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Produkt-Bild: Norse Mythology: The History of the Norse Pantheon and the Most Famous Myths (English Edition)

Norse Mythology: The History of the Norse Pantheon and the Most Famous Myths (English Edition) von Charles River Editors, Andrew Scott

Kindle Edition von Charles River Editors

Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2018
Produktgruppe Kindle eBooks & ePaper
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*Includes pictures
*Includes medieval accounts of Norse mythology
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

Much of what is known of the Norse myths comes from the 10th century onwards. Until this time and, indeed, for centuries afterwards, Norse culture (particularly that of Iceland, where the myths were eventually transcribed) was an oral culture. In fact, in all Scandinavian countries well into the 13th century laws were memorized by officials known as ?Lawspeakers? who recited them at the ?Thing.? The Thing was the legislative assembly in Scandinavia ?held for judicial purposes.?

One of the most famous of these Lawspeakers was the Icelander Snorri Sturluson, a masterful writer who wrote the Prose Edda in the thirteenth century. There are other sources for the Norse myths, namely the later ?Poetic Edda,? a collection of poems and prose work, and other sagas but the Snorri?s Prose Edda is the most complete work whose attribution is known to modern scholars.

The Prose Edda is a collection of Norse Myths split into three sections, the Gylfaginning (the Deluding of Gylfi), the Skáldskaparmál (the Language of Poetry) and the Háttatal (the Enumeration of Meters). The first has a frame story that entails a Swedish King, Gylfi, disguising himself as an old man, Gangleri, when he journeys to Asgard to meet the gods. When he arrives, he meets three men - ?High One, Just-As-High, and Third? - who reveal to him stories of the world and the gods. The second section contains a warning for Christians not to believe in the Norse gods, specifically the two families, the Æsir and the Vanir, but also refutes the notion that they were demons, which was a common supposition among some Christians at the time. The Prose Edda begins in this line of thought with a euhemeristic prologue, which traces the history of the Norse Gods as human heroes of Troy, making Thor one of King Priam?s sons.

The Norse Myths also appear to follow a chronological narrative, which the historian John Lindow describes as having a ?Mythical Past, Present and Future,? and it is believed that Snorri, a Christian, recorded these pagan beliefs to preserve and explain the stylistic poetry of Iceland, particularly the popular descriptive devices known as kennings. A kenning is made up of a base word and a modifying word that is used to describe a separate object. For example, ?Gold? had a great many kennings, one of which was ?Sif?s Hair.? If, however, the memory of Loki cutting off Sif?s hair and replacing it with gold were lost, then this kenning would make no sense to later readers. There are many of these allusions to the myths, and it is thanks to them that the myths have survived.

Thanks to recent Hollywood depictions of the Norse gods, they are more popular than ever before. For example, despite the virtual disappearance of the indigenous Norse religion and mythology several centuries ago, modern society still regularly encounters the storm god Thor, who continues to be brought back to life in the form of literature and has recently been the protagonist in several blockbuster movies. At the same time, the scarcity of literature about them leaves room for plenty of debate. Modern scholars have to base their theories of Norse gods and the cult practices that are associated with them on fragmentary and untrustworthy sources, but, despite this, for many of the gods there is enough specific information to form a nearly full picture of their character and functions.

Norse Mythology: The History of the Norse Pantheon and the Most Famous Myths looks at the origins of the legendary deities and the stories about them. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Norse mythology like never before.

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Love to Hate You: The hit romantic comedy of 2018 (English Edition) von Jo Watson

Kindle Edition von Headline Eternal

Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2018
Produktgruppe Kindle eBooks & ePaper
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'I've laughed out loud far too many times, until my sides hurt. A definite must read for fans of a cute rom-com!!' Goodreads reviewer

The new ebook bestseller from the author ofAlmost A Bride. This unmissable, irresistibly fun, romantic rom-com is perfect for fans of Joanna Bolouri, Cate Woods and Sally Thorne's The Hating Game.

Sera is usually a good girl. (Except for one wild night in the backseat of a stranger's car!) But what happens when that bad boy turns out to be her new boss? And what happens when he wants more than one night...and he can be very persuasive...

For more laugh-out-loud, swoon-worthy hijinks, don't miss Jo's other laugh-out-loud rom-coms, Burning Moon, Almost A Bride and Finding You.


'I love a good original love story and Jo Watson managed to surprise me over and over again. Her snappy writing style is refreshing, her main characters are endearing and dazzling and her book sparkles from beginning to end. If you love funny romantic stories you really don't want to miss Love to Hate You' With Love For Books

'The perfect choice for fans of romantic comedies' Gina's Bookshelf

'It was amazing, it was hilarious' Rachel's Random Reads

'A brilliant read from beginning to end' Hopeless Romantics

'More than just a rom-com, besides the inevitable plenty of laughs it will have you wonder, sigh, hope, and dream' Darkest Sins

Preorder Jo's new rom-com After the Rain now! Just search: 9781472257734

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I Dare You (English Edition) von Ilsa Madden-Mills

Kindle Edition

Erscheinungsdatum: April 2018
Produktgruppe Kindle eBooks & ePaper
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Kurzbeschreibung

Now a Top 2 Amazon Bestseller!
#1 Contemporary Romance, #1 Sports Romance, #1 New Adult and College Romance, #1 Romantic Comedy


Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you look beyond labels and take a chance on love. 

Badass Athlete: I dare you to?
Delaney Shaw: Who is this?

The late night text is random, but "Badass Athlete" sure seems to know who she is?

Delaney Shaw. 
Good girl.
Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars. 
Curious.

His dare? Spend one night in his bed?a night he promises will be unforgettable?and she can solve the mystery of who he is. 

She knows she shouldn't, but what else is she going to do with her boring Valentine's Day? One sexy hook-up later, her mind is blown and the secret's out.

Maverick Monroe.
Bad boy.
The most talented football player in the country.
Just ask him.

Too bad for him Delaney's sworn off dating athletes forever after her last heartbreak.

But Maverick wants more than one night and refuses to give up on winning Delaney?s heart. She isn?t one to be fazed by a set of broad shoulders. 

Will the bad boy land the nerd girl or will the secrets they keep from each other separate them forever?

I DARE YOU is a full-length stand-alone novel of 60,000 plus words.
For a limited time, when you buy or download the book in KU, you'll also receive the first five chapters of her #1 Amazon bestselling romance Dirty English!

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Don't Cheat Me (Nora Jacobs Book Two) (English Edition) von Jackie May

Kindle Edition von Bluefields

Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2018
Produktgruppe Kindle eBooks & ePaper
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One month after Nora's violent induction to the dangerous supernatural side of Detroit, she's finally settling into her new life as the underworld's token human. All she wants to do is mind her own business, enjoy her new friends, and stay safe. But that's easier said than done when she's such an enigma to everyone around her.

Thanks to her unique psychic abilities, she's garnered a reputation for being mysterious and powerful. When the alpha of a local werewolf pack asks her to help him figure out who is stealing from him, she can't say no, even though getting involved in pack business could have deadly repercussions.

While tangled up in a heap of werewolf troubles, Nora can't quite shake her old vampire problem, either. Henry is practically stalking her, Parker is breaking down the walls around her heart, and Nora's blatant fear of the blood-sucking monsters is a delicious temptation for the natural predators.

Nora's succubus friend, Cecile, believes throwing her a "coming out" party into underworld society is the best way to solve all of her problems. Nora disagrees. If the vampires and werewolves don't kill her, Cecile's party planning definitely will.

* This is book 2 in the Nora Jacobs series and should be read after book 1. It is a slow burn reverse harem series.

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Arrogant Devil (English Edition) von R.S. Grey

Kindle Edition

Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2018
Produktgruppe Kindle eBooks & ePaper
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Kurzbeschreibung

A full-length STANDALONE romantic comedy from USA TODAY bestselling author R.S. Grey.

Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he?s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that?s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.

When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I?m run-down and rockin? my last pair of underwear. I?m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.

My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He?s heard I?m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I?m more trouble than I?m worth.

Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.

Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.

Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.

Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there?s no way I?ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.

Who knows?going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I?ve been looking for all along.

ARROGANT DEVIL is a full-length romantic comedy of 93,000 words. For a limited time, I've also included an excerpt from my #1 bestselling sports romance THE SUMMER GAMES: SETTLING THE SCORE!

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Produkt-Bild: Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey von Rupi Kaur

Taschenbuch von Andrews McMeel Publishing
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 10,79; Angebote ab EUR 5,94

ISBN-10: 144947425X
ISBN-13: 978-1449474256
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2015
Produktgruppe Bücher
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  • The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.Onderstaande tekst is vertaald vanuit de originele taalDit boek is opgedeeld in vier hoofdstukken en ieder hoofdstuk heeft een ander doel. Ze gaan over e

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The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.Onderstaande tekst is vertaald vanuit de originele taalDit boek is opgedeeld in vier hoofdstukken en ieder hoofdstuk heeft een ander doel. Ze gaan over een andere pijn. Geneest een andere hartzeer. Milk and Honey neemt lezers mee op een reis langs de heftigste momenten in ons leven en vindt hierin ook een mooie kant, omdat alles een mooie kant heeft als je dit maar wilt zien.
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Produkt-Bild: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

Hörbuch-Download von Pottermore from J.K. Rowling
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 21,83

Produktgruppe Internationale Bücher
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"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'."

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin! 

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Produkt-Bild: The Paranormal 13 (13 free books featuring witches, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki, time travel and more!): Now with a bonus 14th novel! (English Edition)

The Paranormal 13 (13 free books featuring witches, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki, time travel and more!): Now with a bonus 14th novel! (English Edition) von K.A. Poe, Christine Pope, Cate Dean, Nadia Scrieva, Nicole R Taylor, Stacy Claflin, Kristy Tate, Dima Zales, C.J. Archer, Kyoko M.

Kindle Edition von Frostbite Publishing

Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2014, Auflage: 2
Produktgruppe Kindle eBooks & ePaper
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13 full length paranormal and urban fantasy novels featuring witches, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki, time travel and more!

1.3 MILLION words! 3,500 PAGES!

Darkangel by Christine Pope
Twin Souls by K.A. Poe
The Girl by Lola St Vil
More Than a Feeling by Cate Dean
Drowning Mermaids by Nadia Scrieva
Wolves by C. Gockel
The Witch Hunter by Nicole R Taylor
Beyond the Fortuneteller?s Tent by Kristy Tate
Nolander by Becca Mills
The Medium by C.J. Archer
Dream Student by J.J. DiBendetto
Deception by Stacy Claflin
The Black Parade by Kyoko M.
The Thought Readers by Dima Zales

Each of these novels are FULL LENGTH BOOKS and are the first in each one's respective series.

Scroll up to download your FREE novels now!


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Bittersweet (True North Book 1) (English Edition) von Sarina Bowen

Kindle Edition von Rennie Road Books

Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2016
Produktgruppe Kindle eBooks & ePaper
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Kurzbeschreibung

A sexy new standalone from USA Today Bestseller Sarina Bowen.


The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they?d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn?t have time for the sorority girl who?s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder?s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay?a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.

They?re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey?s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.

Warning: Contains sexual situations, gourmet yumminess, a steamy outdoor shower and proof that farmers don't mind getting dirty.

"Fantastic."USA Today

"Smart, funny and super sexy, Bittersweet is full of the kind of writing that makes Sarina Bowen one of my favorite author crushes."Author Sarah Mayberry.

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The Hardest Fall (English Edition) von Ella Maise

Kindle Edition

Erscheinungsdatum: April 2018
Produktgruppe Kindle eBooks & ePaper
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Kurzbeschreibung

Amazon TOP 10 Bestseller!
A Washington Post Bestseller
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The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you're anyone but me. The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I'm very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I'm attracted to.

At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of what I said would matter since I'd never speak to him again. Turns out, I was very wrong. He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over campus.
I might have also propositioned him, run away from him, attacked him with a cooking utensil...and...uh, maybe I shouldn't tell you all of it. It's pretty normal stuff, things you'd expect...from me. Eventually, the time came when I couldn't hide anymore--not that he'd have let me even if I tried.
Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking away. It doesn't help that I'm not the most subtle person in the world either.

He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because of my quirks. I can't even tell him that I think my heart beats differently whenever he's around.

He thinks we're going to be best friends. I think I have a big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don't care that I'm not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him.
The thing is, that's exactly what I'm doing--what we're doing, I think.

Falling.
Hard.
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