Emissary (Book Two of The Percheron Saga) by Fiona McIntosh

By Fiona McIntosh

With no Lazar's guiding hand and presence, the Stone Palace of Percheron has turn into a distinct position. younger Zar Boaz, mistrusting of his mom, Herezah, yet too green to face on his personal, seeks counsel from the abruptly replaced and secretive Vizier, who has a sinister time table of his personal. As Herezah privately grieves for Lazar, she hatches an audacious plot to spoil the odalisque Ana, who flouts the foundations of the harem yet has came upon a degree of safeguard in having stuck the attention of Zar Boaz. And Ana shoulders an incredible burden of guilt as she matures from a stunning lady right into a gorgeous younger girl . . . and fears what her destiny within the harem may possibly carry. but Lazar, unbeknownst to almost each person within the palace, is slowly getting better on a mystery island. As he struggles to come back to well-being, struggle from realm threatens Percheron, and, because the cyclical conflict of the gods maintains to construct, the 1st of the Goddess's disciples falls into the grip of the demon Maliz. good fortune or failure—for either Percheron and Lyana—hinges on Lazar, whose affliction has left him with a brand new reward he fears is a curse, and if he can't take motion quickly, all could be misplaced.

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Surprised by Sin: the Reader in Paradise Lost by Stanley Fish

By Stanley Fish

In 1967 the realm of Milton stories was once divided into armed camps: one proclaiming (in the culture of Blake and Shelley) that Milton was once of the devil's get together without or with figuring out it, the opposite proclaiming (in the culture of Addison and C. S. Lewis) that the poet's sympathies are patently with God and the angels dependable to him.

The fulfillment of Stanley Fish's Surprised by means of Sin used to be to reconcile the 2 camps through subsuming their claims in one overarching thesis: Paradise Lost is a poem approximately how its readers got here to be the way in which they are--that is, fallen--and the poem's lesson is confirmed on a reader's impulse each time she or he reveals a devilish motion beautiful or a godly motion dismaying.

Fish's argument reshaped the face of Milton reports; thirty years later the problems raised in Surprised by means of Sin proceed to set the schedule and force debate.

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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 fellows, there got here Dragon climate: a wave of magnificent warmth, oppressive humidity, darkish indignant clouds . . . and dragons. Dragons without regret, no sympathy, little need for people; dragons who destroyed a whole village and everybody in it. every body, that's, other than the younger boy Arlian. Orphaned and by myself, Arlian used to be captured via looters and bought as a mining slave. He ultimately escaped, fueled by means of years of hatred and a private vow to convey justice to all who had wronged him. After killing those that enslaved him, Arlian sought out The Dragon Society, whose sworn goal was once to face opposed to the dragon risk. It was once there, between his friends, that Arlian stumbled on he's humanity's most sensible wish for defeating the dragons . . . permanently.Now, Arlian seeks his ultimate vengeance: demise to all of dragonkind. yet as he starts off to ruin the evil beasts, wild magic seeps into the Lands of fellows, sowing chaos and destruction in its wake. Will Arlian's all-consuming quest for justice eat humanity in addition? the reply may well lie inside of his historic foe's such a lot deadly weapon: Dragon Venom

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Judgment Rising: The Rys Chronicles Book III by Tracy Falbe

By Tracy Falbe

Proceed the saga of The Rys Chronicles or sign up for the tale at this aspect as new adventures and demanding situations confront Shan and Dreibrand.

To the victors pass the spoils, and Shan and Dreibrand have flourished for 5 years because the leaders in their respective kingdoms. Allied by way of friendship, they greet the longer term with pleasure and grandiose plans. Dreibrand counts on his courting with Shan to guard him from the encroaching Atrophane Empire as he rigorously avoids direct disagreement together with his former countrymen, now below the undisputed management of his outdated rival Sandin Promentro.

But a better malice than imperial ambition threatens the hot lords of the barren region. The lengthy lifeless civilization of Nufal, the place Dreibrand and Miranda nurture their fledgling nation, has now not forgotten the brutal genocide of its historic battle with the rys. The ghosts of Nufal could have been extinguished yet their avengers stay. The inheritors of Onja’s wealth and lands will now conflict the nightmare in their judgment emerging.

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Dark Heart: Book I of Dragon's Disciple by Margaret Weis

By Margaret Weis

Someone,or something,is rippingthe hearts from residing males. Justinian, Lord Sterling, has lived for hundreds of years, serving an historical entity identified in simple terms because the Dragon. Immortality is Justin's gift. yet to maintain it, he needs to hold killing. Lt. Sandra McCormick is a committed cop, a loner whose task is her safe haven from a twisted prior. yet to maintain it, she needs to cease the killing.Two loners, each one stalking the opposite. every one destined to be the other's savior--and downfall. for romance, unforeseen, unstoppable, attracts them jointly. And love is the single vice the Dragon won't let . . .

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Lord Valentine's Castle (The Majipoor Cycle, Book 1) by Robert K. Silverberg

By Robert K. Silverberg

The vintage Bestselling Saga through technological know-how Fiction Grand grasp Robert Silverberg

 

Lord Valentine’s Castle

He is a guy with out prior— a wanderer with out reminiscence of his origins. He calls himself Valentine. As a member of a motley crew of entertainers, he travels around the magical planet of Majipoor, continually hoping he'll meet a person who may give him again what he has lost.

And then, he starts to dream--and to obtain messages in these desires. Messages that inform him that he's excess of a typical vagabond—he is a lord, a king became out of his fortress. Now his travels have a purpose—to go back to his domestic, become aware of what enemy took his reminiscence, and declare the future that awaits him…

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Paragon Lost: A Chronicle of the King's Blades by Dave Duncan

By Dave Duncan

Many legends have emerged from the shadows of Ironhall, but without doubt none can surpass the greatness and glory predestined for Sir Beaumont—possessor of the purest and most powerful of hearts, and a brain as speedy, willing, and exact as his sword. however the day he units out within the provider of the aged Lord Wassail turns to a black one, and younger Beau's trip leads to horror and blood . . . and shame. Banished from the King's Blades, he now faces a grim destiny as a homeless pariah, a creature to be avoided and despised. yet redemption can come from unforeseen instructions and in unrecognizable guises. Approached in mystery by way of the mythical Durendal, now Grand grasp of the Order, the dishonored paragon is out there one final probability to win again his weapon and his position between his brothers in fingers. yet to take action, Beau needs to experience by myself again throughout the icy gates of Hell . . . and do conflict with the satan himself.

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Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

By Victor Hugo

Sensational, dramatic, choked with wealthy pleasure and packed with the sweep and violence of human passions, LES MISERABLES is not just incredible event yet a robust social record. the tale of ways the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to flee his earlier and reaffirm his humanity, in an international brutalized by means of poverty and lack of understanding, grew to become the gospel of the terrible and the oppressed.

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