Alydia Rackham,Hannah Segura's Scales: A Fresh Telling of Beauty and the Beast PDF

By Alydia Rackham,Hannah Segura

ISBN-10: 1500261254

ISBN-13: 9781500261252

Princess Eleanora is especially diversified from her more youthful sister, Oralia. whereas Oralia is golden-haired, sprightly and cherished via the entire males of the dominion, Eleanora is ebony-haired and dark-eyed, and even-keeled. Wandering musician Amber of the Lute glimpses that distinction correct away—and his laughter and colour convey out a sparkle in Eleanora. yet this arouses vicious jealousy in Oralia, who acquires and casts a poor spell on her sister—one that twists either the physique and the brain. A spell which could in simple terms be damaged by means of one that can see into Eleanora's center, and love her sufficient to set her free.

Excerpt from bankruptcy Nine:
"All the best way around the roof, close to the foot of the other tower, stood anyone. complete within the waning white moonlight. Her face tilted towards the shrouded sky.
The gentle shimmered opposed to her gentle, advantageous scales, making them appear like liquid silver, and it softened the slim curves of her physique. The fanatics close to her face had calmed, and rested opposed to the perimeters of her neck. Her huge eyes mirrored a luminous shine as she gazed, unblinking, on the moon. gazing it withdraw at the back of the clouds. The black shadow of the tower fell throughout her lengthy, sweeping tail. hence, from the place Amber stood, he may have fallacious her for a faded younger girl wearing blues and whites.
Except for the bearing of her features.
Her gaze—vacant. Barren as a waterless sea. Her mouth—incapable of speech, of smiling or frowning. Her expression clean, and immovable. She stared, with no thinking about. No suggestion lived at the back of these eyes, or flickered on the corners of these lips.
A silver serpent. nonetheless and silent as ice. Inhuman as stone."

Reader overview from Patreon:
"The subtlety this is remarkable - not anything turns out overdone and prefer any reliable fairytale, the generic components let us take a shortcut to the center of the tale. we are all conversant in jealous suitors and jealous siblings and good-looking males with flashing blue eyes, yet from terrible Ailse to Amber (who listens larger than he claims to), you could believe a type of presence beneath their actions... anything that's pondering very quickly to reconcile the prior and the long run and circulate the folks round them to the perfect areas. after all Oralia is the shining instance the following, pushing off her suitors on her sister while she does not wish them and deciding on them up back whilst she must make anyone jealous, yet what's she quite after? She definitely is aware the stumbling blocks to marrying a minstrel, and he or she of every body turns out more likely to move after energy, no longer expertise. Sir Roderick thinks he understands tips to force Amber clear of Oralia and feature her to himself, yet does he know the way Oralia works in any respect? after which there is Ele, and one way or the other through being her quiet, reserved self she manages to have an exceptional outdated time in her basic gown along with her spell binding minstrel buddy. i used to be awaiting her to be on the heart of a few kind of catastrophe on the dinner party, yet she understands herself and her sister too good for that. i am additionally inspired by means of her mother's option to allow her have her independence and never strength her to play to her sister's whims. this entire solid seems to be a colour faster at the uptake than your normal myth court docket - one other factor I constantly beloved in regards to the previous fairytales. i will not wait to fulfill the witches and spot those smart humans positioned to the test!" -Melissa

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Read e-book online Tochter des Speers (German Edition) PDF

By Sabrina Witzig

Dem Grosskönigreich Paradon stehen gewaltige Veränderungen bevor:
Nuretes, der amtierende Monarch, stirbt und hinterlässt lediglich eine Tochter als einzige Erbin.
Von patriarchalischen Militärs und machthungrigen Politikern geächtet, bleibt der Prinzessin keine Wahl, als sich dem aufgedrängten Exil zu fügen - und ihren Thron einem wahnsinnigen Tyrannen zu überlassen.
Erst, als dieser sich gegen seine einstigen Verbündeten wendet, und uprising und Krieg sich abzeichnen, scheint sich das Blatt für sie zu wenden.
Doch gleichzeitig rührt sich - von allen unbemerkt - ein Schatten im Westen...

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Download e-book for kindle: Totems of the Kisii by Abel O'Keragori,Worldreader

By Abel O'Keragori,Worldreader

ISBN-10: 9966884742

ISBN-13: 9789966884749

popular Kenyan artist Abel O'Keragori first heard those conventional stories concerning the origins of his Kisii neighborhood from his grandmother. The Kisii type of intertwining riddles with stories of in the past stay adored traditions, now preserved in print. totally researched, and authenticated via Kisii elders and tradition specialists, those stories clarify how the Kisii humans first validated themselves in Kenya, identify their founding fathers, and recount how the Kisii clans inherited the totems of the Zebra, the Leopard, the Hippo, the Elephant and the Baboon. absolutely illustrated with Abel's sketches and attractive complete color work, this ebook additionally includes conventional Kisii riddles, proverbs, and a glossary.
Worldreader provides this book in a brand new sequence showcasing fiction from Sub-Saharan Africa. Are you a worldreader? learn extra approximately this not-for-profit social firm at worldreader.org.

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Frederik Hetmann (Hg.),Frederik Hetmann's Das große Buch der Indianer-Märchen (German Edition) PDF

By Frederik Hetmann (Hg.),Frederik Hetmann

ISBN-10: 3868260307

ISBN-13: 9783868260304

Dieser Sammelband enthält die Texte der vergriffenen Einzelbände "Büffelfrau und Wolfsmann" und "Der grüne Vogel" sowie Auszüge aus dem "Indianerlexikon". Es handelt sich bei dieser Sammlung um indianische Märchen und Mythen aus Nord- und Mittelamerika. Der Herausgeber Frederik Hetmann hat sich die Geschichten entweder selbst erzählen lassen oder er hat auf Quellen zurückgegriffen, die frei von den Veränderungen und Verfälschungen der Weißen sind, die die Märchen erstmals zu Papier gebracht haben. (Die indianischen Völker hatten keine Schriftsprache, alle Erzählungen wurden mündlich weitergegeben.)Die reason reichen von den Mythen über den Beginn der Menschenwelt bis zu den Geschichten über Helden und Gauner.Die Textauswahl aus dem Indianerlexikon liefert das Hintergrundwissen zu den einzelnen Stämmen, ihren Mythen, Traditionen, Lebensräumen und Zeremonien.

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Philip Pullman's Le fiabe dei Grimm per grandi e piccoli (Italian Edition) PDF

By Philip Pullman

ISBN-10: 8867151568

ISBN-13: 9788867151561

Il mondo dei Grimm può essere un luogo atroce. Ma vale l. a. pena di esplorarlo. Perché nella vita, è nelle region più buie che si trovano los angeles bellezza più abbagliante e l. a. saggezza più fulgida. Pullman compie sulle fiabe dei Grimm un’eccezionale operazione di riscrittura. Le sue versioni di Cenerentola, Cappuccetto rosso e di altre favole conservano il carattere onirico, magico e mitologico delle versioni più tradizionali, ma allo stesso pace introducono elementi inediti che le rendono storie nuove, non solo interessanti «esercizi» di un filologo attento e sensibile.

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Nuevo inventario de criaturas fantásticas (Spanish Edition) by Rosa Gómez Aquino,José Marcelo Caballero PDF

By Rosa Gómez Aquino,José Marcelo Caballero

ISBN-10: 9874578467

ISBN-13: 9789874578464

Maléficos duendes que tiñen sus gorros con l. a. sangre de viajeros desprevenidos, viejas con senos de piedra que destrozan niños contra ellos, elefantes con siete trompas, caballos alados y serpientes emplumadas, un perro con tres cabezas que custodia l. a. puerta de los infiernos, gigantes con un solo ojo en el medio de los angeles frente, peces inmensos con cabeza de caballo, mulas que, en realidad, son mujeres transformadas y aves que tienen el poder de renacer de sus propias cenizas son algunas de las criaturas que componen l. a. fauna mítica creada por l. a. humanidad, conjunto del cual sólo pudimos dar cuenta mínimamente en este volumen, ya que, como bien decía Jorge Luis Borges en el prólogo de El libro de los seres imaginarios: “Un libro de esta índole es necesariamente incompleto; cada nueva edición es el núcleo de ediciones futuras que pueden multiplicarse hasta el infinito”.
Empero, esta compilación que rastreó seres fantásticos de l. a. mitología y las leyendas griegas, cántabras, argentinas y nórdicas, entre otras, pone de manifiesto que los angeles imaginación del género humano casi no ha tenido límites a l. a. hora de desplegar su inventiva en pos de crear criaturas fantásticas, seres imaginarios, entidades monstruosas o como prefiera llamárselas. Casi tampoco los tiene: hoy en día, l. a. leyenda de Nessie (el monstruo de lago Ness) sigue tan viva como hace centurias y los diarios, revistas y portales de web latinoamericanos dan cuenta con regularidad de los desastres originados por el chupacabras. Concretamente, Notiver, del 10 de enero de 2006, titula “Reaparece el chupacabras” para dar l. a. noticia de diez borregos descuartizados en Veracruz, México.
Pero… en esa imaginación, en cierto sentido desbocada y que ha traspasado fronteras tanto de tiempo como de espacio, ¿puede inferirse algún tipo de límite o de parámetro?, ¿es posible rastrear algún “método” o procedimiento recurrente, aunque no sea más que inconsciente o intuitivo?
Analizando las descripciones y relatos que se han recogido en este libro podemos dar una respuesta afirmativa. Efectivamente, en l. a. mayor parte de los casos existe una serie de procedimientos básicos para idear/imaginar/describir una criatura fantástica y éstos, como no podía ser de otra manera, siempre se realizan sobre l. a. base de lo conocido. Tal como sostienen quienes estudian el fenómeno de l. a. creatividad, lo que genera un efecto de sentido que podríamos denominar “creativo” no es algo nuevo, sino una combinación novedosa de lo ya existente. Y esto también se aplica a los seres que nos ocupan en este volumen y a los métodos que se ponen en juego para “crear” esas criaturas.

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Download e-book for kindle: Adventures of Swift: Volume 1 (full) by Constanza Bade,Sarah Klinger

By Constanza Bade,Sarah Klinger

ISBN-10: 1499597800

ISBN-13: 9781499597806

the 1st quantity of 12, The Adventures of fast are a crossroads assembly of classical and modern Greco-Roman & Yoruba mythologies threaded with a slightly of local American mythology. Animal spirit totems convey messages of quiet, basic age outdated wisdoms that pass over numerous cultures and trust structures. every one story is a dream myth, brief tales that impart classes discovered humbly from the heart.

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If You Don't Want to Go to Sleep, Close Your Eyes: A Story by Autumn Phillips Rennie PDF

By Autumn Phillips Rennie

ISBN-10: 0998270504

ISBN-13: 9780998270500

growing to be up as a wanderer on my own along with her elemental oracle mom, younger Sera is tired of her uncomplicated adolescence herding and buying and selling within the historic village of Sleep. but if a determined deal supplies her 4 fuzzy beans and much greater than she deals for, she discovers the place own accountability lays during this stirring interpretation of a vintage tale.

Book certainly one of What the Chrysanthemum is aware, an illustrated bankruptcy publication sequence of immersive sensory stories.

Scored and illustrated for younger readers.

How to take advantage of This publication: learn this 80-page booklet from conceal to hide, or open the Contents web page and bounce to an workout or tune for perform. 20 musical workouts for studying the dynamics of concord are each one woven right into a short-read tale (about 2-hours overall) and equipped right into a ultimate scored piece composed of seven voice and tool elements (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, Piano, Rhythm, and Percussion).

Especially perfect for: Sensory newbies, mixed studying sort rookies, Synesthetic Musicians, track scholars, kid's song academics, and households with Autism Spectrum Children.

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Download PDF by Sigrid Vollrath: Benny - ein maulwurf entdeckt den Wald (German Edition)

By Sigrid Vollrath

ISBN-10: 396086034X

ISBN-13: 9783960860341

Benny, einem kleinen Maulwurfjungen, wird es eines Tages zu langweilig unter der Erde.
Er krabbelt aus seinem Hügelchen und begibt sich auf Entdeckungsreise.........

Eine Geschichte über die Neugier, die Welt zu erkunden, die paintings, Freundschaften zu schließen und über die Möglichkeit, seinen Platz im Leben zu finden.

Sehr einfühlsam und liebevoll wird erzählt, wie bereichernd es sein kann, seinem Herzen zu folgen.

„Möge das variety in Dir immer lebendig bleiben!“

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