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Download Conjuring Science: A History of Scientific Entertainment and by Sofie Lachapelle PDF

By Sofie Lachapelle

Conjuring technology explores the background of magic indicates and clinical leisure. It follows the frictions and connections of magic and technological know-how as they happened on this planet of renowned leisure in France from the mid-eighteenth to the early 20th century. It situates conjurers in the broader tradition of technological know-how and argues that level magic shaped a huge renowned conduit for technological know-how and medical enthusiasm in this interval. From the clinical recreations of the gala's to the grand illusions of the theatre level and the advance of early cinema, conjurers used and have been encouraged via medical and technological strategies to create illusions, impress a feeling of ask yourself, and infrequently even show their viewers. of their arms, technology took on many meanings and served varied reasons: it was once a collection of friendly proof and leisure demonstrations upon which to attract; it was once the data awarded in numerous medical lectures observed by means of optical projections at magic exhibits; it used to be the concepts essential to create illusions and results on level and in a while on the cinema; and it used to be the way to separate conjuring from the deceit of mediums, mystical showmen and quacks so as to achieve a greater status inside of an more and more scientifically-minded society.

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Download Enchanters' End Game (The Belgariad, Book 5) by David Eddings PDF

By David Eddings

The hunt used to be over. The Orb of Aldur used to be restored. And once more, with the crowning of Garion, there has been a descendant of Riva Iron-grip to rule as Overlord of the West. however the Prophecy used to be unfulfilled. within the East the evil God Torak was once approximately to evoke and search dominion.

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Download Magic in the Ancient Greek World by Derek Collins PDF

By Derek Collins

Unique and complete, Magic within the historical Greek international takes the reader within either the social mind's eye and the ritual truth that made magic attainable in historic Greece. Explores the frequent use of spells, medications, curse capsules, and collectible figurines, and the practitioners of magic within the historic global Uncovers how magic labored. was once it all the way down to mere superstition? Did the topic have to think to ensure that it to have an impact? makes a speciality of specific case experiences of person forms of magic Examines the critical position of magic in Greek lifestyles.

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Download Trial of Intentions (Vault of Heaven, Book 2) by Peter Orullian PDF

By Peter Orullian

The gods who created this global have deserted it. of their mercy, in spite of the fact that, they chained the rogue god—and the sizeable creatures he created to plague mortalkind—in the giant and inhospitable desert of the Bourne. the mystical Veil that comprises them has secure humankind for millennia and the monsters are little greater than stories informed to frighten teenagers. however the Veil has develop into vulnerable and creatures of Nightmare have come via. To struggle them, the races of fellows needs to shape a good alliance to attempt and forestall the creatures.

But there's dissent. One king won't resolution the decision, his satisfaction blinding him even to the poison in his personal courtroom. one other could see Convocation fail for his personal political virtue. And nonetheless others think Convocation isn't really adequate. a few flip to the skills of the Sheason, who can form the very essence of the realm to their will. yet their order is split, on the point of collapse.

Tahn Junell recollects pals who despaired in a spot left barren via battle. one of many few who've really confronted the unspeakable horde in conflict, Tahn sees anything else at paintings and wonders in regards to the nature of the creatures at the different facet of the Veil. He chooses to visit a spot of his early life, a spot of technology, bold to imagine he can have the ability to avoid slaughter, hinder war.

And his offerings might reshape a world…

The moment name within the Vault of Heaven sequence, Peter Orullian's Trial of Intentions is a captivating fable epic that turns the conventions of the style on its head

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Download Stonehill Downs by Sarah Remy PDF

By Sarah Remy

Malachi is the final of his kind—a magus who can converse with the lifeless, and who depends on assistance from spirits to maintain his nation secure. while he's despatched to enquire brutal murders within the remoted village of Stonehill Downs, he uncovers risky sorceries and unleashes a killer who moves with reference to home.

Avani is an interloper dwelling at the Downs, one of many few survivors from the Sunken Islands. She has innate magics of her personal, and while she discovers the mutilated our bodies of the 1st sufferers, she enters right into a reluctant alliance with Malachi that takes her faraway from home.

But Mal is distracted via the suspicious loss of life of his mentor and haunted by means of secrets and techniques from his prior. And Avani discovers troubling truths concerning the magus via her visions. She may unfastened Malachi, yet first they have to interact to save lots of the dominion from the deadly horror that has arisen.

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Download Fifth Quarter (Quarters, Book 2) by Tanya Huff PDF

By Tanya Huff

Educated to kill from early life, siblings Bannon and Vree have purely identified existence as assassins within the Imperial military. the military is either their mom and dad, their lives topic to the whims of the Crown.

When their most recent objective steals Bannon's physique for his personal, Vree saves her brother by means of dragging his spirit in to proportion hers. yet assassins in a single physique is one murderer too many. to save lots of either their lives, they have to abandon the one lifestyles they’ve recognized, risking Imperial ire and attainable execution, to regain Bannon’s physique. It isn't till once they trap Gyhard, the physique thief, that they discover they can't strength him to do something whereas he holds Bannon's physique hostage.

But Gyhard is prepared to alternate Bannon's physique for his or her information. All they must do—while being sought for desertion and working with an unknown energy in a position to Sing the lifeless out of the grave—is betray the oaths they've lived via and support Gyhard safe the physique of an Imperial Prince.

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Download Knight (Celeste Academy, Book 1) by R.A. Gil PDF

By R.A. Gil

All it took was once one pivotal summer time, whereas chasing a thief down the road, to get entangled in anything historic.

Valeriana Kerrigan units out one morning to work out off her ally whilst a thief coerced her to take part in a road chase. rather than catching the troublemaker who stole her bag, she stuck a girl in the course of slaying creatures she known as demons as an alternative.

Valeriana controlled to escape someway, but if the girl seemed in entrance of her once again to call for for her suggestions in searching demons down, she knew she had no break out.

Involved in an age-old conflict, Valeriana is drawn into the realm of Valemnia and the prestigious Celeste Academy, in which she was once pushed to begin education as a knight herself and sign up for its scholars of their demon-slaying tours and strive against duels.

Of path, she must have in mind one, very important truth.

In a global of magic, she’s the single human.

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Download Supernatural : War of the Sons by Rebecca Dessertine, David Reed PDF

By Rebecca Dessertine, David Reed

Twenty-seven years in the past, Sam and Dean Winchester misplaced their mom to a mysterious and demonic supernatural strength. within the years after, their father, John, taught them concerning the paranormal evil that lives in the dead of night corners and at the again roads of America... and he taught them the best way to kill it.

On the quest for Lucifer, the men locate themselves in a small city in South Dakota the place they meet Don - an angel with a proposition... Don sends them a really good way from domestic, on a project to discover the key devil by no means sought after them to discover out.

A brand-new Supernatural novel that finds a formerly unseen experience for the Winchester brothers, from the hit CW sequence!

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Download Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart (Firekeeper Saga, Book 2) by Jane Lindskold PDF

By Jane Lindskold

A story of humane wolves, beastly males, and an excellent heroine who needs to locate her method in a deadly world.

Raised by way of clever, language-using wolves, introduced again to the human society on the court docket of Hawk Haven, younger Firekeeper needed to learn how to do something about human society and its complexities… and came upon that, for somebody raised in a wolf pack, the politics of a royal court docket have been neither complicated nor entirely unfamiliar.

But the chuffed finishing of Through Wolf's Eyes has proved to have effects. Hawk Haven and shiny Bay are unifying, however the energy stability of the neighboring lands is threatened through this prospect. New intrigues abound. The rulers of brilliant Bay, it transpires, were hoarding a set of forbidden magical artifacts… which Queen Gustin took together with her whilst she abdicated, meaning to use them to revive her energy. Melina protect continues to be scheming to acquire them, and she's older, smarter, and extra devious than the Queen. And the even-more-devious civil carrier of neighboring New Kelvin wish to get their fingers on that magic as well…

Which will make existence very difficult for Firekeeper. as the powers of the realm have determined who'll be required to procure these much-contended-for magical articles. It'll be her.

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