Friday 27 November 2015

Alexandre Dumas - The Wolf Leader

The Wolf Leader by Alexandre Dumas 

The Wolf Leader is set around 1780 in Dumas' native town of Villers-Cotterêts, and is supposedly based on a local folk-tale Dumas heard as a child. 

The story concerns Thibault, a shoe-maker, who is beaten by the gamekeeper of the Lord of Vez for interfering with the lord's hunting. Afterwards he encounters a huge wolf, walking on its hind legs like a man, who offers him vengeance; Thibault may wish harm on any person in return for one of his own hairs for each wish. To seal the agreement, the two exchange rings. As a result of this bargain he also finds himself able to command the local wolves, and hence gradually gains the reputation of being a werewolf. 

Thibault's first two wishes kill the gamekeeper and injure the Lord of Vez. The wishes turn two hairs on his head long and red, as do his subsequent ones, which, though equally successful, also backfire against him in unexpected ways, leaving him scorned and hated by others in his community.

Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781329631878

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Friday 20 November 2015

Charles Williams - The Place of the Lion

The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams

Platonic archetypes begin to appear around an English country town, wreaking havoc and drawing to the surface the spiritual strengths and flaws of individual characters. If it's not stopped, the entire world will be destroyed by their terrifying power. What happens when the cosmic Forms start pulling our world into theirs? One of the weirdest - and most provocative - novels ever written.

Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781329632400

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Saturday 14 November 2015

Lars Ulwencreutz - Från Oden till Vasa

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Vad har Erik Väderhatt, Anund Gårdske, Håkan Röde, Blot-Sven och Näskonung gemensamt? De nämns inte i svenska historieböcker. Vår första kända kungaätt, Ynglingaätten, är förvisad till sagoböckernas värld. En urspårad släktforskning i kombination med en växande frustration över att våra historieböcker aldrig innehöll en komplett regentlängd, ledde först till ett samlande och översättande av forntida och medeltida svenska regentlängder för att därefter sakta förvandlas till en enhetlig regentlängd, så komplett som möjligt. Lars Ulwencreutz sällar sig därmed till Johannes Magnus, mannen som gav oss vår kunganumrering, och Johan Peringskiöld. Hur skiljer sig de gamla längderna åt? Vilka källor är tillförlitliga? Varför var härkomsten så mycket viktigare förr? Var stod Svea rikes vagga? Var går gränsen mellan saga, sägen och sanning? Och är den gränsen viktig? Följ Ulwencreutz i hans arbete från en urspårad släktforskning till en så komplett regentlängd som möjligt – 110 regenter från Oden till Vasa.

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Sidor: 260
ISBN: 9781329073661

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Friday 13 November 2015

Marion St John Webb - Knock Three Times!

Knock three times! by Marion St John Webb

Molly is desperately disappointed when, instead of the longed-for silver bangle, her Aunt Phoebe sends her a small, grey, pumpkin-shaped pincushion for her birthday. But at night, when the full moon shines, the pumpkin turns out to be a magical one. It leads Molly and her twin brother Jack into a strange land and an extraordinary quest which is by turns thrilling, chilling and hair-raising. This eerie tale of high adventure has an enduring appeal to all who love to have their blood deliciously curdled.

Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781329631946

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Friday 6 November 2015

Howard Pyle - The Story of the Champions of the Round Table

The Story of the Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle

Sir Launcelot, Sir Tristram, and Sir Percival in spirited adventures of love and triumph retold in Pyle's inimitable style.

Howard Pyle's stories of King Arthur and his knights are themselves legendary. Colorful tales of chivalry are combined with his own detailed illustrations to create an elegant and beautiful book.

This is the second in Pyle's set of four books on Arthur, covering the birth and life of Sir Launcelot and some Arthur's other knights.

Pages: 380
ISBN: 9781329632004

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