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Swan Bride

Swan Bride Author Betina Lindsey
ISBN-10 9781682301432
Release 2015-10-20
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Moira grew to womanhood in the realm of Myr, wise in the arts of women.. and utterly innocent of the ways of men. All of that changes tonight. Moira wondered, trembling. She passes through the circle of stones into the world of men. There, she meets Wulfsun, every mesmerizing inch a man, hard muscled and tawny maned. No Viking was more feared, until he captures a maiden as beautiful as moonlit shadows, and is enslaved for all time. He would have her willing or not at all, though his blood coursed hot with wanting. And though Moira wore a golden collar of thralldom, her desire for the mighty warrior was the greater bondage.



The Swan Maiden The Celtic Nights Series Book 2

The Swan Maiden  The Celtic Nights Series  Book 2 Author Susan King
ISBN-10 9781614174424
Release 2013-07-05
Pages 366
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When Lady Juliana, a beautiful Scottish rebel, is captured by the English and paraded as the legendary Swan Maiden, a knight sworn to the English king recognizes her as the girl he rescued years before. Ordered by the king to marry Lady Juliana and find the rebels she protects, Sir Gawain must resist the beautiful, feisty rebel and hide his own treasonous secrets while discovering hers—even as passion brings them together. But if the king hears of their dangerous intentions, their lives will be forfeited before love can ever set them free. REVIEWS: "...a fast-paced, action-packed, enthralling romance." ~Romantic Times Book Club "With its well-conceived plot, and strong visual elements, this feisty historical romance will enchant." ~Publishers Weekly THE CELTIC NIGHTS, in series order The Stone Maiden The Swan Maiden The Sword Maiden Laird of the Wind THE BORDER ROGUES, in series order The Raven's Wish The Raven's Moon The Heather Moon OTHER TITLES by Susan King The Black Thorne's Rose



The Black Swan

The Black Swan Author Mercedes Lackey
ISBN-10 9781101119068
Release 2000-05-01
Pages 416
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After his wife's untimely death, a powerful sorcerer dedicates his life to seeking revenge against all womankind. He turns his captives into beautiful swans--who briefly regain human form by the fleeting light of the moon. Only Odette, noblest of the enchanted flock, has the courage to confront her captor. But can she gain the allies she needs to free herself and the other swan-maidens from their magical slavery?A monumental tale of loyalty and betrayal, of magic good and evil, of love both carnal and pure, and of the duality of human nature, The Black Swan is a rich tapestry which is sure to become an all-time masterpiece of fantasy.



Swan Star

Swan Star Author Betina Lindsey
ISBN-10 0671799398
Release 1994
Pages 212
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Arrah, the swan maiden, is a prisoner of the warrior who stole her magical cloak and her heart, and Traeth of Rune must prove himself by undertaking a perilous journey



Swan Star

Swan Star Author Betina Lindsey
ISBN-10 9781682301456
Release 2015-10-20
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The glorious conclusion of the enthralling Swan Trilogy. During a moonlit swim, Arrah of Myr finds herself at the mercy of Traeth of Rhune. Headstrong and bold, Traeth quickly seizes the now helpless Arrah and carries her to Rhune Castle, in the world of men. There the handsome knight showers her with gifts and kisses, awakening a wild passion between mortal and swan maiden—the other-world beauty he vows never to let go. But such a dire crime means a fearsome penalty, and Traeth cannot long escape the Swan Sisters' wrath at Arrah's abduction. They decree he must die if he failed at an extraordinary quest—to find what all women desire most. The journey will test him completely, but will he discover what he seeks in time to win Arrah's heart?



Swan Witch

Swan Witch Author Betina Lindsey
ISBN-10 9781682301449
Release 2015-10-20
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Winner of the '94 RWA Best Historical Fantasy Romance In an enchanted realm, all is illusion, save for a love that blazes brighter than the stars. As the setting sun haloed her flame-colored hair, beautiful Eithne glowed with netherworld witchery, her gentle nature clouded by the black magic of the Druid father who held her mother imprisoned. Having vowed never to speak, she could not cry a warning to the handsome knight who, by entering the gates of Rath Morna, has sealed his fate. With his raven-black hair braided like that of a king, Bron Mac Llyr has traveled the land searching for the famed Swan Sister who is blessed with the powers to heal his battle wounds. Instead he finds a place of dark enchantment, a trap of lies and illusions, and an exotic, ethereal woman so lovely he burns to possess her. Bron vows to unveil the sorrowful secret that burdens Eithne's heart. Now she must chance exchanging her father's evil reign for the greater hazards of desire and so discover that a man can give as well as take, could free as well as possess his beloved Swan Witch.



The Serpent and the Swan

The Serpent and the Swan Author Boria Sax
ISBN-10 0939923688
Release 1998
Pages 268
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The Serpent and the Swan is a history and analysis of animal bride tales from antiquity to the present. The animal bride tale, the author argues, is an enduring expression of humankind's need to remain close to and a part of nature. Boria Sax traces the idea of the animal bride through history by drawing upon legends and literary works from throughout the world. He pays particular attention to Eurasian sources which support his thesis that the animal bride theme originated among the serpent cults of Mesopotamia and southeastern Europe. Through time, the details of the animal bride theme changed as a result of mankind's changing perceptions of the natural world. In general, this study is an account of myths and beliefs that have surrounded animals--and women--during the rise of modern humankind. The Serpent and the Swan identifies and explains images of the animal bride that pervade, enliven, and enrich our culture. The bride becomes Eve taking an apple from the serpent, Medea casting spells, Cinderella riding to the royal ball in a pumpkin coach, and the Little Mermaid rising from the waves. The Author: Boria Sax, who holds a doctorate in German and intellectual history, is the author of The Frog King and The Parliament of Animals, among other books.



Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast Author Maria Tatar
ISBN-10 9780143111696
Release 2017
Pages 196
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The "tale as old as time," in versions from across the centuries and around the world--published to coincide with Disney's live-action 3D musical film starring Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Audra McDonald, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Dan Stevens, and Emma Thompson Nearly every culture tells the story of Beauty and the Beast in one fashion or another. From Cupid and Psyche to India's Snake Bride to South Africa's "Story of Five Heads," the partnering of beasts and beauties, of humans and animals in all their variety--cats, dogs, frogs, goats, lizards, bears, tortoises, monkeys, cranes, warthogs--has beguiled us for thousands of years, mapping the cultural contradictions that riddle every romantic relationship. In this fascinating volume, preeminent fairy tale scholar Maria Tatar brings together tales from ancient times to the present and from a wide variety of cultures, highlighting the continuities and the range of themes in a fairy tale that has been used both to keep young women in their place and to encourage them to rebel, and that has entertained adults and children alike. With fresh commentary, she shows us what animals and monsters, both male and female, tell us about ourselves, and about the transformative power of empathy. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



Strange and Secret Peoples

Strange and Secret Peoples Author Carole G. Silver
ISBN-10 0195349377
Release 2000-10-12
Pages 288
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Teeming with creatures, both real and imagined, this encyclopedic study in cultural history illuminates the hidden web of connections between the Victorian fascination with fairies and their lore and the dominant preoccupations of Victorian culture at large. Carole Silver here draws on sources ranging from the anthropological, folkloric, and occult to the legal, historical, and medical. She is the first to anatomize a world peopled by strange beings who have infiltrated both the literary and visual masterpieces and the minor works of the writers and painters of that era. Examining the period of 1798 to 1923, Strange and Secret Peoples focuses not only on such popular literary figures as Charles Dickens and William Butler Yeats, but on writers as diverse as Thomas Carlyle, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Charlotte Mew; on artists as varied as mad Richard Dadd, Aubrey Beardsley, and Sir Joseph Noel Paton; and on artifacts ranging from fossil skulls to photographs and vases. Silver demonstrates how beautiful and monstrous creatures--fairies and swan maidens, goblins and dwarfs, cretins and changelings, elementals and pygmies--simultaneously peopled the Victorian imagination and inhabited nineteenth-century science and belief. Her book reveals the astonishing complexity and fertility of the Victorian consciousness: its modernity and antiquity, its desire to naturalize the supernatural, its pervasive eroticism fused with sexual anxiety, and its drive for racial and imperial dominion.



The Swan Kingdom

The Swan Kingdom Author Zoe Mariott
ISBN-10 9780763687984
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 272
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When Alexandra’s mother is slain by an unnatural beast, shadows fall on the once-lush kingdom. Too soon the widowed king is entranced by a cunning stranger -- and in one chilling moment Alexandra’s beloved brothers disappear, and she is banished to a barren land. Rich in visual detail, sparked by a formidable evil, and sweetened with familial and romantic love, here is the tale of a girl who discovers powerful healing gifts -- and the courage to use them to save her ailing kingdom.



Swan Lake

Swan Lake Author Rachel Isadora
ISBN-10 0399217304
Release 1991
Pages 32
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A prince's love for a swan queen overcomes an evil sorcerer's spell in this fairy tale adaptation of the classic ballet.



Taming the Heiress The Scottish Lairds Series Book 1

Taming the Heiress  The Scottish Lairds Series  Book 1 Author Susan King
ISBN-10 9781614177593
Release 2015-05-27
Pages 350
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According to Scottish legend, the kelpie, a magical sea creature, grants good fortune to the Isle of Caransay upon finding a bride on the sea rock. When Meg MacNeill spends one night on that rugged rock as local tradition demands, a handsome man emerges from the sea--and passion takes its course. Legend fulfilled, the mysterious man disappears. Seven years later, Dougal Stewart, engineer and deep sea diver, returns to the Caransay to build a lighthouse on the very rock where he washed ashore--but Baroness Strathlin is determined to stop construction. Little does Dougal realize that the barefoot island beauty he often meets is not only the mysterious baroness herself, but the girl he once loved that memorable night--and the fair-haired boy with her is his own son. REVIEWS: "An exquisite and magical Highland romance." ~Booklist, *starred review "Magic, myth and history blend to perfection.... King is a master storyteller." ~Romantic Times Book Club THE SCOTTISH LAIRDS, in series order Taming the Heiress Waking the Princess Kissing the Countess THE CELTIC NIGHTS, in series order The Stone Maiden The Swan Maiden The Sword Maiden Laird of the Wind THE BORDER ROGUES, in series order The Raven's Wish The Raven's Moon The Heather Moon OTHER TITLES by Susan King The Black Thorne's Rose



The Swan House

The Swan House Author Elizabeth Musser
ISBN-10 1441207163
Release 2001-07-01
Pages 448
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Mary Swan Middleton has always taken for granted the advantages of her family's wealth. But a tragedy that touches all of Atlanta sends her reeling in grief. When the family maid challenges her to reach out to the less fortunate as a way to ease her own pain, Mary Swan meets Carl--and everything changes. For although Carl is her opposite in nearly every way, he has something her privileged life could not give her. And when she seeks his help to uncover a mystery, she learns far more than she ever could have imagined.



The Maiden Bride

The Maiden Bride Author Rexanne Becnel
ISBN-10 9781504025027
Release 2015-11-24
Pages 294
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A noblewoman takes her twin’s place in marriage to a Norman invader in this “absorbing, sexually charged” medieval romance from a USA Today–bestselling author (Publishers Weekly). All her life, Linnea de Valcourt has been reviled as the cursed daughter of Maidenstone Castle. The younger of identical twins, she narrowly escaped a death sentence at birth. To save her beloved sister from marriage to the savage Norman conqueror who has laid siege to their castle, Linnea will sacrifice her own happiness by engaging in a dangerous deception. Years of exile have driven Axton de la Manse to the brink of despair. Now he will have his vengeance by taking his enemy’s most prized possession, his eldest daughter. Once they wed and she is carrying the de la Manse heir, no one can dispute his claim to Maidenstone, the stronghold stolen from his family. That is, until the unthinkable happens: He loses his heart to his bride, whose own desires ignite a fierce longing deep within Axton. Is their growing love enough to overcome the lies and treachery that could drive them apart? With enthralling characters, passionate romance, and spellbinding adventure, the award-winning author of The Matchmaker and The Bridemaker “demonstrates that she is a master of her craft” (RT Book Reviews).



The Wild Swans

The Wild Swans Author Hans Christian Andersen
ISBN-10 9788771326857
Release 2015-01-26
Pages 50
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Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.



The Golden Swan

The Golden Swan Author Phylis Warady
ISBN-10 141995069X
Release 2007
Pages 213
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Love is seldom what it seems in this romantic tale of a country miss who finds herself married to a worldly man. She shows him that there's much more to her character than meets the eye. Regency romance by the author of Scandal's Daughter and The Earl of Comeuppance.



What Do I Read Next 1995

What Do I Read Next  1995 Author Steven A. Stilwell
ISBN-10 0810391465
Release 1995-12-01
Pages 663
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What Do I Read Next 1995 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from What Do I Read Next 1995 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full What Do I Read Next 1995 book for free.