Children of Fire

Author: Drew Karpyshyn

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345546768

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Drew Karpyshyn has made his mark with imaginative, action-packed work on several acclaimed videogames, including Mass Effect and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, as well as in a succession of New York Times bestselling tie-in novels. Now Karpyshyn introduces a brilliantly innovative epic fantasy of perilous quests, tormented heroes, and darkest sorcery—a thrilling adventure that vaults him into the company of such authors as Terry Goodkind, Brandon Sanderson, and Peter V. Brett. Long ago the gods chose a great hero to act as their agent in the mortal world and to stand against the demonic spawn of Chaos. The gods gifted their champion, Daemron, with three magical Talismans: a sword, a ring, and a crown. But the awesome power at his command corrupted Daemron, turning him from savior to destroyer. Filled with pride, he dared to challenge the gods themselves. Siding with the Chaos spawn, Daemron waged a titanic battle against the Immortals. In the end, Daemron was defeated, the Talismans were lost, and Chaos was sealed off behind the Legacy—a magical barrier the gods sacrificed themselves to create. Now the Legacy is fading. On the other side, the banished Daemron stirs. And across the scattered corners of the land, four children are born of suffering and strife, each touched by one aspect of Daemron himself—wizard, warrior, prophet, king. Bound by a connection deeper than blood, the Children of Fire will either restore the Legacy or bring it crashing down, freeing Daemron to wreak his vengeance upon the mortal world. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Drew Karpyshyn's The Scorched Earth. Praise for Children of Fire “This intricately layered adventure breathes realism and overshadowing menace into ancient mythic archetypes, exposing the pain and wonder inherent in magic and the mingled hope and cynicism of modern fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A rousing quest fantasy . . . a fast-paced action-packed good and evil thriller.”—SF Revu “From the first page of Children of Fire, Karpyshyn captures the reader’s attention with his excellent, intricate storyline.”—RT Book Reviews “Children of Fire stands on its own as a thoroughly entertaining tale. The book strikes a perfect balance between character driven storytelling and rich world building.”—Roqoo Depot “[Karpyshyn] is truly a master of world building. . . . I would recommend this title to any fan of the genre.”—Among the Wreckage “Compulsively readable, wildly entertaining.”—A Girl, A Boy and A Blog “Children of Fire is engrossing, and full of characters that are modern. . . . I thoroughly enjoyed Children of Fire and look forward for the next two books.”—FANgirl Blog “Drew Karpyshyn weaves a rich, contrasting tapestry of epic story and doom. Gripping and compelling from first page to last, Children of Fire is a dark-chocolate fantasy; delightfully biting and delectable at once. Four ill-fated children born under a sign of chaos and flame carried me on a journey into an intriguing world of shadowy wonder. It is a spellbinding epic told with masterful craft. Well done, Drew!”—Tracy Hickman, New York Times bestselling co-author of the Dragonlance and Death Gate series

Child of Fire

A Twenty Palaces Novel

Author: Harry Connolly

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345514950

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9048

BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Harry Connolly's Game of Cages and Twenty Palaces. Ray Lilly is living on borrowed time. He’s the driver for Annalise Powliss, a high-ranking member of the Twenty Palace Society, a group of sorcerers devoted to hunting down and executing rogue magicians. But because Ray betrayed her once, Annalise is looking for an excuse to kill him–or let someone else do the job. Unfortunately for both of them, Annalise’s next mission goes wrong, leaving her critically injured. With the little magic he controls, Ray must complete her assignment alone. Not only does he have to stop a sorcerer who’s sacrificing dozens of innocent lives in exchange for supernatural power, he must find–and destroy–the source of that inhuman magic.

Children of the Fire

Author: Harriette Gillem Robinet

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439137079

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 998

Eleven-year-old Hallelujah is fascinated by the fires burning all over the city of Chicago. Little does she realize that her life will be changed forever by the flames that burn with such bright fascination for her. The year is 1871 and this event will later be called the Great Chicago Fire. Hallelujah and her newfound friend Elizabeth are as different as night and day; but their shared solace will bind them as friends forever, as a major American city starts to rebuild itself.

Children of Fire

A History of African Americans

Author: Thomas C. Holt

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1429965517

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 8466

Ordinary people don't experience history as it is taught by historians. They live across the convenient chronological divides we impose on the past. The same people who lived through the Civil War and the eradication of slavery also dealt with the hardships of Reconstruction, so why do we almost always treat them separately? In Children of Fire, renowned historian Thomas C. Holt challenges this form to tell the story of generations of African Americans through the lived experience of the subjects themselves, with all of the nuances, ironies, contradictions, and complexities one might expect. Building on seminal books like John Hope Franklin's From Slavery to Freedom and many others, Holt captures the entire African American experience from the moment the first twenty African slaves were sold at Jamestown in 1619. Each chapter focuses on a generation of individuals who shaped the course of American history, hoping for a better life for their children but often confronting the ebb and flow of their civil rights and status within society. Many familiar faces grace these pages—Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, and Barack Obama—but also some overlooked ones. Figures like Anthony Johnson, a slave who bought his freedom in late seventeenth century Virginia and built a sizable plantation, only to have it stolen away from his children by an increasingly racist court system. Or Frank Moore, a WWI veteran and sharecropper who sued his landlord for unfair practices, but found himself charged with murder after fighting off an angry white posse. Taken together, their stories tell how African Americans fashioned a culture and identity amid the turmoil of four centuries of American history.

Children and Fire

A Novel

Author: Ursula Hegi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451608306

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1163

Protecting her beloved students from the devastating world outside of their 1934 Berlin classroom, Thekla Jansen sacrifices some of her personal freedoms to retain her teaching position until activities within Hitler's early regime test her moral courage.

Prince of Fire

Author: Linda Winstead Jones

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101042222

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3938

Following the acclaimed Sisters of the Sun trilogy comes the Children of the Sun, a trilogy about the sisters' first-born children. Here in its second installment, Keelia, Queen of the Anwyn, falls for her shape-shifting kidnapper, but still cannot deny the ever-looming Prophecy of the Firstborn: She will betray love in the name of victory.

Phoenix Child

Book One in the Children of Fire Series

Author: Alica McKenna-Johnson

Publisher: AMJ Publishing

ISBN: 0996944486

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Child of the Fire

Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History’s Black and Indian Subject

Author: Kirsten Buick

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822391996

Category: Art

Page: 324

View: 767

Child of the Fire is the first book-length examination of the career of the nineteenth-century artist Mary Edmonia Lewis, best known for her sculptures inspired by historical and biblical themes. Throughout this richly illustrated study, Kirsten Pai Buick investigates how Lewis and her work were perceived, and their meanings manipulated, by others and the sculptor herself. She argues against the racialist art discourse that has long cast Lewis’s sculptures as reflections of her identity as an African American and Native American woman who lived most of her life abroad. Instead, by seeking to reveal Lewis’s intentions through analyses of her career and artwork, Buick illuminates Lewis’s fraught but active participation in the creation of a distinct “American” national art, one dominated by themes of indigeneity, sentimentality, gender, and race. In so doing, she shows that the sculptor variously complicated and facilitated the dominant ideologies of the vanishing American (the notion that Native Americans were a dying race), sentimentality, and true womanhood. Buick considers the institutions and people that supported Lewis’s career—including Oberlin College, abolitionists in Boston, and American expatriates in Italy—and she explores how their agendas affected the way they perceived and described the artist. Analyzing four of Lewis’s most popular sculptures, each created between 1866 and 1876, Buick discusses interpretations of Hiawatha in terms of the cultural impact of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem The Song of Hiawatha; Forever Free and Hagar in the Wilderness in light of art historians’ assumptions that artworks created by African American artists necessarily reflect African American themes; and The Death of Cleopatra in relation to broader problems of reading art as a reflection of identity.

Child of Fire, Child of Ice

Author: JB Trepagnier

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387711687

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 7988

Cendis and Avala. A planet of fire and planet of ice.The humans that settled there after fleeing earth noticed changes as time went on. After war broke out between the planets, they seemed to be cursed by their gods. Cendis lost fire and Avala lost ice. A truce was called and both planets cut off contact. Secret factions have discovered a paradise planet. The night they intend to bring it to the king, a celestial event occurs. The king on both planets and all of his advisors abruptly die and all of their wives, no matter what their age, suddenly fall pregnant.The thirty-two children are special. They have fire and ice as well as mental gifts. The faction hides them and trains them in secret. The alliance between Cendis and Avala rests in the hands of the Cendian prince and the Avalian princess. But when the Avalian princess sneaks into Cendis disguised as a slave, things go wrong. Things that threaten the lives of both groups of sixteen and could destroy both planets

Kin to the Asuras

Children of Fire, Book 5

Author: Alica McKenna-Johnson

Publisher: AMJ Publishing

ISBN: 0999829319

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

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Travel to India with the Children of Fire as they face their most dangerous challenge yet! Normal people don’t vacation in India during the monsoon season. Sapphire is anything but normal. Still, vacations are supposed to be fun and all she wants to do is relax, sort out her confused heart, and wait for her cousin to be born. But the Asuras and magical beings of India have been waiting for the Jewel of Akasha and they don’t want to go home; they want power. To heal the benevolent, Sapphire can’t separate out the evil — all will have access to the energy of Akasha. An event that will draw Cartazonon right to them on his sinister quest for unlimited power. Series Order: Phoenix Child - Download for Free! Legacy of the Feathered Serpent Heirs of Avalon Kayin's Fire (A novella) A Dragon's Clutch Magic in Bali Kin to the Asuras ~More coming soon! Children of Fire, Paranormal, Young Adult, Family, Foster Children, Fantasy, Unicorns, Circus, Teen Young Adult, magic, Young Adult fantasy, series, Young Adult Paranormal Series, India, magical creatures, urban fantasy, J.K. Rowling, Terri Brooks.

Magic in Bali

A Children of Fire Novella

Author: Alica McKenna-Johnson

Publisher: AMJ Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8516

The Children of Fire are taking a much needed break on the beautiful beaches of Bali. It's a place of acceptance, a place where Shin and Kayin no longer have to hide their relationship. So to celebrate Kayin's birthday, Shin takes him on a three-day romantic trip - just the two of them. Finally able to spend some quality alone time together, romance, fun, and sexy times ensue. But Shin and Kayin find they must make some tough decisions. Can their new love handle the pressures of not only first-time intimacy, but society and family expectations too? **Increased heat level from the other books in the series. At least PG-13 or older. THIS IS A NOVELLA - REALLY, LIKE 30 PAGES. Series Order: Phoenix Child - Download for Free! Legacy of the Feathered Serpent Heirs of Avalon Kayin's Fire (A novella) A Dragon's Clutch Magic in Bali Kin to the Asuras ~More coming soon! Children of Fire, Paranormal, Young Adult, Family, Foster Children, Fantasy, Unicorns, Circus, Teen Young Adult, magic, Young Adult fantasy, series, Young Adult Paranormal Series, Bali, magical creatures, urban fantasy, Teen romance, coming of age

Out, Out, Brief Candle!

Macbeth Comes to Africa's Children of Fire

Author: Martin Klammer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532647875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 114

View: 2090

Out, Out, Brief Candle! is the remarkable story of African children who have survived terrible fires and gone on to thrive at Children of Fire, a charity based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Martin Klammer recalls his time helping the children develop their personal writing and rehearse and perform Macbeth. Told with affection and humor, Out, Out, Brief Candle! is an inspiring story of an exceptional African “family.” The South African novelist and children’s writer Sindiwe Magona says of Out, Out, Brief Candle!: “This is a brave book. The ‘voices’ of these tender survivors of fire—their struggles, their fortitude—may bring us nearer to becoming more effective in minding the children given to us as a trust. Martin Klammer has brought the unheard cries of those whose lives have been forever altered by the scourge of fire to our ears and eyes. Are we listening? Do we see?”

Children of the Days

A Calendar of Human History

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 1568589719

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

View: 2442

Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of Eduardo Galeano's Children of the Days has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that date of the calendar year, resurrecting the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map, but whose lives remind us of our darkest hours and sweetest victories. Challenging readers to consider the human condition and our own choices, Galeano elevates the little-known heroes of our world and decries the destruction of the intellectual, linguistic, and emotional treasures that we have all but forgotten. Readers will discover many inspiring narratives in this collection of vignettes: the Brazilians who held a "smooch-in" to protest against a dictatorship for banning kisses that "undermined public morals;" the astonishing day Mexico invaded the United States; and the "sacrilegious" women who had the effrontery to marry each other in a church in the Galician city of A Coruna in 1901. Galeano also highlights individuals such as Pedro Fernandes Sardinha, the first bishop of Brazil, who was eaten by Caete Indians off the coast of Alagoas, as well as Abdul Kassem Ismael, the grand vizier of Persia, who kept books safe from war by creating a walking library of 117,000 tomes aboard four hundred camels, forming a mile-long caravan. Beautifully translated by Galeano's longtime collaborator, Mark Fried, Children of the Days is a majestic humanist treasure that shows us how to live and how to remember. It awakens the best in us.

Kayin's Fire

A Children of Fire Novella

Author: Alica McKenna-Johnson

Publisher: AMJ Publishing

ISBN: 0996944494

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

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Children of Fire come into their Phoenix powers on their fifteenth birthday. For some the change is celebrated, but Kayin wakes to a nightmare. His black curls have turned bright red, and fire dances in his eyes. His mother, convinced that he’s become a demon, casts him out of his village in Zimbabwe. Feeling confused, scared, and abandoned, Kayin is saved by other Children of Fire, who take him into their family. Now he must learn to control his power, and adjust to the energy and excitement of New York City. But will he be able to cope with an aching desire to return to the home he loves?

Children of Blood and Bone

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1250170982

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8912

With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir. They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy. "A phenomenon." —Entertainment Weekly “The epic I’ve been waiting for.” —New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu “You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!” —New York Times-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton “The next big thing in literature and film.” —Ebony “One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of theyear.” —Teen Vogue This title has Common Core connections. #1 New York Times bestseller, March 14, 2018