The Bell at Sealey Head

The Bell at Sealey Head
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-10-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 1473205549

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Sealey Head is a small town on the edge of the ocean, a sleepy place where everyone hears the ringing of a bell no one can see. On the outskirts of town is an impressive estate, Aislinn House, where the aged Lady Eglantyne lies dying, and where the doors sometimes open not to its own dusty rooms, but to the wild majesty of a castle full of knights and princesses ....

The Bell at Sealey Head

The Bell at Sealey Head
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Publsiher: Ace Books
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2009
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 9780441017560

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In this fantasy set in the sleepy town of Sealy Head, an invisible mystery bell rings but is not seen, and the doors of Aislinn House open to show a castle full of knights and princesses, not its own rooms. Reprint..

Patricia McKillip SF Gateway Omnibus Volume One

Patricia McKillip SF Gateway Omnibus Volume One
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2015-01-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 1473205492

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Patricia A. McKillip is the author of a number of hugely acclaimed fantasies, including The Riddle-Master of Hed and its sequels, which have been compared to Gene Wolfe's epic Book of the New Sun, and The Forgotten Beasts of Eld and Ombria in Shadow, both of which won the World Fantasy Award for best novel. She has won the Mythopoeic Award three times and in 2008 was given the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement. This omnibus collects three of her later works: In the Forests of Serre, Alphabet of Thorn and The Bell at Sealey Head. IN THE FORESTS OF SERRE: In the tales of World Fantasy Award-winning author Patricia McKillip, nothing is ever as it seems. A mirror is never just a mirror; a forest is never just a forest. Here, it is a place where a witch can hide in her house of bones and a prince can bargain with his heart...where good and evil entwine and wear each others' faces...and where a bird with feathers of fire can quench the fiercest longing... ALPHABET OF THORN: One of the most spectacular fantasists of our time, Patricia A. McKillip creates fairy tale worlds of wonder and magic. Now, she opens the page on a time and place where an orphan girl is haunted by thorns...a reluctant queen rules between sea and sky... and epics never end... THE BELL AT SEALEY HEAD: Sealey Head is a small town on the edge of the ocean, a sleepy place where everyone hears the ringing of a bell no one can see. On the outskirts of town is an impressive estate, Aislinn House, where the aged Lady Eglantyne lies dying, and where the doors sometimes open not to its own dusty rooms, but to the wild majesty of a castle full of knights and princesses..

Patricia A. McKillip and the Art of Fantasy World-Building

Patricia A. McKillip and the Art of Fantasy World-Building
Author: Audrey Isabel Taylor
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-08-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 147663145X

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From wondrous fairy-lands to nightmarish hellscapes, the elements that make fantasy worlds come alive also invite their exploration. This first book-length study of critically acclaimed novelist Patricia A. McKillip’s lyrical other-worlds analyzes her characters, environments and legends and their interplay with genre expectations. The author gives long overdue critical attention to McKillip’s work and demonstrates how a broader understanding of world-building enables a deeper appreciation of her fantasies..

Discrete Encounters

Discrete Encounters
Author: Craig Bauer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 718
Release: 2020-05-14
Genre: Mathematics
ISBN 13: 0429682891

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Eschewing the often standard dry and static writing style of traditional textbooks, Discrete Encounters provides a refreshing approach to discrete mathematics. The author blends traditional course topics and applications with historical context, pop culture references, and open problems. This book focuses on the historical development of the subject and provides fascinating details of the people behind the mathematics, along with their motivations, deepening readers’ appreciation of mathematics. This unique book covers many of the same topics found in traditional textbooks, but does so in an alternative, entertaining style that better captures readers’ attention. In addition to standard discrete mathematics material, the author shows the interplay between the discrete and the continuous and includes high-interest topics such as fractals, chaos theory, cellular automata, money-saving financial mathematics, and much more. Not only will readers gain a greater understanding of mathematics and its culture, they will also be encouraged to further explore the subject. Long lists of references at the end of each chapter make this easy. Highlights: Features fascinating historical context to motivate readers Text includes numerous pop culture references throughout to provide a more engaging reading experience Its unique topic structure presents a fresh approach The text’s narrative style is that of a popular book, not a dry textbook Includes the work of many living mathematicians Its multidisciplinary approach makes it ideal for liberal arts mathematics classes, leisure reading, or as a reference for professors looking to supplement traditional courses Contains many open problems Profusely illustrated.

Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art

Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art
Author: Karen Haber
Publsiher: Rockport Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-06-01
Genre: Design
ISBN 13: 161060234X

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Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art profiles and celebrates the work of today’s leading practitioners of art of the fantastic, as well as a handful of gifted newcomers from around the globe. The range and impact of their work is both inspiring and far-reaching. These 28 masters have created images for television, movies, gaming, museum exhibits, theme park rides, and every area of publishing.Some of the artists featured only employ traditional painting techniques, while others use only digital methods, and many more blend the mediums to create their fantastical images. Each artist discusses his/her influences and techniques as well as offering tips to beginning artists. Science Fiction Grandmaster and Hugo Award–winning author Joe Haldeman contributes a foreword. Artists, science fiction fans, and art collectors will appreciate the outstanding artwork featured here. Featured artists include: —Brom —Jim Burns —Kinuko Y. Craft —Dan Dos Santos —Bob Eggleton —Donato Giancola —Rebecca Guay —James Gurney —Gregory Manchess —Stephan Martiniere —Terese Nielsen —John Picacio —Greg Spalenka —Shaun Tan —Charles Vess.

Dreams of Distant Shores

Dreams of Distant Shores
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Publsiher: Tachyon Publications
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2016-05-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 1616962216

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Featuring three brand-new stories and an original introduction by Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn. Bestselling author Patricia A. McKillip (The Riddle-Master of Hed) is one of the most lyrical writers gracing the fantasy genre. With the debut of her newest work, Dreams of Distant Shores is a true ode to her many talents. Within these pages you will find a youthful artist possessed by both his painting and his muse and seductive travelers from the sea enrapturing distant lovers. The statue of a mermaid comes suddenly to life, and two friends are transfixed by a haunted estate. Fans of McKillip’s ethereal fiction will find much to delight them; those lucky enough to be discovering her work will find much to enchant them..

Wings of Fire

Wings of Fire
Author: Jonathan Strahan
Publsiher: Start Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-06-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 1597802638

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Dragons: Fearsome fire-breathing foes, scaled adversaries, legendary lizards, ancient hoarders of priceless treasures, serpentine sages with the ages' wisdom, and winged weapons of war... Wings of Fire brings you all these dragons, and more, seen clearly through the eyes of many of today's most popular authors, including Peter Beagle, Holly Black, Orson Scott Card, Charles De Lint, Diana Wynne Jones, Mercedes Lackey, Ursula K Le Guin, Dean R Koontz, George R. R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon, Garth Nix, and many others..

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction
Author: Don D'Ammassa
Publsiher: Infobase Learning
Total Pages: 1657
Release: 2015-04-22
Genre: Fantasy fiction, American
ISBN 13: 1438140630

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Presents articles on the horror and fantasy genres of fiction, including authors, themes, significant works, and awards..

In the Forests of Serre

In the Forests of Serre
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-10-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 1473205522

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Everyone in the kingdom of Serre avoids the Mother of All Witches, an ugly, powerful and dangerous woman who lives in the forest. When the Prince of Serre, blinded by grief at the death of his wife and their newborn, rides down the witch's white hen, he earns her curse. Prince Ronan believes nothing can be worse than what he has already experienced, but he soon discovers that he is wrong. The curse of the witch in the Forest of Serre has only begun to exert its baleful influence....

Welcome to Bordertown

Welcome to Bordertown
Author: Holly Black
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2011-05-24
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13: 0375897453

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Bordertown: a city on the border between our human world and the elfin realm. Runaway teens come from both sides of the border to find adventure, to find themselves. Elves play in rock bands and race down the street on spell-powered motorbikes. Human kids recreate themselves in the squats and clubs and artists' studios of Soho. Terri Windling's original Bordertown series was the forerunner of today's urban fantasy, introducing authors that included Charles de Lint, Will Shetterly, Emma Bull, and Ellen Kushner. In this volume of all-new work (including a 15-page graphic story), the original writers are now joined by the generation that grew up dreaming of Bordertown, including acclaimed authors Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Catherynne M. Valente, and many more. They all meet here on the streets of Bordertown in more than twenty new interconnected songs, poems, and stories..

The Coyote Road

The Coyote Road
Author: Ellen Datlow
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2009-01-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13: 1101155574

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Coyote. Anansi. Brer Rabbit. Trickster characters have long been a staple of folk literature. Twenty-six authors, including Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Charles de Lint (Little (Grrl) Lost), Ellen Klages, (The Green Glass Sea), Kelly Link (Pretty Monsters), Patricia A, McKillip (Ombria in Shadow), and Jane Yolen, have crafted stories and poems drawing from cultures and traditions all over the world—each surprising, engrossing, and thought provoking. Terri Windling provides a comprehensive introduction to the trickster myths of the world, and the entire book is highlighted by the remarkable decorations of Charles Vess. The Coyote Road, like its companions The Green Man (winner of the World Fantasy Award) and The Faery Reel (a World Fantasy Award Finalist), is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary fantasy fiction..

The Cygnet and the Firebird

The Cygnet and the Firebird
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-08-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 147320559X

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The firebird came at night - a magnificent creature whose magical cry seemed to transform objects at random. Gifted with powers of her own, Meguet tried to reach out to the bird. But at moonrise, the firebird became human, a prince cursed by dark magic. Meguet bowed to help him. But then the mystery carried her away, on alien winds, to a land far from her home... At the edge of the world, the Luxor Desert awaits - a barren land where a sorcerer's war rages. Where invisible dragons cast shadows over ruined castles. And where Meguet's own fate depends upon a secret locked away in a tower for centuries....

The Changeling Sea

The Changeling Sea
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-12-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 1473205638

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Since the day her father's fishing boat returned without him, Peri and her mother have mourned his loss. Her mother sinks into a deep depression and spends her days gazing out at the sea. Unable to control her anger and sadness any longer, Peri uses the small magic she knows to hex the sea. And suddenly into her drab life come the King's sons-changelings with strange ties to the underwater kingdom-a young magician, and, finally, love..

Song for the Basilisk

Song for the Basilisk
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-10-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 1473205557

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As a child, Rook had been taken in by the bards of Luly, and raised as one of their own. Of his past he knew nothing - except faint memories of fire and death that he'd do anything to forget. But nightmares, and a new threat to the island that had become his own, would not let him escape the dreaded fate of his true family. Haunted by the music of the bards, he left the only home he knew to wander the land of the power-hungry basilisk who had destroyed his family. And perhaps, finally, to find a future in the fulfillment of his forgotten destiny..

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Publsiher: Tachyon Publications
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2017-09-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 1616962798

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World Fantasy Award-Winner First time available in an e-book edition "Rich and regal." —The New York Times Young Sybel, the heiress of powerful wizards, needs the company of no-one outside her gates. In her exquisite stone mansion, she is attended by exotic, magical beasts: Riddle-master Cyrin the boar; the treasure-starved dragon Gyld; Gules the Lyon, tawny master of the Southern Deserts; Ter, the fiercely vengeful falcon; Moriah, feline Lady of the Night. Sybel only lacks the exquisite and mysterious Liralen, which continues to elude her most powerful enchantments. But Sybel's solitude is to be shattered when a desperate soldier arrives bearing a mysterious child. Soon Sybel will discover that the world of men is full of love, deceit, and the temptations of vast power..

Heir of Sea and Fire

Heir of Sea and Fire
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-08-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 1473205719

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By the vow of her father and her own desire, Raederle was pledged to Morgon, Riddle-Master of Hed. But a year had passed since Morgon disappeared on his search for the High One at Erlenstar Mountain, and rumors claimed he was dead. Raederle set out to learn the truth for herself, though her small gift of magic seemed too slight for the perils she must face. The quest led through strange lands and dangerous adventures. Only her growing powers enabled her at last to reach Erlenstar Mountain. And there she discovered what she could not bear to accept. Accompanied by Deth, the High One's Harper, she fled. And behind them came a pursuer whose name was Morgon, bent on executing a grim destiny upon Raederle and Deth. Her only hope lay in summoning the Hosts of the Dead, led by the King whose skull she bore....