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A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

Kell is one of the last Antari magicians with a rare coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons Red Grey White and once upon a time Black br br Kell was raised in Arnes Red London and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons the one without any magic left to see br br Unofficially Kell is a smuggler servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they ll never see It s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences which Kell is now seeing firsthand br br After an exchange goes awry Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard a cut purse with lofty aspirations She first robs him then saves him from a deadly enemy and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure br br Now perilous magic is afoot and treachery lurks at every turn To save all of the worlds they ll first need to stay alive br br b u Shades of Magic series u b br i a href https www goodreads com book show A Darker Shade of Magic title A Darker Shade of Magic rel nofollow A Darker Shade of Magic a i br i a href https www goodreads com book show A Gathering of Shadows title A Gathering of Shadows rel nofollow A Gathering of Shadows a i br i a href https www goodreads com book show A Conjuring of Light title A Conjuring of Light rel nofollow A Conjuring of Light a i


The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind #1)

Terry Pratchett s profoundly irreverent bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain Kurt Vonnegut Douglas Adams and Carl Hiaasen br br em The Color of Magic em is Terry Pratchett s maiden voyage through the now legendary land of Discworld This is where it all begins with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide Rincewind br br i On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle sex unknown a gleeful explosive wickedly eccentric expedition sets out There s an avaricious but inept wizard a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs dragons who only exist if you believe in them and of course THE EDGE of the planet i


The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Erik Larson s gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder the killer and the great fair that obsessed them both br br Two men each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America s rush toward the twentieth century The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham the fair s brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country s most important structures including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington D C The murderer was Henry H Holmes a young doctor who in a malign parody of the White City built his World s Fair Hotel just west of the fairgrounds a torture palace complete with dissection table gas chamber and degree crematorium Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted Charles McKim Louis Sullivan and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake br br The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real life characters including Buffalo Bill Theodore Dreiser Susan B Anthony Thomas Edison Archduke Francis Ferdinand and others In this book the smoke romance and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before br br Erik Larson s gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder the killer and the great fair that obsessed them both


The Magic Mountain

In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps a community devoted exclusively to sickness as a microcosm for Europe which in the years before was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own terminal irrationality The Magic Mountain is a monumental work of erudition and irony sexual tension and intellectual ferment a book that pulses with life in the midst of death


Half Magic (Tales of Magic, #1)

Four children wish on a i Half Magic i coin that gets their mother Alison half way home rescued by Mr Smith Mark s wish zaps them to a desert without island where half talking cat Carrie gabbles to a camel Romantic Katherine battles Launcelot Eldest Jane rejects siblings for another family Stubborn youngest Martha causes a riot downtown


Practical Magic

The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from i New York Times i bestselling author Alice Hoffman br br For more than two hundred years the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well as children the sisters were forever outsiders taunted talked about pointed at Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape br br One will do so by marrying the other by running away But the bonds they share will bring them back almost as if by magic br


Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)

i Atlanta would be a nice place to live if it weren t for the magic i br br When the magic is up rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start But then technology returns and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake br br Kate Daniels is a down on her luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these 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 br br The Masters of the Dead necromancers who can control vampires and the Pack a paramilitary clan of shapechangers blame each other for a series of bizarre killings and the death of Kate s guardian may be part of the same mystery Pressured by both sides to find the killer Kate realizes she s way out of her league but she wouldn t have it any other way


Magic Hour

Dr Julia Cates was one of the country s preeminent child psychiatrists until a shocking tragedy ruined her career Retreating to her small western Washington hometown Julia meets an extraordinary six year old girl who has inexplicably emerged from the deep woods nearby a child locked in a world of unimaginable fear and isolation To Julia nothing is more important than saving the girl she now calls Alice But Julia will need help from others including the sister she barely knows and a handsome doctor with secrets of his own What follows will test the limits of Julia s faith and strength as she struggles to find a home for Alice and for herself


The Magic of Thinking Big

i The Magic of Thinking Big i gives you useful methods not empty promises Dr Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job your marriage and family life and your community He proves that you don t need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction but you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there


Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert s books for years Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity With profound empathy and radiant generosity she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering She shows us how to tackle what we most love and how to face down what we most fear She discusses the attitudes approaches and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism Gilbert encourages us to uncover the strange jewels that are hidden within each of us Whether we are looking to write a book make art find new ways to address challenges in our work embark on a dream long deferred or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion i Big Magic i cracks open a world of wonder and joy


Magic Study (Study, #2)

b YOU KNOW YOUR LIFE IS BAD WHEN YOU MISS YOUR DAYS AS A POISON TASTER b br br With her greatest enemy dead and on her way to be reunited with the family she d been stolen from long ago Yelena should be pleased But though she has gained her freedom she can t help feeling isolated in Sitia Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways and her newfound friends and relatives don t think it s for the better br br Despite the turmoil she s eager to start her magic training especially as she s been given one year to harness her power or be put to death But her plans take a radical turn when she becomes involved with a plot to reclaim Ixia s throne for a lost prince and gets entangled in powerful rivalries with her fellow magicians br br If that wasn t bad enough it appears her brother would love to see her dead Luckily Yelena has some old friends to help her with all her new enemies


Wild Magic (Immortals, #1)

Young Daine s knack with horses gets her a job helping the royal horsemistress drive a herd of ponies to Tortall Soon it becomes clear that Daine s talent as much as she struggles to hide it is downright magical Horses and other animals not only obey but listen to her words Daine though will have to learn to trust humans before she can come to terms with her powers her past and herself


A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2)

It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell s possession Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell and four months since the stone was cast with Holland s dying body through the rift back into Black London br br Now restless after having given up his smuggling habit Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events waking only to think of Lila who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries a certain pirate ship draws closer carrying old friends back into port br br And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games another London is coming back to life After all a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning But the balance of magic is ever perilous and for one city to flourish another London must fall


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles p Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once you ll never have to do it again Most methods advocate a room by room or little by little approach which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever The KonMari Method with its revolutionary category by category system leads to lasting results In fact none of Kondo s clients have lapsed and she still has a three month waiting list p p With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy and which don t this international best seller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm motivated mindset it can inspire p


The Magic Thief (Magic Thief, #1)

In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery s pocket and touched the wizard s locus magicalicus a stone used to focus magic and work spells But for some reason he did not Nevery finds that interesting and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own But Conn has little time to search for his stone between wizard lessons and helping Nevery discover who or what is stealing the city of Wellmet s magic


The Rules of Magic

i Find your magic i br br For the Owens family love is a curse that began in when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man br br Hundreds of years later in New York City at the cusp of the sixties when the whole world is about to change Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique Difficult Franny with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair shy and beautiful Jet who can read other people s thoughts and charismatic Vincent who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk br br From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children No walking in the moonlight no red shoes no wearing black no cats no crows no candles no books about magic And most importantly never ever fall in love But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse br br The Owens children cannot escape love even if they try just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered and sometimes feared aunts in i Practical Magic i while Vincent their beloved brother will leave an unexpected legacy


Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

Down in Atlanta tempers and temperatures are about to flare br br As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong Kate Daniels has seen her share of occupational hazards Normally waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide But once every seven years a flare comes a time when magic runs rampant Now Kate s going to have to deal with problems on a much bigger scale a divine one br br When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack Atlanta s paramilitary clan of shapeshifters she quickly realizes much more at stake During a flare gods and goddesses can manifest and battle for power The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug of war between two gods hoping for rebirth And if Kate can t stop the cataclysmic showdown the city may not survive


Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders, #1)

Wizardwood a sentient wood The most precious commodity in the world Like many other legendary wares it comes only from the Rain River Wilds br br But how can one trade with the Rain Wilders when only a liveship fashioned from wizardwood can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain River Rare and valuable a liveship will quicken only when three members from successive generations have died on board The liveship Vivacia is about to undergo her quickening as Althea Vestrit s father is carried on deck in his death throes Althea waits for the ship that she loves more than anything else in the world to awaken Only to discover that the Vivacia has been signed away in her father s will to her brutal brother in law Kyle Haven br br Others plot to win or steal a liveship The Paragon known by many as the Pariah went mad turned turtle and drowned his crew Now he lies blind lonely and broken on a deserted beach But greedy men have designs to restore him to sail the waters of the Rain Wild River once more


A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3)

b i Witness the fate of beloved heroes and enemies i br br THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED b br The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire leaving a space for another London to rise br br b WHO WILL CRUMBLE b br Kell once assumed to be the last surviving i Antari i begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties And in the wake of tragedy can Arnes survive br br b WHO WILL RISE b br Lila Bard once a commonplace but never common thief has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials But now she must learn to control the magic before it bleeds her dry Meanwhile the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the i Night Spire i collects his crew attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible br br b WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL b br And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay


Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)

i When magic strikes and Atlanta goes to pieces it s a job for Kate Daniels i br br Drafted to work for the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems these days than she knows what to do with And in Atlanta where magic comes and goes like the tide that s saying a lot br br But when Kate s werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead she must confront her greatest challenge yet As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games an invitation only no holds barred ultimate preternatural fighting tournament she and Curran the Lord of the Beasts uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta s shapeshifting community


Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)

i Atlanta would be a nice place to live if it weren t for the magic When the magic is up rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start But then technology returns and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose i br br Kate Daniels works for the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild Unofficially she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle especially if they involve Atlanta s shapeshifting community br br When she s called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse a bar on the border between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers Kate quickly discovers there s a new player in town One who s been around for thousands of years and rode to war at the side of Kate s father br br This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran the Beast Lord to handle Because this time Kate will be taking on family


Again the Magic (Wallflowers, #0)

b She gave him her innocence b br br Lady Aline Marsden was brought up for one reason to make an advantageous marriage to a member of her own class Instead she willingly gave her innocence to John McKenna a servant on her father s estate Their passionate transgression was unforgivable John was sent away and Aline was left to live in the countryside an exile from London society br br b and he took her love b br br Now McKenna has made his fortune and he has returned more boldly handsome and more mesmerizing than before His ruthless plan is to take revenge on the woman who shattered his dreams of love But the magic between them burns as bright as ever And now he must decide whether to let vengeance take its toll or risk everything for his first and only love


Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)

i Plagued by a war between magic and technology Atlanta has never been so deadly Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job i br br Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid but she s still knee deep in paranormal problems Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be now that the Order is disparaging her good name Plus many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord who just happens to be Kate s mate br br So when Atlanta s premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work But it turns out that this is not an isolated incident Kate needs to get to the bottom of it and fast or the city and everyone dear to her might pay the ultimate price


The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Mitch Albom creates a magical world through his love of music in this remarkable new novel about the power of talent to change our lives br br This is the epic story of Frankie Presto the greatest guitar player who ever lived and the six lives he changed with his six magical blue strings br br Frankie born in a burning church abandoned as an infant and raised by a music teacher in a small Spanish town until war rips his life apart At nine years old he is sent to America in the bottom of a boat His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings His amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the s s and s with his stunning playing and singing talent affecting numerous stars Duke Ellington Hank Williams Elvis Presley until as if predestined he becomes a pop star himself br br He makes records He is adored But Frankie Presto s gift is also his burden as he realizes the power of the strings his teacher gave him and how through his music he can actually affect people s lives At the height of his popularity tortured by his biggest mistake he vanishes His legend grows Only decades later having finally healed his heart does Frankie reappearjust before his spectacular death to change one last life With the Spirit of Music as our guide we glimpse into the lives that were changed by one man whose strings could touch the music and the magic in each of us br br A lifelong musician Mitch Albom s passion shines through on every page Written with an ear for rhythm and cadence The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making Heartrending and inventive Albom s latest is infused with the message that everyone joins a band in this life and that music like love has the power to affect us all


Magic Kingdom For Sale/Sold (Magic Kingdom of Landover, #1)

Landover was a genuine magic kingdom complete with fairy folk and wizardry just as the advertisement had promised But after he purchased it for a million dollars Ben Holiday discovered that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention Such as the fact that the kingdom was falling into ruin The barons refused to recognize a king and taxes hadn t been collected for years The dragon Strabo was laying waste to the countryside while the evil witch Nightshade was plotting to destroy no less than everything And if that weren t enough for a prospective king to deal with Ben soon learned that the Iron Mark terrible lord of the demons challenged all pretenders to the throne of Landover to a duel to the death a duel no mere mortal could hope to win But Ben Holiday had one human trait that even magic couldn t overcome Ben Holiday was stubborn


Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

One rainy day Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true But when a lion frightens him on his way home Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results


Scent of Magic (Healer, #2)

b Hunted Killed Survived b br br As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms Avry of Kazan is in a unique position in the minds of her friends and foes alike she no longer exists Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement And she must do it alone as Kerrick her partner and sole confident returns to Alga to summon his country into battle br br Though she should be in hiding Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon s opponents Including infiltrating a holy army evading magic sniffers teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon s most horrible creations yet an army of the walking dead human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat br br War is coming and Avry is alone Unless she figures out how to do the impossible again


The Books of Magic

A quartet of fallen mystics dubbed the TrenchCoat Brigade is introduced in this first collection of the adventures of Timothy Hunter John Constantine the Phantom Stranger Dr Occult and Mister E take Hunter on a tour of the magical realms Along the way he s introduced to Vertigo s greatest practitioners of magic and must choose whether or not to join their ranks


Sandry's Book (Circle of Magic, #1)

With her gift of weaving silk thread and creating light Sandry is brought to the Winding Circle community There she meets Briar a former thief who has a way with plants Daja an outcast gifted at metalcraft and Tris whose connection with the weather unsettles everyone including herself At Winding Circle the four misfits are taught how to use their magic and to trust one another But then disaster strikes their new home Can Sandry weave together four kinds of magical power and save herself her friends and the one place where they ve ever been accepted


Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6)

b Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems Kate Daniels will fight to solve them no matter the cost b br br Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate Curran the Beast Lord are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis Unable to control their beasts many of the Pack s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood While there is a medicine that can help the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs and there s little available in Atlanta br br Kate can t bear to watch innocents suffer but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute and they ll pay him in medicine With the young people s survival and the Pack s future at stake Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer but they have little doubt that they re heading straight into a trap


A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

Kell is one of the last Antari magicians with a rare coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons Red Grey White and once upon a time Black br br Kell was raised in Arnes Red London and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons the one without any magic left to see br br Unofficially Kell is a smuggler servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they ll never see It s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences which Kell is now seeing firsthand br br After an exchange goes awry Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard a cut purse with lofty aspirations She first robs him then saves him from a deadly enemy and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure br br Now perilous magic is afoot and treachery lurks at every turn To save all of the worlds they ll first need to stay alive br br b u Shades of Magic series u b br i a href https www goodreads com book show A Darker Shade of Magic title A Darker Shade of Magic rel nofollow A Darker Shade of Magic a i br i a href https www goodreads com book show A Gathering of Shadows title A Gathering of Shadows rel nofollow A Gathering of Shadows a i br i a href https www goodreads com book show A Conjuring of Light title A Conjuring of Light rel nofollow A Conjuring of Light a i


The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind #1)

Terry Pratchett s profoundly irreverent bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain Kurt Vonnegut Douglas Adams and Carl Hiaasen br br em The Color of Magic em is Terry Pratchett s maiden voyage through the now legendary land of Discworld This is where it all begins with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide Rincewind br br i On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle sex unknown a gleeful explosive wickedly eccentric expedition sets out There s an avaricious but inept wizard a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs dragons who only exist if you believe in them and of course THE EDGE of the planet i


The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Erik Larson s gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder the killer and the great fair that obsessed them both br br Two men each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America s rush toward the twentieth century The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham the fair s brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country s most important structures including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington D C The murderer was Henry H Holmes a young doctor who in a malign parody of the White City built his World s Fair Hotel just west of the fairgrounds a torture palace complete with dissection table gas chamber and degree crematorium Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted Charles McKim Louis Sullivan and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake br br The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real life characters including Buffalo Bill Theodore Dreiser Susan B Anthony Thomas Edison Archduke Francis Ferdinand and others In this book the smoke romance and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before br br Erik Larson s gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder the killer and the great fair that obsessed them both


The Magic Mountain

In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps a community devoted exclusively to sickness as a microcosm for Europe which in the years before was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own terminal irrationality The Magic Mountain is a monumental work of erudition and irony sexual tension and intellectual ferment a book that pulses with life in the midst of death


Half Magic (Tales of Magic, #1)

Four children wish on a i Half Magic i coin that gets their mother Alison half way home rescued by Mr Smith Mark s wish zaps them to a desert without island where half talking cat Carrie gabbles to a camel Romantic Katherine battles Launcelot Eldest Jane rejects siblings for another family Stubborn youngest Martha causes a riot downtown


Practical Magic

The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from i New York Times i bestselling author Alice Hoffman br br For more than two hundred years the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well as children the sisters were forever outsiders taunted talked about pointed at Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape br br One will do so by marrying the other by running away But the bonds they share will bring them back almost as if by magic br


Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)

i Atlanta would be a nice place to live if it weren t for the magic i br br When the magic is up rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start But then technology returns and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake br br Kate Daniels is a down on her luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these 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 br br The Masters of the Dead necromancers who can control vampires and the Pack a paramilitary clan of shapechangers blame each other for a series of bizarre killings and the death of Kate s guardian may be part of the same mystery Pressured by both sides to find the killer Kate realizes she s way out of her league but she wouldn t have it any other way


Magic Hour

Dr Julia Cates was one of the country s preeminent child psychiatrists until a shocking tragedy ruined her career Retreating to her small western Washington hometown Julia meets an extraordinary six year old girl who has inexplicably emerged from the deep woods nearby a child locked in a world of unimaginable fear and isolation To Julia nothing is more important than saving the girl she now calls Alice But Julia will need help from others including the sister she barely knows and a handsome doctor with secrets of his own What follows will test the limits of Julia s faith and strength as she struggles to find a home for Alice and for herself


The Magic of Thinking Big

i The Magic of Thinking Big i gives you useful methods not empty promises Dr Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job your marriage and family life and your community He proves that you don t need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction but you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there


Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert s books for years Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity With profound empathy and radiant generosity she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering She shows us how to tackle what we most love and how to face down what we most fear She discusses the attitudes approaches and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism Gilbert encourages us to uncover the strange jewels that are hidden within each of us Whether we are looking to write a book make art find new ways to address challenges in our work embark on a dream long deferred or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion i Big Magic i cracks open a world of wonder and joy


Magic Study (Study, #2)

b YOU KNOW YOUR LIFE IS BAD WHEN YOU MISS YOUR DAYS AS A POISON TASTER b br br With her greatest enemy dead and on her way to be reunited with the family she d been stolen from long ago Yelena should be pleased But though she has gained her freedom she can t help feeling isolated in Sitia Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways and her newfound friends and relatives don t think it s for the better br br Despite the turmoil she s eager to start her magic training especially as she s been given one year to harness her power or be put to death But her plans take a radical turn when she becomes involved with a plot to reclaim Ixia s throne for a lost prince and gets entangled in powerful rivalries with her fellow magicians br br If that wasn t bad enough it appears her brother would love to see her dead Luckily Yelena has some old friends to help her with all her new enemies


Wild Magic (Immortals, #1)

Young Daine s knack with horses gets her a job helping the royal horsemistress drive a herd of ponies to Tortall Soon it becomes clear that Daine s talent as much as she struggles to hide it is downright magical Horses and other animals not only obey but listen to her words Daine though will have to learn to trust humans before she can come to terms with her powers her past and herself


A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2)

It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell s possession Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell and four months since the stone was cast with Holland s dying body through the rift back into Black London br br Now restless after having given up his smuggling habit Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events waking only to think of Lila who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries a certain pirate ship draws closer carrying old friends back into port br br And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games another London is coming back to life After all a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning But the balance of magic is ever perilous and for one city to flourish another London must fall


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles p Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once you ll never have to do it again Most methods advocate a room by room or little by little approach which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever The KonMari Method with its revolutionary category by category system leads to lasting results In fact none of Kondo s clients have lapsed and she still has a three month waiting list p p With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house spark joy and which don t this international best seller featuring Tokyo s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm motivated mindset it can inspire p


The Magic Thief (Magic Thief, #1)

In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery s pocket and touched the wizard s locus magicalicus a stone used to focus magic and work spells But for some reason he did not Nevery finds that interesting and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own But Conn has little time to search for his stone between wizard lessons and helping Nevery discover who or what is stealing the city of Wellmet s magic


The Rules of Magic

i Find your magic i br br For the Owens family love is a curse that began in when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man br br Hundreds of years later in New York City at the cusp of the sixties when the whole world is about to change Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique Difficult Franny with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair shy and beautiful Jet who can read other people s thoughts and charismatic Vincent who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk br br From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children No walking in the moonlight no red shoes no wearing black no cats no crows no candles no books about magic And most importantly never ever fall in love But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse br br The Owens children cannot escape love even if they try just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered and sometimes feared aunts in i Practical Magic i while Vincent their beloved brother will leave an unexpected legacy


Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

Down in Atlanta tempers and temperatures are about to flare br br As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong Kate Daniels has seen her share of occupational hazards Normally waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide But once every seven years a flare comes a time when magic runs rampant Now Kate s going to have to deal with problems on a much bigger scale a divine one br br When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack Atlanta s paramilitary clan of shapeshifters she quickly realizes much more at stake During a flare gods and goddesses can manifest and battle for power The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug of war between two gods hoping for rebirth And if Kate can t stop the cataclysmic showdown the city may not survive


Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders, #1)

Wizardwood a sentient wood The most precious commodity in the world Like many other legendary wares it comes only from the Rain River Wilds br br But how can one trade with the Rain Wilders when only a liveship fashioned from wizardwood can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain River Rare and valuable a liveship will quicken only when three members from successive generations have died on board The liveship Vivacia is about to undergo her quickening as Althea Vestrit s father is carried on deck in his death throes Althea waits for the ship that she loves more than anything else in the world to awaken Only to discover that the Vivacia has been signed away in her father s will to her brutal brother in law Kyle Haven br br Others plot to win or steal a liveship The Paragon known by many as the Pariah went mad turned turtle and drowned his crew Now he lies blind lonely and broken on a deserted beach But greedy men have designs to restore him to sail the waters of the Rain Wild River once more


A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3)

b i Witness the fate of beloved heroes and enemies i br br THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED b br The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire leaving a space for another London to rise br br b WHO WILL CRUMBLE b br Kell once assumed to be the last surviving i Antari i begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties And in the wake of tragedy can Arnes survive br br b WHO WILL RISE b br Lila Bard once a commonplace but never common thief has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials But now she must learn to control the magic before it bleeds her dry Meanwhile the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the i Night Spire i collects his crew attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible br br b WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL b br And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay


Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)

i When magic strikes and Atlanta goes to pieces it s a job for Kate Daniels i br br Drafted to work for the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid mercenary Kate Daniels has more paranormal problems these days than she knows what to do with And in Atlanta where magic comes and goes like the tide that s saying a lot br br But when Kate s werewolf friend Derek is discovered nearly dead she must confront her greatest challenge yet As her investigation leads her to the Midnight Games an invitation only no holds barred ultimate preternatural fighting tournament she and Curran the Lord of the Beasts uncover a dark plot that may forever alter the face of Atlanta s shapeshifting community


Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)

i Atlanta would be a nice place to live if it weren t for the magic When the magic is up rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start But then technology returns and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose i br br Kate Daniels works for the Order of Knights of Merciful Aid officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild Unofficially she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle especially if they involve Atlanta s shapeshifting community br br When she s called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse a bar on the border between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers Kate quickly discovers there s a new player in town One who s been around for thousands of years and rode to war at the side of Kate s father br br This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran the Beast Lord to handle Because this time Kate will be taking on family


Again the Magic (Wallflowers, #0)

b She gave him her innocence b br br Lady Aline Marsden was brought up for one reason to make an advantageous marriage to a member of her own class Instead she willingly gave her innocence to John McKenna a servant on her father s estate Their passionate transgression was unforgivable John was sent away and Aline was left to live in the countryside an exile from London society br br b and he took her love b br br Now McKenna has made his fortune and he has returned more boldly handsome and more mesmerizing than before His ruthless plan is to take revenge on the woman who shattered his dreams of love But the magic between them burns as bright as ever And now he must decide whether to let vengeance take its toll or risk everything for his first and only love


Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)

i Plagued by a war between magic and technology Atlanta has never been so deadly Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job i br br Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid but she s still knee deep in paranormal problems Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be now that the Order is disparaging her good name Plus many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord who just happens to be Kate s mate br br So when Atlanta s premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work But it turns out that this is not an isolated incident Kate needs to get to the bottom of it and fast or the city and everyone dear to her might pay the ultimate price


The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Mitch Albom creates a magical world through his love of music in this remarkable new novel about the power of talent to change our lives br br This is the epic story of Frankie Presto the greatest guitar player who ever lived and the six lives he changed with his six magical blue strings br br Frankie born in a burning church abandoned as an infant and raised by a music teacher in a small Spanish town until war rips his life apart At nine years old he is sent to America in the bottom of a boat His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings His amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the s s and s with his stunning playing and singing talent affecting numerous stars Duke Ellington Hank Williams Elvis Presley until as if predestined he becomes a pop star himself br br He makes records He is adored But Frankie Presto s gift is also his burden as he realizes the power of the strings his teacher gave him and how through his music he can actually affect people s lives At the height of his popularity tortured by his biggest mistake he vanishes His legend grows Only decades later having finally healed his heart does Frankie reappearjust before his spectacular death to change one last life With the Spirit of Music as our guide we glimpse into the lives that were changed by one man whose strings could touch the music and the magic in each of us br br A lifelong musician Mitch Albom s passion shines through on every page Written with an ear for rhythm and cadence The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making Heartrending and inventive Albom s latest is infused with the message that everyone joins a band in this life and that music like love has the power to affect us all


Magic Kingdom For Sale/Sold (Magic Kingdom of Landover, #1)

Landover was a genuine magic kingdom complete with fairy folk and wizardry just as the advertisement had promised But after he purchased it for a million dollars Ben Holiday discovered that there were a few details the ad had failed to mention Such as the fact that the kingdom was falling into ruin The barons refused to recognize a king and taxes hadn t been collected for years The dragon Strabo was laying waste to the countryside while the evil witch Nightshade was plotting to destroy no less than everything And if that weren t enough for a prospective king to deal with Ben soon learned that the Iron Mark terrible lord of the demons challenged all pretenders to the throne of Landover to a duel to the death a duel no mere mortal could hope to win But Ben Holiday had one human trait that even magic couldn t overcome Ben Holiday was stubborn


Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

One rainy day Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true But when a lion frightens him on his way home Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results


Scent of Magic (Healer, #2)

b Hunted Killed Survived b br br As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms Avry of Kazan is in a unique position in the minds of her friends and foes alike she no longer exists Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement And she must do it alone as Kerrick her partner and sole confident returns to Alga to summon his country into battle br br Though she should be in hiding Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon s opponents Including infiltrating a holy army evading magic sniffers teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon s most horrible creations yet an army of the walking dead human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat br br War is coming and Avry is alone Unless she figures out how to do the impossible again


The Books of Magic

A quartet of fallen mystics dubbed the TrenchCoat Brigade is introduced in this first collection of the adventures of Timothy Hunter John Constantine the Phantom Stranger Dr Occult and Mister E take Hunter on a tour of the magical realms Along the way he s introduced to Vertigo s greatest practitioners of magic and must choose whether or not to join their ranks


Sandry's Book (Circle of Magic, #1)

With her gift of weaving silk thread and creating light Sandry is brought to the Winding Circle community There she meets Briar a former thief who has a way with plants Daja an outcast gifted at metalcraft and Tris whose connection with the weather unsettles everyone including herself At Winding Circle the four misfits are taught how to use their magic and to trust one another But then disaster strikes their new home Can Sandry weave together four kinds of magical power and save herself her friends and the one place where they ve ever been accepted


Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6)

b Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems Kate Daniels will fight to solve them no matter the cost b br br Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate Curran the Beast Lord are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis Unable to control their beasts many of the Pack s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood While there is a medicine that can help the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs and there s little available in Atlanta br br Kate can t bear to watch innocents suffer but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute and they ll pay him in medicine With the young people s survival and the Pack s future at stake Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer but they have little doubt that they re heading straight into a trap