By Robin McKinley
A unusual imprisonment
Beauty hasn't ever loved her nickname. She is skinny and awkward; it really is her sisters who're the gorgeous ones. yet what she lacks in appears to be like, she will be able to maybe make up for in courage.
When her father comes domestic with the story of an enchanted citadel within the woodland and the negative promise he needed to make to the Beast who lives there, good looks is aware she needs to visit the fortress, a prisoner of her personal loose will. Her father protests that he'll no longer permit her pass, yet she solutions, "Cannot a Beast be tamed?"
Robin McKinley's cherished telling illuminates the bizarre love tale of a impossible couple: Beauty and the Beast.
By Phil Hine
Condensed Chaos presents a pragmatic creation to Chaos Magic, one of many quickest becoming components of Western Occultism. via it you could switch your situations, dwell based on a constructing feel of non-public accountability, influence swap round you, and prevent residing as a helpless cog in a few clockwork universe. All acts of personal/collective liberation are magical acts. Magic leads us into pleasure and ecstasy; into perception and realizing; into altering ourselves and the realm within which we take part. via magic we could come to discover the probabilities of freedom.
From the writer of Prime Chaos and The Pseudonomicon.
By Brian P. Copenhaver
The tale of the ideals and practices known as 'magic' starts off in historic Iran, Greece, and Rome, sooner than getting into its an important Christian part within the center a long time. Centering at the Renaissance and Marsilio Ficino - whose paintings on magic was once the main influential account written in premodern instances - this groundbreaking ebook treats magic as a classical culture with foundations that have been fantastically philosophical. in addition to Ficino, the premodern tale of magic additionally gains Plotinus, Iamblichus, Proclus, Aquinas, Agrippa, Pomponazzi, Porta, Bruno, Campanella, Descartes, Boyle, Leibniz, and Newton, to call just a couple of of the well-known thinkers mentioned during this e-book. simply because photographs play a key function within the tale of magic, this e-book is richly illustrated.
By Cy Tymony
Thanks, Cy . . . for commencing up the realm of tinkering and creativity to an entire new new release . . . trying to get their fingers soiled with new and interesting projects." --NPR's Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday
It's The harmful e-book for Boys meets Worst-Case state of affairs Survival Handbook through The Boy Scouts of the US Handbook--with plenty of different cool sneaky boy stuff combined in.
Cy Tymony's Sneaky e-book for Boys alternatives up the place The risky booklet for Boys left off. whereas The risky booklet for Boys contains sections on Morse code and a proof of range and longitude, the Sneaky booklet for Boys maintains via that includes directions on the way to make and use a Morse code set, in addition to crafting a range quadrant and a longitude sextant.
This shrewdpermanent booklet presents whole how-to directions and diagrams for sneaky contraptions, survival talents, magic tips, communique codes, and technology tasks. It additionally explores sneaky animals and bugs and recycling and conservation techniques.
Specifically, sneaksters will find out about crows that crack their nuts utilizing vehicle tires; the right way to practice magic methods with algebra; tips to build a compass and sneaky intercom; the right way to break out a grab, thoroughly commence a fireplace (six assorted ways!), assemble water in an emergency, and lots more and plenty extra.
By Angie Sage
There's hassle on the fortress, and it's all simply because Merrin Meredith has back with Darke plans for Septimus. extra difficulty awaits Septimus and Jenna within the kind of Tertius Fume, the ghost of the first actual leader airtight Scribe, who's decided to ship Septimus on a dangerous Queste. yet Septimus and Jenna produce other plans—they are headed for the mysterious residence of Foryx, a spot the place all Time meets and where the place they fervently wish they are going to be capable of finding Nicko and Snorri, who have been trapped again in time in physik. yet how will Septimus get away the Queste?
Queste, like any the books within the Septimus Heap sequence, is stuffed with nonstop motion, humor, and fantastical event as Septimus keeps his trip of Magykal self-discovery.
By JoAnn Scurlock
This paintings explores the interplay among magic and drugs in old Mesopotamia, as utilized in particular to ghosts. integrated is a dialogue of sin and usual motives in Mesopotamian drugs. also, it transliterates and interprets 352 prescriptions designed to therapy mental and actual illnesses considered brought on by ghosts.
By Robert Asprin, Jody Lynn Nye
Aahz discovers that the shabby-looking sword he acquired at a flea marketplace in a distant size is Ersatz, chief of the Golden Hoard, a fabled choice of strong magical treasures which could flip any traditional being right into a hero. They cross looking for the opposite participants of the Hoard, simply to discover that they are now not the single ones taking a look. A dancer named Calypsa, operating with Aahz's outdated good friend Tananda, is looking for to assemble them to loose her grandfather from the scary wizard Barrik. difficulty is, every body wishes the treasures for themselves, and there are stable the explanation why the Golden Hoard isn't all within the related size at one time.
By David Eddings
In an adventurous sequel to THE MALLOREAN, David Eddings tells the tale of King Garion's kidnapped baby son and his efforts to avoid wasting him. regrettably, he and his neighbors are detained by way of the pleasant, yet decided Zakath, who refuses to allow them to go away. As a horde of demons ravage the towns and an outbreak we could free its terrors, Garion has little time left to arrive his vacation spot, or the kidnapper wins through default.