Unravel the Dusk

Unravel the Dusk

From the New York Times bestselling author of Six Crimson Cranes comes a fantasy filled with courtly intrigue, deceitful demons, and breathtaking gowns ... the stakes are higher than ever in this thrilling sequel to Spin the Dawn!

Author: Elizabeth Lim

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780525647041

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Six Crimson Cranes comes a fantasy filled with courtly intrigue, deceitful demons, and breathtaking gowns ... the stakes are higher than ever in this thrilling sequel to Spin the Dawn! Maia Tamarin's journey to sew the dresses of the sun, the moon, and the stars has taken a grievous toll. She returns to a kingdom on the brink of war. Edan, the boy she loves, is gone--perhaps forever--and no sooner does she set foot in the Autumn Palace than she is forced to don the dress of the sun and assume the place of the emperor's bride-to-be to keep the peace. When the emperor's rivals learn of her deception, there is hell to pay, but the war raging around Maia is nothing compared to the battle within. Ever since she was touched by the demon Bandur, she has been changing . . . glancing in the mirror to see her own eyes glowing red; losing control of her magic, her body, her mind. It's only a matter of time before Maia loses herself completely, and in the meantime she will stop at nothing to find Edan, protect her family, and bring lasting peace to her country.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Spin the Dawn

Spin the Dawn

Elizabeth Lim. Three magical dresses. One chance to save her home. The stake are higher than ever in this breathtaking sequel to Spin the Dawn Buy Unravel the Dusk now A princess in exile. Six enchanted cranes. An unspeakable curse.

Author: Elizabeth Lim

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529362886

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

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A tailor in disguise. Three legendary dresses. The competition of a lifetime. 'An amazing creation!' Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars. On the fringes of the Great Spice Road, Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land - but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. Then a royal messenger summons her ailing father to court, and Maia seizes her chance. Disguised as a man, she travels to the Summer Palace in her father's place to compete for the emperor's favour, and the coveted position of imperial tailor. If Maia's ruse is discovered, her life will be forfeit. But if she wins, she will achieve her greatest dream. Yet nothing could have prepared her for the challenge ahead: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor's bride-to-be. One from the laughter of the sun, one from the tears of the moon, and one from the blood of stars. Accompanied by the mysterious court enchanter, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise, Maia's journey will take her to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined. Steeped in Chinese culture, sizzling with forbidden romance, and shimmering with magic, this young adult fantasy is pitch-perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas or Renée Ahdieh. Praise for Spin the Dawn 'Looking for your next big YA fantasy series? We've got our eye on this stylist blockbuster' Entertainment Weekly 'Spin the Dawn is proof that casting a wider net not only gives us a fresh story that feels unlike everything else on the shelves beside it but also allows for richer and more nuanced storytelling' NPR 'All the cutthroat competition of a runway fashion reality show and the thrilling exploits of an epic quest . . . a stunning tapestry of adventure' The Washington Post
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Six Crimson Cranes

Six Crimson Cranes

Other books by Elizabeth include Spin the Dawn and Unravel the Dusk, the New York Times bestseller So This is Love, and Reflection. Six Crimson Cranes Elizabeth Lim www.hodder.co.uk.

Author: Elizabeth Lim

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529356564

Category: Fiction

Page: 453

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A princess in exile. Six enchanted cranes. An unspeakable curse. A beautiful and immersive YA fantasy retelling of the Grimm brothers' The Six Swans fairytale, set in an East-Asian inspired world, by the author of Spin the Dawn. 'A dazzling fairy tale full of breathtaking storytelling' Stephanie Garber, Sunday Times bestselling author of Caraval Shiori'anma, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs in her veins. And on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother. A sorceress in her own right, Raikama banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into cranes, and warning Shiori that she must speak of it to no one: for with every word that escapes her lips, one of her brothers will die. Penniless, voiceless, and alone, Shiori searches for her brothers, and uncovers a dark conspiracy to seize the throne. Only Shiori can set the kingdom to rights, but to do so she must place her trust in a paper bird, a mercurial dragon, and the very boy she fought so hard not to marry. And she must embrace the magic she's been taught all her life to contain - no matter what it costs. Praise for Six Crimson Cranes 'An unputdownable, sweeping fairytale that thrills as much as it delights' Kerri Maniscalco, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Kingdom of the Wicked 'This book is magic!' Kristin Cashore, New York Times bestselling author of Graceling 'A stunning remake of a fairytale' Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights 'This is a gem for all lovers of whimsical fantasy!' Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire
Categories: Fiction

Spin the Dawn

Spin the Dawn

Steeped in Chinese culture, sizzling with forbidden romance, and shimmering with magic, this fantasy novel is not to be missed. "This is a white-knuckle read." —Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Tempests and Slaughter

Author: Elizabeth Lim

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780525647010

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping fantasy about a teenage girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars. And don’t miss Elizabeth Lim’s new novel, the instant New York Times bestseller, Six Crimson Cranes! “All the cutthroat competition of a runway fashion reality show and the thrilling exploits of an epic quest." —The Washington Post Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia makes the ultimate sacrifice and poses as a boy to take his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she'll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There's just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors in a cutthroat competition for the job. Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia's task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise. And nothing could have prepared her for the unthinkable final challenge: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor's reluctant bride-to-be, from the sun, the moon, and the stars. With this impossible task before her, she embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined. Steeped in Chinese culture, sizzling with forbidden romance, and shimmering with magic, this fantasy novel is not to be missed. "This is a white-knuckle read." —Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Tempests and Slaughter
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Cut It Out

Cut It Out

sky, provoked by dusk, unravel into a rage of swirling reds and purples. I still have three adjectives—naked, blue, Saskatchewan—to describe the noun sky, and the sentence is a bit wordy. My final revision looks like this: i know why ...

Author: Laura Swart

Publisher: Brush Education

ISBN: 9781550597585

Category: Reference

Page: 80

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If your writing needs a pick-me-up, here’s a triple espresso. You don’t have to be a grammar whiz to improve your writing. This quick guide delivers maximum results with minimum pain. If you’re a student, Cut it Out will help you write better essays and earn higher grades. If you’re a professional, Cut it Out will make you a stronger communicator in every facet of your written work. Using uniquely Canadian vignettes, professional writing coach Laura Swart teaches you how to avoid the 10 most common writing errors, trim excess words from your sentences, and eliminate telltale signs of weak writing. Say goodbye to meandering prose, and say hello to powerful sentences and paragraphs.
Categories: Reference

Crow Country

Crow Country

In the evening the process builds slowly to a climax, and there's (at more detail to observe. issues to unravel. If I'm honest, the dusk outing also fits far better into the life of a busy Father of two with a run-down cottage to repair ...

Author: Mark Cocker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448105274

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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One night Mark Cocker followed the roiling, deafening flock of rooks and jackdaws which regularly passed over his Norfolk home on their way to roost in the Yare valley. From the moment he watched the multitudes blossom as a mysterious dark flower above the night woods, these gloriously commonplace birds were unsheathed entirely from their ordinariness. They became for Cocker a fixation and a way of life. Cocker goes in search of them, journeying from the cavernous, deadened heartland of South England to the hills of Dumfriesshire, experiencing spectacular failures alongside magical successes and epiphanies. Step by step he uncovers the complexities of the birds' inner lives, the unforeseen richness hidden in the raucous crow song he calls 'our landscape made audible'. Crow Country is a prose poem in a long tradition of English pastoral writing. It is also a reminder that 'Crow Country' is not 'ours': it is a landscape which we cohabit with thousands of other species, and these richly complex fellowships cannot be valued too highly.
Categories: Nature

The Flaws The Flawless and the Works in progress

The Flaws  The Flawless and the Works in progress

The sky transforms from a painted gold to a dusted silver and every single dusk brings a new adventure, ... and every single dusk is about life, love, happiness, travel, dreams, hopes, opportunities - Every single dusk had me unravel.

Author: Khushi Kishore

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781638327523

Category: Poetry

Page: 152

View: 454

This is me learning to see the flaws, believing in what is flawless and embracing all the things that are still works in progress
Categories: Poetry

Keyhole Factory

Keyhole Factory

We heard a failed attempt to restart the motor and saw a black clot of smoke unravel into the grey dusk. One ferryman wore a hooded yellow raincoat with two vivid stripes of safety orange, the other wore a white long-sleeved shirt with ...

Author: William Gillespie

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781593764951

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Set in an alternate present that is a slightly, if dangerously, skewed version of our own, Keyhole Factory tracks the interwoven destinies of disparate characters up to and beyond the end of the world-as-we-know-it, brought on by a global super-virus. Beginning with a biting satire of an academic poetry conference, the novel moves on to encompass the stories of a poet-astronaut, a microbiologist contemplating an exit strategy from her high-level job designing biological weapons, a sports-car-driving killer who stages the aesthetic murders of utopian commune-dwellers, and a lone pirate radio disc jockey who may be the last person left alive broadcasting her story to nobody. Allowing form and content to shape each other, William Gillespie pries open the confusion in a moment of total crisis through a narrative web-work technique derived from deranged fiction pioneer Harry Stephen Keeler. Part imaginative free-for-all and part deeply felt examination of isolation and survival, the individual lives in Keyhole Factory shine through the chaos in all their beauty and tragedy. With his signature wit and originality, Gillespie spins a glittering fever-dream that questions our assumptions about the way we interpret events and our relation to the planet, without ever losing sight of the underlying experience of what it feels like to be a human being in the world we live in today.
Categories: Fiction

Unraveler

Unraveler

“I can't unravel the Weaver's Thread. I tried.” He grinned. “Of course not. You need to unravel the connections the knot has created between your Stone and Ledge. The strands of the bond should ... In the snow behind Dusk, Ledge moaned.

Author: A.M. Yates

Publisher: A.M. Yates

ISBN: 9781943746095

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Art of Drowning

The Art of Drowning

A trail of vacant humanness wail to look at the dusk of grief, you unravel the fibres of mustard seeds only to perceive the same colour of disgrace. Zephyr halts at the days of clinging upon mindless weeds 40 Vruchi Desai How Sun Bleeds ...

Author: Vruchi Desai

Publisher: OrangeBooks Publication

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 68

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“The Art Of Drowning” is her debut book by the poetess which explores the chasms of emotions in human existence. The book emphasis on some dark emotions expressed through nature and its tranquil aesthetics. Her book holds readers’ hands and takes them to the places where emotions are created. It simply clenches to the bloody teeth of despair and the innocent dead body of hope. The anthology also dwells upon the howling storms of grief and the flickering candle of happiness. Moreover, the book devotes itself to the voiceless cries and hallowed screams of mere existence, alongside expressing unhealed wounds and burning scars of vanity. These poems cater to the mundane field where Gods finally understand what it’s like to be human and believe me, it isn’t easy.
Categories: Poetry