Download Dragonheart by Todd J. McCaffrey PDF

By Todd J. McCaffrey

Todd McCaffrey’s first solo novel within the vintage Dragonriders of Pern sequence, Dragonsblood, used to be hailed by way of critics and embraced by means of the numerous dedicated readers of the landmark technology fiction saga created via his mom, Anne McCaffrey. Now the chronicles of Pern take one other beautiful flip because the embattled planet, the courageous pioneers who name it domestic, and the exceptional flame-breathing creatures who fly excessive to guard it confront a dire new challenge.The grim specter of disorder looms over the Weyrs of Pern, felling fire-lizards and posing a probably devastating possibility to their dragon cousins, Pern’s sole safeguard opposed to the lethal phenomenon that's Thread. Fiona, the youngest and simply surviving daughter of Lord Bemin, is simply coming of age, and approximately to imagine the tasks of a Weyrwoman, while note spreads that dragons have certainly started succumbing to the hot contagion. With the subsequent season of Threadfall fast drawing close, and the already lowered ranks of the dragons once again below siege, each Weyr throughout Pern is in predicament mode. it truly is infrequently the time for stressful distractions–such because the unusual voice Fiona by surprise hears in her brain on the darkest and so much pressing moments. situations and the temper of the weyrfolk irritate whilst increase patrols relay the feared information that black dust–the unmistakable usher in of falling Thread–has been sighted. As extra dragons sicken and die, leaving just a new new release of weyrlings too younger to be successful them, Weyrleader B’Nik and queen rider Lorana arrive from Benden Weyr to sweep citadel Weyr’s files in a determined look for clues from the previous which can carry the answer to the plague. yet may the particular prior itself end up the pathway to salvation for Pern’s dragons and the complete imperiled planet? Guided by way of a mysterious best friend from a totally unforeseen position, and trusting within the distinct dragon present for transcending time, Fiona will sign up for a dicy day trip with far-reaching effects for either Pern’s destiny and her own future.

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Download Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics) by Abolqasem Ferdowsi PDF

By Abolqasem Ferdowsi

Contributor note: ahead via Azar Nafisi
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The definitive translation through Dick Davis of the nice nationwide epic of Iran—now newly revised and extended to be the main entire English-language edition

Dick Davis—"our pre-eminent translator from the Persian" (The Washington Post)—has revised and accelerated his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsi's masterpiece, including greater than a hundred pages of newly translated textual content. Davis's dependent mixture of prose and verse permits the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its personal stories at once, interspersed sparingly with in actual fact marked factors to ease alongside smooth readers.

initially composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan within the 10th century, the Shahnameh is likely one of the maximum works of worldwide literature. This prodigious narrative tells the tale of pre-Islamic Persia, from the legendary production of the realm and the sunrise of Persian civilization throughout the seventh-century Arab conquest. The tales of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian tradition and past, as attested via their visual appeal in such works as The Kite Runner and the affection poems of Rumi and Hafez.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better via introductions and notes by means of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Download Neverwinter: Neverwinter Saga, Book II (Forgotten Realms) by R.A. Salvatore PDF

By R.A. Salvatore

With the final of his depended on partners having fallen, Drizzt is alone--and free--for the 1st time in virtually 100 years. Guilt mingles with reduction, leaving Drizzt uniquely liable to the persuasions of his latest companion--Dahlia, a darkly desirable elf and the single different member in their get together to outlive the cataclysm at Mount Hotenow. yet touring with Dahlia is not easy in additional methods than one. because the partners search revenge at the one answerable for leveling Neverwinter--and approximately Luskan as well--Drizzt unearths his ordinary ethical walk in the park swept away by way of her unconventional perspectives. pressured to determine the darkish deeds that the typical guy might be pushed to by way of situation, Drizzt starts to discover himself at the mistaken aspect of the legislation with the intention to shield these the legislation has failed. Making new enemies, as his previous enemies gather lethal allies, Drizzt and Dahlia fast locate themselves embroiled in battle--a kingdom he is coming to get pleasure from a bit an excessive amount of.

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Download Wit'ch Storm: The Banned and the Banished Book Two by James Clemens PDF

By James Clemens

Elena bears the mark of the wit'ch upon her palm, the purple stain that testifies to the impressive strength of unbelievable efficiency: wild, seductive, tough to manage. just a mistress of blood magick can stand opposed to the foul minions and all-corrupting evil of the darkish Lord. yet Elena isn't really but the mistress of her magick. secure by means of an ageless warrior and a band of renegades, she quests for a misplaced urban the place prophecies converse of a mystic tome that holds the main to the darkish Lord's defeat. but when the darkish Lord unearths her first, Elena turns into his such a lot fearsome weapon.

Sy-wen is a girl-child of an ocean-dwelling extended family, bond-mates to the negative and majestic sea dragons. yet historical bonds tie Sy-wen to the land she doesn't comprehend, to a guy she hasn't ever obvious . . . and to a legend asleep in stone deep underneath A'loa Glen--a legend starting to wake.

Now, as Elena and Sy-wen converge on A'loa Glen from land and sea, will the forces they unharness result in a way forward for freedom--or an eternity lower than the darkish Lord's yoke?

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Download Smiler's Fair (Hollow Gods, Book 1) by Rebecca Levene PDF

By Rebecca Levene

Yron the moon god died, yet now he's reborn within the fake king's son. His human father desired to kill him, yet his mom sacrificed her existence to avoid wasting him. He'll go back someday to assert his birthright. He'll swap your existence. He'll switch every thing. Smiler's reasonable: the nice relocating carnival the place any excitement will be had, if you're prepared to pay the associated fee. they are saying all paths move at Smiler's reasonable. they are saying it'll swap your existence. for 5 humans, Smiler's reasonable will swap every thing. In a land the place unbelievable horror lurks within the shadows, the place the very sunlight and moon are at battle, 5 humans - Nethmi, the orphaned daughter of a murdered nobleman, who in desperation commits an act that may hang-out her without end. Dae Hyo, the expert warrior, who discovers life of bravery can't make up for a unmarried mistake. Eric, who follows his middle in simple terms to discover that love exacts a negative cost. Marvan, the grasp swordsman, who takes extra excitement from killing than he should still. And Krish, the common-or-garden goatherd, with a future he rarely is aware and will by no means settle for - will become aware of simply how a lot Smiler's reasonable alterations everything.

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Download Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Occult Realms by Paizo Staff PDF

By Paizo Staff

Unearth Occult Secrets

The international of Golarion is filled with old mysteries, hidden lore, and untapped psychic powers simply ready to be stumbled on. Pathfinder crusade atmosphere: Occult geographical regions deals every little thing you must discover occult subject matters on your video games, together with new principles, distinct destinations, and preternatural inspirations to deliver occult campaigns of any point to lifestyles. inside of this booklet, you will find:

• ideas strategies for every of the six occult periods provided in Pathfinder RPG Occult Adventures, together with mythical spirits that expert mediums can channel, Thassilonian phantoms tied to the seven sins for depraved spiritualists, and psi-tech discoveries and the mindtech self-discipline for specialised psychics.
• Six destinations ripe for exploration in occult campaigns, together with a temple the place astronomers from misplaced Lirgen nonetheless secretly toil, a college of psychic magic at the utopian island of Hermea, and the country of Zi Ha in Tian Xia, the place the samsaran citizens stay numerous lives via reincarnation.
• part a dozen areas of occult import past Golarion, together with the castle of the Black on Aucturn, the sea of Mists on Castrovel, and the Temple of Desna's First Dream within the measurement of Dreams.
• 9 occult rituals tied to such iconic agencies because the fake priesthood of Razmir and the purple Mantis assassins, permitting characters to accomplish lichdom or briefly rework right into a half-fiend.
• principles for developing mystical idols that develop in strength as their cult followings extend, plus mysterious pattern idols.

Pathfinder crusade surroundings: Occult geographical regions is an ideal better half for Pathfinder RPG Occult Adventures, and is meant to be used with the Pathfinder Roleplaying online game and Pathfinder crusade surroundings, yet can simply be utilized in any myth online game atmosphere.

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