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A Discovery of Witches

By Deborah Harkness
  • ISBN Code: : 1101475692
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Fiction
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Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People). Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021! Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.

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By Sherry Thomas
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0553904760
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 482
  • Pdf File: private-arrangements.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Love has designs of its own.… To all of London society, Lord and Lady Tremaine had the ideal arrangement: a marriage based on civility, courteousness, and freedom—by all accounts, a perfect marriage. The reason? For the last ten years, husband and wife have resided on separate continents. But once upon a time, things were quite different for the Tremaines….When Gigi Rowland first laid eyes on Camden Saybrook, the attraction was immediate and overwhelming. But what began in a spark of passion ended in betrayal the morning after their wedding—and now Gigi wants to be free to marry again. When Camden returns from America with an outrageous demand in exchange for her freedom, Gigi’s decision will have consequences she never imagined, as secrets are exposed, desire is rekindled—and one of London’s most admired couples must either fall in love all over again…or let each other go forever.

Dreamology

By Lucy Keating
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062380036
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 618
  • Pdf File: dreamology.pdf

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Vibrantly offbeat and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel combines the unconventional romance of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the sweetness and heart of Jenny Han. For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist. But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped. Alarmingly, when their dreams start to bleed into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough?

Another Time, Another Place

By Jodi Taylor
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  • Publisher : Headline
  • Book Code : 1472273192
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 239
  • Pdf File: another-time-another-place.pdf

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'Jodi Taylor is quite simply the Queen of Time. Her books are a swashbuckling joyride through History' C. K. MCDONNELL 'A great mix of British properness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' ***** BOOK 12 IN THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING CHRONICLES OF ST MARY'S SERIES For fans of Jasper Fforde, Doctor Who, Genevieve Cogman and Richard Osman's Thursday Murder Club --- 'It's time, Max.' And so, a whole new chapter opens up... It's long been known that if a thing can go wrong, it will. With knobs on, usually. Disasters start to pile up. A new colleague with no respect for the past and a great deal to prove. Historians lost in time. And - worst of all - Rosie Lee on her very first jump. Then there's the small matter of Max's dishonourable discharge. From Tudor England to the Tower of Babel - it's all going horribly wrong. Jobless and homeless, Max receives an offer she can't refuse. Another time, another place. A refuge, perhaps. She's got that wrong, too. Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'

The Dream Weavers

By Barbara Erskine
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0008195889
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 309
  • Pdf File: the-dream-weavers.pdf

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The brand-new, gripping historical novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lady of Hay! ‘Warmth, depth, mystery, magic and the supernatural ... such a beautiful book!’ bestselling author Santa Montefiore

The Shadow Queen

By C. J. Redwine
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062360264
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 677
  • Pdf File: the-shadow-queen.pdf

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A New York Times bestselling dark epic fantasy inspired by the tale of Snow White, from C. J. Redwine, the author of the Defiance series. This breathtakingly romantic, action-packed fantasy is perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses and Cinder. Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen. In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic of his own—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman—and bring her Lorelai’s heart. But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

Kepler's Witch

By James A. Connor
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061737429
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 567
  • Pdf File: kepler-s-witch.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Set against the backdrop of the witchcraft trial of his mother, this lively biography of Johannes Kepler – 'the Protestant Galileo' and 16th century mathematician and astronomer – reveals the surprisingly spiritual nature of the quest of early modern science. In the style of Dava Sobel's Galileo's Daughter, Connor's book brings to life the tidal forces of Reformation, Counter–Reformation, and social upheaval. Johannes Kepler, who discovered the three basic laws of planetary motion, was persecuted for his support of the Copernican system. After a neighbour accused his mother of witchcraft, Kepler quit his post as the Imperial mathematician to defend her. James Connor tells Kepler's story as a pilgrimage, a spiritual journey into the modern world through war and disease and terrible injustice, a journey reflected in the evolution of Kepler's geometrical model of the cosmos into a musical model, harmony into greater harmony. The leitmotif of the witch trial adds a third dimension to Kepler's biography by setting his personal life within his own times. The acts of this trial, including Kepler's letters and the accounts of the witnesses, although published in their original German dialects, had never before been translated into English. Echoing some of Dava Sobel's work for Galileo's Daughter, Connor has translated the witch trial documents into English. With a great respect for the history of these times and the life of this man, Connor's accessible story illuminates the life of Kepler, the man of science, but also Kepler, a man of uncommon faith and vision.

The Discovery of Witchcraft

By Reginald Scot
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 789
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 630
  • Pdf File: the-discovery-of-witchcraft.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Discovery of Witchcraft is an exposé of the early modern witchcraft. Originally published in 1584, the book was written against the belief in witches, to show that witchcraft did not exist. Part of its content exposed how feats of magic were done, and the book is often deemed the first textbook on conjuring. Moreover, the book contains a small section which describes how the charlatans were able to fool the public and why the prosecutions of the accused were unwarranted for and un-Christian. The author also provocatively held the Roman church responsible to the prosecutions. The book became highly popular as an exhaustive encyclopaedia of contemporary beliefs about witchcraft, spirits, alchemy, magic, and legerdemain. William Shakespeare also drew from his study of Scot's book hints for his picture of the witches in Macbeth, and Thomas Middleton in his play of The Witch likewise was indebted to this source.

The First to Die at the End

By Adam Silvera
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063240823
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 137
  • Pdf File: the-first-to-die-at-the-end.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this prequel to #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast first makes their fateful calls. It’s the night before Death-Cast goes live, and there’s one question on everyone’s mind: Can Death-Cast actually predict when someone will die, or is it just an elaborate hoax? Orion Pagan has waited years for someone to tell him that he’s going to die. He has a serious heart condition, and he signed up for Death-Cast so he could know what’s coming. Valentino Prince is restarting his life in New York. He has a long and promising future ahead and he only registered for Death-Cast after his twin sister nearly died in a car accident. Orion and Valentino cross paths in Times Square and immediately feel a deep connection. But when the first round of End Day calls goes out, their lives are changed forever—one of them receives a call, and the other doesn’t. Though neither boy is certain how the day will end, they know they want to spend it together…even if that means their goodbye will be heartbreaking. Told with acclaimed author Adam Silvera’s signature bittersweet touch, this story celebrates the lasting impact that people have on each other and proves that life is always worth living to the fullest.

John Stearne’s Confirmation and Discovery of Witchcraft

By Scott Eaton
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000079430
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : History
  • Members : 983
  • Pdf File: john-stearne-s-confirmation-and-discovery-of-witchcraft.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Between 1645-7, John Stearne led the most significant outbreak of witch-hunting in England. As accusations of witchcraft spread across East Anglia, Stearne and Matthew Hopkins were enlisted by villagers to identify and eradicate witches. After the trials finally subsided in 1648, Stearne wrote his only publication, A confirmation and discovery of witchcraft, but it had a limited readership. Consequently, Stearne and his work fell into obscurity until the 1800s, and were greatly overshadowed by Hopkins and his text. This book is the first study which analyses Stearne’s publication and contextualises his ideas within early modern intellectual cultures of religion, demonology, gender, science, and print in order to better understand the witch-finder’s beliefs and motives. The book argues that Stearne was a key player in the trials, that he was not a mainstream ‘puritan’, and that his witch-finding availed from contemporary science. It traces A confirmation’s reception history from 1648 to modern day and argues that the lack of research focusing on Stearne has resulted in misrepresentations of the witch-finder in the historiography of witchcraft. This book redresses the imbalance and seeks to provide an alternative reading of the East Anglian witch-hunt and of England’s premier witch-hunter, John Stearne.

บ่วงมนตรา เสน่หารัตติกาล

By DEBORAH HARKNESS
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  • Publisher : Nation Books
  • Book Code : 6165151205
  • Total of Pages : 870
  • Category : Popular literature
  • Members : 840
  • Pdf File: บ-วงมนตรา-เสน-หาร-ตต-กาล.pdf

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ไดอานา บิช็อป นักประวัติศาสตร์สาวสวย เข้าไปยืมหนังสือโบราณอายุนับร้อยๆปีจากห้องสมุด สายเลือดแม่มดใน ตัวเธอบอกให้รู้ว่าหนังสือเล่มนี้ ถูกสะกดไว้ด้วยมนตร์จนไม่มีใครเปิดอ่านได้ ง่ายๆ และการปรากฏตัวของหนังสือเล่มนี้ ทำให้โลกของเหล่าอมนุษย์ปั่นป่วนขึ้นอีกครั้ง เพราะหนังสือเล่มนี้ มีข้อมูลสำคัญที่เหล่าอมนุษย์ต้องการเป็นอย่างมาก รวมทั้งนักวิทยาศาสตร์หนุ่มสุดหล่อที่ชื่อ แมทธิว แคลร์มองท์ ผู้เป็นแวมไพร์ ความใกล้ชิดทำให้ทั้งสองเกิดความรักต่างสายพันธุ์ แต่ไดอานาไม่เคยล่วงรู้เลยว่า ความรักต่างสายพันธุ์นั้นเป็นเหมือน รักต้องห้าม! ที่ผิดกฏข้อตกลงมานัพันปี ในที่สุด ไดอานาก็ต้องยอมฝึกใช้เวทมนตร์ เพื่อควบคุมพลังวิเศษที่มากมายมหาศาล ในตัวเธอ เพื่อใหรอดจากาเงื้อมมือของเหล่าอมนุษย์โหด และปกป้องชีวิตของเธอ และแวมไพร์หนุ่มสุดหล่อที่เธอรัก ทั้งคู่จะต่อสู้เพื่อความรักต่างสายพันธุ์ และใช้ชีวิตร่วมกันอย่างมีความสุขได้สำเร็จหรือไม่ เป็นเรื่องที่ต้องติดตามเอาใจช่วยกันต่อไป...

The Supernatural Revamped

By Barbara Brodman,James E. Doan
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1611478650
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: the-supernatural-revamped.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book presents the supernatural as a truly international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk characters, their literary representations, or popular media. Instead, we move around the world and into the twenty-first century, reshaping legends into a post-modern image that is psychologically and socially relevant.

The Great Book of Witchcraft

By Howard Williams,Frederick George Lee,Walter Scott,Jules Michelet,M. Schele de Vere,John Ashton,William Godwin,W. H. Davenport Adams,Charles Mackay,George Moir,Margaret Murray,St. John D. Seymour,John G. Campbell,John Maxwell Wood,Bram Stoker,E. Lynn Linton,Wilhelm Meinhold,Cotton Mather,Increase Mather,Charles Wentworth Upham,M. V. B. Perley,James Thacher,William P. Upham,Samuel Roberts Wells,John M. Taylor,Allen Putnam
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 6249
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 235
  • Pdf File: the-great-book-of-witchcraft.pdf

Book Short Summary:

e-artnow presents to you this unique collection of books about witchcraft, witch trials, magic, sorcery legends, supernatural, demonology and occult practice: Introduction: The Superstitions of Witchcraft The Devil in Britain and America Witchcraft in Europe: History of Magic and Witchcraft: Magic and Witchcraft Lives of the Necromancers Witch, Warlock, and Magician Irish Witchcraft and Demonology Practitioners of Magic & Witchcraft and Clairvoyance Mary Schweidler, the Amber Witch Sidonia, the Sorceress La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages Tales & Legends: Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland Witch Stories Studies: The Witch Mania The Witch-cult in Western Europe Witchcraft and Superstitious Record in the South-Western District of Scotland Modern Magic Witchcraft in America: Salem Trials: The Wonders of the Invisible World Salem Witchcraft Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather A Short History of the Salem Village Witchcraft Trials An Account of the Witchcraft Delusion at Salem in 1682 House of John Procter, Witchcraft Martyr, 1692 Studies: The Salem Witchcraft, the Planchette Mystery, and Modern Spiritualism The Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut (1647-1697) Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism On Witchcraft: Glimpses of the Supernatural – Witchcraft and Necromancy Letters On Demonology And Witchcraft