The Songs of the Kings

A Novel

Author: Barry Unsworth

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307424143

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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“Troy meant one thing only to the men gathered here, as it did to their commanders. Troy was a dream of wealth; and if the wind continued the dream would crumble.” As the harsh wind holds the Greek fleet trapped in the straits at Aulis, frustration and political impotence turn into a desire for the blood of a young and innocent woman – blood that will appease the gods and allow the troops to set sail. And when Iphigeneia, Agamemnon’s beloved daughter, is brought to the coast under false pretences, and when a knife is fashioned out of the finest and most precious of materials, it looks as if the ships will soon be on their way. But can a father really go to these lengths to secure political victory, and can a daughter willingly give up her life for the worldly ambitions of her father? Throwing off the heroic values we expect of them, Barry Unsworth’s mythic characters embrace the political ethos of the twenty-first century and speak in words we recognize as our own. The blowhard Odysseus warns the men to not “marginalize” Agamemnon and to “strike while the bronze is hot.” High-sounding principles clash with private motives, and dark comedy ensues. Here is a novel that stands the world on its head.
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The Song of the King

Author: Max Lucado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781433542909

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 31

View: 4330

Three knights set out on a perilous journey to reach the king's castle, but the only one to reach his goal is the one who was wise enough to listen to the song of the king.
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Die Zwölf Könige

Die Legenden der Bernsteinstadt

Author: Bradley Beaulieu

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426435632

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 9756

Von Kollegen mit Lob überschüttet, von Kritikern gefeiert, von Lesern geliebt: Der 1. Band der hochgelobten Fantasy-Trilogie "Die Legenden der Bernsteinstadt" von Bradley P. Beaulieu ist ein süchtig machendes Wüsten-Abenteuer. Auf Kufen gleiten stolze Handelsschiffe über das Sandmeer nach Sharakhai, Wiege der Zivilisation und Heimat der Zwölf Könige. Vor Jahrhunderten haben die Götter selbst ihnen unvorstellbare Macht verliehen, seither beherrschen sie die wundersame Stadt mit eiserner Hand. Die Waise Çeda hat es mit ihren 19 Jahren zu einer gerissenen Diebin und gefeierten Arenakämpferin gebracht. Doch nie wird sie jene Nacht vergessen, als ihre Mutter im Namen der Zwölf Könige hingerichtet wurde. Auf der Suche nach Rache verbündet Çeda sich mit allerlei zwielichtigen Gestalten und gerät mitten hinein in eine Verschwörung, in der der Tod ihrer Mutter eine viel größere Rolle spielt, als sie je hätte ahnen können. "Eine beeindruckende Leistung." Publishers Weekly "Exotisch, opulent und unglaublich unterhaltsam: Beaulieu hat unvergessliche Charaktere in einer äußerst detailreichen Welt geschaffen." Michael J. Sullivan, Autor von "Riyria" "Die Figuren sind hervorragend charakterisiert und haben ein Leben und eine Geschichte, die über die Grenzen der Handlung hinausweisen. Die Kultur ist gut ausgearbeitet und traditionelle Geschlechterrollen werden aufgebrochen." Robin Hobb, Autorin der "Weitseher"-Trilogie
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Das Lied des Achill

Roman

Author: Madeline Miller

Publisher: Piper Schicksalsvoll

ISBN: 3492982204

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 3799

Patroklos, ein in Ungnade gefallener Prinz im Knabenalter, wird ins Exil nach Phthia geschickt, wo er, als einer unter vielen, im Schatten des Königs Peleus und seines Sohnes Achill einsam und unbeachtet lebt, bis Achill sich eines Tages seiner annimmt. Die zaghafte Annährung entwickelt sich bald zu einer unerschütterlichen Freundschaft. Seite an Seite wachsen Achill und Patroklos zu jungen Männern heran, und bald erblüht eine zarte Liebe zwischen ihnen. Der Friede wird jedoch jäh zerstört, als Paris Helena aus Sparta entführt und sich die Männer Griechenlands zum Kampf gegen Troja versammeln. Verführt von der Prophezeiung seiner ruhmreichen Bestimmung, schließt sich Achill ihnen an. Patroklos, innerlich von Angst und Liebe zerrissen, folgt Achill in den zehn Jahre währenden Krieg, nicht ahnend, dass er das Schicksal seines geliebten Freundes in die Hände der Götter geben muss.
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The songs of Scotland

adapted to their appropriate melodies ... : illustrated with historical, biographical, and critical notices by George Farquhar Graham

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8851

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Twelve Kings

The Song of the Shattered Sands

Author: Bradley Beaulieu

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473203031

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 4471

In the cramped west end of Sharakhai, the Amber Jewel of the Desert, Çeda fights in the pits to scrape a living. She, like so many in the city, pray for the downfall of the cruel, immortal Kings of Sharakhai, but she's never been able to do anything about it. This all changes when she goes out on the night of Beht Zha'ir, the holy night when all are forbidden from walking the streets. It's the night that the asirim, the powerful yet wretched creatures that protect the Kings from all who would stand against them, wander the city and take tribute. It is then that one of the asirim, a pitiful creature who wears a golden crown, stops Çeda and whispers long forgotten words into her ear. Çeda has heard those words before, in a book left to her by her mother, and it is through that one peculiar link that she begins to find hidden riddles left by her mother. As Çeda begins to unlock the mysteries of that fateful night, she realizes that the very origin of the asirim and the dark bargain the Kings made with the gods of the desert to secure them may be the very key she needs to throw off the iron grip the Kings have had over Sharakhai. And yet the Kings are no fools-they've ruled the Shangazi for four hundred years for good reason, and they have not been idle. As Çeda digs into their past, and the Kings come closer and closer to unmasking her, Çeda must decide if she's ready to face them once and for all.
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Der Zorn der Asirim

Die Legenden der Bernsteinstadt

Author: Bradley Beaulieu

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426435640

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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„Die Legenden der Bernsteinstadt“ gehen weiter! Mit „Der Zorn der Asirim“, dem zweiten Band der packenden High Fantasy Saga, kehren die Leser in die Wüsten-Stadt Sharakhai von Shootingstar Bradley Beaulieu zurück. Seit Jahrhunderten sehnen sie sich nach Freiheit, größer als ihre Verzweiflung ist lediglich ihr Zorn: Einst wurden die mächtigen Asirim von den Göttern versklavt und den Zwölf Königen unterstellt, die seitdem mit eiserner Hand über die vielgestaltige Wüstenstadt Sharakhai gebieten. Die Waise Çeda ist als Kriegerin in Diensten der Herrscher mit den Asirim verbunden und kennt deren Geheimnis. Doch Çeda fühlt nun auch, was die Asirim fühlen. Wie soll sie jenen uralten Zorn kontrollieren? „Die Reise verspricht herzzerreißend zu werden.“ Robin Hobb, Autorin des Weitseher-Zyklus „Ich bin beeindruckt!“ Glen Cook, Autor der Black Company-Reihe
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Becca

Roman

Author: Faye Kellerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442723218

Category: Dramatists, English

Page: 636

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The Song of King Gesar

Author: Alai

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857868950

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 4346

In this extraordinary retelling by award-winning ethnic Tibetan writer Alai, The Song of King Gesar is brilliantly brought to life. It is one of the world's great epics, as significant for Tibetans as the Odyssey and Iliad for the ancient Greeks, and as the Ramayana and Mahabarata in India. Passed down in song from one generation to the next, it continues to be a living part of the Tibetan culture, and is sung by Tibetan bards even today. Set partly in ancient Tibetan society, where evil spirits mingle with the lives of humans, and partly in modern-day Tibet, The Song of King Gesar tells of two lives inextricably entwined. Gesar, the youngest and bravest of the gods, has been sent down to the human world to defeat the demons that plague the lives of ordinary people and threaten to enslave them. Jigmed is a young shepherd, who is visited by dreams of Gesar, of gods and of ancient battles while he sleeps. So begins an epic journey for both the shepherd and the king. The wilful child of the gods will become Gesar, the warrior-king of Ling, and will unite the nation of Tibet under his reign. And Jigmed will learn to see his troubled country with new eyes, and, as the storyteller chosen by the gods, must face his own destiny.
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The Message from the King's Coffer

Author: Ronald Temple

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787308605

Category:

Page: 157

View: 1869

1920 Content: the Flower of Egypt; Song of the Morning Stars; Which is Solomon's; Children of the Word; the Great One; the Song of Songs. Shows how numbers and symbols have various meanings. Illustrated.
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Writing Dylan: The Songs of a Lonesome Traveler, 2nd Edition

Author: Larry David Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440861595

Category: Music

Page: 644

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This study of Dylan's mission-driven music reveals a functional approach to art that not only sustained his 60-year career but forever changed an art form. • Offers an unprecedented presentation of Dylan's lyrics, unavailable elsewhere • Comprehensively studies Dylan's work in relation to the mission with which it is associated • Thoroughly analyzes all types of Dylan's art, including songs, movies, and poetry • Provides a unique narrative taxonomy of Dylan's songwriting • Presents Dylan's creative method as art by assembly
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The Songs of Ascents

Psalms 120 to 134 in the Worship of Jerusalem’s Temples

Author: David C. Mitchell

Publisher: Campbell Publications

ISBN: 1508745358

Category: Bible

Page: 290

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Codes hidden for 3,000 years unveil the origin of the fifteen Songs of Ascents Mysterious marks in medieval manuscripts disclose the lost temple songRabbinic traditions reveal the place of the ark of the covenantAnd the secret message of the Book of Psalms is laid bare
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The Passionate Prince

A Pastoral Exposition of the Song of Solomon

Author: David Balsley

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490875484

Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 7723

The Passionate Prince is a verse-by-verse commentary on the Song of Solomon from a pastor’s perspective. It explains the Song as a description of the developing relationship between King Solomon and the Shulammite, a young Jewish maiden from the northern part of Israel. It tells of their pre-marriage romance, of their marriage, and of some of the challenges of their relationship following their wedding. It treats the book, in a literal way, as a continuous account of the relationship between Solomon and the Shulammite from pre-marriage days to post-marriage days. It assumes, by virtue of the Biblical title of the book (“The song of songs which is Solomon’s”) that Solomon’s relationship with the Shulammite was probably the most satisfying marriage which Solomon experienced among the many marriages which were a part of his life as the most wealthy of all of the kings of Israel.
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