Myths and Magic A Humorous Fantasy

Myths and Magic  A Humorous Fantasy
Author: Kevin Partner
Publsiher: Scribbleit Limited
Total Pages: 230
Release:
Genre: Fiction
ISBN:

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A fey king. An evil horde. A new darkness. And a man with exploding hands. "Fans of George Takei and Terry Pratchett will love this book and join me waiting impatiently for the next one. Go ahead, read it!" "Couldn't turn a page without a chuckle, a chortle or a good old fashioned guffaw!" "Funny, reminiscent of Robert Asprin, Douglas Adams, the best of Robert Heinlein" "This is an adventure story with bits of madness, magic, a budding bit of romance, and an air force wing of fighting chickens." Where two worlds meet, the jealous eyes of a Faerie King peer from the darkness as he gathers a slave army of subjugation Set against him and his dark horde is: Bill Strike, a naive, girl-shy youth with exploding hands, the girl he’s shy of, three witches, and a pioneer of chicken-powered aviation. Oh, and a sadistic young noble with a grudge against the universe. Myths & Magic is volume 1 of a humorous fantasy trilogy that features compelling characters, fantastical storylines, plot twists and a magical multiverse. And the occasional laugh. If you enjoy the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams or anything by Neil Gaiman, then you’ll love this new fantasy series. Download the book today to begin exploring.

Myths and Magic

Myths and Magic
Author: Kevin Partner
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019-09-25
Genre:
ISBN: 9781695646933

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A fey king. An evil horde. A new darkness. And a man with exploding hands."Fans of George Takei and Terry Pratchett will love this book and join me waiting impatiently for the next one. Go ahead, read it!""Couldn't turn a page without a chuckle, a chortle or a good old fashioned guffaw!""Funny, reminiscent of Robert Asprin, Douglas Adams, the best of Robert Heinlein""This is an adventure story with bits of madness, magic, a budding bit of romance, and an air force wing of fighting chickens."Where two worlds meet, the jealous eyes of a Faerie King peer from the darkness as he gathers a slave army of subjugationSet against him and his dark horde is:Bill Strike, a naive, girl-shy youth with exploding hands,the girl he's shy of,three witches,and a pioneer of chicken-powered aviation. Oh, and a sadistic young noble with a grudge against the universe.Myths & Magic is volume 1 of a humorous fantasy trilogy that features compelling characters, fantastical storylines, plot twists and a magical multiverse. And the occasional laugh. If you enjoy the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams or anything by Neil Gaiman, then you'll love this new fantasy series.Download the book today to begin exploring.Note: this is a revised version of Strike First: A Comic Fantasy with all new typos.

The Undead Mr Tenpenny A Darkly Humorous Fantasy Mystery with Magic and Mishaps

The Undead Mr  Tenpenny  A Darkly Humorous Fantasy Mystery with Magic and Mishaps
Author: Tammie Painter
Publsiher: Daisy Dog Media
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2021-02-23
Genre: Fiction
ISBN:

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Work at a funeral home can be mundane. Until you accidentally start bringing the dead back to life. "...a clever, hilarious romp through a new magical universe" --Sarah Angleton, author of Gentleman of Misfortune Cassie Black works at a funeral home. She's used to all manner of dead bodies. What she's not used to is them waking up. Which they seem to be doing on a disturbingly regular basis lately. Just when Cassie believes she has the problem under control, the recently-deceased Busby Tenpenny insists he's been murdered and claims Cassie might be responsible thanks to a wicked brand of magic she's been exposed to. The only way for Cassie to get her life back to normal is to tame her magic and uncover Mr. Tenpenny's true killer. Simple right? Of course not. Because while Cassie works on getting her newly-acquired magic sorted, she's blowing up kitchens, angering an entire magical community, and discovering her past is more closely tied to Busby Tenpenny than she could have ever imagined. If you like contemporary fantasy with snarky humor, unforgettable characters, and paranormal mystery such as Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series and Wilkie Martin's Inspector Hobbes, you'll find it hard to pry yourself away from this first book of the Cassie Black Trilogy. *Selected as one of Apple's Most Anticipated Books of 2021 *Winner of the Novel Excerpt Prize from the League of American PEN Women *Finalist in the Yeah You Write! Novel Contest The Cassie Black Trilogy is a giggle-inducing fish-out-of-water tale that takes you from the streets of Portland to the Tower of London. It's got magic and mystery, pastries and zombies, sentient gnomes and an evil wizard...because there's always an evil wizard, isn't there? Note: While this book delivers plenty of wry giggles and a few hexes, it's fairly clean with only an itty-bitty bit of light cursing, one fight scene, and no hanky panky or sexual situations.

Buried Magic

Buried Magic
Author: TJ Green
Publsiher: Mountolive Publishing
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2018-11-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0995131333

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Love witch fiction? Welcome to White Haven. Avery, a witch who lives on the Cornish coast, finds her past holds more secrets than she ever imagined. For years witches have lived in White Haven, all with an age-old connection to the town and its magical roots, but Avery has always been reluctant to join the coven, preferring to work alone. However, when she finds clues suggesting there is an ancient spell that is restricting their power, Avery realises she must team up with the other witches to uncover the truth. Their investigations bring danger. Someone wants the past to remain buried, and they’re willing to unleash powerful magic to do it. If you love witches and magic, with a twist of romance and plenty of mystery and action, you'll love this series. Grab your copy now! ***This story completes in book 2, Magic Unbound. All subsequent stories are complete. Keywords: Witchy fiction, witch mysteries, witch urban fantasy, paranormal fiction, paranormal fantasy series, paranormal mystery, supernatural suspense, occult fiction, magic, action and adventure, spirits, ghosts, mild romance, paranormal cozy mystery, mystery books, Cornish village mysteries, occult fiction, demons, contemporary fantasy, urban fantasy, humour, friendship, magic, spells, intrigue, English myths, legends and folklore, witchcraft, Wiccan fiction, grimoires and spell books.

Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene

Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene
Author: Marek Oziewicz
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-02-24
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1350203351

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The first study to look at the intersection of the discourse of the Anthropocene within the two highly influential storytelling modes of fantasy and myth, this book shows the need for stories that articulate visions of a biocentric, ecological civilization. Fantasy and myth have long been humanity's most advanced technologies for collective dreaming. Today they are helping us adopt a biocentric lens, re-kin us with other forms of life, and assist us in the transition to an ecological civilization. Deliberately moving away from dystopian narratives toward anticipatory imaginations of sustainable futures, this volume blends chapters by top scholars in the fields of fantasy, myth, and Young Adult literature with personal reflections by award-winning authors and illustrators of books for young audiences, including Shaun Tan, Jane Yolen, Katherine Applegate and Joseph Bruchac. Chapters cover the works of major fantasy authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien, Terry Prachett, J. K. Rowling, China Miéville, Barbara Henderson, Jeanette Winterson, John Crowley, Richard Powers, George R. R. Martin and Kim Stanley Robinson. They range through narratives set in the UK, USA, Nigeria, Ghana, Pacific Islands, New Zealand and Australia. Across the chapters, fantasy and myth are framed as spaces where visions of sustainable futures can be designed with most detail and nuance. Rather than merely criticizing the ecocidal status quo, the book asks how mythic narratives and fantastic stories can mobilize resistance around ideas necessary for the emergence of an ecological civilization.

Crown of Magic

Crown of Magic
Author: TJ Green
Publsiher: Mountolive Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-02-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0995138699

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Passions run deep at Beltane - too deep. With the Beltane Festival approaching, the preparations in White Haven are in full swing, but when emotions soar out of control, the witches suspect more than just high spirits. As part of the celebrations, a local theatre group is rehearsing Tristan and Iseult, but it seems Beltane magic is affecting the cast, and all sorts of old myths are brought to the surface. The May Queen brings desire, fertility, and the promise of renewal, but love can also be dark and dangerous. Avery finds that her emotions are vulnerable to the primal magic that courses through the town, as are the other witches, and suddenly relationships are under pressure as they have never been before. When the Beltane fires burn, will White Haven burn too? If you love witches, myths, and action-packed urban fantasy, grab your copy of Crown of Magic now!

Genreflecting

Genreflecting
Author: Cynthia Orr
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2013-04-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1610694619

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The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres.

Crossroads Magic

Crossroads Magic
Author: TJ Green
Publsiher: Mountolive Publishing
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2020-06-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0995138613

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When myths become real, danger stalks White Haven. The Crossroads Circus has a reputation for bringing myths to life, but it also seems that where the circus goes, death follows. When the circus sets up on the castle grounds, Newton asks Avery and the witches to investigate. This proves trickier than they expected when an unexpected encounter finds Avery bound to a power she can’t control. Strange magic is making the myths a little too real. As Avery grows weaker, and with time running out, Caspian is only too willing to help, and although Alex hates relying on him, he’ll do anything to save Avery. Shadow has her own agenda. When a mysterious stranger comes to town with a proposition, will she betray them when they need her most? The witches might stand a chance, if they can get the Raven King and Green Man on their side. Without them they’ll lose everything - and Avery will lose her life. If you love witches and magic, and lots of myth and mystery, you’ll love the sixth book in the White Haven Witches series. Grab your copy of Crossroads Magic now!

Comedy Fantasy and Colonialism

Comedy  Fantasy and Colonialism
Author: Graeme Harper
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2002-08-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 1847142168

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Drawing together for the first time original work from international specialists, this book assesses the role and character of comedy and fantasy in colonial societies from India to Ireland, Australia to Cuba, Africa to North America. There are cross-cultural comparisons and consideration of both imperial responses and colonized resistance. The book deals with oral as well as written traditions, the history of comic and fantastic discourse, visual, theatrical and literary representations as well as historical and cultural accounts.

Magic Unleashed

Magic Unleashed
Author: TJ Green
Publsiher: Mountolive Publishing
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-05-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0995131368

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Old magic, new enemies. The danger never stops in White Haven. Avery and the White Haven witches have finally found their grimoires and defeated the Favershams, but their troubles are only just beginning. Something escaped from the spirit world when they battled beneath All Souls Church, and now it wants to stay, unleashing violence across Cornwall. On top of that, the magic they released when they broke the binding spell is attracting powerful creatures from the deep, creatures that need men to survive. And then there’s the Witches Council. Thirteen covens spread across Cornwall, and not all of them welcome the White Haven witches. Avery, Alex and the others find themselves fighting to save White Haven, their friends, and their lives. If you love urban fantasy, magic, witchcraft, and a twist of romance, you’ll love Magic Unleashed.

The Undead Mr Tenpenny

The Undead Mr  Tenpenny
Author: Tammie Painter
Publsiher: Tammie Painter
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2021-02-23
Genre:
ISBN: 9781386977674

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All Hallows Magic

All Hallows  Magic
Author: TJ Green
Publsiher: Mountolive Publishing
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2019-10-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0995131376

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As Samhain approaches, worlds collide. A Shifter family arrives in White Haven, one of them close to death. Avery offers them sanctuary, only to find their pursuers are close behind, intent on retribution. In an effort to help them, Avery and Alex are dragged into a fight they didn’t want but must see through. As if that weren't enough trouble, strange signs begin to appear at Old Haven Church. Avery realises that an unknown witch has wicked plans for Samhain, and is determined to breach the veils between worlds. Avery and her friends scramble to discover who the mysterious newcomer is, all while being attacked one by one. This battle just got personal. When their enemy, Caspian Faversham, offers to help, they must decide if they can trust him. But if they’re to survive, they don’t have a choice. Everything is changing, and Avery has to negotiate where her future lies, while desperately fighting to even have one. One thing is clear. Old friends and new are needed to save White Haven from its biggest threat yet. If you love witchy urban fantasy filled with magic, action, and mystery, you will love this series. Grab the fourth book in the series now!

Undying Magic

Undying Magic
Author: TJ Green
Publsiher: Mountolive Publishing
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2020-02-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0995131341

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Winter grips White Haven, bringing death in its wake. It's close to the winter solstice when Newton reports that dead bodies have been found drained of their blood. Then people start disappearing, and Genevieve calls a coven meeting. What they hear chills their blood. This has happened before, and it's going to get worse. The witches have to face their toughest challenge yet – vampires. At the same time, Ben and the paranormal investigators are investigating the House of Spirits, a house with links to the occult that once belonged to the mysterious medium Madame Charron. Chillingly, the new owners seem to have secrets of their own. As they start to investigate, Avery realises that the House of Spirits and the deaths and disappearances are linked. The house hides more secrets than they ever expected. As the body count rises, they scramble to stop the attacks, while trying to save the people they love. The stakes are raised - in more ways than one. White Haven has never been more deadly. If you love witches and magic, and like your urban fantasy fast-paced and action-packed, then you'll love this. Grab the fifth book in the series now!

The 11 Myths of Media Violence

The 11 Myths of Media Violence
Author: W. James Potter
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2003
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780761927358

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The 11 Myths of Media Violence challenges many of our commonly held beliefs and assumptions about the relationship between media and violence. Illustrated with examples such as common opinions about the amount of violence on television and the effects on children, the author provides an in-depth review of how governments, journalists and researchers are part of the problem and raises important questions that place the reader at the heart of the conflict.

Aristophanes Old and New Comedy

Aristophanes  Old and New Comedy
Author: Kenneth J. Reckford
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2017-10-06
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1469639858

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This startling and original study emerged from Kenneth Rockford's wish to vindicate Aristophanes' Clouds against detractors. As a result of years of rereading and teaching Aristophanes, he realized that the Clouds could not be defended in an analysis of that play in isolation. A better approach, he decided, would be to define a comic perspective within which Aristophanes' comedies in general as well as the Clouds in particular could be appreciated. This first volume of Reckford's defense examines the comedies as a whole in a series of defining essays, each with its own dominant concern and method of approach. The author begins by exploring not the usual questions of Aristophanes' political attitudes and his place in the development of comedy, but rather the festive, celebratory, and Dionysian nature of Old Comedy. Here and throughout the book Reckford illustrates Aristophanes' form of comedy with analogies to Rabelais, Shakespeare, Charlie Chaplin, Alice in Wonderland, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In the remaining essays Reckford goes beyond the usual Freudian approaches, reinterpreting the comic catharsis as a clarification of wishing and hoping. He also explores the growth of plays from comic idea to comic performance, in ways reflected in Tom Stoppard's plays today. Only then are Aristophanes' basic political loyalties described, as well as the place of his old- and-new comedy within the history of the genre. In a book that is as much about comedy generally as it is about Aristophanes specifically, some plays are treated more fully than others. Reckford discusses the Wasps at length, comparing the symbolic transformations and comic recognitions in the play with dream experience and dream interpretation. He also analyzes the Peace, the Acharians, the Birds, and the Frogs. Reckford's vindication of the Clouds will appear in the second volume of his defense, Clouds of Glory. Reckford's playful translations preserve the puns and anachronisms of Aristophanes, maintaining the playwright's comic feeling and tone. Combining traditional classical scholarship with a variety of literary, psychological, and anthropological approaches, he has written a study that will appeal to both the academic audience and the general reader who cares about comedy. Originally published in 1987. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Magic Unbound

Magic Unbound
Author: TJ Green
Publsiher: Mountolive Publishing
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2019-01-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 099513135X

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As the secrets of White Haven are uncovered, the witches are in more danger than ever. Avery and the other witches are now being hunted, and they know someone is betraying them. The question is, who? Not only do they have to defend themselves against the powerful Favershams, but they also have the mysterious DI Newton to contend with. And of course, Avery also has to battle her increasing attraction to the dangerously seductive Alex. One thing is certain. They have to find their missing grimoires before their attackers do, and they have to strike back. If you love urban fantasy, filled with magic and a twist of romance, you'll love Magic Unbound. Buy now to find out what's hidden in the grimoires, and what this means for the White Haven Witches. Keywords: Witchy fiction, witch mysteries, witch urban fantasy, paranormal fiction, paranormal fantasy series, paranormal mystery, supernatural suspense, occult fiction, magic, action and adventure, spirits, ghosts, mild romance, paranormal cozy mystery, mystery books, Cornish village mysteries, occult fiction, demons, contemporary fantasy, urban fantasy, humour, friendship, magic, spells, intrigue, English myths, legends and folklore, witchcraft, Wiccan fiction, grimoires and spell books,

Real Magic

Real Magic
Author: Isaac Bonewits
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1989-01-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9780877286882

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Examines every category of occult phenomena from ESP to Eastern ritual and explores the basic laws of magic, relating them to the natural laws of the universe.