When we think "fantasy," we usually think big: enormous castles besieged by large dragons, sweeping, multi-generational epics about kingdoms and queendoms, and hefty, hardcover book series that seem to go on forever. Fantasy fiction tends to work well on a large scale, with plenty of room for world-building and grand adventures. But when a fantasy short story is done well, it's done really well. Fantasy stories only have so much space to create entire universes and systems of magic, and then deliver a satisfying conclusion.
A Discovery of Witches is a historical - fantasy novel and the debut novel by American scholar Deborah Harkness. It follows the story of Diana Bishop, a history of science professor at Yale University who, after accidentally finding an elusive, long-thought-lost manuscript, is compelled to embrace the magic in her blood that she has sought to keep out of her life and engage in a forbidden romance with charming vampire Matthew Clairmont. It has since been released in paperback and also as an ebook.
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Reading can open your mind to brilliant new worlds and take you to a new level of English language learning. Adopting English books as learning tools can help you reach English fluency faster than ever before. Take a trip to your local library and see what a difference a few good books can make. As any English-speaking child can tell you, there is no denying Dr.
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This is the story of a boy from Bihar who is on a quest to win over the girl he loves. In this book, Chetan Bhagat dives into the sentiments experienced by a backward rural boy who enrols himself at the prestigious English-medium St. He then falls in love with a classy English-speaking rich girl from Delhi. He has a major linguistic set back as he doesn't speak English well.
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High-Rise is a novel by British writer J. The story describes the disintegration of a luxury high-rise building as its affluent residents gradually descend into violent chaos. As with Ballard's previous novels Crash and Concrete Island , High-Rise inquires into the ways in which modern social and technological landscapes could alter the human psyche in provocative and hitherto unexplored ways.
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