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 Animal Wizardry

Author: Adam Epstein
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007542801
Size: 32.60 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.

The Familiars

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Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062000853
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Friends Familiars

Author: Bastion Press, Incorporated
Publisher: Bastion Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9781592630042
Size: 46.74 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.

Familiars

Author: Hamad Butt
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Familiars from the Author: Hamad Butt.

Dangerous Familiars

Author: Frances Elizabeth Dolan
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801481345
Size: 74.91 MB
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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.

Familiar Spirits

Author: Donald Tyson
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738704210
Size: 10.69 MB
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Familiar Spirits from the Author: Donald Tyson. For centuries, familiars have assumed many forms-the heavenly lover of the shaman, the wise imp of the witch, and the elemental companion of the theurgist. But the time-honored practice of summoning a magical assistant has been mostly forsaken due to the false perception that it is both difficult and dangerous. Now, renowned occultist Donald Tyson shares his revolutionary system for safely and successfully summoning, directing, and dismissing a familiar. Accessible to dedicated beginners, these techniques do not require expertise in formal ritual, astrology, or the Kabalah. Revealed here for the first time is Tyson's unique system for generating spirit sigils based on a set of symbols called Power Glyphs. Familiars summoned by this method become valuable assistants who will do everything in their power to fulfill your goals.

Animal Magick

Author: D. J. Conway
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9781567181685
Size: 19.10 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: 70.71 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

Enemies And Familiars

Author: Debra Blumenthal
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801445026
Size: 58.78 MB
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Enemies And Familiars from the Author: Debra Blumenthal. A prominent Mediterranean port located near Islamic territories, the city of Valencia in the late fifteenth century boasted a slave population of pronounced religious and ethnic diversity: captive Moors and penally enslaved Mudejars, Greeks, Tartars, Russians, Circassians, and a growing population of black Africans. By the end of the fifteenth century, black Africans comprised as much as 40 percent of the slave population of Valencia. Whereas previous historians of medieval slavery have focused their efforts on defining the legal status of slaves, documenting the vagaries of the Mediterranean slave trade, or examining slavery within the context of Muslim-Christian relations, Debra Blumenthal explores the social and human dimensions of slavery in this religiously and ethnically pluralistic society. Enemies and Familiars traces the varied experiences of Muslim, Eastern, and black African slaves from capture to freedom. After describing how men, women, and children were enslaved and brought to the Valencian marketplace, this book examines the substance of slaves' daily lives: how they were sold and who bought them; the positions ascribed to them within the household hierarchy; the sorts of labor they performed; and the ways in which some reclaimed their freedom. Scrutinizing a wide array of archival sources (including wills, contracts, as well as hundreds of civil and criminal court cases), Blumenthal investigates what it meant to be a slave and what it meant to be a master at a critical moment of transition. Arguing that the dynamics of the master-slave relationship both reflected and determined contemporary opinions regarding religious, ethnic, and gender differences, Blumenthal's close study of the day-to-day interactions between masters and their slaves not only reveals that slavery played a central role in identity formation in late medieval Iberia but also offers clues to the development of "racialized" slavery in the early modern Atlantic world.