The Midnight Market

The Midnight Market

FISH: And I cannot believe I let you talk me into using a police boat to break up the Midnight Market after what happened the last time we used a police boat to raid the Midnight Market. STAR: Are you referring to the situation in the ...

Author: Beth McMullen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781534456747

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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City Spies meets Indiana Jones in this second book of the Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter series that follows Lola and her friends as they compete for a spot in top treasure-hunting society. After saving her father and the world, twelve-year-old Lola Benko and her new best friends, Jin and Hannah, are a true treasure-hunting team. But after botching a huge job, they are looking to redeem themselves. They decide to try their luck at Camp Timberwood, where teams will compete to join the legendary Task Force, a group that gets plumb assignments around the globe. When their former nemesis, Lipstick, shows up unexpectedly, she makes an offer they can’t refuse: help her find the legendary Helm of Darkness and she will help them come out on top in the competition—and be the first team in line for the Task Force. They just have to go to the mysterious Midnight Market, where the Helm is rumored to be. But Lola, Jin, and Hannah still aren’t fully back in sync after their recent failure. Can they prove to the Task Force—and themselves—that they still have what it takes?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Lottie Littlestripe s Midnight Plan

Lottie Littlestripe s Midnight Plan

“It's the lanterns in the Midnight Market.” Lily's face fell, but then she brightened. “Lots of the other animals have gone home for the day now, but the Midnight Market's run by animals who come out at night. Let's ask if anyone's seen ...

Author: Daisy Meadows

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408341124

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me! When wicked witch Grizelda casts a spell on the Sweet Dreams Tree, the animals can't sleep! Can Lily, Jess and baby badger Lottie Littlestripe stop Friendship Forest from becoming a nightmare?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Darkwood Mask

The Darkwood Mask

of the Midnight Market. Scores of men and women of disparate races carried out illegal transactions of every kind. A fur-cloaked Lhazaarite captain argued with a Karrn huckster, a manacled young man kneeling beside them.

Author: Jeff LaSala

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 9780786962808

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The Inquisitives are the "private eyes" of the Eberron world, solving murders with magic and steel. A diplomat has been murdered and an innocent man has been accused. An up-and-coming young Inquisitive is brought in to solve this high-profile case, but corruption, money, and power stand in her way.
Categories: Fiction

Ruby Fuzzybrush s Star Dance

Ruby Fuzzybrush s Star Dance

Midnight. Market. Ruby bounded through the dark forest and stopped at a tall oak tree. “We're here!” the fox cub said happily. “The Midnight Market!” “But where is it?” Lily asked, looking around in amazement.

Author: Daisy Meadows

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408337813

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 257

Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me! Lily and Jess can't wait to see the Fuzzybrush fox family wake the stars with their magical dance. But wicked witch Grizelda's black dragon is determined to make the forest dark - forever! Can Ruby Fuzzybrush help the girls reverse the spell on her family and save the forest?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Last of the Firedrakes

The Last of the Firedrakes

THE MIDNIGHT MARKET LATER THAT NIGHT, after I had eaten a delicious dinner and rested, we set out for the midnight market. I followed Kalen along the small path that led from Pixie Bush into the very heart of Goldleaf Forest.

Author: Farah Oomerbhoy

Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing

ISBN: 9781940014722

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 386

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She never felt like she belonged…until magic pulled her into a world beyond her wildest imagination. Perfect for fans of the Throne of Glass series and the Grisha Trilogy. Sixteen-year-old Aurora wishes she were anyone else. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she believes things can’t get any worse. But when she’s kidnapped and dragged through an ancient tapestry into the magical world of Avalonia, she soon discovers that some dreams can easily turn into nightmares. Hunted by the evil tyrant Queen Morgana, who will stop at nothing to get rid of the last surviving heir to the powerful Firedrake dynasty, Aurora struggles to fit into her new life as a mage at the prestigious Academy of Evolon. Threatened by treachery at every turn and desperate to prove herself worthy, she uncovers a dark, complicated web of political intrigue that threatens the very existence of the seven kingdoms of Avalonia. Aided by the powerful Duke of Silverthorne, a fae friend, and a handsome but mysterious outlaw called the Black Wolf, Aurora struggles to master her magic and get her rare powers under control before it’s too late. If she fails, her new home and her family will be enslaved forever... The Last of the Firedrakes is the first novel in The Avalonia Chronicles series of enchanting YA fantasies. If you like resilient heroines, plentiful magic, immortal fae warriors, and sizzling romance you’ll love Farah Oomerbhoy’s enthralling story. Buy The Last of the Firedrakes and enter the world of Avalonia today! Silver award winner in IBPA's Benjamin Franklin Awards 2016 Silver Medal winner in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite Book Award Semifinalist winner in the 2016 Kindle Book Award Finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards Winner in Wattpad's 2015 Watty Awards Praise for The Last of the Firedrakes “The Last of the Firedrakes is a magic-filled romp that carries you back to the fantasy stories of childhood…Lovers of classic fantasy will likewise gobble down Oomerbhoy’s scrumptious story.” – Vic James, author of Gilded Cage “…the narrative components echo the classics; the Academy of Magic at Evolon could be Hogwarts, while the Shadow Guards are reminiscent of Tolkien’s Ring Wraiths or Rowling’s Dementors…a beautifully drawn fantasy world.” – Kirkus Reviews “The world building is beautiful…That really made the book more complex for me…it is the journey of discovery for Aurora and the reader that makes this an interesting story.” – Readers’ Favorite “The Last of the Firedrakes has all the elements of popular fantasy – an orphaned princess, Magical powers, an alternate sphere with seven kingdoms, a young girl with a destiny to fulfil. They are all elements of the Narnia Chronicles, The Faraway tree, The Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings and a bit of Enid Blyton fun.” – Mid-Day newspaper “The Last of the Firedrakes is a fantasy novel that will entrance young adult and adult readers alike… Political intrigue, danger, and deep characterization make for an interconnected epic, enthusiastically recommended for high fantasy connoisseurs.” – Midwest Book Review “This book is one of those fantasies you want to live in simply because the characters and pace of the story are so very compelling. I fell in love with Aurora and with her plight to understand the circumstances surrounding her parents’ deaths amd the visions she’d recently been having. One of Oomerbhoy’s biggest strengths is her captivating descriptions… This story was completely enjoyable, and engaged me from beginning to end. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a classic fantasy.” – Amber K. Bryant, author of Blood King, winner of the Margaret Atwood Writing contest “The Last of the Firedrakes is one of my favorite reads this year… I loved this story. The characters were endearing, and I rooted for Aurora as she struggled to develop her powers and gain confidence… This story is such a fun read. I highly recommend you to check it out!” – Sarah Benson, author of Born of Shadow “The Last of the Firedrakes was one of the very first fantasy books I have ever read. The feisty heroine, Aurora, hooked me immediately! I loved watching her blossom throughout her journey. She is a strong and likable character, yet makes mistakes like every young girl. The vivid detail in this story made me feel as if I was part of the magical world of Avalonia, and I enjoyed the action incorporated in every chapter, especially the forbidden love budding between Aurora and Rafe. This is a must-read for every lover of fantasy. I am really looking forward to book 2.” – Darly Jamison, author of Strawberry Wine, winner of the Write Affair contest
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Tales of Majipoor

Tales of Majipoor

Business was slow nowadays for the spellmongers of Bombifale's famed Midnight Market, and getting slower all the time. No one regretted that more than Ghambivole Zwoll, licensed dealer in potions and spells: a person of the Vroonish ...

Author: Robert Silverberg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575130081

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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From one of the masters of SF comes this new collection of stories, all set on his most famous creation - the world of Majipoor. A massive world of adventure, romance and danger. A place where dreams can soothe the restless or flay the minds of the guilty. Where humans, aliens and natives live in a shifting, uneasy alliance and where two great men rule over all. No matter who bears the title, there is always a Coronal and a Pontifex, forever miles apart, forever striving to maintain the balance of their far-flung civilisation. Here, collected for the first time, are the final tales of Majipoor. From the earliest legends of the Shapeshifters to an untold mystery late in the reign of Valentine Pontifex, the seven stories in this collection expand upon and flesh out the remarkable world that Robert Silverberg has created. Spanning a decade of writing from one of the masters of science-fiction, this collection is both a fantastic introduction for those new to Majipoor and a welcome return for those who have visited before.
Categories: Fiction

Celebromancy

Celebromancy

Pearson's Midnight Market is one of the oldest in North America, dating to 1963. Watch your step and your wallet. The Midnight Market is officially neutral territory, but squabbles and rivalries often simmer close to the surface.

Author: Michael R. Underwood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451698145

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 218

Fame has a magic all its own in the no-gossip-barred follow-up to Geekomancy. Ree Reyes gets her big screenwriting break, only to discover just how broken Hollywood actually is. Things are looking up for urban fantasista Ree Reyes. She’s using her love of pop culture to fight monsters and protect her hometown as a Geekomancer, and now a real-live production company is shooting her television pilot script. But nothing is easy in show business. When an invisible figure attacks the leading lady of the show, former child-star-turned-current-hot-mess Jane Konrad, Ree begins a school-of-hard-knocks education in the power of Celebromancy. Attempting to help Jane Geekomancy-style with Jedi mind tricks and X-Men infiltration techniques, Ree learns more about movie magic than she ever intended. She also learns that real life has the craziest plots: not only must she lift a Hollywood-strength curse, but she needs to save her pilot, negotiate a bizarre love rhombus, and fight monsters straight out of the silver screen. All this without anyone getting killed or, worse, banished to the D-List.
Categories: Fiction

Truffle Boy

Truffle Boy

statistics, France is the world's largest black truffle exporter, but Teruel's midnight market is only one of many that operate in Aragon. And the truffles flow in just one direction: from Spain to France. I don't mean to say that all ...

Author: Ian Purkayastha

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316383974

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 810

"[Ian Purkayastha] has a true, deep expertise in everything he sells--caviar, truffles, fish. He knows the stories that we need to sell the stuff tableside . . . he can disrupt the entire luxury foods market." ---From the Foreword by David Chang Ian Purkayastha is New York City's leading truffle importer and boasts a devoted clientele of top chefs nationwide, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, David Chang, Sean Brock, and David Bouley. But before he was purveying the world's most expensive fungus to the country's most esteemed chefs, Ian was just a food-obsessed teenager in rural Arkansas -- a misfit with a peculiar fascination for rare and exotic ingredients. The son of an Indian immigrant father and a Texan mother, Ian learned to forage for wild mushrooms from an uncle in the Ozark hills. Thus began a single-track fixation that led him to learn about the prized but elusive truffle, the king of all fungi. His first taste of truffle at age 15 sparked his improbable yet remarkable adventure through the strange -- and often corrupt -- business of the exotic food trade. Rife with tales from the hidden underbelly of the elite restaurant scene, Truffle Boy chronicles Ian's high stakes dealings with a truffle kingpin in Serbia, meth-head foragers in Oregon, crooked businessmen and maniacal chefs in Manhattan, gypsy truffle hunters in the forests of Hungary, and a supreme adventure to find "Gucci mushrooms" in the Himalayan foothills -- the land of the gods. He endures harsh failures along the way but rebuilds with tremendous success by selling not just truffles but also caviar, wild mushrooms, rare foraged edibles, Wagyu beef, and other nearly unobtainable ingredients demanded by his Michelin-starred clients. Truffle Boy is a thrilling coming-of-age story and the incredible but true tale of a country kid who grows up to become a force in the world of fine dining.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Cinema Houston

Cinema Houston

Interstate's success swayed other chains to try the midnight market as well, usually with mixed results. Tercar tried over the years with the Bel- laire, Memorial, Allen Center, Windsor, and Gaylynn, as did Loew's, AMC, ...

Author: David Welling

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292773981

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 194

Cinema Houston celebrates a vibrant century of movie theatres and moviegoing in Texas's largest city. Illustrated with more than two hundred historical photographs, newspaper clippings, and advertisements, it traces the history of Houston movie theatres from their early twentieth-century beginnings in vaudeville and nickelodeon houses to the opulent downtown theatres built in the 1920s (the Majestic, Metropolitan, Kirby, and Loew's State). It also captures the excitement of the neighborhood theatres of the 1930s and 1940s, including the Alabama, Tower, and River Oaks; the theatres of the 1950s and early 1960s, including the Windsor and its Cinerama roadshows; and the multicinemas and megaplexes that have come to dominate the movie scene since the late 1960s. While preserving the glories of Houston's lost movie palaces—only a few of these historic theatres still survive—Cinema Houston also vividly re-creates the moviegoing experience, chronicling midnight movie madness, summer nights at the drive-in, and, of course, all those tasty snacks at the concession stand. Sure to appeal to a wide audience, from movie fans to devotees of Houston's architectural history, Cinema Houston captures the bygone era of the city's movie houses, from the lowbrow to the sublime, the hi-tech sound of 70mm Dolby and THX to the crackle of a drive-in speaker on a cool spring evening.
Categories: Architecture

And All These Roads Be Luminous

And All These Roads Be Luminous

Poems Selected and New Angela Jackson. The Midnight Market of Memory and Dream grits all night she watch the pot, cooked her grits The Midnight Market of Memory and Dream.

Author: Angela Jackson

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810150775

Category: Poetry

Page: 197

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Poems of sensuous irony reanimate myth and history while examining life and death in unexpected places
Categories: Poetry