Description : A #1 New York Times bestseller An IndieBound bestseller A USA Today bestseller A Wall Street Journal bestseller This #1 New York Times bestseller is a new series starter set in the Land of Stories universe from Chris Colfer, perfect for new and old fans! When Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility. But with the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic! Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem she doesn't return. Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever? Fall in love with an all-new series from Chris Colfer, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Land of Stories, filled with adventure, imagination, and wonderfully memorable characters both familiar and new.
Description : The enchanting sequel to the No. 1 New York Times bestseller A Tale of Magic, from the author of The Land of Stories. Brystal Evergreen changed the world, but the journey is just beginning ... Brystal Evergreen and her friends have saved the world from the evil Snow Queen and secured worldwide acceptance for the magical community. However, when a mysterious new witch named Mistress Mara arrives at the Academy, the celebrations are cut short. As Mistress Mara begins recruiting faeries into her rival school of Witchcraft, it becomes clear she has dark intentions. And soon Brystal's friend Lucy becomes embroiled in an ominous plot against mankind. Elsewhere, the fragile peace is on the brink of shattering. Outrage has spread throughout the kingdoms in opposition to the legalisation of magic. And a dangerous and centuries old clan known as the Righteous Brotherhood has resurfaced, with one goal in mind: to exterminate all magical life for ever ... starting with Brystal ... Filled with brand-new adventures and a cast of memorable characters, both familiar and new, Chris Colfer's writing will sweep you away into a world of magic and wonder.
Description : Take an adventure upon the Magical Earth. The year is 564 AD. The Roman Empire's rule of Europe is being challenged by a fearsome army of goblins. The only power capable of stoping this force is a young wizard named Abacar. Learn how he and his friends travel across Europe in a flying ship, and how they deal with dragons, orcs, witches, and other monsters. They also meet many new friends along the way, including elves, dwarves, and a unicorn named Firemane.
Description : One of the best known, most enduring, and popular genres in all of literature is the fairy tale. Its origins stretch back to preliterate oral societies. This book surveys the origins and evolution into the modern versions we recognize today.
Description : Contemporary Fairy-Tale Magic studies the impact of fairy tales on contemporary cultures from an interdisciplinary perspective, with special emphasis on how literature and film are retelling classic fairy tales for modern audiences.
Description : When thirteen-year-old Mindy finds a fishing float on the beach in Mumbai, India, she doesn't suspect the danger and adventure that will come along with it. She soon discovers that it is no ordinary fishing float, but a magic crystal ball, and that she has been chosen to save the world from destruction and chaos. Agamede, the magical being who takes the form of the ball in her dormant state, needs Mindy's help to stop an evil sorceress named Roxanne Evillovich. Roxie's diabolical plan is to use Agamede's powers to eradicate modern technology from the world and return civilization to the days when magic ruled, so she can enjoy her former glory once again. But first, Roxanne must locate her crystal ball, lost to the sea during transport from her castle in France to her new home, the Crystal Tower in Portland, Oregon-and with aid from her sorcerer friend, Rasputin, soon discovers that it has floated halfway around the world. Mindy's older brother, Robert no longer believes in magic, so she must travel alone through time and space on a quest for an ancient spell that will allow her to use Agamede's powers against Roxie. Mindy finds help along the way as she journeys through thirteenth-century Spain, the mystical Isle of Avalon, and ancient Egypt. Only time will tell if Mindy can retrieve the spell from the past before Roxanne reclaims the crystal ball and uses Agamede's magic to end the world as we know it.
Description : Mouse is a seer who tries to blend into the background, reluctant to reveal that he's privy to myriad manifestations of human thoughts, emotions, regrets and the smoldering complexities of human betrayal. A new Evil preys upon this richly woven Age of seers, senders, prophets, Principle Families and powerful Ladies. The Evil sweeps the landscape like a dark tsunami, twisting human minds into a horrifying compliance. Hope lies in The One True Lady and The Unknown, who must meet, combine powers and summon allies to defeat the overwhelming advance of Evil. Mouse must give up his invisibility and channel his powers to save himself, to help connect The Unknown and The One True Lady, to eliminate the Evil and to usher in a grand, new Age. We learn much about the intricacies of humans' minds and their secret interactions as we join Mouse on his vital mission of love, compassion and salvation.