Having royal parents, a young foal is born with a unique problem. A problem that no one has ever seen before. She has a stick growing out of her forehead. This young foal has several siblings and as time passes she watches them grow up and become like their royal parents. Having loving parents watch over her and attempting to tackle life's challenges with this unique problem, this young foal eventually sets out on an adventure or quest that her father, the king, has encouraged her to take. The king teaches her about a legend concerning a specific individual that everyone calls the wisdom seeker. The wisdom seeker, as the legend says, knows all things and perhaps the wisdom seeker can help this filly with her unique problem. Although no one has ever seen the wisdom seeker, the king gives his daughter a special gift that once belonged to his grandfather to help guide her way as she searches for the legend told. Along her adventures she meets some pretty interesting characters that become her closest friends. She finds out about magic and the source from where the magic comes from. There are many surprises all along this filly's quest that keeps her and her friends guessing. Laughter and bewildering changes are always a part of the path. It is a heart warming story that has a magical ending!
A new story starring Jessica and Granny, from the highly successful Corgi Pup Unusual Day. Jessica loses her first tooth and Granny tells her an amazing story about her own experiences with the Tooth Fairy. A funny fantasy told with Sandi's inimitable humour, this story is perfect for new readers.
This book is comprised of most occults under the teachings of many mytho's of wizardry. This book is for people of all different types which & is what i designed it for it to be. The book is based on only the different cosmic deities of a combination of learnings that revolve around (because of new age reconciliation) prayer/spells to understand normal wizardry.
The Last Unicorn
Author: Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Whimsical. Lyrical. Poignant. Adapted for the first time from the acclaimed and beloved novel by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn is a tale for any age about the wonders of magic, the power of love, and the tragedy of loss. The unicorn, alone in her enchanted wood, discovers that she may be the last of her kind. Reluctant at first, she sets out on a journey to find her fellow unicorns. Adapted by Peter B. Gillis and lushly illustrated by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon.
The Last Unicorn
Author: Peter S. Beagle
Seven Seasons in Siena
Author: Robert Rodi
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Siena seems at first glance a typical Italian city: within its venerable medieval walls the citizens sport designer clothes, wield digital phones, and prize their dazzling local cuisine. But unlike neighboring Florence, Siena is still deeply rooted in ancient traditions—chiefly the spectacular Palio, in which seventeen independent societies known as contrade vie for bragging rights in an annual bareback horse race around the central piazza. Into this strange, closed world steps Robert Rodi. A Chicago writer with few friends in town and a shaky command of conversational Italian, he couldn’t be more out of place. Yet something about the sense of belonging radiating from the ritual-obsessed Sienese excites him, and draws him back to witness firsthand how their passionate brand of community extends beyond the Palio into the entire calendar year. Smitten, Rodi undertakes a plan to insinuate himself into this body politic, learn their ways, and win their acceptance. Seven Seasons in Siena is the story of Rodi’s love affair with the people of Siena—and of his awkward, heartfelt, intermittently successful, occasionally disastrous attempts to become a naturalized member of the Noble Contrada of the Caterpillar. It won’t be easy. As one of the locals points out, someone who’s American, gay, and a writer is the equivalent of a triple unicorn in this corner of Tuscany. But like a jockey in the Palio outlasting the competition in the home stretch, Rodi is determined to wear down all resistance. By immersing himself in the life of the contrada over seven visits at different times of the year—working in their kitchens, competing in their athletic events, and mastering the tangled politics of their various feuds and alliances—the ultimate outsider slowly begins to find his way into the hearts of this proud and remarkable people. By turns hilarious and heartwarming, and redolent with the flavor of the Tuscan countryside, Seven Seasons in Siena opens a window on daily life in one of the most magical regions in all of Italy—revealing the joys to be found when we stop being spectators and start taking an active part in life’s rich pageant. From the Hardcover edition.
The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem by G. K. Chesterton about the idealized exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great. Written in ballad form, the work is usually considered one of the last great traditional epic poems ever written in the English language. The poem narrates how Alfred was able to defeat the invading Danes at the Battle of Ethandun under the auspices of God working through the agency of the Virgin Mary. In addition to being a narration of Alfred's military and political accomplishments, it is also considered a Catholic allegory. Chesterton incorporates a significant amount of philosophy into the basic structure of the story. Aeterna Press
The Fifth Jewel of Earth
Author: James W. Greenhalge
Publisher: Author House
Then quietly the Counselor continued, ?Your traveling is needed again. The pendant you wear was purchased at an awesome price. That much is finished! And no principality or power?in heaven or on earth?can undo that accomplishment. The bridge has been rebuilt and the path has been thrown open. Now you must complete your traveling in fear and trembling. Salvation is between you and the King, but working out your salvation is between you and Me. Wisdom has been given to allow you to see the plan, Knowledge to understand the circumstances, and Belief in the Plan to strengthen you for the long, hard journey. Choosing life, ? here the Counselor hesitated, touched again by the inestimable cost of that horrific sacrifice, ?provides you with an inerrant compass toward home. Now I need you to acquire Right Standing, the privilege to face the Creator in His throne room. He is perfection itself, chosen mortal, and all imperfection will be consumed by His righteous indignation. Your best efforts will not be enough!? ?Not enough The last sentence echoed down the corridor. Your best efforts will not be enough? How was he to acquire something which his best efforts could not attain? How do you acquire the unattainable? Fifth in the Jewels of Earth collection, the continued fighting in the ?forever war? has already cost the king His life and the Traveler narrowly escaped with his own. To return to the fluid battlefield of time is dangerous enough, but the enemy is attempting to alter the timeline and the forces of the Cabala are taking matters into their own hands. Failure forfeits the future. Yet even if he succeeds, the Traveler risks never being able to return home. His journey is yours. Join the resistance! There is a jewel waiting for you!
The Lore of the Unicorn
Author: Odell Shepard
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Fascinating, delightfully readable book traces development of various aspects of the unicorn legend in mythology, folklore, magic, medicine, literature, art and commerce. "It is a book rich with curious lore, the product . . . of careful and intensive research; yet it is written with charm and with affection for the elusive animal which for millenniums has entranced men's imaginations." — Books. Text enhanced with 28 carefully selected illustrations. Introduction.
Author: Surazeus Astarius
Gothinia of Surazeus - Oracle of Gotha presents 150,792 lines of verse in 1,948 poems, lyrics, ballads, sonnets, dramatic monologues, eulogies, hymns, and epigrams written by Surazeus 1993 to 2000.
Kafka's biographer resurrects the life story of the founder of one of the most important political movements of the twentieth century, describing how, in his short life, Herzl envisioned Zionism, inspired pride in Jews, and realized his dream
Author: Yasha Levine
The internet is the most effective weapon the government has ever built. In this fascinating book, investigative reporter Yasha Levine uncovers the secret origins of the internet, tracing it back to a Pentagon counterinsurgency surveillance project. A visionary intelligence officer, William Godel, realized that the key to winning the war in Vietnam was not outgunning the enemy, but using new information technology to understand their motives and anticipate their movements. This idea--using computers to spy on people and groups perceived as a threat, both at home and abroad--drove ARPA to develop the internet in the 1960s, and continues to be at the heart of the modern internet we all know and use today. As Levine shows, surveillance wasn't something that suddenly appeared on the internet; it was woven into the fabric of the technology. But this isn't just a story about the NSA or other domestic programs run by the government. As the book spins forward in time, Levine examines the private surveillance business that powers tech-industry giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon, revealing how these companies spy on their users for profit, all while doing double duty as military and intelligence contractors. Levine shows that the military and Silicon Valley are effectively inseparable: a military-digital complex that permeates everything connected to the internet, even coopting and weaponizing the antigovernment privacy movement that sprang up in the wake of Edward Snowden. With deep research, skilled storytelling, and provocative arguments, Surveillance Valley will change the way you think about the news--and the device on which you read it.
The Little White Horse
Author: Elizabeth Goudge
"I absolutely adored The Little White Horse."--J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series Winner of the Carnegie Medal When orphaned young Maria Merryweather arrives at Moonacre Manor, she feels as if she's entered Paradise. Her new guardian, her uncle Sir Benjamin, is kind and funny; the Manor itself feels like home right away; and every person and animal she meets is like an old friend. But there is something incredibly sad beneath all of this beauty and comfort--a tragedy that happened years ago, shadowing Moonacre Manor and the town around it--and Maria is determined to learn about it, change it, and give her own life story a happy ending. But what can one solitary girl do?
The unicorns flee from the noise, violence, and destruction of civilization and find refuge in the sea, in a rhythmic, lyrical tribute to the mystical, mysterious unicorn. Reprint.