Confined to Black Adam’s castle since her arrival on Earth, Kara Zor-el remains ignorant of events going on in the rest of the world.
Damian Wayne—visiting Khandaq in an attempt to recruit Black Adam to Ra’s al Ghul’s cause—decides a flight around the world is just what she needs. But when they land in the middle of a Civil War, will it prematurely reveal the presence of Supergirl on Earth?
A young woman finds her loyalties tested beyond limit and her desires torn beyond measure in 1846 California.
After sailing around Cape Horn, and barely surviving the perilous journey, devout Protestant Rachel Tyler, arrives in California just in time for her father’s wedding and the unfolding of the Bear Flag Revolt. Though already engaged to marry a minister in Massachusetts, Rachel’s ambitious father arranges her betrothal to Roman Vasquez, a blue-blooded Catholic son of the gente de razón, the ruling class of California. Roman, a proud, Spanish soldier is ready to fight and die for his homeland. As the Yankee rebels raise their bear flag in Sonoma square, the last thing Roman wants is an arranged marriage to the American daughter of his enemy Joshua Tyler. But his Uncle Pedro, the Patrón of the family, has other plans. Neither Rachel nor Roman desire this unlikely engagement that assaults their religious beliefs, but they cannot escape the passion flaming between them as war looms on the horizon and bitter rivals rise up to destroy them amid the breathtaking backdrop of the last days of the Californios. Until the Day Breaks is the first book in the sweeping saga of California Rising, a tale of love, intrigue, and destiny, where passionate men and women lay the foundation of the Golden State with their very lives.
This is a series of four erotic fantasy novellas. Jim sees dead people! Jim is a young man in college that has always been able to sense the paranormal. A new world is about to open up to him, in more ways than one.
This is an erotic fantasy with elements of the polyamory lifestyle and expicit sex! MF and MFF If that offends you this is not the book for you! Jim's Legacy: Mina's Story contains MF, MFF, and FF. Jim's Legacy: Wade's Story contains MF and MFF. Jim's Legacy: Ariel's Story contains MF, MFF and FF.
Neuübersetzung der Isländer Sagas mit einem Vorwort von Kristof Magnusson, umfangreichem Glossar und Anmerkungen. Ungemein spannend und modern berichten die mittelalterlichen Texte vom Leben der ersten Siedler auf Island und von ihren Fahrten, die von Schottland und Grönland bis nach Amerika führten. Dashiell Hammett hat ihre Dialoge, Borges ihren zynischen Realismus bewundert, und ihre Gegenwärtigkeit verblüfft. »Herausragend, großartig«, urteilte die Presse hymnisch über die Neuübersetzung, die neue Maßstäbe setzte. Diese Edition enthält: - Die Saga von Gunnlaug Schlangenzunge - Die Erzählung von Auðunn aus den Westfjorden - Die Saga von Gísli Súrsson (kürzere Fassung) - Die Saga von Gísli Súrsson ( Kapitel 1-10 der längeren Fassung) - Die Erzählung vom freigebigen Brand - Die Saga von den Schwurbrüdern - Die Erzählung von Halldór Snorrason I - Die Erzählung von Halldór Snorrason II - Die Saga von Kormák Ögmundarson - Die Saga von den Leuten aus dem Vatnsdal - Die Saga von den Verbündeten - Die Erzählung vom sagakundigen Þorsteinn - Die Erzählung von Þorsteinn Stangenhieb - Die Erzählung von Þorsteinn Ochsenfuß - Die Erzählung vom scharfzüngigen Halli - Die Vínlandsagas - Die Saga von den Grönländern - Die Saga von Eirík dem Roten - Die Erzählung von den Grönländern
This book examines the origins of the Old Testament, one of the foundation stones of Western Civilization. Adam to Ahab begins with a fictitious but plausible tale about how the early books of the Bible were written, providing a means for the reader to enter that ancient world in which the stories from Adam to Ahab were recorded. Then, synthesizing the works of nearly 50 outstanding scholars in the fields of biblical studies and archeology, Fred Stitt presents the scholarly consensus on the history and myth regarding the events that occurred prior to 587-586 BCE, before the destruction of the First Temple. "...shows a remarkable grasp of the current consensus of biblical scholarship, and expresses it in a concise way."- J. Collins, Professor of Old Testament, Yale University "The result is succinct and no-nonsense, yet delivered with a calm clarity and at times an utter delight...."-Richard A. Rosengarten, Dean, The University of Chicago Divinity School "I read your chapter on Jonah and Nahum and was tremendously impressed...so well presented, clear, straight-forward and very solid...a fine contribution."-Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Senior Scholar, North Shore Congregation Isr'l in Glencoe, Illinois
For hundreds of years leaders of nations have been educated at Oxford. The architecture of the University and colleges has become one of the glories of Europe. The holdings of the libraries and museums are among the most extensive and important in the world. And, most importantly, Oxford has been at the center of major scholarship since the Middle Ages, having made lasting contributions in the study of religion, classics, the arts, the sciences, and more. In The Illustrated History of Oxford University, John Prest has assembled the fascinating story of Oxford--from its origins 800 years ago to the present day--to give a uniquely authoritative version of the University for the general reader. Written by a team of esteemed scholars, all leaders in their fields, this wide-ranging volume captures all of the richness and diversity of Oxford as it details its significant and colorful past. From the brilliant intellectual beginnings of the University in the twelfth century to its twentieth-century emphasis on research, the Illustrated History charts the growth and development of a university competing at the frontiers of knowledge.