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Ragnar K

Author : Antonia S. Byatt
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Author : A.S Byatt
ISBN : 9780802194879
Genre : Fiction
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The Booker Prize–winning author of Possession breathes life into the Ragnorak myth through the novel of a young British girl during World War II. Ragnarok retells the finale of Norse mythology: a story of the destruction of life on this planet and the end of the gods themselves. What more relevant myth could any modern writer choose? As the bombs of the Blitz rain down on Britain, one young girl is evacuated to the countryside. She is struggling to make sense of her new wartime life. Then she is given a copy of Asgard and the Gods—a book of ancient Norse myths—and her inner and outer worlds are transformed. War, natural disaster, reckless gods and the recognition of impermanence in the world are just some of the threads that A.S. Byatt weaves into this most timely of books. Linguistically stunning and imaginatively abundant, this is a landmark. A Globe and Mail Best Book “A gorgeous, brilliant, and significant performance.” —Booklist, starred review “Byatt’s prose is majestic, the lush descriptive passages—jewelled one minute, gory the next—a pleasure to get lost in.” —The Telegraph

The End Of Gods

Author : A S Byatt
ISBN : 9788184755688
Genre : Religion
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The story of Ragnarok plays out the endgame of Norse mythology. It is a tale of the destruction of life on this planet and the end of the god themselves. What more relevant myth could any modern writer choose to retell? As the bombs rain down in the Battle of Britain, one young girl is evacuated to the countryside. she is struggling to make sense of her new wartime life. then she is given a copy of Asgard and the Gods - a book of ancient Norse myths - and her inner and outer worlds are transformed. War, natural disaster, reckless gods and the impermanence of life itself are just some of the threads that A.S.Byatt weaves into The End of the Gods. just as Wagner borrowed from this dramatic and catasrophic Norse saga for the climax of his Ring Cycle, so AS Byatt reinvents it for our time in all its intensity and glory. Linguistically stunning and imaginatively abundant, this is a landmark piece of storytelling from one of the world's greatest writers.

Nordische Mythen Und Sagen

Author : Neil Gaiman
ISBN : 9783732539963
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Warum bebt die Erde? Wie entstanden Ebbe und Flut? Wie kam die Poesie in unsere Welt? Neil Gaiman erzählt die nordischen Sagen und Mythen neu, mit Witz und Sinnlichkeit, voller Zuneigung und Neugierde. Wir machen Bekanntschaft mit dem mächtigen Odin, reisen mit Thor und seinem Hammer durch die neun nordischen Welten, sind bezaubert von den Göttern und entsetzt von mancher Skrupellosigkeit. Machen Sie sich die Sagen zu eigen, erzählen Sie sie weiter, an den langen kalten Winterabenden, in den lauen Sommernächten. Nach der Lektüre werden Sie selbst die Wolken mit anderen Augen betrachten.

Ragnarok A Jack Sigler Thriller

Author : Jeremy Robinson
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It starts with a thunderous crack and a flash of light. Screams come next. Then the hunters. With a staccato flicker, the light disappears and everything within a hundred yard radius goes with it. A massive crater is all that remains where a chunk of the world has gone missing. As the deadly phenomenon repeats and expands amidst the world’s most densely populated cities—carving apartment buildings in half, scooping away entire city blocks, and claiming thousands of lives—Jack Sigler, Callsign: King and his black ops team take action. But the team is broken, spread across the globe and vulnerable. Scrambling to make sense of the violent disappearances and fighting to reunite, the team comes face-to-face with an otherworldly enemy capable of making the fearless...terrified. Taking the battle to the ends of the Earth—and beyond—the team combats a savage enemy whose centuries-old plan for mankind has nearly reached fruition. If they fail, the planet will become little more than a fully stocked food cache for a creature whose presence heralds the beginning of Ragnarök—and the extinction of the human race. Ragnarok is the fourth full-length novel in the Jack Sigler/Chess Team series, following Pulse, Instinct and Threshold, as well as the prequel novel Prime, and eight standalone novellas focusing on the individual characters in the series.

Magnus Chase 1 Das Schwert Des Sommers

Author : Rick Riordan
ISBN : 9783646928532
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Magnus schlägt sich nach dem Tod seiner Mutter allein auf der Straße durch, denn seinen Vater hat er nie gekannt. Bis er eines Tages etwas Unglaubliches erfährt: Er stammt von einem der nordischen Götter Asgards ab! Leider rüsten diese Götter gerade zum Krieg; auch Trolle, Riesen und andere Monster machen sich bereit. Ausgerechnet Magnus soll den Weltuntergang Ragnarök verhindern. Dafür muss er ein magisches Schwert finden, das seit 1000 Jahren verschollen ist. Noch hat er keine Ahnung, was für Abenteuer auf ihn warten! Alle Bände der Magnus-Chase-Serie: Magnus Chase − Das Schwert des Sommers Magnus Chase − Der Hammer des Thor Magnus Chase − Das Schiff der Toten

Norse Myths

Author : Martin J Dougherty
ISBN : 9781782743439
Genre : Social Science
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The stories of Thor, Odin and Loki are familiar to most of us. Many people know that the Norse gods fought against giants and were ultimately betrayed by Loki the trickster. The end of the world and the death of the gods in a grim battle called Ragnarok has also found its way into popular culture. Ideas taken from Norse mythology are frequently found in modern fantasy and science fiction – such as elves, dwarfs and undead warriors rising from an unquiet grave, for example. Norse mythology is rich in adventure and ideas about creation, death and the afterlife. Norse Myths takes a wide-ranging approach, examining the creation stories of the Norse world, the monsters and the pantheons of the deities, including such figures as Heimdall, Freya and Baldr. It looks at the sagas and the Prose and Poetic Eddas, which tell of real and imagined people, featuring both heroic tales and humorous escapades. The book also examines how Norse myths were interpreted in a Christianized Europe and how their motifs influenced medieval German writers and, in turn, were used in the modern world in very different ways, by the likes of composer Richard Wagner and in the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. Illustrated with 180 colour and black-&-white artworks and illustrations, Norse Myths is an engaging and highly informative exploration of a rich mythology that still resounds today.

The Norse Myths

Author : Carolyne Larrington
ISBN : 0500251967
Genre : Mythology, Norse
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The Norse Myths presents the infamous Viking gods, from the mighty Asyr, led by �?inn, and the mysterious Vanir, to Thor and the mythological cosmos they inhabit. Passages translated from Old Norse bring this legendary world to life, from the myths of creation to ragnar�k, the prophesied end of the world at the hands of Loki’s army of monsters and giants, and everything that comes in between: the long and problematic relationship between the gods and the giants, the (mis)adventures of human heroes and heroines, with their family feuds, revenges, marriages, and murders; and the interaction between the gods and mortals. Photographs and drawings show a range of Norse sites, objects, and characters, from Viking ship burials to dragons on runestones. Dr. Carolyne Larrington describes the Norse myths’ origins in pre-Christian Scandinavia and Iceland, and their survival in archaeological artifacts and written sources, from Old Norse sagas and poems to the less-approving accounts of medieval Christian writers. She traces their influences into the work of Wagner, William Morris, and J. R. R. Tolkien, and even Game of Thrones in the resurrection of the Fimbulvetr, or “Mighty Winter."

Das Buch Der Kinder

Author : A.S. Byatt
ISBN : 9783104016450
Genre : Fiction
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A.S. Byatt - Booker-Preis Gewinnerin und von der Queen ernannte ›Dame Commander of the British Empire‹ - umspannt in ihrem neuen, opulenten Roman ein Vierteljahrhundert, die Jahre von 1895 bis kurz nach dem 1. Weltkrieg. Im Süden Englands, in London, Paris und im zügellosen Schwabing suchen die Familien Wellwood, Fludd und Cairn am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts ein freieres und erfüllteres Leben, sie proben neue Wege in Kunst und Politik, Liebe und Erziehung. Immer mit dabei sind die vielen Kinder, die sich mit ihren unterschiedlichen Talenten und Temperamenten einen Weg durch die Lebensexperimente ihrer Eltern bahnen. Aber alle Familien, auch die fortschrittlichsten, haben ihre dunklen Geheimnisse – am Ende drohen Enttäuschung, Verrat und der große Krieg. ›Das Buch der Kinder‹ schlägt einen weiten Bogen von England bis nach Deutschland und berührt dabei immer wieder im Kleinen, in den intimen Momenten, die ein jedes Leben unverwechselbar machen.

Norse Mythology

Author : Jim Ollhoff
ISBN : 1617147265
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Collects stories from ancient Norse mythology, including the creation of the world, the tree of the universe, and the end of the world with the battle of Ragnarok.

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