A Midsummer Tempest (Operation Otherworld, Book 3) by Poul Anderson

By Poul Anderson

A terrific story of intrigue, love, battle, magic, and swashbuckling experience set in an alternative universe the place fairies mingle freely with Englishmen and all of Shakespeare's fictional characters are real

Welcome to another civil-war-torn seventeenth-century England—a international the place Hamlet as soon as brooded and Othello jealously raged. right here faeries and sprites gambol in English woods, railroads race around the panorama whereas manned balloons glide above the nation-state, and the main revered historian of all is one William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The 12 months is 1644, and the conflict among the Roundheads and the Cavaliers rages. whilst Rupert, nephew of King Charles I, is taken captive via Cromwell's troops and imprisoned in a Puritan domestic, he's instantly smitten with the attractive Jennifer Alayne, his captor's niece. Escaping with the aid of his newfound loved and the dependable trooper Will Fairweather, Rupert leads Jennifer deep into the woodland, the place the faerie folks who stay there have a vested curiosity within the final result of the nice and bloody clash. even though the fanatics needs to quickly part—with the prince venture a deadly undertaking for his magical benefactors that can flip the tide of war—Rupert and his girl love may be eternally joined through the jewelry offered to them via King Oberon and Queen Titania. And regardless of the unusual, twisting pathways and turbulent seas they're destined to come across, they're going to continuously have the capacity to locate one another again... so long as their love is still true.

Nominated for the realm delusion Award and winner of the Mythopoeic Award, Poul Anderson's A Midsummer Tempest is a huge achievement—a pleasant alternate-history delusion that brings the fictitious worlds of Shakespeare's performs to breathtaking existence with kind, wit, and extraordinary mind's eye.

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A Midsummer Tempest (Operation Otherworld, Book 3)

An attractive story of intrigue, love, conflict, magic, and swashbuckling experience set in an alternative universe the place fairies mingle freely with Englishmen and all of Shakespeare's fictional characters are real

Welcome to another civil-war-torn seventeenth-century England—a international the place Hamlet as soon as brooded and Othello jealously raged. the following faeries and sprites gambol in English woods, railroads race around the panorama whereas manned balloons waft above the nation-state, and the main revered historian of all is one William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The 12 months is 1644, and the warfare among the Roundheads and the Cavaliers rages. while Rupert, nephew of King Charles I, is taken captive via Cromwell's troops and imprisoned in a Puritan domestic, he's instantly smitten with the gorgeous Jennifer Alayne, his captor's niece. Escaping with assistance from his newfound cherished and the unswerving trooper Will Fairweather, Rupert leads Jennifer deep into the woodland, the place the faerie people who reside there have a vested curiosity within the consequence of the nice and bloody clash. notwithstanding the enthusiasts needs to quickly part—with the prince venture a perilous project for his magical benefactors which could flip the tide of war—Rupert and his woman love might be ceaselessly joined by means of the earrings awarded to them by means of King Oberon and Queen Titania. And regardless of the unusual, twisting pathways and turbulent seas they're destined to come across, they are going to consistently have the capacity to locate one another back. .. so long as their love continues to be true.

Nominated for the realm myth Award and winner of the Mythopoeic Award, Poul Anderson's A Midsummer Tempest is a colossal achievement—a pleasant alternate-history myth that brings the fictitious worlds of Shakespeare's performs to breathtaking lifestyles with kind, wit, and remarkable mind's eye.

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Bucer thus uses ‘desires of the flesh’ as a synonym for self-will; to give rein to desire is simply to do as one likes, as opposed to doing what one ought. 48): pleasures, that is, which are pernicious because they do not contribute to the good of the commonwealth. It seems worth noting that the condemnation of pleasure in this sense is not confined to the theocratic branch of early modern political thought. One finds, for example, a quite striking analogue in the unusually secular and republican Dialogue between Reginald Pole and Thomas Lupset, which Thomas Starkey wrote for Henry VIII about 15 years before Bucer composed De regno Christi for Henry’s son.

Bucer thus uses ‘desires of the flesh’ as a synonym for self-will; to give rein to desire is simply to do as one likes, as opposed to doing what one ought. 48): pleasures, that is, which are pernicious because they do not contribute to the good of the commonwealth. It seems worth noting that the condemnation of pleasure in this sense is not confined to the theocratic branch of early modern political thought. One finds, for example, a quite striking analogue in the unusually secular and republican Dialogue between Reginald Pole and Thomas Lupset, which Thomas Starkey wrote for Henry VIII about 15 years before Bucer composed De regno Christi for Henry’s son.

Is not the adulterer also idle, and delighteth in no godly exercise, but only in that his most filthy and beastly pleasure? Is not his mind plucked and utterly drawn away from all virtuous studies and fruitful labours, and only given to carnal and fleshly imaginations? Doth not the whoremonger give his mind to gluttony, that he may be the more apt to serve his lusts and carnal pleasures? Doth not the adulterer give his mind to covetousness and to polling and pilling of other, that he may be the more able to maintain his harlots and whores .

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