Captivity by György Spiró

By György Spiró

A literary sensation in Hungary, György Spiró’s Captivity is either a hugely subtle old novel and a gripping page-turner. Set within the tumultuous first century A.D., among the yr of Christ’s demise and the outbreak of the Jewish battle, Captivity recounts the adventures of the feeble-bodied, bookish Uri, a tender Roman Jew.

Frustrated together with his hapless son, Uri’s father sends the younger guy to the Holy Land to regain the family’s status. In Jerusalem, Uri is imprisoned by way of Herod and meets thieves and (perhaps) Jesus earlier than their crucifixion. Later, in cosmopolitan Alexandria, he undergoes a scholarly and sexual awakening—but also needs to break out a pogrom. Returning to Rome eventually, he unearths a completely unforeseen inheritance.

Equal elements Homeric epic, brilliantly researched Jewish heritage, and picaresque experience, Captivity is a dramatic story of kinfolk, destiny, and fortitude. In its weak-yet-valiant hero, enthusiasts can be reminded of Robert Graves’ classics of historical Rome, I, Claudius and Claudius the God.

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The Ghost King: Transitions, Book III by R.A. Salvatore

By R.A. Salvatore

Do not pass over the gripping end to Salvatore's New York Times best-selling Transitions trilogy!

When the Spellplague ravages Faerûn, Drizzt and his partners are stuck within the chaos. looking for the aid of the priest Cadderly–the hero of the lately reissued sequence The Cleric Quintet–Drizzt reveals himself dealing with his strongest and elusive foe, the twisted Crenshinibon, the demonic crystal shard he believed were destroyed years ago.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Shadow of Ararat (Oath of Empire, Book 1) by Thomas Harlan

By Thomas Harlan

In what will be A.D. six hundred in our background, the Roman Empire nonetheless stands, supported by means of the dual pillars of the Legions and Thaumaturges of Rome. Now the Emperor of the West, the Augustus Galen Atreus, will come to the help of the Emperor of the East, the Augustus Heraclius, to raise the siege of Constantinople and hold a very good conflict to the very doorstep of the Shahanshah of Persia. it's a conflict that may be fought with armies either traditional and magical, with vivid swords and the darkest necromantic sorceries.

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The Falcon Throne (The Tarnished Crown Quintet, Book 1) by Karen Miller

By Karen Miller

While KINGDOMS conflict, each CROWN could be TARNISHED by way of THE BLOODY expense OF AMBITION.

A bastard lord leads a uprising opposed to his tyrant king -- and needs to reside with the implications of victory.

A royal widow plots to win her daughter's freedom from the formidable lords who could keep watch over them both.

An orphaned prince units his eyes on regaining his father's stolen throne.

And brothers, divided by means of ambition, will study that the better the facility, the extra risky the game.

A masterful story of the thirst for strength and the price of betrayal. Epic fable at its bloodiest, action-packed most sensible.

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The Madness of Epic: Reading Insanity from Homer to Statius by Debra Hershkowitz

By Debra Hershkowitz

Insanity gains in lots of historic epics: not just do characters pass mad, yet insanity frequently performs an enormous thematic function. This booklet examines the illustration and poetic functionality of insanity in epic poetry (including the paintings of Homer, Virgil, and Ovid), addresses the trouble of defining insanity, and discusses how each one epic explores the topic in a distinct approach.

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Dragon Venom (Obsidian Chronicles, Bk. 3) by Lawrence Watt-Evans

By Lawrence Watt-Evans

After a long time of peace within the Lands of guys, there got here Dragon climate: a wave of marvelous warmth, oppressive humidity, darkish offended clouds . . . and dragons. Dragons with out regret, no sympathy, little need for people; dragons who destroyed a whole village and everybody in it. everybody, that's, other than the younger boy Arlian. Orphaned and on my own, Arlian used to be captured via looters and offered as a mining slave. He ultimately escaped, fueled via years of hatred and a private vow to deliver justice to all who had wronged him. After killing those that enslaved him, Arlian sought out The Dragon Society, whose sworn goal used to be to face opposed to the dragon threat. It used to be there, between his friends, that Arlian came across he's humanity's top desire for defeating the dragons . . . permanently.Now, Arlian seeks his ultimate vengeance: demise to all of dragonkind. yet as he starts off to break the evil beasts, wild magic seeps into the Lands of guys, sowing chaos and destruction in its wake. Will Arlian's all-consuming quest for justice devour humanity besides? the reply could lie inside of his historical foe's so much deadly weapon: Dragon Venom

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The Path of Daggers: Book Eight of 'The Wheel of Time' (Book by Robert Jordan

By Robert Jordan

Now in improvement for TV!

Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® through Robert Jordan has captivated thousands of readers worldwide with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.

The Wheel of Time turns and a long time come and cross, leaving stories that develop into legend. Legend fades to fantasy, or even delusion is lengthy forgotten while the Age that gave it beginning returns back. within the 3rd Age, an Age of Prophecy, the realm and Time themselves hold within the stability. What used to be, what's going to be, and what's, may possibly but fall below the Shadow.

The Seanchan invasion strength is in ownership of Ebou Dar. Nynaeve, Elayne, and Aviendha head for Caemlyn and Elayne's rightful throne, yet at the manner they notice an enemy a lot worse than the Seanchan.

In Illian, Rand vows to throw the Seanchan again as he did as soon as sooner than. yet symptoms of insanity are showing one of the Asha'man.

In Ghealdan, Perrin faces the intrigues of Whitecloaks, Seanchan invaders, the scattered Shaido Aiel, and the Prophet himself. Perrin's cherished spouse, Faile, may well pay together with her existence, and Perrin himself could have to ruin his soul to avoid wasting her.

Meanwhile the insurgent Aes Sedai lower than their younger Amyrlin, Egwene al'Vere, face a military that intends to maintain them clear of the White Tower. yet Egwene is set to unseat the usurper Elaida and reunite the Aes Sedai. She doesn't but comprehend the cost that others--and she herself--will pay.

TV sequence replace: "Sony will produce besides pink Eagle leisure and Radar photographs. Rafe Judkins is hooked up to jot down and government produce. Judkins formerly labored on exhibits resembling ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD,” the Netflix sequence “Hemlock Grove,” and the NBC sequence “Chuck.” purple Eagle companions Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will govt produce besides Radar’s Ted box and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke also will government produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." ―Variety

The Wheel of Time®
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#2 The nice Hunt
#3 The Dragon Reborn
#4 The Shadow Rising
#5 The Fires of Heaven
#6 Lord of Chaos
#7 A Crown of Swords
#8 The course of Daggers
#9 Winter's Heart
#10 Crossroads of Twilight
#11 Knife of Dreams

By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
#12 The collecting Storm
#13 Towers of Midnight
#14 A reminiscence of Light

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The international of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

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The Wheel of Time Companion

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Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring paintings according to Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time

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