The epic tale of victory and defeat… The story of the Ramayana had been told innumerable times. The enthralling story of Rama, the incarnation of God, who slew Ravana, the evil demon of darkness, is known to every Indian. And in the pages of history, as always, it is the version told by the victors, that lives on. The voice of the vanquished remains lost in silence. But what if Ravana and his people had a different story to tell? The story of the Ravanayana had never been told. Asura is the epic tale of the vanquished Asura people, a story that has been cherished by the oppressed outcastes of India for 3000 years. Until now, no Asura has dared to tell the tale. But perhaps the time has come for the dead and the defeated to speak. “For thousands of years, I have been vilified and my death is celebrated year after year in every corner of India. Why? Was it because I challenged the Gods for the sake of my daughter? Was it because I freed a race from the yoke of caste-based Deva rule? You have heard the victor’s tale, the Ramayana. Now hear the Ravanayana, for I am Ravana, the Asura, and my story is the tale of the vanquished.” “I am a non-entity – invisible, powerless and negligible. No epics will ever be written about me. I have suffered both Ravana and Rama – the hero and the villain or the villain and the hero. When the stories of great men are told, my voice maybe too feeble to be heard. Yet, spare me a moment and hear my story, for I am Bhadra, the Asura, and my life is the tale of the loser.” The ancient Asura empire lay shattered into many warring petty kingdoms reeling under the heel of the Devas. In desperation, the Asuras look up to a young saviour – Ravana. Believing that a better world awaits them under Ravana, common men like Bhadra decide to follow the young leader. With a will of iron and a fiery ambition to succeed, Ravana leads his people from victory to victory and carves out a vast empire from the Devas. But even when Ravana succeeds spectacularly, the poor Asuras find that nothing much has changed for them. It is when that Ravana, by one action, changes the history of the world.
In this graphic novel titled "Silenced" It is about a girl who is brutally murdered after her family just moves to the little town of Westfield, Ma. The Buchanan family foreclose a house on the outskirts of town. The family in suck shock and despair from this tragic loss try to come together as a family after this grissly murder has been committed. Due to the loss of there middle daughter Jesseyall hell and madness break lose. This dysfunctional family slowly begins to unravel. Its only a matter of time before they completely fall apart.
In this graphic novel there are no boundaries to defy nothing held back. It goes beyond most books in the 21st century. So if you love a good graphic novel this is a book for you.
25 Tips and Suggestions How to Keep Gratitude Journal for Far More Happier, Fulfilled and Joyful Life
Are moments of anxiety, the feeling of being stuck, dreading getting out of bed, the sleepless nights filled with stressful thoughts overwhelming you? What if there was a simple thing you could do to help you rise above these moments? To smile at each day no matter how terrible your current situations are or to be able to bounce back from a devastating blow life throws at you? What if all you had to do is take a few minutes out of the day to write? You may be skeptical, but all you need is a notebook and a pen or pencil and you can begin to change your negativity into positivity.
Starting a gratitude journal could be the simple solution to rid you of the negativity and stress that is overtaking your life. These tips will guide you through the steps on how to find more happiness and joy in your life by simply making a note of the things that we find joy in, that we are grateful for.
25 Tips and Suggestion for Starting and Keeping a Gratitude Journal will focus on:
-The benefits of being grateful.
-How to be grateful for the simple things that surround you.
-How to turn your negative thoughts to positive ones.
-How to stop letting stress and disappointment hold you back from the life you want
With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century. As an added bonus, the e-book edition of this New York Times bestseller includes an excerpt from Stephenson's new novel, Seveneves.
In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse—mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy—is assigned to detachment 2702. It is an outfit so secret that only a handful of people know it exists, and some of those people have names like Churchill and Roosevelt. The mission of Waterhouse and Detachment 2702—commanded by Marine Raider Bobby Shaftoe-is to keep the Nazis ignorant of the fact that Allied Intelligence has cracked the enemy's fabled Enigma code. It is a game, a cryptographic chess match between Waterhouse and his German counterpart, translated into action by the gung-ho Shaftoe and his forces.
Fast-forward to the present, where Waterhouse's crypto-hacker grandson, Randy, is attempting to create a "data haven" in Southeast Asia—a place where encrypted data can be stored and exchanged free of repression and scrutiny. As governments and multinationals attack the endeavor, Randy joins forces with Shaftoe's tough-as-nails granddaughter, Amy, to secretly salvage a sunken Nazi submarine that holds the key to keeping the dream of a data haven afloat. But soon their scheme brings to light a massive conspiracy with its roots in Detachment 2702 linked to an unbreakable Nazi code called Arethusa. And it will represent the path to unimaginable riches and a future of personal and digital liberty...or to universal totalitarianism reborn.
A breathtaking tour de force, and Neal Stephenson's most accomplished and affecting work to date, Cryptonomicon is profound and prophetic, hypnotic and hyper-driven, as it leaps forward and back between World War II and the World Wide Web, hinting all the while at a dark day-after-tomorrow. It is a work of great art, thought and creative daring; the product of a truly iconoclastic imagination working with white-hot intensity.
Murdering Santa isn't the most festive way to spend Christmas.
The trouble is, The Department has already decided what Nessa's next assignment is going to be, and getting rid of Santa is a nonnegotiable. This Yuletide season, Nessa must leave her beachside shack in sunny Australia and head to the North Pole.
In the dead of winter.
Oh, for Satan’s sake.
Getting to Father Christmas isn't going to be easy. There's a whole village of Ice Elves who happen to be employed by Santa, and they’re not too pleased about Nessa trying to knock off their boss. Throw in a North Pole that's frozen solid, and maybe a pod of wereorcas – not to mention Nessa’s sneaking suspicion that someone (or something) has followed her from all the way Down Under to the ends of the earth...
'Tis the season for this folly.
And if she does finally manage to get to Santa, she'll have to... well... sleigh him.
What a holiday.
This is a novella, which means it's a bit shorter than the other books in this series. With plenty of witches, vampires, shapeshifters and festive magic, plus your old pals Death and Satan, this book is the perfect length to read in an evening.
Like some laughs along with your fantasy? Then this series is for you! Download your copy now to start reading, whatever the time of year.
In the magnificent conclusion to Nancy Springer’s Sea King Trilogy, a mad prince confronts peril and dark magic on a desperate quest to find a lost god in a dying world They were three, united to hold together a world that was coming apart: Rad Korridun, the sea king, who died three times but lived still; Dannoc, the mad prince of the Red Hart tribe, bonded mind and heart to Kor; and Tassida, the beautiful mystery, a rebellious daughter of the death goddess, who loved them both. But Mahela, the all-powerful Devourer, felt betrayed by her one-time lover Kor, and she attempted to break their bond with anger, disappointment, and jealousy. And so the companions have gone their separate ways. Resuming his lifelong quest to find his god, Dannoc now must confront his greatest terrors and gravest fears in the company of a loyal wolf brother. For only then will he be able to recover his true name, his past, and his sanity—and perhaps save a world. Acclaimed fantasist Nancy Springer brings her remarkable Sea King Trilogy to a breathtaking conclusion with Godbond, following her mad hero through a fantastic world that rivals the fantasy realms created by the great J. R. R. Tolkien in richness and imagination.
When he is forced to kill a man after a deadly attack, Buck Duane begins a life on the run while trying to clear his name, and his fortunes are changed by a beautiful woman and a Texas Ranger who offers to pardon him for a price.
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