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Book Shadowhunters and Downworlders

Download or read book Shadowhunters and Downworlders written by Cassandra Clare and published by BenBella Books. This book was released on 2013-01-29 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explore the world of the Mortal Instruments with Cassandra Clare and more Join Cassandra Clare and a Circle of more than a dozen top YA writers, including New York Times bestsellers Holly Black, Rachel Caine, and Kami Garcia, as they write about the Mortal Instruments series, its characters, and its world. Inside you'll read: • A cinematic tutorial on why the best friend (Simon) always loses out to the bad boy (Jace) • The unexpected benefits of the incest taboo • What we can read between the lines of Alec and Magnus' European vacation • The importance of friendship, art, humor, and rebellion • And more, from the virtues of Downworlders to the naughty side of Shadowhunting

Book Interview with Joab

    Book Details:
  • Author : Michael Braswell
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2022-06-23
  • ISBN : 1666734640
  • Pages : 134 pages

Download or read book Interview with Joab written by Michael Braswell and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2022-06-23 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How would you feel if you were Esau and your brother Jacob had stolen your birthright? What impact would Jesus’s intervention have on the rest of your life if you were the adulteress he rescued from the mob ready to stone her? If Peter and Judas accidentally met on the night before the resurrection of Christ, what do you think they would say to each other? Interview with Joab, a collection of 15 scripture-based “what-if” stories, offers the reader an opportunity to reflect on and discuss well-known Bible stories in a fresh, thought-provoking way. The brief commentaries and questions following each story are designed for personal and small group study. These biblical “what-ifs” demonstrate the relevance of these timeless truths and God’s lessons for contemporary individuals, families, and communities.

Book Supervillains and Philosophy

Download or read book Supervillains and Philosophy written by Ben Dyer and published by Open Court. This book was released on 2011-09-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The devil gets his due in the latest entry in the Pop Culture and Philosophy series. Supervillains and Philosophy features an international cabal of philosophers and comics industry professionals conspiring to reveal the dark details — and deeper meanings — lurking behind today’s most popular comic book monsters. Whether it’s their moral justification for world domination or the wavering boundaries they share with the modern anti-hero, everyone's favorite villains generate as much attention as their heroic counterparts. The 20 essays in this accessible book explore the nature of supervillainy, examine the boundaries of good and evil, offer helpful advice to prospective supervillains, and untangle diabolical puzzles of identity and consciousness. All the legends are here, from Dr. Doom and the Spectre to the Joker and the Watchmen, reconsidered through the lens of classic and modern philosophy.

Book Singing the Chaos

Download or read book Singing the Chaos written by William Pratt and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combining both a historical and a critical approach toward the works of major British, American, French, German and Russian poets, this work surveys a century of high poetic achievement

Book East End Gangland

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Morton
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2009-12-03
  • ISBN : 0748114041
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read book East End Gangland written by James Morton and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-12-03 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The East End has always held a malign fascination for the general public. In this book James Morton looks at this phenomenon from the days of the unsolved murders committed by Jack the Ripper to the 1960s when the Kray Twins held the reins of the Underworld, to the present and how the structure of crimes and criminal gangs has changed. EAST END GANGLAND looks not only at the Twins but also at the influx of immigrant gangs of the 1900s, the powerful Chinese drug dealers of the 1920s, the racecourse gangs, the men who ran crime on the docks, and organised prostitution throughout the century to the major drug dealers of today.

Book Corridors

    Book Details:
  • Author : Stephen Hayes
  • Publisher : Stephen Hayes
  • Release : 2015-11-30
  • ISBN : 0987133993
  • Pages : 842 pages

Download or read book Corridors written by Stephen Hayes and published by Stephen Hayes. This book was released on 2015-11-30 with total page 842 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fourth instalment in the epic Magic Crystals series, following the events of 'Hunt and Power’. A great war has enveloped the world, sweeping all before it and sending John and his friends, now wanted criminals scurrying for cover. While those who can must take the frontline to protect as many innocent lives as possible, the Hammerson family and their army of loyal Hammerhearts swiftly take control of two thirds of the world, using magic to impact the minds of those previously in power to make them cave. John must struggle on two fronts as his social and romantic lives become ever more complicated, and he must be mindful of his safety every time he leaves the shelter of the Woodward Sorcerers' headquarters. Several of his friends would learn this lesson at enormous cost. The only chance our heroes have of survival is in the shape of a jittery old man, who may have all the answers; but in order to find out, the Chopville teens must undergo a journey of discovery and understanding first.

Book Uncanny X Men Masterworks Vol  12

Download or read book Uncanny X Men Masterworks Vol 12 written by Chris Claremont and published by Marvel Entertainment. This book was released on 2020-02-19 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects Uncanny X-Men (1981) #194-200, Annual (1970) #9; New Mutants Special Edition (1985) #1; Nightcrawler (1985) #1-4; material from Bizarre Adventures (1981) #27. Chris Claremont, together with an absolute dream team of art talent — John Romita Jr., Arthur Adams, Barry Windsor-Smith and Dave Cockrum — brings you an indisputable Marvel masterwork! Beginning with the earthshaking return of the Juggernaut, tensions rise as Professor X’s health fails, a crisis of faith strikes Nightcrawler and Storm ranges across the African savannah in the second “Lifedeath” masterpiece! Meanwhile, the X-Men and New Mutants are whisked away to Asgard to battle Loki and his minions in the all-time great “Asgardian Wars,” illustrated by the incomparable Arthur Adams! Finally, the day of reckoning arrives as an international tribunal tries Magneto for crimes against humanity. Also featuring a swashbuckling saga starring Nightcrawler by X-Men icon Dave Cockrum!

Book Stigma

    Book Details:
  • Author : Erving Goffman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2009-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781439188330
  • Pages : 168 pages

Download or read book Stigma written by Erving Goffman and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2009-11-24 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Stigma is analyzes a person’s feelings about himself and his relationship to people whom society calls “normal.” Stigma is an illuminating excursion into the situation of persons who are unable to conform to standards that society calls normal. Disqualified from full social acceptance, they are stigmatized individuals. Physically deformed people, ex-mental patients, drug addicts, prostitutes, or those ostracized for other reasons must constantly strive to adjust to their precarious social identities. Their image of themselves must daily confront and be affronted by the image which others reflect back to them. Drawing extensively on autobiographies and case studies, sociologist Erving Goffman analyzes the stigmatized person’s feelings about himself and his relationship to “normals” He explores the variety of strategies stigmatized individuals employ to deal with the rejection of others, and the complex sorts of information about themselves they project. In Stigma the interplay of alternatives the stigmatized individual must face every day is brilliantly examined by one of America’s leading social analysts.

Book Bindon  Fighter  Gangster  Lover   The True Story of John Bindon  a Modern Legend

Download or read book Bindon Fighter Gangster Lover The True Story of John Bindon a Modern Legend written by John C Bindon & Wensley Clarkson and published by Kings Road Publishing. This book was released on 2007-02-28 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Bindon is a modern legend. A fine screen presence and a powerful figure in London's underworld, his film-star looks, charm and talent brought him worldwide exposure. His story reads like the plot of a movie which Big John himself might have landed a part in. Usually typecast in tough-guy roles, his on-screen persona was chillingly close to the real-life one. Big John's nickname came from his status as a legendary sexual performer, so it was no surprise that his encounters with stunning women, most famously Princess Margaret, led to numerous high profile relationships. But most of all, Big John was a warm-hearted, complex man, utterly devoted to those who have him respect and always prepared to be the last line of defence to those closest to him. He emerged from a poor, working class London childhood and fraternised with the Krays and the Richardsons, but eventually turned his back on crime to play major parts in films such as Mick Jagger's Performance, "The Who's Quadrophenia" and Michael Caine's "Get Carter". This is the a truly moving book, as powerful as The Guv'nor, about a man who was many different things to many people, but never anything but himself.

Book Wolf Hills

    Book Details:
  • Author : Bianca D'Arc
  • Publisher : Hawk Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 2022-07-22
  • ISBN : 1370077580
  • Pages : 227 pages

Download or read book Wolf Hills written by Bianca D'Arc and published by Hawk Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2022-07-22 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Danger prowls on two legs… Detective Sally Decker’s Wyoming trip to visit her newlywed friend, Carly, turns into a dangerous adventure into the unknown when she learns Carly’s husband is a master vampire, and there’s a pack of werewolves living just up the road. As if that wasn’t alarming enough, the sexy Alpha wolf has taken a shine to her. Jason Moore is an Alpha on a mission to make Sally his own. His very public seduction doesn’t sit well with the pack’s available females, but instinct tells him that Sally can handle anything, including any werewolf bitch dumb enough to challenge her. Romance gives way to a call to arms when the pack’s children come under attack. Their rescue mission turns into a mating dance and the hunt is on in more ways than one. Their attraction is mind-bendingly hot, though startling revelations about his magic and her origins could drive a wedge between them forever. Can love help them bridge the chasm between their worlds?

Book Evil SuperVillains Need Love  Too     and other important wisdom

Download or read book Evil SuperVillains Need Love Too and other important wisdom written by and published by Steve Sommers. This book was released on with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Grimm Pictures

    Book Details:
  • Author : Walter Rankin
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2015-09-03
  • ISBN : 1476604797
  • Pages : 217 pages

Download or read book Grimm Pictures written by Walter Rankin and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-09-03 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though Grimm’s Fairy Tales was published about 200 years ago, the revered collection of folk stories remains one of the most iconic pieces of children’s literature and has had significant influence in modern pop culture. This work examines the many ways that recent films have employed archetypal images, themes, symbols, and structural elements that originated in the most well-known Grimm fairy tales. The author draws similarities between the cannibalistic symbolism of the Grimm brothers’ Little Red Cap and the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs and reveals Faustian parallels between Rumpelstiltskin and the 1968 film Rosemary’s Baby. Each of eight chapters reveals a similar pairing, and film stills and illustrations are featured throughout the work.

Book Tricks And Treats

    Book Details:
  • Author : J.C Diem
  • Publisher : Seize The Night Publishing Agency
  • Release :
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 212 pages

Download or read book Tricks And Treats written by J.C Diem and published by Seize The Night Publishing Agency. This book was released on with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Xiara Evora’s job as the Guardian of Nox is more complex than she’d ever anticipated. Not that she’d applied for the role. Her backstory is to blame, so she brought this on herself. She’d decided she was a hunter of monsters and bad guys and it had become her entire existence. Nox, otherwise known as the City of Night, is a hodgepodge of human magic users, vampires, shifters, fae beings and various other types of monsters. None of them get along well, which is why the city is divided into five different Districts. Xiara patrols them all in her effort to keep the peace, except for the Demon District that lies in the catacombs beneath Nox. Only someone with a death wish would enter their domain without an invitation. When a new type of being enters Nox, things soon begin to change. Although there are a lot of Night Cursed deities, they aren’t real. They’re just pale imitations and they have little power. Xiara has a feeling that the minor god is going to become far more of a pest than he first appears. The delicate balance between the Districts is already unstable. The last thing the City of Night needs is for a trickster to shake things up. If he breaks too many laws, the Immortal Triumvirate will order her to use her trusty staff to end his existence. Not even a true deity can survive Wrath’s deathly power.

Book Nox  Night Cursed Bundle  Books 1   4

Download or read book Nox Night Cursed Bundle Books 1 4 written by J.C. Diem and published by Seize The Night Publishing Agency. This book was released on with total page 700 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This bundle contains books 1 – 4 of the Nox: Night Cursed Series. Hexed On Halloween: On Halloween, a powerful spell is cast and black magic sweeps across the US. Everyone wearing a costume is turned into the person or creature they're pretending to be. Evil clowns, pirates, shifters, zombies and many other monsters run amok, preying on the weak. Xiara Evora was just a normal girl with a normal name before the curse struck. Now she is a hunter of evil monsters and bad guys. She has a trusty staff called Wrath who can kill anything, whether it’s alive, dead or undead. Xiara and the rest of the cursed are drawn to Nox, the City of Night where the Immortal Triumvirate rule. The unholy trinity created the Night Cursed, but it’s unclear why, or what their intentions are. The only thing Xiara is sure of is that they are all trapped in this city with no way out. Tricks And Treats: Xiara’s job as the Guardian of Nox is more complex than she’d ever anticipated. Nox is a hodgepodge of human magic users, vampires, shifters, fae beings and various other types of monsters. The city is divided into five different Districts. Xiara patrols them all in her effort to keep the peace, except for the Demon District in the catacombs beneath Nox. Only someone with a death wish would enter their domain without an invitation. When a new type of being enters Nox, things soon begin to change. Although there are a lot of Night Cursed deities, they aren’t real. They’re just pale imitations with little power. Xiara has a feeling that the minor god is going to become far more of a pest than he first appears. The delicate balance between the Districts is already unstable. The last thing the City of Night needs is for a trickster to shake things up. If he breaks too many laws, the Immortal Triumvirate will order her to use her trusty staff to end his existence. Not even a true deity can survive Wrath’s deathly power. All Hallows’ Apocalypse: As time wears on in Nox, the Night Cursed beings are becoming shunned by the uncursed population. Mistrust is rising in all of the Districts and Xiara is right in the middle of it. It’s her job to keep the peace, but her task is getting harder with each passing year. Crowmon, the trickster god, and Raum, the leader of the demons, have gained a lot of power over the years. Xiara suspects they are searching for a way to increase their standing even more, but she isn’t sure what their plans are. They’ll do anything to increase their influence and they don’t care who will get hurt in the process. Xiara and her team make new friends and allies who will help them with their quest to save the Night Cursed from the Immortal Triumvirate. The unholy trinity fears treachery and they’re aware that someone will eventually try to topple them from their reign. Their solution to avoid their unwanted fate will have consequences that no one could have foreseen. Trickster’s Treachery: Xiara is asked to look for a missing witch who just happens to be one of Crowmon’s priestesses. It’s news to Xiara that the trickster god has holy folk worshipping him, but she has little choice but to help. During her search, she uncovers a conspiracy that goes deeper than she’d realized. The unrest in Nox has grown worse and all of the Districts are becoming unstable. It won’t take much to tip the balance and for an all-out war to begin. Xiara and her team know that rebels will rise to stand against the Immortal Triumvirate. Quilla has foreseen that their hated rulers can be beaten, but there’s no guarantee that they’ll fall. Any chance is better than none, so the motley team of Night Cursed beings vow to assist these insurgents any way they can. Paranormal romance, urban fantasy, dark fantasy, shifters, shapeshifters, werewolves, vampires, witches, wizards, warlocks, magic, fae, fairies

Book What Really Happened

    Book Details:
  • Author : Hector Melo
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2016-09-02
  • ISBN : 1365371077
  • Pages : 520 pages

Download or read book What Really Happened written by Hector Melo and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2016-09-02 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ancient Man Psychological Aspect Theory Legends are not old lies, but ignored truths. Meanwhile the Psychological profile of a person is defined as the set of parameters that may led an individual to behave in a certain way in regards to what that person afterwards may do or may say. in other hand the Psychological Aspect of a human being are other arrange of parameters that make the individuals to believe or interpret the reality in a certain way. The psychological aspect of the prehistoric human being is not the same as the psychological aspect of a modern man. Each human, modern or primitive, can observe the same phenomenon, but the one who possess greater knowledge may interpret it better and explain it accurately. The right person to explain an unknown phenomena is the one who has the right tools to describe the same. An ancient Man who had only seen stones throughout his whole life and nothing else, is more likeable to explain everything by using the concept of the stones as a base for his own interpretation and explanation. A legend created by any human being is absolutely connected to the Psychological Aspect of the same human being and no one else, legend are born of interpretations. Since that ancient man was already surrounded by stones and is the only thing he knows so far, he will use the concept of stones to describe, explain or interpret anything he hears, listened, saw, experienced or dreamed. No one can explain something unknown from a concept he can not understand or does not know. We usually explain unknown phenomena based on what we already know and understand. With this experiment it is also discovered how people with psychological issues usually alter the perception of a real phenomena, but the existence of the same phenomena is not in jeopardy. The psychological aspect of the earthling human is different with regard to its knowledge, education, geographical position and epoch. This theory is to demonstrate that every legend that exist are not based on lies but on distorted truths across the millennials. Due to The Psychological Aspect of Earthling humans, these tent to exaggerate stories, phenomena and events, but the core of the narrative is absolute true, sin what really happened? is an investigation book about the secret history or the hidden history of the humanity, although the book develops topics related to philosophy, quantum physics and spirituality, the central topic of the book is the question "what really happened?"

Book Man   s Fate and God   s Choice

Download or read book Man s Fate and God s Choice written by Bhimeswara Challa and published by . This book was released on 2021-06-29 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stagnate as a 'creepy caterpillar' or transform into a 'beauteous butterfly'-this path-breaking book of a rare genre suggests-is the seminal choice before mankind, and every one of us. In this setting, the book raises some fundamental questions: What is man's rightful place in the cosmos and his manifest destiny on earth? Why are we so self-righteously self-destructive? Are we a doomed species? Or 'divine' beings struggling to overcome the hubris of the human intellect? Is God getting weary of mankind? How should we synergize human effort and Divine Grace? The book posits that any betterment in human behavior needs a cathartic change at the deepest levels. That requires diluting the dominance of the mind and reawakening the long-dormant intelligence of the human heart. To meet that challenge, we need minimum numbers, a 'critical mass' to create self-sustained momentum for transformation through consciousness change. And every single human of this generation should behave in such a way that he or she is that single person whose transformation could make the decisive species-scale difference. The book offers a menu of ideas and an agenda of action. This book could be itself become an input to mobilize that very 'critical mass' it advocates for human transformation. Well-planned and cohesively written, the book is noteworthy for its delightful blend of information and arguments, and reveals the depth of the author’s understanding of the human predicament... This is a closely argued and thought-provoking book... The Hindu, 13 Sept 2011 [This book] is a gripping exposition on human nature and self-transformation without preference to religion... Challa has critically provided a foundational argument for a deeper discussion of philosophical and practical ideals concerning self-transformation... harmonizing the head and the heart is the way for humans to function as spiritual beings. Recommended by the USR. The US Review of Books [The author] reflects upon the crisis of contemporary civilizations and outlines a blueprint for a new world order based on progressive spiritual values and change of human consciousness. The strength of this treatise is the sweep of Challa’s reach and his treatment of a vastly complex set of issues that bedevil humankind today... India International Center Quarterly, Summer 2012 As a thinker and erudite scholar, [the author] has made a profound study of the world situation and the moral decadence of man... [This book] deserves to be on the shelves of university, college and public libraries... Triveni Magazine, July–Sept 2011 It is difficult to pigeon-hole this book as... a ‘prophetic discourse’, a ‘journey into the human mind’, a ‘guide for human survival’, a ‘spiritual treatise’. It is an amalgam of all these and more... the volume reaches out to those who are already uneasy about the way we on this earth are progressing. The Book Review, India, June 2013

Book Tyrants Writing Poetry

Download or read book Tyrants Writing Poetry written by Albrecht Koschorke and published by Central European University Press. This book was released on 2018-02-05 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As conventional understanding would have it, the sometimes brutal business of governing can only be carried out at the price of distance from art, while poetic beauty best fl ourishes at a distance from actions executed at the pole of power. Dramatically contradicting this idea is the fact that violent rulers are often the greatest friends of art, and indeed draw attention to themselves as artists. Why do tyrants of all people often have a particularly poetic vein? Where do terror and fi ction meet? The cultural history of totalitarian regimes is unwrapped in ten case studies, in a comparative perspective. The book focuses on the phenomenon that many of the great despots in history were themselves writers. By studying the artistic ambitions of Nero, Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Saparmurat Nyyazow and Radovan Karadzic, the studies explore the complicated relationship between poetry and political violence, and open our eyes for the aesthetic dimensions of total power. The essays make an important contribution to a number of fields: the study of totalitarian regimes, cultural studies, biographies of 20th century leaders. They underscore the frequent correlation between tyrannical governance and an excessive passion for language, and prove that the merging of artistic and political charisma tends to justify the claim to absolute power.