By Liesel Schwarz
[b]LEAVE IT TO CHANCE. Eleanor “Elle” probability, that is—the intrepid heroine of this edgy new sequence that transforms parts of city fable, old experience, and paranormal romance into natural storytelling gold.
In a Golden Age the place spark reactors energy the airlines, and creatures of sunshine and Shadow stroll brazenly between us, a perilous online game of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun.
while an strange shipment drags airship-pilot Elle probability into the affairs of the mysterious Mr. Marsh, she needs to confront her future and do every little thing in her strength to prevent the Alchemists from unleashing a paranormal apocalypse.
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1y basic position is that there is no ~·holly nonsymbolic human activity vvhatever. Our most basic activities, quite as much as our most recondite ones, al\vays have an operative symbolic significance of one kind or another. :\ristotelian sense. ~fAS'l . ). The greatest gift of the poet, we are told, is his ability to devise metaphors: to construct symbolic representations of sorne sort f reality, be it a physical or an intrapsychic one. Conversely~ it is ~vident that, for Aristoteles, dream interpretation, viewed as a series of operations, is practically the symmetrical opposite of metaphor construction.
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