Magic's Pawn

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101127254

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Groundbreaking epic fantasy series in Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar universe • Lambda-Award winning novels with heartfelt high adventure and magic Though Vanyel has been born with near-legendary abilities to work both Herald and Mage magic, he wasn’t no part in such things. Nor does he seek a warrior’s path, wishing instead to become a Bard. Yet such talent as his, if left untrained, may prove a menace not only to Vanyel but to others as well. So he is sent to be fostered with his aunt, Savil, one of the fame Herald-Mages of Valdemar. But, strong-willed and self-centered, Vanyel is a challenge which even Savil cannot master alone. For soon he will become the focus of frightening forces, lending his raw magic to a spell that unleashes terrifying wyr-hunters on the land. And by the time Savil seeks the assistance of a Shin’a’in Adept, Vanyel’s wild talent may have already grown beyond anyone’s ability to contain, placing Vanyel, Savil, and Valdemar itself in desperate peril. From the Paperback edition.
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Sketches of the history of man

Author: Henry Home (lord Kames.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The House of Fame

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 153128342X

Category: Fiction

Page: 55

View: 3614

Geoffrey Chaucer is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the Middle Ages and is often called The Father of English Literature. Chaucer’s most famous work is the Canterbury Tales which helped popularize the dialect of the English language. This edition of The House of Fame includes a table of contents.
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The Shadow Crucible

Author: T. M. Lakomy

Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.

ISBN: 159079415X

Category:

Page: N.A

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Thinking About Art

A Thematic Guide to Art History

Author: Penny Huntsman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118905202

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 3625

Thinking about Art explores some of the greatest works of art and architecture in the world through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, to offer intriguing juxtapositions of art and history. The book ranges across time and topics, from the Parthenon to the present day and from patronage to ethnicity, to reveal art history in new and varied lights. With over 200 colour illustrations and a wealth of formal and contextual analysis, Thinking about Art is a companion guide for art lovers, students and the general reader, and is also the first A-level Art History textbook, written by a skilled and experienced teacher of art history, Penny Huntsman. The book is accompanied by a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/thinkingaboutart.
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The Wild Swans at Coole

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ireland

Page: 114

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The Barbarism of Slavery

Author: Charles Sumner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antislavery movements

Page: 32

View: 7155

Abolitionist senator Charles Sumner was absent from the Senate after being attacked and beaten by a pro-slavery Congressman in 1856. This 1860 speech, a fiery attack on slavery, was the first he made after his rehabilitation and return.
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Dangerous Creatures

Author: Kami Garcia,Margaret Stohl

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316370304

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2618

From the world of Beautiful Creatures--the instant New York Times bestselling tale of love and magic. Ridley Duchannes is nobody's heroine. She's a Dark Caster, a Siren. She can make you do things. Anything. You can't trust her, or yourself when she's around. And she'll be the first to tell you to stay away--especially if you're going to do something as stupid as fall in love with her. Lucky for Ridley, her wannabe rocker boyfriend, Wesley "Link" Lincoln, never listens to anyone. Link doesn't care if Rid's no good for him, and he takes her along when he leaves small-town Gatlin to follow his rock-star dream. He teams up with a ragtag group of Dark Casters, and when the band scores a gig at a hot Underground club, it looks like all of Link's dreams are about to come true. But New York City is a dangerous place for both Casters and Mortals, and soon Ridley realizes that Link's bandmates are keeping secrets. With bad-boy club owner Lennox Gates on her heels, Rid is determined to find out the truth. What she discovers is worse than she could have imagined: Link has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay. With their lives on the line, what's a Siren to do? Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthors of the Beautiful Creatures novels, are back to cast another magical spell. Their signature blend of mystery, suspense, and romance, with a healthy dose of wit and danger, will pull fans in and leave them begging for more.
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King Arthur

An Heroick Poem. In Twelve Books

Author: Sir Richard Blackmore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 343

View: 5705

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A Treatise on Domestic Economy

For the Use of Young Ladies at Home, and at School

Author: Catharine Esther Beecher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Home economics

Page: 383

View: 8154

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Surrender the Dark

Author: Tibby Armstrong

Publisher: Loveswept

ISBN: 0399593357

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

View: 2065

As a provocative series of paranormal temptation begins, a vampire king seduces the supernaturally gifted man hunting him. But when the stakes are literally life or death, their struggle for control is no game. Benjamin Fuller is a hunter, born and bred. Blinded as a child by the vampire who slaughtered his family, he’s blessed with a second sight that allows him to catch and kill his quarry. What his gift can’t help him see coming is his fierce, almost carnal attraction to the mystery man who claims to be a fellow hunter and whose touch triggers both lust and revulsion. When he gains the upper hand, Benjamin vows to bring his enemy to his knees. After many years spent in exile, the only one who can help restore Tzadkiel Dragoumanos to his rightful place as War King is a blind hunter with golden curls, a lithe dancer’s physique, and distinctive facial scars—scars Tzadkiel gave him two decades ago. The mere scent of Benjamin Fuller provokes an unwelcome rush of insatiable desire. Yet to win an all-out supernatural war, Tzadkiel must resist the ravenous hunger to possess his prey—for now. Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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Nonsense Novels

Author: Stephen Leacock

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447494245

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 9973

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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World of Warcraft: The Shattering

Prelude to Cataclysm

Author: Christie Golden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439171431

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In her New York Times bestseller, The Shattering, Christie Golden delivers a sensational tie-in to the newest World of Warcraft game expansion. Thrall, wise shaman and the warchief of the Horde, has sensed a disturbing change… Long ago, Azeroth’s destructive native elementals raged across the world until the benevolent titans imprisoned them within the Elemental Plane. Despite the titans’ intervention, many elementals have ended up back on Azeroth. Over the ages, shaman like Thrall have communed with these spirits and, through patience and dedication, learned to soothe roaring infernos, bring rain to sun-scorched lands, and otherwise temper the elementals’ ruinous influence on the world of Azeroth. Now Thrall has discovered that the elementals no longer heed the shaman’s call. The link shared with these spirits has grown thin and frayed, as if Azeroth itself were under great duress. While Thrall seeks answers to what ails the confused elements, he also wrestles with the orcs’ precarious future as his people face dwindling supplies and growing hostility with their night elf neighbors. Meanwhile, King Varian Wrynn of Stormwind is considering violent action in response to mounting tensions between the Alliance and the Horde, a hard-line approach that threatens to alienate those closest to him, including his son, Anduin. The conflicted young prince has set out to find his own path, but in doing so, he risks becoming entangled in political instability that is setting the world on edge. The fate of Azeroth’s great races is shrouded in a fog of uncertainty, and the erratic behavior of the elemental spirits, troubling though it is, may only be the first ominous warning sign of the cataclysm to come.
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Notes from the Shadow City

Author: Gary William Crawford,Bruce Boston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626411661

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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"In Notes from the Shadow City, Crawford and Boston distill a bleak dystopian vision. Alone or together, and utilizing poetry, prose, and photographic images, they have crafted a guidebook, a Baedeker to the same outliers as chronicled by Dostoyevsky, Kafka, and Orwell, where shadows are more real than the gnomons that cast them, and the predominant colors come from the stripped-down underside of the rainbow." -Robert Borski, author of Blood Wallah and Other Poems "Like grim guides of the underworld, Boston and Crawford lead you into a terrifying landscape of tragedy and tyranny. At times morbid, despairing, inspiring, and hauntingly beautiful, the Shadow City etches itself into your mind with lonely, tormented characters and their tragic fates." -Anders Monsen, Editor, Prometheus "Boston's and Crawford's voices meld beautifully to create dark music. Notes from the Shadow City will echo in your nightmares." -Linda D. Addison, Bram-Stoker-Award-winning author of Being Full of Light, Insubstantial "To say that reading Notes from the Shadow City is a delight might be misleading; to say that it is unsettling, disconcerting, provocative, and remarkable is to scratch the surface of the shadows and begin to reveal the genius beneath." -from the introduction by Michael R. Collings, author of The House beyond the Hill
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The Present State of Germany

Author: Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865974920

Category: History

Page: 273

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Although The Present State of Germany was first made available in English over three centuries ago, it has been virtually unavailable in English since the period of the American Founding. By 1696, Pufendorf was well known in England as a staunch defender of the Protestant cause and as one of the renovators of natural law. His writings were familiar to such luminaries as Locke and figured prominently in James Tyrell’s Patriarcha non Monarcha (1681). The editor of this volume, Michael J. Seidler, describes this work of Pufendorf as "an account of German constitutional law detailing the historical relations between the Emperor and the Estates as well as an examination of the legitimating foundations of Imperial authority, a general analysis of the nature and requirements of political sovereignty, and a reconceptualization of the different forms of political order. . . . Its central distinction between so-called regular and irregular states, resting on the question of the locus of sovereignty, demotes the traditional political categories into mere administrative possibilities and thereby creates a more general problematic of freedom and authority with which we are still wrestling today. That is, it raises, at a very early stage in the contractarian tradition which we have inherited, the basic question of how effective political unity is compatible with competing values of diversity and individual liberty.” Samuel Pufendorf (1632-1694) was one of the most important figures in early-modern political thought. An exact contemporary of Locke and Spinoza, he transformed the natural law theories of Grotius and Hobbes, developed striking ideas of toleration and of the relationship between church and state, and wrote extensive political histories and analyses of the constitution of the German empire. Edmund Bohun (1645-1699) was an English press license official and political writer who ended up as chief justice of South Carolina. Michael J. Seidler is Professor of Philosophy at Western Kentucky University. Knud Haakonssen is Professor of Intellectual History at the University of Sussex, England.
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The Caged Graves

Author: Dianne K. Salerni

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547868545

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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The year is 1867, and seventeen-year-old Verity Boone is excited to return from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Catawissa, Pennsylvania, the hometown she left when she was just a baby. Now she will finally meet the fiancé she knows only through letters! Soon, however, she discovers two strangely caged graves . . . and learns that one of them is her own mother’s. Verity swears she’ll get to the bottom of why her mother was buried in “unhallowed ground” in this suspenseful teen mystery that swirls with rumors of witchcraft, buried gold from the days of the War of Independence, and even more shocking family secrets.
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Ran Away to Sea

Author: Mayne Reid

Publisher: Trajectory Inc

ISBN: 1632091429

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid is a humorous yet dark story about a well nourished young man who left his home and family to seek adventures on the sea, however, when he arrives, life on the deck turns out not to be what he dreamed of.
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