Author: Michael Wallace
Publisher: Michael Wallace
As the combined forces of Balsalom and the Free Kingdoms assault the dark wizard's citadel, the enemy raises an unstoppable army of wights, dragons, and dead knights to crush them. Meanwhile, in the deserts of the south, a rogue band of wizards enters the war, their motives selfish and their loyalties suspect. The fifth and final book in The Dark Citadel Series. Keywords: dragons, griffins, wizards, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery.
Author: Katlin Murray
Avidaura is still in the grasps of the False King, and the Fallen army must go to war in a final attempt to save all they hold dear. It will take all the allies and magic they can muster to stop the fate that awaits them at the hands of the Dark Wizard. With all nine realms lying in the balance; Dragons, Giants, Centaurs, Dark Fairies, Clurichaun and Humans will collide in a battle where all have something to lose. When the dust settles, not all will survive; and nothing will be the same.Beware the Fallen.
Narrative Trends from the Late 1960s to Today
Author: Marco Arnaudo
Category: Games & Activities
Over the years, board games have evolved to include relatable characters, vivid settings and compelling, intricate plotlines. In turn, players have become more emotionally involved--taking on, in essence, the role of coauthors in an interactive narrative. Through the lens of game studies and narratology--traditional storytelling concepts applied to the gaming world--this book explores the synergy of board games, designers and players in story-oriented designs. The author provides development guidance for game designers and recommends games to explore for hobby players.
A Field Guide For Wildflower Identification
Author: Paul R. Wonning
Publisher: Mossy Feet Books
Gardener’s Guide to May Wildflowers includes twenty common early spring woodland wildflowers with photographs. This field guide allows easier identification of wildflowers in the field because it is composed only of the earliest wildflowers of the season, the wildflowers that begin bloom in May or late April. spring, guide, field guide, identification book, series, indiana, woodland
Author: Carol Gaskin
Publisher: Troll Communications Llc
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Make the wrong decisions, and you may lose your life. Make the right decisions, and you could become a hero. Whatever fate you meet, you can always go back to the beginning and start again. In the Forgotten Forest, only one thing is certain:
A Supernatural Fantasy
Author: Charles Louis Braai
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
In the late seventeen hundreds and early eighteen hundreds, I was Beethovens prized pupil, can believe it. Unfortunately I had to quit him for reasons not concerning music. It was really quite silly. I was supposed to be protecting my good name. You see, it was rumored that the maestro, Beethoven, was a womanizer and while conducting orchestras he also conducted many affairs with his young female students. In those times, although mostly behind their backs, some men and even some women were referred to as libertines. Of course any man as emotional as Beethoven had to be romantically exotic but I didnt consider him a libertine; it was just that young women threw themselves at him and he used the opportunities. The saddest part was this remarkable man was almost deaf; in later years he became almost completely and totally deaf. Yet this man was such a genius, just by reading the written notes, he could hear the music inside his head. Often, he laid his hands on the piano as I played. At times, when I played, particularly when we were alone, after hed closed the piano, thus containing the sound, hed than lay his head down on the piano; by doing so, with his temple held tightly on the lid, it enabled him to hear it fully the way it was meant to be heard. This was done only prudently and only witnessed by certain people, as he was embarrassed and at first, not wanting to admit being deaf. No matter how much relief Id get by forgetting the music I never would forget it on purpose. That music is a part of me, more so than my arms and limbs even; the music is more part of me than my perceived beauty or my Immortality.
The Second Neoluzian War:
Author: Christopher J. Farmer
In The Fallen Elves, book three of The Second Neoluzian War epic fantasy series, the wicked Orc dictator Arkan Spiritstrike, his wizards and military generals are on the verge of laying waste to the elven cities of Balenwood and Oakmantle after destroying the human settlements in the northern lands. This is a time of desperation for the good races because Darius has been lost to lower Neoluzia due to the Gathering of Replenishment spell cast upon him by members of the secretive wizard guild, the Veiled Institution. David Parr, a human from Earth summoned by Darius that reluctantly remains in Neoluzia to assist the Salon of Enlightenment against their Orc enemies, must find the great necromancer Termaplix if the land is to be saved. Finding Termaplix may be impossible however, for the hero from the War of Cleansing has been hidden in a secret place due to unknown circumstances one thousand years ago--a tomb long since forgotten to the current generations in the land. Perilously stifled in their shift away from the old magic and the forced elimination of history, those that Parr seeks to help against the enemy from the north must first learn to embrace the gift of magic again, an art banished in antiquity by the deception of peace and the deep wounds of the surviving populations in the first war.
Author: J.L. Connew
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In the year 2020, New Yorkborn arcana-archaeologist Russell Samway discovers the Staff of the Great Geomancer, a magical artefact that once belonged to one of the most powerful earth elementalists in history at an archaeological dig in England whilst under the onslaught of a small horde of merciless undead. Half the globe away, a group of individuals with unique skills and abilities is on their way to thwart an evil shamans machinations in Indonesia. Surviving his ordeal in England against the merciless undead, Russell returns to New York to enrol at a prestigious school of magic and befriends the group of unique individuals who thwart the evil shamans nefarious scheme in Indonesia. Between the demons, undead, and juvenile shoplifters they come across, Russell slowly gets to know these mysterious individuals, who, alone, struggle to bring down one of the worlds most powerful secret societies during their long quest for ancient artefacts.
Author: James Antell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Nightmare War is a work of speculative fiction that plays with the notion of closed loops of time. Each of the fourteen chapters contains a complete narrative incident with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Each narrative incident is followed by an appended commentary (or two) spoken from outside the loop. The fourteen chapters of The Nightmare War collectively tell a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. That story, however, begins on page 1 somewhere near the ending and ends on page 75 somewhere near the beginning. Careful readers may note that the story ends, chronologically, on page 15 with the phrase, Not another word! But that is not the last word.
Author: CHARLES S. HUDSON
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
At last Peggy is on her way to the home of Savajic Menglor; her first taste of wizard magic is when the car taking her there takes to the sky and transports her there in minutes. But nothing could have prepared her for the amazing world of the wizards and the magic that she is about to encounter. Peggy mixes blood with Savajic and takes an oath of wizard secrecy; now she is ready to learn magic. As her powers grow she becomes a target of the Black Watch, an evil underground movement of powerful wizards who are bent on taking over the wizard world. She is thrust into a situation of kill or be killed. Her life is about to change in a brutal waywill she be able to stay ahead?
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Author: Jim Gray
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann Pub
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War of the Spark
Author: Greg Weisman
Publisher: Del Rey
Experience the first official adventure in Magic: The Gathering’s multiverse in nearly a decade as the ultimate battle begins on Ravnica. Teyo Verada wants nothing more than to be a shieldmage, wielding arcane energies to protect his people from his world’s vicious diamondstorms. When he’s buried alive in the aftermath of his first real tempest, the young mage’s life is about to end before it can truly begin—until it doesn’t. In a flash, a power he didn’t know he had whisks him away from his home, to a world of stone, glass, and wonder: Ravnica. Teyo is a Planeswalker, one of many to be called to the world-spanning city—all lured by Nicol Bolas, the Elder Dragon. Bolas lays siege to the city of Ravnica, hungry for the ultimate prize: godhood itself. His unparalleled magic and unstoppable army appear poised to bring the city to utter ruin. Among those who stand in the way of Bolas’s terrifying machinations are the Gatewatch, Planeswalkers sworn to defeat evil, no matter where it’s found. But as they work to unite the other mages and mount a defense of the city and its people, the terrifying truth of Bolas’s plan becomes clear. The Elder Dragon has prepared a trap to ensnare the most powerful mages from across the Multiverse—and it’s too late to escape. As forces great and small converge on the city and the battle rages, the stakes could not be higher. If the Gatewatch falters and the Planeswalkers fail, the curtain will fall on the age of heroes—and rise on the infinite reign of Nicol Bolas.
Author: Diane Duane
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Nita and Kit rejoin forces when a strange darkness of the mind overcomes the older wizards, stealing away their power and forcing the younger wizards to go to war to save the world.
a bibliography of science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction books and nonfiction monographs
Author: R. Reginald,Mary Wickizer Burgess,Daryl Furumi Mallett
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Child of the Scroll
Author: David Goldwasser
Publisher: IndieGo Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
For centuries, Master Wizard Trebb and the wizards of light have saved humans from utter annihilation, but time is running out in their struggle against darkness. The ancient scrolls prophesy that a champion will arise to defeat Verdex and his legions of dark wizards. Trebb discovers that this champion is an eighteen-year-old girl named Lissa. He rallies the wizards of light to support her, and they must travel through time to historic sites in the Bronx to release Lissa from Verdex’s grasp and hold back the tide of chaos he has unleashed.
Author: William Joyce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Academy Award winner William Joyce’s Guardians recruit Sanderson ManSnoozy, the sleepy legend also known as the Sandman, to their cause in this fourth chapter book adventure. When the Man in the Moon brought together the Guardians, he warned them that they would face some terrible evils as they strove to protect the children of earth. But nothing could have prepared them for this: Pitch has disappeared and taken Katherine with him. And now the Guardians are not only down one member, but a young girl is missing. Fortunately, MiM knows just the man to join the team. Sanderson ManSnoozy—known in most circles as the Sandman—may be sleepy, but he’s also stalwart and clever and has a precocious ability to utilize sand in myriad ways. If the other Guardians can just convince Sandy that good can triumph evil, that good dreams can banish nightmares, they’ll have themselves quite a squad. But if they can’t…they might never see Katherine again.
Author: K. J. Parker
Publisher: Hachette UK
The city of Perimadeia has fallen. Bardas Loredan, the man who was supposed to save it, is now living on the Island - a recluce, living apart from his family in the mountains, with only a young apprentice for company. His life as a fencer-at-law is over. Instead, Loredon spends his days perfecting the art of bow-making. But his isolation will not last forever; and when the Island comes under attack, his skills as a soldier and general are once again called upon. COLOURS IN THE STEEL, Volume One of the Fencer Trilogy, introduced a remarkable new voice in fantasy fiction. THE BELLY OF THE BOW confirms that rich promise and establishes K. J. Parker in the top rank of writers.
Author: Kathy Williams
Publisher: Bookman Pub
Of Wizards and Stones concerns a young woman (early twenties) who unwittingly becomes a focal point in the discovery and recovery of three Stones. These are the Soul of the Land, Soul of the Air, and Soul of the Water. The wizards created them to regulate the environment for the people who reside there, but due to a prolonged war between the three wizards, the Stones became misplaced.Each Stone is attended to by a Wizard and a Keeper, who use the power of the Stones to benefit their people. The Wizard is male, while the Keepers are female. Through the magic of the wizards, anything needed can be produced, such as glowstones to illuminate the homes at night. The current level of development is that similar to early 1500s in rural England, with the population centers consisting of sparsely scattered, hamlets and villages, without heavy industrial machines.The war started when Abysant, Wizard of the Land, who wanted to leave the Stones in place, but aid the population by increasing their level of technology, Kenson, Wizard of the Water who felt that the Stones should be removed entirely and allow the natural order of things to take place, and Veritor, Wizard of the Air, who thought they should leave everything alone and to continue the current level of technology, could not agree. Many cycles have past since the hostilities ended, but since the wizards have not been seen, no one knows who won.The Rider Lanya became involved when she was assigned to deliver a packet to the Lady of the Wood, Keeper of the Land Stone. Although the content of the packet is unknown to Lanya, she soon discovers that she has delivered the first of the missing artifacts. Still reeling from the first discovery, she is informed of the true history of the people as well as her part in it. Her mission intensifies when she is instructed to locate the three missing wizards, the other two Stones and the wizards prime apprentices.Through several twists, the story concludes with yet another twist, as she finds that her destiny is not where she had always believed it to be.
Author: Terry Goodkind
Beginning with Wizard's First Rule and continuing with six subsequent fantasy masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled and awed millions of readers worldwide. Now, in Naked Empire, Goodkind returns with a broad-canvas adventure of epic intrigue, violent conflict, and terrifying peril for the beautiful Kahlan Amnell and her husband, the heroic Richard Rahl, the Sword of Truth. Richard Rahl has been poisoned. Saving an empire from annihilation is the price of the antidote. With the shadow of death looming near, the empire crumbling before the invading hordes, and time running out, Richard is offered not only his own life but the salvation of a people, in exchange for delivering his wife, Kahlan, into bondage to the enemy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.