Download E-books Fountain of Secrets (The Relic Seekers) PDF

By Anita Clenney

A relics professional with a nostril for secret is torn among her horny billionaire boss and her scorching bodyguard. each one might die to avoid wasting her...and win her heart.

Kendall Morgan places her 6th feel again to paintings within the moment booklet of the Relic Seekers sequence, divining the heritage and site of historic relics. Her boss, the beautiful billionaire Nathan Larraby, sends her to Italy to protect a worthy treasure belonging to the Protettori, an historic order of priests who defend 4 robust relics that Nathan believes could be the healing for his darkish curse. He additionally sends brooding mercenary Jake Stone to observe Kendall’s back—although her again isn’t all Jake has his eye on.

Nathan joins them, and all 3 tumble right into a labyrinth of defenses created by way of the clergymen to guard their treasures, together with the Fountain of teenybopper. They locate themselves in England at the path of the mythical King Arthur, who besides the Reaper, turns out mysteriously hooked up to the Protettori. Sparks fly and bonds are validated as Kendall and Nathan’s pasts are published and Jake’s turns into much more mysterious. The trio needs to remain one step prior to the mysterious Reaper in the event that they are looking to live to tell the tale.

Fountain of Secrets twists and turns throughout the shadows of fantasy and truth as Kendall races to discover the Protettori’s secrets and techniques and struggle her starting to be appeal to her boss and her bodyguard.

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Download E-books The Shadow at the Gate (The Tormay Trilogy Book 2) PDF

By Christopher Bunn

The second one quantity of the epic delusion saga that begun with The Hawk and His Boy takes us again to the tale of the thief Jute. The emissaries of the Darkness have infiltrated the town of Hearne looking for him. eager to get away, the boy flees the town and heads into the wasteland of the north. however the ghosts of the earlier produce other plans for him and, quickly, Jute and his associates needs to make a choice from their very own deaths or the destruction of the total land. the entire whereas, the mysterious girl Levoreth races opposed to time with the intention to become aware of who's at the back of the schemes of the Darkness.

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Download E-books A Treasury of Christmas Miracles: True Stories of God's Presence Today (Miracle Books Collection) PDF

By Karen Kingsbury

#1 big apple Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury's vintage selection of real tales that celebrates the beauty of Christmas is now on hand with an up-to-date hide.

An outstanding probability stumble upon that adjustments everything...help that by surprise seems to be from nowhere...kindness passed to us while it really is least anticipated. we now have all skilled miracles in our lives. In A TREASURY OF CHRISTMAS MIRACLES, Karen Kingsbury provides a suite of real-life tales approximately humans whose lives have been replaced by way of the secret of Christmas. With an uplifting voice, she stocks indisputable evidence of God's presence in our lives and provides us a joyous reminder of the genuine which means of Christmas: the best miracle of all is beginning our hearts to like.

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Download E-books Goddess of the Sea (Goddess Summoning, Book 1) PDF

By P. C. Cast

Domestic by myself at the evening of her twenty-fifth birthday, US Air strength sergeant Christine Canady yearns for anything to remedy her loneliness. After ingesting an excessive amount of champagne, she recites a divine invocation to restore her humdrum existence. yet how is she to grasp the spell truly works? whilst her aircraft crashes into the sea, CC's existence alterations without end. She awakens, bewildered, to discover herself in a mythical time and position governed by way of magic - and within the physique of the legendary mermaid Undine. yet chance lurks within the water, able to swallow CC complete. Taking pity on her, the goddess Gaea turns CC right into a damsel in order that she may perhaps search guard on land. whilst a speeding knight involves CC's rescue, rather than falling for this dream-come-true, she aches for the ocean and the darkly attractive merman who is stolen her heart...

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Download E-books Elijah's Violin and Other Jewish Fairy Tales PDF

By Howard Schwartz

With this assortment, Howard Schwartz retells 36 Jewish fairy stories which are straight away otherworldly and earthy, pious and playful. Drawn from resources as diversified as Morocco and India, Spain and japanese Europe, Babylon and Egypt, the tales are characterised through their infusion of conventional Jewish characters with the archetypal kinds present in all fairy stories, or through their therapy of Jewish spiritual topics. The publication combines the playfulness of fairy stories with the author's intensity of information of the historic origins of the stories. all through you will find the quests and riddles of the normal fairy story besides the divine intervention that characterizes the Jewish fairy story.

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Download E-books Anting-Anting Stories and Other Strange Tales of the Filipinos PDF

The Anting-Anting is either talisman and fetich: it's the Filipino model of fine drugs. The characters and events in those 11 tales are from an prior, much less innovative period. those tales include event, mystical parts, pirates, pearls, man-apes, towering volcanoes, unusual animals and birds, or even stranger males, pythons, bejuco ropes stained with human blood, feathering palm timber at one second fanned through smooth tropical breezes and the subsequent uprooted and hurled apart by means of tornadoes. Mr. Kayme tells the 11 tales, and tells them cleverly,from the purpose of a non-Filipino having a look in on Filipino existence and makes no try and imitate Kipling. Kayme's "Anting-Anting" tales supply the local Filipino of unmixed blood a spot in western fiction. within the overdue nineteenth C. he was once favourably in comparison to the North American Indian of a similar period. yet that was once over a hundred years in the past and perceptions and attitudes have replaced much considering 1901. So pickup this attention-grabbing quantity, settle right into a secure chair and input into the vibrant international of Filipino existence, people ideals and superstitions of 100 years in the past. And when you should still ever stopover at the Philippines, do not be shocked to discover that those superstitions are as generic this present day as they have been a century in the past.

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Download E-books Oklahoma Seminoles: Medicines, Magic, and Religion (The Civilization of the American Indian Series) PDF

Mention the identify Seminole and so much americans ponder the Florida section of the tribe—Indian males in colourful shirts poling dugouts throughout the black waters of the Everglades and ladies stitching patchwork in palmetto-thatched chickees. yet one other Seminole inhabitants, a lot greater in numbers, lives within the prairie and scrub oak hill nation of Oklahoma.

Studies of the Oklahoma section of the tribe were few, and James H. Howard’s target in scripting this publication has been to list the richness of Seminole tradition within the West, providing that tradition because it is obvious and interpreted by way of its extra conventional individuals in Oklahoma today.

Much of the Seminole tradition is held in universal, yet many variations have grown up among the 2 teams because the “Trail of Tears” separated them within the 1830s. this doesn't inevitably suggest better acculturation to white methods by means of the Oklahoma Seminoles. In a few circumstances the Oklahomans are the extra conventional, in that they keep cultural kinds pointed out in early documents yet lengthy forgotten in Florida.

Howard records contributions from many individuals, however the maximum volume of knowledge got here from Willie Lena, a Seminole city leader who lives in Wewoka, Oklahoma. Born in 1912 and reared by way of his conservative grandparents, Lena was once protected against the white tradition in the course of his formative years and punctiliously educated in Seminole methods and values. famous due to the fact that his adolescence as a traditionalist chief, Lena has a full of life intelligence, creative expertise, and a hot character that experience led him to function an enthusiastic ambassador of his personal tradition either to the more youthful new release of Seminoles and Creeks and to non-Indians as well.

In a close file of Seminole tradition because it is located in Oklahoma this present day, Howard has integrated chapters on natural and non-herbal treatments, magic and witchcraft, supernaturals, the golf green Corn rite, the evening dances and different ceremonials, activities and video games, mortuary practices, and different elements of the Seminole international. in line with firsthand info and vast fieldwork, Howard’s descriptions are attractive and rapid. He additionally screens huge wisdom of the comparable literature, and parallel fabric recorded in prior resources is frequently stated for comparability. Lena’s illustrations upload extra curiosity and authenticity to the book.

Seminole tradition, with its distinctive attitudes and ideology and fairly Southeastern Indian worldview, has persevered regardless of greater than 400 years of publicity to ecu and American tradition. it truly is fairly transparent from the cloth provided during this publication that there'll remain American Indians in Oklahoma who proudly name themselves “Seminole” for a few years to come.

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