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📒The Crown Of The Revenant King ✍ C. Justin Romano
✏The Crown of the Revenant King Book Summary : Bounty huntress Argentia Dasani isnt used to being prey, but thats exactly what shes become. The heroine of The Shadow Gate Trilogy returns in her most harrowing adventure yet! On the run from a pair of fiendish feline assassins, Argentia joins forces with friends old and new in a quest to stop an ancient evil bent on destroying all Acrevast. From its explosive opening to its final twist, The Crown of the Revenant King With the fate of the world at stake, Argentia pits her wits and her blade against a foe that holds sway over death itselfknowing that even if she can save the future, shell still have to survive the enemies of her past
📒The Guildmaster S Gauntlet ✍ C. Justin Romano
✏The Guildmaster s Gauntlet Book Summary : In crossing Togril Vloth, the ruthless leader of Teranor's most powerful thieves' guild, bounty huntress Argentia Dasani has made a dangerous mistake. Now she is learning that the Guildmaster's memory is long-and that the reach of his vengeance is longer still. After failing to kill Argentia, Vloth has sent twin assassins with a cunning plan: abduct her butler, Ikabod, as bait in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Playing not only for her own life but Ikabod's as well, Argentia teams up with a very unlikely group of allies to take the fight to Vloth and his minions. As the desperate chase to rescue Ikabod leads from the streets of Argo through the sewers of Telarban to the Ice Reaches of Frijd, one thing becomes all too clear: not everyone who runs the Guildmaster's gauntlet will live to see its end.
📒The Corpse As Text ✍ Thea Tomaini
✏The Corpse as Text Book Summary : Between 1700 and 1900, the subject of disinterment (exhumation) attracted the attention of antiquaries, who constructed a comprehensive memory of the past by 'reading' corpses as documents describing an idealised past.
📒Revenant Eve ✍ Sherwood Smith
✏Revenant Eve Book Summary : Once upon a time, I had known nothing about my family. But then I went to Europe and discovered who I really was. And my new life...well, it was like something right out of a fairy tale. I was a member of the royal family of Dobrenica, a tiny, obscure European country with some very unusual attributes. Like magic. And ghosts. And vampires. But for the first time in my life I was truly happy. I was engaged to be married to the heir apparent to the throne, and we were in love. So my mood was high as I walked under the triumphal arch in the center of the capital city and passed the off little painting of a door that had intrigued me ever since I first came to Dobrenica. It was rendered so realistically that on first glance it seemed three dimensional, and I always ran my fingers over the amazing painting as I passed. But this time, my fingers closed on an actual cold metal doorknob, and the door swung inward, revealing a sun-drenched landscape and a teenage girl with honey-colored braids. As I stepped over the magical threshold, she spoke. "You are called to guide the child Aurelie,"she said. "But that is only half your task: to save Dobrenica, you must bring her here." And with that, she disappeared, leaving me floating like a spirit in a strange world, two hundred years in the past.
📒The Best Travel Writing 2008 ✍ James O'Reilly
✏The Best Travel Writing 2008 Book Summary : Since 1993, readers have looked to Travelers' Tales for award-winning stories about the world, adventure, spirituality, and the transformative experiences that accompany life on the road. The Best Travel Writing 2008 is the fifth volume in the series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — much of it never before published — from Nobel Prize winners to up-and-coming new writers. The stories provide a perspective and depth of understanding that can only come from people who have actually been there, and encompass everything from high adventure to misadventure, spiritual growth to romance, service to humanity to encounters with exotic cuisines. Reading the book is like sitting in a café filled with fellow travelers, swapping tales about destinations near and far — readers emerge changed, eager for more, and ready to plan their next trips.
✏Imaginary Geographies in Portuguese and Lusophone African Literature Book Summary : This study interrogates a series of utopian projections that have informed Portuguese and Luso-African letters and culture since the Renaissance. Concentrating on three crucial historical moments – Portugal's tenuous hegemony in the Asian seas in the 16th century, the collapse of its colonial empire in the mid-1970s, and finally, the post-independence period of re-evaluating nationalisms in Africa – the study examines the familiar “long narrative” which casts the Portuguese Discoveries as an inaugural and enabling event in Europe's conquest of the world.
📒Geoffrey Of Monmouth ✍ Michael J. Curley
✏Geoffrey of Monmouth Book Summary : We know of the Pearl poet only from the four extraordinary poems composed sometime during the late fourteenth century and preserved in a small handwritten manuscript held in the British Library. Sandra Pierson Prior here presents a thorough introduction to these four treasures: Pearl, a dream poem mourning the death of a young maiden; Cleanness and Patience, retellings of biblical narratives stressing their respective virtues; and the famous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a brilliantly conceived Arthurian romance. Prior launches her close readings of each of the poems with background on the Pearl poet's Ricardian milieu where, with Chaucer, Langland, and Gower, he brought Middle English poetry to full flower. Considering the cultural, literary, and linguistic contexts of poetry in Ricardian England, Prior illuminates how the Pearl poet joined his contemporaries in exploiting a newly emerging English literature and language while drawing on older Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and continental traditions. Exploring the poems, Prior shows us that they are filled with Biblical and religious learning, and that while their dialect indicates a certain distance from cosmopolitan culture, they are tightly crafted and highly literary, commanding careful attention from the aristocratic courtly audiences they addressed as well as from today's readers. Prior brings all the Pearl poet's achievements clearly into view: his use of the alliterative verse, his creation of syllabic verse and complex rhyme schemes virtually unmatched by his peers, and his mastery of visual description. The Pearl poet is also markedly "modern" in his combination of literate learning and accessibility, as Prior reveals in her explications of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a romance that blends courtly features with popular ones, and of Patience and Cleanness, with their vernacular versions of biblical scholarship. To further acquaint contemporary readers with the poet's complex craft, Prior also offers an invaluable introduction to significant aspects of Middle English literature, and throughout her study quotes the Pearl poet both in the original and in her own translations.
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📒Love And Liberation ✍ Sarah H. Jacoby
✏Love and Liberation Book Summary : Love and Liberation reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of one of the few Tibetan Buddhist women to record the story of her life. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also called Dewé Dorjé, 1892–1940) was extraordinary not only for achieving religious mastery as a Tibetan Buddhist visionary and guru to many lamas, monastics, and laity in the Golok region of eastern Tibet, but also for her candor. This book listens to Sera Khandro's conversations with land deities, dakinis, bodhisattvas, lamas, and fellow religious community members whose voices interweave with her own to narrate what is a story of both love between Sera Khandro and her guru, Drimé Özer, and spiritual liberation. Sarah H. Jacoby's analysis focuses on the status of the female body in Sera Khandro's texts, the virtue of celibacy versus the expediency of sexuality for religious purposes, and the difference between profane lust and sacred love between male and female tantric partners. Her findings add new dimensions to our understanding of Tibetan Buddhist consort practices, complicating standard scriptural presentations of male subject and female aide. Sera Khandro depicts herself and Drimé Özer as inseparable embodiments of insight and method that together form the Vajrayana Buddhist vision of complete buddhahood. By advancing this complementary sacred partnership, Sera Khandro carved a place for herself as a female virtuoso in the male-dominated sphere of early twentieth-century Tibetan religion.
📒Defining Medievalism S ✍ Karl Fugelso
✏Defining Medievalism s Book Summary : New essays attempt to survey and map out the increasingly significant discipline of medievalism.