The Sorcerer's Torment

Author: Brock E. Deskins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781494861186

Category: Magic

Page: 296

View: 5836

"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.

Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

ISBN: 1781100764

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 335

View: 7121

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.

The Sorcerer's Equal

Author: Jaclyn Dolamore

Publisher: Catlord Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 7569

Following a fierce battle, Grau's life hangs in the balance. Velsa seeks healing and refuge in the land of Laionesse, only to learn that Grau's injuries may be beyond help--unless Velsa and her friends can beg a favor from the great necromancer Dormongara, who lives alone in a castle on a mountain and is notoriously unkind to visitors. Indeed, the steep price he demands will have unexpected consequences, bringing an old nemesis back into Velsa's life along with a notorious gang of bandits. Velsa and Grau must consider how many times they will run from their fate and what tests true love can withstand in this conclusion to The Telepath and the Sorcerer trilogy.

The Sorcerer's House

Author: Gene Wolfe

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429991773

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6903

In a contemporary town in the American midwest where he has no connections, Bax, an educated man recently released from prison, is staying in a motel. He writes letters to his brother and to others, including a friend still in jail, to whom he progressively reveals the intriguing pieces of a strange and fantastic narrative. When he meets a real estate agent who tells him he is, to his utter surprise, the heir to a huge old house in town, long empty, he moves in. He is immediately confronted by an array of supernatural creatures and events, by love and danger. His life is utterly transformed and we read on, because we must know more. We revise our opinions of him, and of others, with each letter, piecing together more of the story as we go. We learn things about magic, and another world, and about the sorcerer Mr. Black, who originally inhabited the house. And then knowing what we now know only in the end, perhaps we read it again. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Sorcerer's Revenge

Author: Michaela Peters

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 153201550X

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 9112

Necros, a sorcerer and only son of the king, wants nothing more than to have revenge on the city of Amuron. But when a spirit forces him into banishment and relinquishes his power, Necros learns he cannot begin his vengeful mission until he convinces the future rightful heir to the throne, Prince Naibor, to turn against his beliefs. Eighty years later, Prince Naibor is competing against other adult royals in Amuron to become high king. After he rebels against the high kings law and invites Necros back into the city to help him realize his dreams, the prince becomes the sorcerers prisoner, discovers that Necros has plans of his own, and plans redemption with help from a band of talking animals who now must travel to a sacred place in the mountains to find a way to rescue Amuron. As Necros vows to sacrifice the captives of Amuron once his new temple is completed, Prince Naibor and the animals must race to save his innocent victims, before Necros can carry out his final revenge. In this thrilling fantasy tale, a prince, a group of talking animals, and an evil sorcerer battle for their lives as the fate of a city lies in peril.

Mapping the World of the Sorcerer's Apprentice

An Unauthorized Exploration of the Harry Potter Series

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1941631444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

View: 3672

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.

Gradon Duncan - The Secret of the Sorcerer's Sceptre

Author: D.H. REID,Ginger Reid-Parker

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329069528

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2030

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.

Echos der Vergangenheit

Roman

Author: Mark Barnes

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641130948

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 6760

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?

Mask of the Sorcerer

Author: Darrell Schweitzer

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0809532816

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 9240

"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.

Weatherwitch

Book Three of The Crowthistle Chronicles

Author: Cecilia Dart-Thornton

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429989564

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5284

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.

Daughters of Hecate

Women and Magic in the Ancient World

Author: Kimberly B. Stratton,Dayna S. Kalleres

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190202149

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 1713

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.

Torment

Author: Douglas Hill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473202809

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6352

Having succeeded in defeating the deadly Mr Redman, Nick and April are left alone with the knowledge that their only friends, Paddy and Julia, may be dead as a result. But as time passes April, whose psychic powers are increasing, begins to sense that they are still alive. So begins a journey in search of their friends. A journey for which even stronger magic is required. And a journey which takes them into a terrifying nether world where soulless beings walk a never ending path of mist and sorrow. And if they find their friends . . . what then? Even with the help of creepy skeletal Bertrand do they have the slightest hope of escaping the path and returning home? Or are they too doomed to be swallowed by the mists and lost to the mortal world forever . . ?

Compendium Maleficarum

The Montague Summers Edition

Author: Francesco Maria Guazzo

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121100

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 3797

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.

Sie nannten mich "Es"

Der Mut eines Kindes zu überleben

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641108632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 7882

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.

The Sorcerer's Lady

Author: Paula Volsky

Publisher: Ace Books

ISBN: 9780441775330

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 7469

Selected to be the bride of Lord Terrs Fal Grizhni, a mysterious and immortal sorcerer, Lady Verran faces her fate with apprehension