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The Islands of the Blessed

The Islands of the Blessed Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 9781481443104
Release 2015-08-25
Pages 496
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The crowning volume of Newbery Honor author Farmer's trilogy that began with "The Sea of Trolls" and continued with "The Land of Silver Apples." Impeccably researched and blending the lore of Christian, Pagan, and Norse traditions, this expertly woven tale is beguilingly suspenseful and, ultimately, a testament to love.



The Sea of Trolls

The Sea of Trolls Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 9781481443081
Release 2015-06-30
Pages 496
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Now in paperback--a new adventure by the three-time Newbery Honor-winning author and National Book Award finalist. Set in A.D. 793 in the land of the Vikings, this novel is the story of two children swept up on a quest on which they encounter a dragon, a giant spider, and trolls.



Islands of the Blest

Islands of the Blest Author Bryan Schutmaat
ISBN-10 1936063042
Release 2016-11
Pages 68
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"These photographs depict various places in the American West. They were taken over a one hundred year period, from the 1870s through the 1970s. The photographers presented here range from the completely unknown to some of America's most distinguished practitioners of the medium. All images were sourced from digital public archives and remain readily available to download."--page after plate 43.



The Land of the Silver Apples

The Land of the Silver Apples Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 1439103313
Release 2009-08-25
Pages 528
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“Like the druidic life force Jack taps, this hearty adventure, as personal as it is epic, will cradle readers in the ‘hollow of its hand’ (Booklist, starred review). Jack has caused an earthquake. He was trying to save his sister Lucy from being thrown down a well, but sometimes the magic doesn’t quite work out. Not only does Jack demolish a monastery, but Lucy is carried off by the Lady of the Lake, and Jack has to follow her through the Hollow Road, which lies underground. Aided by Pega, a slave, and the berserker Thorgil, Jack encounters hobgoblins, kelpies, yarthkins, and elves—not the enchanted sprites one would expect, but fallen angels who steal human children for pets. In the eighth century, the world is caught between belief in the Old Gods and Christianity, and what Jack and his companions do will decide the fate of both religions. From National Book Award winner Nancy Farmer, this second book in the Sea of Trolls trilogy brilliantly enlarges the world of the first story. Look for the conclusion in The Islands of the Blessed.



Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic

Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic Author Thomas Wentworth Higginson
ISBN-10 9781589636583
Release 2001-12-01
Pages 288
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It was the vague belief of many nations that the abodes of the blest lay somewhere beyond it --in the "other world," a region half earthly, half heavenly, whence the spirits of the departed could not cross the water to return; --and so they were constantly imagining excursions made by favored mortals to enchanted islands. To add to the confusion, actual islands in the Atlantic were sometimes discovered and actually lost again, a, for instance, the Canaries, which were reached and called the Fortunate Isles a little before the Christian era, and were then lost to sight for thirteen centuries before being visited again. As nearby islands became better known, men?s imaginations carried the mystery further out over the unknown western sea. The aged astronomer, Toscanelli, for instance, suggested to Columbus the advantage of making the supposed island of Antillia a half-way station; just as it was proposed, long centuries after, to find a station for the ocean telegraph in the equally imaginary island of Jacquet, which has only lately disappeared from the charts. Every tale in this book bears reference to some actual legend, and the authorities for each will be found carefully given in the appendix for such readers as may care to follow the subject farther. It must be remembered that some of these imaginary islands actually remained on the charts of the British admiralty until the 1800s. If even the exact science of geographers retained them thus long, surely romance should embalm them forever.



The Island of Dr Moreau

The Island of Dr  Moreau Author Herbert George Wells
ISBN-10 UOM:39015013272631
Release 1896
Pages 249
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Mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. Early Wells personification of the scientific quest to control the natural world and, ultimately, human nature.



The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 9781471120381
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 400
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Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.



Island of the World

Island of the World Author Michael O'Brien
ISBN-10 9781681492711
Release 2017-08-24
Pages 850
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Island of the World is the story of a child born in 1933 into the turbulent world of the Balkans and tracing his life into the third millennium. The central character is Josip Lasta, the son of an impoverished school teacher in a remote village high in the mountains of the Bosnian interior. As the novel begins, World War II is underway and the entire region of Yugoslavia is torn by conflicting factions: German and Italian occupying armies, and the rebel forces that resist them—the fascist Ustashe, Serb nationalist Chetniks, and Communist Partisans. As events gather momentum, hell breaks loose, and the young and the innocent are caught in the path of great evils. Their only remaining strength is their religious faith and their families. For more than a century, the confused and highly inflammatory history of former Yugoslavia has been the subject of numerous books, many of them rife with revisionist history and propaganda. The peoples of the Balkans live on the border of three worlds: the Islamic, the orthodox Slavic East, and Catholic Europe, and as such they stand in the path of major world conflicts that are not only geo-political but fundamentally spiritual. This novel cuts to the core question: how does a person retain his identity, indeed his humanity, in absolutely dehumanizing situations? In the life of the central character, the author demonstrates that this will demand suffering and sacrifice, heroism and even holiness. When he is twelve years old, his entire world is destroyed, and so begins a lifelong Odyssey to find again the faith which the blows of evil have shattered. The plot takes the reader through Josip's youth, his young manhood, life under the Communist regime, hope and loss and unexpected blessings, the growth of his creative powers as a poet, and the ultimate test of his life. Ultimately this novel is about the crucifixion of a soul—and resurrection.



A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland Circa 1695

A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland  Circa 1695 Author Martin Martin
ISBN-10 PSU:000056705027
Release 1884
Pages 392
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A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland Circa 1695 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland Circa 1695 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland Circa 1695 book for free.



The Sea of Trolls Trilogy

The Sea of Trolls Trilogy Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 1481498355
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 1504
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Three-time Newbery Honor author Nancy Farmer’s thrilling adventure trilogy that combines magic with comedy and high drama is now available in a collectible boxed set! This paperback boxed set includes all three volumes of The Sea of Trolls Trilogy: The Sea of Trolls, The Land of the Silver Apples, and The Islands of the Blessed. Jack and his little sister, Lucy, have been captured by Vikings! Enslaved by Olaf One-Brow and his fierce young shipmate, Thorgil, and befriended by a mysterious crow named Bold Heart, they are swept up into an adventure-quest in The Sea of Trolls. Lucy is carried off by the Lady of the Lake, and Jack and his companions set out to rescue her. With the world caught between belief in the Old Gods and Christianity, their quest will decide the fate of both religions in The Land of the Silver Apples. A tornado has destroyed the fields of Jack’s village, the winter ahead looks bleak, and a monster has invaded the forest outside of town. So Jack, Thorgil, and the Bard set off on a quest to right the wrongs in The Islands of the Blessed.



The Lord of Opium

The Lord of Opium Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 9781442482548
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 432
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In 2137, 14-year-old Matt is stunned to learn that, as the clone of old El Patron, he is expected to take over as leader of the corrupt drug empire of Opium, where there is also a hidden cure for the ecological devastation facing the rest of the world.



The Un Discovered Islands

The Un Discovered Islands Author Malachy Tallack
ISBN-10 9781250148452
Release 2017-11-07
Pages 144
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In The Un-Discovered Islands, critically acclaimed author Malachy Tallack takes the reader on fascinating adventures to the mysterious and forgotten corners of the map. Be prepared to be captivated by the astounding tales of two dozen islands once believed to be real but no longer on the map. These are the products of the imagination, deception, and human error: an archipelago of ex-islands and forgotten lands. From the well-known story of Atlantis and the mysteries of frozen Thule to more obscure tales from around the globe, and from ancient history right up to the present day, this is an atlas of legend and wonder, with glorious illustrations by Katie Scott. • For readers of Judith Schalansky’s The Atlas of Remote Islands and Atlas Obscura • Finished book will include full-color illustrations throughout



Legendary Islands of the Ocean Sea

Legendary Islands of the Ocean Sea Author Robert Henderson Fuson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062872877
Release 1995
Pages 229
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An account of ealy maritime exploration and the new lands, both real and mythical, that were charted by pre-Columbian seamen in the Atlantic and the fleets of the Ming Dynasty in the Pacific.



Philippines Islands of Enchantment

Philippines  Islands of Enchantment Author Alfred A. Yuson
ISBN-10 9781462913893
Release 2013-12-17
Pages 96
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Full of stunning photography, this travel pictorial and Philippines guide book captures the soul of a tropical island nation. The Philippines: Islands of Enchantment captures all the marvels and excitement found throughout the 7000-island archipelago. Beautiful photographs by award-winning photographer George Tapan are paired with rich text by author Alfred A. Yuson to make this new paperback edition a must for those that have traveled to this island paradise or just spend their days dreaming about going. The Philippines: Islands of Enchantment is a fascinating exploration of the islands and her people including: sun-blessed beaches and pristine rain forests centuries-old churches and tribal rituals dynamic cities and a wealth of ethic and environmental diversity yearlong fiestas celebrated by Filipinos and more!



Islands in the West

Islands in the West Author Matthias Egeler
ISBN-10 2503569382
Release 2017-09-14
Pages 357
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This monograph traces the history of one of the most prominent types of geographical myths of the North-West Atlantic Ocean: transmarine otherworlds of blessedness and immortality. Taking the mythologization of the Viking Age discovery of North America in the earliest extant account of 'Vínland' ('Wine-Land') and the Norse transmarine otherworlds of 'Hvítramannaland' ('The Land of White Men') and the 'Ódáinsakr/Glæsisvellir' ('Field of the Not-Dead'/'Shining Fields') as its starting point, the book explores the historical entanglements of these imaginative places in a wider European context. It follows how these Norse otherworld myths adopt, adapt, and transform concepts from early Irish vernacular tradition and Medieval Latin geographical literature, and pursues their connection to the geographical mythology of classical antiquity. In doing so, it shows how myths as far distant in time and space as Homer's Elysian Plain and the transmarine otherworlds of the Norse are connected by a continuous history of creative processes of adaptation and reinterpretation. Furthermore, viewing this material as a whole, the question arises as to whether the Norse mythologization of the North Atlantic might not only have accompanied the Norse westward expansion that led to the discovery of North America, but might even have been among the factors that induced it.



The Land of the Silver Apples

The Land of the Silver Apples Author Nancy Farmer
ISBN-10 9781471116537
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 512
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In trying to save his sister Lucy from being thrown down a well, Jack has managed to cause an earthquake which demolishes a monastery. It appears that sometimes, the magic just doesn't quite work out… but then he is, after all, only a bard-in-training! So when Lucy is unceremoniously carried off by the Lady of the Lake, Jack gives chase and follows her through the Hollow Road which lies underground. Aided by his friend, Thorgil, the berserker, and slave girl, Pega, Jack uncovers an unexpected world of hidden caves, hobgoblins, kelpies and elves - not the enchanted sprites one would expect, but fallen angels who steal human children and torment them… could this be the fate of his sister? Underground, Jack discovers that his actions will determine the fate of both worlds...



Lucian s True History

Lucian s True History Author Lucian (of Samosata.)
ISBN-10 UOM:39015078545269
Release 1902
Pages 117
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Lucian s True History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Lucian s True History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Lucian s True History book for free.