Duel with a Demoness

Author: Liam Reese

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983756344


Page: 456

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Imprisoned within the Absence, a goddess plots her vengeance... A king's peaceful reign is torn asunder when a demonic goddess kidnaps the young prince Joranas, taunting the father and monarch with a dilemma: to rescue his son, he must present himself bodily before her in Hell... but crossing over in the flesh is no simple task. When an arch-shaman of Boranash offers a clue to the quandary, the gods themselves warn Besmir to turn from his path... or risk initiating the end of all things. Aided by a group of feathered Corbondrasi, his queen Arteera, and Zaynorth the illusion mage, King Besmir Fringor must find a way to release his son from Hell without destroying the world to which they would return. Duel with a Demoness is the second book in the Liam Reese series, A Huntsman's Fate, but may be read as a standalone story.

Heart of a Huntsman

Author: Liam Reese

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981437108


Page: 346

View: 3554

Orphaned by an assassin's blade, Besmir spends his youth on the fringes of society. He grows into a hunstman of some note, suitable to put food on the Duke's table, if unfit to join the meal. His simple, meager life is thrown into chaos when he finds himself approached by Zaynorth, an illusion mage who has come in search of Besmir, bearing a remarkable truth: the huntsman is far more than he knows himself to be. Along with his apprentice, Keluse, Besmir follows Zaynorth to a new and distant land where he will vie for a throne stolen by the very man responsible for his parents death. In Heart of a Huntsman, an orphan of noble birth must rally the people of a foreign land to his cause and lead them against a treacherous king - one whose army includes the very legions of Hell.

The Navel of the Demoness

Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal

Author: Charles Ramble

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198035084

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 8112

This groundbreaking study focuses on a village called Te in a "Tibetanized" region of northern Nepal. While Te's people are nominally Buddhist, and engage the services of resident Tibetan Tantric priests for a range of rituals, they are also exponents of a local religion that involves blood sacrifices to wild, unconverted territorial gods and goddesses. The village is unusual in the extent to which it has maintained its local autonomy and also in the degree to which both Buddhism and the cults of local gods have been subordinated to the pragmatic demands of the village community. Charles Ramble draws on extensive fieldwork, as well as 300 years' worth of local historical archives (in Tibetan and Nepali), to re-examine the subject of confrontation between Buddhism and indigenous popular traditions in the Tibetan cultural sphere. He argues that Buddhist ritual and sacrificial cults are just two elements in a complex system of self-government that has evolved over the centuries and has developed the character of a civil religion. This civil religion, he shows, is remarkably well adapted to the preservation of the community against the constant threats posed by external attack and the self-interest of its own members. The beliefs and practices of the local popular religion, a highly developed legal tradition, and a form of government that is both democratic and accountable to its people all these are shown to have developed to promote survival in the face of past and present dangers. Ramble's account of how both secular and religious institutions serve as the building blocks of civil society opens up vistas with important implications for Tibetan culture as a whole.

Prophecy of the Sun

Author: Liam Reese

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986449236


Page: 422

View: 4810

A ranger brotherhood. A secret society. A king with a mission. Croenin must find his sister Ayne, the sister he's destined to kill - but chance finds him recruited into the Faero Ursi, the brotherhood once charged with protecting human travelers from their rulers, the Aes Sidhe. Croenin's journeys with the brotherhood carry him beyond the world outside of his village, where he learns from a surprising source that his grandfather's prophecy may not be so rigid after all. A choice must be made, and a young woman's life hangs in the balance - but as is the case with prophecy, little is ever as it seems.

Lilith's Cave

Jewish Tales of the Supernatural

Author: Howard Schwartz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195067266

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4180

Tales of terror and the supernatural hold an honored position in the Jewish folkloric tradition. Howard Schwartz has superbly translated and retold fifty of the best of these folktales. Gathered from countless sources ranging from the ancient Middle East to twelfth-century Germany and later Eastern European oral tradition, these captivating stories include Jewish variants of the Pandora and Persephone myths.

Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature

Author: Amaresh Datta

Publisher: Sahitya Akademi

ISBN: 9788126011940

Category: Indic literature

Page: 987

View: 9566

A Major Activity Of The Sahitya Akademi Is The Preparation Of An Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature. The Venture, Covering Twenty-Two Languages Of India, Is The First Of Its Kind. Written In English, The Encyclopaedia Gives A Comprehensive Idea Of The Growth And Development Of Indian Literature. The Entries On Authors, Books And General Topics Have Been Tabulated By The Concerned Advisory Boards And Finalised By A Steering Committee. Hundreds Of Writers All Over The Country Contributed Articles On Various Topics. The Encyclopaedia, Planned As A Six-Volume Project, Has Been Brought Out. The Sahitya Akademi Embarked Upon This Project In Right Earnest In 1984. The Efforts Of The Highly Skilled And Professional Editorial Staff Started Showing Results And The First Volume Was Brought Out In 1987. The Second Volume Was Brought Out In 1988, The Third In 1989, The Fourth In 1991, The Fifth In 1992, And The Sixth Volume In 1994. All The Six Volumes Together Include Approximately 7500 Entries On Various Topics, Literary Trends And Movements, Eminent Authors And Significant Works. The First Three Volume Were Edited By Prof. Amaresh Datta, Fourth And Fifth Volume By Mohan Lal And Sixth Volume By Shri K.C.Dutt.


Author: Rachel Caine,Jennifer Estep,Delilah S. Dawson,Kevin Hearne,Kelly Gay,Mark Henry,Seanan McGuire,Rob Thurman,Kelly Meding,Allison Pang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476714150

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

View: 5880

A collection of urban fantasy stories that take place at carnivals. From vampires and creepy clowns to mermaids, Druids, and wisecracking Irish wolfhounds, you'll find out that carnivals aren't the healthiest types of places to hang out at....

Demons Don't Dream

Author: Piers Anthony

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0812534832

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4091

Two young adventurers are drawn into the world of Xanth through a computer game and find themselves in a desperate race against time when treachery, danger, and deceit place Xanth itself in peril, as they learn that some things are more important than winning. Reissue.

Islam and the Heroic Image

Themes in Literature and the Visual Arts

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865546400

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 9951

Throughout the world and over many centuries, the cultures in which Islam has been a major presence have created stories in word and picture to celebrate the men and women who best exemplify each culture's aspirations. This is the story of how those heroic figures have both shaped and been shaped by the religious tradition called Islam.

Legend of the White Serpent

Retold from the Chinese

Author: A. Fullarton Prior

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462913148

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 68

View: 367

The Legend of the White Serpant is an old Chinese legend that is a classic in Asia. Like all famous children's fairy tales, it has been retold again and again under various names, even taking the form of a popular Chinese opera and, of several films and a full-length color cartoon. But it has never been retold more charmingly than here. Accompanied by more than 40 brilliant paintings in the classic Chinese style by a gifted Hong Kong artist, this story of rich imagination relates the adventures of a little white snake and the schoolboy who has her for a pet. After he sets her free, she is transformed by the ancient gods of China into a beautiful young woman whose name becomes White Modest Beauty. This eventful transformation involves her and her young master in a series of astonishing adventures and strange difficulties before they at last find happiness by overcoming even the unbending decree of the gods.


A Nevermore Book

Author: Kelly Creagh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442402067

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4512

Isobel, haunted by the memory of Varen, goes to Baltimore where she confronts the dark figure known as the Poe Toaster, succeeds in interrupting his ritual, and discovers a way to return to the dream-world, where she must face a new adversary.


Bulletin of the College of Indology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: India

Page: N.A

View: 6634

In the Valley of the Sun

A Novel

Author: Andy Davidson

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510721118

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3987

A finalist for the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. Deftly written and utterly addictive, this Western literary horror debut will find a home with fans of authors like Joe Hill, Cormac McCarthy, and Anne Rice. One night in 1980, a man becomes a monster. Haunted by his past, Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in West Texas honky-tonks. What he does with them doesn’t make him proud, just quiets the demons for a little while. But after Travis crosses paths one night with a mysterious pale-skinned girl, he wakes weak and bloodied in his cabover camper the next morning—with no sign of a girl, no memory of the night before. Annabelle Gaskin spies the camper parked behind her motel and offers the cowboy a few odd jobs to pay his board. Travis takes her up on the offer, if only to buy time, to lay low and heal. By day, he mends the old motel, insinuating himself into the lives of Annabelle and her ten-year-old son. By night, in the cave of his camper, he fights an unspeakable hunger. Before long, Annabelle and her boy come to realize that this strange cowboy is not what he seems. Half a state away, a grizzled Texas Ranger is hunting Travis for his past misdeeds, but what he finds will lead him to a revelation far more monstrous. A man of the law, he’ll have to decide how far into the darkness he’ll go for the sake of justice. When these lives converge on a dusty autumn night, an old evil will find new life—and new blood.

Sri Krishna Lila

The Complete Life of Bhagwan Sri Krishna, Taken from the Sreemad Bhagavatham, Sreemad Mahabharatam and the Wealth of Oral Tradition

Author: Devi Vanamali

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788173051814

Category: Krishna (Hindu deity)

Page: 414

View: 5148