After the death of her fianc-, Lyn Webster Wilde sought refuge in alcohol, meaningless affairs and her high-powered job as a film-maker. But a chance encounter changed her life and, after fulfilling a series of tests, she was cautiously welcomed into a secret fraternity. She discovered that her new companions were the guardians of an ancient tradition of knowledge every bit as potent and life-transforming as that of the Native Americans or Siberian Shamans. It is a tradition that reaches back through the wisdom of the Celts to the megalith-builders of the Neolithic age and which continues to this day in the British isles. This is Lyn's extraordinary true account of her experiences and adventures on her way to unlocking life-altering magical secrets and ultimately 'becoming the enchanter'.
Author: Lyn Webster Wilde
Publisher: Random House
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Magio-Earth, #3 To love and protect. . .across worlds. On planet Magio war rages between Peacio's protectors and Dralion's warriors. Friendships and soul-bonds are forbidden, yet deadly secrets lurk within a high-ranking inner circle. Eighteen-year-old Peacian Silvie Carver's worst problem is completing finals until her best friend receives forewarning that Silvie is the key to keeping her enemy king from making a decision that will escalate the war. Silvie must save her loved one's soul-bonds from being torn apart, and all without revealing her emerging and rare fire skill during the mission. Dralion warrior and enchanter, Guy Moyer, has been fighting his soul's demand to find his mated one. . .who also happens to be his enemy. Except Silvie shows up on Dralion's off-world Australian Outback station and though they renounce their bond, his soul demands he aid and protect her. When Silvie finds herself impersonating a warrior, she's pulled to the fiery edge of her control as she seeks to influence the king's decision. Can the mated pair turn the tide of the war and find their place with each other? 57,213 Words
Author: Joanne Wadsworth
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Theme: Mormonism The validity of Mormonism stands or falls on the testimony of Joseph Smith. Here is his story, revealing the man for what he really was. Calling himself the second Mohammad, Smith was an occultic opportunist, fond of the ladies (lots of them!), who blended Masonic rituals into his temple rituals. The story is a fascinating one, filled with incredible quotes from Smith himself. After people read this illustrated book, they will not be vulnerable to the Mormon recruiters! Read the incredible story of how Joseph Smith founded Mormonism. It's a story of intrigue, murder, lust and greed. Learn how just a few months after marrying the first of his 27 wives, Joseph Smith began to build his religion on a set of golden plates that he claimed had been given to him by a mysterious spirit.
Author: Jack T. Chick
Publisher: Chick Publications
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Keith Gaydon has been a Science Fiction reader since his early teens, and still gets as excited about each new book he reads. Keith majored in Fine Arts in college, he loves to draw and paint pictures for his novels. Combining his reading and artistic skills into a writing career, seemed the next logical step. Keith was born in Michigan, but calls California his home even if right now he lives in Texas. He lives there with his wife of forty years and his two grown sons.
Author: Keith B. Gaydon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Epic fantasy in the tradition of Trudi Canavan, Fiona McIntosh and Robert Jordan. Sara Douglass returns us to a world in the grip of prophecy and war ...
Author: Sara Douglass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Two of SF's most acclaimed authors collaborate with John Maddox Roberts, Holly Lisle and Tom Wham to bring a whole new life to Professor Harold Shea and his band of not-so-merry companions in the impeccably conceived, richly-imagined sequel to The Compleat Enchanter. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Author: L. Sprague de Camp,Christopher Stasheff
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
As his days grow short and the Cloud of Ignorance suddenly becomes more dense, the Wise Enchanter sends his daughter, Gadrun, to find four children who can defeat Urckl, the Master of Ignorance and Shadows, by rediscovering the alphabet and stories.
A Journey Through the Alphabet
Author: Shelley Davidow
Category: Adventure stories
With sly sophistication and ebullient charm, Lila Azam Zanganeh shares the intoxication of delirious joy to be found in reading - in particular, in reading the masterpieces of 'the great writer of happiness' Vladimir Nabokov. Plunging into the enchanted and luminous worlds of Speak, Memory; Ada, or Ardor; and the infamous Lolita, Zanganeh seeks out the Nabokovian experience of time, memory, sexual passion, nature, loss, love in all its forms, language in all its allusions. She explores his geography - his Russian childhood, his European sojourns, the landscapes of 'his' America - suffers encounters with his beloved 'nature' hallucinates an interview with the master, and seeks the 'crunch of happiness' in his singular vocabulary. This rhapsodic and beautifully illuminated book will both reignite the passion of experienced lovers of Nabokov's work, and lure the innocent reader to a well of delights.
Nabokov and Happiness
Author: Lila Azam Zanganeh
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Criticism
Back in print in new trade paperback editions, the fourth of five volumes collecting the complete stories of renowned "weird fiction” author Clark Ashton Smith. "None strikes the note of cosmic horror as well as Clark Ashton Smith. In sheer daemonic strangeness and fertility of conception, Smith is perhaps unexcelled by any other writer.” --H. P. Lovecraft Clark Ashton Smith, considered one of the greatest contributors to seminal pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, helped define and shape "weird fiction” in the early twentieth century, alongside contemporaries H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, drawing upon his background in poetry to convey an unparalleled richness of imagination and expression in his stories of the bizarre and fantastical. The Collected Fantasies series presents all of Smith’s fiction chronologically. Authorized by the author’s estate and endorsed by Arkham House, the stories in this series are accompanied by detailed background notes from editors Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, who in preparation for this collection meticulously compared original manuscripts, various typescripts, published editions, and Smith’s own notes and letters. Their efforts have resulted in the most definitive and complete collection of the author’s work to date. The Maze of the Enchanter is the fourth of five volumes collecting all of Clark Ashton Smith’s tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. It includes all of his stories from "The Mandrakes" (1932) to "The Flower-Women" (1933), and an introduction by Gahan Wilson. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
The Collected Fantasies, Vol. 4
Author: Clark Ashton Smith
Author: Lila Azam Zanganeh
A selection of short stories by Enid Blyton suitable for readers aged 5-8 years.
Author: Enid Blyton
Publisher: Bounty Books
Category: Children's stories
They called it the Thorn Hill Massacre - the brutal attack on a once-thriving Weir community. Though Jonah Kinlock lived through it, he did not emerge unscathed: like the other survivors Jonah possesses unique magical gifts that set him apart from members of the mainline guilds. At 17, Jonah has become the deadliest assassin in Nightshade, a network that hunts the undead. Emma Claire Greenwood grew up worlds away, raised by a grandfather who taught her music rather than magic. An unschooled wild child, she runs the streets until the night she finds her grandfather dying, gripping a note warning Emma that she might be in danger. The clue he leaves behind leads Emma into Jonah's life - and a shared legacy of secrets and lingering questions. Was Thorn Hill really a peaceful commune? Or was it, as the Wizard Guild claims, a hotbed of underguild terrorists? The Wizards' suspicions grow when members of the mainline guilds start turning up dead. They blame Nightshade, bringing tensions between the groups to a head. Racing against time, Jonah and Emma work to uncover the truth about Thorn Hill, amid increasing concern that whoever planned the Thorn Hill Massacre might strike again.
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: Hachette UK
Discovering happiness in reading the work of an extraordinary writer. The protagonist of Vladimir Nabokov's The Gift playfully dreamed of writing "A Practical Handbook: How to Be Happy." Now, Nabokov's own creative reader Lila Azam Zanganeh lends life to this vision with sly sophistication and ebullient charm, as she shares the delirious joy to be found in reading the masterpieces of "the great writer of happiness." Plunging into the enchanted and luminous worlds of Speak, Memory; Ada, or Ardor; and the infamous Lolita, Azam Zanganeh seeks out the Nabokovian experience of time, memory, sexual passion, nature, loss, love in all its forms, and language in all its allusions. She explores Nabokov's geography-from his Russian childhood to the landscapes of "his" America-suffers encounters with his beloved "nature," hallucinates an interview with the master, and seeks the "crunch of happiness" in his singular vocabulary. This beautifully illuminated book will both reignite the passion of experienced Nabokovians and lure the innocent reader to a well of delights as yet unseen.
Author: Lila Azam Zanganeh
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Literary Criticism
The Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovery of the ages - at least Professor Harold Shea thought so. With the proper equations, he could instantly transport himself back in time to all the wondrous lands of ancient legend. But slips in time were a hazard, and Shea's magic did not always work - at least, not quite as he expected . . . The Incomplete Enchanter is the first in L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt's much-loved Compleat Enchanter series.
Author: L. Sprague deCamp,Fletcher Pratt
Publisher: Hachette UK