This book is the strongest example among the Icelandic sagas of court culture and the culture of gift giving in the late Viking age. Composed at the end of the 13th century, it is preserved complete in a slightly younger manuscript.Content:Of Thorstein Egilson and his Kin,Of Thorsteins Dream,Of the Birth and Fostering of Helga the Fair,Of Gunnlaug Worm-tongue and his Kin,Of Raven and his Kin,How Helga was vowed to Gunnlaug, and of Gunnlaug’s faring abroad,Of Gunnlaug in the East and the West,Of Gunnlaug in Ireland,Of the Quarrel between Gunnlaug and Raven before the Swedish King,How Raven came home to Iceland, and asked for Helga to Wife,Of how Gunnlaug must needs abide away from Iceland,Of Gunnlaug’s landing, and how he found Helga wedded to Raven,Of the Holmgang at the Althing,How Gunnlaug and Raven agreed to go East to Norway, to try the matter again,How the two Foes met and fought at Dingness,The News of the Fight brought to Iceland,The Death of Helga the Fair. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Norris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/009889/bk_edel_009889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eine junge Frau auf der schicksalhaften Suche nach ihrer Familie: der Australienroman »Fliegen wie ein Vogel« von Deana Zinßmeister als eBook bei dotbooks. Kann sie im Land der roten Erde neue Hoffnung finden? Worms, 1791. Das Leben der jungen Luise liegt in Scherben, als ihr geliebter Vater stirbt. Sie droht, das Erbe der Familie zu verlieren - und hört zum ersten Mal, dass sie einen Halbbruder hat. Er allein könnte ihr Vermögen retten. Doch zu ihrem Schrecken erfährt sie, dass er als Straftäter in die australische Kolonie deportiert wurde! Trotz der Gefahren, die der fünfte Kontinent für eine junge Frau birgt, ist Luise fest entschlossen, nach Australien zu reisen und ihren letzten lebenden Verwandten zu finden. Um an Bord eines Schiffs zu kommen, muss Luise eine Scheinehe mit dem charismatischen Duncan Fairbanks eingehen. Aber ist der wirklich so zuvorkommend, wie er sich gibt - oder verfolgt er seine ganz eigenen, dunklen Zwecke? »Deana Zinßmeister schreibt historische Romane, wie man sie sich wünscht!« Iny Lorentz Jetzt als eBook kaufen und genießen: »Fliegen wie ein Vogel«, Band 1 der großen Australiensaga von Deana Zinßmeister. Wer liest, hat mehr vom Leben: dotbooks - der eBook-Verlag.
I have seen men become Gods and I have seen Gods become dust Magic pieces of armor rain from Lenova´s skies, granting men God-like powers. Mountains move, lightning bends to command, and a man´s future can be written in a book before it´s even happened. In this emerging chaos, teenage Finn SunRider cares only for escaping the burning desert of the Crust and exploring the world he lives in. Yet that will prove quite difficult with monsters and tyrants roaming the land, conquering cities and killing the innocent. With a Sorceress and her evil Lich master rising from the South, and with an ancient mysterious artifact grafted onto Finn´s arm, he´s ended up getting a lot more than he bargained for. From flaming coal-coated vat-worms and two-directional streams to floating cities and underground pyramids, follow a fantasy journey of epic proportions! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Lister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000602/bk_podm_000602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Terry is on the run, having escaped from prison and killed its overseer. He and his friend Ludo need to find a way to get to the northern border. That´s where Ludo´s wife is being held, but time is of the essence. If they don´t hurry, she´ll be sacrificed to the gods as part of some barbaric ceremony. With an army at their heels and a continent to cross, Terry and Ludo will need all the help they can get. Meanwhile, Mei Curie has opened a portal to another world...and it isn´t what she expected. There are worms the size of cars, animals with bulletproof hides, and an advanced alien race unlike anything mankind has ever witnessed. Not to worry, though. Johnathan Finn has just the ticket: a rifle stocked with bullets, ready to deal with whatever threats come knocking. Along with his team of soldiers, John is here for a single purpose - to find his missing friend and bring him home - but in a world as strange as this one, a simple search and rescue mission could prove deadly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082427/bk_acx0_082427_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once upon a time in a place far away, lived a man named Gary Larson who used to draw cartoons. It was a cartoon that appeared for many years in daily newspapers and was loved by millions. (And was confusing to millions more.) But one day he stopped. Gary went into hiding. He made a couple short films. He played his guitar. He threw sticks for his dogs. They threw some back. Yet Gary was restless. He couldn´t sleep nights. Something haunted him. (Besides Gramps.) Something that would return him to his roots in biology, drawing and dementia--a tale called There´s a Hair in My Dirt! A Worm´s Story. It begins a few inches underground, when a young worm, during a typical family dinner, discovers there´s a hair in his plate of dirt. He becomes rather upset, not just about his tainted meal but about his entire miserable, wormy life. This, in turn, spurs his father to tell him a story--a story to inspire the children of invertebrates everywhere. And so Father Worm describes the saga of a fair young maiden and her adventuresome stroll through her favorite forest, a perambulator´s paradise. It is a journey filled with mystery and magic. Or so she thinks. ´´Which is all we´ll say for now. What exactly does the maiden encounter? Does Son Worm learn a lesson? More important, does he eat his plate of fresh dirt? ´´ Well, you´ll have to read to find out, but let´s just say the answers are right under your feet. Written and illustrated in a children´s storybook style, There´s a Hair in My Dirt! A Worm´s Story is a twisted take on the difference between our idealized view of Nature and the sometimes cold, hard reality of life for the birds and the bees and the worms (not to mention our own species). Told with his trademark off-kilter humor, this first original non--Far Side book is the unique work of a comic master. Now Larson can finally sleep at night. Question is, will you?
Don´t miss the latest book from the author of Eragon, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia, coming December 31, 2018! The complete Inheritance cycle, available for the first time in a paperback boxed set! The Inheritance cycle worldwide bestselling saga of one boy, one dragon, and a world of larger-than-life adventure! This boxset includes the books, Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance.
Don´t miss the latest book from the author of Eragon, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia, coming December 31, 2018! The boxed set collection of the worldwide fantasy phenomenon has a brand-new look that showcases new interlocking art across the spines of the books! The Inheritance cycle is the unforgettable, worldwide bestselling saga of one boy, one dragon, and a world of adventure. When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he and his dragon, Saphira, are thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands. . . .
For years, Glen Cook´s Black Company series has built a major audience among fantasy fans. Told from the ´´worm´s-eye´´ view of the soldiers and functionaries who fight in the trenches of vast sorceress wars, this epic has riveted a generation of readers. If the Joseph Heller of Catch-22 were to tell the story of The Lord of the Rings, it might read like the Black Company books. There is nothing else in fantasy like them. Now Cook brings the latest cycle of the Black Company saga to a major climax, as the survivors of the disaster at the end of She is Darkness regroup in Taglios. Determined to free their fellow warriors held in stasis beneath the glittering plain, they journey there under terrible conditions, arriving just in time for a magical conflagration in which the bones of the world will be revealed, the history of the Company unveiled, and new worlds gained and lost...all at a major price. Wry, tough-minded, brilliantly imagined, and told with enormous flair, Water Sleeps is Glen Cook at the top of his game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002315/bk_adbl_002315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.