Author: Rachel E. Carter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946155054

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 390

View: 5287

Sixteen-year-old Ryiah is an apprentice of Combat, her school's most notorious faction. When she finishes, she will be a war mage, but in order to do so, she has to survive four years traveling across Jerar, training with a master she hates, her old nemesis, Priscilla, and Prince Darren, her sometimes-rival sometimes... more?

Kazin's Quest

Book I of the Dragon Mage Trilogy

Author: Carey Scheppner

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481740997

Category: Fiction

Page: 790

View: 7360

“The dragon lives, the dragon dies. The hoards of darkness then shall rise!” In a world where magic is common, a young mage, Kazin, finds himself at the center of a prophesy about to be fulfilled. The prophesy speaks of hoards of darkness emerging from the north. With parts of the prophesy becoming evident, the arch mages seek the aid of their allies, the elves and dwarves, only to discover that they are struggling to neutralize threats of their own. As Kazin embarks on increasingly difficult tasks for the arch mages, he comes to discover that things are more dire than even the arch mages realize. On the way, the young mage accumulates an unusual entourage of unique companions who are inexplicably drawn into the prophesy with him. As events unfold, they must risk their lives to overcome numerous obstacles, each contributing their individual developing abilities and cunning. Can Kazin and his companions regain the aid of their allies and thwart an unknown enemy poised to strike at a vulnerable moment? Find out now in Kazin’s Quest, Book I of The Dragon Mage Trilogy!

Cloak & Dagger

Book II of The Dragon Mage Trilogy

Author: Carey Scheppner

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496914635

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

View: 7705

“Water, Earth, Fire, and Air Alone give strength, together despair!” A mysterious disease is affecting the mages in the Tower of Sorcery. Kazin, now an arch mage, is charged with discovering the source of the illness. He learns this same plague is sweeping down from the north, leaving people and livestock dead or dying. Try as they might, the clerics in the Tower of Hope are unable to heal the disease. Tracking the source of the plague into the mountains, Kazin encounters a new group of unlikely adventurers who assist him on his quest. The sudden inexplicable appearance of elementals in the mortal realm complicates matters, and threatens worldwide cataclysmic devastation should all four elementals be summoned simultaneously. This forces Kazin to confront many unknown dangers and challenges as he leads his group deeper into the mountains. Can Kazin and his companions prevent this worldwide devastation, and eliminate the source of the plague before it’s too late? Find out now in Cloak & Dagger, Book II of The Dragon Mage Trilogy! Check out

The Mummy's Curse

The true history of a dark fantasy

Author: Roger Luckhurst

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191640972

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 4464

In the winter of 1922-23 archaeologist Howard Carter and his wealthy patron George Herbert, the Fifth Earl of Carnarvon, sensationally opened the tomb of Tutenkhamen. Six weeks later Herbert, the sponsor of the expedition, died in Egypt. The popular press went wild with rumours of a curse on those who disturbed the Pharaoh's rest and for years followed every twist and turn of the fate of the men who had been involved in the historic discovery. Long dismissed by Egyptologists, the mummy's curse remains a part of popular supernatural belief. Roger Luckhurst explores why the myth has captured the British imagination across the centuries, and how it has impacted on popular culture. Tutankhamen was not the first curse story to emerge in British popular culture. This book uncovers the 'true' stories of two extraordinary Victorian gentlemen widely believed at the time to have been cursed by the artefacts they brought home from Egypt in the nineteenth century. These are weird and wonderful stories that weave together a cast of famous writers, painters, feted soldiers, lowly smugglers, respected men of science, disreputable society dames, and spooky spiritualists. Focusing on tales of the curse myth, Roger Luckhurst leads us through Victorian museums, international exhibitions, private collections, the battlefields of Egypt and Sudan, and the writings of figures like Arthur Conan Doyle, Rider Haggard and Algernon Blackwood. Written in an open and accessible style, this volume is the product of over ten years research in London's most curious archives. It explores how we became fascinated with Egypt and how this fascination was fuelled by myth, mystery, and rumour. Moreover, it provides a new and startling path through the cultural history of Victorian England and its colonial possessions.

The Language in Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Question of Style

Author: Susan Mandala

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441141065

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 2264

The language of science fiction, and of fantasy, has a steep challenge: that of the creation of other worlds, societies and characters that are alien to us in diverse and fundamental ways, but still compelling and knowable. This exciting book steps away from the issues of race, gender and politics that have saturated sci-fi and fantasy criticism. Rather, it challenges two widely held but poorly substantiated beliefs circulating about science fiction and fantasy - that they are a) written in plain and unremarkable prose and b) apt to present characters that are flat types rather than fully realised individuals. Mandala draws on traditional syntactic categories of stylistic analysis as well as the relatively more recent pragmatic and sociolinguistic paradigms such that the original analyses here take our understanding of these two genres beyond the usual confines, to consider how language is used to draw alternative words, represent the far future and distant past, and create psychologically believable characters. Covering both British and American fiction and television, this is a wide-ranging and perceptive book.

The Black Raven

Book Two of the Dragon Mage

Author: Katharine Kerr

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780307572134

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6305

For the devoted followers of the dazzling Deverry and Westlands cycle, Katharine Kerr continues the magical epic saga she began in The Red Wyvern. In her latest tale, the scene shifts seamlessly between the shattered land of the Rhiddaer and the historic end of the Civil Wars, when Lilli, newly apprenticed to dweomer, fought with her untried powers to save her beloved Prince Maryn from evil. Centuries later, in the city of Cerr Cawnen, the old evil awakens yet again when the sorceress Raena schemes to destroy Rhodry Maelwaedd, her bitter enemy during life after life. But her malice will draw the intervention of astral powers--and unleash the ravaging rage of Rhodry's guardian dragon. Only another untried dweomer can buy safety for the city and the berserker himself--and only at a most fearsome price.... From the Trade Paperback edition.

Return of the Dragon Riders, Book Two of the Dragon Stone Saga

Author: Kristian Alva

Publisher: Defiant Press International


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1170

This is the second book in Kristian Alva's bestselling Dragon Stone Saga. The evil emperor Vosper gathers his troops in the east, poised to conquer the entire continent. His target is the rebel city of Parthos, a constant thorn in his side, and the last sanctuary of the Dragon Riders. Besieged from all sides, the remaining Dragon Riders come out of hiding. Forced to fight for their lives, they leave the safety of the desert, traveling across the land to gather intelligence and shore up forgotten alliances. At the center of it all is Elias Dorgumir, the key to an ancient prophesy, and Vosper will do anything to get his hands on him. Is it too late for the Dragon Riders to save Elias and stop Vosper from destroying the only refuge they have left?

The Magician's Apprentice

Author: Trudi Canavan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748115978

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 3915

The stunning prequel to the worldwide bestselling Black Magician Trilogy *Over 3 million Trudi Canavan copies sold worldwide* In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer - much to the frustration of her mother, who would rather she found a husband. But her life is about to take a very unexpected turn. When treating a patient at the residence of the local magician, Lord Dakon, Tessia is forced to fight off the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage - and instinctively uses magic. She now finds herself facing an entirely different future as Lord Dakon's apprentice. But along with the excitement and privilege, Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts bring with them a great deal of responsibility. Events are brewing that will lead nations into war, rival magicians into conflict, and spark an act of sorcery so brutal that its effects will be felt for centuries . . . Praise for Trudi Canavan: 'Epic, vivid and believable' Guardian 'It's easy to see why Trudi Canavan's novels so often make the bestseller lists. Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading . . . Delightful worldbuilding . . . Vivid and enjoyable' SFX 'The world-building is tremendous. The magical system is sophisticated and fascinating' Striking Keys 'A suspenseful masterpiece . . . will have fans desperate for the sequel' RT Book Reviews 'Superb . . . an enthralling tapestry of a book that's hard to put down' Fantasy Faction *Have you tried Trudi Canavan's stunning new series, Millennium's Rule? It starts with the Sunday Times bestselling THIEF'S MAGIC*

Lullaby (The Sand Maiden Book Two)

New Adult Epic Fantasy Romance with Young Adult Appeal

Author: L. R. W. Lee

Publisher: Woodgate Publishing


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 478

View: 9220

Naive... Crazy Risktaker... or Fool in Love. Who is Alissandra? Alissandra, crown prince Kovis Altairn's sand maiden, flees Dream realm to protect him and Wake from her father's nefarious schemes. She only prays he can't track her down. But her problems are far from over. The prince, the most powerful sorcerer in the Altairn Empire, knows nothing about Dream realm, let alone his sand maiden. So when Ali is discovered naked in his bedroom, she is accused of malicious motives and being a spy. How will she convince him of her intentions, as well as the danger? "L.R.W. Lee brings an amazing new realm (literally!) to new adult fantasy. It's sure to please fans of sorcerers, princes, kickass fight scenes, epic magic, and dazzling romance. Did I mention this is all in one book?" - Rachel E. Carter, USA Today bestselling author "I'm enthralled. The book has held me captive...You have me in the spot I love/hate. It's so good, and I want the next right now. I thoroughly enjoyed the humor woven in this story. A lovely conclusion to this--a nice tease. I want more!!!" - Peggy Frese, Senior Editor The Sand Maiden is a four-book NA Epic Fantasy Romance series with YA appeal. If you loved Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses, Elise Kova's Air Awakens, and/or Rachel E. Carter's The Black Mage you'll definitely love this. WARNING: This book will empower those who say #MeToo but contains mature content including sexual abuse. Recommended for 18+. Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this epic fantasy series: Throne of Glass Crown of Midnight Heir of Fire Queen of Shadows Empire of Storms Tower of Dawn The Assassin's Blade The Assassin and the Pirate Lord The Assassin and the Desert The Assassin and the Underworld The Assassin and the Empire A Court of Thorns and Roses A Court of Mist and Fury A Court of Wings and Ruin A Court of Frost and Starlight Air Awakens Fire Falling Earth's End Water's Wrath Crystal Crowned Alchemists of Loom Dragons of Nova Loom Saga Rebels of Gold Society of Wishes Circle of Ashes Wish Quartet The Black Mage Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows Elementals 2: The Blood of the Hydra Elementals 3: The Head of Medusa Elementals 4: The Portal to Kerberos The Bargainer Rhapsodic A Strange Hymn The Emperor of Evening Stars The Kingmaker Chronicles A Promise of Fire Breath of Fire Heart on Fire Poison Study Shadow Study Magic Study Soulfinders series Dragonlance Chronicles Dragons of Autumn Twilight Dragons of Spring Dawning Dragons of Winter Night Shattered A Ya Urban Fantasy Novel Torn A Ya Urban Fantasy Novel Darkest Designs Dragons of Pern Dragons of Eden Harry Potter A Wrinkle In Time The Chronicles of Narnia Godsland Young Adult Fantasy Series Dragons Rioting Game of Thrones Rise of the Dragons A Quest of Heroes Dragonsworn Magic of Recluce The Mallorean The Belgariad The Elenium Shannara Chronicles Sword of Shannara Elfstones of Shannara Call of the Herald Dragonriders of Pern Assassin's Apprentice Fans of the following authors are known to enjoy this new adult fantasy series with young adult appeal: Sarah J. Maas Rachel E. Carter Elise Kova Michelle Madow Amanda Bouchet Laura Thalassa Maria V. Snyder JRR Tolkien David Eddings Terry Brooks Glen G. Thater Daniel Arenson Robin Hobb Peter V. Brett C.S. Lewis Brian Rathbone R.A. Salvatore Joe Abercrombie Morgan Rice Lindsay Buroker Anne McCaffrey Scott Sigler Christopher Paolini J. K. Rowling Brandon Sanderson Taran Matharu Sherrilyn Kenyon Michael J. Sullivan Mark Lawrence Fritz Leiber Conan Patrick Rothfuss Brandon Sanderson Scott Lynch Marion Zimmer Bradley R. Scott Bakker Robert Jordan Brent Weeks Stephen Donaldson Keywords related to this epic fantasy series: Free Paranormal Fantasy Books For Young Adults, Fantasy Omnibus, Top Rated Teen Fantasy Collection With Dragons And Shapeshifters, Dragon Books Free New Adult, Free Fantasy Books For Young Adults, Top Rated Books, Dragon Books Free, Young Adult Series , Omnibus Bundle, Young Adult Box Set, Fantasy Box Set, Young Adults Romance Books Free, Dragons Omnibus, Young Adults Free Books, Omnibus Best Books For New Adults, Young Adult Omnibus, Epic Fantasy Books Free, Dragon Box Set, Omnibus Set, Free Young Adults Fantasy Books, Epic Fantasy, Free Fantasy Romance Books For Young Adults, Fantasy Bundle, New Adult Books For Free, Boxed Set, Ya Fantasy, Omnibus Collection, Young adult epic fantasy romance, Epic of Gilgamesh, Dragon Series, Best Rated Omnibus Young Adult Dragon, Boys, Epic Free, Ya Fantasy Books, Girls Omnibus, Dragon Romance Free, Dragons Free Books, Epic Turtle Tales, Free Dragon Books, Top Teens Dragon, Dragon Omnibus, Fantasy Box Sets, Young Adult Bundle And Teen Bundle, Dragons Series, Young Adults Books Free, Dragons Box Set, Free Series Box Sets Fantasy, Young Adults Romance Books, New Adult epic fantasy romance

Single Card Strategies for Magic

The Gathering

Author: Jeff Franzmann,Philip Kramer,Beth Moursund

Publisher: Wordware Publishing

ISBN: 9781556224898

Category: Magic: The Gathering (Game)

Page: 200

View: 764

With insightful descriptions on how to use and abuse over 80 individual Magic cards, players of all levels will find Single Card Strategies both informative and fun. Originally found on the Internet, this book could no longer be confined to cyberspace.