Fiction

The Golem and the Djinni

Author: Helene Wecker

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 685

New York, 1899. Two strangers, one destiny.
Juvenile Fiction

The Golem's Eye

Author: Jonathan Stroud

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 592

View: 376

This second volume of the brilliant, bestselling Bartimaeus sequence. Two years have passed since the events of The Amulet of Samarkand and the young magician Nathaniel is rising fast through the government ranks. But his career is suddenly threatened by a series of terrifying crises. A dangerous golem makes random attacks on London and other raids, even more threatening, are perpetrated by the Resistance. Nathaniel and Bartimaeus travel to Prague, enemy city of ancient magic, but while they are there uproar breaks out at home and Nathaniel returns to find his reputation in tatters. Can he rescue it from his Machiavellian adversaries in the government bent on his destruction? A thrilling sequel in which the relationship between the young magician and the djinni remains as teasing and complex as ever.
Fiction

The Rapture of the Nerds

Author: Cory Doctorow

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 942

Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century. Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining one or another of the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick that it obscures the sun. The splintery metaconsciousness of the solar-system has largely sworn off its pre-post-human cousins dirtside, but its minds sometimes wander...and when that happens, it casually spams Earth's networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptive technologies that emulsify whole industries, cultures, and spiritual systems. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there's always someone who'll take a bite from the forbidden apple. So until the overminds bore of stirring Earth's anthill, there's Tech Jury Service: random humans, selected arbitrarily, charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether to let them loose. Young Huw, a technophobic, misanthropic Welshman, has been selected for the latest jury, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, the apathy of the proletariat, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Juvenile Fiction

The Amulet of Samarkand: A Bartimaeus Novel

Author: Jonathan Stroud

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 463

Nathaniel is a magician's apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hot-shot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of his elders, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who's boss. With revenge on his mind, he summons the powerful djinni, Bartimaeus. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal Lovelace's greatest treasure, the Amulet of Samarkand, he finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, and rebellion. Includes a preview chapter from The Golem's Eye, the second book in the series!
Language Arts & Disciplines

Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition

Author: Susan Fichtelberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 507

The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points
Fiction

Rozen Chronicles: Legacy of the Djinn - The Onyx Ring

Author: Joshua Armstrong

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 149

Xellous ""Zell"" Rozen is a paranormal anthropologist. He spends his nights studying the strange and unusual things that go bump in the night. With his new assistant, Calanyx at the ready, Zell finds himself escaping hellhounds, destroying life-stealing thought forms, and working with a temperamental Djinni whose quest is to find others of his tribe. All the while dealing with what has become a love quadrangle. But it's all in a day's work for Zell. Not literally, of course. This was over a course of a few days. Ah'Mahn and his clan of Djinn fled their realm and entered into the world of humans to escape persecution and start a new life. But when slavers captured the clan and bound each one to an item so that they would be forced to serve their masters, the tribe was again in danger, even more so than before. After centuries of imprisonment, Ah'Mahn has vowed to recover his brethren that have been scattered across the globe and break the bonds placed upon them. Or at least, he'll destroy himself trying.
Juvenile Fiction

Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book Three: Ptolemy's Gate

Author: Jonathan Stroud

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

View: 469

Dangerous adventures continue for the djinni Bartimaeus and his master, seventeen-year-old Nathaniel, a powerful magician who is serving as England's minister of information.
Juvenile Fiction

The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book Two: Golem's Eye

Author: Jonathan Stroud

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 576

View: 458

The second adventure in the Bartimaeus trilogy finds our young apprentice magician Nathaniel working his way up the ranks of the government, when crisis hits. A seemingly invulnerable clay golem is making random attacks on London. Nathaniel and the all-powerful, totally irreverent djinni, Bartimaeus, must travel to Prague to discover the source of the golem's power. In the ensuing chaos, readers will chase a dancing skeleton across London's skyline, encounter the horror of the dreaded Night Police, witness a daring kidnapping, and enter the Machiavellian world of the magician's government. Eventually, Nathaniel and Bartimaeus have to go head to head with the fearsome golem before the surprise identity of his master is finally revealed.
Fiction

A World of Great Fiction: Free Sampler

Author: Lars Kepler

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 485

A free sampler containing extracts from the very best fiction from around the world, from million copy international bestsellers to the most exciting debut fiction in 2013
Juvenile Fiction

The Bartimaeus Trilogy Boxed Set

Author: Jonathan Stroud

Publisher: Miramax Books/Hyperion

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1552

View: 505

A boxed set includes hardcover editions of the trilogy featuring magician's apprentice Nathaniel and djinni Bartimaeus.