Category: Fantasy Fairy Tales

Download Marathon by William Winokur PDF

By William Winokur

An Odyssey of Self-Discovery

Winner united states’s nationwide “Best Books 2006 Award”

Based on a real tale, MARATHON, tells the story of Marianna Gardner, a winning company legal professional, whose pursuit of cash and gear has led her faraway from her youth beliefs. destiny reunites her with an outdated pal of her deceased parents—Ion Theodore—a former Greek slave, sculptor and Marathon runner. jointly they trip to his historic place of birth the place she not just discovers his prior, but additionally her destiny and the inescapable future that every holds the main to the other’s salvation.

From the concrete canyons of decrease long island to the ruins of historical Greece, MARATHON is a deeply own tour-de-force of a lady who turns her again at the glossy international to be able to resolve the secrets and techniques of her past.

Meet Marianna Gardner—intelligent, appealing, winning, but empty, unhappy and looking out. Marianna is a companion in a widespread long island legislation company, yet her upward push to the pinnacle has come at a value: She has develop into so hardened that she has neglected her personal father’s funeral.

Enter Ion Theodore, an enthralling but lonely previous Greek guy who has recognized Marianna on the grounds that she was once a toddler. A instructor, artist and marathon runner, Ion is a guy of unusual event and knowledge. while Marianna reaches out for Ion after many years of absence, traveling him in a dilapidated Queens’ nursing home., she is instantly entranced by way of “Uncle” Ion’s quiet lifestyles force.

Soon after their assembly, Marianna unearths herself forced to accompany Ion on a pilgrimage again to his place of origin of Greece. There she stumbles upon Ion’s hidden journals, with their tantalizing allusions to a misplaced obol, as soon as possessed through Ion. It used to be the very obol worn by means of Pheidippides, the mythical hero who ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver the scoop of the history-changing Greek victory over the Persians.

Framed through the tale of Pheidippides’ celebrated run, the radical is steeped in mythology and secret. With a deft and sure hand, writer W. William Winokur ponders the basic questions of existence and loss of life, the intersection of earlier and current, the fight of responsibility as opposed to ardour, all whereas exploring one woman’s discovery of herself via old myths, misplaced journals, most unlikely loves and undying souls.

Marathon is a richly imagined paintings that units the clash and intrigue of the traditional international opposed to the truth of up to date lifestyles. Compelling, proposal upsetting and carefully enticing, MARATHON is a robust assertion concerning the offerings we make in lifestyles and the way to make a lifestyles worthy living.

Critics compliment MARATHON:

“The shadow of old Greece supplies unusual energy to this tale of a contemporary woman's look for objective. the result's a e-book that's either epic and intimate, a ebook concerning the issues that truly topic in life.” —James Cameron, Director, huge, Avatar

“MARATHON defies description in lots of methods since it simply isn’t the standard form of tale one encounters… it's a outstanding novel a couple of awesome man.” —

“The tale is layered via a grasp craftsman, because the prior touches the current easily and assuredly. A ribbon of undying love is woven through the story, becoming a member of the lives of those characters in a tapestry of epic proportions. The topic of a marathon flows without problems, highlighting Marianna's quest for self-understanding and delivering a quiet experience of urgency. A myriad of feelings will reason those pages to quiver, shooting readers' hearts and drawing them deeper into this novel. while the ebook is slowly closed, there'll be a feeling of getting run this race vicariously and expectantly, victoriously with those terrific people.” —In The Library Reviews

“This is a unique of deep religion and conviction, all of the extra so simply because Ion Theodore used to be a true individual. it is a booklet to be learn, re-read and treasured.” —Roundtable Reviews

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Download This Hyena Is Going to Heaven by Grace King'ara PDF

By Grace King'ara

Samburu. The promised land for a jungle country inside of a land of light known as Kenya. approximately the entire animals are God-fearing Christians. each Sunday, the pets of God worship him less than a sacred tree and Socialize with their buddies. unfortunately, not anyone ever invitations Hyena, a lonely atheist, agonist, or anything who desperately desires to be someone’s buddy.

The dragon god has selected a holy shut eye instead of annihilate all of them for serving an imaginary unseen God. in the meantime, the animals choose to realign their allegiance and feed the god in his sleep hoping whilst he wakes up, he'll make each person as clever and robust as gods. A stone altar is equipped for nutrients choices. quickly the animals are bowing and tithing the easiest in their meager nutrition to the dragon. however the dragon god is furious, and chaos is set to erupt at the best of Devil’s Mountain.

In this Christian fairy story, the Dragon slayer slowly unsheathes his sword. however it is as much as the animals of the dominion to enable him keep their destiny. they have to name him by way of The Name.

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Download Le Rappel du tambour (Cal-Lévy-France de toujours et by Jean-Michel Thibaux PDF

By Jean-Michel Thibaux

Août 1914. Antoinette est ouvrière dans los angeles chapellerie de Fismes en Champagne. Son variety ne lui convient guère, d’autant que son père, garde champêtre, l’a promise en mariage à un contremaître grossier et brutal. Elle rêve de se rendre utile et étudie d’arrachepied pour devenir infirmière. Sa seule distraction – sa fierté – est de battre le tambour dans los angeles fanfare municipale.
La guerre éclate, l. a. petite ville de Fismes est occupée par les Allemands. intolerable pour une patriote comme Antoinette. Elle s’échappe pour rejoindre les lignes françaises, fait ses premières armes de soignante dans un hôpital de campagne. Parmi les blessés, un jeune Méridional, Louis, dont elle s’éprend éperdument. Mais los angeles guerre sera longue. Rétabli, Louis repart au wrestle. L’amour sera-t-il plus fortress que l. a. folie meurtrière des hommes ?

Jean-Michel Thibaux s’est laissé inspirer pour ce roman flamboyant par sa double filiation provençale et champenoise.

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Download Terry Die Geschichte aus dem Keltendorf (German Edition) by Hermann Binek,Konrad Binek PDF

By Hermann Binek,Konrad Binek

Kurzgeschichten aus adjust Zeit

Dieses Buch ist der alten Zeit gewidmet. In Ehren an unsere Natur, die wir so einfältig zerstören. Das Buch erzählt lebhaft einige Kurzgeschichten des Keltenkindes Terry aus unserer Vorzeit und Heimat, verbunden mit den damaligen Werten. Ich hoffe es regt zum Nachdenken an unsere alte, wahre faith an. Kinder Odins & Wotans, habt Spaß daran. HERMANN J. BINEK

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Download Der geheime Name: Roman (German Edition) by Daniela Winterfeld PDF

By Daniela Winterfeld

Rumpelstilzchen wollte das style der Königin. Er bekam es nicht. Jahrhunderte später schließt ein anderes Wesen seiner artwork einen neuen Pakt – und wird ebenfalls betrogen. Seitdem sucht es unablässig nach dem type … Seit sie denken kann, ist Fina mit ihrer Mutter auf der Flucht. Doch jetzt, mit 19, will sie endlich ein richtiges Zuhause finden und zieht zu ihrer Großmutter, die am Rand eines düsteren Moores lebt. Das Moor fasziniert Fina vom ersten second an – genau wie der geheimnisvolle Junge, der dort lebt. Weder Fina noch der Junge ahnen, dass sie beide nur Figuren in einem Spiel sind, das dem betrogenen Wesen endlich seinen Lohn bringen soll …

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Download The Adventure of Benny Franklin: A Boy Tale by Roxy PDF

By Roxy

the journey of Benny Franklin

A Boy Tale


© 2012 through Roxy.
All rights reserved. No a part of this ebook should be reproduced, kept in a retrieval procedure or transmitted in any shape or in any respect with no the past written permission of the publishers, other than through a reviewer who may possibly quote short passages in a assessment to be revealed in a newspaper, journal or journal.

First printing

All characters during this publication are fictitious, and any resemblance to genuine individuals, residing or lifeless, is coincidental.

PublishAmerica has allowed this paintings to stay precisely because the writer meant, verbatim, with no editorial input.

Hardcover 9781462679720
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Printed within the usa of America


To my daughters i like you both


I am very thankful to released the United States who has been instrumental in making this ebook to turn into a fact, specially the entire pros who's operating inside of post the US institution. i'm additionally thankful to my God who has given me the knowledge and figuring out how one can placed this booklet jointly in order that others can take pleasure in analyzing it. ultimately i'm thankful to my daughter father Kirk Stewart who as encouraged me and telling me that i will be able to do it even if i used to be telling myself no i cannot, he has been my good friend who patiently listened to each observe as I learn the ebook to him and he gave me many considerate feedback. As ordinary i'm additionally thankful to my mum and dad for having me so i might have the capacity to do that. i like you all.

It was once within the yr of 1852 within the village of Monarchy off the shore of the Mississippi River dwell a bad boy is identify used to be Benny Franklin. a few of the villagers referred to as him Ben. Ben has been position less than the guard-ship of his uncle Peter Franklin who's trying to civilize him.
Ben appreciates the efforts of what his uncle was once attempting to do, yet unearths civilizing existence too confining, so he determined to run away tomorrow from domestic. With every part that Ben needed to undergo in the domestic of his uncle, he used to be a wise and incredible younger lad who used to be love through many of the villagers. Ben's father who they referred to as Pappy was once an abusive mum or dad to him. even though Ben is winning in fighting his father from buying his fortune, Pappy forcible profits custody of Ben and the 2 of them circulate to the backwoods of the village the place Ben is stored outdoor of his father's cabin more often than not without supper.

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Download Atmaha und Benjamin: Ein Märchen für Erwachsene und solche, by Harald Vetter PDF

By Harald Vetter

Atmaha, der Königssohn, ist auf dem Weg zur Burg auf dem schwarzen Felsen, zur Burg, die über den Dingen steht, um dort weisen Rat zu finden, bevor er selbst König wird.
Nach der Trennung von seinem Gefährten Benjamin lernt er Demut in einer Zeit harter Prüfungen im Dienste eines Alten und erlebt Zuwendung, Liebe und Bewunderung am Hofe eines Fürsten, wo er sich selbst als verständnisvoller und begnadeter Mensch erweist.
Gemeinsam mit dem jüngsten Fürstensohn macht er sich wieder auf die Suche nach der Weisheit. Er lernt, ein Mensch zu sein, der in jeder Lage Mensch ist, er lernt, seine Liebe und den Wunsch, geliebt zu werden, zu offenbaren. 'Es steht dem Menschen besser an, sich zu irren, als etwa nicht zu lieben', ist eine seiner Aussagen.
In märchenhaft-poetischer Sprache beschreibt Harald Vetter die Erkenntnisreise seines Protagonisten, die für jeden Leser zur Reise durch eigene Gefühls- und Gedankenwelten werden kann.

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Download La Rivière du pardon (Littérature Française) (French by Martial Debriffe PDF

By Martial Debriffe

Les jumeaux Constantin et Hippolyte Schuster travaillent à l’usine De Dietrich, en Alsace, tout en poursuivant l’exploitation de los angeles ferme familiale et d’un élevage de chevaux qu’ils ont hérités au décès de leurs mom and dad. Mais l. a. guerre de 1914 se profile et Constantin, qui ne veut pas combattre contre l. a. France, choisit de déserter. Grâce à l’intervention de son buyer, il est embauché chez Louis Renault, à Paris, laissant son frère seul et désespéré. Alors qu’Hippolyte apprend l. a. career de sourcier et rencontre l’amour, Constantin mène une lifestyles légère, multipliant les conquêtes féminines et les sorties dans les lieux à los angeles mode de l. a. capitale. first-class chanteur, il parfait sa voix auprès d’une célèbre cantatrice et devient un baryton renommé. los angeles paix profit, les deux frères se retrouvent enfin, mais Hippolyte ne reconnaît plus son jumeau que le succès a perverti. Pourquoi s’intéresse-t-il soudain à los angeles maison de leurs mom and dad et insiste-t-il pour l. a. vendre ? Ce retour au will pay est-il intéressé ? Le temps, l. a. séparation et l. a. jalousie, sournoise, ont fait leur oeuvre. Dès lors, le drame est inévitable…
    ardour, secrets and techniques de famille et déchirements composent cette saga familiale riche en rebondissements, dans los angeles tourmente de los angeles Première Guerre mondiale.

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Download Loki's Saga: A Novel of the Norse Gods by J. Foslan PDF

By J. Foslan

Meet Loki, the Norse god of fireside, magic, and trickery. For eons, he lay sure underneath the earth, serving time for an historical homicide. The worlds have replaced and finally he's free.

Join Loki as he walks one of the gods once again. Coming house is purely the start of the journey as he steals off with Freya's cats, confronts his outdated rival Heimdall, and trips with Thor to the geographical regions of dwarves and giants.

In a story that spans previous and current, Loki indicates us the Norse gods as they've got by no means been obvious prior to. this is often his tale, advised solely from his standpoint.

This is Loki's Saga.

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Download The Unlikely Confederacy of Hoggy, Froggy and Ernie by Ron Louthan PDF

By Ron Louthan

~~~~~When a pig, a frog, and a woodpecker set out from Swami's seashore in Southern California on a 3 wheeled Harley certain for the traditional redwood forests of massive Sur, much can get it wrong. there is the standard stuff like getting stuck in a significance eight earthquake and being through a ruthless bounty hunter. One expects that kind of factor in California. but if they wander off in the dark in the course of nowhere, are being stalked by means of a hungry eagle and locate themselves in the course of a 9 thousand 12 months previous blood feud with a gang of revenge looking Rakshasas (think Orcs, in simple terms meaner) sizzling on their path, issues get a section tough and so they can use all of the support they could get. a persons' bought to have their again. it really is occasions like this while it is advisable have associates. Like Swami, a neighborhood surfer who hears your ideas and adjustments his visual appeal at will; or Calliope Rose, the shotgun toting hotel keeper; or Vashti, the 10 thousand yr outdated holy guy; or Anansi, the form moving trickster; or Stokes, the ageless mountain guy. and naturally it is usually great to have Fred, the deranged Ninja, in your part in addition. An not likely confederacy, certainly. ~Authors be aware: Many authors visit nice lengths to proclaim the fictional nature in their paintings. The characters and locations, they are saying, are simply items in their mind's eye and will be taken as such. that isn't the case right here. all of the gamers and locals during this tale are genuine and the occasions defined herein are exact to the level that reminiscence will permit. ~ Ron Louthan ~Catalina Island, California ~Author Bio: A fourth-generation California local, Ron Louthan lives in Fairfield, Iowa the place he contemplates the age previous query: are Vasco Pyjama and Bingo Pajama similar? He studied English Literature on the collage of Oregon and UCLA the place he discovered how one can be fascinating at cocktail events (something he has thoroughly forgotten) and little else. he's a vegetarian who hates tofu yet is kind of keen on Maui Rippers, Ozomatli, Peach Cobbler and Tattoos.

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