Desiring Dragons

Autor: Kevan Manwaring
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782795820
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Author of The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien, talked of ‘desiring dragons’; that he would prefer ‘a wilderness of dragons’ to the bleak territory of the unimaginative critic. The genre of Fantasy (including Science Fiction and its various sub-genres in TV, film & computer games) has never been more popular. This book seeks to examine why this might be and why so many are tempted to write Fantasy fiction. Tolkien suggested how 'consolation' is an important criteria of the Fairy Tale: we look at how writing Fantasy can be consoling in itself, as well as a portal to Fantastic Realms for the reader. Along the way famous dragons of myth, legend and fiction will be encountered - from Grendel to Smaug. The riddles of dragons will be tackled and their hoard unlocked.

A Dragon S Desire Of Dragons And Wolves 13 Siren Publishing Everlasting Classic Manlove

Autor: Marcy Jacks
Publisher: Siren Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781632589651
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[Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, werewolves, shape-shifters, HEA] Omega wolf Jimmy Benson has fallen in love with one of the dragon warriors who took him away from an abusive pack, Leon Fraser. He wants to be with him, but he knows about Leon's former mate who died, and he's not sure his love will be welcome. When Leon is injured in battle, however, Jimmy can no longer keep his feelings to himself. He wants to be close to Leon, to help him recover, and he's thrilled when Leon invites him to his bed. When Jimmy confesses that he mated with the warrior, Leon cannot push aside the feeling that he's betrayed his former lover. When hunters attack the clan, Leon is faced with the horrifying possibility that he could lose another man he loves if he cannot find Jimmy and save him before the hunters catch him and skin him alive. Even with an injured leg, he will still battle to the death to keep Jimmy alive. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Dragon S Desire

Autor: Cecilia Lane
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781973780007
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Whoever said happy endings were easy was a fool or a liar. Cursed nearly a century ago by a demon he was hunting, Quinn Byrnes has waited impatiently to feel the sense of his mate in his head. After watching his brother settle down with a mate, a spark of hope ignites in Quinn when he finally feels the connection to his own woman. Following the instincts of his inner dragon, Quinn lands in London only to discover the woman destined to break his curse is working for his enemies. Lily Delaney would do anything to guarantee her sister's safety-including working as a bounty hunter for a powerful demon. When her latest hunt ends in failure, Lily finds herself face to face with a shifter who dumps equal amounts of desire and anger in her veins. Quinn is tall, tattooed, and his dazzling green eyes challenge her to take him as a mate even as he sets her life on fire. Quinn's presence unleashes unwanted demonic attention in the form of an ancient enemy that's now turned his sights on Lily. But with her target in the wind and her sister on the chopping block as punishment, time is running out for Lily to launch a daring rescue. As their foes circle, Quinn and Lily orbit around a truth neither wants to admit: happy endings come with a price.

Here Be Dragons

Autor: Olle Häggström
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191035394
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There is a widely held conception that progress in science and technology is our salvation, and the more of it, the better. This, however, is an oversimplified and even dangerous attitude. While the future will certainly offer huge changes due to such progress, it is far from certain that all of these changes will be for the better. The unprecedented rate of technological development that the 20th century witnessed has made our lives today vastly different from those in 1900. No slowdown is in sight, and the 21st century will most likely see even more revolutionary changes than the 20th, due to advances in science, technology and medicine. Particular areas where extraordinary and perhaps disruptive advances can be expected include biotechnology, nanotechnology, and machine intelligence. We may also look forward various ways to enhance human cognitive and other abilities using, e.g., pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering or machine-brain interfaces - perhaps to the extent of changing human nature beyond what we currently think of as human, and into a posthuman era. The potential benefits of all these technologies are enormous, but so are the risks, including the possibility of human extinction. This book is a passionate plea for doing our best to map the territories ahead of us, and for acting with foresight, so as to maximize our chances of reaping the benefits of the new technologies while avoiding the dangers.

Deep Magic Dragons And Talking Mice

Autor: Alister McGrath
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444750321
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What if you could ask C. S. Lewis his thoughts on the questions we all ask ourselves from time to time - questions about friendship, education, suffering, God ... and the meaning of life itself? Alister McGrath's provocative and perceptive book Deep Magic, Dragons and Talking Mice takes Lewis as the perfect conversation companion for the persistent meaning-of-life questions everyone asks. Lewis travelled from staunch atheism to reluctant belief, from rational scepticism to the appreciation of human desires and imagination, and from Christian apologist during the Second World War to celebrated author of classic children's literature - and as such looked at life's mysteries from many different viewpoints. The questions Lewis thought so deeply about are still relevant today, and all are illuminated by his astonishingly varied body of work. Whether you're new to Lewis, a fan of the Narnia books or a devotee of his apologetic writings, McGrath will lead you into an exploration of life's deepest questions, using one of the twentieth century's most engaging writers as our guide.

Past Watchful Dragons

Autor: Walter Hooper
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1556355483
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I thought I saw how stories of this kind could steal past a certain inhibition which had paralysed much of my own religion in childhood. Why did one find it so hard to feel as one was told one ought to feel about God or about the sufferings of Christ? I thought the chief reason was that one was told one ought to. An obligation to feel can freeze feelings. And reverence itself did harm. The whole subject was associated with lowered voices, almost as if it were something medical. But supposing that by casting all these things into an imaginary world, stripping them of their stained-glass and Sunday school associations, one could make them for the first time appear in their real potency? Could one not steal past those watchful dragons? I thought one could. --C. S. Lewis on The Chronicles of Narnia (delete this note: keep dragons sentence in bold)

Spark Of Desire

Autor: Madelene Martin
Publisher: Madelene Martin
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Every hundred years, a king's daughter is sent to fulfil a pact with the dragons. Princess Faith has been raised with one purpose in life - on her eighteenth birthday, she will be tied to a stake on a hill and left as a tribute to the dragons. She will breed with them, helping to replenish their race. But headstrong Faith hasn't quite accepted the idea. After an ill-fated escape attempt, she is caught by a dragon in his human form - Inaeth, her intended mate. In Inaeth's lair, she must learn her lesson and her place. What she doesn't expect is the desire he awakens in her. Warning: This 10,000 word story contains explicit sex scenes. For adults only! Excerpt: Faith's face grew hot with embarrassment and shame, and she looked away to stare at the ground. The dragon-man came closer, until he was standing over her. She cringed as he reached out and laid a hand on her head. He stroked her hair once, and she just had time to wonder what he was doing, before he wound his fingers in the dark tresses. Then he bent lower, and pulled her hair with a painful yank, so that she was forced to get up onto her knees. His hand still entwined, he positioned her head so that she had to look at him. She let out a pained whimper, the fear taking hold again. Her heart thudded in her chest as she stared into his handsome face. The dragon's eyes were still fixed intently on hers, his expression mild. Her lips fell open and she was about to speak - to plead, or curse - when he spoke. "Now, rebellious one." He purred. "You see that I can give you pleasure, but I am quite willing to cause you pain, if I have to. You are mine. The sooner you learn that, the better it will be for you." He seemed to wait then, staring at her patiently. He expected a response. Faith swallowed hard, and nodded. A final tear squeezed from the corner of her eye and slid down her cheek, and she knew she could cry no more. All hope had fled, leaving her feeling numb and empty. She just wished that having her acquiescence, he might leave her alone for a while. A drastic change came over his face then. The glowing in his eyes faded, leaving them placid and dark. His brow smoothed, and his expression became almost tender. His hand loosened its hold on her hair, and suddenly he was caressing her again. Then the dragon smiled, his full lips tilting up at the edges. The smile transformed his face. He was really incredibly handsome. No... handsome was not the right word. He was beautiful. Though her heart still beat hard, something in her shifted then. A queer thrill that started in her belly and settled lower, in her sex. Faith had to look away, angry at herself. "What is your name?" He asked her. "Faith." She murmured. He made a pleased sound; stroking her hair, lifting an end and inspecting it. "I am Inaeth. I will be your mate for life... if you please me." "And... if I don't please you?" She dared, her voice little more than a whisper.

Saving Beauty A Memoir Of Love Desire And Multiple Sclerosis

Autor: Harvey A. Kaplan
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1608605728
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Does love have its limits? Are couples challenged beyond what they can handle when one becomes ill? How does one cope in the face of a devastating, debilitating disease that has come to steal your loved one from you? Saving Beauty is a deeply personal narrative of a marriage transformed by the emergence of a serious illness. Dr. Kaplan shares his touching story of loving a beautiful woman ravaged by multiple sclerosis. A tale of love, sensitivity and strength emerge from the pages as Dr. Kaplan examines the psychological and social effects of disability with the wisdom and expertise of a trained psychologist. Saving Beauty is not only about facing the unexpected, it is also about exploring the meaning of soul, and learning how to muster courage and acceptance while dealing with life and death issues. Dr. Kaplan provides pragmatic insight into celebrating life, even through the devastation and pain. Saving Beauty examines how circumstances, good and bad, shape our characters and destinies, as it champions the importance of hope. These memoirs capture the redemptive power of love in the face of despair. With a surprising conclusion, the reader discovers how pain and loss can become catalysts for amazing soulful transformations. Dr. Harvey A. Kaplan is a psychotherapist who lives and practices in New York City.

Dragon S Desire

Autor: Eva Chase
ISBN: 9781989096000
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Ren is finally getting used to the idea that she's the last dragon shifter alive-destined to take four alpha shifters as her mates and unite all shifter kind-when more trouble looms on the horizon. The rogue group that slaughtered her family is still out for blood, and they don't care who they hurt along the way. Ren and her mates set out to quash the rebellion once and for all. But the rogues have allies in unexpected places, startling enough to shake Ren's resolve. Throw in a challenger hoping to wrench the position of alpha from one of her guys, and this dragon shifter has reached her limit. How can a girl who's only known she's a shifter for three weeks heal sixteen years of chaos?