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Desiring Dragons

by Kevan Manwaring
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: 2014-05-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages: 285 pages
ISBN 13: 1782795820
ISBN 10: 9781782795827
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle


Synopsis : Desiring Dragons written by Kevan Manwaring, published by John Hunt Publishing which was released on 2014-05-30. Download Desiring Dragons Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. It seems many people still desire dragons. We simply cannot take oureyes offof them... The Spell of the Dragon A dragon's gaze was said to be mesmeric – once we fell under it,we were hypnotised and atits mercy. -- Author of The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien, talked of ‘desiring dragons’; that he would prefer ‘a wilderness of dragons’ to the bleak territory of the unimaginative critic. The genre of Fantasy (including Science Fiction and its various sub-genres in TV, film & computer games) has never been more popular. This book seeks to examine why this might be and why so many are tempted to write Fantasy fiction. Tolkien suggested how 'consolation' is an important criteria of the Fairy Tale: we look at how writing Fantasy can be consoling in itself, as well as a portal to Fantastic Realms for the reader. Along the way famous dragons of myth, legend and fiction will be encountered - from Grendel to Smaug. The riddles of dragons will be tackled and their hoard unlocked.

Desiring Dragons
Language: en
Pages: 285
Authors: Kevan Manwaring
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-30 - Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

Author of The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien, talked of ‘desiring dragons’; that he would prefer ‘a wilderness of dragons’ to the bleak territory of the unimaginative critic. The genre of Fantasy (including Science Fiction and its various sub-genres in TV, film & computer games) has never been more popular. This book seeks to examine why this might be and why so many are tempted to write Fantasy fiction. Tolkien suggested how 'consolation' is an important criteria of the Fairy Tale: we look at how writing Fantasy can be consoling in itself, as well as a portal to Fantastic Realms for the reader. Along the way famous dragons of myth, legend and fiction will be encountered - from Grendel to Smaug. The riddles of dragons will be tackled and their hoard unlocked.
A Dragon's Desire
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Tina Glasneck
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-18 - Publisher: Vie La Publishing House, LLC

We were in love, and things were perfect. I thought love would solve everything, but instead, loving Erich has only caused problems: Apocalyptic in nature. That new car smell of our budding relationship has gone out the window, leaving behind the smell of a rancid tuna taco. Erich's mother, Lady Hel, the Norse goddess of death, despises me. It's more than silent daggers and rolling of eyes. If she could make my head roll, she would. I'm not sure what she'd do to try to get her Erich to break things off with me. But she is capable of anything. Including forcing me to travel back to 1799 where her maniacal brother, Fenrir, the wolf-like monster awaits. He's more than dangerous. He's pure destruction. And he's determined that he will use me, a dragon-shifter, to take down the gods in Asgard. If I don't cooperate, Erich bites the dust permanently, and if I do, I'll damn us all. Maybe that is what Lady Hel wants. How the hell am I supposed to choose? Grab your copy of this passionate adventure! Other books in the series include: A Dragon's Destiny A Dragon's Desire A Dragon's Heart A Dragon's Witch
The Alpha's Desire and the Dragon's Fire
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Abigail Rose
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Singapore New Reading Technology Pte Ltd

When Sophia meets the dangerous yet attractive Danny, she has no idea he is about to throw her into a world filled with creatures she never thought existed. Little does she know, another also covets her love, and will do anything to get her to be his. As she is pulled between both men, she soon discovers her love life is not the most complicated thing going on. Who will she pick? And how will her choice determine the future of the entire human race?
Desiring the Dragon Lord
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Michelle Miles
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-06 - Publisher: Michelle Miles

How far will he go to save the only woman who can tame his inner beast? After witnessing the brutal murder of his parents, dragon-shifter Logan Blake arrives in the human realm injured and near death. His only goal is to heal and get back to the Hidden Lands to exact revenge on the man responsible. When a beautiful woman stops to render aid, he’s unprepared for the instant bonding he feels to her. Her presence fuels an unquenchable desire in him and he knows he has to claim her. Bree Anderson’s morning jog is interrupted by the sudden appearance of a sexy, injured man in the middle of Central Park. When he turns up days later at the bar she manages as their new security detail, she knows he’s going to be a handful. She also knows she’s up for the job of uncovering just who—and what—Logan is. But her determination to discover Logan’s true identity is put on hold when a vampire mafia kills her father and turns their attention on her. Logan instantly becomes her fierce protector, until his own past comes back to haunt him in the form of the Drakana—dragon hunters intent on killing him. The only way he can save Bree from the vamps and the Drakana is to get her as far from the city as possible. But when both factions converge on their hidden location, Logan must make the ultimate sacrifice to save the only woman who can tame his inner beast.
Tolkien the Medievalist
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Jane Chance
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-08-27 - Publisher: Routledge

Interdisciplinary in approach, Tolkien the Medievalist provides a fresh perspective on J. R. R. Tolkien's Medievalism. In fifteen essays, eminent scholars and new voices explore how Professor Tolkien responded to a modern age of crisis - historical, academic and personal - by adapting his scholarship on medieval literature to his own personal voice. The four sections reveal the author influenced by his profession, religious faith and important issues of the time; by his relationships with other medievalists; by the medieval sources that he read and taught, and by his own medieval mythologizing.
Dragons of Fantasy
Language: en
Pages: 311
Authors: Anne C. Petty
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

Are you a dragon lover? One of those people like J.R.R. Tolkien who have always desired dragons of one sort or another? If your answer is yes, then get in line with devoted dragon fans like author Anne Petty, who has been reading and thinking about dragons for years, especially as they appear in fantasy fiction. Petty asks, "What is a dragon? What does it look like, and how does it behave? What image pops into your mind when you read the word dragon?" You are invited on a quest for dragons of fantasy literature, for an in-depth look at the scaly characters on the page and the skilled writers who created them. A longtime dragon admirer, Tolkien scholar Petty takes readers on an adventurous ride over the hills and far away into realms populated by the likes of Smaug, Ramoth, Norbert, and Orm Embar, just to name a few. Authors under discussion include J.R.R. Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, Terry Pratchett, Ursula Le Guin, Jane Yolen, Terry Goodkind and J.K. Rowling. there's also an in-depth background section on the history of dragons in myth and literature, plus an extensive bibliography. Happy dragon hunting! - Back cover.
Ballad Tales
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Kevan Manwaring
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-05 - Publisher: The History Press

A BALLAD is a poem or a song that tells a popular story and many traditional British ballads contain fascinating stories – tales of love and jealousy, murder and mystery, the supernatural and the historical. This anthology brings together nineteen original retellings in short story form, written by some of the country’s most accomplished storytellers, singers and wordsmiths. Here you will find tales of cross-dressing heroines, lusty pirates, vengeful fairy queens, mobsters and monsters, mermaids and starmen – stories that dance with the form and flavour of these narrative folk songs in daring and delightful ways. Richly illustrated, these enchanting tales will appeal to lovers of folk music, storytelling and rattling good yarns.
The Black Emperor
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Zayquan Aeternum
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-08 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

Drashviim, a land of wonder and beauty, a place of magic and dragons. Long has it suffered division, petty squabbles and conflicts leaving its draconic inhabitants weak, their true greatness squandered. Vladikir is a tyrant of Thuban, a minor realm compared to its larger counterparts, a blip in a massive sea of scales. But he has a dream, a dream of a continent united, of an empire that lasts forever, an eternal guide for dragonkind. But for that dream to become a reality Vladikir must burn the world to its very foundations and kill millions, something he has no problem doing.
Dragon Desire
Language: en
Authors: Emma Taylor
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-30 - Publisher: Hot Alpha Publishing

*** A Standalone Short Story with No Cliffhanger! *** Angela Spencer has never been one to toe the line and has always gone to the beat of her own drum. That sometimes gets her into trouble. She has only one sibling, but he’s a deadbeat drunk living in Australia, working as a guide in the outback. She considers herself a loser in love and in life. This is proven to her beyond a shadow of a doubt when she loses one of her temporary jobs. It’s the one that she loved the most and finding that pink slip on her desk is a shock. She’s outside after dark, not caring about her own safety, and walking with her mind awash with images of living in a box on the street. It’s then that she notices something remarkable. She uses the video on her phone to capture what can only be described as a dragon. Soon after that, Regis Sunning, a billionaire businessman, takes an interest in her. Are his motives entirely pure, or does he hold a terrible secret that’s going to come back and haunt him? WARNING: It contains mature language and content, intended for 18+ readers only!
Untamed Desire
Language: en
Authors: Emma Taylor, Jessica Miller, S.J. Smith
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-24 - Publisher: Dark Star Publishing

A collection of 4 steamy paranormal dragon shapeshifter menage mfm romance stories with guarantee HEA. Double Her Dragons Two of Them: She gets more than she bargained for on her mission for adventure. One of Her: Neither is willing to give her up and tempers will flare. The only solution is to share. Ava Murphy never really knew what it meant to be spontaneous and to live life on her terms until she made a promise to do just that. Packing up and moving from the small town she grew up in, her mission is to experience everything she missed out on. Ending up in Houston, she encounters two men who will give her more adventure than she can handle, and she will love every scandalous, passionate minute of it. Zac and Mason are men unlike any others Ava has ever met. They make her feel alive, and she completes them both, but the secret they carry might scare her away. The love triangle causes tempers to rise and secrets to be revealed. Neither man is willing to give her up. Ava will have to make the choice to walk away or choose one. But what happens when she admits that she wants them both? At the end of her quest for adventure, her life will change forever. Double Dragons Stacie Simmons has been dreaming of flying. For months she has dreamt of soaring through the clouds, looking down on America. The dreams are so vivid she often thinks they are real, more real than her life as a call-center worker, more real than her mundane life where not much happens. Then Joshua Mathewson and a man named after a Viking, Ragnar, come into her life. They tell her she is a half-scale and they are here to assist her through the transformation. They are hot, muscled, sexy men, and Stacie is intrigued in spite of herself. Her mind tells her to report these strange men, but her body screams out for them. But the dreams sometimes end horribly, with Stacie falling to the earth. And a man at her work, Michael, has begun to stalk her. Through it all, Stacie just hopes one thing; that she can get through the sexy, mysterious men, the crazy co-worker, and the psychotic dreams in one piece. Taken by Two Dragon Shifters Stephanie had finished a long day at work and just made it back home. That was when she saw Micah walking up her drive. He was mysterious and handsome, but he wasn’t there simply to chat. Before she knew it, Micah made her unconscious and stole her away. She woke up in a strange mansion in the woods. There, Stephanie was informed that she was to marry a stranger, someone whom Micah called Prince Tristan; a dragon shifter. Stephanie is introduced to the world of dragon shifters and she finds herself falling for both Tristan and Micah. Can Stephanie ever have both men, especially as she is supposed to marry one of them? Will she get to express her passion for both Tristan and Micah? Command of the Dragon Money and power is everything to a kingdom of a fierce and advanced dragon shifters, who rule over a humans-only populated city far below. Young and beautiful Arielle, a human with a powerful gift, has a secret wish to convince the dragons to one day accept humans among their own kind. But, human families are in awe of the dragons, who make their way down to the city every week, rounding up talent to bring back to their kingdom to use for their entertainment. Prince Zefelli, a member of an elite dragon clan, feels differently from his fellow kind about the harsh treatment of humans. He and his best friend become entangled in an adventure with Arielle one night; each separately seeking refuge from the way of their twisted worlds. The three embark on an unexpected journey that ultimately leads them to the meaning of true love.
Middle-earth and the Return of the Common Good
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Joshua Hren
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-05 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Political philosophy is nothing other than looking at things political under the aspect of eternity. This book invites us to look philosophically at political things in J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium, demonstrating that Tolkien’s potent mythology can be brought into rich, fruitful dialogue with works of political philosophy and political theology as different as Plato’s Timaeus, Aquinas’ De Regno, Hobbes’s Leviathan, and Erik Peterson’s “Monotheism as a Political Problem.” It concludes that a political reading of Tolkien’s work is most luminous when conducted by the harmonious lights of fides et ratio as found in the thought of Thomas Aquinas. A broad study of Tolkien and the political is especially pertinent in that the legendarium operates on two levels. As a popular mythology it is, in the author’s own words “a really long story that would hold the attention of readers, amuse them, delight them, and at times maybe excite them or deeply move them.” But the stories of The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings contain deeper teachings that can only be drawn out when read philosophically. Written from the vantage of a mind that is deeply Christian, Tolkien’s stories grant us a revelatory gaze into the major political problems of modernity—from individualism to totalitarianism, sovereignty to surveillance, terror to technocracy. As an “outsider” in modernity, Tolkien invites us to question the modern in a manner that moves beyond reaction into a vivid and compelling vision of the common good.
Recovery and Transcendence for the Contemporary Mythmaker
Language: en
Pages: 231
Authors: Christopher Garbowski
Categories: Art and mythology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

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