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By Louis Couperus, B S Berrington. 1997
Psyche is a modern adult fairy tale drenched in powerful imagery and one of the most fascinating… works to come from the pen of Louis Couperus the Dutch Oscar Wilde and among the greatest writers ever to be born in The Netherlands From the Trade Paperback edition
By Belle Maurice. 2013
This adult fairy tale has all the classics - a curse a beast and the beautiful woman destined… to save him or does it Cursed with insatiable lust and slowly transforming into a beast the master of the castle sends his gamekeeper out to the nearby villages to choose girls to satisfy him When the gamekeeper chooses her sister Serena offers herself instead and is swept away to the castle sure she will be driven mad by the Beast s demands Except his demands are not so unwelcome and Serena finds herself wanting to please him confusing the Beast and then terrifying him If he gives her his heart he will only lose it when he finally transforms and she abandons him Why bring on more pain She is there to be used nothing more But Serena refuses to be just an object for sexual satisfaction She wants to be everything to the Beast She wants him to love her
By Diana Gabaldon, Hsuan L. Hsu, John Rollin Ridge. 2018
The first novel to feature a Mexican American hero: an adventure tale about Mexicans rising up against U.S. rule in… California, based on the real-life bandit who inspired the creation of Zorro, the Lone Ranger, and BatmanWith a new foreword by Diana Gabaldon, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander seriesAn action-packed blend of folk tale, romance, epic, and myth, The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta tells the story of the Gold Rush-era Mexican immigrant Joaquín Murieta, whose efforts to find fortune and happiness are thwarted by white settlers who murder his family and drive him off his land. In retaliation, Murieta organizes a band of more than 2,000 outlaws--including the sadistic "Three-Fingered Jack"--who take revenge by murdering, stealing horses, and robbing miners, all with the ultimate goal of reconquering California.The first novel written by a Native American and the first novel published in California, The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta speaks to the ways in which ethical questions of national security and racialized police violence have long been a part of U.S. history. This edition features excerpts from popular rewritings of the novel, including Johnston McCulley's first novel about Zorro, The Curse of Capistrano (also known as The Mark of Zorro).
By Russell Munson, Richard Bach. 1970
Now, for the first time ever, a new complete edition ebook original of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published… Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules...people who get special pleasure out of doing something well, even if only for themselves...people who know there's more to this living than meets the eye: they'll be right there with Jonathan, flying higher and faster than they ever dreamed.A pioneering work that wed graphics with words, Jonathan Livingston Seagull now enjoys a whole new life.
By Dave Duncan. 1995
The Aurora Award–winning author of the Man of His Word novels returns to the magical realm of Pandemia with this… high fantasy series. In these four epic novels of sword and sorcery, discord rages throughout the land of Pandemia and the rightful rulers fight an unjust imperor. The Cutting Edge: For fifteen years, Queen Inos and King Rap have ruled Krasnegar peacefully, but now darkness encroaches. When a royal family grows tyrannical and armies wage war along the Impire’s borderlands, Rap ignores them—until he learns the Protocol, a treaty controlling the use of magic, is in danger of being destroyed. Upland Outlaws: The mad dwarf, Xinixo, rules as the imperor, enchanting his subjects and enemies to believe he is Shandie, the rightful ruler. Wielding the combined power of all the sorcerers under his control, he destroys or enslaves any who oppose him. But his greatest enemies, King Rap and the true Shandie, will stop at nothing to end his reign. The Stricken Field: The sorcerer Xinixo still rules the Impire, but King Rap and Shandie continue to resist his reign, enlisting the help of the remaining free sorcerers of the world to destroy him. Their chances of victory remain slim . . . until a young pixie girl decides to join their cause. The Living God: The imposter Xinixo continues to rule as war wages in the Impire. The troll sorcerers have joined the resistance and Rap is rallying the elves to his cause. His wife, Queen Inos, and Shandie negotiate with gnomes while the sorcerers of Thume and the pixie girl secretly organize a resistance to Xinixo’s rule. But the odds are against them as the prophesied Longday draws nearer.
By Dave Duncan. 1994
War had engulfed the whole world The imposter imperor ruling in Hub was the tool of the paranoid and… almighty sorcerer Xinixo who wielded the combined power of thousands of sorcerer slaves And yet despite his seeming omnipotence the pathetic few who resisted him were still at liberty even making a little progress Xinixo s prime foe Rap of Krasnegar had rallied troll sorcerers to the cause and was about to try enlisting the incomprehensible elves Fortunately for his sanity he did not know that his daughter Kadie had been carried off by goblin invaders or that his son Gath was heading for stark Nordland to deal with the fearsome jotnar or that his wife Inos was in Guwash negotiating with gnomes Shandie the rightful imperor was with her unaware that his wife Impress Eshiala believed him dead and had fled with Signifer Ylo that notorious rake And none of them knew about the sorcerers of Thume especially the rebel pixie girl Tha le who chafed against the secret binding of a thousand years But the odds were still impossible and Longday was fast approaching The sorcerers of the world foretold blood on Longday
By Marilyn Bolchunos. 2018
By Phillis Gershator. 2018
Tiyoro is not interested in marrying any of the men in her village, and she won't change her mind. But… her friend Bafou may be just as stubborn as she is.
By Tim J. Myers. 2018
By Joan B. Stuchner. 2017
By J. J. Reneaux. 2017
Everyone respects M'su Cocodrie, the king of the swamp, except the dogs, who taunt him and make lots of noise.… M'su Cocodrie wants to teach them a lesson, but the tables are turned and it is M'su Cocodrie who learns a lesson.
By Phillis Gershator. 2017
By Iurdana Acasuso Atutuxa. 2016
The lamiak are part-humans believed to possess gold. In this folktale, a midwife helps deliver a lamia's baby. In return,… the lamia offers her gifts that will bring her good fortune. But the midwife's human flaws get the best of her.
By Betty Mae Jumper. 2018
By Gale Sypher Jacob. 2016
By Kendal A. Rautzhan. 2018
By Madeline Juran. 2016
By Janine Habersetzer. 2016
By Pat Betteley. 2017
In search of food for their families, some men go hunting. When one man catches a strange creature, he ignores… his fellow hunters who tell him to release the creature. The young creature's mother, eager to reclaim her baby, floods the land and turns the hunter and his people into black swans.
By Elizabeth Preston. 2017