a collection of essays and meditations; poetry and songs; drawings and photographs; scholarly research and experiential encounters, which explore the nature of Blodeuwedd in all of her facets - remembering her mythos, reclaiming her Divine Status, and renewing her role as an initiatory Goddess who empowers us to be free. *** "An exquisite anthology of fine scholarship and beauty of vision that will deepen one's connection to Blodeuwedd. This fine collection of poetry, articles, song and prayers sing of the wonder of flowers and reflect the deep soul-wisdom of the Owl that sing from the heart of Blodeuwedd's mysteries. Swimming throughout this work is the intimate connection of women in love and in service to the Goddess. What you have in your hands is a treasure of beauty, love and deep connection." -Kristoffer Hughes, Head of the Anglesey Druid Order and author of The Book of Celtic Magic: Transformative Teachings From the Cauldron of Awen "An unflinching exploration of [Blodeuwedd's] full depth, weaving together mythic motifs and history with modern prayers and devotional works. Truly essential reading not only for those devoted to Blodeuwedd but for anyone who wants to see beneath the surface of Her stories to understand who She may have been and who She is to those who follow Her today." -Morgan Daimler, author of Pagan Portals: The Morrigan, Pagan Portals: Brigid, and Fairycraft.
Isis The Divine Female
Moustafa Gadalla - 2016
This book will fill both the mind with comprehensive information as well as the heart—with the whole spectrum of emotions.There are 2 available options: concise ($3.99) and expanded ($5.99). The book is available in three format -- pdf,ePub and MOBIYou can find more information from our secure site @ www.egypt-tehuti.org
H.P. Lovecraft, The Complete Omnibus Collection, Volume II:: 1927-1935
H.P. Lovecraft - 2016
Every story written for publication under his own name is included in this set, from 1917 through 1935. (Poems, ghost-written material and stories written in collaboration with other writers are not included.) Highlights of this volume include: • The Color out of Space • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward • The Dunwitch Horror • The Whisperer in Darkness • At the Mountains of Madness • The Shadow over Innsmouth • The Dreams in the Witch House • The Thing on the Doorstep • The Shadow out of Time • The Haunter of the Dark
The Brimstone Deceit: An In-Depth Examination of Supernatural Scents, Otherworldly Odors, and Monstrous Miasmas
Joshua Cutchin - 2016
Most cannot believe their eyes, yet some of these observers have also detected evidence of a more ephemeral nature—odors abound, in particular the stench of brimstone. In the first book of its kind, Joshua Cutchin, author of the highly praised "A Trojan Feast," documents these uncommon scents and poses a startling possibility... that smell is a sense ripe for deception. We trust our eyes and ears, but should we trust our noses? JOSHUA CUTCHIN is a native of North Carolina with a long interest in Forteana. He holds a Masters in Music Literature and a Masters in Journalism from the University of Georgia, and currently resides in Roswell, Georgia. His first book was A Trojan Feast: The Food and Drink Offerings of Aliens, Faeries, and Sasquatch, published by Anomalist Books. Cutchin is also a published composer and maintains an active performing schedule as a jazz and rock tuba player, having appeared on eight albums and live concert DVDs. He can be regularly heard on the weekly Where Did the Road Go? midweek podcast, and maintains an online presence at JoshuaCutchin.com. "The Brimstone Deceit can rightly be called an instant classic because it articulates a refreshingly original approach to the paranormal and more importantly, how witnesses interpret their experiences. Joshua Cutchin carefully builds his case with fascinating, startling, and entertaining accounts from throughout history to show us that when it comes to UFOs, Bigfoot, and other high strangeness, the nose may really know what has been knocking at our doors for millennia." — Greg Bishop, author of Project Beta
Clayton Smith - 2016
But when Grayson Park's bride leaves him at the altar, a solo trip to paradise seems like just the thing to take him far from his troubles. Then he meets the beautiful and enigmatic Hi'iaka, and his troubles just begin--because when she's abducted by the sinister Kamapua'a, a savage creature bent on draining her life by the light of the full moon, she calls on Grayson to rescue her. With his loyal, new-found Hawaiian friend Polunu as his steadfast guide, Grayson sets out on an incredible adventure that pits him against the very gods of Hawaiian mythology and leads him to the heart of Pele's volcano, into the ocean to find the mythical Hook of Maui, and through the strange and brutal upcountry fleeing from demonic mo'o sent to destroy him. But there are only two nights left before the moon becomes full, and Grayson is running out of time to save Hi'iaka...and himself.
Wicked Gods Unleashed: Sinfully Sexy... Deliciously Divine... Wonderfully Wicked...
Julia Mills - 2016
. . Deliciously Divine. . . Wonderfully Wicked. . . Five tales of mythological deities that will have you desperately in lust and ready for more! Action, adventure, and toe-curling romance fills the pages of this anthology and will rock your world like no other!
The Goddess in America: The Divine Feminine in Cultural Context
Trevor Greenfield - 2016
An anthology with contributions from nineteen writers, The Goddess in America is a book that identifies the enduring experience of Goddess Spirituality through a four-part discussion focused on the Native Goddess, the Migrant Goddess, the Goddess in relation to other aspects of American culture (Feminism, Christianity, Witchcraft etc.) and the Goddess in contemporary America.
Echoes of the Forgotten
Kevin Looney - 2016
They speed across great distances to deliver words whispered to them by the living. Like all Overseers, Ruhla must impart the messages the spirits bring her.Twelve years prior, Ruhla was to marry Kaimen — until he started seeing the dead. Ruhla was forced to exile Kaimen because of this curse, and now years have passed since Ruhla last received any communication from him. Then one morning, the spirit of Kaimen’s dead father visits her with a communication from Kaimen. An immortal man named War’ach is coming for his blood. War’ach needs it to complete a ritual that will allow him to assassinate the Overseers.Ruhla journeys to Kaimen’s secluded cabin, but when she arrives, his home is empty. Is she too late? Will War’ach destroy the kingdom’s entire communication system, along with the Spirit World?Ruhla is only certain of one thing: if she fails, her people will suffer.
Crystal Skulls: Ancient Tools for Peace, Knowledge, and Enlightenment
Judy Hall - 2016
Crystal skulls are human-skull hardstone carvings often made of clear or milky white quartz known as "rock crystal." They are allegedly pre-Columbian Mesoamerican artifacts and can be found in the permanent collections of a number of world-class museums, including the Smithsonian and the British Museum.In occult and metaphysical circles, the skulls have magical and healing qualities:Anna Mitchell-Hedges (owner of a particularly famous skull) claimed that the skull could cause visions and cure cancer and that its magical properties could be used to kill.Drunvalo Melchizedek claims in Serpent of Light that he stumbled upon descendants of the ancient Mayans who possess crystal skulls for use in religious ceremonies in Yucatan temples.Jamie Sams writes of the skulls' association with Native American mythology.In this book, best-selling occultist and crystal expert Judy Hall provides a basic primer on crystal skulls:What they areWhere they are foundTheir role in legend and lore around the worldTheir uses for physical and psychic healingAlso included here in this stunning introductory text is an examination of the prominent "skull keepers" of the past 100 years and how to use and communicate with a crystal skull.This is a terrific book for those interested in occult and ancient mysteries and/or the power of gems and crystals.
Gemma Brocato - 2016
Her purpose—to influence and inspire mortals. Now as one has inspired her, a battle is mounting between the Muses and a god who care little for the plight of man. A hostile takeover is imminent at Olympus Enterprises. History professor Jax Callahan is battling his own uncertainties. His previous employer’s refusal to heed his warnings results in a tragic loss of life. Blaming himself, he no longer believes he can make a difference. Tyranny will stop at nothing to appease her father and succeed in taking over Olympus and the world. To save mankind, Clio must reveal herself as a Muse to Jax, the man she’s fallen in love with. Facing the end of humanity as they know it, she must convince him to trust in the magic of what if. Because failure spells doom for everyone.
Cold Sun: Obsession
Jen A. Durand - 2016
Desperate to find and save her abducted sister she would do anything. Including taking part of a cycle that usually ends in her death. Bryon Rè has chased the love of his life through three reincarnated lives. In each life, they met. Fell in love. And she died. Determined to be together they usually ran towards each other. This time Talia hid from him until she needed him. Can the cycle of death end here?
Y'keta (The Sky Road Trilogy #1)
Sandra Hurst - 2016
Cast out. Powerless. Y’keta is exiled to the small village of Esquialt as his father's punishment for his rebellious spirit. Village tradition gives him one Cycle, from spring to spring, to earn the right to stay. The villagers have a legend about mighty beings called the Waki'tani, mythical lords of the wind and lightning who can shapeshift into human form. Y'keta knows the truth behind these stories. Could there be more to them than just tales shared around the campfire? If Y'keta reveals what he knows to the villagers, it will tear their history and traditions apart...but sharing his secrets may be their only hope for survival when Esquialt is threatened by the brutal, ferociously destructive Utlaak. Loosely based on the Thunderbird of North American legend, Y'keta is an epic fantasy set in an ancient world where legends walk and the Sky Road offers a way to the stars.
Hera: Awakening the Mistress
Laurell Emily Grey - 2016
Hera vows to never love again, she’s Zeus’ ex wife. While she chugs on a bottle of scotch, the last thing she expects is for her old friend Gaia to pay her a visit. They travel to a new world of hope; hope that she’ll be able to move on from the divorce, hope that she’ll be able to find herself again, and hope that she will be able to regain control once more by taking on a new role in her life. The Mistress. However, there is one hope that she refuses to even think about, and it scares her to death. Love. The hope for love. Flint and Dylan. The brat and the good boy. They are a sexual dream duo for any Mistress out there. Two men who are here at the Den of Feminiquity, but they find themselves wanting more of a deeper connection within the BDSM lifestyle. They need a Mistress. Not just a temporary one, but one that will complete them and keep them. Claim them. Love them. There’s just one issue, the Mistress they want refuses to even think about love, period. It’s almost as if it’s forbidden. But even so, they still succumb to her and the three of them experience their deepest and naughtiest of sexual fantasies together. Will Hera win in this battle over love? Can she learn to trust again? And will she ever gain her full control as a Mistress and the powerful Goddess, like she use to be? Finally, will she find everything that she really came here for or will she lose everything, all over again...
The Forgotten Sister (Tales of Camelot Book 1)
Kieran Higgins - 2016
Believing in his vision for a glorious Britain, Elaine is soon swept up in the intrigues of Camelot and caught firmly between her warring siblings - the High King Arthur, the vengeful Morgan LeFay and the devious Morgause. She is a queen, a warrior and a witch. Yet none of these things may save her brother from those who plot against him, or the poison at the very heart of his kingdom. He became myth, but she was forgotten. This is her tale. Perfect for fans of Alison Weir, Philippa Gregory and the Mists of Avalon, this magical, thrilling Arthurian retelling makes familiar characters new once more.
Giorgio Ferrero - 2016
After winning the Trojan War, the great hero Odysseus embarks on a journey back home to Ithaca. But the gods force him to face trial after trial, from a one-eyed Cyclops to the enchanting songs of the Sirens, delaying his return for years. Meanwhile, his wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus, try to prevent Penelope’s power-hungry suitors from taking over Ithaca.