Scholar of Magic

Scholar of Magic
  • Author : Michael G. Manning
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-10-15
  • ISBN : 1943481385

Scholar of Magic Book Review:

The looming war with Darrow has faded to a distant shadow, but Will's continued studies at Wurthaven are disrupted by an unforeseen threat. Selene's absence has raised suspicion among her friends and more importantly the king, who is now directing his ire at the obvious culprit, her new husband. Meanwhile the citizens of Cerria have begun disappearing and a shadowy figure is stalking Will's half-sister, Laina.With his power pushed to the limit, Will finds himself attempting to preserve a family that rejected him from enemies he never knew existed-all while trying to save a city whose king might rather see him dead. Desperate for help, he may not be able to trust the powers that have helped him in the past, for the fae could be the source of the catastrophe, even as they offer their assistance-for a price.Evil stalks the streets of Cerria at night, seeking the heart's blood of his family, the destruction of the city, and the death of the king. Will may have to decide what is most important for Terabinia, preserving the people of its most prosperous city, or saving its questionable ruler?

The Choice of Magic

The Choice of Magic
  • Author : Michael G. Manning
  • Publisher : Michael Manning
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase : 2019-08-16
  • ISBN : 9781943481316

The Choice of Magic Book Review:

The ancient magic of wizards was anything but dark. It was the enlightenment that lifted humanity from the squalor of superstition, and the worship of fell spirits and capricious gods, but those days are gone. The shining glory of the sorcerers burned away the subtlety of wisdom, replacing it with easy power, held only in the hands of the elite—a new age built upon the elemental supremacy of aristocrats and the ignorance of the masses. But this will change, for the greatest power comes with knowledge, and the deeper teachings of wizardry have not been utterly lost. The last wizard of the old tradition still survives in solitude, nursing tired grudges and waiting for death. His passing might have gone unnoticed, but for the imposition of a youth too stubborn to accept his refusal to take an apprentice. With a new student comes new hope, and that hope has caused old powers to stir again. That the world will change is inevitable, but the shape of the future is anything but certain.

Disciple of War

Disciple of War
  • Author : Michael G. Manning
  • Publisher : Michael Manning
  • Pages : 428
  • Relase : 2020-12-21
  • ISBN : 9781943481408

Disciple of War Book Review:

War looms on the horizon but Selene’s training as a wizard must begin, even though her age makes success nearly unattainable. Will searches for a solution, but their only hope may be a dangerous bargain with the king. The fate of two nations lies on Will’s shoulders and the future is paved with violence. With few options, he needs the aid of uncertain allies and dubious friends. Traitors lurk among them, and soon he will be forced to choose who to trust—and who to sacrifice. For a terrible power has arrived in Darrow, and the price of victory will be paid in blood.

Secrets and Spellcraft

Secrets and Spellcraft
  • Author : Michael G. Manning
  • Publisher : Michael Manning
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2019-10-14
  • ISBN : 9781943481347

Secrets and Spellcraft Book Review:

Now a student at Wurthaven, Will is confronted with the truth of the present. The powerful magic embodied by wizards like his grandfather is but a distant memory, while the practice of the current day is timid and uninspired, and yet he needs the knowledge still preserved and managed by the college. At every turn he finds that sorcery is supreme, while wizards are trained merely to assist and support those who hold the real power—a power based on an evil so deep that few living know the truth of its foundation. As a student of wizardry, he’s expected to know his place and stay in it, but Will isn’t like the other students. His grandfather’s teaching has made him into something different, something forgotten—something they will learn to fear. If he can grow into his power. With every choice, every refusal to submit, Will creates more enemies, enemies who aren’t content to let him live in peace. Without friends or support, Will must survive the knives in the dark, for Cerria is no place for those who refuse to follow the rules.

Mother of Learning: ARC 1

Mother of Learning: ARC 1
  • Author : nobody103,Domagoj Kurmaic
  • Publisher : Wraithmarked Creative, LLC
  • Pages : 414
  • Relase : 2021-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781955252096

Mother of Learning: ARC 1 Book Review:

Zorian Kazinski has all the time in the world to get stronger, and he plans on taking full advantage of it. A teenage mage of humble birth and slightly above-average skill, Zorian is attending his third year of education at Cyoria's magical academy. A driven and quiet young man, he is consumed by a desire to ensure his own future and free himself of the influence of his family, resenting the Kazinskis for favoring his brothers over him. Consequently, Zorian has no time for pointless distractions, much less other people's problems. As it happens, though, time is something he is about to get plenty of. On the eve of Cyoria's annual summer festival, Zorian is murdered, then abruptly brought back to the beginning of the month, just before he was about to take the train to school. Finding himself trapped in a time loop with no clear end or exit, he will have to look both within and without to unravel the mystery set before him. He does have to unravel it, too, because the loop clearly wasn’t made for his sake, and in a world of magic even a time traveler isn't safe from those who wish him ill. Fortunately for Zorian, repetition is the mother of learning…

The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception
  • Author : Kevin D. Mitnick,William L. Simon
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2011-08-04
  • ISBN : 9780764538391

The Art of Deception Book Review:

The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief." Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscent of a true-crime novel. And, perhaps most importantly, Mitnick offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security.

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Author : Lauren Dundes
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Pages : 246
  • Relase : 2019-07-11
  • ISBN : 9783038978480

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies Book Review:

In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.

The Blacksmith's Son

The Blacksmith's Son
  • Author : MIchael G. Manning
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2018-05-10
  • ISBN : 1943481202

The Blacksmith's Son Book Review:

All the wizards were dead, that's what everyone believed, until the son of a blacksmith showed them otherwise. Here begins the tale of Mordecai, a young man who must come to terms with his origin and his hidden power.

The Tethered Mage

The Tethered Mage
  • Author : Melissa Caruso
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2017-10-24
  • ISBN : 9780316466868

The Tethered Mage Book Review:

A mage with coveted magic and the scion of a powerful family are magically bound together in service to the Empire in the first book of a spellbinding fantasy trilogy from David Gemmell Award-nominated author Melissa Caruso. Magic is scarce in the Raverran Empire, and those born with such powers are strictly controlled -- taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon army, to be used as weapons in times of war. Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that threatens the entire Empire. Lady Amalia Cornaro was never meant to be a Falconer. Heiress and scholar, she was born into a treacherous world of political machinations. But fate has bound the heir and the mage. And as war looms on the horizon, a single spark could turn their city into a pyre. Praise for Swords and Fire: "Charming, intelligent, fast-moving, beautifully atmospheric, with a heroine and other characters whom I really liked as people. I couldn't put it down."―Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library "Breathtaking... Worth every moment and every page, and should make anyone paying attention excited about what Caruso will write next."―BookPage "A riveting read, with delicious intrigue, captivating characters, and a brilliant magic system. I loved it from start to finish!"―Sarah Beth Durst, author of The Queen of Blood Swords and Fire The Tethered Mage The Defiant Heir The Unbound Empire For more from Melissa Caruso, check out: Rooks and Ruin The Obsidian Tower

Kabbalah, Magic, and the Great Work of Self-transformation

Kabbalah, Magic, and the Great Work of Self-transformation
  • Author : Lyam Thomas Christopher
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 385
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780738708935

Kabbalah, Magic, and the Great Work of Self-transformation Book Review:

Based on an innovative blend of Kabbalah and magic, a step-by-step program toward spiritual attainment guides readers through each level of the the Golden Dawn system of ritual magic and its corresponding sphere in the Kabbalah Tree of Life. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Modernity At Large

Modernity At Large
  • Author : Arjun Appadurai
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : 145290006X

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The Restoration of Engravings, Drawings, Books, and Other Works on Paper

The Restoration of Engravings, Drawings, Books, and Other Works on Paper
  • Author : Max Schweidler
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 0892368357

The Restoration of Engravings, Drawings, Books, and Other Works on Paper Book Review:

Ever since its original publication in Germany in 1938, Max Schweidler's Die Instandsetzung von Kupferstichen, Zeichnungen, Buchern usw. has been recognized as a seminal modern text on the conservation and restoration of works on paper. This volume, based on the authoritative revised German edition of 1950, makes Schweidler's work available in English for the first time, in a meticulously edited and annotated scholarly edition. An extensively illustrated appendix presents case studies of eleven Old Master prints that were treated using the techniques Schweidler discusses.

Transcendental Magic

Transcendental Magic
  • Author : Eliphas Levi
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Pages : 476
  • Relase : 1968-01-15
  • ISBN : 0877280797

Transcendental Magic Book Review:

This is Eliphas Levi's (1810-1875) best-known book. This work arguably made Levi THE most influential writer on magic since the Renaissance. Originally issued in French, the English translator is A.E. Waite and it is doubtful that anyone else could have better captured the essence of Levi's work. The book is divided in two parts; the first is theoretical, the second practical. This is a fascinating and often debated work involving a discussion that covers almost the entire realm of Ritual and High Magic.

The Magician's Nephew

The Magician's Nephew
  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
  • Pages : 44
  • Relase : 1985
  • ISBN : 0871293684

The Magician's Nephew Book Review:

Our hardcover and paperback digest editions of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA are now graced with new jacket and cover art by 2-time Caldecott medalist David Wiesner.

The Hidden Tower

The Hidden Tower
  • Author : James E Wisher
  • Publisher : Sand Hill Publishing
  • Pages : 390
  • Relase : 2020-06-19
  • ISBN : 9781945763717

The Hidden Tower Book Review:

Otto Shenk is the youngest son of a minor baron and a wizard. Abused by his family and considered less than human by his kingdom, Otto does his best to survive. But everything changes when Otto stumbles across a tower hidden deep in a dark part of the forest near his home. A tower that was once the home of an Arcane Lord, the immortal wizards that long ago ruled the world. Otto’s life will be changed forever. And so will the world.

Introduction to Art

Introduction to Art
  • Author : Rita Tekippe
  • Publisher : University of North Georgia
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2016-09-30
  • ISBN : 1940771293

Introduction to Art Book Review:

Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of Art. Authored by four USG faculty members with advance degrees in the arts, this textbooks offers up-to-date original scholarship. It includes over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses. Combining the best elements of both a traditional textbook and a reader, it introduces such issues in art as its meaning and purpose; its meaning and purpose; its structure, material, and form; and its diverse effects on our lives. Its digital nature allows students to follow links to applicable sources and videos, expanding the students' educational experiences beyond the textbook. Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning provides a new and free alternative to traditional textbooks, making it an invaluable resource in our modern age of technology and advancement.

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead
  • Author : Ayn Rand
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2014-12-02
  • ISBN : 9780143194620

The Fountainhead Book Review:

When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand’s own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.

Wing of the Locust

Wing of the Locust
  • Author : Joel Donato Ching Jacob
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2020
  • ISBN : LCCN:2021346162

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Rewire Your Brain

Rewire Your Brain
  • Author : John B. Arden
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2010-03-22
  • ISBN : 9780470487297

Rewire Your Brain Book Review:

How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life-based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and evidence-based practices Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was thought to be “hardwired” to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. Your brain is not hardwired, it's "softwired" by experience. This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships. Written by a leader in the field of Brain-Based Therapy, it teaches you how to activate the parts of your brain that have been underactivated and calm down those areas that have been hyperactivated so that you feel positive about your life and remain calm during stressful times. You will also learn to improve your memory, boost your mood, have better relationships, and get a good night sleep. Reveals how cutting-edge developments in neuroscience, and evidence-based practices can be used to improve your everyday life Other titles by Dr. Arden include: Brain-Based Therapy-Adult, Brain-Based Therapy-Child, Improving Your Memory For Dummies and Heal Your Anxiety Workbook Dr. Arden is a leader in integrating the new developments in neuroscience with psychotherapy and Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente for the Northern California Region Explaining exciting new developments in neuroscience and their applications to daily living, Rewire Your Brain will guide you through the process of changing your brain so you can change your life and be free of self-imposed limitations.

How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book
  • Author : Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2014-09-30
  • ISBN : 9781476790152

How to Read a Book Book Review:

Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.