The Queen of the Night
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

The Queen of the Night


  • Author : Alexander Chee
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544106604


The Queen of the Night Book Description :

National Bestseller New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice | An Indie Next Pick A Best Book of the Year from NPR, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Esquire, San Francisco Chronicle,Time Out, Self, Jezebel, The Portland Mercury, Electric Literature, and Entropy Magazine “It just sounds terrific. It sounds like opera.” —Joan Acocella, The New Yorker “Sprawling, soaring, bawdy, and plotted like a fine embroidery.” —Scott Simon, NPR “Dazzling.” —Wall Street Journal | “A brilliant performance.” —Washington Post “Sweeping, richly detailed.” —People | “Masterful.” —Wired | “Spellbinding.” —BuzzFeed A “wild opera of a novel,”* The Queen of the Night tells the mesmerizing story of Lilliet Berne, an orphan who left the...

The Queen of the Night

The Queen of the Night


  • Author : Dominique Collon
  • Publisher : British Museum Publications Limited
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822035589779


The Queen of the Night Book Description :

A concise and beautifully designed book exploring the symbolism behind an exquisite Ancient Babylonian plaque found in southern Iraq. This spectacular terracotta plaque was the principal acquisition for the British Museum's 250th anniversary, and in 2004 was exhibited in various museums around the UK. Made between 1800 and 1859 BC, it is made from baked straw-tempered clay and modelled in high relief. It probably stood in a shrine and could represent the demoness Lilitu, known in the Bible as Lilith, or a Mesopotamian goddess. The figure wears the horned headdress characteristic of a Mesopotamian deity, and holds a rod and ring of justice, symbols of her divinity. Her long multi-coloured wings hang downwards, indicating that she is a goddess of the U...

Queen of the Night

Queen of the Night


  • Author : Karen Wright
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-11-16
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 057857084X


Queen of the Night Book Description :

Beautiful photographs are paired with information about the life cycle of the elusive Peniocereus greggii, also known as "The Queen of the Night"....

The Queen of the Night

The Queen of the Night


  • Author : Elaine A. Powers
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Cactus
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 107236784X


The Queen of the Night Book Description :

An illustrated natural history of the Night-Blooming Cereus written in couplets....

The Queen of the Night
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Queen of the Night


  • Author : Paul Doherty
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755350230


The Queen of the Night Book Description :

August 314 AD, and as the sun's insidious heat beats down, murderous forces lurk in the underbelly of the city. The world of Rome's rich and powerful is rocked by a series of violent abductions, as children of the elite are kidnapped and held for ransom. Meanwhile, veteran soldiers, men who served Constantine along the Great Wall in northern Britain are being barbarously murdered; the indignities inflicted on their corpses reminiscent of the gruesome practices of the Picts whom they fought so many years ago. The Empress Helena summons her secret agent, Claudia, in a bid to resolve these macabre occurrences. But Claudia has problems of her own. The perfectly preserved corpse of a young Christian woman has been disinterred in her uncle's garden and it ...

The Queen of the Night

The Queen of the Night


  • Author : Hanna and Emily
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-06-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 171500194X


The Queen of the Night Book Description :

A children's book created by Harvard College Children's Stories for our 2019 Partnership with Mission Hill After-School Program...

Queen of the Night

Queen of the Night


  • Author : Ronda Armitage
  • Publisher : Hippo Bks
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Children's stories, New Zealand
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 059054330X


Queen of the Night Book Description :

Tatty Brown is afraid of the dark. That is until she is taken on a wonderful journey with the Queen of the Night. A sophisticated picture book. Suggested level: junior, primary....

Queen of the Night
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Queen of the Night


  • Author : Sharynne MacLeod NicMhacha
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1578632846


Queen of the Night Book Description :

Queen of the Night helps readers understand the role and power of the moon in the ancient religions, folklore, and mythology of Ireland and the British isles and then discover how to tap that power in their daily lives. Queen of the Night is a journey into the world of Celtic cosmology, shamanism, and sacred animals, as well as Celtic language, art, and culture, to discover the power and centrality of the moon. Since the earliest times, from stone circles and passage graves to the rites and customs of Druids, the moon has been the symbol of the Goddess and has played a crucial role in worship and celebration. In 13 chapters representing the moon's monthly and annual cycles, NicMhacha tells the story of Celtic moon mythology, as well as touching upon ...

Edinburgh
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Edinburgh


  • Author : Alexander Chee
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544671874


Edinburgh Book Description :

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Winner of the James Michener/Copernicus Society Fellowship Prize Lambda Literary Foundation Editor’s Choice Award “[Chee] says volumes with just a few incendiary words.” —New York Times “Arresting . . . profound and poetic . . . Chee’s voice is worth listening to.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Alexander Chee gets my vote for the best new novelist I’ve read in some time. Edinburgh is moody, dramatic—and pure.” —Edmund White Twelve-year-old Fee is a shy Korean American boy and a newly named section leader of the first sopranos in his local boys’ choir. But when Fee learns how the director treats his section leaders, he is so ashamed he says nothing of the abuse, not even when Peter, his...