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The Ruin

By Dervla McTiernan
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0525504893
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 173
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“Compelling, unexpected twists and a hold-your breath standoff . . . Hand this one to readers of Tana French and to police-procedural fans.” —Booklist It's been twenty years since Detective Cormac Reilly discovered the body of Hilaria Blake in her crumbling home. But he's never forgotten the two children she left behind... When Aisling Conroy's boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib in Ireland, the police tell her it was suicide. She throws herself into work, trying to forget—but Jack's sister Maude reappears in Ireland after years abroad, determined to prove Jack was murdered. Meanwhile, Detective Cormac Reilly, who was recently transferred to Galway from his squad in Dublin, is assigned to dig into a cold case from twenty years ago—the seeming overdose of Jack and Maude's drug and alcohol addled mother. Other detectives are connecting Jack’s death to his mother’s, and pushing Reilly to arrest Maude, and fast. But instinct tells him something isn’t quite what it seems… This unsettling small-town noir draws us deep into the dark heart of Ireland, where corruption, desperation, and crime run rife. A gritty look at trust and betrayal where the written law isn't the only one, The Ruin asks who will protect you when the authorities can't—or won't.

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By John Gwynne
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Isbn : 0316386308
  • Pages : 800
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 498
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The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. The cunning Queen Rhin has conquered the west and High King Nathair has the cauldron, most powerful of the seven treasures. At his back stands the scheming Calidus and a warband of the Kadoshim, dread demons of the Otherworld. They plan to bring Asroth and his host of the Fallen into the world of flesh, but to do so they need the seven treasures. Nathair has been deceived but now he knows the truth. He has choices to make, choices that will determine the fate of the Banished Lands. Elsewhere the flame of resistance is growing - Queen Edana finds allies in the swamps of Ardan. Maquin is loose in Tenebral, hunted by Lykos and his corsairs. Here he will witness the birth of a rebellion in Nathair's own realm. Corban has been swept along by the tide of war. He has suffered, lost loved ones, sought only safety from the darkness. But he will run no more. He has seen the face of evil and he has set his will to fight it. The question is, how? With a disparate band gathered about him - his family, friends, giants, fanatical warriors, an angel and a talking crow he begins the journey to Drassil, the fabled fortress hidden deep in the heart of Forn Forest. For in Drassil lies the spear of Skald, one of the seven treasures, and here it is prophesied that the Bright Star will stand against the Black Sun.

Ruin Memories

By Bjørnar Olsen,Þóra Pétursdóttir
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317695798
  • Pages : 510
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 700
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Since the nineteenth century, mass-production, consumerism and cycles of material replacement have accelerated; increasingly larger amounts of things are increasingly victimized rapidly and made redundant. At the same time, processes of destruction have immensely intensified, although largely overlooked when compared to the research and social significance devoted to consumption and production. The outcome is a ruin landscape of derelict factories, closed shopping malls, overgrown bunkers and redundant mining towns; a ghostly world of decaying modern debris normally omitted from academic concerns and conventional histories. The archaeology of the recent or contemporary past has grown fast during the last decade. This development has been concurrent with a broader popular, artistic and scholarly interest in modern ruins in general. Ruin Memories explores how the ruins of modernity are conceived and assigned cultural value in contemporary academic and public discourses, reassesses the cultural and historical value of modern ruins and suggests possible means for reaffirming their cultural and historic significance. Crucial for this reassessment is a concern with decay and ruination, and with the role things play in expressing the neglected, unsuccessful and ineffable. Abandonment and ruination is usually understood negatively through the tropes of loss and deprivation; things are degraded and humiliated while the information, knowledge and memory embedded in them become lost along the way. Without even ignoring its many negative and traumatizing aspects, a main question addressed in this book is whether ruination also can be seen as an act of disclosure. If ruination disturbs the routinized and ready-to-hand, to what extent can it also be seen as a recovery of memory as exposing meanings and presences that perhaps are only possible to grasp at second hand when no longer immersed in their withdrawn and useful reality? Anybody interested in the archaeology of the contemporary past will find Ruin Memories an essential guide to the very latest theoretical research in this emerging field of archaeological thought.

The Architecture of Ruins

By Jonathan Hill
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 0429770561
  • Pages : 358
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reads : 367
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The Architecture of Ruins: Designs on the Past, Present and Future identifies an alternative and significant history of architecture from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first century, in which a building is designed, occupied and imagined as a ruin. This design practice conceives a monument and a ruin as creative, interdependent and simultaneous themes within a single building dialectic, addressing temporal and environmental questions in poetic, psychological and practical terms, and stimulating questions of personal and national identity, nature and culture, weather and climate, permanence and impermanence and life and death. Conceiving a building as a dialogue between a monument and a ruin intensifies the already blurred relations between the unfinished and the ruined and envisages the past, the present and the future in a single architecture. Structured around a collection of biographies, this book conceives a monument and a ruin as metaphors for a life and means to negotiate between a self and a society. Emphasising the interconnections between designers and the particular ways in which later architects learned from earlier ones, the chapters investigate an evolving, interdisciplinary design practice to show the relevance of historical understanding to design. Like a history, a design is a reinterpretation of the past that is meaningful to the present. Equally, a design is equivalent to a fiction, convincing users to suspend disbelief. We expect a history or a novel to be written in words, but they can also be delineated in drawing, cast in concrete or seeded in soil. The architect is a ‘physical novelist’ as well as a ‘physical historian’. Like building sites, ruins are full of potential. In revealing not only what is lost, but also what is incomplete, a ruin suggests the future as well as the past. As a stimulus to the imagination, a ruin’s incomplete and broken forms expand architecture’s allegorical and metaphorical capacity, indicating that a building can remain unfinished, literally and in the imagination, focusing attention on the creativity of users as well as architects. Emphasising the symbiotic relations between nature and culture, a building designed, occupied and imagined as a ruin acknowledges the coproduction of multiple authors, whether human, non-human or atmospheric, and is an appropriate model for architecture in an era of increasing climate change.

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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1492647535
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 356
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The thrilling conclusion to the Mask of Shadows duology that weaves a tale of magic, shadows, and most importantly, revenge. As one of the Queen's elite assassins, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and permission to hunt down the lords who killed their family. But Sal still has to figure out who the culprits are. They must enlist the help of some old friends and enemies while ignoring a growing distaste for the queen and that the charming Elise is being held prisoner by her father. But there's something terribly wrong in the north. Talk of the return of shadows, missing children, and magic abounds. As Sal takes out the people responsible for their ruined homeland, Sal learns secrets and truths that can't be forgotten.

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  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Isbn : 162567242X
  • Pages : 269
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 488
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“Hard to put down. From the compelling opening sentence to the last, The Horns of Ruin is much like its protagonist: powerful, relentless and impossible to ignore.”—Miami Herald When humanity ascended, there were three gods. Three became two. Then two became one... Eva Forge is the last of her kind—a Paladin of the dead god Morgan, whose might is slowly waning. Trained for a life of combat in the city of Ash, she remains ever wary of the scions of the other gods, who have their own beliefs and agendas. So when Eva accompanies her lifelong mentor to retrieve a strange young girl of a rival faith, she is both curious and suspicious. And above all, she is ready for a fight. But nothing could have prepared her for an ambush by armored, machine-driven corpses. When the smoke clears both her mentor and the girl are gone—taken captive or worse. Though ordered to stand down and let the authorities handle the investigation, Eva cannot let such a disgrace go unpunished by the power of Morgan. Soon, her initial desire for bloody vengeance becomes a quest for answers. Because the more Eva learns in her search for the truth, the less she realizes she truly knows about her city, her destiny, and the gods themselves. And what Eva uncovers will either transform the world or leave it in ruins... Tim Akers, author of the acclaimed Burn Cycle series, introduces readers to a mystical world where men can become gods, and gods can become murderers... “A complex steampunk world.”— Publishers Weekly “A solidly created world, populated with magic, action and adventure...we haven’t come across such a refreshing take on multiple sci-fi and fantasy forms in a while.”—Sci Fi Now “Establishes itself as a unique fantasy adventure in a world all it’ own...should be at the top of your list.”—Examiner.com

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400855969
  • Pages : 468
  • Category : Poetry
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Despite their hopeful aspirations to wholeness in life and spirit, Thomas McFarland contends, the Romantics were ruins amidst ruins," fragments of human existence in a disintegrating world. Focusing on Wordsworth and Coleridge, Professor McFarland shows how this was true not only for each of these Romantics in particular but also for Romanticism in general. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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  • Publisher : Roar Press LLC
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 354
  • Category : Fiction
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Ruin Nation

By Megan Kate Nelson
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  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Isbn : 082034379X
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 522
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During the Civil War, cities, houses, forests, and soldiers’ bodies were transformed into “dead heaps of ruins,” novel sights in the southern landscape. How did this happen, and why? And what did Americans—northern and southern, black and white, male and female—make of this proliferation of ruins? Ruin Nation is the first book to bring together environmental and cultural histories to consider the evocative power of ruination as an imagined state, an act of destruction, and a process of change. Megan Kate Nelson examines the narratives and images that Americans produced as they confronted the war’s destructiveness. Architectural ruins—cities and houses—dominated the stories that soldiers and civilians told about the “savage” behavior of men and the invasions of domestic privacy. The ruins of living things—trees and bodies—also provoked discussion and debate. People who witnessed forests and men being blown apart were plagued by anxieties about the impact of wartime technologies on nature and on individual identities. The obliteration of cities, houses, trees, and men was a shared experience. Nelson shows that this is one of the ironies of the war’s ruination—in a time of the most extreme national divisiveness people found common ground as they considered the war’s costs. And yet, very few of these ruins still exist, suggesting that the destructive practices that dominated the experiences of Americans during the Civil War have been erased from our national consciousness.

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By Tanya Whitehouse
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3030030652
  • Pages : 122
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 364
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This book provides the first recent philosophical account of how ruins acquire aesthetic value. It draws on a variety of sources to explore modern ruins, the ruin tradition, and the phenomenon of “ruin porn.” It features an unusual and original combination of philosophical analysis, the author’s photography, and reviews of both new and historically influential case studies, including Richard Haag’s Gas Works Park, the ruins of Detroit, and remnants of the steel industry of Pennsylvania. Tanya Whitehouse shows how the users of ruins can become architects of a new order, transforming derelict sites into aesthetically significant places we should preserve.

Ruin Me

By Claire Raye
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  • Publisher : Claire Raye
  • Isbn : 0463103785
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 840
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A sister’s best friend and broken boy in need of saving, sweet, angsty new adult romance! Life at its worst can be ruining. Caleb Parker is broken and lost, and her support is everything. But she has no idea how deep his trauma runs. Ruby Collins is his sister's best friend and his new roommate. Broken as he is, he knows he should keep his distance. But when Ruby’s professor lurks too closely, Caleb steps in. And what was meant to be a ruse, turns into so much more. Together they can heal each other, but it’s the past that nearly ruins them. Ruin Me is book three in the Hawthorn Hills Duet Series. A two-part, angst-filled, slow-burn broken love story that follows Caleb and Ruby. Book three must be read first in order to enjoy the full story.

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By Eric Geiger
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  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Isbn : 146278092X
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 308
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You can blow up your life. To bring strong and tall buildings to the ground, demolition experts strategically place tiny explosives throughout the structure of a building so that the building will topple on itself. Instead of destroying the building from the outside, they destroy it from within. In the same way many great men and women have imploded, and others are well on their way. Author Eric Geiger offers a sobering reminder that many great and godly people have imploded, and none of us are above the risk. Looking at the story of David’s infamous implosion, readers will learn how to ruin our lives (so we won't), and also how to find hope if we do--as all of us need His grace.

The Ruin of the Eternal City

By David Karmon
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199877467
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 224
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The Ruin of the Eternal City provides the first systematic analysis of the preservation practices of the popes, civic magistrates, and ordinary citizens of Renaissance Rome. This study offers a new understanding of historic preservation as it occurred during the extraordinary rebuilding of a great European capital city.

Bright Ruin

By Vic James
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Isbn : 0425284190
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 936
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In the “thrilling conclusion”* to the dystopian trilogy that began with Gilded Cage and Tarnished City, the people of Britain rise up against their magically gifted masters. They must break the system—or be broken. MAGIC RUINS. WE RISE. The rules are simple, the system cruel: the lower classes must give ten years in service to Britain’s powerfully gifted rulers. With one uprising crushed by the glittering elite, commoners and aristocrats alike now take sides for a final confrontation. At the center of it all are two ordinary siblings: Abi Hadley and her brother, Luke. Each has reason to hate the ruling Jardine family. Abi, who was once their servant, now seeks revenge for a terrible wrong. Luke was imprisoned on their whim—but his only hope may be an alliance with the youngest and most powerful of the clan, the cold and inscrutable Silyen Jardine. Risking everything to end a bright and shining tyranny, Abi, Luke, and Silyen find themselves bound by a single destiny. Their actions will change their fates—and change the world. But at a cost almost too terrible to contemplate. What price would you pay for freedom? *Library Journal (starred review, Pick of the Month) Look for all three books in the mesmerizing Dark Gifts trilogy: GILDED CAGE • TARNISHED CITY • BRIGHT RUIN Praise for Bright Ruin “Fast-paced, entertaining, and a satisfying end to an epic story [with] dramatic class division based not on mere financial wealth but on a family’s magic.”—Booklist “A triumphant conclusion to this outstanding fantasy series . . . It will keep you up at night until you finish it, and you’ll take a huge breath as you can’t believe the story is over. If you haven’t read the first two installments, please do so, and then jump into the finale. You’ll fly through them all as you see Britain as you’ve never imagined—and you’ll hope against hope for the freedom that may never come.”—Bookreporter “Rebellion comes to a deadly boil in the final chapter of James’s Dark Gifts alternate history fantasy trilogy (after Tarnished City). . . . [An] intricate tale of ruthless scheming and bloody betrayals backlit by an unquenchable glimmer of hope.”—Publishers Weekly

Kings of Ruin

By Daniel Arenson
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  • Publisher : Moonclipse
  • Isbn : 1927601703
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 641
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Game of Thrones meets Spartacus in a new fantasy saga from a USA Today bestselling author. In an ancient world of sand and splendor, an empire awakens. Aelar, a mighty nation, spreads its tentacles. Its oared galleys storm the seas, and the waters run red with blood. Its legionaries swarm desert ruins, smiting barbarian hordes. Its crosses line the roadsides, displaying the dying flesh of heroes. The Aelarian Empire rises. The old world falls. The powerful Sela family has avoided the empire until now. The family has carved out an idyllic life between sea and desert, ruling a bustling port, a thriving city, and lush vineyards. Yet when an imperial fleet arrives in their harbor, everything the Sela family has built threatens to collapse. Sweeping from snowy forests to cruel deserts, from bazaars of wonder to fields of war, here is a tale of legionaries and lepers, priests and paupers, kings and crows. Here a girl travels across endless dunes, seeking magic; a cruel prince struggles to claim a bloodstained throne; and a young soldier fights to hold back an overwhelming host. As the empire spreads, the fate of the Sela family--and of all civilization--stands upon a knife's edge, for under the storm of war, even the greatest nations are but kingdoms of sand.

Love and Ruin

By Paula McLain
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  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Isbn : 0385691793
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 979
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The internationally bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the timeless subject of Ernest Hemingway in this story of his passionate, volatile third marriage to Martha Gellhorn, an ambitious, fiercely independent, beautiful blonde who became one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. In 1937, nervous but determined to succeed, Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War, and finds herself drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in devastating conflict. She also finds herself unexpectedly—and uncontrollably—falling in love with Ernest Hemingway, a man already on his way to becoming a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the tumultuous backdrops of Madrid, Finland, China, Key West and especially Cuba, where Martha and Ernest made their home, their relationship and professional careers ignite. But when Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, For Whom the Bell Tolls, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the suffocating demands of a domestic lifestyle, or risk losing her husband by forging a path as her own woman and writer. It is a dilemma that will force her to break his heart, or her own. Advance praise for Love and Ruin: “Wonderfully evocative. . . . [Paula] McLain’s fans will not be disappointed; this is historical fiction at its best, and today’s female readers will be encouraged by Martha, who refuses to be silenced or limited in a time that was harshly repressive for women.”—Library Journal (starred review) “McLain has perfected her dramatic and lyrical approach to biographical fiction, lacing Marty’s ardent inner life into electrifying descriptions of place and action. . . . McLain brings forth the deepest, most ringing elements of both ‘love and ruin,’ the two poles of Marty and Ernest’s tempestuous relationship, a ferocious contest between two brilliant, willful, and intrepid writers. McLain’s fast-moving, richly insightful, heart-wrenching, and sumptuously written tale pays exhilarating homage to its truly exceptional and significant inspiration.”—Booklist (starred review) “If you loved McLain’s 2011 blockbuster The Paris Wife, you’re sure to adore her new novel, which is just as good, if not better.”—AARP

Static Ruin

By Corey J. White
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  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Isbn : 1250195535
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 815
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Corey J. White concludes his pulse-pounding space opera in Static Ruin. As the most wanted voidwitch in the galaxy has no place left to run—except back to those who created her. She killed the man who trained her. She killed the fleet that came for her. She killed the planet that caged her. Now she must confront her father. Mars Xi is on the run, a bounty on her head and a kill count on her conscience. All she has left are her mutant cat Ocho and her fellow human weapon Pale, a young boy wracked by seizures who can kill with a thought. She needs him treated, and she needs to escape, and the only thread left to pull is her frayed connection to her father, Marius Teo. That thread will take her to the outskirts of the galaxy, to grapple with witch-cults and privately-owned planets, and into the hands of the man who engineered her birth. The Voidwitch Saga #1 Killing Gravity #2 Void Black Shadow #3 Static Ruin At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

You'll Ruin Your Dinner: Sweet Memories from Irish childhood

By Damian Corless
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  • Publisher : Hachette Ireland
  • Isbn : 1444726048
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 404
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Whether your taste was for fiddlestix or Flavour Ravers, Trigger bars or Two and Twos, Marathons or macaroons, Peggy's Legs or Push Pops, Liquorice Allsorts or Little Devils, You'll Ruin Your Dinner has something for you. From the heyday of Cleeve's toffee to the birth of the Tayto Cheese & Onion crisp, it transports us back to the days when sweet shop windows across the country boasted tempting confectionery displays, when summer was heralded with a visit from the ice-cream cart, and when Grafton Street was the sweet shop capital of Ireland. And then there was the golden age of Irish-made sweets, when the entire nation downed tools to listen to Fry-Cadbury's soap The Kennedys of Castleross and Gay Byrne cut his teeth on The Urney Programme. The next three decades brought enduring favourites along with fleeting fads, but the craving for a sugar-rush remained steadfast for generations of Irish kids to come. These mouth-watering memories are captured here across the decades in an assortment that will keep you dipping back in for more - and it won't ruin your dinner.

Ruin and Reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell

By Stewart Mottram
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0192573438
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 423
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Ruin and Reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell explores writerly responses to the religious violence of the long reformation in England and Wales, spanning over a century of literature and history, from the establishment of the national church under Henry VIII (1534), to its disestablishment under Oliver Cromwell (1653). It focuses on representations of ruined churches, monasteries, and cathedrals in the works of a range of English Protestant writers, including Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, Herbert, Denham, and Marvell, reading literature alongside episodes in English reformation history: from the dissolution of the monasteries and the destruction of church icons and images, to the puritan reforms of the 1640s. The study departs from previous responses to literature's 'bare ruined choirs', which tend to read writerly ambivalence towards the dissolution of the monasteries as evidence of traditionalist, catholic, or Laudian nostalgia for the pre-reformation church. Instead, Ruin and Reformation shows how English protestants of all varieties—from Laudians to Presbyterians—could, and did, feel ambivalence towards, and anxiety about, the violence that accompanied the dissolution of the monasteries and other acts of protestant reform. The study therefore demonstrates that writerly misgivings about ruin and reformation need not necessarily signal an author's opposition to England's reformation project. In so doing, Ruin and Reformation makes an important contribution to cross-disciplinary debates about the character of English Protestantism in its formative century, revealing that doubts about religious destruction were as much a part of the experience of English protestantism as expressions of popular support for iconoclasm in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Ruin's Legacy

By ID Johnson
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  • Publisher : ID Johnson
  • Isbn : 1983321737
  • Pages : 246
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 182
  • File Pdf: ruin-s-legacy.pdf

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The time has come, and Ru must fulfill her destiny. Now that Ru Roberts has come to accept that she’s a Keeper, a half-angel charged with sending Grim Reapers back to Hell, she’s been charged with a difficult task: close the remaining three portals to Hell, trapping the Reapers on Earth where they can be destroyed. But first, she has to find the portals. And then—she’ll have to actually close them, a task that takes incredible power, and she has no idea if she’s up to the challenge. Not only is Ruin uncertain how to locate the portals, she also knows she must defeat Thanatos, the most powerful Reaper of all. When he tells her he also has a mission—and that involves killing her—Ru’s task becomes even more complicated. She knows the son of Azrael, the demon who commands all the Reapers, will stop at nothing when it comes to hunting her down and putting an end to Ru’s undertaking—and her life. Will Ru locate the portals and close them before Thanatos finds her? Ruin’s Legacy is the final installment of the Reaper’s Hollow three book series.

The Fall into Ruin

By Bronwyn Stuart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tule Publishing
  • Isbn : 1953647278
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 107
  • File Pdf: the-fall-into-ruin.pdf

Book Summary:

When her double life catches up with her, she must use all of her wits to survive. Craving freedom and adventure, Rose Clairmont is far more interested in operating her secret smuggling activities at her father’s estate than looking for a respectable husband. So when a handsome man with ties to piracy stumbles over her during her debutante ball, Rose congratulates herself on being ruined and expects to be sent home in disgrace...until he agrees to marry her. Forever besmirched by his father’s pirate reputation, Anthony Germaine wishes to uphold the law as a Bow Street Runner. When he sneaks into a ball hoping to join, he’s tossed out and falls on a woman hiding in the garden. Society is abuzz and Anthony, despite his roots, is a gentleman. But when he visits her estate to court his bride-to-be, he realizes there’s more to Rose than meets the eye. And she’s in danger. Suddenly, playing it safe no longer appeals and Anthony contemplates an adventure that will prove as dangerous to his life as it is to his heart.

Respiring Ruin

By Pragadish Kirubakaran, Nikitha Sathi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Isbn : 1642498025
  • Pages : 122
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 446
  • File Pdf: respiring-ruin.pdf

Book Summary:

Tracing a path across an array of human phenomenology, Respiring Ruin is a collection of poems that examine and convey a series of reflections articulating the nature of our existence unabashedly and unapologetically. The intent is to shed some light on the derelict forms of relationships between people and nature. It questions the quality of life we lead with brief appreciation for the simple joys and little pleasures life holds. The core idea is embodied within the book’s title, which is the ambitious communication of an almost cynical, yet awe-inspiring notion that we as humans are biological architectures that are a compromise between fantasy and decadence. Refraining from the usual title-poem caricature, Respiring Ruin is dialogue poetry, where two people explore not just their own but each other’s thoughts, addressing the masculine and feminine perspectives. Hence, it follows a ‘He-She narrative,’ the “He” written by Pragadish Kirubakaran and “She” by Nikitha Sathi. Interspersed within the book are illustrations which accompany every piece, ensuring you, the reader, a literary and visual treat.

Don't Ruin My Baby

By Zoey Parker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : E-Book Publishing World Inc.
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 381
  • File Pdf: don-t-ruin-my-baby.pdf

Book Summary:

Don't Ruin My Baby is book 1 of The Predators MC trilogy. Books 2 and 3, Don't Ruin My Innocence and Don't Ruin Me are available everywhere now! I RUINED HIM ONCE. HE'S ABOUT TO RETURN THE FAVOR. Michael is not the boy I used to know. Jail made him harder. Hotter. Crueler. Gone are the days when he used to care about me. Now that he's back, he wants me to stay the hell away from him. But I need him more than ever. Some dangerous men are after my blood, and Michael's the only one who can keep me safe. Maybe these horrible circumstances will bring us back together. Or maybe… He'll find out what I've been hiding from him. And all hell will break loose.

All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue

By Sophie Jordan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062222538
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 838
  • File Pdf: all-the-ways-to-ruin-a-rogue.pdf

Book Summary:

First friends, then enemies . . . Lady Aurelia hasn't always hated Max, Viscount Camden, her brother's best friend. In fact, as a besotted girl, she thrived under his kind attention— sure that he was the most noble and handsome man in the land. Until her young heart discovered what manner of rogue he really was. Now, though she enjoys nothing more than getting on his last nerve, she can't deny Max drives her to distraction— even if she tries to pretend otherwise. Now something more . . . Max cannot recall a time when Aurelia did not vex him. If she was not his friend's sister, he would stay far away from the infuriating vixen. Unfortunately, they are always thrown together. At parties and family gatherings . . . she is always there. Mocking him, tossing punch in his face, driving him mad . . . until one night, she goes too far and he retaliates in the only way he can: with a kiss that changes everything.

Don't Ruin My Innocence

By Zoey Parker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : E-Book Publishing World Inc.
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 313
  • File Pdf: don-t-ruin-my-innocence.pdf

Book Summary:

Don't Ruin My Innocence is book 2 of The Predators MC trilogy. Book 3, Don't Ruin Me, is available everywhere now! I RUINED HIM ONCE. HE'S ABOUT TO RETURN THE FAVOR. Michael is not the boy I used to know. Jail made him harder. Hotter. Crueler. Gone are the days when he used to care about me. Now that he's back, he wants me to stay the hell away from him. But I need him more than ever. Some dangerous men are after my blood, and Michael's the only one who can keep me safe. Maybe these horrible circumstances will bring us back together. Or maybe… He'll find out what I've been hiding from him. And all hell will break loose.

Dark Ruin (Book 3)

By Naomi West
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : MBK Hanson Inc.
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 719
  • File Pdf: dark-ruin.pdf

Book Summary:

This is book 3 and the finale of the Ruined by the Hitman Romance series! Rule number one in my line of work: no emotions. And I’m breaking that in a major way. I had a job to do: Put a bullet in Vanessa Powers’ head. From what I’d been told, she deserved every bit of it. But what if everything I’ve been told is a lie? The man who hired me says his ex-wife beat their daughter. He says it’s time for her to die. I’ve never backed out on a job before. It’s not my place to decide what’s right or wrong. But as I’m looking down the barrel of my gun at this beautiful, terrified woman, I make a choice. This one belongs to me. That one decision starts a chain of events that I never could have expected. I’ve gone from hitman to family man in one fell swoop. Now, I have a woman and a daughter to protect from the men who once hired me to kill for them. But I’ll do whatever it takes to keep them safe. I may not be a hired killer anymore. But I’ll always have a bullet to spare for anyone trying to hurt my family.

Dark Ruin (Book 2)

By Naomi West
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : MBK Hanson Inc.
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 870
  • File Pdf: dark-ruin.pdf

Book Summary:

This is book 2 of the Ruined by the Hitman Romance series! Book 3 is available everywhere now! Rule number one in my line of work: no emotions. And I’m breaking that in a major way. I had a job to do: Put a bullet in Vanessa Powers’ head. From what I’d been told, she deserved every bit of it. But what if everything I’ve been told is a lie? The man who hired me says his ex-wife beat their daughter. He says it’s time for her to die. I’ve never backed out on a job before. It’s not my place to decide what’s right or wrong. But as I’m looking down the barrel of my gun at this beautiful, terrified woman, I make a choice. This one belongs to me. That one decision starts a chain of events that I never could have expected. I’ve gone from hitman to family man in one fell swoop. Now, I have a woman and a daughter to protect from the men who once hired me to kill for them. But I’ll do whatever it takes to keep them safe. I may not be a hired killer anymore. But I’ll always have a bullet to spare for anyone trying to hurt my family.

Don't Let the Lottery Ruin Your Life

By Tracy Barton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Isbn : 1662417004
  • Pages : 92
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Reads : 748
  • File Pdf: don-t-let-the-lottery-ruin-your-life.pdf

Book Summary:

Ever wonder why there is a TV show called The Lottery Ruined My Life? How can winning the lottery ruin your life? Why are there people trying to sue the lottery commission because not only are they broke, but deeper in debt after winning a lottery jackpot? Why do many people who win the lottery go broke within the first year? Watching that show, and reading about these frivolous law suits got me curious about that very topic. I have done several years of research, and I have found several reasons—some very obvious and some not so obvious. The goal of this book is to prevent you from falling into the bankruptcy traps that have caught several people and allow you to truly enjoy the benefits of winning a lottery jackpot and not let it ruin your life.

Ruin's Promise

By ID Johnson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ID Johnson
  • Isbn : 1983048909
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 690
  • File Pdf: ruin-s-promise.pdf

Book Summary:

To prove herself to the other Keepers, Ru must close three portals to Hell…. Ruin Roberts is just coming to grips with the idea that she is actually a Keeper, a half-angel charged with keeping Grim Reapers from claiming unmarked souls, when she is tasked with closing the remaining portals to Hell. She’s made a promise to her friend Cutter that she’ll complete her mission, no matter the cost. Luckily, she has a team of experienced Keepers to help her. If she can find her missing mother, who may hold the map to the portals, in time, Ru may be able to complete her task before Thanatos hunts her down. Will Ru find her mom and the portals before Thanatos finds her, or will Ru lose everything to the half-demons stalking the citizens of Reaper’s Hollow?

Ruin’s Dawn

By Hugo Jackson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Inspired Quill
  • Isbn : 1913117995
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 707
  • File Pdf: ruin-s-dawn.pdf

Book Summary:

“I want to hear everything, Osiris. All that you can tell me.” In the desert town of Mahrae, a young fox is about to discover his power. A single bolt of crystal energy begins Aidan’s journey, one that will test him to his furthest limits and deepest loyalties. The gryphon Osiris takes Aidan under his wing and together they battle shadows and suspicion to bring warring nations to the pinnacle of invention and prosperity – the new city Nazreal. But not every creature strives for a bright and industrious future. Conflict is an unsteady foundation for the burgeoning metropolis. The launch of a thousand incredible dreams plants the seed for an immeasurable disaster that even Aidan and his friends do not have the power to prevent. This is the story of Nazreal’s ascension... and the end of the world. ----- Ruin's Dawn is part of The Resonance Tetralogy, but can be read and enjoyed independently. For lovers of anthropomorphic or furry fiction, this novel combines the best parts of a fantastical setting, compelling characters, and the bravery and necessity of remaining hopeful in an increasingly fractured world.

The Bones of Ruin

By Sarah Raughley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 153445358X
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 904
  • File Pdf: the-bones-of-ruin.pdf

Book Summary:

An African tightrope walker who can’t die gets embroiled in a secret society’s deadly gladiatorial tournament in this “bloodily spectacular” (Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights) historical fantasy set in an alternate 1880s London, perfect for fans of The Last Magician and The Gilded Wolves. As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly an unusual sight for leering British audiences always eager for the spectacle of colonial curiosity. But Iris also has a secret that even “strange” doesn’t capture…​ She cannot die. Haunted by her unnatural power and with no memories of her past, Iris is obsessed with discovering who she is. But that mission gets more complicated when she meets the dark and alluring Adam Temple, a member of a mysterious order called the Enlightenment Committee. Adam seems to know much more about her than he lets on, and he shares with her a terrifying revelation: the world is ending, and the Committee will decide who lives…and who doesn’t. To help them choose a leader for the upcoming apocalypse, the Committee is holding the Tournament of Freaks, a macabre competition made up of vicious fighters with fantastical abilities. Adam wants Iris to be his champion, and in return he promises her the one thing she wants most: the truth about who she really is. If Iris wants to learn about her shadowy past, she has no choice but to fight. But the further she gets in the grisly tournament, the more she begins to remember—and the more she wonders if the truth is something best left forgotten.

Performing Ruins

By Simon Murray
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030406431
  • Pages : 316
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 297
  • File Pdf: performing-ruins.pdf

Book Summary:

This book engages with the relationship between ruins, dilapidation, and abandonment and cultural events performed within such spaces. Following the author’s fieldwork in the UK, Bosnia Herzegovina, Poland, Germany, Greece, and Sicily, chapters describe, investigate, and reflect upon live performance events which have taken place in sites of decay and abandonment. The book’s main focus is upon modern economic ruins and ruins of warfare. Each chapter provides several case studies based upon the author’s own site visits and interviews with actors, directors, producers, curators, writers, and other artists. The book contextualises these events within the wider framework of Ruin Studies and provides brief summaries of how we might understand the ruin in terms of time, politics, culture, and atmospheres. The book is particularly preoccupied with artists’ reasons and motivations for placing performance events in ruined spaces and how these work dramaturgically.