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Shadowmarch
Tad Williams
0756402700
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series established Tad Williams's preeminence in fantasy. Now, after an absence of more than a decade, the New York Times bestselling author has returned to high fantasy with his Shadowmarch trilogy. Exciting, ambitious, intricate, and insightful, Shadowmarch: Volume 1 demonstrates that Williams is still America's best high fantasist.

Shadowmarch: Volume 1 introduces a world conquered by humans, who have driven the Qar, or fairy folk, into the far north. There, the Qar hide behind the "Shadowline," a mysterious veil of perpetual mist, which drives mad any human who dares enter it. Bordering that mist and named for it is Shadowmarch, the northernmost human kingdom.

Shadowmarch has lately fallen on hard times. Its king has been captured by a rival kingdom, the regent has been mysteriously...



Algernon Blackwood: An Extraordinary Life
Mike Ashley
0786709286
January 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Blackwood (1869-1951) remains among the top tier of writers of supernatural fiction, best known now for such hallmark chillers as The Willows and The Wendigo. He also penned some lamentably forgotten fantasy novels, so a Blackwood revival is overdue. British editor and scholar Ashley, known for his many anthologies in the Mammoth series, has been researching him heroically for decades to assemble this first book-length account of an elusive but fascinating life. But this may not be the book to return Blackwood to the front burner. Ashley's jam-packed biography seems almost as fascinated by its subject's skiing vacation schedules as by the man himself. The introduction is most inviting, tantalizing readers with references to Blackwood's experiences as a British spy, nature mystic, footloose adventurer, popular...


Badge of Glory
Douglas Reeman
1590130138
April 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Reeman, who also wrote under the name of Alexander Kent, here presents a tale of the soldiering part of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines. The characters in Badge of Glory are somewhat standard, with Capt. Philip Blackwood fighting to uphold his family's Marine traditions against the enemy and other officers. This story is unique because of the time period, the early 1850s, and the settings. Blackwood battles slavers in West Africa and then fights the Russians in the Crimea; there are also references to fighting the Maoris in New Zealand. Listeners also learn the effects of the new technologies of rifled musketry and steam power on warfare. David Rintoul is an experienced actor; his narration is clear and moves at a steady tempo. He is versatile, precise, and disciplined, giving each character a distinct and...


Shadowmarch
Tad Williams
0756402190
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series established Tad Williams's preeminence in fantasy. Now, after an absence of more than a decade, the New York Times bestselling author has returned to high fantasy with his Shadowmarch trilogy. Exciting, ambitious, intricate, and insightful, Shadowmarch: Volume 1 demonstrates that Williams is still America's best high fantasist.

Shadowmarch: Volume 1 introduces a world conquered by humans, who have driven the Qar, or fairy folk, into the far north. There, the Qar hide behind the "Shadowline," a mysterious veil of perpetual mist, which drives mad any human who dares enter it. Bordering that mist and named for it is Shadowmarch, the northernmost human kingdom.

Shadowmarch has lately fallen on hard times. Its king has been captured by a rival kingdom, the regent has been mysteriously...



Complete John Silence Stories
Algernon Blackwood
0486299422
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
From a master storyteller of supernatural tales come 6 horror stories that launched the career of "psychic doctor" John Silence. Ghost story fans will delight in "A Psychical Invasion," in which a house is apparently haunted by former tenants; "Ancient Sorceries," which tells of strange experiences in a small French town; as well as "Secret Worship," "The Nemesis of Fire," "The Camp of God," and "A Victim of Higher Space." Edited and with an introduction by occult fiction authority S. T. Joshi.


Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood
Algernon Blackwood
0486229777
June 1973
Paperback
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Amazon.com
"If a ghost is seen, what is it interests me less than than what sees it?" Thus Algernon Blackwood describes his fascination with human beings' ability to sense invisible powers and stirrings in the universe, a fascination he developed most famously in his stories about mystical, ineffable encounters with nature. This collection, selected by renowned scholar of the supernatural, E. F. Bleiler, is an excellent sample of Blackwood's work, including 12 of his best ghost stories and a crime story as well. Blackwood is acknowledged today as the author who made the ghost story into a respectable literary form.

Book Description
13 great stories by foremost British 20th-century supernaturalist. "The Willows," "The Wendigo," "Ancient Sorceries," others.


The Dance of Death and Other Stories
Algernon Blackwood
0755107918
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Golden Dawn: The Original Account of the Teachings, Rites and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order
Israel Regardie
0875426638
September 2002
Paperback
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Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories
Algernon Blackwood
0142180157
August 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
By turns bizarre, unsettling, spooky, and sublime, Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories showcases nine incomparable stories from master conjuror Algernon Blackwood. Evoking the uncanny spiritual forces of Nature, Blackwood's writings all tread the nebulous borderland between fantasy, awe, wonder, and horror. Here Blackwood displays his best and most disturbing work-including "The Willows," which Lovecraft singled out as "the single finest weird tale in literature"; "The Wendigo"; "The Insanity of Jones"; and "Sand."

About the Author
Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) trained as a doctor and took up a special interest in Eastern medicine and religion. He published several short story collections before becoming an undercover agent for Britain during World War I. After...


The Human Chord
Algernon Blackwood
0755107993
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
"WANTED, by Retired Clergyman, Secretarial Assistant with courage and imagination. Tenor voice and some knowledge of Hebrew essential; single; unworldly. Apply Philip Skale." Robert Spinrobin needed the work, and he took the dare -- swallowing the bait whole. "Unworldly" put the match, and he flamed up. He possessed, it seemed, the other necessary qualifications; for a thin tenor voice, not unmusical, was his, and also a smattering of Hebrew which he had picked up at Cambridge because he liked the fine, high-sounding names of deities and angels to be found in that language. Courage and imagination he lumped in, so to speak, with the rest. It was a dare he lived to regret. By the consequences of that decision had played themselves out, the very whisper of his voice had become a furnace that burned so fiercely that...


Ancient Sorceries and Other Stories
Algernon Blackwood
0755107888
September 2002
Paperback
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John Silence, a Physician Extraordinary
Algernon Blackwood
0755108027
Sept 2002
Paperback
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The Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood
Algernon Blackwood
0755108132
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Amazon.com
"If a ghost is seen, what is it interests me less than than what sees it?" Thus Algernon Blackwood describes his fascination with human beings' ability to sense invisible powers and stirrings in the universe, a fascination he developed most famously in his stories about mystical, ineffable encounters with nature. This collection, selected by renowned scholar of the supernatural, E. F. Bleiler, is an excellent sample of Blackwood's work, including 12 of his best ghost stories and a crime story as well. Blackwood is acknowledged today as the author who made the ghost story into a respectable literary form. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Algernon Blackwood: A Bio-Bibliography, Vol. 1
Mike Ashley
0313251584
October 1987
Hardcover
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Review
“Enthusiastically recommended for libraries supporting patrons interested in supernatural fiction and its creators.”–A.L.B.R.
“This thick volume contains probably everything you would ever want to know about Algernon Blackwood, best known as a writer of supernatural tales, including the adventures of John Silence. Following a biographical essay, there are indexes to his short and book length fiction, non-fiction and book reviews, poetry, songs, stage and radio plays, TV works, unpublished works, treatments of his fiction by other writers, books about him, anthology appearances, translations, and a listing by chronology and alphabetically. It's one of the most comprehensive such books I've seen, certainly the definitive reference guide to Blackwood's work.”–Science Fiction Chronicle ...


Language and Value: Proceedings of the Centennial Conference on the Life and Works of Alexander Bryan Johnson, September 8-9, 1967, Utica, New York, Vol. 3
Charles L. Todd
0837114942
February 1970
Hardcover
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Book Description
This detailed analysis and evaluation of the enormously varied, rich, and productive career of one of nineteenth-century America's most interesting intellectuals includes discussions of Johnson's Treatise on Language and Treatise on Morality; appraisals by contemporaries of his works; and descriptions of his careers as banker, businessman, essayist, satirist, and philosopher.

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