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Demise of Magic

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Time heals all wounds. When Aria and her friends escape the bunker, they find themselves at the beginning of a long road. Trust has to be earned, and some scars are quicker to heal than others. Together with their parents, they begin the hunt for Dorian, only to discover that nothing is quite as it seems. They've been given only a piece of the puzzle, unlocking just a solitary clue. But the man has a dark secret. One he's been holding onto for a long time. One that could unravel them all… Kerrigan Kids Book 1 - School of Potential Book 2 - Myths & Magic Book 3 - Kith & Kin Book 4 - Playing With Power Book 5 - Line of Ancestry Book 6 - Descent of Hope Book 7 – Illusion of Shadows Book 8 – Frozen by the Future Book 9 – Guilt of My Past Book 10 – Demise of Magic Book 11- Rise of the Prophecy Book 12 – Deafened by the Past READ THE WHOLE SERIES: Prequel Series: Christmas Before the Magic Question the Darkness Into the Darkness Fight the Darkness Alone in the Darkness Lost in Darkness The Chronicles of Kerrigan Series Rae of Hope Dark Nebula House of Cards Royal Tea Under Fire End in Sight Hidden Darkness Twisted Together Mark of Fate Strength & Power Last One Standing Rae of Light The Chronicles of Kerrigan Sequel A Matter of Time Time Piece Second Chance Glitch in Time Our Time Precious Time The Chronicles of Kerrigan: Gabriel Living in the Past Present for Today Staring at the Future Kerrigan Chronicles Stopping Time A Passage of Time Ticking Clock Secrets in Time Time in the City Ultimate Future USA Today Bestselling author, W.J. May brings you a continuation of the international bestselling series, The Chronicles of Kerrigan! Come back and enjoy the famous characters, or step into the series right here. You won't be disappointed! Search Terms: fantasy, young adult fantasy, paranormal new adult romance, superpowers, paranormal romance, Teen reads, action adventure romance, mystery, sequel, new adult college romance, new adult, romance, superhero fantasy ebooks, supernatural free kindle books, superhero, supernatural, young adult, coming of age, sagas, Chronicles of Kerrigan, dark fantasy, fantasy anthology, fantasy witches, prequel, hybrid, hybrid paranormal, hybrid fantasy, Meyers, Stephanie, w.j. may, tattoos, werewolf series, FICTION / Fantasy / Paranormal FICTION / Romance / Paranormal / Shifters FICTION / Fantasy / Contemp, young adult paranormal, juvenille, humorous, tattooist, dark paranormal, horror romance, fantasy new adult, horror, paranormal suspense, The Chronicles of Kerrigan, series, boarding school, paranormal, England, Tudor, New Adult & College Romance, new adult and coll, academy, magic

The End of Magic

The End of Magic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780195355239
Author: Ariel Glucklich
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Throughout history, magic has been as widely and passionately practiced as religion. But while religion continues to flourish, magic stumbles towards extinction. What is magic? What does it do? Why do people believe in magic? Ariel Glucklich finds the answers to these questions in the streets of Banaras, India's most sacred city, where hundreds of magicians still practice ancient traditions, treating thousands of Hindu and Muslim patients of every caste and sect. Through study and interpretation of the Banarsi magical rites and those who partake in them, the author presents fascinating living examples of magical practice, and contrasts his findings with the major theories that have explained (or explained away) magic over the last century. These theories, he argues, ignore an essential sensory phenomenon which he calls "magical experience": an extraordinary, though perfectly natural, state of awareness through which magicians and their clients perceive the effects of magic rituals.

Death & Magic

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Author: Steven J Pemberton
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The Decline of Magic

The Decline of Magic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0300249462
Author: Michael Hunter
Publisher: Yale University Press
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A new history which overturns the received wisdom that science displaced magic in Enlightenment Britain In early modern Britain, belief in prophecies, omens, ghosts, apparitions and fairies was commonplace. Among both educated and ordinary people the absolute existence of a spiritual world was taken for granted. Yet in the eighteenth century such certainties were swept away. Credit for this great change is usually given to science – and in particular to the scientists of the Royal Society. But is this justified? Michael Hunter argues that those pioneering the change in attitude were not scientists but freethinkers. While some scientists defended the reality of supernatural phenomena, these sceptical humanists drew on ancient authors to mount a critique both of orthodox religion and, by extension, of magic and other forms of superstition. Even if the religious heterodoxy of such men tarnished their reputation and postponed the general acceptance of anti-magical views, slowly change did come about. When it did, this owed less to the testing of magic than to the growth of confidence in a stable world in which magic no longer had a place.

Religion and the Decline of Magic

Religion and the Decline of Magic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141932406
Author: Keith Thomas
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Witchcraft, astrology, divination and every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the belief that a blessed amulet could prevent the assaults of the Devil to the use of the same charms to recover stolen goods. At the same time the Protestant Reformation attempted to take the magic out of religion, and scientists were developing new explanations of the universe. Keith Thomas's classic analysis of beliefs held on every level of English society begins with the collapse of the medieval Church and ends with the changing intellectual atmosphere around 1700, when science and rationalism began to challenge the older systems of belief.

Morbid Magic

Morbid Magic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0738760625
Author: Tomás Prower
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
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Written with a mix of reverence, approachability, and deadpan wit by an actual mortician, Morbid Magic is the first multi-cultural guide to death spirituality and traditions from all over the world and from different historical eras. Discover the lore and magic of death, both on the physical and spiritual planes. Explore hands-on activities, spells, and prayers that will open your eyes to others' practices. Enjoy personal stories and anecdotes from modern people from a variety of cultures and religions. This fascinating book makes death a more approachable topic, and it helps you understand and utilize the profound wisdom of cultures around the globe. From Judaism in the Middle East to shamanism in East Asia, Morbid Magic presents an amazing, in-depth look at how the world deals with death.

War Magic

War Magic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1785333305
Author: Douglas Farrer
Publisher: Berghahn Books
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This compelling volume explores how war magic and warrior religion unleash the power of the gods, demons, ghosts, and the dead. Documenting war magic and warrior religion as they are performed in diverse cultures and across historical time periods, this volume foregrounds embodiment, practice, and performance in anthropological approaches to magic, sorcery, shamanism, and religion. The authors go beyond what magic ‘represents’ to consider what magic does. From Chinese exorcists, Javanese spirit siblings, and black magic in Sumatra to Tamil Tiger suicide bombers, Chamorro spiritual re-enchantment, tantric Buddhist war magic, and Yanomami dark shamans, religion and magic are re-evaluated not just from the practitioner’s perspective but through the victim’s lived experience. These original investigations reveal a nuanced approach to understanding social action, innovation, and the revitalization of tradition in colonial and post-colonial societies undergoing rapid social transformation.

Guilt of My Past

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Author: W. J. May
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It's hard to see a cage until the door finally swings shut… When Aria and her friends wake up after the deadly explosion, they realize the nightmare they thought was over has only just begun. The cards have finally been laid upon the table, and the evil they thought they'd been chasing, has been in front of them the entire time. Trapped in an underground bunker with no way out, the gang is locked in an epic struggle against their former mentor—a man whose plans for them are just getting off the ground. Can they figure out his terrible secret? Can they find a way back home? When the dust settles, will there even be a home to go back to…? Kerrigan Kids Book 1 - School of Potential Book 2 - Myths & Magic Book 3 - Kith & Kin Book 4 - Playing With Power Book 5 - Line of Ancestry Book 6 - Descent of Hope Book 7 – Illusion of Shadows Book 8 – Frozen by the Future Book 9 – Guilt of My Past Book 10 – Demise of Magic Book 11- Rise of the Prophecy Book 12 – Deafened by the Past READ THE WHOLE SERIES: Prequel Series: Christmas Before the Magic Question the Darkness Into the Darkness Fight the Darkness Alone in the Darkness Lost in Darkness The Chronicles of Kerrigan Series Rae of Hope Dark Nebula House of Cards Royal Tea Under Fire End in Sight Hidden Darkness Twisted Together Mark of Fate Strength & Power Last One Standing Rae of Light The Chronicles of Kerrigan Sequel A Matter of Time Time Piece Second Chance Glitch in Time Our Time Precious Time The Chronicles of Kerrigan: Gabriel Living in the Past Present for Today Staring at the Future Kerrigan Chronicles Stopping Time A Passage of Time Ticking Clock Secrets in Time Time in the City Ultimate Future USA Today Bestselling author, W.J. May brings you a continuation of the international bestselling series, The Chronicles of Kerrigan! Come back and enjoy the famous characters, or step into the series right here. You won't be disappointed! SEARCH TERMS: fantasy, young adult fantasy, paranormal new adult romance, superpowers, paranormal romance, Teen reads, action adventure romance, mystery, sequel, new adult college romance, new adult, romance, superhero fantasy ebooks, supernatural free kindle books, superhero, supernatural, young adult, coming of age, sagas, Chronicles of Kerrigan, dark fantasy, fantasy anthology, fantasy witches, prequel, hybrid, hybrid paranormal, hybrid fantasy, Meyers, Stephanie, w.j. may, tattoos, werewolf series, FICTION / Fantasy / Paranormal FICTION / Romance / Paranormal / Shifters FICTION / Fantasy / Contemp, young adult paranormal, juvenille, humorous, tattooist, dark paranormal, horror romance, fantasy new adult, horror, paranormal suspense, The Chronicles of Kerrigan, series, boarding school, paranormal, England, Tudor, New Adult & College Romance, new adult and coll, academy, magic

Illusion of Shadows

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Author: W.J. May
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It's time to pick a side… When Aria and her friends discover Dorian's secret, they find themselves faced with a choice. Will they pledge themselves solely to the Privy Council—an organization sometimes hampered by its own moral obligation to see in only black and white—or is there room to operate within a shade of grey? Compromises are made, standards are adjusted. Bit by bit, the friends find themselves slipping to the point where it's almost impossible to see where they started. A storm is coming. There's only so long you can straddle two worlds before they eventually collide. Will the gang find their way back across the lines that divided them? Or will they find themselves lost on the other side? Kerrigan Kids Book 1 - School of Potential Book 2 - Myths & Magic Book 3 - Kith & Kin Book 4 - Playing With Power Book 5 - Line of Ancestry Book 6 - Descent of Hope Book 7 – Illusion of Shadows Book 8 – Frozen by the Future Book 9 – Guilt of My Past Book 10 – Demise of Magic Book 11- Rise of the Prophecy Book 12 – Deafened by the Past READ THE WHOLE SERIES: Prequel Series: Christmas Before the Magic Question the Darkness Into the Darkness Fight the Darkness Alone in the Darkness Lost in Darkness The Chronicles of Kerrigan Series Rae of Hope Dark Nebula House of Cards Royal Tea Under Fire End in Sight Hidden Darkness Twisted Together Mark of Fate Strength & Power Last One Standing Rae of Light The Chronicles of Kerrigan Sequel A Matter of Time Time Piece Second Chance Glitch in Time Our Time Precious Time The Chronicles of Kerrigan: Gabriel Living in the Past Present for Today Staring at the Future Kerrigan Chronicles Stopping Time A Passage of Time Ticking Clock Secrets in Time Time in the City Ultimate Future USA Today Bestselling author, W.J. May brings you a continuation of the international bestselling series, The Chronicles of Kerrigan! Come back and enjoy the famous characters, or step into the series right here. You won't be disappointed! Search Terms (keywords): fantasy, young adult fantasy, paranormal new adult romance, Teen reads, action adventure romance, mystery, sequel, paranormal romance, new adult college romance, new adult, romance, superpowers, superhero fantasy ebooks, supernatural free kindle books, superhero, supernatural, young adult, coming of age, sagas, Chronicles of Kerrigan, dark fantasy, fantasy anthology, fantasy witches, prequel, hybrid, hybrid paranormal, hybrid fantasy, Meyers, Stephanie, w.j. may, tattoos, werewolf series, FICTION / Fantasy / Paranormal FICTION / Romance / Paranormal / Shifters FICTION / Fantasy / Contemp, young adult paranormal, juvenille, humorous, tattooist, dark paranormal, horror romance, fantasy new adult, horror, paranormal suspense, The Chronicles of Kerrigan, series, boarding school, paranormal, England, Tudor, New Adult & College Romance, new adult and coll, academy, magic

Descent of Hope

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Author: W.J. May
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What happens when the truth is not enough? When a PC mission goes wrong, Aria and her friends find themselves scrambling for answers. Their family is unable to help. Their council is unable to help. In an effort to set things right, they turn to their new teacher, only to wonder if they're ready for what he has in mind… Lines are blurring. It's getting harder to tell what's right and what's wrong. The foundations have been cracking, day by day, and the friends find themselves swept along a dangerous path. Can they find their way back? Can they set their sights on something steady? Or are they about to learn the most terrible lesson of all… …some things there's no coming back from. Kerrigan Kids Book 1 - School of Potential Book 2 - Myths & Magic Book 3 - Kith & Kin Book 4 - Playing With Power Book 5 - Line of Ancestry Book 6 - Descent of Hope Book 7 – Illusion of Shadows Book 8 – Frozen by the Future Book 9 – Guilt of My Past Book 10 – Demise of Magic Book 11- Rise of the Prophecy Book 12 – Deafened by the Past READ THE WHOLE SERIES: Prequel Series: Christmas Before the Magic Question the Darkness Into the Darkness Fight the Darkness Alone in the Darkness Lost in Darkness The Chronicles of Kerrigan Series Rae of Hope Dark Nebula House of Cards Royal Tea Under Fire End in Sight Hidden Darkness Twisted Together Mark of Fate Strength & Power Last One Standing Rae of Light The Chronicles of Kerrigan Sequel A Matter of Time Time Piece Second Chance Glitch in Time Our Time Precious Time The Chronicles of Kerrigan: Gabriel Living in the Past Present for Today Staring at the Future Kerrigan Chronicles Stopping Time A Passage of Time Ticking Clock Secrets in Time Time in the City Ultimate Future USA Today Bestselling author, W.J. May brings you a continuation of the international bestselling series, The Chronicles of Kerrigan! Come back and enjoy the famous characters, or step into the series right here. You won't be disappointed! SEARCH TERMS: action adventure romance, mystery, sequel, paranormal romance, paranormal new adult romance, new adult college romance, new adult, romance, fantasy, superpowers, superhero fantasy ebooks, supernatural free kindle books, superhero, supernatural, young adult fantasy, young adult, Teen reads, coming of age, sagas, Chronicles of Kerrigan, dark fantasy, fantasy anthology, fantasy witches, prequel, hybrid, hybrid paranormal, hybrid fantasy, Meyers, Stephanie, w.j. may, tattoos, werewolf series, FICTION / Fantasy / Paranormal FICTION / Romance / Paranormal / Shifters FICTION / Fantasy , young adult paranormal, juvenile, humorous, tattooist, dark paranormal, horror romance, fantasy new adult, horror, paranormal suspense, The Chronicles of Kerrigan, series, boarding school, paranormal, England, Tudor, New Adult & College Romance, new adult and coll, academy, magic

Royal Tea

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Author: W.J. May
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Royal Tea is the fourth book in the bestselling series, Chronicles of Kerrigan series by USA Today bestselling author, W.J. May. What we try to hide about ourselves in life is often revealed in death—our nobility, our fears, but most of all our secrets. The Queen of England has requested the help of the Privy Council. Someone is trying to kill her son's fiancée. HRH the prince plans to marry a commoner, and his bride has a secret no but the Privy Council knows. She has a tatù. When the Privy Council turns to Rae for help, she can't possibly say no; not even when they make Devon her partner for this assignment. They are to pose as a couple and work undercover as bodyguards to protect the soon-to-be Princess of Wales. Rae would rather be anywhere but with Devon, especially since she believes her mother to be alive despite the Privy Council's assurances to the contrary. The question is, how can Rae find proof of life for her mother, come to terms with her feelings for Devon, and manage to save the princess, all while dressed for tea? When the enigma, the secrets, and the skeletons in the closet begin to be exposed, can Rae handle the truth? The Chronicles of Kerrigan Series Rae of Hope Dark Nebula House of Cards Royal Tea Under Fire End in Sight Hidden Darkness Twisted Together Mark of Fate Strength & Power Last One Standing Rae of Light READ THE WHOLE SERIES: Prequel Series: Christmas Before the Magic Question the Darkness Into the Darkness Fight the Darkness Alone in the Darkness Lost in Darkness The Chronicles of Kerrigan Sequel A Matter of Time Time Piece Second Chance Glitch in Time Our Time Precious Time The Chronicles of Kerrigan: Gabriel Living in the Past Present for Today Staring at the Future Kerrigan Chronicles Stopping Time A Passage of Time Ticking Clock Secrets in Time Time in the City Ultimate Future Kerrigan Kids Book 1 - School of Potential Book 2 - Myths & Magic Book 3 - Kith & Kin Book 4 - Playing With Power Book 5 - Line of Ancestry Book 6 - Descent of Hope Book 7 – Illusion of Shadows Book 8 – Frozen by the Future Book 9 – Guilt of My Past Book 10 – Demise of Magic Book 11- Rise of the Prophecy Book 12 – Deafened by the Past Coming 2021 The Kerrigan Memoirs Keywords: Free, Freebie, Vampire, Wolf, werewolf, sexy alpha, free fantasy, supernatural, comic book, free paranormal, witch, paranormal romance, fantasy series sagas, horror romance, horror, fantasy, Young Adult, series, boarding school, paranormal, superpowers, tattoos, mystery, romance, England, supernatural, Tudor, chronicles of kerrigan, w.j. may, New Adult & College Romance, new adult and college, new adult, New Adult & College Romance Paranormal, paranormal romance, paranormal fantasy, superhero, vampires and witches, witches, superhero fantasy ebooks, fantasy new adult, dark fantasy, coming of age, werewolf shifters romance, paranormal shifter romance, mystery thriller, fantas, kings queens, giants, giatns, romance paranormal werewolves and shifters, dwarves, fae, fairy, Young Adu, coming of, time travel fiction, time travel romance, time travel, historical time travel romance, highland historical romance, highlander, fantasy paranormal urban, urban paranormal, wer, werewolves, suspense, urban fantasy, ark fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, young adule, new

Fighter Pilot's Handbook - Magic, Death and Glory in the Golden Age of Flight

Fighter Pilot's Handbook - Magic, Death and Glory in the Golden Age of Flight [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178418912X
Author: Gordon Thorburn
Publisher: Metro Publishing
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Fighter Pilot's Handbook - Magic, Death and Glory in the Golden Age of Flight by Gordon Thorburn Book Resume:

In the early days of flight, no one imagined the aeroplane as a weapon of war. Inevitably, the First World War proved the catalyst that was to change the face of battle for ever. But at the war’s outbreak, military aircraft, most of which were slow and stable two-seat biplanes, were held to have only one useful function: reconnaissance.It was not long, however, before pilots had the idea of dropping explosives from their cockpits. Once machine guns began to be fitted to aircraft, two factors immediately became clear: reconnaissance aircraft needed to be defended, and enemy machines had to be attacked and destroyed. So was born the ‘scout’ (as fighter aircraft were known then), to be followed, before long, by the ‘aces’ who flew them.In this wide-ranging and extremely readable study of the fighter pilot’s skills, training and experiences from the early days of flight, and the development of the machines they flew, the author, who has written widely on aerial warfare, takes the reader on a journey from the first flying machines in the late nineteenth century, to the development of the specialised fighter aircraft armed with one or more machine guns, and capable, by the war’s end, of speeds of 140mph and more. Along the way he takes in the development of the devices that allowed a machine gun to fire through the propeller arc, the coming of aerial photography and airborne wireless, parachutes, engine design, test flying and problems of flight, including the dreaded ‘spin’ that killed so may pilots, and the invention of aerial tactics such as the Immelmann Turn.Here, too, are the aces, the pilots who became famous and fêted at home for their exploits, at a time when newspapers were filled with ever-lengthening casualty lists from the Western Front. Some, like Germany’s Manfred von Richthofen - the ‘Red Baron’ - Britain’s James McCudden and Eddie Rickenbacker of the USA, are still well-known today, while others like Raymond Collishaw of the Royal Naval Air Service, France’s René Fonck, and Aleksandr Kazakov of the Imperial Russian Air Service are less prominent.In 1914 it was all new, this business of flying at the enemy. It is a story of creativity, of machines, experiments, turning points, ebb and flow, heroes. Starting from almost nothing, the fighting men tried out their ideas and established the principles that ultimately made aircraft the most important weapon of all.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307476863
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
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"Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." --New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

Spells & Death

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Author: Rachel Medhurst
Publisher: Rachel Medhurst
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Getting shot wasn’t how I expected to end my Saturday night. I had always imagined what my obituary would be. Gemma Abbott - that’s me – a witch, a complete book nerd, and an agent for Paranormal MI5, succumbed to the bullet that blah blah blah… nah, I’m not ready to die, which means I have to work hard to live. When a serial killer leaves a trail of dead bodies in the open for humans to find, I have to work fast to bring him in. With every death of a female witch, the ley line’s power is mysteriously lessening. Dave, my handsomely nerdy desk friend, is a witch with no magic, but his analysing skills could change the world. Would he be able to help me track down the killer before magic dries up for good? Or, would the killer take us all down with him? Keywords: witches, warlocks, vampires, thriller, investigative, London, paranormal, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal fantasy, witch, magic, spells, death

Blissful Demise

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Author: J.C. Diem
Publisher: Seize The Night Publishing Agency
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Eden never asked to become a member of the secret Assassin Guild. She was born in captivity, so to speak, and was raised to become a killer for the Immortal Triumvirate. She hates what she is and what she needs to do to survive. Like her colleagues, she’s a half breed. One half is a fairy, but the other half is what makes her such a good assassin. She’s a succubus and she can entrance her victims and siphon their lives away in a matter of minutes. Sebastian, former lord of the Vampire Council, has come to Nox to seek revenge on his nemesis. Lord Kreaton had been his friend before he’d used Sebastian as a scapegoat and had accused him of murdering his entire kiss. The master vampire finds the City of Night to be even stranger than he’d ever imagined. He’d realized his old enemy had become far too powerful for him to defeat alone and had formed an unlikely trinity of his own. Now he must rely on his alliance with a warlock and a demon to destroy Lord Kreaton and his cronies. Eden longs for freedom from her masters and seeks the wisdom of a Night Cursed gypsy to try to gain some insight into her future. Madam Quilla foresees the assassin meeting a tall, dark and handsome stranger who will change her life forever. If the succubus can learn to learn trust the enigmatic bloodsucker, they could both end up having their hopes and desires fulfilled along with their common goal to rid Nox of the Immortal Triumvirate.

Death within the Text

Death within the Text [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1527531228
Author: ,
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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The book tackles the challenging theme of death as seen through the lens of literature and its connections with history, the visual arts, anthropology, philosophy and other fields in humanities. It searches for answers to three questions: what can we know about death; how is death socialised; and how and for which purposes is death aesthetically shaped? Unlike many other publications, the volume does not endorse the fallacy of over-simplifying death by seeing it either in an exclusively positive light or by reducing it to a purely literary figure. Using literature’s potential to stimulate critical thinking, many contemporary stereotypical configurations of death and dying are debunked, and many hitherto unforeseen ways in which death functions as a complex trigger of meaning-making are revealed. The book proves that death is an inexhaustible source of meanings which should be understood as peremptorily plural, discontinuous, problematic, competitive, and often conflictual. It offers original contributions to the field of death studies and also to literary and cultural studies.

Crisanta Knight: To Death & Back

Crisanta Knight: To Death & Back [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 194544827X
Author: Geanna Culbertson
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And here I thought saving one realm was enough to fill up my to-do list. Following the revelation that the antagonists were after the location of all of Book's genies, my friends and I knew our Wonderland road trip was far from over. With the magic fluctuation event known as the Vicennalia Aurora days away, antagonists and magic hunters hot on our tail, and my treacherous brother Alex and I in competition to claim Excalibur, matters were becoming larger-than-life very quickly. I was one of those matters. My Pure Magic powers of life were growing incomparably strong. As I discovered the extent of my abilities, I was being tempted by the corruption that came with them. But how could I stop? Camelot's terrain was unlike anything we'd ever encountered. From evil kings to bloodlusting Bluebeards to the Questor Beast, I needed my magic now more than ever. This world and so many others depended on me. And yet, as my friends and I ran against the clock, our enemies, and the prophecies of the future that pursued us like hungry shadows, I'd come to learn one thing with absolute certainty. One thing that I would keep learning again and again. In a world where my beliefs about goodness and morality were being tested, and my soul was at stake, it was not my abilities of life that were my most valuable strength; it was my friends. They were my greatest source of magic. The Crisanta Knight series Book 1 - Protagonist Bound; Book 2 - The Severance Game; Book 3 - Inherent Fate; Book 4 - The Liar, The Witch, & The Wormhole; Book 5 (to be released in April of 2019) - To Death & Back.

Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230365302
Author: S. MacKian
Publisher: Springer
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Everyday Spirituality by S. MacKian Book Resume:

This book puts spirit back at the heart of spirituality. By exploring the everyday impacts of alternative spiritual beliefs and practices, the book examines contemporary spirituality and how critical social science can map and understand it.

Magical Girl Raising Project, Vol. 11 (light novel)

Magical Girl Raising Project, Vol. 11 (light novel) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 197538668X
Author: Asari Endou
Publisher: Yen Press LLC
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Magical Girl Raising Project, Vol. 11 (light novel) by Asari Endou Book Resume:

WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND? ​Puk Puck’s plan to reform the Magical Kingdom is proceeding smoothly now that she has the help of her new friends Shadow Gale and Snow White…but friendship only goes so far. Uluru has defected from the Puk Faction in order to aid the magical girl Pfle, who has several risky tricks up her sleeve to stop Puk Puck’s devious scheme. What kinds of drastic measures will Pfle and her allies take to rescue the brainwashed Shadow Gale and Snow White?

Divining Gospel

Divining Gospel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3110643499
Author: Jeff W. Childers
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Divining Gospel by Jeff W. Childers Book Resume:

Ancient manuscripts of John’s Gospel containing hermeneiai have long puzzled scholars, provoking debate about their origins, purpose, and use. The fragmentary nature of the early evidence has impeded progress towards a better understanding of these specialized books. The present study shows that these books are "Divining Gospels"—editions of John’s Gospel incorporating lot divination materials for use in fortune-telling. The study centers on material presented here for the first time: the text and translation of a unique sixth-century Syriac manuscript, the earliest and most complete example of a hermeneia Gospel. An analysis of the Syriac along with evidence from Greek, Coptic, Latin, and Armenian versions show they all preserve vestiges of the same apparatus, disseminated widely at an early time throughout many different Christian communities. These books must be situated squarely within the development of divinatory practices in early and late antique Christianity. However, they represent a true hermeneutic, a method by which interpreters brought the potency of the Bible to bear on the everyday concerns of people who consulted them for help. Furthermore, the Divining Gospel draws on the special aura that John’s Gospel held in the Christian imagination, both as text and as textual object. An analysis of the interplay between the biblical text and sacred codex, the oracles, the ritual practitioner, and the client enrich our appreciation of this distinctive hermeneutic. Contextualizing these materials in popular use illuminates the fraught relationships between the ecclesial establishment, ritual experts operating on the margins of orthodox respectability, and lay clients seeking knowledge and help.