Elric, the albino emperor, has ruled Melniboné for millennia - a feat made possible through magic and various herbs that serve to strengthen and prolong his life. However, Elric's empire is crumbling before him and now his envious cousin and prince of Melniboné, Yyrkoon, plots to claim the Ruby Throne for himself. Yet when Elric's people come under the threat of a pirate attack, Elric believes that he can once again restore his authority and regain their faith by defeating the pirates. However, the true cost of this task will force him to reveal his allegiance to the dark Arioch, the most dominant of the Lords of Chaos...
Everything You Need to Know About Wicca, from Best-Selling Wicca Author Lisa Chamberlain It is estimated that there are over 1 million practicing Wiccans around the world today. But what is it that has made these people turn their back on the formal, structured religions that encompass the majority of the Western world? In our modern, high-pressured world, many of us fail to take notice the sheer beauty of the natural world surrounding us. In many ways, this is a travesty: the world we live in today seems so completely distant from the one our ancestors lived in, a world where humans and nature were at one, their existence intertwined in the natural cycles of life. Wicca is a new way of life, a religion that takes you back to a more simple time, before the invention of the high-tech gadgetry we see all around us. You will learn to live and appreciate the natural world that surrounds you, celebrating the intricate changes in the seasons and everything they bring — from the bounties of the Summer harvest, to the cold and darkness of the Winter months, as Mother Nature rests in preparation for the next explosive cycle of life that Spring brings. Wicca is a re-incarnation of the very earliest religions, long pre-dating Christianity.
Wiccans celebrate and share many of the same beliefs that these early people held, and try to embrace their way of life, all while remaining fully-functional in today's modern world. Getting Started as a Wiccan If you’re sold on this new, exciting, peaceful way of life, that’s great! Good to have you on-board. Unfortunately, and despite this commitment, this is where many people get stumped. One of the biggest questions I hear would-be Wiccans ask: “how do I start practicing Wicca?” The truth is, there is no right answer. If you endeavour to learn as much as possible about this religion, follow the core principles (for example, the Threefold Law), and revere the natural world surrounding you, as far as I’m concerned, you’re a Wiccan. If you’re just starting out, I’m sure this vague answer is of little help to you! That’s why I set out to write this mini-series of books, titled Practicing the Craft. In this particular book, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Wicca Book of Shadows – what they are, their history, and what to include in your own Book of Shadows. Wicca Book of Shadows Practicing magic isn’t compulsory for Wiccans, however many people are inevitably attracted to the religion by the potential to positively change their lives for the better. As such, spellwork is one of the most discussed parts of being Wiccan. For those wanting to start practicing magic, keeping a Book of Shadows is a good starting point. A Book of Shadows is the ideal place to document your Wiccan journey, write down detailed spell outlines, and write any other information that may help you going forward. Because it contains all of your spells, many Wiccans will take their Book of Shadows into the circle during spellwork, too. Having a beautiful, leather-bound book will make the spell crafting process far more authentic – though you can use any book you like for constructing your own book. Due to the contents, many Wiccans are very private about their Book of Shadows. As such, you will probably want to take proactive steps towards protecting your book. This guide includes several privacy tips, as well as a dedicated spell for protecting your book.
The country mouse is visiting his friend in the big city to see how extravagant life can be. For the first time, he basks in end amounts of sweetmeats, champagne, and the finest cheeses a mouse could ever want. But when life at His Majesty’s Court starts to show its darker sides, the country mouse quickly learns that the town’s riches aren’t worth losing the peace and tranquility of his own quiet home. In this classic tale of two of friends, Paul Galdone’s gorgeous illustrations and simple prose remind us where we find life’s true treasures.
When you are planning to go travelling, you may have tick-lists as long as your arm, or not have a clue where to start. The Traveller's Pocket Bible is perfect for the enthusiastic traveller, and provides everything you could possibly need to know, to save you time routing through the internet or out-of-date travel books. The information includes advice on packing, culture, customs and etiquette, how to minimise your impact, health and security, money, travelling with children, and even taking your pet with you. There is a quick guide to the top 20 destinations, giving an overview of the countries widely travelled to. Practical information that you will need to access quickly, such as timelines, conversions, electricity usage, emergency phrase books and telephone numbers are provided in this pocket-sized guide. This beautiful hardback edition has both dust-cover and gold embossing on the spine making it the perfect gift. Every Pocket Bible is lovingly crafted to give you a unique mix of useful references, handy tips and fascinating trivia that will enlighten and entertain you at every page.
There is a Pocket Bible for everyone... Other titles in the series: The Outdoor Pocket Bible, The Railway Pocket Bible, The Dog Lover's Pocket Bible, The Golf Pocket Bible and The Camping Pocket Bible.
Cara is a 27 year old self-made millionaire who does not have time for love. Sex yes, but love, definitely not. “Love is for the weak and the faint hearted. I have no time for such nonsense.” The once firm tectonic plates of Cara’s world begin to shift the moment she checks into a health retreat her mother booked them into. Cara’s access to the outside world is confiscated for the duration of her stay in an effort to help calm her inner self as she learns to breathe again, but what’s worse is there is not one drop of caffeine or alcohol on the premises either. She truly is living in hell. Having hit rock bottom things start to look up the moment Cara lays eyes on Ethan, the unbelievable hot tour guide who drives her body, sexually fueled imagination and thrumming libido to Vixen Falls. Could the ancient mystical powers of the Falls be what’s causing her to lust after Ethan? Or could it be love?
The Sense of an Interior is a fascinating exploration of domestic space and of the ways it determines how writers work. The book looks at four famous figures - Emily Dickinson, Sigmund Freud, Helen Keller, and Marcel Proust, and examines the relationship between their work and the spaces where they wrote.