A Sliver of Stardust (A Sliver of Stardust, Book 1) by Marissa Burt

By Marissa Burt

From Marissa Burt, writer of Storybound, comes a richly imagined heart grade myth jam-packed with magic, intrigue, and inventive twists. A Sliver of Stardust is the best subsequent experience for fanatics of A Wrinkle in Time and The Emerald Atlas.

Wren Matthews suggestion she'd outgrown nursery rhymes decades in the past. yet that used to be ahead of she knew that songs of twinkling little stars and four-and-twenty blackbirds have been the major to an historic, hidden magic.

Wren's discovery catapults her right into a international of buried secrets and techniques, unusual goals, and a mountain castle below an aurora-filled sky. yet simply as she begins to grasp her particular talents, her new international starts to collapse round her . . . and in simple terms she will be able to reserve it.

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5). 11), while Lucius speaks in her defence, thus revealing himself to be a firm believer in magic. He then narrates a tale about a certain astrologer named Diophanes who has predicted he will profit greatly from his journey to Hypata. The host tries to refute such claims with a story in which Diophanes is ridiculed; he is no believer in magic or fortune telling, and even makes fun of his wife for having recourse to the occult. The entire conversation serves once again to bring out Lucius’ heedlessness and foolish belief in false seers.

45 In the final part of the preface, the subject matter of the work is more specifically identified as involving the metamorphosis of humans into animals, the change of their respective fortunes and their final restoration back to their former condition, in what the narrator claims will be a highly entertaining story. 47 On the way he meets some fellow travellers heading in the same direction. In the corresponding sections of the Metamorphoses, Lucius, who is likewise travelling to Thessaly, encounters two other wayfarers: Aristomenes and a sceptical fellow traveller.

Esting observation that the sculpture represents more than one moment in time:72 Actaeon is already undergoing the punishment for his curiosity by being metamorphosed into a stag, but the naked object of that desire is not present before his eyes. A clothed Diana strides along, somehow both before and after the moment of discovery: the lack of any emotional description of her figure may make us believe that she has not yet gone to bathe, while the dogs at her side may suggest that they are ready in pursuit of Actaeon.

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