The Zero Curse


Author: Christopher G. Nuttall
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976443848
Category:
Page: 362
View: 7329
Caitlyn Aguirre is no magician ... ... But that doesn't make her useless. After discovering her true talent and uncovering the long-lost secret behind Objects of Power, Cat returns to school - intent on showing everyone what she can do. But her mere existence is a threat to the balance of power, convincing some to befriend her, some to try to use her ... and some to remove her. And when she and her closest friends become the target of a deadly plot, she must use all her wits to save them and escape before she becomes the first casualty in a deadly war.

The Zero Blessing


Author: Christopher G. Nuttall,Brad Fraunfelter
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544770833
Category:
Page: 376
View: 3435
Caitlyn Aguirre should have been a magician. Her family certainly expected her to be a magician. But by the time she reached her twelfth birthday, Caitlyn hadn't even managed to cast a single spell! In desperation, her parents send her - and her magical sisters - to Jude's Sorcerous Academy, her last best chance to discover her powers. But as she struggles to survive her classes without a single spell to her name, Caitlyn starts to uncover an ancient mystery that may prove the key to her true powers ... ... If she lives long enough to find it.

The Zero Equation


Author: Christopher Nuttall
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986181327
Category:
Page: 432
View: 5268
Caitlyn Aguirre is no magician ... ... But she's still at the centre of the storm. Caitlyn and her friends have returned to Jude's Sorcerous Academy, but all is not well in the school. The Great Houses of Shallot are on the verge of going to war and the conflict is spilling into the school, while - in the background - powerful and secretive forces prepare to finally reveal their plans to reshape the world. Caught in the middle, torn between her family and her friends - and burdened with a secret she dares not share - Cat must unlock the secret of the Zero Equation ... ... Or watch helplessly as her family, friends and school are destroyed by war.

The Family Shame


Author: Christopher Nuttall
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781719493475
Category:
Page: 394
View: 4356
Isabella Rubén is a traitor - at twelve years old. Disgraced, abandoned by her friends and shunned by her family, Isabella is sent into exile with scant hope of returning to her former home. Her destination, Kirkhaven Hall; a stone mansion miles from civilisation, inhabited only by a pair of older exiles. Existence as she knew it is over. But as she tries to settle into Kirkhaven Hall, and a life far from the one she enjoyed before her fall from grace, she discovers that the hall has secrets. Intruders on the grounds, ghostly shadows moving at night ... ... and a plot that may destroy everything she once held dear.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Secret of the Sirens


Author: Julia Golding
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761453710
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 357
View: 1657
Upon moving to her aunt's seaside home in the British Isles, Connie becomes part of a secret society that shelters mythical creatures, and must use her ability to communicate with these beings to protect them from evil and the incursions of humans.

    • Young Adult Fiction

The Graces


Author: Laure Eve
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613121385
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 352
View: 2439
When a glamorous family of teenage witches brings a mysterious new girl into their fold, they unwittingly nurture a powerful black magic that could destroy them all. This paranormal YA fantasy features intrigue, spells, and a devastating twist. In The Graces, the first rule of witchcraft states that if you want something badly enough, you can get it . . . no matter who has to pay. Everyone loves the Graces. Fenrin, Thalia, and Summer Grace are captivating, wealthy, and glamorous. They’ve managed to cast a spell over not just their high school but also their entire town—and they’re rumored to have powerful connections all over the world. If you’re not in love with one of them, you want to be them. Especially River: the loner, new girl at school. She’s different from her peers, who both revere and fear the Grace family. She wants to be a Grace more than anything. But what the Graces don’t know is that River’s presence in town is no accident. This fabulously addictive fantasy combines sophisticated and haunting prose with a gut-punching twist that readers will be dying to discuss. Perfect for fans of We Were Liars as well as nostalgic classics like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the 1996 movie The Craft, The Graces marks the beginning of a new wave of teen witches.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Schooled in Magic


Author: Christopher G. Nuttall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781606192986
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 310
View: 793
Emily is a teenage girl pulled from our world into a world of magic and mystery by a necromancer who intends to sacrifice her to the dark gods. Rescued in the nick of time by an enigmatic sorcerer, she discovers that she possesses magical powers and must go to Whitehall School to learn how to master them. There, she learns the locals believe that she is a "Child of Destiny," someone whose choices might save or damn their world... a title that earns her both friends and enemies. A stranger in a very strange land, she may never fit into her new world... ...and the necromancer is still hunting her. If Emily can't stop him, he might bring about the end of days.

    • Fiction

The Penwyth Curse


Author: Catherine Coulter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101214619
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 7583
Sir Bishop of Lythe has come to Penwyth for his royal reward—the keep and young Merryn's hand. But he wonders if a curse will prove his undoing. From the Paperback edition.

    • Fiction

The Night Circus


Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385534647
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 8871
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

    • Fiction

The Ships of Merior (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 2)


Author: Janny Wurts
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000734693X
Category: Fiction
Page: 752
View: 9211
Janny Wurts’s epic tale of two half-brothers cursed to life-long enmity continues in this spectacular second volume.

    • Fiction

Darkness at Noon

A Novel
Author: Arthur Koestler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439188459
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 1381
Originally published in 1941, Arthur Koestler's modern masterpiece, Darkness At Noon, is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Communist revolutionary caught in the vicious fray of the Moscow show trials of the late 1930s. During Stalin's purges, Nicholas Rubashov, an aging revolutionary, is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the party he has devoted his life to. Under mounting pressure to confess to crimes he did not commit, Rubashov relives a career that embodies the ironies and betrayals of a revolutionary dictatorship that believes it is an instrument of liberation. A seminal work of twentieth-century literature, Darkness At Noon is a penetrating exploration of the moral danger inherent in a system that is willing to enforce its beliefs by any means necessary.

    • Fiction

The Childhood of Jesus

A Novel
Author: J. M. Coetzee
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101614145
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 1417
From the Nobel Prize–winning author of Waiting for the Barbarians, The Life & Times of Michael K and Disgrace J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, will soon be available from Viking Nobel laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner J. M. Coetzee returns with a haunting and surprising novel about childhood and destiny that is sure to rank with his classic novels. Separated from his mother as a passenger on a boat bound for a new land, David is a boy who is quite literally adrift. The piece of paper explaining his situation is lost, but a fellow passenger, Simón, vows to look after the boy. When the boat docks, David and Simón are issued new names, new birthdays, and virtually a whole new life. Strangers in a strange land, knowing nothing of their surroundings, nor the language or customs, they are determined to find David’s mother. Though the boy has no memory of her, Simón is certain he will recognize her at first sight. “But after we find her,” David asks, “what are we here for?” An eerie allegorical tale told largely through dialogue, The Childhood of Jesus is a literary feat—a novel of ideas that is also a tender, compelling narrative. Coetzee’s many fans will celebrate his return while new readers will find The Childhood of Jesus an intriguing introduction to the work of a true master. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Fiction

Instrument of War


Author: Rebecca Hall
Publisher: Elsewhen Press
ISBN: 1911409174
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 4769
The Angels are coming. The Host wants to know what the Academy was trying to hide and why the Fallen agreed to it. They want the Instrument of War, the one thing that can tip the Eternity War in their favour and put an end to the stalemate. Any impact on the Academy staff, students or buildings is just collateral damage. Mitch would like to forget that the last year ever happened, but that doesn’t seem likely with Little Red Riding Hood now teaching Teratology. The vampire isn’t quite as terrifying as he first thought, but she’s not the only monster at the Academy. The Fallen are spying on everyone, the new Principal is an angel and there’s an enchanting exchange student with Faerie blood. Angry and nervous of the angels surrounding him, Mitch tries to put the pieces together. He knows that Hayley is the Archangel Gabriel. He knows that she can determine the course of the Eternity War. He also knows that the Fallen will do anything to hide Gabriel from the Host – even allowing an innocent girl to be kidnapped. Instrument of War continues from Instrument of Peace, the first book in the Symphony of the Cursed trilogy, as Mitch, Hayley and Nikola return for their final year in the International Academy of Magic at Lake Moawhango in New Zealand. Review comments for Book I, Instrument of Peace: “a refreshingly modern yet old-fashioned fantasy novel with an emphasis on entertainment … [that] has clearly been written out of love for storytelling” – Risingshadow “engrossing”, “atmospheric”, “a really good read”, “engaging characters and storyline” – Reader comments Visit bit.ly/InstrumentOfWar

    • Fiction

The Solitaire Mystery


Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466804556
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
View: 4759
The story of a boy and his father on a car trip through Europe, searching for the boy's mother, who left many years ago to find herself. Structured as a deck of cards -- each chapter is one card in the deck -- The Solitaire Mystery subtly weaves together fantasy and reality, fairy tales and family history.

    • Business & Economics

The Curse of Cash

How Large-Denomination Bills Aid Crime and Tax Evasion and Constrain Monetary Policy
Author: Kenneth S. Rogoff
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400888727
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
View: 3517
From the New York Times bestselling author of This Time Is Different, "a fascinating and important book" (Ben Bernanke) about phasing out most paper money to fight crime and tax evasion—and to battle financial crises by tapping the power of negative interest rates The world is drowning in cash—and it's making us poorer and less safe. Kenneth Rogoff, New York Times bestselling author of This Time Is Different, makes a persuasive and fascinating case for an idea that until recently would have seemed outlandish: getting rid of most paper money. Even as people in advanced economies are using less paper money, there is more cash in circulation—a record $1.4 trillion in U.S. dollars alone, or $4,200 for every American, mostly in $100 bills. And the United States is hardly exceptional. So what is all that cash being used for? The answer is simple: a large part is feeding tax evasion, corruption, terrorism, the drug trade, human trafficking, and the rest of a massive global underground economy. As Rogoff shows, paper money can also cripple monetary policy. In the aftermath of the recent financial crisis, central banks have been unable to stimulate growth and inflation by cutting interest rates significantly below zero for fear that it would drive investors to abandon treasury bills and stockpile cash. This constraint has paralyzed monetary policy in virtually every advanced economy, and is likely to be a recurring problem in the future. The Curse of Cash offers a plan for phasing out most paper money—while leaving small-denomination bills and coins in circulation indefinitely—and addresses the issues the transition will pose, ranging from fears about privacy and price stability to the need to provide subsidized debit cards for the poor. While phasing out the bulk of paper money will hardly solve the world’s problems, it would be a significant step toward addressing a surprising number of very big ones. Provocative, engaging, and backed by compelling original arguments and evidence, The Curse of Cash is certain to spark widespread debate.

    • Fiction

Bookworm III

The Best Laid Plans
Author: Christopher Nuttall
Publisher: Elsewhen Press
ISBN: 1908168765
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 1067
Elaine and Johan are preparing to leave Golden City, with Daria and the travellers, in order to search for the Witch-King. The Grand Sorceress instructs Inquisitor Cass to help them. But before Elaine can leave she is arrested by two Inquisitors on the orders of the Emperor. When she resists she is hit with a powerful spell that forces her to concentrate all her efforts on protecting her mind from its intrusion. Taken to the palace she finds that the Grand Sorceress has been removed and the Throne has accepted an heir to the Empire. Realising this has to be the work of the Witch-King, Elaine must defeat the spell that is eating away at her defences if she is to escape and destroy him. Meanwhile, Johan, Daria and Cass are trying to find a way to get to Elaine and break her out of the cell in which she is being held. The Golden City is still widely devastated from the disastrous battle for power that followed the death of the previous Grand Sorcerer. The recent escalating breakdown of social order can only be made worse by the return of an Emperor and the imposition of martial law. The Privy Councillors and Heads of the Great Houses succumb to the power of the new Emperor, as he amasses a huge army. It is up to Elaine and her friends, with some unexpected help, to prevent an all-out war. The third instalment in the Bookworm series, The Best Laid Plans follows on immediately from the events in The Very Ugly Duckling, with Elaine and Johan joined by other favourite characters as they try to track down the Witch-King.

    • Fiction

Dreams of Darkness


Author: Eve Langlais
Publisher: Eve Langlais
ISBN: 1988328926
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
View: 7654

    • Fiction

The Stone of Alexandria


Author: Lleu Christopher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780738826097
Category: Fiction
Page: 433
View: 3801

    • Fiction

Lady of Secrets

A Novel
Author: Susan Carroll
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345502957
Category: Fiction
Page: 430
View: 2576
Targeted for her healing powers, Meg Wolfe, the daughter of a heretic witch, navigates a precarious line between right and wrong when she is pursued by a man who is determined to exact revenge on a king. By the RITA award-winning author of The Bride Finder. Original. 35,000 first printing.

    • Games

Enigma

The Big Book of Brain-Teasers and Games of Logic
Author: Fabrice Mazza,Sylvain Lhullier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781741962390
Category: Games
Page: 352
View: 7308
Enigma is a stimulating collection of over 170 brain-teasers, games of logic, puzzles, conundrums, riddles and paradoxes to be solved by yourself, or with friends and family. It is the perfect book to provoke conversation, debate and creative thinking. The puzzles inside range from simple riddles to highly challenging logic puzzles that will have you scratching your head for hours! More than just a book of puzzles, it's a visual and cerebral feast to treasure and will add something unique to your book collection.