The Moving Finger by Edith WhartonEdith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer and designer. In 1902 she built The Mount, her estate in Lenox, Massachusetts, which survives today as the supreme example of her design principles. The house and its gardens have been extensively restored. There, Edith Wharton wrote several of her novels, including The House of Mirth (1905), the first of many chronicles of the true nature of old New York, and entertained the cream of American literary society, including her close friend, the novelist Henry James. The Age of Innocence (1920) won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for literature, making her the first woman to win the award. She spoke flawless French as well as several other languages and many of her books were published in both French and English. Wharton was friend and confidante to many gifted intellectuals of her time: Henry James, Sinclair Lewis, Jean Cocteau, and André Gide were all guests of hers at one time or another. She was also good friends with Theodore Roosevelt. Many of Whartons novels are characterized by a subtle use of dramatic irony. Having grown up in upper-class pre-World War I society, Wharton became one of its most astute critics. - Wikipedia
Destroyer of Ice and Fire
Ayrin tightly gripped the iron drill in his hands inside the depths of the mine, his body soaked with sweat from head to toes. He grasped for breath as he supported a body about to drop down. This was a thin and weak young man with filth smeared on his somewhat youngish and immature face, but his eyes seemed exceptionally bright under eyebrows like thick ink. They glittered with a sunny and optimistic luster even when staring at ores in front of his eyes while grinding his teeth, just like he was doing now. He borrowed the seemingly many invisible particles in the air and gathered them on his hands. The him who was formerly utterly weary and exhausted suddenly brandished the iron drill once more at this moment, then fiercely smashed it down! Faint hoots of laughter very quickly came from mining tunnels far away.
Chapter 1: An awakened youth! Arcane masters, bloodline powers!
Official Summary: As the era of dragons gradually came to an end, as arcane masters left countless riches and legends under the starry sky, one awakened youngster after another began to set foot on their journey. Translator Notes: A lighthearted shounen-style story in a western fantasy setting, filled with friends, magic academies, chuckles, hot-blooded youth, and no harem. You have no reading records yet,start reading now! Share to:. Against the Gods Fantasy 4. Atypical Reincarnation Fantasy 4.