На крыльях ангела. путеводитель по лабиринтам реальности
Погрузитесь в мир сказок с помощью этого подарочного издания, в котором содержится более тридцати пяти всеми любимых историй в пересказе автора бестселлеров по версии The New York Times Криса Колфера. \n Эта красочная книга придётся по вкусу и новым, и давним поклонникам, которых порадуют любимые сказки, такие как «Золушка», «Спящая красавица», «Джек и бобовый стебель» и другие. Именно в этот сборник сказок и угодили Алекс и Коннер Бейли в.
This long-awaited daily reader brings 365 selections from The Chronicles of Narnia to provide daily inspiration, solace and guidance, as well as a memorable reminder of the power of C. S.
Lewis’s enchanting stories and insightful themes. The Chronicles of Narnia have long been mainstays of children’s literature, but when re-read as an adult can deliver an entirely new experience.
In the midst of these stories about adventures in a magical land are profound spiritual and ethical messages. A Year with Aslan selects the most thought-provoking and poignant passages from all seven books in the series, and provides reflective questions that get the heart of what matters most.
There are many great moments found within the pages of The Chronicles of Narnia when C. S.
Lewis is providing.
‘This book will blow your mind.’ PRIMA‘Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing – everything a great novel should be.
’ LEE CHILD‘A novel ripe for the era of #MeToo.’ VANITY FAIR‘Thought-provoking and set to dominate dinner party chats.
’ COSMOPOLITAN‘A dazzling debut.’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING‘A truly compulsive novel.
’ STYLIST‘Thought-provoking and thrilling. I was left speechless!’ WOMAN HOME‘The book of the moment!’ MARIE CLAIRE‘A fast-paced, twisting thriller that left me speechless.
’ DAILY MAIL Silence can be deafening.Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day.
Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins.Now the new government is in power,.
The world first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.
R. Tolkien, which tells the powerful story of a doomed young man who is sold into slavery and who swears revenge on the magician who killed his father.
Kullervo son of Kalervo is perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all J.R.
R. Tolkien’s characters.
‘Hapless Kullervo’, as Tolkien called him, is a luckless orphan boy with supernatural powers and a tragic destiny.Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother, and who tries three times to kill him when still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and guarded by the magical powers of the black dog, Musti.
When Kullervo is sold into slavery he swears revenge on the magician, but.
Our life is brief . .
.The definitive English language translation of the internationally best-selling Russian novel – a brilliant dark fantasy combining psychological suspense, enchantment, and terror that makes us consider human existence in a fresh and provocative way.
‘A book that has the potential to become a modern classic.’Lev Grossman, best-selling author of The MagiciansOur life is brief .
While on holiday at the beach with her mother, Sasha Samokhina meets the mysterious Farit Kozhennikov under the most peculiar circumstances. The teenage girl is powerless to refuse when this strange and unusual man with a sinister air directs her to perform strange and uncomfortable tasks.
He rewards her efforts with a strange golden coin.As the days progress, Sasha carries out other.
Book five of the celebrated Deverry series, an epic fantasy rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven history over several hundred years.Book five of the celebrated Deverry series, an epic fantasy rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven history over several hundred years.
Available for the first time in one volume, this is the definitive collection of Tolkien’s five acclaimed modern classic ‘fairie’ tales in the vein of ‘The Hobbit’, fully corrected and reset for this edition.The five tales are written with the same skill, quality and charm that made The Hobbit a classic.
Largely overlooked because of their short lengths, they are finally together in a volume which reaffirms Tolkien\'s place as a master storyteller for readers young and old.• Roverandom is a toy dog who, enchanted by a sand sorcerer, gets to explore the world and encounter strange and fabulous creatures.
• Farmer Giles of Ham is fat and unheroic, but – having unwittingly managed to scare off a short-sighted giant – is called upon to do battle when a dragon comes to.
PART ONE OF THE TROY QUARTET Bringing ancient myth to life with passion, humour, and humanity, Lindsay Clarke vividly retells the story of Troy and of the heroes who fought there. When the mortal Paris settles a contest between the gods, he is promised the love of Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world. But Helen is already married, to the powerful Menelaus of Sparta, and the kings of many cities have sworn to defend their union. Paris’s divine gift threatens to set his world aflame. ‘An engaging retelling of the whole story, neatly blending mythic archaism with modern psychodrama and satire’ Mary Beard 1 – A PRINCE OF TROY2 – THE WAR AT TROY3 – THE SPOILS OF TROY4 – THE RETURN FROM TROY
PART THREE OF THE TROY QUARTET Bringing ancient myth to life with passion, humour, and humanity, Lindsay Clarke vividly retells the story of Troy and of the heroes who fought there. Troy has fallen.
After ten years of fighting and a savage final massacre, the victors quarrel over what remains and turn their minds to home. Menelaus must decide the fate of Helen, whose incomparable beauty ignited the war.
And Agamemnon must return to the fury of Clytaemnestra, who has neither forgotten nor forgiven his choice to sacrifice their daughter. ‘An engaging retelling of the whole story, neatly blending mythic archaism with modern psychodrama and satire’ Mary Beard 1 – A PRINCE OF TROY2 – THE WAR AT TROY3 – THE SPOILS OF TROY4 – THE RETURN FROM TROY.
PART TWO OF THE TROY QUARTET Bringing ancient myth to life with passion, humour, and humanity, Lindsay Clarke vividly retells the story of Troy and of the heroes who fought there. Enraged by the betrayal of Helen and Paris, Menelaus and his brother, the High King Agamemnon, gather their allies and set out to conquer the city of Troy. Aboard their ships and behind the city’s walls are figures whose names and deeds echo through history – the wily strategist Odysseus, the Trojan champion Hector, and the fiercely proud, impetuous warrior Achilles. ‘An engaging retelling of the whole story, neatly blending mythic archaism with modern psychodrama and satire’ Mary Beard 1 – A PRINCE OF TROY2 – THE WAR AT TROY3 – THE SPOILS OF TROY4 – THE RETURN FROM TROY
PART FOUR OF THE TROY QUARTET Bringing ancient myth to life with passion, humour, and humanity, Lindsay Clarke vividly retells the story of Troy and of the heroes who fought there. Traumatized by the slaughter that his ingenuity unleashed upon the people of Troy, Odysseus believes himself unworthy of returning home. Embarking on an epic journey to the ends of the world and deep into the shadows of his own heart, Odysseus turns at last for Ithaca, where his wife and son await, besieged by rivals who believe – and wish – him dead. ‘An engaging retelling of the whole story, neatly blending mythic archaism with modern psychodrama and satire’ Mary Beard 1 – A PRINCE OF TROY2 – THE WAR AT TROY3 – THE SPOILS OF TROY4 – THE RETURN FROM TROY
Comprising the ancient texts of The Belgariad and The Malloreon, The Rivan Codex is a book which stands in the same relationship to the Belgariad and Malloreon as The Silmarillion does to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.Before David Eddings started to write his first fantasy series, the BELGARIAD, in the late 1970s, he spent a year working on the design and mythology of the fantasy world in which it is set.
The Rivan Codex comprises the immensely readable background material to Eddings’ best-loved series, repeated information a lot of it, but it’s the books that repeat the information, and these seminal documents have about them an air of original inspiration, world-building in action. The rest of it is background which is taken for granted but not spelled out.
Есть волшебные страны, в которых все как у нас… или не все… или совсем не так, как у нас. \n Настя – обычная девочка с Земли, мечтающая стать принцессой, попадает в сказочный мир, где идет противостояние добра и зла.
\n Ей предстоит долгое и захватывающее путешествие по удивительной стране Фиалия. Она попадет в разные королевства и узнает кто такие Груфы, что волканы не всегда злые, а лапони бывают опасными и хитрыми, а так лее много.
Repackaged to feature Tolkien’s own painting of the Tree of Amalion, this collection includes his famous essay, ‘On Fairy-stories’ and the story that exemplifies this, ‘Leaf by Niggle’, together with the poem ‘Mythopoeia’ and the verse drama, ‘The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth’, which tells of the events following the disastrous Battle of Maldon.Fairy-stories are not just for children, as anyone who has read Tolkien will know.
In his essay On Fairy-Stories, Tolkien discusses the nature of fairy-tales and fantasy and rescues the genre from those who would relegate it to juvenilia. The haunting short story, Leaf by Niggle, recounts the story of the artist, Niggle, who has ‘a long journey to make’ and is seen as an allegory of Tolkien’s life.
The poem Mythopoeia relates an.
Brilliant and original, ‘A Thousand Years of Good Prayers’ introduces a remarkable first collection of stories about China from an author set to become a major literary talent.In this extraordinary first collection, Yiyun Li brings us a modern China facing up to a complex history of repression and guilt.
In \'Immortality\', winner of the Paris Review prize, a young man bears a striking resemblance to the dictator, and so finds a strange kind of calling. In \'Extra\', first published in the New Yorker, a Chinese woman, alone in middle age, befriends a young boy who has become an outcast in a remote country school.
In their friendship, we see how love can begin to overcome the strictures that dominate their lives.In turn horrifying and breathtakingly lyrical, Yiyun Li, a new and.
Siia raamatusse on kokku kogutud 18 muistendit, mille autoriteks on Fr. R.
Kreutzwald ning Fr. R.
Faehlmann. Kaunid illustratsioonid tegi raamatule Triinu Lille.
Nupukas leemuripoeg Ville on kahetsusväärsel kombel sündinud eriti tobedate ahvide pesakonda. Nii ei jäägi tal üle muud, kui kodust lahkuda ja linnaorav Pierre’iga maailma uudistama minna.
Sõbrad satuvad lõbusatesse seiklustesse Euroopas, kus külastavad tulbiturgu, kassidest pungil veskikohvikut, kuulsat kaubamaja ja isegi kunstimuuseumi! Rännuteele satub mitmeid põnevaid loomi ja Ville õpib neilt nii mõndagi. Kairi Look (snd 1983) elab Amsterdamis.
„Leemuripoeg Ville teeb sääred” on tema esimene raamat. Varem on ta kirjutanud ajakirjadele ja peab blogi aadressil amsterdamiseerunud.
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2000. Part travel diary, part philosophy, part love story, ‘Soul Mountain’ is an elegant, unforgettable novel that journeys deep into the heart of modern-day China.
In 1982 Chinese playwright, novelist and artist Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer, the very disease that had killed his father. For six weeks Gao inhabited a transcendental state of imminent death, treating himself to the finest foods he could afford while spending time reading in an old graveyard in the Beijing suburbs.
But a secondary examination revealed there was no cancer – he had won a ‘reprieve from death’ and had been thrown back into the world of the living.Faced with a repressive cultural environment and the threat of a spell in a prison farm, Gao fled.
Esimest korda ilmus proosakirjaniku, tõlkija ja esseisti Emil Kolozsvàry Grandpierre’i (1907–1992) ungari muinasjuttude kogumik eesti keeles aastal 1959. Sealtpeale on sellest populaarsest ja paljude lapsepõlve lemmikraamatust antud välja mitu kordustrükki.
Eriliseks teeb „Imeflöödi” autori meisterlik jutuvestmisoskus. Siit leiab huumorit ja uljast hoogu, lisaks kirjeldusi, mis maalivad silme ette terveid maailmu, kus tegutsevad printsid, printsessid, kuningad ja kuningannad nagu muinasjuttudes ikka, aga ka nutikad seakarjused, jonnakad naised ja muidugi pekki armastavad kuradid.
Nendes lugudes on vaesed nupukad ja vaprad, aukandjad ja kuningapered saavad aga tögada. On inimesed ju nemadki!.
Have you ever imagined a different life?Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided…Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar?From much-loved, international bestseller Cecelia Ahern come stories for all of us: the women who befriend us, the women who encourage us, the women who make us brave. From The Woman Who Slowly Disappeared to The Woman Who Returned and Exchanged her Husband, discover thirty touching, often hilarious, stories and meet thirty very different women.
Each discovers her strength; each realizes she holds the power to make a change.Witty, tender, surprising, these keenly observed tales speak to us all, and capture the moment when we all want to roar.
A Radio 2 Bookclub Choice.‘These stories sing and cry and shout and whisper from the page.
‘Compelling’ Sunday TimesA powerful debut exploring the dark side of Cornwall – the wrecking and the drowned sailors – where poverty drove villagers to dark deeds…Shipwrecks are part of life in the remote village of Porthmorvoren, Cornwall. And as the sea washes the bodies of the drowned onto the beach, it also brings treasures: barrels of liquor, exotic fruit, the chance to lift a fine pair of boots from a corpse, maybe even a jewel or two.
When, after a fierce storm, Mary Blight rescues a man half-dead from the sea, she ignores the whispers of her neighbours and carries him home to nurse better. Gideon Stone is a Methodist minister from Newlyn, a married man.
Touched by Mary’s sacrifice and horrified by the superstitions and pagan beliefs the villagers cling to, Gideon sets.
A glittering tale of a billionaire tycoon and the women that define himMaximilian West: filthy rich, corporate raider and a man of almost mythical power, glamour and charm. He appears to have everything. But in reality Maximilian is riven with internal conflict and torn apart by personal doubts.Many women have loved Maxim – and many strive to reach his fortress heart: Anastasia, his first wife; Camilla, the beautiful English actress; Adriana, the competitive American career woman; and Blair, the mistress who schemes to become his wife. But only one woman holds the key that will unlock Maximilian’s secret – and set his soul free…
A stirring instalment of the urban fantasy-thriller series starring Rachel Morgan. A pacey and addictive novel of sexy bounty-hunting witches, cunning demons and vicious vampires.
Condemned and shunned for black magic, Rachel Morgan has three days to get to the annual witches’ conference and clear her name, or be trapped in the demonic ever-after . .
. forever after.
But a witch, an elf, a living vampire, and a pixy in one car going across the country? Talk about a recipe for certain disaster, even without being the targets for assassination.For after centuries of torment, a fearsome demon walks in the sunlight – freed at last to slay the innocent and devour their souls.
But his ultimate goal is Rachel Morgan, and in the fight for survival that follows, even embracing her own demonic.
Not since Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber have old stories been made to feel so electrically new. Not since Wim Winders’ Wings of Desire have the numinous and the everyday been so magically combined.
It\'s in the nature of myth to be infinitely adaptable. Each of these startlingly original stories is set in modern Britain.
Their characters include a people-trafficking gang-master and a prostitute, a migrant worker and a cocksure estate agent, an elderly musician doubly befuddled by dementia and the death of his wife, a pest-controller suspected of paedophilia and a librarian so well-behaved that her parents wonder anxiously whether she’ll ever find love. They’re ordinary people, preoccupied, as we all are now, by the deficiencies of the health service, by criminal gangs and.
Книга сказок и историй 1001 ночи некогда поразила европейцев не меньше, чем разноцветье восточных тканей, мерцание стали беспощадных мусульманских клинков и таинственный блеск разноцветных арабских чаш. Книга сказок и историй 1001 ночи некогда поразила европейцев не меньше, чем разноцветье восточных тканей, мерцание стали беспощадных мусульманских клинков, таинственный блеск разноцветных арабских чаш. «1001 ночь» – сборник сказок.
The book the fans have been waiting for: the much-anticipated sequel to the phenomenally successful A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE.The legendary Emma Harte, the heroine of A Woman of Substance, returns in this sweeping saga of power, corruption, love and secrets…Paula O\'Neill, beloved granddaughter of Emma Harte and the guardian of her vast business empire, believes all that Emma left to the family is secure.
However, beneath the surface tension is mounting and sibling rivalry brewing.Into this volatile mix walks Evan Hughes, a young American fashion designer.
Her grandmother\'s dying wish was that Evan find Emma Harte. But Emma has been dead for thirty years…Troubled by Evan\'s presence, and her uncanny resemblance to the family, Paula turns to Emma\'s war-time diaries.
Emma Harte comes.
«Снежная королева» – одна из лучших сказок Андерсена, это трогательная и светлая история о самом важном: о чистой, настоящей любви, которая делает даже слабого человека стойким, решительным и смелым. В книге дан классический перевод Анны и Петра Ганзен без сокращений и комментарии к тексту для взрослых читателей. Это замечательная возможность читать сказку Андерсена всей семьей и прекрасный повод поговорить с детьми о вечных.
A powerhouse grimdark fantasy of bloodshed, ambition, and fate, The House of Sacrifice is the thunderous conclusion to Anna Smith Spark\'s Empires of Dust trilogy, which began with The Court of Broken Knives. Hail Him.
Behold Him. Man-killer, life-stealer, death-bringer, life’s thief.
All are bound to Him,His word is law. The night coming, the sudden light that makes the eyes blind,Golden one, shining, glorious.
Life’s judgement, life’s pleasure, hope’s grave. Marith Altrersyr has won.
He cut a path of blood and vengeance and needless violence around the world and now he rules. It is time for Marith to put down his sword, to send home his armies, to grow a beard and become fat.
It is time to look to his own house, and to produce an heir. The King of Death must now learn to live.
Book eight of the celebrated Deverry series, an epic fantasy rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven history over several hundred years.Book eight of the celebrated Deverry series, an epic fantasy rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven history over several hundred years.
Books two and three in The Farseer Trilogy by international bestselling author Robin Hobb.‘In today’s crowded fantasy market Robin Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons’ George R.
R. MartinHonesty is the bedrock for any relationship.
But how can Fitz – royal bastard, trainee assassin, holder of secrets crucial to the security of the kingdom – bare his soul to his beloved Molly?Danger lies all around him – from the raiders savaging the coastal towns, and from within the court. The king has been struck down by a mystery illness and his eldest son, Verity, is bound up in the defence of the realm.
When Verity leaves the court in search of the mythical Elderlings, Fitz finds himself friendless apart from his wolf, Nighteyes, and the king’s strange, motley-clad fool,.
Book seven of the celebrated Deverry series, an epic fantasy rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven history over several hundred years.Book seven of the celebrated Deverry series, an epic fantasy rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven history over several hundred years.
Unavailable for more than 70 years, this early but important work is published for the first time with Tolkien’s ‘Corrigan’ poems and other supporting material, including a prefatory note by Christopher Tolkien.Set ‘In Britain’s land beyond the seas’ during the Age of Chivalry, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun tells of a childless Breton Lord and Lady (the ‘Aotrou’ and ‘Itroun’ of the title) and the tragedy that befalls them when Aotrou seeks to remedy their situation with the aid of a magic potion obtained from a corrigan, or malevolent fairy.
When the potion succeeds and Itroun bears twins, the corrigan returns seeking her fee, and Aotrou is forced to choose between betraying his marriage and losing his life.Coming from the darker side of J.
‘Chilling story, beautiful prose. Little Darlings is stunning’ Clare MackintoshLeila Slimani’s Lullaby meets Rosemary’s Baby in the most unsettling book of the year.
THE TWINS ARE CRYING.THE TWINS ARE HUNGRY.
LAUREN IS CRYING.LAUREN IS EXHAUSTED.
Behind the hospital curtain, someone is waiting . .
.After a traumatic birth, Lauren is alone on the maternity ward with her newborn twins.
Her husband has gone home. The nurses are doing their rounds.
She can’t stop thinking about every danger her babies now face. But all new mothers think like that.
Don’t they?A terrifying encounter in the middle of the night leaves Lauren convinced someone or something is trying to steal her children. But with every step she takes to keep her babies safe, Lauren sinks deeper and deeper into paranoia.
In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband.
Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwë, chief of the Valar.Central to this enmity of the gods is the city of Gondolin, beautiful but undiscoverable.
It was built and peopled by Noldorin Elves who, when they dwelt in Valinor, the land of the gods, rebelled against their rule and fled to Middle-earth. Turgon King of Gondolin is hated and feared above all his enemies by Morgoth, who seeks in vain to discover the marvellously hidden city, while the gods in Valinor in heated debate largely refuse to intervene in support of Ulmo\'s desires and designs.
Stunning Japanese novel with a chilling twist – the follow-up to Ring and Spiral.Kaoru\'s father, Hideyuki, lies dying in a Tokyo hospital, his body ravaged by viral cancer.
This nightmarish incurable disease has sprung out of nowhere and has begun to affect organisms all over the planet.Twenty years ago Hideyki worked on a virtual reality project which replicated evolution on earth, called the Loop.
The project failed when the organisms within it inexplicably stopped reproducing normally and started cloning. Nearly all of the other scientists who worked on the Loop are already dead – from cancer.
To get to the heart of the mystery, Kaoru must travel to the other side of the planet, to the Mojave desert. The secret he encounters there will overturn everything he thought he knew about.
All three parts of the epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers The Return of the King – available as one download, featuring the definitive edition of the text, hyperlinked footnotes and page references, and 3 maps including a detailed map of Middle-earth.Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth.
All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care.
He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth.
From New York Times bestselling author, Kim Harrison, comes the first book in her brilliant Hollows series; packed with the perfect balance of wry humour and thrilling action, which will delight fans of thrillers and fantasy alike.Includes: Dead Witch Walking, The Good, The Bad, and The Undead, Every Which Way But Dead and A Fistful of Charms.
Rachel Morgan is a white witch and runner working for Inderland Security, in an alternate world where a bioengineered virus wiped out a great deal of the world\'s human population – exposing the existence of the supernatural communities that had long lived alongside humanity.For the last five years Rachel has been tracking down law-breaking Inderlanders in modern-day Cincinnati, but now she wants to leave and start her own agency.
Her only problem.