Publisher : Tor Teen
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781250208392
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 368

From the acclaimed author of Defy, Sara B. Larson, Sisters of Shadow and Light is a timeless and fantastical tale of sisterly love and powerful magic The night my sister was born, the stars died and were reborn in her eyes.... Zuhra and Inara have grown up in the Citadel of the Paladins, an abandoned fortress where legendary, magical warriors once lived before disappearing from the world—including their Paladin father the night Inara was born. On that same night, a massive, magical hedge grew and imprisoned them within the citadel. Inara inherited their father’s Paladin power; her eyes glow blue and she is able to make plants grow at unbelievable rates, but she has been trapped in her own mind because of a “roar” that drowns everything else out—leaving Zuhra virtually alone with their emotionally broken human mother. For fifteen years they have lived, trapped in the citadel, with little contact from the outside world...until the day a stranger passes through the hedge, and everything changes. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Publisher : Tor Teen
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781250208422
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

In Warriors of Wing and Flame, acclaimed author Sara B. Larson continues her enchanting YA fantasy duology with a timeless fairytale feel in an original voice. The doorway between the magical Visempirum and the human world has been reopened. Paladin are once more living in the citadel where Zuhra and Inara grew up completely isolated by the magical hedge that trapped them there. Amidst the brewing conflict between the Paladin and humans looms the threat of Barloc, who has stolen Inara’s immense power and continues to elude the Paladin who are desperately searching for him. In this sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light, Inara and Zuhra must navigate the treacherous paths of self-discovery, their love for each other, and for the boys who have captured their hearts. Together, they search for the strength within themselves to bridge the divide between the two worlds they inhabit, even as war threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—they love. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780008467692
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 368

Anne of Green Gables meets Diana Wynne Jones in this whimsical fantasy adventure perfect for teen readers.

Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780805097108
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 368

See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series. Enter the Grishaverse with Book One of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold—a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed. Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country’s magical military elite—and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift. As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation. Welcome to Ravka . . . a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems. A New York Times Bestseller A Los Angeles Times Bestseller An Indie Next List Book This title has Common Core connections. Read all the books in the Grishaverse! The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy) Shadow and Bone Siege and Storm Ruin and Rising The Six of Crows Duology Six of Crows Crooked Kingdom The King of Scars Duology King of Scars The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic The Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of Magic Praise for the Grishaverse “A master of fantasy.” —The Huffington Post “Utterly, extremely bewitching.” —The Guardian “This is what fantasy is for.” —The New York Times Book Review “[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp.” —NPR “The darker it gets for the good guys, the better.” —Entertainment Weekly “Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down.” —USA Today “There’s a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo’s original epic fantasy that sets it apart.” —Vanity Fair “Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” —Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent “Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!” —Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series

Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 0765367564
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 260

The great goddess Alta creates two sister queens to rule the forces of darkness and light on Earth, and challenges them to work in harmony as perfect and opposing reflections of one another.

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781476759951
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 512

“Riley’s engaging and mesmerizing story of self-discovery and love...can be perfectly read as a stand-alone. This book will appeal to readers of Edwardian novels and Jane Austen-style fiction.” —Library Journal (starred review) “[Lucinda Riley] is a master of plotting…This substantial book is a surprisingly quick and easy read, with engaging characters, a tantalizing glimpse of Edwardian society, and dual storylines that are inventive and intriguing.” —Historical Novel Society In this spellbinding novel, two independent women—separated by a hundred years but linked by forces larger than themselves—discover the secrets of their birth in the spellbinding third book of an epic series by New York Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley Star D’Aplièse is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father—the elusive billionaire, affectionately called Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted from across the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to their true heritage, and Star’s clue leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a new journey. A hundred years earlier, headstrong and independent Flora MacNichol vows she will never marry. She is happy in her home in England’s picturesque Lake District—just a stone’s throw away from her childhood idol, Beatrix Potter. But when circumstances carry her to London, and into the home of one of Edwardian England’s most notorious society hostesses, Alice Keppel, she finds herself a pawn in a larger game; forced to choose between passionate love and duty to her family. That is, until a meeting with a mysterious gentleman reveals answers Flora has been searching for… Star’s voyage of discovery takes her deep into Flora’s remarkable story, and into her own past. But the more she uncovers, the more Star begins to question herself, and her place in the world. Ideal for fans of Downton Abbey and the historical fiction of Kate Morton and Kristin Hannah, The Shadow Sister is the “perfect curl-up-in-an-armchair read” (Daily Mail) for anyone who wants to travel through the lush English countryside and explore the lives and loves of the British aristocracy.

Publisher : Neon Squid
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781684493227
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 128

Queens. Warriors. Witches. Revolutionaries. History is full of sisters making their mark. Meet incredible women in this nonfiction book for kids, from Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret to tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams. Authors (and sisters!) Olivia Meikle and Katie Nelson have scoured history for jaw-dropping stories of amazing siblings, including: • Why Egyptian ruler Cleopatra went to war against her younger sister Arsinoë • How Native American sisters Maria and Marjorie Tallchief became America’s first star ballerinas • What made samurai sisters Nakano Takeko and Nakano Yuko take on an entire army Through the stories of the sisters, readers will go on a whirlwind tour of women’s history, from the courts of Imperial China to the French Revolution. And you’ll discover that stories about sisters aren’t anything new—they can be traced back to ancient tales, from Greek goddesses to Maya mythology.

Publisher : CreateSpace
Category :
ISBN : 1505544556
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 492

Sisters of Light is the first book of the beginning trilogy of the epic fantasy series Dancers of Light and Darkness. The story, which spans millennia, is set in the contemporary Southwest, and follows the journey of a young Sister of Light, Iya-Ko-Naya, and her promise-bound Brother of Light--an Outsider named Shatwa Hei--whom all except Iya's closest friends and allies innately distrust but are forced to acknowledge as one of their own. With support from her Warrior friends and Medicine-skilled relations, Iya obligingly submits to her Legacy-given task as Keeper of the Ways. It is now her challenge to discover a way to overcome the difficulties that have plagued her maternal lineage for hundreds of generations. In assuming her Grandmother's role as Daughter of the Mountain, Iya acquires the responsibility of reawakening the children of their people to the long-forgotten memories of their ancestors, the Ancient Ones, who once lived among the stars. It is only through the re-Awakening of those ancient memories--which include skills of warfare and healing and stepping into Shadow--that Iya's Sisters and Brothers will be able to defeat the Darkness that has returned to plague them. The journey begins as Iya and her tiny Sister-cousin, Sweet-Star, are led by an ancient, sentient being to discover the skills of their own maternal legacy. Unprotected, and willfully disregarding all rules of safety, the two tiny girls obsessively pursue the ancient mysteries that are revealed to them in dreamtime. Always at risk of being confronted by Dark Wolves, the two girls clandestinely search for hidden secrets they believe lie hidden deep in the canyons of the Mountain of the Ancestors. Under the watchful tutelage of their Grandmother, the two little girls eventually rediscover their ancient, legacy-bequeathed, up-Mountain Paths and ardently recommit to being Sister-Healers and Warriors of Light. They also find their own, personal guardian--a light-filled Warrior from beyond the stars--who has returned after countless lifetimes of searching for his long-lost Sisters of Light. As the young Warrior begins to fulfill the ancient prophecies passed down in Legend, the fact that he is an Outsider upsets more than the taboo-obsessed traditions--not to mention the prejudices--of the Elder Sisters of the Clan of the Mountain. As a consequence to the recovery of his ancient memories, now not only his own life, but the lives of all the re-Awakening Children of Light, are suddenly and unexpectedly threatened by the minions of Darkness who return because of the reawakening of those ancient gifts. The trilogy reunites Warriors from all clans of Iya's people in a classic struggle for dominion over the ancestral territories on the heights of the Mountain of the Ancestors, where Darkness takes the physical form of Great Dark Beasts--shaggy and black, with menacing, Shadow-filled eyes that shine blood-red with the color of their home-world. Only the Guardians of the Mountain and the Guardians of the Wasteland--Shadow-Fighters, Warriors of Light, and Seekers of Medicine--can ever hope to drive Darkness, and its heinous, child-devouring minions, back into the Otherworld realm from which they have come. It is with single-minded purpose and the strengths that they have gained from millennia of fighting against Darkness that the Warriors and Seekers of Light continue their struggle to release their haunted land--and their very dreams--from the ancient memories and Dark Beings that inhabit them.

Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781338068764
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless. But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn into the throne much sooner than she expected. In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to come into her ability to shapeshift, and rely on the alluring Lord Tanvir. But not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between the Light and Dark comes at a steep price. In the first book of a remarkable duology, Sara B. Larson sets the stage for her reimagining of Swan Lake -- a lush romance packed with betrayal, intrigue, magic, and adventure.

Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780702260834
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 264

A brave, heartrending memoir of family, love and longing in the turbulent era of Apartheid in South Africa. During the terrifying years of Apartheid in South Africa, Shelley Davidow’s family was a crime. At a time when it was illegal for black and white people to live together, Shelley’s social activist parents took in Rosie, an abandoned black three-year-old. Rosie grew up as a beloved daughter and sister in a white household. Against the backdrop of racist laws and ever-present threats of violence, Shelley’s parents did all they could to provide a safe, happy home for their five children. But when Rosie was sixteen, devastating truths came to light, shattering the family’s understanding of the past. In this haunting memoir, Shelley Davidow sifts through the memories of her early life, searching for hope and reconciliation. Shadow Sisters leaves us with a deeper understanding of family love and of how, sometimes, that love is not enough.