The Sorcerer of the North

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Author: John Anthony Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399250323

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 295

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Now a full-fledged Ranger responsible for a sleepy fief, Will finds a new adventure seeking the traitors who poisoned the king, investigating rumors of sorcery, and trying to rescue his friend Alyss, who is taken hostage.

The Sorcerer of the North

Book Five

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Author: John A. Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101105511

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! Several years have passed since the apprentice and his master, Will and Halt, first met, and Will is finally a full-fledged Ranger with his own fief to look after. The fief seems sleepy?boring, even?until Lord Syron, master of a castle far in the north, is struck down by a mysterious illness. Joined by his friend Alyss, Will is suddenly thrown headfirst into an extraordinary adventure, investigating fears of sorcery and trying to determine who is loyal to Lord Syron. As Will battles growing hysteria, traitors, and most of all, time, Alyss is taken hostage, and Will is forced to make a desperate choice between his mission and his friend. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Princess Victoria and the Sorcerer of the Isle of Man

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Author: Bismark Ansah

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434989526

Category: Fiction

Page: 66

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He declared the Isle of Man independent of the rest of the British Empire and crowned himself king. An unsuccessful attack on Andrew in one of his castles turned him into a tyrant. He blamed Queen Elizabeth of masterminding the failed attack and blockaded England for a year. Princess Victoria, the queen's first daughter, went to the Isle of Man and formed an alliance with Andrew to overthrow Queen Elizabeth and for Victoria to become queen.

The Sorcerer of Sainte Felice

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Author: Ann Finnin

Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 0738726168

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 360

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"I was only an apprentice. I swear it. By all the angels in Heaven." Condemned to death by the Holy Office for sorcery, fifteen-year-old Michael de Lorraine is rescued from the flames by Abbot Francis and granted refuge at Sainte Felice, a Benedictine monastery in fifteenth-century France. Michael learns that this strange and wonderful place, famous for its healing wine, harbors renegade monk-sorcerers, enchanted gargoyles, and a closely guarded secret that could spell violent death for the Abbot. As the church intensifies its cruel pursuit of Michael, Abbot Francis and the wizard monks find themselves in grave danger. Michael will do anything to protect his mentor, but are his own magical powers great enough to save the monastery from the merciless, bloodthirsty Inquisition?

The Feast of the Sorcerer

Practices of Consciousness and Power

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Author: Bruce Kapferer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226424118

Category: Religion

Page: 367

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Sorcery has long been associated with the "dark side" of human development, along with magic and witchcraft. This text argues, however, that sorcery practices reveal critical insights into how consciousness is formed, and how human beings constitute their social

The Idea of North

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Author: Peter Davidson

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895631

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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North is the point we look for on a map to orient ourselves. It is also the direction taken throughout history by the adventurous, the curious, the solitary, and the foolhardy. Based in the North himself, Peter Davidson, in The Idea of North, explores the very concept of "north" through its many manifestations in painting, legend, and literature. Tracing a northbound route from rural England—whose mild climate keeps it from being truly northern—to the wind-shorn highlands of Scotland, then through Scandinavia and into the desolate, icebound Arctic Circle, Davidson takes the reader on a journey from the heart of society to its most far-flung outposts. But we never fully leave civilization behind; rather, it is our companion on his alluring ramble through the north in art and story. Davidson presents a north that is haunted by Moomintrolls and the ghosts of long-lost Arctic explorers but at the same time, somehow, home to the fragile beauty of a Baltic midsummer evening. He sets the Icelandic Sagas, Nabokov's snowy fictional kingdom of Zembla, and Hans Christian Andersen's cryptic, forbidding Snow Queen alongside the works of such artists as Eric Ravilious, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Andy Goldsworthy, demonstrating how each illuminates a different facet of humanity's relationship to the earth's most dangerous and austere terrain. Through the lens of Davidson's easy erudition and astonishing range of reference, we come to see that the north is more a goal than a place, receding always before us, just over the horizon, past the last town, off the edge of the map. True north may be unreachable, but The Idea of North brings intrepid readers closer than ever before.

The Sorcerer in the North (Ranger's Apprentice Book 5)

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Author: John Flanagan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448101018

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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The Sorcerer in the North is the fifth thrilling book in John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series – over eight million sold worldwide. Will is finally a full-fledged Ranger with his own fief to look after – but his new land is already under threat. The Grimsdell Forest is being haunted by eerie voices and the terrifying figure of the Night Warrior. Could this really be the work of sorcery? Joined by his friend Alyss, Will is suddenly thrown headfirst into an extraordinary adventure. As Will battles growing hysteria, traitors, and most of all, time, Alyss is taken hostage, and Will is forced to make a desperate choice between his mission and his friend. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series.

Popular Tales and Romances of the Northern Nations

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Author: Johann Karl August Musäus,Friedrich Heinrich Karl Freiherr de La Motte-Fouqué,Ludwig Tieck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Everyday Life of the North American Indian

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Author: Jon Manchip White

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147835

Category: History

Page: 256

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Well-researched and highly readable study provides in-depth views of the daily life, times, and culture of the Native American athlete, warrior, spouse, and parent; witch doctor, worshipper, artist and craftsman. 107 black-and-white illustrations.

The Myths of the North American Indians

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Author: Lewis Spence

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156842

Category: History

Page: 496

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Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux: warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces. Extensive historical and ethnological commentary. 36 illustrations.

The Doctrine of Transcendental Magic

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Author: Eliphas Levi

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849606457

Category:

Page: 212

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This is the complete English version of Eliphas Levi's treatise on ritual magic. This work is in two parts: in this one we establish the kabalistic and magical doctrine in its entirety; the other one, called "The Ritual of Transcendental Magic", is consecrated to the cultus, that is, to Ceremonial Magic. The one is that which the ancient sages termed the Clavicle, the other that which people on the country-side still call the Grimoire. The numbers and subjects of the chapters which correspond in both parts, are in no sense arbitrary, and are all indicated in the great universal key, of which we give for the first time a complete and adequate explanation. Let this work now go its way where it will and become what Providence determines; it is finished, and we believe it to be enduring, because it is strong, like all that is reasonable and conscientious. Contents: Introduction The Candidate The Pillars Of The Temple The Triangle Of Solomon The Tetragram The Pentagram Magical Equilibrium The Fiery Sword Realization Initiation The Kabalah The Magic Chain The Great Work Necromancy Transmutations Black Magic Bewitchments Astrology Charms And Philtres The Stone Of The Philosophers – Elagabalus The Universal Medicine Divination Summary And General Key Of The Four Secret Sciences

The Sorcerer: Metamorphosis

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Author: Jack Whyte

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466822236

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Throughout the widely praised Camulod Chronicles, Merlyn Britannicus has been driven by one sacred dream--to see Britain united under one just, powerful king. In The Sorcerer: Metamorphosis, it is time for the Sorcerer to fulfill his promise--to present the battle-proven Arthur as the Riothamus, the High King of Britain. When Arthur miraculously withdraws the Sword of Kingship from the stone in which it is set, he proves himself the true and deserving king--sworn to defend the Christian faith against invaders, and to preserve Britain as a powerful, united force. The Sorcerer has fulfilled his promise. The King is crowned, Britain is united--and the face of history and legend is forever changed. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Merryll of the Stones

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Author: Brian Caswell

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702222504

Category: Book zone

Page: 251

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This splendid story of time travel and magic begins in Sydney, with Megan Ellison, sole survivor of a car accident. She awakens from this disaster haunted by strange dreams as if from some distant past. These frightening dreams and fragmented memories continue, even when Megan goes to stay with relatives in a Welsh village. Then she meets Em, a brilliant and rebellious boy. As their friendship grows, they discover Megan's supernatural gift - and her duty to right an ancient wrong. Together, Megan and Em step through the ruins of a stone circle... and so begins a fabulous adventure that spans two millennia.

Historical Records of the Five Dynasties

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Author: Xiu Ouyang

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502281

Category: History

Page: 752

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Only fragments of historical text from China's middle period have been translated into English, until now. Here at last is the first major Chinese historical work from the Song dynasty. Written by Ouyang Xiu, an intellectual giant of the eleventh century, this is a history of the preceding century (907–979), a period known as the Five Dynasties. The historical and literary significance of Ouyang's achievement cannot be underestimated. In rewriting the existing official history of the Five Dynasties, Ouyang—whose own time was characterized by extraordinary intellectual and political innovation—made several notable decisions. He rewrote the history in the "ancient" style preferred by forward-thinking literati; he even rewrote the original documents quoted within biographies. He also relied on his own moral categories, reevaluating the worth of the historical figures in light of his own convictions that individuals should take personal responsibility for the fate of society. Ouyang's history would eventually become the official version—the last state-sanctioned dynastic history of imperial China to be written by an individual in a private capacity. In addition to its provocative insights and lucid presentation, Historical Records of the Five Dynasties is an eloquent statement on the art of historical writing in the eleventh century. A preeminent scholar of Chinese history, Richard L. Davis has provided a thorough introduction and rendered nearly two-thirds of the Chinese original into English, including complete sections critical to understanding the politics and personalities of the time. Biographical clusters based on Ouyang's moral categories also appear in full, helping readers to appreciate the Confucian agenda that informs the work.

The Orb of Chalar

A Trilogy of the Land of Donothor: Part Two

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Author: Benjamin Towe

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425922948

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The world of Donothor was a child feeling the pangs of growth. A just man and his family labor to unite the peoples of Donothor against beasts and lawlessness. Dark Magick of utmost power carries ancient evil to Donothor. Childhood is spoiled. Alliances of dwarves, men, gray elves, prismatic dragons and Light Sorcerers oppose the alliances of goblins, hobgoblins, ogres, giants, black dragons, dark elves, and Dark Sorcerers. An aberration of Magick creates a breach between two very different worlds. These worlds become entangled. Peoples of both worlds struggle against the forces of Dark Magick. They must face a myriad of fantastic beasts. What courses should they take? How will events in one world affect the other? Can ancient powers overcome the evil? What are the keys to victory?

The Sorcerers' Plague

Book One of Blood of the Southlands

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Author: David B. Coe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429992220

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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David B. Coe enthralled readers and critics with his Winds of the Forelands, an epic fantasy full of political intrigue, complex characters, and magical conspiracy. Now he takes the hero of that series to new adventures across the sea on a journey to the Southlands. Grinsa, who nearly single-handedly won the war of the Forelands, has been banished because he is a Weaver, a Qirsi who can wield many magics. He and his family seek only peace and a place to settle down. But even on the distant southern continent, they can't escape the tension between his magical folk and the non-magical Eandi. Instead of peace, they find a war-ravaged land awash in racial tension and clan conflicts. Worse yet, his own people try to harness his great power and destroy his family. Amid the high tension of clan rivalry comes a plague that preys on Qirsi power across the Southlands with deadly results. When the disease is linked to an itinerant woman peddling baskets, one old man takes it upon himself to find answers in the secrets of her veiled past. With wonderfully creative magic, dark secrets, and engaging characters faced with a world of trouble, Coe deftly weaves an epic tapestry that launches a richly-entertaining new saga in an unknown land.

The Northern Keep

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Author: WILLIAM PRICE JR.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465325948

Category: Fiction

Page: 516

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