By Rae Carson
Hector of Ventierra is the youngest commander of the Royal shield in his kingdom's background. yet prior to he was once lord commander, he was once a lowly squire. during this brief myth novella, set on this planet of The woman of fireplace and Thorns, Rae Carson introduces readers to Hector earlier than he turned the guy Queen Elisa fell in love with. The King's Guard additionally incorporates a teaser bankruptcy for The sour Kingdom, the belief to the fireplace and Thorns trilogy.
At fifteen years outdated, Hector is the youngest squire within the so much elite army strength within the state. And his first day is disastrous. every person assumes the single cause he was once recruited is his shut own organization with King Alejandro, no longer simply because he's fairly earned it.
But Alejandro wishes Hector for a mystery venture, one who offers him the opportunity to end up to everyone--including himself--that he's useful to be a Royal defend. Hector needs to holiday into the traditional fort of Wind to retrieve whatever so vital that the kingdom's destiny will depend on it. What Hector reveals within the fort will stretch his bond of friendship together with his king just about breaking. and it'll organize him to turn into the fearsome warrior and lord commander Elisa won't ever allow go.
A riveting prequel to Rae Carson's epic and acclaimed fireplace and Thorns sequence.
Contributor note: R. Scott Smith (Annotations)
Living in Rome lower than Caligula and later a educate to Nero, Seneca witnessed the extremes of human behaviour. His surprising and bloodthirsty performs not just mirror a brutal interval of heritage but in addition exhibit how guilt, sorrow, anger and hope lead contributors to violence.
The hero of Hercules Insane saves his family from slaughter, basically to devote additional atrocities while he is going mad. The scary loss of life of Astyanax is acknowledged in Trojan Women, and Phaedra offers with forbidden love. In Oedipus a frightened guy discovers himself, whereas Thyestes recounts the sour family members fight for a crown. Of doubtful authorship, Octavia dramatizes Nero's divorce from his spouse and her deportation.
The merely Latin tragedies to have survived whole, those performs are masterpieces of bright, muscular language and mental perception.
By Peter N. Skrine
This examine seems to be on the paintings of 3 German language dramatists, Gerhart Hauptmann, Arthur Schnitzler and Frank Wedekind. those 3 figures are considered as an important German-language dramatists among Ibsen and Brecht. jointly, their paintings offers a consultant photo of drama in Germany/Austria within the interval 1889-1914, while Vienna and Berlin loved a heyday of literary and cultural job. those dramatists handled the an important social questions of the interval, and during this examine Peter Skrine appears at their remedy of youngster, intercourse, marriage, verbal exchange, urban lifestyles, technological switch and the ethical, social and private offerings dealing with the considering individual within the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth century.
By Christa Belle Harrison
A pot of tea, a comfy hearth, and a cardigan. this can be all she desires, or wishes, this night. Chloe Adair settles into her chair, well-aware of the chilly winds that blow outdoors. Her ever-faithful better half, Indigo, fortunately has a tendency to her each desire. even though the evening is chilly and darkish, they've got one another, constantly. Chloe opens her ebook, reveals her position, and starts to learn. Indigo pours the tea.
Meet Chloe Adair. An basically baby born from loving mom and dad. via years of thoughts, mysteries and the insanity of her personal brain, she's going to notice that issues are by no means precisely as they appear. she is going to spend so much of her existence brooding about what made her the way in which she is. she's going to look for that one piece of fact that defines her whole existence. Does such an merchandise exist?
Days with Indigo is a cold-weather tale that begs to be savored. With its quirky characters and boldly sincere questions, this tale delves into the tightly knit global of Chloe Adair. Her middle beat is fierce, planned. Her will is powerful, unyielding. Her love is unbreakable, everlasting. Her tale is hers. Hers alone.
Genuine and wealthy in old fashioned sentimentality, you won't are looking to depart those characters at the back of. you'll get to understand them. you are going to develop to like, or hate, them. you'll want to be aware of all the issues that Chloe desires to recognize. Are you prepared for the adventure? Pour the tea, and let’s commence.
By Felicity Dunworth
By Joanne R. Gilbert
A rhetorical research of lady stand-up comics that explores the relationships between humor, gender, and tool in modern tradition.
By Herman Koch
Het zogenaamd moderne en liberale Montanelli-lyceum, waar kinderen 'ontzettend creatief' moeten zijn en leraren het veel te goed bedoelen staat centraal in deze angstaanjagend herkenbare roman. Wanneer een zwakbegaafde jongen voor de ogen van de verteller verdrinkt wordt hij van institution verwijderd. Zijn hierop volgende aanklacht tegen een omgeving waarin geld de maatstaf van alle dingen is geworden is tragisch, omdat hij ondanks zijn kritiek toch duidelijk een product blijft van het door hem zo gehate milieu.
By Richard Schenkman
Author note: booklet is predicated at the movie The guy from Earth via Jerome Bixby
After background professor John Oldman by surprise resigns from the collage, his startled colleagues abruptly invite themselves to his domestic, urgent him for an evidence. yet they re stunned to listen to his reason behind untimely retirement: John claims he needs to circulation on simply because he's immortal, and can't remain in a single position for greater than ten years with no his mystery being found. Tempers upward thrust and feelings move as John s fellow professors try and poke holes in his tale, however it quickly turns into transparent that his story is as very unlikely to disprove because it is to ensure. What starts off out as a pleasant collecting quickly builds to an unforeseen and shattering climax.
Acclaimed technology fiction author Jerome Bixby author of the unique superstar Trek and The Twilight quarter, initially conceived this tale again within the early 1960 s. it'll grow to be his final nice paintings.