Factotum

Author: David M. Cornish
Editor: Puffin
ISBN: 9780142419441
Size: 15,35 MB
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Accused of being a monster instead of human, Rossamèund Bookchild looks to monster-hunter Branden Rose for help, but powerful forces are after them both, believing that Rossamèund holds the secret to perpetual youth.

The Gladiator

Author: Simon Scarrow
Editor: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755348619
Size: 11,28 MB
Format: PDF
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The action-packed new novel featuring Roman army officers Macro and Cato from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Scarrow While centurions Macro and Cato are returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign against the Parthians, their transport ship is almost capsized by a tidal wave. They barely make it to the port of Matala in Crete where they are stunned to find a devastated town. An earthquake has struck the island, destroying its cities and killing thousands. In the chaotic aftermath, large bands of the island's slaves begin to revolt and local bandits, taking advantage of the slave rebellion, urge the Cretans to overthrow the Roman administration. With many of the island's troops either killed or wounded during the earthquake, the governor of the province calls on Macro and Cato for help. Can they move swiftly enough to counter the rebellion before it sweeps the Romans from the island?

Magical Practice In The Latin West

Author: Richard Lindsay Gordon
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004179046
Size: 14,85 MB
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Most studies of Graeco-Roman magic focus on the Greek texts. Stimulated by important recent finds of Latin curse-tablets, this collection of essays for the first time tries to define the nature and extent of the originality of magical practice in the Latin West

Journey To Portugal

Author: José Saramago
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156007139
Size: 13,89 MB
Format: PDF
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Offers information about the history and culture of Portugal written by combining aspects of a novel, guide book, and travel log.

The Beast Player

Author: Nahoko Uehashi
Editor: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1782691782
Size: 17,48 MB
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One girl links beasts with humankind. She has the power to save them both. Or to destroy them. Erin's family have an important responsibility: caring for the fearsome serpents that form the core of their kingdom's army. So when some of the beasts mysteriously die, Erin's mother is sentenced to death as punishment. With her last breath she manages to send her daughter to safety. Alone, far from home, Erin soon discovers that she can talk to both the terrifying water serpents and the majestic flying beasts that guard her queen. This skill gives her great powers, but it also involves her in deadly plots that could cost her life. Can she save herself and prevent her beloved beasts from being used as tools of war? Or must she face the terrible battles to come? Nahoko Uehashi is a writer of fantasy titles, whose books have sold more than a million copies in her native Japan. She has won numerous awards, including the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award, which she received for her contribution to children's literature throughout her life. She has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and has studied indigenous peoples in Australia. She lives near Tokyo, Japan.

Purgatorio Poema Di Dante

Author: Dante Alighieri
Editor:
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Misplaced Legion

Author: Harry Turtledove
Editor: Del Rey
ISBN: 0307789837
Size: 11,22 MB
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As they faced one another in a duel of survival, the Roman tribune Marcus Scaurus held the spell-scribed sword of a Druid priest, and the Celtic chieftain Viridovix held a similar sword, bespelled by a rival Druid sorcerer. At the moment they touched, the two found themselves under a strange night sky where no stars were familiar and where Gaul and Rome were unknown. They were in an outpost of the embattled Empire of Videssos--in a world where magic and dark sorcery would test their skill and courage as no Roman legion had ever been tested before. From the Paperback edition.

The Roman Government Of Britain

Author: Anthony R. Birley
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199252378
Size: 20,44 MB
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The Roman Government of Britain contains biographical entries on the hundreds of known Romans who served in Britain from AD 43 to 409. Evidence for imperial visits is discussed, and the Roman career-structure is explained. All the ancient evidence is quoted in full and translated, making this book the fullest available collection of sources for Britain under Roman rule.