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House of Secrets

House of Secrets Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062192485
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Hailed as “a breakneck, jam-packed roller coaster of an adventure” by J. K. Rowling, this New York Times bestseller is the first installment in the explosive tween fantasy series by famed Hollywood director Chris Columbus (of Harry Potter fame) and bestselling author Ned Vizzini (It’s Kind of a Funny Story). Siblings Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker once had everything they could ever want. But everything changed when Dr. Walker lost his job. Now the family must relocate to an old Victorian house, formerly the home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff—a house that simultaneously feels creepy and too good to be true. By the time the Walkers realize that one of their neighbors has sinister plans for them, they’re banished to a primeval forest way off the grid. Bloodthirsty medieval warriors patrol the woods around them, supernatural pirates roam the neighboring seas, and a power-hungry queen rules the land. To survive, the siblings will have to be braver than they ever thought possible—and to fight against their darkest impulses. The key may lie in their own connection to the secret Kristoff legacy. But as they unravel that legacy, they’ll discover that it’s not just their family that’s in danger . . . it’s the entire world.

Battle of the Beasts Sepron vs Narga

Battle of the Beasts Sepron vs Narga Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Blade
Editor: Orchard Books
ISBN: 1408327104
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Fight the Beasts, Fear the Magic! The time has come for another Battle of the Beasts! Maximus's evil plans to destroy the Good Beasts continues... The seas will boil when Sepron and Narga clash in combat. Meet a new hero of Avantia. Will has been chosen by Tom to join his Knight Academy. Does he have the courage and skill to survive the Battle of the Beasts? A brand new Beast Quest is about to begin!

Last Battle: The Lord of the Beasts

Last Battle: The Lord of the Beasts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: José Loma
Editor: Babelcube Inc.
ISBN: 1547556072
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Last Battle: The Lord of the Beasts by José Loma Summary

A kingdom in war. A threatened queen. An invading army. A false emperor. A battle of the past. An exiled champion. A powerful commander. An impetuous traitor. Some cursed weapons. Some forgotten gods. And the Lord of the Beasts willing to do away with everything named. But there is something that his will ignores, something unnoticed also for the rest of the world: the arrival of a new recruit, the emigrant from the south who will find the power and destiny of the world in his hands. A world threatened by the greed of an evil being is subjected to war. Creatures from distant lands raze the strongholds of the allied races. Aegean always thought he would be another recruit, but the fate and will of the gods are unpredictable, and his courage and honor will be the key to, when the time comes, look into the eyes of evil and test his own will. Join Egeo and immerse yourself in a path full of mystery, action and adventure. Will evil be imposed on good? Or maybe both are the same? Let's go! Let's find the answer!

Battle of the Beasts: Amictus vs Tagus

Battle of the Beasts: Amictus vs Tagus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Blade
Editor: Orchard Books
ISBN: 1408327023
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Fight the Beasts, Fear the Magic! A clash of Beasts is about to begin! Evil Max is using the magical Golden Gauntlet to turn Tagus the Horse-man and Amictus the Bug Queen into mortal enemies. Meet a new Avantian hero... Evan must ride forth and take on a new Quest to rescue these noble Beasts from a terrible fate. Who will be victorious in this Battle of the Beasts? A brand new Beast Quest is about to begin!

Battle of the Beasts: Ferno vs Epos

Battle of the Beasts: Ferno vs Epos Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Blade
Editor: Orchard Books
ISBN: 1408327015
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Battle of the Beasts: Ferno vs Epos by Adam Blade Summary

Fight the Beasts, Fear the Magic! Danger stirs in the land of Avantia. Max, son of Evil Wizard Malvel, has stolen the magical Golden Gauntlet. Using its power he plans to force the Good Beasts, Ferno and Epos, to fight each other¬ to the death! Meet a new hero of Avantia... Sam is an ordinary boy who must become a hero! His Quest is to tame a Beast and ride into battle to stop Max's evil plan. Can he survive the Battle of the Beasts? A brand new Beast Quest is about to begin!

The Battle of Maldon

The Battle of Maldon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Atherton
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350167487
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Depicting one of the defining conflicts of tenth-century England, The Battle of Maldon immortalises the bloody fight that took place along the banks of the tidal river Blackwater in 991, poignantly expressing the lore and language of a determined nation faced with the advance of a ruthless and relentless enemy. But, as Mark Atherton reveals, The Battle of Maldon is more than a heroic tale designed to inspire courage and unity in a time of crisis: rather, it celebrates ideals of loyalty and friendship and commemorates an event which changed the face of English culture. Using Atherton's own vivid and illuminating translations from Old English, The Battle of Maldon: War and Peace in Tenth-Century England evokes the chaotic ebb and flow of the battle while also placing 'Maldon' in the context of its age. Seeking to reconstruct the way of life, the spirituality and the worldview of the original audience, Atherton examines how and why the poem encouraged its readers to relive the visceral experience of battle for themselves. With this exciting study, Atherton provides an authoritative treatment of this iconic text, its history and its legacy. As such, this important book will be a vital resource for all readers of Old English literature and early medieval history.

The Naming of the Beasts

The Naming of the Beasts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mike Carey
Editor: Orbit
ISBN: 0316478733
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Author of The Girl With All the Gifts Mike Carey presents the fifth book in his hip supernatural thriller series featuring freelance exorcist Felix Castor. They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, but if you ask Castor, he'll tell you there's quite a bit of arrogance and reckless stupidity lining the streets as well. He should know. There's only so many times you can play both sides against the middle and get away with it. Now, the inevitable moment of crisis has arrived and it's left Castor with blood on his hands. Castor drowns his guilt in cheap whiskey, while an innocent woman lies dead and her daughter comatose, his few remaining friends fear for their lives, and there's a demon loose on the streets. But not just any demon---this one rides shotgun on Castor's best friend's soul, and can't be expelled without killing him. Looks like Felix Castor's got some tough choices to make, because expel the demon he must---or all Hell will break loose. Felix Castor series: The Devil You Know Vicious Circle Dead Men's Boots Thicker Than Water The Naming of the Beasts By the same author, writing as M. R. Carey: The Girl With All the Gifts Fellside The Boy on the Bridge

Beasts of the Frozen Sun

Beasts of the Frozen Sun Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jill Criswell
Editor: Blackstone Publishing
ISBN: 1982556633
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Beasts of the Frozen Sun by Jill Criswell Summary

Burn brightly. Love fiercely. For all else is dust. Every child of Glasnith learns the last words of Aillira, the god-gifted mortal whose doomed love affair sparked a war of gods and men, and Lira of clan Stone knows the story better than most. As a descendant of Aillira and god-gifted in her own right, she has the power to read people’s souls, to see someone’s true essence with only a touch of her hand. When a golden-haired warrior washes up on the shores of her homeland—one of the fearful marauders from the land of the Frozen Sun—Lira helps the wounded man instead of turning him in. After reading his soul, she realizes Reyker is different than his brethren who attack the coasts of Glasnith. He confides in her that he’s been cursed with what his people call battle-madness, forced to fight for the warlord known as the Dragon, a powerful tyrant determined to reignite the ancient war that Aillira started. As Lira and Reyker form a bond forbidden by both their clans, the wrath of the Dragon falls upon them and all of Glasnith, and Lira finds herself facing the same tragic fate as her ancestor. The battle for Lira’s life, for Reyker’s soul, and for their peoples’ freedom has only just begun ...

Battle of the Bots (Key Hunters #7)

Battle of the Bots (Key Hunters #7) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric Luper
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338212354
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Battle of the Bots (Key Hunters #7) by Eric Luper Summary

Cleo and Evan have a secret. A collection of books so dangerous they are locked up tight. And only they can find the keys to release the magic inside! THE FUTURE IS UNDER ATTACK! A super-smart, super-evil computer network has taken over the world. And Cleo and Evan are the only ones who can take it down. But the network has sent robots, drones, and cyborgs to stop them. If they can find a way to pull the plug -- and find their next key -- Cleo and Evan just might survive this science fiction showdown!

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Madeleine L'Engle,General Press
ISBN: 9389157722
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle,General Press Summary

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It was a dark and stormy night—Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

The Battle of Hackham Heath

The Battle of Hackham Heath Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Flanagan
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698174526
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John Flanagan, author of the bestselling Ranger's Apprentice fantasy adventure epic, delivers a second prequel to Ruins of Gorlan, the novel that started it all, with Halt and Crowley preparing for war against a near-unstoppable enemy When the former Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen. But Morgarath, now in hiding, is already planning his next move, recruiting an army of savage, overpowering beasts known as Wargals. Newly crowned King Duncan knows he must assemble his troops for battle. To find out the full extent of Morgarath’s plan of attack, Halt prepares for a seemingly impossible task--climbing the deadly cliffs of the Mountains of Rain and Night and venturing deep into enemy territory to spy. After all, the winner of this war could be determined by one wrong move. At the Battle of Hackham Heath, the fate of a Kingdom will be decided. This origin story of how Halt came to be Araluen’s most famous Ranger – and how war will decide the future of the next generation – will thrill Ranger’s Apprentice fans and new readers alike.

Animal Farm

Animal Farm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Orwell
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1398805955
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Animal Farm by George Orwell Summary

One of the most celebrated works of modern literature, Animal Farm is George Orwell's satire on the Russian Revolution of 1917 and Stalin's subsequent rule. It tells the story of the animals of Manor Farm, as they rise up against the drunken farmer Mr Jones and the ensuing leadership battle between two pigs, Snowball and Napoleon. They set in motion their 'system of thought', Animalism, a clear play on Communism, with seven tenets including, 'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.' ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Essential Orwell presents George Orwell's most acclaimed fiction and non-fiction titles with striking contemporary cover-designs. These unique paperback editions are wonderful collectibles which celebrate one of the most important voices of the 20th century.

The Very Witching Time of Night

The Very Witching Time of Night Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gregory William Mank
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615438
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The Very Witching Time of Night by Gregory William Mank Summary

The book covers unusual and often surprising areas of horror film history: (1) The harrowingly tragic life of Dracula’s leading lady, Helen Chandler, as intimately remembered by her sister-in-law. (2) John Barrymore’s 1931 horror vehicles Svengali and The Mad Genius, and their rejection by the public. (3) The disastrous shooting of 1933’s Murders in the Zoo, perhaps the most racy of all Pre-Code horror films. (4) A candid interview with the son of legendary horror star Lionel Atwill. (5) The censorship battles of One More River, as waged by Frankenstein director James Whale. (6) The adventures (and misadventures) of Boris Karloff as a star at Warner Bros. (7) The stage and screen versions of the horror/comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. (8) Production diaries of the horror noirs Cat People and The Curse of the Cat People. (9) Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man revisited. (10) Horror propaganda: The production of Hitler’s Madman. (11) Horror star John Carradine and the rise and fall of his Shakespearean Repertory Company. (12) The Shock! Theatre television phenomenon. And (13) A Tribute to Carl Laemmle, Jr., producer of the original Universal horror classics, including an interview with his lady friend of almost 40 years.

Ember and the Ice Dragons

Ember and the Ice Dragons Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heather Fawcett
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062854534
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Ember and the Ice Dragons by Heather Fawcett Summary

A stunning middle grade fantasy about a girl who used to be a dragon and her adventure to save her new home—from Even the Darkest Stars author Heather Fawcett. Perfect for fans of the Nevermoor and His Dark Materials series. Ember St. George is a dragon. At least she was before her adoptive father—a powerful but accident-prone Magician—turned her into a human girl to save her life. Unfortunately, Ember’s growing tendency to burst into flames at certain temperatures—not to mention her invisible wings—is making it too dangerous for her to stay in London. The solution: ship Ember off to her aunt’s research station in frigid Antarctica. Though eccentric Aunt Myra takes getting used to, Ember quickly feels at home in a land of ice storms, mischievous penguins, and twenty-four-hour nights. She even finds herself making friends with a girl genius called Nisha and a mysterious orphan named Moss. Then she discovers that Antarctica is home to the Winterglass Hunt, a yearly tradition in which rare ice dragons are hunted for their jeweled scales. Furious, Ember decides to join the hunt to sabotage it from the inside. But being an undercover dragon isn’t easy—especially among dragon hunters. Can a twelve-year-old fire dragon survive the dangers that come her way in the Antarctic wilderness and protect the ice dragons from extinction?

The Other Normals

The Other Normals Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ned Vizzini
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062079921
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The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini Summary

From Ned Vizzini, the best-selling author of It's Kind of a Funny Story and the co-author of the New York Times bestseller House of Secrets, comes this geektastic tale about role-playing and growing up. The Other Normals is a story from one of the most brilliant voices in teen literature about the winding and often hilarious path to manhood. Given the chance, fifteen-year-old Peregrine "Perry" Eckert would dedicate every waking moment to Creatures & Caverns, a role-playing game with magical creatures, spell casting, and deadly weapons. The world of C&C is where he feels most comfortable in his own skin. But that isn't happening—not if his parents have anything to do with it. Concerned their son lacks social skills, they ship him off to summer camp. Perry is bracing himself for the worst summer of his life. Everything changes, however, when Perry gets to camp and stumbles into the World of the Other Normals. There he meets Mortin Enaw, one of the creators of C&C, and mythical creatures from the game. Perry's new otherworldly friends need his help to save their princess and prevent mass violence. As they embark on their quest together, Perry realizes that his nerdy childhood has uniquely prepared him to be a great warrior in this world, and maybe even a hero. But to save the princess, Perry will have to learn how to make real connections in the human world as well.

Myths and Folk-tales of the Russians, Western Slavs, and Magyars

Myths and Folk-tales of the Russians, Western Slavs, and Magyars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeremiah Curtin
Editor: Good Press
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Myths and Folk-tales of the Russians, Western Slavs, and Magyars by Jeremiah Curtin Summary

"Myths and Folk-tales of the Russians, Western Slavs, and Magyars" by Jeremiah Curtin. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Dark Lord

Dark Lord Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Greywolf the Wanderer
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475903102
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Dark Lord by Greywolf the Wanderer Summary

Greywolf is the general of an anemic militia that guards the frontiers of the idyllic land of the Fae, Tir-na-nog. All appears peaceful along the northern borders, until he sends animals to spy across the Mysts, that mysterious veil that separates the Human lands from the enchanted Lands of the Fae. He rushes back to his homeland only to be scorned as an opportunist by the ruling council. Almost single handedly he strives to stem the flow of the enemy not only into his own lands, but into all of Tir-na-nog itself. Will he succeed? Can he rally the kingdoms to defend the lands in time? The answer may surprise you. Enter a wayward Goddess hell bent on revenge! Diana arrives in Tir-na-nog to avenge the destruction of her temples And the murdering of her priestesses. The first living soul she encounters upon arrival is Greywolf. The Sparks fly as they form an unlikely partnership to do battle against Dark Lord! A bold fantasy tale laced with drama, comedy, magic, mystery, bloodshed, and romance. Where mythical beasts and races come alive, and interact in a world of splendor. It is a classical struggle between the forces of Good and Evil. He receives reports that in a land of an ancient enemy, troops are amassing at a fortress known as the Tower of Terror. Then the reports abruptly cease. He travels to the land of Humans himself only to discover that an invasion is being planned by an evil villain. A villain he himself used to call friend.

Library of Heaven's Path 8 Anthology

Library of Heaven's Path 8 Anthology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heng Sao Tian Ya
ISBN: 799908932X
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Library of Heaven's Path 8 Anthology by Heng Sao Tian Ya Summary

Traversing into another world, Zhang Xuan finds himself becoming an honorable teacher. Along with his transcension, a mysterious library appears in his mind. As long as it is something he has seen, regardless of whether it is a human or an object, a book on its weaknesses will be automatically compiled in the library. Thus, he becomes formidable. "Emperor Zhuoyang, why do you detest wearing your underwear so much? As an emperor, can't you pay a little more attention to your image?" "Fairy Linglong, you can always look for me if you find yourself unable to sleep at night. I am skilled in lullabies!" "And you, Demon Lord Qiankun! Can you cut down on the garlic? Are you trying to kill me with that stench?" This is an incredible story about teachers and students, grooming and guiding the greatest experts in the world!

Gods, Heroes, & Kings

Gods, Heroes, & Kings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher R. Fee
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019803878X
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Gods, Heroes, & Kings by Christopher R. Fee Summary

The islands of Britain have been a crossroads of gods, heroes, and kings-those of flesh as well as those of myth-for thousands of years. Successive waves of invasion brought distinctive legends, rites, and beliefs. The ancient Celts displaced earlier indigenous peoples, only to find themselves displaced in turn by the Romans, who then abandoned the islands to Germanic tribes, a people themselves nearly overcome in time by an influx of Scandinavians. With each wave of invaders came a battle for the mythic mind of the Isles as the newcomer's belief system met with the existing systems of gods, legends, and myths. In Gods, Heroes, and Kings, medievalist Christopher Fee and veteran myth scholar David Leeming unearth the layers of the British Isles' unique folkloric tradition to discover how this body of seemingly disparate tales developed. The authors find a virtual battlefield of myths in which pagan and Judeo-Christian beliefs fought for dominance, and classical, Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, and Celtic narrative threads became tangled together. The resulting body of legends became a strange but coherent hybrid, so that by the time Chaucer wrote "The Wife of Bath's Tale" in the fourteenth century, a Christian theme of redemption fought for prominence with a tripartite Celtic goddess and the Arthurian legends of Sir Gawain-itself a hybrid mythology. Without a guide, the corpus of British mythology can seem impenetrable. Taking advantage of the latest research, Fee and Leeming employ a unique comparative approach to map the origins and development of one of the richest folkloric traditions. Copiously illustrated with excerpts in translation from the original sources,Gods, Heroes, and Kings provides a fascinating and accessible new perspective on the history of British mythology.

The Beasts of Tarzan

The Beasts of Tarzan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 150406092X
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The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs Summary

The saga of Tarzan continues: Lord Greystoke must escape from a jungle island to find his kidnapped wife and son in this 1914 novel. John Clayton II, Viscount Greystoke—otherwise known as Tarzan—married his love, Jane Porter, after rescuing her from a murderous tribe. Now, one year later, Tarzan, Jane, and their young son, Jack, have returned to their London home while their new family estate is built in Africa. But the civilized city holds danger for Tarzan when old foes Nikolas Rokoff and Alexis Paulvitch escape from prison. Setting an elaborate trap for the Tarzan and Jane, Nikolas and Alexis kidnap Jack as bait. Later, left alone on a jungle island, Tarzan must fend for himself against a panther and a tribe of great apes. But he soon tames the fearsome beasts, and with their help he just might be able to save his family before it’s too late.