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Strange Labyrinth

Strange Labyrinth

Author: Will Ashon

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781783783441

Category: Science

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In litter-strewn Epping Forest on the edge of London, might a writer find that magical moment of transcendence? He will certainly discover filthy graffiti and frightening dogs, as well as world-renowned artists and fading celebrities, robbers, lovers, ghosts and poets. But will he find himself? Or a version of himself he might learn something from? Strange Labyrinth is a quest narrative arguing that we shouldn't get lost in order to find ourselves, but solely to accept that we are lost in the first place. It is a singular blend of landscape writing, political indignation, cultural history and wit from a startling new voice in non-fiction.

The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780791098042

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 243

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Examines labyrinths in literary works ranging from Virgil's "Aeneid" to Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose."

The Devil's Labyrinth

The Devil's Labyrinth

Author: John Saul

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345500274

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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For more than three decades, bestselling novelist John Saul has been summoning macabre masterpieces from the darkest realms of his imagination. With each new book, his instinct for playing upon our deepest dread has grown only stronger and more sinister. He’s never been afraid to push the boundaries of suspense and confront us with what frightens us most. After his father’s untimely death sends fifteen-year-old Ryan McIntyre into an emotional tailspin, his mother enrolls him in St. Isaac’s Catholic boarding school, hoping the venerable institution with a reputation for transforming wayward teens can work its magic on her son. But troubles are not unknown even at St. Isaac, where Ryan arrives to find the school awash in news of one student’s violent death, another’s mysterious disappearance, and growing incidents of disturbing behavior within the hallowed halls. Things begin to change when Father Sebastian joins the faculty. Armed with unprecedented knowledge and uncanny skills acquired through years of secret study, the young priest has been dispatched on an extraordinary and controversial mission: to prove the power of one of the Church’s most arcane sacred rituals, exorcism. Willing or not, St. Isaac’s most troubled students will be pawns in Father Sebastian’s one-man war against evil–a war so surprisingly effective that the pope himself takes notice of the seemingly miraculous events unfolding an ocean away. But Ryan, drawn ever more deeply into Father Sebastian’s ministrations, sees–and knows–otherwise. As he witnesses with mounting dread the transformations of his fellow pupils, his certainty grows that forces of darkness, not divinity, are at work. Evil is not being cast out . . . something else is being called forth. Something that hasn’t stirred since the Inquisition’s reign of terror. Something nurtured through the ages to do its vengeful masters’ unholy bidding. Something whose hour has finally come to bring hell unto earth.

The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith: A Vintage From Atlantis

The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith: A Vintage From Atlantis

Author: Clark Ashton Smith

Publisher: Start Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781597803649

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Published in chronological order, with extensive story and bibliographic notes, this series not only provides access to stories that have been out of print for years, but gives them a historical and social context. Series editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Hilger excavated the still-existing manuscripts, letters and various published versions of the stories, creating a definitive “preferred text” for Smith's entire body of work. This third volume of the series brings together 21 of his fantasy stories.

The Changeling: The State of Play

The Changeling: The State of Play

Author: Gordon McMullan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350174399

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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This collection of original essays on Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's unsettling revenge tragedy The Changeling represents key new directions in criticism and research. The 13 chapters fall into six groups focusing on questions of space, theology, collaboration, disability both mental and physical, and performance both early modern and contemporary. The Changeling's critical and theatrical history, and a selected bibliography for the volume helps readers easily find the most frequently cited materials in the volume as a whole, while individual essays detail the full expanse of critical sources to pursue for further analysis. With contributors ranging from highly regarded critics to emerging scholars drawn from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France and Switzerland, the collection equips readers to engage with a variety of critical approaches to the play, moving a long way beyond the last century's tendency to treat Middleton as 'the early modern Ibsen', to ignore Rowley, and to focus almost wholly on a single aspect of the play's plot. Key themes and topics include: · Performance · Space and affect · Authorial collaboration · Gender and representation · Violence · Disability

The legacy of the Cocoon

The legacy of the Cocoon

Author: Elias J. Connor

Publisher: FINN Books Edition FireFly

ISBN: 9783754660379

Category: Fiction

Page: 331

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Faith - Queen of the Wanderers, Queen of the Underground, a Minthesana blessed with all powers - has ruled the fabulous, magical world beneath our earth with a fair, peaceful regime for almost 2 years. All the people are behind her, especially her partner Gil. What only he knows, however, is that Faith has been plagued by strange dreams whose meaning is difficult to guess. Even if everything seems to be unfounded, she gets more and more scared. As Gil and she head back to their upper world, as almost all wanderers do on a daily basis, the underground seems to shut down for the first time in 2 years. Gil is apparently lost, and Faith sets out with a strange woman named Linnea to search. They end up in a completely different, completely alien world, which consists of underground passages, caves and labyrinths. There, they seem to be held captive by twisted warriors who call themselves the elite and are pursuing a perfidious plan involving the Underground. As if that weren't enough, a stranger named Harry turns Faith's head and threatens that she will lose not only her magical powers but also her boyfriend Gil. In order to save what can still be saved, Faith accepts the challenge and embarks on a strange game of life and death with the warriors of the elite... The second volume in the urban fantasy series THE UNDERGROUND WARS penned by Elias J. Connor and Bloody Rose combines romance with exciting dark fantasy elements.

ANAMNESIS

ANAMNESIS

Author: Juan Castano

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456783939

Category: Poetry

Page: 262

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ANAMNESIS (In ancient Greek – Recollection, reminiscence; loss of forgetfulness), Is the recollection of memories, lost in the journey or fall, from the Sanctuary into the human world. The fallen or children of the Sanctuary, are the creative minds, the divine souls, gods among human beings and the light of life. They live in the human society, just like everyone else, but all along, the feel something is missing, they perceive that there is something else; they try to find the inexplicable to the reason and to the senses; the truth. Rediscovering a whole new world, behind unopened doors, between unexplored parallels; where the poetical verses of art dominates, where philosophy is a life style and where all the immortal souls belongs to, the eternal place; the Sanctuary. Here are the verses of Love & Death, experienced by the divine immortal souls, fighting their own demons, in a world of dark mortal souls, a world of hate and chaos, destruction and confusion.

Mysteries and Secrets: The 16-Book Complete Codex

Mysteries and Secrets: The 16-Book Complete Codex

Author: Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459730922

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 4358

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This special 16-book bundle collects fearless investigations into the paranormal from the pens of Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe, who for several decades been researching and writing about ancient and eternal mysteries. Their entertaining and thought-provoking works span numerous topics, from numerology, freemasonry, voodoo, satanism and witchcraft to the very nature of death and time. Additionally, they have produced numerous volumes examining the great unexplained mysteries and places of history, including The Bible, European castles, strange murders, arcane objects of power, the mysterious depths of the sea and remarkable people. Take a strange and beautiful trip to the mystical side of life in this special set! Includes Death Mysteries and Secrets of Numerology Mysteries and Secrets of the Masons Mysteries and Secrets of the Templars Mysteries and Secrets of Time Mysteries and Secrets of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah Satanism and Demonology Secrets of the World’s Undiscovered Treasures The Big Book of Mysteries The Oak Island Mystery The World’s Greatest Unsolved Mysteries The World’s Most Mysterious Castles The World’s Most Mysterious Murders The World’s Most Mysterious Objects The World’s Most Mysterious People Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea

Secrets of the World's Undiscovered Treasures

Secrets of the World's Undiscovered Treasures

Author: Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781770703841

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Treasures of many kinds still lie hidden below crumbling castles and ruined monasteries; in macabre tombs; in subterranean labyrinths and sinister caverns. Many sunken treasures lie beneath the seas, oceans and lakes of the world. Vast stores of pirate gold are still hidden on many a real life treasure island such as Oak Island at Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Many treasures were looted, hidden and lost after the two World Wars - Hermann Goering, for example, one of most powerful leaders of Nazi Germany, is strongly suspected of hiding huge treasures at Veldenstein and Lake Zeller. This fascinating, expertly researched book brilliantly reveals all these unsolved mysteries. The final section covers useful ideas for treasure-seekers: the study of old maps and charts; coded messages; secret symbols; and intensive research into the lives and locations of those people through out history who probably in all certainty, had treasure to hide.

Pegasus and the Flame

Pegasus and the Flame

Author: Kate O'Hearn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444904673

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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When Pegasus, the majestic winged-stallion, crashes on to her roof in the middle of a storm that blacks-out New York City, 13-year-old Emily's life becomes that of legend: epic battles with gruesome monsters, desperate chases from a corrupt governmental agency, captivating flights astride the beautiful winged-stallion, and one heroic quest to save Olympus before the Olympic flame burns out ... A must for fans of Percy Jackson!

Noches de Luna Llena/ Nights of the Full Moon

Noches de Luna Llena/ Nights of the Full Moon

Author: MaríA De Los ÁNgeles Correa EnríQuez

Publisher: Palibrio

ISBN: 9781463332983

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

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En una noche serena, un rayo de luna entra por la ventana. La niñita despierta. Desde el balcón ve la luna llena. Es algo sorprendente. Desde entonces la luna llena la acompañará en el recorrido de la órbita de su vida. Con un instinto que la mueve, con un sexto sentido heredado de siglos atrás, se sentirá atraída por la luna. Sin embargo, la atracción es mutua: la niña y la luna. Este libro, en su mayor parte biográfico, fue escrito en noches de luna llena, ya que la autora asegura que desde chiquita no puede dormir en estas noches, y así nace "Noches de Luna Llena." It is a quiet night. A glint of light enters through the window. The little girl awakes. From the balcony she watches the full moon. It is something amazing for her. The moon will always accompany her as she lives her life. She will be attracted by the moon instinctually, a psychic gift that she inherit centuries ago. Most of this book is autobiographical. It was written during nights of the full moon. The author says that since she was a little girl, she couldn ́t sleep during these nights, and this is how Nights of the Full Moon was born.