The Sorcerers' Plague

Book One of Blood of the Southlands

Author: David B. Coe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429992220

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2426

David B. Coe enthralled readers and critics with his Winds of the Forelands, an epic fantasy full of political intrigue, complex characters, and magical conspiracy. Now he takes the hero of that series to new adventures across the sea on a journey to the Southlands. Grinsa, who nearly single-handedly won the war of the Forelands, has been banished because he is a Weaver, a Qirsi who can wield many magics. He and his family seek only peace and a place to settle down. But even on the distant southern continent, they can't escape the tension between his magical folk and the non-magical Eandi. Instead of peace, they find a war-ravaged land awash in racial tension and clan conflicts. Worse yet, his own people try to harness his great power and destroy his family. Amid the high tension of clan rivalry comes a plague that preys on Qirsi power across the Southlands with deadly results. When the disease is linked to an itinerant woman peddling baskets, one old man takes it upon himself to find answers in the secrets of her veiled past. With wonderfully creative magic, dark secrets, and engaging characters faced with a world of trouble, Coe deftly weaves an epic tapestry that launches a richly-entertaining new saga in an unknown land.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Tales and Conjurations

Author: Charles Johnson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480490210

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6847

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 Companion

A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, Third Edition

Author: Allan Zola Kronzek,Elizabeth Kronzek

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307885143

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 6348

The New York Times bestseller, now fully updated to include the complete seven-volume series. Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its power? Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did? Millions of readers around the world have been enchanted by the magical world of wizardry, spells, and mythical beasts inhabited by Harry Potter and his friends. But what most readers don’t know is that there is a centuries-old trove of true history, folklore, and mythology behind Harry’s fantastic universe. Now, with The Sorcerer’s Companion, those without access to the Hogwarts Library can school themselves in the fascinating reality behind J. K. Rowling’s world of magic. Newly updated to include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Sorcerer’s Companion allows curious readers to look up anything magical from the Harry Potter books and discover a wealth of entertaining, unexpected information. Wands and wizards, boggarts and broomsticks, hippogriffs and herbology, all have astonishing histories rooted in legend, literature, or real-life events dating back hundreds or even thousands of years. Magic wands, like those sold in Rowling’s Diagon Alley, were once fashioned by Druid sorcerers out of their sacred yew trees. Love potions were first concocted in ancient Greece and Egypt. And books of spells and curses were highly popular during the Middle Ages. From Amulets to Zombies, you’ll also learn: • how to read tea leaves • where to find a basilisk today • how King Frederick II of Denmark financed a war with a unicorn horn • who the real Merlin was • how to safely harvest mandrake root • who wore the first invisibility cloak • how to get rid of a goblin • why owls were feared in the ancient world • what really lies beyond the Veil • the origins of our modern-day “bogeyman,” and more. A spellbinding tour of Harry’s captivating world, The Sorcerer’s Companion is a must for every Potter aficionado’s bookshelf. The Sorcerer's Companion has not been prepared, approved, or licensed by any person or entity that created, published, or produced the Harry Potter books or related properties.

A Plague of Sorcerers

A Magical Mystery

Author: Mary Frances Zambreno

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786811267

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1822

When a magic plague begins to take its toll of the wizards in the Empire, Jermyn, a newly-apprenticed wizard, and Delia, his skunk familiar, must find a way to stop it.

A Plague of Swords

Author: Miles Cameron

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473208882

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 6257

ONE ENEMY HAS FALLEN A GREATER ONE REMAINS NOW IT'S WAR . . . The Red Knight withstood the full might of his enemy, and won the day. In a victory which will be remembered through the ages, he brought disparate factions together and turned them into allies against a more powerful foe than they had ever seen. Now, he will need his allies more than ever. Because behind one adversary hid another - one with allies of their own - whose goal was never to destroy Alba, but to distract the Kingdom while achieving his true aim. And whatever it is, it's probably not in the Red Knight's interest. With one army defeated, now the Red Knight must fight again . . . and for every one of his allies there is a corresponding enemy. Spread out in different lands, and on sea, it will all come down to one last gamble. And to whether or not the Red Knight has guessed their foe's true intentions. With each throw of the dice, everything could be lost . . .

The Coming Plague

Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance

Author: Laurie Garrett

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429953276

Category: Science

Page: 250

View: 6109

"Here is a volume that should be required reading for policy makers and health professionals." - Kirkus Reviews After four decades of assuming that the conquest of all infectous diseases was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged by AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, cholera that defies chlorine water treatment, and exotic viruses that can kill in a matter of hours. Based on extensive interviews with leading experts in virology, molecular biology, disease ecology and medicine, as well as field research in sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, Central America and the United States, The Coming Plague takes readers from the savannas of eastern Bolivia to the rain forests of northern Zaire on a harrowing, fifty year journey through our battles with the microbes, and tells us what must be done to prevent the coming plague.

A Reign of Steel (Book #11 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 1939416752

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 250

View: 8880

“[An] entertaining epic fantasy.” —Kirkus Reviews “Action-packed …. Rice's writing is solid and the premise intriguing.” --Publishers Weekly “The beginnings of something remarkable are there.” --San Francisco Book Review A REIGN OF STEEL is Book #11 in the Bestselling series THE SORCERER'S RING, which begins with A QUEST OF HEROES (book #1), a free download on Play! In A REIGN OF STEEL (BOOK #11 IN THE SORCERER’S RING), Gwendolyn must protect her people as she finds King’s Court under siege. She strives to evacuate them from the Ring—but there is one problem: her people refuse to leave. As a power struggle ensues, Gwen finds her queenship under challenge for the first time—while the greatest threat to the Ring looms. Behind the McClouds lie the threat of Romulus and his dragons, who, with the Shield destroyed, embark on a catastrophic invasion, nothing left to stand between them and the complete annihilation of the Ring. Romulus, with Luanda at his side, is unstoppable while the moon lasts, and Gwen must fight for survival—for herself, for her baby, and for her people—amidst an epic battle of dragons, and of men. Kendrick leads the Silver in a valiant battle, and he is joined by Elden and the new Legion recruits, along with his brother Godfrey, who surprises everyone, including himself, with his acts of valor. But even so, it may not all be enough. Thor, meanwhile, embarks on the quest of his life in the Land of the Druids, trekking across a fearsome and magical land, a land unlike any other, with magical rules out of its own. Crossing this land will require every ounce of strength and training he has, will force him to dig deeper within, to become the great warrior—and Druid—he was meant to be. As he encounters monsters and challenges unlike ever before, he will have to lay down his life to try to reach his mother. Erec and Alistair journey to the Southern Isles, where they are greeted by all of his people, including his competitive brother and envious sister. Erec has a dramatic final meeting with his father, as the island prepares for him to ascend the throne as King. But in the Southern Isles, one must fight for the right to be King, and in an epic battle, Erec will be tested as never before. In a dramatic twist, we learn that treachery hides even here, in this place of noble and great warriors. Reece, embattled and surrounded on the Upper Isles, must fight for his life after his vengeance on Tirus. Desperate, he finds himself united with Stara, each wary of the other, yet untied in a quest to survive—one that will culminate in an epic battle at sea and will threaten the entire island. Will Gwen cross the sea to safety? Will Romulus destroy the Ring? Will Reece and Stara be together? Will Erec rise as King? Will Thor find his mother? What will become of Guwayne? Will anyone be left alive? With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A REIGN OF STEEL 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. Book #12 in the series--A LAND OF FIRE--is now also available! “A spirited fantasy ….Only the beginning of what promises to be an epic young adult series.” --Midwest Book Review “A quick and easy read…you have to read what happens next and you don’t want to put it down.” “It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages.” --Books and Movie Reviews

The Horsemen's Gambit

Book Two of Blood of the Southlands

Author: David B. Coe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429918497

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5843

David B. Coe created a richly textured, unique world in his Winds of the Forelands, and topped himself with The Sorcerer's Plague, his first novel set in the Southlands of the same world. Divided by clan rivalries and ancient feuds, suspicious of magics wielded by longtime enemies, the folk of the South have lived in a state of truce for generations. But peace is shattered when a woman looses a deadly plague on the magical Qirsi people. While some people seek to prevent the spread of the plague, others see in this disaster a unique opportunity. With the magical folk weakened by the decimation of the plague, their unmagical enemies might be able to defeat them and take back lands lost in an ancient war. Haunted by the specter of what would be a tragic and devastating new war, the Southlands are aflame with rumors of violence, pestilence, and treachery. Coe weaves together engagingly complex characters, unique, unusual magic, political intrigue and a compelling, unpredictable story into a captivating epic that will enthrall fantasy readers. A potent brew conjured by a masterful storyteller.

Waverly Review

Spring 2005

Author: Waverly School

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595355552

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 180

View: 4255

This is the third (and longest) issue of the Waverly Review. It just seems to get better each year. The writing by our fabulous students improves day by day and this book reflects that. Because of that growth, we have been able to include more work than ever. If you take time to read it, you will find yourself thinking, "Wow, a thirteen year old wrote that? That's incredible."That's what happens to us all the time.Enjoy.


Wolfblade trilogy Book Three

Author: Jennifer Fallon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140551647X

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 5383

Marla Wolfblade is reeling from the loss of her closest advisor, who taught her how to rule a kingdom and to take control of Hythria. But Marla's plans for revenge are disrupted when she discovers a dangerous adversary. And on their borders, a neighbouring kingdom has massed its troops for invasion. Damin Wolfblade, Marla's eldest son, finds his ability to fight back is thwarted by tradition, politics and the dangerous foolishness of the High Prince. Back in the city of Krakendar, Damin's uncle Mahkas awaits news of the battle and has sealed the gates against his nephew's return. With the population on the brink of starvation, it seems only theft on an unprecedented scale can free Krakandar from Mahkas's madness and tyranny ... and destroy Hythria's web of secrets and lies.

In Search of the Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Traditional Tales of Lucian's Lover of Lies

Author: Daniel Ogden

Publisher: Classical Pressof Wales


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 4485

In Search of the Sorcerer's Apprentice is the first book in English to be devoted to Lucian's Philopseudes or Lover of Lies (ca. 170s AD). It comprises an extensive discussion, with full translation, on this engaging and satirical Greek text with its ten tales of magic and ghosts. One of these is the famous story of The Sorcerer's Apprentice , and this conveys the flavour of the rest. In other tales a plague of snakes is blasted with a miraculous scorching breath, a woman is drawn to her admirer by an animated cupid doll, and a haunted house is cleansed of its monstrous ghost. The Philopseudes stands at the intersection of three of the liveliest fields in the study of antiquity: magic, traditional narratives, and the Lucianic oeuvre itself. Ogden's cross-fertilising expertise in all three of these fields enables him to build sophisticated analyses for each of the tales and to place them sensitively in their historical, cultural and literary contexts. Among the themes of the work are Lucian's methods of adapting motifs from traditional narratives, and the text's overlooked Cynic voice.

The Plague Lord

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755350502

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

View: 2838

Thirteenth-century China. In the streets of Cambaluc, seat of the great Mongol Lord, Kublai Khan, sinister events are unfolding. Members of the Guild of Pourers, the city cleaners, are being picked off one by one in a series of gut-wrenching murders. What is the link between these deaths and the reappearance of the Water Lily sect, a secret society dedicated to service of the Plague Lord, Wen Yi Kwei? With rumours of demonic forces at work, Kublai Khan summons his trusted advisor and friend, the Venetian Marco Polo, to discover the truth. But will he able to stem the tide of evil before it's too late? And will the Water Lily sect succeed in unleashing the full fury of Wen Yi Kwei, the great baron of Hell...?

Festmahl der Drachen (Band 3 im Ring der Zauberei)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 1939416949

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 250

View: 3442

"Eine atemberaubende neue epische Fantasy-Serie. Morgan Rice hat es wieder einmal geschafft! Diese magische Saga erinnert an das Beste von J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini und J.R.R. Tolkien. Ich konnte es nicht aus der Hand legen!" --Allegra Skye, Bestseller-Autor von SAVED FESTMAHL DER DRACHEN (Band 3 im Ring der Zauberei) entführt uns tiefer in Thors epische Reise auf dem Weg, ein Krieger zu werden, als er über die Feuersee reist, um die Insel der Nebel zu erreichen, die den Drachen gehört. An diesem gnadenlosen Ort, Heimat der höchsten Elite an Kriegern auf der Welt, werden Thors Kräfte und Fertigkeiten während seiner Ausbildung noch vertieft. Auch seine Freundschaften vertiefen sich, während sie zusammen Widrigkeiten trotzen, die weit über ihre Vorstellungskraft hinausgehen. Doch während sie sich unvorstellbaren Monstern gegenüber sehen, wandeln sich die Hundert schnell von einer Trainingsübung in eine Angelegenheit von Leben und Tod. Nicht alle werden überleben. Unterwegs werden Thors Träume, zusammen mit seinen rätselhaften Begegnungen mit Argon, ihn weiterhin plagen—ihn dazu drängen, mehr darüber zu erfahren, wer er ist; wer seine Mutter ist; und was die Quelle seiner Kräfte ist. Was ist sein Schicksal? Zuhause im Ring wird alles immer schlimmer. Während Kendrick eingekerkert wird, findet Gwendolyn sich damit betraut, ihn zu retten—den Ring zu retten, indem sie ihren Bruder Gareth stürtzt. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Bruder Godfrey jagt sie nach Hinweisen zum Mörder ihres Vaters, und unterwegs kommen sich die beiden viel näher, verbunden in ihrer Aufgabe. Doch Gwendolyn findet sich in tödlicher Gefahr wieder, als sie zu tief nachbohrt, und es kann sein, dass die Sache ihr über den Kopf wächst. Gareth versucht, das Schicksalsschwert zu ziehen, und erfährt, wie es ist, König zu sein, berauscht vom Missbrauch seiner Macht. Er regiert unbarmherzig und wird zunehmends paranoider. Während sich die Schlinge um den Mörder des Königs enger zieht, wagen sich die Angriffe der McClouds immer tiefer in den Ring vor, und Königshof gerät in eine immer heikler werdende Lage. Gwendolyn sehnt sich nach Thors Rückkehr; danach, mit ihm zusammen zu sein, damit ihre Liebe erblühen kann. Doch mit den mächtigen Kräften, die sich zwischen sie stellen, ist es fraglich, ob diese Chance je kommen wird. Wird Thor die Hundert überleben? Wird Königshof zusammenbrechen? Wird MacGils Mörder aufgespürt werden? Wird Gwendolyn mit Thor zusammenkommen? Und wird Thor endlich das Geheimnis seines Schicksals lüften? Mit seinen fein ausgearbeiteten Welten und Charakteren ist FESTMAHL DER DRACHEN eine epische Saga von Freundschaft und Liebe, von Rivalen und Verehrern, von Rittern und Drachen, von Intrigen und politischen Machenschaften, vom Erwachsenwerden, von gebrochenen Herzen, von Täuschung, Ehrgeiz und Verrat. Es ist eine Geschichte von Ehre und Mut, von Schicksal und Bestimmung, von Zauberei. Es ist eine Phantasiegeschichte, die uns in eine Welt entführt, die wir nie vergessen werden, und die Leser jeden Alters und Geschlechts begeistern wird. Sie umfasst an die 70.000 Wörter. Band 4-10 der Serie sind bereits auf Englisch erschienen und werden bald in deutscher Sprache erhältlich sein! „Packte meine Aufmerksamkeit von Anfang an und ließ nicht locker... diese Geschichte ist ein fantastisches Abenteuer, von Beginn an rasant und actionreich. Es ist kein langweiliger Moment zu finden.“ --Paranormal Romance Guild {über Turned- Verwandelt} „Vollgepackt mit Action, Romantik, Abenteuer und Spannung. Lasst es euch nicht entgehen, und verliebt euch ganz von Neuem.“ (über Turned - Verwandelt) „Eine tolle Geschichte, und vor allem die Art von Buch, die man nachts nicht weglegen kann. Das Ende war ein Cliffhanger, der so spektakulär war, dass man sofort das nächste Buch kaufen möchte, nur um herauszufinden, wie es weitergeht.“ --The Dallas Examiner {über Loved - Geliebt}

Exodus and Emancipation

Biblical and African-American Slavery

Author: Kenneth Chelst

Publisher: Urim Publications

ISBN: 9655240851

Category: Religion

Page: 446

View: 5644

Presenting a new perspective on the saga of the enslavement of the Jewish people and their departure from Egypt, this study compares the Jewish experience with that of African-American slaves in the United States, as well as the latter group’s subsequent fight for dignity and equality. This consideration dives deeply into the biblical narrative, using classical and modern commentaries to explore the social, psychological, religious, and philosophical dimensions of the slave experience and mentality. It draws on slave narratives, published letters, eyewitness accounts, and recorded interviews with former slaves, together with historical, sociological, economic, and political analyses of this era. The book explores the five major needs of every long-term victim and journeys through these five stages with the Israelite and the African-American slaves on their historical path toward physical and psychological freedom. This rich, multi-dimensional collage of parallel and contrasting experiences is designed to enrich readers’ understanding of the plight of these two groups.

Windows to the soul

a psychiatrist finds a wealth of ideas in the weekly Torah reading

Author: Michael Bernstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781578194735


Page: N.A

View: 4324

A Fate of Dragons (Book #3 in the Sorcerer's Ring)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 1939416094

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7889

Thor journeys across the Sea of Fire to the dragon's Isle of Mist, an unforgiving place that is home to the most elite warriors of the world. Along the way, Thor's dreams, along with his mysterious encounters with Argon, will continue to plague him, to press him to try to learn more about who he is, who his mother is, and what the source of his powers are.