Shardik

Author: Richard Adams
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468302027
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A gripping tale of war, adventure, horror and romance, Shardik, on a deeper level, is a remarkable exploration of mankind’s universal desire for divine incarnation. Richard Adams’s Watership Down was a number one bestseller, a stunning work of the imagination, and an acknowledged modern classic. In Shardik Adams sets a different yet equally compelling tale in a far-off fantasy world. Shardik is a fantasy of tragic character, centered on the long-awaited reincarnation of the gigantic bear Shardik and his appearance among the half-barbaric Ortelgan people. Mighty, ferocious, and unpredictable, Shardik changes the life of every person in the story. His advent commences a momentous chain of events. Kelderek the hunter, who loves and trusts the great bear, is swept up by destiny to become first devotee and then prophet, then victorious soldier, then ruler of an empire and priest-king of Lord Shardik—Messenger of God—only to discover ever-deeper layers of meaning implicit in his passionate belief in the bear’s divinity.

Shardik

Author: Richard Adams
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780746644
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This brilliantly inventive fantasy epic by the award-winning author of Watership Down immerses the reader in a medieval world complete with created languages, detailed maps and elaborate traditions and rituals. Centring on the long-awaited reincarnation of a giant bear among the half-barbaric Orelgan people, Shardik's appearance sets off a violent chain of events as faith in his divinity sweeps the land. Closest to the bear is the hunter Kelderek, a naturally pious, ignorant, well-meaning man who becomes - in his dedication to Shardik - a prophet, victorious soldier, corrupt priest-king and ruler of an empire. A gripping tale of war, adventure, morality and slavery, horror and romance, Shardik is a remarkable exploration of mankind's universal desire for divine incarnation, and the corrosive influence of power. Recently ranked in the top 100 bestsellers over the past 40 years by the Sunday times, Shardik is a book for our age.

Maia

Author: Richard Adams
Publisher: Watership Down Enterprises
ISBN: 178301556X
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Sold into slavery to the dealer Lalloc by her mother when her stepfather seduces her, the beautiful 15-year-old Maia is almost raped by Genshed, one of Lalloc's employees but is saved by Occula, a black slave girl. With no-one but Occula at her side, Maia must summon all her courage, strength and intelligence as she navigates the seedy side of the Beklan empire.

Popular Contemporary Writers

Author: Michael D. Sharp
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761476023
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Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.

Tales from Watership Down

Author: Richard Adams
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307950190
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The sequel to "Watership Down" chronicles the lives of the rabbits after their defeat of General Woundwort, from the exploits of El-ahrairah, the mythical rabbit hero, to the adventures of Hazen, Fiver, Bigwig, and their friends.

Watership Down

Author: Richard Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439176122
Format: PDF, ePub
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Soon to be a major Netflix animated miniseries starring James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, and Oscar and Grammy award-winner Sir Ben Kingsley. A worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Watership Down is the compelling tale of a band of wild rabbits struggling to hold onto their place in the world—“a classic yarn of discovery and struggle” (The New York Times). Richard Adams’s Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in the Hampshire Downs in Southern England, an idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of “suspense, hot pursuit, and derring-do” (Chicago Tribune) follows a band of rabbits in flight from the incursion of man and the destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they travel forth from their native Sandleford warren through harrowing trials to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society. “A marvelous story of rebellion, exile, and survival” (Sunday Telegraph) this is an unforgettable literary classic for all ages.

Stephen King s The Dark Tower Concordance

Author: Robin Furth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451695047
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Dark Tower series is the backbone of Stephen King's legendary career. Eight books and more than three thousand pages make up this bestselling fantasy epic. This revised and updated concordance, incorporating the 2012 Dark Tower novel The Wind Through the Keyhole, is the definitive encyclopedic reference book that provides readers with everything they need to navigate their way through the series. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan. Includes: Characters and Genealogies Magical Objects and Forces Mid-World and Our World Places Portals and Magical Places Mid-, End-, and Our World Maps Timeline for the Dark Tower Series Mid-World Dialects Mid-World Rhymes, Songs, and Prayers Political and Cultural References References to Stephen King’s Own Work

The Plague Dogs

Author: Richard Adams
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780747926
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Two dogs escape from an experimental research lab in the Lake District, where they have been horribly tortured and mistreated in the name if science. As they run for their lives on the hard fells they attempt to survive wild and free. But the hunt in on...

A Literary Cavalcade I

Author: Robert A. Parker
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304488861
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For six decades, writer and editor Robert A. Parker has followed up each book he reads, mainly novels, with an evaluation. His comments are informed by an independent critical view that balances a moral and literary sensibility. In this first of six volumes, the authors covered range from Kobo Abe to Michael Cunningham. They include Richard Adams, Russell Banks, Anthony Burgess, A.S. Byatt, James Carroll, Willa Cather, J. M. Coetzee, and Joseph Conrad. The commentaries are listed alphabetically by author, and the books by the date of publication for each author. Some authors are represented by one book, some by five or more. Future volumes will cover additional authors alphabetically. The writers here represent a broad range of writing styles, cultural influences, and moral philosophies. And all are rated on their literary achievement, the effectiveness of plot, character, and setting, plus their recognition of the moral, ethical, and spiritual values of mankind.

The Ship s Cat

Author: Jock Brandis
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595129978
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1969. The Nigerian civil war has attracted a strange mix of idealists and mercenaries. We meet them in scenes of nightly chaos. Large aircraft come and go on this temporary airstrip in the bush. Overhead, Nigerian bombers wait for easy targets. Food and medical supplies come in, some dying babies leave. John A. Moose, a taciturn Canadian Indian working as a mechanic, and his friend Will van der Molen, watch the high hopes for a truly independent Black African nation collapse into a grim struggle for survival. And then a small problem appears in the form of a little boy, smuggled onto their airplane by a desperate mother. Unwilling to give his name he becomes Tim, John A.’s `pet African’. With the inevitable defeat, and retreat to a nearby Portuguese prison colony, Tim leaves his homeland and grows up as John A.’s son in the Canadian North. Seventeen years later, the strangest of circumstances pulls an unwilling John A. back to Nigeria on a seemingly impossible task. His adopted son insists on going along. A strange re-union of war veterans follows. Only Tim can find a way to save his troubled saviors.