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Magic in the Shadows

Author : Devon Monk
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'Every time you use magic, it uses you back. Sure, you could magic yourself a photographic memory for that big test, for that big interview, for that big stock market job. And all it cost you was a nice case of liver failure. Or the memory of your lover's name.' Magic is Allison Beckstom's blessing and curse. As a Hound, she uses her gifts to track down practitioners who abuse their power, and then stops them from inflicting harm on unsuspecting innocents. Unfortunately her spells have taken a toll on her, physically marking her and erasing her memories - including those of the man she loves. But lost memories aren't the only things preying on Allie's thoughts. Her late father, a prominent businessman - and sorcerer - has somehow channeled himself into her mind. With the help of the Authority, a secret organization of magic users, she hopes to gain better control over her own abilities - and find a way to deal with her father . . .

The Magic Land of the Shadows

Author : Kola Onadipe
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Stardust Shadows of Magic

Author : Linda Chapman
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A wonderful mix of a magical stardust world and the everyday dilemmas that face every young girl. Lucy has gone on holiday with her best friend Allegra so that they can practise their magical stardust powers. Lucy's have become incredibly strong for such a young stardust spirit. But when they arrive Lucy senses something is wrong – there are dark stardust spirits at work. And Lucy's powers haven't gone unnoticed . . .

Women in the Shadows

Author : Jennifer Goodlander
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Wayang kulit, or shadow puppetry, connects a mythic past to the present through public ritual performance and is one of most important performance traditions in Bali. The dalang, or puppeteer, is revered in Balinese society as a teacher and spiritual leader. Recently, women have begun to study and perform in this traditionally male role, an innovation that has triggered resistance and controversy. In Women in the Shadows, Jennifer Goodlander draws on her own experience training as a dalang as well as interviews with early women dalang and leading artists to upend the usual assessments of such gender role shifts. She argues that rather than assuming that women performers are necessarily mounting a challenge to tradition, “tradition” in Bali must be understood as a system of power that is inextricably linked to gender hierarchy. She examines the very idea of “tradition” and how it forms both an ideological and social foundation in Balinese culture. Ultimately, Goodlander offers a richer, more complicated understanding of both tradition and gender in Balinese society. Following in the footsteps of other eminent reflexive ethnographies, Women in the Shadows will be of value to anyone interested in performance studies, Southeast Asian culture, or ethnographic methods.

Angel in the Shadows

Author : Peter Tarkulich
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The life of magic-using gumshoe Rick Walker has gotten a lot more complicated than usual. Unhappy with where his life is headed, and with a potential killer on a revenge trip lurking in the shadows, Rick finds solace at the bottom of a Scotch bottle. But when an old acquaintance hires him for a dangerous but well-paying job, Rick pulls himself up by his bootstraps and, with the encouragement of his good-natured assistant, decides to get his life in order. When Rick receives a warning from the very person he's supposed to be gathering information on, however, he soon finds himself between a rock and hard place. With the help of an odd assortment of companions, Rick confronts his demons, both figurative and literal. Will he have the chance to redeem himself before his time runs out? This is the final chapter of "Mystery, Murder, and Magic".

The Watcher in the Shadows

Author : Chris Moriarty
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“A fabulously imaginative historical fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review of The Inquisitor’s Apprentice At the turn of the twentieth century, New York’s Bowery District becomes the scene of a terrible murder when the Klezmer King gets fried to a crisp by his Electric Tuxedo—on stage! The Inquisitor’s apprentice, thirteen-year-old Sacha Kessler, tries to help find the killer, but the closer he gets to solving the crime, the more it sounds as if the creature that haunted him in his first adventure is back. Worse still, his own Jewish family is in danger. Sacha has avoided learning magic until now, but as his world falls apart around him, he changes his mind.

Hero in the Shadows

Author : David Gemmell
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The ruined city of Kuan Hador reeks of dark mystery. Shunned by brigands and merchants alike, it is home to fearsome wild things and legends that freeze the blood--tales that speak of slavering white beasts, locked behind a powerful wall of spells, who possess an insatiable appetite for death. Millennia have passed since they were bound, and the spell of imprisonment has begun to fade. Soon the foul minions will be free to wreak a horrible vengeance against all that lives. But no army waits to oppose them, only a ragtag group of unlikely heroes. Leading them is the mysterious Gray Man, an enigmatic figure with a blood-drenched past who has killed for principle and for payment--a man of destiny known throughout the lands of the Drenai as Waylander the Slayer . . .

Shadows of the Magic Lamp

Author : George Edgar Slusser
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Essays discuss science fiction, animated, and horror films, medieval romances, and musical fantasies, and their themes, special effects, and directors

Wizards Spell Magic in the Legends of Mere Leander

Author : G. M. Rowntree
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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...

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Author : G. M. Rowntree
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Magical New Childrens Novel 'Wizards Spell Magic In The Legends Of Mere Leander' An exciting magical adventure story that children can't put down. When four children find the magical dark gemstone in the grounds of an old haunted castle they suddenly develope magical supernatural powers, and their adventures are only just beginning. Stepping through the magical vortex of the dark gemstone into the enchanted realm of Mere Leander on midnight of Halloween the children befriend forgetful wizards, changeling dragons, unicorns, ghosts and elves helping them find the lost magical spell books, the Legends of Mere Leander. Discover wizards duels, dragon jousting, flee the dark phantom and his dragons in search of the last magical entities. Dare you discover if the children can save the dragon lords from their curse and find the last magical entities before the dark wizard Delverasteon, saving enchanted Mere Leander in time ?

Shadows in the Dark

Author : Nicole Lucas
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The villagers of a small village fall victim to the legends of their past. Legends who refuse to stay forgotten. This is one night that the people that belong to the land of magic myths will never forget. Cover photography by the author

Music in the Shadows

Author : Sheri Chinen Biesen
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Smoke. Shadows. Moody strains of jazz. Welcome to the world of "noir musical" films, where tormented antiheroes and hard-boiled musicians battle obsession and struggle with their music and ill-fated love triangles. Sultry divas dance and sing the blues in shrouded nightclubs. Romantic intrigue clashes with backstage careers. In her pioneering study, Music in the Shadows, film noir expert Sheri Chinen Biesen explores musical films that use film noir style and bluesy strains of jazz to inhabit a disturbing underworld and reveal the dark side of fame and the American Dream. While noir musical films like A Star Is Born include musical performances, their bleak tone and expressionistic aesthetic more closely resemble the visual style of film noir. Their narratives unfold behind a stark noir lens: distorted, erratic angles and imbalanced hand-held shots allow the audience to experience a tortured, disillusioned perspective. While many musicals glamorize the quest for the spotlight in Hollywood's star factory, brooding noir musical films such as Blues in the Night, Gilda, The Red Shoes, West Side Story, and Round Midnight stretch the boundaries of film noir and the musical as film genres collide. Deep shadows, dim lighting, and visual composition evoke moodiness, cynicism, pessimism, and subjective psychological points of view. As in her earlier study of film noir, Blackout: World War II and the Origins of Film Noir, Biesen draws on extensive primary research in studio archives to situate her examination within a historical, industrial, and cultural context.

Shadows of the Prophet

Author : Douglas S. Farrer
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This is the first in-depth study of the Malay martial art, silat, and the first ethnographic account of the Haqqani Islamic Sufi Order. Drawing on 12 years of research and practice, the author provides a major contribution to the study of Malay culture.

The Figure In the Shadows

Author : John Bellairs
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A classic fantasy/mystery from critically acclaimed novelist John Bellairs Lewis thought the amulet would bring him good luck--instead, it brought nothing but evil. Lewis is sure that Grandpa Barnavelt's 1859 lucky coin is really a magic talisman in disguise. With its power, he could do anything he wante--like get back at bully Woody Mingo. But as soon as he begins wearing the coin around his neck, strange things start to happen. Mysterious letters arrive in the dead of night. A strange, shadowy figure seems to be tracking him. And when Lewis finally gets his revenge on Woody, he feels as if someone else is inside his body, urging him to go even further. Has Lewis awakened a force beyond his control?

Transparent Painting on Glass for the Magic Lantern in Water Oil Varnish Colors

Author : Alexander Nelson Rintoul
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War of Shadows

Author : Gail Z. Martin
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Amidst the shadows, chaos reigns. Blaine "Mick" McFadden managed to partially restore Donderath's magic, but not without a cost. He and the magic are now bound together, and the power remains dangerous and erratic - draining the life from him with every use. New threats are rising from the wreckage of the battered kingdoms, and warlords both mortal and undead vie for control. Now, Blaine and his unlikely band of convict heroes must find allies amidst a seas of enemies, and discover a way to rebind magic to the will of mortals before it destroys him. And time is running out . . .

Girl in the Shadows

Author : Virginia Andrews
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April Taylor isn't a little girl any more - but who is she really? The home she once shared with her parents and her older sister Brenda might have been filled with turmoil, but it was the only home she had ever known. Now, with nowhere to go in the wake of losing her mother and father, April has to grow up fast as she embarks on an odyssey of heartbreak and betrayal. It is mere chance that leads her to the secluded home of a kindly elderly woman and her deaf teenage granddaughter, Echo. Here, April finds a refuge from her mixed-up life, and from the confusion that severed her relationship with Brenda, after an encounter with Brenda's girlfriend, Celia. But when a dangerous couple arrives with greedy intentions, April discovers they will take advantage of her very special friendship with Echo to get what they want. Now, April's survival depends on being true to the one person she's never fully accepted: herself.

Amid the Shadows

Author : Gary Price
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Within each of us exists a supernatural power, a power to heal and a power to overcome adversities in our lives. In the paranormal field, you can adjust your mind-set to achieve a better and more efficient goal, a more meaningful result. Respect is the true focus, and when it is applied to what we do, we are all better for it now and in the end. As you read these words, take them to heart and reflect back on them during your research and studies in this field. Open your mind and your heart and do this for all the right reasons! As we venture into the darkness searching for answers and learning from these lost and wandering souls, always ask yourself, "When I am gone and become lost in this unknown world, how would I want to be treated?" This is my passion. This is my hope! Thank you for taking the time to read these words! Gary Price Founder, Paranormal Research Group (PRG) of Utah

Spells Magic

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Magic is a powerful force in most fantasy worlds, and many are the paths open to those who seek magical power. From the arcane to the divine, Spells & Magic provides information for both players and DMs and is easily useable in any d20 campaign world. This is more than just a book of spells and magical items. New prestige classes focusing on new thoughts of magic also fill the book. And like all Bastion Press products, it's designed to be used with any d20 campaign world.

Beyond The Shadows

Author : Brent Weeks
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The nail-biting conclusion to the Night Angel trilogy, from international bestseller Brent Weeks A new queen has usurped the throne and is leading Cenaria into disaster. The country has become a broken realm with a threadbare army, little food, and no hope. Kylar Stern plans to reinstate his closest friend Logan as King, but can he really get away with murder? In the north, the Godking's death has thrown Khalidor into civil war. To gain the upper hand, one faction attempts to raise the goddess Khali herself. But they are playing with volatile powers, and trigger conflict on a vast scale. Seven armies will converge to save - or destroy - an entire continent. Kylar has finally learnt the bitter cost of immortality, and is faced with a task only he can complete. To save his friends, and perhaps his enemies, he must assassinate a goddess. Failure will doom the south. Success will cost him everything he's ever loved. 'Brent Weeks is so good it's beginning to tick me off' Peter V. Brett 'Weeks has a style of immediacy and detail that pulls the reader relentlessly into the story. He doesn't allow you to look away' Robin Hobb 'I was mesmerised from start to finish. Unforgettable characters, a plot that kept me guessing, non-stop action and the kind of in-depth storytelling that makes me admire a writers' work' Terry Brooks 'Weeks has truly cemented his place among the great epic fantasy writers of our time' British Fantasy Society Books by Brent Weeks Night Angel The Way of Shadows Shadow's Edge Beyond the Shadows Perfect Shadow (novella) Lightbringer The Black Prism The Blinding Knife The Broken Eye The Blood Mirror The Burning White