Bone Crier s Dawn

Bone Crier s Dawn
Author: Kathryn Purdie
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-03-30
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 0062798820

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Ailesse and her friends change the afterlife in the gripping conclusion to the fantasy duology that began with Bone Crier’s Moon from New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Purdie—perfect for fans of Stephanie Garber and Roshani Chokshi. Love is a matter of life and death. Bone Criers have been ferrying the dead into the afterlife for centuries, a dangerous duty only possible with the powers they gain from sacrificing their amourés, the men destined to love them and die. But Bone Criers Ailesse and Sabine—along with Ailesse’s love, Bastien—are working to chart their own course and rewrite the rules of the afterlife. If they don’t break the soul bond between Ailesse and her amouré, she could die—just as Bastien’s father did. Sabine struggles to maintain her authority as matrone of her famille—the role always destined for her sister—even as she fights to control the violent jackal power within her. Bastien is faced with a new dilemma as the spirits of the Underworld threaten the souls of his friends—and his father. Ailesse attempts to resist her mother’s siren song as she’s drawn into her own version of the Underworld. How will she save her friends once she’s cut off from their world? This pulse-pounding follow-up to Bone Crier’s Moon is a story of love, sisterhood, and determination as three friends find the courage and power to shatter the boundary between the living and the dead.

Bone Crier s Moon

Bone Crier s Moon
Author: Kathryn Purdie
Publsiher: Katherine Tegen Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780062798770

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"When her friend Ailesse is kidnapped, Sabine must embrace her bone magic to rescue her"--


Author: Nadine Brandes
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2022-09-13
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 0785264027

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Her tears grant wishes. Her next tear will end her life. She didn’t ask to be the Wishtress. Myrthe was born with the ability to turn her tears into wishes. But when a granted wish goes wrong, she is cursed: the next tear she sheds will kill her. She must travel to the Well to break the curse before it can claim her life—and before the king’s militairen find her. To survive the journey, Myrthe must harden her heart to keep herself from crying even a single tear. He can stop time with a snap of his fingers. Bastiaan’s powerful—and rare—Talent came in handy when he kidnapped the old king. Now the new king has a job for him: find the Wishtress and deliver her to the schloss. But Bastiaan needs a wish of his own. He gains Myrthe’s trust by promising to take her to the Well, but once he gets what he needs, he’ll turn her in. As long as his growing feelings for the girl with a stone heart don’t compromise him. Their quest can end only one way: with her death. Everyone seems to need a wish—the king, Myrthe’s cousin, the boy she thinks she loves. And they’re ready to bully, beg, and betray her for it. No one knows that to grant even one wish, Myrthe would pay with her life. And if she tells them about the curse . . . they’ll just kill her anyway. “A beautiful tale about self-worth, second chances, and mysterious enchantment.” —Kathryn Purdie, #1 New York Times bestselling author Exciting and clean YA fantasy Stand-alone novel Book length: approximately 125,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Street Criers

Street Criers
Author: Hanchao Lu
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2005
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780804751483

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This is a rich and comprehensive study of beggars’ culture and the institution of mendicancy in China from late imperial times to the mid-twentieth century, with a glance at the resurgence of beggars in China today. Generously illustrated, the book brings to life the concepts and practices of mendicancy including organized begging, state and society relations as reflected in the issues of poverty, public opinions of beggars and various factors that contribute to almsgiving, the role of gender in begging, and street people and Communist politics. Panoramically, the reader will see that the culture and institution of Chinese mendicancy, which had its origins in earlier centuries, remained remarkably consistent through time and space and that there were perennial and lively interactions between the world of beggars and mainstream society.

Of Bone and Thunder

Of Bone and Thunder
Author: Chris Evans
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-10-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1451679327

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A land of thick jungle and mist-swirled mountains. An enemy moving unseen beneath the lush canopy. The growing threat of thaumics—a magic wielded by few that threatens to destabilize all. The youth of a kingdom sent to fight in a faraway hell while back home, discord and disillusionment reign… Fantasy author Chris Evans masterfully pushes the boundaries of the genre in his brilliant, groundbreaking new epic, a unique and penetrating vision channeling the cultural upheaval, racial animus, and wholesale destruction of the Vietnam War. Here, in the distant nation of Luitox, which is wracked by rebellion, thaumic users copilot mammoth armored dragons alongside fliers who do not trust their strange methods. Warriors trained in crossbow, stealth, and catapult are plunged into sudden chaotic battles with the mysterious Forest Collective, an elusive enemy with a powerful magic of its own. And the Kingdom’s most downtrodden citizens, only recently granted equality, fight for the dignity they were supposed to have won at home while questioning who the real enemy is. Of Bone and Thunder is the story of Thaum Jawn Rathim, whose idealized view of the war clashes with its harsh realities and his realization that victory may cost him everything…of conscripted soldier Carny, awash in a hallucinogenic haze of fear and anger…of Breeze, the red-haired graduate from the Royal Academy of Thaumology, certain she can transform the very nature of warfare—if only she can win the trust of the man holding her fate in his hands…and of Ugen Listowk, a veteran crossbowman who finds solace in the darkest shadows of the jungle and whose greatest fear is failing the men he leads into battle. Plunging deep into the heart of a moral and mortal darkness, these reluctant soldiers struggle for survival and for meaning amid a blazing drama of blood and magic. They will duel a ghostly enemy, fight to understand their roles in a sprawling maelstrom, and ultimately wage the war their way—not for glory or the Kingdom, but for one another.


Author: Irving Bacheller
Total Pages: 386
Release: 1927
Genre: Christian fiction

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Crimson and Bone a dark and gripping tale of love and obsession

Crimson and Bone  a dark and gripping tale of love and obsession
Author: Marina Fiorato
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-05-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1473610524

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'A rich jewel of a story, full of desire and danger' - Julie Cohen. A dark tale of love and obsession, perfect for fans of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock and The Wicked Cometh. London, 1853. Annie Stride has nothing left to live for - she is a penniless prostitute, newly evicted from her home and pregnant. On the night she plans to cast herself from Waterloo Bridge into the icy waters of the Thames, her life is saved by Francis Maybrick Gill, a talented pre-Raphaelite painter - and her world is changed forever. Francis takes Annie as his artist's muse, elevating her from fallen woman to society's darling. With her otherworldly beauty now the toast of London, her dark past is left far behind. But Annie's lavish new life is not all it seems - and there are some who won't let her forget where she came from... 'A thrilling tale of love, lust and revenge' The Lady 'A captivating gothic blend of mystery and romance' Sunday Mirror 'Exquisite...this is historical fiction at its best' - Book Literarti Reviews 'Gothic, dark [and] rich with atmosphere' - Louise Loves books 'A glorious story of art and passion' - Tea Party Princess 'Dazzling' Goodreads Reviewer 'Captivating' Goodreads Reviewer

The Canyon of Bones and North Star

The Canyon of Bones and North Star
Author: Richard S. Wheeler
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2018-12-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1250220904

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Two Skye's West novels by Spur Award-winner and legendary Western writer Richard S. Wheeler in one volume. The Canyon of Bones Mountain man Barnaby Skye takes work guiding wealthy Englishman Graves Mercer on an exploration of the Yellowstone and Missouri River valleys. Mercer has come to the American wilderness seeking thrilling, preferably salacious, material for British tabloids. He takes an ancient bone that's sacred among certain tribes—and the act may cost the party their lives. North Star Barnaby Skye faces radical change as the wilderness vanishes, buffalo are slaughtered, and the government puts the tribes on reservation land. His family's struggle to adapt takes them from Montana to Wyoming, wrestling with the tide of settlers and the new settlements that dot the western plains and mountains. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Medicine of the Imagination Dwelling in Possibility

Medicine of the Imagination  Dwelling in Possibility
Author: Imelda Almqvist
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2020-10-30
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 1789044332

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The human imagination gives rise to the most beautiful man-made structures and creations on Earth: architecture, literature, theatre, music, art, humanitarian initiatives, moon landings and space exploration, mythology, science, they all require a large dose of imagination. We all live surrounded by the results of the imagination of our peers, and the creations of our ancestors. Without imagination there is no compassion, no moral compass and no progress. But without imagination there is also no fear of death. There are no premeditated murders or terrorist attacks; these rely on the human ability to imagine, to call up images and test-drive possible scenarios in the human mind. Once we get out the magnifying glass, we discover that the imagination is a double-edged sword. All of us together, humanity as a collective, are creating very confused and mixed outcomes: world peace remains elusive, wars rage and children starve. Addictions and pollution proliferate. Medicine of the Imagination: Dwelling in Possibility examines these issues and suggests that if we are to transcend religious wars, homophobia and medical “cures” worse than the diseases we face then it that it is our moral duty to engage our imagination in service to other people.

Religion and Hopi Life

Religion and Hopi Life
Author: John D. Loftin
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2003
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780253215727

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Includes material on shamanism, death, witchcraft, myth, tricksters, and kachina initiations.

A Kingdom Lost

A Kingdom Lost
Author: Barbara Ann Wright
Publsiher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-04-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1626390983

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Princess Katya Nar Umbriel has little left to lose. Her uncle Roland took her home, scattered her family, and forced her to abandon Starbride, her dearest love. Slim hopes and righteous anger carry Katya into Starbride's homeland to raise an army and take back all that was stolen from her. Starbride never dreamed she'd lead a pack of foreign rebels against a Fiendish usurper. She holds the capital city out of love, denying any rumor of Katya's death. As the two strive toward each other, Roland dogs their every step, loosing Fiend-filled corpses on Katya's army and hypnotizing the capital's citizens into hunting Starbride down. If they ever meet again, it'll be over his dead body.

Songweaver Iron League Book 1

Songweaver   Iron League Book 1
Author: DW Johnson
Publsiher: DWJART LLC
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2018-01-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1370551770

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A minstrel, a traveling entertainer, known in the realms of Xenkur as a Songweaver. Shariana is just such an performer. Music and stories are her wares. When she gets a cryptic note and three rings her world is forever changed. Caught in struggle between factions of good and evil. Shariana must make decisions that will alter her destiny and the fates of those around her. Will her companions, the slave turned warrior, the dwarf who talks to animals, or the twins and their mentor follow the minstrel into the depths of evil or will she face the perilous journey into the unknown alone. D. W. Johnson’s epic novel of sword and sorcery is jam packed with excitement and surprises. It’s a non-stop ride, filled with monsters and magic. Songweaver can stand alone as a solo adventure. Yet it does contain a recurring theme that continues in all the volumes of the Iron League.

Bound by Firelight

Bound by Firelight
Author: Dana Swift
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-01-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 0593124251

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The heart-pounding sequel to Cast in Firelight, perfect for fans of epic, sweepingly romantic fantasy by Sabaa Tahir, Susan Dennard, and Mary E. Pearson. After a magical eruption devastates the kingdom of Belwar, royal heir Adraa is falsely accused of masterminding the destruction and forced to stand trial in front of her people, who see her as a monster. Adraa's punishment? Imprisonment in the Dome, an impenetrable, magic-infused fortress filled with Belwar’s nastiest criminals—many of whom Adraa put there herself. And they want her to pay. Jatin, the royal heir to Naupure, has been Adraa’s betrothed, nemesis, and fellow masked vigilante . . . but now he’s just a boy waiting to ask her the biggest question of their lives. First, though, he’s going to have to do the impossible: break Adraa out of the Dome. And he won’t be able to do it without help from the unlikeliest of sources—a girl from his past with a secret that could put them all at risk. Time is running out, and the horrors Adraa faces in the Dome are second only to the plot to destabilize and destroy their kingdoms. But Adraa and Jatin have saved the world once already. . . . Now, can they save themselves? "I was hooked from beginning to end!"—Kathryn Purdie, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bone Crier’s Moon "Fans of Serpent & Dove’s smart-alecky Lou and The Wrath and the Dawn’s cunning Shazi should prepare themselves to fall head over heels for the fiery Adraa."—Kelly Coon, author of the Gravemaidens duology

Sita and the Forest Bandits

Sita and the Forest Bandits
Author: Jaya Madhavan, Subir Roy
Publsiher: Children's Book Trust
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2007
Genre: Children's stories, Indic (English)
ISBN: 9788170119777

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Kicking at the Darkness

Kicking at the Darkness
Author: Brian J. Walsh
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-12-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1441238859

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For forty years, singer and songwriter Bruce Cockburn has been writing beautifully evocative music. Bestselling author and respected theologian Brian Walsh has followed Cockburn's work for years and has written and spoken often on his art. In this creative theological and cultural engagement, Walsh reveals the imaginative depth and uncompromising honesty of the artist's Christian spirituality. Cockburn offers hope in the midst of doubt, struggle, failure, and anger; indeed, the sentiment of "kicking at the darkness" is at the heart of his spirituality. This book engages the rich imagery of Cockburn's lyrics as a catalyst for shaping and igniting a renewed Christian imagination.

Ditte Everywoman Girl Alive Daughter of Man Toward the Stars

Ditte Everywoman  Girl Alive  Daughter of Man  Toward the Stars
Author: Martin Andersen Nexo
Publsiher: Mondial
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2007
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1595690336

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A long, rich work in three volumes, full of poetic detail, this novel interprets a working womans life. In the first volume of the trilogy, Ditte is a girl alive to all the bittersweet experiences of life in a poor family struggling for survival.

Ditte Girl Alive

Ditte  Girl Alive
Author: Martin Andersen Nexø
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2022-08-01
Genre: Fiction

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Ditte: Girl Alive!" by Martin Andersen Nexø. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.