Sacrificial Magic

Author: Stacia Kane

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345527518

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1938

READING, WRITING, AND RAISING THE DEAD When Chess Putnam is ordered by an infamous crime boss—who also happens to be her drug dealer—to use her powers as a witch to solve a grisly murder involving dark magic, she knows she must rise to the challenge. Adding to the intensity: Chess’s boyfriend, Terrible, doesn’t trust her, and Lex, the son of a rival crime lord, is trying to reignite the sparks between him and Chess. Plus there’s the little matter of Chess’s real job as a ghost hunter for the Church of Real Truth, investigating reports of a haunting at a school in the heart of Downside. Someone seems to be taking a crash course in summoning the dead—and if Chess doesn’t watch her back, she may soon be joining their ranks. As Chess is drawn into a shadowy world of twisted secrets and dark violence, it soon becomes clear that she’s not going to emerge from its depths without making the ultimate sacrifice. From the Paperback edition.

Delver Magic Book IV: Nightmare's Shadow

Author: Jeff Inlo

Publisher: Jeff Inlo

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9482

Ryson Acumen battles frustration and fatigue as another struggle unfolds before him. A growing conflict threatens to engulf Uton from the western shores to the eastern plains. Illusions abound after the magic from an erratic sorceress alters the corridors of life and death, and the delver faces internal doubts as well as horrific monsters. A treacherous creation first hunts the dark creatures of a nightmare realm, but the danger quickly falls back upon Uton. Forced to choose between divergent paths, Ryson must rely on others to defend the person he cares about the most. He can only hope his friends are able to defeat a new menace that revives old fears. While the delver ventures into the Lacobian Desert, cliff behemoths vow to protect his wife, Linda, just as the elf guard, Holli Brances, leads spell casters against an unknown and dangerous foe in the abandoned town of Pinesway. Even the powerful wizard, Enin, enters the clash in hopes of ending the conflict before too many lives are lost. It is ultimately up to Ryson Acumen to defeat his inner demons and to find the answers that will save Uton and all its inhabitants.

Australian Amateur Sleuth: Box Set: Books 4-6

Author: Morgana Best

Publisher: Best Cosy Books

ISBN: 1925674738

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2175

Books 4, 5, and 6 in the Australian Amateur Sleuth series Fun cozy mystery set in Australia Book 4 The Prawn Identity There hasn’t been a murder in weeks, so Sibyl and her eccentric friends, Cressida Upthorpe and Mr. Buttons, breathe a sigh of relief. Yet no sooner have honeymooners, a famous businessman and his wife, booked in to start their married life in bliss, when a tragic accident befalls one of them after a breakfast of prawns. The authorities move to shut down the boarding house for safety reasons. The police focus their attention on the husband, believing he was the target, and protesters move to town to rally against the husband’s company, which is destroying the local wilderness land. What with Blake’s ex-girlfriend coming back to town, and a rival boarding house opening up nearby, can Sibyl keep a cool head, solve the murder, and save the boarding house from the authorities? Book 5 Any Given Sundae Sibyl Potts has finally been awarded her long-awaited property settlement, and her ex-husband has been sentenced for her attempted murder. Yet just as all seems well in her world, the body of one of Cressida’s boarders is found in her cottage next to a half eaten ice cream sundae. When all the evidence points to Sibyl as the culprit, how will she solve the crime and prove her innocence? Book 6 Last Mango in Paris Now that Dorothy is out of the way, Cressida employs a French Chef on the advice of Lord Farringdon alone. When a particularly untidy and rude builder is smothered by a mango, Mr. Buttons is discovered standing over the body. Instead of seeing Mr. Buttons as a murder suspect, the police believe he was the intended victim. As the intrigue mounts, Blake tells Sibyl not to interfere. Sibyl soon realizes this is no ordinary murder case and that Mr. Buttons has been hiding secrets from them all.

The Great Iron War (Books 4 - 6)

Author: Dean F. Wilson

Publisher: Dioscuri Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 780

View: 8474

The second half of The Great Iron War steampunk dystopian fantasy series, collected together in a digital box set for the first time. Join Jacob, Whistler, General Rommond, and Taberah as they take to the rails, to the sky, and to the homeworld of the Regime in their desperate attempt to save humanity. 4. LANDQUAKER The Resistance has barely nursed its wounds from the recapture of Blackout, and it is now looking to another, tougher target: the massive steam-powered railway gun known as the Landquaker. They call the vast railroad the Iron Wall, and that mounted barrel is its only sentry. It does not need another. Blackout was a sitting duck, but the Landquaker is a moving target, and not only one that shoots back, but one that shoots first. The Resistance turns to old allies and new friends, from the land-loving tribes to the land-roving biker gangs. It will need every soldier it can muster. The Landquaker was designed with a singular purpose: a monstrous gun to hold back a multitude of monsters. Except this time the multitude mans that weapon, and in its hands the land is not the only thing that will quake. 5. WORLDWAKER Every victory is its own defeat. General Rommond's efforts to amass technological superiority over the enemy has resulted in the creation of a weapon that could destroy everything, and a faction just mad enough to use it. The Armageddon Brigade has awoken from its deep slumber, and it seeks to wake the world with it. Attracting the brightest, and most unstable, of minds, this splinter group of the Resistance has become the greatest thorn in Rommond's side. The Resistance and the Regime must unite to defeat a foe that answers to neither of them. Yet their deep divisions and long-held suspicions threaten to end the Great Iron War once and for all—by ending everything. 6. HOMETAKER The Resistance races against time to complete the missile-launcher known as the Hometaker, capable of opening a gateway to the land the Regime came from, and exposing the Iron Emperor for all the evils he has done. Everything rests on the secrecy of the mission, but from day one tongues are wagging. The atmosphere is like dynamite. An overheard word could light the fuse. With no time left on the clock, General Rommond is forced to make an audacious plan: finish the construction of the Hometaker on the move, driving straight towards the enemy, who have assembled in unimaginable force. The Great Iron War is coming to an end. It's all or nothing—their world or ours.

Dead End

Author: M. R. Forbes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978145924

Category:

Page: 274

View: 5850

Conor Night, the world's only necromancer, has finally learned what it means to be the world's only necromancer. It's a lesson he wishes he had never received, because thanks to him an ancient wizard with an apocalyptic agenda is back in business, ready to finish cleaning house. Even worse? He's the only one who can stop it. He's been living on a roll of the dice for years, but the stakes have never been higher, and the outcome never so clear: To save the world, he has to die.

Ghosts and Haunted Places

Author: Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791093921

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 5715

Explores the history and folklore surrounding ghosts and offers case studies and personal experiences featuring different types of ghosts and possible explanations for their sighting.

Delver Magic Book XIII: Concealed by Deceit

Author: Jeff Inlo

Publisher: Jeff Inlo

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8468

A wizard capable of casting in shadow magic seeks out Ryson Acumen in hopes of examining the Sword of Decree. The magic caster believes there is a secret hidden in the sword. Through the power of shadow, he tells the delver he can examine the history of the blade's enchantment. When Ryson decides to investigate further, he ventures into the heart of Dark Spruce Forest. He follows a trail of magic unaware of the deception behind the tale. When he returns home, he finds the town of Burbon under siege by an army of goblins and an old enemy waiting to exact revenge. Still believing the sincerity of the magic caster, Ryson follows the wizard's advice in hopes of removing the dark creatures from the land. He realizes too late that the spell caster has deceived him and that the welfare of the land has been placed in jeopardy. His friends are threatened and face incredible levels of destruction. Even the spirit of Sy Fenden is endangered. Realizing that escape is impossible, Ryson turns to an unexpected guardian and forces a confrontation with the spell caster.

Die Verzauberung der Schatten

Roman

Author: V. E. Schwab

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104901694

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 4131

»Die Verzauberung der Schatten« ist der zweite Band der Weltenwanderer-Trilogie von V. E. Schwab rund um den Antari Kell und Trickbetrügerin Delilah Bard. Eine Geschichte voller Magie, Abenteuer – und Piraten. Die Stadt London gibt es vier Mal – im grauen wohnt die Langeweile, im weißen der Hass und im schwarzen das Nichts. Doch im Roten London, da wohnt die Magie ... Vier Monate ist es her, dass Kell gegen die dunkelste Form der Magie gekämpft hat. Noch immer leidet der Antari unter Albträumen, und die gewiefte Taschendiebin Delilah Bard, kurz Lila, geht ihm einfach nicht aus dem Kopf. Sie hat sich inzwischen jedoch einen Traum erfüllt: Sie segelt mit dem Nachtfalken über die Meere der Welt. Das Rote London steht ganz im Taumel des Spiels der Elemente, einem Turnier, bei dem Magier aus aller Welt ihre Kräfte messen. Auch Kell will antreten. Während zahlreiche Gäste, darunter der berüchtigte Pirat Alucard Emery, in die Stadt kommen, bemerkt jedoch niemand, wie ein anderes London aus seinem düsteren Schlaf erwacht und diejenigen wiederkehren, die als für immer verloren galten. Ein Abenteuer mit liebenswerten Figuren, düsteren Überraschungen und jeder Menge Wortwitz in der atemberaubenden Welt der vier London. »Fantasy, wie sie sein muss.« Publishers Weekly

Midnight Magic

Author: Avi

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439242196

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 249

View: 9852

In Italy in 1491, Mangus the magician and his apprentice are summoned to the castle of Duke Claudio to determine if his daughter is indeed being haunted by a ghost. Reissue.

Schönheit ist eine Wunde

Roman

Author: Eka Kurniawan

Publisher: Unionsverlag

ISBN: 329330981X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8504

Einundzwanzig Jahre nach ihrem Tod erhebt sich Dewi Ayu aus ihrem Grab. Die einstmals beliebteste Prostituierte Halimundas findet, es sei an der Zeit, ihre jüngste Tochter kennenzulernen. Wieder in der Welt der Lebenden muss sie feststellen, dass ihre Töchter grausame Schicksale erdulden müssen. Alle, bis auf die jüngste – denn die ist mit unsagbarer Hässlichkeit gesegnet. Dewi Ayu begibt sich auf die Suche nach der Ursache für den Fluch, der auf ihrer Familie lastet. Eine Suche, die im zweiten Weltkrieg beginnt, über einen despotischen Herrscher führt und dem Aufstreben einer jungen Nation beiwohnt. Zwischen fliegenden Frauen, rachsüchtigen Geistern und besessenen Totengräbern spinnt sich ein Netz der Wahrheit, das die Geschichte einer Familie und eines ganzen Landes einfängt.

Clem Starr: Demon Fighter Box Set Books 4-6

Author: Kat Cotton

Publisher: Kat Cotton

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5224

Despite my claims that I'm fully human, there are others who believe otherwise. Not only do they want to prove I have special powers, they want to use my powers for their own ends. No dice. I'm no one's guinea pig. Not only do Nic, Kisho and I have to trail all over Europe, trying to escape old enemies and battle new ones, but I have to deal with a reduced wardrobe, bad coffee and Nic's emotional turmoil. Things are going to get real ugly. Enjoy the final three books in the Clem Starr: Demon Fighter series in one awesome volume. Page turning urban fantasy adventures starring a butt kicking demon fighter, pretty boy vampires, and a whole lot of cake. This box set contains:#4 Undead Alchemist#5 Mystery Widow#6 Super Starr

Die Magischen Sechs - Mr Vernons Zauberladen

Author: Neil Patrick Harris

Publisher: Egmont

ISBN: 3505141895

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1148

Carter wächst bei seinem zwielichtigen Onkel auf, der ihm nichts als miese Zaubertricks beibringt. Als dieser einen besonders fiesen Coup abziehen will, haut Carter ab. Er landet ausgerechnet auf einem Jahrmarkt, auf dem Täuschung und Betrug an jeder Ecke lauern. Aber wie bei einem guten Zaubertrick können sich Dinge von einer Sekunde auf die nächste komplett ändern. So wird Carter dort unerwartet neue Freundschaften schließen und den wahren Zauber der Magie entdecken. Zusammen mit einer Bande gewitzter Zauberkünstler legt er schließlich dem betrügerischen Jahrmarktbetreiber das Handwerk und findet endlich eine richtige Familie: Die Magischen Sechs. Ein mitreißendes Abenteuer voller Magie und mit Herz von TV-Star Neil Patrick Harris!

Verflucht

Roman

Author: Victoria Schwab

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641098556

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1073

Schau der Hexe nicht in die Augen! Das Moor, das gleich hinter ihrem Haus anfängt, hat die 16- jährige Lexi schon immer als Bedrohung empfunden. Ebenso die Geschichten von der Hexe, die dort seit Urzeiten leben soll ... Als ein fremder Junge im nächtlichen Nebel vor ihrem Fenster auftaucht, ahnt Lexi, dass etwas Unheimliches geschehen wird. Und tatsächlich: Etliche Kinder aus dem Dorf verschwinden spurlos. Ihre Eltern verdächtigen schon bald den fremden Jungen, der wie ein Spuk mal hier, mal da erscheint. Doch Lexi weiß, dass etwas anderes dahintersteckt – etwas, das aus dem Moor kommt ...

Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt

Author: Jesmyn Ward

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956142284

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 4247

Jojo und seine kleine Schwester Kayla leben bei ihren Großeltern Mam and Pop an der Golfküste von Mississippi. Leonie, ihre Mutter, kümmert sich kaum um sie. Sie nimmt Drogen und arbeitet in einer Bar. Wenn sie high ist, wird Leonie von Visionen ihres toten Bruders heimgesucht, die sie quälen, aber auch trösten. Mam ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt, und der stille und verlässliche Pop versucht, den Haushalt aufrecht zu erhalten und Jojo beizubringen, wie man erwachsen wird. Als der weiße Vater von Leonies Kindern aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, packt sie ihre Kinder und eine Freundin ins Auto und fährt zur »Parchment Farm«, dem staatlichen Zuchthaus, um ihn abzuholen. Eine Reise voller Gefahr und Hoffnung. Jesmyn Ward erzählt so berührend wie unsentimental von einer schwarzen Familie in einer von Armut und tief verwurzeltem Rassismus geprägten Gesellschaft. Was bedeuten familiäre Bindungen, wo sind ihre Grenzen? Wie bewahrt man Würde, Liebe und Achtung, wenn man sie nicht erfährt? Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt ist ein großer Roman, getragen von Wards so besonderer melodischer Sprache, ein zärtliches Familienporträt, eine Geschichte von Hoffnungen und Kämpfen, voller Anspielungen auf das Alte Testament und die Odyssee.

The Secrets Of Ghosts

Author: Sarah Painter

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472054806

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1190

Step back into the magical world of Pendleford with Sarah Painter’s new book The Secrets of Ghosts. Don’t miss the magical, heart-warming story from the bestselling author of The Language of Spells!

Time for Andrew

A Ghost Story

Author: Mary Downing Hahn

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618873166

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 165

View: 9085

When he goes to spend the summer with his great-aunt in the family's old house, eleven-year-old Drew is drawn eighty years into the past to trade places with his great-great-uncle who is dying of diptheria. Reprint.

Midnight Hunter (The Execution Underground, Book 4)

Author: Kait Ballenger

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474027822

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6060

Hunters of the supernatural,the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity but can dark temptation destroy good intentions

Season of Ghosts

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140287844

Category: Children's stories, Indic (English)

Page: 224

View: 8613

It Is Said That If The Smell Of The Himalayas Creeps Into A Man S Blood, He Will Return To The Hills Again And Again, And Will Strive To Live Amongst Them Always. Ruskin Bond, Master Storyteller And Connoisseur Of The Mysterious And Macabre, Shows How This Love May Persist To Death And Beyond. The Stories In This Collection Are Set Amidst The Mists And Mellow Magic Of Bond S Beloved Mountains. The Agents Of The Supernatural May Be Gentle Like The Fairy Folk In On Fairy Hill , Or Malevolent Like The Well-Dressed Diners Of The Prize ; Humorous Like The Very Proper Witch, Miss Bellows, In The Black Cat , Or Tragic Like The Haunting Gulabi In Wilson S Bridge . The Rakshasas Harks Back To Traditional Hill Spirits, While The Night Of The Millennium Poises Us Tantalizingly On The Brink Of The Future. Bond Aficionados Will Meet Familiar Faces In Reunion At The Regal . Rounding Off This Collection Is A Gripping Mystery, Who Killed The Rani? , Which Is Evocative Of Life In Hill Stations Some Twenty Years Ago. And Over All The Stories Looms The Benevolent Or Brooding Presence Of The Himalayas, Described With Bond S Inimitable Lyricism.