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Women Writers and the Hero of Romance

By J. Wilt
  • ISBN Code: : 1137426985
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Fiction
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Women Writers and the Hero of Romance studies the nature of the hero and his meaning for the female seeker, or quester, in romance fiction from Wuthering Heights to Fifty Shades of Grey. The book includes chapters on Wuthering Heights, Middlemarch, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Sheik, and the novels of Ayn Rand and Dorothy Dunnett.

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When the invitation to the Gloaming arrives, Lexi can’t believe that she, a half vampire, has been invited to enter the dark fae realm. Her first trip to a Shadow Realm isn’t one she’ll soon forget once she meets Cole, a dark fae prince. Fresh from the war that ravaged the mortal realm and devastated his family, Cole is struggling to piece his life back together when he encounters Lexi. He has always identified more with his dark fae side, but when her presence awakens the lycan part of him, Cole is unable to resist his attraction to her. When the hostile tension between the different immortals erupts, Lexi flees the Gloaming for the mortal realm. Once home, she’s certain she’ll never see Cole again. She’s proven wrong when tragedy strikes. Lexi is unable to turn Cole away... even if helping him puts her in danger. Can their growing love survive the cruelty of the Shadow Realms, or will they be the next to fall? Enter the Shadow Realms. A world where vampires feast, lycans love deeply, dark fae seduce, witches cast their spells, dragons rule the skies... and treachery lurks around every corner. ***Due to sexual content, violence, and language, this book is recommended for readers 18+ years of age.*** Keywords: Werewolf romance for adults mate new adult lycan novel shapeshifter dark fae king mythology warlock witches contemporary fantasy psychic power dragon mythical creatures steamy twists tale strong heroine male lead angst folklore paranormal action adventure thriller supernatural apocalyptic supernatural love story vampire shifter romantic.

The Hero and Hero-Making Across Genres

By Amar Singh,Shipra Tholia,Pravin K Patel
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1000462587
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Fiction
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This book critically examines how a Hero is made, sustained, and even deformed, in contemporary cultures. It brings together diverse ideas from philosophy, mythology, religion, literature, cinema, and social media to explore how heroes are constructed across genres, mediums, and traditions. The essays in this volume present fresh perspectives for readers to conceptualize the myriad possibilities the term ‘Hero’ brings with itself. They examine the making and unmaking of the heroes across literary, visual and social cultures —in religious spaces and in classical texts; in folk tales and fairy tales; in literature, as seen in Heinrich Böll’s Und Sagte Kein Einziges Wort, Thomas Brüssig’s Heroes like Us, and in movies, like Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and in the short film like Dean Potter's When Dogs Fly. The volume also features nuanced takes on intersectional feminist representations in hero movies; masculinity in sports biopics; taking everyday heroes from the real to the reel, among others key themes. A stimulating work that explores the mechanisms that ‘manufacture’ heroes, this book will be useful for scholars and researchers of English literature, postcolonial studies, cultural studies, film studies, media studies, literary and critical theory, arts and aesthetics, political sociology and political philosophy.

From the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations of Galaxies

By Mauro D'Onofrio,Roberto Rampazzo,Simone Zaggia
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319310062
  • Total of Pages : 785
  • Category : Science
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In order to outline possible future directions in galaxy research, this book wants to be a short stopover, a moment of self-reflection of the past century of achievements in this area. Since the pioneering years of galaxy research in the early 20th century, the research on galaxies has seen a relentless advance directly connected to the parallel exponential growth of new technologies. Through a series of interviews with distinguished astronomers the editors provide a snapshot of the achievements obtained in understanding galaxies. While many initial questions about their nature have been addressed, many are still open and require new efforts to achieve a solution. The discussions may reveal paradigms worthwhile revisiting. With the help of some of those scientists who have contributed to it, the editors sketch the history of this scientific journey and ask them for inspirations for future directions of galaxy research.

The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours

By Gregory Nagy
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674075447
  • Total of Pages : 752
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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The ancient Greeks’ concept of “the hero” was very different from what we understand by the term today. In 24 installments, based on the Harvard course Gregory Nagy has taught and refined since the 1970s, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours explores civilization’s roots in Classical literature, a lineage that continues to challenge and inspire us.

The Realm of the Drells

By Kenneth Zeigler
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  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Book Code : 076840813X
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The Darkness is Never Harmless Seventeen-year-old Debbie tapped into the unseen realm of the supernatural. What she thought would be a harmless sance with friends turned out to be much moreand she entered The Realm of the Drells. Debbies spiritual curiosity transports her to an alternate universe ruled by goatdemons called Drells. While trapped in this dark world ruled by slavery, pain and fear, Debbie has a spiritual encounter that changes everything. After receiving a dream, she is driven to save her fellow human captives and bring an end to the Drells tyranny of darkness. Meanwhile, a team of scientists back on Earth frantically searches for a breakthrough that could rescue Debbie and the other prisoners, bringing them safely from one world to the next. With the clock ticking, Debbie is forced to make some shocking alliances that cross space, spirituality, and specieseven if it means partnering with Abaddon, the dark angel! The Realm of the Drells takes you on a journey where nothing is as it seems. Experience a world of warfare and suspense mixed with science-fiction and spirituality.

A Draw of Kings (The Staff and the Sword)

By Patrick W. Carr
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 144126342X
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
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Dark Forces Have Gathered and the Final Battle for Illustra Has Begun Their journey to Merakh should have made Errol and his companions heroes of the realm. Instead, they've been branded enemies of the kingdom. In the wake of the king's death, Duke Weir is ruling the country--and he intends to marry Adora to bring an heir from the royal line. With Errol and the others imprisoned and the identity of the rightful heir to the throne still hidden in secrecy, Illustra is on the verge of civil war--and threatened by hostile forces gathering on every side. A dangerous mission to free Errol is attempted, but the dangers facing the kingdom mount with every passing moment. The barrier has fallen, ferrals are swarming toward the land, and their enemies draw ever closer. Will the discovery of the true heir turn back the tide of Illustra's destruction? Praise for The Staff and the Sword series "This fast-paced fantasy debut set in a medieval world is a winner. Both main and secondary characters are fully drawn and endearing...Fans of epic Christian fantasies will enjoy discovering a new voice." Library Journal (starred review) on A Cast of Stones "The adrenaline level remains high..." Publishers Weekly on The Hero's Lot "The Hero's Lot is a spellbinding, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that will leave you breathless and reeling from the truly masterful and immensely pleasurable writing of Patrick W. Carr." Radiant Lit

Enemy of the Realm

By Wesley King
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 069817531X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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In book two of the series that's Eragon meets Transformers, Marcus and Dree prepare to set out on a quest to find the storied, magical Egg. But first they'll have to rally Dracone's rebels and dragons if they're going to have any chance of winning the war against Francis's army of drones. Having barely escaped the wrath of Prime Minister Francis Xidorne and his army of drones, Marcus Brimley finds himself back on Earth, this time with Dree and George in tow. The group's mission is clear: Find the Flames' ancient Egg and bring it back to Dracone, so that its powerful dragon magic can be harnessed in the fight against the drones. But when the U.S. government complicates their plans, Marcus, Dree, and George must figure out another way to get their hands on the Egg—even if it means making an enormous sacrifice. Meanwhile, the situation waiting for Marcus and Dree back in Dracone is worse than ever. Francis's factories continue to churn out new drones by the day, and with attacks becoming more powerful and more frequent, the displaced citizens of Dracone begin to form a rebel army of their own—one that isn't quite on board with the dragon/human alliance. And as the war escalates and Francis's army grows stronger, Marcus and Dree can't help but wonder: Who's on their side? Praise for Dragons vs. Drones: "This mash-up of fantasy and sci-fi is excellently done. Middle-grade readers will devour this and rejoice that the ending leaves room for a sequel." —Booklist "[Dragons vs. Drones] will hold strong appeal for kids who are into coding and all things tech." —School Library Journal

The Ancient Language of Sacred Sound

By David Elkington
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1644111667
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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• Details how sacred sites resonate at the same frequencies as both the Earth and the alpha waves of the human brain • Shows how human writing in its original hieroglyphic form was a direct response to the divine sound patterns of sacred sites • Explains how ancient hero myths from around the world relate to divine acoustic science and formed the source of religion The Earth resonates at an extremely low frequency. Known as “the Schumann Resonance,” this natural rhythm of the Earth precisely corresponds with the human brain’s alpha wave frequencies--the frequency at which we enter into and come out of sleep as well as the frequency of deep meditation, inspiration, and problem solving. Sound experiments reveal that sacred sites and structures like stupas, pyramids, and cathedrals also resonate at these special frequencies when activated by chanting and singing. Did our ancestors build their sacred sites according to the rhythms of the Earth? Exploring the acoustic connections between the Earth, the human brain, and sacred spaces, David Elkington shows how humanity maintained a direct line of communication with Mother Earth and the Divine through the construction of sacred sites, such as Stonehenge, Newgrange, Machu Picchu, Chartres Cathedral, and the pyramids of both Egypt and Mexico. He reveals how human writing in its original hieroglyphic form was a direct response to the divine sound patterns of sacred sites, showing how, for example, recognizable hieroglyphs appear in sand patterns when the sacred frequencies of the Great Pyramid are activated. Looking at ancient hero legends--those about the bringers of important knowledge or language--Elkington explains how these myths form the source of ancient religion and have a unique mythological resonance, as do the sites associated with them. The author then reveals how religion, including Christianity, is an ancient language of acoustic science given expression by the world’s sacred sites and shows that power places played a profound role in the development of human civilization.

Masquerade

By Felicity Heaton
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  • Publisher : Felicity Heaton
  • Book Code : 1909306258
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  • Category : Fiction
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New York Times and USA Today Best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton presents Masquerade (Vampires Realm Romance Series Book 7) Ten years have passed since Sophis and Vivek, two vampires of the Venia bloodline, came close to death at the hands of twin hunters Aleksis and Izabella Romanov. The events of that night turned Sophis and Vivek against each other, shattering their close friendship and driving them apart. Now, on the eve of a centenary Creator Day masquerade and at a time when things between them are dangerously close to separating them forever, they uncover a small army of vampire hunters in Saint Petersburg, led by their nemeses, Aleksis and Izabella. With the safety of the rulers of the seven pure vampire bloodlines in their hands and their chance for vengeance hanging in the balance, can Sophis and Vivek face their past and overcome their differences? Will they realise their true feelings for each other before it’s too late or will the hunters finally claim their lives as their deadly plot to destroy the bloodlines unfolds? Masquerade is the seventh novel in the Vampires Realm romance series. This paranormal romance features a vampire hero and heroine who hate each other, a few revelations that will shake them, a grand masquerade ball, a rising threat, and a second chance romance, together with a cast of vampires, shifters, and more, plus lots of action and adventure--and steamy scenes! All Vampires Realm books have no cliffhangers, a guaranteed happily ever after, and some strong language. Enjoy! Books in the Vampires Realm Romance Series Book 1: Prophecy: Child of Light Book 2: Prophecy: Caelestis and Aurorea Book 3: Dark Moon Rising Book 3.1: Spellbound Book 3.5: Reunion Book 4: Seventh Circle Book 5: Winter’s Kiss Book 6: Hunter’s Moon Book 7: Masquerade Book 8: Hunger keywords: paranormal, paranormal romance, paranormal romance books for adults, vampire, vampires, vampire romance, vampire romance books, vampire romance series, immortals, immortal romance, fantasy romance, alpha hero, strong heroine, action, long series, adventure, no cliffhangers, guaranteed HEA, happily ever after