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Download E-books Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Robert Chandler

'She changed into a frog, right into a lizard, into every kind of alternative reptiles after which right into a spindle'

In those stories, younger women move on lengthy and hard quests, depraved stepmothers flip youngsters into ducks and tsars ask harmful riddles, with aid or main issue from magical dolls, cannibal witches, speaking skulls, stolen other halves, and brothers disguised as clever birds. part the stories listed here are precise oral stories, gathered via folklorists over the last centuries, whereas the others are reworkings of oral stories via 4 nice Russian writers: Alexander Pushkin, Nadezhda Teffi, Pavel Bazhov and Andrey Platonov.

In his advent to those new translations, Robert Chandler writes in regards to the primitive magic inherent in those stories and the taboos round them, whereas within the afterword, Sibelan Forrester discusses the witch Baba Yaga. This variation additionally contains an appendix, bibliography and notes.

Translated via Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler
With Sibelan Forrester, Anna Gunin and Olga Meerson

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Download E-books Protector of the Flight (The Summoning, Book 3) PDF

By Robin D. Owens

If horses may fly…then Calli Torcher may possibly journey back. yet a devastating coincidence left her in such soreness she inspiration the chimes and chanting in her ears have been a hallucination…until she came across herself transported to a different international, and met the Lladranans who had Summoned her.

Lladrana used to be a parallel, magical earth choked with unique creatures, noble people and enchantments—all threatened via an encroaching evil.

And while the potent volarans stopped obeying the Chevaliers, the flying horses' unforeseen uprising had thrown Lladrana into an uproar. In desperation, the sorcerers had sought aid from afar—and gotten Calli.

If she may perhaps satisfy this undertaking, probably she might additionally eventually locate all she had longed for—a mate, a house, a family members. yet by contrast nice darkness, she had no conflict event, no method plans. She had just a bond with horses.…

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Download E-books Crimson Bound PDF

By Rosamund Hodge

An exhilarating story of darkness, love, and redemption encouraged via the vintage fairy story “Little crimson driving Hood,” from the writer of Cruel Beauty.

When Rachelle was once fifteen she used to be good—apprenticed to her aunt and in education to guard her village. yet she was once additionally reckless—straying from the woodland course in pursuit of the way to loose her global from the specter of everlasting darkness. After a bootleg assembly is going dreadfully incorrect, Rachelle is pressured to make a negative selection that binds her to the very evil she had was hoping to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her lifestyles to serving the world, struggling with lethal creatures in a useless attempt to atone. whilst the king orders her to protect his son Armand—the guy she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to assist her hunt for the mythical sword that will retailer their international. jointly, they navigate the opulent global of the courtly elite, the place good looks and tool reign and not anyone will be depended on. And as they turn into unforeseen allies, they notice far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that could be their undoing. inside of a palace outfitted on incredible wealth and unsafe secrets and techniques, can Rachelle become aware of the reality and forestall the autumn of never-ending night?

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Download E-books Tiger's Quest (Book 2 in the Tiger's Curse Series) PDF

By Colleen Houck

Now to be had in a stunning paperback version, the second one ebook within the bestselling Tiger's Curse sequence deals extra edge-of-your-seat motion, star-crossed love, an unique Indian locale, and centuries-old shape-shifting magic.
Back in Oregon, Kelsey attempts to dismiss her emotions for Ren. but if her existence is threatened, Kelsey is unexpectedly pressured to come to India, the place she forges an unforeseen bond with Ren's tiger-brother, Kishan—and embarks on a moment, perilous quest that brings them one step toward breaking the spell.
 
Winner of a Parent's selection Award!

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Download E-books Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy) PDF

By Jennifer Estep

My identify is Gwen Frost, and that i visit Mythos Academy -- a college of myths, magic and warrior whiz teenagers, the place even the lowliest geek is familiar with tips on how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the most well liked Spartan man in class, additionally occurs to be the deadliest.

yet in recent times, issues were bizarre, even for Mythos. First, suggest lady Jasmine Ashton used to be murdered within the Library of Antiquities. Then, an individual stole the Bowl of Tears, a mystical artifact that may be used to lead to the second one Chaos battle. you recognize, dying, destruction and plenty of different undesirable, undesirable issues. Freaky stuff like this is going on for all time at Mythos, yet i am made up our minds to determine who killed Jasmine and why – particularly given that I must have been the one that died . . .

"Touch of Frost is an fascinating begin to an exhilarating new series!" --Award-winning writer Jeri Smith-Ready

". . .surviving highschool skill staying alive!" --New York Times bestselling writer Kerrelyn Sparks

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Download E-books The Switchers Trilogy PDF

By Kate Thompson

Comprises the complete trilogy: Switchers, Midnight's selection, and Wild Blood.

'One of the easiest books of the year' acknowledged the "Guardian" whilst "Switchers" used to be released and it got notable serious acclaim, by way of nice revenues. Kate Thompson went directly to write extra unputdownable sequels "Midnight's Choice" and "Wild Blood", that includes Tess and Kevin, and listed here are all 3 novels jointly in a single quantity for nine-year-olds and above. Tess and Kevin are Switchers - they could become any creature at will. And after they detect they percentage this reward, they locate that jointly they've got powers past trust, permitting the 2 of them to avoid wasting the area from icy destruction. yet there are different extra sinister characters one of the Switchers and whilst Tess is dragged into the darkish night-time global of Martin, she unearths herself dealing with the main terrifying collection of her existence. what's extra she is drawing close her 15th birthday, at which element she needs to make up her brain approximately who or what she is going to develop into in her ultimate everlasting swap - from which there's no going again.

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Download E-books The Master Magician (The Paper Magician Series) PDF

By Charlie N. Holmberg

Throughout her reports, Ceony Twill has harbored a mystery, one she’s saved from even her mentor, Emery Thane. She’s stumbled on tips to perform varieties of magic except her own—an skill lengthy idea impossible.

While all turns out set for Ceony to accomplish her apprenticeship and go her upcoming ultimate magician’s examination, lifestyles fast turns into advanced. to prevent favoritism, Emery sends her to a different paper magician for trying out, a Folder who despises Emery and cares even much less for his apprentice. To make concerns worse, a murderous felony from Ceony’s earlier escapes imprisonment. Now she needs to music the power-hungry convict throughout England sooner than he can take his revenge. together with her lifestyles and family striking within the stability, Ceony needs to face a felony who wields the single magic that she doesn't, and it could actually turn out extra robust than all her abilities combined.

The whimsical and beautiful follow-up to The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, The grasp Magician will enchant readers of all ages.

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Download E-books Lord of Emperors: Book Two of the Sarantine Mosaic (Sarantine Mosaic (Paperback)) PDF

By Guy Gavriel Kay

Within the golden urban of Sarantium, the popular mosaicist Crispin seeks to satisfy his inventive targets and his future excessive upon a dome meant to be the emperor's enduring sanctuary and legacy. however the emperor is plotting a conquest of Crispin's native land to regain an empire. And along with his destiny entwined with that of his royal benefactor, Crispin's loyalties include a really excessive expense.

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