Shadow Castle

Author: Marian Cockrell
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504029720
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In the middle of a deep forest is an enchanted valley and a castle where only shadows live, shadows of kings and queens who have waited for hundreds of years for the spell cast upon them to be broken. One day, a girl named Lucy follows a little dog through a tunnel into the valley and meets the mysterious red-haired Michael, who takes her into the shadow world to meet Prince Mika and his mortal wife Gloria, their children and their children’s children, and to learn the magic that will lift the spell. This new expanded edition contains additional chapters not published in the original 1946 edition.

Shadow of the Castle

Author: Matthew Macleod
ISBN: 1365541487
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People go missing every day in the Scottish capital, where Luke Calvin treads the tightrope between the law and order of the police and the harsh realities on the streets. Existing in his own personal grey area and plying his trade as a private investigator in the shadows of Edinburgh, he operates at the behest of the ""office"" - nothing more than some semi-official voices on a phone and a steady paycheque for doing the work that they can't be seen to do. When a local magistrate requires his services to locate an errant son, Luke has to rely on every contact he has made on both sides of the law to find his man before time runs out. Family ties, the bonds of friendship, and the tether of a man to his employer are all tested to the limit and beyond as he does his best to stop another name from ending up as a footnote in the list of those that have been lost in the shadow of the castle.

ICO Castle of the Mist

Author: Miyuki Miyabe
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421542862
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When a boy named Ico grows long curved horns overnight, his fate has been sealed—he is to be sacrificed in the Castle in the Mist. But in the castle, Ico meets a young girl named Yorda imprisoned in its halls. Alone they will die, but together Ico and Yorda might just be able to defy their destinies and escape the magic of the castle. Based on the video game filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) called a “masterpiece,” Japan's leading fantasist Miyuki Miyabe has crafted a tale of magic, loss, and love that will never be forgotten. -- VIZ Media

The Hero s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Author: Christopher Healy
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062117440
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change. Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, the princes stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be. Christopher Healy’s Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom is a completely original take on the world of fairy tales, the truth about what happens after “happily ever after.” It’s a must-have for middle grade readers who enjoy their fantasy adventures mixed with the humor of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Witty black-and-white drawings by Todd Harris add to the fun.

Magic Elizabeth

Author: Norma Kassirer
Publisher: Harper Trophy
ISBN: 9780064407489
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An eight-year-old girl is transported into the past while looking for a lost doll in her aunt's memory chest.

Tournament of Shadows

Author: Karl E. Meyer
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 078673678X
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From the romantic conflicts of the Victorian Great Game to the war-torn history of the region in recent decades, Tournament of Shadows traces the struggle for control of Central Asia and Tibet from the 1830s to the present. The original Great Game, the clandestine struggle between Russia and Britain for mastery of Central Asia, has long been regarded as one of the greatest geopolitical conflicts in history. Many believed that control of the vast Eurasian heartland was the key to world dominion. The original Great Game ended with the Russian Revolution, but the geopolitical struggles in Central Asia continue to the present day. In this updated edition, the authors reflect on Central Asia's history since the end of the Russo-Afghan war, and particularly in the wake of 9/11.

The Architect and the Castle of Glass

Author: Jade Mere
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 1640802622
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When Tahki leaves his comfortable life to become an architect, he's forced to accept a bizarre and slightly unethical job. As he works alongside handsome but guarded Rye toward an impossible goal, a creature emerges to haunt him.

The Castle

Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0307829480
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Translated and with a preface by Mark Harman Left unfinished by Kafka in 1922 and not published until 1926, two years after his death, The Castle is the haunting tale of K.’s relentless, unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain access to the Castle. Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the sparsely punctuated original manuscript, Mark Harman’s new translation reveals levels of comedy, energy, and visual power previously unknown to English language readers.

In the Shadows

Author: Kiersten White
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545561450
Format: PDF
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From the remarkable imagination of acclaimed artist Jim Di Bartolo and the exquisite pen of bestselling author Kiersten White comes a spellbinding story of love, mystery, and dark conspiracy, told in an alternating narrative of words and pictures. Cora and Minnie are sisters living in a small, stifling town where strange and mysterious things occur. Their mother runs the local boarding house. Their father is gone. The woman up the hill may or may not be a witch. Thomas and Charles are brothers who've been exiled to the boarding house so Thomas can tame his ways and Charles can fight an illness that is killing him with increasing speed. Their family history is one of sorrow and guilt. They think they can escape from it . . . but they can't. Arthur is also new to the boarding house. His fate is tied to that of Cora, Minnie, Thomas, and Charles. He knows what darkness circles them, but can't say why, and doesn't even know if they can be saved. Sinister forces are working in the shadows, manipulating fates and crafting conspiracies. The closer Cora, Minnie, Arthur, Thomas, and Charles get to the truth, the closer they get to harm. But the threat is much bigger than they can see. It is strangling the world. Until one of the boys decides he wants to save it. Told in an astonishing mix of art and words, IN THE SHADOWS collides past against future, love against evil, and hope against fear. The result is both a mystery and a masterpiece.