The Black Unicorn

The Magic Kingdom of Landover

Author: Terry Brooks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748118209

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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***50 MILLION TERRY BROOKS COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD*** 'Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world' Philip Pullman An outcast king fights for his throne! A year has passed since Ben Holiday bought the Magic Kingdom and claimed the throne despite the machinations of the wizard Meeks. Three loyal friends had come to his aid: the incompetent Court Wizard, Questor Thews; the court scribe, Abernathy, a talking dog; and the lovely willow, who was sometimes a tree. Now Ben dreamt of a former partner, Miles Bennett, in grave trouble. But when he returned to Earth, Miles was in the best of spirits. His home-coming to Landover was shattered by the disappearance of Willow and the partial destruction of Questor's books of magic. Not only that, no one seemed to recognise Ben himself. And Meeks had taken on Ben's appearance, and the role of king. Ben Holiday and his kingdom were in deep trouble. Praise for Terry Brooks: 'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks 'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett, author of The Painted Man 'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon
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Return of the Unicorn

Author: Eriqa Queen

Publisher: Erik Istrup Publishing

ISBN: 8792980708

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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In this third book, Luzi looks into our connection to nature and gets a deeper understanding of life, nature, the planet and creation itself. This connection is initially established with a consciousness that appears as the human concept of the Unicorn. The horn is not really a horn, but a swirl of energy or, more precisely, a point of consciousness for communication to consciousness and energy. This point is widely misunderstood to be the third eye, as people imagine it to connect to the visual cortex for creating images. When Luzi visits the twenty-two crystal caves, she encounters the new energy that may benefit the one who has the consciousness to tap into it. Luzi’s perspective is the artificial intelligence, AI, robotics and augmentation and evolution of the human body, and how humanity will live with these things. Her daughter, Julia, focuses on the human coalition with the planet and the imbalance between the feminine and the masculine. Divine wisdom is given through the unicorn, Alea, the white dragon, Loong, the crimson dragon, Shaumbra, Gaia, Pan, Kuthumi, Saint Germain, Sekhmet and others. Luzi will connect to her own divine wisdom as she continues on her journey for embodied realisation, also called enlightenment. Even though the book is part of a series, this is a complete story in its own right.
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The Magic Kingdom of Landover Volume 1

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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 Unicorn Hunter

Author: Che Golden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 085738533X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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The adults of Blarney have always lived in fear. The faeries of Tír na nÓg exist on their doorstep, and they could unleash terror on the mortal realm at any time. But eleven-year-old Maddy is not afraid. The unicorn that holds the key to balance and peace in both worlds is injured, and Maddy knows she is the only one who can track down whoever hurt her. Can Maddy survive the force and cunning of the Tuatha, who rule Tír na nÓg? Or will she end up a mere pawn in their own power games?
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Princess Evie: The Unicorn Riding Camp

Author: Sarah Kilbride

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471121798

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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In this enchanting story Evie and Diamond are invited to take part in a riding camp high up in the Cloud Kingdom. Can Evie and their new friends help a runaway unicorn and it's rider find their way home before a storm arrives? Turn to the back of the book to discover more pony facts and activities. With a fabulous free poster too! Praise for Princess Evie's Ponies picture books "Horses, princesses, magic - this ticks every girly box and there's even a press-out pony." The Bookseller "This series of books is a real treat for lovers of pink, sparkles, ponies and jewels - it is all here. With excellent stories and beautiful pictures, we love them!" Angels & Urchins "The removable pop-up horse in each book makes them irresistibly collectable for little girls." The Bookseller Children's Previews "Delicately coloured illustrations match the theme of the story beautifully. Collectable!" Parents in Touch
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The Lady and the Unicorn

A Novel

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101213186

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A tour de force of history and imagination, The Lady and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier’s answer to the mystery behind one of the art world’s great masterpieces—a set of bewitching medieval tapestries that hangs today in the Cluny Museum in Paris. They appear to portray the seduction of a unicorn, but the story behind their making is unknown—until now. Paris, 1490. A shrewd French nobleman commissions six lavish tapestries celebrating his rising status at Court. He hires the charismatic, arrogant, sublimely talented Nicolas des Innocents to design them. Nicolas creates havoc among the women in the house—mother and daughter, servant, and lady-in-waiting—before taking his designs north to the Brussels workshop where the tapestries are to be woven. There, master weaver Georges de la Chapelle risks everything he has to finish the tapestries—his finest, most intricate work—on time for his exacting French client. The results change all their lives—lives that have been captured in the tapestries, for those who know where to look. In The Lady and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier weaves fact and fiction into a beautiful, timeless, and intriguing literary tapestry—an extraordinary story exquisitely told.
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The Unicorn Rampant

Author: Nigel Tranter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444768158

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The year 1617 was a fateful one for Scotland - and especially for young John Stewart of Methven, bastard son of the Duke of Lennox. King James VI of Scotland and I of England made a rare and disastrous visit to his homeland of which he had been an absentee monarch for fourteen years. Knighted in a rash moment by the eccentric King Jamie, John became the reluctant servant of the court. Much against his will he was commanded to return with the King to London, and was soon caught up in a net of murky political intrigue... A story of politics and greed in 17th century Scotland, told by Nigel Tranter, master of Scottish historical fiction.
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Pictures and their Use in Communication

A Philosophical Essay

Author: David Novitz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401010633

Category: Psychology

Page: 165

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Ours is the age of the picture. Pictures abound in our newspapers and magazines, in storybooks and on the glossy pages of instruction manuals. We find them on billboards and postage stamps, on the television screen and in the cinema. And in all of these cases pictures inform us: they explain, they clarify, they elucidate - and at times, too, they entertain and delight us. Images on the television screen have all but replaced the printed word as a source of information about the world; and nowadays, too, picture books and comic strips are consulted much more readily, and with much less intellectual effort, than the printed word. There can be little doubt but that pictures have come to play a very important role in communication. It strikes me as odd that, in what is nothing less than a visual age, philosophers have had so little to say about the visual image and its use in communication. Hardly anything has been done to explain the way in which pictures are used to inform us; the way in which they influence our thinking, our attitudes and our perception of the world. My aim in this work is to fill this gap, and in so doing to provide a viable account of pictorial communication.
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The Unicorn Hunt

Book Five of the House of Niccolo

Author: Dorothy Dunnett

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307762432

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the historical novel, presents The House of Niccolo series. The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire. Scotland, 1468: a nation at the edge of Europe, a civilization on the threshold of the Modern Age. Merchants, musicians, politicians, and pageantry fill the court of King James III. In its midst, Nicholas seeks to avenge his bride's claim that she carries the bastard of his archenemy, Simon St. Pol. When she flees before Nicholas can determine whether or not the rumored child is his own—or exists at all—Nicholas gives chase. So begins the deadly game of cat and mouse that will lead him from the infested cisterns of Cairo to the misted canals of Venice at carnival. Breathlessly paced, sparkling with wit. The Unicorn Hunt confirms Dorothy Dunnett as the genre's finest practitioner. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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