Dangerous Women

Autor: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429955961
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All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelve New York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors' bestselling continuities-including a new "Outlander" story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden's world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones. Also included are original stories of dangerous women--heroines and villains alike--by Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and many others. Writes Gardner Dozois in his Introduction, "Here you'll find no hapless victims who stand by whimpering in dread while the male hero fights the monster or clashes swords with the villain, and if you want to tie these women to the railroad tracks, you'll find you have a real fight on your hands. Instead, you will find sword-wielding women warriors, intrepid women fighter pilots and far-ranging spacewomen, deadly female serial killers, formidable female superheroes, sly and seductive femmes fatale, female wizards, hard-living Bad Girls, female bandits and rebels, embattled survivors in Post-Apocalyptic futures, female Private Investigators, stern female hanging judges, haughty queens who rule nations and whose jealousies and ambitions send thousands to grisly deaths, daring dragonriders, and many more." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Der Magische Steinkreis

Autor: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641127939
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Nach den vier bisher erschienenen Bestsellern ihrer großen Highland-Saga präsentiert Diana Gabaldon hier ein hochinformatives Begleitbuch für alle Fans – und solche, die es werden wollen. Es gewährt einen spannenden und unterhaltsamen Blick „hinter die Kulissen“ der zeitlosen Liebe von Claire und Jamie. Die Geschichte hinter der Geschichte also... Aus dem Inhalt: - Die Inhaltsangaben zu allen vier erschienenen Romanen - Eine umfassende Darstellung aller wichtigen Charaktere der Saga inklusive „Stammbäumen“ - Ein ausführliches Glossar der gälischen Ausdrücke mit Tipps zur korrekten Aussprache - Eine kleine Einführung in die Heilpflanzenkunde, die Claire im 18. Jahrhundert praktiziert Leseproben der noch unveröffentlichten Romane 5 und 6 und vieles, vieles mehr!

The Symbolism And Sources Of Outlander The Scottish Fairies Folklore Ballads Magic And Meanings That Inspired The Series

Autor: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786499524
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[Outlander is much more than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite soldier in a fetching kilt. The massive book series has been categorized as a period drama, adventure saga, military history, and fantasy epic. Further, those who look deeper will find an extraordinary amount of symbolism and mythology from around the world. Enter the world of myth behind Outlander, from the Fair Folk and the Loch Ness monster to the magic and lore of standing stones and the pagan Sun Feasts that control them. Reach into the original legends of culture hero Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the prophecy of the Brahan Seer that inspire parts of the saga. Discover the meaning behind popular Outlander symbols: heather and white roses, the dragonfly in amber, Claire's blue vase and shining wedding gown, her wedding ring and pearl necklace. Throughout Claire and Jaime's journey, they're surrounded by the literature and music of the time, which likewise offer a deeper significance. Claire quotes the English romantic poets of her childhood but also the anachronistic Robbie Burns and Sir Walter Scott. Later the characters encounter wendigos and ghosts, zombies and Vodou ritual, succubae, acupuncture and astrology, and much more. All in all, the Outlander, world has much more behind it for the discerning fan to discover.]

Virgins

Autor: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473538017
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FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE JAMIE MET CLAIRE IN THIS BRILLIANT NEW OUTLANDER SHORT STORY. 1740: Young Jamie Fraser has left Scotland and, with his best friend Ian Murray, is running with a band of mercenaries in France. Both men have good reason not to go back to their homeland: both are nursing wounds, and despite their best efforts to remedy the situation, both are still virgins. So when a Jewish doctor hires them to escort his granddaughter to Paris, they readily agree. Both men are instantly drawn to the beautiful young lady. What neither know is that their lives and their friendships are about to become infinitely more complicated - and a lot more dangerous ...

Der Bruder Des K Nigs

Autor: George R.R. Martin
Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag
ISBN: 3641199573
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Über 1000 Seiten – eine Anthologie der Extraklasse Jeder mag Schurken, dabei sind sie oft käuflich, handeln moralisch fragwürdig oder sind politisch inkorrekt. Und gerade deswegen stellen Schurken den eigentlichen Helden so häufig in den Schatten. Denn was wäre Star Wars ohne Han Solo oder Game of Thrones ohne Tyrion Lennister? George R.R. Martin und Gardner Dozois haben einundzwanzig Stories zusammengetragen – unter anderem von Patrick Rothfuss, Joe Abercrombie und Scott Lynch –, die sich den beliebtesten Charakteren aller Genres widmen: den Schurken.

Die Stadt Der Tausend Treppen

Autor: Robert Jackson Bennett
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732530302
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Einst besaß die Stadt Bulikov die Gunst der Götter, mit ihrer Macht eroberte sie die Welt. Bis ihre göttlichen Beschützer vernichtet wurden. Heute ist Bulikov nur eine weitere Kolonie Saypurs. In diese unterdrückte Stadt kommt Shara Thivani. Offiziell ist die junge Frau nur eine Nachwuchsdiplomatin, doch hinter der Fassade verbirgt sich eine Meisterspionin. Sie ist nach Bulikov gekommen, um den Mörder ihres Mentors zu fassen, doch eine Verbrecherjagd in Bulikov birgt ungeahnte Gefahren. Denn man weiß nie, wann eine Treppe im Nichts endet, sich plötzlich der nächste Abgrund auftut, wo vorher keiner war, oder ein Schritt zu viel einen in die Vergangenheit trägt ...

Die Stadt Der Toten Klingen

Autor: Robert Jackson Bennett
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732539814
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Einst war die Stadt Voortyashtan der Sitz von Voortya, der Göttin des Krieges und Todes. Heute ist die Göttin tot, die alte Stadt im Meer versunken, auf ihren Ruinen wurde eine neue erbaut. Als dort eine Geheimagentin spurlos verschwindet, wird Turyin Mulagesh, Generalin a. D., ausgesandt, die heikle Angelegenheit zu untersuchen. Die kriegsmüde Soldatin zweifelt daran, dass sie noch das Zeug zur Heldin hat, doch sie hat keine Wahl. Denn sie stößt auf ein Geheimnis, das die Welt für immer zerstören könnte ...

Adoring Outlander

Autor: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476664234
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What is behind Outlander fever--the hit television drama's popularity? Is it author Diana Gabaldon's teasing posts on social media? Is it the real history reimagined? The highly emotional melodrama? Or is it the take-charge heroine and the sweet hero in a kilt? One of the show's biggest draws is its multigenre appeal. Gabaldon--whose Outlander novels form the basis of the series--has called it science fiction, fantasy, romance, historical fiction and military fiction, depending on her audience. This collection of new essays explores the series as romance, a ghost story, an epic journey, a cozy mystery, a comedy of manners, a gothic thriller and a feminist answer to Game of Thrones, and considers the source of its broad appeal.

The Outlander Series 8 Book Bundle

Autor: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 1101968494
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The inspiration for the hit series on Starz, Diana Gabaldon’s acclaimed Outlander novels blend rich historical fiction with riveting adventure and a truly epic love story. Now, with this convenient eight-volume eBook bundle, discover the novels that have won Gabaldon millions of fans and introduced readers to the brilliant Claire Randall and valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser: OUTLANDER DRAGONFLY IN AMBER VOYAGER DRUMS OF AUTUMN THE FIERY CROSS A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES AN ECHO IN THE BONE WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD The year is 1946. Claire Randall is a British ex-combat nurse on a postwar second honeymoon with her husband in the Scottish Highlands. Walking alone one afternoon, she passes through a circle of standing stones and is hurled back in time to a Scotland simmering with war in the year of our Lord 1743. Catapulted into an intrigue of rival clans and rising armies that threatens her life, she’s obliged to wed Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, as the only way to survive. Thus begins a series of unrivaled storytelling that has become a modern classic. Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander “Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber “Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”—Publishers Weekly, on Voyager “Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail.”—The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn “A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross “The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters.”—Booklist, on A Breath of Snow and Ashes “Features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People, on Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

Dangerous Women 2

Autor: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
ISBN: 9780765368829
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Dangerous Women Vol. 2, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, includes stories by Lev Grossman, Sharon Kay Penman, S. M. Stirling, Sam Sykes, Caroline Spector, and Nancy Kress, and features an entirely new 28,000-word "Outlander" novella by New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon.