The Sorcerer's Return

Author: Brock E. Deskins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533523280

Category:

Page: 314

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Azerick has come back from the abyss in order to try to unite all the races against the return of the old gods who seek to destroy them and enslave the few that survive the brutal purging. However, fighting ancient gods may be the least of his troubles as he battles to unite a fractured kingdom, save a brilliant son traveling a dark path, and hold together the splintered soul of his own humanity.

The Feast of the Sorcerer

Practices of Consciousness and Power

Author: Bruce Kapferer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226424118

Category: Religion

Page: 367

View: 7065

Sorcery has long been associated with the "dark side" of human development, along with magic and witchcraft. This text argues, however, that sorcery practices reveal critical insights into how consciousness is formed, and how human beings constitute their social

The Sorcerer's Apprentices

A Season at el Bulli

Author: Lisa Abend

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857201573

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 1802

It was, arguably, the most famous restaurant in the world and perhaps one of the most significant and influential ever: the legendary 'el Bulli' in Catalonia, which closed in 2011, attained a near-mythic reputation for culinary wizardry. But what actually went on behind the scenes? What was the daily reality of life in the world's greatest kitchen? The Sorcerer's Apprenticestells first-hand the story of a young chef enrolled in the restaurant's legendary training course. It shows her struggle to adapt, how she and the other apprentices learned to push themselves and the limits of their abilities, how they adjusted to a style of cooking that was creative in the extreme and how they dealt with the pressures of performing at the highest level night after night. In past years stagiares have clashed with the severe demeanour of Oriol Castro, the restaurant's chef de cuisine; others have gone on to work at the restaurant. One was sent home each year, unable to fit into the high-wire act that is the el Bulli kitchen. Complicating things even more, the stagiares lived together in shared apartments, so the events and emotions of their personal lives bled more than usual into the professional. The Sorcerer's Apprenticestells these smaller, more human stories as well. At its heart, The Sorcerer's Apprenticesis a quest: it tells the tale of a handful of aspiring young people who submitted themselves to a grueling challenge in order to be made better by it. It also offers an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at the most famous restaurant in the world, through the lens of those who, ultimately, made it work.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

A Classic Mickey Mouse Tale

Author: Disney Book Group

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368025064

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Read along with Disney! Mickey Mouse is an apprentice to a great and powerful sorcerer. When Mickey tries on the Sorcerer's magic hat, he casts a magical spell to finish his boring chores. But things start to go very wrong. Follow along with word-for-word narration to find out if Mickey will be able to stop the magic he's unleashed!

The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices

How the Digital Magicians of the MIT Media Lab Are Creating the Innovative Technologies That Will Transform Our Lives

Author: Frank Moss

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 0307589102

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 254

View: 8107

"From the director of the famed MIT Media Laboratory comes an exhilarating behind the-scenes exploration of the research center where our nation's foremost scientists are creating the innovative new technologies that will transform our future"--

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Author: Ted Dewan

Publisher: Corgi

ISBN: 9780552545280

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

View: 3938

A busy inventor makes a little robot to help him tidy his workshop ... but when the automatic apprentice decides to create another robot, things get totally out of control. Ted Dewan's dramatic artwork perfectly suits this witty and inventive retelling of this famous tale.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

An Anthology of Magical Tales

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400885639

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 480

View: 363

A diverse new anthology that traces the meaning and magic of the sorcerer's apprentice tale throughout history "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" might conjure up images of Mickey Mouse from the Disney film Fantasia, or of Harry Potter. As this anthology reveals, however, "sorcerer's apprentice" tales—in which a young person rebels against, or complies with, an authority who holds the keys to magical powers—have been told through the centuries, in many languages and cultures, from classical times to today. This unique and beautifully illustrated book brings together more than fifty sorcerer's apprentice stories by a plethora of writers, including Ovid, Sir Walter Scott, and the Brothers Grimm. From Goethe's "The Pupil in Magic" to A. K. Ramanujan's "The Guru and His Disciple," this expansive collection presents variations of a classic passed down through countries and eras. Readers enter worlds where household objects are brought to life and shape-shifting occurs from human to animal and back again. We meet two types of apprentice: "The Humiliated Apprentice," a foolish bumbler who wields magic ineffectively and promotes obedience to authority; and "The Rebellious Apprentice" who, through ambition and transformative skills, promotes empowerment and self-awareness. In an extensive introduction, esteemed fairy-tale scholar Jack Zipes discusses the significance and meaning of the apprentice stories, the contradictions in popular retellings, and the importance of magic as a tool of resistance against figures who abuse their authority. Twenty specially commissioned black-and-white illustrations by noted artist Natalie Frank bring the stories to visual life. The Sorcerer's Apprentice enlightens and entertains readers with enduring, spellbinding tales of sorcery that have been with us through the ages.

The End of the Story

Author: Clark Ashton Smith

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612107931

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A Clark Ashton Smith Single. Set the in the Land of Averoigne a narrative by written by the young Christophe Morand about his unaccountable disappearance in 1798.

Revelations

Author: Daniel Diehl

Publisher: Sunbury PressInc

ISBN: 9781620061374

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 9746

Merlin the magician only exists in myth and legend--at least that is what archaeology student Jason Carpenter thought until he discovered the mysterious orb that housed history's greatest wizard for 1,600 years. Forced into an uneasy alliance, Jason and Merlin are sucked into a web of deceit, intrigue and murder sending them on a chaotic race to outwit, and out run, Merlin's ancient nemesis, the evil sorceress Morgana LaFay: a gang of drug smugglers and a 500-year-old Chinese necromancer. It is a race against time to complete their quest before an army of dragons are unleashed on a vulnerable and unsuspecting 21st century world. In The Merlin Chronicles: Revelations, Daniel Diehl has created an adventurous blend of Arthurian legend, biblical prophecy, classic wizard fantasy and contemporary urban fantasy to create a world exactly like ours -- except that Merlin and the age of magic return full-blast to battle ancient evils and save civilization. Revelations is the first book of as gripping new fantasy series by award winning author Daniel Diehl.

A Sky of Spells (Book #9 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 1939416639

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 220

View: 9823

“THE SORCERER’S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos A SKY OF SPELLS is book #9 in the bestselling 17 book series THE SORCERER'S RING--which begins with A QUEST OF HEROES (Book #1 )--a FREE download on Google Play! In A SKY OF SPELLS (BOOK #9 IN THE SORCERER’S RING), Thorgrin finally returns to himself and must confront his father once and for all. An epic battle occurs, as two titans face each other, and as Rafi uses his power to summon an army of undead. With the Destiny Sword destroyed, and the fate of the Ring in the balance, Argon and Alistair will need to summon their magical powers to help Gwendolyn’s brave warriors. Yet even with their help, all could be lost if it were not for the return of Mycoples, and her new companion, Ralibar. Luanda struggles to prevail against her captor, Romulus, as the fate of the Shield hangs in the balance. Reece, meanwhile, struggles to lead his men back up the Canyon walls, with Selese’s help. Their love deepens; but with the arrival of Reece’s old love, his cousin, a tragic love triangle and misunderstandings develop. When the Empire is finally ousted from the Ring, and Gwendolyn has her chance for personal vengeance against McCloud, there is great cause to celebrate. As the new Queen of the Ring, Gwen uses her powers to unite both MacGils and McClouds for the first time in history, and to begin the epic rebuilding of the land, of her army, and of the Legion. King’s Court slowly comes back to life once again, as they all begin to pick up the pieces. It is destined to become a more glorious city than even her father ever dreamed of, and in the process, justice finally finds Gareth. Tirus must be brought to justice, too, and Gwen will have to decide what sort of leader she will be. There is a great conflict amongst Tirus’ sons, not all of whom see things the same way, and a struggle for power erupts once again, as Gwen decides if she will accept an invitation to the Upper Isles, thus making the MacGil clan whole once again. Erec is summoned to return to his people in the Southern Isles and see his dying father, and Alistair joins him, as they prepare for their wedding. Thorgrin and Gwendolyn may have wedding preparations in their future, too. Thor becomes closer to his sister, and as all settles down inside the Ring, he finds himself summoned to embark on his greatest quest of all: to seek out his mysterious mother in a faraway land and to find out who he really is. With multiple wedding preparations in the air, with Spring returning, King’s Court rebuilding, festivals afoot, peace seems to settle back onto the Ring. But danger lurks in the most unforeseen corners, and all of these characters greatest tribulations might be yet to come. With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A SKY OF SPELLS is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders. All 17 books in THE SORCERER’S RING are now also available--as is a BUNDLE of Books 10, 11 and 12! Also available is book #1 in Morgan Rice’s new epic fantasy series, RISE OF THE DRAGONS (KINGS AND SORCERERS—BOOK 1), which is a FREE download on Google Play!

Between Culture and Fantasy

A New Guinea Highlands Mythology

Author: Gillian Gillison

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226293813

Category: History

Page: 392

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The myths of the Gimi, a people of the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, attribute the origin of death and misery to the incestuous desires of the first woman or man, as if one sex or the other were guilty of the very first misdeed. Working for years among the Gimi, speaking their language, anthropologist Gillian Gillison gained rare insight into these myths and their pervasive influence in the organization of social life. Hers is a fascinating account of relations between the sexes and the role of myth in the transition between unconscious fantasy and cultural forms. Gillison shows how the themes expressed in Gimi myths—especially sexual hostility and an obsession with menstrual blood—are dramatized in the elaborate public rituals that accompany marriage, death, and other life crises. The separate myths of Gimi women and men seem to speak to one another, to protest, alter, and enlarge upon myths of the other sex. The sexes cast blame in the veiled imagery of myth and then play out their debate in joint rituals, cooperating in shows of conflict and resolution that leave men undefeated and accord women the greater blame for misfortune.

The Sorcerer's Legacy

Book 3 of the Sorcerer's Path

Author: Brock E. Deskins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781499758900

Category: Magic

Page: 364

View: 6653

"Azerick struggles to create a life of peace for himself and his new apprentice, but when death comes knocking on his front door, the young sorcerer answers" -- cover.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Picasso, Provence, and Douglas Cooper

Author: John Richardson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226712451

Category: Art

Page: 318

View: 505

The Sorcerer's Apprentice is John Richardson's vivid memoir of the time he spent living with and learning from the deeply knowledgeable and temperamental art collector, Douglas Cooper. For ten years the two entertained a circle of friends that included Jean Cocteau, W. H. Auden, Tennessee Williams, and, most intriguingly, Pablo Picasso. Compulsively readable and beautifully illustrated, this book is both a triple portrait of the author, Cooper, and Picasso, and a revealing look at a crucial artistic period. Originally published by Knopf 1999 ISBN: 0-375-40033-8

Jarvis

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Author: Jesper Ejsing

Publisher: Fantasy Flight Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781589943216

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 604

View: 6386

Jarvis, the son of a goat herder, cannot believe his luck when he is chosen to be the sorcerer Harnigel's apprentice but soon learns that things are not what they seem at Harnigel's keep.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Author: David Bronstein,Tom Fürstenberg

Publisher: New In Chess,Csi

ISBN: 9789056912727

Category: Games

Page: 384

View: 7381

The legendary David Bronstein, artist and sorcerer of the chess board, uses examples from his own brillant games to develop club player's skills. An unconventional book with interesting stories and easy-to-understand teaching material. This is a revised and expanded edition of a modern chess classic, written by an icon of chess in the 20st century.

The Sorcerer Heir

The Heir Chronicles

Author: Cinda Williams Chima

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1423187954

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 560

View: 8133

The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely. Emma and Jonah are at the center of it all. Brought together by their shared history, mutual attraction, and a belief in the magic of music, they now stand to be torn apart by new wounds and old betrayals. As they struggle to rebuild their trust in each other, Emma and Jonah must also find a way to clear their names as the prime suspects in a series of vicious murders. It seems more and more likely that the answers they need lie buried in the tragedies of the past. The question is whether they can survive long enough to unearth them. Old friends and foes return as new threats arise in this stunning and revelatory conclusion to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

ISBN: 1781100489

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 309

View: 1861

"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'." Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin! Pottermore has now launched the Wizarding World Book Club. Visit Pottermore to sign up and join weekly Twitter discussions at WW Book Club.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Tales and Conjurations

Author: Charles Johnson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480490210

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1299

Interweaving the real and the surreal, Charles Johnson spins eight fantastic tales of transformations and metamorphoses. An Illinois farmer teaches a young slave everything he knows—yielding fatal consequences. A young boy growing to manhood as a country sorcerer’s apprentice learns the difference between power and strength. These stories capture human experiences in a new and startling light.

The Sorcerer's Ascension

Author: Brock E. Deskins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781494296551

Category: Wizards

Page: 366

View: 331

"Azerick must fight just to survive, but for him, survival is not enough. A hunger to avenge the wrongs committed against him burns deep within. But that is not all that lies within the young man. There is a power waiting to be unleashed that could be the key to achieving the justice he seeks... if it does not destroy him first" -- back cover.