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The Valkyries

By Paulo Coelho
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061842869
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 988
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A classic masterwork of spiritual tension and realization from Paulo Coelho, this powerful story of one man’s battle with self-doubt and fear is now available in a beautiful new package from HarperOne. An essential volume alongside Coelho’s other bestselling and influential books, such as The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, Brida, and The Winner Stands Alone, the searing and unforgettable narrative in The Valkyries asks the questions most central to all literature—and all of humanity’s quest for understanding. Why is it that we destroy the things we love most? And how can we learn to let go of the past and believe in the future?

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Battle Of The Valkyrie: The Afterlife Academy: Valkyrie 5-7

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  • Publisher : Vampari Press
  • Isbn : N.a
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  • File Pdf: battle-of-the-valkyrie.pdf

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All valkyries need to be ready for battle, but Ylva never thought it would happen so soon... Ylva finds herself thrust into a war between Afterlife Assistants, and she still needs to decide which side she's fighting on. With her friends by her side, and her enemies even closer, the time to choose is upon her. Now all Ylva has to do is hope she picked the right side. Battle Of The Valkyrie includes books 5-7 of Afterlife Academy: Valkyrie, an urban fantasy academy series with a slow burn f/f romance.

Valkyrie

By Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1350137103
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : History
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Valkyries: the female supernatural beings that choose who dies and who lives on the battlefield. They protect some, but guide spears, arrows and sword blades into the bodies of others. Viking myths about valkyries attempt to elevate the banality of war – to make the pain and suffering, the lost limbs and deformities, the piles of lifeless bodies of young men, glorious and worthwhile. Rather than their death being futile, it is their destiny and good fortune, determined by divine beings. The women in these stories take full part in the power struggles and upheavals in their communities, for better or worse. Drawing on the latest historical and archaeological evidence, Valkyrie introduces readers to the dramatic and fascinating texts recorded in medieval Iceland, a culture able to imagine women in all kinds of roles carrying power, not just in this world, but pulling the strings in the other-world, too. In the process, this fascinating book uncovers the reality behind the myths and legends to reveal the dynamic, diverse lives of Viking women.

The Real Valkyrie

By Nancy Marie Brown
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 1250200830
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : History
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In the tradition of Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra, Brown lays to rest the hoary myth that Viking society was ruled by men and celebrates the dramatic lives of female Viking warriors “Once again, Brown brings Viking history to vivid, unexpected life—and in the process, turns what we thought we knew about Norse culture on its head. Superb.” —Scott Weidensaul, author of New York Times bestselling A World on the Wing "Magnificent. It captured me from the very first page..." —Pat Shipman, author of The Invaders "A complex, important, and delightful addition to women’s history." —Pamela D. Toler, author of Women Warriors: An Unexpected History In 2017, DNA tests revealed to the collective shock of many scholars that a Viking warrior in a high-status grave in Birka, Sweden was actually a woman. The Real Valkyrie weaves together archaeology, history, and literature to imagine her life and times, showing that Viking women had more power and agency than historians have imagined. Nancy Marie Brown uses science to link the Birka warrior, whom she names Hervor, to Viking trading towns and to their great trade route east to Byzantium and beyond. She imagines her life intersecting with larger-than-life but real women, including Queen Gunnhild Mother-of-Kings, the Viking leader known as The Red Girl, and Queen Olga of Kyiv. Hervor’s short, dramatic life shows that much of what we have taken as truth about women in the Viking Age is based not on data, but on nineteenth-century Victorian biases. Rather than holding the household keys, Viking women in history, law, saga, poetry, and myth carry weapons. These women brag, “As heroes we were widely known—with keen spears we cut blood from bone.” In this compelling narrative Brown brings the world of those valkyries and shield-maids to vivid life.

Valkyrie: 1: Valkyrie

By Kate O'Hearn
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  • Publisher : Hachette Children's
  • Isbn : 1444907565
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 999
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Freya is dreading turning fourteen - that marks the official end of her childhood and when she takes up full duties of a Valkyrie - a collector of souls from humanity's battlefields. But Freya is unlike any other Valkyrie. She doesn't want to follow in the footsteps of the legends before her. As she observes from Asgard, she tries to understand what it is to be human: to make friends with girls her own age and laugh with boys, without the fear of causing their death with one touch. Little does she know that her dreams will soon be realized: on her first battlefield mission, Freya reaps the soul of a soldier with unfinished business that will send her to the human world on a deadly quest. And there she must battle both ordinary and extraordinary enemies to create a new VALKYRIE legend. 'Kate O'Hearn serves up a winning mix of modern adventure and classic fantasy.' Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson

Ride of the Valkyries Beginner Piano Sheet Music

By Silvertonalities,Wilhelm Richard Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SilverTonalities
  • Isbn : 8832596113
  • Pages : 2
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 422
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AVAILABLE IN PDF AND EPUB FORMAT From Act 3 of Wagners "Valkyies" for Beginner Piano A SilverTonalities Arrangement! Easy Note Style Sheet Music Letter Names of Notes embedded in each Notehead!

The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie

By Richard Wagner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn : EAN:6235989716657
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  • Reads : 887
  • File Pdf: the-rhinegold-the-valkyrie.pdf

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A greenish twilight, lighter above than below. The upper part is filled with undulating water, which streams respectively from right to left. Towards the bottom the waves resolve themselves into a mist which grows finer as it descends, so that a space, as high as a mans body from the ground, appears to be quite free from the water, which floats like a train of clouds over the gloomy stretch below. Steep rocky peaks jut up everywhere from the depths, and enclose the entire stage. The ground is a wild confusion of jagged rocks, no part of it being quite level, and on every side deeper fisures are indicated by a still denser gloom. Woglinde circles with graceful swimming movements round the central rock.

One Night with the Valkyrie

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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488031266
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 876
  • File Pdf: one-night-with-the-valkyrie.pdf

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Falling for the immortal warrior princess… While tracking down his beloved brother, billionaire Adam Lyon is struck dumb by a vision of a beautiful woman in armor. But when this vision comes to life, she turns his entire world upside down. Adam soon discovers that valiant Valkyrie Maja is a dream come true, but their passion violates the gods' laws. Maja brings heroic souls to Valhalla, so why did she spare one mortal man's life? Not only does that violate Odin's orders, but she soon finds herself swept up in an illicit desire for sexy Adam. Battling to save their very lives, the CEO and the shield maiden find their forbidden love hangs in the balance—as does the fate of the world…

One Night with the Valkyrie & Enchanter Redeemed

By Jane Godman,Sharon Ashwood
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Isbn : 1488098573
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  • Reads : 975
  • File Pdf: one-night-with-the-valkyrie-enchanter-redeemed.pdf

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Ancient magic and forbidden passion… One Night with the Valkyrie While tracking down his brother, billionaire Adam Lyon is struck dumb by a vision of a beautiful woman in armor. When this vision comes to life, Adam discovers that valiant Valkyrie Maja may be a dream come true, but their passion violates the gods’ laws. Soon the love between the CEO and the shield maiden hangs in the balance—as does the fate of the world… Enchanter Redeemed In the last battle for Camelot, Merlin made a terrible choice. Now he must pay the price. When a demon from his past reappears, she vows to reap her vengeance as a lover scorned. She occupies the body of Clary—the apprentice who is capturing Merlin’s heart—pushing the forbidden desire Clary and Merlin share into heated play…

The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie - The Ring of the Nibelung - Volume I - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1473365236
  • Pages : 238
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‘The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie’ was written by the German composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883). The works are based loosely on characters from the Norse sagas, and are here translated into English by Margaret Armour. The chief components include ‘The Rhinegold’ – the prelude, ‘The Valkyrie’ – the first day of the trilogy, ‘Siegfried’ – the second day of the trilogy, and ‘The Twilight of the Gods’ – the third day of the trilogy. Initially establishing his reputation as a romantic composer, Wagner revolutionised opera through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk (‘total work of art’), by which he sought to synthesise the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts. The edition of ‘The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie’ is accompanied throughout by a series of dazzling colour and black and white illustrations – by a master of the craft; Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War), Rackham’s artistry is quite simply, unparalleled. Throughout his career, he developed a unique style, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Wagner’s captivating storytelling.

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By Richard Wagner
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  • Publisher : Alma Books
  • Isbn : 0714545015
  • Pages : 115
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 337
  • File Pdf: die-walkure-the-valkyrie.pdf

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Things like this are written only for people who have good powers of endurance (so really for nobody!)', wrote Wagner about Die Walkuere. Yet, as Geoffrey Skelton points out, the opera has enjoyed a separate popularity and existence from the Ring Cycle. George Gillespie shows just how the string of mythical events was converted into a drama remarkable for its concentrated excitement and fine construction. Barry Millington introduces the web of motifs in the complex score. The English version, with Elizabeth Forbes's translation of the verses that Wagner did not eventually set to music but retained as footnotes to his published version, is by acclaimed translator Andrew Porter.Contents: A Conflict of Power and Love, Geoffrey Skelton; Chronology of the Composition of 'The Valkyrie'; An Introduction to the Music of 'The Valkyrie', Barry Millington; New Myths for Old, George Gillespie; Translating 'The Ring', Andrew Porter; Die Walkuere: Poem by Richard Wagner; The Valkyrie: English translation by Andrew Porter

The Valkyrie Protocol

By David Weber,Jacob Holo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baen Books
  • Isbn : 162579794X
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 385
  • File Pdf: the-valkyrie-protocol.pdf

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UNTANGLE THE PAST TO SAVE THE FUTURE. A NEW NOVEL IN THE WORLD OF THE BEST-SELLING THE GORDIAN PROTOCOL TIME IS RUNNING OUT Agent Raibert Kaminski and the crew of the Transtemporal Vehicle Kleio have stumbled across a temporal implosion that has claimed two whole universes, and neither Raibert nor his crew can ­ figure out what caused this calamity, or how to stop its spread. Meanwhile, old colleagues of Raibert’s from the Antiquities Rescue Trust, together with a version of Samuel Pepys transplanted from the 17th century into the 30th, have proposed an expedition into the past. The goal? To branch the timeline by preventing the Plague of Justinian, one of the worst pandemics in human history. And on a multidimensional level, governmental entity SysGov’s multiverse neighbor, the xenophobic Admin, is stirring. While their ambassadors put on a friendly show, the Admin is amassing a fleet of advanced, heavily armed time machines—with SysGov firmly in the crosshairs. In the midst of the temporal turmoil, time is running out for Raibert and his team to save the rest of the known universes from ceasing to exist. Navigating the paradoxes of time can be a killer task—especially when dogged by those who seek your destruction at every turn. But this isn’t the ­ first Time Rodeo for the crew of the Kleio, and they won’t go down without a ­ fight—no matter where—or when—the threat to the multiverse arises! About prequel The Gordian Protocol: “Tom Clancy-esque exposition of technical details . . . absurd humor and bloody action. Echoes of Robert Heinlein . . . lots of exploding temporal spaceships and bodies . . . action-packed . . .” —Booklist “[A] fun and thrilling standalone from Weber and Holo. . . . Time travel enthusiasts will enjoy the moral dilemmas, nonstop action, and crisp writing.”—Publishers Weekly About David Weber: “[A] balanced mix of interstellar intrigue, counterespionage, and epic fleet action . . . with all the hard- and software details and tactical proficiency that Weber delivers like no one else; along with a large cast of well-developed, believable characters, giving each clash of fleets emotional weight.”—Booklist “[M]oves . . . as inexorably as the Star Kingdom’s Grand Fleet, commanded by series protagonist Honor Harrington. . . . Weber is the Tom Clancy of science fiction. . . . His fans will relish this latest installment. . . .”—Publishers Weekly “This entry is just as exciting as Weber’s initial offering. . . . The result is a fast-paced and action-packed story that follows [our characters] as they move from reaction to command of the situation. Weber builds Shadow of Freedom to an exciting and unexpected climax.”—The Galveston County Daily News “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novel . . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.”—Publishers Weekly “This latest Honor Harrington novel brings the saga to another crucial turning point . . . . Readers may feel confident that they will be Honored many more times and enjoy it every time.”—Booklist “[E]verything you could want in a heroine. . . . Excellent . . . plenty of action.”—Science Fiction Age “Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!”—Anne McCaffrey “Compelling combat combined with engaging characters for a great space opera adventure.”—Locus “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection . . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice . . .”—Publishers Weekly About Jacob Holo: "An entertaining sci-fi action novel with light overtones of dystopian and political thrillers."—Kirkus on The Dragons of Jupiter "Thrilling . . . sci-fi adventure."—Kirkus on Time Reavers

Ride of the Valkyries Easy Piano Sheet Music

By Wilhelm Richard Wagner,SilverTonalities
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  • Publisher : SilverTonalities
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 2
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 747
  • File Pdf: ride-of-the-valkyries-easy-piano-sheet-music.pdf

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From Wagner 's Der Ring des Nibelungen for Easy Piano Easy Piano Arrangement A SilverTonalities Arrangement! Easy Note Style Sheet Music Letter Names of Notes embedded in each Notehead!

Valkyrie 104: The Bonds Of Valkyries

By Arizona Tape
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  • Publisher : Vampari Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
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  • Reads : 700
  • File Pdf: valkyrie-104.pdf

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Death always comes with a price, but is Ylva willing to pay? The war of souls has begun against the Midnight Ravens. As an inexperienced Valkyrie, Ylva has to catch up or go under. After all, the reputation and future of Valhalla is at stake. **** REST IN SERIES: #1 Valkyrie 101: The Missing Dusk Wolves #2 Valkyrie 102: The Forest Of Illusions #3 Valkyrie 103: The Afterlife Alliance #4 Valkyrie 104: The Bonds Of Valkyries

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By Michael Kilian
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504019296
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 320
  • File Pdf: the-valkyrie-project.pdf

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A doomed journalist travels to Iceland to destroy a Soviet superweapon Halfway between the United States and the Soviet Union, Iceland is one of the most strategic points in the Cold War. And home to a NATO squadron that could wipe Moscow off the map in an instant, it’s is about to become the unwitting host for the most daring operation in military history. On the remote coast of this frost-bound island, the Soviets are building a laser powerful enough to bring the United States to its knees. They call it Valkyrie, and once it’s operational, the free world will no longer be free. When an exiled East German scientist notices a suspicious drain on the Icelandic electrical grid, the KGB sends an assassin to protect their superweapon. Halting the madness falls to Jack Spencer, an American journalist with a terminal disease—which may kill him before he gets a chance to save the world.

The Valkyrie Series - The First Fleet

By Karen Perkins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : LionheART Publishing House
  • Isbn : 1910115533
  • Pages : 478
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 146
  • File Pdf: the-valkyrie-series-the-first-fleet.pdf

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Seafaring historical adventure, perfect for fans of Julian Stockwin, Patrick O’Brian and Bernard Cornwell, “A real adventure story, the like of which I have not read in many a year. Suspend reality, hold on & enjoy the adventure” – R.P. Smith, Amazon reviewer. *** Look Sharpe!: Henry Sharpe is a recently bereaved and bankrupt English earl who travels to the Caribbean to help his uncle run his sugar plantation. When he arrives, he finds his uncle has given up on that idea to lead a more exciting life as a privateer, earning a fearsome reputation as Captain Tarr. Ill Wind: Gabriella Berryngton is an unhappy and oppressed fourteen-year-old girl living in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1683. She dreams of escaping her bitter, ambitious stepfather and sailing off into the unknown. Her dreams come true when her stepfather sells her into marriage. Dead Reckoning: Leo is born in Spanish Panama in 1659. When he is twelve years old he witnesses the violent rape and murder of his mother by three of the Caribbean's most feared pirates: Tarr, Blake and Hornigold, and swears revenge at all costs. Then he meets Gabriella van Ecken. *** Karen Perkins grew up in and around boats and competed in her Contender dinghy, The Ride of the Valkyrie, at national and European level, taking the ladies title in both championships in 1995. What readers say about Karen Perkins: “Ms Perkins is a true artist of the spoken word” – Author JJ Toner ”Karen Perkins is truly a master of words, emotion, and craft” - Author Linda George “A must read for anyone who loves stories of high adventure, privateers, and romance on the open seas" – Amazon reviewer “Karen Perkins is a real gem of a writer!” – Amazon reviewer “I love Karen Perkins style of writing and her connecting tales.” – Amazon reviewer “Your books are like a binge watch on Netflix because once you start you can’t put it down” - Instagram review

Valkyrie: 2: The Runaway

By Kate O'Hearn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Children's
  • Isbn : 1444916629
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 556
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In the world of Asgard, living among Odin, Thor and Loki are the Valkyries of legend. Norse goddesses, reapers of souls from human battlefields - they have the power to cause death with just one touch. Fourteen-year-old Freya is a Valkyrie - but she has not followed in the footsteps of the legends before her. She has been to the World of Man to befriend humans - and not to reap their souls. Now she must return to the World of Man on a new quest to track down the runaway Valkyrie of legend. There she will discover a dark secret that leads her to the Land of the Frost Giants where she must take on new enemies. But this time she has friends to rely on, and lots more to gain. Enter a new Valkyrie legend ... 'Kate O'Hearn serves up a winning mix of modern adventure and classic fantasy.' Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson

Valkyrie Rising

By Ingrid Paulson
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062190296
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Nothing ever happens in Norway. But at least Ellie knows what to expect when she visits her grandmother: a tranquil fishing village and long, slow summer days. And maybe she'll finally get out from under the shadow of her way-too-perfect big brother, Graham, while she's there. What Ellie doesn't anticipate is Graham's infuriating best friend, Tuck, tagging along for the trip. Nor did she imagine boys going missing amid rumors of impossible kidnappings. Least of all does she expect that something powerful and ancient will awaken in her and that strange whispers will urge Ellie to claim her place among mythological warriors. Instead of peace and quiet, suddenly there's a lot for a girl from L.A. to handle on a summer sojourn in Norway! And when Graham vanishes, it's up to Ellie—and the ever-sarcastic, if undeniably alluring, Tuck—to uncover the truth about all the disappearances and thwart the nefarious plan behind them. Deadly legends, hidden identities, and tentative romance swirl together in one girl's unexpectedly epic coming-of-age.

Goddess of the North

By Lynda C. Welch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Isbn : 1609253124
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 804
  • File Pdf: goddess-of-the-north.pdf

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A thorough, academic look at the past, present, and future of Norse polytheism. Welch highlights many Norse goddesses as well as other divine females of the Norse pantheon - Valkyries, Norns, Giantesses, Disir - and in a straightforward manner, makes a definitive case for the primordial goddess.

We Two Alone

By Jack Wang
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Isbn : 1487007477
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 831
  • File Pdf: we-two-alone.pdf

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A masterful collection of stories that dramatizes the Chinese diaspora across the globe over the past hundred years, We Two Alone is Jack Wang’s astonishing debut work of fiction. Set on five continents and spanning nearly a century, We Two Alone traces the long arc and evolution of the Chinese immigrant experience. A young laundry boy risks his life to play organized hockey in Canada in the 1920s. A Canadian couple gets caught in the outbreak of violence in Shanghai during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The consul general of China attempts to save lives following Kristallnacht in Vienna. A family aspires to buy a home in South Africa, during the rise of apartheid. An actor in New York struggles to keep his career alive while yearning to reconcile with his estranged wife. From the vulnerable and disenfranchised to the educated and elite, the characters in this extraordinary collection embody the diversity of the diaspora at key moments in history and in contemporary times. Jack Wang has crafted deeply affecting stories that not only subvert expectations but contend with mortality and delicately draw out the intimacies and failings of love.

Valkyrie

By Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1350137103
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 675
  • File Pdf: valkyrie.pdf

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Valkyries: the female supernatural beings that choose who dies and who lives on the battlefield. They protect some, but guide spears, arrows and sword blades into the bodies of others. Viking myths about valkyries attempt to elevate the banality of war – to make the pain and suffering, the lost limbs and deformities, the piles of lifeless bodies of young men, glorious and worthwhile. Rather than their death being futile, it is their destiny and good fortune, determined by divine beings. The women in these stories take full part in the power struggles and upheavals in their communities, for better or worse. Drawing on the latest historical and archaeological evidence, Valkyrie introduces readers to the dramatic and fascinating texts recorded in medieval Iceland, a culture able to imagine women in all kinds of roles carrying power, not just in this world, but pulling the strings in the other-world, too. In the process, this fascinating book uncovers the reality behind the myths and legends to reveal the dynamic, diverse lives of Viking women.

Pleasure and Meaning in the Classical Symphony

By Melanie Lowe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn : 0253000068
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 992
  • File Pdf: pleasure-and-meaning-in-the-classical-symphony.pdf

Book Summary:

Classical music permeates contemporary life. Encountered in waiting rooms, movies, and hotel lobbies as much as in the concert hall, perennial orchestral favorites mingle with commercial jingles, video-game soundtracks, and the booming bass from a passing car to form the musical soundscape of our daily lives. In this provocative and ground-breaking study, Melanie Lowe explores why the public instrumental music of late-eighteenth-century Europe has remained accessible, entertaining, and distinctly pleasurable to a wide variety of listeners for over 200 years. By placing listeners at the center of interpretive activity, Pleasure and Meaning in the Classical Symphony offers an alternative to more traditional composer- and score-oriented approaches to meaning in the symphonies of Haydn and Mozart. Drawing from the aesthetics of the Enlightenment, the politics of entertainment, and postmodern notions of pleasure, Lowe posits that the listener's pleasure stems from control over musical meaning. She then explores the widely varying meanings eighteenth-century listeners of different social classes may have constructed during their first and likely only hearing of a work. The methodologies she employs are as varied as her sources -- from musical analysis to the imaginings of three hypothetical listeners. Lowe also explores similarities between the position of the classical symphony in its own time and its position in contemporary American consumer culture. By considering the meanings the mainstream and largely middle-class American public may construct alongside those heard by today's more elite listeners, she reveals the great polysemic potential of this music within our current cultural marketplace. She suggests that we embrace "crosstalk" between performances of this music and its myriad uses in film, television, and other mediated contexts to recover the pleasure of listening to this repertory. In so doing, we surprisingly regain something of the classical symphony's historical ways of meaning.

Valkyrie

By David Neth
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DN Publishing
  • Isbn : 1945336080
  • Pages : 230
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 304
  • File Pdf: valkyrie.pdf

Book Summary:

The end of the world might be sooner than they think. The valkyries secretly hand-select fallen heroes to bring back to Valhalla to prepare for the final battle. While out at a nightclub, Kathy witnesses a valkyrie collect a dying man’s soul. Thinking the valkyrie is doing harm, she tries to fight her off, but loses. Back in Valhalla, the valkyries view their lapse in secrecy as a sign that the final battle is beginning. They capture Kathy and bring her back to Valhalla while they rally their army to send into battle. Meanwhile, Samantha is reeling from having told Steven she’s a witch. But when she discovers Kathy’s gone missing, she puts her strained relationship aside to save her sister, only to end up in just as much danger as Kathy. With the valkyries preparing for war, Samantha and Kathy must prove that they mean no harm in order to return to their normal lives. But the end of the world might be sooner than they think. Valkyrie is the third book in the Coven series, which serves as a prequel series to the Under the Moon series.

Dynamic Secularization

By William Sims Bainbridge
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319565028
  • Pages : 268
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 504
  • File Pdf: dynamic-secularization.pdf

Book Summary:

This book discusses secularization, arguing that it may be more complex and significant than is generally recognized. Using a number of online exploration methods, the author provides insights into how religion may be changing, and how information technology might be energized in this process. Working from the premise that the relationship between science and religion is complex, the author demonstrates that while science has contradicted some specific religious beliefs, science itself may have been facilitated by beliefs formed many centuries ago. Science assists engineers in the development of powerful new technologies, and asserts that the universe is based on a set of fundamental principles that can be understood by humans through the assistance of mathematics. The challenging ideas discussed will benefit readers through sharing a variety of Internet-based research methods and cultural discoveries. The book provides a balance between quantitative methods, illustrated by 24 tables of statistics, and qualitative methods, illustrated by 30 screenshots of computer-generated virtual worlds. Analysis interweaves with description, creating a sense of involvement in the experience of exploring online realities at the same time as radical insights are shared.

Music Around the World

By Jessica Gates-Fredricks , Meryl Walker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Green Dragon Books
  • Isbn : 089334379X
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 252
  • File Pdf: music-around-the-world.pdf

Book Summary:

Music Around the World contains more than 30 lessons, with reproducible worksheets and ready-to-use movement activities. The movement activities are set to world music and include dancing, singing, drumming, miming, creative play, and teacher-led exercises. The craft activity can be completed during the lesson to reinforce what has been learned, or later as a follow-up review. The movement and craft activities are appropriate for any grade level, while the worksheet for each unit is designed to specifically teach the Core Knowledge lesson listed under "Core Connections."

Llewellyn's Magical Sampler

By Llewellyn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Isbn : 0738746894
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 218
  • File Pdf: llewellyn-s-magical-sampler.pdf

Book Summary:

Raymond Buckland • Scott Cunningham • Silver RavenWolf • Ted Andrews • Don Michael Kraig • Edain McCoy • D.J. Conway • John Michael Greer • Sandra Kynes • Ember Grant • Donald Tyson • Dr. Jonn Mumford The Best Spells, Rituals, and Ideas from Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac, a bestselling magical resource since 1990 Delve into the brilliant minds of the most popular magical writers, and discover powerful tips, techniques, and lore for important esoteric topics. With more than seventy articles organized according to the four elements, this book is an indispensible collection of magical ideas for casual magic users and aficionados alike. Money and Prosperity • Auras and Crystals • Folklore and Faeries • Totems and Sacred Animals • Dreams and Magical Symbols • Runes and Tarot • Ceremonies and Rituals • Spiritual Protection • Psychic Awareness • and Much More

The Life and Creative Works of Paulo Coelho

By Claude-Helene Mayer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319596381
  • Pages : 501
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 788
  • File Pdf: the-life-and-creative-works-of-paulo-coelho.pdf

Book Summary:

This book assesses the life and success of the writer Paulo Coelho, one of the most fascinating and contemporary writers in the world, through new lenses. It applies a positive psychology perspective and contributes to using innovative theories in psychobiographical studies. This study explores the development of holistic wellness (HWM) and faith development (FDT) throughout the writer's life. It presents radical changes in spirituality, self-direction, love and faith across the life span. Further, it analyses the development of Coelho’s relationship with God and the creation of meaningfulness through his belief and writing. This study contributes to a new era of psychobiographical works within the positive psychology framework.

The Goddess

By David Leeming,Christopher Fee
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Isbn : 1780235380
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 182
  • File Pdf: the-goddess.pdf

Book Summary:

For as long as we have sought god, we have found the goddess. Ruling over the imaginations of humankind’s earliest agricultural civilizations, she played a critical spiritual role as a keeper of nature’s fertile powers and an assurance of the next sustaining harvest. In The Goddess, David Leeming and Christopher Fee take us all the way back into prehistory, tracing the goddess across vast spans of time to tell the epic story of the transformation of belief and what it says about who we are. Leeming and Fee use the goddess to gaze into the lives and souls of the people who worshipped her. They chart the development of traditional Western gender roles through an understanding of the transformation of concepts of the Goddess from her earliest roots in India and Iran to her more familiar faces in Ireland and Iceland. They examine the subordination of the goddess to the god as human civilizations became mobile and began to look upon masculine deities for assurances of survival in movement and battle. And they show how, despite this history, the goddess has remained alive in our spiritual imaginations, in figures such as the Christian Virgin Mother and, in contemporary times, the new-age resurrection of figures such as Gaia. The Goddess explores this central aspect of ancient spiritual thought as a window into human history and the deepest roots of our beliefs.

Edda

By Adam Auerbach
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 1466874066
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 998
  • File Pdf: edda.pdf

Book Summary:

Edda is a Valkyrie (an ancient Norse goddess who guides and protects heroes). She lives in a magical land called Asgard where she has everything she wants. Well . . . almost everything. Edda wants to find a friend her own age. Edda's wise papa knows of a place where she can make friends: a place on Earth called "school." School is very different from Asgard. Edda's not sure if she likes it at first. But then she remembers that Valkyries are very brave. Even little Valkyries. Edda learns that being different is what makes her special and she begins to make new friends. A Christy Ottaviano Book

Current of Music

By Theodor W. Adorno
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 0745694632
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 740
  • File Pdf: current-of-music.pdf

Book Summary:

Fleeing the Nazis, Theodor W. Adorno lived in New York City as a refugee from 1938 until 1941. During these years, he was intensively involved in a study of how the recently developed techniques for the nation-wide transmission of music over radio were transforming the perception of music itself. This broad ranging radio research was conceived as nothing less than an investigation, partly empirical, of Walter Benjamin's speculative claims for the emancipatory potential of art in the age of its mechanical reproduction. The results of Adorno's project set him decisively at odds with Benjamin's theses and at the same time became the body of thinking that formed the basis for Adornos own aesthetics in his Philosophy of New Music. Current of Music is the title that Adorno himself gave to this research project. For complex reasons, however, Adorno was not able to bring the several thousands of pages of this massive study, most of it written in English, to a final form prior to leaving New York for California, where he would immediately begin work with Max Horkheimer on the Dialectic of Enlightenment. Robert Hullot-Kentor, the distinguished Adorno scholar, reconstructed Adorno's project for the Adorno Archive in Germany and provides a lengthy and informative introduction to the fragmentary texts collected in this volume. Current of Music will be widely discussed for the light it throws on the development of Adorno's thought, on his complex relationship with Walter Benjamin, but most of all for the important perspectives it provides on questions of popular culture, the music of industrial entertainment, the history of radio and the social dimensions of the reproduction of art.

The Mighty Valkyries

By Jason Aaron
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Isbn : 1302939793
  • Pages : 120
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 388
  • File Pdf: the-mighty-valkyries.pdf

Book Summary:

Collects The Mighty Valkyries (2021) #1-5. A fresh start for Jane Foster - with allies old and new! Jane believed she was the only Valkyrie left, but the fight against the King in Black proved her wrong. Now the reunited Valkyries must redefine their roles in a changing world - but Asgard's not going to make it easy. When Loki comes to Jane with rumors of a beast stalking the souls of Midgard, she leaps into action. But she's not the only one after the strange wolf's hide, and soon Jane will fall in the sights of Kraven the Hunter! Meanwhile, her fellow Valkyrie long ago made a promise to a woman she loved - and now it's time to follow through. On the planet of Perdita lies imprisoned an ancient power. Can this Valkyrie free it - and herself? Featuring the fury of Karnilla, Queen of Hel!

A Court of Silver Flames

By Sarah J. Maas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1635576199
  • Pages : 768
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 514
  • File Pdf: a-court-of-silver-flames.pdf

Book Summary:

Sarah J. Maas's sexy, richly imagined series continues with the journey of Feyre's fiery sister, Nesta. Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she's struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can't seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it. The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre's Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta's orbit. But her temper isn't the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other. Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts. Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other's arms.