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Les Miserables is an unforgettable 19th century masterpiece of French literature by Victor Hugo, which was first published in 1862. Les Miserables (or "the Miserable Ones") is a story... More > filled with adventure, love, crime, punishment, and redemption. It features such moving and memorable characters as heroic ex-convict Jean Valjean, the undaunted police detective Javert, the tragic prostitute Fantine and her young, innocent daughter, Cosette. This epic novel moves from the French provinces to the dark alleys of Paris, from the battlefield of Waterloo to the ramparts of Paris during the revolt of 1832. In addition to the storyline, Hugo fits in his thoughts on religion, politics, society and his famous retelling of the Battle of Waterloo. Therefore this book is not a quick or light read, and one might wait until they're in a full body cast to read this via smart device. Either way it is a magnificent piece of historical fiction to be savored.< Less
The Iliad (Translated, Annotated, Illustrated, Quotes)
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Thus begins the stirring story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles that has gripped listeners and readers for 2,700 years. This timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of... More > men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to its wrenching, tragic conclusion. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb Introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliad's mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls "an astonishing performance."< Less
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Eric Brighteyes by Henry Rider Haggard; Illustrated by Lancelot Speed, published by Longmans in 1890. The Saga of Eric Brighteyes is the title of an epic viking novel, and concerns the adventures of... More > its eponymous principal character in 10th century Iceland. Eric Thorgrimursson (nicknamed 'Brighteyes' for his most notable trait), strives to win the hand of his beloved, Gudruda the Fair. Her father Asmund, a priest of the old Norse gods, opposes the match, thinking Eric a man without prospects. But deadlier by far are the intrigues of Swanhild, Gudruda's half-sister and a sorceress who desires Eric for herself. She persuades the chieftain Ospakar Blacktooth to woo Gudrida, making the two men enemies. Battles, intrigues, and treachery follow. Henry Haggard, the writer of King Solomon's Mines, was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform around the British Empire.< Less
The Tesla Testament
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The deadliest weapon in history was invented over a century ago. It's more powerful than a nuclear blast and more lethal than all biochemical weapons. Its blueprints disappeared in the 1940's through... More > US government action. The Tesla Testament is about how the most sinister terrorist group in the world, called Enbeaath or Rebirth Alliance, has unearthed the plans to rebuild it. Former undercover agent Francis Montagnet finds himself in a race against time to recover the plans and to stop the terrorists before they use the weapon for killing millions, including the leaders of the free world. Aided by the brilliant doctor Varenka Ulyanova—the Enbeaath leader's ex-lover—Francis outwits and outruns the terrorists across two continents. The final face-off is an epic battle for the survival of the free world and for the love of the beautiful Dr. Varenka.< Less
The Tesla Testament
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The Tesla Testament - a thriller The deadliest weapon in history was invented over a century ago. It's more powerful than a nuclear blast and more lethal than all biochemical weapons. Its... More > blueprints disappeared in the 1940's through US government action. The Tesla Testament is about how the most sinister terrorist group in the world, called Enbeaath or Rebirth Alliance, has unearthed the plans to rebuild it. Former undercover agent Francis Montagnet finds himself in a race against time to recover the plans and to stop the terrorists before they use the weapon for killing millions, including the leaders of the free world. Aided by the brilliant doctor Varenka Ulyanova—the Enbeaath leader's ex-lover—Francis outwits and outruns the terrorists across two continents. The final face-off is an epic battle for the survival of the free world and for the love of the beautiful Dr. Varenka.< Less
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This is a conspiracy adventure with a big difference, exploring the nature of truth and reality. Intimate yet epic, spiritual but deeply human, this novel takes us deeply beyond identity....(For... More > adults and mature teens)// "What if you knew about the most significant step for humanity since the development of speech? And what if there were people who did not want others to know about it? Steve O’Rourke is a management consultant who, in between trips to the bar and discussions on spiritual philosophy, dreams of being a rock star. When he meets an old acquaintance, the motivational speaker Suzanne Ruach, it seems as if he has another chance at a missed romantic opportunity. But the story soon turns darker. Suzanne’s family secret will eventually threaten their relationship and their lives as a quest for truth brings them in conflict with conspiratorial forces. It appears to be a battle where victory may cost them everything they have and everything that they think they are."< Less
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Dr Reedy, a university lecturer is making a copy of a sacred manuscript, promising the reader entrance to paradise. It falls into the wrong hands, the hands of his student, a vampire called Luke! The... More > manuscript is guarded by the mysterious Cult of the Word, a heretical organisation hidden within the structures of the church, custodians of a holy language and secrets. Will they be able to protect these secrets against the vampire, who wants them for himself? Dr Reedy, now an inititiate in the cult is drawing Luke's evil towards their most closely guarded grail. In the manuscript there is a prophecy of a Gateway, hidden beneath the catacombs of an old church, which can give access to heaven itself. Dr Reedy and his family are drawn into an epic battle between the forces of good and evil, as Luke seduces Lin Reedy, the doctor's goth daughter, whilst the perfect daughter Crystal is someone for Luke to feed on. With its mysteries and dark poetry,this is a gothic coming of age tale, full of suspense and sensuality.< Less
Door in the Floor
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Ali couldn’t have known that the door, that had been in her floor her whole life, was not just to keep monsters from getting out…but to keep her from getting in. She will soon discover... More > another realm that she is destined to be a part of. Full of power struggles and greed, Ali will become the target, a key to the top. Desiring something unattainable and discovering who she really is, she gets caught up in an epic battle. Just when she thinks her world has calmed down, she receives a letter from an impossible source. On a mission to find the author of the letter and answers about its contents, Ali finds her world thrown upside down once again. Will she find the answers she is seeking and deserves? Or will she continue to be swallowed whole by the demons of her past and present?< Less
The Iliad of Homer
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The Iliad (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the... More > city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege, the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war and similar, tending to appear near the beginning, and the events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly approaching the end of the poem, making the poem tell a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War.< Less
Klassik Komix: High Fantasy
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Kick up the fantasy into high gear as Klassik Komix slashes some swords & sorcery! Shrivel the dragon sacks a crummy kingdom, The Black Flight attacks Camelot, demonesses tempt a warrior in Who's... More > Who, read the history of the Cursed Sword, an ancient Egyptian fighter faces death in The Lesson, Lord Sabre leaves his mundane office job for another dimension, a soldier guards the city of Freedom, a barbarian battles the Guardian Spiders, a sorcerer packs some serious heat, Thane of Bagarth begins his epic, the wandering Parisfal reaches the end of his quest, & the Atlantis Scrolls tell of the great Altair protecting his land from a renegade wizard. Dragons & dangers drag out the deadliest deals for any dungeon master in this collection of classical comics!< Less
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