"Azerick loses another home when he is forced to flee The Academy after killing the son of a powerful nobleman only to fall into the clutches of a creature from a nightmare's nightmare. Forced to fight for the pleasure of a vile master, Azerick must learn to hone his magic on his own while pitting his indomitable will against his master's irresistible mental powers. However, the young sorcerer's greatest battle may not lie on the arena floor but in the arms of a young woman" -- back cover.
Author: Brock E. Deskins
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Eigentlich hatte Harry geglaubt, er sei ein ganz normaler Junge. Zumindest bis zu seinem elften Geburtstag. Da erfährt er, dass er sich an der Schule für Hexerei und Zauberei einfinden soll. Und warum? Weil Harry ein Zauberer ist. Und so wird für Harry das erste Jahr in der Schule das spannendste, aufregendste und lustigste in seinem Leben. Er stürzt von einem Abenteuer in die nächste ungeheuerliche Geschichte, muss gegen Bestien, Mitschüler und Fabelwesen kämpfen. Da ist es gut, dass er schon Freunde gefunden hat, die ihm im Kampf gegen die dunklen Mächte zur Seite stehen.
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Bengali and English; Peculiarly Calculated for the Use of European and Native Students
Author: John Mendies
Category: Bengali language
From the Dursleys as social commentary to a look at Snape's role in less than child-friendly fanfiction . . . from the parallels between Azkaban and Abu Ghraib to the role of religion at Hogwarts . . . from why Dumbledore had to die to why killing Harry never should have been part of Voldemort's plan to begin with . . . Mapping the World of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice offers a comprehensive look at the Harry Potter series through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers and religion, psychology, and science experts. This book has not been authorized by J. K. Rowling, Warner Bros. or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or films.
An Unauthorized Exploration of the Harry Potter Series
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: Literary Criticism
When a dark force that has traveled around the universe since the dawn of time arrives on the Earth, no one could anticipate that the evil presence of evil will change itself into an evil sorcerer. Arming himself with dragons, ogres, giants and other creatures that follow in obedience to his will, he unleashes his will on the people and many will lose their lives. For every action - there is an equal in strength reaction, and where there is evil, goodness must be present in opposition. Knowing that a sign is given to save the world from evil, a young wizard appears from the same darkness and his name is Gradon Duncan. Leaving his family, the young wizard, only ten years old, will meet a new friend and confront the forces of evil together. They will seek out the Phoenix and their search will introduce them to many of the mythological creatures of the past. Only their faith will see them succeed or fail to save mankind from evil.
Author: D.H. REID,Ginger Reid-Parker
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Würdest du deinen besten Freund töten, um zu überleben? Corajidin, das Oberhaupt des Hauses Erebus, ist tödlich erkrankt. Da wird ihm prophezeit, dass er überleben wird, wenn er das Amt des Hochkönigs erlangt. Doch um dieses Ziel zu erreichen, muss er nicht nur uralte Gesetze brechen. Es ist auch nötig, dass er seinen ältesten Freund ermordet, den amtierenden Hochkönig. Dabei hält Corajidin auch nicht auf, dass seine einzige Tochter geschworen hat, den Hochkönig mit ihrem Leben zu beschützen. Denn was ist das Leben einer einzelnen jungen Frau wert, wenn ein Bürgerkrieg unausweichlich ist?
Author: Mark Barnes
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
"If ever your heart has said, _The great days are no more. The golden afternoon of golden tales has faded into night, and I came late, born out of time, to warm my hands at the embers that flicker and fade hour by hour_ -- read this. . . Here are ghosts grim and gentle, red gold of Ophir, and fell weavings. Here is a tale to keep Scheherazade talking a hundred years." -- Gene Wolfe "Darrell Schweitzer is a fine writer . . . Not only is he skilled in the exotic use of the best trappings of Fantasy, he employs a disquieting awareness of the dark nooks of the mind and soul. . . .Best of all, Schweitzer is a story-teller, by whose smoky fire one may sit spell-bound." -- Tanith Lee "Superlative." --Interzone Darrell Schweitzer has been three-times nominated for the World Fantasy Award, twice for Best Collection, and once for the novella "To Become a Sorcerer," which forms the first four chapters of this book. He is also the author of _The White Isle, The Shattered Goddess, _ and nearly 300 short stories, many of which are collected in such volumes as _Tom O'Bedlam's Night Out, Transients, Refugees from an Imaginary Country, Nightscapes, _ and _The Great World and the Small._ An expert on fantastic fiction, who has written books about Lord Dunsany and H.P. Lovecraft, he is also co-editor of the legendary _Weird Tales_ magazine.
Author: Darrell Schweitzer
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Life after Lord Sacher is far from easy, as the Hunters' next assignment pits them against a magic carpenter whose latest creation has a murderous appetite.
Author: Ray Omishi,Satoru Akahori
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Asrãthiel is a beautiful young woman, the darling of the Weathermaster clan. Yet there is an air of sadness that surrounds this beauty, for Asrãthiel lost her mother to an evil enchantment and her father soon after when grief engulfed him and he set off on a quest to find a way to free his love. While she has want for naught Asrãthiel keenly feels the loss of her parents. Keener still, Asrãthiel feels the loss of mortal life, for while she loves her father's people dearly she knows she is not one of them. Her mother was descended from the dreaded sorcerer of Strang, and in Asrãthiel's blood lies a mighty power waiting for her to use for good or ill. In his travels her father was rendered near-immortal and this dubious gift was passed to Asrãthiel. Now near adulthood, Asrãthiel is at a crossroads. She can stay in the safety of all she has known, hide from the world and choose to use her powers in small ways to do small good. Or she can embark on a quest to fully realize the power that surges in her blood and perhaps undo the evil that her ancestors wreaked. Her decision will reshape the world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Book Three of The Crowthistle Chronicles
Author: Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Publisher: Tor Books
Daughters of Hecate unites for the first time research on the problem of gender and magic in three ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman culture. The book illuminates the gendering of ancient magic by approaching the topic from three distinct disciplinary perspectives: literary stereotyping, the social application of magic discourse, and material culture. The authors probe the foundations of, processes, and motivations behind gendered stereotypes, beginning with Western culture's earliest associations of women and magic in the Bible and Homer's Odyssey. Daughters of Hecate provides a nuanced exploration of the topic while avoiding reductive approaches. In fact, the essays in this volume uncover complexities and counter-discourses that challenge, rather than reaffirm, many gendered stereotypes taken for granted and reified by most modern scholarship. By combining critical theoretical methods with research into literary and material evidence, Daughters of Hecate interrogates a false association that has persisted from antiquity, to early modern witch hunts, to the present day.
Women and Magic in the Ancient World
Author: Kimberly B. Stratton,Dayna S. Kalleres
Publisher: Oxford University Press
An erotic tale of world-encompassing desire and conflicted spirituality
Author: François Augiéras
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Extraordinary document (1608) on witchcraft and demonology offers striking insight into early 17th century mind. Serious discussions of witches’ powers, poisons, crimes, more. Rare limited edition.
The Montague Summers Edition
Author: Francesco Maria Guazzo
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Das Trauma einer Kindheit: Dave wird von der eigenen Mutter gequält und mißhandelt. Von blauen Flecken übersät und halb verhungert, fällt der Junge auf, weil er Mitschülern das Pausenbrot stiehlt. Bis seine Lehrer es wagen, gegen die Mutter einzuschreiten, vergehen Jahre. Es gelingt ihm, sich aus der Hölle zu befreien. Ein erschütternder Bericht, geschildert aus der Perspektive des kleinen Jungen, der uns alle mit der Frage konfrontiert, wie lange man die Augen vor elterlicher Gewalt verschließen darf.
Der Mut eines Kindes zu überleben
Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
and other stories
Author: Josephine Winslow Johnson