Magic Breaks

The gossamer magic thickened, sliding against me, guiding me, its touch soft against my skin but not against my mind. There the magic surged, overwhelming, terrifying, and potent. It offered no resistance. It just watched me, waiting, ...

Magic Breaks

No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same in this #1 New York Times bestselling series: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it… As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, but she must now deal with the affairs of the Pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel, ancient being with godlike powers. As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend a gathering of leaders from Atlanta’s supernatural factions. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered by a shapeshifter, Kate is given less than twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war that could destroy everything she holds dear...

When We Were Magic

The magic breaks, and snaps back on us. I think we're all losing things because the spell is doing something to each of us every time we break part of it.” I shake my head. “That's never happened before,” I say.

When We Were Magic

“Profoundly thoughtful…An intimate portrait of female friendship laced with literal and metaphorical magic.” —Kirkus Reviews “A laugh-out-loud, exciting ride…a darkly comedic coming-of-age story.” —School Library Journal A moving, darkly funny novel about six teens whose magic goes wildly awry from Magic for Liars author Sarah Gailey, who Chuck Wendig calls an “author to watch.” Keeping your magic a secret is hard. Being in love with your best friend is harder. Alexis has always been able to rely on two things: her best friends, and the magic powers they all share. Their secret is what brought them together, and their love for each other is unshakeable—even when that love is complicated. Complicated by problems like jealousy, or insecurity, or lust. Or love. That unshakeable, complicated love is one of the only things that doesn’t change on prom night. When accidental magic goes sideways and a boy winds up dead, Alexis and her friends come together to try to right a terrible wrong. Their first attempt fails—and their second attempt fails even harder. Left with the remains of their failed spells and more consequences than anyone could have predicted, each of them must find a way to live with their part of the story.

Magic Dreams

Ace Books by Ilona Andrews The Kate Daniels Novels Magic Bites Magic Burns Magic Strikes Magic Bleeds Magic Slays Magic Rises Magic Breaks Magic Shifts Magic Binds Magic Triumphs The World of Kate Daniels Gunmetal Magic The Edge Novels ...

Magic Dreams

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Daniels series comes a tale of darkness, desire, and werecats. Alpha Pack leader Jim Shrapshire has always been the strong, silent type. But something has come over him—a magic force currently residing in one of the Pack's headquarters. Were-tigress Dali Harimau has always wished she could get Jim's attention—but now he needs her help. Stricken with a magic-sickness, Jim needs Dali's flair for magic. And to save him, she must challenge a powerful, dark being to a battle of wits. Magic Dreams originally appeared in the anthology Hexed.

Gunmetal Magic

Ace Books by Ilona Andrews The Kate Daniels Novels MAGIC BITES MAGIC Burns MAGIC STRIKES MAGIC BLEEDS MAGIC SLAYS MAGIC RISES MAGIC BREAKS MAGIC SHIFTS The World of Kate Daniels GUNMETAL MAGIC The Edge Novels ON THE EDGE BAYOU MOON ...

Gunmetal Magic

Includes a free bonus: a Kate Daniels novella, "Magic Gifts" The New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels novels have been hailed as “top-notch urban fantasy” (Monsters and Critics). Now, Ilona Andrews delves deeper into Kate’s world, and reveals its untold stories… After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano—the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea’s former lover—die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world…

Magic Bites

Ace Books by Ilona Andrews The Kate Daniels Novels MAGIC BITES MAGIC BURNS MAGIC STRIKES MAGIC BLEEDS MAGIC SLAYS MAGIC RISES MAGIC BREAKS The World of Kate Daniels GUNMETAL MAGIC The Edge Novels ON THE EDGE BAYOU MOON FATE's EDGE ...

Magic Bites

Ilona Andrews invites you to experience the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring the intriguing fantasy world of mercenary Kate Daniels… Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes she’s way our of her league—but she wouldn’t want it any other way… This edition includes in-depth information about the world of Kate Daniels with descriptions of its characters and factions. Explore Kate’s Atlanta like never before with a quiz to find your place there and with answers to frequently asked questions. And don’t miss the prequel story “A Questionable Client” as well as scenes of events in Magic Bites from Curran’s point of view.

Cunningham s Encyclopedia of Crystal Gem Metal Magic

Magical uses: On a warm, balmy day in Hawaii, I walked along a deserted beach. ... This isn't absolutely true today, but one belief is still current—if a piece of coral used in magic breaks for any reason, it has lost its power and a ...

Cunningham s Encyclopedia of Crystal  Gem   Metal Magic

Practice an ancient magic that is both natural and powerful—the elemental Earth magic of crystals, stones, and metals. This comprehensive and clear guidebook by Scott Cunningham has introduced over 200,000 readers to the secrets of over 100 gems and metals. Learn how to find and cleanse stones and use them in divinations, spells, and tarot card readings. Discover how to determine the energies and stories contained within each stone, and the symbolic meanings of a stone's color and shape. Also included in this classic guide: A 16-page, full-color insert, new with this edition Birthstone and jewelry magic lore Tables listing both planetary and elementary rulers of stones, magical intentions, and magical substitutions

Magicorum Box Set

More chaotic magic shoots out from around me. ... Now that moving cloud rises up until the Void becomes a white column that swirls around me, forcing my wild magic to take the same shape. ... inside my column of magic breaks apart.

Magicorum Box Set

The first five books in USA Today’s “must read YA Paranormal Romance” series of modern fairy tales are now in a single ebook collection! WOLVES AND ROSES (Book 1) Bryar Rose is supposed to live by a fairy tale life template: sleeping beauty. So why does she dream of ancient Egypt and a handsome young werewolf? MOONLIGHT AND MIDTOWN (Book 2) Bryar Rose and her bestie Elle (never call her Cinderella) go shopping in hidden Manhattan stores run by faeries. Mayhem ensues. SHIFTERS AND GLYPHS (Book 3) Bryar Rose discovers the secret behind her connection to the pyramids of ancient Egypt ... and to the heart of a certain werewolf. SLIPPERS AND THIEVES (Book 4) Elle—never call her Cinderella—has been Bryar Rose’s best friend for years. Now our favorite jewel thief gets her own adventure! BANDITS AND BALL GOWNS (Book 5) Elle’s troubles heat up as her not-so-evil stepsister, Agatha, joins in the mayhem. Don’t miss this romantic adventure with Elle, Alec, Agatha and Jacoby! “Bauer’s unique voice blends magical fantasy, swooning romance, and a bucketful of teenage sass.” – Booklist

Slayers Volume 1

Give me a break already! “Tagging out. You take this one, Zelgadis.” “Shamanistic magic breaks down into elemental magic—spells dealing in earth, water, fire, and wind—and astral magic, which deals with the astral side of reality.

Slayers  Volume 1

Beautiful and brilliant sorcerer girls just can't have nice things, huh? All I wanted to do was swipe a little bit of bandit treasure. Now suddenly I'm being chased around by icky trolls, nasty demons, mean mummies, and brooding golem bad boys. And for what? A tiny little artifact that can bring about the end of the world? Hah! I'll show them there's a reason you don't cross Lina Inverse...

Blood Heir

ALSO BY ILONA ANDREWS Kate Daniels World BLOOD HEIR Kate Daniels Series MAGIC BITES MAGIC BLEEDS MAGIC BURNS MAGIC STRIKES MAGIC MOURNS MAGIC BLEEDS MAGIC DREAMS MAGIC SLAYS GUNMETAL MAGIC MAGIC GIFTS MAGIC RISES MAGIC BREAKS MAGIC ...

Blood Heir

From award-winning author, Ilona Andrews, an all-new novel set in the New York Times #1 bestselling Kate Daniels World and featuring Julie Lennart-Olsen, Kate and Curran's ward. Atlanta was always a dangerous city. Now, as waves of magic and technology compete for supremacy, it’s a place caught in a slow apocalypse, where monsters spawn among the crumbling skyscrapers and supernatural factions struggle for power and survival. Eight years ago, Julie Lennart left Atlanta to find out who she was. Now she’s back with a new face, a new magic, and a new name—Aurelia Ryder—drawn by the urgent need to protect the family she left behind. An ancient power is stalking her adopted mother, Kate Daniels, an enemy unlike any other, and a string of horrifying murders is its opening gambit. If Aurelia’s true identity is discovered, those closest to her will die. So her plan is simple: get in, solve the murders, prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled, and get out without being recognized. She expected danger, but she never anticipated that the only man she'd ever loved could threaten everything. One small misstep could lead to disaster. But for Aurelia, facing disaster is easy; it’s relationships that are hard.

Sword God Legend

Although Mu Tianfeng was a genius, he would also need a lot of time to break through. Without an opponent, it would take a long time. However, the cultivation of magic breaks through very quickly. He followed the Master's teachings and ...

Sword God Legend

Mu Tianfeng is a man of great talent. After joining lanwenmei college, we started a wonderful journey. He won the first prize in the battle of the four families. He won the first place in the college competition and became a proud disciple of Dragon God.Once sealed evil spirits appeared in the mainland. , Mu Tianfeng takes the place of the human race, confronts the evil spirit, and finally defeats this super strong opponent. After the victory, with three peerless beauties, he left endless legends and became the sword God that everyone admired.

Fate s Edge

Ace Books by Ilona Andrews The Kate Daniels Novels Magic Bites Magic Burns Magic Strikes Magic Bleeds Magic Slays Magic Rises Magic Breaks Magic Shifts Magic Binds Magic Triumphs The World of Kate Daniels Gunmetal Magic The Edge Novels ...

Fate s Edge

Audrey Callahan left behind her life in the Edge, and she's determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But when her brother gets into hot water, the former thief takes on one last heist and finds herself matching wits with a jack of all trades... Kaldar Mar-a gambler, lawyer, thief, and spy-expects his latest assignment tracking down a stolen item to be a piece of cake, until Audrey shows up. But when the item falls into the hands of a lethal criminal, Kaldar realizes that in order to finish the job, he's going to need Audrey's help...

On the Edge

Ace Books by Ilona Andrews The Kate Daniels Novels Magic Bites Magic Burns Magic Strikes Magic Bleeds Magic Slays Magic Rises Magic Breaks Magic Shifts Magic Binds Magic Triumphs The World of Kate Daniels Gunmetal Magic The Edge Novels ...

On the Edge

Step into a whole new world in the first Novel of the Edge from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Daniels series. The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is a fairy tale—and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny... Rose Drayton thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn’t turn out the way she’d planned, and now she works an off-the-books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have Rose (and her power). But when a flood of creatures hungry for magic invade the Edge, Declan and Rose must overcome their differences and work together to destroy them—or the beasts will devour the Edge and everyone in it...

Alphas Origins

Ace Books by Ilona Andrews The Kate Daniels Novels Magic Bites Magic Burns Magic Strikes Magic Bleeds Magic Slays Magic Rises Magic Breaks Magic Shifts Magic Binds Magic Triumphs The World of Kate Daniels Gunmetal Magic The Edge Novels ...

Alphas  Origins

From Ilona Andrews—#1 New York Times bestselling author of Magic Shifts and the Kate Daniels novels—comes a stark, seductive tale of a world torn asunder by supernatural gifts and irresistible passions... Karina Tucker is driving a van of children home from a field trip when an unplanned detour to a seemingly ordinary rest stop changes her life. There, she witnesses a world beyond humanity’s sight, of frightful powers and chaos, where she is in death’s grip...before an irresistibly dangerous male saves her—only to take her captive. For she is a rare commodity in the shadowy realm she’s entered. Karina soon finds herself caught in a violent civil war where those with inhuman powers strive to destroy each other without mercy. And it becomes all too clear that she must make a choice: submit and become a pawn, or take hold of her own destiny and fight for survival against impossible odds. Alphas: Origins originally appeared in Angels of Darkness. Praise for Ilona Andrews and the Kate Daniels Novels “Ilona Andrews pens my favorite flavor of keeper novel: tough characters, marvelous voice, fast-paced with that sharp edge of humor that adds the final grace note.”—Patricia Briggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fire Touched “One of the brightest voices in urban fantasy. Ilona Andrews delivers only the best.”—Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author of Bound by Flames “Gritty sword-clashing action and flawless characterizations will bewitch fans.”—Sacramento Book Review INCLUDES A TEASER FOR MAGIC SHIFTS

Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests 8th Edition

Kate, a mercenary, cleans up magical messes for a living in an Atlanta that is divided by factions lining up with necromancers or ... Magic Rises. 2013. Magic Breaks. 2014. Magic Shis. 2015. Magic Binds. 2016. Magic Triumphs. 2018.

Genreflecting  A Guide to Popular Reading Interests  8th Edition

Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

Architecture and Collective Life

The appearance of the noise of technology breaks the magic, shifting our relation to technology from a mode of transcendence to a mode of imminence according to Latour, as a result of a deliberate, inappropriate change in the audio ...

Architecture and Collective Life

This book addresses the complex relationship between architecture and public life. It’s a study of architecture and urbanism as cultural activity that both reflects and gives shape to our social relations, public institutions and political processes. Written by an international range of contributors, the chapters address the intersection of public life and the built environment around the themes of authority and planning, the welfare state, place and identity and autonomy. The book covers a diverse range of material from Foucault’s evolving thoughts on space to land-scraping leisure centres in inter-war Belgium. It unpacks concepts such as ‘community’ and ‘collectivity’ alongside themes of self-organisation and authorship. Architecture and Collective Life reflects on urban and architectural practice and historical, political and social change. As such this book will be of great interest to students and academics in architecture and urbanism as well as practicing architects.

Letters to the Tooth Fairy

It is a powerful and ancient magic and it fights all the time to break free of the Master's control. If the right words are said and they are heard by the others, they can repeat the words and if too many escape at once, the Magic will ...

Letters to the Tooth Fairy


Heart of Malice

If Natalie's magic breaks free of her binding spells, I'm wondering if we can set a containment spell so she could come in here. The spell would confine her magic and keep her from either destroying the house or attracting unwanted ...

Heart of Malice

The first time Moses Murphy’s granddaughter killed on his orders, she was six years old. For twenty years, she was a prisoner of an organized crime syndicate, forced to use her magic to make Moses the most powerful and feared man on the East Coast. To escape his cruelty, she faked her own death and started a new life as Alice Worth. As a private investigator specializing in cases involving the supernatural, Alice walks a precarious line between atoning for the sins of her grandfather’s cabal and keeping her true identity hidden. Hired to investigate the disappearance of a mysterious object of power, Alice enlists the help of Malcolm, a ghost running from a past as nightmarish as her own. It soon becomes clear the missing object was taken by someone with a dangerous secret and an unknown agenda. When her client is kidnapped, Alice must find her and the object of power before a vengeful killer destroys the city and slaughters thousands—starting with Alice.

Living in the Future

Here, magic breaks through a rigid mechanism and sovereignty reacts; romance, as if it were the power of real life, summons the sovereign decision. Throughout the Canterbury Tales and intellectual history, sovereignty endures as a ...

Living in the Future

Nationalism, like medieval romance literature, recasts history as a mythologized and seamless image of reality. Living in the Future analyzes how the anachronistic nationalist fantasies in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales create a false sense of England’s historical continuity that in turn legitimized contemporary political ambitions. This book spells out the legacy of the Tales that still resonates throughout English literature, exploring the idea of England in the medieval literary imagination as well as critiquing more recent centuries’ conceptions of Chaucer’s nationalism. Chaucer uses two extant national ideals, sovereignty and domesticity, to introduce the concept of an English nation into the contemporary popular imagination and reinvent an idealized England as a hallowed homeland. For nationalist thinkers, sovereignty governs communities with linguistic, historical, cultural, and religious affinities. Chaucerian sovereignty appears primarily in romantic and household contexts that function as microcosms of the nation, reflecting a pseudo-familial love between sovereign and subjects and relying on a sense of shared ownership and judgment. This notion also has deep affinities with popular and political theories flourishing throughout Europe. Chaucer’s internationalism, matched with his artistic use of the vernacular and skillful distortions of both time and space, frames a discrete sovereign English nation within its diverse interconnected world. As it opens up significant new points of resonance between postcolonial theories and medieval ideas of nationhood, Living in the Future marks an important contribution to medieval literary studies. It will be essential for scholars of Middle English literature, literary history, literary political and postcolonial theory, and literary transnationalism.

Landscape in Children s Literature

Merriman says that 'all the power of the Wild Magic, which is without discipline or pattern, is let loose tonight in this ... the forces of nature—the Wild Magicbreaks through the thin veil of civic order and wreaks havoc on the town.

Landscape in Children s Literature

This book provides a new critical methodology for the study of landscapes in children's literature. Treating landscape as the integration of unchanging and irreducible physical elements, or topoi, Carroll identifies and analyses four kinds of space — sacred spaces, green spaces, roadways, and lapsed spaces — that are the component elements of the physical environments of canonical British children's fantasy. Using Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising Sequence as the test-case for this methodology, the book traces the development of the physical features and symbolic functions of landscape topoi from their earliest inception in medieval vernacular texts through to contemporary children's literature. The identification and analysis of landscape topoi synthesizes recent theories about interstitial space together with earlier morphological and topoanalytical studies, enabling the study of fictional landscapes in terms of their physical characteristics as well as in terms of their relationship with contemporary texts and historical precedents. Ultimately, by providing topoanalytical studies of other children's texts, Carroll proposes topoanalysis as a rich critical method for the study and understanding of children's literature and indicates how the findings of this approach may be expanded upon. In offering both transferable methodologies and detailed case-studies, this book outlines a new approach to literary landscapes as geographical places within socio-historical contexts.