Download E-books The Hero and the Crown PDF

A Newbery Medal Winner

Although she is the daughter of Damar's king, Aerin hasn't ever been accredited as complete royalty. either out and in of the royal courtroom, humans whisper the tale of her mom, the witchwoman, who was once acknowledged to have enspelled the king into marrying her to get an inheritor to rule Damar-then died of melancholy while she came upon she had borne a daughter rather than a son. yet none of them, no longer even Aerin herself, can expect her future-for she is to be the genuine hero who will wield the facility of the Blue Sword...

“[The Hero and the Crown] confirms McKinley as an immense author of recent heroic fable, a style whose giants contain C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula ok. Le Guin.”—The Washington Post

“An completely engrossing fantasy.”—The big apple Times
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Download E-books The Eye of Zoltar (The Chronicles of Kazam) PDF

By Jasper Fforde

Although she’s an orphan in indentured servitude, sixteen-year-old Jennifer unusual is beautiful reliable at her activity of dealing with the unpredictable workforce at Kazam Mystical Arts administration. She already solved the Dragon challenge, kept away from mass destruction through Quarkbeast, and helped retailer magic within the Ununited Kingdoms. but even Jennifer can be defeated while the long-absent powerful Shandar makes an spectacular visual appeal and instructions her to discover the attention of Zoltar—proclaiming that if she fails, he'll dispose of the one dragons left on earth.


How can a teenage non-magician outdo the best sorcerer the realm has ever recognized? yet failure is unacceptable, so Jennifer needs to trigger for the mysterious Cadir Idris within the lethal Cambrian Empire—a vacation spot with a fatality index of 50 percentage. With the percentages opposed to them, will Jennifer and her touring partners ever go back to the dominion of Snodd?
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Download E-books Rise of the Wolf: Book 1 (Wereworld) PDF

By Curtis Jobling

An exciting new sequence for Ranger's Apprentice fans!

Imagine a global governed by way of Werelords--men and girls who can shift at will into bears, lions, and serpents. while Drew unexpectedly discovers he's not just a werewolf however the long-lost inheritor to the murdered Wolf King's throne, he needs to use his wits and newfound powers to outlive in a land without warning filled with enemies. Drew's the one person who can unite the dominion in a huge rebellion opposed to its tyrant ruler, Leopold the Lion. however the king is sizzling on Drew's tail and won't relaxation till he's bought the insurgent wolf's head.
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Download E-books Princeps' Fury (Codex Alera) PDF

By Jim Butcher

Lower than Tavi of Calderon, inheritor to the crown, war-torn Alera rebuilds whereas politicians and nobles vie for strength. yet from the south comes information: the feared Vord have come to Alera. For 1000 years, Alera and her furies have withstood each enemy and survived each foe.
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Download E-books Naming the Witch: Magic, Ideology, and Stereotype in the Ancient World (Gender, Theory, and Religion) PDF

By Kimberly B. Stratton

Kimberly B. Stratton investigates the cultural and ideological motivations in the back of early imaginings of the magician, the sorceress, and the witch within the old global. Accusations of magic might hold the loss of life penalty or, at the least, marginalize the individual or team they designated. yet Stratton strikes past the preferred view of those accusations as mere slander. In her view, representations and accusations of sorcery reflect the advanced fight of historic societies to outline authority, legitimacy, and Otherness.

Stratton argues that the concept that "magic" first emerged as a discourse in historic Athens the place it operated half and parcel of the fight to outline Greek identification towards the uncivilized "barbarian" following the Persian Wars. the belief of magic then unfold during the Hellenized international and Rome, reflecting and adapting to political forces, values, and social matters in every one society. Stratton considers the portrayal of witches and magicians within the literature of 4 comparable sessions and cultures: classical Athens, early imperial Rome, pre-Constantine Christianity, and rabbinic Judaism. She compares styles of their representations of magic and analyzes the connection among those stereotypes and the social elements that formed them.

Stratton's comparative process illuminates the measure to which magic used to be (and nonetheless is) a cultural build that depended upon and mirrored specific social contexts. not like so much prior stories of magic, which taken care of the classical international individually from old Judaism, Naming the Witch highlights the measure to which those historic cultures shared principles approximately strength and bonafide authority, even whereas developing and deploying these principles in numerous methods. The ebook additionally interrogates the typical organization of girls with magic, denaturalizing the gendered stereotype within the approach. Drawing on Michel Foucault's idea of discourse in addition to the paintings of different modern theorists, equivalent to Homi ok. Bhabha and Bruce Lincoln, Stratton's bewitching research provides a extra nuanced, ideologically delicate method of knowing the witch in Western history.

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Download E-books DragonQuest (Dragon Keepers Chronicles, Book 2) PDF

By Donita K. Paul

A brand new Quest Begins

A dragonkeeper of Paladin, Kale is summoned from the corridor to The toilets through the Wizard Fenworth to function his apprentice and have a tendency his newly hatched meech dragon, Regidor. yet Kale isn’t going on my own. The corridor is sending a pupil to observe her functionality and report to the students. Worst of all, it’s Bardon–an older boy Kale reveals frustrating, yet who a minimum of can carry his personal in a sword struggle.

New Friendships Are Forged

Meanwhile, the Wizard Risto has seized one other meech dragon, bringing him dangerously just about gaining the facility he seeks. So with just a motley band of partners, Kale units out on a determined quest to rescue the second one meech, to loose these dragons already enslaved, and to thwart Risto’s devious plans. It’s as much as Kale to steer the hunt and to embody the function that’s rightfully hers. yet will her efforts be adequate to save lots of the land of Amara from the darkish destiny that awaits at Risto’s fingers?
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Download E-books Harry Potter E il Calice Di Fuoco (Harry Potter, Libro 4) PDF

By J. K. Rowling

È un momento cruciale nella vita di Harry Potter: ormai è un mago adolescente, vuole andarsene dalla casa dei pestiferi Dursley, vuole sognare los angeles cercatrice del Corvonero in keeping with cui ha una cotta tremenda... E poi vuole scoprire quali sono i grandiosi avvenimenti che si terranno a Hogwarts e che riguarderanno altre due scuole di magia e una grande competizione che non si svolge da cento anni. Harry Potter vuole davvero essere un normale mago di quattordici anni. Ma sfortunatamente, Harry non è un mago normale. E stavolta los angeles differenza può essergli fatale. Età di lettura: da eight anni.
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Download E-books Sneaky Book for Boys: How to perform sneaky magic tricks, escape a grasp, craft a compass, and more (Sneaky Books) PDF

By Cy Tymony

Thanks, Cy . . . for starting up the area of tinkering and creativity to a complete new new release . . . seeking to get their arms soiled with new and interesting projects." --NPR's Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday

It's The risky e-book for Boys meets Worst-Case situation Survival Handbook through The Boy Scouts of the United States Handbook--with plenty of different cool sneaky boy stuff combined in.

Cy Tymony's Sneaky booklet for Boys selections up the place The harmful ebook for Boys left off. whereas The risky ebook for Boys comprises sections on Morse code and a proof of range and longitude, the Sneaky publication for Boys maintains via that includes directions on tips on how to make and use a Morse code set, besides crafting a range quadrant and a longitude sextant.

This smart publication offers whole how-to directions and diagrams for sneaky instruments, survival talents, magic methods, conversation codes, and technological know-how initiatives. It additionally explores sneaky animals and bugs and recycling and conservation techniques.

Specifically, sneaksters will find out about crows that crack their nuts utilizing automobile tires; how you can practice magic methods with algebra; how you can build a compass and sneaky intercom; the right way to get away a seize, thoroughly commence a fireplace (six assorted ways!), assemble water in an emergency, and lots more and plenty extra.
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Download E-books Wolf's Blood PDF

By Jane Lindskold

Raised within the wild by way of clever, language-using wolves, in her teenagers Firekeeper was once kidnapped again into the lands of fellows, the place her upbringing as a wolf helped her continue to exist the lethal intrigues of human beings.
One of the 1st issues she discovered in Hawk Haven was once that magic used to be a specific thing to be feared and despised. some time past, the entire human kingdoms have been governed by means of robust sorcerers. Then a virulent disease got here and the sorcerers died.  not anyone misses them. a lot used to be lost--but nonetheless, not anyone misses them.
Yet as Firekeeper has travelled and grown wiser within the methods of humans, she's realized that the genuine tale was once extra advanced. In coming to the rustic of the Liglim, she, Derian Carter, and Blind Seer chanced on that magic remains to be operating on the planet, and that it's not consistently the evil they might been warned opposed to. however it additionally grew to become out that the outdated plague particularly exact magic users.  And while Firekeeper and her pals discovered to open the gates among worlds, the plague got here again with them.
Firekeeper, Blind Seer, and Derian Carter survived the plague: no longer unchanged, yet nonetheless themselves. Now Firekeeper is decided to benefit the character of the plague--and if she will be able to, to finish it endlessly. What occurs subsequent could be the fruits of the outstanding myth epic that begun with Through Wolf's Eyes.
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Download E-books Dragonspell: The Southern Sea (Deverry) PDF

By Katharine Kerr

Book 4 of the prestigious Deverry sequence, an epic fable rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven historical past over numerous hundred years.

Book 4 of the prestigious Deverry sequence, an epic delusion rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven historical past over numerous hundred years.

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