Twelve years before the search for the Keepers of Truth and Might, Iltar and Cornar venture to the frigid Abodine Wasteland in search of ancient objects capable of manifesting magic-tevisrals. But tevisrals are not all that are rumored hidden on the frozen continent. Strange creatures deadlier than the harsh climate claim all who dare venture across the wastes, turning them into crystal.
Knight's & Magic (Japanese: ナイツ＆マジック, Hepburn: Naitsu ando Majikku) is a Japanese light novel series written by Hisago Amazake-no and illustrated by Kurogin. The series tells the story of a young Japanese man who dies in a car accident and reincarnates as a child in an alternate world where magic and giant robots are real, dedicating himself since then to fulfill his longtime dream of building and piloting his own mecha. It originated as a web novel before being picked up for print publication by Shufunotomo.
Here, Kurata is reborn as Ernesti "Eru" Echavalier, the son of a noble family. Blessed with exceptional magical abilities and the memories of his past life, he enrolls at the Royal Laihiala Academy, an elite magic school where the pilots of the Silhouette Knights called Knight Runners are being trained to battle threats both from within and outside the kingdom. He later teams up with Adeltrud "Addy" Olter and her twin brother, Archid "Kid" Olter with the goal of piloting a Silhouette Knight of his own creation, something that has been unheard of for centuries.
Garnet Carrefour's mother, Emerald, has been estranged from her family since before Garnet was born. The now 12-year-old knows she and her mother have magic in their veins--they hear and speak to stones to coax out the magic within. When Garnet begins vomiting frogs, though, mother and daughter must return to the family home, Crossroad
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi. A magical, mysterious modern day Alice in Wonderland. 12 year old Alice is determined to find her father after he disappears from Farenwood. Alice is a bit of a misfit. In a world full of color, she has pure white hair and white skin, and she performs miserably at the magic competition, when all 12 year olds are supposed to display their unique talent. After the competition, Alice and a boy, Oliver, set off on a topsy-turvy, inside-out and upside-down adventure into Furthermore to find and bring back her father.
The Door by the Staircase by Katherine Marsh, illustrated by Kelly Murphy. This is a fascinating novelization of the Baba Yaga folk tale. The suspense will keep your tween turning the pages long into the night. (Try to encourage her to get a little sleep, though.) 12 year old Mary is taken away from her orphanage by the mysterious Madame Z. Madame Z is full of secrets and lives in a curious house. In town, Mary befriends Jacob, a magician's assistant. When they learn the true identity of Madame Z they must work together to escape her power.
The sleight of hand needed to tell an energetic and entertaining story in a text-free picture book is quite an accomplishment. The Chicken Thief is an excellent example of this form of literary magic which simultaneously covers a remarkably complex spectrum of emotions, intentions and events.
Lila had taken to playing a game. Every time she fought, she gave herself a different challenge. Tonight, she'd think, I will only use fire. Tonight, I will only use ice. Tonight, I will let them strike first. I will only use my knives. I will fight as if I have no magic, as if I am back in London, my London, and I have nothing to lose but my life.
"As Steno," he said, bracing for what happened next. A sheen of ice spread beneath his hand, coating the wooden planks, and Kell felt a bright, brief flare of relief as the blood magic worked. And then his vision dropped away, and his world went black as the white-hot horror carved beneath his skin.
"Enough," said Lila, and he could hear the anger in her voice, but it wasn't enough. He couldn't stop, not until the magic spoke to him again. Not until it remembered who and what he was. Not until he was strong enough to take it back.
Liar's Island, a Pathfinder Tales novel by Tim Pratt, was released on August 25, 2015. The book continues the adventures of Rodrick and his intelligent magic sword, Hrym, following the events of Liar's Blade.
Werelion Alex Sullivan is the best at what he does, tracking people who don't want to be found, but even with his skills, bringing in infamous antiquities thief 'The Cat' is proving to be somewhat difficult. She's as good at not being caught as he is at catching people. When he gets the drop on her, he realizes why. She's a magic user. And his mate. Just one problem, the people who own the artefact she just stole want it back... and her dead.
Herbal baths are mostly taken in the village, but also in the forest, at the riverbank or in the river itself. They can include the use of rum, kaolin (pemba), magical objects, and spiritual sayings. Baths are prepared by male and female laymen for family use only but also by herbalists and spiritual healers. The latter are believed to possess magical powers and use ritual instruments to contact the spiritual world to find answers to the problems perceived. A spiritual healer (obiaman) is often consulted when self-treatment or biomedical cures do not have the desired result. Spiritual healers should be paid in the form of goods (madyomina), such as pieces of cloth, soft drinks, or other valuables, to make the herbal bath work. Although this compensation system still exists, healers increasingly request cash payment for their services.
The Brothers Grimm are well known to everyone, especially book lovers. Tales of daring, magic, and adventure keep readers coming back to their collection of fairytales again and again. But did you know fairytales are also a favorite subject for modern writers?
Happily ever after is only the beginning as Belle takes on the responsibility of becoming queen and learns to balance duty, love, and sacrifice, all while navigating dark political intrigue and a touch of magic.
Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
In January 2012, the comic company IDW Publishing began printing the first official Magic comics produced outside of the company in over a decade. The series follows the exploits of the thief Dack Fayden. The series ended in 2014.
Back in the days, before there was widely available internet, people read about Magic in magazines like Scry and InQuest. The most famous of these would be the Duelist, which was the 'official' magic magazine and thus also contained tidbits about the storyline, or even some short stories.
The Duelist is not being printed anymore. The Internet has taken the place of many magazines, also on storyline territory. But even before the decline of printed magazines, there was information about the magic storyline to be found on the World Wide Web.
Inspired by stories from One Thousand and One Nights, this book weaves together the gripping tale of a legendary smuggler, a cowardly prince, and a dangerous quest across the desert to find a legendary, magical lamp.
I discovered this book through a podcast I love about living the expat life. Thirteen-year-old Beatrice has landed in Rome with her professor father, and she would rather not be there. But Rome is full of wonders and Beatrice becomes entranced by the turtle fountain in the piazza outside her apartment, especially when those turtles seem to vanish. The author lives in Rome and is very knowledgeable about the art and culture of Italy, so I learned a lot about art and history without realizing I was learning at all. Middle grade readers will love the mystery, and who would not want to sneak into an ancient Roman building in the middle of the night to catch a thief?
I have a soft spot for charming con men, and in Spirit Thief we meet one of the best. Not only is Eli Monpress a wizard, he's the greatest thief ever. Thief is just the first in a series of Eli Monpress/Spirit novels, and I've only read the first one thus far. But it's a light-as-air confection that manages to unspool one single caper over the course of a full novel while still keeping things fast-paced, with an ensemble of colorful, fully-realized characters. Aaron manages a balancing act with this kind of character that I'm still working on mastering.
Bloodshot is a mystery thriller that tells the story of a vampire thief named Raylene Pendle who is hired by a blind vampire to find and steal records that'll help a doctor restore his sight. The idea that the military would find vampires interesting has always seemed natural and Raylene soon finds herself in a world of military secrets. Although Raylene is a vampire, she cares for the people in her life, particularly the two homeless, human children who have taken up residence in her Seattle lair. Although Raylene is strong and smart, she can be hurt, especially by soldiers who are used to containing vampires. I loved that she needed to use her wits to solve the mystery she's presented. 2b1af7f3a8