Dragon's Gift: the Protector

Author: Linsey Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942085089

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In the city of Magic's Bend, I protect what's mine. To the world, I'm a feeble Conjurer. To my closest friends, I'm a dangerous Magica with unexplainable powers given to me by a dragon. The downside? If anyone discovers what I am, I'm dead. So I lay low- kicking ass with my weapons, not my magic. Things go to hell when I witness the murder of a powerful vampire ally and become the key suspect. Soon, I'm hunted by the sexiest, strongest supernatural I've ever met. Ares is an unheard of vampire hybrid, and it's hard to say if he wants to screw me or screw me over. I've got three days to catch the real killer. The bad news? It will take my forbidden magic to succeed. But can I control it, much less keep my secret with Ares watching my every move? I'm used to protecting others...now I have to protect myself. *This is an unofficial advance copy. It does not yet have the official cover.
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Author: Linsey Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942085386

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There's a monster on the loose, and only I can stop him. My enemy Drakon is on the hunt for dragons, and I'm on the hunt for him. Problem is, he's a step ahead of me every time. Worse, I'm a pawn in chess game only he understands. When Drakon puts my hometown under a horrifying freezing spell, I get the first terrifying clue to his plan. My family is trapped, slowly wasting away. I must break the spell before it's too late, but the task might kill me. Though I've got my friends at my back, I'm the only one who can stop Drakon. And I'm not sure my magic is strong enough to do the job. Enemy of Magic is a fast-paced fantasy mystery with a kick-butt heroine, a tough hero, and magic that will blow your socks off.
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Author: Linsey Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942085188

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My secret is out.You know that saying, to hell in a hand basket? That's where my life is headed. Three days ago, the Vampire Court learned about my forbidden FireSoul magic. It's basically a death sentence. Except they've made me a deal. I have to pass a series of trials, designed to test my magic and my loyalty. If I survive, I become an ally of the Court, which would be awesome.Problem is, the trials are as deadly as a hungry hellhound and I can't trust my partner, the sexy hybrid-vampire Ares. Worse, there's a new magic inside me that's eating me alive. It won't stop until I learn to control it, but that's a tall order given everything else that¿s on my plate. Between the trials and a recent theft at my shop, Ancient Magic, I'm up to my ears in magical problems.Trial by Magic is a fast-paced fantasy mystery with a kick-butt heroine, a tough hero, and magic that will blow your socks off.
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Author: Linsey Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942085065

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Page: 265

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I'm good at two things: finding treasure and killing demons. Lying low is a close third-but not because I want to be good at hiding. I have to be. I'm a FireSoul, one of the unlucky few to inherit a piece of the dragon's soul. Being born with the dragon's covetousness should be a sweet gig - I have the power to find and steal any type of treasure, including the powers of other supernaturals. But it doesn't come without a price - stealing powers requires that I kill, and others would destroy me if they discover what I am. In a world full of magic, hiding my species is the only way to survive. Finding magical artifacts is the only way to pay the bills. It's a dangerous job when you can barely use your magic, but that's one of the things I like about it. When Aidan Merrick, the most powerful shifter in the city, hired me to find an ancient scroll, I didn't want to take the job. His immense amount of power reminds me of too much of murky memories from a past I can't remember. But I don't have a choice. The scroll reveals what I am. And if anyone finds out, I'm dead.
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Author: Linsey Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942085034

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Author: Linsey Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942085591

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Page: 244

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Where winning means survival According to legend, I'm supposed to be some kind of all-powerful DragonGod-gifted with the magic of gods. Instead, I'm a dud. In fact, I'm currently failing out of the Undercover Protectorate's magical institute. It's the supernatural version of Scotland Yard, and I've got one chance left to earn my place here. To do so, I have to compete in a deadly race across the world. In order to win, I need to survive. And I'll need the help of a sexy and powerful shifter mage named Lachlan Munroe. When we figure out that the race is rigged, Lachlan and I must rely on each other to make it through. But will I be able to learn enough magic to save my life?
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Author: Linsey Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942085331

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Author: Linsey Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942085669

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Page: 222

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Training at the Undercover Protectorate's Academy is kicking my butt. My sister aced it in a few months-but I'm lagging behind like a three-legged poodle at a greyhound race. I don't want to have to leave my new home in this amazing castle, so I've got to get a grip on my magic. Soon. When thieves steal valuable dragon magic, our whole castle is put at risk. Worse, our friends are dying. It's my destiny to hunt the thieves, but my boss doesn't get that. When she tells me to stand down, I have to listen. And that means our magic keeps weakening, and our friends are closer to death. Unless I ignore my boss... My home and friends are in danger, so I'm going rogue. Fortunately, I've got the sexy shifter mage Lachlan Munroe on my side. Together, we'll race against time to solve this crime of magic.
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Author: Linsey Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942085737

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Page: 216

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Against all odds, I've rescued my friends from the evil Roman Fates. We should all be celebrating, but there's a big problem. Every single one of them has been tattooed with a curse that will make them slaves to an ancient evil if they step outside the castle grounds. Because I'm the Druid Dragon God, I'm linked to the Fates. Only I can save my friends and take out the enemy once and for all. But when a spell goes wrong, I end up with the same cursed tattoo. I've got less than a week before crap hits the fan and I become a slave as well. With the help of Lachlan and my sisters, it's a race against time to break the curse and kill the Fates. When my strange magic grows exponentially, I can only hope I gain enough control to save the day.
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Author: Linsey Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942085126

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I've got one chance to prove myself and earn my place.Against all odds, I've snagged myself a spot at the elite Undercover Protectorate. It's basically a supernatural Scotland Yard, but in a castle. A dream come true.All I have to do is make it through their academy. No big deal. Except that I'm a magical nightmare, a supernatural with a strange brand of unknown dragon magic. When the Undercover Protectorate is attacked by a dark curse, it falls on me to solve the case and save the castle. I have the help of my friends and the sexy Celtic war god Cade. But if I don't figure out what's going on, I'll lose more than my place at the academy. I'll lose my life.Academy of Magic is a fast-paced urban fantasy adventure with a kick-butt heroine, a tough hero, and magic that will blow your socks off.
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Author: Linsey Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942085140

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Author: Toni Andrews

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460308980

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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I've never been certain I'm human Oh, the X-rays and blood tests are normal, and most people have no reason to suspect I'm more than I appear to be. But if I tell you to do something? You do it -- no ifs, ands or buts. I call my power the 'press.' My name is Mercy Hollings, and if you think that having the power to control people makes my life easy, you're dead wrong. Because when I get angry, everyone around me is at risk -- Sukey, my friend who has frightening taste in men; my clients, who, ironically, come to me for help; my neighbors, who regard me as a loner; and Sam, a man who wants to know my darkest secret. I have hurt people in the past, and I don't want that to happen again. But now a powerful stranger is threatening the new life that I've made for myself. And I'm afraid my anger is taking over.
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Author: Linsey Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942085072

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Waking up in hell was not Del Bellator's idea of a good time. She'd rather be back on earth, killing demons and hunting down magical treasure for her shop, Ancient Magic. Turns out that escaping hell is easy-it's staying out that's hard. Del's death magic defies the laws of the supernatural world. Worse-she doesn't know how to control it. If others learn what she is, it's guaranteed persecution by the Order of the Magica. And Del already has a deadly and forbidden secret-she shares a soul with a dragon. Things get sticky when Roarke Fallon, Warden of the Underworld, shows up on her doorstep wanting to drag her back to hell. He's a one of a kind shifter-the most powerful she's ever met-and he's set his sights on her. Helping him catch an escaped demon gives her an opportunity to win her freedom, but only if she teams up with Roarke. She'll have to use her forbidden magic to get the job done. And that is a recipe for discovery... and disaster. Magic Undying features a kick butt heroine, a powerful hero, and otherworldly adventure.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226971414

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

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Anthony C. Yu’s translation of The Journey to the West,initially published in 1983, introduced English-speaking audiences to the classic Chinese novel in its entirety for the first time. Written in the sixteenth century, The Journey to the West tells the story of the fourteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Xuanzang, one of China’s most famous religious heroes, and his three supernatural disciples, in search of Buddhist scriptures. Throughout his journey, Xuanzang fights demons who wish to eat him, communes with spirits, and traverses a land riddled with a multitude of obstacles, both real and fantastical. An adventure rich with danger and excitement, this seminal work of the Chinese literary canonis by turns allegory, satire, and fantasy. With over a hundred chapters written in both prose and poetry, The Journey to the West has always been a complicated and difficult text to render in English while preserving the lyricism of its language and the content of its plot. But Yu has successfully taken on the task, and in this new edition he has made his translations even more accurate and accessible. The explanatory notes are updated and augmented, and Yu has added new material to his introduction, based on his original research as well as on the newest literary criticism and scholarship on Chinese religious traditions. He has also modernized the transliterations included in each volume, using the now-standard Hanyu Pinyin romanization system. Perhaps most important, Yu has made changes to the translation itself in order to make it as precise as possible. One of the great works of Chinese literature, The Journey to the West is not only invaluable to scholars of Eastern religion and literature, but, in Yu’s elegant rendering, also a delight for any reader.
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Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544084373

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance. This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE TOMBS OF ATUAN.
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Author: Linsey Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942085577

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Page: 230

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It's kill or be killed when fighting the gods. Life is full of good and bad. Good - I've rescued my sister. Bad? - We're being hunted by the Rebel Gods, powerful beings who are determined to kill us-and cause the end of days. So yeah, that's real bad. It's up to me to find them and kill them before they destroy life as we know it. To do that, I have to finish my transition to DragonGod and master my magic. It'll require a deadly adventure through the realms of myth, but with help from my sisters and the sexy war god Cade, I might have a chance. To succeed, we'll have to unite old and new friends in the battle of a lifetime.
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Author: Linsey Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942085164

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Page: 252

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Cass Clereaux likes her job. It's simple-steal the magic, don't get killed. FireSouls like her are perfect for magic treasure hunting. Their dragon soul helps them find treasure, their wicked powers help them steal it. But there's a big freaking downside-FireSouls are hunted. If either of the magical governments figures out what she is, she can kiss her life goodbye. When the Alpha Council comes to her with a special job, it's a no-brainer to turn it down, no matter how much money they're offering. Shifters who can sniff out her weird magic are the last supernaturals she needs to be around. Worse? They have a history of hunting FireSouls. But when Cass learns that a little girl's life is at stake and Cass is her last hope, she doesn't have a choice. With her sisters and Aidan Merrick at her back, she's got a chance at saving the girl and keeping her deadly secret-until she learns there's far more to this kidnapping than meets the eye. It's far too similar to what happened to her as a child, and everything new that she learns scares her even more.
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The Dragon's Legacy

Author: Deborah A. Wolf

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1785651099

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Epic fantasy in the tradition of Guy Gavriel Kay and Jacqueline Carey. “A world of large-scale epic fantasy... This is a rare find and not to be missed.” New York Times bestselling author Barb Hendee. In the heart of the singing desert, the people are fading from the world. Mothers bear few live children, the warriors and wardens are hard-pressed to protect those who remain, and the vash’ai—the great cats who have called the people kithren for as long as there have been stories—bond with fewer humans each year. High above, the Sun Dragon sings a song of life and love while far below, the Earth Dragon slumbers as she has since the beginning of time. Her sleep is fitful, and from the darkness of her dreams come whispers of war… and death. Sulema is a newly minted warrior of the people and a true Ja'Akari—a daughter of the unforgiving desert. When a mysterious young man appears in her home of Aish Kalumm, she learns that the Dragon King is dying in distant Atualon. As the king fades, so does the magic that sings the Earth Dragon to sleep. There are those who wish to keep the dragon trapped in endless slumber. Others would tap her power to claim it for their own. And there are those who would have her wake, so they might laugh as the world burns.
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The Story of Indian Magic

Author: John Zubrzycki

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190914394

Category: History

Page: 288

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India's association with magicians goes back thousands of years. Conjurors and illusionists dazzled the courts of Hindu maharajas and Mughal emperors. As British dominion spread over the subcontinent, such wonder-workers became synonymous with India. Western magicians appropriated Indian attire, tricks and stage names; switching their turbans for top hats, Indian jugglers fought back and earned their grudging respect. This book tells the extraordinary story of how Indian magic descended from the realm of the gods to become part of daily ritual and popular entertainment across the globe. Recounting tales of levitating Brahmins, resurrections, prophesying monkeys and "the most famous trick never performed," Empire of Enchantment vividly charts Indian magic's epic journey from street to the stage. This heavily illustrated book tells the extraordinary, untold story of how Indian magic descended from the realm of the gods to become part of daily ritual and popular entertainment across the globe. Drawing on ancient religious texts, early travelers' accounts, colonial records, modern visual sources, and magicians' own testimony, Empire of Enchantment is a vibrant narrative of India's magical traditions, from Vedic times to the present day.
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Author: Piers Anthony

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345454317

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Ordered by King Trent to determine the source of Xanth's magic, Bink and his companions were harried by an unseen enemy determined to thwart them. When even their protector turned against them, Blink still managed to reach his goal and carry out the King's orders...but the king did not expect Blink's next act--to destroy utterly the magic of Xanth! From the Paperback edition.
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