In her first work of nonfiction, Mermaids and Ikons: A Greek Summer, originally published in 1978, beloved poet and novelist Gwendolyn MacEwen explores her strongly personal responses to a complex civilization. Partly written during a trip to Greece in 1971, MacEwen moves from the urban tumult of Athens to the radiant simplicity of an island in the Aegean.
In this intimate and exquisitely written travel diary, she evokes the very spirit of Greece — the exuberance of the people, the sun-drenched landscape, and the shaping power of ancient traditions and myths in modern Mediterranean life.
This edition features a new introduction by the award-winning biographer Rosemary Sullivan.
Only Severian, the Demon Hunter, can deal with this terrible menace.
Between horrid exhumations, black magic rituals, and ancient cults crawling beneath the ashes of the purifying fire set by Emperor Theodosius to assert Christianity, Severian’s investigation will lead him to a plot with potentially devastating consequences for the Empire itself. A plot behind which hides the goddess Hecate, The Lady of the Night Gates and mistress of every door of the universe...
Demon Hunter Severian – Lady of the Night Gates perfectly recreates Imperial Milan with historical accuracy and blends action, mystery, romance and fantasy, leaving the reader holding his breath to the last page!