Sabriel: The Old Kingdom 1

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Begin a new adventure: the first thrilling installment of Garth Nix's bestselling OLD KINGDOM fantasy series. Sabriel has spent most of her young life far away from the magical realm of the Old Kingdom, and the Dead that roam it. But all that changes when a creature from across the Wall arrives at her all-girls boarding school. The creature carries a message from her father, the Abhorsen - the magical protector of the realm whose task it is to bind and send back to Death those that won't stay Dead. Since the demise of the Royal Family the Dead have become stronger and more fearless, and now it seems their forces are threatening to overwhelm the Old Kingdom. Sabriel's father has been trapped in Death by a dangerous Free Magic creature. He urges her to return to her homeland, and to discover who or what is behind this uprising. Armed with her father's binding-bells and sword, she soon finds companions in Mogget, an ancient spirit bound into the body of a cat, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage whom Sabriel frees from a long, magical imprisonment. As the three travel deep into the Old Kingdom, threats mount on all sides. And every step brings them closer to a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death - and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own destiny. With over 1 million Old Kingdom books sold in the UK, this timeless fantasy series is perfect for readers of Philip Pullman. Praise for Garth Nix: 'Sabriel is a winner . . . a world with the same solidity and four-dimensional authority as our own, created with invention, clarity and intelligence' Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials series 'One of the best worldbuilders in fantasy . . . I love the Old Kingdom series' Brandon Sanderson 'There is no joy like returning to the Old Kingdom . . . Nix sets the standard for fantasy' Leigh Bardugo 'One of the greatest living fantasy writers . . . I will never get enough of the Old Kingdom' Sarah J. Maas Bonus Content: The ebook edition is packed with bonus content like a "How I Write" essay and, for devices that support audio, 12 clips of an exclusive interview with Garth.

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Sabriel by Garth Nix Summary

Game of Thrones fans will love the New York Times bestselling Abhorsen series. Sabriel, the first installment in the trilogy, launched critically acclaimed author Garth Nix onto the fantasy scene as a rising star. Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Abhorson, is missing, and Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny. . . .

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Tea Leaf by Mia Mitns Summary

Cinnia’s life is about to change. During a night out with friends, Cinnia is targeted by a strange fortune teller who reveals that her life is about to change. Well, Cinnia wouldn’t mind a little change in her life. She would love to get a position at a renowned scientific company, Sciecor. But would she regret her wishes? Things are not as they seem. Secrets hide in the basements at Sciecor, human appearing secrets that need her help. There are secrets that Cinnia doesn’t even know about herself. Kasen has been looking for Cinnia. When he moves in across the street from her, friendships change. And when mysterious things happen at his house, Cinnia and her friends begin to be concerned about their safety. Could he be an enemy or a key to help Cinnia discover the power she truly has?

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Sabriel by Nix Garth; Summary

Sabriel, akit gyerekkorában küldtek Ancelstierre egyik bentlakásos iskolájába, nem sokat tud a zabolátlan mágiáról vagy a holtakról, akik a Régi Királyságban nem hajlandók halottak maradni. Utolsó tanévében azonban apjának, Abhorsennek nyoma vész, és Sabrielnek be kell lépnie a Régi Királyságba, hogy megkeresse.

Sabriël

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Het Oude Koninkrijk is een wereld binnen een wereld, die waar wij in leven. En die van Sabriel, achttien jaar pas en juist op het punt afscheid te nemen van de kostschool waar ze een belangrijk deel van haar leven doorbracht - zij is met beide werelden bekend. Immers, haar vader, de machtige magiër de Abhorsen die zelfs de doden tot leven kan wekken, is degene die de het evenwicht tussen mens en geest in het Oude Koninkrijk in stand houdt. Nu is hij, de Abhorsen, verdwenen. Sabriel vreest dat zijn eeuwige tegenstrever, de vileine Kerrigor, daar wel eens de hand in zou kunnen hebben. Hoe het zij, Sabriel heeft geen andere keuze dan het Oude Koninkrijk binnen te gaan en persoonlijk op zoek te gaan naar haar verdwenen vader. En dat gebeurt. Bijgestaan door het magische zwaard van haar vader en de grote kat - of is het een geestverschijning? - Mogget, die maar wat nadrukkelijk aanwezig is, betreedt ze het verboden gebied. Al gauw ervaart ze dat parasiterende geestverschijningen, Mordicanten en Schaduwhanden, zo hun eigen opvattingen hebben over de aanpak van mensenkinderen. En dan is hij er ook nog, Kerrigor, de allerergste van de kwaadwillende tovenaars in het Oude Koninkrijk. En de Abhorsen? De onzekerheid omtrent zijn lot blijft.

Death, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Adolescent Literature

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Death, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Adolescent Literature by Kathryn James Summary

Knowledge about carnality and its limits provides the agenda for much of the fiction written for adolescent readers today, yet there exists little critical engagement with the ways in which it has been represented in the young adult novel in either discursive, ideological, or rhetorical forms. Death, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Adolescent Literature is a pioneering study that addresses these methodological and contextual gaps. Focusing on texts produced since the late-1980s, and drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, Kathryn James shows how representations of death in young adult literature are invariably associated with issues of sexuality, gender, and power. Under particular scrutiny are the trope of woman/death, the eroticizing and sexualizing of death, and the ways in which the gendered subject is represented in dialogue with the processes of death, dying, and grief. Through close readings of historical literature, fantasy fictions, realistic novels, dead-narrator tales, and texts from genres including Gothic, horror, and post-disaster, James reveals not only how cultural discourses influence and are influenced by literary works, but how relevant the study of death is to adolescent fiction--the literature of "becoming."

The Old Kingdom Collection

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Game of Thrones fans will love the New York Times bestselling Abhorsen series. Sabriel, the first installment in the series, launched critically acclaimed author Garth Nix onto the fantasy scene as a rising star. This collection gathers all four titles in the popular series, including the long-awaited prequel, Clariel. Sabriel: Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Abhorsen, is missing, and Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny. . . . Lirael: Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. She doesn't even have the Sight—the ability to see into possible futures—that is the very birthright of the Clayr. Nevertheless she must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil—one that threatens to break the very boundary between Life and Death itself. With only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, to help her, Lirael must find the courage to seek her own hidden destiny. Abhorsen: The Abhorsen Sabriel and King Touchstone are missing, leaving only Lirael—newly come into her inheritance as the Abhorsen-in-Waiting—to stop the Destroyer. With only a vision from the Clayr to guide her, Lirael must search in both Life and Death for some means to defeat the evil destructor—before it is too late. . . . Clariel: Clariel is the daughter of one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen and, most important, to the King. She dreams of living a simple life but discovers this is hard to achieve when a dangerous creature is loose in the city and there is a plot brewing against the King. When Clariel is drawn into the efforts to find and capture the creature, she finds hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers.

Sold by the Millions

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Sold by the Millions by Toni Johnson-Woods,Amit Sarwal Summary

Australian genre fiction writers have successfully exploited the Australian landscape and peoples and as a result their books are today “sold by the millions” across boundaries. They have created stories that are imaginative, visionary, and diverse. They appeal to local and international readerships and, most importantly, are thoroughly entertaining, thus making them a strong presence in the popular fiction bazaar. Sold by the Millions: Australia’s Bestsellers is the first collection to concentrate on Australia’s best-selling material that forms the armchair reading of many Australians. Leading experts of popular fiction provide introspective pieces on Romance, Horror, Crime, Science Fiction, Western, Comics, Travel, Sports and Children’s writing so that a wholesome picture emerges of the wide range of reading and research options available for scholars.

Sabriel with Bonus Material

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For a limited time, Sabriel by New York Times bestselling author Garth Nix is available with a special sneak peek of the highly anticipated A Confusion of Princes. Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Mage Abhorson, is missing, and Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life and comes face to face with her own hidden destiny. Garth Nix's first young adult novel, Sabriel was recently nominated for the Aurealis Award for Excellence in Science Fiction in Australia.

The Gothic in Children's Literature

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The Gothic in Children's Literature by Anna Jackson,Roderick McGillis,Karen Coats Summary

From creepy picture books to Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and countless vampire series for young adult readers, fear has become a dominant mode of entertainment for young readers. The last two decades have seen an enormous growth in the critical study of two very different genres, the Gothic and children’s literature. The Gothic, concerned with the perverse and the forbidden, with adult sexuality and religious or metaphysical doubts and heresies, seems to represent everything that children’s literature, as a genre, was designed to keep out. Indeed, this does seem to be very much the way that children’s literature was marketed in the late eighteenth century, at exactly the same time that the Gothic was really taking off, written by the same women novelists who were responsible for the promotion of a safe and segregated children’s literature. This collection examines the early intersection of the Gothic and children’s literature and the contemporary manifestations of the gothic impulse, revealing that Gothic elements can, in fact, be traced in children’s literature for as long as children have been reading.

Castle

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Bestselling author Garth Nix's amazing Seventh Tower series is back - now with a great new look! The Dark World is a place of ice, wind, and fury. A veil of black covers the sky. In all the world, only the Castle shines with light. Tal and Milla are struggling to make it to the Castle, each on a dangerous mission. For Tal, a Chosen, the Castle is home - even though he is not welcome anymore. For Milla, an Icecarl warrior, the Castle is a strange and mysterious place. Her presence is a threat that the Castle dwellers want to stop . . . at any cost. Sinister forces are conspiring against them. It will take all their strength to survive.

Qadehar le Sorcier

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Guillemot est un garçon du pays d'Ys, situé à mi-chemin entre le monde réel et le Monde Incertain. Mais d'où lui viennent ses dons pour la sorcellerie que lui enseigne Maître Qadehar ? Et qu'est devenu Le Livre des Etoiles, qui renferme le secret de puissants sortilèges ? Dans sa quête de vérité, Guillemot franchira la Porte qui conduit dans le Monde Incertain, peuplé de monstres et d'étranges tribus... Dans la lignée des grands romans fantastiques, le premier volume de la trilogie Le Livre des Etoiles vous entraînera dans un univers magique d'une grande richesse.

Portobello

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Portobello by Ruth Rendell Summary

« Une subtile analyse de la psychologie d’un homme confronté à une violence à laquelle il n’est nullement préparé. » Marianne Le livre : Eugene Wren, galeriste londonien réputé, ramasse par hasard une enveloppe pleine de billets de banque. Au lieu de la remettre à la police, il colle une affichette près de sa maison. Cette annonce anodine va déclencher une succession d’événements : vol, incendie criminel, meurtre... Des individus de milieux très variés vont être entraînés malgré eux dans le tourbillon trépidant de Portobello Road. L'auteur : Ruth Rendell (1930-2015) a été récompensée par quatre Golden Dagger de l’Association britannique des auteurs de romans policiers et un Diamond Dagger pour sa contribution exceptionnelle à ce genre littéraire. L’association des Mystery Writers of America lui a attribué à trois reprises l’Edgar Award ainsi que l’Ultimate Master Award pour l’ensemble de son œuvre. Pionnière dans le genre du roman psychologique à suspense, elle est célèbre pour sa subtile analyse de la société anglaise contemporaine. Elle est l’auteur de plus de soixante-dix ouvrages, traduits dans trente-deux langues. Plusieurs de ses œuvres ont été portées à l’écran. En France, François Ozon a adapté au cinéma Une nouvelle amie et Pascal Thomas La Maison du Lys tigré. Ruth Rendell était Commandeur de l’Empire britannique (CBE) depuis 1996 et pair à vie depuis 1997. Particulièrement engagée dans la lutte contre l’illettrisme et dans le combat pour les droits des femmes et des enfants, elle assistait tous les après-midi aux séances de la Chambre des Lords. Elle est décédée le 2 mai 2015 à Londres, à l’âge de 85 ans.

Tabulae codicum manu scriptorum, praeter Graecos et Orientales, in Bibliotheca Palatina Vindobonensi asservatorum

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Die Ehre des Hertzogthums Krain

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Der letzte König der Magyaren

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Lundi mystérieux

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Dure rentrée pour Arthur Penhaligon : à peine arrivé dans son nouveau collège, il échappe de justesse à la mort, grâce à une clef des plus étranges. Niais le précieux objet intéresse bien des gens : Arthur est poursuivi par des créatures venues d'un autre monde. La pire d'entre elles ? Le terrifiant maître Lundi. Le jeune garçon doit bientôt se réfugier dans une demeure isolée... qu'il est le seul à voir !