Modern Amazons

Warrior Women on Screen
Author: Dominique Mainon,James Ursini
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879103279
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 400
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(Book). The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women on Screen documents the public's seemingly insatiable fascination with the warrior woman archetype in film and on television. The book examines the cautious beginnings of new roles for women in the late fifties, the rapid development of female action leads during the burgeoning second-wave feminist movement in the late sixties and seventies, and the present-day onslaught of female action characters now leaping from page to screen. The book itself is organized into chapters that group women warriors into sub-genres, e.g., classic Amazons like Xena Warrior Princess and the women of the Conan films; superheroes and their archenemies such as Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Catwoman; revenge films such as the Kill Bill movies; Sexploitation and Blaxploitation films such as Coffy and the Ilsa trilogy; Hong Kong cinema and warriors like Angela Mao, Cynthia Rothrock, and Zhang Ziyi; sci-fi warriors from Star Trek , Blade Runner , and Star Wars ; supersleuths and spies like the Avengers and Charlie's Angels; and gothic warriors such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Kate Beckinsale in Underworld and Van Helsing . In addition, the book is lavishly illustrated with over 400 photos of these popular-culture icons in action, interesting articles and sidebars about themes, trends, weapons, style, and trivia, as well as a complete filmography of more than 150 titles.

The Dying of the Light (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 9)


Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000826645X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 608
View: 8510

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The ninth book in the original, jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkerie. Darquesse. Stephanie. The world ain’t big enough for the three of them. The end will come...

Playing with Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 2)


Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN: 9780008248796
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
View: 9169

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She's twelve. He's dead. But together they're going to save the world. Hopefully. The second book in the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series. Vengeous. Dusk. Sanguine. Three of the deadliest killers alive are in town to resurrect an unstoppable creature of horrifying power. And only Skulduggery and Valkyrie stand in their way.

Resurrection

Skulduggery Pleasant
Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN: 9780008219604
Category:
Page: 448
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The best-selling return of skeleton detective Skulduggery Pleasant, out now in paperback. A lot has changed. Roarhaven is now a magical city, where sorcerers can live openly. Valkyrie Cain has been out of action for years, recovering from the war against her alter-ego Darquesse, which nearly destroyed her and everyone else. Some things never change though: bad people still want to do bad things, and Skulduggery Pleasant is still there to stop them. When Skulduggery learns of a plot to resurrect a terrifying evil, he persuades Valkyrie to join him for just 24 hours. But they need someone else on their team, someone inconspicuous, someone who can go undercover. Enter Omen Darkly. Student at the new Corrival Academy. Overlooked. Unremarkable in every way. 24 hours to save the world. One sharply-dressed skeleton. One grief-stricken young woman. One teenage boy who can't remember which class he's supposed to be in. This cannot end well...

Skulduggery Pleasant: The Faceless Ones


Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061240915
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 432
View: 5651

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Valkyrie screamed, sprinting toward Skulduggery. He looked up and reached out to her, but it was too late. f you've read the other Skulduggery books by Derek Landy (and you really should have read them by now), you've seen it all before: Some bad guy wants to bring about the end of the world, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie fight valiantly to stop it from happening. A few people get hurt, sure, but everything's all right in the end. Well, not this time.

Skulduggery Pleasant:


Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007520751
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 1048
View: 6979

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Together for the first time, books 4, 5 and 6 in the Skulduggery Pleasant – the biggest, funniest, most thrilling comedy-horror-adventure series in the universe! From number-one-bestselling author Derek Landy.

The Dying of the Light


Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN: 9780007489268
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 604
View: 449

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The FINAL shocking, heart-wrenching book in the jaw-droppingly stupendous Skulduggery Pleasant series. Valkerie. Darquesse. Stephanie. The world ain't big enough for the three of them. The end will come... The War of the Sanctuaries has been won, but it was not without its casualties. Following the loss of Valkyrie Cain, Skulduggery Pleasant must use any and all means to track down and stop Darquesse before she turns the world into a charred, lifeless cinder. And so he draws together a team of soldiers, monster hunters, killers, criminals... and Valkyrie's own murderous reflection. The war may be over, but the final battle is about to begin. And not everyone gets out of here alive...

Midnight (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 11)


Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008284601
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 432
View: 1606

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Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back in their most gripping story yet, as book 11, Midnight, picks up where Resurrection left off – and runs.

Playing With Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 2)


Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008266328
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
View: 7530

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She’s twelve. He’s dead. But together they’re going to save the world. Hopefully. The second book in the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series.

The Maleficent Seven

From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007512386
Category: Children's stories
Page: 288
View: 5406

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A brilliant, hilarious one-off novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant universe, from number-one-bestselling author Derek Landy

Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing


Author: David Farland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781614751748
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 92
View: 4521

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All successful writers use resonance to enhance their stories by drawing power from stories that came before, by resonating with their readers' experiences, and by resonating within their own works. In this book, you'll learn exactly what resonance is and how to use it to make your stories more powerful. You'll see how it is used in literature and other art forms, and how one writer, J. R. R. Tolkien, mastered it in his work.

Corey's Rock


Author: Sita Brahmachari
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910959978
Category:
Page: 96
View: 8106

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A story that beautifully weaves together themes of bereavement, identity and hope, alongside the traditional selkie legend.

Snowdrops

A Novel
Author: A.D. Miller
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385533454
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 2834

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SHORTLISTED for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction An intense psychological drama that echoes sophisticated entertainments like Gorky Park and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Nick Platt is a British lawyer working in Moscow in the early 2000s—a place where the cascade of oil money, the tightening grip of the government, the jostling of the oligarchs, and the loosening of Soviet social mores have led to a culture where corruption, decadence, violence, and betrayal define everyday life. Nick doesn’t ask too many questions about the shady deals he works on—he’s too busy enjoying the exotic, surreally sinful nightlife Moscow has to offer. One day in the subway, he rescues two willowy sisters, Masha and Katya, from a would-be purse snatcher. Soon Nick, the seductive Masha, and long-limbed Katya are cruising the seamy glamour spots of the city. Nick begins to feel something for Masha that he is pleased to think is love. Then the sisters ask Nick to help their aged aunt, Tatiana, find a new apartment. Of course, nothing is as it seems—including this extraordi­nary debut novel. The twists in the story take it far beyond its noirish frame—the sordid and vivid portrayal of Moscow serves as a backdrop for a book that examines the irresistible allure of sin, featuring characters whose hearts are as cold as the Russian winter. From the Hardcover edition.

Last Stand of Dead Men (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 8)


Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008266433
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 608
View: 6097

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The eighth instalment in the biggest, funniest, most thrilling comedy-horror-adventure series in the universe - and the follow-up to 2012’s number-one bestseller, Kingdom of the Wicked...

Meditation Now or Never


Author: Steve Hagen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061747564
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
View: 2195

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National bestselling author and teacher Steve Hagen strips away the cultural and religious jargon surrounding meditation and provides an accessible and thorough manual for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. Inside you will find: Simple practices to avoid needlessly complicating meditation Where most of us get stuck in meditation—and how to get unstuck A unique focus on meditation not simply as a spiritual technique, but as a way of living

American Monsters (The Demon Road Trilogy, Book 3)


Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008157073
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 464
View: 9975

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The epic conclusion in the mind-blowing supernatural thriller from bestselling author DEREK LANDY, creator of international sensation Skulduggery Pleasant.