Burning Lamp

Number 8 in series

Author: Amanda Quick

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsession-fuelled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder Sylvester Jones. Driven to control their psychic abilities, each man's decision has reverberated throughout the family line, rewarding some with powers beyond their wildest dreams, and cursing others to a life filled with madness and hallucinations. At the heart of this curse is the Burning Lamp. In BURNING LAMP by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Amanda Quick, FIRED UP by Jayne Ann Krentz and MIDNIGHT CRYSTAL by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle, you will meet the three men - past, present and future - of the Burning Lamp, descendants of Nicholas Winters. There is only one hope for them: each must find the artefact and a woman who can work the dreamlight energy that the device produces in order to reverse the dangerous psychical changes brought on by the curse - or risk turning into a monster...

Burning Lamp

Author: Global Dogan

Publisher: amekad books




View: 615

From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Bestseller Jayne Ann Krentz, writing under her historical fantasy nom de plume, turns in a top-notch performance in the second Dreamlight novel. Crime lord Griffin Winters rules a vast underworld empire in Victorian London, but he fears the descent of a familial curse of madness brought on by an ancestor's alchemical experiments. Only a powerful magical artifact, controlled by a woman of rare power, can save him. Magically gifted orphan Adelaide Pyne, recently embarked on a crusade to save women from prostitution, could be that woman, and a psychic connection soon draws Adelaide and Griffin into a dangerous partnership. Fast-paced and cleverly constructed, the tale perfectly balances lively adventure, passionate romance, and the paranormal against an elaborate and refreshingly original background. Arcane Society fans will be thrilled, and new readers will find this stand-alone story very accessible. (Apr.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Booklist If Griffin Winters, one of London’s most powerful crime lords, wasn’t already going mad, annoying social reformer Adelaide Pyne would certainly drive him crazy. Unfortunately for him, she possesses both the Burning Lamp and the ability to work its dreamlight energy. So if there is any hope of avoiding the “Winter’s curse,” he needs to cut a deal, and the sooner the better. Griffin has already achieved the second of his paranormal gifts, and with the arrival of his third talent comes total descent into madness. But he isn’t the only one who wants the Burning Lamp, and if he doesn’t find a way to convince the infuriatingly stubborn Adelaide that they need to join forces, both of them could end up dead. A gifted literary alchemist, Quick (Jayne Ann Krentz) continues to perfect her unique recipe for romance in the second installment in her captivating Dreamlight trilogy (Fired Up, 2010) by deftly matching a delightfully sharp-witted and sharp-tongued heroine with a deliciously dark and sexy hero. Quick neatly tempers her paranormal-flavored, danger-infused plot with just the right dash of acerbic humor, and the result is another 24-karat read from one of the genre’s best. --John Charles

Miners' Circular

Author: United States. Bureau of Mines



Category: Mines and mineral resources


View: 505

Chinese Shadow Theatre

History, Popular Religion, and Women Warriors

Author: Fan Pen Li Chen

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 194

Chinese Shadow Theatre includes several rare transcriptions of oral performances, including a didactic play on the Eighteen Levels of Hell, and Investiture of the Gods, a sacred saga, and translations of three rare, hand-copied shadow plays featuring religious themes and women warrior characters.

The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture

Author: John Kieschnick

Publisher: Princeton University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 343

View: 291

Buddhism had a profound effect not only on Chinese philosophy and ritual, but also on the material culture of China. Examining the impact of books, bridges, sugar, tea and the chair, amongst other things, this text looks at how attitudes to such novelties affected the history of Chinese Buddhism.

Pleasure with Profit

Consisting of Recreations of Divers Kinds, Viz. Numerical, Geometrical, Mechanical, Statical, Astronomical, Horometrical, Cryptographical, Magnetical, Automatical, Chymical, and Historical : Published to Recreate Ingenious Spirits, and to Induce Them to Make Further Scrutiny Into These (and the Like) Sublime Sciences, and to Divert Them from Following Such Vices, to which Youth (in this Age) are So Much Inclin'd

Author: William Leybourn



Category: Algebra

Page: 408

View: 156

Isis Unveiled

A Master-Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science and Theology

Author: H. P. Blavatsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 680

View: 926

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-91), writer, traveller and spiritualist, is well known for her role in nineteenth-century theosophy. Born in the Ukraine, Blavatsky travelled extensively and claimed to have spent seven years studying esoteric mysteries in Tibet. From 1863 she began working as a medium and later counted W. B. Yeats among her followers. In 1875 she founded the Theosophical Society with Henry Steel Olcott. Influenced by Eastern philosophy and the Templars, Freemasons and Rosicrucians, the Society aimed to unravel the occult mysteries of nature. First published in 1877, this book outlines theosophy's precepts. The book is a mishmash of Hermetic philosophy, Christian history and Asian theology, and was allegedly dictated astrally from authorities including Plato, Solomon and Roger Bacon. In Volume 1, Blavatsky addresses the 'infallibility of science', attacking the methods of Darwin and others by arguing that scientific truth can only be accessed through occult understanding.