The King Must Die

A Novel

Author: Mary Renault

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480432881

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

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“Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us.” —Hilary Mantel In myth, Theseus was the slayer of the child-devouring Minotaur in Crete. What the founder-hero might have been in real life is another question, brilliantly explored in The King Must Die. Drawing on modern scholarship and archaeological findings at Knossos, Mary Renault’s Theseus is an utterly lifelike figure—a king of immense charisma, whose boundless strivings flow from strength and weakness—but also one steered by implacable prophecy. The story follows Theseus’s adventures from Troizen to Eleusis, where the death in the book’s title is to take place, and from Athens to Crete, where he learns to jump bulls and is named king of the victims. Richly imbued with the spirit of its time, this is a page-turner as well as a daring act of imagination. Renault’s story of Theseus continues with the sequel The Bull from the Sea. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.

The King Must Die: A Novel of Edward III

The Isabella Books: Book II

Author: N. Gemini Sasson

Publisher: Cader Idris Press

ISBN: 0982715897

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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What is done cannot be undone. England, 1326. Edward II has been dethroned. Queen Isabella and her lover, Sir Roger Mortimer, are at the pinnacle of their power. Fated to rule, Isabella's son becomes King Edward III at the callow age of fourteen. Young Edward, however, must bide his time as the loyal son until he can break the shackles of his minority and dissolve the regency council which dictates his every action. When the former king is found mysteriously dead in his cell, the truth becomes obscured and Isabella can no longer trust her own memory . . . or confide in those closest to her. Meanwhile, she struggles to keep her beloved Mortimer at her side and gain yet another crown--France's--for the son who no longer trusts her. In the sequel to Isabeau, secrecy and treason, conspiracy and revenge once again overtake England amidst a backdrop of epic battles and political entanglements. The future rests in the hands of a mother and son whose bonds have reached a breaking point. keywords: historical fiction, biographical, medieval, king, queen, battle, knight, England

The King Must Die

Author: N. Gemini Sasson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982715888

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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England, 1326. Edward II has been dethroned. Queen Isabella and her lover, Sir Roger Mortimer, are at the pinnacle of their power. Fated to rule, Isabella's son becomes King Edward III at the callow age of fourteen. Young Edward, however, must bide his time as the loyal son until he can break the shackles of his minority and dissolve the regency council which dictates his every action. When the former king is found mysteriously dead in his cell, the truth becomes obscured and Isabella can no longer trust her own memory . . . or confide in those closest to her. Meanwhile, she struggles to keep her beloved Mortimer at her side and gain yet another crown-France's-for the son who no longer trusts her. Amidst a maelstrom of shifting loyalties, accusations of murder propel England to the brink of civil war. In the sequel to Isabeau, secrecy and treason, conspiracy and revenge once again overtake England. The future rests in the hands of a mother and son whose bonds have reached a breaking point.

1914 the King Must Die

Author: Jamie Camplin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523298310

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Page: 272

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June 1914.The social and political leaders of the greatest Empire in the history of the world gather at Buckingham Palace in the presence of King George V and his wife, Queen Mary.Their glittering, complacent world seems strangely immune from the climacteric of destructive forces that threatens it.In Ireland, Catholics and Protestants prepare to cut each other's throats;in England, Suffragettes and Trade Unionists alike see violence as their only weapon;and in Europe hostile nations, locked into an arms race, talk of the glories of war. For the moment, the fabric holds - a bizarre parallel with the private life of Cabinet Minister Walter Ransom, whose contentment seems equally threatened by a failed marriage, a mysterious, volatile mistress who has apparently betrayed him, and a political career which, at the age of 43, has left him only with a deep sense of failure and inadequacy. In a dramatic twist to the account historians of the First World War have given for a century, Prime Minister Asquith sends Ransom to the Germany of the Kaiser Wilhelm 11, where he is offered an escape of an incredible kind: kill his King, kill King George, and live for ever in history. In the midst of the brilliant social life of Royal Ascot and the Ritz, the parties of Prince Lichnowsky and Margot Asquith, and the delights of the Kiel Regatta, the politicians of Europe work out a tangle of ambitions in the pursuit of power.As the King calls a Constitutional Conference on Ireland to try to halt the tide of Civil War that threatens to engulf his country, the Kaiser's own plans plunge on towards their fruition, and one man - Walter Ransom - all his aspirations dead, is left with

Der König in Gelb

Author: Robert W. Chambers

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865523331

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Das Original, bekannt aus der TV-Serie True Detective und die Vorlage zu H. P. Lovecrafts Necronomicon. Der König in Gelb erzählt von einem furchtbaren Buch, das jedem, der darin liest, Wahnsinn und Tod bringt. Bemerkt man die Gefahr, ist es längst schon zu spät. Inhalt: Cassildas Lied - Der Wiederhersteller des guten Rufes - Die Maske - Am Hofe des Drachen - Das Gelbe Zeichen - Die Jungfer d'Ys - Das Paradies der Propheten - Die Straße der Vier Winde - Nachwort von Michael Nagula: Robert W. Chambers: Fantast zwischen Poesie und Dekadenz & Die Bücher des Robert W. Chambers H. P. Lovecraft: »Chambers erklomm beachtliche Gipfel des kosmischen Grauens«. E. F. Bleiler: »Das wichtigste Buch in der amerikanischen Literatur des Unheimlichen zwischen Poe und den Modernen.« Ein gelungenes Werk in der Manier von H. P. Lovecraft. Die Gestalt des Königs in Gelb ist im Cthulhu-Mythos als Avatar von Hastur bekannt. Sein Erscheinen wird durch das Gelbe Zeichen angekündigt. Diese Ausgabe enthält alle unheimlichen Geschichten des Originals sowie ein ausführliches Nachwort zu Leben und Werk Robert W. Chambers (1865 ? 1933).


König Eduard Ii

Author: Professor Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783847290292

Category:

Page: 136

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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

The bull from the sea

Author: Mary Renault

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

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This novel is the sequel to "The king must die" and continues the adventures of the ancient Greek, Thesus.


Ready Reference Treatise: The King Must Die

Author: Raja Sharma

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329144759

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Most of the critics of the time highly admitted “The King Must Die.” According to Orville Prescott, writing for the New York Times Reviews said that “The King Must Die” is one of the truly fine historical novels of modern times. After the success of this novel, Renault wrote a sequel in 1962. It was titled “The Bull from the Sea.” It was also very much successful. “The King Must Die” has very successfully adapted the early life and adventures of the great Greek hero Theseus from Greek mythology. The novel begins with his childhood in the Greek city state of Troizen. Ready Reference Treatise: The King Must Die Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Book One Book Two Book Three Book Four Book Five Chapter Five: Critical Analysis

Watership Down

Author: Richard Adams

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141937645

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Watership Down by Richard Adams is a true classic. This stirring tale of courage and survival against the odds has become one of the best-loved animal adventures of all time. 'We've got to go away before it's too late.' Fiver was only a small rabbit, but he had a sixth sense and foresaw that disaster was about to destroy the warren. Few believed him. Led by his brother Hazel, a small band of rabbits set out on a perilous journey to find a safe home. Fiver's intuition finally leads them to Watership Down. But here they encounter the greatest threat of all. ***Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize*** 'A gripping story of rebellion in a rabbit warren and the subsequent adventures of the rebels. Adams has a poetic eye and a gift for storytelling which will speak to readers of all ages for many years to come' Sunday Times 'A masterpiece. The best story about wild animals since The Wind in the Willows. Very funny, exciting, often moving' Evening Standard 'A great book. A whole world is created, perfectly real in itself, yet constituting a deep incidental comment on human affairs' Guardian Richard Adams grew up in Berkshire, the son of a country doctor. After an education at Oxford, he spent six years in the army and then went into the Civil Service. He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters and they insisted he publish it as a book. It quickly became a huge success with both children and adults, and won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal in 1972. Richard Adams has written many novels and short stories, including Shardik and The Plague Dogs.


Honey for a Teen's Heart

Using Books to Communicate with Teens

Author: Gladys Hunt,Barbara Hampton

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310872650

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Help Your Teen Catch the Lifelong Reading Bug.Honey for a Teen’s Heart spells out how good books can help you and your teenager communicate heart-to-heart about ideas, values, and the various issues of a Christian worldview. Sharing the adventure of a book lets both of you know the same people, see the same sights, face the same choices, and feel the same emotions. Life spills out of books--giving you plenty to talk about! But Honey for a Teen’s Heart will do more than strengthen the bonds between you and your son or daughter. You’ll also learn how to help your teen catch the reading habit and become a lover of good books. Gladys Hunt’s insights on how to read a book, what to look for in a book, and how to question what you read will challenge you and your teenager alike. It’s training for life! And it’s fabulous preparation for teens entering college. Including an annotated list of over four hundred books, Honey for a Teen’s Heart gives you expert guidance on the very best books for teens.



The Baby King Must Die!

Author: Robert W. Fuller

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1604770627

Category: Religion

Page: 399

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Fuller's insightful book provides addicts, counselors, and laypeople with deeper insight into the already complicated lives of addicts whose selfish brains produce the erratic behaviors that cannot be turned off with demands, threats, or pleadings. (Motivation)