Publisher :AuthorHouse Release Date :2015-03-31 ISBN :1496955471 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (496 users)
Download or read book Soyala's Saga written by Richard Donahue and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2015-03-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Author House Review: The Sixth Coming is set within an original mythology to fascinating results. It combines vividly realized characters with spiritual themes and elements of Aztec lore. There is an incredible array of exciting sequences that could provide great material for adapting this work into another medium. Due to the nontraditional structure and storytelling style, live theater could be an interesting option. Film is another option; perhaps animation could make the most of the impressive locations, creatures, and spectacles. There are several elements that are very well suited for a film or theater piece. Because both these mediums usually feature the interactions between characters, the strong personalities of The Sixth Coming are essential to capture. Soyala is a great heroine—from her borderline petulance over the Builder’s gift to her reluctant and confused acceptance of her destiny. She isn’t perfect, which makes her all the more compelling as she overcomes overwhelming odds. Kajika, Burilgi, and the Minstrel are wonderful supporting characters. Each of these brothers has his own distinct personality, and their squabbling provides comic relief. Burilgi and the Minstrel in particular provide humor. Kajika could bring in sex appeal for female audiences while Soyala and Xochiquetzal could do so for males. Xochiquetzal/Tona-teootl is a fascinating villain. Her sinister sexuality when welcoming Soyala and Kajika could play very well in a film. The later scenes on the Barge are thrilling due to Tona-teootl’s increasingly evident madness. These scenes would provide terrific moments for an actor to really chew up the scenery.
Publisher :Scarecrow Press Release Date :2012-12-21 ISBN :0810883252 Pages :1015 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (81 users)
Download or read book Operas in English written by Margaret Ross Griffel and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2012-12-21 with total page 1015 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although many opera dictionaries and encyclopedias are available, very few are devoted exclusively to operas in a single language. In this revised and expanded edition of Operas in English: A Dictionary, Margaret Ross Griffel brings up to date her original work on operas written specifically to an English text (including works both originally prepared in English, as well as English translations). Since its original publication in 1999, Griffel has added nearly 800 entries to the 4,300 from the original volume, covering the world of opera in the English language from 1634 through 2011. Listed alphabetically by letter, each opera entry includes alternative titles, if any; a full, descriptive title; the number of acts; the composer’s name; the librettist’s name, the original language of the libretto, and the original source of the text, with the source title; the date, place, and cast of the first performance; the date of composition, if it occurred substantially earlier than the premiere date; similar information for the first U.S. (including colonial) and British (i.e., in England, Scotland, or Wales) performances, where applicable; a brief plot summary; the main characters (names and vocal ranges, where known); some of the especially noteworthy numbers cited by name; comments on special musical problems, techniques, or other significant aspects; and other settings of the text, including non-English ones, and/or other operas involving the same story or characters (cross references are indicated by asterisks). Entries also include such information as first and critical editions of the score and libretto; a bibliography, ranging from scholarly studies to more informal journal articles and reviews; a discography; and information on video recordings. Griffel also includes four appendixes, a selective bibliography, and two indexes. The first appendix lists composers, their places and years of birth and death, and their operas included in the text as entries; the second does the same for librettists; the third records authors whose works inspired or were adapted for the librettos; and the fourth comprises a chronological listing of the A–Z entries, including as well as the date of first performance, the city of the premiere, the short title of the opera, and the composer. Griffel also include a main character index and an index of singers, conductors, producers, and other key figures.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2019-10-24 ISBN :1108480438 Pages :393 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (18 users)
Download or read book Constitutional Identity in a Europe of Multilevel Constitutionalism written by Christian Calliess and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-10-24 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a critical outline and comparison of selected EU Member State constitutional identities in the context of EU multilevel constitutionalism.
Publisher :Lola St.Vil Release Date :2014-12-17 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4./5 ( users)
Download or read book Angels Of Omnis: Aftermath (Angels Of Omnis, Book 2) written by Lola St.Vil and published by Lola St.Vil. This book was released on 2014-12-17 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Just because she has wings, doesn’t mean she’s an Angel… It's front page news on every Angel gossip rag: “Marcus & Ameana: Gone The Way Of “Brad & Jennifer.” So, Who Is The “Angelina?” Emmy Baxter—a mere mortal!” Ameana tries to avoid her ex and his new love by focusing on the other evil out to destroy the team. But soon her pain turns to fury. And before the end…a girl plots revenge, a leader is on the edge, and an Angel falls.
Publisher :Vertical Release Date :2003-10 ISBN : Pages :231 pages Rating Book:4.C/5 ( users)
Download or read book The Guin Saga Book 2: Warrior in the Wilderness written by Kaoru Kurimoto and published by Vertical. This book was released on 2003-10 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Guin, along with twin orphans, Rinda and Remus, try to outrun the pursuing Mongauli army, but are captured and taken before General Amnelis, where they learn of his mission to take all the Nospherus lands.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2015-03-27 ISBN :1317504798 Pages :390 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (317 users)
Download or read book Globalization Development and Social Justice written by Ann El Khoury and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-27 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Are there existing alternatives to corporate globalization? What are the prospects for and commonalities between communities and movements such as Occupy, the World Social Forum and alternative economies? Globalization Development and Social Justice advances the proposition that another globalization is not only possible, but already exists. It demonstrates that there are multiple pathways towards development with social justice and argues that enabling propositional agency, rather than oppositional agency such as resistance, is a more effective alternative to neoliberal globalization. El Khoury develops a theory of infraglobalization that emphasizes creative constitution, not just contestation, of global and local processes. The book features case studies and examples of diverse economic practice and innovative emergent political forms from the Global South and North. These case studies are located in the informal social economy and community development, as well as everyday practices, from prefigurative politics to community cooperatives and participatory planning. This book makes an important contribution to debates about the prospects for, and practices of, a transformative grassroots globalization, and to critical debates about globalization and development strategies. It will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, globalization, social movement studies, political and economic geography, sociology, anthropology and development studies.
Publisher :McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub Release Date :2000 ISBN : Pages :812 pages Rating Book:4.O/5 ( users)
Download or read book French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction written by Jean-Marc Lofficier and published by McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub. This book was released on 2000 with total page 812 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Connoisseurs of fantasy, science fiction, and horror have long recognized the important contributions of thousands of French authors, filmmakers, and artists. The volume is divided into two parts. Part I gives historical overviews, complete lists, descriptions, and summaries for works in film, television, radio, animation, comic books, and graphic novels. This section also includes interviews with animation director Rene Laloux and comic book artist Moebius, as well as comments from filmmaker Luc Besson. Biographies are provided for over 200 important contributors to television and graphic arts. Part II covers the major authors and literary trends of French science fiction, fantasy, and horror from the Middle Ages to the present day. (French-Canadians and Belgians are also examined.) There is a biographical dictionary of over 3,000 authors, a section on major French awards, and a complete bibliography. Many illustrations (!) illuminate this thorough presentation.
Publisher :Academic Studies PRess Release Date :2019-06-03 ISBN :1644690934 Pages :150 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (644 users)
Download or read book Fragments of Hell written by Dvir Abramovich and published by Academic Studies PRess. This book was released on 2019-06-03 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this compelling and engaging book, Dvir Abramovich introduces readers to several landmark novels, poems and stories that have become classics in the Israeli Holocaust canon. Discussed are iconic writers such as Aharon Appelfeld, Dan Pagis, Etgar Keret, Yoram Kaniuk, Uri Tzvi Greenberg and Ka-Tzetnik, and their attempts to come to terms with the unprecedented trauma and its aftereffects. Scholarly, yet deeply accessible to both students and to the public, this illuminating volume offers a wide-ranging introduction to the intersection between literature and the Shoah, and the linguistic, stylistic and ethical difficulties inherent in representing this catastrophe in fiction. Exploring narratives by survivors and by those who wrote about the European genocide from a distance, each chapter contains a compassionate and thoughtful analysis of the author’s individual opus, accompanied by a comprehensive exploration of their biography and the major themes that underpin their corpus. The rich and sophisticated discussions and interpretations contained in this masterful set of essays are sure to become essential reading for those seeking to better understand the responses by Hebrew writers to the immense tragedy that befell their people.
Publisher :American Library Association Release Date :2009 ISBN :0838909671 Pages :782 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (838 users)
Download or read book Sequels written by Janet Husband and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009 with total page 782 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.
Publisher :John Hunt Publishing Release Date :2012-05-25 ISBN :184694807X Pages :377 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (846 users)
Download or read book The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery written by Melusine Draco and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2012-05-25 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every good reference book is both a product and a reflection of its time. The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery is not just another compendium or dictionary of occultism: it is a jumping-off point for further research. Here, the reader will find the ancient and modern interpretation for magical and mystical terms, together with explanations for the differences between the varied (and often conflicting) approaches to magic.
Publisher :W. W. Norton & Company Release Date :2021-11-02 ISBN :0393542076 Pages :336 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (393 users)
Download or read book Super Volcanoes: What They Reveal about Earth and the Worlds Beyond written by Robin George Andrews and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2021-11-02 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exhilarating, time-traveling journey to the solar system’s strangest and most awe-inspiring volcanoes. Volcanoes are capable of acts of pyrotechnical prowess verging on magic: they spout black magma more fluid than water, create shimmering cities of glass at the bottom of the ocean and frozen lakes of lava on the moon, and can even tip entire planets over. Between lava that melts and re-forms the landscape, and noxious volcanic gases that poison the atmosphere, volcanoes have threatened life on Earth countless times in our planet’s history. Yet despite their reputation for destruction, volcanoes are inseparable from the creation of our planet. A lively and utterly fascinating guide to these geologic wonders, Super Volcanoes revels in the incomparable power of volcanic eruptions past and present, Earthbound and otherwise—and recounts the daring and sometimes death-defying careers of the scientists who study them. Science journalist and volcanologist Robin George Andrews explores how these eruptions reveal secrets about the worlds to which they belong, describing the stunning ways in which volcanoes can sculpt the sea, land, and sky, and even influence the machinery that makes or breaks the existence of life. Walking us through the mechanics of some of the most infamous eruptions on Earth, Andrews outlines what we know about how volcanoes form, erupt, and evolve, as well as what scientists are still trying to puzzle out. How can we better predict when a deadly eruption will occur—and protect communities in the danger zone? Is Earth’s system of plate tectonics, unique in the solar system, the best way to forge a planet that supports life? And if life can survive and even thrive in Earth’s extreme volcanic environments—superhot, superacidic, and supersaline surroundings previously thought to be completely inhospitable—where else in the universe might we find it? Traveling from Hawai‘i, Yellowstone, Tanzania, and the ocean floor to the moon, Venus, and Mars, Andrews illuminates the cutting-edge discoveries and lingering scientific mysteries surrounding these phenomenal forces of nature.
Publisher : Release Date :1983 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (39 users)
Download or read book Saga Book of the Viking Society for Northern Research written by Viking Society for Northern Research and published by . This book was released on 1983 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: List of members in v. 3, 5.
Publisher :University of Toronto Press Release Date :1975 ISBN : Pages :1610 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (839 users)
Download or read book Canadian Books in Print. Author and Title Index written by and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 1975 with total page 1610 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher : Release Date :1876 ISBN : Pages :746 pages Rating Book:4.$/5 ( users)
Download or read book A Dictionary of the English Language written by Robert Gordon Latham and published by . This book was released on 1876 with total page 746 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Marvel Entertainment Release Date :2020-01-29 ISBN :1302518844 Pages :488 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (32 users)
Download or read book What If? Classic written by Tony Isabella and published by Marvel Entertainment. This book was released on 2020-01-29 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher : Release Date :1985-01-07 ISBN : Pages :116 pages Rating Book:4./5 ( users)
Download or read book New York Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1985-01-07 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.