The Queen of the Night

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Author: Alexander Chee

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544106601

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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National Bestseller New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice | An Indie Next Pick A Best Book of the Year from NPR, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Esquire, San Francisco Chronicle,Time Out, Self, Jezebel, The Portland Mercury, Electric Literature, and Entropy Magazine “It just sounds terrific. It sounds like opera.” —Joan Acocella, The New Yorker “Sprawling, soaring, bawdy, and plotted like a fine embroidery.” —Scott Simon, NPR “Dazzling.” —Wall Street Journal | “A brilliant performance.” —Washington Post “Sweeping, richly detailed.” —People | “Masterful.” —Wired | “Spellbinding.” —BuzzFeed A “wild opera of a novel,”* The Queen of the Night tells the mesmerizing story of Lilliet Berne, an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept into the glamour and terror of Second Empire France. She became a sensation of the Paris Opera, with every accolade but an original role—her chance at immortality. When one is offered to her, she finds the libretto is based on her deepest secret, something only four people have ever known. But who betrayed her? With “epic sweep, gorgeous language, and haunting details,”** Alexander Chee shares Lilliet’s cunning transformation from circus rider to courtesan to legendary soprano, retracing the path that led to the role that could secure her reputation—or destroy her with the secrets it reveals. “If Lilliet Berne were a man, she might have been what nineteenth-century novels would call a swashbuckler: the kind of destiny-courting, death-defying character who finds intrigue and peril (and somehow, always, a fantastic pair of pantaloons) around every corner.” —Entertainment Weekly

Venezianische Geheimnisse

Roman

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Author: Sarah Dunant

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732504387

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Rom, 1527. Die Stadt steht in Flammen. Während spanische und deutsche Truppen Angst und Schrecken verbreiten, gelingt es zwei wagemutigen Bewohnern, ihre Haut zu retten. Die schöne Kurtisane Fiammetta und ihr Begleiter, der Zwerg Bucino, können dank einer List entkommen und fliehen nach Venedig, das verheißungsvoll in der Lagune schimmert. Die Serenissima bietet die perfekte Kulisse für die unternehmungslustige Kurtisane und ihren erfinderischen Zwerg. Bald stoßen die beiden auf eine junge blinde Frau, die über geheimnisvolle Kräfte verfügt - und auf ein düsteres Geheimnis der Lagunenstadt

The Queen of the Night

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Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755350235

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

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August 314 AD, and as the sun's insidious heat beats down, murderous forces lurk in the underbelly of the city. The world of Rome's rich and powerful is rocked by a series of violent abductions, as children of the elite are kidnapped and held for ransom. Meanwhile, veteran soldiers, men who served Constantine along the Great Wall in northern Britain are being barbarously murdered; the indignities inflicted on their corpses reminiscent of the gruesome practices of the Picts whom they fought so many years ago. The Empress Helena summons her secret agent, Claudia, in a bid to resolve these macabre occurrences. But Claudia has problems of her own. The perfectly preserved corpse of a young Christian woman has been disinterred in her uncle's garden and it falls to her to investigate this mystery too. Now she must track her way through a murky tangle of politics, religion and murderous violence, ever aware that the slightest mistake could cost her life.

The Queen of the Night

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Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780755328802

Category: Claudia (Fictitious character)

Page: 301

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In imperial Rome, children of the elite are being kidnapped and veteran soldiers are being violently murdered. Empress Helena calls on her secret agent Claudia to investigate and Claudia stumbles upon a problem of her own when she discovers the disinterred body of a Christian woman in her uncle's garden.

The Queen of the Night

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Author: Dominique Collon

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780714150437

Category: Art

Page: 47

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This large Old Babylonian plaque, found in southern Iraq, was made between 1800 and 1750 B.C., and probably stood in a shrine. Named the 'Queen of the Night', the mysterious figure could be the demoness Lilitu, known in the Bible as Lilith, or a Mesopotamian goddess. She wears the horned headdress characteristic of a Mesopotamian deity and holds two symbols of her divinity - a rod and ring of justice. Her long multi-coloured wings hang downwards, indicating that she is a goddess of the Underworld, and her legs end in the talons of a bird of prey, similar to those of the two owls beside her. This book explores the symbolism and history behind this beautiful and highly unusual clay relief.

Die Nacht von Shyness

Roman

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Author: Leanne Hall

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841204147

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Am Stadtrand von Shyness, wo ewige Dunkelheit herrscht und die Grenzen vor merkwürdiger Energie knistern, trifft Wolfboy im Diabetic Hotel ein seltsames Mädchen. Sein Name ist Wildgirl und es erklärt Wolfboy zum Fremdenführer für eine Nacht. Auf ihrer Tour durch Shyness kommen sie den Gangs der zuckerabhängigen Kids in die Quere. Ein waghalsiges Abenteuer beginnt, in dem Wolfboy und Wildgirl nicht nur verrückten Affen, ewigen Träumern, Döner verkaufenden Wahrsagerinnen und teuflischen Psychiatern begegnen, sondern auch der ganz, ganz großen Liebe – denn eine Nacht ist lang genug, um zwei Leben für immer zu verändern.

Queen of the Night

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Author: J. A. Jance

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007384335

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The New York Times bestselling author brings back the Walker family in a multilayered thriller in which murders past and present connect the lives of three families.

That Night - Schuldig für immer

Thriller

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Author: Chevy Stevens

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104006806

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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WENN DU SIE NICHT GETÖTET HAST, WER DANN? Sie haben dich verurteilt. Wegen Mordes an deiner Schwester. Du weißt nicht, was in jener Nacht geschehen ist. Aber du weißt, dass der wahre Mörder irgendwo dort draußen sein muss. Und jetzt kommst du frei. »Fesselnd und unvergesslich.« Gillian Flynn »Mitreißend von der ersten Seite an.« Harlan Coben Als die rebellische Toni achtzehn Jahre alt ist, wird ihre jüngere Schwester Nicole am See ermordet. Man verurteilt Toni und ihren Freund Ryan dafür. Jahre später wird Toni auf Bewährung entlassen. Sie will nur eines: ein neues Leben beginnen. Doch was damals geschehen ist, ist noch lange nicht vorbei ... »Intensiv und verstörend – ein großartiger psychologischer Thriller.« Lee Child »Vorsicht, dieser Thriller wird Sie in den Bann schlagen!« Karin Slaughter

The Queen of the Night

A Stage Play

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Author: Wole Oguntokun

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781797030807

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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There is a bar in the city where right and wrong stop at its door; where there is neither good nor bad. "The Queen of the Night" is a one-scene, site specific, immersive musical stage play by one of Nigeria's better known playwrights. GC, a scam artiste on the run from a massive man-hunt by the police makes a stop at one of the most legendary night spots in the city to pick his sister, Sheri. There is only one problem with this - The police are waiting. It is the only place in the city where feuds and disputes, even those involving law enforcement agents, are left outside its doors. There is Kamal, however, an ambitious law officer who cares nothing for the age-old neutrality of the bar and is determined to make his arrest there.

Die Blutkönigin

Roman

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Author: Sarah Beth Durst

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641214688

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Sie ist die größte Königin aller Zeiten – doch zu welchem Preis? Daleina gehört zu den wenigen Frauen, die über die Gabe verfügen, die Elementargeister zu kontrollieren, die das Königreich Renthia terrorisieren. Diese Frauen werden Königin – oder sterben bei dem Versuch, zerfetzt von den Klauen und Zähnen der Elementare. Daleina ist bei weitem nicht die mächtigste der potentiellen Erbinnen der Königin. Doch dann wird ausgerechnet jener Mann ihr Mentor, der die amtierende Königin liebt – und von ihr verraten wurde ...

Queen of the Night

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Author: Leanne Hall

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921834870

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Shortlisted for the Gold Inky Award 2012 In the sequel to the Text Prize-winning This Is Shyness, the dark is dangerous. So are your dreams. For six months Nia has tried to forget Wolfboy, the mysterious boy she met in Shyness. The boy who said he'd call but didn't. Then, one night, her phone rings. The things Wolfboy says draw her back to the suburb of Shyness, where the sun doesn't rise and dreams and reality are difficult to separate. The Darkness is changing and Wolfboy's friend is in trouble. And Nia decides to become Wildgirl once more. As dreamy, funny and real as This Is Shyness. 'I loved this book. I didn't think it was possible for Leanne Hall to write a better novel than the flawless This is Shyness and, in fact, I was a bit hesitant to even read this, worried it might spoil the magic...Luckily, Hall brings the goods. If anything, Queen of the Night is even darker, more atmospheric and more deliciously gothic than its predecessor...Queen of the Night feels like a comic book on the page, but it's more than that. It has the wit and edginess of Scott Pilgrim, mixed with the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe. It is an intensely poetic book, but it never feels pretentious or 'literary'. It has elements of the paranormal, but this is no Twilight wannabe. It is fiercely unique and bravely innovative and I cannot wait for the next instalment so I can walk once more with Wolfboy and Wildgirl into the darkness.' Mostly Reading YA Blog 'Queen of the Night is everything fans are hoping of a follow-up to the mad-cap surrealism of This is Shyness. Leanne Hall returns triumphant with her delectable prose and whimsical storytelling, pulling readers back into the darkness to know what happened after Wolfboy and Wildgirl's not-quite-happily-ever-after.' Alpha Reader 'The fantastical is where Hall's strength lies. Her world-building is phenomenal and she makes the extraordinary tangible in a way that echoes the likes of Isobelle Carmody and Penni Russon. Queen of the Night builds on This Is Shyness in a way that is natural and beautiful...The little details and layers of history added to Shyness are an absolute pleasure to read, and I just want more, more, more!' Read Alert (Centre for Youth Literature)

Queen of the Night

Rediscovering the Celtic Moon Goddess

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Author: Sharynne MacLeod NicMhacha

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578632848

Category: Religion

Page: 267

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Queen of the Night helps readers understand the role and power of the moon in the ancient religions, folklore, and mythology of Ireland and the British isles and then discover how to tap that power in their daily lives. Queen of the Night is a journey into the world of Celtic cosmology, shamanism, and sacred animals, as well as Celtic language, art, and culture, to discover the power and centrality of the moon. Since the earliest times, from stone circles and passage graves to the rites and customs of Druids, the moon has been the symbol of the Goddess and has played a crucial role in worship and celebration. In 13 chapters representing the moon's monthly and annual cycles, NicMhacha tells the story of Celtic moon mythology, as well as touching upon Greek, Hindu, and Norse traditions. Each chapter sets forth the role of the moon in Celtic tradition and culture and includes poetry, quotes, or prayers honoring the moon. At the end of each chapter, she offers meditations, ceremonies, and exercises to help readers connect with the moon and apply its power to their lives. From the world of fairies to bards, seekers, and shamans; from the moon's role in the secret meetings of women spinners to the role of sacred animals and mythic beings, Queen of the Night is a lively, informative, and transformative book for anyone who wants to understand and experience the power of the moon.

Pope's Dunciad and the Queen of Night

A Study in Emotional Jacobitism

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Author: Douglas Brooks-Davies

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719017353

Category: Alchemy in literature

Page: 190

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Queen of the Night

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Author: Ronda Armitage,David Armitage

Publisher: Hippo Bks

ISBN: 9780590543309

Category: Children's stories, New Zealand

Page: 32

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Tatty Brown is afraid of the dark. That is until she is taken on a wonderful journey with the Queen of the Night. A sophisticated picture book. Suggested level: junior, primary.

Queen of the Night Magic Flute Beginner Piano Sheet Music Tadpole Edition

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Author: SilverTonalities,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Publisher: SilverTonalities

ISBN: 8828314583

Category: Music

Page: 4

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From Mozart's Magic Flute for Beginner Piano Tadpole Edition A SilverTonalities Arrangement! Easy Note Style Sheet Music Letter Names of Notes embedded in each Notehead!

Goethe Yearbook 8

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Author: Thomas P. Saine,Ellis Dye

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571131218

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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Latest volume in series devoted to Goethe criticism (and studies of his contemporaries), with an extensive book review section.

Lives of the Queens of England

From the Norman Conquest

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Author: Agnes Strickland,Elisabeth Strickland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Queens

Page: N.A

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Unsere Jahre in Miller's Valley

Roman

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Author: Anna Quindlen

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641211581

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Warum man manchmal den Ort, den man liebt, verlassen muss, um sich selbst zu finden Seit Generationen leben die Millers in Miller's Valley. Doch jetzt soll der Fluss, an dem das Örtchen liegt, zu einem Wasserreservoir gestaut, das ganze Tal geflutet werden. Während der Tag näher kommt, an dem ihre Heimat für immer verschwinden wird, erinnert Mimi sich an ihre Kindheit und Jugend in Miller's Valley und wie sie den Mut fand, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen. Eine kraftvolle, emotionale Geschichte über eine Familie und eine Dorfgemeinschaft, die sich unabwendbaren Veränderungen stellen muss; über sonnendurchflutete Kindheitstage, Wachstumsschmerzen und die Kunst, sich selbst und eine neue Heimat zu finden. Unsere Jahre in Miller's Valley erinnert uns daran, dass der Ort, an dem wir aufgewachsen sind, und die Menschen darin zwar verschwinden mögen, aber in unserem Herzen auf immer weiterleben.