Age of Myth

Age of Myth
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781101965344
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Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of fantasy’s finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground. Michael J. Sullivan’s trailblazing career began with the breakout success of his Riyria series: full-bodied, spellbinding fantasy adventures whose imaginative scope and sympathetic characters won a devoted readership and comparisons to fantasy masters Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, and J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Now Age of Myth inaugurates an original five-book series. Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over. The time of rebellion has begun. Magic, fantasy, and mythology collide in Michael J. Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire series: AGE OF MYTH • AGE OF SWORDS • AGE OF WAR

Age of Myth

Age of Myth
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Pages: 409
ISBN: 9781101965337
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Release: 2016
Editor: Legends of the First Empire
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A new series set in the world of the Riyria Chronicles. In the land of the Rhune, trees can tell the future and the gods are beyond reproach. But when Raithe's father is slain, he does the unthinkable--he kills a god. From this act, rises the legend of the God Killer, the seeds of a rebellion, and the question of whether the gods are really immortal after all"--

Age of Myth

Age of Myth
Author: Michael J Sullivan, MD, Facs,Michael J. Sullivan
Pages: 464
ISBN: 1101965355
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Release: 2017-01
Editor: Del Rey Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of fantasy s finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground. Michael J. Sullivan s trailblazing career began with the breakout success of his Riyria series: full-bodied, spellbinding fantasy adventures whose imaginative scope and sympathetic characters won a devoted readership and comparisons to fantasy masters Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, and J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Now Age of Myth inaugurates an original five-book series. Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over. The time of rebellion has begun. Praise for Michael J. Sullivan Hair-raising escapes, flashy sword fights, and faithful friendship complete the formula for good old-fashioned escapist fun. Publishers Weekly, on Theft of Swords Filled with adventure and clever dialog and featuring a pair of not-quite-heroes whose loyalties to each other provide them with their greatest strength, this epic fantasy showcases the arrival of a master storyteller. Library Journal, on Theft of Swords With less gore and a smaller cast of characters than George R. R. Martin s Song of Ice and Fire but equally satisfying, Sullivan s epic fantasy will be gaining fans at exponential rates. Library Journal, on The Rose and the Thorn From the Hardcover edition."

Age of Swords

Age of Swords
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101965375
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Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The gods have been proven mortal and new heroes will arise as the battle continues in the sequel to Age of Myth—from the author of the Riyria Revelations and Riyria Chronicles series. In Age of Myth, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan launched readers on an epic journey of magic and adventure, heroism and betrayal, love and loss. Now the thrilling saga continues as the human uprising is threatened by powerful enemies from without—and bitter rivalries from within. Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but long-standing enmities dividing the Rhunes make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind. With time running out, Persephone leads the gifted young seer Suri, the Fhrey sorceress Arion, and a small band of misfits in a desperate search for aid—a quest that will take them into the darkest depths of Elan. There, an ancient adversary waits, as fearsome as it is deadly. Magic, fantasy, and mythology collide in Michael J. Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire series: AGE OF MYTH • AGE OF SWORDS • AGE OF WAR

Hollow World

Hollow World
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781937475765
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Release: 2014-03-31
Editor: Riyria Enterprises
Language: en

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Iron Age Myth and Materiality

Iron Age Myth and Materiality
Author: Lotte Hedeager
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781136817250
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Release: 2011-04-29
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Iron Age Myth and Materiality: an Archaeology of Scandinavia AD 400-1000 considers the relationship between myth and materiality in Scandinavia from the beginning of the post-Roman era and the European Migrations up until the coming of Christianity. It pursues an interdisciplinary interpretation of text and material culture and examines how the documentation of an oral past relates to its material embodiment. While the material evidence is from the Iron Age, most Old Norse texts were written down in the thirteenth century or even later. With a time lag of 300 to 900 years from the archaeological evidence, the textual material has until recently been ruled out as a usable source for any study of the pagan past. However, Hedeager argues that this is true regarding any study of a society’s short-term history, but it should not be the crucial requirement for defining the sources relevant for studying long-term structures of the longue durée, or their potential contributions to a theoretical understanding of cultural changes and transformation. In Iron Age Scandinavia we are dealing with persistent and slow-changing structures of worldviews and ideologies over a wavelength of nearly a millennium. Furthermore, iconography can often date the arrival of new mythical themes anchoring written narratives in a much older archaeological context. Old Norse myths are explored with particular attention to one of the central mythical narratives of the Old Norse canon, the mythic cycle of Odin, king of the Norse pantheon. In addition, contemporaneous historical sources from late Antiquity and the early European Middle Age - the narratives of Jordanes, Gregory of Tours, and Paul the Deacon in particular - will be explored. No other study provides such a broad ranging and authoritative study of the relationship of myth to the archaeology of Scandinavia.

The Golden Age of Myth Legend

The Golden Age of Myth   Legend
Author: Thomas Bulfinch
Pages: 495
ISBN: 1853263079
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Release: 1993
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For over a hundred years Thomas Bulfinch's masterpiece on ancient myth and legend has been consulted by scholars and lay readers alike. The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece, Rome and Northern mythology are brought to life, and throughout the book Bulfinch shows, by extensive and resonant quotation, how these images have enormously enriched the development of English literature, from Byron to Shakespeare, from Keats and Milton to Wordsworth and Tennyson.In addition, there is a chapter on Eastern religion and myth, together with maps of the ancient world, a list of proverbial expressions, a 24-page glossary and index, and an index to the poetical quotations.

Age of Legend

Age of Legend
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Pages: 464
ISBN: 1944145389
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Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST FANTASY Each culture has its own myths and legends, but only one is shared, and it is feared by all. With Age of Myth, Age of Swords, and Age of War, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan riveted readers with a tale of unlikely heroes locked in a desperate battle to save mankind. After years of warfare, humanity has gained the upper hand and has pushed the Fhrey to the edge of their homeland, but no farther. Now comes the pivotal moment. Persephone's plan to use the stalemate to seek peace is destroyed by an unexpected betrayal that threatens to hand victory to the Fhrey and leaves a dear friend in peril. Humanity's only hope lies in the legend of a witch, a forgotten song, and a simple garden door.

Age of War

Age of War
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781101965405
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Release: 2018-07-03
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords. The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile—and about to be tested as never before. Persephone keeps the human clans from turning on one another through her iron will and a compassionate heart. The arrogant Fhrey are barely held in check by their leader, Nyphron, who seeks to advance his own nefarious agenda through a loveless marriage that will result in the betrayal of the person Persephone loves most: Raithe, the God Killer. As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. In the darkest hour, when hope is all but lost, new heroes will rise . . . but at what terrible cost? Magic, fantasy, and mythology collide in Michael J. Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire series: AGE OF MYTH • AGE OF SWORDS • AGE OF WAR

The Absence of Myth

The Absence of Myth
Author: Georges Bataille
Pages: 211
ISBN: 0860914194
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Release: 1994
Editor: Verso
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For Bataille, 'the absence of myth' had itself become the myth of the modern age. In a world that had 'lost the secret of its cohesion', Bataille saw surrealism as both a symptom and the beginning of an attempt to address this loss. His writings on this theme are the result of profound reflection in the wake of World War Two. The Absence of Myth is the most incisive study yet made of surrealism, insisting on its importance as a cultural and social phenomenon with far-reaching consequences. Clarifying Bataille's links with the surrealist movement, and throwing revealing light on his complex and greatly misunderstood relationship with Andre Breton, The Absence of Myth shows Bataille to be a much more radical figure than his postmodernist devotees would have us believe: a man who continually tried to extend Marxist social theory; a pessimistic thinker, but one as far removed from nihilism as can be. Introduced and translated by Michael Richardson.

The Rose and the Thorn

The Rose and the Thorn
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780316243735
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Release: 2013-09-17
Editor: Orbit
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two thieves want answers. Riyria is born... For more than a year Royce Melborn has tried to forget Gwen DeLancy, the woman who saved him and his partner Hadrian Blackwater from certain death. Unable to get her out of his mind, Royce returns to Medford with Hadrian but the two receive a very different reception --- Gwen refuses to see them. The victim of abuse by a powerful noble, she suspects that Royce will ignore any danger in his desire for revenge. By turning the thieves away, Gwen hopes to once more protect them. What she doesn't realize is what the two are capable of --- but she's about to find out. Chronological Order The Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicles #1) The Rose and the Thorn (Riyria Chronicles #2) Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations #1 & #2): contains The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations #3 & #4): contains Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm Heir of Novron (Riyria Revelations #5 & #6): contains Wintertide & Percepliquis

The Myth of the Age of Entitlement

The Myth of the Age of Entitlement
Author: James Cairns
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781442636378
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Release: 2017-07-28
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Myth of the Age of Entitlement, Cairns peels back the layers of the entitlement myth, exposing its faults and arguing that the majority of millennials are actually disentitled, facing bleak economic prospects and potential ecological disaster.

Lost Star of Myth and Time

Lost Star of Myth and Time
Author: Walter Cruttenden
Pages: 340
ISBN: 0976763117
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Release: 2005-09
Editor: St Lynns Press
Language: en

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Norse Mythology 1

Norse Mythology  1
Author: Neil Gaiman,P. Craig Russell
Pages: 32
ISBN: PKEY:3006729
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Release: 2020-10-07
Editor: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

GAIMAN! RUSSELL! MIGNOLA! ORDWAY! New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner Award-winning comics legend P. Craig Russell breathe new life into the ancient Norse stories by taking readers through the creation of the Nine Worlds to the epic origin and adventures of Thor, Odin, and Loki all the way to the end of life—Ragnarok. Having previously written about deities in American Gods and The Sandman, Gaiman teams with Russell to finally bring readers to follow the northern gods in their own setting in this comic book adaptation of the hit novel!

TechGnosis

TechGnosis
Author: Erik Davis
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9781583949313
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Release: 2015-03-17
Editor: North Atlantic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How does our fascination with technology intersect with the religious imagination? In TechGnosis—a cult classic now updated and reissued with a new afterword—Erik Davis argues that while the realms of the digital and the spiritual may seem worlds apart, esoteric and religious impulses have in fact always permeated (and sometimes inspired) technological communication. Davis uncovers startling connections between such seemingly disparate topics as electricity and alchemy; online roleplaying games and religious and occult practices; virtual reality and gnostic mythology; programming languages and Kabbalah. The final chapters address the apocalyptic dreams that haunt technology, providing vital historical context as well as new ways to think about a future defined by the mutant intermingling of mind and machine, nightmare and fantasy.

The Ancient Book of Myth and War

The Ancient Book of Myth and War
Author: Scott Morse,Lou Ramano,Don Shank
Pages: 80
ISBN: 0977471519
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Release: 2007-05
Editor: Adhouse Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Ancient Book of Myth and War presents to you a time capsule, a glimpse into a strange and wondrous world, where myths and legends still roam freely and wars rage in the hearts and minds of the noble and the feeble alike. Experiments in color, shape, line and composition enrich each and every page, accompanied by text that will enlighten the audience with atmospheric facts concerning origins, eras and even media used in the production of the art itself. The Ancient Book of Myth and War is a fine art hardcover collection of images produced by some of the most highly sophisticated animation designers in the industry.

Old Age in Myth and Symbol

Old Age in Myth and Symbol
Author: Jennifer McLerran,Patrick L. McKee
Pages: 192
ISBN: IND:30000022662849
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Release: 1991
Editor: Greenwood
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Designed as a resource for artists, writers, and behavioral scientists, this compilation of the myths and symbols of old age lists more than 400 entries ranging from Abraham and acacia through Zorya and Zurvan. Coverage includes traditional mythical figures, literary characters, the symbolic attributes of old age such as time measurement and musical instruments, animals associated with aging, objects, types of locations, and more. Entries are arranged alphabetically and include short citations indicating the sources used to compile the entry. A complete bibliography listing the full titles of all sources is also included.

D Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

D Aulaires Book of Greek Myths
Author: Ingri d'Aulaire,Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781524770648
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Release: 2017-11-28
Editor: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven."—R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder Kids can lose themselves in a world of myth and magic while learning important cultural history in this beloved classic collection of Greek mythology. Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive. In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers. Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today. No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come.

Hamlet s Mill

Hamlet s Mill
Author: Giorgio De Santillana,Hertha von Dechend
Pages: 505
ISBN: UOM:39015020735257
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Release: 1969
Editor: Boston : Gambit
Language: en

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Adulthood Is a Myth

Adulthood Is a Myth
Author: Sarah Andersen
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781449478964
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Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR GRAPHIC NOVELS AND COMICS! These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all. Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious, showcasing how she became one of the most influential voices in web cartoonists.