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Stranger Magic

Stranger Magic Author Marina Warner
ISBN-10 9780674065079
Release 2012-03-03
Pages 560
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Our foremost theorist of myth, fairytale, and folktale explores the magical realm of the imagination where carpets fly and genies grant prophetic wishes. Stranger Magic examines the profound impact of the Arabian Nights on the West, the progressive exoticization of magic, and the growing acceptance of myth and magic in contemporary experience.



Stranger Magic

Stranger Magic Author Marina Warner
ISBN-10 9781409028567
Release 2011-11-03
Pages 560
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 2012 WINNER OF THE TRUMAN CAPOTE AWARD 2013 WINNER OF THE SHEIKH ZAYED BOOK AWARD 2013 Magic is not simply a matter of the occult arts, but a whole way of thinking, of dreaming the impossible. The supreme fiction of magical thinking is the Arabian Nights, with its flying carpets, hidden treasure and sudden revelations. As part of her exploration into the prophetic enchantments of the Nights, Marina Warner retells some of the most wonderful and lesser-known stories. She explores the figure of the dark magician or magus, from Solomon to the wicked uncle in 'Aladdin'; the complex vitality of the genies or jinn; and animal metamorphoses. With startling originality and impeccable research, this groundbreaking book shows how magic, in the deepest sense, helped to create the modern world, and how profoundly it is still inscribed in the way we think today.



The Stranger s Magic

The Stranger s Magic Author Max Frei
ISBN-10 146830674X
Release 2013
Pages 319
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The Labyrinths of Echo series--the adventures of Sir Max, who was once a loser but discovers a new world--has earned comparisons to Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. In this book, Sir Max once again travels to the enchanted parallel world of Echo, where magic is commonplace and where he fits right in. Plunging back into the astounding realm first portrayed in The Stranger (Fandomania.com's #1 Book of 2009), continued in The Stranger's Woes, and concluding in The Stranger's Shadow (to be published by Overlook in May 2013), Frei's third book blends fantasy, horror, philosophy, and comedy. Readers will welcome this "utterly original" (Bookslut) third volume of the new adventures of Sir Max



Haven

Haven Author D. C. Akers
ISBN-10 0984587136
Release 2013-05
Pages 134
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Sam Dalcome thinks he is so completely average that no one ever notices him. Until he discovers a mysterious stranger outside his home. Bewildered, he tries to uncover the stranger's intentions. But Sam is sidetracked when he and his friend Travis discover a secret passageway deep in the town's quarry that leads to a hidden cavern. What they uncover next will not only change their lives forever, but will uncover the first clue to a deadly Dalcome family secret. Sam finds himself drawn into a world of mystery and magic he never knew existed, which brings him closer to a destiny he never knew was possible. HAVEN: A Stranger Magic is the first Novella in the HAVEN series by author D.C. Akers. This Novella contains 28,817 words, and about 172 pages in print form. HAVEN SERIES: Known as a place of refuge, Haven is a sanctuary for those with supernatural abilities. Decades of peace between the Witches, Vampires, Goblins, Elves, and Orcs is coming to an end. Now the once tranquil world is shrouded in deception and corruption. Dark secrets tear at the very fabric of their alliance giving way to an evil that stirs in the shadows. Exhilarating and utterly gripping, the HAVEN series is an action-packed journey full of suspense, magic, mystery, and intrigue. HAVEN: A Stranger Magic is the first Novella in the HAVEN series by author D.C. Akers. This Novella contains 28,817 words, and about 172 pages in print form. Kindle Store Kindle eBooks Literature & Fiction Action & Adventure "Epic fantasy fiction short story series"



Mysterious Stranger

Mysterious Stranger Author David Blaine
ISBN-10 0307488551
Release 2009-06-03
Pages 224
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Blaine’s Challenge! ———— —— —— —— —— — —— —— — —— —— — ——— —— ———— A never-before-attempted challenge to readers everywhere! WIN $100,000.00 Hidden throughout the volume now in front of you are secret little signals, clues, and codes that, once understood and deciphered, will lead to the discovery of a Treasure!! Which has been hidden somewhere within the confines of the continental United States of America. Where is it? Who Will find it? We Can’t Say! —————————————— This challenge has been created and sponsored by the world’s greatest mystifier . . . DAVID BLAINE who was Buried Alive For Seven Days and Seven Nights. The one and same who became the world’s ONLY LIVING ICE CUBE in world-famous Times Square and who . . . stood as still as a statue 10 stories above Manhattan only to leap to his life below. ————————————— The book in your hands now Reveals Some of David Blaine’s most closely guarded SECRETS. Such as WHO IS HE? WHERE DID HE COME FROM? HOW DOES HE DO IT? The reader will also LEARN a multitude of inside SECRETS with which he or she too can mystify anyone. THE MYSTERIOUS MR. BLAINE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN RECORDED HISTORY WILL READ YOUR THOUGHTS THROUGH THE WRITTEN WORD “A latter-day Houdini.” —The New York Times “The hottest name in magic.”— USA Today HIS SECRETS WILL BECOME YOURS —————————————————————————————— From the Hardcover edition.



The Magical Stranger

The Magical Stranger Author Stephen Rodrick
ISBN-10 9780062364173
Release 2014-06-10
Pages 416
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The Magical Stranger is a moving story of love and sacrifice, fathers and sons, heroism and duty, soldiers and the families they leave behind. On November 28, 1979, squadron commander and Navy pilot Peter Rodrick died when his plane crashed in the Indian Ocean, leaving behind a devastated wife, two daughters, and a 13-year-old son. In this powerful, beautifully written book, journalist Stephen Rodrick explores the life and death of the man who indelibly shaped his life, even as he remained a mystery. Through adolescence and into adulthood, Stephen Rodrick struggled to fully grasp the reality of his father’s death and its permanence. To better understand his father, Rodrick turned to members of his father’s former squadron, the "World-Famous Black Ravens." As he learns about his father, he uncovers the layers of these sailors’ lives: their loves, friendships, dreams, disappointments—and the consequences of their choices on those they leave behind. The journey doesn’t end until November 28, 2013, when Rodrick’s first son is born 34 years to the day after his father’s mishap. A penetrating, thoughtful blend of memoir and reportage, The Magical Stranger is a moving reflection on the meaning of military service and the power of a father’s legacy.



The Stranger s Magic Stick

The Stranger s Magic Stick Author Carol Doumlele
ISBN-10 9781480948044
Release 2017-12-11
Pages 36
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The Stranger’s Magic Stick By: Carol Doumlele A young boy selling baskets with his grandfather meets an interesting stranger with a mysterious stick in his pocket. One day, the man tells Joshua that he has been chosen to receive the stick. Joshua’s grandfather recalls an old man from many years ago who played beautiful music on such a stick. However, Joshua is frustrated that he is not able to make it work. As he works to solve the mystery of the stick and release its beautiful sounds, Joshua, and the reader, learns an important lesson about honesty and trustworthiness.



The Stranger s Magic The Labyrinths of Echo Book Three

The Stranger s Magic  The Labyrinths of Echo  Book Three Author Max Frei
ISBN-10 9781468305852
Release 2012-07-19
Pages 320
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The addictive next book by the fantastical bestselling Max Frei the Labyrinths of Echo series–the adventures of Sir Max, who was once a loser but discovers a new world–has been an international literary sensation since its debut. In this new book, Sir Max once again travels to the enchanted parallel world of Echo, where magic is commonplace and where he fits right in. Plunging back into the astounding realm first portrayed in The Stranger (Fandomania.com's #1 Book of 2009) and continued in The Stranger's Woes, Frei's new work that blends fantasy, horror, philosophy, and comedy. Readers will welcome this "utterly original" (Bookslut) volume of the new adventures of Sir Max



In Strangers Arms

In Strangers  Arms Author Beatriz Dujovne
ISBN-10 9780786486793
Release 2011-07-27
Pages 232
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The tango is easily the most iconic dance of the last century, its images as familiar as an old friend. But are they the whole story? Peeling back the poster propaganda that has always characterized the tango publicly, this intimate study shows the invisible heart of the dance and the culture that raised it. Drawing on direct experience and conversations with dancers, it reveals much about the role of the tango in Argentinean culture.



Stranger Magics

Stranger Magics Author Ash Fitzsimmons
ISBN-10 9780062686725
Release 2017-11-21
Pages 400
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No one holds a grudge quite like a faerie . . . All Colin Leffee wants is to be left alone: to run his used bookstore in peace, and to quietly drink himself to sleep every night in an attempt to drown out the memories of eight-hundred-plus years of existence. Unfortunately, when a sullen teenage changeling is flung out of Faerie and onto his doorstep, the long-suffering, wayward son of Titania knows his dreams of solitude are dust. Colin—or Lord Coileán, as he is known to the Faerie court—must track down Meggy, the love of his life, and figure out how her child ended up in Titania’s clutches to begin with. But with family, it’s never simple. He finds Meggy, only to see her yanked into Faerie—and the doors between the realms slammed and locked behind her. Now, it’s not just her life at stake . . . but the fate of magic itself. Always the loner, Colin reluctantly joins forces with an intensely stubborn wizard, a young priest-in-training who fancies himself a knight, and his half brother Robin (the last most definitely not by choice) on a quest to reopen the doors and restore the balance between the realms. And with exiled queen Mab plotting in the shadows to take Titania’s throne, and the wizards of the governing Arcanum hiding their own agenda, Colin can’t be sure whom to trust—or whether he’ll live long enough to see the mission through.



Haven Revenge of the Viper

Haven  Revenge of the Viper Author D. C. Akers
ISBN-10 0984587128
Release 2014-02-18
Pages 276
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Revenge of the Viper is (Book #2) in the Bestselling series HAVEN, following A Stranger Magic (BOOK #1) which is available as a FREE download on Amazon! Sam Dalcome's world has turned upside down after discovering magic is real. After barely escaping the caves with his friend Travis he begins to piece together the past day's events when he stumbles onto his mother's secret past. With the clues mounting, Sam must dig deeper to uncover the truth that could change his life forever. But Sam doesn't realize that his mother's past has already caught up with them. Hidden within the shadows is Haven's most malevolent predator-the Viper. A hunter forged from the blackest of magic, it watches, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Can Sam uncover the truth in time or will his mother's past collide with the present placing them all in grave danger? HAVEN SERIES: Known as a place of refuge, Haven is a sanctuary for those with supernatural abilities. Decades of peace between the Witches, Vampires, Goblins, Elves, and Orcs is coming to an end. Now the once tranquil world is shrouded in deception and corruption. Dark secrets tear at the very fabric of their alliance, giving way to an evil that stirs in the shadows. Exhilarating and utterly gripping, the HAVEN series is an action-packed journey full of suspense, magic, mystery, and intrigue.



Scheherazade s Children

Scheherazade s Children Author Philip F. Kennedy
ISBN-10 9781479840311
Release 2013-11-08
Pages 466
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Scheherazade’s Children gathers together leading scholars to explore the reverberations of the tales of the Arabian Nights across a startlingly wide and transnational range of cultural endeavors. The contributors, drawn from a wide array of disciplines, extend their inquiries into the book’s metamorphoses on stage and screen as well as in literature—from India to Japan, from Sanskrit mythology to British pantomime, from Baroque opera to puppet shows. Their highly original research illuminates little-known manifestations of the Nights, and provides unexpected contexts for understanding the book’s complex history. Polemical issues are thereby given unprecedented and enlightening interpretations. Organized under the rubrics of Translating, Engaging, and Staging, these essays view the Nights corpus as a uniquely accretive cultural bundle that absorbs the works upon which it has exerted influence. In this view, the Arabian Nights is a dynamic, living and breathing cross-cultural phenomenon that has left its mark on fields as disparate as the European novel and early Indian cinema. While scholarly, the writers’ approach is also lively and entertaining, and the book is richly illustrated with unusual materials to deliver a sparkling and highly original exploration of the Arabian Nights’ radiating influence on world literature, performance, and culture.



Half Magic

Half Magic Author Edward Eager
ISBN-10 0152053026
Release 1954
Pages 217
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Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes.



Stranger Things Happen

Stranger Things Happen Author Kelly Link
ISBN-10 9781458725271
Release 2010
Pages 341
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This first collection by award-winning author Kelly Link takes fairy tales and cautionary tales, dictators and extraterrestrials, amnesiacs and honeymooners, revenants and readers alike, on a voyage into new, strange, and wonderful territory. The girl detective must go to the underworld to solve the case of the tap-dancing bank robbers. A librarian falls in love with a girl whose father collects artificial noses. A dead man posts letters home to his estranged wife. Two women named Louise begin a series of consecutive love affairs with a string of cellists. A newly married couple become participants in an apocalyptic beauty pageant. Sexy blond aliens invade New York City. A young girl learns how to make herself disappear. These eleven extraordinary stories are quirky, spooky, and smart. They all have happy endings. Every story contains a secret prize. Each story was written especially for you.



A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic Author V. E. Schwab
ISBN-10 9781466851375
Release 2015-02-24
Pages 400
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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.



On Stranger Tides

On Stranger Tides Author Tim Powers
ISBN-10 9780062091369
Release 2011-04-26
Pages 336
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“Powers writes action and adventure that Indiana Jones could only dream of.” —Washington Post “Tim Powers is a brilliant writer.” —William Gibson The remarkable Tim Powers—who ingeniously married the John Le Carrè spy novel to the otherworldly in his critically acclaimed Declare—brings us pirate adventure with a dazzling difference. On Stranger Tides features Blackbeard, ghosts, voodoo, zombies, the fable Fountain of Youth…and more swashbuckling action than you could shake a cutlass at, as reluctant buccaneer John Shandy braves all manner of peril, natural and supernatural, to rescue his ensorcelled love. Nominated for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards, On Stranger Tides is the book that inspired the motion picture Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides—non-stop, breathtaking fiction from the genius imagination that conceived Last Call, Expiration Date, and Three Days to Never.



Magic for Beginners

Magic for Beginners Author Kelly Link
ISBN-10 0156031876
Release 2006
Pages 297
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A follow-up collection to Stranger Things Happen celebrates the intersection between the worlds of reality and the supernatural, in an anthology that features such topics as a haunted convenience store and a weekly apocalyptic poker party. Reprint.