THE FALL OF THE KINGS

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The Fall Of The Kings

Author : Ellen Kushner
ISBN : 9781473211667
Genre : Fiction
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Generations ago the last king fell, taking with him the final truths about a race of wizards who ruled at his side. But the blood of the kings runs deep in the land and its people, waiting for the coming together of two unusual men. Theron Campion is heir to an ancient house - and a modern scandal. Tormented by his twin duties to his family and his own bright spirit, he seeks solace in the University. There he meets Basil St. Cloud, a brilliant and charismatic teacher ruled by a passion for knowledge - and for the ancient kings. Around these two are gathering those who believe the land still cries out for a king - and those who would do anything to stop them returning.
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The Fall Of The King

Author : Johannes V. Jensen
ISBN : 1452933286
Genre : Fiction
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Taking place during the first half of the sixteenth century, The Fall of the King tells the story of dreamy, slacking student Mikkel Thøgersen and the entanglements that ultimately bring him into service as a mercenary under King Christian II of Denmark. Moving from the Danish countryside to Stockholm during the execution of Swedish nobility and finally to the imprisonment of Mikkel and Christian, the narrative is a lyrical encapsulation of “the fall”—the fall of country, history, individuals, and nature. Twice voted as the most important Danish novel of the twentieth century, The Fall of the King is both an epic depiction of real events and a complex psychological novel. Half pure narration, half prose poem, its scenes of brute realism mixed with rhapsodical passages make it a work of artistic genius.
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Shakespeare S English Kings

Author : Peter Saccio
ISBN : 0195123190
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The second edition of this which will appeal to both students and interested general readers.
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The Fall Of The Caliphate Of C Rdoba

Author : Peter C. Scales
ISBN : 9004098682
Genre : History
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This book throws the weight of historical expertise into an analysis of a crucial and yet often-neglected period of Spanish history, the breakup of the Muslim Caliphate of Cordoba in the early eleventh century.
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The Fall Of Kings And Princes

Author : M. Victoria Guerin
ISBN : 0804722900
Genre : Literary Criticism
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At the heart of the book is Mordred, King Arthur's incestuous son, shown by Guerin to be an integral part of the Arthurian tradition from the very beginning. Mordred is seen as the tangible proof of the king's sin, committed in all innocence in his youth but resulting in a living incarnation of evil who will kill his father on Salisbury Plain, putting an end to the Arthurian world. But in the early stages of Arthurian romance, because this story cannot be told without the death of Arthur, it cannot be told at all, for Arthur's existence is the necessary condition of the genre: the story of his death would entail authorial suicide and the impossibility of further literary creation. Guerin argues that the authors of the texts examined in this study - Chretien de Troyes's Le Chevalier de la Charrete and Le Conte du Graal and the anonymous Middle English Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - deliberately use the medieval reader's extra-textual knowledge of the Mordred story to create a second level of reading: behind Lancelot, Perceval, and Gawain is the shadowy figure of Mordred (never explicitly mentioned), and the modern reader must learn to see this shadow in order fully to appreciate the authors' purpose. Taking into account this hidden framework not only sheds a surprising new light on these texts, it also gives a convincing solution to the much-discussed question of why Chretien left two of his romances, Le Chevalier de la Charrete and Le Conte du Graal, unfinished. The first chapter, which deals with Arthurian tragedy in the thirteenth century Prose Cycle, is particularly timely as it coincides with the publication of the first English translation of the cycle, to which Guerin's study serves as an excellent introduction.
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Troy

Author : David Gemmell
ISBN : 9780345477040
Genre : Fiction
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In the conclusion of the trilogy retelling the story of Homer's "Iliad," the allies of the Mykene king Agamemnon, including a reluctant Odysseus, ruler of Ithaca, and the fierce warrior Achilles, gather to prepare a final onslaught against the Golden City of Troy. Reprint.
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The Chronicles Of Ascension Novella Four The Fall Of A King The Birth Of A Legend

Author : Ben Egginton
ISBN : 1091141142
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The search for the missing juvenile Kings of England and France is underway.And those at the mission's head have their work cut out for them: facing one-legged hermits, eccentric showmen, and the full wrath of Mother Nature along the way.Meanwhile, the sands of time are running out for Edward and Charles, who find themselves captives of a corrupt provost and his Anglophobic, vertically challenged henchman.Against their will they have been signed up as participants in the City of Orleans' first annual Festival of Pain; a spectacle they have little hope of surviving...This is the fourth novella in the Chronicles of Ascension series.
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