From USA TODAY bestselling author "Throne of Glass meets Game of Thrones" My mum used to say, "One day, your true self will be revealed. And on that day, your closest friends will turn against you." My name is Sky Knightly. I had an ordinary life. My work as a firefighter. My kids. Rinse and Repeat. Until someone kidnapped my little girl. Kara. I'll do anything to get her back. So when a mysterious stranger offers me a way to find her, I have no choice but to agree. Even though it means leaving everything behind. Even though it means traveling to a new world. Now, I must train to be an Ashlord, and fight in a war greater than any before. A war between humanity... and dragons. If I trust the wrong person, I'm dead. If I love the wrong person, I'm dead. And if I die, who will save Kara? If I die, who will save the world? The dragons are coming. Are you ready?
Castle of Dreams and the Dragon Princess is the story of a chambermaid's daughter. She falls in love with her childhood sweetheart, who is a prince. When the king discovers their relationship, the king bans her and her mother from the kingdom. A few years later, mother and daughter journey back to the castle to see if the prince still cares for the young maiden. During their travels, they embark on an adventure through time. Back to a time when dragons ruled the skies and the mystery of how the kingdom came to be unfolds.
Castle of Dreams and the Blue Butterfly is the second book in the chapter book series; "Castle of Dreams" This book is a new adventure for the main characters, Megan and Prince Samuel. Many new characters are introduced in this Castle of Dreams adventure. Lady Elizabeth for one, is a sorcerer and psychic and plays a key role in this adventure. The setting is back in the days of old when dragons flew in the skies above the fields and castle below. No one was safe, neither peasant or royal.
ASoDaD Book 2 Parenthood is no picnic. It's can be messy, emotionally draining, and altogether the most difficult thing you'll ever do. But for Nothon and Claret, it's the best job in the world. Of course it's difficult and complicated and of course being a Viking and a chief can cause a lot of problems. But the Lionor twins, Rand and Egwene, are worth the hassle. But will they grow up healthy and emotionally stable or will the pressures of being the first family of Gorgonden get to them? Nothon Lionor and the Great Hunt Nothon and Claret love their new roles as parents to two adorable toddlers. In fact, they've never been happier. But things take a turn for the worse when one of their children is snatched away in the middle of the night and it's up to them to get her back before time runs out.
ASoDaD Book 4 Nothon and Claret's marriage has hit the rocks. With their constant fighting and talks of breaking up, it's no wonder their children are suffering. But things escalate when their son sets out on his own and discovers that the world outside Gorgonden is far more hostile than he could ever imagine. While an angry Nothon and concerned Earnok set out to rescue him, Claret learns that perhaps her relationship with her and Nothon's daughter is a lot more shaky than she thought. Can this dysfunctional family repair their relationships before it's too late? Nothon Lionor and the Troll Bridge
Synopsis of myself. Gordon Cotter...Male DOB 11: 05: 1934 in Birmingham England. In September 1939, I, and thousands of children, was evacuated from inner cities, to rural Britain, this was to escape the onset of heavy bombing by German Luftwaffe planes. As war had been declared on Germany. I was sent to a small community in Northern Scotland. There was no communication in those days. Only things we heard was from the Radio. It was put on twice a day. The local community was made up of farmers, and some of the wives went to the local Landowner as maids and cleaning staff. I was 5 years old, and it took time for me to be accepted. I went to the local schoolhouse three times a week for lessons. The rest of the time I was expected to help around the farmyard. I began to notice that a lot of women often came to the house and was taken into the parlour, sometimes I would sneak into here and watch, and listen to the women talking. After a while I got braver and just sat in a corner whilst the women were there. It began to come to me that these women were telling my Grandma about their dreams. When they were finished they gave my granda some eggs, or butter. Now I understand it was payment. As time went on I began to understand more of what granda was saying to these women. I became interested in it. I still did not know what it was about. Years past, and when I was about eleven or twelve. The was came to an end. I had settled into life in Scotland and quite enjoyed the life. It was then that I was told about me being an Evacuee, and I could return to my original home if I wanted to. I did not remember any of it so I said that I wanted to stay. (Years Later I regretted this action) I had become very close to my grandmother during this time, and she and I often talked about the dreams and she said that I, did seem to have the gift????? I had by this time began to understand just what she meant by the various talks with these women. I was eventually allowed to sit in on the talks, and sometimes I was asked for my opinion. In later life, my granda became poorly, and she showed me a lot of her private books that she had written down her musings on all of the subjects within dreams. I was asked to take over from her for the readings. When she died, I was asked if I wanted anything of hers. I asked for the books that she had written down her thoughts on the subject. I moved back to Birmingham, and the books lay in my attic for years. In 1972 I came across them and again began to get an interest in the interpretation of dreams. I got out grandma's books and decided to bring them up to date. It has taken my since then to complete them.
Adapted for the stage, the story of Arthur facing monsters conjured by Merlin, in his quest to become King, is perfect for schools and family audiences. The King is dead and the Green Kingdom is in turmoil as is seeks a new heir. Only the all-powerful wizard Merlin knows that the future lies in the hands of the young boy Arthur. Taken away from the only home he has ever known, Arthur slumbers in Merlin’s mystical Cave of Dreams. Here, his past and future are revealed in a glorious vision that will transform his life and lead him on a magical adventure. Can Arthur outwit the giants and slay the dragons that stand in his way? Will he pull the sword from the stone and claim his rightful kingdom? CHARLES WAY: Charles began writing plays in 1978 when he joined Leeds Playhouse TIE team. He has written over 40 plays, many of them for young people. His plays 'Sleeping Beauty' and 'The Search for Odysseus' were both nominated as Best Children's Play by the Writer's Guild with 'A Spell of Cold Weather' winning the award in 1996. His play about the percussionist Evelyn Glennie, 'Playing from the heart' was nominated as Best Children's Show by the TMA. Other plays include: 'The Flood', 'One Snowy Night' [Chichester Festival Theatre], and 'The Night Before Christmas ' [Polka Theatre]. Charles' plays for adults include adaptations of Bruce Chatwin's 'On the Black Hill' and Halldor Laxness' 'Independent People'. In Wales, he has long associations with Gwent Theatre, The Sherman Theatre and Hijinx Theatre, for whom he has written 'In the Bleak Midwinter', and 'Ill Met by Moonlight.' He was recently commissioned by the National Theatre to write 'Alice in the News', which children all over Britain have performed. Other new plays include: 'Still Life ' [Plymouth Theatre Royal], and 'The Long Way Home', for New Perspectives Theatre/CIAO Festival. In 2004, Charles won the Arts Council's Children's Award for his play 'Red Red Shoes' [Unicorn Theatre/The Place] and 'Merlin and the Cave of Dreams' [Imagination Stage] was nominated in USA for a Helen Hayes award for the outstanding new play of 2004 . Charles has written many plays for radio, and a TV poem for BBC2, 'No Borders', set on the Welsh borders, where he lives and has spent most of his creative life.
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HBO’s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin’s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: DREAMS AND DUST is the FIRST part of the fifth volume in the series. ‘Richly satisfying and utterly engrossing’ Sunday Times
Three works of fiction and fantasy that combine the images of myth and reality. These advanced sketches offer a montage of shadows and light in a kaleidoscopic reflection of our every day lives turned upside down and inside out.
In The Dreams and the Darkness, the first novel in the Legends of Allyoshmar series, a princess forced to marry a sadistic rapist, a farm-boy haunted by horrific nightmares, a girl who just wants to be loved, and an undead assassin with no memory, find themselves tangled in ancient conspiracies and struggling to survive when, after a thousand years of peace, the darkness everyone had forgotten about returns to their world.
Dreams have been taken seriously in China for at least three millennia. Wandering Spirits is a translation and study of the most comprehensive work on dream culture in traditional China—Lofty Principles of Dream Interpretation (Mengzhan yizhi), compiled in 1562 by Chen Shiyuan and periodically reprinted up to the modern era. The best introduction to the diversity of ideas held by the educated class about dreams, this unique treatise compiles various theories, Chen's own comments concerning the nature of dreams and their role in waking life, and almost seven hundred examples assembled from a wide range of literary sources. This annotated translation is accompanied by a full-length introduction that surveys the evolution of Chinese dream culture and the role of Chen Shiyuan and his encyclopedia.
As Anne McCaffrey is to science fiction, Margaret Weis is to fantasy . . . for she is the genre's Mistress of Dragons Mistress of Dragons is the first volume in an epic fantasy trilogy entitled The Dragonvald. Here is a world where men and dragons coexist amid political intrigue and dark magic, where the uneasy balance of power between the two is on the verge of becoming undone, threatening to unleash waves of destruction that will pit humans against humans as well as dragons against men for the domination of the world. Humanity's very survival is at risk . . . . The power to hold the chaos at bay, the terrible secret that maintains the balance, rests in the hands of a new and inexperienced Mistress of Dragons At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Say the runes in this order, without pausing. Zaine tensed. If he got it wrong, the entire world would shatter. He tried to tell himself that the world didn't have much longer anyway; and even if he failed it would be better than time just stopping - wouldn't it? *** After a long period of disruption Willow Castle has been rebuilt, and the country's ruler seems to have been chosen. But now the days seem unnaturally long. When the sky fills with shooting stars Princess Guyan provides the chilling answer - time is slowing down and will soon come to a complete standstill. They need the magic of a starweaver. But the only starweaver in their world is Zaine - a young man with a reputation more for destroying worlds than saving them...
Fifteen year old Jesse Fuller is forced to move from the big city into an old, abandoned house in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. To top it off, she is forced to share a room with her little brother! The first night, Jesse finds her sleep disturbed by strange and vivid dreams. She soon learns from the other kids in her class that the house she now lives in has a mysterious past. First driven by curiosity, Jesse starts to dig deeper into its history, to understand why she is plagued by these dreams, and learns that her own family story may be tied up in it. Before long she finds herself on a desperate quest for a talisman that she believes will help her escape the dreams and forget what she knows about the house.
Jona is a twelve year old and an only child. Having recently been bereaved of his mother, he is forced to witness the deterioration of his father through drink. Unable to accept the destruction of his happy family life, Jona escapes into a colorful world of fantasy. There he befriends a Spheroidal Multiphased Metamorph, and together they set out to find the magician who is blamed for casting a sleeping sickness spell on the Emperor. On the way, he meets up with strange characters who help him in his quest. Among them, a timorous captain of the Emperor's guards; two-legged polo horses; a Neanderthal giant; and a once fiery dragon who has lost the ability to breath fire. The quest will have a deep effect on Jona's life. But can he rid Dyland of the magician, once and for all, and reinstate the Emperor to his rightful throne?
Mount Taishan, China 1486 BCE The first recorded comet, Lao-Tien-Yeh 老天葉 reaches Earth. Estimated today, to have been four times as bright as a full moon. An old monk climbs Mount Tai to greet the new star. A chance encounter along the way, with something from his past, will introduce the monk to the tenets of Universal Truth ... Principles that will later become the foundation of Buddhism. He will not have the chance to tell anyone though, for an ancient force has also awakened with the nightless day. It takes a thousand years for the Buddhist doctrine to be discovered again. Hanalei Bay, Hawaii Three Days Ago... While caring for a recently rescued kitten, an accident occurs that blurs the lines between imagination and reality. Everything that has ever visited Calvin in dreams has come home. Every Grumpmuffin, Goblin, Adamsville Fairy and Menehune expects to have their say. It has been a long time since a human has been in a position to have a conversation and they intend to make the most of it. A childhood promise, made to a grandfather forever linked to a ragged old cat, weaves through time. Clotho, the sister who spins the threads of life and destiny for the Fates, has placed a single strand to connect them all. Harsh questions will be asked. Secrets will be shared. Truths will be revealed. But like the Chinese monk before him, Calvin will not have the chance to tell anyone, for the ancient forces once again stir. Although Twain, Tesla, Barrie, Warhol, The Apollo 12/Intrepid Landing Module, Perun—the Slavic God of Thunder, some quantum foam, and a wee-bit of lost faith all make appearances … it may not be enough. Comet Lao-Tien-Yeh 老天葉 is now designated 12P/Pons-Brooks, and it is fast approaching.
Acceptance My name is Connie Helen Whitsburg, I'm fifteen years old, and this is my story of how I became a Dragon's Whisperer. In Modern day society you'd never expect mythical creatures to exist. When a dragon named Nightly enters my life a whole other world opens up. Now we have to train with the Guardians to fend for ourselves and our loved ones before the mages attack. Can you accept a destiny beyond your belief?
All three titles in one volume! Runeweaver All Zaine had to do was reach out a hand and he could take it. Sweat broke out on his forehead as he battled the desire to take the book. If he took it, his fate would be sealed. He didn’t want to be a runeweaver – but he did want to touch the book. He wanted it so badly that he found his hand stretching out to it even as his mind screamed not to… The search is on for a new king or queen. The search is also on for runeweavers who can help contenders penetrate the Circle of Dreams and win the throne. Zaine couldn’t have chosen a more perilous time to discover his fate. For runeweavers must take centre stage in the battle for the new monarch. He is destined to play a unique and dangerous role – to fulfil a prophecy that could spell great danger, and even death, for young Zaine. Let the Contest begin! Timeweaver Zaine felt numbed by the book’s similarity to his own life-reading. She came from another world and had been alive for a very long time. How could their life-readings be so similar? **** The quest for the new king or queen in the Circle of Dreams has ended in disaster. The circle is destroyed and a fury of storm dragons has been released, determined to wreak vengeful havoc on the world. Young runeweaver Zaine is blamed for the catastrophe, so it is up to him to battle against time and the dragons to restore peace. On his quest, Zaine meets a girl whose fate seems eerily like his own. Their lives appear mirror images of one another: two circles, two destinies, and now only two possible outcomes – death or life. Zaine has more than enough advice, and a jumble of new, mysterious runes that may help if he can unlock their secrets. The only thing he does not have is time – and time is what he needs most! Starweaver "Say the runes in this order, without pausing." Zaine tensed. If he got it wrong, the entire world would shatter. He tried to tell himself that the world didn't have much longer anyway; and even if he failed it would be better than time just stopping - wouldn't it? *** After a long period of disruption Willow Castle has been rebuilt, and the country's ruler seems to have been chosen. But now the days seem unnaturally long. When the sky fills with shooting stars Princess Guyan provides the chilling answer - time is slowing down and will soon come to a complete standstill. They need the magic of a starweaver. But the only starweaver in their world is Zaine - a young man with a reputation more for destroying worlds than saving them...