Download or read book The Battle for Brisingamen written by Harmony Kent and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2013-07-30 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is a World not too far Away ... Beneath the north sea a land of magic lies undetected. The lives of many are drawn inexorably closer together in a race against time, as both energy companies and evil beings attempt to destroy the magic which is protecting not just this land but all worlds. The unwitting protagonists have no idea of how suddenly and irrevocably their lives are about to change. It is a race against time to try and recover the lost necklace, Brisingamen, which holds the ancient power of the Goddess Freya, and to prevent the undersea drilling from taking place. Are Aart, Matthias, Gemma and Dirck up to the challenges they now must face? Here there be Dragons, and all manner of Creatures .... PRAISE FOR THE BATTLE FOR BRISINGAMEN: By Tammy Dewhurst of Rabid Readers Reviews: FIVE STARS The author, Harmony Kent, provided me with a copy of this novel in exchange for my review. There are some books that a person reads and knows that the novel they've read, if it were to hit its market, would be a smash. Brisingamen is one of those novels. Deeply complex and intricately plotted, Kent brings the reader something into which a public can really immerse themselves and come out feeling as though they've read, but they've also learned something. If you think this means I loved the novel, you would be wrong. It could be the time in which I read, but I found myself somewhat confused while reading. This is a book that takes focus, and I just didn't have that focus at the time of reading. The novel starts by moving a bit freely in the time stream. We meet Aart - the widower and fisherman, Dirck - the professor looking to discover the ocean's secrets and Gemma - Dirck's lovesick assistant whose biological clock is pounding like a time bomb. Brisingamen, is a necklace that holds the ancient power of a goddess and can keep the humans from drilling for oil and saving the mystical land. Brisingamen is reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland in the respect that the characters are out of their element and fighting to survive. Kent gives the reader mystery, intrigue, sex, action and characters risking their lives for a greater good. Kent's writing is an immersive experience. Brisingamen is a very cleanly written work of fiction. This reader didn't note any errors in formatting or language presentation and believes that this novel could easily hold its own with any entry in the fantasy genre in your local bookstore. The tone is slightly foreign in keeping with a foreign setting but will not ring as false to the ear of a modern reader. This may sound like and in a sense is a rave review. I think a lot of people will really like the style and story. The presentation of the story line lends a reader to think toward popular fiction with deep undertones that seem to educate as read. Kent builds her characters subtly and her story isn't weighed down in exposition. This reader simply found the story hard to follow. This is a story that requires focus and I was not at a point where I could focus. I found myself going back several times to re-read and get a better sense of how the story got to certain points. There are a lot of characters and a lot of mystical lines to draw together. I believe the author successfully did so at the end but couldn't swear that she did. Brisingamen is a prime example of how life sometimes interferes with the perception of art.
Download or read book Norse Gods written by Johan Egerkrans and published by B. Wahlströms Bokförlag. This book was released on 2017-12-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Johan Egerkrans long dreamed of illustrating the Norse mythology, and when he released Norse Gods in Swedish it was an immediate success. Egerkrans re-tells the most exciting and imaginative sagas of the Norse mythology: From the creation myth in which the first giant Ymer is hacked to pieces by Odin and his brothers, to the gods final destruction in Ragnarök. This is a gorgeously illustrated book in which gods, giants, dwarves, monsters and heroes are presented in all their glory. A book for those who already know and love these stories, as well as for those who have yet to discover Scandinavian mythology. A definitive work for readers of all ages. It is a pleasure to be enchanted by the suggestive visualizations of Angerboda, Hel, Freya, Utgarda-Loki, Mimer and Surt. Dick Harrison, Svenska Dagbladet Divine. LitteraturMagazinet
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of the Vikings written by Katherine Holman and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2003-09-29 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a comprehensive work of reference for people interested in the vikings, including entries on the main historical figures involved in this dramatic period, important battles and treaties, significant archaeological finds, and key works and sources of information on the period. It also summarizes the impact the vikings had on the areas where they traveled and settled. There is a chronological table, detailed and annotated bibliographies for different themes and geographical locations, and an introduction discussing the major events and developments of the viking age.
Download or read book The Norse Myths written by Dr Tom Birkett and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-11-29 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The great Norse Myths are among the most dramatic and unforgettable stories in all human history. These fascinating, fantastical tales have inspired centuries of art, culture and literature, including the storytelling of Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, George RR Martin's Game of Thrones, Wagner's Ring Cycle and Marvel Comics. The Norse Myths takes us on a thrilling journey through the Norse cosmos, from the creation of the world to Ragnarok, the final world-destroying conflict; via the Nine Worlds, and the exploits of the mighty gods and goddesses - mystical Odin, malicious Loki, mighty Thor and more - and their quarrel with the giants. Bringing to life the magical world of monsters and mythical creatures, this also introduces the adventures of humankind: folk heroes and tricksters; Sigmund's great battle in the Volsung Saga; the exploits of Kings and Princes; and Viking exploration and settlement of new lands including Iceland, Greenland, America, and Viking life in the Mediterranean and the East. As well as a treasure trove of these epic stories of heroism and cruelty, squabbles and seductions, The Norse Myths is a comprehensive study of their origins, survival and interpretations - as academically important as it is exhilarating.
Download or read book Battle for the Brisingamen written by Tyra Skow and published by . This book was released on 2013-07-06 with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who would have thought that ordinary girl from an ordinary guy and the University of Oslo, chosen by higher powers for the performance of their primary will - protect the human world. Olwen - beautiful, bold and daring, his life knew about his mission, but Sigurd - strong and brave, learned of his Communion only when the movement is done in a magical world of the gods. Both young men are waiting for an incredible adventure and meetings: the wonderful world of the gods, precious vaults of the monastery dwarfs terrible world of fire, burning cold of eternal ice, magic forest of beautiful elves. A conclusion of this trip will be a great battle, the outcome of which will decide whether to rule the world or the darkness of people love!
Download or read book Cycles of Norse Mythology written by Glenn Searfoss and published by Andrews UK Limited. This book was released on 2019-04-11 with total page 836 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These stories are old, old as the Behmer Wold and seldom in life has there been such a brewing... Cycles of Norse Mythology captures the passion, cruelty, and heroism of an ancient world. Encompassing Odin’s relentless pursuit of wisdom across the nine worlds, Gullveig’s malicious death at the hands of the Æsir that sparks a brutal war with the Vanir, Thor’s battles against the giants of Jotunheim, the tragedy of Volund, the many devious machinations of Loki, and the inescapable events of Ragnarök, this lyrical re-imagining of the Norse myths presents the gripping adventures of the Norse gods and their foes in a style to delight modern readers of all ages. A detailed glossary provides a quick reference to the meaning behind names and terms used in the book. A Source Reference is included for persons who want to delve deeper into the study of Norse mythology.
Download or read book The Weirdstone of Brisingamen written by Alan Garner and published by . This book was released on 1978 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A young girl and her brother are catapulted into a battle between good and evil for possession of a magical stone of great power that is contained in her bracelet.
Download or read book Shield Maiden written by Richard Denning and published by Mercia Books. This book was released on 2012-05 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anna, a girl growing up in a Saxon village in seventh-century Mercia, finds a golden horn in the ruins of a Roman villa. Soon an ugly dwarf, a beautiful sorceress, and even her own people are after her to gain the powers of the horn.
Download or read book The Weirdstone of Brisingamen written by Alan Garner and published by Sandpiper. This book was released on 2006 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Susan and her brother Colin are catapulted into a battle between good and evil for possession of a magical stone of great power that is contained in her bracelet. Reissue.
Download or read book Companion for the Apprentice Wizard written by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart and published by Red Wheel/Weiser. This book was released on 2006-01-10 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here Is the Book Merlin Could Have Given a Young Arthur...If Only It Had Existed. Oberon Zell-Ravenheart shares magickal practices in his new book Companion for the Apprentice Wizard. Unlike his first best-selling book, Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, which focused on the lessons one must learn to become a Wizard, Oberon focuses on taking you to the next level by putting those lessons to use with hands-on magickal training. Chapters are based on the Departments of Oberon's Grey School of Wizardry: Alchemy Beast Mastery Ceremonial Magick Cosmology and Metaphysics Divination Healing Lifeways Lore Mathemagicks Metapsychics Nature Performance Magic Practice Sorcery Wizardry Wortcunning Inside you will find materials and exercises from the vaults of the Grey School, and instruction from the faculty. Step-by-step instructions are provided for: How to make a Wizard’s wand How to make your own runes How to make a pocket sundial How to make and use a firebow How to make the milky way galaxy How to make your own amulets and talismans Potions for all purposes How to conjure illusions and create special effects And many other amazing projects... Companion for the Apprentice Wizard also includes a number of hand-drawn, full-page diagrams of magickal objects to copy, cut out, and assemble, including: Spinners for psychokinesis A Planetary Hour Calculator The Mariner’s Astrolabe A winged dragon A model of the mystic pyramid A model of Leonardo da Vinci’s Ornithopter
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities written by Charles Russell Coulter and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-12-06 with total page 605 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout history, humans have pondered the question of their existence. In nearly every society, part of the answer has included some form of god or goddess. For the Mayans, one such deity was Ajtzak, who tried to create humans from wood; for the Yorubas of Africa, Shango controlled the thunder and lightning. The Chinese of the Shang dynasty era worshipped Shang Ti. Evil deities were also part of the answer, as in the case of the Kuvera, the Hindu chief of evil in the Vedic period, and Tu, the Persian or Islamic demon of fatal accidents. All of the known ancient gods, many heretofore obscure or known only from mythological literature, are included in this exhaustive reference work. The focus is on their origins, histories, and functions. The people who believed in each deity are identified, along with alternate names or spellings both old and modern. The descriptions that follow are of the functions, origins and physical nature of the deities. Extensive cross references are provided for alternate spellings and names.
Download or read book Castlevania written by Laura Parkinson and published by Brady. This book was released on 2003-10 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: BradyGames' Castlevania: Lament of Innocence Official Strategy Guide provides a comprehensive walkthrough to lead players through the entire adventure. Detailed monster lists and boss strategies. Complete spell fusion coverage, plus devastating combo and moves lists. Tips for discovering magic tomes, all hidden collectibles and more! This product is available for sale in North America only.
Download or read book New Directions in Children s Gothic written by Anna Jackson and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-03-27 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Children’s literature today is dominated by the gothic mode, and it is in children’s gothic fictions that we find the implications of cultural change most radically questioned and explored. This collection of essays looks at what is happening in the children’s Gothic now when traditional monsters have become the heroes, when new monsters have come into play, when globalisation brings Harry Potter into China and yaoguai into the children’s Gothic, and when childhood itself and children’s literature as a genre can no longer be thought of as an uncontested space apart from the debates and power struggles of an adult domain. We look in detail at series such as The Mortal Instruments, Twilight, Chaos Walking, The Power of Five, Skulduggery Pleasant, and Cirque du Freak; at novels about witches and novels about changelings; at the Gothic in China, Japan and Oceania; and at authors including Celia Rees, Frances Hardinge, Alan Garner and Laini Taylor amongst many others. At a time when the energies and anxieties of children’s novels can barely be contained anymore within the genre of children’s literature, spilling over into YA and adult literature, we need to pay attention. Weird things are happening and they matter.
Download or read book Book of Heathen written by Go_i RavenSkŸl VenŒs and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2019-03-07 with total page 570 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Book of Heathen is a guide to Heathenism, Norse Paganism and Survival, I am keeping the faith alive in the name of my family and my ancestors. Word of O?inn. Sk?l.
Download or read book A Journey Along a Runic Path written by KIM OGREN and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Norse Myths written by Heilan Yvette Grimes and published by Heilan Yvette Grimes. This book was released on 2010-02-24 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To be captured by the Northern Thing means to be taken with the Norse stories of the Gods. If that describes you, then The Norse Myths should help. It contains the most complete versions of the Norse myths available in the English language. The Norse Myths is presented as a narrative from the beginning of creation to the final great battle of Ragnarok, followed by the Rebirth. The Norse Myths is split into several parts: Part One: In the Beginning. Eight chapters that set up the Universe. Part Two: The Adventures. Twelve chapters about the adventures of Gods, Elves, Jotuns, Humans. Part Three: The Ending of All Things. Overarching in all the stories is Ragnarokr, the Doom of the Gods. Even in the humorous stories there's a sense of fatality. Part Three is eight chapters leading to the final battle (Ragnarokr) and the subsequent Rebirth into a more Utopian world. Finally, there is a complete Glossary of all the characters, places, and objects in the book. The spelling used in the book is presented with definitions of the word and alternate spellings, followed by a complete description. And there's a Genealogy chart showing the familial relationships of many of the characters. Norse mythology comes from the Nordic countries, including Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. These countries were heavily influenced by Teutonic (German) mythology. This book contains all of the legends which pertain to the Gods. Future volumes will be about family sagas like The Niebelungenlied (The Ring Saga). There is a deep foreboding, a sense of doom, that pervades Norse mythology. The Gods are not immortal. They can be injured and need to be healed. They can find themselves bent with old age. Against the right enemy they can be killed. From the beginning the Gods know they are in a violent battle of good versus evil. The Gods, mankind of Midgardr, and light elves, are doing what they can to stave off the last battle, Ragnarokr, the Doom of the Gods. They fight against evil giants, ferocious wolves, giant sea serpents, and the cunning Loki. The Nordic countries have harsh winters resulting in a mythology that is darker than most. The Norse hero wants to die a hero's death, in battle, fighting for right. The worst death is the straw death, in bed, old, infirm, and away from the fight. The hero who dies in battle goes to Valhalla or one of the other fighting halls to practice and prepare for the last great battle. Those who die straw deaths go to the torturous halls in Niflheimr. Glory does not await them. Pain, venous snakes, and starvation awaits them. Yet, there is hope . . . always hope. There is the vision of a better life filled with peace and tranquility, the Rebirth. Norse mythology has influenced many fantasy novels including The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, who taught Norse mythology at Oxford. The Norse Myths will take you to a world of legend with Thor, Odin, Loki, Gods, Goddesses, monsters, giants, and dwarves doing what they can to help or hurt each other.
Download or read book A Practical Heathen s Guide to Asatru written by Patricia M. Lafayllve and published by Llewellyn Worldwide. This book was released on 2013-11-08 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Asatru Then and Now From its pre-Christian beginnings to its contemporary practitioners, Heathenry has long fascinated people from every corner of the world. Written from the unique perspective of a Heathen gythja, or Godwoman, A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru shows how to bring the beliefs and traditions of this ancient faith into your life today. In this complete guide to Asatru, you will discover: The mythology, folklore, and historical sagas of Northern European Heathens How to conduct rituals for birth, naming, entry into adulthood, weddings, divorces, funerals, and holy days Practical techniques for meditation, trance-work, prayer, and working with runes and charms Heathen perspectives on the nature of time, creation, worship, ethics, oaths, and hospitality An in-depth glossary, index, pronunciation guide, and bibliography for further study