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The Blood Maker and the Witch's Curse

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ISBN10 : 1387369547

Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc

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Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But for Kaden Cartwright, somehow what happens in Vegas has a way of winding him up in a Salem Witch Trial. Discovering that he possesses a "sick-sense," as he calls it, that enables him to alter and control anyone’s body and its functions, Kaden uses these talents to become a successful doctor and highly sought after diagnostician. After being pulled over by the Las Vegas police, he immediately senses that something is also different about the beautiful blonde officer ticketing him. Unlike in times past in his effort to get out of the citation, he realizes his powers are not working on her. And it's all downhill from there. This chance encounter catapults him into a dangerous chasm of the occult. He faces everything from vampires and werewolves to organized crime! Discover why Las Vegas is really called Sin City and how everything goes back to the Witch's Curse!

The Werewolf Filmography

Author : Bryan Senn

ISBN10 : 147662691X

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 408

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 1653

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Book Summary: From the horrific to the heroic, cinematic werewolves are metaphors for our savage nature, symbolizing the secret, bestial side of humanity that hides beneath our civilized veneer. Examining acknowledged classics like The Wolf Man (1941) and The Howling (1981), as well as overlooked gems like Dog Soldiers (2011), this comprehensive filmography covers the highs and lows of the genre. Information is provided on production, cast and filmmakers, along with critical discussion of the tropes and underlying themes that make the werewolf a terrifying but fascinating figure.

Hammer Complete

Author : Howard Maxford

ISBN10 : 1476629145

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 992

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: Think you know everything there is to know about Hammer Films, the fabled "Studio that Dripped Blood?" The lowdown on all the imperishable classics of horror, like The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula and The Devil Rides Out? What about the company's less blood-curdling back catalog? What about the musicals, comedies and travelogues, the fantasies and historical epics--not to mention the pirate adventures? This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia covers every Hammer film and television production in thorough detail, including budgets, shooting schedules, publicity and more, along with all the actors, supporting players, writers, directors, producers, composers and technicians. Packed with quotes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, credit lists and production specifics, this all-inclusive reference work is the last word on this cherished cinematic institution.

The Witches of Eileanan

Author : Kate Forsyth

ISBN10 : 1101659939

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Named Best First Novel by Locus 'Twas a time when dragons left their lair and evil shadowed the land.... On the Day of Reckoning, the witches of Eileanan were outlawed--and violations of the new order were punishable by death. Eileanan's Great Towers, once meccas of magic and learning, were left in ruins. And now, the entire land trembles in fear.... Yet deep in the mountains, in the shadow of Dragonclaw, a young girl is being tutored in the old ways. Ignorant of her past, uncertain of her future, the foundling Isabeau will soon be forced down a dangerous path of prophesy, conspiracy, and magic. It is a world where dragons possess the key to ancient mysteries...where a lost prince will discover a strange and wondrous destiny...and where the ultimate battle between good and evil will be waged.... A new Day of Reckoning is at hand....

Encyclopedia of Weird Detectives

Author : Paul Green

ISBN10 : 1476638373

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 207

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1987

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Book Summary: The detective genre has explored supernatural and paranormal themes throughout its colorful history. Stories of detectives investigating spiritualists, ghostly apparitions, the occult and psychics have spanned pulp fiction magazines, comic books, novels, film, television, animation and video games. This encyclopedia covers the history of the genre in its multiple forms and informs and adds to the knowledge of either the new or informed reader. Its A-Z format provides ready reference by title. Detective fans browsing for new discoveries will enjoy the entertaining style.

A Discovery of Witches

Author : Deborah Harkness

ISBN10 : 1101475692

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 592

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 404

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Book Summary: Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People). Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021! Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.

The Book of Life

Author : Deborah Harkness

ISBN10 : 0698163478

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 576

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1198

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Book Summary: The #1 New York Times bestselling series finale--sequel to A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, that sets up Time's Convert. Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches” airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, and streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder. After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago. With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.

Shadow of Night

Author : Deborah Harkness

ISBN10 : 1101578939

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 592

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The #1 New York Times-bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches, book two of the All Souls Series. Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021! Picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes reluctant witch Diana Bishop and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782--the lost and enchanted manuscript whose mystery first pulled Diana and Matthew into one another's orbit--deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew's past tightens around them. Together they find they must embark on a very different - and vastly more dangerous - journey. "A captivating and romantic ripping yarn,"** Shadow of Night confirms Deborah Harkness as a master storyteller, able to cast an "addictive tale of magic, mayhem and two lovers."**

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay

Author : J.K. Rowling

ISBN10 : 1781102341

Publisher : Pottermore Publishing

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Art

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Book Summary: At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shaped the Wizarding World, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.

Oracle of Divination

Author : McR El Pensador

ISBN10 : 1477159320

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 302

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: This manuscript of the Mythology of the Yoruba Religion-Cariocha, as the importance of this cult, the past is the present, as the present to meet the future, thus regulate their functions in religious rituals. It s linked between the created and the creator Oloddumare (God) and his emissaries and Orishas that governs our destinies based upon our faith to all Omorishas (Saints) Santeros and faithful believers. My legacy in this manuscript is a teaching manual for all the people and all their followers Santeros ille Orishas. It s linked in chains of faith and as a legacy of half a century, the treasure of my wisdom and my steps walked in practice of the Santeria within the Yoruba Lukumi Religion. It is an honor to all the patriarchs illa loaches, baba loaches, Igguoros, Oluwo and those who have Ibaé ballentenu (deceased) has taken with them all the science and knowledge to Oloddumare (God). Osha Ille Ochun Alamace ---- El Pensador - The Thinker

Time's Convert

Author : Deborah Harkness

ISBN10 : 0399564527

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches—look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021! What does it truly take to become a vampire? On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus's deeply held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood. Fast-forward to contemporary Paris, where Phoebe Taylor--the young employee at Sotheby's whom Marcus has fallen for--is about to embark on her own journey to immortality. Though the modernized version of the process at first seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable than they were in the eighteenth century. The shadows that Marcus believed he'd escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both--forever. A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities not just for change but for revolution, Time's Convert, the fourth books in the All Souls Series channels the supernatural world-building and slow-burning romance that made the previous books instant bestsellers to illuminate a new and vital moment in history, and a love affair that will bridge centuries.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author : Frank L Baum

ISBN10 : 1513264133

Publisher : Graphic Arts Books

Number of Pages : 96

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: When a wild tornado hits Dorothy’s home in Kansas, she and her sidekick pup, Toto, wake up a very long way from home. Suddenly in a new and mysterious land, Dorothy and Toto must find their way through the enchanted land of Oz with the hopes of making it to the famous Emerald City. There, it is rumored that the magical Wizard of Oz is the only one who can grant them their wish of returning home. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has become one of the most well-known American stories of our time, inspiring its many readers that there is indeed, “no place like home.” Throughout her adventure, Dorothy meets a cast of unlikely characters to accompany her—a naive scarecrow, a heartless tinman, and a cowardly lion--as well as teach important lessons.. Despite her new friends’ shortcomings, Dorothy learns that she must cast aside her differences and work with them to reach the Emerald City and find Oz. Though the road is winding and uncertain, Dorothy’s only hope is to trust her new friends and follow the path before them.

The Witches (Colour Edition)

Author : Roald Dahl

ISBN10 : 0141388064

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 1877

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Book Summary: THE WITCHES, Roald Dahl's most scary story for children, in a large format, full colour paperback edition. With Quentin Blake's brilliant line artwork in full colour, THE WITCHES is a must-have for children collecting all of the Roald Dahl in full-colour format including CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, FANTASTIC MR FOX, THE TWITS, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, ESIO TROT and THE MAGIC FINGER.

The Book of the Damned

Author : Charles Fort

ISBN10 : 1528791290

Publisher : Read Books Ltd

Number of Pages : 358

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

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Book Summary: Originally published in 1919, “The Book of the Damned” was the first non-fiction work published by American author Charles Fort. It explores different types of inexplicable phenomena ranging from UFOs and strange weather to disappearing people, cryptozoology, and much more. A fascinating book that challenges the boundaries of accepted scientific knowledge, “The Book of the Damned” is not to be missed by those with an interest in the strange and unexplained. Charles Hoy Fort (1874–1932) was an American writer and researcher most famous for his work relating to anomalous phenomena. His books were popular when first published and are still in print today, having inspired countless “Forteans” and influenced numerous aspects of science fiction. Other notable works by this author include: “New Lands” (1923), “Lo!” (1931), and “Wild Talents” (1932). Read & Co. Books is proudly republishing this classic work now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Blood Heir

Author : Amélie Wen Zhao

ISBN10 : 0525707816

Publisher : Delacorte Press

Number of Pages : 496

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: The first book in an epic new series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the con man she must trust to clear her name for her father's murder. In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled. Their varied gifts to control the world around them are unnatural—dangerous. And Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess, has a terrifying secret. Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls. When Ana's father, the emperor, is murdered, her world is shattered. Framed as his killer, Ana must flee the palace to save her life. And to clear her name, she must find her father's murderer on her own. But the Cyrilia beyond the palace walls is far different from the one she thought she knew. Corruption rules the land, and a greater conspiracy is at work—one that threatens the very balance of her world. And there is only one person corrupt enough to help Ana get to its core: Ramson Quicktongue. A cunning crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld, Ramson has sinister plans—though he might have met his match in Ana. Because in this story, the princess might be the most dangerous player of all. “Cinematic storytelling at its best.”—Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep and The Girl the Sea Gave Back “Zhao shines in the fast-paced and vivid combat scenes, which lend a cinematic quality that pulls readers in.”—The New York Times Book Review “Zhao is a master writer who weaves a powerful tale of loyalty, honor, and courage through a strong female protagonist. . . . Readers will love the fast-paced energy and plot twists in this adventure-packed story.”—SLJ

The Odyssey

Author : Homer

ISBN10 : 177313793X

Publisher : Aegitas

Number of Pages : 257

Category : Poetry

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Book Summary: The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The Odyssey is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second-oldest extant work of Western literature; the Iliad is the oldest. Scholars believe the Odyssey was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia.

Queen of Shadows

Author : Sarah J. Maas

ISBN10 : 1619636050

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Number of Pages : 576

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume. Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire-for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past... She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight. She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return. Celaena's epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena's story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

The Key of Solomon the King

Author : S. L. Macgregor Mathers

ISBN10 : 1633410420

Publisher : Weiser Books

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

Viewed : 1984

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Book Summary: A magical grimoire of sigils and rituals for summoning and mastering spirits, The Key of Solomon the King is the most famous, or infamous, of all magick books. It has influenced everything from the revival of magick and the Western Mystery Traditions (tarot, alchemy, astrology, etc.) to fictional works such as Lovecraft’s The Necronomicon. Purported to have been penned by King Solomon himself, the book provides instruction for incantations, rituals, and sigils used to call upon and control spirits and demons. Those practicing magick have used it extensively through the centuries, but its true origins and purpose have been lost in the mists of time. No library of the contemporary occult student or practicing magician is complete without this tome. It remains a standard of esoteric lore by which others are measured. This edition includes a new foreword by noted esoteric scholar Joseph Peterson.

Wicked

Author : Gregory Maguire

ISBN10 : 0061792942

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 560

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This is the book that started it all! The basis for the smash hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Gregory Maguire's breathtaking New York Times bestseller Wicked views the land of Oz, its inhabitants, its Wizard, and the Emerald City, through a darker and greener (not rosier) lens. Brilliantly inventive, Wicked offers us a radical new evaluation of one of the most feared and hated characters in all of literature: the much maligned Wicked Witch of the West who, as Maguire tells us, wasn’t nearly as Wicked as we imagined.