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The furies

John Jakes

The furies

by John Jakes

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Published by N. Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJohn Jakes.
SeriesHis The Kent chronicles ; v. 4
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3560.A37
The Physical Object
Pagination400 p. :
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18693539M

The Erinyes, or the Furies, were three vengeful goddesses of ancient Greek myth. Their wrath was generally brought down upon criminals, especially murderers, and ritual purification was the only way to stave off their violence. Over the centuries, the Furies have inspired much art, both literary and visual.   The Furies of Greek mythology are monstrous women who lived in the underworld and avenged murders, particularly matricides. In Greek they are called Erinyes, a name thought to have come from the Arcadian word meaning, “to be angry,” hence the English name “Furies.” The creatures first appear in Homer’s Iliad as punishers of oath Author: Miriam Kamil.

  The layout of the book is divided into Fates and then Furies. The first half is Fates and tells of Lotto perspective, the second half is for Furies and is Mathilde side of the story. Groffis ingenious in that she made it very distinct and choppy in the first section of the book. Buy The Furies by Roberts, Keith from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. The Furies: : Roberts, Keith: Books/5(27).

  The Furies is one of those books that makes you fall in love with reading all over again. Beautifully written, enticingly told, it is a story that makes you lose yourself in it in a childish sort of surrender. At times overwrought in its descriptions (there are many ‘sickly sweet and cloying’ smells throughout), it is this precisely these. About The Furies. The eight-volume epic of the Kent family continues as a new generation struggles to survive within a nation rife with conflict. Amanda Kent was a woman of great courage, but nothing prepared her for the massacre she witnessed at the Alamo.


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“ The Furies is a haunting tale of angry, young women, the fates they hold and furies they possess. Katie Lowe steers her juggernaut through twists of madness, revenge and murder to a finish that resonates deeply.

It still hasn’t left me.” ―Peter Filardi, screenwriter of The Craft “Dark and alluring, Katie Lowe’s debut novel, The Furies, /5(97).

The Furies is a well-written and unique book that involves murder, magic, toxic friendships, and rituals The book centers around main character Violet-a teenager who attends Elm Hollow Academy (a private school for girls that was the site for the 17th century witch /5.

The Furies is a story that succeeds on the strength of good storytelling without relying on technological or scientific detail and while much of the style and language dates the material, it remains a tightly controlled and satisfying story/5(31).

The Furies has a lot going for it. The first-person narrator, Alex Morris, flees from her former life as a theater director to take on the challenge of teaching dysfunctional kids in Edinburgh after the unfair death of her fiancée.

As a novice teacher, she gravitates toward /5. “The Furies is a deliciously disturbing tale of obsession, rapture and the excesses of youth. Both fast-paced and beautifully written—rarely has a story this driven and diverting been so ecstatically told.

The Furies is destined to become a book passed from paw to grateful paw. The Furies covers a fairly lengthy span of time and geography: Texas,and the siege of the Alamo, the California gold rush in the late s, then the turbulent national schism over slavery as played out in the east.

As always, research inspired certain elements of the story.4/5(32). Trust us, you do not want to make the Erinyes mad. There's a reason most people call them the Furies these days: when there's a criminal creeping around who hasn't been punished, these furious, snaky-haired, bloody-eyed ladies flap their wings and rise up from the black pit of Tartarus to put the smack favorite methods of punishment include driving people insane, blighting big.

Furies, Greek Erinyes, also called Eumenides, in Greco-Roman mythology, the chthonic goddesses of were probably personified curses, but possibly they were originally conceived of as ghosts of the murdered.

According to the Greek poet Hesiod, they were the daughters of Gaea (Earth) and sprang from the blood of her mutilated spouse Uranus. The Furies: Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions. The great romance and fear of bloody revolution--strange blend of idealism and terror--have been superseded by blind faith in 4/5(1).

The Furies is one of the best novels in the Kent Family Chronicles. The characters are interesting and the plot is well developed. Even though Jakes places his characters at events that they were never at, he does his research so that even the most unbelievable situation could have happened/5(16).

President Obama and Amazon named Lauren Groff’s word-of-mouth sensation Fates and Furies as their book of the year. As with Gone Girl, it seems readers can’t resist a dark take on modern matrimony.

THE FURIES is a compulsive and unsettling read, dripping in atmosphere and suspense’ Lucy Clarke, bestselling author of YOU LET ME IN ‘THE FURIES can be described as PREP meets THE CRAFT, while managing to be a dark, weird creature all of its own.

Witches, murder, and teenage girls – this is the book of my dreams/5(72). Mark Alpert's The Furies weaves cutting-edge science into an ingenious thriller, showing how a simple genetic twist could have inspired tales of witchcraft and sorcery, and how the paranormal could indeed be possible/5(6).

The Furies share a rare genetic mutation, a chromosomal anomaly so terrifying it must be hidden at all costs.

Now, though, the family’s survival is threatened. A chance encounter with a beautiful woman named Ariel has led John Rogers into the middle of a secret war among the Furies. The Furies in Art.

The Furies appear on Greek pottery decoration, typically with wings and either carrying snakes or with snakes in their hair. They are often seen pursuing Orestes and on other occasions in the company of either Hades or Hecate, the lunar goddess associated with Furies feature in the works of all three great Greek tragedians, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

His book is a masterpiece of comparative history."—Hans Mommsen "Arno Mayer's The Furies is an eloquent and passionate reconsideration of the role of violence and terror, not only in the French and Russian Revolutions, but in the political institutions in general.

The comparison between the French revolution and its aftermath and the Russian. The Kent Family Chronicles gets better and better. Published by User, 18 years ago. "The Furies" is excellent. Though "The Seekers" got a little boring with unsettled Abraham, this book is full of the excitement of the first two.

This time, the story is /5(5). Witches, murder, and teenage girls - this is the book of my dreams. `THE FURIES is mesmerising, disturbing and completely addictive - it's a brilliant book about the power, vulnerability and rage of teenage girls, and it couldn't feel more timely.

`Witchcraft, teenage angst, friendship, murder/5(K). THE FURIES. [London]: Rupert Hart-Davis, []. Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition.

Roberts' first book, THE FURIES "is a traditional tale in the mode of the UK disaster, in which a nuclear test goes awry, inspiring an onslaught of space-spawned giant wasps which ravage England and come close to eliminating mankind.

Formally, Lauren Groff’s new novel, “Fates and Furies” (Riverhead), resembles a bed that long marital use has unevenly depressed: it tells the story of an apparently successful marriage from two.

Boyne’s enraged vision is his great strength in The Heart’s Invisible Furies. The appalling comedy of Cyril’s childhood and youth, the vigour, the mess, the stir and life and horror of it all form.The Furies book series by David Weber includes books In Fury Born and Path of the Fury.

See the complete Furies series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.Furies were also called Eumenides (kindly) or Semnai (August). There are differing accounts as to how the Furies came to be.

In one story, they are the children of Uranus and Gaea, the gods of sky.