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The Maidens

By Alex Michaelides
  • ISBN Code: : 1250304474
  • Publisher : Celadon Books
  • Pages : 290
  • Category : Fiction
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**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** "Alex Michaelides’s long-awaited next novel, 'The Maidens,' is finally here...the premise is enticing and the elements irresistible." —The New York Times "A deliciously dark, elegant, utterly compulsive read—with a twist that blew my mind. I loved this even more than I loved The Silent Patient and that's saying something!" —Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psychological suspense, weaving together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession, that further cements “Michaelides as a major player in the field” (Publishers Weekly). Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike—particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens. Mariana Andros is a brilliant but troubled group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens when one member, a friend of Mariana’s niece Zoe, is found murdered in Cambridge. Mariana, who was once herself a student at the university, quickly suspects that behind the idyllic beauty of the spires and turrets, and beneath the ancient traditions, lies something sinister. And she becomes convinced that, despite his alibi, Edward Fosca is guilty of the murder. But why would the professor target one of his students? And why does he keep returning to the rites of Persephone, the maiden, and her journey to the underworld? When another body is found, Mariana’s obsession with proving Fosca’s guilt spirals out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her closest relationships. But Mariana is determined to stop this killer, even if it costs her everything—including her own life.

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Asuma Sudou has always been a proud pervert, but he's sworn to give that up to chase the girl of his dreams. Having received a special invitation to enter the same all-girls school as her, he's planning to live his romantic youth to the fullest. But those plans are cut short when it turns out the school is a front for a secret organization dedicated to battling kaijin-monsters created when people succumb to their murderous impulses! The girls of the school fight using the relics of defeated kaijin, but when the bloodthirsty instincts sealed within threaten to overwhelm them, Asuma is the only one who can bring them back to their senses!

The Path of Daggers

By Robert Jordan
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1429960590
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 698
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The Wheel of Time is now an original series on Prime Video, starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. The Seanchan invasion force is in possession of Ebou Dar. Nynaeve, Elayne, and Aviendha head for Caemlyn and Elayne's rightful throne, but on the way they discover an enemy much worse than the Seanchan. In Illian, Rand vows to throw the Seanchan back as he did once before. But signs of madness are appearing among the Asha'man. In Ghealdan, Perrin faces the intrigues of Whitecloaks, Seanchan invaders, the scattered Shaido Aiel, and the Prophet himself. Perrin's beloved wife, Faile, may pay with her life, and Perrin himself may have to destroy his soul to save her. Meanwhile the rebel Aes Sedai under their young Amyrlin, Egwene al'Vere, face an army that intends to keep them away from the White Tower. But Egwene is determined to unseat the usurper Elaida and reunite the Aes Sedai. She does not yet understand the price that others--and she herself--will pay. The Wheel of Time® New Spring: The Novel #1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great 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 Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons The Wheel of Time Companion By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood
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  • Publisher : Emblem Editions
  • Book Code : 1551994968
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 770
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An instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times). Now an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss. In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’ s persistent memories of life in the “time before” and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.

The Latinist: A Novel

By Mark Prins
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393541282
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 625
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One of The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of 2022 A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Crime Fiction of 2022 selection A contemporary reimagining of the Daphne and Apollo myth, The Latinist is a page-turning exploration of power, ambition, and the intertwining of love and obsession. Tessa Templeton has thrived at Oxford University under the tutelage and praise of esteemed classics professor Christopher Eccles. And now, his support is the one thing she can rely on: her job search has yielded nothing, and her devotion to her work has just cost her her boyfriend, Ben. Yet shortly before her thesis defense, Tessa learns that Chris has sabotaged her career—and realizes their relationship is not at all what she believed. Driven by what he mistakes as love for Tessa, Chris has ensured that no other institution will offer her a position, keeping her at Oxford with him. His tactics grow more invasive as he determines to prove he has her best interests at heart. Meanwhile, Tessa scrambles to undo the damage—and in the process makes a startling discovery about an obscure second-century Latin poet that could launch her into academic stardom, finally freeing her from Chris’s influence. A contemporary reimagining of the Daphne and Apollo myth, The Latinist is a page-turning exploration of power, ambition, and the intertwining of love and obsession.

Death and the Maidens

By Janet Todd
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1448212529
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 617
  • Pdf File: death-and-the-maidens.pdf

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1816 was the fateful year when the Romantic poet Shelley and his lover Mary shared a hectic creative and sexual menage in Switzerland with Lord Byron. This intense period drew from the men some of the greatest poetry of the age; from Mary, it elicited the seminal figures of Frankenstein and his Creature. But for other women close to Shelley it was a time of tragedy. At the heart of the story are Fanny Wollstonecraft and Harriet Westbrook, women whose lives were literally overwhelmed by him – and who both committed suicide before the year was out. "Not only a splendid work of feminist history, this is an important addition to late 18th- and early 19-century literary criticism." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A Maiden’S Hell

By Burton E. Burns
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469114127
  • Total of Pages : 139
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 211
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In thirty three years Ive seen a lot of troubled people in the world today. Ive written excerpts on all different topics, ranging from spirits to everyday situations. Most of what Ive written to date is fiction, but all ideas and topics that I write about are derived through dreams that I have had. A Maidens Hell is no different; the Maiden came to me in the night. A girl young and so troubled that all she could say was Please help me over and over. She told a story of abuse and loss of innocence and needed freedom from all that she was enduring, as another girl was holding her in envious nature totally blind to the big picture of what the maidens life portrayed. And the cost it weaves.

Kiawyn [The Maidens of Mocmoran 4]

By Wynette Davis
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  • Publisher : Siren-BookStrand
  • Book Code : 1640102841
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 522
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[Siren Classic: Erotic Fantasy Romance, HEA] Kiawyn, daughter of Gilvahn, is part of the six-point star, whatever that means. She's a Mocmoran vaedra, which comes with its own difficulties, none of which include being a part of some star foreseen prophecy to defeat Queen Balaedras, a demented fairy queen, and thwart the carnage they plan to unleash on the land of Ai. It was all foreseen by the ancients, so she has to believe. She must also believe in the love she feels for Prince Laeros of Zinvia. A man that ignites her desires and fills her heart with more than she ever thought it could hold. But none of it will matter if they don't survive. All of Ai must survive. And to survive, she must put aside her fears, her doubts, her insecurities, and believe in the role she'll play in the future. Believe in what the ancients foresaw of her part in the six-point star, and believe in the love she has for Laeros. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Batman: Death & the Maidens Deluxe Edition

By Greg Rucka
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  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Book Code : 1401276148
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 749
  • Pdf File: batman.pdf

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RAÍS AL GHUL IS DYING From award-winning author Greg Rucka (BATWOMAN, WONDER WOMAN) and comics legend Klaus Janson (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Daredevil), BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS: THE DELUXE EDITION tells the gripping story of the final days of RaÍs al Ghul. RaÍs al Ghul has lived for hundreds of years, but he is not immortal. Without access to his life-giving Lazarus Pit, death will come to the DemonÍs Head just as it would anyone else. RaÍs knows his days are numbered, but his lifeÍs work is far from complete. Time and again the Dark Knight has thwarted him, but now, in his final days, RaÍs must turn to the Batman for help. In exchange for his aid, RaÍs offers Batman the opportunity of a lifetime-the chance to speak with his dead parents. But the reunion is not what Batman imagined, and what Martha and Thomas Wayne have to say to their son will profoundly change both the man and the hero. This volume includes the complete nine-issue miniseries and prologue story as well as behind-the-scenes sketches and commentary.

The Maiden Dance

By Dr. Nonyelum Chibuzo Mba
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1496989503
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 826
  • Pdf File: the-maiden-dance.pdf

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Dr. Nonyelum Chibuzo Mba is from Nigeria. She is a Lecturer in the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Abuja, Abuja. She has a PhD in Feminism (Womanism) and Gender Discourse in African Literature in English. Her other qualifications are an MA in English Literature; a BA (Ed) English, NCE; a Diploma in Computer Science (Data Processing), Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism, WASC, and GCE O-Level. In addition to The Maiden Dance, Dr. N. C. Mba is the author of Basic Study in Fiction, Literature of Black Diaspora, A Survey of the Twentieth Century American Literature, and Escapade (a novel). She has published several articles in various journals, contributed to books, and has a number of works in progress, including collections of short stories, poems, and drama. She is a member of several professional and other associations.

The Locrian Maidens

By James M. Redfield
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691223815
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 370
  • Pdf File: the-locrian-maidens.pdf

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Athens dominates textbook accounts of ancient Greece. But was it, for the Greeks themselves, a model city-state or a creative, even a corrupt, departure from the model? Or was there a model? This book reveals Epizephyrian Locri--a Greek colony on the Adriatic coast of Italy--as a third way in Greek culture, neither Athens nor Sparta. Drawing on a wide range of literary and archaeological evidence, James Redfield offers a fascinating account of this poorly understood Greek city-state, and in particular the distinctive role of women and marriage therein. Redfield devotes much of the book to placing Locri within a more general account of Greek culture, particularly with the institution of marriage in relation to private property, sexual identity, and the fate of the soul. He begins by considering the annual practice of sending two maidens from old-world Locris, the putative place of origin of the Italian Locrians, to serve in the temple of Athena at Ilion, finding here some key themes of Locrian culture. He goes on to provide a richly detailed overview of the Italian city; in a set of iconographic essays he suggests that marriage was seen in Locri as a life transformation akin to the eternal bliss hoped for after death. Nothing less than a general reevaluation of classical Greek society in both its political and theological dimensions, The Locrian Maidens is must reading for students and scholars of classics, while remaining accessible and of particular interest to those in women's studies and to anyone seeking a broader understanding of ancient Greece.

Medicine, Healing and Performance

By Effie Gemi-Iordanou,Stephen Gordon,Robert Matthew,Ellen McInnes
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  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Book Code : 1782971688
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: medicine-healing-and-performance.pdf

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Whether it is the binding of shattered bones or the creation of herbal remedies, human agency is a central feature of the healing process. Both archaeological and anthropological research has contributed much to our understanding of the performative aspects of medicine. The papers contained in this volume, based on a session conducted at the 2010 Theoretical Archaeology Conference, take a multi-disciplinary approach to the topic, addressing such issues as the cultural conception of disease; the impact of gender roles on healing strategies; the possibilities afforded by syncretism; the relationship between material culture and the body; and the role played by the active agency of the sick.

THE GOLDEN MAIDEN AND OTHER STORIES FROM ARMENIA - 29 stories from the Caucasus Corridor

By Anon E. Mouse
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  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 8828303913
  • Total of Pages : 321
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  • Members : 260
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Herein are 29 Armenian Fairy Tales and legends. Some of these stories may have a familiar ring and others will be entirely “new” to the reader despite them being millennia old. Here you will stories like: * The Golden Maiden * The Betrothed Of Destiny * The Fairy Nightingale * The Dreamer * The Bride Of The Fountain * Dyjhicon: The Coward-Hero * Zoolvisia * Dragon-Child And Sun-Child * The Magic Ring * Bedik And The Invulnerable Giant * The Maiden Of The Sea; and many, many more. A distinguished English student of folk-lore wrote: “Armenia offers a rich and hitherto almost untouched library of folklore.” Never before has such a true statement been made, for Armenia sits astride the main northern arm of the Silk Route – the one which runs north, from Persia and the ancient city of Persepolis through the valley of Ararat and the Caucasus corridor to the Black sea to the capitals of Northern Europe. It is along this axis that stories, goods and spices were traded. Initially this was an East – West trade, but as Europe grew and matured this became a two-way trade with European culture and customs travelling East and Eastern culture and customs travelling West, all through Armenia where a great deal of them were deposited and took root. So it is from this source that these tales have been drawn – and we’ve only just scratched the surface. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. ============= KEYWORDS/TAGS: Armenia, folklore, legends, myths, fairy tales, fables, childrens stories, bedtime stories, country legends, golden maiden, Betrothed Of Destiny, Youngest, Three, Fairy Nightingale, Dreamer, dreams, dreamtime, Bride, Fountain, Dyjhicon, Coward, Hero, Zoolvisia, Dragon-Child, Sun-Child, Mirza, Magic Ring, Twins, Idiot, Bedik, Invulnerable, Giant, Simon, Friend Of Snakes, Poor Widow, Son, Niggardly, Companion, Maiden, Sea, Golden-Headed Fish, Husband, Wife, Wicked Stepmother, Tricks, Woman, Wise Weaver, Mind, Luck, World, Beauty, Salman, Rostom, Sparrow, Two Children, Old Woman, Cat, Sia-Manto, Guje-Zare

Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest

By Various
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 161
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 525
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"Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest" by Various. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.