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The junior novel is a 144-page retelling of the blockbuster film, The Sorcerer's Apprentice. A young physics student learns that he's the inheritor of the powers of Merlin--and suddenly finds himself in the middle of a war between two of Merlin's protégés.
When the pitching machine goes haywire while Joe and his third grade friends are practicing baseball, Wishbone imagines himself as Philip, an apprentice who takes on a powerful, evil sorcerer.
[From the back cover] In a world of shadows, young Terrs has come of age...Born on the day his father, the great socerer Terrs Fal Grizhni, fell to his enemies, he had grown to manhood among the gentle creatures that superstitious men called the White Demons of the Caverns. They were his allies, his friends, his family. All he knew of humankind was his mother's love...and the dark legacy of his father's Skills and Powers. Until the Duke of Lanthi Ume sent soldiers into the caverns to hunt down Fal Grizhni's wife and son. Until the defenseless white creatures died under their swords. Now, to save his inhuman companions, Terrs must claim his true blood-bonded birthright as...THE SORCERER'S HEIR.
Elienne travels through time with a sorcerer to become the consort of a prince.
A World of Magic and Peril 1899, Sand Island, Wisconsin: Bridget Lederle is a lighthouse keeper on this stormy, windswept shore of Lake Superior. One cold night she sees a boat foundering near the island's shoals, and rescues its lone occupant. The strangely dressed sailor tells her a fantastic tale, of Isavalta, a world where magic reigns, and where she is--incredibly--destined to play a key role in a power struggle between the Dowager Empress and her foes. Isavalta, where magic can be found in the pattern of knots on a string, the colors of a dress, or even smoke in the air, beckons to her. Bridget has the second sight of her family, but the magical land where she will go with the sailor holds far greater marvels, and terrible perils that even she cannot see. For she carries secrets within her that even she doesn't know, secrets that could change the fate of the fabulous magical world that calls her home . . .
The suspense is over! Readers of the spellbinding story of Mary Newbury can finally find out what happens to her next -- thanks to a young, modern-day descendant who has an uncanny connection to the past. Agnes closed her eyes in the heat and steam of the sweat lodge. She woke to air that was dry and cold around her. She was no longer Agnes, or even Karonhisake, Searching Sky. She was no longer American or Haudenosaunee. She was English, and her name was Mary, and she woke to find that she was dying, freezing to death. It came to Agnes unbidden -- a vision of Mary Newbury, alone in the snow, dying of the cold. A vision of a young woman who had lived in the 1600s, an unusual young woman who had been driven from her Puritan settlement, accused of being a witch. It was an image of a woman whose life was about to change radically, as she embarked on an existence that defied all accepted norms -- embracing passionate independence, love, and loyalty to a proud, endangered community that accepted her as one of their own. Mary's and Agnes's lives have been separated by almost 400 years, but they are inextricably linked by more than blood. Like Mary, Agnes has special powers -- powers that Mary now seeks to ensure that the rest of her story is told.
Corleu, child of the Wayfolk, tries to rescue his people when they become lost. But his endeavours lead him into another world - home of the Blind Lady, the Blood Fox and the Dancer. A world where his search for knowledge leads to riddles, until he discovers the destiny of the Guardian of the Maze.
WITH THE SOUNDING OF THE CHIMES, AN EXOTIQUE IS CALLED. . . With the world of Lladrana threatened by encroaching evil, the Sorcerers must do the unthinkable--Summon an outsider to stop the insidious Darkness slowly taking control of their land, and poisoning the Sorcerers themselves. Yet instead of a powerful warrior, grad student Marian Harasta arrives through the portal, finding herself in the center of a struggle between Sorcerers who want to use her incredible, untapped Powers to augment their own. As she fights to maintain her independence--including facing her first magical duel--she must decide whom to trust. . . . Still, the Darkness will not be ignored, and a desperate Marian must offer the Sorcerers aid in order to keep alive the chance to return home. Because divided all will surely fall. . . .
In 1817 in England, two young cousins, Cecelia living in the country and Kate in London, write letters to keep each other informed of their exploits, which take a sinister turn when they find themselves confronted by evil wizards.
Sorcery Rising is a 470 page conventional fantasy novel written by Jude Fisher and first published in 2002. It is the first novel of a series by Fisher entitled Fool's Gold; Wild Magic is the first sequel. Katla is a skilled sword maker from a free country of the North. When she attends a festival in a city within the borders of the powerful and tyrannical southern empire, she exuberantly climbs a sacred rock and thus breaks a law against women promoted by the empire's intolerant and rules-bound priesthood. She faces a death sentence, but a nobleman of the empire is attracted by her beauty and independence. The description of the novel by DAW Books reads as follows: DAW is proud to present Sorcery Rising- a book which we believe will prove to be one of the most exciting fantasy debuts of our time. Its author, Jude Fisher, is a major U.K. publisher who oversees the British publication of all of J.R.R. Tolkien's work-which led to her writing The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings Visual Companion. Filled with magic and magical quests, war and deception, sex and romance, and painted on a canvas rich with different fantastic cultures and exotic landscapes, and with one of the most dynamic and charismatic heroines to ever grace the pages of a fantasy novel, Sorcery Rising is a true blockbuster.
High on a hillside overlooking Salem University, hidden in shadows and shrouded in silence, sits Nightingale Hall. Nightmare Hall, the students call it. Because that's where the terror began. When Maxie McKeon pledges Omega Phi Delta, she figures she's got it made. She loves her new sisters. And everyone knows Omegas throw the best parties and go out with the cutest guys. But someone on campus isn't crazy about the sorority. That person is just, well, crazy. And he - or she - is determined to destroy the house, and everyone in it. Joining Omega won't change Maxie's life. It will just shorten it.
Bao Ninh, a former North Vietnamese soldier, provides a strikingly honest look at how the Vietnam War forever changed his life, his country, and the people who live there. Originally published against government wishes in Vietnam because of its nonheroic, non-ideological tone, The Sorrow of War has won worldwide acclaim and become an international bestseller
DARK PASSAGE Dedicated to the survival and protection of postapocalyptic earth and their human race, the Cerberus rebels have forced the invading alien Annunaki into retreat. But defending mankind's freedom to exist remains daunting in a world of shifting danger from forces human, alien...and dead.HELL'S SOLDIERS A glitch in a quantum portal traps Kane and his team in another reality-an alternative world where evil has triumphed. On the decaying streets of Dead Earth, life itself is a crime. Legions of Dark Magistrates patrol the fetid landscape, wielding the destructive power of their Soul Eaters. They are the soldiers of a hybrid baron ready to extend his terrifying power beyond the borders of his own decaying reality. Cerberus is all that stands between the real world and the invasion of the dead.
From the acclaimed author of PLAIN KATE, a new novel about what lurks in the shadows, and how to put it to rest... In the world of SORROW'S KNOT, the dead do not rest easy. Every patch of shadow might be home to something hungry, something deadly. Most of the people of this world live on the sunlit, treeless prairies. But a few carve out an uneasy living in the forest towns, keeping the dead at bay with wards made from magically knotted cords. The women who tie these knots are called binders. And Otter's mother, Willow, is one of the greatest binders her people have ever known. But Willow does not wish for her daughter to lead the lonely, heavy life of a binder, so she chooses another as her apprentice. Otter is devastated by this choice, and what's more, it leaves her untrained when the village falls under attack. In a moment of desperation, Otter casts her first ward, and the results are disastrous. But now Otter may be her people's only hope against the shadows that threaten them. Will the challenge be too great for her? Or will she find a way to put the dead to rest once and for all?
The original bildungsroman, "The Sorrows Of Young Werther" tells of the trials and tribulations of an unfortunate man.
Goethe's classic story of tormented love and destruction Told through lyrical and impassioned letters to his friend Wilhelm, this novel follows the ardent young Werther to the German countryside, where he delves into artistic pursuits and basks in the simplicity of village life. But Werther's tranquility is shattered when he meets the captivating Charlotte at a ball in a nearby town. Every bit his equal in temperament and intellectual interests, Charlotte quickly becomes Werther's singular obsession. He falls inextricably in love despite her engagement to another man. Overtaken by his affection for Charlotte and unable to extricate himself from the unrequited love, Werther must make peace between his artistic temperament and the harsh realities of the world. Among the first--and most notable--examples of Germany's Sturm und Drang movement, The Sorrows of Young Werther was enormously influential upon its publication in 1774, creating a cult of personality around the tragic figure of Werther and causing a sensation in Europe's literary community. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Most people probably think that German chocolate originated in Germany. Nothing could be further from the truth: it is, in fact, named after and Englishman called Samuel German. This is only one of the many commonly held assumptions Rod L. Evans takes on in his fascinating tour of surprisingly misleading facts. The perfect gift for trivia lovers, students and information junkies, it features all manner of deceptive questions. Readers will never again assume the most obvious answer to any question!
Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom's boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy (aka Thrice B) have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives). Still, Amber, the self-proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. But when a fatal tragedy threatens Amber's optimism--and her way of life, can Amber continue to be the rock star of hope? With an oddball cast of characters, and a heartwarming, inspiring story, this novel unveils a beautifully beaten-up world of laughs, loyalty, and hard-earned hope. The world is Amber's stage, and Amber is, well. . . she's sorta like a rock star. True? True.
Stranded with the bad boy. . . For wedding-dress designer Serena James, nothing less than perfect will do--and that applies to finding Mr. Right! Her pilot, Kane Wiley, doesn't meet any of the criteria. . . apart from being drop-dead gorgeous! Kane feels most at home in the skies. For this drifter, no commitment means freedom. But while flying Serena to a wedding convention, Kane is forced to perform a crash landing! They might be chalk and cheese, but, stranded together, there's no denying the chemistry. And it's going to be a while before their SOS is answered. . . .
Barry O'Neill is journeying to New York on the Titanic's fateful maiden voyage. He's homesick and worried about the Flynn boys traveling in steerage who have threatened to throw him overboard. Little does Barry know that a struggle with the Flynns is the least of the dangers that await him. This suspenseful young adult adventure story is based on the true and terrible events that occured as the Titanic sank.
The Sot-Weed Factor is a 760 page historical novel written by the National Book Award winning author John Barth and first published in 1960. Anchor Books describes the work as follows: The Sot-Weed Factor has acquired the status of a modern classic. Set in the late 1600s, it recounts the wildly chaotic odyssey of hapless, ungainly Ebenezer Cooke, sent to the New World to look after his father's tobacco business and to record the struggles of the Maryland colony in an epic poem. On his mission, Cooke experiences capture by pirates and Indians; the loss of his father's estate to roguish impostors; love for a former prostitute; stealthy efforts to rob him of his virginity, which he is (almost) determined to protect; and an extraordinary gallery of treacherous characters who continually switch identities. A hilarious, bawdy tribute to all the most insidious human vices, The Sot-Weed Factor has lasting relevance for readers of all times.
Sunny McDonald and her vampire boyfriend, Magnus, are on the run-accused of treason and wanted alive...or undead. And her twin is the slayer sent to track them down. Rayne would do anything to save her twin sister, Sunny, from the Vampire Consortium dictator who wants her dead. Instead, she's been commissioned by Slayer Inc. to find Sunny and Magnus and deliver them to the Consortium...which Rayne knows means certain death. She also knows that if she and her boyfriend, Jareth, disobey orders, they are signing not only their own death warrants, but also those of every vampire in the Blood Coven.As a rival slayer with a personal vendetta moves in, Rayne and Jareth must do something to stop her. So they embark on their most dangerous journey yet, deep beneath the streets of New York City and through the Gates of the Underworld. But when a greedy god demands the ultimate sacrifice, will Rayne be forced to choose between her sister...and the vampire she loves?
Brilliant, beautiful and privileged to the core, Kennedy Daniels has spent her life trying to please her high-society parents. Then a car crash takes away her sight -- and her whole world is turned upside down. In the midst of her despair, Kennedy encounters Malik Crawford, an orderly assigned to her floor. Unlike any man she's ever known, he is honorable, compassionate and hardworking. His presence helps heal her wounds and awaken her desire. But he comes from a different world, and unless Kennedy is willing to go against her family and embrace the man she's come to love, a future between them might not be possible.
Satire and social commentary on black culture abound in this fairy tale for adults.
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