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Las armas de Avalón

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ISBN10 : 8490185204

Publisher : La Factoría de Ideas

Number of Pages :

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 746


Book Summary: Nada más acceder al trono de Ámbar, Corwin deberá investigar la muerte de Caine, asesinado por unas extrañas y sombrías criaturas... Pero este no será el único asunto turbio al tenga que hacer frente: aunque ha conseguido que sus derechos a la corona prevalezcan, descubrirá que todavía son demasiados los que desean verle muerto. Ámbar es el mundo verdadero, un universo que proyecta infinitos reflejos de sí mismo, solo manipulables por aquellos con sangre real amberita. Las armas de Avalón es el segundo volumen de Las crónicas de Ámbar, la mejor serie de fantasía de Zelazny, comparable en influencia a El señor de los Anillos de Tolkien.

La tierra cambiante

Author : Roger Zelazny

ISBN10 : 8498009898

Publisher : La Factoría de Ideas

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 341


Book Summary: Dilvish escapa del infierno y jura vengarse del malvado brujo que lo había encerrado allí. Pero Jelerak, señor del castillo Eterno, ha desaparecido. Alrededor del castillo, la Tierra Cambiante es una vorágine de magia del dios loco Tualua, que distorsiona la realidad y la convierte en una pesadilla. Un grupo de hechiceros (como la resucitada reina Semirama, el despreciable Baran, el de la Tercera Mano y la encantadora elfa Arlata) quieren poseer los secretos del castillo Intemporal. Dilvish, atrapado en un caos taumatúrgico, allí donde los sueños agitados de un dios mutante podrían reducir el mundo a cenizas, busca a Jelerak entre los hechizos más mortíferos del Destino y el Tiempo.

Le Morte D'Arthur

Author : Thomas Malory

ISBN10 : 1624663613

Publisher : Hackett Publishing

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 303


Book Summary: This brisk retelling of Le Morte D'Arthur highlights the narrative drive, humor, and poignancy of Sir Thomas Malory’s original while updating his fifteenth-century English and selectively pruning over-elaborate passages that can try the patience of modern readers. The result is an adaptation that readers can enjoy as a fresh approach to Malory's sprawling masterpiece. The book's most famous episodes--the sword in the stone, the cataclysmic final battle--are all here, while lesser-known key episodes stand forth with new brightness and clarity. The text is accompanied by an up-to-date bibliography, including websites and video resources, and a descriptive index keyed--like the retelling itself--to the book and chapter divisions of William Caxton's first printed edition of 1485.

The Mists of Avalon

Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley

ISBN10 : 0345448162

Publisher : Ballantine Books

Number of Pages : 912

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1950


Book Summary: The magical saga of the women behind King Arthur's throne. “A monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends . . . reading it is a deeply moving and at times uncanny experience. . . . An impressive achievement.”—The New York Times Book Review In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his fall. From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds' and old and new religions' claims its most famous victim.

Moon Patagonia

Author : Wayne Bernhardson

ISBN10 : 1631216325

Publisher : Moon Travel

Number of Pages : 620

Category : Travel

Viewed : 1530


Book Summary: Your World Your Way! Patagonia's staggering landscapes, titanic glaciers, and rugged mountains evoke mystery and inspire self-discovery. Explore the ends of the earth with Moon Patagonia. What You'll Find in Moon Patagonia: Expert author and world traveler Wayne Bernhardson shares his perspective on his favorite place on earth Full-color guidebook with vibrant, helpful photos Detailed directions and maps for getting around and exploring on your own Strategic itineraries, including The Best of Patagonia, Wildlife Encounters, Explore the Natural World, Glacier Gazing, and Classic Patagonia Road Trips Activities and ideas for every traveler: Hike the glacier of Perito Moreno National Park, or glimpse Patagonia's pre-Colombian past at Cueva de las Manos. See penguins and marine mammals off the coast of the Falkland Islands, or visit Chile's lakes district, home to the Mapuche people. Savor authentic asado at a local ranch, and go horseback riding through the Torres mountains. Sample seafood in Santiago, or take in tango in Buenos Aires In-depth coverage for Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Northern Argentine Patagonia, The Chilean Lakes District, Aisén and Continental Chiloé, Southern Argentine Patagonia, Magallanes, Argentine Tierra del Fuego, and the Falkland Islands Accurate information, including background on the landscape, culture, history, and environment Handy tools such as travel tips and safety information in an easy-to-navigate format, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your daypack With Moon Patagonia's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Moon Cuba

Author : Christopher P. Baker

ISBN10 : 1631216465

Publisher : Moon Travel

Number of Pages : 652

Category : Travel

Viewed : 1703


Book Summary: Moon Travel Guides: Your World, Your Way Enchanting music, incredible cuisine, classic cars, and stunning natural beauty: Cuba may be just an island, but it has a big impact on everyone who visits. Dive right in with Moon Cuba. Easy-to-use itineraries, with week-long trip suggestions tailored for adventurers, party animals, nature-lovers, beach bums, history buffs, and more Activities and unique ideas for every traveler: Hike the revolutionary trails of the Sierra Maestra trod by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, or relax on sparkling beaches. Savor delectable criollo cuisine, indulge in the world's finest cigars, or sip mojitos and cuba libres made from the best Cuban rum. Explore colonial cities with cobbled plazas and cathedrals, or jade mountains full of dramatic rock formations. Discover the ins and outs of Cuba's nightlife, from salsa dancing to LGBT hotspots. Recommendations on outdoor recreation, including birding, horseback riding, fishing, cycling, and hiking, as well as the best beaches for diving, snorkeling, and sunbathing Honest advice from award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker on the country he has studied for decades Full-color photos and detailed maps and directions for exploring on your own Background information on the landscape, history, government, and culture, including a Spanish phrasebook A comprehensive guide to travel laws, visas and officialdom, and health and safety tips Essential insight for travelers on transportation and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on With Moon Cuba's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way. Island-hopping around the Caribbean? Try Moon Aruba or Moon Jamaica.


Author : Mindee Arnett

ISBN10 : 0062235613

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1335


Book Summary: For fans of Josh Whedon's cult classic television show Firefly comes a fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi thriller from author Mindee Arnett, which New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White calls "a heart-pounding, tense joyride of a novel." Jeth Seagrave and his crew have made their name stealing metatech: the devices that allow people to travel great distances faster than the speed of light. In a world where the agencies that patrol the outer edges of space are as corrupt as the crime bosses who control them, it's as much of a living as anyone can ask for. For years Jeth's managed to fly under the radar of the government that executed his parents for treason—but when he finds himself in possession of information that both the government and the crime bosses are willing to kill for, he's going to find there's no escaping his past anymore. With pulse-pounding action, a captivating mystery, and even a bit of romance, Avalon is the perfect read for hard-core sci-fi fans and non-sci-fi fans alike.


Author : Guillermo del Toro,Daniel Kraus

ISBN10 : 148471086X

Publisher : Disney Electronic Content

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1640


Book Summary: From Guillermo del Toro comes the book that inspired the Netflix Animated Series TROLLHUNTERS! "You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk? They're patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you've paid so much attention to in mirrors? It's delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to make your way in the world? They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats. These facts are unpleasant but useful. There are things out there, you see, that don't cower in holes to be captured by us and cooked over our fires. These things have their own ways of trapping their kills, their own fires, their own appetites." Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino— one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named "Tubby" who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un- human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed. From the minds of horror geniuses Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus comes a new illustrated novel about the fears that move in unseen places.

Moon Chile

Author : Steph Dyson

ISBN10 : 1640492763

Publisher : Moon Travel

Number of Pages : 688

Category : Travel

Viewed : 1815


Book Summary: Snow-covered mountains, bustling cities, temperate rainforests, and coastal wineries: get to know this country of contrasts with Moon Chile. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries, from two days in Santiago to the two-week best of Chile, including a road trip along the Carretera Austral Strategic advice for outdoor adventurers, backpackers, culture and history buffs, foodies, and more Outdoor adventures: Race down the ski slopes of the Andes, summit active volcanoes, or catch a thrill whitewater rafting down Río Futaleufú. Spend the night star-gazing in the Atacama Desert or wander the enigmatic Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Hike through Patagonia's wild national parks and spot wild foxes and Humboldt penguins Detailed hike descriptions with individual trail maps marked with duration, elevation change, and difficulty level Local flavors and culture: Explore the trendy restaurants and vibrant nightlife of Santiago or savor the catch of the day at a tiny seaside restaurant. Sip your way through the vineyards of the Casablanca Valley, sample locally-made pisco, or let loose with a terremoto cocktail. Get to know Chile's rich culture and history while strolling through charming historic quarters and visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites Insider recommendations from seasoned explorer and Chile expert Steph Dyson on when to go, where to eat, how to get around, and where to stay Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Reliable background information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and history Handy tips for families, seniors, students, and travelers with disabilities With Moon Chile's practical tips and insider expertise, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring more of South America? Try Moon Patagonia or Moon Machu Picchu.

Il mistero di Avalon

Author : Paul D. Gilbert

ISBN10 : 8825400276

Publisher : Delos Digital srl

Number of Pages : 34

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1599


Book Summary: RACCONTO LUNGO (34 pagine) - GIALLO - Un caso per Sherlock Holmes e il dottor Watson nella misteriosa Cornovaglia... Quando, nel pieno del rigido inverno londinese, un telegramma di Sherlock Holmes strappa Watson dal tepore di un caminetto e dalle braccia dell'amata Mary, s'intuisce subito che i due eroi di Baker Street avranno a che fare con un caso della massima urgenza che li condurrà fino alla misteriosa Cornovaglia, dove le leggende su re Artù si mescolano agli inganni e alle inquietudini che aleggiano su un'antica dimora. Paul D. Gilbert è nato nel 1954 e ha sempre vissuto a Londra e dintorni. È sposato da quarant'anni con Jackie, che condivide la sua grande passione per Sherlock Holmes. Ha due figli, uno dei quali fa l'agricoltore in Spagna. La gran parte della sua vita lavorativa si è svolta nel settore dell'abbigliamento, anche se ora fa l'impresario di pompe funebri. Ha una particolare predilezione per la storia antica e ama il cinema e lo sport. La sua massima ambizione è fare lo scrittore a tempo pieno perché la cosa lo appassiona molto. Tra le sue pubblicazioni di apocrifi sherlockiani, si annoverano: "The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes" (2007), "The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes" (2008), "Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra" (2011), "The Annals of Sherlock Holmes" (2013) "Sherlock Holmes and the Unholy Trinity" (2015).

House of Earth and Blood

Author : Sarah J. Maas

ISBN10 : 1635574056

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Number of Pages : 648

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 798


Book Summary: A #1 New York Times bestseller! Sarah J. Maas's brand-new CRESCENT CITY series begins with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance. Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life-working hard all day and partying all night-until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She'll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths. Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose-to assassinate his boss's enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he's offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach. As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City's underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion-one that could set them both free, if they'd only let it. With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom-and the power of love.

Rebellion in the Temple of Justice

Author : Warren Moise

ISBN10 : 9781469798905

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 198

Category : History

Viewed : 1908


Book Summary: Ghost Courts of the War Between the States In 1860, news of Abraham Lincoln's election arrived in Charleston like a fire alarm. In the United States courtroom on Chalmers Street, the grand jury simply refused to go on. All eyes are on the judge. In a dramatic moment, Judge A.G. Magrath, tears off his robes and tells jurors and spectators that, rather than continuing under tyranny, his Temple of Justice is forever closed. Thus in this long-since forgotten room took place the first official act of disunion, predating the Ordinance of Secession by over a month and lighting the fuse that lead to war. Preserving a piece of history few knew existed, trial attorney Warren Moise takes the reader back in time to the courts and law practice of a different era. Ride into the frontier town of Spartanburg by night with two tired lawyers where to their surprise they see hundreds of sweating men fighting bare-fisted in the flickering torch light. Just as important, learn the never-before documented role of the bench and bar in the battle for secession and of the Confederate States court, where the CS Attorney prosecuted former US Attorneys James L. Petigru and Edward McCrady for contempt because they defied Confederate law.

Moon San Miguel de Allende

Author : Julie Meade

ISBN10 : 1640492690

Publisher : Moon Travel

Number of Pages : 300

Category : Travel

Viewed : 1314


Book Summary: Immerse yourself in San Miguel's baroque architecture, thriving art scene, and local flavors with Moon San Miguel de Allende. Inside you'll find: Flexible, strategic itineraries, from a week covering the best of San Miguel to three days exploring the art and architecture of the city The top sights and unique experiences: Admire colonial architecture and browse contemporary art galleries and streetside markets. Soak in a hot spring, sample mezcal, and snack on gorditas. Stroll the Franciscan missions of the Sierra Gorda or enjoy the mariachis serenading diners on the sidewalks. Celebrate Mexico's independence at the colorful parades of the fiestas patrias, or indulge in handmade tamales before siesta time Focused advice from expat Julie Doherty Meade, who shares her passion for the vida mexicana In-depth coverage of San Miguel de Allende and vicinity, Guanajuato, and Querétaro Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on the landscape, culture, history, and neighborhoods Essential insight for travelers on health and safety, transportation, and accommodations, as well as a handy Spanish phrasebook With Moon San Miguel de Allende's practical tips and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Looking for más Mexico? Check out Moon Cancún & Cozumel, Moon Los Cabos, or Moon Mexico City.

The Complete King Arthur

Author : John Matthews,Caitlín Matthews

ISBN10 : 1620556006

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 424

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

Viewed : 1202


Book Summary: A comprehensive examination of the historical and mythological evidence for every major theory about King Arthur • Explores the history of every Arthur candidate and the geographical arguments that have placed him in different locations • Examines 1,800 years of evidence for Arthur’s life and the famous series of 12 battles fought against the Saxons in the 6th century • Reconstructs the history of the 6th century in Britain, when the first references to Arthur and the core events of his reign appear Few legends have had the enduring influence of those surrounding King Arthur. Many believe the stories are based on historical truth. For others Arthur represents the archetype of the brilliant monarch reigning over a fairy-tale kingdom, offering his knights the opportunity to prove their mettle in battle and find gnostic illumination through initiation into sacred mysteries like that of the Grail. Presenting the culmination of more than 40 years’ research, John and Caitlín Matthews examine the historical and mythological evidence for every major theory about the existence of King Arthur. Drawing on modern techniques in archaeology and scholarship, they reconstruct the history of the 6th century in Britain, the period when the first unambiguous references to Arthur appear. They explore the history of every Arthur candidate, the geographical arguments that have placed him in different locations, and the evidence for his life and famous battles fought against the Saxons. Was the greatest British hero of all time not a king but a 2nd-century Roman officer active around Hadrian’s Wall in Cumbria? A 5th-century soldier who operated in areas as far apart as Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, or Brittany? Or an entirely mythical fiction that provided a figure of light during a dark period of British history? Examining other literary figures from the 5th century such as Vortigern and Ambrosius, the authors also break down the plots of all the major Arthurian romances, including those by Chretien de Troyes, Sir Thomas Malory, and Robert de Boron, to reveal the historical events they are based on. Piecing together the many fragments that constitute the image of Arthur, both the man and the myth, the authors show how each face of Arthur has something to offer and how his modern popularity proves the enduring power of the hero-myth, truly earning Arthur the title he first received in the 15th century: The Once and Future King.

The Romances of Chretien de Troyes

Author : Joseph J. Duggan

ISBN10 : 0300133707

Publisher : Yale University Press

Number of Pages : 408

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1336


Book Summary: Twelfth-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes was one of the most influential figures in Western literature, for his romantic poems on the legend of King Arthur gave rise to a tradition of storytelling that continues to this day. This important and fascinating book is a study of all of Chrétien’s work. Joseph J. Duggan begins with an introduction that sets Chrétien within the social and intellectual currents of his time. He then organizes the book in chapters that focus on major issues in Chrétien’s romances rather than on individual works, topics that range from the importance of kinship and genealogy to standards of secular moral responsibility and from Chrétien’s art of narration to his representation of knighthood. Duggan offers new perspectives on many of these themes: in a chapter on the influence of Celtic mythology, for example, he gives special attention to the ways Chrétien integrated portrayals of motivation with mythic themes and characters, and in discussing the Grail romance, he explores the parallels between Perceval’s and Gauvain’s adventures.

The Holy Grail

Author : Justin E. Griffin

ISBN10 : 0786450312

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 167

Category : History

Viewed : 499


Book Summary: The existence of the Holy Grail has long been debated, and many of these debates focus on the intellectualized or psychological aspects of it. This work explores the events that gave rise to the legend of the Holy Grail and pays special attention to the texts that form the body of the legend, as well as historical facts about the life of Christ, the Crusades, and the fall from grace of the Knights Templar. The book examines the legitimacy of the claims made by several present-day believers and also introduces a new theory of multiple grails (and the evidence supporting this theory), which, the author believes, answers many of the otherwise unanswered questions surrounding the Holy Grail.

L'Odore del Suono

Author : Rob Carrey

ISBN10 : 8868559439

Publisher : Rob Carrey

Number of Pages : 459

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 808


Book Summary: Presentazione Il romanzo rientra nella macro-area del thriller/spy story/poliziesco. Si distingue specialmente per fabula e intreccio, complessi e ben architettati, e per la coralità con cui si presenta al lettore nella gestione dei diversi personaggi: pare quasi non vi sia un vero protagonista bensì tanti protagonisti, ognuno re della propria sotto trama. Persino gli antagonisti assumono un valore narrativo così pregnante da non sembrare neppure antagonisti a qualcuno ma attori che hanno un valore in sé. Anche gli altri attori principali non sono solamente “buoni” o solamente “cattivi”: anche questo aspetto permette alla storia narrata di stratificarsi nei rapporti tra personaggi e le dà valore. Molto stratificati e ampi sono anche il contesto storico e le ambientazioni. A prima vista sono attendibili (Guerra fredda, 11 Settembre, assassinio di Kennedy, guerre in Afghanistan, ecc.). Tuttavia, tali eventi storici sono rielaborati in un’ottica di spiccata finzione, con alcuni sconfinamenti verso una fantascienza relativamente realistica e verso una dimensione ucronica. Questo ha il pregio di non fossilizzarsi sui dettagli storici e di dare un respiro più ampio alla storia. Sinossi Un'arma sonica, l'oggetto del contendere. Un'arma micidiale, distruttiva, mortale... in grado di liquefare i cervelli. Qualcuno ne è già in possesso. Ma chi? Nessuna traccia, nessun indizio. Tranne due cadaveri ritrovati in un vicolo col cervello fuso. La corsa per impossessarsene è frenetica. Avgust Livrosky è disposto a tutto pur d'impadronirsene. Si tratta di uno psicopatico, un pazzo criminale, in grado di condizionare la mente di Osama bin Laden e fargli compiere l'attentato dell'Undici Settembre. Ma la cosa più pericolosa è che rappresenta la Russia. A contrastarlo c'è la CryPtA, organizzazione segreta che si cela dietro la CIA, l'FBI e l'NSA. Il professor Mike Greenfield si trova in una stanza all'interno della stazione di polizia di Boston. L'ispettore Lionel Morgan lo sta interrogando perché è accusato dell'omicidio della madre. Sopraggiungono gli agenti della CIA che prelevano il professore. Lionel Morgan sfrutterà le sue capacità per comprendere cosa sta accadendo: è in grado di ascoltare tutte le verità celate tra le onde sonore. Oscuri misteri, segreti, complotti... Questo è ciò che ascolterà. Si innescherà un circolo vizioso senza più ritorno...