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A Gift of Magic

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Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 031620210X
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When the old woman died, she left her grandchild Nancy with the extraordinary gift of magic. Nancy can read people's minds, know their thoughts, and make them do what she wants. Will she use her gift for good, or satisfy her own selfish desire? Lois Duncan presents a paranormal rollercoaster ride with goosebumps at every turn. This edition features updated text and an exclusive Q&A with author Lois Duncan!

The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi Pdf/ePub eBook Author: O. Henry
Editor: Amila Jay
ISBN: 3986779213
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"The Gift of the Magi" is a short story by O. Henry first published in 1905. The story tells of a young husband and wife and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. As a sentimental story with a moral lesson about gift-giving, it has been popular for adaptation, especially for presentation at Christmas time.

The Book of Magic

The Book of Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alice Hoffman
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982151501
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“Hoffman certainly knows how to enchant” (The New York Times Book Review) in this breathtaking conclusion to the Practical Magic series—a spellbinding and bewitching novel that asks how far will you go to change your fate? For over three-hundred years a curse has kept the Owens family from love—but all of that is about to change. The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured, when beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. Jet is not the only one in danger—the curse is already at work. A frantic attempt to save a young man’s life spurs three generations of the Owens women, and one long-lost brother, to use their unusual gifts to break the curse as they travel from Paris to London to the English countryside where their ancestor Maria Owens first practiced the Unnamed Art. The younger generation discovers secrets that have been hidden from them in matters of both magic and love by Sally, their fiercely protective mother. As Kylie Owens uncovers the truth about who she is and what her own dark powers are, her aunt Franny comes to understand that she is ready to sacrifice everything for her family, and Sally Owens realizes that she is willing to give up everything for love. A heartfelt and satisfying conclusion to a beloved series, The Book of Magic celebrates mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and anyone who has ever been in love.

Gift of Magic

Gift of Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lynn Kurland
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101554096
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Gift of Magic by Lynn Kurland Summary

Gift of Magic is the latest installment in New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland's breathtaking Nine Kingdoms saga, which follows the daughter of a dreamweaver and the son of a mage as they struggle to save the realm from a magic as dark as it is powerful. Sarah of Doìre knows the pattern of spells is no accident. With each page, each powerful rune, she and Ruith are being led somewhere, to someone-but by whom, she cannot tell. Sarah's gift of sight only allows her to see the spells themselves, not the person behind them. A reluctant sorcerer still learning to trust his own magic, Ruithneadh of Ceangail knows he's woefully unprepared for the adversaries they'll face. But he and Sarah must collect and destroy his father Gair's spells soon. Many mages seek their power, and in the wrong hands, Gair's magic would plunge the Nine Kingdoms into an eternity of darkness. But as they pursue the final spells-acquiring strange companions, welcome allies, and unexpected foes along the way-Sarah and Ruith realize that their true quest has only just begun. The real enemy is closer, darker, and more power hungry than they ever imagined; and until he is defeated, the fate of the Nine Kingdoms hangs in dire peril.

The Gift

The Gift Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick O'Leary
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466843497
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A story within a story, The Gift is a story of innocence betrayed and magic rejected. Tim is robbed of his childhood, and Simon is tormented by hearing made too acute. Both are victims of The User of the Night, once a boy like them, now pathetically twisted by his own ambition and by Tomen, a malevolent creature of magic. Together Simon and Tim must rid their land of the magic that has been misused by Tomen and The User. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Karielle and the Gift of Magic

Karielle and the Gift of Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jo Ann Gilbert Stover
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781477282991
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Karielle and the Gift of Magic by Jo Ann Gilbert Stover Summary

Karielle, born of humble circumstances, finds early in life that she is different. She can do things others cant. Her family thinks she is only fantasizing. One day, Nathan, Karis half brother, left to care for her and the animals, a task he hates, taunts Kari until she runs away. Traveling much farther than she ever had before, she trips on the muddy path, spraining an ankle. A large wolf, Worg, finds her, changing Karielles life forever. Worg leads Karielle to the hut of the sorceress Gretchen who discovers her gift of magic. Gretchen, also a healer, begins training Kari. She loves learning magical skills, and the use of healing herbs. Kari even heals the twisted legs of a young man of the village. Karielle had never known her real father. His relationship with her mother had been very short. Rolgrin Hawke, a powerful wizard, discovers her and comes to the village where she lives to see if she is his child. Therein lies the adventure. Karielle leaves her tiny villagel, travels to Hawkes Reach, and the castle of her newly found father. Events threaten the land and it is Karielles unique gift of magic that helps save humanity.

The Gift

The Gift Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Patterson,Ned Rust
Editor: Jimmy Patterson
ISBN: 0316122211
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The Gift by James Patterson,Ned Rust Summary

Leading the Resistance, Whit and Wisty face their most daunting challenge yet in the jaw-dropping sequel to Witch & Wizard. When Whit and Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kidnapped and imprisoned kids. Now the villainous leader of the New Order is just a breath away from the ability to control the forces of nature and to manipulate his citizens on the most profound level imaginable: through their minds. There is only one more thing he needs to triumph in his evil quest: the Gifts of Whit and Wisty Allgood. And he will stop at nothing to seize them. In this second installment of James Patterson's epic Witch & Wizard series, Whit and Wisty's heart-pounding adventures through the Overworld and Shadowland lead to a spectacular climax and conclusion.

The Naming

The Naming Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alison Croggon
Editor: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763652512
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The Naming by Alison Croggon Summary

"An epic fantasy in the Tolkien tradition, with a strong girl hero. . . . I couldn’t put it down!" – Tamora Pierce Maerad is a slave in a desperate and unforgiving settlement, taken there as a child when her family is destroyed in war. She doesn’t yet know she has inherited a powerful gift, one that marks her as a member of the noble School of Pellinor and enables her to see the world as no other can. It is only when she is discovered by Cadvan, one of the great Bards of Lirigon, that her true identity and extraordinary destiny unfold. Now, she and her mysterious teacher must embark on a treacherous, uncertain journey through a time and place where the forces of darkness wield an otherworldly terror. The first book in a projected quartet, Alison Croggon’s epic about Maerad and her remarkable yet dangerous gift is a beautiful, unforgettable tale. Presented as a new translation of an ancient text, The Naming evokes the rich and complex landscape of Annar, a legendary world just waiting to be discovered.

This Is a Gift for You

This Is a Gift for You Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emily Winfield Martin
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524714186
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This Is a Gift for You by Emily Winfield Martin Summary

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the stunning companion to the best-selling and beloved The Wonderful Things You Will Be, this picture book celebrates how we say "I love you" with gifts as heartfelt as a daisy, as magical as a dream, and as comforting as a place to belong. It is a poetic tribute to the simple joys of life and nature, and a reminder that the greatest gift we have is time spent together. The gift of quiet and the gift of loud, your hand in my hand out in a crowd. New York Times bestselling author Emily Winfield Martin joyously and thoughtfully shares the different ways of giving and loving. Like a beautifully wrapped gift, life's every day moments are precious: in both the little things and the big things, we can all find wonder. From a feather, to a hug, to a sunset, this book captures these gifts within its pages to remind readers how much they are loved, and how incredible this world we share is. A meaningful gift for any occasion or holiday, and a stand-out for birthdays, graduations and other milestones, with its loving and inspiring message: "But this is a gift, here, just you and me." This Is a Gift for You is perfect for little ones (and those who read to them!) who love The Wonderful Things You Will Be and are looking for more magic, inspiration, and unconditional love from the pen and paintbrush of Emily Winfield Martin.

The Magic

The Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rhonda Byrne
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673450
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The Magic by Rhonda Byrne Summary

One word changes everything...No matter who you are or where you are, no matter what your current circumstances, The Magic is going to change your entire life! For more than twenty centuries, words within a sacred text have mystified, confused, and been misunderstood by almost all who read them. Only a very few people through history have realized that the words are a riddle, and that once you solve the riddle—once you uncover the mystery—a new world will appear before your eyes. In The Magic, Rhonda Byrne reveals this life-changing knowledge to the world. Then, on an incredible 28-day journey, she teaches you how to apply this knowledge in your everyday life.

Gifts of the Heart

Gifts of the Heart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Polacco
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698135210
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Gifts of the Heart by Patricia Polacco Summary

Beloved author-illustrator Patricia Polacco’s holiday story is a wonderful ode to the magic of family, Christmas, and giving the right kind of gifts—gifts filled with love. Richie and Trisha want to buy Christmas gifts for their family, but they don't have enough money. Enter Kay Lamity, a new housekeeper . . . but is that all she is? She comes into their lives like a whirlwind, brimming with positive energy and a can-do attitude. Kay not only straightens them out when it comes to whether or not Santa Claus is real, she teaches them something about gifts: the just-good-enough kind that come from the pocketbook and the unforgettable kind that come from the heart. Because of Kay, Trisha and Richie—and the family—have a Christmas morning they will never forget. Celebrating the joy of homemade gifts, Patricia Polacco introduces readers to a new character who is truly a force of nature in this story reminiscent of Christmas Tapestry and An Orange for Frankie. This is a magical Christmas story the author swears is true, right down to the sleigh tracks on the farmhouse roof!

A Spell for Chameleon (The Parallel Edition... Simplified)

A Spell for Chameleon (The Parallel Edition... Simplified) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Piers Anthony
Editor: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345536444
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A Spell for Chameleon (The Parallel Edition... Simplified) by Piers Anthony Summary

Piers Anthony’s bestselling Xanth series is one of the cornerstones of fantasy, a lively and whimsical interpretation of a genre often criticized for taking itself too seriously. Anthony’s first Xanth novel, A Spell for Chameleon, was initially edited to target a more traditional audience. Now, in an eBook exclusive, A Spell for Chameleon has been reworked line by line—its language matching the simpler, playful way with words that made Piers Anthony an enduring fan favorite. Xanth is an enchanted land where magic rules, a land of centaurs and dragons and basilisks where every citizen has a unique spell to call their own. For Bink of North Village, however, Xanth is no fairy tale. He alone has no magic. And unless he gets some—and fast!—he will be exiled. Forever. But the Good Magician Humfrey is convinced that Bink does indeed have magic. In fact, both Beauregard the genie and the magic wall chart insist that Bink has magic as powerful as any possessed by the King, the Good Magician Humfrey, or even the Evil Magician Trent. Be that as it may, no one can fathom the nature of Bink’s very special magic. This is even worse than having no magic at all . . . and he still faces exile!

The Shades of Magic Series

The Shades of Magic Series Pdf/ePub eBook Author: V. E. Schwab
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 0765399628
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The Shades of Magic Series by V. E. Schwab Summary

This discounted ebundle includes: A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows, A Conjuring of Light Witness the fate of beloved heroes and notorious foes in V.E. Schwab’s New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic series. Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they'll first need to stay alive. A Darker Shade of Magic — Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. A Gathering of Shadows — Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Element Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. A Conjuring of Light — As darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, the once precarious balance of power among the four Londons has reached its breaking point. In the wake of tragedy, Kell—once assumed to be the last surviving Antari—begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Lila Bard has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Tor books by V. E. Schwab The Shades of Magic series A Darker Shade of Magic A Gathering of Shadows A Conjuring of Light The Villains series Vicious At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Green Heart

Green Heart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alice Hoffman
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545392594
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Green Heart by Alice Hoffman Summary

A two-fold tale of grief and hope, loss and love, told as only Alice Hoffman can. When her family is lost in a terrible disaster, 15-year-old Green is haunted by loss and the past. Struggling to survive in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats into the ruined realm of her garden. But in destroying her feelings, she also begins to destroy herself. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters that Green relearns the lessons of love and begins to heal as she tells her own story. As she heals, Green lives every day with feelings of loss. Her family is gone, the boy she loves is missing, and the world she once knew has been transformed by tragedy. In order to rediscover the truth about love, hope, and magic, she must venture away from her home, collecting the stories of a group of women who have been branded witches for their mysterious powers. Only through their stories will Green find her own heart's desire.

Esme's Gift

Esme's Gift Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Foster
Editor: Odyssey Books
ISBN: 192565284X
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Esme's Gift by Elizabeth Foster Summary

Terror was within. Terror was without. Like her mother, she was at the water’s mercy. In the enchanted world of Aeolia, fifteen-year-old Esme Silver faces her hardest task yet. She must master her unruly Gift—the power to observe the past—and uncover the secrets she needs to save her mother, Ariane. In between attending school in the beguiling canal city of Esperance, Esme and her friends—old and new—travel far and wide across Aeolia, gathering the ingredients for a potent magical elixir. Their journey takes them to volcanic isles, sunken ruins and snowy eyries, spectacular places fraught with danger, where they must face their deepest fears and find hope in the darkest of places. Esme’s Gift, the second instalment in the Esme trilogy, is a gripping fantasy adventure for readers 12 years and over.

A Tale of Magic...

A Tale of Magic... Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Colfer
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316523496
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A Tale of Magic... by Chris Colfer Summary

This #1 New York Times bestseller is the first book in a new series set in Chris Colfer's Land of Stories universe, perfect for both new and longtime fans! When Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility. But with the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic! Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem she doesn't return. Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever? Fall in love with an all-new series from Chris Colfer, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Land of Stories, filled with adventure, imagination, and wonderfully memorable characters both familiar and new. A #1 New York Times bestsellerAn IndieBound bestseller A USA Today bestseller A Wall Street Journal bestseller Don't miss: A TALE OF WITCHCRAFT...

Blood Like Magic

Blood Like Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Liselle Sambury
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534465308
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Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury Summary

“High stakes, big heart, and lots of Black Girl Magic…unputdownable.” —Aiden Thomas, New York Timesbestselling author of Cemetery Boys A rich, dark urban fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic. The problem is, she’s never been in love—she’ll have to find the perfect guy before she can kill him. After years of waiting for her Calling—a trial every witch must pass to come into their powers—the one thing Voya Thomas didn’t expect was to fail. When Voya’s ancestor gives her an unprecedented second chance to complete her Calling, she agrees—and then is horrified when her task is to kill her first love. And this time, failure means every Thomas witch will be stripped of their magic. Voya is determined to save her family’s magic no matter the cost. The problem is, Voya has never been in love, so for her to succeed, she’ll first have to find the perfect guy—and fast. Fortunately, a genetic matchmaking program has just hit the market. Her plan is to join the program, fall in love, and complete her task before the deadline. What she doesn’t count on is being paired with the infuriating Luc—how can she fall in love with a guy who seemingly wants nothing to do with her? With mounting pressure from her family, Voya is caught between her morality and her duty to her bloodline. If she wants to save their heritage and Luc, she’ll have to find something her ancestor wants more than blood. And in witchcraft, blood is everything.

Bone's Gift

Bone's Gift Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Angie Smibert
Editor: Boyds Mills Press
ISBN: 1684371368
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Bone's Gift by Angie Smibert Summary

Twelve-year-old Bone possesses a Gift that allows her to see the stories in everyday objects in this supernatural historical mystery. The first title in a series -- now in paperback! In southern Virginia coal-mining town in 1942, Bone Phillips has just reached the age when most members of her family discover their Gift. Bone has a Gift that disturbs her; she can sense stories when she touches an object that was important to someone. She sees both sad and happy--the death of a deer in an arrowhead, the pain of a beating in a baseball cap, and the sense of joy in a fiddle. There are also stories woven into her dead mama's butter--yellow sweater--stories Bone yearns for and fears. When Bone receives a note that says her mama's Gift is what killed her, Bone tries to uncover the truth. Could Bone's Gift do the same? Here is a beautifully resonant coming-of-age tale about learning to trust the power of your own story.

Ship of Magic

Ship of Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robin Hobb
Editor: Spectra
ISBN: 0553900250
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Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb Summary

“A truly extraordinary saga . . . The characterizations are consistently superb, and [Hobb] animates everything with love for and knowledge of the sea.”—Booklist Bingtown is a hub of exotic trade and home to a merchant nobility famed for its liveships—rare vessels carved from wizardwood, which ripens magically into sentient awareness. Now the fortunes of one of Bingtown’s oldest families rest on the newly awakened liveship Vivacia. For Althea Vestrit, the ship is her rightful legacy. For Althea’s young nephew, wrenched from his religious studies and forced to serve aboard the ship, the Vivacia is a life sentence. But the fate of the ship—and the Vestrits—may ultimately lie in the hands of an outsider: the ruthless buccaneer captain Kennit, who plans to seize power over the Pirate Isles by capturing a liveship and bending it to his will. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robin Hobb's Mad Ship. Praise for Robin Hobb and the Liveship Traders Trilogy “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin “A major work of high fantasy, reading like a cross between Tolkien and Patrick O’Brian . . . one of the finest fantasy sagas to bridge the millennium.”—Publishers Weekly “Rich, complex . . . [Hobb’s] plotting is complex but tightly controlled, and her descriptive powers match her excellent visual imagination. But her chief virtue is that she delineates character extremely well.”—Interzone

Magic Lessons

Magic Lessons Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alice Hoffman
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 198210886X
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Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman Summary

In this “ bewitching” (The New York Times Book Review) novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic. Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin? With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she’s abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the “Nameless Arts.” Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she knows. It is here that she learns her first important lesson: Always love someone who will love you back. When Maria is abandoned by the man who has declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family. And it’s here that she learns the rules of magic and the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life. Love is the only thing that matters. Magic Lessons is a “heartbreaking and heart-healing” (BookPage) celebration of life and love and a showcase of Alice Hoffman’s masterful storytelling.

The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rick Riordan
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1423140346
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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Summary

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Book #1 in the NYT best-selling series, with cover art from the feature film, The Lightning Thief.

The Gift

The Gift Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cecelia Ahern
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061943908
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The Gift by Cecelia Ahern Summary

“A tantalizing tale wrapped in a tale....[the] perfect treat for the holidays.” –Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of At the Water's Edge. A magical, fable-like Christmas story from Cecelia Ahern, the celebrated New York Times bestselling author of P.S. I Love You and Thanks for the Memories. Extremely successful executive Lou Suffern is always overstretched, immune to the holiday spirit that delights everyone around him. The classic workaholic who never has a moment to spare, he is always multitasking while shortchanging his devoted wife and their adorable children. And ever since he started competing for a big promotion, he has barely seen his family at all. One frigid morning in an uncharacteristic burst of generosity, he buys a cup of coffee for Gabe, a homeless man huddled outside his office building. Inspired by his own unexpected act of kindness, Lou decides to prolong his charitable streak and contrives to get Gabe a job in his company's mailroom. But when Gabe begins to meddle in Lou's life, the helping hand appears to be a serious mistake. Gabe seems to know more about Lou than Lou does about himself, and, perhaps more disturbingly, Gabe always seems to be in two places at once. With Lou's personal and professional fates at important crossroads and Christmas looming, Gabe resorts to some unorthodox methods to show his stubborn patron what truly matters and how precious the gift of time is. But can he help him fix what's broken before it's too late?

The magic shop

The magic shop Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. G. Wells
Editor: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
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The magic shop by H. G. Wells Summary

Out for a walk in London one day, Gip and his father happen upon a magic shop. At Gip's urging, the two go in — and things grow more and more curious by the minute. Counters, store fixtures, and mirrors seem to move around the room, and the shopkeeper is most mysterious of all. Gip is thrilled by all he sees, and his father is at first amused, but when things become stranger and sinister father is no longer sure where reality ends and illusion begins. Famous works of the author Herbert Wells: "The Time Machine", "The War of the Worlds", "The War in the Air", "The Island of Dr. Moreau", "The Complete Science Fiction Treasury of H.G. Wells", "The Invisible Man", "When the Sleeper Wakes", "The First Men in the Moon", "The Food of the Gods", "The Magic Shop".

Practical Magic

Practical Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alice Hoffman
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440673756
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Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman Summary

*25th Anniversary Edition*—with an Introduction by the Author! The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic, Magic Lessons, and The Book of Magic. For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: as children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One will do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they share will bring them back—almost as if by magic... “Splendid...Practical Magic is one of [Hoffman's] best novels, showing on every page her gift for touching ordinary life as if with a wand, to reveal how extraordinary life really is.”—Newsweek “[A] delicious fantasy of witchcraft and love in a world where gardens smell of lemon verbena and happy endings are possible.”—Cosmopolitan

The Gift of the Unicorn

The Gift of the Unicorn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Percival Hunt
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822975386
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The Gift of the Unicorn by Percival Hunt Summary

The ability to write well is difficult to gain. To write beyond the ordinary—beyond the clear and effective paragraph or book—needs craft, patience, and practice. And it has always required something more: genius, magic, a supreme gift. Professor Hunt in The Gift of the Unicorn binds the two—the craft and the gift—under a unifying light, showing both writer and reader the how and why and perhaps of good writing and of the writing that has gained, in Hunt’s words, “the friendship of time” and is called literature. Essays include: “Beginning,” “The Web of Writing,” “The Telling,” “Spontaneity,” “Disciplined Writing,” “The Story,” “The People in the Book,” “Of Rules, Again,” and “Ending.”

The Trouble With Magic

The Trouble With Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Rice
Editor: Book View Cafe
ISBN: 1611380154
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The Trouble With Magic by Patricia Rice Summary

"Rice's enchanting book is truly spellbinding."-Booklist “Rice is a marvelously talented author who skillfully combines pathos with humor in a stirring, sensual romance that shows the power of love is the most wondrous gift of all. Think of this memorable story as a gift you can open again and again.” Romantic Times Daughter of a marquess, Lady Felicity Malcolm Childe is expected to marry well, but her gift of psychometry has always been more curse than blessing. Tired of living in the shadows, wrapped in woolens to deflect the more agonizing images generated by her suitors, Felicity sets out to locate an ancient book of spells that might extinguish her dreadful gift. A brilliant inventor who can move rivers and harness lightning, Ewen Ives is also a charming rake, but he is not totally irresponsible. He cannot allow a runaway Lady Felicity to travel to Edinburgh unescorted. But Felicity is not the helpless child he assumes. In return for Ewen helping her to find the book, she is determined to save him from the destructive forces only she can sense. The fiery, dangerous passion that builds between a serenely practical woman and a bankrupt unbeliever might destroy their futures—or fulfill both their dreams MAGICAL MALCOLM SERIES IN ORDER Merely Magic Must Be Magic Trouble With Magic This Magic Moment Much Ado About Magic Magic Man

Gift of Magic

Gift of Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lynn Kurland
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Gift of Magic is the latest installment in New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland's breathtaking Nine Kingdoms saga, which follows the daughter of a dreamweaver and the son of a mage as they struggle to save the realm from a magic as dark as it is powerful. Sarah of Doìre knows the pattern of spells is no accident. With each page, each powerful rune, she and Ruith are being led somewhere, to someone-but by whom, she cannot tell. Sarah's gift of sight only allows her to see the spells themselves, not the person behind them. A reluctant sorcerer still learning to trust his own magic, Ruithneadh of Ceangail knows he's woefully unprepared for the adversaries they'll face. But he and Sarah must collect and destroy his father Gair's spells soon. Many mages seek their power, and in the wrong hands, Gair's magic would plunge the Nine Kingdoms into an eternity of darkness. But as they pursue the final spells-acquiring strange companions, welcome allies, and unexpected foes along the way-Sarah and Ruith realize that their true quest has only just begun. The real enemy is closer, darker, and more power hungry than they ever imagined; and until he is defeated, the fate of the Nine Kingdoms hangs in dire peril.

The Gift of the Magi and Other New York Stories

The Gift of the Magi and Other New York Stories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: O. Henry
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Gift of the Magi and Other New York Stories" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: The Voice Of The City The Making Of A New Yorker A Retrieved Reformation The Cop And The Anthem The Duplicity Of Hargraves The Gift Of The Magi The Last Leaf The Ransom Of Red Chief The Skylight Room The Trimmed Lamp The Whirligig Of Life A Harlem Tragedy Biography of O. Henry The Gift of the Magi is a story about a young couple who are short of money but desperately want to buy each other Christmas gifts. The Cop and the Anthem is about a New York City hobo named Soapy, who sets out to get arrested so that he can be a guest of the city jail instead of sleeping out in the cold winter. A Retrieved Reformation tells the tale of safecracker Jimmy Valentine, recently freed from prison. The Duplicity of Hargraves is a short story about a nearly destitute father and daughter's trip to Washington, D.C. The Ransom of Red Chief is a short story, it follows two men who kidnap and attempt to ransom a wealthy Alabaman's son; eventually, the men are driven to distraction by the boy's spoiled and hyperactive behavior, and end up having to pay the boy's father to take him back. William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and surprise endings.

The Gift of Immortality

The Gift of Immortality Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Murphy
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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This book considers the boast of literary power to glorify or immortalize, a topos of enormous popularity. Focusing on representative figures of Renaissance humanism and the roots of the topos in antiquity, author Stephen Murphy elaborates a complex myth of poetic power. This myth, constructed with the help of such theorists as Ernst Cassirer, Giambattista Vico, Marcel Mauss, and Theodor Adorno, includes the elements of nostalgia for a primordial epoch of magical effectiveness and social centrality, the ideal of patronage as gift exchange, and the absorption of these extra-literary circumstances into literary convention.

A Kind of Magic

A Kind of Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Labahn,Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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A Kind of Magic by Michael Labahn,Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte Summary

This collection of articles by distinguished scholars and experts in their particular fields of research is introduced by a chapter dealing with general matters of the current hermeneutics of magic: what is the nature of magic and what is the understanding of magic in the Western world-view and what - for instance - in the African world? Centered around studies on Jesus and magic the second part contains studies on the use of the term "magic" in the New Testament and especially in Acts. The third section broadens the understanding of magic through selected case studies in different approaches to magic in the environment and background of the New Testament (Old Testament, Qumran, Apuleius, Women as Magicians). Early Christianity subsequent to the New Testament develops its own view of magic, criticizing pagan magic but not being uninfluenced by magic or magic-like practices. This development is part of the fourth and last chapter of the collection along with two different papers on the possible use of Jewish and Christian themes in later magical texts. The collection explores the importance of magic within Early Christianity, an issue shared with its Old Testament and Jewish roots and with its ancient background, implying reluctance and critique. Both magical traits and the critique of non-Christian magic have an impact on later scripture and still exert influence now on modern theoretical discussion and popular ideas.

A Gift of Jacinth

A Gift of Jacinth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Allie McCormack
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Douglas needed a miracle. What he got was a genie... Veterinarian Douglas McCandliss considered himself an ordinary kinda guy with an ordinary kinda life. He had no idea why he'd bought the old silver teapot, and when a young woman appeared before him claiming to be a genie, he almost wished he hadn't. If only she wasn't so damned cute. Ebullient and cheerful, Jacinth loved granting wishes and helping people. So she was thrilled when her teapot's new owner, a single father with custody of two young children, asked her to stay until he could find a nanny. The problem was, the longer she stayed, the more she was attracted to Douglas, and she was certainly not willing to turn over care of Ben and little Molly to just anybody. But she was a 900 year old genie, and had no intention of falling in love with a mortal man. None whatsoever.

The Gift of Forgiveness

The Gift of Forgiveness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Olivier Clerc
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1844093573
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Detailing the author's attendance at a Toltec workshop with don Miguel Ruiz in Teotihuacán, Mexico, this guide unearths and explores the unique and simple tool of forgiveness. The resource explains how this practical and powerful tool is believed to have immediate impact by bringing relief while unleashing love that has been blocked by personal resentments. Through the magic of reversal taught in this useful reference, readers can change their understanding of forgiveness and free themselves from the grip of resentment and hatred.

The Fated Chronicles Books 1-3 (Awaken: Heirs of Magic / Shifting: Prophecy of Fire / Embrace: Trials of Initiation)

The Fated Chronicles Books 1-3 (Awaken: Heirs of Magic / Shifting: Prophecy of Fire / Embrace: Trials of Initiation) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Humphrey Quinn
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The Fated Chronicles Books 1-3 (Awaken: Heirs of Magic / Shifting: Prophecy of Fire / Embrace: Trials of Initiation) by Humphrey Quinn Summary

An aged man and an old book of spells. Magic—it claims—is real—and so are ancient enemies bent on controlling it. But what can thirteen-year-old non-magical twins do about it? Why them? Can they unravel the secrets? Or will magic fall into the hands of an ancient evil set on controlling the world? Humphrey Quinn delivers a charming story that never fails to bring hope and escapism to readers of all ages. With its steadfast message of love and the enduring power of truth, friendship, and finding your real family, this saga will capture the imagination and is sure to become a new literary classic for the ages. Grab this Free Book Bundle and Start the Fated Chronicles Today! When an aged and grizzled man insists on selling twins Meghan and Colin Jacoby an ancient book of spells and then vanishes from the carnival grounds moments later, well, to ignore this would also mean ignoring the other impossible things suddenly happening around them. Magical type things… like, talking books, animals popping out of fires, creatures lurking in the lake, fiery visions come true… plus oddly dressed neighbors arriving out of nowhere and afraid of something that stalks the night sky. And just when the twins think things can’t get any stranger, that’s when the spell book has a dangerous warning: an ancient evil is coming, and it’s coming for them… But why? Colin is thirteen going on eighteen but stuck in the body of a ten-year-old—he lives to disappear into a fantasy novel for days. His twin sister Meghan despises reading anything without pictures and spends her days picking fights with the bullies that target her geeky brother. They’re just regular thirteen-year-old twins—well, they have spent their lives traveling around the countryside with their uncle in his travel trailer. Granted, not completely normal, but nothing at all remotely magical or otherworldly—well, if you don’t count their ability to hear each other’s thoughts, or that their parents died mysteriously, or that their uncle has a rule to move every few weeks—until summertime, when they return to the same campground… like he’s waiting for something. But what could this possibly have to do with them? A few oddities hardly equal a hidden magical history… right? Can they unravel the secrets in time? Or will magic be lost to these ancient enemies, plunging an unaware world into a magical nightmare? Praise for Awaken: "Wow. Just wow. This was a book I desperately wish existed when I was a young teen. Not only was it an amazingly well-written story, but it reminded me of other great fantasies I have read. Reminiscent of books like Something Wicked This Way Comes. The ending blew me away and left me wanting more. I can't wait to read the second book!"- A Girl and Her Kindle "This enjoyable teen read mixes suspense and action with funny elements and serious parts. I look forward to seeing where the series goes...in many senses of that word. To know what I'm getting at, read the book." -The Paisley Reader THE FATED CHRONICLES IS COMPLETE: Please Read in Order… Book 1: Awaken (read free in this bundle) Book 2: Shifting (read free in this bundle) Book 3: Embrace Book 4: Broken Book 5: Divided Book 6: Taken Book 7: Control Book 8: Forsaken Book 9: Sacrifice Book 10: Redeem Book 11: Ascend (The Final Book in the Series) Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this epic fantasy series: Dragonlance Chronicles Shattered A Ya Urban Fantasy Novel Torn A Ya Urban Fantasy Novel Dragons of Pern Harry Potter A Wrinkle In Time The Chronicles of Narnia Rise of the Dragons A Quest of Heroes Dragonsworn Shannara Chronicles Sword of Shannara Elfstones of Shannara Magic Tree House Dragonriders of Pern Assassin's Apprentice Neverending Story Alice in Wonderland Wizard of Oz Last Air Bender Eragon Fans of the following authors are known to enjoy this young adult fantasy series: JRR Tolkien Terry Brooks Terry Pratchett C.S. Lewis R.A. Salvatore Morgan Rice Lindsay Buroker Anne McCaffrey Christopher Paolini J. K. Rowling Brandon Sanderson Sherrilyn Kenyon Patrick Rothfuss Brandon Sanderson Scott Lynch Marion Zimmer Bradley R. Scott Bakker Robert Jordan Brian Rathbone SCROLL UP AND GRAB THESE FREE FANTASY BOOKS!

The Gift of Emotions

The Gift of Emotions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anu Menon
Editor: StoryMirror Infotech Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9392661606
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About Book: If you are looking to experience different emotions, this book is for you! Feelings or emotions are a universal language and are to be honoured. They are the authentic expressions of who you are, at your deepest place. Stories come from the soul of a person, and are not just words. In this collection, each story rattles your heart and dazzles your mind, exploring the unknown of emotions you may experience throughout your everyday life. The stories in this book are all different. Stories like 'The Life of Mia', 'Fly with your dreams' and 'A wish to reality' inspire you. Some stories are magical like ' The Fintem's Adventure' and 'In search of the magic ring'. 'Abandoned House' and 'Arjit's Ordeal' send a chill down your spine. 'Tangled Hearts' makes you emotional. These stories will ignite your imagination, open your minds and help you fall in love with reading all over again. With some stories, you really can't rush things. And it's often best just to sit back and enjoy the journey for what it is..… About the Author: Anu Menon is a MBA graduate with dual specialisation in Finance and Marketing. She has over 15 years of experience working as a Financial professional. An avid reader, blogger, writer, photographer and, book reviewer, Anu loves travelling. She was also conferred 'Author of the week – March 2020', 'Author of the Year 2020', and 'Author of the Month- May 2021'. Her story ‘Abandoned House' has been selected and published in an eBook 'Haunted' by StoryMirror. Her poem 'World is all Yours' has been selected and published by StoryMirror in a book of anthology 'The Zen Moments: A Collection of Poems'.

The Last Guardian of Magic

The Last Guardian of Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Randall Joseph Andrews
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Growing up in Chicago, Kyle Adams could never quite fit in with the other kids, and after being mysteriously transferred to a new foster home in northern Michigan for his senior year of high school, it seems that things are going to be the same. Then he meets Lily Goodshepherd. Like Kyle, Lily is different, but unlike Kyle, she knows exactly what the difference is. Magic, few are gifted with it, and fewer still ever learn to master its secret power. There is one though, Ramius King, who is the master of all masters, a man whose strength and ambition might earn him a throne atop every nation on earth. When King's only able opposition, the Guardians of Magic, are decimated in an evil twist of fate, his path to global domination appears clear. Kyle and Lily are ready to take up the Guardian's reins, but without help their chances are slim. Unfortunately, the only help available is a sassy fortune teller who can't control her talent and an ex-Guardian who's spent the last fifteen years trying to deny the magic within him and forget his tragic past.

Mysteries of Magic

Mysteries of Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. J. S. Thompson
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596052031
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Mysteries of Magic by C. J. S. Thompson Summary

It is probable that the professional magician was originally one who, in the course of the evolution of society by birth, study and practice, acquired a powerful influence over his fellows. -C.J.S. Thompson, Chapter 1: The Genesis of Magic In this tremendously informative and entertaining sourcebook, first published in 1927, an historian of the occult introduces us to the magic traditions of the ancients, including the Babylonians, Egyptians, Celts, Arabs, Hindu, and Chinese, and then explores the many practices and powers attributed to the magician. Packed with tidbits on demonology and divination, crystal gazing, pentacles and perfumes, magical numbers, grimoires and magical manuscripts, and much more, this is a treat for fans of fantasy and students of the mysterious alike. British writer CHARLES JOHN SAMUEL THOMPSON (1862-1943) was the curator of the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and author of a number of histories of the strange and the supernatural, including The Lure and Romance of Alchemy, The Mystery and Lore of Monsters, Poisons and Poisoners, The Quacks of Old London, and The Hand of Destiny.

The Magic Flower

The Magic Flower Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kat Christian
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 162697943X
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The Magic Flower by Kat Christian Summary

A flower! For Christmas? What kind of weird gift is this? Adrian started to get annoyed. The Magic Flower is a charming and fun story of Adrian and his little sister Julia, who received a mysterious "magic flower" from their step-grandmother for Christmas. With two green tongue-looking things sticking out of a couple of ugly bulbs, it surely didn’t look magical! But only four days after its arrival, amazing things began to happen as the magic of the true meaning of Christmas started to bloom.

The Golden Bough: A Study of Magic & Religion

The Golden Bough: A Study of Magic & Religion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James George Frazer
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The Golden Bough is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion, written by the Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer. The book documents and details the similarities among magical and religious beliefs around the globe. Frazer attempted to define the shared elements of religious belief and scientific thought, discussing fertility rites, human sacrifice, the dying god, the scapegoat, and many other symbols and practices whose influences had extended into 20th-century culture. His thesis is that old religions were fertility cults that revolved around the worship and periodic sacrifice of a sacred king. Frazer proposed that mankind progresses from magic through religious belief to scientific thought. The influence of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature and thought is substantial.

Children of Magic

Children of Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martin H. Greenberg,Kerrie L. Hughes
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 110111844X
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Children of Magic by Martin H. Greenberg,Kerrie L. Hughes Summary

Seventeen brand-new stories by some of fantasy's most imaginative authors about children born with the gift of magic--whether in our world or in fantastical universes. These young spell casters use their powers--for good or ill--to transform their worlds to their liking. From a fledgling wizard with political ambitions, to a boy whose touch can end suffering, to the "true" tale of how Da Vinci came by his talents, these are wondrous excursions into both the light and dark sides of magic.

The Gift of Fall

The Gift of Fall Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alex Leu
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He is a government experiment. She is a shy artist. Together they will discover the magic and pain of first love. Before the world was divided into Sectors, long before the first cyborg ever walked the streets, there was Billy. It all began, and almost ended with him. What the military did to him was supposed to save his life, but until he met Celine, no one thought to save his heart. "The Gift of Fall" is a cyberpunk high school romance with a female protagonist, the third book in a cyberpunk sci-fi series that features compelling A.I. characters, raw emotion, nail-biting suspense, forbidden love, and surprising plot twists. If you loved Westworld, Blade Runner, or Ghost in the Shell, then you'll love to join the characters of "The Cyborg Sectors" on their page-turning adventures. Buy "The Gift of Fall" to discover this exciting new sci-fi series today!

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