By Mercedes Lackey
In Storm Rising, mysterious mage-storms are wreaking havoc on Valdemar, Karse, and all of the kingdoms of the West, plaguing those lands not just with disastrous earthquakes, monsoons, and ice storms, but in addition with venomous magical constructs - terrifying creatures out of nightmare. either Valdemar's Heralds and Karse's Sunpriests fight to marshal their mixed magical assets to guard their nation-states from those devastating, spell-fueled onslaughts. yet because the state of affairs turns into bleaker and bleaker, the nonetheless fragile alliance among those long-hostile lands starts off to fray. And except Valdemar and Karse can find and ruin the author of the storms, they could see their complete international demolished in a last magical holocaust.
By Marcel Mauss
First written by way of Marcel Mauss and Henri Humbert in 1902, A basic concept of Magic won a large new readership whilst republished via Mauss in 1950. As a learn of magic in 'primitive' societies and its survival at the present time in our concepts and social activities, it represents what Claude Lévi-Strauss referred to as, in an advent to that version, the amazing modernity of the brain of 1 of the century's maximum thinkers. The ebook bargains a desirable photo of magic all through numerous cultures in addition to deep sociological and spiritual insights nonetheless greatly suitable this day. At a interval while paintings, magic and technology seem to be crossing paths once more, A common idea of Magic offers itself as a vintage for our instances.
By Richard Kaufman
Comments (Omar Domenech): it is a immense number of Brother John's top paintings. instead of featuring separate sections for sleights and results, this ebook exhibits you the required sleights as they're wanted by way of a specific impression. lots of the results during this ebook are uncomplicated yet inventive and a few were featured in different collections comparable to "Michael Ammar's effortless to grasp Card Miracles" sequence. For the main half, they don't require any tough sleight of hand yet this doesn't remove from their effectiveness. The ebook talks approximately not only how every one influence works, yet why it really works. this is often extremely important end result of the mental subtleties that Bro. John contains in so much of his paintings. no matter if you don't use any of the results during this e-book, much should be realized shape the mental theories offered, so much particularly these facing psychological misdirection.
9 creation (by Gene DeVoe)
10 Foreword (by Bro. John Hamman)
11 speedy Double and Triple Turnover process: From a Deck, The Longitudinal Convex Bridge, From a Packet
15 useless Man's Hand: The Double-Deal Switch
18 Double-Deal Card to Pocket
20 The What and the place checks: Double raise from the ground of a Packet
24 The Two-Card Trick
26 1 2 three four five Peek Thought
28 Deck in Parvo
34 Bro. Hamman's First Twist: Block Pushoff
38 Bro. Hamman's moment Twist: The Undercut; Small-Packet opposite Fan Display
41 Bro. Hamman's ultimate Twist: The Hamman Ascanio count number, Flustration Count
44 Watch Me Like a Hawk: Undercount Variation
47 The Signed Card
51 Triple Cross
54 Kings throughout the Table
57 Flight of Four
61 Sealed-Room Mystery
66 Peek glance Think
68 The chinese language Miracle: The chinese language Shuffle
71 chinese language Shuffle to Si Stebbins Stack
72 3 Guesses: J.K. Hartman's mystery Subtraction
75 contrary Pockets
77 Magic Box
79 Four-Pocket Mirror
81 The Disobedient Cards
84 the ultimate Shuffle
87 Two-Shuffles Harry
89 The Pesky Cards
93 The Twins: Gemini Count
97 The Pinochle Trick
99 The Magic Cards
101 The Jacks Come Back
103 The Knavish Deuces: Double Flustration Count
106 Revenge at the red Panthers
109 Kangaroo Card
114 Eight-Ball Queens
116 New Hue: The Two-as-Four Count
118 The Lollapalooza Hand: The Lollapalooza Switch
121 fake Witness: Arthur Findley's Tent Vanish
127 The Doppelganger Card
129 The Multiplying Kings
134 proposal playing cards Across
136 Billy the Kid
145 Micro-Macro (with general cards)
150 The Invisible Card: The Countback
153 Houdini Escapes: The Braue Reverse
155 Seeing with the Fingertips
157 Devilish Miracle Retold: Countback version No. 1
160 The obvious playing cards: Countback version No. 2
163 the journey of the noticed Seven: Larreverse
168 The Skipping Jacks: Countback edition No. 3
171 Flash Poker: The Flash Change
175 Spectator Outdeals Magician...Almost
177 Magician as opposed to Gambler
180 The Poker Palm Shift: Countback version No. 4
183 Up the Down Sleeve
185 cross Fish: The Rolling Control
189 Blind Chance
191 Cream Rises to the Top
195 The Axes and the Jaces
200 The Underground Transposition: The Veeser Concept
202 Phoenix Four
204 The Homing Card: The Wild-Card Move
208 Out of Print
209 common Card
213 The Mystic 9: The Hamman Count
216 The Faked Deck
216 Four-Tunate selection: Carlyle's Turnover Move
220 The Amorphous Ace
222 Wild all of the Way
229 ultimate Aces
234 The Marx Brothers: The Swivel Switch
238 girls Man
240 Mixed-Up pals: Small-Packet Double Deal Turnover
243 5 Kings Royal: Small-Packet Double Deal Turnover
245 The outdated Classic
Hardcover: 252 pages
Publisher: Richard Kaufman and Alan Greenberg; 1st version (1989)
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 1.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.4 kilos
By Jonathan Moeller
CAINA AMALAS is out of time.
She has risked an excessive amount of for too lengthy, and her enemies have eventually closed round her. the workers and Seal of Iramis were chanced on, and threaten to damage the realm with their sorcerous powers.
The negative Apotheosis of the evil Grand grasp Callatas will prevail except Caina makes one ultimate sacrifice.
Unless she makes the final word sacrifice...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Standing over six ft tall, Jonathan Moeller has the piercing blue eyes of a Conan of Cimmeria, the bronze-colored hair of a Visigothic warrior-king, and the strict visage of a captain of fellows, none of that are invaluable in his occupation as a working laptop or computer repairman, alas.
He has written the DEMONSOULED sequence of sword-and-sorcery novels, and maintains to write down THE GHOSTS series approximately murderer and undercover agent Caina Amalas, the pc BEGINNER'S consultant sequence of desktop books, and diverse different works.
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By Peter David
Arthur Pendragon, the as soon as and destiny King, has pursued his political profession all of the technique to the White condominium. Then tragedy moves, within the type of an assassination test that leaves his spouse Gwen at death's door. to save lots of her, Arthur needs to once more search the Holy Grail, the Cup whose magical powers can heal her physique and soul...
And as Arthur is familiar with from adventure, grail-hunting could be a very risky profession.
By Cy Tymony
Thanks, Cy . . . for starting up the realm of tinkering and creativity to an entire new iteration . . . trying to get their palms soiled with new and interesting projects." --NPR's Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday
It's The risky e-book for Boys meets Worst-Case state of affairs Survival Handbook through The Boy Scouts of the US Handbook--with plenty of different cool sneaky boy stuff combined in.
Cy Tymony's Sneaky publication for Boys choices up the place The harmful booklet for Boys left off. whereas The harmful booklet for Boys comprises sections on Morse code and an evidence of range and longitude, the Sneaky ebook for Boys maintains via that includes directions on how you can make and use a Morse code set, besides crafting a range quadrant and a longitude sextant.
This shrewdpermanent ebook offers whole how-to directions and diagrams for sneaky devices, survival talents, magic tips, verbal exchange codes, and technological know-how tasks. It additionally explores sneaky animals and bugs and recycling and conservation techniques.
Specifically, sneaksters will find out about crows that crack their nuts utilizing motor vehicle tires; how you can practice magic tips with algebra; tips to build a compass and sneaky intercom; find out how to break out a snatch, accurately begin a fireplace (six varied ways!), assemble water in an emergency, and lots more and plenty extra.
Millennia cross, expertise of the hidden hazard fades to legend, and either track and veil weaken. And the main distant towns are laid waste via fell, nightmarish troops escaped from the Bourne. a few humans push aside the assaults as mere rumor. rather than status opposed to the genuine hazard, they persecute people with the data, magic and gear to struggle those abominations, denying the inevitability of conflict and annihilation. And the evil from the Bourne swells….
The problems of the realm appear faraway from the Hollows the place Tahn Junell struggles to recollect his misplaced youth and to appreciate phrases he feels pressured to utter whenever he attracts his bow. difficulty arrives while strangers—an enigmatic guy donning the sigil of the dreaded Order of Sheason and a gorgeous lady of the mythical Far—come, to take Tahn, his sister and his most sensible associates on a perilous, mystery trip.
Tahn is aware neither why nor the place they'll pass. He is aware purely that bad forces were unleashed upon mankind and he has been referred to as to face up and face that which so much daunts him—his personal forgotten secrets and techniques and the darkness that will spoil him and his world.
By Patricia Briggs
Sorceress. woman. Mistress. Thief. simply name her an overachiever.
to outlive, Sham has spent so much of her younger existence stealing from Southwood’s the Aristocracy. Now, because the city’s nobles fall prey to a killer, Sham is named directly to help—and needs to use all of her magical knowledge to ship the demon away.
By Jane Lindskold
Firekeeper basically vaguely recollects a time while she did not dwell together with her "family," a pack of "royal wolves"-bigger, more suitable, and smarter than common wolves. Now her pack leaders are sending her again to dwell one of the people, as they promised her mom years ago.
Some of the people imagine she could be the misplaced inheritor to their throne. this might be good-and it may be very, very harmful. within the months to come back, studying to act like a human will become extra advanced than she'd ever imagined.
But although human methods can be stranger than something present in the wooded area, the infighting within the human's pack is not anything Firekeeper hasn't noticeable prior to. That, she is familiar with simply advantageous. She's no longer your standard-issue princess-and this isn't your standard-issue fairy tale.
By Patricia C. Wrede
Twelve months after Richard Merrill promised to make younger Kim a girl and a magician in MAIRELON THE MAGICIAN, Kim is researching that magic will be tougher than it looks--and being a girl in Regency London is even more durable. while catastrophe moves, Kim needs to negotiate the dangers of London society, and he or she reveals that her skills as a magician and a woman are an issue of existence and demise .