Lore

Lore
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781368002318
Available:
Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love, and redemption. Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals. They are hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality. Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory after her family was murdered by a rival line. For years she's pushed away any thought of revenge against the man—now a god—responsible for their deaths. Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek her out: Castor, a childhood friend Lore believed to be dead, and Athena, one of the last of the original gods, now gravely wounded. The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and a way to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore's decision to rejoin the hunt, binding her fate to Athena's, will come at a deadly cost—and it may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.

Lore

Lore
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Pages: 480
ISBN: 1484799925
Available:
Release: 2022-01-04
Editor: Disney-Hyperion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER--NOW IN PAPERBACK! From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love, and redemption. Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals. They are hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality. Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world, turning her back on the hunt's promises of eternal glory after her family was murdered by a rival line. For years she's pushed away any thought of revenge against the man--now a god--responsible for their deaths.Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek her out: Castor, a childhood friend Lore believed to be dead, and Athena, one of the last of the original gods, now gravely wounded. The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and a way to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore's decision to rejoin the hunt, binding her fate to Athena's, will come at a deadly cost--and it may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.

Lore

Lore
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781786541536
Available:
Release: 2021-01-07
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of THE DARKEST MINDS comes a high-octane story of power, destiny and redemption. A lifetime ago, Lore Perseous left behind the brutal, opulent world of the Agon families - ancient Greek bloodlines that participate in a merciless game every seven years. A game that is about to begin again ... For centuries, Zeus has punished the gods with a game called the Agon, which turns them mortal for one week, and at the mercy of being hunted by those with godly ambitions. Only a handful of the original Greek gods remain, the rest replaced by the mortals who killed them and ascended. After her family's sadistic murder by a rival bloodline, Lore escapes and vows to repay her parents' sacrifice by doing one thing - surviving. For seven years, she has pushed back dark thoughts of revenge against the man responsible for their murder, a man by the name of Wrath who has attained unimaginable power. Except for one week, every seven years. A week that is fast approaching ... When Lore comes home on the first night of the Agon to find Athena gravely wounded on her doorstep, the goddess offers her an alliance; they have a mutual enemy, after all. But as the world trembles under the force of Wrath - a god with the power to destroy all of humanity - will Lore's decision to bind her fate with Athena's come back to haunt her?

Lore

Lore
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Pages: 512
ISBN: 1786541521
Available:
Release: 2021-01-07
Editor: Quercus Children's Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

From the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of THE DARKEST MINDS comes a high-octane story of power, destiny and redemption. A lifetime ago, Lore Perseous left behind the brutal, opulent world of the Agon families - ancient Greek bloodlines that participate in a merciless game every seven years. A game that is about to begin again ... For centuries, Zeus has punished the gods with a game called the Agon, which turns them mortal for one week, and at the mercy of being hunted by those with godly ambitions. Only a handful of the original Greek gods remain, the rest replaced by the mortals who killed them and ascended. After her family's sadistic murder by a rival bloodline, Lore escapes and vows to repay her parents' sacrifice by doing one thing - surviving. For seven years, she has pushed back dark thoughts of revenge against the man responsible for their murder, a man by the name of Wrath who has attained unimaginable power. Except for one week, every seven years. A week that is fast approaching ... When Lore comes home on the first night of the Agon to find Athena gravely wounded on her doorstep, the goddess offers her an alliance; they have a mutual enemy, after all. But as the world trembles under the force of Wrath - a god with the power to destroy all of humanity - will Lore's decision to bind her fate with Athena's come back to haunt her?

The World of Lore Wicked Mortals

The World of Lore  Wicked Mortals
Author: Aaron Mahnke
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781524798000
Available:
Release: 2018-05-29
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A chilling, lavishly illustrated who’s who of the most despicable people ever to walk the earth, featuring stories from the Lore podcast—now a streaming television series—including “Black Stockings,” “Half-Hanged,” and “The Castle,” as well as rare material. Some monsters are figments of our imagination. Others are as real as flesh and blood: humans who may look like us, who may walk among us, often unnoticed, occasionally even admired—but whose evil deeds and secret lives, once revealed, mark them as something utterly wicked. In this illustrated volume from the host of the hit podcast Lore, you’ll find tales of infamous characters whose veins ran with ice water and whose crimes remind us that truth can be more terrifying than fiction. Aaron Mahnke introduces us to William Brodie, a renowned Scottish cabinetmaker who used his professional expertise to prey on the citizens of Edinburgh and whose rampant criminality behind a veneer of social respectability inspired Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Then there’s H. H. Holmes, a relentless and elusive con artist who became best known as the terror of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair when unwitting guests were welcomed into his “hotel” of horrors . . . never to be seen again. And no rogues’ gallery could leave out Bela Kiss, the Hungarian tinsmith with a taste for the occult and a collection of gasoline drums with women’s bodies inside. Brimming with accounts of history’s most heinous real-life fiends, this riveting best-of-the-worst roundup will haunt your thoughts, chill your bones, and leave you wondering if there are mortal monsters lurking even closer than you think. The World of Lore series includes: MONSTROUS CREATURES • WICKED MORTALS • DREADFUL PLACES

Dictionary of Plant Lore

Dictionary of Plant Lore
Author: D.C. Watts
Pages: 488
ISBN: 0080546021
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Release: 2007-05-02
Editor: Elsevier
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Knowledge of plant names can give insight into largely forgotten beliefs. For example, the common red poppy is known as "Blind Man" due to an old superstitious belief that if the poppy were put to the eyes it would cause blindness. Many plant names derived from superstition, folk lore, or primal beliefs. Other names are purely descriptive and can serve to explain the meaning of the botanical name. For example, Beauty-Berry is the name given to the American shrub that belongs to the genus Callicarpa. Callicarpa is Greek for beautiful fruit. Still other names come from literary sources providing rich detail of the transmission of words through the ages. Conceived as part of the author's wider interest in plant and tree lore and ethnobotanical studies, this fully revised edition of Elsevier's Dictionary of Plant Names and Their Origins contains over 30,000 vernacular and literary English names of plants. Wild and cultivated plants alike are identified by the botanical name. Further detail provides a brief account of the meaning of the name and detailed commentary on common usage. * Includes color images * Inclusive of all Latin terms with vernacular derivatives * The most comprehensive guide for plant scientists, linguists, botanists, and historians

Seafaring Lore and Legend

Seafaring Lore and Legend
Author: Peter Jeans
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9780071508780
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Release: 2007-02-05
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"A valuable and lively resource. Jeans sorts truth from fiction with a sure hand and does full justice to both." —Peter Stanford, President Emeritus, National Maritime Historical Society “A veritable sourcebook of nautical history, beliefs, and heritage. Every true mariner will get lost in this book.”—Boating Seafaring Lore and Legend is a storehouse of wonders for those who love the sea. From Noah’s Ark to Thor Heyerdahl’s raft, from Atlantis to the Northwest Passage, author Peter Jeans scours the ages and the seven seas for fanciful, inspiring, and bizarre tales of sea monsters, ghost ships, lost continents, castaways, pirates, explorers, superstitions, and customs. Discover the surprising truths behind: The origins of naval salutes and the Beaufort Scale Flogging a dead horse and other oddities of nautical custom Sea chanties, scurvy, and the hardships of life at sea Infamous and noteworthy sea captains and their ships Famous wrecks and mutinies Mermaids, sirens, and sea nymphs Nautical superstitions such as the albatross and Fiddler’s Green And much more This is a book you can open anywhere to savor for a few minutes or an afternoon. But be careful: it's easy to lose track of time at sea.

The Lore of the Bard

The Lore of the Bard
Author: Arthur Rowan
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0738702854
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Release: 2003
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The only book available on the complete practice of the Celtic bard, this title is designed for anyone drawn to the enchantment of Celtic music, myth, and poetry.

Plant lore legends and lyrics

Plant lore  legends and lyrics
Author: Richard Folkard
Pages: 610
ISBN: OXFORD:600043741
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Release: 1884
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Demonology and Devil lore

Demonology and Devil lore
Author: Moncure Daniel Conway
Pages: 900
ISBN: UOM:39015006950938
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Release: 1879
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Lore

Lore
Author: Jeanette Schneider
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781982201555
Available:
Release: 2018-09-15
Editor: Balboa Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As a woman, youve been programmed to act, think, and behave in certain waysand not always to your benefit. Loreas in folklorechallenges women to closely examine the stories that have shaped their lives. Jeanette Schneider, a single mother and the founder of Lore Advocacy, a network of professional women whose goal is to inspire women to change the world, shares love letters women wrote to their younger selves. The lessons in the letters along with the authors own insights will help you: change the trajectory of your storyline; challenge what youve been led to believe about yourself; monitor your thoughts and understand where they come from; and enjoy the benefits that accompany forgiveness. The book includes exercises to assist you through free-writing, visualizations, and reflection points, and as you complete the activities, you may get stuck on specific memories or events. Allow for that, but keep working to find your truth with this guide to smashing self-imposed limitations.

English folk lore

English folk lore
Author: Thomas Firminger Thiselton- Dyer
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:600070497
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Release: 1880
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Star Lore

Star Lore
Author: William Tyler Olcott
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780486140803
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Release: 2012-05-11
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Captivating retellings of the origins and histories of ancient star groups include Pegasus, Ursa Major, Pleiades, signs of the zodiac, and other constellations. "Classic." — Sky & Telescope. 58 illustrations.

Poet Lore

Poet Lore
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCR:31210017305978
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Release: 1893
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Moon Lore

Moon Lore
Author: Timothy Harley
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781462912513
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Release: 1995-03-15
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This classic compendium of lunar literature covers moon mythology, worship, superstitions and is of great interest to cultural scholars and mythologists alike. For Man the moon has always exerted a magic and madness. This madness and magic has paid off in the Apollo accomplishments. And still man continues to dream of new worlds to conquer. After the moon, what? Will it be Mars and Venus? While the earth is getting smaller, our universe is growing by leaps and space ships. What could be more timely than a book about the moon! Moon Lore, set the stage for the recent lunar landing almost 100 years ago with its scientific observations such as the one which saw "the surface of the satellite scooped into deep valleys, or spread over with vast walled plains from 130 to 140 miles across. But this timely book according to its author has no pretensions to scientific merit; in fact, he calls it "a compendium of lunar literature in its least scientific branches." He does say, however, that his work "is a contribution to light literature, and to the literature of light.

The Folk lore Record

The Folk lore Record
Author: Folklore Society (Great Britain)
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105118863690
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Release: 1880
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Serbian Folk Lore

Serbian Folk Lore
Author: Elodie Lawton Mijatovic
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781605202945
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Release: 2008-01-01
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hard to find in print, this charming replica edition of a rare 1874 work brings together some familiarand some esoterictales of European folklore as filtered through the culture of Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia. Selected and translated into English by ELODIE LAWTON MIJATOVIC (18251908), the stories featured include: [ The Bears Son [ The Snakes Gift [ The Golden-Fleeced Ram [ Who Asks Little, Gets Much [ The Wise Girl [ Good Deeds Are Never Lost [ The Wicked Stepmother [ The Shepherd and the Kings Daughter [ One Good Turn Deserves Another [ The Golden-Haired Twins [ and others.

Medieval Lore

Medieval Lore
Author: Bartholomaeus (Anglicus)
Pages: 154
ISBN: HARVARD:32044036444594
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Release: 1893
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Women of Turkey and Their Folk lore The Christian women Introductory chapters on The ethnography of Turkey and Folk conceptions of nature by J S Stuart Glennie

The Women of Turkey and Their Folk lore  The Christian women  Introductory chapters on The ethnography of Turkey  and Folk conceptions of nature  by J  S  Stuart Glennie
Author: Lucy Mary Jane Garnett,John S. Stuart-Glennie
Pages: 329
ISBN: IND:39000005820654
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Release: 1890
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Shropshire Folk lore a Sheaf of Gleanings

Shropshire Folk lore  a Sheaf of Gleanings
Author: Charlotte Sophia Burne
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89087886354
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Release: 1886
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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