Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1) (UK Edition) by Eoin Colfer

By Eoin Colfer

Subscribe to the area of "Artemis Fowl", the number 1 bestseller through Eoin Colfer. hearsay has it Artemis poultry is chargeable for each significant crime of the hot century. simply twelve years previous and already he's a legal genius, plotting to revive his family's fortune with a place of corruption and kidnapping. Kidnapping a fairy for ransom, to be specified. Artemis poultry has stumbled on an international lower than floor of armed and unsafe - and very high-tech - fairies. yet he could have underestimated their powers. they're going to struggle again. Is the boy approximately to set off a cross-species conflict? allow the misadventure commence. "Fast-paced, tongue in cheek ...laugh-out-loud". ("Sunday Times"). "A large hit". ("The Guardian"). "Artemis is a superb creation". (Anthony Horowitz). Winner of the WHSmith Children's booklet of the yr Award and Children's e-book of the 12 months on the Children's publication Awards. it really is shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's booklet of the 12 months Award. Eoin Colfer used to be born and raised in Wexford within the south-east of eire. He started writing performs at an early age and, as an grownup, persisted to jot down. "Artemis Fowl", his first publication that includes the intense younger anti-hero, was once an instantaneous overseas bestseller and received numerous prestigious awards.

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Shadow Raiders (The Dragon Brigade, Book 1) by Margaret Weis, Robert Krammes

By Margaret Weis, Robert Krammes

A brand new swashbuckling epic fable sequence by means of manhattan occasions bestselling writer Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes.

The identified global floats upon the Breath of God, a thick fuel just like Earth's oceans, with land plenty obtainable through airship. the most important of those land plenty are governed through the rival empires of Freya and Rosia. Magic is intrinsic to the functioning of those societies, and is even integrated into their technological units. yet now a very important clinical discovery has happened that may damage the stability of power-and switch the empires perpetually.

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M.Y.T.H. Inc. in Action (Myth, Book 9) by Robert Asprin

By Robert Asprin

An officer and an idiot...

Guido and Nunzio will not be the brightest bodyguards within the world-but they definitely are trustworthy. while Skeeve "the Great" asks them to hitch the military of Possiltum, the 2 thugs volunteer with out question...

Except: Whose aspect are they on?

Queen Hemlock's? The Mob Fairy Godfather's? Skeeve's? the 2 baffled bodyguards slightly have time to determine it out-they've been passed government-issue crossbows, armored with leather-based skirts, and given strive against orders by way of the feared drill sergeant Smiley!

With warfare heroes like these... who wishes enemies?

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Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

By Philip Pullman

During this new prequel episode from Philip Pullman's His darkish fabrics universe, Lee Scoresby--Texan aeronaut and destiny buddy to Lyra Belacqua--is simply 24 years previous, and he's lately received his hot-air balloon in a poker online game. He unearths himself floating North to the windswept Arctic island of Novy Odense, the place he and his hare daemon Hester are fast tangled in a perilous plot regarding oil wealthy person Larsen Manganese, corrupt mayoral candidate Ivan Poliakov, and Lee's longtime nemesis from the Dakota kingdom: Pierre McConville, a employed killer with at the least twenty murders to his name.

It's simply after Lee varieties an alliance with one of many island's reviled armored bears that he can struggle to damage up the conspiracy in a gun-twirling vintage western shoot out--and conflict of wits. This beautiful clothbound quantity positive aspects the illustrations of John Lawrence, a detachable board game—Peril of the Pole—on the interior again hide, and a glimpse for Pullman lovers into the 1st friendship of 2 of the main liked characters within the His darkish fabrics trilogy: Lee Scoresby and armored endure Iorek Byrnison.

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The Doctor and the Dinosaurs (Weird West Tales, Book 4) by Mike Resnick

By Mike Resnick

Welcome to a Steampunk wild west starring document Holliday, with zombies, dinosaurs, robots, and cowboys.

The time is April, 1885. document Holliday lies in mattress in a sanitarium in Leadville, Colorado, looking ahead to by no means to depart his room back. however the medication guy and nice leader Geronimo wishes him for one final event. Renegade Comanche medication males item to the newly-signed treaty with Theodore Roosevelt. they're venting their displeasure on white males who're desecrating tribal territory in Wyoming. Geronimo needs to safeguard the lads or renege on his contract with Roosevelt. He deals document twelve months of restored overall healthiness in trade for taking over this mission.

Welcome to the beginning of yankee paleontology, spearheaded by way of marvelous males, Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, males whose genius is barely passed by way of their hatred for every other's guts.

Now, by way of Theodore Roosevelt, Cole more youthful, and Buffalo invoice Cody, document Holliday needs to retailer Cope and Marsh not just from the Comanches, not just from dwelling, respiring dinosaurs, yet from one another. And that won't be effortless.

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The Hour of the Gate (Spellsinger, Book 2) by Alan Dean Foster

By Alan Dean Foster

Spellsinger Jon-Tom follows bespectacled turtle wizard Clothahump for allies opposed to invading insect Plated folks with new magic—and approach domestic to our international. workforce is his overwhelm Flor, 5' otter Mudge, red-hair Talea, enormous bat Pog, gambler Caz, dragon Falameezar. Froggy Bribbens courses them in break up river lower than mountain yet no farther to arachnid Weavers or legendary Ironcloud.

Originally released 1983 by means of Phantasia Press as Spellinger on the Gate, containing either Spellsinger and The Hour of the Gate.

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Advanced Magical Arts: Visualisation, Mediation and Ritual by R. J. Stewart

By R. J. Stewart

Complex Magical Arts: Visualization, Meditation and formality within the Western Magical culture. just a new release in the past a lot of the cloth during this ebook could were considered as 'secret', for personal staff use in simple terms. a lot of it's been constructed by way of small teams of committed humans over the past decade - a very fruitful interval of development within the magical arts. In "Advanced Magical Arts," the writer attracts upon the coherent, mature and enduring structures of magic, lengthy preserved in our Western tradition. With attractive illustrations via Miranda grey, he deals a chain of primary facets of the paranormal arts, which he helps with sensible examples of visualizations and rituals. R.J. Stewart is a hugely revered Scottish writer and composer who has labored, researched and written largely on song, folklore and the Western Esoteric culture. he's the founder and organizer of the once a year Merlin convention.

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The Magicians (The Magicians, Book 1) by Lev Grossman

By Lev Grossman

An exhilarating and unique coming-of- age novel a couple of younger guy training magic within the actual world

Quentin Coldwater is great yet depressing. A senior in highschool, he's nonetheless secretly preoccupied with a chain of fable novels he learn as a baby, set in a mystical land known as Fillory. think his shock while he unearths himself all at once admitted to a really mystery, very specific collage of magic in upstate manhattan, the place he gets a radical and rigorous schooling within the craft of contemporary sorcery.

He additionally discovers all of the different issues humans examine in university: friendship, love, intercourse, booze, and tedium. whatever is lacking, even though. Magic doesn't deliver Quentin the happiness and experience he dreamed it's going to. After commencement he and his neighbors make a beautiful discovery: Fillory is actual. however the land of Quentin's fantasies seems to be a lot darker and extra harmful than he may have imagined. His formative years dream turns into a nightmare with a stunning fact at its heart.

At as soon as psychologically piercing and magnificently soaking up, The Magicians boldly strikes into uncharted literary territory, imagining magic as practiced by means of genuine humans, with their capricious wants and risky feelings. Lev Grossman creates an totally unique international during which sturdy and evil aren't black and white, love and intercourse aren't easy or blameless, and tool comes at a poor fee.

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Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes

By Judika Illes

In The Encyclopedia Of 5,000 Spells: the final word Reference ebook for the paranormal Arts, self reliant student, educator and writer of a number of books of folklore, folkways, and mythology Judika Iles allows the reader to go into the area of folklore, fantasy and magic with binding spells and banishing spells, spells for romance, good fortune, wealth, and tool, in addition to spells for religious security, actual therapeutic, and improved fertility drawn from Earth's each nook and spanning 5,000 years of magical background.

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The Magician and the Cardsharp: The Search for America's by Karl Johnson

By Karl Johnson

Book Details:

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publication Date: 2006-07-25
Number of Pages: 368
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books

Synopsis from Amazon:

A well-known magician's trip to discover the best cardsharp ever conjures up the forgotten international of magic the place american citizens came upon get away throughout the nice Depression

It has the nostalgic caliber of an old style myth, yet Karl Johnson's The Magician and the Cardsharp is a real tale that lovingly re-creates the flicker of a vanished international. the following, set opposed to the backdrop of the USA suffering in the course of the melancholy, is the area of magic, a realm of stars, sleight of hand, and sin the place desires might be discovered - or stolen away.

Following the Crash of '29, Dai Vernon, recognized through magicians as "the guy who fooled Houdini," is tramping down Midwestern backroads, slightly making ends meet. whereas swapping secrets and techniques with a Mexican gambler, he hears of a man he doesn't relatively think is actual - a mythical secret guy who bargains completely from the guts of the deck and who locals name the best cardsharp of all time. made up our minds to discover the reclusive genius, Vernon units out on a trip via America's shady, slick, and sinful part - from mob-run Kansas urban via railroad cities that appeared sleepy simply within the sunlight hours. Does he locate the pointy?

Well, Karl Johnson did - after years of study into Vernon's colourful quest, learn that led him to areas he by no means knew existed. Johnson takes us to the cardsharp's doorstep and exhibits us how he bestowed on Vernon the best mystery in magic. The Magician and the Cardsharp is a distinct and perpetually exciting piece of heritage that unearths the artistry and obsession of a different breed of yankee showmen.

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