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A Feast for Crows

By George R. R. Martin
  • ISBN Code: : 0553900323
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 784
  • Category : Fiction
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THE BOOK BEHIND THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction. A FEAST FOR CROWS It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s Landing. Robb Stark’s demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist—or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out. But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces—some familiar, others only just appearing—are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead. It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests—but only a few are the survivors.

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The heart-wrenching and suspenseful story of a young mother’s effort to get to her four-year-old son who had been placed on a major airline crossing the entire continent of North America, the unbelievable obstacles this mother overcomes, which includes conquering South Holston Lake in the midst of a huge storm, putting her own life in jeopardy, making the possibility of her surviving to be reunited with her son questionable.

Daily Magic

By Judika Illes
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 006287683X
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 762
  • Pdf File: daily-magic.pdf

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A year-long collection of spells and rituals for harnessing the magical power of each day from the author of the Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells. We all could use a little magic in our daily lives. But while the year is filled with mystical dates, we don’t always know when and how to celebrate them. By knowing and preparing for these special days we can use their inherent power to change our lives. Daily Magic is a perpetual calendar focused on days of spiritual and magical significance. April 30th for example, is perfect for spellcasting—especially spells for love, romance, fertility, and prosperity. Judika Illes teaches you how to create rituals and cast spells, provides recipes for potions, and offers advice on creating feasts to honor sacred beings. While the most spiritually significant power dates of the year are Midsummer’s Eve, Halloween/Samhain, and New Year’s, opportunities to use rituals and spells for the most popular goals—love, prosperity, fertility, healing, and protection—occur every week. Illes offers guidance on when to perform a spell—whether it’s best to conjure now or to wait for a special power date later in the year. Daily Magic is a spiritual daily calendar that give us the power and the tools we need to take control of our destiny!

The Diary of a Snake Charmer

By Sandeep Saxena
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1945400927
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 577
  • Pdf File: the-diary-of-a-snake-charmer.pdf

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“‘Utthisht Bharat,’ he said, and in that magical moment I felt that the river, the trees, and the sky…were saying, ‘Utthisht Bharat.’ I got up, never to look back or have doubts again.” Just as the Bharata of yore responded to the Lord’s call to rise up from dejection, to fulfill his glorious destiny, this modern day Bharat too rises up from the pits of despair and defeat, to set out steadily on his appointed path of duty. Bharat, an IITian, with a management degree from IIM, had a ‘successful’ innings in the corporate world, with overseas postings too. Having acquired a substantial bank balance, he has the urge to set up a business in rural India, which will bring greater profits to the farmers. Predictably, he is ruthlessly pushed out, and systematically ruined by the vested interests that feel threatened. Deep in despair, he gets help from a most unexpected quarter, a poor tribal snake charmer, known as Nagbaba… A gripping tale of how he comes out from the mires of debt and ruin, to rise up again, wiser but undeterred from his chosen path… A story of modern India, the two Indias of the cities and the villages… the urban, educated, elite youth with modern knowledge from science and technology, and the illiterate people of the forests, who have the wealth of wisdom passed down from centuries… the development of cities, which takes place at the cost of the proliferation of slums… the two different cultures that coexist in mutual wariness and mistrust…

Fierce Feminine Divinities of Eurasia and Latin America

By Małgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137535008
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 474
  • Pdf File: fierce-feminine-divinities-of-eurasia-and-latin-america.pdf

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In this provocative book, Małgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba examines untamed feminine divinities from around the world. Although distant geographically, these divine figures are surprisingly similar-representing concepts of liminality, outsiderhood, and structural inferiority, embodied in the divine feminine. These strong, independent, unrestrained figures are connected to the periphery and to magical powers, including power over sexuality, transformation, and death. Oleszkiewicz-Peralba offers a study of the origin and worship of four feminine deities across cultures and continents: the Slavic Baba Yaga, the Hindu Kālī, the Brazilian Pombagira, and the Mexican Santa Muerte. Although these divinities have often been marginalized through dismissal, demonization, and dulcification, they continue to be extremely attractive, as they empower their devotees confronting them with the ultimate reality of transience and death. Oleszkiewicz-Peralba examines how these sacred icons have been adapted and transformed across time and place.

Themis

By J.E. Harrison
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 587258976X
  • Total of Pages : 559
  • Category : History
  • Members : 528
  • Pdf File: themis.pdf

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Journey Into Time

By Dwight Johnson
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  • Publisher : TEACH Services, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1572584521
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 461
  • Pdf File: journey-into-time.pdf

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Global Warming. Rising Oceans. Population Explosion. Hunger. Rise in Crime. Strange Diseases. Where is this planet headed? What is in store for us, for our children, or for future generations? When standing at the check-out counter of any grocery or convenience stores, one cannot help but wonder as you read the headlines of the magazines for sale. Titles like, World Will End Soon, Giant Asteroid on Collision Course with Earth, Are There Intelligent Beings in Other Galaxies? People purchase these magazines or stand and read them while waiting to go through the check-out. They are interested in what the future holds. Along with the interest in the unknown, people are also concerned with the terms that psychics and prophets use in their predictions, like 666, The Millennium, Christ's Return, Life on the Other Side of Death, The End of the World, 144,000, and the Mark of the Beast. What do they all mean? As you relax with this book on the subway, the airplane, or by the fireplace, you will find answers to these and many other questions you may have, as you Journey Into Time!

The Gift of the Unicorn and Other Animal Helper Tales for Storytellers, Educators, and Librarians

By Dan Keding,Kathleen A. Brinkmann
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440840539
  • Total of Pages : 243
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 514
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Engage young readers in stories they love while teaching important content with this fun book that features more than 40 folktales from around the world celebrating the animal-human bond. • Encourages reading with rich vocabulary, engaging narrative, and vivid imagery • Includes cross-curricular content with information about domestic and wild animals and their habitats • Features stories drawn from a variety of sources, including folktale collections, oral histories, and science and sociology books • Showcases the theme of cooperation to help promote teamwork and anti-bullying • Contains exercises, questions, and suggestions for further study

Jane Dolinger

By L. Abbott
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230111831
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 389
  • Pdf File: jane-dolinger.pdf

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For almost forty years, Jane Dolinger traveled the world and wrote about her adventures, from the Amazon jungle to the sands of the Sahara. She produced eight books and more than a thousand articles between 1955 and 1995, and she also earned a reputation as a glamorous celebrity and model. Jane Dolinger was an anomaly in her time, a dynamic and attractive woman with an impressive literary talent, a woman who lived and documented a most unconventional and inspirational life. Sometimes controversial but always outstanding, Jane was a pioneer among women and writers. Here for the first time, her life and work are studied in a thoroughly researched yet entertaining literary biography.