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The Talisman

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ISBN10 : 1596054778

Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.

Number of Pages : 358

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The second of "Tales of the Crusaders," "The Talisman" is set in Palestine during the Third Crusade (1189 - 92). Scott constructs a story of chivalric action, apparently adopting a medieval romance view of the similarities in the values of both sides. But disguise is the leading theme of the tale: it is not just that characters frequently wear clothing that conceals their identity, but that professions and cultures hide their true nature. In this novel the Christian leaders are divided by a factious criminality, and are contrasted to the magnanimity and decisiveness of Saladin, the leader of the Moslem armies. In a period when the west was fascinated with the exotic east, Scott represents the Moslem other as more humane than the Christian west. "The Talisman" is one of Scott's great novels. It is a superb tale. It is also a bold departure as, for the first time, Scott explores not cultural conflict within a country or society but in the opposition of two world religions.

The Talisman Ring

Author : Georgette Heyer

ISBN10 : 1446456390

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 374

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Book Summary: A witty and enthralling Regency romance by one of the best-known and most beloved historical novelists. The legend of the Headless Horseman and a proposed marriage de convenance both have their impact on the mystery of a golden talisman ring and Lord Lavenham's young heir, Ludovic. Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another, yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish. For there is no one else to provide for the old man's granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive from justice ... Yet again Georgette Heyer shows the qualities that made her one of the most successful and best-loved romantic novelists of her age, and why her popularity endures to this day.

The Talisman

Author : Sir Walter Scott

ISBN10 : 1513285459

Publisher : Graphic Arts Books

Number of Pages : 308

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: When King Richard the Lionheart’s health began to decline, the English leader organized a truce with the leader of the Islamic forces, Saladin. Agreeing to cease the battles on the condition that Jerusalem would be under Muslim control, the two leaders gave orders to their troops to return to their homes. However, Sir Kenneth, a Scottish knight, was in the search of a certain monk rather than his home when he encounters Emir, a cavalryman for Saladin’s forces. At first distrustful of each other and used to warfare, the two soldiers engage in a one-on-one battle. But when both refuse to surrender, the men realize that they are equally matched, and with the truces between their leaders, there was no reason to fight. Apon this realization, Amir and Kenneth become friends. When Kenneth later mentions that he is on a quest to find a Christian monk, Emir offers to accompany him, as he knows the terrain better than Kenneth. After happily accepting the offer, the two fighters set off on their journey, facing villains, deception, romance, and duels. Admired for its rich prose and skillfully portrayed plotline, Sir Walter Scott’s The Talisman is an intricate and theatrical work of literary art. With well-presented characters and an engrossing setting, The Talisman offers the rare depiction of a friendship between an Arabic and English soldier in the 11th century as well as the seldomly portrayed time of peace during the crusades. With themes of chivalry, virtue, and violence paired with compelling representation and a well-executed plot, Sir Walter Scott’s The Talisman exceeds high expectations. This edition of The Talisman by Sir Walter Scott now features a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, this edition of The Talisman crafts an accessible and pleasant reading experience for modern audiences while restoring the original mastery and drama of Sir Walter Scott’s literature.

The Talismans of Shannara

Author : Terry Brooks

ISBN10 : 0345445457

Publisher : Del Rey

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The fourth volume of The Heritage of Shannara, which continues one of the most popular fantasy series of all time. The Shadowen still swarm over the Four Lands, poisoning everything with their dark magic. And their leader is determined to destroy all the Scions of Shannara. For Walker Boh, he dispatches the Four Horsemen. For Wren, he sends an untrue friend. And for Par, he devises the most terrible fate of all. With these traps cleverly laid, the charges given by the shade of the Druid Allanon are doomed to failure—unless Par can discover a way to harness the power of the Sword of Shannara. Thus continues the enthralling Shannara epic, a spellbinding tale of adventure, magic, and myth… BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The Measure of the Magic.

The Talisman 

Author : Jonathan Aycliffe

ISBN10 : 1628157755

Publisher : Speaking Volumes

Number of Pages : 209

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Even now, my hand trembles as I write of it . . . A STATUE, unearthed in ancient Babylon during the course of an archaeological dig, is transported to London. Once there, it quickly exerts an evil influence over those with whom it comes into contact; an influence which threatens to spread throughout London, and beyond, and which pits the living against the dead in a battle for all mankind.

In the Night Room

Author : Peter Straub

ISBN10 : 1588364151

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 440

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Book Summary: In his latest soul-chilling novel, bestselling author Peter Straub tells of a famous children’s book author who, in the wake of a grotesque accident, realizes that the most basic facts of her existence, including her existence itself, have come into question. Willy Patrick, the respected author of the award-winning young-adult novel In the Night Room, thinks she is losing her mind–again. One day, she is drawn helplessly into the parking lot of a warehouse. She knows somehow that her daughter, Holly, is being held in the building, and she has an overwhelming need to rescue her. But what Willy knows is impossible, for her daughter is dead. On the same day, author Timothy Underhill, who has been struggling with a new book about a troubled young woman, is confronted with the ghost of his nine-year-old sister, April. Soon after, he begins to receive eerie, fragmented e-mails that he finally realizes are from people he knew in his youth–people now dead. Like his sister, they want urgently to tell him something. When Willy and Timothy meet, the frightening parallels between Willy’s tragic loss and the story in Tim’s manuscript suggest that they must join forces to confront the evils surrounding them.

The Talisman

Author : Hans Christian Andersen

ISBN10 : 8726416581

Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof

Number of Pages : 5

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A prince and a princess were just married. They were in love, their relationship was stronger than anything. And they wanted to keep it like that forever. But how? They thought that a talisman could help. So they went out searching for such talisman that would make their love, joy and happiness stand the test of time. Do you think they succeeded? Let us tell you that they did indeed find out something about themselves. But what was it? Read "The Talisman" if you want to find out. Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author, poet and artist. Celebrated for children’s literature, his most cherished fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Little Match Girl". His books have been translated into every living language, and today there is no child or adult that has not met Andersen's whimsical characters. His fairy tales have been adapted to stage and screen countless times, most notably by Disney with the animated films "The Little Mermaid" in 1989 and "Frozen", which is loosely based on "The Snow Queen", in 2013. Thanks to Andersen's contribution to children's literature, his birth date, April 2, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day.

Shadowland

Author : Peter Straub

ISBN10 : 1101665505

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 480

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: You have been there… if you have ever been afraid. Come back. To a dark house deep in the Vermont woods, where two friends are spending a season of horror, apprenticed to a Master Magician. Learning secrets best left unlearned. Entering a world of incalculable evil more ancient than death itself. More terrifying. And more real. Only one of them will make it through.

Chhota Bheem Vol. 71

Author : Rajiv Chilaka

ISBN10 : 9380708750

Publisher : Green Gold Animation

Number of Pages : 32

Category : ,

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Book Summary: One day Raju saves an old man falling off a cliff. The old man is happy with Raju and gives him a Talisman as a gift. Meanwhile a triathlon is being held in Dholakpur and Raju is confident of winning it, as he has his lucky charm. Accidently while Raju is practicing, his Talisman slips and falls into Kalia's hands. Will Bheem guide Raju? Will he come to know who took his Talisman? A thrilling story with all the chase and action you will love to read!

A Dark Matter

Author : Peter Straub

ISBN10 : 0385530137

Publisher : Anchor

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: An electric, chilling, and unpredictable novel from the master of modern horror. On a Midwestern campus in the 1960s, a charismatic guru and his young acolytes perform a secret ritual in a local meadow. What happens is a mystery—all that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body and the shattered souls of all who were present. Forty years later, one man seeks to learn about that horrifying night, and to do so he’ll have to force those involved to examine the unspeakable events that have haunted them ever since.

The Talisman

Author : Keith Grubaugh

ISBN10 : 148972270X

Publisher : LifeRich Publishing

Number of Pages : 268

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: I knew nothing about talismans. Heck, I knew nothing about magic in general, let alone anything about monsters or aliens or an ancient civilization that still exists today to protect us all. I thought I was normal. I knew nothing, nothing except that I was just an average teenage kid trying my best to make it through school. Homework, bullies, teachers who were out to get me: those were the problems I was dealing with. I thought I was normal... I should have known better. Now that my grandfather is gone, it is my turn to answer the calling. To deal with the secret world of monsters and Alcovians. Of talismans and magic. Of death. My family legacy. My inheritance. Oh, how I wish I was normal. At least bullies don’t try to dip you in buffalo sauce and eat you for dinner.

lost boy lost girl

Author : Peter Straub

ISBN10 : 1588363163

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A woman commits suicide for no apparent reason. A week later, her son—beautiful, troubled fifteen-year-old Mark Underhill—vanishes from the face of the earth. To his uncle, horror novelist Timothy Underhill, Mark’s inexplicable absence feels like a second death. After his sister-in-law’s funeral, Tim searches his hometown of Millhaven for clues that might help him unravel this mystery of death and disappearance. He soon learns that a pedophilic murderer is on the loose in the vicinity, and that shortly before his mother’s suicide Mark had become obsessed with an abandoned house where he imagined the killer might have taken refuge. No mere empty building, the house on Michigan Street whispers from attic to basement with the echoes of a long-hidden true-life horror story, and Tim Underhill comes to fear that in investigating its unspeakable history, Mark stumbled across its last and greatest secret: a ghostly lost girl who may have coaxed the needy, suggestible boy into her mysterious domain. With lost boy lost girl, Peter Straub affirms once again that he is the master of literary horror.

The Talisman of Doom

Author : Frederick Hastings

ISBN10 : 9781452064581

Publisher : AuthorHouse

Number of Pages : 344

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This book is about a group of Dwarf. Elves, Knights Wizards, Barbarians, Paladins, and Sorceress going up against a wizard with a big army of monsters he is creating with a talisman. He is turning any kind of animal he can get into all types of monsters to fight in his armies. He is robbing the lands of all the animals and must be stopped. This is the story of the little group sat out to stop the wizard and destroy the talisman. There is a lot of combat and some parts are funny. There adventure will keep you interested I hope. James handed Samuel his sword. Samuel took the sword and stated looking it all over and saying “Oh yes, oh yes, as he looked at it. Do you know what sword you have got here" asked Samuel. “No, Lee didn’t tell me anything about it he just said that Peter the Great had once owned it,” said James. “Come with me" said Samuel. They walked over to a big tree about eighteen inches round. Here take your sword arid ‘Take a good swing at that tree like you mean it” Samuel told him. Everyone watched as James raised his sword and cut the tree in half with one blow. James and the others just stood looking at the fallen tree.

The White Horse Talisman

Author : Andrea Spalding

ISBN10 : 1554695597

Publisher : Orca Book Publishers

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: In The White Horse Talisman, Chantel, Adam, Holly and Owen must help Equus, the great white horse, find his mate and foal and regain his magical talisman. But as the horse rises, so does the dragon. The age-old battle between good and evil threatens the bond between Chantel and Adam and endangers the quest. This is fantasy as its best, a story that raises hairs on the back of the neck and sends satisfying chills up and down the spine, a story that, while clearly drawn from the rich world of make believe, feels truer than true.

The Talisman

Author : Stephen King,Peter Straub

ISBN10 : 1451698364

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 944

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1941

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Book Summary: The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life. Why had twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer’s mother frantically moved the two of them from Rodeo Drive to a New York City apartment to the Alhambra, a fading ocean resort and shuttered amusement park in New Hampshire? Who or what is she running from? She is dying . . . and even young Jack knows she can’t outrun death. But only he can save her—for he has been chosen to search for a prize across an epic landscape of dangers and lies, a realm of innocents and monsters, where everything Jack loves is on the line.

Ghost in the Talisman

Author : Jonathan Moeller

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Azure Flame Media

Number of Pages : 300

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Two master thieves. One dangerous prize. Caina has the ancient Sword of the Iron King, one of the five relics that could return the necromancer-king to torment mankind once more. But Caina knows where the Iron King's Dagger is hidden, and if she and Countess Kalthane can steal the weapon from its malevolent keepers, two of the five relics will be unable to harm anyone. There's just one problem. The Dagger is hidden in the grim halls of the Iron King's castle. And sinister guardians lurk in the castle's shadows...

The Talisman

Author : Annie Shepard

ISBN10 : 1532024002

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 94

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Blinded and helpless, they reached out to each other. Shizarah grabbed Stonewalls forearm with both hands and secured a vice-like grip on it. He in turn pulled his arm closer to pin her between himself and his shield. Colin and Darseni were left drifting alone, hands vainly seeking out something to hold onto as they felt themselves falling. Four friends from a world of magic and fantastical creatures find themselves dropped in a world of technology with their only way home broken into pieces. Lost in a place unfamiliar to them, they must retrieve their ride home and undo the damage they have caused to someone elses home.

The Talisman Killer

Author : Shéa MacLeod,Miranda Mayer

ISBN10 :

Publisher : MacLeod & Mayer

Number of Pages : 105

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1922

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Book Summary: Before the Rift, Veronica Wolffe and Verity Bane struggled to eke out a living as paranormal investigators. But with the veil between dimensions ripped open and demons from beyond running amok, their preternatural powers are suddenly in high demand. From haunted teapots to rampaging poltergeists, these women’s work is never done. When a logger dies a horrific and unnatural death, Wolffe and Bane are pulled into the terrifying world of mystical murder. A killer from beyond the Rift is hunting those he finds guilty of crimes against the environment and he won’t stop until the world is rebuilt in his image, and humanity is destroyed. The Talisman Killer introduces an addictive new urban fantasy series with two kick-ass heroines and a touch of romance. Welcome to the world of Wolffe and Bane.

The Talisman of Unification

Author : J. Michael Squatrito Jr.

ISBN10 : 9780595916221

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 420

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: With the discovery of the Treasure of the Land behind them, Harrison Cross and his adventurer friends find an ancient, leather-bound manuscript mixed in with their newfound bounty. But, after deciphering the scripture's cryptic code they realize the book contains clues to a grander treasure, the Talisman of Unification. The righteous warriors are instructed to traverse the land in search of jewels, artifacts, and the blood of a wicked red dragon, all pieces to a greater whole, in order to fulfill their destiny as the land's new Overlords. Unbeknownst to our heroes, the evil King Holleris sensed the removal of the ancient scripture from its resting place and has sent out his minions to bring the book back to him. With a ransom of 10,000 gold pieces for its safe return, the king has more than enough suitors. To make matters worse, Harrison and his friends find a disturbing trend throughout the land-the Scynthians are creating outposts everywhere. With the odds heavily stacked against them, Harrison and his friends follow the clues that may lead them to their ultimate destiny-rulers of the land. Will they succeed? Or will the evil king tighten his grip on the unsuspecting countryside?

The Social Meanings of Money and Property

Author : Kenneth O. Doyle

ISBN10 : 1452250979

Publisher : SAGE Publications

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 1916

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Book Summary: In this fascinating volume Kenneth O Doyle provides a conceptual framework for understanding the social meanings of money and property, and the psychological, cultural, economic and political variables which contribute to these meanings. The author advances the concept of money as talisman, by which individuals protect themselves from their individual fears: of incompetence, abandonment, disorganization and constraint - to mention but a few. Examples in support of this argument are drawn from many social systems, contemporary and historical.