The Song Of Troy

Autore: Colleen McCullough
Editore: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1781857903
Grandezza: 61,15 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3385
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It was a clash of arms that would echo through the millennia: a hard-fought conflict born of love, pride, greed and revenge; a decade-long siege of the ancient world's greatest city from which nobody will escape unscathed. As urgent and passionate as if told for the first time, international besteller Colleen McCullough breathes life into legend, swinging our sympathies from Greece to Troy and back again as they move inexorably towards a fate not even the gods themselves can avert. Here are Greek princess Helen, sensuous and self-indulgent, who deserts a dull husband for the sake of the equally self-indulgent Trojan prince Paris; the haunted warrior Achilles; the heroically noble Hektor; the subtle and brilliant Odysseus; Priam, King of Troy, doomed to make the wrong decisions for the right reasons; and Agamemnon, King of Kings, who consents to the unspeakable to launch his thousand ships, incurring the terrifying wrath of his wife, Klytemnestra. THE SONG OF TROY: A legend reborn.

Religion And Magic In Ancient Egypt

Autore: Rosalie David
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141941383
Grandezza: 22,41 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6726
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The ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile - their life source - was a divine gift. Religion and magic permeated their civilization, and this book provides a unique insight into their religious beliefs and practices, from 5000 BC to the 4th century AD, when Egyptian Christianity replaced the earlier customs. Arranged chronologically, this book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of half-human/ half-animal gods and goddesses; death rituals, the afterlife and mummification; the cult of sacred animals, pyramids, magic and medicine. An appendix contains translations of Ancient Eygtian spells.

Dream Magic

Autore: Joshua Khan
ISBN: 9781407172095
Grandezza: 26,35 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3142
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In a world ruled by six ancient Houses of Magic, a girl and a boy begin an epic and dangerous journey of discovery . . . Lilith Shadow, princess of darkness, is struggling with her growing powers. Castle Gloom is filling with ghosts, zombies roam the country and people throughout Gehenna are disappearing. Then Lily is attacked in her own castle by a mysterious sorcerer known as Dreamweaver and his army of jewel-spiders whose bites send victims to sleep. Thorn, and his giant bat Hades, must save Lily from the realm of sleep and help her overcome the evil Dreamweaver in order for her to reclaim her kingdom.

Libri Di Harry Potter

Autore: Fonte: Wikipedia
Editore: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781232025122
Grandezza: 65,36 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8455
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Fonte: Wikipedia. Pagine: 31. Capitoli: Harry Potter e i Doni della Morte, Traduzione in italiano di Harry Potter, Harry Potter e la pietra filosofale, Harry Potter e il principe mezzosangue, Harry Potter e il calice di fuoco, Harry Potter e l'Ordine della Fenice, Harry Potter e la camera dei segreti, Harry Potter e il prigioniero di Azkaban, Gli animali fantastici: dove trovarli, Il Quidditch attraverso i secoli, Profezia di Harry Potter, Bloomsbury Publishing, Comic Relief, Conversazione con J. K. Rowling. Estratto: Harry Potter e i Doni della Morte l'ultimo dei sette romanzi della serie di Harry Potter, scritto e ideato dalla scrittrice britannica J. K. Rowling. uscito in lingua originale il 21 luglio 2007, mentre in Italia il 5 gennaio 2008. La Rowling ha dichiarato di aver terminato il libro l'11 gennaio 2007, in un albergo di Edimburgo. Il 28 marzo 2007 sono state rese pubbliche le copertine statunitensi e inglesi del libro (anche nella versione per adulti). Il 16 luglio, pochi giorni prima dell'uscita ufficiale del libro, su internet comparso un PDF contenente le foto di tutte le pagine del libro che si sarebbe poi rivelato l'originale, rompendo cos il rigoroso embargo imposto dalla casa editrice. Si trattava della versione statunitense, in cui si potevano leggere tutte le 759 pagine del libro. Il PDF ha cominciato a circolare su canali peer-to-peer. Il giorno prima dell'uscita del libro la Scholastic, la casa editrice che stampa la serie negli Stati Uniti, ha definito tale versione "convincente," ma non aveva rilasciato commenti definitivi sull'autenticit del libro. In seguito la stessa autrice, tramite il suo avvocato, aveva ammesso che delle versioni "plausibili" del libro erano cominciate a circolare, ma aveva invitato i lettori a ignorare tali versioni e chiesto a coloro che le avevano lette di non rivelare ad altri elementi del libro. La Scholastic ha quindi affermato che una piccolissima parte delle copie pronte per la distribuzione erano s...

Dream On

Autore: Kerstin Gier
Editore: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 162779655X
Grandezza: 64,56 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9590
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Things seem to be going well for Liv Silver: she's adjusting to her new home (and her new family) in London; she has a burgeoning romance with Henry Harper, one of the cutest boys in school; and the girl who's been turning her dreams into nightmares, Anabel, is now locked up. But serenity doesn't last for long. It seems that Liv's troubles are far from over--in fact, suddenly they're piling up. School gossip blogger Secrecy knows all of Liv's most intimate secrets, Henry might be hiding something from her, and at night Liv senses a dark presence following her through the corridors of the dream world. Does someone have a score to settle with Liv? Romance, adventure, and danger abound in Dream On, the second book in the Silver trilogy.

Very Good Lives

Autore: J. K. Rowling
Editore: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316369144
Grandezza: 21,42 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 163
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J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice. In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world famous author addresses some of life's most important questions with acuity and emotional force. Sales of VERY GOOD LIVES will benefit both Lumos, a non-profit international organization founded by J.K. Rowling, which works to end the institutionalization of children around the world, and university-wide financial aid at Harvard University.

Harry Potter And The Philosopher S Stone

Autore: J.K. Rowling
Editore: Pottermore
ISBN: 1781100217
Grandezza: 53,66 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2497
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"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'." Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin! Pottermore has now launched the Wizarding World Book Club. Visit Pottermore to sign up and join weekly Twitter discussions at WW Book Club.


Autore: Banana Yoshimoto
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671532855
Grandezza: 63,75 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3794
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After losing her delicate younger sister to suicide, a Japanese-American woman incurs a case of amnesia and embarks on an emotional journey of recovery, aided by her clairvoyant kid brother. By the author of Kitchen. Reprint.

The Rolex Report

Autore: John E. Brozek
Editore: Infoquest Pub
ISBN: 9780972313308
Grandezza: 18,36 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7094
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The Resurrection Maker

Autore: Glenn Cooper
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443409367
Grandezza: 55,33 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2921
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From the acclaimed author of the international sensation Library of the Dead comes a nail-biting new thriller that spans the globe and reaches back through the centuries in a dangerous, breathless search for the answer to one of history’s most provocative and intriguing questions: Does the Holy Grail exist? Fifteenth-century England. For centuries, rulers, clerics, scholars and adventurers have searched in vain for the sacred cup from which Christ drank at the Last Supper. Locked up in a cold, damp cell, the knight Thomas Malory is despondent: he has failed in his quest to recover the Grail. He decides to write his famed work Le Morte D’Arthur, hiding within his tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table an enormous secret: the key to finding the Grail. England, present day. Arthur Malory, a scientist and amateur archaeologist, has just seen his best friend die at the hands of a ruthless murderer. It all started with a phone call about a potential sensational discovery about their shared passion: the Holy Grail. And now the killers are after Arthur . . . Thrust into a life-or-death quest to find the precious artifact, Arthur must follow a chain of clues left by his illustrious ancestor, Thomas Malory. His quest spans the centuries and takes him to King Arthur’s Cornwall, Renaissance England, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, a modern physics lab in Modane, France, and ultimately, inevitably, to Jerusalem and the legendary tomb of Christ. The Resurrection Maker effortlessly blends history, science, and explosive questions in a page-turning adventure that takes us to the heart of mysterious forces dating to the very origin of the universe. Readers will be treated to smarts, thrills, and nonstop entertainment in this irresistible treasure hunt of a story, the next blockbuster from the writer who has been called “the Indiana Jones of literature.” PRAISE FOR GLENN COOPER'S LIBRARY OF THE DEAD: “Both incandescent and explosive. A seamless blend of modern-day thriller and historical mystery with an ending that left me breathless. A debut not to be missed.” —JAMES ROLLINS “Prepare to be enthralled by this epic thriller. Glenn Cooper’s debut novel is a masterpiece of suspense.” —PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH