The Serpent s Curse

It's the same as this cane, the same as any number of items floating through this city—it's been changed by magic. It's not natural magic, of course, but that sort of thing never really bothered Dolph, did it?” He eyed Viola, daring her ...

Author: Lisa Maxwell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481494496

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows meets Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger in this spellbinding third book in the “vivid and compelling” (BCCB), New York Times bestselling Last Magician series. Evade the Serpent. Heed the Curse. Rewrite the Present. Esta isn’t a stranger to high-stakes heists. She’s a seasoned thief who has no reservations about using her affinity for time to give her an edge, and she’s trained her whole life for one mission: travel back to 1902 New York, steal the ancient Book of Mysteries, and use its power to destroy the Brink and free the Mageus from the Order’s control. But the Book held a danger that no one anticipated—Seshat, an angry goddess was trapped within its pages. Now that terrible power lives within Harte, and if given the chance, Seshat will use Esta to destroy the world and take her revenge. Only Esta and Harte stand in her way. Yet in their search to recover the elemental stones needed to bind Seshat’s power, Esta and Harte have found themselves stranded in time with a continent between them. As Esta fights to get back to Harte, the Order is no longer the only obstacle standing in her way. Saving Harte—and magic itself—will put even Esta’s skills to the test. And all the while, another danger grows, one more terrible than both Seshat and the Order combined...

The Serpent s Shadow The Kane Chronicles Book 3

The series has gone on to become a chart-topping success. ***Check out The Kane Chronicles website at www.kanechronicles.co.uk for games, puzzles, author interviews and much more.***

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141967547

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent's Shadow is the final thrilling instalment in award-winning author Rick Riordan's Kane Chronicles trilogy. Is their inherited magic enough to battle against the most powerful mythical forces that Egypt's gods have to throw at them? CARTER AND SADIE KANE, descendants of the magical House of Life, are in pretty big trouble. Despite their bravest efforts, Apophis, the giant snake of Chaos, is still threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness. Now the Kanes must do something no magician has ever managed - defeat Apophis himself. No pressure there then. Battling against the forces of Chaos, their only hope is an ancient spell - but the magic has been lost for a millennia. Will they find the serpent's shadow, or will they be led to their deaths in the depths of the Underworld? Rick Riordan has now sold an incredible 55 million copies of his books worldwide Praise for The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent's Shadow: 'Storytelling that will get readers hooked' - Philip Ardagh, The Guardian 'Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical.' - Times Rick Riordan is the award-winning writer of the Percy Jackson series, The Kane Chronicles and the Heroes of Olympus series. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006, and made into a blockbuster film starring Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan and Uma Thurman in 2010. The series has gone on to become a chart-topping success. ***Check out The Kane Chronicles website at www.kanechronicles.co.uk for games, puzzles, author interviews and much more.***

The Serpent Coiled in Naples

Pina remembers him as a child and in particular a little song in dialect which he composed: 'Piglia 'o cane, acchiappa 'o cane, 'a capa d'o' cane, 'o cane, 'o cane' ('Get the dog, catch the dog, the head of the dog, the dog, the dog').

Author: Marius Kociejowski

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN: 9781909961807

Category: Travel

Page: 464

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A travelogue revealing the hidden stories of Naples. In recent years Naples has become, for better or worse, the new destination in Italy. While many of its more unusual features are on display for all to see, the stories behind them remain largely hidden. In Marius Kociejowski’s portrait of this baffling city, the serpent can be many things: Vesuvius, the mafia-like Camorra, the outlying Phlegrean Fields (which, geologically speaking, constitute the second most dangerous area on the planet). It is all these things that have, at one time or another, put paid to the higher aspirations of Neapolitans themselves. Naples is simultaneously the city of light, sometimes blindingly so, and the city of darkness, although often the stuff of cliché. The boundary that separates death from life is porous in the extreme: the dead inhabit the world of the living and vice versa. The Serpent Coiled in Naples is a travelogue, a meditation on mortality, and much else besides.

The Serpent and the Church at Jerrico Springs

Mostly, the only sweets available resulted from sucking out the sweet juices of sorghum cane, and that only occurred once a year. Being poor didn't seem to matter that much. Everybody was poor, and that was fact.

Author: Bill Reid

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595242771

Category: Fiction

Page: 628

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Joshua, born and raised in the Appalacian mountains finds his first love in a one room school house. Soon after, raw, naked rage goads Joshua into a chilling and bizarre double murder in the church at Jerrico Springs. Joshua must flee his beloved mountains. Thirty years later, Joshua is a brilliant research professor at a renowned University. There he encounters Samanthe, an astonishingly intelligent but twisted doctoral student in his program. Because of a series of inexplicable behaviors, Samanthe is summarily dismissed from her doctoral program. Simultaneously, Joshua and Jennifer, whom he passionately loves, leave for an extended sabbatical in Boulder, Co. From the moment they begin their journey, Samanthe stalks them. After a succession of life-threatening events, including the kidnapping of Jennifer, Joshua must return to the church at Jerrico Springs. There, he confronts his past and yet another murder, as he is forced to face the wrath and fury of a demented Samanthe.

The Serpent s Cane

Find out as the events unfold in this gripping mystery thriller. A duel of two maestros. Both ethical in their own ways but in a fight of survival, one must step down or get stepped down.

Author: Mehmood Rehman

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781716578748

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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After the bomb blast ten years ago, everyone thought S.S was dead until 10 years later, when a case links S.S back in the loop as Detective Ray accidentally lands on a clue. A clue that can solve the oil-spill case and save his clients but maybe drag Ray into the cobweb of S.S. Will Ray succeed like always or will this case be his career's biggest challenge or the last challenge? Find out as the events unfold in this gripping mystery thriller. A duel of two maestros. Both ethical in their own ways but in a fight of survival, one must step down or get stepped down...

The Serpent s Kiss

“I want to stand up and look at the stuff on top of the desk, but in order to stand up I'm going to have to use my cane or lean on the desk. And I really don't want to lean on the desk.” Jill held up the cane. “Here I come.

Author: Mark Terry

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738708829

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

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Derek Stillwater, bioterrorism expert for the Department of Homeland Security, already has his bags packed for vacation when he gets the call: "Sarin gas attack on a detroit restaurant. Fifty-two dead." The killer calls himself the Serpent and demands three million dollars. If he is not paid on time, more people will die. Special Agent Jill Church is assigned to keep tabs on Stillwater. While the FBI brass are playing politics with the press, Stillwater and Church discover a disturbing link to a cult responsible for the sarin attacks on a Japanese subway. Furious at Stillwater's unorthodox methods, the FBI demands his immediate arrest. Now suspended from the case, Church knows that she and Stillwater are the only ones who can stop the Serpent from releasing sarin gas at a concert. 21,000 lives are at stake–including her own son's.

Simmonds s Colonial Magazine and Foreign Miscellany

The principal food of the serpent is the rat ; it forms the prey which I have most commonly found in its stomach ; I have taken as many as six rats at one time out of a serpent's stomach . Rats being great destroyers of canes here ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555072738

Category: Great Britain

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Colonial Magazine and East India Review

The principal food of the serpent is the rat ; it forms the prey which I have most commonly found in its stomach ; I have taken as many as six rats at one time out of a serpent's stomach . Rats being great destroyers of canes here ...

Author: Peter Lund Simmonds

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062938207

Category: Colonization

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How I Became One of the Invisible new edition

the cane returns as five serpents appear in the sky. for artaud the serpent represents vibration, energy. the serpents' “strength of decIsIon Is represented by a cane!” what does this mean? It means that I who am speaking have a cane. a ...

Author: David Rattray

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781635900729

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 424

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The only collection of Rattray's prose: essays that offer a kind of secret history and guidebook to a poetic and mystical tradition. In order to become one of the invisible, it is necessary to throw oneself into the arms of God... Some of us stayed for weeks, some for months, some forever. —from How I Became One of the Invisible Since its first publication in 1992, David Rattray's How I Became One of the Invisible has functioned as a kind of secret history and guidebook to a poetic and mystical tradition running through Western civilization from Pythagoras to In Nomine music to Hölderlin and Antonin Artaud. Rattray not only excavated this tradition, he embodied and lived it. He studied at Harvard and the Sorbonne but remained a poet, outside the academy. His stories “Van” and “The Angel” chronicle his travels in southern Mexico with his friend, the poet Van Buskirk, and his adventures after graduating from Dartmouth in the mid-1950s. Eclipsed by the more mediagenic Beat writers during his lifetime, Rattray has become a powerful influence on contemporary artists and writers. Living in Paris, Rattray became the first English translator of Antonin Artaud, and he understood Artaud's incisive scholarship and technological prophecies as few others would. As he writes of his translations in How I Became One of the Invisible, “You have to identify with the man or the woman. If you don't, then you shouldn't be translating it. Why would you translate something that you didn't think had an important message for other people? I translated Artaud because I wanted to turn my friends on and pass a message that had relevance to our lives. Not to get a grant, or be hired by an English department.” Compiled in the months before his untimely death at age 57, How I Became One of the Invisible is the only volume of Rattray's prose. This new edition, edited by Robert Dewhurst, includes five additional pieces, two of them previously unpublished.

The Kane Chronicles Book Three The Serpent s Shadow new cover

If you haven't yet read the Kane Chronicles, Rick Riordan's action-adventure trilogy based on Ancient Egyptian mythology, don't miss this paperback edition with new cover art and a Percy Jackson-Kane Chronicles crossover story, "The Crown ...

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

ISBN: 1368013570

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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If you haven't yet read the Kane Chronicles, Rick Riordan's action-adventure trilogy based on Ancient Egyptian mythology, don't miss this paperback edition with new cover art and a Percy Jackson-Kane Chronicles crossover story, "The Crown of Ptolemy." When young magicians Carter and Sadie Kane learned how to follow the path of the Ancient Egyptian gods, they knew they would have to play an important role in restoring Ma'at--order--to the world. What they didn't know is how chaotic the world would become. The Chaos snake Apophis is loose and threatening to destroy the earth in three days' time. The magicians are divided. The gods are disappearing, and those who remain are weak. Walt, one of Carter and Sadie's most gifted initiates, is doomed and can already feel his life force ebbing. Zia is too busy babysitting the senile sun god, Ra, to be of much help. What are a couple of teenagers and a handful of young trainees to do? There is possibly one way to stop Apophis, but it is so difficult that it might cost Carter and Sadie their lives, if it even works at all. It involves trusting the ghost of a psychopathic magician not to betray them, or worse, kill them. They'd have to be crazy to try it. Well, call them crazy. With hilarious asides, memorable monsters, and an ever-changing crew of friends and foes, the excitement never lets up in The Serpent's Shadow, a thoroughly entertaining and satisfying conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.