Author: Amit Chaudhuri
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Shyamji has music in his blood, for his father was the acclaimed 'heavenly singer' and guru, Ram Lal. But Shyam Lal is not his father, and knows he never will be. Mallika Sengupta's voice could have made her famous, but being the wife of a successful businessman is a full-time occupation in itself. Mallika's son, Nirmalya, believes in suffering for his art, and for him, all compromise is failure: those with talent should be true to that talent. No matter what. Written in haunting, melodic prose, The Immortals tells the story of Shyam, Mallika and Nirmalya: their relationships, their lives, their music.
Author: Jordanna Max Brodsky
The Immortals is a lively re-imagining of classical mythology with an engaging premise, a page-turning plot, and an eye for the arresting and uncanny in contemporary urban life." --Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself. Summer in New York: a golden hour on the city streets, but a dark time for Selene. She's lost her home and the man she loves. A cult hungry for ancient power has kidnapped her father and targeted her friends. To save them, Selene must face the past she's been running from - a past that stretches back millennia, to when the faithful called her Huntress. Moon Goddess. Artemis. With the pantheon at her side, Selene must journey back to the seat of her immortal power: from the streets of Rome and the temples of Athens -- to the heights of Mount Olympus itself. Olympus BoundThe ImmortalsWinter of the GodsOlympus Bound
Author: Alyson Noël
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Don't miss Evermore, the first book in Alyson Noël's #1 New York Times bestselling The Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world where true love never dies. . . After a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste. Damen is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.
Author: Alyson Noël
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Their epic love story has captured the hearts of millions and enchanted readers across the world. Everlasting is the beautiful finale to Alyson Noël's bestselling Immortals series, in which their journey draws to a spectacular conclusion—where all will be revealed. Their darkest enemies now defeated, Damen and Ever are free to embark upon their final quest—to free Damen from the poison lingering in his body. If they can just find the antidote, they'll finally be able to feel each other's touch—and experience the passionate night they've been longing for. But their fight to be together will lead them into the most formidable terrain yet...into the dark heart of Summerland. Here in a land of scorched earth and endless rain, Ever and Damen will discover their relationship's hidden origins, expose a secret history they never imagined...and come face to face with the true reason fate keeps tearing them apart. Only then, when the final mystery is unraveled and the last secret revealed, Ever and Damen's future will hinge on one ultimate decision that will put everything at stake....even eternity.
"West and Idema's Monks, Bandits, Lovers, and Immortals represents a milestone in the reception of early Chinese drama in the West. Not only do the translations of eleven plays take precision, readability, and range to new heights, but the substantial yet accessible Introduction, together with a number of useful appendices, illustrations, and tables, make it the anthology of choice for courses in Chinese literature, world literature, and theater." --Patricia Sieber, Ohio State University --- "This magnificent collection of eleven early [1250 1450] Chinese plays will give readers a vivid sense of life and a clear understanding of dramatic literature during an extraordinarily eventful period in Chinese history. Not only are the eleven plays in this volume expertly translated into lively, idiomatic English; they are each provided with illuminating, scholarly introductions that are yet fully intelligible to the educated lay reader. A marvelous volume." --Victor Mair, University of Pennsylvania
Author: Jordanna Max Brodsky
Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself. The city sleeps. Selene DiSilva walks her dog along the banks of the Hudson. She is alone -- just the way she likes it. She doesn't believe in friends, and she doesn't speak to her family. Most of them are simply too dangerous. In the predawn calm, Selene finds the body of a young woman washed ashore, gruesomely mutilated and wreathed in laurel. Her ancient rage returns. And so does the memory of a promise she made long ago -- when her name was Artemis. "The Immortals is a lively re-imagining of classical mythology with an engaging premise, a page-turning plot, and an eye for the arresting and uncanny in contemporary urban life." --Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches Jordanna Max Brodsky's wide-acclaimed debut, The Immortals, sets Greek Gods against a modern Manhattan backdrop. Look out for her next novel, Winter of the Gods, in February 2017.
A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.
Author: J.T. Ellison
It is Samhain—the Blood Harvest. Nonbelievers call it Hallowe'en. The night when eight Nashville teenagers are found dead, with occult symbols carved into their naked bodies. It's a ritual the killers believe was blessed by Death himself. When children are victimized, emotions always run high, and this case has the public both outraged and terrified: a dangerous combination. Recently reinstated homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson knows she has to act quickly, but tread carefully. Exploring the baffling culture of mysticism and witchcraft, Taylor is immersed in a darkness that threatens to unbalance the order of her world, and learns how unchecked wrath can push a killer to his limits.
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Publisher: Jennifer Ashley
A USA Today bestselling novel Amber has never heard of the Immortals--ancient warriors who come to the aid of those in trouble, summoned by the Calling spell. She only learns about them when one crashes into the deserted warehouse where she's fighting the demon who murdered her sister, and proceeds to beat back the demon and destroy every single one of Amber's protective spells. Adrian, the oldest Immortal, is intrigued by the lone young woman trying to face an ancient demon, an Old One. He saves her life and takes her home, wanting to know more about her, and the story of her sister's quest and death. He discovers that Amber's sister had found Adrian's brother, Tain, lost for seven hundred years, and has left clues as to where to seek him. Adrian wants to leave Amber behind, out of danger, as he searches for Tain, but Amber sticks to him, needing to know the truth about what happened to her sister. She's also drawn to this hard-edged man in the leather coat, who looks more like a biker than an ancient warrior, and finds herself falling for his dark eyes, warm voice, and incredible magic. Together they begin their quest, traveling to Los Angeles to consult with a vampire master and a dragon, then into the wilderness to continue the search. They discover that their quest goes far beyond finding Tain or confronting the demon--the problem touches the edge of a far greater plan that puts the entire world in danger. Only the Immortals--all of them together--can hope to stop it. The danger to Adrian is even greater--he has found his soul-mate in the warm-hearted Amber and he'll do anything to keep her safe. Book One of the Immortals, a multi-author series by Jennifer Ashley, Robin Popp, and Joy Nash. This is a full-length novel of 95,000 words.
Author: Tamora Pierce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Thirteen-year-old DaIne has always had a knack with animals, but it's not until she's forced to leave home that she realizes it's more than a knack -- it's magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but also she can make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen's Riders, where she meets the master mage Numair and becomes his student. Under Numair's guidance, Daine explores the scope of her magic. But she begins to sense other beings too: immortals. These bloodthirsty monsters have been imprisoned in the Divine Realms for the past four hundred years, but now someone has broken the barrier. It's up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an immortal attack.
Author: James Gunn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
James Gunn’s masterpiece about a human fountain of youth collects the author’s classic short stories that ran in elite science-fiction magazines throughout the 1950s. New material accompanies this updated edition, including an introduction from renowned science-fiction writer Greg Bear, a preface from Gunn himself, and “Elixer,” Gunn’s short story that introduced Dr. Pearce to another Immortal. What is the price for immortality? For nomad Marshall Cartwright, the price is knowing that he will never grow old. That he will never contract a disease, an infection, or even a cold. That because he will never die, he must surrender the right to live. For Dr. Russell Pearce, the price is eternal suspicion. He appreciates what synthesizing the elixir vitae from the Immortal’s genetic makeup could mean for humankind. He also fears what will happen should Cartwright’s miraculous blood fall into the wrong hands. For the wealthy and powerful, no price is too great. Immortality is now a fact rather than a dream. But the only way to achieve it is to own it exclusively. And that means hunting down and caging the elusive Cartwright, or one of his offspring.
The Must-Read Novels for Christmas Time (Illustrated Edition)
Author: Charles Dickens, J. M. Barrie, Lucy Maud Montgomery, L. Frank Baum, George MacDonald, Anna Sewell, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Mary Louisa Molesworth, F. Marion Crawford, Martha Finley, Abbie Farwell Brown, Hesba Stretton, Frances Browne, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Kenneth Grahame, June Isle, James Lane Allen, Eleanor H. Porter, Jacob A. Riis, Beatrix Potter, Sophie May, Lucas Malet, Juliana Horatia Ewing, Alice Hale Burnett, Ernest Ingersoll, Annie F. Johnston, Amanda M. Douglas, Amy Ella Blanchard, Thomas Nelson Page, Florence L. Barclay, A. S. Boyd, Edward A. Rand, Max Brand
Presenting our best ever and biggest ever collection of hand-picked Christmas classics for a wonderful holiday enjoyment. Our editions are meticulously crafted to give the absolute reading pleasure and that happy festive smile. So, what are you waiting for? Just come along... Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas-Tree Land (Mary Louisa Molesworth) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny’s Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens) Happy Hearts (June Isle) The Doctor's Christmas Eve (James Lane Allen) Pollyanna (Eleanor H. Porter) Pollyanna Grows Up (Eleanor H. Porter) Children of the Tenements (Jacob A. Riis) Little Prudy's Sister Susy (Sophie May) Little Peter: A Christmas Morality (Lucas Malet) Snap-Dragons or, Old Father Christmas (Juliana Horatia Ewing) Christmas Holidays at Merryvale (Alice Hale Burnett) The Ice Queen (Ernest Ingersoll) Miss Santa Claus of the Pullman (Annie F. Johnston) The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe (Amanda M. Douglas) Little Maid Marian (Amy Ella Blanchard) The Tailor of Gloucester (Beatrix Potter) Santa Claus's Partner (Thomas Nelson Page) The Upas Tree (Florence L. Barclay) A Versailles Christmas-Tide (A. S. Boyd) At the Black Rocks (Edward A. Rand) The Man Who Forgot Christmas (Max Brand)
The Immortal Circus
Author: A. R. Kahler
Murdered contortionists aren't exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can't quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded — because forever means something quite different at the Cirque des Immortels.Aided by her friends Kingston — a feisty stage magician whose magic is quickly stealing her heart — and his sarcastic assistant Melody, Vivienne finds herself racing against the clock to discover the culprit behind a series of deaths that should be impossible. However, the answer she seeks might reveal more about her own bloody past — and future — than she bargains for.The show's just beginning. Step right up...