Epic Fail

Author: Claire LaZebnik
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062093258
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Will Elise’s love life be an epic win or an epic fail? At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angeles, who your parents are can make or break you. Case in point: As the son of Hollywood royalty, Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school—not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects. As the daughter of the new principal, Elise Benton isn’t exactly on everyone’s must-sit-next-to-at-lunch list. When Elise’s beautiful sister catches the eye of the prince’s best friend, Elise gets to spend a lot of time with Derek, making her the envy of every girl on campus. Except she refuses to fall for any of his rare smiles and instead warms up to his enemy, the surprisingly charming social outcast Webster Grant. But in this hilarious tale of fitting in and flirting, not all snubs are undeserved, not all celebrity brats are bratty, and pride and prejudice can get in the way of true love for only so long.

The Arabian Epic Volume 3 Texts

Author: M. C. Lyons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521017404
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The hero cycles of Arabic belong to the literary tradition of The Arabian Nights and can be seen as the popular epics of their civilisation. The Arabian epic covers ten of the main representatives of this genre. Each of these has been developed through the processes of accretive oral story-telling by means of an accumulation of narrative and folklore motifs, many of which belong to what can be seen as a universal tradition. The work is published in three volumes. The first volume introduces the background and the dimensions in which the cycles are set, while the second volume analyses their contents and the literary formulae used in their construction, as well as listing analogues found in other literatures. The epitomes surveyed in the final volume provide non-Arabists with a more immediate insight into the contents of the cycles, drawing attention to their narrative colouring and texture.

Wall Of Glory The Princess Maura Tales Book 3 An Epic Fantasy Series

Author: Abigail Keam
Publisher: Worker Bee Press
ISBN: 0997972963
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Evil Wizards! Black Magic! Betrayed Queens! Conniving Husbands! Book 3 of The Princess Maura Tales—a five book saga. If you love sword/sorcery and action/adventure stories, Wall Of Glory should be your next read. Empress Maura is a fugitive on the run. She has escaped the confines of the palace at a great cost in lives, but her escape is paramount. Everywhere, Bhuttanian soldiers search for her, but she must elude capture and forced return to her dashing, but deceitful husband Dorak, Aga of the Bhuttanians. Maura truly loves Dorak. He was everything a woman could want––handsome, cultured, witty, and courageous. He lacks only kindness. Maura couldn’t dampen the raging ambition inside him. She knows that eventually Dorak would be as corrupt as his father, the Aga Zoar. When Dorak accuses her of sexual improprieties, Maura realizes that she has to flee by any means necessary to reunite with the Dinii, a warrior bird-like people, and search for the fabled plant, the Mother Bogazkoy, in order to “mate” with it. Only the Bogazkoy could infuse her with the power to combat the Black Cacodemon, Dorak’s evil wizard, and free her nation from the tyranny of Bhuttanian rule. Only by saving her country can Maura hope to save Dorak from himself. Can Maura really rescue both Dorak and her country? Or must one be sacrificed?

Roman Epic

Author: Michael Von Albrecht
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004112926
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This book discusses some works of these poets: Livius Andronicus, Naevius, Ennius, Virgil, Ovid, Albinovanus Pedo, Cornelius Severus, Lucan, Valerius Flaccus, Statius, Silius Italicus, Claudian, and Corippus.

The R M Ya A Of V Lm Ki An Epic Of Ancient India Volume Iii

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Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883113
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This is the third volume of a planned seven-volume translation of India's most beloved and influential epic tale--the Ramayana of Valmiki. This third volume carries forward the narrative by following the exiled hero Rama, his wife, and his brother on their wanderings. The book contains the narrative center of the epic, the abduction of Sita by the demon king Ravana. It provides a profound meditation on the paradox of the hero as both human and divine. The present translation seeks to provide a readable and trustworthy English version of the poem. It is accompanied by a full commentary elucidating the philological, aesthetic, and cultural problems of the text. Extensive use is made in the annotations of the numerous commentaries on the Ramayana. The substantial introduction to this volume aims to supply a historical context for an appreciation of the poem and a critical reading exploring the ideological components of the work. The volumes of this work will present the entire Ramayana, translated for the first time on the basis of the critical edition (Oriental Institute, Baroda).

Epic Love

Author: Trudy Stiles
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997619027
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HEATH STRICKLAND, the son of a prominent district attorney, lived his life surrounded by violence and crime. He was an unwilling witness to the corrupt lives his father swore to prosecute and keep behind bars. His escape was his music, which eventually led him to replace the iconic singer of the world famous band, Epic Fail. NOELLE DURAND lived in luxury, growing up on a sprawling estate, with everything she could ever want or need. Her life, to everyone else, seemed perfect. Perfect house. Perfect things. Perfect family. But nothing at all was perfect. She lived in hell. A hell that nobody on the outside could see. As a neighbor and childhood friend, Heath would have done anything for Noelle. He would have given up the world to protect her and keep her safe. Their friendship grew into something that neither of them expected. But then she suddenly disappeared, vanishing from his life as if she never existed. He never stopped hoping that one day she would resurface, alive and well. But as time went by, and her family gave up hope, he surrendered his heart to his lost love. Twelve years later, one phone call changes everything. EPIC LOVE is the third book in the EPIC FAIL series and can be read as a standalone novel. This series is a spinoff from the FOREVER FAMILY series.

The Epic Fail Of Arturo Zamora

Author: Pablo Cartaya
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101997249
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A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL? For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees. And maybe a few shifts as junior lunchtime dishwasher at Abuela’s restaurant. Maybe. But this summer also includes Carmen, a poetry enthusiast who moves into Arturo’s apartment complex and turns his stomach into a deep fryer. He almost doesn’t notice the smarmy land developer who rolls into town and threatens to change it. Arturo refuses to let his family and community go down without a fight, and as he schemes with Carmen, Arturo discovers the power of poetry and protest through untold family stories and the work of José Martí. Funny and poignant, The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora is the vibrant story of a family, a striking portrait of a town, and one boy's quest to save both, perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia.

Epic

Author: John Eldredge
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 0785288791
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Life, for most of us, feels like a movie we've arrived to forty minutes late. Sure, good things happen, sometimes beautiful things. But tragic things happen too. What does it mean? We find ourselves in the middle of a story that is sometimes wonderful, sometimes awful, usually a confusing mixture of both, and we haven't a clue how to make sense of it all. No wonder we keep losing heart. We need to know the rest of the story. For when we were born, we were born into the midst of a great story begun before the dawn of time. A story of adventure, of risk and loss, heroism . . . and betrayal. A story where good is warring against evil, danger lurks around every corner, and glorious deeds wait to be done. Think of all those stories you've ever loved--there's a reason they stirred your heart. They've been trying to tell you about the true Epic ever since you were young. There is a larger story And you have a crucial role to play.

Ovid As An Epic Poet

Author: Brooks Otis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521143172
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For the second edition of his study of the Metamorphoses, which was originally published in 1970, Professor Otis wrote a new concluding chapter. He took account of the constructive reviews of the first edition and of a number of important books published during the years following its publication; he also removed what had emerged as ambiguities in his collections and made some correction of emphasis to his judgments. Ovid's Metamorphoses is the 'other' epic of the Augustan age, at once like and unlike the greater, more profound, epic of Virgil. In his study of the poems' structure, Professor Otis shows that the real unity of the poem is to be sought not in the linkage but in the order or succession of episodes, motifs and ideas. The poem is nothing less than what Ovid called it, a carmen perpetuum, a narrative poem with a real continuity achieved by a gradual shift of emotional emphasis through a long series of episodes arranged in an elaborate pattern. The facts on which Professor Otis's interpretation is based are commonly known; but the interpretation itself-especially in the examination of Ovid's use of his sources-its original and illuminating.