The Severed Realm

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael G. Manning

ISBN: 194348127X

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 4626

Only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects. Mordecai’s shattered family is in chaos, but the world won’t wait for them to recover. Trapped by a fiendish plot he didn’t foresee, Mordecai finds himself powerless to redeem himself or defend his family. Alone and surrounded by enemies, Lady Rose has only her wits to protect those she loves. Though every hand turns against her, Rose Thornbear refuses to give up, and she will sacrifice whatever is necessary to save Penny’s family, whether the price is her rank, dignity, or even her life.

Mordecai

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael G. Manning

ISBN: 1943481113

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 498

View: 5330

Years have passed since the last of the Dark Gods was defeated, and Lothion has entered an age of peace and prosperity. Mordecai’s oldest children have already begun to make a place for themselves, and his youngest are on the cusp of adulthood. By every outward measure, his life has been a success; he has earned his reward. However, Tyrion, the first wizard and brutal liberator of mankind, has returned with an agenda of his own, and dark things continue to stir at the edges of civilization, threatening to undo Mordecai’s accomplishments. He must meet the expectations of his queen, his family, and his people, all while finding a way to protect them from the ancient enemy of the She’Har, but his greatest challenge may be dealing with the lingering darkness that is growing within his own heart.

The Severed Tower

A Conquered Earth Novel

Author: J. Barton Mitchell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250009472

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3797

Fleeing Midnight City, Zoey, along with Holt, Mira and Max, must reach the Severed Tower to discover who she is, but the closer she gets to this place where the laws of physics do not apply, the more dangerous things become as her newly unlocked powers start to wane.

Demonhome

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael G. Manning

ISBN: 1943481091

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 475

View: 6397

Matthew is the first human wizard to possess the true heritage of the Illeniels, a secret gift no one fully understands. Alone, he travels to another world, seeking the source of their mysterious enemies. There he will discover the origin of their ancient foe, the mysteries of the past, and possibly the future of humankind. If he can survive long enough. In a land beyond death and suffering, he finds the true source of evil, within the heart of humanity, and their newest creation. In the search for knowledge, some doors, once opened, can never be closed.

Thornbear

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1502893398

Category: Fiction

Page: 486

View: 2331

Gram lives in the long shadow cast by his father, the late-hero, Dorian Thornbear. Struggling to find his place in a world where politics and wizardry appear to have replaced the need for men of might and main, he must make his own mark. Trapped within the seemingly safe confines of Castle Cameron, Gram faces both love and tragedy. His choices will define not only himself, but serve to remind others of his family’s legacy, and the reason only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Close Encounters with Addiction

Author: Gabor Mate, M.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944206

Category: Self-Help

Page: 520

View: 6448

Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach. Dr. Maté presents addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined to an unfortunate or weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs throughout (and perhaps underpins) our society; not a medical "condition" distinct from the lives it affects, rather the result of a complex interplay among personal history, emotional, and neurological development, brain chemistry, and the drugs (and behaviors) of addiction. Simplifying a wide array of brain and addiction research findings from around the globe, the book avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting a thorough and compassionate self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts argues persuasively against contemporary health, social, and criminal justice policies toward addiction and those impacted by it. The mix of personal stories—including the author’s candid discussion of his own "high-status" addictive tendencies—and science with positive solutions makes the book equally useful for lay readers and professionals. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Centyr Dominance

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1943481032

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2834

Moira Illeniel was the name she lived by, but her true heritage was more complicated than that. From birth, she was the secretly adopted daughter of the most powerful wizard in the world, but few knew that her true birthright came from the Centyr lineage. Traveling to Dunbar to discover the fate of her vanished father, Moira must face the darker aspects of her power. Forced to fight a foe unlike anything seen before in Lothion, she will learn the reason for the warnings her mother’s shade gave her—why certain abilities should never be used and some lines never crossed—for some doors once opened, might never be closed again.

Mageborn

The Blacksmith's Son

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1463684347

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 9083

Mordecai's journey to master magic draws him into an ancient battle for the future of humanity.

A Darkness Forged in Fire

Book One of the Iron Elves

Author: Chris Evans

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416570519

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8485

Forcibly summoned out of exile to resurrect the Iron Elves regiment he once had led, disgraced elf officer Konowa Swift Dragon is ordered to fight an elf witch of immense dark power, a mission that is compromised by doubts about the elves' loyalty to their empire. A first novel.

Betrayer's Bane

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1943481059

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 8309

Tyrion has been given a second chance to cast aside his obsession with vengeance and lead his children to a brighter future. But destiny has chosen Tyrion for a different path and given him the spark that will burn the world to ashes. Forgoing peace, he will reap a harvest of hatred, and no one will find safety in the purge of fire that he brings. Will anything be left to rise from the ash?

Extinction

R.A. Salvatore Presents The War of the Spider Queen

Author: Lisa Smedman

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786956763

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3123

The New York Times best-seller is now in paperback! Now available in paperback, Extinction is the fourth title in the epic Forgotten Realms series about one of the most popular races in the setting. This title landed on the New York Times best-seller list for two straight weeks upon initial hardcover release. Best-selling author R.A. Salvatore wrote the prologue to Extinction and continues to consult on the series, lending his expertise as the author who brought drow society to the forefront of the Forgotten Realms setting. AUTHOR BIO: Formerly a magazine editor, Lisa Smedman splits her week between working as a reporter/editor at a weekly newspaper and writing fiction. Her most recent credits include authoring Heirs of Prophecy and contributing a short story to the Halls of Stormweather. From the Paperback edition.

The Outcast

Prequel to the Summoner Trilogy

Author: Taran Matharu

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 125013868X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2345

The thrilling extension of the eBook novella Origins, The Outcast continues Arcturus's story into a feature length novel. When stable boy Arcturus accidentally summons a demon and becomes Hominum's first common summoner, he becomes the key to a secret that the powerful overlords would do anything to keep hidden. Whisked away to Vocans Academy so he can be kept watch over, Arcturus finds himself surrounded by enemies. But he has little time to settle in before his life is turned upside down once again, for Hominum Empire is in turmoil. Rebellious intent simmers among the masses, and it will not be long before it boils over. Arcturus must choose a side . . . or watch an Empire crumble. The Summoner Trilogy The Novice The Inquisition The Battlemage Also in the Summoner series The Outcast (Summoner: The Prequel) The Summoner’s Handbook (coming Fall 2018) A Fine Welcome: Othello’s Journey (A Summoner Short Story)

The Mountains Rise

Author: Michael Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1500272396

Category: Fiction

Page: 548

View: 7954

From the dark depths of the past, comes the tale of the first wizard of Illeniel. Daniel Tennick lived simply, a young shepherd with few troubles and little to occupy his mind, until the warden appeared. Daniel’s power awakens, and he finds himself hunted by the servants of the cruel and uncaring forest gods. Trapped by his gift, Daniel will uncover the secrets of the deep woods and those who live there, a civilization created from the grave of an older one. What he discovers will light a vengeful flame within him, consuming everything he touches.

The Severed Head and the Grafted Tongue

Literature, Translation and Violence in Early Modern Ireland

Author: Patricia Palmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107041848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

View: 4531

Explores actual and literary depictions of beheadings in sixteenth-century Ireland and addresses how violence is transcribed into art.

Thomas

Author: Michael G. Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1943481075

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6855


The Silent Tempest

Author: Michael G Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1512158801

Category: Fiction

Page: 514

View: 2701

The story of the first Illeniel wizard continues. Tyrion’s life among the She’Har had become quiet, but the sins of his youth have returned to haunt him. The Mordan wardens have discovered one of his children, and the other groves are racing to find and claim the rest of his illegitimate offspring. Unable to stand by and watch as his children are used as pawns against one another, Tyrion makes a hard choice, one that will set him against everyone and everything he cares for. Others’ love had made his children strong, but his hate would make them powerful.

Fool Moon

Author: Jim Butcher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440631697

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8736

“One of the most enjoyable marriages of the fantasy and mystery genres on the shelves,”(Cinescape) the Dresden Files have become synonymous with action-packed urban fantasy and nonstop fun. Fool Moon continues the adventures of Jim Butcher’s most famous—and infamous—reluctant hero… You’d think there’d be a little more action for the only professional wizard listed in the Chicago phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn’t been able to dredge up any kind of work: magical, mundane, or menial. Just when it looks like he can’t afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise. There’s a brutally mutilated corpse, and monstrous animal markings at the scene. Not to mention that the killing took place on the night of a full moon. Harry knows exactly where this case is headed. Take three guesses—and the first two don’t count...

Enochian Magic and the Higher Worlds

Beyond the Realm of the Angels

Author: John DeSalvo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620553023

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 168

View: 8148

A step-by-step guide to the rituals of Enochian magic for reaching the higher spiritual realms • Reveals missing practical instructions for the Enochian magic system received by John Dee and Edward Kelley • Explains that the angelic realm is only the first and farthest away of the spiritual realms surrounding God • Shows how to connect with the higher worlds beyond the angels to tap more fully in to the magical power of the Divine In this comprehensive introduction to Enochian magic and beyond, John DeSalvo explains how the magic system transmitted by the angels to John Dee and Edward Kelley in the 16th century has until now remained incomplete and thus not as powerful as the angels intended. Drawing on his in-depth study of John Dee’s diaries, DeSalvo explains how Dee and Kelley were given the Enochian tables and calls but their communications with the angels were severed before they received the full practical instructions for Enochian magic. To this day, most magical groups improvise and make up rituals based on their own ideas and imagination--the magic they practice is not true angelic magic. After many successful Enochian magic rituals and years of his own spiritual work, DeSalvo has discovered additional key pieces to the magical system of Dee and Kelley, a system now known as Power Magic. He provides step-by-step instructions for more complete and accurate Enochian magic rituals and reveals how the angelic realm is only the first and farthest away of the spiritual realms surrounding God. He explains how to penetrate this angelic realm with Power Magic to reach higher spiritual worlds and receive more powerful knowledge and energy. He shows that by connecting with the higher worlds beyond the angels, we can tap more fully in to the magical power of the Divine and begin restoring the planetary magic of our most ancient ancestors.

Strangers Within the Realm

Cultural Margins of the First British Empire

Author: Bernard Bailyn,Philip D. Morgan

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807839418

Category: History

Page: 468

View: 6445

Shedding new light on British expansion in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this collection of essays examines how the first British Empire was received and shaped by its subject peoples in Scotland, Ireland, North America, and the Caribbean. An introduction surveys British imperial historiography and provides a context for the volume as a whole. The essays focus on specific ethnic groups -- Native Americans, African-Americans, Scotch-Irish, and Dutch and Germans -- and their relations with the British, as well as on the effects of British expansion in particular regions -- Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the West Indies. A conclusion assesses the impact of the North American colonies on British society and politics. Taken together, these essays represent a new kind of imperial history -- one that portrays imperial expansion as a dynamic process in which the oulying areas, not only the English center, played an important role in the development and character of the Empire. The collection interpets imperial history broadly, examining it from the perspective of common folk as well as elites and discussing the clash of cultures in addition to political disputes. Finally, by examining shifting and multiple frontiers and by drawing parallels between outlying provinces, these essays move us closer to a truly integrated story that links the diverse ethnic experiences of the first British Empire. The contributors are Bernard Bailyn, Philip D. Morgan, Nicholas Canny, Eric Richards, James H. Merrell, A. G. Roeber, Maldwyn A. Jones, Michael Craton, J. M. Bumsted, and Jacob M. Price.