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The Glamourist

The Glamourist
A Book

by Luanne G. Smith

  • Publisher : 47North
  • Release : 2020-06
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9781542019613
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A spellbinding novel of bloodlines, self-discovery, and redemption by the author of the Washington Post bestseller The Vine Witch. Abandoned as a child in turn-of-the-century Paris, Yvette Lenoir has longed to uncover the secrets of her magical heritage and tap her suppressed powers. But what brave and resourceful Yvette has done to survive the streets has made her a fugitive. With a price on her head, she clings to a memento from her past--what she believes to be a grimoire inherited from the mother she never knew. To unlock the secrets of her past, Yvette trusts in one woman to help solve the arcane riddles among its charmed pages. Elena Boureanu is the vine witch of Château Renard, noted for its renowned wines. Even as she struggles with her own bloodline--and its poisonous threat to her future--Elena can't ignore a friend on the run. Joined by a cunning thief, the proprietor of an enchanted-curio shop, and a bewitching black cat, Elena and Yvette are determined to decode Yvette's mysterious keepsake. But what restless magic will be unleashed? And what are Yvette and Elena willing to risk to become the witches they were destined to be?

Without A Summer

Without A Summer
A Book

by Mary Robinette Kowal

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-01-16
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1472110390
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Summer, 1816. Glamourists Jane and David Vincent return home to an unseasonably cold Long Parkmeade. Cooped up inside with Jane's fretful sister and father, they soon become restless, so when they receive a commission from a prominent family in London, they decide to go - taking Melody with them. Perhaps the change of scenery will brighten their moods (and Melody's marriage prospects). The capital is fizzing with talk of crop failures and unemployment riots in the north. Finding it difficult to avoid getting embroiled in the intrigue, it's not long before Jane and David realise they must use their magic to solve a crisis of international proportions . . . and get Melody to the church on time.

The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen

The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen
A Book

by Delia Sherman

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2009-06-25
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 1101162848
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Neef, the official Changeling of Central Park, has survived a life-threatening quest, but that’s nothing compared to her first experiences at Changeling school. At Miss Van Loon’s, she meets her counterparts from all over Manhattan, learns the basics of diplomacy, and, of course, gets in trouble. This time Neef must recover the Magic Mirror, or else New York Harbor’s Mermaid Queen will turn all of the city’s fresh water to salt—and everything will die.

Valour And Vanity

Valour And Vanity
(The Glamourist Histories #4)

by Mary Robinette Kowal

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-06-05
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1472110404
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Murano, Italy When a family celebration brings Glamourists Jane and David Vincent to the Continent, they seize the opportunity to voyage for Murano, to study the world-renowned glassblowers at work. But their ship is set upon by Barbary corsairs en route – and they arrive in Murano penniless. Fortunately, they meet a gentleman banker who arranges for a line of credit and a place to live. But just as the Vincents start to relax, a solicitor arrives at their house and it becomes clear they have been the victims of an elaborate heist. Trapped, penniless, their safety in fragile shape, they hatch a reckless plan to get their money back. The ensuing adventure is a glorious envisioning of all the best parts of heist narratives, but in a Regency setting – with magic.

Shades of Milk and Honey

Shades of Milk and Honey
(the Glamourist Histories #1)

by Mary Robinette Kowal

  • Publisher : Corsair
  • Release : 2013-10-03
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781472102485
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Shades of Milk and Honey" is an intimate portrait of Jane Ellsworth, a woman ahead of her time in a world where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady of quality. But despite the prevalence of magic in everyday life, other aspects of Dorchester's society are not that different: Jane and her sister Melody's lives still revolve around vying for the attentions of eligible men. Jane resists this fate, and rightly so: while her skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face, and therefore wins the lion's share of the attention. At the ripe old age of twenty-eight, Jane has resigned herself to being invisible forever. But when her family's honor is threatened, she finds that she must push her skills to the limit in order to set things right--and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own. This debut novel from an award-winning talent scratches a literary itch you never knew you had. Like wandering onto a secret picnic attended by "Pride and Prejudice" and "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell," "Shades of Milk and Honey" is precisely the sort of tale we would expect from Jane Austen...if only she had been a fantasy writer.

Glamour in Glass

Glamour in Glass
A Book

by Mary Robinette Kowal

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-10-03
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1472102533
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jane and David Vincent, both glamourists of some repute, are enjoying a blissful honeymoon on the continent when their romantic getaway goes horribly awry. They are in Belgium when they learn that Napoleon Bonaparte, the deposed emperor, has fled from exile throwing Europe into turmoil. Suddenly Jane and David find themselves in great danger, with no easy way back home to England, no possibility of rescue from abroad, and no real way to tell friend from foe. When David is taken prisoner, Jane determines to put herself at risk, using her most cunning, strongest magic to save her beloved, herself, and their unborn child from harm. . .

Leave Your World Behind - A Fantasy Fiction Sampler

Leave Your World Behind - A Fantasy Fiction Sampler
Five free tasters of other-worldly literary delights, from horror and zombies to spooks and fairies

by Lily Herne,Mary Robinette Kowal,Jonathan Aycliffe,Jo Walton,Edgar Allan Poe

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-11-01
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1472115430
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This sampler contains something for every fantasy fan, with tasters of: Deadlands by Lily Herne The first in a series following a group of zombie-fighting teen exiles as they try to survive in the living dead-infested deadlands of Cape Town. 'The Hunger Games meets The Walking Dead.' Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls Shades of Milk & Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal The first of the Glamouist Histories series, Shades of Milk & Honey is the fantasy novel you’ve always wished Jane Austen had written. Full of wit, historical nuance, romantic entanglements and domestic magic, this is pure entertainment. The Silence of Ghosts by Jonathan Aycliffe A mesmerising tale of terror set during the Second World War, from the author of the ghostly classic, Naomi’s Room. Psycho-Mania! Edited by Stephen Jones, story by Edgar Allan Poe The Tell-Tale Heart, a horrifying short story from a master of terror. Taken from the Psycho-Mania! collection of twisted tales of psychos, schizoids and serial killers collected by the master horror anthologist Stephen Jones. Among Others by Jo Walton Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel. Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

Valour and Vanity

Valour and Vanity
A Book

by Mary Robinette Kowal

  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release : 2014-04-29
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 146680839X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Acclaimed fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal has enchanted many fans with her beloved novels featuring a Regency setting in which magic—known here as glamour—is real. In Valour and Vanity, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in the sort of a magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen wrote Ocean's Eleven. After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincent plan to separate from the party and travel to Murano to study with glassblowers there, but their ship is set upon by Barbary corsairs while en route. It is their good fortune that they are not enslaved, but they lose everything to the pirates and arrive in Murano destitute. Jane and Vincent are helped by a kind local they meet en route, but Vincent is determined to become self-reliant and get their money back, and hatches a plan to do so. But when so many things are not what they seem, even the best laid plans conceal a few pitfalls. The ensuing adventure is a combination of the best parts of magical fantasy and heist novels, set against a glorious Regency backdrop. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Shades of Milk and Honey

Shades of Milk and Honey
A Book

by Mary Robinette Kowal

  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release : 2010-08-03
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781429963367
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The fantasy novel you've always wished Jane Austen had written Shades of Milk and Honey is exactly what we could expect from Jane Austen if she had been a fantasy writer: Pride and Prejudice meets Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. It is an intimate portrait of a woman, Jane, and her quest for love in a world where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady of quality. Jane and her sister Melody vie for the attentions of eligible men, and while Jane's skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face. When Jane realizes that one of Melody's suitors is set on taking advantage of her sister for the sake of her dowry, she pushes her skills to the limit of what her body can withstand in order to set things right-and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Complete Glamourist Histories

The Complete Glamourist Histories
Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass, Without a Summer, Valour and Vanity, Of Noble Family

by Mary Robinette Kowal

  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release : 2018-02-13
  • Pages : 2000
  • ISBN : 1250293588
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This discounted ebundle includes: Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass, Without a Summer, Valour and Vanity, Of Noble Family “Simply enchanting, and another great advance in an already impressive literary career. You're going to love this.” —John Scalzi Acclaimed fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal has enchanted many fans with her beloved novels featuring a Regency setting; a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence. This magic comes in the form of glamour, which allows talented users to form practically any illusion they can imagine. In the Glamourist Histories, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in all sorts of magical adventures. Other Tor books by Mary Robinette Kowal Ghost Talkers "Forest of Memories" The Calculating Stars The Fated Sky At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Shades of Milk and Honey

Shades of Milk and Honey
A Book

by Mary Robinette Kowal

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-10-03
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1472102509
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Regency England, Jane Ellsworth of Dorchester is a woman ahead of her time. Not only is she highly skilled in the manipulation of glamour - plucking strands from the Ether to create genteel magical illusions - she's also ambitious for her art, and dreams of being recognised as a glamourist of note in her own right, as men are permitted to. First and foremost, however, a lady of quality must marry well, and alas Jane's ambitions do not extend to her romantic prospects. Compared to her beautiful sister Melody, Jane feels invisible to suitors, and is resigned to a life of spinsterhood. But when her beloved family comes under threat, Jane uses her magical skills to put things right, which attracts the attention of professional glamourist Mr Vincent . . . and unwittingly wanders in to a love story of her own.

The Fated Sky

The Fated Sky
A Lady Astronaut Novel

by Mary Robinette Kowal

  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release : 2018-08-21
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0765398931
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mary Robinette Kowal continues the grand sweep of alternate history begun in The Calculating Stars, The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well-established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars. The Verge—Best SFF Books for August 2018 io9 —Best SFF Books for August 2018 Unbound Worlds —Best SFF Books for August 2018 Tor.com —Best SFF Books for August 2018 Kirkus Online —Best SFF Books for August 2018 Nerdmuch —Best SFF Books for August 2018 Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but there’s a lot riding on whoever the International Aerospace Coalition decides to send on this historic—but potentially very dangerous—mission? Could Elma really leave behind her husband and the chance to start a family to spend several years traveling to Mars? And with the Civil Rights movement taking hold all over Earth, will the astronaut pool ever be allowed to catch up, and will these brave men and women of all races be treated equitably when they get there? This gripping look at the real conflicts behind a fantastical space race will put a new spin on our visions of what might have been. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Lifestyle Puzzle

The Lifestyle Puzzle
A Book

by Henrik Vejlgaard

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2017-01-19
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1939235421
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American society is more diverse than ever. A country that used to think of itself as the great melting pot may soon be calling itself the great lifestyle buffet. With increasing affluence, more and more Americans are in a position to choose whatever lifestyle most appeals to them. The result is that the national landscape has become an intricate mosaic of varying styles, self-expressions, and ways of life. Even the distinction between majority and minority is starting to blur. Is there any pattern to this ever-shifting kaleidoscope of identities? Social scientist and communications expert Henrik Vejlgaard puts the pieces together in this fascinating study of American diversity in the twenty-first century. Applying the astute pattern-recognition skills that he demonstrated in his previous book, the critically acclaimed Anatomy of a Trend, Vejlgaard examines how we fold our identities into practical everyday life - into our lifestyle.

One Thing Needful

One Thing Needful
A Novel

by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1886
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

by Alisa Krasnostein,Julia Rios

  • Publisher : Twelfth Planet Press
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 437
  • ISBN : 1922101117
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kaleidoscope collects fun, edgy, meditative, and hopeful YA science fiction and fantasy with diverse leads. These twenty original stories tell of scary futures, magical adventures, and the joys and heartbreaks of teenage life. Featuring New York Times bestselling and award winning authors along with newer voices: Garth Nix, Sofia Samatar, William Alexander, Karen Healey, E.C. Myers, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Ken Liu, Vylar Kaftan, Sean Williams, Amal El-Mohtar, Jim C. Hines, Faith Mudge, John Chu, Alena McNamara, Tim Susman, Gabriela Lee, Dirk Flinthart, Holly Kench, Sean Eads, and Shveta Thakrar.

Whitehall: A Novel (Part 1)

Whitehall: A Novel (Part 1)
A Book

by Liz Duffy Adams,Delia Sherman,Barbara Samuel,Madeleine Robins,Mary Robinette Kowal,Sarah Smith

  • Publisher : Serial Box
  • Release : 2016-05-18
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1682101231
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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She who would be queen must win the love of a king—and a country. Whitehall is a royal tale full of true history and sensual intrigue, from Serial Box Publishing. Set in the 17th century court of King Charles II and his queen, Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza. Her journey to find her place as the foreign wife in a court riddled with political and religious intrigue -- not to mention the many mistresses of Charles the “Merry Monarch” -- is a tale of perseverance only a true queen could endure. Love mingles with betrayal before a sensual renaissance of art, culture, and sex in this lush historical serial. Whitehall is written by Liz Duffy Adams, Delia Sherman, Barbara Samuel, Mary Robinette Kowal, Madeleine Robins, and Sarah Smith. Originally presented serially in 13 episodes, this omnibus collects installments 1 through 7 of Whitehall Season One into one edition.

Our Hope Alone (Whitehall Season 1 Episode 10)

Our Hope Alone (Whitehall Season 1 Episode 10)
A Book

by Liz Duffy Adams,Delia Sherman,Barbara Samuel,Madeleine Robins,Mary Robinette Kowal,Sarah Smith

  • Publisher : Serial Box
  • Release : 2016-08-10
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 1682100774
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whispers behind closed doors carry substantial weight in the tenth installment of Whitehall, an episodic royal tale full of true history and sensual intrigue, new from Serial Box Publishing. Matters of national import become the purview of closed-door conferences as one plot is exposed while another is reconsidered. Meanwhile Jenny gets a surprising offer, and Catherine learns that being queen means little when it comes to certain womanly woes. This episode is brought to you Liz Duffy Adams and Delia Sherman who know exactly what power lies in the private conversations of women.

8 Steps to Side Characters

8 Steps to Side Characters
How to Craft Supporting Roles with Intention, Purpose, and Power

by Sacha Black

  • Publisher : Atlas Black Publishing
  • Release : 2021-07-29
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Do your characters fail to bring your story to life? Are they flat, boring or have no depth? Is your story lacking a little cohesion or sparkle? In 8 Steps to Side Characters, you’ll discover: + A step-by-step guide for creating side characters that bring your story alive + The main types of side characters and what you should do with them + The key to crafting character depth that hooks readers + How to harness your character’s voice to deepen your reader's experience + Tips and tricks for using details to enhance characterization + Methods for killing characters that will help deepen plot, theme and story + Dozens of ideas for creating conflict with your side characters + Tactics for differentiating characters and making them feel real to your reader + Character archetypes and functions + The most common pitfalls and mistakes to avoid 8 Steps to Side Characters is a comprehensive writing guide that will help you create the side characters your story needs. This book is packed with tips and tricks for polishing characters for writers at any level. If you want to power up your characters, eliminate dull and lifeless archetypes, and perfect your characterization, this is the book for you. By the end of this book, you'll know how to strengthen your characters to give your story, prose and plot the extra something special it needs to capture a readers and fans for life. If you like dark humor, learning through examples and want to create better side characters, then you’ll love Sacha Black’s guide to crafting supporting roles with intention, purpose, and power. Read 8 Steps to Side Characters today and start creating kick-ass stories.

Unleashed: Trick Or Truth

Unleashed: Trick Or Truth
A Book

by Ali Sparkes

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
  • Release : 2013-04-04
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0192793268
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A group of very special teenagers. Each with an incredible power, they live together, protected by the government. Out in the ordinary world they know they must not use their powers. But good intentions are easy . . . following them through is another matter. With his supernatural ability to conjure spectacular illusions, Spook Williams knows he is destined for greatness. So when he's kidnapped by a celebrity magician claiming to be his real father, he can't help but be intrigued . . . Very soon, Spook is living the dream: bathing in a jacuzzi aboard a luxury yacht, rubbing shoulders with billionaires, and spending time with gorgeous magician's assistant, Kamilah . . . But when he is asked to take part in a daring heist, will Spook be able to resist this opportunity to flex his powers?

Of Noble Family

Of Noble Family
A Book

by Mary Robinette Kowal

  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release : 2015-04-28
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 1466861231
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jane and Vincent have finally gotten some much-needed rest after their adventures in Italy when Vincent receives word that his estranged father has passed away on one of his properties in the West Indies. His brother, who manages the estate, is overwhelmed, and no one else in his family can go. Grudgingly, out of filial duty the couple decide to go. The sea voyage is long and Jane spends enough time unable to perform glamour that towards the end of the trip she discovers that she is with child. They are overjoyed, but when they finally arrive at the estate to complete what they expect to be routine legal tasks, they realize that nearly everything they came expecting to find had been a lie. Also, the entire estate is in disarray, with horrifying conditions and tensions with the local slave population so high that they are close to revolt.Jane and Vincent's sense of peril is screaming out for them to flee, but Vincent cannot stand to leave an estate connected with his family in such a condition. They have survived many grand and terrifying adventures in their time, but this one will test their skills and wits more than any they have ever encountered before, this time with a new life hanging in the balance. Mary Robinette Kowal's Of Noble Family is the final book of the acclaimed Glamourist Histories. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.