Temple of Sorrow

Author: Carrie Summers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781987644654


Page: 380

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Devon Walker has one chance to turn her life around. A half-wit ogre, a legion of overgrown jungle beasts, and a power-tripping AI are trying to stop her. Relic Online is the hottest new game out there, and it's Devon Walker's best hope for escaping her hard-knock life. Thanks to her rocking achievements in other games, she's been hired as a salaried player. Even better, her new position comes with cutting-edge implants that turn RO's virtual reality into a full sensory explosion. Her only task? Drive the game's creator AI to the outermost limits of its creativity. Sounds easy, right? But when Devon logs in, her expectations shatter like an ice golem hit with a sonic blast. Wearing nothing but a cloth tunic and ragged pants, she spawns inside a ruined city overgrown by steamy jungle. With zero skills and nothing in her inventory but pocket lint, she immediately runs afoul of the city's guardian, a stone golem the size of an apartment building. The encounter does not go well. And Relic Online is just getting started with her.

Narratives of Sorrow and Dignity

Japanese Women, Pregnancy Loss, and Modern Rituals of Grieving

Author: Bardwell L. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199942153

Category: Religion

Page: 410

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Bardwell L. Smith offers a fresh perspective on mizuko kuyo, the Japanese ceremony performed to bring solace to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. Showing how old and new forms of myth, symbol, doctrine, praxis, and organization combine and overlap in contemporary mizuko kuyo, Smith provides critical insight from many angles: the sociology of the family, the power of the medical profession, the economics of temples, the import of ancestral connections, the need for healing in both private and communal ways and, perhaps above all, the place of women in modern Japanese religion. At the heart of Smith's research is the issue of how human beings experience the death of a life that has been and remains precious to them. While universal, these losses are also personal and unique. The role of society in helping people to heal from these experiences varies widely and has changed enormously in recent decades. In examples of grieving for these kinds of losses one finds narratives not only of deep sorrow but of remarkable dignity.

Our Lady of Sorrow

The Collected Essays from the Holy Land

Author: Israel Shamir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1419608355

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Story of Our Lady statue in Bethlehem destroyed by the Jewish Army and its universal meaning. Ideas are not less important than material things; oil does not provide the whole explanation of the war in the Middle East, faith is not dead and can't die as long as mankind exists. Even the belief in the Market forces is just another faith, an old established cult of Mammon. Faith is not only a personal affair; religion still matters, probably more than we think.

Feast of Sorrow

A Novel of Ancient Rome

Author: Crystal King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501145150

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1844

Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, this “addictively readable first novel” (Kirkus Reviews) features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction. In the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar’s reign, Marcus Gavius Apicius has a singular ambition: to serve as culinary adviser to Caesar. To cement his legacy as Rome’s leading epicure, the wealthy Apicius acquires a young chef, Thrasius, for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii. Apicius believes that the talented Thrasius is the key to his culinary success, and with the slave’s help he soon becomes known for his lavish parties and sumptuous meals. For his part, Thrasius finds a family among Apicius’s household, which includes his daughter, Apicata; his wife, Aelia; and her handmaiden Passia, with whom Thrasius falls passionately in love. But as Apicius draws closer to his ultimate goal, his dangerous single-mindedness threatens his young family and places his entire household at the mercy of the most powerful forces in Rome. “A gastronomical delight” (Associated Press), Feast of Sorrow is a vibrant novel, replete with love and betrayal, politics and intrigue, and sumptuous feasts that bring ancient Rome to life.

The Temple of Nature

Or, The Origin of Society: a Poem, with Philosophical Notes

Author: Erasmus Darwin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Botany

Page: 298

View: 5095


Cry of Sorrow

Author: Holly Taylor

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 1605429732

Category: Fiction

Page: 485

View: 1786

The Coranians have won the war, and Kymru is defeated. For Havgan, however, the victory is not complete. Cadair Idris, the hall of the High Kings, remains closed to him. To gain entrance, he must locate the Four Treasures?the Stone, the Spear, the Cauldron, and the Sword?and bring them to the Guardian of the Doors. Only then can he proclaim himself High King of Kymru. But the Treasures were hidden long ago. In order to save Kymru, Gwydion the Dreamer must locate a long-forgotten song and the clues it contains before Havgan does. Following the dictates of the song, he persuades Rhiannon, her daughter Gwenhwyvar, and his nephew Arthur to set out with him on the dangerous quest. Dogged by Havgan's soldiers, they must hurry to find the artifacts. Soon, distrust and fear complicate their already difficult journey, and one of them must risk life and limb on the next move in their deadly game.


Other Stories

Author: Sarat Chandra Chatterjee

Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited

ISBN: 8174369325

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 6940

The classic, heart-touching story of unrequited love of a man's fall from grace and his tragic end offers an insightful and compassionate portral of men and women in love. Devdas, written in early decades of the twentieth century, still captivates readers, and has been filmed several times - a testament to endurance and class. One of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's finest novels, it reveals the best there is in Indian romantic literature. The abridged translation of Devdas, Srikanta and six of Sarat Chandra's short stories brings to English readers a careful selection of writer's best.

Collected Writings by John Nelson Darby Volume Five

Author: John Nelson Darby

Publisher: Irving Risch


Category: Religion

Page: 302

View: 6351

Seven Lectures on the Prophetical Addresses to the Seven Churches Notes on the Apocalypse gleaned at lectures in Geneva, 1842 Substance of a lecture on Prophecy Studies on the Book of Daniel Remarks on a Part of Daniel Enquiry as to the Antichrist of Prophecy Signs of Antichrist Questions of Interest as to Prophecy Outline of the Revelation Remarks on the Seven Churches The Principles displayed in the Ways of God, compared with His Ultimate Dealings

Temple of Diamonds

My Return to Judaism and Other Essays

Author: Chaim Picker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440160465

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 8606

Temple of Diamonds is an anthology of essays composed by the author during his years as an educator and cantor at Temple Israel of Albany, New York, from the 1960's to the present. Included are essays on Judaism, the Synagogue, Jewish Education, vignettes of nature, and poems. Foremost among these essays is an account of the author's conversion to Christianity and return to Judaism.

The Tatler

A Daily Journal of Literature and the Stage

Author: Leigh Hunt

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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