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Download PDF by Peter Worsley: Mpu Monagua's Sumanasāntaka : An Old Javanese Epic Poem,

By Peter Worsley

ISBN-10: 9004252037

ISBN-13: 9789004252035

Edited, translated and annotated through Peter Worsley, S. Supomo, Thomas Hunter, and Margaret Fletcher

Mpu Monaguṇa's early 13th century epic poem Sumanasāntaka is a vernacular rendering of Kālidāsa's tale of Prince Aja and Princess Indumatī instructed within the Raghuvaṃśa. In it the poet exploits his resource narrative to explain and touch upon the Javanese international of his times.
In Mpu Monaguṇa's Sumanasāntaka the authors supply an edited textual content and translation of Mpu Monaguṇa's epic kakawin and huge observation at the enhancing of the manuscripts and heritage of the poem and its tale, the connection among the outdated Javanese poem and Kālidāsa's Raghuvaṃśa, the way the poem imagines the lived setting of historic Java within the early 13th century and Balinese painted representations of the tale of Prince Aja and Princess Indumatī.

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New PDF release: The Ships of Air: The Fall of Ile-Rien (The Fall of

By Martha Wells

ISBN-10: 0061129445

ISBN-13: 9780061129445

ISBN-10: 0380807998

ISBN-13: 9780380807994

Recognized for her lush, tricky worlds and intricate characters, acclaimed writer Martha Wells has overjoyed readers together with her impressive delusion novels of bold and wit. With The Wizard Hunters she introduced her so much formidable venture yet-the go back to the liked international of the Nebula Award-nominated The demise of the Necromancer and the autumn of Ile-Rien. Now the saga maintains in a triumph of suspense and mind's eye. regardless of a valiant fight opposed to better forces, the rustic of Ile-Rien has fallen to the onslaught of the relentless Gardier, a faceless military of sorcerers decided to overcome all civilization. to avoid wasting the remnants of her state, former playwright Tremaine Valiarde undertakes an epic trip to forestall the Gardier. Rescuing the proud send Queen Ravenna from destruction, Tremaine and a resolute band of sorcerers and warriors set sail throughout magical seas on a voyage of probability and discovery. For the key to defeating the enemy-and to rescuing the realm from the Gardier's inimitable hatred-lies a ways past the partitions of the area, and in basic terms the tenuous ties of friendship and honor will preserve the band jointly. however the Gardier aren't the single evil during this tumultuous global, and an old terror stalks the ornate rooms and shadowy decks of the Queen Ravenna-a strength so malevolent and enigmatic that even the transforming into energy of the sorcerer's sphere is probably not adequate to avoid wasting Ile-Rien from utter break.

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Download e-book for iPad: Storm Dragon: The Draconic Prophecies, Book 1 (Bk. 1) by James Wyatt

By James Wyatt

ISBN-10: 078694854X

ISBN-13: 9780786948543

The start of an event that may shake the area of Eberron! A struggle hero, his brain damaged by way of the wonders he witnessed on his final undertaking for his state, has spent years within the inner most, darkest criminal in the entire international. Wallowing in depression and ever at the verge of insanity, he's stuck unexpectedly while a band of strangers breaks him out. yet his rescuers do not precisely have his most sensible pursuits at center. The magic relic that broke his once-brilliant brain could be the key to preventing world wide destruction--and even if he lives or dies particularly does not hindrance them.

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Read e-book online Imager's Challenge PDF

By L. E. Modesitt Jr.

ISBN-10: 0765321262

ISBN-13: 9780765321268

Imager’s problem takes up instantly after the belief of Imager. nonetheless improving from accidents obtained in foiling the plots of the Ferran envoy, Rhenn is getting ready to take in his new tasks as imager liaison to the Civic Patrol of L’Excelsis. No has he assumed his new place than he discovers issues. First, the Commander of the Civic Patrol doesn’t desire a liaison from the notorious Collegium, and shortly has Rhenn patrolling the streets of the worst district within the urban. moment, Rhenn gets formal observe that one of many excessive Holders, the daddy of a guy Rhenn in part blinded in self-defense, has declared his goal to spoil Rhenn and his family. Rhenn’s purely allies are the kinfolk of the woman he loves, profitable retailers with underworld connections. in any case, Rhenn needs to actually stand off opposed to gang lords, naval marines, Tiempran terrorist monks, the main strong excessive Holder in all of Solidar, and his personal Collegium—and give you the chance to succeed with no making extra enemies and endangering these he loves.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Trojan Epic: Posthomerica by Quintus of Smyrna, Alan James

By Quintus of Smyrna, Alan James

Composed within the 3rd century A.D., the Trojan Epic is the earliest surviving literary facts for plenty of of the traditions of the Trojan struggle handed down from historic Greece. sometimes called the Posthomerica, or "sequel to Homer," the Trojan Epic chronicles the process the struggle after the burial of Troy's maximum hero, Hektor.

Quintus, believed to were an informed Greek dwelling in Roman Asia Minor, incorporated a number of the war's such a lot mythical occasions: the demise of Achilles, the computer virus, and the destruction of Troy. yet simply because Quintus intentionally imitated Homer's language and magnificence, his paintings has been disregarded by way of many students as pastiche.

A brilliant and exciting tale in its personal correct, the Trojan Epic can also be rather major for what it finds approximately its sources―the a lot older, now misplaced Greek epics concerning the Trojan conflict recognized jointly because the Epic Cycle. Written within the Homeric period, those poems acknowledged occasions no longer integrated within the Iliad or the Odyssey. As Alan James makes transparent during this brilliant and trustworthy new translation, Quintus's paintings merits realization for its literary-historical value and its narrative strength. James's line-by-line verse translation in English unearths the unique as an exhilarating and eloquent story of gods and heroes, bravery and crafty, hubris and brutality. James features a mammoth advent which areas the paintings in its literary and ancient context, an in depth and annotated book-by-book precis of the epic, a remark dealing frequently with assets, and an explanatory index of right names. Brilliantly revitalized by way of James, the Trojan Epic will entice quite a lot of readers drawn to Greek mythology and the legend of Troy.

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Get The Isle of Battle PDF

By Sean Russell

ISBN-10: 0061118915

ISBN-13: 9780061118913

ISBN-10: 0380974908

ISBN-13: 9780380974900

Epic excessive myth this solid comes alongside just once shortly! status with the easiest of the sphere, Sean Russell's Swans' struggle sequence has enchanted readers and critics alike with its attention-grabbing story of fine and evil, romance and violence, magic and mystery.After years of sour enmity, the conflict for energy among the Renn? and the Wills households has reached a fever element. Fleeing a compelled marriage, younger Elise Wills has made a determined discount with a dismal river spirit to save lots of her personal existence. it's left to the wanderer Alaan, including a band of courageous partners, to discover Elise -- whilst the darkish knight Hafydd hunts Alaan for the secrets and techniques he possesses. but when Alaan can't unfastened Elise, the complete country might be ate up in a bloody battle among unquiet ghosts.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Gathering Storm (Crown of Stars, Vol. 5) by Kate Elliott

By Kate Elliott

ISBN-10: 0756401321

ISBN-13: 9780756401320

5th within the Nebula Award-nominated sequence. The time of cataclysm is nearly right here while the land of the Aoi-cast forth from the realm lengthy centuries in the past via an unimaginably strong spell-weaving-will eventually go back to its start line with disastrous consequences...

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Dawn Napier's Dark Ranger (The Many Kingdoms, Book 1) PDF

By Dawn Napier

ISBN-10: 0615907016

ISBN-13: 9780615907017

Darkish Ranger is the 1st booklet within the Many Kingdoms trilogy, a well-recognized fairytale global of monsters and wizards, evil and magic. Garrett is a Ranger of the sunshine, a sworn parent of the flora and fauna and its population. His responsibility is to root out evil and spoil it ahead of it could possibly smash the land he cherishes, yet he reveals it tough to spot that evil in himself. His middle is damaged by means of the brutal homicide of his cherished, and his thirst for revenge leaves him at risk of the manipulation of the blood-wizard, Scythe. Fellow rangers Wren and Nolan are made up our minds to reclaim their friend's soul and convey him again to the sunshine. they're aided via a wandering dwarf and a wild fairy who longs for humanity. yet because the partners realize, even magic can't shop an individual who doesn't are looking to be kept.

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