The Alchemist's Touch

A Book of Underrealm

Author: Garrett Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941076422

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

View: 4246

The first in a new series by bestselling author Garrett Robinson. At the age of six, Ebon Drayden discovered he was an alchemist--a wizard who can transform matter with a simple touch. But his father forbade him to use his magic, and kept him from attending the Academy where he could learn to use it. Just before his seventeenth birthday, Ebon's aunt intervenes on his behalf and enrolls him in the Academy. Now at last he has the chance to use the magic he has so desperately yearned to control--yet the learning comes hard, for he has wasted more than half his life squandering his gift. To make matters worse, the darkness of his family name plagues him. The other students are terrified. Teachers regard him with suspicion. And before long, his family begins to draw him into their schemes that span all the nine kingdoms of Underrealm. A dark plot is brewing upon the High King's Seat, and slowly Ebon finds himself being drawn into it. If he is to learn to become an alchemist--indeed, if he is to survive at all--he must cast off his family's black legacy, and become the wizard he was always meant to be. The Academy Journals is a new series set in the world of Underrealm, and a companion series to the Nightblade Epic, hailed as one of the best new sword and sorcery series in years. Your journey begins here. JOIN TENS OF THOUSANDS OF READERS ON AN EPIC ADVENTURE.

The Alchemist

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: HarperThorsons

ISBN: 9780008144227

Category:

Page: 224

View: 9526

This is an adventure story about a young shepherd boy who learns how to live his dreams. This is a story which has been compared to the works of Richard Bach, and is aimed at the young and old alike.

The Alchemists

Inside the Secret World of Central Bankers

Author: Neil Irwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780755362684

Category: Banks and banking, Central

Page: 544

View: 6829

When the first rumblings of the coming financial crisis were heard in August 2007, three men who were never elected to public office suddenly became the most powerful men in the world. They were the leaders of the world's three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn King of the Bank of England, and Jean-Claude Trichet of the European Central Bank. Over the next five years, they and their fellow central bankers deployed trillions of dollars, pounds and euros to try and contain the waves of panic that threatened to bring down the global financial system. Neil Irwin's The Alchemists is both a gripping account of the most intense exercise in economic crisis management we've ever seen, and an insightful examination of the role and power of the central bank. It begins in Stockholm, Sweden, in the seventeenth century, where central banking had its rocky birth, and then progresses through a brisk but dazzling tutorial on how the central banker came to exert such vast influence over our world. It is the story of how these figures and institutions became what they are - the possessors of extraordinary power over our collective fate. What they chose to do with those powers is the heart of the story Irwin tells. Irwin covered the financial crisis for the Washington Post, enjoying privileged access to leading central bankers and the people close to them. His account, based on reporting that took place in 27 cities in 11 countries, is the holistic, truly global story of the central bankers' role in the world economy we have been missing. It is a landmark reckoning with central bankers and their power, with the great financial crisis of our time, and with the history of the relationship between capitalism and the state. Definitive, revelatory, and riveting, The Alchemists shows us where money comes from--and where it may well be going.

The Alchemists of Kush

Author: Minister Faust

Publisher: Resurrection House

ISBN: 1630230693

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5322

Two Sudanese "lost boys." Both fathers murdered during civil war. Both mothers forced into exile where the only law was violence. To survive, the boys became ruthless loners and child soldiers, until they found mystic mentors who transformed them into their true destinies. One: known to the streets as the Supreme Raptor; the other: known to the Greeks as Horus, son of Osiris. Separated by seven thousand years, and yet connected by immortal truth. Born in fire. Baptized in blood. Brutalized by the wicked. Sworn to transform the world and themselves. They are the Alchemists of Kush.

The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

Author: Theodora Goss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 148146650X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3798

Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins. Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde’s daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein. When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.

The Alchemists of Loom

Author: Elise Kova

Publisher: Keymaster Press

ISBN: 1619844427

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 3512

Her vengeance. His vision. Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds' resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn't a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors. Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family's house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons' society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King's assassins. When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go. He offers her the one thing Ari can't refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.

Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd

Author: Mary Losure

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763680478

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 5642

Before Isaac Newton became the father of physics, an accomplished mathematician, or a leader of the scientific revolution, he was a boy living in an apothecary’s house, observing and experimenting, recording his observations of the world in a tiny notebook. As a young genius living in a time before science as we know it existed, Isaac studied the few books he could get his hands on, built handmade machines, and experimented with alchemy—a process of chemical reactions that seemed, at the time, to be magical. Mary Losure’s riveting narrative nonfiction account of Isaac’s early life traces his development as a thinker from his childhood, in friendly prose that will capture the attention of today’s budding scientists—as if by magic. Back matter includes an afterword, an author’s note, source notes, a bibliography, and an index.

A Conspiracy of Alchemists

Author: Liesel Schwarz

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091949866

Category: Alchemists

Page: 384

View: 1583

In a Golden Age where spark reactors power the airways, and creatures of Light and Shadow walk openly among us, a deadly game of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun. When an unusual cargo drags airship-pilot Elle Chance into the affairs of the mysterious Mr Marsh, she must confront her destiny and do everything in her power to stop the Alchemists from unleashing a magical apocalypse. Combining the best elements of nineteenth century gothic fiction with contemporary Steampunk, adventure, romance and the supernatural, Liesel Schwarz has crafted a truly exceptional debut, the first book in The Chronicles of Light and Shadow trilogy.

The Alchemist's Diary

Author: Hayan Charara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 85

View: 9279

Poetry. THE ALCHEMIST'S DIARY is strong first collection featuring poems of family and Detroit's Arab-American community. Hayna Charara is a star -- follow him -- Naomi Shihab Nye. Sense and feeling...The ethics are true and tough -- Lawrence Joseph. Hayan Charara is the editor of Graffiti Rag.

The Alchemist's Daughter

Author: Katharine McMahon

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 0297858068

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6433

A classic, page-turning story of secrets and science, passion and betrayal, innocence and experience. Dark secrets haunt the manor house at Selden in Buckinghamshire, where Emilie Selden, motherless, fiercely intelligent and beautiful, has been raised in near isolation by her father. John Selden, student of Isaac Newton, is conducting a secret experiment. He aims to turn Emilie into a brilliant natural philosopher and alchemist and fills her with knowledge while recording every step she takes. In the spring of 1725, when Emilie is eighteen, father and daughter begin their most daring adventure - an attempt to breathe life into dead matter. But they are interrupted by the arrival of two strangers. During the course of a sultry August, Emilie is caught up in the passion of first love and, listening for the first time to her heart rather than her head, she makes her choice - with consequences that are far-reaching and tumultuous.

On Becoming an Alchemist

A Guide for the Modern Magician

Author: Catherine MacCoun

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590303695

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 265

View: 6731

A modern-day alchemist reveals the secrets of alchemical transmutation, explaining how an alchemist can exert influence over people and events to transform the harmful into the helpful and the useless into the valuable.

The Alchemist's Notebook

Author: Kevin Wohler

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533277060

Category:

Page: 184

View: 790

As Salt City's only alchemist, Malcolm Ward has been minding his own business for the last ten years. His shop, The Village Alchemist, caters to mages, mystics, and magic wannabes-including Tommy DeLuce, the mayor's son. But when a fire elemental kills Tommy, the city council demands that Mal investigate. The trail from the fire elemental to Tommy isn't exactly a straight line; it's more like a circle. An elemental means alchemy, but everyone assumed Mal was the only alchemist in town. Now he's taking it personally. Malcolm's alchemical mojo is a bit rusty, so he'll need help from his friends in the metaphysical community to uncover the truth about Tommy's death. And he needs to do it soon, before more customers go missing.

The Alchemist of Souls

Author: Anne Lyle

Publisher: Angry Robot, Limited

ISBN: 9780857662149

Category: Fiction

Page: 524

View: 9532

When Tudor explorers return from the New World, bringing along with them skraylings--magical beings--Mal Catlyn, a swordsman and bodyguard, uncovers the truth about the creatures and their powers, which could cost him his soul.

Alchemists Culinary Alchemy 4 Healing

Alchemist in the Making

Author: Cesily DeAngeloPh.D.,Cesily C. Deangelo, Ph.d.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548973612

Category:

Page: 136

View: 972

What you put in and on your body should be edible. Alchemy in nature is usable with proper knowledge and understanding. The function of this book is show you how to go into more Alchemical way of living and being. This book includes a Kid Section with Recipes. The. recipes are meant to inspire you and see what you can do improve on household cleaning products to oral hygiene products for the body . This is DYI of Self Alchemy. It will also touch some knowledge of the Chakras and the sounds for them. That is just one aspect of the Chakras information you will touch in this book.. Alchemists Culinary Alchemy 4 Healing will guide to more information of gemstone to sound tones. Check it out for yourself!

The Secrets of Alchemy

Author: Lawrence Principe

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226682951

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 4920

An accessible history of alchemy by a leading world authority explores its development and relationship with myriad disciplines and pursuits, tracing its heyday in early modern Europe while profiling some of history's most colorful alchemists and describing the author's recreation of famous alchemy recipes.

The Alchemy of Teaching

The Transformation of Lives

Author: Jeremiah Patrick Conway

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591811813

Category: Education

Page: 163

View: 2662

Long-time college professor Jeremiah Conway education is, or should be, a spiritual act. It concerns the development of consciousness and how we relate to the world. Using stories from his classroom experiences, he demonstrates that teaching is a privilege and lives are at stake in it--a truism that is often buried under comprehensive plans, organizational restructuring, and curriculum reform.

The Chemistry of Alchemy

From Dragon's Blood to Donkey Dung, How Chemistry Was Forged

Author: Cathy Cobb,Monty Fetterolf,Harold Goldwhite

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616149167

Category: Science

Page: 364

View: 2125

A unique approach to the history of science using do-it-yourself experiments along with brief historical profiles to demonstrate how the ancient alchemists stumbled upon the science of chemistry. Be the alchemist! Explore the legend of alchemy with the science of chemistry. Enjoy over twenty hands-on demonstrations of alchemical reactions. In this exploration of the ancient art of alchemy, three veteran chemists show that the alchemists' quest involved real science and they recount fascinating stories of the sages who performed these strange experiments. Why waste more words on this weird deviation in the evolution of chemistry? As the authors show, the writings of medieval alchemists may seem like the ravings of brain-addled fools, but there is more to the story than that. Recent scholarship has shown that some seemingly nonsensical mysticism is, in fact, decipherable code, and Western European alchemists functioned from a firmer theoretical foundation than previously thought. They had a guiding principle, based on experience: separate and purify materials by fire and reconstitute them into products, including, of course, gold and the universal elixir, the Philosophers' stone. Their efforts were not in vain: by trial, by error, by design, and by persistence, the alchemists discovered acids, alkalis, alcohols, salts, and exquisite, powerful, and vibrant reactions--which can be reproduced using common products, minerals, metals, and salts. So gather your vats and stoke your fires! Get ready to make burning waters, peacocks' tails, Philosophers' stone, and, of course, gold!

The Alchemists

Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire

Author: Neil Irwin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143124994

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 430

View: 2586

Documents the inside story of the world's most powerful central bankers at a pivotal May 2010 meeting in Basel, Switzerland, to explore the efforts of European Central Bank's Jean-Claude Trichet, the Bank of England's Mervyn King and the Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke in safeguarding the global economy.