Secrets of the Sideshows

By Joe Nickell

The carnival sideshows of the previous have left in the back of a desirable legacy of poser and intrigue. The secrets and techniques at the back of such bold feats as fire-eating and sword swallowing and peculiar exhibitions of human oddities as "Alligator Boys" and "Gorilla women" nonetheless stay, purely grudgingly if ever given up by means of performers and carnival pros. operating along the performers, Joe Nickell blows the lid off those mysteries of the halfway. the writer unearths the constitution of the exhibits, particular tools at the back of the performances, and the showmen's strategies for recruiting performers and attracting crowds. He additionally strains the heritage of such spectacles, from historic Egyptian magic and road festivals to the golden age of P.T. Barnum's sideshows. With revealing perception into the private lives of the boys and ladies billed as freaks, Nickell unfolds the alluring tale of the halfway convey.

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Magyk (Septimus Heap, Book 1)

By Angie Sage

The Magyk starts Here

Septimus Heap, the 7th son of the 7th son, disappears the evening he's born, suggested useless via the midwife. that very same evening, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes throughout an deserted baby within the snow—a baby lady with violet eyes. who's this mysterious female offspring, and what relatively occurred to the lots' liked son Septimus?

Discover what Kirkus Reviews calls "a deliciously spellbinding series"!

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The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician Series)

By Charlie N. Holmberg

Three months after returning Magician Emery Thane’s middle to his physique, Ceony Twill is easily on her method to changing into a Folder. regrettably, now not all of Ceony’s ideas were interested by paper magic. even though she was once promised romance by way of a fortuity field, Ceony nonetheless hasn’t damaged the teacher-student barrier with Emery, regardless of their starting to be closeness.

When a magician with a penchant for revenge believes that Ceony possesses a mystery, he vows to find it…even if it tears aside the very textile in their magical international. After a chain of assaults objective Ceony and seize these she holds most beneficial within the crossfire, Ceony is aware she needs to locate the genuine limits of her powers…and continue her wisdom from falling into wayward hands.

The pleasant sequel to Charlie N. Holmberg’s The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician will attraction readers old and young alike.

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The Magician King: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy)

By Lev Grossman

Return to Fillory within the riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller and literary phenomenon, The Magicians, now an unique sequence on Syfy, from the writer of the number one bestselling The Magician’s Land.

Quentin Coldwater may be satisfied. He escaped a depressing Brooklyn adolescence, matriculated at a mystery university for magic, and graduated to find that Fillory—a fictional utopia—was really actual. yet while a Fillorian king, Quentin reveals little peace. His outdated restlessness returns, and he longs for the thrills a heroic quest can bring.

observed via his oldest buddy, Julia, Quentin units off—only to by some means finally end up again within the actual international and never in Fillory, as they’d was hoping. because the pair fight to discover their as far back as their misplaced nation, Quentin is pressured to depend on Julia’s illicitly discovered sorcery as they face a sinister chance in a global very faraway from the liked fable novels in their formative years.

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Requiem's Song: Dawn of Dragons, Book 1

By Daniel Arenson

Weredragons, males name them. Monsters. Cursed ones. those that can develop into beastly reptiles.

In an historical global simply emerging from darkness, they're all over. a few wander the plains with clans of titanic hunters. Others are born in riverside huts. a few reside around the ocean the place seafaring tribes are learning the secrets and techniques of bronze and writing in clay. all over their curse is the same--people who can develop wings, breathe hearth, and take flight as dragons.

And in all places, they're hunted. They cover in forests and caves, dispersed. Many are on my own, unaware that others exist. they're avoided, afraid, death . . . till a gaggle of those misplaced souls binds jointly and stands tall.

A blacksmith in an international of stone instruments. A titanic hunter exiled from her tribe. A touring juggler and a wandering warrior. An aged druid and an outcast prince. they're weredragons. they're cursed and hunted. jointly they'll forge a brand new tribe, a house for his or her variety. A sunrise of dragons rises. The country of Requiem is born.

In 2011, Blood of Requiem introduced readers to legendary Requiem, a land the place humans can develop into dragons. The publication and its sequels went directly to promote over 250,000 copies, beautiful readers round the world. Requiem's Song returns to Requiem with a brand new tale--for either new readers and previous fans--of wings, claws, and dragonfire.

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The Last Days: Truth, Justice and the Way

By Andy Dickenson

On the finish of the area who’s left to blame?

Tucker and 6 are young children residing within the final urban in the world, a urban filled with extraordinary characters, every one with a distinct conception of the way the area ended. jointly they discover a homicide and start to understand that, not only one, yet these kinds of theories can be true....

A destiny fable written for adults and teenagers alike.

"Captivatingly visible, cunningly intoxicating and completely opting for via and residing off the pop cultural scraps of our demise society, The final Days seamlessly blends the unique fable of the X-Men or Avengers with TV’s Heroes, and faucets into the moody better of British Doomsday scenarists like John Wyndam, Christopher Priest and J.G. Ballard." Now learn This!

“Dickenson has created an exhilarating and visceral piece of writing that might have you ever twisting and turning all they method until eventually the end... hugely recommended.” Giles Paley-Phillips, writer The Fearsome Beastie

About the Author

Andy Dickenson is a tv journalist operating at ITV Meridian within the united kingdom. He’s additionally served as a reporter at the Argus newspaper, in addition to writing for numerous commute magazines, track web content and for the BBC.

He’s had brief tales released in comedian books: She’ll by no means name and The beginning of the Species.

He’s now engaged on the sequel to The final Days.

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Harry Potter y Las Reliquias de la Muerte (La colección de Harry Potter)

L. a. fecha an important se acerca. Cuando cumpla los diecisiete, Harry perderá el encantamiento protector que lo mantiene a salvo. El anunciado combate a muerte con Voldemort es inminente, y l. a. casi imposible misión de encontrar y destruir los Horrocruxes restantes es más urgente que nunca. Ha llegado el momento de tomar las decisiones más difíciles. Harry debe abandonar l. a. calidez y seguridad de los angeles Madriguera para emprender sin miedo ni vacilaciones el inexorable sendero trazado para él. Consciente de lo mucho que está en juego, sólo dentro de sí mismo encontrará l. a. fuerza que lo impulsará en los angeles vertiginosa carrera hacia un destino desconocido.

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Harry Potter e as Relíquias da Morte (Harry Potter, Book 7)

By J. K. Rowling

Respectable Brazilian Portuguese model from Pottermore.

Note: within the unique ebooks from Pottermore, there's a preview of the 1st bankruptcy of the subsequent publication (ie on the finish of the Philosopher's Stone, they comprise the 1st bankruptcy of the Chamber of Secrets), yet this can be lacking from this add. not likely an enormous deal though.

Em Harry Potter e as Relíquias da Morte, o encontro inevitável com Lord Voldemort não pode mais ser adiado. Harry, no entanto, precisa ganhar pace para encontrar as Horcruxes que ainda estão faltando. E, pelo caminho, descobrir o que são afinal as Relíquias da Morte e como ele pode usá-las contra o Lorde das Trevas. Seguindo as poucas pistas deixadas por Dumbledore, Harry conta apenas com a ajuda dos leais amigos Rony e Hermione.

Juntos, eles percorrem lugares nunca visitados, descobrem histórias nebulosas sobre pessoas queridas e acabam por desvendar mistérios que os incomodavam há muito pace. Enquanto Harry, Rony e Hermione vagam por diferentes lugares em busca de pistas, J. okay. Rowling vai revelando aspectos até então desconhecidos sobre os principais personagens.

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