Half Bad

Author: Sally Green
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0147511461
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In modern-day England, where witches live alongside humans, Nathan, son of a White witch and the most powerful Black witch, must escape captivity before his seventeenth birthday and receive the gifts that will determine his future.

Last Letters Of Jacopo Ortis And Of Tombs

Author: Ugo Foscolo
Editor: Hesperus Press
ISBN:
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Written as an epistolary monologue, Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis is a compelling portrayal of a troubled mind. Published here for the first time in the English language, it is presented with Foscolo's highly acclaimed poem, Of Tombs. Banished from his homeland and from the woman he loves, Jacopo Ortis lives with the insufferable feelings of disillusionment and betrayal. Gone are his youthful dreams of literary glory, and in their place only his embittered laughter at fortune, at men, and at God. In the anguish of his state he feels himself compelled to make one final, titanic, and tragic gesture to the rulers of his age.

The Pen Of Glory

Author: Baha'u'llah
Editor: Baha'i Publishing Trust
ISBN: 9781931847551
Size: 14,45 MB
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Religious seekers have a new compilation taken from the writings of Bahaullah, the Prophet-Founder of the Bahai Faith. These selections are unique as they were written in response to specific questions from people wishing to know more about the principles and teachings of the Bahai Faith. The questions and the responses given between the years 1860 1880 are very relevant in todays world. The questions came from people came with various religious backgrounds, providing the reader with a broad understanding of the central tenets of the Bahai Faith. In each response, Bahaullah answers the question of the seeker and then expands on various related spiritual themes. In doing so, Bahaullah has provided us with a collection of far-reaching significance that is surprisingly applicable to the questions of religious seekers today.

The Sandman

Author: William Joyce
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442430427
Size: 10,32 MB
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Provides the background, history, and life of Sanderson Mansnoozie, better known as the Sandman, who helps the Man in the Moon keep children safe at night by bringing them sweet dreams.

E Aster Bunnymund And The Warrior Eggs At The Earth S Core

Author: William Joyce
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442430508
Size: 10,80 MB
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E. Aster Bunnymund uses his martial arts skills, his network of tunnels, and the help of MiM, Sand Mansnoozy, and Nicholas St. North to battle the Nightmare King, Pitch, who has sent a venomous serpent to attack Bunnymund's royal guard of warrior eggs.

Very Good Lives

Author: J. K. Rowling
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316369144
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J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice. In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world famous author addresses some of life's most important questions with acuity and emotional force. Sales of VERY GOOD LIVES will benefit both Lumos, a non-profit international organization founded by J.K. Rowling, which works to end the institutionalization of children around the world, and university-wide financial aid at Harvard University.

Religion And Magic In Ancient Egypt

Author: Rosalie David
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141941383
Size: 16,51 MB
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The ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile - their life source - was a divine gift. Religion and magic permeated their civilization, and this book provides a unique insight into their religious beliefs and practices, from 5000 BC to the 4th century AD, when Egyptian Christianity replaced the earlier customs. Arranged chronologically, this book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of half-human/ half-animal gods and goddesses; death rituals, the afterlife and mummification; the cult of sacred animals, pyramids, magic and medicine. An appendix contains translations of Ancient Eygtian spells.

Harry Potter Harry Potter Cinematic Guide

Author: Inc. Scholastic
Editor: Scholastic Incorporated
ISBN: 9781338116762
Size: 11,65 MB
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This Cinematic Guide is the essential companion for fans of the Harry Potter films! This hardcover guidebook features your favorite scenes and quotes from all eight Harry Potter movies!"

Dubliners

Author: James Joyce
Editor: BookRix
ISBN: 3736800878
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Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences. They centre on Joyce's idea of an epiphany: a moment where a character experiences self-understanding or illumination. Many of the characters in Dubliners later appear in minor roles in Joyce's novel Ulysses. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people. This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence and maturity. In Dubliners Joyce rarely uses hyperbole, relying on simplicity and close detail to create a realistic setting. This ties the reader's understanding of people to their environments. He does not tell readers what to think, rather they are left to come to their own conclusions. This is even more evident when contrasted with the moral judgements displayed by earlier writers such as Charles Dickens. This frequently leads to a lack of traditional dramatic resolution within the stories. The collection as a whole displays an overall plan, beginning with stories of youth and progressing in age to culminate in The Dead. Great emphasis is laid upon the specific geographic details of Dublin, details to which a reader with a knowledge of the area would be able to directly relate. The multiple perspectives presented throughout the collection serve to contrast the characters in Dublin at this time.

The Resurrection Maker

Author: Glenn Cooper
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443409367
Size: 12,28 MB
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From the acclaimed author of the international sensation Library of the Dead comes a nail-biting new thriller that spans the globe and reaches back through the centuries in a dangerous, breathless search for the answer to one of history’s most provocative and intriguing questions: Does the Holy Grail exist? Fifteenth-century England. For centuries, rulers, clerics, scholars and adventurers have searched in vain for the sacred cup from which Christ drank at the Last Supper. Locked up in a cold, damp cell, the knight Thomas Malory is despondent: he has failed in his quest to recover the Grail. He decides to write his famed work Le Morte D’Arthur, hiding within his tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table an enormous secret: the key to finding the Grail. England, present day. Arthur Malory, a scientist and amateur archaeologist, has just seen his best friend die at the hands of a ruthless murderer. It all started with a phone call about a potential sensational discovery about their shared passion: the Holy Grail. And now the killers are after Arthur . . . Thrust into a life-or-death quest to find the precious artifact, Arthur must follow a chain of clues left by his illustrious ancestor, Thomas Malory. His quest spans the centuries and takes him to King Arthur’s Cornwall, Renaissance England, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, a modern physics lab in Modane, France, and ultimately, inevitably, to Jerusalem and the legendary tomb of Christ. The Resurrection Maker effortlessly blends history, science, and explosive questions in a page-turning adventure that takes us to the heart of mysterious forces dating to the very origin of the universe. Readers will be treated to smarts, thrills, and nonstop entertainment in this irresistible treasure hunt of a story, the next blockbuster from the writer who has been called “the Indiana Jones of literature.” PRAISE FOR GLENN COOPER'S LIBRARY OF THE DEAD: “Both incandescent and explosive. A seamless blend of modern-day thriller and historical mystery with an ending that left me breathless. A debut not to be missed.” —JAMES ROLLINS “Prepare to be enthralled by this epic thriller. Glenn Cooper’s debut novel is a masterpiece of suspense.” —PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH