In this short story, the young widow, Annie Fuller, is meeting her first client as the pretend clairvoyant, Madam Sibyl. If she can’t convince this man that she can make money for him with her financial advice, she doesn’t know how she will be able to hold onto her O’Farrell Street boarding house and her precious independence. Madam Sibyl’s First Client is the prequel to Maids of Misfortune, the first book in Locke’s USA Today bestselling Victorian San Francisco Mystery series.
John J. Collins offers readers a model for the scholarly study of all aspects of Judaism, from the Persian period through Late Antiqity, including its influence on early Christianity. The essays are thematically grouped to cover the problem of the Canon in Second Temple Judaism and deal with apocalypticism, the Book of Daniel, the Sibylline Oracles, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Also analyzed is the relationship between Wisdom and the Apocalypticism. This volume brings together over two decades of research by a leading authority in the field of Judaism. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.
A Critical Study of the Christos-Messiah Tradition
Author: Alvin Boyd Kuhn
Publisher: Book Tree
This book reveals that much of Christianity and its beliefs had originated in ancient Egypt rather than the Middle East. The author presents us with how, where and why many spiritual Egyptian beliefs were adopted into Christian form and accepted as "history," as opposed to being carried over in their original mythological form. Kuhn states, "The gospels are not and never were histories. They are now proven to have been cryptic dramas of the spiritual evolution of humanity and of the history of the human soul in its earthly tabernacle of flesh." For Christianity to be expressed in the way it was first intended, as experienced during the first two centuries of its existence, one must first acknowledge its pagan roots. This is too much of a leap for most people, but they have not read this book. The author reveals how things were altered in the third century by the existing priesthood and why.
The Dark Crescent Sisterhood #4 As Sybils—protector warrior “witches”—they control the Elements...But passion is a force that no one can contain. Captive to temptation, bound by desire... Even Bela Argos, a well-trained Sybil who must harness all of the magic of her warrior sisters, has found the new wave of supernatural attacks to be challenging. And on top of that, she is dealing with Duncan Sharp, the frustratingly sexy NYPD detective who has a small problem—he might,/i> into a demon in the middle of the night and consume Bela while she sleeps. But even the dark energy that fills Duncan can’t hamper the fiery attraction that Bela feels. The demon on Duncan’s back is the soul of a suspected serial killer. Even worse than his “hitchhiker” is the demonic fever that is threating to take over his body completely and overpower Bela in its wake. His only course is to get even with the demons who cursed his blood before it consumes Duncan’s soul, the city he’s trying so hard to protect, and the woman who has stolen his heart. “Fan favorite Windsor returns with a new trilogy set in the same universe as her Bound series. The world of the Dark Crescent Sisterhood remains troubled and a new threat is rising. The main characters here were secondary players in the previous books, and fans will be delighted by the update on former headliners. Windsor’s heroines are once again kicking butt and taking names, all for our enjoyment!” -RT Book Review
Nicholas Horsfall was one of the most recognizable and influential Latinists of his generation. His main legacy is his work on Virgil and the five erudite commentaries on the Aeneid, but he was also a prolific writer of papers, both Virgilian and non-Virgilian. A number of Horsfall's papers, including the important 'Camilla', are translated in this volume for the first time. Stretching from 1971 to 2015, the papers are drawn from his entire output demonstrating his unparalleled ability to connect Roman poetry with history, antiquarianism, and Realien. While showcasing his unique analysis of Virgil, it also highlights Horsfall's work as both a Latinist and a Romanist, illuminating the coherence in his approach. This volume includes many Virgilian papers that have become classics—on Aeneas the colonist, and on the Aeneas-legend, for example. This does not detract from the value of the non-Virgilian papers, many of which—on the collegium poetarum, and on discussions of reading and libraries at Rome, for example—have become standard treatments of their subjects. Throughout all these works there is an astonishing degree of connection, with glimpses in many papers of his other research interests. 'Nicholas Horsfall needs to be approached through his short papers, typically fresh, innovative and stimulating, and he has been so productive that nobody can claim to have had a full view of his scholarship. When it comes to placing a literary text in the frames offered by material culture, documents, landscapes, history, and by religious, legal, military and antiquarian studies, he was unrivalled.' Professor Alessandro Barchiesi, Professor of Classics, New York University.
A Story About the Magic of Speaking Up: Gail Carson Levine's classic Ella Enchanted meets The King's Speech.It's her 14th try at getting a name, and the nameless princess of Cochem can't get a word in edgewise.Until she finally grabs her royal parents' attention.But then the Blackfly Queen strides into the feasting hall . . . just as the oh-so-tasty parsnip fries run out.Arrows fly. Tempers flare.Another christening goes up in smoke!Only this time, her fairy godmother makes everything worse. The princess has 15 days to make a name for herself at the Speech Tournament.Or she'll be invisible for life! For ages 9 to 12. Everyone knows the leaders of tomorrow will need lots of skills. Each Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tale takes on a BIGGIE. In each Tale, a fairy godparent gives one lucky child the perfect leadership gift. Abracadabra!If only they'd remember the training wheels! Yiiiiiiikes!Whether it's speaking up at a feast, or reading a map in a strange kingdom, these Tales are all about finding more magic in your life.Hip, Hip, Hooray! EDITORIAL REVIEWS "This nameless princess is a fabulously different kind of hero. I rooted for her triumph with every page turn."-Deborah Halverson, award-winning author, editor"Kids will love every quirky thing about it!"--Kristi Wientge, author, KARMA KHULLAR'S MUSTACHE"I love the premise of hiding in plain sight. The concept that a kid could go through childhood - and life - without feeling they are being heard or seen is such an important topic . . . I know a lot of kids will be drawn to this!"--Halli Gomez, contributing author, BRAVE NEW GIRLS: TALES OF HEROINES WHO HACK"Emotionally engaging. I feel much sympathy for [the nameless princess], yet at the same time her parents and all their inadequacies are so endearing."--Michelle Leonard, contributing author, BRAVE NEW GIRLS: STORIES OF GIRLS WHO SCIENCE AND SCHEME, Young Adult (Sci-Fi Anthology for ages 12+)
Cherry's natural curiosity leads her to discover a secret room in the reconstructed ch‚teau now used as a girls' boarding school. There she finds a formula that when recontructed to its exact specifications produces a perfume that saves the school from bankruptcy.
As Stephen King has continued to publish numerous works beyond one of the many high points of his career, in the 1980s, scholarship has not always kept up with his output. This volume presents 13 essays (12 brand new) on many of King’s recent writings that have not received the critical attention of his earlier works. This collection is grouped into three categories—“King in the World Around Us,” “Spotlight on The Dark Tower” and “Writing into the Millennium”; each examines an aspect of King’s contemporary canon that has yet to be analyzed.