Gustav Lafav

Autore: Rinald Sefa
Editore: Nativi Digitali Edizioni
ISBN: 8898754353
Grandezza: 65,72 MB
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Paura e delirio a LasHogwarts: a destabilizzare una scuola di magia già problematica, tra i nuovi studenti di quest'anno ci sono dei tipi fuori dal comune: l'aspirante rapper Jerry Porker, il goffo Ronaldo Whiskey, la precisina Ermagone, l'iracondo e razzista Draco Adolfoy e, soprattutto, lo psicopatico assetato di sangue Nevillo Paciockone e Gustav Lafav, bulletto di origine messicane che non si sa bene cosa ci faccia là. Tra i bizzarri discorsi dell'eccentrico Preside Stilente, l’esibizionismo di Swagrid, i freestyle del Professor Rap-Thor e le battute agghiaccianti dell'enigmatico Professor Pitone, i giovani maghi si addentreranno nella fitta rete di misteri di LasHogwarts, tra una sbronza colossale, uno sparatoria con armi pesanti e un giro di spaccio di metanfetamina blu pura al 100%. Chi poteva pensare a una parodia demenziale di "Harry Potter e la Pietra Filosofale" se non Rinald Sefa e Luca Gariboldi, gli amministratori della famigerata pagina Facebook "L'Umorismo di Piton"? Se avete amato Harry Potter e le parolacce non vi danno fastidio, "Gustav Lafav - Uno studente dimenticato" è il libro che fa per voi.

This Is All

Autore: Aidan Chambers
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0099417766
Grandezza: 48,39 MB
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Subtitled The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn this is the story of Cordelia from the time she is 15 until she is 20. She is pregnant and plans to give this account to her daughter on her 16th birthday so that they can share their youth together. She chooses the old and famous Japanese book, 'The Pillow Book' by Sei Shonagon, as a model in order to include all kinds of things she has already written as well as the episodes and thoughts she has now as she compiles her book. She tells of her mother (who died when Cordelia was 5) of her father and her aunt Doris (who marry when she is 16), of her love for William Blacklin, the boy with whom she chooses to have her first sex - and with whom she falls deeply in love. She writes about Julie Martin her teacher who helps her spiritually, describes her love affair with an older married man and her terrifying sexual experience with an unbalanced young man who is obsessed with her. The book includes thoughts on being a women, on poetry, music, reading and writing, on being pregnant and finally of her marriage to William. This Is All is an anthology, written in six 'books' of Cordelia's adolescent life, by turns funny, poignant, sad, exciting, fascinating ironic and truthful about topics that parents often do not tell their children. It is a richly entertaining and challenging read.

Shadow Magic

Autore: Joshua Khan
Editore: Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 9781484737880
Grandezza: 29,61 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Thorn, an outlaw's son, wasn't supposed to be a slave. He never should have run away from home, leaving his mother and siblings to fend for themselves. Now he's been sold to Tyburn, an executioner, and they're headed to Castle Gloom in Gehenna, the land of undead, where Thorn will probably be fed to a vampire. Lilith Shadow wasn't supposed to be ruler of Gehenna. But on the terrible day her father, mother, and brother were killed, young Lily became the last surviving member of House Shadow, a long line of dark sorcerers. Her country is surrounded by enemies and the only way she can save it is by embracing her heritage and practicing the magic of the undead. But how can she when, as a girl, magic is forbidden to her? Just when it looks like Lily will have to leave her home forever, Thorn arrives at Castle Gloom. A sudden death brings them together, inspires them to break the rules, and leads them to soar to new heights in this fantasy with all the sparkle and luster of a starry night sky. Advance Praise:"If you are pining for that thrill you felt when you first discovered Harry Potter, let me recommend SHADOW MAGIC. Here is a fantasy world you will lose yourself in--with Six Great Families of magic, the nicest princess of darkness you've ever met, a peasant boy with skills to rival Robin Hood, and a supporting cast of zombies, paladins, ghost puppies, executioners, minstrels, murderers, and a giant hero bat. I defy you not to love this story."--Rick Riordan "Zestful, dynamic and addictive, SHADOW MAGIC is storytelling at its most exuberant. Joshua Khan sweeps you up on the very first page and never lets you go. Close shaves, high adventure, wild fantasy, and giant bats--this book has it all. I haven't had this much fun in ages. Sit back and enjoy the ride!" -- Jonathan Stroud "Great, in-depth, unusual world-building coupled with funny, down-to-earth writing. Just call me Joshua Khan's number one fan."-Sarah Rees Brennan "There's plenty of magic to be found in SHADOW MAGIC--necromancy, giant bats, ghosts!--but the real enchantment is the spell it weaves around the reader. I'd battle a whole army of the dead just to get to spend more time in Castle Gloom and the world Joshua Khan has created."--Rachel Hawkins "An executioner's apprentice, an embattled queen of shadows, and a royal hostage join forces toward a common goal-survival in a treacherous world of monsters and magic. SHADOW MAGIC is like the best of haunted house adventures-a dark and twisty thrill ride with just the right amount of creepy humor."--Cinda Williams Chima

A Place Of Hiding

Autore: Elizabeth George
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848942761
Grandezza: 49,23 MB
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The sudden death of Guy Brouard after his morning swim shocks the residents of Guernsey. Brouard has been a generous patron and benefactor of the island since his arrival there a decade ago, and his demise puts a question mark over many cherished projects. When a young American woman is charged with the murder, her brother seeks help from the only contact he has in the UK - Deborah St James. Deborah is horrified to find that her old friend has been arrested and persuades her husband Simon to accompany her to Guernsey to avert this miscarriage of justice. What they find on that beautiful island is a tangled web of deceit and betrayal, with its origins in wartime occupation. In solving the crime, they must rely on their long-standing friendship with Inspector Thomas Lynley; they must also learn painful lessons about loyalty and trust, and the loving tyranny of family ties.

Batman Year One

Autore: Frank Miller
Editore: DC
ISBN: 1401235883
Grandezza: 78,15 MB
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One of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever. Written by Frank Miller (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS), with art by David Mazzucchelli (Daredevil), YEAR ONE tells the entire dramatic story of Batman's first year fighting crime. This collection includes new introductions by Miller and Mazzucchelli, loads of reproductions of original pencils, promotional art, unseen Mazzucchelli Batman art, Richmond Lewis's color samples, script pages and other surprises. Collects BATMAN #404-407.

A Traitor To Memory

Autore: Elizabeth George
Editore: Bantam
ISBN: 0553906364
Grandezza: 71,20 MB
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When Eugenie Davies is killed by a driver on a quiet London street, her death is clearly no accident. Someone struck her with a car and then deliberately ran over her body before driving off, leaving nothing behind but questions. What brought Eugenie Davies to London on a rainy autumn night? Why was she carrying the name of the man who found her body? Who among the many acquaintances in her complicated and tragic life could have wanted her dead? And could her murder have some connection to a twenty-eight-year-old musical wunderkind, a virtuoso violinist who several months earlier suddenly and inexplicably lost the ability to play a single note? For Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, whose own domestic life is about to change radically, these questions are only the first in an investigation that leads him to walk a fine line between personal loyalty and professional honor. Assigned to the case by his superior, Superintendent Malcolm Webberly, Lynley learns that Webberly's first murder investigation as a DI over twenty years ago involved Eugenie Davies and a sensational criminal trial. Yet what is truly damaging is what Webberly already knows and no doubt wants Lynley to keep concealed. Now the pressure is on Lynley to find Eugenie Davies' killer. For not only is he putting his own career into jeopardy, but he is also attempting to safeguard the careers of his longtime partners Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata. Together, they must untangle the dark secrets and darker passions of a family whose history conceals the truth behind a horrific crime. From the Hardcover edition.

Dragonero

Autore: Luca Enoch
Editore:
ISBN: 9781595822918
Grandezza: 40,13 MB
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When the Stone Towers that control the Abominations start to crumble, wizard Alben recruits Myrva, a Technocrat warrior, her brother Ian, a former soldier, his sidekick Gmor the ogre, and the priestess called Ecuba to battle the rising evil.