Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
An inept wizard-in-training is the only one who can save his classmates from the terrible sorcery that threatens to devour their magical school Acclaimed master fantasist Jane Yolen imagines an academic world of wonders where paintings speak, walls move, monsters are made real, and absolutely anything can happen—as she introduces readers to a hero as hapless as the legendary Merlin is powerful. It was Henry’s dear ma who decided to send him off to Wizard’s Hall to study sorcery, despite the boy’s apparent lack of magical talent. He has barely stepped through the gates of the magnificent school when he is dubbed Thornmallow (“prickly on the outside, squishy within”). Still, regardless of his penchant for turning even the simplest spell into a disaster, Thornmallow’s teachers remain kind and patient, and he soon has a cadre of loyal, loving friends. But there is something that no one is telling the boy: As the 113th student to enroll in the wondrous academy, Thornmallow has an awesome and frightening duty to fulfill—and failure will mean the destruction of Wizard’s Hall and everyone within its walls.
Author: Jack Dann
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer, and many more join ?this magical brew [that] will enchant young adult readers and their elders as well.? (Publishers Weekly) In Wizards, today?s master fantasists turn their hands to tales of these magical beings, living in both ancient and modern times, as well as in fantasy realms that never were. Featuring stories by New York Times bestselling authors Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer and Garth Nix as well as tales from Kage Baker, Peter S. Beagle, Terry Bisson, Orson Scott Card, Terry Dowling, Andy Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, Elizabeth Hand, Nancy Kress, Tanith Lee, Patricia A. McKillip, Mary Rosenblum, Tad Williams, Gene Wolfe, and Jane Yolen.
Witches and wizards are human beings who practice witchcraft. While the males who practice witchcraft are called wizards, the females that practice witchcraft are called witches. However, witches can refer to both witches and wizards in many articles, literatures, and books. Witchcraft is the use of magic to make things happen. Witchcraft is the use of satanic and demonic powers to manipulate, control, or influence events or other human beings, by following certain rules or procedures set up by evil and dark powers. In this book, you will learn about the operations of witchcraft and how to stay victorious in your life.
Author: G. M. Rowntree
Publisher: G M Rowntree
Release Date: 2010-02-10
When four children stumble upon the magic of the lost dark obsidian gemstone in the grounds of an old haunted castle their adventure has only just begun. To their amazement the magical gemstone mysteriously gifts them with extraordinary supernatural & magical powers. Upon opening the vortex of the magical dark obsidian gemstone on midnight of Halloween into the magical realm of Mere Leander, the children befriend forgetful wizards Meldrick and Albright, dragons, unicorns, elves and all manner of supernatural creatures. With the help of the wizards ancient magical manuscript 'The Legends of Mere Leander' they search for the last remaining magical entities before the dark wizard Delverasteon and his phantom familiar, the changeling Seith discover them and use their magic to destroy the enchanted magical realm of Mere Leander and beyond...
Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Dorothy lives a peaceful though dull life on the Kansas prairie with Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. When Dorothy and her dog Toto are carried off by a tornado to the land of Oz, magical adventures begin. To get back home, Dorothy must avoid the Wicked Witch and travel the yellow brick road with the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion to meet the Wizard of Oz. Each of the friends is searching for something; they face many dangers on their quest, while their answers may be closer than they think. This unabridged version of L. Frank Baum's classic childhood story was first published in the United States in 1900.
Ever wish to ride upon the wings of an angel? Ever wish to be friends with a whimsical gnome? Ever wish to be a part of a world where magic rules in the place of law? Of course you have. These wishes are better known as fantasies or dreams as dreams help us to live a more fanciful life as our lives might not be that of which we had hoped. Fantasies... Thoughts we can only dare to dream as the dream may never come true but for one boy it has... Burris Samson is a magical boy of eleven, going on twenty. A boy put in the position to decide the fate of a parallel world of wizardry, creatures of fantasy’s belief and so far, has done what most men, kings and warriors fear to dare. Burris Samson accepts the challenges of an alternate world without prize but will come to discover more than he bargained for. Death’s wish of a love returned. A lost desire to know the man of whom he thought had abandoned he and his mother long before his birth. A journey he heavies, not just for the world whom appointed him but a journey of self, which he still fights alongside the magical friends he has made throughout his fantastical dream.
Author: Michael Shermer
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: 2015-01-20
Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy. In The Moral Arc, Shermer will explain how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.
The Bible (from Greek τὰ βιβλία ta biblia "the books") is the collections of the primary religious texts of Judaism and Christianity. There is no common version of the Bible, as the individual books (Biblical canon), their contents and their order vary among denominations. Mainstream Judaism divides the Tanakh into 24 books, while a minority stream of Judaism, the Samaritans, accepts only five. The 24 texts of the Hebrew Bible are divided into 39 books in Christian Old Testaments, and complete Christian Bibles range from the 66 books of the Protestant canon to the 81 books in the Ethiopian Orthodox Bible, to the 84 books of the Eastern Orthodox Bible.