Download E-books Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, Book 1) PDF

By Jim Butcher

For one thousand years, the folk of Alera have united opposed to the competitive and dangerous races that inhabit the realm, utilizing their precise bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fireplace, water, and steel. yet now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows outdated and lacks an inheritor. formidable excessive Lords plot and maneuver to put their homes in positions of energy, and a struggle of succession looms at the horizon." "Far from urban politics within the Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles along with his loss of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to assist him fly, no fireplace fury to gentle his lamps. but because the Alerans' such a lot savage enemy - the Marat - go back to the Valley, he'll become aware of that his future is way more than he may ever imagine." stuck in a typhoon of lethal wind furies, Tavi saves the lifetime of a runaway slave named Amara. yet she is de facto a secret agent for Gaius Sextus, despatched to the Valley to collect intelligence on traitors to the Crown, who should be in league with the barbaric Marat horde. And while the Valley erupts in chaos - whilst rebels warfare with loyalists and furies conflict with furies - Amara will locate Tavi's braveness and resourcefulness to be an influence more than any fury - one who might flip the tides of warfare.

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By Liane Merciel

A exciting new voice in fable makes an unforgettable debut with this "intriguingly twisted story of treachery and magic" (New York occasions bestselling writer L. E. Modesitt, Jr.). Liane Merciel’s The River Kings’ highway takes us to an international of sour enmity among kingdoms, divided loyalties among comrades, and an insidious magic that destroys every thing it touches. . . .

The wounded maidservant thrust the knotted blankets at him; instinctively, Brys improved and stuck the package sooner than it fell. Then he glimpsed what lay inside of and approximately dropped it himself.

There was once a child within the blankets. a child with a tear-swollen face pink and around as a midsummer plum. a toddler he knew, even with out seeing the lacquered medallion tucked into the swaddling—a medallion a long way too heavy, on a series a long way too chilly for an toddler who had no longer but visible a yr.
A fragile interval of peace among the ceaselessly warring kingdoms of Oakharn and Langmyr is shattered while a shock bloodbath fueled through bloodmagic ravages the Langmyrne border village of Willowfield, killing its inhabitants—including a vacationing Oakharne lord and his family—and abandoning a scene so grisly that even the carrion eaters stay away from its desecrated earth. however the lifeless lord’s youngster inheritor has survived the carnage—a discovery that entwines the destinies of Brys Tarnell, a mercenary who rescues the helpless and sick babe, and who enlists a Langmyr peasant, a tender mom herself, to nourish and nurture the kid of her enemies as they trip a depressing, perilous street . . . Odosse, the peasant girl whose merely guns are wit, braveness, and her fierce maternal love—and who hazards every thing she holds expensive to guard her new cost . . . Sir Kelland, a divinely blessed Knight of the solar, referred to as upon to unmask the architects in the back of the slaughter and sidestep struggle among ancestral enemies . . . Bitharn, Kelland’s significant other on his trip, who conceals her lifelong love for the Knight in the back of her wonderful archery skills—and whose emotions could eventually be Kelland’s undoing . . . and Leferic, an Oakharne Lord’s sour youngest son, whose darkish goals gasoline the main bad acts of violence. As one infant’s existence hangs within the stability, so too does the destiny of millions, whereas deep within the wooded area, a Maimed Witch practices an evil bloodmagic that can doom all of them. . . .

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Download E-books Myth Directions (Starblaze Editions) PDF

By Robert Asprin

The attractive Tanda desires the Trophy--and it truly is as much as Skeeve to get it for her. the matter is, getting it's going to take greater than good fortune. it is going to take all Skeeve's unproven magical skills, a scaly yet shrewdpermanent Pervect, and a captivating demon now not above a bit interdimensional thievery.

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Download E-books The Witches of Fife: Witch-Hunting in a Scottish Shire, 1560-1710 PDF

Alongside the coast of Fife, in villages like Culross and Pittenweem, heritage files that a few ladies have been achieved as witches. however, the truth of what occurred the evening that Janet Cornfoot was once lynched at Pittenweem is difficult to understand as one sits via the harbour gazing the fishing boats dump their trap and the excitement boats emerging with the tide. How may well humans do that to an previous lady? Why used to be no-one ever dropped at justice? And why might a person safeguard this type of lynching? the duty of the historian is to attempt to make occasions long ago come alive and appear much less unusual. the main points of the witch-hunt are attention-grabbing. a number of the anecdotes are unusual. the trendy reader reveals it demanding to visualize affliction being blamed at the malevolence of a beggar girl denied charity, or the industrial failure of a sea voyage being attributed to the village hag, now not undesirable climate. Witch-hunting was once on the topic of rules, values, attitudes and political occasions. It used to be a classy approach, related to non secular and civil specialists, village tensions and the fears of the elite. The witch-hunt in Scotland additionally happened at a time whilst one of many major agendas was once the construction of a righteous or godly society. accordingly, non secular gurus had regulate over facets of people's lives which appear as unusual to us at the present time as ideals approximately magic or witchcraft. It used to be now not unintended that the witch-hunt in Scotland, and particularly in Fife, must have occurred at the present. This ebook tells the tale of what happened over a interval of a century and a part, and provides a few rationalization as to why it happened.

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Download E-books Fungi Magazine PDF

Vol. four No. three : summer time 2011

In this issue:

Psilocybin - heritage, own tales and strength destiny via Michael W. Beug

The Genus Psilocybe in North the USA via Michael W. Beug

Mysterious Asian good looks Conquers japanese Massachusetts by way of J. Ginns and Lawrence Millman

What Mushrooms Have Taught Me concerning the which means of existence by way of Nicholas P. funds

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Download E-books Myth-taken Identity (Myth Adventures) PDF

By Jody Lynn Nye

Aahz will get an unwelcome stopover at from blue-skinned bruisers and a small magician short of Skeeve to cough up the dough for an exceptionally huge invoice that he skipped out on. understanding that Skeeve has many faults, yet welshing on a debt isn't really certainly one of them, he enlists assistance from Chumley and Massha to compliment him to the final position any self respecting Pervert might ever visit...the mall! as soon as there, they notice that the mall rats have created a scheme to scouse borrow consumers' charge cards. understanding that Skeeve is a sufferer of identification robbery they set our to set concerns correct and to transparent their friend's name...

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