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In this start to a hilarious middle-grade fantasy trilogy, Max
Spencer discovers that a killer unicorn is hunting him.
It wasn't Max Spencer's idea to fight robots, lead an army, or save
the world--it just so happens that he's the only living person who
can read the most fantastical book ever written: The Codex of
Infinite Knowability. The Codex is no ordinary book, and among
other things, it describes a unicorn named Princess the Destroyer.
Princess the Destroyer is no ordinary unicorn. She loves nothing
more than hunting down, killing, and eating other creatures. After
all, what's the point of having a sharp horn on your forehead if
you don't use it for destructive purposes? And right now Princess
has a very definite purpose: Find Max and retrieve the lost Codex
for an evil sorcerer and his mysterious master. If she can do that,
she's been promised an all-the-humans-you-can-eat buffet in Texas.
Stuck in another world and with a carnivorous unicorn on his trail,
Max must find the courage to save himself, his friends, and, oh
yeah...the entire human race.
The founding father of modern Russian literature, Alexander Pushkin has exerted - through his novel in verse Eugene Onegin, his plays, his short stories and his narrative poetry - a long-lasting influence well beyond the borders of his motherland. A slightly lesser-known, but by no mean less important aspect of his writing is his vast production of shorter verse, a genre at which he excelled and arguably still remains unsurpassed. This volume, part of Alma's series of the complete poetic works of Alexander Pushkin, collects the poems Pushkin wrote during his time in St Petersburg as a young intellectual and his subsequent stay in the Caucasus and the Crimea, and includes many signifi cant poems of his early maturity, such as 'My Homeland', 'Something or Nothing?' and 'A Storm', each presented in a verse translation opposite the original Russian text. Enriched with notes, pictures and an appendix on Pushkin's life and works, this will be essential reading for anyone wishing to delve deeper into the Russian bard's genius.
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