The Familiars

Author: Adam Jay Epstein
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006200963X
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The Familiars from the Author: Adam Jay Epstein. Is the kingdom's fate in the hands of an orphan cat? Running fast to save his life, Aldwyn ducks into an unusual pet store. Moments later Jack, a young wizard in training, comes in to choose a magical animal to be his familiar. Aldwyn's always been clever. But magical? Jack thinks so—and Aldwyn is happy to play along. He just has to convince the other familiars—the know-it-all blue jay Skylar and the friendly tree frog Gilbert—that he's the powerful cat he claims to be. Then the unthinkable happens. Jack and two other young wizards are captured by the evil queen of Vastia. On a thrilling quest to save their loyals, the familiars face dangerous foes, unearth a shocking centuries-old secret, and discover a destiny that will change Vastia forever. Their magical adventure—an irresistible blend of real heart, edge-of-your-seat action, and laugh-out-loud humor—is an unforgettable celebration of fantasy and friendship.

The Familiars

Author: Adam Jay Epstein
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061961108
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The Familiars from the Author: Adam Jay Epstein. When Aldwyn, a young alley cat on the run, ducks into a mysterious pet shop, he doesn’t expect his life to change. But that’s exactly what happens when Jack, a young wizard, picks Aldwyn to be his magical familiar. Finally off the tough streets, Aldwyn thinks he’s got it made. He just has to convince the other familiars—the know-it-all blue jay Skylar and the friendly tree frog Gilbert—that he’s the telekinetic cat he claims to be. But when Jack and two other wizards in training are captured by a terrible evil, it will take all of Aldwyn’s street smarts, a few good friends, and a nose for adventure to save the day!

Animal Wizardry

Author: Adam Epstein
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007371772
Size: 19.15 MB
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Animal Wizardry from the Author: Adam Epstein. Chosen by Jack, a young wizard, streetwise Aldwyn must pass himself off as a magical cat. But will the other familiars - a bird called Skylar and a tree frog called Gilbert - discover he is a fake without the tiniest whisker of magic? When Jack and his apprentices are kidnapped the three familiars set out to rescue them.

Dangerous Familiars

Author: Frances Elizabeth Dolan
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801481345
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Dangerous Familiars from the Author: Frances Elizabeth Dolan. Even now in the mass media, women are often portrayed as murderers in their own homes, although in reality women are much more likely to be the victims of domestic violence than the perpetrators. Looking back at images of violence in the popular culture of early modern England, we find similar misperceptions. The specter of the murderer loomed most vividly not in the stranger, but in the familiar; and not in the master, husband, or father, but in the servant, wife, or mother. A gripping exploration of seventeenth-century accounts of domestic murder in fact and fiction, this book is the first to ask why. Frances E. Dolan examines stories ranging from the profoundly disturbing to the comically macabre: of husband murder (legally defined as "petty treason"), wife murder (or "petty tyranny"), infanticide, and witchcraft. She surveys trial transcripts, confessions, and gallows speeches, as well as pamphlets, ballads, popular plays based on notorious crimes, and such well-known works as The Tempest, Othello, Macbeth, and The Winter's Tale. Citing contemporary analogies between the politics of household and commonwealth, she shows how both legal and literary narratives attempt to restore the order threatened by insubordinate dependents. Representations of women who plot to kill their husbands, masters, children, and neighbors, she finds, articulate fears of women's sexual appetites and capacities for violence, as well as anxieties about the perils of intimacy and the instability of class and gender positions. In an epilogue, Dolan envisions literary history itself as a battle to the death among generic intimates. The novel is cast in this drama as the rebellious off-spring of pamphlet and ballad, a ruthless heir that flourished through its readiness to devour its parents.

Friends Familiars

Author: Bastion Press, Incorporated
Publisher: Bastion Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9781592630042
Size: 68.15 MB
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Friends Familiars from the Author: Bastion Press, Incorporated. Friends & Familiars is a great book for players and DMs alike. Give your heroes sidekicks, cohorts, unique animal companions, or rare familiars with this collection of characters and critters. Whether you need a helpful character to fill out an incomplete gathering of heroes, or simply a quick and easy familiar with a unique personality and history all its own, this book is sure to come in handy.Full color illustrations by industry leading talent, including critically acclaimed artist Jason Engle. Ready to use characters, monsters, and animal companions, suitable for any fantasy campaign. An easy-to-use format, for players and DMs.Setting neutral material. Fully detailed backgrounds, histories and roleplaying tips.

Animal Magick

Author: D. J. Conway
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9781567181685
Size: 32.97 MB
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Animal Magick from the Author: D. J. Conway. This book shows how to access the spiritual powers of familiars--real or imagined animals--for personal enrichment. Whether one collects glass animals, dreams about snakes, or "talks" with an animal already, ANIMAL MAGICK shows how to further develop this connection for startling magickal results.

The Familiars 4 Book Collection

Author: Adam Jay Epstein
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062376071
Size: 39.68 MB
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The Familiars 4 Book Collection from the Author: Adam Jay Epstein. The Familiars series is a thrilling tale of magic and adventure perfect for fans of Erin Hunter's Warriors series. A wizard-in-training is nothing without a familiar, so it's lucky that Jack finds Aldwyn, a cat with a past but without a lot of magical experience. They'll have to learn fast and work together to save themselves, their friends, and the entire queendom of Vastia. An Indie New Voices Pick, The Familiars is soon to be a major motion picture directed by Sam Raimi of Spider-Man. Together for the first time, this collection includes: The Familiars The Familiars #2: Secrets of the Crown The Familiars #3: Circle of Heroes The Familiars #4: Palace of Dreams

The Witch S Familiar

Author: Raven Grimassi
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738703398
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The Witch S Familiar from the Author: Raven Grimassi. Since ancient times, witches and magicians have worked magic with the aid of Familiars, or helpful spirits. Familiars may take the form of a beloved pet, a totem animal, or even a helpful nonphysical entity. Explore the fascinating history of Familiar spirits in The Witches' Familiar. Written by one of today's leading authorities on both Wicca and traditional hereditary Witchcraft, this book is your complete guide to finding and working with a Familiar. You'll read about the three types of Familiars: physical, astral, and spiritual. Learn how to call a Familiar to you, and how to choose an appropriate name. Discover how to use magical seals and sigils to command or release a nonphysical Familiar. Protect yourself and your loved ones by asking your Familiar to guard your home. Make your magic even more potent by enlisting your Familiar's aid in spellwork and ritual. Keep your bond strong, and find out how to release a Familiar when its work is done or it has passed from the physical plane. This is the first book to present never-before-published traditional Craft methods for working with Familiars as well as historical examples from Western ceremonial magic. Your magic will be even more powerful when you combine forces with a Familiar face.

The Familiar Volume 1

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0375714952
Size: 10.99 MB
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The Familiar Volume 1 from the Author: Mark Z. Danielewski. From the author of the international best seller House of Leaves and National Book Award–nominated Only Revolutions comes a monumental new novel as dazzling as it is riveting. The Familiar (Volume 1) ranges from Mexico to Southeast Asia, from Venice, Italy, to Venice, California, with nine lives hanging in the balance, each called upon to make a terrifying choice. They include a therapist-in-training grappling with daughters as demanding as her patients; an ambitious East L.A. gang member contracted for violence; two scientists in Marfa, Texas, on the run from an organization powerful beyond imagining; plus a recovering addict in Singapore summoned at midnight by a desperate billionaire; and a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine might unleash consequences far exceeding the entertainment he intends. At the very heart, though, is a twelve-year-old girl named Xanther who one rainy day in May sets out with her father to get a dog, only to end up trying to save a creature as fragile as it is dangerous . . . which will change not only her life and the lives of those she has yet to encounter, but this world, too—or at least the world we think we know and the future we take for granted. (With full-color illustrations throughout.) Like the print edition, this eBook contains a complex image-based layout. It is most readable on e-reading devices with larger screen sizes.

The Familiars Animal Wizardry

Author: Adam Epstein
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007542801
Size: 24.69 MB
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The Familiars Animal Wizardry from the Author: Adam Epstein. The first magical adventure in a major new trilogy, Animal Wizardry, is a thrilling blend of edge-of-your-seat action, laugh-out-loud humour and unforgettable characters.