Hero at the Fall

The breathless finale to the New York Times bestselling Rebel of the Sands series will have you on the edge of your seat until the dust from the final battle clears!

Author: Alwyn Hamilton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698411714

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 480

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The breathless finale to the New York Times bestselling Rebel of the Sands series will have you on the edge of your seat until the dust from the final battle clears! When gunslinging Amani Al'Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she'd join a revolution, let alone lead one. But after the bloodthirsty Sultan of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she doesn't have a choice. Armed with only her revolver, her wits, and her untameable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to maps, doesn't exist. As she watches those she loves most lay their lives on the line against ghouls and enemy soldiers, Amani questions whether she can be the leader they need or if she is leading them all to their deaths.

Hero at the Fall

'That puts us out of sight and out of range of the city when night falls. We wait here for morning. At dawn, you two fly to the east.' She pointed at me and Sam with the tip of her knife. 'Get into the tunnels and to the machine.

Author: Alwyn Hamilton

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571325440

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

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Highly anticipated conclusion to the epic award-winning Rebel of the Sands trilogy - a genre-busting Wild West meets Arabian Nights fantasy Once, in the desert country of Miraji, there was a Sultan without an heir. The heir had been killed by his own brother, the treacherous Rebel Prince, who was consumed by jealousy and sought the throne for himself. Or so it was said by some. There were others who said that the Rebel Prince was not a traitor but a hero... In the final battle for the throne, Amani must fight for everything she believes in, but with the rebellion in pieces, and the Sultan's armies advancing across the desert plains, who will lead, who will triumph, who will live and who will die? Praise for the series: 'Sheer escapism.' Guardian 'Winning.' New York Times 'Thrilling.' Booklist 'Hugely entertaining . . . with a rich seam of Arabic culture, djinni magic, breathless romance and show-stopping action sequences.' Bookseller

Materials for an Anatomy of Personality in Late Imperial China

Thus, while they ruled resistant literati and Ming supporters with an iron hand, it was their interest to use ... And, we can understand that his fall into the disaster was not a disgrace for him, being an upright hero at the fall of ...

Author: Paolo Santangelo

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047430972

Category: History

Page: 540

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How was the concept of 'personality' perceived in (late-imperial) China? Re-constructing the main features describing the individual, and firmly based on a variety of sources, this volume is a reflection on personality and its attributes in China.

The Hero Within

School began , and I started to fall in with the wrong crowd . " But then Jack looked around . He figured out that the more he participated in school activities , the more privileges he would receive on the Ranch .

Author: Cynthia Quicksall Landsberg

Publisher: Colorado Boys Ranch

ISBN: 9781555916114

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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This collection of gripping, yet heartwarming, stories shows how many troubled boys have turned their lives around at the Colorado Boys Ranch during the past 40 years. Told in their own words, these stories of the boys and their caring mentors show how a rural institution that was envisioned as an alternative to incarceration by Colorado's county judges in 1959 has evolved into one of the nation's leading psychiatric residential treatment programs. The Hero Within also describes programs, such as animal-assisted therapy, that have helped the Colorado Boys Ranch achieve a 90 percent success rate in treating some of the most severely troubled youth in our country. At a time when thousands of mentally ill youth are improperly held in jails due to a lack of access to appropriate mental health programs, this book illustrates what can be achieved when boys are given a chance to tap their own "hero within" and lead lives filled with peace and hope. The Colorado Boys Ranch provides psychiatric residential mental health services for troubled boys. Located in southeastern Colorado near the rural community of La Junta, the 340-acre treatment and education facility provides a structured and nurturing environment where skilled professionals provide each youth with individualized treatment and educational services.


and no incestuous marriage is involved, the tale finishes with the hero's marriage and enthronement. ... The events the hero experiences fall into two groups, those that themselves determine the outcome of the action and those that ...

Author: Lowell Edmunds

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299148539

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Classicist Lowell Edmunds and folklorist Alan Dundes both note that “the Oedipus tale is not likely to ever fade from view in Western civilization, [as] the tale continues to pack a critical family drama into a timeless form.” Looking beyond the story related in Sophocles’ drama—the ancient Theban myth of the son who unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother—Oedipus: A Folklore Casebook examines variations of the tale from Africa and South America to Eastern Europe and the Pacific. Taking sociological, psychological, anthropological, and structuralist perspectives, the nineteen essays reveal the complexities and multiple meanings of this centuries-old tale. In addition to the well-known interpretations of the Oedipus myth by Sigmund Freud and James Frazer, this casebook includes insightful selections by an international group of scholars. Essays on a Serbian Oedipus legend by Friedrich Krauss and on a Gypsy version by Mirella Karpati, for example, stress the psychological stages of atonement after the Oedipus figure learns the truth about his actions. Anthropologist Melford E. Spiro investigates the myth’s appearance in Burma and the significance of the mother’s identification with the dragon (the sphinx figure). Vladimir Propp’s essay, translated into English for the first time, and Lowell Edmunds’s theoretical review discuss the relation of the Oedipus story to the larger study of folklore. The result is a comprehensive and fascinating casebook for students of folklore, classical mythology, anthropology, and sociology.

Study Guide to Othello by William Shakespeare

THE FALL FROM HIGH ESTATE A constant theme of medieval literature was the fall of the hero from high estate. The contrast between the hero's apparent security and the sudden disaster that overtook him was considered the essence of ...

Author: Intelligent Education

Publisher: Influence Publishers

ISBN: 1645425770

Category: Study Aids

Page: 204

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for William Shakespeare’s Othello, the inspiration behind many operas, films, and literary adaptations. As a tragedy of the seventeenth-century, Othello’s performance continues today due to the timeless themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance. Moreover, Shakespeare was inspired by English, French, and Italian works, but Othello was primarily inspired by Giovanni Battista Giraldi Cinthio’s Hecatommithi. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Shakespeare’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Virgil s neid

Then , with a glance at Carthage , Juno's pet - city and the scene of Juno Venus 4 The poem opens in the seventh year after the fall of Ilium , with the hero , Æneas , a wanderer , , under to an important episode , the Trojan fleet of ...

Author: Virgil



Category: Aeneas (Legendary character)

Page: 258

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Warring over Valor

Many of the films portrayed soldier protagonists as antiheroes struggling with the morality of their individual ... that these films depicting American soldiers in Vietnam as antiheroes contributed to the “fall of the warrior/heroat ...

Author: Simon Wendt

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813597552

Category: History

Page: 220

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By focusing on how the idea of heroism on the battlefield helped construct, perpetuate, and challenge racial and gender hierarchies in the United States between World War I and the present, Warring over Valor provides fresh perspectives on the history of American military heroism. The book offers two major insights into the history of military heroism. First, it reveals a precarious ambiguity in the efforts of minorities such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, women, and gay men to be recognized as heroic soldiers. Paradoxically, America’s heroism discourse allowed them to press their case for full membership in the nation, but doing so simultaneously validated the dichotomous interpretations of race and gender they repudiated. The ambiguous role of marginalized groups in war-related hero-making processes also testifies to this volume’s second general insight: the durability and tenacity of the masculine warrior hero in U.S. society and culture. Warring over Valor bridges a gap in the historiography of heroism and military affairs.

Homeric Receptions Across Generic and Cultural Contexts

From. the. Homeric. Epic. to. Virgil's. Eclogues. It is obvious that a brief list of two or three lines in length ... In both instances the fall of a hero at the time of the fight is likened to the felling of trees by the hands of ...

Author: Athanasios Efstathiou

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110479796

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 505

View: 576

This collective volume provides a fresh perspective on Homeric reception through a methodologically focused, interdisciplinary investigation of the transformations of Homeric epic within varying generic and cultural contexts. It explores how various aspects of Homeric poetics appeal and can be mapped on to a diversity of contexts under different socio-historical, intellectual, literary and artistic conditions. The volume brings together internationally acclaimed scholars and acute young researchers in the fields of classics and reception studies, yielding insight into the varied strategies and ideological forces that define Homeric reception in literature, scholarship and the performing arts (theatre, film and music) and shape the ‘horizon of expectations’ of readers and audience. This collection also showcases that the wide-ranging ‘migration’ of Homeric material through time and across place holds significant cultural power, being instrumental in the construction of new cultural identities. The volume is of particular interest to scholars in the fields of classics, reception and cultural studies and the performing arts, as well as to readers fascinated by ancient literature and its cultural transformations.

Fall of Poland

The king , at ten , approaching Vienna , passed through the breach where the ferocious Turks would have entered in triumph the same day , but for the prowess of the immortal hero . At his approach , another soul - stirring scene in this ...

Author: Luther Calvin Saxton



Category: Poland


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Beaver Falls

recognized as a local athletic hero , lawyer , politician , and community leader , but above all an unforgettable war hero . At the time of his action , October 1 , 1918 , Thompson was a major and the encounter occurred near Apremont ...

Author: Kenneth Britten

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738523828

Category: History

Page: 160

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With an industrial foundation laid down more than 200 years ago, Beaver Falls quickly secured a role in history as one of the most well-established manufacturing towns in western Pennsylvania. Further recognition as a "Pittsburgh in miniature" soon followed as the town's commercial base grew and prospered during the halcyon days of the nineteenth century. Early residents strove to build the town into a self-supporting community committed to family values, and Beaver Falls continued to grow and thrive after the mills and factories gave way to the social experiments of the Harmony Society and the founding of Geneva College. Beaver Falls: Gem of Beaver County devotes a chapter to local football legend Joe Namath's first season of greatness, complete with play-by-play details of the exciting Friday night high school games. "Broadway Joe's" early team picture is here, along with dozens more rare and compelling, never-before-published images. Readers will also find telling narratives of the Big Snow of 1950 and the Great Race of 1908, with more than 100 vintage photographs and maps detailing the gripping stories and unique memories chronicled here.


He was still glowing in the sky even like Bheeshma with the thousand arrows of Arjuna . With his body torn to shreds by ... bed fitting to the great hero . At his fall the sky sent a shower of rain . Already he looked like one who was ...

Author: Kamala Subramaniam




Page: 766

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The Fall of Troy

But nothing quailed the hero at the voice Immortal, for that round him even now Hovered the unrelenting Fates. He recked Naught of the God, and shouted his defiance. "Phoebus, why dost thou in mine own despite Stir me to fight with Gods ...

Author: active 4th century Smyrnaeus Quintus

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 277

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"The Fall of Troy" by active 4th century Smyrnaeus Quintus (translated by Arthur S. Way). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Good words ed by N Macleod

In his tent , at fall of day , Hero Harold loosed his mail , As a bark which nears the bay Drops on deck her clattering sail . Eyes that look the looker through , Brow that shame hath never bowed , Lips that ne'er spake word ...

Author: Norman Macleod





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Illuminating Shadows

The emotion stirred at this quarter is eros , or romantic love , leading to a union . But eventually the romanticized hero falls from grace . Autumn / Dusk / Tragedy / Maturity Usually the fall of tragedy separates the hero from his or ...

Author: Geoffrey Hill

Publisher: Shambhala Publications


Category: Culture in motion pictures

Page: 319

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Analyzes seventeen films, ranging from "Its a Wonderful Life" to "Blue Velvet," in a study of film as mythology

Comrade Pavlik

Did he ever belong to the Pioneers, the Communist youth organization who claimed him as member No. 001? This is the first book in English on Pavlik's legend, using previously inaccessible local archives.

Author: Catriona Kelly

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1783780711

Category: History


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It was September, 1932. Gerasimovka, Western Siberia. Two children are found dead in the forest outside a remote village. Both have been repeatedly stabbed and their bloody bodies are covered in sticky, crimson cranberry juice. Who committed these horrific murders has never been proved, but the elder boy, thirteen-year-old Pavlik Morozov, was quickly to become the most famous boy in Soviet history - statues of him were erected, biographies published, and children across the country were exhorted to emulate him. Catriona Kelly's aim is not to find out who really killed the boys, but rather to explore how Stalin's regime turned Pavlik into a hero designed to produce good Soviet citizens. Pavlik's story is intriguing and multi-layered: did he denounce his own father to the authorities? Was he murdered by members of his own family? Did he ever belong to the Pioneers, the Communist youth organization who claimed him as member No. 001? This is the first book in English on Pavlik's legend, using previously inaccessible local archives.

The Hero at Home in France

PREFACE By Sue Walker The Hero at Home in France exhibition stems from the discovery of a collection of 169 lithographs by ... Meanwhile , the familiar narratives of the individual's life and the linear course of history fall apart in a ...

Author: Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet



Category: Lithography, French

Page: 93

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