Frank P. Ryan, author of Goodbye Baby Blue and Tiger Tiger, is a multiple-bestselling author in the UK and the US. His books have been translated into over ten different languages. The Snowmelt River has been called "Enthralling. Not many books have this cosmic ability," by The Los Angeles Times. On the summit of the fabled Irish mountain known as Slievenamon there is a gate to an ancient land of immense and terrifying power. Hidden to most humans, the gate of Feimhin has lain closed for centuries, the secret of its opening long lost. But now Alan, Kate, Mark, and Mo-four orphans of vastly different backgrounds, drawn together by forces they barely understand-must pass through the portal to face their destinies. What they find beyond is the enchanted but war-ravaged world of Tir, a strange and dangerous land peopled by beings of magic. Here death waits at every corner, and the four new arrivals must learn to fight if they are to survive. And they'd better learn quickly, because the powerful Tyrant of the Wastelands, whose fearsome Death Legion stalks the land, will destroy anything and anyone standing in the way of his plan to become the overlord of Tir.
Author: Frank P. Ryan
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
RIDMARK ARBAN is the Gray Knight, exiled and outcast, seeking to stop the return of the dreaded Frostborn. At last he has come to the perilous ruins of Khald Azalar, where the answer to his quest awaits. Assuming the master of Khald Azalar does not kill him first. MORIGNA was the Witch of the Hills. Now the dark magic within Morigna threatens to devour her. Unless Morigna can tame the power, it will transform her into everything she has always hated. MARA's father was a dark elven noble of terrible power. She escaped his grim realm, but now she must confront him once more, or join countless generations of his slaves in death. CALLIANDE has sought for answers since the day of the great omen heralding the return of the Frostborn. Her answers await in the darkness of Khald Azalar. But the truth might be more than she can bear...
Author: Jonathan Moeller
Publisher: Azure Flame Media, LLC
The game is in play, and pieces are being moved quickly on the worlds board. Master Lord Banshee has once again escaped imprisonment and is stealthily moving against Tael. Because he has lost his hold on the realms to the east of the Shederiallis Mountains, he should be attempting to change his strategy. But why isnt he? Priestess Dementhal, the newly-appointed guardian of Dragon-kind, wants an answer to that question as she leads a group to find and keep weapons of the Mage War from Lord Banshee. That same question is on the minds of others who have taken the realms of Tael away from Lord Banshees lackeys and pushed the gualu to seek safety elsewhere. Another priestess who knows an artifact may weaken Lord Banshees powers returns with her sister to the Dark Keep to find what should never have been created. After they are joined by a huntmaster and a group of companions skilled in both war and magic, they must face many obstacles that leave them wondering if their time will run out before the dark lord destroys Tael. Catlorian IV: Fire Gap Keep follows adventurers into darkness to find an artifact that they can only hope will stop a dark master on a vengeful journey.
Fire Gap Keep
Author: R.L. Pool
Publisher: LifeRich Publishing
About the Mages Daughter By Leslie Kennedy Having a bad day? Wake up not knowing who you are, where you are, or the language of the person around you. Then just as you are getting comfortable with the language and the routine of the way of life around you, your only link with wherever you are is wounded and locked inside her cottage, and it is set on fire and once the people who have done this leave you have no choice but to go to her, and the man who was trying to save her, rescue. Oh I forgot you only look to be about nine and the man is in full armor. So is your day better than hers? If not make sure you get plenty of rest so you have a fresh mind for what faces you tomorrow, and stay alert for whatever is left of today!
Author: Leslie Kennedy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Dematr is a world ruled by the diametrically opposed Mage and Mechanic Guilds. For centuries, the two Great Guilds have been bitter rivals. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything that humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of the world behind to stop the Storm. Mari is a brilliant young Mechanic, just out of the Guild Halls, where she has spent most of her life learning how to run the steam locomotives and other devices of her Guild. Alain is the youngest Mage ever to learn how to change the world he sees with the power of his mind. Each has been taught that the works of the other's Guild are frauds. But when their caravan is destroyed, they must join forces. Their union could save the world from the approaching Storm, but it could also upend the Great Guilds who will stop at nothing to preserve their power. Mari and Alain will have to choose between protecting their lives and their Guilds, or risking everything to protect Dematr from the coming Storm.
Author: Jack Campbell
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Author: Frederic William Farrar
Category: English allegory literature
When Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain took down the Dark Mechanics and Dark Mages at Dorcastle, they thought they’d covered their involvement well enough to divert their Guilds’ suspicions. The assassins sent after them by their Guilds, which had trained them from childhood, indicate otherwise. Armed with the knowledge that their respective Guilds are now trying to kill them, and knowing their strengths are greater together, they reunite. Rumor has it the key to saving their world from the Guilds’ iron-fisted rule is in the dead city of Marandur. But before they can even attempt to traverse the empty wastelands and avoid the imperial guards surrounding Marandur, they’ll have to survive the Guilds’ agents, who are determined to capture them at any cost, and by any means necessary.
Author: Jack Campbell
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Category: Young Adult Fiction
“What would happen if Harry met Sally in the age of Tinder and Snapchat? . . . A field guide to Millennial dating in New York City” (New York Daily News). When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since.
Author: Timothy Goodman,Jessica Walsh
Destined by blood to command the Morgravian army, Wyl Thirsk assumes his awesome responsibility while barely a teenager when his father meets an early death -- a duty that calls him to the royal palace of Stoneheart and into the company of the crown prince Celimus. Already a spiteful and cruel despot who delights in the suffering of others, Celimus forces his virtuous new general to bear witness to his depraved "entertainments." But a kindness to a condemned witch in her final agonizing hours earns young Thirsk a miraculous bequest, at the same time inflaming the wrath of his liege lord. With dread war looming in the north, Wyl must obey the treacherous dictates of Celimus and embark on a suicidal journey to the court of an ancient enemy -- armed with a strange and awesome secret that could prove both boon and curse. For unless he accepts Myrren's gift, it will surely destroy him . . . and the land he must defend as well.
The Quickening Book One
Author: Fiona McIntosh
Publisher: Harper Collins
When a powerful and ambitious Red Wizard uses his evil spells to gain control of the country, the Harpers send a magic-wielding council member to Thay to work with their human and centaur agents
Author: Jean Rabe
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and, in response, performing countless intricate processes, some of which are automatic, some voluntary, some conscious, and some unconscious.Cognitive neuroscience is one of the ways we have to understand the workings of our minds. It's the study of the brain biology behind our mental functions: a collection of methods--like brain scanning and computational modeling--combined with a way of looking at psychological phenomena and discovering where, why, and how the brain makes them happen.Want to know more? Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using cognitive neuroscience, these experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention, cognition, subliminal perception, and more throw light on how the human brain works. Each hack examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, we pick up clues about the architecture and design of the brain, learning a little bit more about how the brain is put together.Mind Hacks begins your exploration of the mind with a look inside the brain itself, using hacks such as "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Turn On and Off Bits of the Brain" and "Tour the Cortex and the Four Lobes." Also among the 100 hacks in this book, you'll find: Release Eye Fixations for Faster Reactions See Movement When All is Still Feel the Presence and Loss of Attention Detect Sounds on the Margins of Certainty Mold Your Body Schema Test Your Handedness See a Person in Moving Lights Make Events Understandable as Cause-and-Effect Boost Memory by Using Context Understand Detail and the Limits of Attention Steven Johnson, author of "Mind Wide Open" writes in his foreword to the book, "These hacks amaze because they reveal the brain's hidden logic; they shed light on the cheats and shortcuts and latent assumptions our brains make about the world." If you want to know more about what's going on in your head, then Mind Hacks is the key--let yourself play with the interface between you and the world.
Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain
Author: Tom Stafford,Matt Webb
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."