Signs and Wonders

Signs and Wonders

Bernard Evslin

Bernard Evslin

Entertaining, thought-provoking depictions of classic Bible storiesRenowned mythologist Bernard Evslin finds a powerful balance of tradition and modernity in his strongly realized retellings of Old Testament stories. His rendition reflects the literary style of the King James Bible and stays true to the Old Testament worldview and spirit—but also uses streamlined descriptions and dialogue, to balance the archaic language that can deter contemporary readers. Here you'll find fresh versions of the iconic stories of Adam and Eve; Lot's daughters; Jacob's ladder; David and Goliath; Rebecca at the well; the twin brothers Jacob and Esau; and more, in a style that engages both the senses and the imagination.
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Monsters of Norse Mythology

Monsters of Norse Mythology

Bernard Evslin

Bernard Evslin

A young boy must slay Fafnir, a shape-shifting ogre who has transformed himself into a dragon Fafnir lives with his family in a fortress-like house deep in the forest. His father, descended from an archdemon, shares the secrets of the dark arts with Fafnir and his two brothers. Regnir, the eldest, is a deformed dwarf who lusts after gold and relies on his cunning to get it. Hungering only for food, Oter, the middle brother, can transform himself into a bird of prey. The shape-shifting Fafnir desires to be feared, and when Odin, king of the gods, sets a trap with a treasure that tempts every giant, ogre, and dwarf in his domain, Fafnir becomes a dragon. However, he is about to confront an even fiercer rival: a mortal named Siegfried. This adventure-filled Norse myth is a powerful story of magic, curses, doom, and destruction featuring an unlikely hero whose perils are only just beginning.
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Monsters of Greek Mythology, Volume Two

Monsters of Greek Mythology, Volume Two

Bernard Evslin

Bernard Evslin

The gods, heroes, and monsters of Greek mythology come wondrously alive in this second volume of Bernard Evslin's award-winning series Book two of Bernard Evslin's extraordinary work opens with the story of Hercules, the strongest man on Earth. Son of a mortal woman and Zeus, feared and hated by Zeus's wife, Hera, Hercules is condemned to twelve labors in which he must fight the world's most terrifying monsters. It seems that the world's mightiest hero may have met his match against the Hydra, a beast with one hundred heads that spew lethal poison. Other tales feature Atlas, the Titan condemned to bear the world on his shoulders; the hideous gorgon Medusa, who turns men to stone; the half-man, half-bull Minotaur; the Sphinx; and many more. Greek myths come to thrilling life in these timeless stories of love and revenge, sorcery and enchantment, in which gods and demigods, mortals, fiends, and demons battle between good and evil. It is a world where bushes...
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The Dolphin Rider

The Dolphin Rider

Bernard Evslin

Bernard Evslin

The Greek myths are celebrated as timeless stories in this collection by renowned author Bernard Evslin "The Dolphin Rider" is Arion, who lives in Corinth, a city near the sea. He longs to go on great adventures, but an oracle warns that if he embarks on a voyage, he will never return. When Apollo, the god of music, gives Arion a golden lyre for his twentieth birthday, Arion ignores the oracle's words and sets sail for Sicily. Everyone falls in love with his singing, and great treasures are heaped on him, but Arion is forced to contend with an unexpected foe: man's greed. "The Gift of Fire" introduces Prometheus, the young giant who fears no one, including Zeus, mighty ruler of gods and men. However, when Prometheus vows to bring his precious gift to every cave in the land, he makes multiple deadly enemies. This collection also features stories about Narcissus, destined to fall in love with his own beautiful reflection; King Midas, who loves only gold;...
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Hercules

Hercules

Bernard Evslin

Bernard Evslin

Greek mythology's mightiest hero faces the world's most fearsome beasts, monsters, and demonsHercules, the son of Zeus and a mortal woman, was the greatest of the Greek heroes and the strongest man on earth. Three times as big as his fully mortal twin, and imbued with extraordinary courage and ingenuity, Hercules began his remarkable feats while still in the cradle. Zeus's wife, the goddess Hera, jealously schemed to kill Hercules, but the resourceful half-man, half-god escaped her traps and accomplished seemingly impossible tasks. Renowned mythologist Bernard Evslin recounts the famous twelve labors of Hercules, as the warrior tries to break Hera's curse by facing down the Nemean Lion, killing the many-headed Hydra, outwitting the giant Anteus, and more.
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Monsters of Celtic Mythology

Monsters of Celtic Mythology

Bernard Evslin

Bernard Evslin

In his quest for revenge, a Celtic hero must outwit an ice-breathing dragon and an evil, shape-shifting sorceress Yards shorter than his brothers and sisters, Celtic giant Finn McCool is the runt of the litter. Still, he is eager to fight evil and is consumed by the need to avenge his father's murder. Thwarting his mission is Drabne of Dole, who can change shape at will. Also known as the Fish Hag and the Winter Witch, she fiercely guards her underworld terrain, keeping a watchful eye on the Salmon of Knowledge, lest he try to teach ignorant creatures what they have no right to learn. Now she is scheming to destroy Finn, who has just been given a precious gift by the Thrig of Tone, himself imprisoned in the wicked sorceress's spell. Finn will need all his courage and cunning to outwit Drabne and lay a trap for Goll McMorna, the war chief who slew his father. On his journey from boyhood to manhood, Finn meets an ancient wizard, an ice-breathing dragon,...
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The Trojan War

The Trojan War

Bernard Evslin

Bernard Evslin

A cinematic tale of passion, war, loyalty, betrayal, and retribution"These events I relate are the living seeds, and they will bear bloody fruit, I promise." So says Ulysses, King of Ithaca, as he recounts the origins of the Trojan War. Renowned Greek mythologist Bernard Evslin masterfully depicts the ten-year war: its beginnings rooted in discord among the gods; the seduction of the famed beauty Helen of Troy; and the spectacular development of the Trojan Horse, Ulysses' cunning ploy to win the war. Evslin brings to life the dramatic twists and turns of this classic tale of human folly, mortal heroism, and the brutality and brilliance that have come down through the ages.
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Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Bernard Evslin

Bernard Evslin

The classic bestseller is now available for the first time as an ebookWith an incredible understanding of the nuances of classic mythology, Bernard Evslin brilliantly recounts the most compelling stories of heroes and monsters, light and dark, good and evil. Get to know the iconic gods, heroes, and tragic figures: Zeus, the all-powerful father of the gods; Hera, his cunning and jealous wife; seductive, golden-haired Aphrodite, the goddess of love; King Midas, who greedily loves gold above all else; the sculptor Pygmalion who falls in love with his creation; and many more. With each story, Evslin captures the beauty and power of Greek mythology—and through his funny asides, he gives life to these ancient characters. A perennial staple of curriculums around the world, Evslin's Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths is an invaluable resource.
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Monsters of Greek Mythology, Volume One

Monsters of Greek Mythology, Volume One

Bernard Evslin

Bernard Evslin

This first volume of Bernard Evslin's award-winning series introduces the monsters, demons, gods, and heroes of Greek mythology Athena, wise and powerful daughter of Zeus, is the most feared of all the goddesses. Poseidon, the "earth shaker," rules the sea with his thunderous wrath. Each wants to control Olympus absolutely. Obsessed with destroying Poseidon, Athena summons her crows by day and owls by night to spy on his vast water realm. The long-simmering feud spawns a multitude of monsters, the most terrifying of which is the brass-headed colossus Amycus. This classic work features a sprawling cast of gods and mortals waging battle on land and by sea, from Zeus to the Titan god Prometheus, from Hades, who guards the gates of hell, to Circe, immortal weaver of spells, to the great war chief Ulysses, who sails in search of his long-lost home. Monsters of Greek Mythology brings to life fearsome creatures like giant, flame-spitting wingless dragons, a...
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The Adventures of Ulysses

The Adventures of Ulysses

Bernard Evslin

Bernard Evslin

The legendary voyage of one of Greek mythology's greatest heroesUlysses is the sharpest tactician among the Greeks and the brains behind the Trojan Horse, the ruse that fooled the Trojans and led to the end of the ten-year Trojan War. The Greeks have won, and Ulysses finally sails for home, his ships loaded with treasure. But his journey will be a long and arduous one. He has greatly angered Poseidon, god of the sea, who in his wrath awakens monsters of the deep. Now Ulysses must battle his way home through the worst perils imaginable. In an epic, decade-long journey, Ulysses matches wits and strength with the man-eating Sirens, a Cyclops, the witch-goddess Circe, and a slew of other deadly foes. His wife and son, meanwhile, desperately seek news of him, but begin to believe he was lost at sea. Will they wait for his return, or will his wife remarry?
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The Green Hero

The Green Hero

Bernard Evslin

Bernard Evslin

Finn McCool was born a giant with the gift of Celtic wit but—at least in his youth—is prone to bad luck. One day McCool will become the chieftain of Fianna hunter-warriors, and the greatest Irish folk hero of all time. But until then, he has some growing up to do.In The Green Hero, renowned mythologist Bernard Evslin recounts the tales of Finn McCool's early years: his attempts to woo Murtha, the girl he fell in love with when he was just three days old; his torment by the Fish-hag; his struggles with the whims of the goddess Amara; and more. This amusing collection retells the early exploits of a man who became a legend.
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