The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps

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Author: Kai Ashante Wilson

Publisher: Tor.com

ISBN: 1466891912

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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One of Wired's Twenty-Five All-Time Favorite Books Critically acclaimed author Kai Ashante Wilson makes his commercial debut with this striking, wondrous tale of gods and mortals, magic and steel, and life and death that will reshape how you look at sword and sorcery. Since leaving his homeland, the earthbound demigod Demane has been labeled a sorcerer. With his ancestors' artifacts in hand, the Sorcerer follows the Captain, a beautiful man with song for a voice and hair that drinks the sunlight. The two of them are the descendants of the gods who abandoned the Earth for Heaven, and they will need all the gifts those divine ancestors left to them to keep their caravan brothers alive. The one safe road between the northern oasis and southern kingdom is stalked by a necromantic terror. Demane may have to master his wild powers and trade humanity for godhood if he is to keep his brothers and his beloved captain alive. PRAISE FOR THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS "The unruly lovechild of Shakespeare, Baldwin, George RR Martin and Ghostface Killah -- this was a book I could not put down." - Daniel José Older, author of Half-Resurrection Blues "Lyrical and polyphonous, gorgeous and brutal, THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS is an unforgettable tale of love that empowers." - Ken Liu, multiple Hugo Award-winning author of The Grace of Kings "Wilson is doing something both very new and very old here: he's tossing aside the traditional forms of sword and sorcery in favor of other, older forms, and gluing it all together with a love letter to black masculinity. The result is powerful and strange and painful in all the right ways." -N.K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms "THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS reads like Gene Wolfe and Samuel R Delany trying to one-up each other on a story prompt by Fritz Leiber. That means it's good. Read it." - Max Gladstone, author of the Craft Sequence "Seamlessly knots magic and science in a wholly organic way... THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS will catch you by the throat and hold you fast until the last searing word." - Alyssa Wong, Nebula-nominated author of "The Fisher Queen" At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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.

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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It’s fifteenth-century France, and the Holy Office has condemned Michael de Lorraine to death for sorcery. Then he is saved by Abbot Francis and granted refuge at a Benedictine monastery—a strange and wonderful place harboring renegades and secrets. Are Michael’s powers great enough to save the monastery from the merciless 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.

Citadel of the Sorcerer

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Author: Ashley P Martin

Publisher: Pure Indigo Limited

ISBN: 1910615064

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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An evil sorcerer on the loose. Nobody can be trusted. Toby's magical shield is the last hope. The forces of darkness are scouring the land, searching for Toby and his enchanted shield, the last best hope for victory. Armed with new skills and magical equipment, Toby is ready for anything. But will he survive the CITADEL OF THE SORCERER? Toby of Endersley Series Follow Toby's adventures in a kingdom inhabited by knights, wizards and dragons. Early readers These chapter books are aimed at early readers. They are a bridge between picture books and reading books. They are also excellent for sharing and reading together or for new independent readers. - Aimed at children 9+.- Black and white illustrations in the paperback version- Full colour illustrations in the kindle version- Also available in this series: Citadel of the Sorcerer, Destiny of the Dark Elves, Lost City of Dragons

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's Companion

A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, Third Edition

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Author: Allan Zola Kronzek,Elizabeth Kronzek

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307885143

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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The New York Times bestseller, now fully updated to include the complete seven-volume series. Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its power? Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did? Millions of readers around the world have been enchanted by the magical world of wizardry, spells, and mythical beasts inhabited by Harry Potter and his friends. But what most readers don’t know is that there is a centuries-old trove of true history, folklore, and mythology behind Harry’s fantastic universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, those without access to the Hogwarts Library can school themselves in the fascinating reality behind J. K. Rowling’s world of magic. Newly updated to include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Sorcerer’s Companion allows curious readers to look up anything magical from the Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of entertaining, unexpected information. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have astonishing histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life events dating back hundreds or even thousands of years. Magic wands, like those sold in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, were once fashioned by Druid sorcerers out of their sacred yew trees. Love potions were first concocted in ancient Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses were highly popular during the Middle Ages. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll also learn: • how to read tea leaves • where to find a basilisk today • how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a war with a unicorn horn • who the real Merlin was • how to safely harvest mandrake root • who wore the first invisibility cloak • how to get rid of a goblin • why owls were feared in the ancient world • what really lies beyond the Veil • the origins of our modern-day “bogeyman,” and more. A spellbinding tour of Harry’s captivating world, The Sorcerer’s Companion is a must for every Potter aficionado’s bookshelf. The Sorcerer's Companion has not been prepared, approved, or licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties.

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.