Download or read book Too Many Curses written by A. Lee Martinez and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2008-09-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The wizard Margle the Horrendous takes special pride in never killing his enemies. Instead, he transforms them into various accursed forms and locks them away in his castle. His halls are filled with his collection of fallen heroes and defeated villains, along with a few ordinary folk who were just unfortunate enough to draw Margle's attention. It's Nessy's duty to tend this castle. It's a lot of work, but she manages, taking pride in housekeeping talents that keep the castle from collapsing into chaos. But when Margle suddenly dies, everything begins to unravel. Nessy finds herself surrounded by monsters, curses, a door that should never be opened, and one very deadly dark wizardess. Nessy doesn't have might or magic on her side; she's just a kobold: short, furry, and sensible. Her allies aren't much better: a voice without a body, an angry fruit bat, a monster under her bed, a wizard in a jar (or some of him, anyway), and a one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple, people eater. It would be smarter to walk away, but taking care of the castle is Nessy's job, and that's just what she intends to do. If only she could find time to polish the silver while beating back the forces of darkness. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Download or read book Curse Painter written by Jordan Rivet and published by Staunton Street Press. This book was released on 2020-10-09 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Art is magic. Art is a curse. Briar can curse with the flick of a paintbrush. Her paintings maim, bewitch, and—most effectively of all—destroy. But Briar doesn't want to hurt people anymore. She has fled her family's deadly curse business to start a new life peddling nonlethal jinxes and petty revenge. Briar’s destructive powers catch the eye of a charismatic young outlaw called Archer, who hires her to help him save a kidnapped friend from a ruthless baron. Briar thinks this is her chance to make amends for her crimes, but the family business won’t let her go so easily. When her violent past jeopardizes Archer’s rescue mission, Briar must confront the dark arts she left behind—and decide what she’s willing to destroy in order to be good. Read the new fantasy adventure inspired by Robin Hood from the author of Steel and Fire, Empire of Talents, and the Fire Queen’s Apprentice! "Richly detailed, artistic, hopeful, and an instant classic, Curse Painter is everything you could hope for in a bright fantasy novel - perfect for all ages but most especially those who adore a powerful story of goodness and magic." - Sarah K. L. Wilson, USA Today Bestselling Young Adult Author "I could not stop reading this book." - Chrissie Weselake "This book is easily one of the best YA fantasy books of the year. Engaging, witty, and full of action, Curse Painter is a phenomenally enjoyable book guaranteed to delight readers of all ages." - Sophia Lee Delorey
Download or read book In the Company of Ogres written by A. Lee Martinez and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2007-04-03 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An uproarious new novel in the tradition of Robert Asprin and Terry Pratchett! For someone who's immortal, Never Dead Ned manages to die with alarming frequency--he just has the annoying habit of rising from the grave. But this soldier might be better dead than face his latest assignment. Ogre Company is the legion's dumping ground--a motley, undisciplined group of monsters whose leaders tend to die under somewhat questionable circumstances. That's where Ned's rather unique talents come in. As Ogre Company's newly appointed commander, Ned finds himself in charge of such fine examples of military prowess as a moonstruck Amazon, a very big (and very polite) two-headed ogre, a seductively scaly siren, a blind oracle who can hear (and smell) the future, a suicidal goblin daredevil pilot, a walking tree with a chip on its shoulder, and a suspiciously goblinesque orc. Ned has only six months to whip the Ogre Company into shape or face an even more hideous assignment, but that's not the worst of his problems. Because now that Ned has found out why he keeps returning from dead, he has to do everything he can to stay alive. . . . In the Company of Ogres does for fantasy, what A. Lee Martinez's previous novel, Gil's All Fright Diner, did for horror--and elves and goblins may never be the same! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Download or read book A Nameless Witch written by A. Lee Martinez and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2007-05-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A tale of vengeance, true love, and cannibalism Being born undead can have its disadvantages, such as eternal youth and flawless beauty ---things most unsuitable for a witch. Hiding behind the guise of a grimy old crone, the witch is content living outside Fort Stalwart with her unlikely band of allies: a troll named Gwurm, an enchanted broom, and a demonic duck named Newt. She leads a simple life filled with spells, potions, and the occasional curse. So when a White Knight arrives at Fort Stalwart, the witch knows her days of peace are at an end. The Knight is just days in front of a horde of ravenous goblings, and Fort Stalwart lies right in the horde's path. But the goblings are just the first wave of danger, and soon the witch and the Knight must combine forces on a perilous quest to stop a mad sorcerer from destroying the world. Filled with menace, monsters, and magic, A Nameless Witch is a properly witchly read by the award-winning author of Gil's All Fright Diner and In the Company of Ogres. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Download or read book The Automatic Detective written by A. Lee Martinez and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2008-02-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the award-winning author of Gil's All Fright Diner comes a fantastic sci-fi mystery read The Automatic Detective Even in Empire City, a town where weird science is the hope for tomorrow, it's hard for a robot to make his way. It's even harder for a robot named Mack Megaton, a hulking machine designed to bring mankind to its knees. But Mack's not interested in world domination. He's just a bot trying to get by, trying to demonstrate that he isn't just an automated smashing machine, and to earn his citizenship in the process. It should be as easy as crushing a tank for Mack, but some bots just can't catch a break. When Mack's neighbors are kidnapped, Mack sets off on a journey through the dark alleys and gleaming skyscrapers of Empire City. Along the way, he runs afoul of a talking gorilla, a brainy dame, a mutant lowlife, a little green mob boss, and the secret conspiracy at the heart of Empire's founders---not to mention more trouble than he bargained for. What started out as one missing family becomes a battle for the future of Empire and every citizen that calls her home. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Download or read book Thunder in the Morning written by Olympio Vormawor and published by Author House. This book was released on 2009-08-25 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Novel of African Independence! At last, a book about Africa's first industrial action in Ghana! Secret populist up-rising! The horror, from folk perspective! Africa's public grief! Rural farmer's private anguish! Strike action? Protest? All ineffectual! The only viable alternative for property distribution? Unspeakable! Looting! Radical organized nation-wide liberation of Multi-national Shops! The story? Akuse-Amedeka, cosmopolitan heaven, hosted all boats sailing the Volta! People comingled and made blissful music. Then, a farmer, started asking pointed questions. Secretary of secret Labor Union, receives a strange gift - a kiss from unusual visitor! A stunning white lady, immaculately Sunday frocked, at his blacksmith workshop! "Do you see that?" Nomo Adziga, whispered to Maa Adzeley. "Clear as day light!" "Nose-rubbing! European merchants are rubbing noses with us!" Betrayal? Or, solidarity? Enough to challenge folk imagination at the Holy African Traditional Shrine of Thunder, Yeve, teaching proper ethical virtues to initiates! Mysterious Lady? Seeking what? And what kiss! Interracial long nose, poked into native affairs! Friendly? Pinocchio? Admirer? Or Colonialism's charming alter-ego? Expatriates, with classical theories of racial profiling, studied the natives. Natives, also studied their visitors, with one classic - the human heart. One fine Friday afternoon in January 1948, a kiss was planted near the left ear of Anani Nanor, a blacksmith who worked the forge, at his workshop in Atsukorpe, a quarter of Akuse-Amedeka township, in the Eastern Region of the Gold Coast. This apparently innocuous event which under ordinary circumstances might register no surprise at all, or if it did, no more than a mere passing fancy in the remotest rural enclave, gave rise to a great deal of excitement in the local Akuse-Amedeka area. For an unusually considerable time afterwards, the news sprouted and became the talk of the town. Morning, noon or evening, whenever workers paused to gasp in-between the activity with the pickaxe, the shovel or hand broom, it was on their lips. Whenever the water pot and firewood carriers balanced their enormous head-loads on their heads, and cagily neared each other, it was the main conversation piece. Let vendors and peddlers - those dynamic women with robust voices under the open trays - meet between the market stalls and lower their voices, in-between the lyrical outbursts of the hawkers' cries for attention to their goods, and, it was not far from their muted small talk, nor heated chatter. There were innocent ones who, peculiar as it might sound, had never seen displayed in public, or presumably experienced in private, the physical phenomenon of a kiss, and to all appearances, had never missed it! To them the gesture was a mere curious cultural oddity whose display presented no magic to charm or shock the senses. These members of the community were not the children - so adept at role playing "Mami and Papa". They were not teenagers who had overgrown "hide-and-seek" as a contact sport and, in whom the thawing life-juices had become as restless as the Volta in floods. They were not young adults, blooming silently like virgin cocoa trees under the shelter of forest timber. The innocent ones were seasoned grown-ups of matured experience, over whom the veil of cultural otherness had cast a different spell. They were those in whom the emotions had ripened but thawed to run in a different vein. These were the folks of nuanced sensibilities, who could tell the different unpredictable flavors of wild honey in cassava tapioca, warmed over open flames, and served on straw mats in swish buildings roofed with peasant hay. These were the folks who could tell the source of the nectar from the movement in the bee's dance at day, and at night, they had mastered the delicate art of scooping the noon heat into their sleep, to bake their dreams. The innocent ones were the folks, who had succeeded to cast their buckets down the shaft of the deep well, to meet the hidden spring in its sweetest flow. And yet, because the physical phenomenon of a kiss, fell outside the realm of their courtship behavior, at first notice, their visual experience of it rebelled against the very foundation of their feelings and sentiments. It challenged and puzzled them; the mixing of salivas could not acquit itself before their eyes in a hurry, as being clinically defensible, and the horror which was the thought of that possibility of its intrusion upon their own persons, affronted them like a major act of class war. About Anani Nanor, the whispers arose, "Oh, she only neared him and sucked in his face with her lips! What is that also for?" They would ask plainly appalled. Some were intrigued, "What did she mean by it?" Olympio Vormawor Pioneering Founding Father and President of The Debating Society, of G h a n a 's Temascho, won the annual writing prize for G h a n a schools with a short story, The Missing Shilling, published in The New Generation, 1969. He graduated from Oberlin College, U S A , and was Captain of the Varsity Soccer team, in 1973-4. He did Post Graduate work in the Department of African and Asian Studies, in Sussex U n i v e r s i t y Falmer, U K As Korku Vormawor, he was Editor of that department's AFRAS JOURNAL, 1975-6. He did further graduate studies at University of W i s c o n s i n M a d ison. The tutor of English Composition, in Eastern Kentucky U n i v e r s i t y, at Richmond, KY, U S A , came to Harvard U n i v e r s i t y ,for Independent Research.
Download or read book A Complete Concordance to Shakespeare written by John Bartlett and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-02-17 with total page 1909 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A complete concordance or verbal index to words, phrases and passages in the dramatic works of Shakespeare. There is also a supplementary concordance to the poems. This is an essential reference work for all students and readers of Shakespeare.
Download or read book Gil's All Fright Diner written by A. Lee Martinez and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2006-06-27 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bloodier than Fried Green Tomatoes! Funnier than The Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Welcome to Gil's All Night Diner, where zombie attacks are a regular occurrence and you never know what might be lurking in the freezer . . . Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood county in their pick-up truck when they stop at the Diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren't planning to stick around-until Loretta, the eatery's owner, offers them $100 to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl's a vampire, this looks right up their alley. But the shambling dead are just the tip of a particularly spiky iceberg. Seems someone's out to drive Loretta from the Diner, and more than willing to raise a little Hell on Earth if that's what it takes. Before Duke and Earl get to the bottom of the Diner's troubles, they'll run into such otherworldly complications as undead cattle, an amorous ghost, a jailbait sorceress, and the terrifying occult power of pig-latin. And maybe--just maybe--the End of the World, too. Gory, sexy, and flat-out hilarious, Gil's All Fright Diner will tickle your funnybone--before ripping it out of its socket! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Download or read book A New and Complete Concordance Or Verbal Index to Words, Phrases, & Passages in the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare written by John Bartlett and published by . This book was released on 1896 with total page 1944 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book A Complete Concordance Or Verbal Index to Works, Phrases and Passages in the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare written by John Bartlett and published by . This book was released on 1894 with total page 1910 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Complete Concordance to Shakspere written by Mary Cowden Clarke and published by . This book was released on 1860 with total page 1060 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher written by Ben Jonson and published by . This book was released on 1811 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Illusionist and the Seer written by Nora Beckette and published by Nora Beckette. This book was released on 2022-06-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Enter the world of the Ancients and let them take you on a journey of mind-shattering, steamy passion that will have you begging for more. A sizzling romance, with unexpected trials and heart-pounding, make-out sessions that will devour you whole. Ancient being, Themises, the king of illusions and the apple of his eye Sahra, Seer of past and future events share a bond like no other. Their merry banter and taunting of each other over the centuries bringing joy to all those around them. Despite their magnetism toward each other, they never reveal their true feelings. Until one fateful day when tragedy strikes and Themises feels like a man who has lost everything. In his frenzy of pain and despair, he does the unthinkable and claims Sahra as his own, in so doing enacting a deadly prophecy that cannot be undone. Torn between their love for each other and the prophecy which could end the lives of everyone they care about, they fortify a silent pact to keep their distance but try as they might, a love like theirs cannot be contained. As it spills it creates a ripple, opening a portal to a whole new world. A catalyst to the end as they know it. Can their love pull them from the brink of self-destruction or will they choose to let each other go for the sake of all those they hold dear?
Download or read book The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher: the First Printed from the Tert, and with the Notes of Peter Whalley; the Latter from the Tert, and with the Notes of the Late George Colman ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1 [-4.] written by and published by . This book was released on 1811 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Beaumont and Fletcher written by William Worthen Appleton and published by CUP Archive. This book was released on 1956 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: