The Kingdom and the Cave

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349005885

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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'The Under People. They live in a huge Cave. They are thought to be boring upwards. Giant worms and flying ants. Underground magic.' Mickle, the palace cat, knows the kingdom is in danger. He can feel it in his whiskers and he has found a mysterious note in the royal library... (Yes, of course he can read, and speak - if he chooses to!) Mickle can't trust the King and Queen with his mission, so he and Prince Michael, with the help of their animal friends (and quite a bit of magic!), set out on a perilous quest to find the sinister Under People, discover their secret power and save the Kingdom of Astalon. In her first novel, written when she was only a teenager, Joan Aiken showcases the imagination, wit and storytelling zest that would lead to classics like Arabel's Raven and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

Und die Eselin sah den Engel

Roman

Author: Nick Cave

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641146240

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Gott hab ihn selig Euchrid Eucrow ist das Produkt mehrerer Generationen von Inzucht. Seine Mutter ist eine Säuferin und sein Vater ein wortkarger Fallensteller. Wortlos wächst er in einem fundamentalistischen Südstaatenkaff auf, welches von einer eigenartigen Sekte und vom Anbau von Zuckerrohr lebt. Euchrid wird von den Städtern gejagt und misshandelt. Nur die Hobos des Ortes stehen noch unter ihm. Getrieben von sozialer Isolation, flüchtet er sich in Wahnvorstellungen und kreiert seine eigene Welt.

Ryan and the Cave of Secret Passages

Author: G. Lusby

Publisher: G Lusby

ISBN: 1452314128

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Page: N.A

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Ryan Duster and Jason Connelly are two ten-year-old boys who love adventure, mystery, and new discoveries. But a visit to Rocks State Park sends them whirling through an adventure they never dreamed could happen. The discovery of a cold, dark cave leads them into a kingdom of magical people who summon the boys help to restore peace and harmony to their mystical land.

Thirty Days in the Kingdom

Searching for a Laughing Place

Author: Matt Ferrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1475989725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

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For author Matt Ferrell, it's not always pixie dust and flying elephants as he tackles a month at a certain amusement park in Anaheim, California. In Thirty Days in the Kingdom, he relays his day-to-day experiences beginning on September 1, 2008, and continuing each day for the rest of the month. Following an inner urge to relive his childhood, Ferrell experiences the sights, sounds, rides, crowds, food, music, shows, characters, and more at this popular theme park. Sharing his observations and insights while surrounded by "guests" having fun, Thirty Days in the Kingdom provides a unique look at the culture, patrons, and "cast members" of this much-visited tourist attraction. Among oversized strollers and churro-hungry guests hurrying to wait in the next line, Ferrell finds his happy place, and he discovers that somewhere between childhood memories, Neverland, and middle-aged realities that his dreams just might possibly come true.



The Art of Nick Cave

New Critical Essays

Author: John H. Baker

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841506273

Category: Music

Page: 282

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Known for his work as a performer and songwriter with the Birthday Party, the Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Australian artist Nick Cave has also pursued a variety of other projects, including writing and acting. Covering the full range of Cave's creative endeavors, this collection of critical essays provides a comprehensive overview of his multifaceted career. The contributors, who hail from an array of disciplines, consider Cave's work from many different angles, drawing on historical, psychological, pedagogical, and generic perspectives. Illuminating the remarkable scope of Cave's achievements, they explore his career as a composer of film scores, scriptwriter, and performer, most strikingly in Ghosts of the Civil Dead; his work in theater; and his literary output, which includes the novels And the Ass Saw the Angel and The Death of Bunny Munro, as well as two collections of prose. Together, the resulting essays provide a lucid overview of Nick Cave's work that will orient students and fans while offering fresh insights sure to deepen even expert perspectives.

The Kingdom of Shadows

Book 1 Shadows' Fall

Author: Jared Griffis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440198953

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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I'm going to kill the king. A formidable nation is being destroyed by corruption at its very foundation. While clans, guilds, and cults tear at each other for control of the senate, the king rules through manipulation and fear, driven only to expand his power by any means possible. When the reckless bounty hunter Kellson is convicted of crimes he didn't commit, he escapes but hes determined to bring down the king and his decaying government. Running from the authorities, Kellson stumbles into a world thought only to be legend a world of Shadows, an infamous clan of warriors who oppose corruption in any form. Known for their elite skills as fighters and infiltrators, they take in Kellson and begin to teach him their secret skills as insurgents. But Kellson has a bigger plan; he intends to lead a rebellion...if he can master the Shadows' skills and convince them to join him.

The Kingdom of the Rainbow

Author: Robert W Luck

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595210015

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Beneath the waters of the mysterious Lake Warma, an epic struggle has begun. Their sacred spawning grounds destroyed by humans, King Tulan and his clan of wild trout face extinction. Birds of prey hunt them from the sky. Humans capture them with their "trickery and Vines of Death." A rival king torments them. The clan's only hope is the courageous Makar, King Tulan's estranged son who risks banishment by his father because of his love for Reka, a member of the outcast Secolas. In this enchanting tale, Robert W. Luck creates a mythical world that weaves together themes of courage, betrayal, spiritual truth and forbidden love. The Kingdom of the Rainbow is wise and unforgettable story that that reminds us of the true source of inner strength.

Animox. Die Stadt der Haie

Author: Aimee Carter

Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger

ISBN: 3960520131

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 330

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Die Saga der Tierwandler: Der Kampf der Tierreiche tobt und Simon steckt mittendrin. Kaum ist er den tödlichen Gefahren des Schlangenreichs entkommen, erwartet ihn und seine Freunde schon das nächste Abenteuer. Die Suche nach den verschollenen Stücken jener Waffe, die einst dem sagenumwobenen Anführer aller Tierreiche gehörte, führt die Tierwandler in die Stadt der Haie. In den dunklen Tiefen des Pazifiks bekommt Simon es mit finsteren Gestalten zu tun. Und mit der Frage, ob er das Richtige wagt oder die Seinen gefährdet.

Temple of the Lion

The Darius Chronicles

Author: Darrell Abdullah Kirk

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465379401

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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In an antiquated era from an unsung time, when man’s design remained in sodden soil, lions and Dragons battled for authority over earth’s lands. The fi rst war was waged by Ari the father of all lions. He, his fi ve sons and their forces fought a long victorious fi erce battle against the Dragons, but this war sadly brought Ari’s end as well. Agrim, a lion prophet born centuries after the war foretold of a leader to be born amongst lions. This leader would come during the age of man and would wield the Nuru or ‘the gift’, as its catalyst for victory delivering hope to all life. After the many wars fought against these beasts known as the Nungeda, dragons of the ancient world, their Emperor eventually retreated with his forces back to the Ice Mountains of Hursagam, hibernating, growing in numbers and preparing for their return centuries later to decimate all life upon planet earth. Over fi ve Millennia has past’s since their defeat and the fi rst of the caller’s appear during the age of man in the personage of the lion Darius. Darius is the fi rst of the foretold Diyeen, the one who despite overwhelming Odds, fi ght in the way of his creator and purpose. Will he bring hope back to lion kind and will his presence with the aid of the Nuru bring victory over the Nungeda who vows a triumphant return? This you will gage for yourself within these pages of the Temple of the Lion – The Darius Chronicles. The fi rst installment of a trilogy detailing the role lions once played in a past that has escaped the historical annals of earth’s shrouded history.

The Figure in the Cave and Other Essays

Author: John Montague,Antoinette Quinn

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815624783

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 228

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Essays by the Irish poet deal with his career, approach to writing, and assessment of fellow writers, including Joyce, Beckett, Lowell, Bellow, and Berryman

The Kingdom of Christ

Or, Hints to a Quaker, Respecting the Principles, Constitution, and Ordinances of the Catholic Church

Author: Frederick Denison Maurice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religious thought

Page: N.A

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Sarah and the rainbow kingdom

A story about the magic of friendship

Author: Sandra Borchert

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3847667505

Category: Fiction

Page: 19

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Princess Sarah is the only child of her overly protective parents. She feels lonely and wants to have friends. Sometimes she catches herself, staring at the happy children, playing outside her paöace, wishing you would be one of them. One day she starts to hear strange noises coming from her nursery. What could that be? Go on a magical journey with little Sarah and meet the last two kids of the rainbow kingdom. A kingdom in which, every child represents a certain colour. Meet an evil wizzard and meet the lovely, one eyed gnome Argus. Experience the magic of love, friendship and happiness and let your child learn about the real values in life.

The Promise of Light

A Novel

Author: Paul Watkins

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1466887664

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In The Promise of Light by Paul Watkins, it is 1921, and young Ben Sheridan's Irish-American father mysteriously dies in their small Rhode Island town. Determined to learn the truth about his family's cloudy past, he sets sail for Ireland, and quickly becomes involved in a struggle between soldiers of the newly formed Irish Republican Army and the brutal British troops. Amidst the lush and rugged Irish countryside, and the horrible violence unfolding across it, Ben must search for the truth of his identity, and the ties of his family's blood.

The Book of the Cave of Treasures

Author: E. a. Budge Budge,Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596053356

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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And in the days of Nimrod, the mighty man (or giant), a fire appeared which ascended from the earth, and Nimrod went down, and looked at it, and worshipped it, and he established priests to minister there, and to cast incense from it. From that day the Persians began to worship fire...-from "The Fourth Thousand Years"One of the most prolific and respected Egyptologists of the Victorian era, Budge here offers his translation of the 4th-century A.D. Syrian text commonly known as "the Cave of Treasures," a history of the world from the Creation to the crucifixion of Christ and considered by some to be an apocryphal book of the Bible. Budge's extensive notes, linking the work to other ancient writings, as well as the numerous illustrations, make this unusual work, first published in 1927, an excellent resource for students of ancient civilizations and comparative mythology.SIR E. A. WALLIS BUDGE (1857-1934) was curator of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 to 1924. Among his many works of translation and studies of ancient Egyptian religion and ritual is his best-known project, The Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Cave Lupus

Author: Christian Martin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146915062X

Category: Fiction

Page: 701

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Thousands of years before this story begins, in a world rife with war, savagery and power, a prophesy was made, one amongst many of that time. Then it was forgotten, but prophesies have a tendency to be forgotten, do they not? Yet, prophesies have a better chance of being realised when forgotten than when the two legs try to favour it or to mingle with its natural development. This scroll tells the story of how our family became involved with its onset, development, and conclusion. This is my saga. I almost started this scroll with the classical once upon a time, but this story is on-going, and you too will be part of it, writing your own saga in time. Sons, Daughters, learn that the past may guide, but must never stifle your thinking. Nothing we hold dear is permanent, and this is right, for permanence equals stability, leading to disappearance. Let us begin our trip... Uncle Silver Wolf Nearly eight thousand years after the Nuclear Cataclysm threw back civilization to the cave age, society is fighting its way up the ladder again. The political structure matches the Middle Age, with Kingdoms, Trade Orders, Roads of Initiation, and Symbols of Mastery. There exists one huge historical difference: Each six-year old Child is taken from home by the Diviners, travels for a year to get hands-on work experience before being incorporated into an Order for life. Another issue is the effects of the Cataclysm on life: numerous mutant life-forms have emerged, while huge swaths of the world have become inhospitable. Thus begins the story of Harold, Companion Ironsmith, and how he discovers his unexpected heritage.

Men and Marriage

Author: George Gilder

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company

ISBN: 1455608785

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Timely when originally published, Men and Marriage is essential now given the the warlike climate of male-female relationships, unfortunately fostered by radical feminism. -Rush Limbaugh Men and Marriage is a critical commentary that asks the burning question, How can society survive the pervasive disintegration of the family? A profound crisis faces modern social order as traditional family relationships become almost unrecognizable. George Gilder's Men and Marriage is a revised and expanded edition of his 1973 landmark work, Sexual Suicide . He examines the deterioration of the family, the well-defined sex roles it offered, and how this change has shifted the focus of our society. Poverty, for instance, stems from the destruction of the family when unmarried parents are abandoned by their lovers or older women are divorced because society approves of their husbands' younger girlfriends. Gilder claims that men will only fulfill their paternal obligations when women lead them to do so, and that this civilizing influence, balanced with proper economic support, is the most important part of maintaining a productive, healthy, loving society. He offers a concrete plan for rebuilding the family in America. His solutions challenge readers to return to these roles and reestablish the family values that were once so crucial in staving off the ills that plague our country. Gilder insists that it is time to reexamine what "liberation" has wrought and at what cost. Only a return to traditional family values, he contends, can stem the tide of disaster. George Gilder is the author of Wealth and Poverty, the best-selling critique of Reaganomics, The Spirit of Enterprise, Visible Man, Naked Nomads, and The Party That Lost Its Head. He was a speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and now writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal and National Review about material advances and their effect on society. His most recent books include two other well-known social commentaries, Microcosm and Life After Television.

The Cambridge Companion to Fairy Tales

Author: Maria Tatar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316194515

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Fairy tales have never known geographical, disciplinary or cultural borders. In many ways, they provide a model for thinking about storytelling on a transnational level long before comparative literature began transforming itself into world literature. As the simple expression of complex thought, fairy tales have increasingly become the focus of intense scholarly inquiry. In this Companion, international scholars from a range of academic disciplines explore the historical origins, cultural dissemination and psychological power of fairy stories, and offer model interpretations of tales from a variety of traditions and sources, including Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm and the One Thousand and One Nights. Rather than disenchanting the stories, the essays in this volume broaden our understanding of them and deepen our appreciation of the cultural work they do. A chronology and guide to further reading contribute to the usefulness of the volume for students and scholars.

Journals of the Rev. Messrs Isenberg and Krapf, Missionaries of the Church Missionary Society

Detailing Their Proceedings in the Kingdom of Shoa, and Journeys in Other Parts of Abyssinia, in the Years 1839, 1840, 1841, and 1842

Author: Charles William Isenberg,Johann Ludwig Krapf,James MacQueen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108034179

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 658

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Published in 1843, with an important geographical preface, these journals describe the missionaries' experiences in the Abyssinian kingdom of Shoa.