Myths & Legends: An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings

10 best books like Myths & Legends: An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings (Philip Wilkinson): Shade's Children, The Morning Gift, Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table, Journey to the River Sea, The Reluctant Heiress, The Star of Kazan, A Song for Summer, Der Sandmann, Siege: Trump Under Fire, H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction

Shade's Children
AuthorGarth Nix
The Key to Survival Rests in the Hands of Shade's Children

If you’re lucky, you live to fight another day.

In a futuristic urban wasteland, evil Overlords have decreed that no child shall live a day past his fourteenth birthday. On that Sad Birthday, the child is the object of an obscene...
AuthorEva Ibbotson
After reading the above blurb about the book, I was excited to dive in. Oh yes, this seemed to fit neatly into my preferred genre! I couldn’t tell if it was going to be more romance-ish or historical-fiction-y, but I figured either way I was set.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I really found...
Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table
AuthorThomas Malory
In a time when there were damsels in distress to save, and mythical dragons to slay, King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table were there to render justice in the face of any danger. From the incredible wizardry of Merlin to the undeniable passion of Sir Launcelot, these tales of Arthur and his knights...
Journey to the River Sea
AuthorEva Ibbotson
Sent in 1910 to live with distant relatives who own a rubber plantation along the Amazon River, English orphan Maia is excited. She believes she is in for brightly colored macaws, enormous butterflies, and "curtains of sweetly scented orchids trailing from the trees." Her British classmates warn...
AuthorEva Ibbotson
Spring, 1922

Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess - who's given up her duties to follow her heart, working for nothing backstage at the Viennese opera. No one there knows who she really is, or that a fairy-tale castle is missing its princess, and Tessa is determined to keep it that way.

The Star of Kazan
AuthorEva Ibbotson
Annika has never had a birthday. Instead she celebrates her Found Day, the day a housemaid and a cook to three eccentric Viennese professors found her and took her home. There, Annika has made a happy life in the servants' quarters, surrounded with friends, including the elderly woman next door who regales...
AuthorEva Ibbotson
Ellen never expected the Hallendorf school to be quite so unusual. Her life back in England with her suffragette mother and liberated aunts certainly couldn't be called normal, but buried deep in the beautiful Austrian countryside, Ellen discovers an eccentric world occupied by wild children and...
Der Sandmann
AuthorE.T.A. Hoffmann
I read this rather (no very) creepy tale years ago, and while I truly enjoyed and above all appreciated E. T. A. Hoffmann's Der Sandmann, I also do not much feel like a detailed and intense rereading at this time, as the plot, the thematics actually repeatedly produced some rather vivid and glaring nightmares...
Siege: Trump Under Fire
AuthorMichael Wolff
Michael Wolff, author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege.

With Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in Siege, he has written an equally essential and...
H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction
AuthorH.P. Lovecraft
Here is the complete collection of fiction by H. P. Lovecraft.

The Stories included are:

The Nameless City
The Festival
The Colour Out of Space
The Call of Cthulhu
The Dunwich Horror
The Whisperer in Darkness
The Dreams in the Witch House
The Haunter...
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