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The Saga of the Renunciates

Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
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Return to the genre-bending world of Darkover, to a trilogy that follows the thrilling story of two Free Amazon women In the three novels which comprise THE SAGA OF THE RENUNCIATES, Marion Zimmer Bradley tells the masterful tale of two valiant women who face and try to break the invisible chains of custom, convention, habit and expectation with which society binds women, and women bind themselves. Magdalen Lorne is a Terran woman born and reared on Darkover. She thinks herself the perfect Terran undercover Intelligence agent, and disguises herself as a Free Amazon to enable her to fulfill a mission to free a Terran man from kidnappers. But when she herself is captured by a band of real Renunciates, she discovers they have a harsh punishment for any pretenders: she must swear the Oath of the Free Amazons, relinquish her former life, and become a Renunciate in reality. Jaelle has been raised in the harsh patriarchal environment of the Dry Towns. Her mother Mellora is a Comyn woman who has been kidnapped in order to breed laran-gifted offspring for her barbarian "husband." But when a desperate, pregnant Mellora dies in childbirth following a daring escape aided by a band of Renunciates, the still young Jaelle is adopted into the Guild, and becomes the Free Amazon Jaelle n'ha Mellora, a woman who has never known kindness from a man. Together Magda, now known as Margali n'ha Tsabet, and her Guild-sister Jaelle will follow a twisting course neither could have predicted. A course which will lead them to question every aspect of themselves and of their two so-different societies. And one which will eventually set them on a life-threatening journey not only to the frozen ends of the physical world, but to the perilous limits of the spiritual overworld as well.

Encountering Enchantment

Author : Susan Fichtelberg
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Provides citations and plot summaries for works of young adult fantasy, science fiction, and horror, and gives suggestions on how to use the fiction in different types of programs.

Fantasy Authors

Author : Jen Stevens
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Presents information on contemporary and popular fantasy authors, including biographical sketches, author quotes, major works and awards, criticism, websites and blogs, research guides, and author "read-alike" lists.

Science Fiction Authors

Author : Maura Heaphy
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Start here, when doing author research on the science fiction genre--you'll find directions on how to research the genre, lists of standard print and online resources, and a wealth of quality websites and blogs for 100 popular authors.

Sacred Disobedience

Author : Sharon L. Coggan
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This book traces the Greek Goat God Pan who became distorted into the image of the Devil in early Christianity. It offers a Jungian analysis of the repression, distortion, recovery, and reintegration of what Jung calls the "Shadow," as represented by the Goat God.

Renunciation

Author : John D. Barbour
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"Traveling in New Mexico in 1971, Will George converts to Bhakti Dharma, a new religious movement influenced by Hinduism and Sikh tradition. Returning to his home in Minnesota, he renounces his previous life, provoking a crisis for everyone in his family. Peter, Will's older brother, is a graduate student at the University of Chicago who studies early Christian asceticism partly to understand his brother's devotion. He gains insight into kundalini yoga, gender roles in the ashram, the guru's charisma, and events such as Jonestown and controversies about Hare Krishna. In Thailand Peter has a profound encounter during a Buddhist meditation retreat. Meanwhile, Will's religious search continues in India, where he dies in suspicious circumstances. Peter retraces his brother's steps to investigate his death and wrestles with what it means to be his brother's keeper. The developing relationship between the two brothers dramatizes the theme of renunciation, as expressed both in explicit religious vows and in other choices they make. Acts of renunciation reveal a longing for sacrifice and self-transcendence, and sometimes also a dangerous and destructive urge. This novel explores how family relationships and religious commitments conflict, intertwine, and shape each other. "

Hindenburg and the Saga of the German Revolution

Author : Emil Ludwig
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The Saga of a Great Soul Life and Work of Swami Shivananda

Author : Swami Vividishananda
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This biography of Swami Shivananda, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, is our honest attempt to portray the life and work of this “Great Soul”—our humble and worshipful tribute to his sacred memory. For a number of years we had the blessed privilege of enjoying the Swami’s holy association, even as we received his fostering love and care. Our sketch is therefore the combined fruit of personal impressions and patient study and research. While delineating the Swami’s life and personality, we have tried to capture him in his many spiritual moods, keeping in view the typical man of God that he always was.

Saga Book of the Viking Society for Northern Research

Author : Viking Society for Northern Research
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List of members in v. 3, 5.

Saga book

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List of members in v. 3, 5.

100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors

Author : Maura Heaphy
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This biographical guide introduces readers to the writers behind the most popular, influential, and provocative work in the field of science fiction.

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The Saga of Bjorn Champion of the Men of Hitardale

Author : Alison Finlay
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This volume is about one of the earliest family sagas, relating a poet's lifelong love for a woman who becomes another man's wife. Poetic rivalry is an important theme in the book, in a narrative that abounds with archetypical motifs.

Dastur Dhalla the Saga of a Soul

Author : Maneckji Nusservanji Dhalla
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The Saga Mind

Author : Mikhail Ivanovich Steblin-Kamenskiĭ
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Includes notes and bibliography for the chapters on the family sagas of Icelandic literature. Originally titled Mir sagi, it was first published in Leningrad in 1971.

The Saga of Fridtjof Nansen

Author : Jon Sörensen
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The Saga of Cap n Iohn Smith

Author : Christopher Ward
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The Saga of God Incarnate with Critical Dialogue

Author : Robert George Crawford
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The Saga of the Aryan Race The great migration

Author : Porus Homi Havewala
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An outline of the history of Zoroastrianism.

Aryatarangini the Saga of the Indo Aryans

Author : A. Kalyanaraman
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