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Ninth House
Title Ninth House
Author
Publisher Flatiron Books
Release DateOctober 20, 2020
Category Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Total Pages 480 pages
ISBN 1250751365
Book Rating 4.4 out of 5 from 2.741 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
Book Review & Summary:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo comes a mesmerizing tale of power, privilege, and dark magic set among the Ivy League elite. Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her? Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. Their eight windowless “tombs” are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street’s biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living. Ninth House is the long-awaited adult debut by the beloved author of Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows. Leigh Bardugo will take her place alongside Lev Grossman and Deborah Harkness as one of the finest practitioners of literary fantasy writing today.

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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Title Ninth House
Author Leigh Bardugo
Publisher Flatiron Books
Release Date 2019-10-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9781250313089
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A LOCUS AWARD FINALIST! The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her? Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. Their eight windowless “tombs” are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street’s biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Title Ninth House
Author Leigh Bardugo
Publisher Flatiron Books
Release Date 2021-06-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 608
ISBN 1250798000
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ninth House is the mesmerizing adult debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite. Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her? Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. Their eight windowless “tombs” are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street’s biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Title Ninth House
Author Leigh Bardugo
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2019-10-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9781473227996
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The instant SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, and Goodreads Choice Award winner, that Stephen King calls 'Impossible to put down' The mesmerising adult debut from Leigh Bardugo. A tale of power, privilege, dark magic and murder set among the Ivy League elite. Alex Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. A dropout and the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved crime - the last thing she wants is to cause trouble. Not when Yale was supposed to be her fresh start. But a free ride to one of the world's most prestigious universities was bound to come with a catch. Alex has been tasked with monitoring the mysterious activities of Yale's secret societies - societies that have yielded some of the most famous and influential people in the world. Now there's a dead girl on campus and Alex seems to be the only person who won't accept the neat answer the police and campus administration have come up with for her murder. Because Alex knows the secret societies are far more sinister and extraordinary than anyone ever imagined. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living . . . 'Ninth House is the best fantasy novel I've read in years, because it's about real people. Bardugo's imaginative reach is brilliant, and this story, full of shocks and twists, is impossible to put down' Stephen King 'Ninth House is one of the best fantasy novels I've read in years. This book is brilliant, funny, raw and utterly magnificent - it's a portal to a world you'll never want to leave' Lev Grossman, bestselling author of The Magicians trilogy 'Ninth House rocked my world. I could not get enough of Alex Stern, a heroine for the ages. With a bruised heart and bleeding knuckles, she risks death and damnation - again and again - for the people she cares about. I was cheering her on the whole way: from the first brilliant sentence of this book to the last' Joe Hill, bestselling author of N0S4A2

Harrow The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Title Harrow the Ninth
Author Tamsyn Muir
Publisher Tordotcom
Release Date 2020-08-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9781250313201
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Harrow the Ninth, an Amazon pick for Best SFF of 2020 and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel to Gideon the Ninth, turns a galaxy inside out as one necromancer struggles to survive the wreckage of herself aboard the Emperor's haunted space station. “Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space! Decadent nobles vie to serve the deathless emperor! Skeletons!” —Charles Stross on Gideon the Ninth “Unlike anything I've ever read.” —V.E. Schwab on Gideon the Ninth “Deft, tense and atmospheric, compellingly immersive and wildly original.” —The New York Times on Gideon the Ninth She answered the Emperor's call. She arrived with her arts, her wits, and her only friend. In victory, her world has turned to ash. After rocking the cosmos with her deathly debut, Tamsyn Muir continues the story of the penumbral Ninth House in Harrow the Ninth, a mind-twisting puzzle box of mystery, murder, magic, and mayhem. Nothing is as it seems in the halls of the Emperor, and the fate of the galaxy rests on one woman's shoulders. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, last necromancer of the Ninth House, has been drafted by her Emperor to fight an unwinnable war. Side-by-side with a detested rival, Harrow must perfect her skills and become an angel of undeath — but her health is failing, her sword makes her nauseous, and even her mind is threatening to betray her. Sealed in the gothic gloom of the Emperor's Mithraeum with three unfriendly teachers, hunted by the mad ghost of a murdered planet, Harrow must confront two unwelcome questions: is somebody trying to kill her? And if they succeeded, would the universe be better off? THE LOCKED TOMB TRILOGY BOOK 1: Gideon the Ninth BOOK 2: Harrow the Ninth BOOK 3: Alecto the Ninth At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Gideon The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Title Gideon the Ninth
Author Tamsyn Muir
Publisher Tordotcom
Release Date 2019-09-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9781250313171
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gideon the Ninth is the first book in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Locked Tomb Trilogy, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, BookRiot, and Bustle! WINNER of the 2020 Locus Award and Crawford Award Finalist for the 2020 Hugo, Nebula, Dragon, and World Fantasy Awards “Unlike anything I’ve ever read. ” —V.E. Schwab “Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space!” —Charles Stross “Deft, tense and atmospheric, compellingly immersive and wildly original.” —The New York Times The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense. Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die. Of course, some things are better left dead. THE LOCKED TOMB TRILOGY BOOK 1: Gideon the Ninth BOOK 2: Harrow the Ninth BOOK 3: Alecto the Ninth At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Night Of The Ninth Dragon by Mary Pope Osborne

Title Night of the Ninth Dragon
Author Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2016
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 121
ISBN 9780553510898
Language English, Spanish, and French
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If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio

Title If We Were Villains
Author M. L. Rio
Publisher Flatiron Books
Release Date 2017-04-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781250095305
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Much like Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, M. L. Rio’s sparkling debut is a richly layered story of love, friendship, and obsession...will keep you riveted through its final, electrifying moments.” —Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest "Nerdily (and winningly) in love with Shakespeare...Readable, smart.” —New York Times Book Review On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it. A decade ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, a place of keen ambition and fierce competition. In this secluded world of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingénue, extras. But in their fourth and final year, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make-believe. In the morning, the fourth-years find themselves facing their very own tragedy, and their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, each other, and themselves that they are innocent. If We Were Villains was named one of Bustle's Best Thriller Novels of the Year, and Mystery Scene says, "A well-written and gripping ode to the stage...A fascinating, unorthodox take on rivalry, friendship, and truth."

Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Title Six of Crows
Author Leigh Bardugo
Publisher Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release Date 2015-09-29
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781627795227
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Enter the Grishaverse with the #1 New York Times–bestselling Six of Crows. Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone. . . . A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo returns to the breathtaking world of the Grishaverse in this unforgettable tale about the opportunity—and the adventure—of a lifetime. “Six of Crows is a twisty and elegantly crafted masterpiece that thrilled me from the beginning to end.” –New York Times-bestselling author Holly Black “Six of Crows [is] one of those all-too-rare, unputdownable books that keeps your eyes glued to the page and your brain scrambling to figure out what’s going to happen next.” –Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra “There's conflict between morality and amorality and an appetite for sometimes grimace-inducing violence that recalls the Game of Thrones series. But for every bloody exchange there are pages of crackling dialogue and sumptuous description. Bardugo dives deep into this world, with full color and sound. If you're not careful, it'll steal all your time.” —The New York Times Book Review Praise for the Grishaverse “A master of fantasy.” —The Huffington Post “Utterly, extremely bewitching.” —The Guardian “The best magic universe since Harry Potter.” —Bustle “This is what fantasy is for.” —The New York Times Book Review “[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp.” —NPR “The darker it gets for the good guys, the better.” —Entertainment Weekly “Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down.” —USA Today “There’s a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo’s original epic fantasy that sets it apart.” —Vanity Fair “Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” —Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent “Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!” —Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series “This is a great choice for teenage fans of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien.” —RT Book Reviews Read all the books in the Grishaverse! The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy) Shadow and Bone Siege and Storm Ruin and Rising The Six of Crows Duology Six of Crows Crooked Kingdom The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Siege And Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Title Siege and Storm
Author Leigh Bardugo
Publisher The Grisha
Release Date 2014
Category Ability
Total Pages 416
ISBN 1780621701
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Alina and Mal are on the run - but they can't run for ever...The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and he needs Alina to realise his dangerous plan. Somehow, she must choose between her country, her power, and her love - or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm. Glorious. Epic. Irresistible. Romance.

In The Ninth House by Louise C. Callaghan

Title In the Ninth House
Author Louise C. Callaghan
Publisher Salmon Publishing
Release Date 2010
Category Poetry
Total Pages 93
ISBN 1907056521
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Offers new perspectives on both the familiar and strange through its exploration of the minute and sometimes magical detail of life.

Get In Trouble by Kelly Link

Title Get in Trouble
Author Kelly Link
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2015-02-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780804179713
Language English, Spanish, and French
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FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A bewitching story collection from a writer hailed as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” (Michael Chabon) and “a national treasure” (Neil Gaiman). NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BookPage • BuzzFeed • Chicago Tribune • Kirkus Reviews • NPR • San Francisco Chronicle • Slate • Time • Toronto Star • The Washington Post She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” and by Neil Gaiman as “a national treasure.” Now Kelly Link’s eagerly awaited new collection—her first for adult readers in a decade—proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to take readers deeply into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed fictional universe. The nine exquisite examples in this collection show her in full command of her formidable powers. In “The Summer People,” a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house. In “I Can See Right Through You,” a middle-aged movie star makes a disturbing trip to the Florida swamp where his former on- and off-screen love interest is shooting a ghost-hunting reality show. In “The New Boyfriend,” a suburban slumber party takes an unusual turn, and a teenage friendship is tested, when the spoiled birthday girl opens her big present: a life-size animated doll. Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids . . . These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty—and the hidden strengths—of human beings. In Get in Trouble, this one-of-a-kind talent expands the boundaries of what short fiction can do. Praise for Get in Trouble “Ridiculously brilliant . . . These stories make you laugh while staring into the void.”—The Boston Globe “When it comes to literary magic, Link is the real deal: clever, surprising, affecting, fluid and funny.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Title Resurrection of the Ninth House
Author Ronan Blaze
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004-12-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 468
ISBN 0976430010
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Prometheus, a stable attendant, rescues the Prince of Nehemia from a band of assassins in the Land of the Faraways, his life changes in a most dramatic way. Becoming Lord Prometheus plunges him into a world of dark and baffling currents. Just as quickly as they rise to prominence, he and his family are cast into the dungeons because of scheming members of the Nobility. To deliver their parents, Parsifal and Shanara-Prometheus' two older children-set off on a quest to find the truth and to free their father from charges of high treason. With the aid of the Lady of the Light, they followed a path, replete not only with peril but also with adventures, that took them into the Kingdom of Oblivia and to the House of Truth-the sacred Ninth House. Their ride for the truth is a desperate one, for the King of Nehemia has given them only forty days to return with the truth-on the day of the Feast of the Sephracals. Along their journey they encounter hurdles of awe-inspiring proportions and experience many trials. Furthermore, they crash headlong into the most woeful tale of love and betrayal imaginable and succeed in freeing Prince Parragon and Lady Melanore by breaking a staggering curse that has kept them in darkest despair. Having secured the truth, the siblings embark on a long ride home. This journey takes them through four other sacred houses in the Land of Evermore: the House of Consequences, the House of Tranquility, the House of Harmony, and the House of Love. Along the way, the mighty Pasadaynian, a notorious outlaw, protects the siblings from enemies sent to stop them. Despite setbacks, they vindicate their father-just barely in time.

The Gathering Dark by Leigh Bardugo

Title The Gathering Dark
Author Leigh Bardugo
Publisher Orion
Release Date 2012
Category Fantasy fiction
Total Pages 307
ISBN 1780621108
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom's magical elite - the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free? The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him. But what of Mal, Alina's childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can't she ever quite forget him? Glorious. Epic. Irresistible. Romance.

Nigel Of The Ninth House by Q Artimus Hedgepeth

Title Nigel of the Ninth House
Author Q Artimus Hedgepeth
Publisher Independently Published
Release Date 2019-05
Category
Total Pages 266
ISBN 1096460211
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Coping with an unexplained pregnancy, Marci found herself sitting in her Livingroom with a strange man, named Kruba Oza, with news of her fate and that of her unborn child. Nigel of the Ninth House is the first book in a series that chronicles the life of an extraordinary little boy as he ascends to his rightful place as god-king; ruler of the Ninth House. It immerses readers in an unfolding sequence of events that begin the moment Kruba Oza reveals Nigel's intergalactic destiny to his mother and follows both he and his mother along their journey all the way to the top of Mount Nebo where the Samnu waits to spirit Nigel deep into the celestial wilderness where the Nine Houses reside.

Title Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend
Author Alan Cumyn
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2017-03-21
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781481439817
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Everything changes for a teenaged girl with a perfectly controlled life when she falls for the hot new first-ever interspecies transfer student, a pterodactyl named Pyke.

The Priory Of The Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Title The Priory of the Orange Tree
Author Samantha Shannon
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2019-02-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 848
ISBN 9781635570281
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The New York Times bestselling "epic feminist fantasy perfect for fans of Game of Thrones" (Bustle). NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: AMAZON (Top 100 Editors Picks and Science Fiction and Fantasy) * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY * BOOKPAGE * AUTOSTRADDLE A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction--but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

Title Eclipse Interpretation Manual
Author Rose Lineman
Publisher American Federation of Astr
Release Date 2000-09
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 168
ISBN 9780866903011
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The eclipse is viewed as part of a sequence. Its initial influences are described along with the meanings of the solar & lunar eclipses in the signs & houses, & their aspects to the planets. The author covers the meaning of the Moon's Nodes & the importance of the eclipses when falling on any of the four angles. Her delineation techniques are clearly explained.

A Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire

Title A Wild Winter Swan
Author Gregory Maguire
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2020-10-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780062980809
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After brilliantly reimagining the worlds of Oz, Wonderland, Dickensian London, and the Nutcracker, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked turns his unconventional genius to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans," transforming this classic tale into an Italian-American girl's poignant coming-of-age story, set amid the magic of Christmas in 1960s New York. Following her brother's death and her mother's emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. But the arrangement may be temporary. The quiet, awkward teenager has been getting into trouble at home and has been expelled from her high school for throwing a record album at a popular girl who bullied her. When Christmas is over and the new year begins, Laura may find herself at boarding school in Montreal. Nearly unmoored from reality through her panic and submerged grief, Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Hiding him from her ever-bickering grandparents, Laura tries to build the swan boy a wing so he can fly home. But the task is too difficult to accomplish herself. Little does Laura know that her struggle to find help for her new friend parallels that of her grandparents, who are desperate for a distant relative’s financial aid to save the family store. As he explores themes of class, isolation, family, and the dangerous yearning to be saved by a power greater than ourselves, Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman’s heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood.

Successful Manager S Handbook by Susan H. Gebelein

Title Successful Manager s Handbook
Author Susan H. Gebelein
Publisher Shl Us
Release Date 2010
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 704
ISBN 0972577033
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Managing will never be easy, but it doesn't need to be so hard. The new edition of the Successful Manager's Handbook can help - like having a management consultant at your side to provide advice on the challenges you'll face in today s fast-paced work environment. Since it was first published in 1984, the Successful Manager's Handbook has proven to be a trusted resource for thousands of managers around the world. In fact, more than 800,000 copies are in circulation! It provides practical, easy-to-use tips, on-the-job activities, and suggestions for improving managerial skills and effectiveness. This 700-page ready reference guide will help you: * Create realistic action steps for your development plan * Search for ideas and activities for your long-term career development * Familiarize yourself with or advise others on performance expectations for managers Synopsis The Successful Manager's Handbook is based on the latest research on four critical leadership performance dimensions: * Thought Leadership * Results Leadership * People Leadership * Self Leadership Within these broad dimensions, are nine core factors which are essential to the success of managers in every industry, from seasoned professionals to entry-level. These factors are: * Communication * Interpersonal * Leadership * Motivation & Courage * Self-management * Strategy * Judgment * Business Knowledge Get Your Copy Today! Editorial Reviews "Successful Manager s Handbook answers the perennial question, Now that I know what my strengths and development needs are, exactly what can I do about it? This simple, action- and behavior-oriented tool helps everyone prepare specific, meaningful development plans." --Coleman Peterson, President & CEO, Hollis Enterprises, Retired EVP-People WalMart Stores, Inc "A one-stop-shop... a wonderful resource for improving performance." --D. Bradford Neary, Director, Executive & Leadership Development, Medtronic, Inc. "Need to develop effective, resilient leaders? This book will get you there." --Victoria Berger-Gross, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Tiffany & Co.

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Title Legendborn
Author Tracy Deonn
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2020-09-15
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9781534441620
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An Instant New York Times Bestseller! Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic. After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus. A flying demon feeding on human energies. A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down. And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw. The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates. She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.

Magic For Beginners by Kelly Link

Title Magic for Beginners
Author Kelly Link
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2006
Category Fiction
Total Pages 297
ISBN 0156031876
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A follow-up collection to Stranger Things Happen celebrates the intersection between the worlds of reality and the supernatural, in an anthology that features such topics as a haunted convenience store and a weekly apocalyptic poker party. Reprint.

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