A Poison Dark and Drowning (Kingdom on Fire, Book Two)

Author: Jessica Cluess

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 055353596X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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“Devastatingly magical and monstrously romantic. I can’t decide if this book stole my heart or ripped it out of my chest.” —Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval The magicians want her to lead. The sorcerers want her to lie. The demons want her blood. Henrietta wants to save the one she loves. But will his dark magic be her undoing? In this seductive and explosive second book in the Kingdom on Fire series, Jessica Cluess delivers her signature mix of magic, passion, and teen warriors fighting for survival. Hand to fans of Victoria Aveyard, Sarah J. Maas, and Kiersten White. Henrietta doesn’t need a prophecy to know that she’s in danger. She came to London to be named the chosen one, the first female sorcerer in centuries, the one who would defeat the Ancients. Instead, she discovered a city ruled by secrets. And the biggest secret of all: Henrietta is not the chosen one. Still, she must play the role in order to keep herself and Rook, her best friend and childhood love, safe. But can she truly save him? The poison in Rook’s system is transforming him into something monstrous as he begins to master dark powers of his own. So when Henrietta finds a clue to the Ancients’ past that could turn the tide of the war, she persuades Blackwood, the mysterious Earl of Sorrow-Fell, to travel up the coast to seek out strange new weapons. And Magnus, the brave, reckless flirt who wants to win back her favor, is assigned to their mission. Together, they will face monsters, meet powerful new allies, and uncover the most devastating weapon of all: the truth. Praise for A Shadow Bright and Burning: “Is it clear that Cluess adores the Harry Potter series and Jane Eyre? Yes. So do you. So does everyone. What matters is that her voice is her own. . . . A Shadow Bright and Burning delivers on the promise of its title. This is a novel that gives off light and heat.” —The New York Times “The magic! The intrigue! The guys! We were sucked into this monster-ridden alternative England from page one. Henrietta is literally a ‘girl on fire’ and this team of sorcerers training for battle had a pinch of Potter blended with a drop of [Cassandra Clare’s] Infernal Devices.” —Justine “Unputdownable. I loved the monsters, the magic, and the teen warriors who are their world’s best hope! Jessica Cluess is an awesome storyteller!” —Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author

666 Revealed

A False Prophet; A False Church: and America as Antichrist (John 5:39)

Author: Jack H. Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475993730

Category: Religion

Page: 562

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There appears to be no cessation of written material relating to End Times theology generally; and to the Apocalypse, specifically. Sadly, much, if not most of it runs counter to the clear teachings of Scripture. A misquoted verse here, and an extrapolation there: one wonders when the dust will finally settle, and a spiritually, and scripturally accurate picture will begin to emerge. In this volume, Jack Smith explores the issues with due diligence, searching the Scriptures, and ever seeking the Guidance of the Holy Ghost with all soberness of thought and attitude. Who (or what) is the antichrist? Who is the false prophet; and Who (or what) is the whore of Babylon? With the Bible in one hand, and a prayer for Guidance ever on his lips, Jack Smith has discovered, and here reveals, the answer to those questions. The author is keenly aware that these Truths will not be eagerly received by the bulk of Modern Christendom. And so much the worse, as there has never been a time they are more pertinent, more relevant, and more necessary to know than in this present hour as we approach the eclipse of human history.

Magic’s Price: Book Two of the Gilded Serpents Trilogy

Author: Elizabeth Gaines Johnston

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483428265

Category:

Page: 462

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Princess Kwyleeana and her entourage have just escaped the clutches of a wicked prince. Therion-who holds a dark secret and will do anything to gain power over several kingdoms-knows he needs Kwyleeana to succeed. Unfortunately, she possesses a magical pendant that allows her to elude him at every turn. After she discovers the lands teetering on the brink of another war, Kwyleeana enlists the aid of her human, animal, and magical friends to find a way to defeat the evil encroaching on her kingdom. Yet, the magic she has come to trust may betray her if she does not find the answers in time. As she battles both her conflicted heart and her vicious brother-Pfenwic-Kwyleeana is left wondering whether she has enough strength to save her people and her ailing father or if the Fates will spin their wheel against her. In this fantasy tale, a princess and all who bravely fight beside her continue their heroic quest to save Cantermere, and soon discover the true price of magic.

The Gold Shaper

Book Two of the Goldfinder Series

Author: Philip Atlas Clausen

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504382420

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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A seventeen-year-old has found a huge heart of gold hidden beneath a lake high in the Sierra Nevada. It is the mother lode. But can he keep it? Dain King is a ruthless killer who captures Petr and sends him down the river in an old Indian canoe to scare him into revealing the location of his gold. The canoe goes over a waterfall where Petr is rescued by Paiutes. He falls in love with the Indian medicine woman, Minoah. A bad Indian kidnaps Petrs little sister and uses her to lure Dain King and his men into a trap. The Indians are killed, including Minoahs father. Now love turns to hatred, and Petr ventures to San Francisco to make a beautiful gift, the Falcon Heart, for Minoah. There, he will remember the secrets of gold shaping. There, he will discover the terrible price of finding gold.

Contemporary literary criticism

Author: Daniel G. Marowski,Roger Matuz

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780810344273

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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Gathers excerpts from critical articles written about twentieth century literature, and provides background information on the author being considered

The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume XIII: A Vision

The Original 1925 Version

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141659373X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume XIII: A Vision is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholar George Bornstein and formerly the late Richard J. Finneran and George Mills Harper. One of the strangest works of literary modernism, A Vision is Yeats's greatest occult work. Edited by Yeats scholars Catherine E. Paul and Margaret Mills Harper, the volume presents the "system" of philosophy, psychology, history, and the life of the soul that Yeats and his wife George (née Hyde Lees) received and created by means of mediumistic experiments from 1917 through the early 1920s. Yeats obsessively revised the book, and the revised 1937 version is much more widely available than its predecessor. The original 1925 version of A Vision, poetic, unpolished, masked in fiction, and close to the excitement of the automatic writing that the Yeatses believed to be its supernatural origin, is presented here in a scholarly edition for the first time. The text, minimally corrected to retain the sense of the original, is extensively annotated, with particular attention paid to the relationship between the published book and its complex genetic materials. Indispensable to an understanding of the poet's late work and entrancing on its own merit, A Vision aims to be, all at once, a work of theoretical history, an esoteric philosophy, an aesthetic symbology, a psychological schema, and a sacred book. It is as difficult as it is essential reading for any student of Yeats.

Plots and Characters in the Fiction of Eighteenth-century English Authors: Henry Fielding, Tobias Smollett, Laurence Sterne, Samuel Johnson, and Oliver Goldsmith

Author: Clifford R. Johnson

Publisher: Shoe String Pr Inc

ISBN: 9780208016027

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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Provides plot summaries and character identifications for all the important narrative works of Swift, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, Johnson, and Goldsmith

Was ich euch nicht erzählte

Roman

Author: Celeste Ng

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423429607

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Von den Verheerungen, die wir einander zufügen »Lydia ist tot.« Der erste Satz, ein Schlag, eine Katastrophe. Am Morgen des 3. Mai 1977 erscheint sie nicht zum Frühstück. Am folgenden Tag findet die Polizei Lydias Leiche. Mord oder Selbstmord? Die Lieblingstochter von James und Marilyn Leewar ein ruhiges, strebsames und intelligentes Mädchen. Für den älteren Bruder Nathan steht fest, dass der gutaussehende Jack an Lydias Tod Schuld hat. Marilyn, die ehrgeizige Mutter, geht manisch auf Spurensuche. James, Sohn chinesischer Einwanderer, bricht vor Trauer um die Tochter das Herz. Allein die stille Hannah ahnt etwas von den Problemen der großen Schwester. Was bedeutet es, sein Leben in die Hand zu nehmen? Welche Kraft hat all das Ungesagte, das Menschen oft in einem privaten Abgrund gefangen hält? Nur der Leser erfährt am Ende, was sich in jener Nacht wirklich ereignet hat.

Feed - Viruszone

Author: Mira Grant

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3802587383

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Im Jahr 2014 geschieht das Unbegreifliche: Künstlich hergestellte Viren entweichen aus einem Labor und verbinden sich zu einem neuen Krankheitserreger, der die Toten zum Leben erweckt. Millionen Menschen sterben, als eine Flut von Zombies die ganze Welt überrennt. Zwanzig Jahre nach dem Ausbruch sind die Internetblogger Georgia und Shaun Mason auf der Suche nach den Hintergründen der Epidemie. Als Senator Peter Ryman sie bittet, ihn bei seiner Wahlkampagne zu begleiten, sagen die beiden sofort zu. Doch dann kommt es zu einem Zombie-Angriff, der eindeutig auf Sabotage zurückzuführen ist. Eine gefährliche Jagd beginnt ...

A Dance with Dragons

A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553905651

Category: Fiction

Page: 1040

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Don’t miss the thrilling sneak peek of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Six, The Winds of Winter Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series—as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance—beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys’s claim to Westeros forever. Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone—a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice. From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all. Praise for A Dance with Dragons “Filled with vividly rendered set pieces, unexpected turnings, assorted cliffhangers and moments of appalling cruelty, A Dance with Dragons is epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined.”—The Washington Post “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times “One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times From the Paperback edition.

Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age!

A Novel

Author: Kenzaburo Oe

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802195407

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Wise and illuminating, Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! is a masterpiece from one of the world's finest writers, Kenzaburo Oe -- winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. K is a famous writer living in Tokyo with his wife and three children, one of whom is mentally disabled. K's wife confronts him with the information that this child, Eeyore, has been doing disturbing things -- behaving aggressively, asserting that he's dead, even brandishing a knife at his mother -- and K, given to retreating from reality into abstraction, looks for answers in his lifelong love of William Blake's poetry. As K struggles to understand his family and assess his responsibilities within it, he must also reevaluate himself -- his relationship with his own father, the political stances he has taken, the duty of artists and writers in society. A remarkable portrait of the inexpressible bond between this father and his damaged son, Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! is the work of an unparalleled writer at his sparkling best.

Who Killed Tom Thomson?

The Truth about the Murder of One of the 20th Century's Most Famous Artists

Author: John Little

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510733418

Category: True Crime

Page: 464

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Tom Thomson was Canada's Vincent van Gogh. He painted for a period of five years before meeting his untimely death in a remote wilderness lake in July 1917. He was buried in an unofficial grave close to the lake where his body was found. About eight hours after he was buried, the coroner arrived but never examined the body and ruled his death accidental due to drowning. A day and a half later, Thomson's family hired an undertaker to exhume the body and move it to the family plot about 100 miles away. This undertaker refused all help, and only worked at night. In 1956, John Little's father and three other men, influenced by the story of an old park ranger who never believed Thomson's body was moved by the undertaker, dug up what was supposed to be the original, empty grave. To their surprise, the grave still contained a body, and the skull revealed a head wound that matched the same location noted by the men who pulled his corpse from the water in 1917. The finding sent shockwaves across the nation and began a mystery that continues to this day. In Who Killed Tom Thomson? John Little continues the sixty-year relationship his family has had with Tom Thomson and his fate by teaming up with two high-ranking Ontario provincial police homicide detectives. For the first time, they provide a forensic scientific opinion as to how Thomson met his death, and where his body is buried. Little draws upon his father's research, plus recently released archival material, as well as his own thirty-year investigation. He and his colleagues prove that Thomson was murdered, and set forth two persons of interest who may have killed Tom Thomson.

HALF BAD – Das Dunkle in mir

Author: Sally Green

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641133017

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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Wenn das Böse in dir lauert, bist du dann dazu verdammt? Nathan wird gejagt. Seit seiner frühesten Kindheit wird er von der Regierung beobachtet, verfolgt, eingesperrt. Denn Nathan lebt in einer Welt, in der – mitten im modernen Alltagsleben – Hexen existieren. Weiße Hexen, die sich selbst für gut erachten und die Regierungsmacht in ihren Händen halten. Schwarze Hexen, die gefährlich und skrupellos sind und im Untergrund arbeiten. Und Nathan, der beides ist – denn seine Mutter war eine Weiße und sein Vater Marcus ist der gefürchtetste Schwarze aller Zeiten. Nathan ist ihm nie begegnet, aber von so einem Vater kann er nur Dunkles und Böses geerbt haben. Oder? Um an Marcus heranzukommen, stellt der Rat der Weißen eine tödliche Falle – mit Nathan als Köder. Bald wird Nathan von beiden Seiten gejagt und muss sich entscheiden, wofür es sich zu kämpfen lohnt: für die gute Seite in ihm – oder für die böse ...