The King of Elfland's Daughter

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Publisher : DigiCat
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Total Pages : 192 pages
Book Rating : 4.01/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis The King of Elfland's Daughter by : Lord Dunsany

Download or read book The King of Elfland's Daughter written by Lord Dunsany and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-11-13 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The lord of Erl is told by the parliament of his people that they want to be ruled by a magic lord. Obeying the immemorial custom, the lord sends his son Alveric to fetch the King of Elfland's daughter, Lirazel, to be his bride. He makes his way to Elfland, where time passes at a rate far slower than the real world, and wins her. They return to Erl and have a son, but in the manner of fairy brides of folklore, she fits uneasily with his people. She returns to the waiting arms of her father in Elfland, and her lovesick husband goes searching for her, abandoning the kingdom of Erl and wandering in a now-hopeless quest. However, Lirazel becomes lonesome for her mortal husband and son. Seeing that she is unhappy, the King of Elfland uses a powerful magic to engulf the land of Erl.

The Iron Dragon's Daughter

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 1504025660
Total Pages : 348 pages
Book Rating : 4.69/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis The Iron Dragon's Daughter by : Michael Swanwick

Download or read book The Iron Dragon's Daughter written by Michael Swanwick and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2016-05-31 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times Notable Book: “Combining cyberpunk’s grit with dystopic fantasy, this iconoclastic hybrid is a standout piece of storytelling” (Library Journal). Jane is trapped as a changeling in an industrialized Faerie ruled by aristocratic high elves and populated by ogres, dwarves, night-gaunts, and hags. She is the only human in a factory where underage forced labor builds cybernetic, magical dragons that are weaponized and sent off to war. When the damaged dragon Melanchthon tempts Jane with promises of freedom, the stage is set for a daring escape that will shake the foundations of existence. Combining alchemy and technology, a coming-of-age story like no other, The Iron Dragon’s Daughter takes place against a dystopic mindscape of dark challenges and class struggles that force Jane to make costly decisions at every turn. A finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and the 1994 Locus Award, The Iron Dragon’s Daughter a is one-of-a-kind melding of grimdark fantasy and cyberpunk grit from the Nebula Award–winning author of Stations of the Tide. It engages the reader in a nihilistic world in which nothing is as it seems and everything comes at a steep and often horrific price.

The Charwoman's Shadow

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Total Pages : 312 pages
Book Rating : 4.66/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis The Charwoman's Shadow by : Lord Dunsany

Download or read book The Charwoman's Shadow written by Lord Dunsany and published by . This book was released on 1926 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An old woman who spends her days scrubbing the floors might be an unlikely damsel in distress, but Lord Dunsany proves once again his mastery of the fantastical. The Charwoman's Shadow is a beautiful tale of a sorcerer's apprentice who discovers his master's nefarious usage of stolen shadows, and vows to save the charwoman from her slavery."--Publisher's description.

Desire and Pursuit of the Whole

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ISBN 13 : 9781903933145
Total Pages : 288 pages
Book Rating : 4.45/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Desire and Pursuit of the Whole by : Frederick Rolfe

Download or read book Desire and Pursuit of the Whole written by Frederick Rolfe and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a description of Venice at the time when it served as an asylum for undesirables from all over Europe, as well as erotic vacation destinations for some, in much the same way Thailand and similar countries are today. It stands as a scurrilous sensual testament to his fervent affection for the physical beauty of the city of Venice. It was first published posthumously in 1934 in a heavily edited version and finally, in an unexpurgated edition by Quartet in 1993. This is the first annotated edition with details of the people libelled in the book.

Lud-in-the-Mist

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Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
ISBN 13 : 048685230X
Total Pages : 303 pages
Book Rating : 4.00/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Lud-in-the-Mist by : Hope Mirrlees

Download or read book Lud-in-the-Mist written by Hope Mirrlees and published by Courier Dover Publications. This book was released on 2023-06-14 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An enchanting novel intertwining folklore, the magical realm of the fairy folk, mysterious intrigue, and superstition with drug addiction, smuggling, and possibly murder. A delightful discovery for lovers of fantasy.

The Book of Merlyn

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
ISBN 13 : 147731735X
Total Pages : 185 pages
Book Rating : 4.58/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis The Book of Merlyn by : T.H. White

Download or read book The Book of Merlyn written by T.H. White and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2018-09-19 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The long-lost conclusion to The Once and Future King, in which King Arthur faces his final battle against his son. This magical account of King Arthur’s last night on earth, rediscovered in a collection of T. H. White’s papers at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, spent twenty-six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list following its publication in 1977. While preparing for his final, fatal battle with his bastard son, Mordred, Arthur returns to the Animal Council with Merlyn, where the deliberations center on ways to abolish war. More self-revealing than any other of White’s books, Merlyn shows his mind at work as he agonized over whether to join the fight against Nazi Germany while penning the epic that would become The Once and Future King. The Book of Merlyn has been cited as a major influence by such illustrious writers as Kazuo Ishiguro, J. K. Rowling, Helen Macdonald, Neil Gaiman, and Lev Grossman. “Arriving from beyond the curve of time and apparently from the grave, The Book of Merlyn stirs its own pages, saying, wait: you didn’t get the whole story. . . . It gives us a final glimpse of those two immortal characters, Wart and Merlyn, up close, slo-mo, with a considered and affectionate scrutiny. The book is an elegiac posting from a master storyteller of the twentieth century. Its reissue in our next century is just as welcome as when it first arrived forty years ago. . . . Certainly the moral questions about the military use of force perplex the world still. . . . The efficacy of treaties, the trading of insults among the potentates of the day, the testing of weapons, the weaponizing of trade—these strategies are still front and center. Rather terrifyingly so. We do well to revisit what that old schoolteacher of children, Merlyn, has been trying to point out to us about power and responsibility.” —Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of Wicked,from the foreword “Such a small thing, The Book of Merlyn, to hold so much. Joyful and despairing, heartbreaking, yet full of hope. As wonderful and fearful to read today as it was when I first found it in 1978. And the world has as much need of it today as it did then—more, perhaps. But will the world be ready to listen?” —Mercedes Lackey, New York Times–bestselling author of the Valdemar and Elves on the Road series

The Night Circus

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Publisher : Anchor
ISBN 13 : 0385534647
Total Pages : 389 pages
Book Rating : 4.42/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis The Night Circus by : Erin Morgenstern

Download or read book The Night Circus written by Erin Morgenstern and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2011-09-13 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in the spellbinding novel that captured the world's imagination. • "Part love story, part fable ... defies both genres and expectations." —The Boston Globe The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

The Broken Sword

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 1497694221
Total Pages : 290 pages
Book Rating : 4.24/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis The Broken Sword by : Poul Anderson

Download or read book The Broken Sword written by Poul Anderson and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-12-30 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This acclaimed fantasy classic of men, elves, and gods is at once breathtakingly exciting and heartbreakingly tragic. Published the same year as The Fellowship of the Ring, Poul Anderson’s novel The Broken Sword draws on similar Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon sources. In his greed for land and power, Orm the Strong slays the family of a Saxon witch—and for his sins, the Northman must pay with his newborn son. Stolen by elves and replaced by a changeling, Skafloc is raised to manhood unaware of his true heritage and treasured for his ability to handle the iron that the elven dare not touch. Meanwhile, the being who supplanted him as Orm’s son grows up angry and embittered by the humanity he has been denied. A pawn in a witch’s vengeance, the creature Valgard will never know love, and consumed by rage, he will commit a murderous act of unspeakable vileness. It is their destiny to finally meet on the field of battle—the man-elf and his dark twin, the monster—when the long-simmering war between elves and trolls finally erupts with a devastating fury. And only the mighty sword Tyrfing, broken by Thor and presented to Skafloc in infancy, can turn the tide in a terrible clashing of faerie folk that will ultimately determine the fate of the old gods. Along with such notables as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Poul Anderson is considered one of the masters of speculative fiction. This edition contains the author’s original text.

Three Hearts and Three Lions

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 1504024338
Total Pages : 268 pages
Book Rating : 4.34/5 ( download)

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Download or read book Three Hearts and Three Lions written by Poul Anderson and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2015-11-24 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transported to a medieval realm of magic and myth, a World War II resistance fighter undertakes a perilous quest in this classic fantasy adventure. Holger Carlsen is a rational man of science. A Danish engineer working with the Resistance to defeat the Nazis, he is wounded during an engagement with the enemy and awakens in an unfamiliar parallel universe where the forces of Law are locked in eternal combat with the forces of Chaos. Against a medieval backdrop, brave knights must take up arms against magical creatures of myth and faerie, battling dragons, trolls, werewolves, and giants. Though Holger has no recollection of this world, he discovers he is already well-known throughout the lands, a hero revered as a Champion of Law. He finds weaponry and armor awaiting him—precisely fitted to his form—and a shield with three hearts and three lions emblazoned upon it. As he journeys through a realm filled with wonders in search of the key to his past, Holger will call upon the scientific knowledge of his home dimension, the destinies of both worlds hanging in the balance. Before Thomas Covenant, Roger Zelazny’s Amber, and J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the great Poul Anderson introduced readers to the Middle World and the legendary hero Ogier the Dane. Inventive and exciting, Three Hearts and Three Lions is a foray into fantasy that employs touches of science fiction from an award-winning master of the speculative.

Kingdoms of Elfin

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Publisher : Handheld Classics
ISBN 13 : 9781999944810
Total Pages : 263 pages
Book Rating : 4.1X/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Kingdoms of Elfin by : Sylvia Townsend Warner

Download or read book Kingdoms of Elfin written by Sylvia Townsend Warner and published by Handheld Classics. This book was released on 2018-10-31 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sylvia Townsend Warner's final collection of short stories contains sixteen sly and enchanting stories of Elfindom.