Download E-books The Forbidden Wish PDF

By Jessica Khoury

"Lush, romantic, and exquisitely written . . . an extraordinary, glittering jewel of a novel."—Sarah J. Maas, writer of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series

"This is Aladdin like you've gotten by no means imagined."—Renée Ahdieh, writer of The Wrath and the Dawn

She is the main strong Jinni of all. he's a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the realm. . . .
whilst Aladdin discovers Zahra's jinni lamp, Zahra is push back right into a global she hasn't obvious in thousands of years—a international the place magic is forbidden and Zahra's very life is unlawful. She needs to conceal herself to stick alive, utilizing historical shape-shifting magic, until eventually her new grasp has chosen his 3 wishes. 

but if the King of the Jinn deals Zahra an opportunity to be freed from her lamp perpetually, she seizes the opportunity—only to find she is falling in love with Aladdin. while saving herself capability betraying him, Zahra needs to come to a decision as soon as and for all: is successful her freedom worthy wasting her heart?
As time unravels and her enemies shut in, Zahra reveals herself suspended among probability and wish during this spectacular retelling of the Aladdin tale from acclaimed writer Jessica Khoury.

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Download E-books The Clean House and Other Plays PDF

By Sarah Ruhl

“Passionate. Show-stopping. Daringly over-the-top and impressively constant in its delirious extra. The fresh House shines.”—New Haven Advocate

The fresh House isn't really, whatsoever, a standard boy-meets-girl tale. in reality affliction, loss of life, and grime are one of the matters it addresses. This comedy is romantic, deeply so, yet within the extra arcane feel of the be aware: visionary, tinged with fable, extravagant in feeling, perhaps a bit nuts.”—The ny Times

“Touching, artistic, invigoratingly compact, and luminously liquid, Eurydice reframes the traditional fantasy of ill-fated like to concentration now not at the bereaved musician yet on his useless bride—and on her fight with love past the grave.”—San Francisco Chronicle

This quantity is the 1st ebook of Sarah Ruhl, “a playwright with a distinct comedian voice, point of view, and feel of theater” (Variety), who's quickly leaving her mark at the American degree. within the award-winning Clean House—a play of unusual romance and unusual comedy—a maid who hates cleansing desires approximately developing the suitable comic story, whereas a physician who treats melanoma leaves his center inside of certainly one of his sufferers. This quantity additionally comprises Eurydice, Ruhl’s reinvention of the tragic Greek story of affection and loss, including a 3rd play nonetheless to be named.

Sarah Ruhl obtained the distinguished Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004 for her play The fresh House, which has been produced at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, and Woolly enormous Theatre corporation in Washington, DC. Her play Eurydice has been produced at Madison Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

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Download E-books Loki: Why I Began the End PDF

By Maia Jacomus, Nathan Winburn

The tip of the area is coming. we know it. i believe we knew it the instant Odin and that i first met—any indication of camaraderie among a god and an immense was once unthinkable. yet that used to be simply the 1st thread of the unraveling international tapestry. contemplating my betrayal towards the giants, the gods treating my young children like beasts, and my very own lack of awareness in regards to the futility of divine energy, I’m stunned the realm continues to be status. I’m shocked the gods can circulation on unchanged, even after the demise in their Prince, the Shining One, the sum of all that’s strong and precious on the earth.

Yggdrasil forbid they need to ever admit to a mistake or a flaw, or come clean with their percentage of blame.

If you haven’t guessed, I’m Loki, member of the Jotun monstrous race, sworn blood-brother of the ideally suited god Odin. If you’ve heard of me, you’ve heard that I’m depraved, that I’m the best enemy of the gods, and i started the chain of occasions that promise the tip of the realm. good, certain, that’s all true—but now not for the explanations you think.

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Download E-books Natural History: A Selection (Penguin Classics) PDF

Pliny’s Natural History is an astonishingly bold paintings that levels from astronomy to paintings and from geography to zoology. Mingling acute commentary with usually wild hypothesis, it bargains a desirable view of the area because it used to be understood within the first century advert, even if describing the risk of diving for sponges, the 1st water-clock, or using asses’ milk to take away wrinkles. Pliny himself died whereas investigating the volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii in advert seventy nine, and the ordinary interest that led to his dying is usually a great deal obvious within the ordinary heritage — a publication that proved hugely influential correct up till the Renaissance and that his nephew, Pliny the more youthful, defined ‘as packed with style as nature itself’.

John F. Healy has made a desirable and sundry choice from the Natural History for this transparent, smooth translation. In his advent, he discusses the booklet and its assets subject via subject. This variation additionally encompasses a complete index and notes.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable by means of introductions and notes via special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Genetics of Original Sin: The Impact of Natural Selection on the Future of Humanity (An Editions Odile Jacob Book) PDF

People have the ability to devise measures that, whereas opposite to neighborhood or own pursuits, can bring about a more secure international. concentrating on the method of ordinary choice, this identify argues that, detailed within the residing international, humankind is endowed being able to intentionally oppose traditional choice.

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Download E-books Midnight Frost (The Mythos Academy) PDF

By Jennifer Estep

Estep blends the appropriate volume of motion, romance and comedy. --RT booklet Reviews

Here we pass back. . .

Just whilst it kind of feels existence at Mythos Academy cannot get any further risky, the Reapers of Chaos have the ability to turn out me flawed. It was once only a average evening on the Library of Antiquities--until a Reaper attempted to poison me. the good news is i am nonetheless alive and kicking. The undesirable information is the Reaper poisoned another person as an alternative.

As Nike's Champion, everybody expects me to steer the cost opposed to the Reapers, even if i am nonetheless hurting over what occurred with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. i have to get my arms at the antidote fast--otherwise, an blameless individual will die. however the merely recognized healing is hidden in a few creepy ruins--and the Reapers are guaranteed to be awaiting me there . . .

Praise for the foreign bestselling Mythos Academy series

"Kiss of Frost has simply as a lot ass-kicking because the first e-book within the series." --Good selection Reading

"Lots of twists and turns and a shock finishing will depart the reader breathless!" --RT booklet stories on Kiss of Frost, four Stars

"Ms. Estep's Mythos Academy is certain to entice all those that love an excellent character-driven YA that makes use of humor, snark, and seriousness to create an international you will not are looking to leave." --Heroes & Heartbreakers

"It has actually every little thing: secret, romance, mythology, boarding colleges. What may be better?" --Simply Nerdy publication studies on Touch of Frost

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Download E-books A Wild Swan: And Other Tales PDF

Fairy stories for our instances from the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of The Hours

A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the ability to alter destiny; a lady whose terribly lengthy hair motives disaster; a guy with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a home deep within the woodland, developed of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. In A Wild Swan and different Tales, the folk and the talismans of lands a ways, a long way away―the mythic figures of our childhoods and the resource of a lot of our wonder―are remodeled through Michael Cunningham into tales of elegant revelation.

Here are the moments that our fairy stories forgot or intentionally hid: the years after a spell is damaged, the rapturous speedy of a miracle by surprise learned, or the destiny of a prince simply part cured of a curse. The Beast stands prior to you in line on the comfort shop, deciding to buy smokes and a slender Jim, his devouring smile geared toward the cashier. A malformed little guy with a knack for minor acts of wizardry is going to disastrous lengths to obtain a baby. A loutish and lazy Jack prefers residing in his mother's basement to getting a task, until eventually the day he trades a cow for a handful of magic beans.

Reimagined via probably the most proficient storytellers of his iteration, and exquisitely illustrated through Yuko Shimizu, not often have our bedtime tales been this darkish, this perverse, or this true.

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Download E-books Fantastic Worlds: Myths, Tales, and Stories PDF

By Eric S. Rabkin

Because the first foreign anthology to hide the whole scope of wonderful narrative, Fantastic Worlds provides over fifty stories, myths, and tales, starting from Genesis to Ovid, Hans Christian Andersen to J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe to James Thurber, and Franz Kafka to Italo Calvino. together with stories of fairies and elves, ghost tales, excessive fable, and tales of social feedback and the clash among technology and faith, this quantity offers a various choice of writings that every one proportion an identical skill to disencumber the human spirit throughout the wild psychological acrobatics of fantasy.

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Download E-books Handbook of Egyptian Mythology (World Mythology) PDF

Spanning old Egyptian tradition (ca. 3200 B.C.E. to C.E. 400), the Handbook of Egyptian Mythology is the single whole survey of Egyptian mythology of its variety on hand in English.

• comprises 119 A–Z entries that tackle significant deities, characters, issues, rituals, and beliefs

• encompasses a chronology of the mythological universe explaining time and mythic time within the culture

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