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A Spark of Magic

By M. Bradley Davis
  • ISBN Code: : 9781418403911
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
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Not even rural West Virginia can hide the talents of a modern-day Mozart. Stephen is a thirteen-year-old ward of the state—and a runaway who knows exactly what he is and what he wants. He’s a gifted musician who wants a career in music. Who he is doesn’t seem important—until his foster parents refuse to believe in his musical gift. Now, the lack of a last name and need for a solid identity hover in his dreams. He grew up in a small town orphanage. His foster home of the past few months was in another small town. He’d left one and couldn’t go back to the other; the only place remaining was Clarkstowne—the big city a few miles away. He knew no one in Clarkstowne, yet he’d go there and search for someone who might understand his need. Stephen’s simple “I am what I am, I need what I need” will change the perceptions of many people, beginning with the conductor of a respected symphony orchestra, a lonely boy, the musicians with whom he interacts, the friends he makes along the way, and the caseworkers and state officials who must straighten out the controversy centering on him.

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It was a time when gods walked the earth, when armies fought not for bits of land, but for the very existence of humanity. On such a battlefield, five formidable warriors stood against an evil greater than any the earth had ever seen. But evil is not an honorable foe. Betrayed by someone they trusted, the warriors were cursed, one by one, tossed into the maelstrom of time, imprisoned in stone, their freedom resting on nearly impossible conditions. Alone of the five, their leader, the sorcerer Nicodemus, was left free. His curse? To know that his fellow warriors remained trapped forever out of his reach, condemned to an eternity of searching for their stone prisons and the keys to their freedom. Nicodemus stood on the battlefield, magic a storm of power surrounding him, his army on the cusp of victory against his lifelong enemy, the sorcerer Sotiris, whose death would finally bring peace to their world. . . until everything changed. The four warriors who'd stood by him through endless wars were struck down by a curse, gone in an instant, and spun into the sands of time. And Antonia, the woman he loved so fiercely, was bespelled into an unknown world, captured by the sorcerer she'd betrayed. Following Sotiris's vanishing trail, Nicodemus searches through worlds and centuries until finally, in a universe a thousand years from where he was born, his freed warriors seek him out and stand with him once more. But what of Antonia, what of her fate at the sorcerer's whim? And if she still lives, how will he find her? With his warriors’ help, Nicodemus untangles the twisted reality Sotiris has contrived to hide his beloved. Together at last, Nico and Antonia will rediscover the love and trust they once held for each other, wanting only to share the life they've been denied for so long. But Sotiris is still a threat--one that must be eliminated if there is to be peace. With Antonia and his warriors by his side--as well as an unexpected, but deadly, ally--Nicodemus prepares for the final battle. And this time, only one sorcerer will walk away. Author Bio: D. B. Reynolds is the RT and EPIC Award-Winning author of the Vampires in America series of paranormal romance, and an Emmy-nominated television sound editor. She lives in a flammable canyon near Los Angeles, and when she’s not writing her own books, she can usually be found reading someone else's. Visit her blog at www.dbreynolds.com for details on all of her books, for free stories and more.

The Bridge: Krynn

By Erik Schubach
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  • Publisher : Erik Schubach
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 223
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 939
  • Pdf File: the-bridge.pdf

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The fallout from Evangeline's rescue of Felicia in the Under-Veil and the plans of the mysterious puppet master who has been manipulating events on both sides of the veil, comes to a head. Rumblings on both sides of Evie's gateway point to the Dragons being on the move as the Crimson Court declare all out war against the Willow Court and the mortal realm. A last ditch effort to stop the dragons ends with Sharee unconscious as Kane tries to stop the Dragons. No matter how things turn out, the world will never be the same. Follow Evangeline in the series finale of The Bridge, as she trolls the Roebling Bridge in Cincinnati.

Black Heart

By Christina Henry
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101626631
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 727
  • Pdf File: black-heart.pdf

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As a former Agent of Death, Madeline Black is no stranger to witnessing violent ends. But being the one to cause them is an entirely different story… Despite her having saved Chicago from a vampire invasion, the Agency wants to get Maddy off their payroll—permanently. With the deadly Retrievers hot on her trail, she has no choice but to trust Nathaniel to port her to safety. But even the exotic and dangerous world that she winds up in is not as peaceful as she would have hoped. Caught in a turf war between a group of fae and a disturbingly familiar foe, Maddy soon discovers that the twisted plots of her grandfather, Lucifer, and his brothers extend even into this unknown realm. Now, with enemies gathering on all sides, Maddy’s fate is looking darker than ever. And to protect her unborn son from her adversaries, she may have to tap into a power she hoped never to access…

Wicked Castle

By Jenna Bora
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1479766615
  • Total of Pages : 171
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 341
  • Pdf File: wicked-castle.pdf

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There goes the roaring sound of the gunfire, the sharp clang of one sword clashing with another. These were some of the noises that could be heard by an observer of this war. It was the second Knights vs. Warriors War in Siennas history. Anyone who had observed the first war would say that this one has the terror and viciousness of the first one multiplied by five. The first Knights vs. Warriors War happened from 1977 to 1982. It ended with a victory for the Warriors. The second one started in 1992 and ended in 1996. While this war took the lives of about five thousand innocent people, out of them all, these four were the most noteworthy: Gwyneth and Oliver Hardly and Helene and Richard Woodley. These were the parents of Julianna Hardly and Fae Woodley. Due to this fatal day, Julianna and Fae would never know the life they could have had. But those who know them personally would be certain that if they hadnt fallen into being adopted by the king and queen of Sienna, they never would have met. But because of their vastly different outlooks on life, that would not necessarily be a bad thing. It would make life much more peaceful for their adoptive parents too. But none of that is important anymore. Now its time to enter the life and meet the parents that they do have. In one castle . . .

A Darker Shade of Magic

By V. E. Schwab
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1466851376
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 887
  • Pdf File: a-darker-shade-of-magic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Darker Shade of Magic, from #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they'll first need to stay alive. "A Darker Shade of Magic has all the hallmarks of a classic work of fantasy. Schwab has given us a gem of a tale...This is a book to treasure."—Deborah Harkeness, New York Times bestselling author of the All Souls trilogy Shades of Magic series 1. A Darker Shade of Magic 2. A Gathering of Shadows 3. A Conjuring of Light At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Unicorn Keep

By Angeia Almos
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  • Publisher : Thoroughweb Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 265
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 771
  • Pdf File: unicorn-keep.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Jiline of Ainsley is dismayed when her best friend is selected by the mages to become a unicorn keeper at the Keep, an isolated mountain fortress. Especially since Madelen is in love and engaged to the richest boy in the village. Jiline on the other hand has no prospects of marriage or a trade in their small village. So, she comes up with a plan to take Madelen’s place at the Keep and hopefully flunk out of unicorn keeper training before the mages can discover the deception. Unfortunately, the unicorns have their own plans for her. Mage Herrick, son of the Keep Mage, returns home to the Keep as the trainee keepers arrive. A chance encounter with Jiline, who he believes is Madelen, on the trail sparks a magical connection between the two. Knowing he can’t feel a magical draw to someone who has no magic, he tries to prove Madelen (Jiline) has magic within her. His attention brings unforeseen complications for both of them.

The 2012 Presidential Campaign

By Robert E. Denton, Jr.
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1442216751
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 949
  • Pdf File: the-2012-presidential-campaign.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume offers a unique and detailed examination of all stages of the 2012 presidential campaign, starting with the primaries and ending with post-election insights. Each chapter focuses on the campaign’s communication variables, including images, messages, and debates. Special attention is paid to the roles and functions of new technologies.

Magic on the Line

By Devon Monk
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 110155875X
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 152
  • Pdf File: magic-on-the-line.pdf

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Allison Beckstrom has willingly paid the price of pain to use magic, and has obeyed the rules of the Authority, the clandestine organization that makes-and enforces-all magic policy. But when the Authority's new boss, Bartholomew Wray, refuses to believe that the sudden rash of deaths in Portland might be caused by magic, Allie must choose to follow the Authority's rules, or turn against the very people for whom she's risked her life. To stop the plague of dark magic spreading through the city, all that she values will be on the line: her magic, her memories, her life. Now, as dead magic users rise to feed upon the innocent and the people closest to her begin to fall, Allie is about to run out of options.

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch

By Julie Abe
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0316493864
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 341
  • Pdf File: eva-evergreen-semi-magical-witch.pdf

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A young witch must pass a coming-of-age quest or risk losing her magic forever in this enchanting fantasy -- perfect for fans of Kiki's Delivery Service and Aru Shah and the End of Time. Sometimes all you need is a pinch of magic... Eva Evergreen is determined to earn the rank of Novice Witch before her thirteenth birthday. If she doesn't, she'll lose her magic forever. For most young witches and wizards, it's a simple enough test: One: Help your town, do good all around. Two: Live there for one moon, don't leave too soon. Three: Fly home by broomstick, the easiest of tricks. The only problem? Eva only has a pinch of magic. She summons heads of cabbage instead of flowers and gets a sunburn instead of calling down rain. And to add insult to injury, whenever she overuses her magic, she falls asleep. When she lands in the tranquil coastal town of Auteri, the residents expect a powerful witch, not a semi-magical girl. So Eva comes up with a plan: set up a magical repair shop to aid Auteri and prove she's worthy. She may have more blood than magic, but her "semi-magical fixes" repair the lives of the townspeople in ways they never could have imagined. Only, Eva's bit of magic may not be enough when the biggest magical storm in history threatens the town she's grown to love. Eva must conjure up all of the magic, bravery, and cleverness she can muster or Auteri and her dreams of becoming a witch will wash away with the storm.