The Magic Kingdom of Landover Volume 1

Magic Kingdom For Sale SOLD! - The Black Unicorn - Wizard at Large

Author: Terry Brooks

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345516732

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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Capture the fantasy, thrills, and far-flung adventure of the first three novels in Terry Brooks’s enchanting Magic Kingdom of Landover series–now for the first time in one gripping volume. Chicago lawyer Ben Holiday can’t fathom what lies ahead when he purchases Landover–a magical kingdom of chivalry and sorcery–from Meeks, the mysterious seller who placed the ad. Weary and jaded, Ben clings to the ad’s promise: “Escape into your dreams.” But Landover is not the enchanted idyll he expected. The kingdom is in ruin. The barons refuse to recognize Ben as King, a dragon is decimating the countryside, and a demon lord has challenged any prospective ruler to a fatal duel. To make matters worse, the Paladin, renowned champion of the Kings of Landover, seems to be merely a legend. Ben’s only allies are a bumbling court magician, a talking dog turned court scribe, and the beautiful Willow, who is part girl, part tree. With his friends in tow, Ben sets out to claim the throne. But when Meeks decides he wants Landover back, Ben will face supernatural foes of every stripe to prove himself worthy of the kingship. The question is: Can he survive? From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Elements of Eloquence

How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

Author: Mark Forsyth

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848316224

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 6695

'An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric ... Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully.' David Marsh, Guardian In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style, from the bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon. From classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising slogans, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase - such as ‘Tiger, Tiger, burning bright’, or ‘To be or not to be’ - memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and witty style he takes apart famous lines and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare or Oscar Wilde. Whether you’re aiming for literary immortality or just an unforgettable one-liner, The Elements of Eloquence proves that you don't need to have anything to say - you simply need to say it well. ‘Sparkling ... the book offers many pleasures ... I laughed out loud’ Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph
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The History of Magic

Author: Eliphas Levi

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9780877289296

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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First published in 1913, this classic text is an invaluable source book on the history and practice of magic and occultism. The contents include: Magic of the Magi, Magic in Ancient Greece, the Kabalah, Primitive Symbolism, Mysticism, Oracles, Magical Monuments, Magic and Christianity, Pagan Magic, Kabalistic Paintings and Sacred Emblems, Sorcerers, Magic and Freemasonry, the Illuminati, and more. Illustrated.
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Dictionary of Literary Characters, Rosemary Goring, 2004

Literary Characters

Author: Chambers Harrap Publishers

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: 0550101276

Category: Reference

Page: 849

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I believe that all novels ... deal with character, and that it is to express character ^ not to preach doctrines, sing songs, or celebrate the glories of the British Empire, that the form of the novel, so clumsy, verbose, and undramatic, so rich, elastic, and alive, has been evolved. VirginiaWoolf,‘Mr Bennett andMrs Brown’ 1924. What is literature without characters? Pride and Prejudice without the proud Mr Darcy, The Lord of the Rings without the courageous Frodo Baggins, or Nicholas Nickleby without the brutal Wackford Squeers? For the reader, their favourite heroes, clowns, lovers, monsters, villains and supporting characters take on an existence far beyond the mere words on the page. Literary characters are the vessels into which the ideas, aspirations, emotions and neuroses of the author can be poured and to which, through reading, we add our own.They can stand as memorable tokens of human character types, or be used as vehicles for social satire or commentary on the human condition; they can take us, the readers, with them to question our prejudices, reaffirm our beliefs, or simply to be entertained.We can identify with them, aspire to the qualities they embody, or rail against them, as we do with characters in the realworld. Whenwe read, we share in the joy or despair of the author’s players as they act out the scenes of their lives.We love with them, hate with them, and feel their fear and elation as the story unfolds. Who didn’t shed a tear when InspectorMorse solved his last case, rejoicewhen Jane Eyre said of Rochester, ‘Reader, I married him’, or sleep a little more soundly when Count Dracula finally met his end? Like a lepidopterist, this book pins down these many colourful creations in one accessible collection. In addition it offers eight essays from noted experts on various aspects of the character in literature, and adds at the end a comprehensive index of authors, including brief biographical information on these characters behind the characters.
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Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786488948

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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This exhaustive volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. From Aamon, the demon of life and reproduction with the head of a serpent and the body of a wolf in Christian demonology, to Zu, the half-man, half-bird personification of the southern wind and thunder clouds in Sumero-Akkadian mythology, entries offer descriptions of each demon’s origins, appearance and cultural significance. Also included are descriptions of the demonic and diabolical members making up the hierarchy of Hell and the numerous species of demons that, according to various folklores, mythologies, and religions, populate the earth and plague mankind. Very thoroughly indexed.
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Challenging Realities: Magic Realism in Contemporary American Women's Fiction

Author: M. Ruth Noriega Sánchez

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 8437085365

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Les arrels del realisme màgic en els escrits de Borges i altres autors d'Amèrica Llatina han estat àmpliament reconeguts i ben documentades produint una sèrie d'estudis crítics, molts dels quals figuren en la bibliografia d'aquest treball. Dins d'aquest marc, aquest llibre presenta als lectors una varietat d'escriptores de grups ètnics, conegudes i menys conegudes, i les col·loca en un context literari en el que es tracten tant a nivell individual com a escriptores així com a nivell col·lectiu com a part d'un moviment artístic més ampli. Aquest llibre és el resultat del treball realitzat a les universitats de Sheffield i la de València i representa una valuosa investigació i una important contribució als estudis literaris.
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Maya: Divine And Human

Author: Teun Goudriaan

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120823891

Category: Magic

Page: 516

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This is the first volume of a projected three-volume work on the little known South Indian folk cult of the goddess Draupadi and on the classical epic, the Mahabharata, that the cult brings to life in mythic, ritual and dramatic forms. It focuses on the Draupadi cult's own double mythology, moving from its storieis about Draupadi's 'primal temple' near the capital of the medieval South Indian Kingdom of Gingee to its version of the Mahabharata war on the North Indian plain of Kuruksetra. Throughout, Hiltebeitel intertwines 'regional' data, gathered from both oral and written sources, with the 'epic', drawn from the cult's own performative traditions as well as from classical versions of the Mahabharata in both Tamil and Sanskrit. He re-examines many issues critical to Indological studies and takes up them while breaking new ground in investigating the further rapport between the Hindu goddess and the Indian epic. Future volumes will treat the rituals of the Draupadi cult and the Mahabharata as seen through a Draupadi cult retrospective.
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Cities and Nature in the American West

Author: Char Miller

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874178241

Category: History

Page: 278

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In less than a century, the American West has transformed from a predominantly rural region to one where most people live in metropolitan centers. Cities and Nature in the American West offers provocative analyses of this transformation. Each essay explores the intersection of environmental, urban, and western history, providing a deeper understanding of the com- plex processes by which the urban West has shaped and been shaped by its sustaining environment. The book also considers how the West's urban development has altered the human experience and perception of nature, from the administration and marketing of national parks to the consumer roots of popular environ- mentalism; the politics of land and water use; and the challenges of environmental inequities. A number of essays address the cultural role of wilderness, nature, and such activities as camping. Others examine the increasingly per- vasive power of the West's urban areas and urbanites to redefine the very foundations and future of the American West.
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The Book of Science

A Familiar Introduction to the Principles of Natural Philosophy, Adapted to the Comprehension of Young People, Comprising Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Acoustics, Pyronomics, Optics, Electricity, Galvanism, Magnetism

Author: John M. Moffat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 482

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Impulse (Mageri Series: Book 3)

Author: Dannika Dark

Publisher: Dannika Dark

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

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"You are the only female I desire, the only water that will quench my thirst, the only sun that will warm my skin, the only lips that were made for mine." USA TODAY BESTSELLING SERIES Adult Urban Fantasy Romance - Book 3 Almost one year ago, a Mage attacked Silver and changed the course of her destiny. Immortals exist, and now she is one of them. Within the dark and supernatural city of Cognito, Silver is living under the watchful eye of her Ghuardian and dating her mortal enemy. Neither man can protect her from a dark secret, one buried within the contents of a box. As rival factions struggle to gain control, she finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old feud that threatens to drive a wedge between her and Logan Cross, the man who intends to seduce her. In an explosive turn of events, one life is saved and another is forever altered. Can Silver trust those around her, or are they hiding a dark secret of their own? If this retailer did not provide you with a free sample/preview, please visit another online ebook retailer to preview before purchase. You can find a list on http://www.dannikadark.net/p/the-mageri-series.html MAGERI SERIES READING ORDER: Book 1 - Sterling (Mageri Series: Book 1) USA TODAY BESTSELLER Book 2 - Twist (Mageri Series: Book 2) Book 3 - Impulse (Mageri Series: Book 3) Book 4 - Gravity (Mageri Series: Book 4) Book 5 - Shine (Mageri Series: Book 5) Final Installment! Book 6 - The Gift (Bonus Novella: Coming 12/6/16) MAGERI WORLD NOVEL Risk **NOW AVAILABLE** SEVEN SERIES READING ORDER: Book 1 - Seven Years (Seven Series #1) Book 2 - Six Months (Seven Series #2) Book 3 - Five Weeks (Seven Series #3) Book 4 - Four Days (Seven Series #4) Book 5 - Three Hours (Seven Series #5) Book 6 - Two Minutes (Seven Series #6) USA TODAY BESTSELLER Book 7 - One Second (Seven Series #7) Book 8 - Winter Moon (Bonus Novella: Coming 11/29/16) SEVEN WORLD Charming OTHER BOOKS: Closer: A Novella Keywords: urban fantasy, paranormal romance, fantasy, mage, vampires, shifters, magic, mystic, supernatural, dannika dark, mystery, love story, romance, romantic, hea, hot release, bestseller, heroine, dangerous, suspense, action, hero, alpha male, bad boy, mystery, series, magic
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Learning Disabilities - E-Book

Towards Inclusion

Author: Helen Atherton,Debbie Crickmore

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047015

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life. This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services. The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care Well-written accessible content Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links the embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives. chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and ‘hot links’ to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference
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The Magic of Shapeshifting

An Astrology Book For Beginners

Author: Rosalyn Greene

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609255848

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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SHAPESHIFTERS are people with animal medicine, people who can connect with and use their animal powers. Those with access to this magical power can shift mentally, astrally, or even physically into their power animal or totem. Rosalyn Greene's ability to shift, both mentally and astrally, combined with her extensive study of the secret shapeshifting folklore, has resulted in this fascinating examination of all aspects and forms of shifting. This unique book helps you realize your potential for being a shapeshifter, giving detailed explanations about how the various forms of shifting occur. She shows you how to distinguish powerful visions, anxiety attacks, and imagination from real shifting, as well as how to recognize the warning signs of an imminent shift. Since there can be dangers and risks on both the mundane and psychic levels when you pursue the path of a shifter, many of the potential dangers associated with specific practices are carefully outlined. Shapeshifting is a spiritual journey, a very tough one, but very rewarding, linking us with both the fundamental power of animals and with the higher self. It has a purpose and reality far beyond simply using shifter abilities for earthly benefits; it can lead us through the unseen veil that separates us from our Selves.
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The Other Side of Life (Cyberpunk Elven Trilogy, Book 1, Pre-Final Version)

Author: Jess C. Scott

Publisher: jessINK

ISBN: 145817512X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book 1 (Pre-Final Version), the first of Jess C Scott "s Cyberpunk Elven Trilogy. * * * Summary: A thieving duo "s world turns upside down when an Elven rogue uncovers the heinous dealings of a megacorporation. * Genre: Urban Fantasy / Elf Punk / Cyberpunk. * * * By author/artist/non-conformist, Jess C Scott.
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Magical Transformations on the Early Modern English Stage

Author: Professor Lisa Hopkins,Dr Helen Ostovich

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 147243286X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

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Considering a variety of questions centering on magic and, or in, performance, this volume furthers the debate about the cultural work performed by representations of magic on the early modern English stage. Collectively the essays show that the idea of transformation applies not only to the objects and subjects of magic, but that the plays themselves can be seen as working to effect transformation in the ways that they challenge contemporary assumptions and stereotypes.
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Natural Aphrodisiacs

Myth or Reality

Author: Ravi K. Puri Ph.D.,Raman Puri MD.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462894410

Category: Science

Page: 342

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The widespread use of effective prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction has helped advance societys acceptance of talking about sexual dysfunction for both men and women. As the authors elegantly describe, sexual dysfunction and attempts at treating it have been around for as long as sexuality itself. Its no surprise that history is full of myths about aphrodisiacs. Despite all the advances we have made in medicine, the myth of the aphrodisiacs is as powerful as ever. However, sexual dysfunction is very often a complex problem requiring careful, thoughtful and educated treatment. Rarely is there quick natural fix. Consumers need to do their homework before buying into the claims of companies selling natural aphrodisiacs. This book is an excellent resource for those seeking to educate themselves about the history, effectiveness, safety and future of natural aphrodisiacs. Nevertheless, the information contained within the text is also important and valuable for both sides of the patient-physician equation in the treatment of sexual dysfunction. Siobhan Hyland McGaughey, M.D. Urologist Urology Associates of central Missouri Columbia, MO 65201 The authors have expressed very clearly the various merits and demerits of natural aphrodisiac products on the market. Discussion on the future prospects of plant used as aphrodisiacs is excellent information for the phytochemists who are interested to pursue research limitations in the area of existing natural aphrodisiacs and their standardizations is consistent with the rising interest of global consumers in green environment. A special effort in creating the drawings of the natural products for enabling readers to identify the natural products is phenomenal. I recommend this book to the lovers of natural products without any hesitation. I hope that manufacturers, scholars and consumers of natural aphrodisiac products will take advantage of this document in years to come. Usha Chowdhary, Ph.D. Professor, Human Environmental Sciences Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 The latest research on herbal aphrodisiacs cited by the authors is very impressive. The appropriate quotations at the beginning of each chapter are very fascinating. It is a comprehensive compendium on natural aphrodisiacs comprising their origin, myth, chemistry, pharmacology, risk and romance. Hand drawings of the plants are excellent and depict their morphological characteristics that can be helpful in identifying them. The book is actually a ready reckoner for physicians, pharmacist, or herbalists for guiding the patients who are incorporating natural products in their daily regime. K. C. Varma, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor & Chief Editor Indian Journal of Natural Products, India
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Castle 1

Author: J. H. Wear

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1612350577

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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Castle - The Fall To Domum, By J H Wear-- After inheriting an Irish castle, Jon and his girlfriend Liz find themselves thrust into the world of Domum. The two must search for a crystal that will aid them in finding their way home, if they can survive the dangers of the many harrowing twists and turns of adventure the two find themselves caught up in.
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Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts, Volume 2, Issue 1 2013

Author: J. T. Sellars

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625644302

Category: Religion

Page: 68

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Imaginatio et Ratio (www.imaginatioetratio.org) is a peer reviewed journal primarily focusing on the intersection between the arts and theology, hoping to allow imagination and reason to be seen as intimately intertwined-as different expressions of the same divine truth. Imaginatio et Ratio was started in the hopes that it could serve a growing community of artists and thinkers and strives to present accessible but high quality art, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and theology/philosophy-as well as interviews and book, film, art and music reviews. The journal is published twice a year and is available in print and digital formats.
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