The fourth novel in Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters series reimagines the fairy tale The Snow Queen in a richly-detailed alternate Victorian England The letter that introduced twelve-year-old Sarah Jane Lyon-White to Isabelle Harton, who ran the Harton School in central London, seemed quite simple and straightforward. But it was what was not written in the letter that resonated to Isabelle’s own finely tuned “extra” senses: “Sarah has gifts we cannot train,” the letter whispered to her, “nor can anyone we know. Those we trust tell us that you can….” And it was true, for the Harton School was far from ordinary. It was Isabelle’s job to train children who possessed the odd types of magic that could not be trained by London’s powerful Elemental Masters: clairvoyants, telepaths, those with the ability to sense hidden danger, the vision to see into the past, and even that rarest of all talents: the ability to see and communicate with the dead. But Isabelle was uneasy, for though she knew that Sarah Jane had a touch of telepathy, there seemed to be something else about the girl—something that had not yet manifested. And Isabelle was right to be worried, for as soon as Sarah’s full talents became evident, there was an attempt made on her life. For Sarah was that rarest of magicians: a true medium, and for some reason, a powerful Elemental Master wanted her dead. Isabelle knew that to protect her ward she would have to seek help from the Elemental Masters of the city. That meant she would also see Lord David Alderscroft, the man she had once loved, but who had inexplicably chilled toward her and broken her heart long ago—for he was the leader of the city’s Elemental Masters, the man who was now called the Wizard of London.
The eleventh novel in Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters series reimagines Sherlock Holmes in a richly-detailed alternate 20th century England Psychic Nan Killian and Medium Sarah Lyon-White—along with their clever birds, the raven Neville and the parrot Grey—have been agents of Lord Alderscroft, the Elemental Fire Master known as the Wizard of London, since leaving school. Now, Lord Alderscroft assigns them another commission: to work with the famous man living at 221 Baker Street—but not the one in flat B. They are to assist the man living in flat C. Dr. John Watson and his wife Mary, themselves Elemental Masters of Water and Air, take the occult cases John’s more famous friend disdains, and they will need every skill the girls and their birds can muster! Nan and Sarah’s first task: to confront and eliminate the mysterious and deadly entity that nearly killed them as children: the infamous Haunt of Number 10 Berkeley Square. But the next task divides the girls for the first time since they were children. A German opera star begs Sarah for help, seeking a Medium’s aid against not just a single spirit, but a multitude. As Sarah becomes more deeply entwined with the Prima Donna, Nan continues to assist John and Mary Watson alone, only to discover that Sarah’s case is far more sinister than it seems. It threatens to destroy not only a lifelong friendship, but much, much more.
Author : Richard Tobias
ISBN : 9780595297344
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of a young, orphaned boy who, through many travails and illnesses, was able to reach a degree of success both financially and personally. Now in his retirement, he is able to enjoy the rewards of his wife, Shelley, and their two children and grandchildren's exploits.
Book One - Walt the Wizard and the Sacred Medallion Walt hadn't been told much about his relatives and he often wondered why. What is so secretive about his family? It isn't until one day when he is invited to lunch by his father that he is given a gift he is told belonged to his grandfather. This gift is a sapphire blue medallion that holds a mysterious power, a magic that is soon known to a very evil enemy. Soon the city of London is thrust into darkness and it is up to Walt to save everyone. Now the question is will he emerge victorious, or lose and suffer the consequences? Book Two - Walt the Wizard and the return of Mondomour After three years it seems as if the threat of evil will never return to the city of London. That is until news of Mondomour's return begins to circulate throughout the city. Once again Walt must do whatever it takes to keep his family and the medallion safe. With the country on the verge of war and the transition to a new King and Queen will anything ever be normal again? Book Three - Sophea and the Witch It has been eight long years since the day Walt first received the medallion and yet it seems evil is always present as long as it exists. After a horrible kidnapping the people of London are once again afraid that the evil of the most feared dark wizard has somehow returned. Merlin is beginning to feel his time in the world of the living fade. Has England finally lost all hope of ever being free of darkness again? What will happen to the city that Walt has grown to love?
Author : Randall E. Stross
ISBN : 0307394565
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Thomas Edison’s greatest invention? His own fame. At the height of his fame Thomas Alva Edison was hailed as “the Napoleon of invention” and blazed in the public imagination as a virtual demigod. Starting with the first public demonstrations of the phonograph in 1878 and extending through the development of incandescent light and the first motion picture cameras, Edison’s name became emblematic of all the wonder and promise of the emerging age of technological marvels. But as Randall Stross makes clear in this critical biography of the man who is arguably the most globally famous of all Americans, Thomas Edison’s greatest invention may have been his own celebrity. Edison was certainly a technical genius, but Stross excavates the man from layers of myth-making and separates his true achievements from his almost equally colossal failures. How much credit should Edison receive for the various inventions that have popularly been attributed to him—and how many of them resulted from both the inspiration and the perspiration of his rivals and even his own assistants? This bold reassessment of Edison’s life and career answers this and many other important questions while telling the story of how he came upon his most famous inventions as a young man and spent the remainder of his long life trying to conjure similar success. We also meet his partners and competitors, presidents and entertainers, his close friend Henry Ford, the wives who competed with his work for his attention, and the children who tried to thrive in his shadow—all providing a fuller view of Edison’s life and times than has ever been offered before. The Wizard of Menlo Park reveals not only how Edison worked, but how he managed his own fame, becoming the first great celebrity of the modern age.
The twelfth novel in Mercedes Lackey's magical Elemental Masters series reimagines Sherlock Holmes in a richly-detailed alternate 20th-century England Christmas is a very special time of year. It is special for Psychic Nan Killian and Medium Sarah Lyon-White and their ward Suki, who are determined to celebrate it properly. It is special for their friends, Doctor John Watson, and his wife Mary, both Elemental Masters, who have found great delight in the season seeing it through young Suki’s eyes. It is also special to others...for very different reasons. For Christmas Eve is also hallowed to dark forces, powers older than mankind, powers that come awake on this, the Longest Night. Powers best left alone. Powers that could shake the foundations of London and beyond. It begins slowly. Women disappearing in the dark of night, women only missed by those of their own kind. The whispers only begin when they start to reappear—because when they do, they are no longer sane. And when Nan and Sarah and the Watsons are called on to examine these victims, they discover that it was no ordinary horror of the streets that drove them mad. But then, the shadows reach for other victims—girls of good, even exalted families, who vanish from concerts, lectures, and evening balls. And it will take the combined forces of Magic, Psychic Powers, and the worlds greatest detective to stop the darkness before it can conquer all.
Author : Simon Hawke
ISBN : 1517141680
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A shared dream calls an unlicensed young wizard and a beautiful cat burglar to England to save the immortal son of the legendary King Arthur, who is linked to them by a powerful enchantment from the dawn of time.... A streetwise, adolescent English punk suddenly starts hearing a strange voice speaking in his mind, and his concern that he might be schizophrenic turns to panic when he discovers that he's become possessed by the spirit of an ancient archmage.... A 300-pound, cigar-chomping, boisterous and bombastic college professor who amuses his students with his mode of dress and his claim to being a fairy turns out to be something considerably more than a merely flamboyant eccentric .... A hard-drinking, chain-smoking, felonious French witch finds herself drawn into an unlikely alliance with the authorities to solve a series of grisly murders committed with black magic .... And Chief Inspector Michael Blood, of Scotland Yard, is faced with a series of savage murders in London's Whitechapel district, with a pattern that seems to match that of a 19th century serial killer by the name of Springheel Jack .... As the bizarre nightmare winds the threads together, the Dark Ones weave their ancient, necromantic spell....
From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide. Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure... Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came... Xar is a Wizard boy who has no Magic, and will do anything to get it. Wish is a Warrior girl, but she owns a banned Magical Object, and she will do anything to conceal it. In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort. Where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring...