By Kevin Hearne
BOOK three within the IRON DRUID CHRONICLES
Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully—he’s ruined numerous lives and killed ratings of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is able to get his vengeance, and he’s requested his pal Atticus O’Sullivan, the final of the Druids, to aid take down this Norse nightmare.
One survival approach has labored for Atticus for greater than thousand years: avoid the man with the lightning bolts. yet issues are heating up in Atticus’s domestic base of Tempe, Arizona. There’s a vampire turf battle brewing, and Russian demon hunters who name themselves the Hammers of God are operating rampant. regardless of a number of warnings and portents of dire effects, Atticus and Leif trip to the Norse simple of Asgard, the place they workforce up with a werewolf, a sorcerer, and a military of frost giants for an epic showdown opposed to vicious Valkyries, offended gods, and the hammer-wielding Thunder Thug himself.
By Margaret Mark, Carol Pearson
A brand’s meaning―how it resonates within the public middle and mind―is a company’s most respected aggressive virtue. but, few businesses fairly know the way model that means works, the way to deal with it, and the way to exploit model which means strategically. Written by way of best-selling writer Carol S. Pearson (The Hero inside) and branding guru Margaret Mark, this groundbreaking booklet presents the illusive and compelling resolution. utilizing reports drawn from the reports of Nike, Marlboro, Ivory and different powerhouse manufacturers, the authors express that the main profitable manufacturers are those who so much successfully correspond to basic styles within the subconscious brain often called archetypes. The booklet presents instruments and techniques to:
• enforce a confirmed approach for picking the main acceptable and leverageable archetypes for any corporation and/or model
• Harness the ability of the archetype to align company technique to maintain aggressive virtue
Accrued by way of the popular Irish poet, playwright, and essayist William Butler Yeats, the sixty-five stories and poems during this pleasant assortment uniquely seize the wealthy historical past of the Celtic mind's eye. jam-packed with legends of village ghosts, fairies, demons, witches, monks, and saints, those tales evoke either delicate pathos and lighthearted mirth and embrace what Yeats describes as “the very voice of the folks, the very pulse of life.”
“The effect of those stories doesn’t cease with Yeats, or Joyce, or Oscar Wilde,” writes Paul Muldoon in his Foreword, “for generations of readers in eire and during the global have discovered them flourishing like these power fairy thorns.”
By Nnedi Okorafor
The critically-acclaimed novel-now in paperback.
In a far-future, post-apocalyptic Saharan Africa, genocide plagues one zone. whilst the single surviving member of a slain village is brutally raped, she manages to flee, wandering farther into the wilderness. She provides beginning to a child lady with hair and epidermis the colour of sand, and instinctively is familiar with her daughter is various. She names her daughter Onyesonwu, this means that "Who Fears Death?" in an historical African tongue.
Reared below the tutelege of a mysterious and conventional shaman, Onyesonwu discovers she possesses a impressive and detailed magic. the adventure to satisfy her future will strength her to confront nature, culture, historical past, the religious mysteries of her tradition, and at last to benefit why she was once given the weird identify she bears: Who Fears Death?
By Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Shortlisted for the British technology Fiction organization Award.
Until in the future, she comes throughout a wounded, bleeding girl not anyone else can see, and is drawn into an outdated, previous tale of affection, snake girls, and the deathless monk who hunts them.
"Benjanun is a magician with words-she makes use of language to rouse every thing from the feel of a pageant meal, to the violence and melancholy of Houyi scuffling with opposed to a demon; from the sensation of being resurrected from the lifeless, to a goddess gazing the increase of contemporary cities." - Aliette de Bodard, Hugo and Nebula award profitable writer of "Immersion".
"Possibly the main interesting new voice in speculative fiction this day. Benjanun Sriduangkaew is lyrical, edgy and startling - she is a real original." - Lavie Tidhar, global delusion Award profitable writer of OSAMA and THE VIOLENT CENTURY.
Includes SCALE-BRIGHT brief tales "Woman of the sunlight, lady of the Moon", "The Crows Her Dragon's Gate" and "Chang'e Dashes from the Moon".
By Kate McMullan
The tale approximately Atalanta wasting a race simply because she stopped to assemble the golden apples Melanion threw in her course is totally incorrect. the parable most folks comprehend is a lie created by way of that myth-o-maniac Zeus. in truth, Atalanta may have received that race it doesn't matter what! Hades is again to bare the reality in the back of one other Greek delusion.
By Maria Dahvana Headley, Kat Howard
It starts off with a letter from a prisoner...
As he makes an attempt to rebuild his lifestyles in rural Oregon after a sad coincidence, Malcolm Mays unearths himself corresponding with Dusha Chuchonnyhoof, a mysterious entity who claims to be the landlord of Malcolm's residence, jailed unjustly for 117 years. The prisoner calls for that Malcolm practice a gory, bewildering activity for him. because the clock ticks towards Dusha's liberate, Malcolm needs to try and discover even if he is supporting a assassin or an blameless. ''The finish of the Sentence'' combines Kalapuya, Welsh, Scottish and Norse mythology, with a dismal imagined historical past of the hidden corners of the yankee West.
Maria Dahvana Headley and Kat Howard have solid a fairytale of ghosts and guilt, literary horror combined with the visuals of Jean Cocteau, failed executions, shapeshifting goblins, and magical blacksmithery. In Chuchonnyhoof, they have created a brand new form of Beast, longing, centuries later, for good looks.
By Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, booklet One: Lightning Thief, The
By Joseph Campbell
The nationwide bestseller, now to be had in a non-illustrated, commonplace structure paperback edition
The strength of fable launched a rare resurgence of curiosity in Joseph Campbell and his paintings. A preeminent student, author, and instructor, he has had a profound impression on hundreds of thousands of people--including celebrity Wars author George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was once the “song of the universe, the track of the spheres.” With invoice Moyers, one in every of America’s so much admired reporters, as his considerate and interesting interviewer, The energy of Myth touches on matters from glossy marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, delivering an excellent mix of intelligence and wit.
This remarkable publication unearths how the topics and emblems of historic narratives proceed to deliver aspiring to beginning, loss of life, love, and struggle. From tales of the gods and goddesses of old Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a large array of subject matters are thought of that jointly establish the universality of human adventure throughout time and tradition. An impeccable fit of interviewer and topic, a undying distillation of Campbell’s paintings, The energy of Myth keeps to exert a profound effect on our tradition.
By Nathaniel Hawthorne