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Heartstone
  • Author : Elle Katharine White
  • Publisher : Harper Voyager
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0062451944
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A debut historical fantasy that recasts Jane Austen’s beloved Pride & Prejudice in an imaginative world of wyverns, dragons, and the warriors who fight alongside them against the monsters that threaten the kingdom: gryphons, direwolves, lamias, banshees, and lindworms. They say a Rider in possession of a good blade must be in want of a monster to slay—and Merybourne Manor has plenty of monsters. Passionate, headstrong Aliza Bentaine knows this all too well; she’s already lost one sister to the invading gryphons. So when Lord Merybourne hires a band of Riders to hunt down the horde, Aliza is relieved her home will soon be safe again. Her relief is short-lived. With the arrival of the haughty and handsome dragonrider, Alastair Daired, Aliza expects a battle; what she doesn’t expect is a romantic clash of wills, pitting words and wit against the pride of an ancient house. Nor does she anticipate the mystery that follows them from Merybourne Manor, its roots running deep as the foundations of the kingdom itself, where something old and dreadful slumbers . . . something far more sinister than gryphons. It’s a war Aliza is ill-prepared to wage, on a battlefield she’s never known before: one spanning kingdoms, class lines, and the curious nature of her own heart. Elle Katharine White infuses elements of Austen’s beloved novel with her own brand of magic, crafting a modern epic fantasy that conjures a familiar yet wondrously unique new world.

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    Heartstone
  • Author : C. J. Sansom
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9780307356192
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Shardlake goes to war... Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. As the English fleet gathers at Portsmouth, the country raises the largest militia army it has ever seen. The King has debased the currency to pay for the war, and England is in the grip of soaring inflation and economic crisis. Meanwhile Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr. Asked to investigate claims of "monstrous wrongs" committed against a young ward of the court, which have already involved one mysterious death, Shardlake and his assistant, Barak, journey to Portsmouth. Once arrived, Shardlake and Barak find themselves in a city preparing to become a war zone; and Shardlake takes the opportunity to also investigate the mysterious past of Ellen Fettipace, a young woman incarcerated in the Bedlam. The emerging mysteries around the young ward, and the events that destroyed Ellen's family nineteen years before, involve Shardlake in reunions with both an old friend and an old enemy close to the throne. Events will converge on board one of the King's great warships, primed for battle in Portsmouth harbour...

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    Heartstone
  • Author : Phillip Margolin
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780061835209
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • They were young, popular, the perfect couple -- an all-American boy and a beautiful cheerleader. But the youthful passion that led them to Lookout Point that terrible evening would prove fatal. For Richie Walters the end came swiftly, as death descended upon him in a savage orgy of horrific violence. Elaine Murray would live long enough to learn just how lucky her boyfriend had been ... Two brutal slayings have rocked a stunned city. But the murders are merely the nightmare's beginning, flinging open a terrifying Pandora's box of sordid secrets and dark revelations more deadly than the bloodlust that lives in the rock-hard heart of a killer.

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    Heartstone
  • Author : C. J. Sansom
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9781101475478
  • Reader Reviews : 57
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The epic fifth novel in the Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series by the bestselling author of Winter in Madrid and Dominion Summer 1545. A massive French armada is threatening England, and Henry VIII has plunged the country into economic crisis to finance the war. Meanwhile, an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr has asked Matthew Shardlake to investigate claims of "monstrous" wrongs committed against a young ward of the court. As the French fleet approaches, Shardlake's inquiries reunite him with an old friend-and an old enemy close to the throne. This fast-paced fifth installment in C. J. Sansom's "richly entertaining and reassuringly scholarly series" (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review) will enchant fans of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies, and The Other Boleyn Girl.

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    Heartstone
  • Author : C. J. Sansom
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780143120650
  • Reader Reviews : 45
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Awarded the CWA Diamond Dagger – the highest honor in British crime writing The epic fifth novel in the Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery series by the bestselling author of Winter in Madrid and Dominion Summer 1545. A massive French armada is threatening England, and Henry VIII has plunged the country into economic crisis to finance the war. Meanwhile, an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr has asked Matthew Shardlake to investigate claims of "monstrous" wrongs committed against a young ward of the court. As the French fleet approaches, Shardlake's inquiries reunite him with an old friend-and an old enemy close to the throne. This fast-paced fifth installment in C. J. Sansom's "richly entertaining and reassuringly scholarly series" (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review) will enchant fans of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies, and The Other Boleyn Girl.

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    Mistmantle Chronicles Book Two, The Urchin and the Heartstone
  • Author : M.I. McAllister
  • Publisher : Disney-Hyperion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0786854898
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • As the inhabitants of the island of Mistmantle prepare for the coronation of Crispin the squirrel, robes are stitched, cakes are baked, wine is brought up from cellars, and the Heartstone—the unique gold-and-silver-flecked stone that only the rightful ruler of the island can hold—is readied. But the newly established peace in Mistmantle is soon under threat. A storm-ravaged ship from a distant land appears in the mist surrounding the island; a dramatic revelation about the revered Heartstone comes to light; and the extrasensory powers of a young islander reveal the evil close at hand. Urchin finds himself journeying to a hostile island, where the maniacal King Silverbirch and his sorcerer, Smokewreath, await him. There, Urchin will have to face challenges greater than those her has ever known, and in so doing, he will learn a secret about his past that will change his life forever.

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    Heartstone
  • Author : C. J. Sansom
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 729
  • ISBN : 0330447114
  • Reader Reviews : 56
  • Genre : Detective and mystery stories
  • Summer, 1545. England is at war. Meanwhile Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr. Asked to investigate claims of "monstrous wrongs" committed against a young ward of the court, which have already involved one mysterious death, Shardlake and his assistant, Barak, journey to Portsmouth.

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    Heartstone
  • Author : John Schreiber
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN : 9781469111735
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Heartstone. Legend said these unusual gems could cure any illness, but Thrylain the Great, the founder of Elinala, understood its real power and destroyed all heartstones. Or so he said. Seven hundred years passed and people forgot. When a crippled prince was born in Elinala, the king ordered the death of his son. Many died trying to protect the child, and in the ensuing chaos the boy disappeared, along with a pendant from the royal treasury. Everyone believed that the child was dead and the pendant destroyed. But they were wrong. Now grown to manhood, Derrick ́s only clue to his past is his gold pendant with its unusual gem, a long-forgotten heartstone. When Derrick tries to learn his true identity, the kingdom of Elinala is forever changed as hidden crimes are exposed, ancient evils set free, and the full power of heartstone is finally unleashed. Helpful Link: Schreiber has posted some of his published articles, essays, and poems along with book group discussion questions for some of his novels at Ironwood County Books

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    The Heartstone
  • Author : Helene Opocensky
  • Publisher : Gatekeeper Press
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 9781662912245
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Corbin, a powerful shapeshifting young mage, is just beginning to learn to flex and harness his magical powers. When he hears that a young witch, who doesn’t know that her strangeness is due to magic, has run away for fear of being institutionalized for a second time, he knows that he has to help his friends find her so that she can learn to celebrate what makes her different rather than fear it. What he doesn’t know is that finding her will snowball him into a position where he again feels obligated to his scheming former mentor, Max Grobian. Nor does he know that Max will, once more, try to manipulate him into betraying her daughter Lorelei, a girl Corbin feels heart-bound to, yet fears to fully love. Book Review: "Praise for The Trueheart: What I loved most about this book was the all of the worldbuilding. Every element was developed with a great attention to detail. The history, the way the magic works, the reasons behind everything that happens, past and present, nothing was left out. The writing truly puts you inside the story, so you are surrounded by it in the best way possible. The characters were also deeply developed, so I felt connected to all of them. They all had a purpose in the story, none of them felt like they were there just to take up space, which I really liked. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I don't have any complaints. If you're looking for a fantasy book with lots of attention given to the world-building, this book might be for you!" -- YA Book Reviews (http://reviewsofyabooks.blogspot.com/)

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    Dragonshadow
  • Author : Elle Katharine White
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780062747976
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “White’s 2017 debut, Heartstone, fused epic fantasy with the manners of Jane Austen so perfectly, she basically created a whole new sub-genre. The sequel picks up the charm offensive where the first book left off.” – B&N Sci-fi & Fantasy Blog The author of Heartstone once again infuses elements of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with her own brand of magic in this addictive fantasy that brings back sparring lovers Aliza and Alastair: fierce warriors who match wits, charm, and swords as they fight an epic war to save their world. The Battle of North Fields is over—or so Aliza Bentaine, now a Daired, fervently wants to believe. But rumors are spreading of an unseen monster ravaging the isolated Castle Selwyn on the northern border of the kingdom. When she and Alastair are summoned from their honeymoon by the mysterious Lord Selwyn, they must travel with their dragon Akarra through the Tekari-infested Old Wilds of Arle to answer his call. And they are not alone on this treacherous journey. Shadowing the dragonriders is an ancient evil, a harbinger of a dark danger of which the Worm was only a foretaste. And soon Aliza realizes the terrible truth: the real war is only beginning.

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    Heartstone Under the Shadow
  • Author : John Schreiber
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 463
  • ISBN : 9781465344038
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Ten years after the events recounted in Heartstone, enemies threaten Elinala ́s peace by threatening its chief architect--Derrick of Loneoak Island. Not only does this conspiracy have roots in the mysterious Shadow Empire, but the conspiracy also has a far more terrifying goal--to force Derrick into reawakening heartstone. The method used by this conspiracy? Destroy everything Derrick loves. Once again, ancient evils threaten to destroy Elinala, but this time the greatest evil may be caused by Derrick himself. Exactly what the Shadow Empire wants.

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    Flamebringer
  • Author : Elle Katharine White
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780062747990
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Monsters, manners, and magic combine in this exciting final volume in the Heartstone Trilogy—an exhilarating blend of epic fantasy and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice—in which a fearless healer and her dragon-riding husband must stop a reawakened evil from destroying their world. “The summons comes for the House of Edan Daired. Debts must be paid.” Tristan Wydrick, sworn enemy of House Daired, is back from the dead. Possessed by a ghast and sharing its shadowy unlife, he commands not only the soul-sucked ghastradi, but also the monstrous Tekari forces bent on Arle’s destruction. As their enemies begin amassing, desperate Arleans look to their greatest defenders. But Aliza and Alastair Daired, along with their dragon Akarra, are far from home, trapped in the icy northern wastes by Wydrick’s treachery. Fighting their way through blizzards, haunted forests, and their own growing fears, the Daireds find a new battle awaiting them in the capital, for the Tekari and ghastradi are not the only forces converging on the heart of the kingdom. Another moves toward Arle, riding the winds from the south: an ambassador from the Silent King of Els. Unknown enemy? Or unexpected ally? Plunged into the dangerous world of royal intrigue and ancient grudges, Aliza and Alastair soon realize it will take more than steel and dragonfire to save their kingdom, for the silence of Els hides a secret that could shake House Daired to its foundations. And silence, it seems, is about to be broken.

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    The Queens of Heartstone
  • Author : Matthew R Brackley
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 9781291780840
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The story of the Queens of Heartstone. The Queens of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.The seasons change as do the Queens .Read of extraordinary beauty and magick....... Spring lifted from thepage, flower scent filled the air. Soft colour touched your heart.Summer followed. Deep green and sunshine on a page, so fine. Autumn called, leaves, so rich, gold and red flame. Winter, fell. A beautiful world in white. Crisp clear nights. A Queens' role, the seasons changing .It is in the nature, of everything Especially created in A4 size for ease of readin and for sharing. A truly magical journey.....

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    Silver Batal: Race for the Dragon Heartstone
  • Author : K. D. Halbrook
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781250181107
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Silver Batal and her beloved water dragon Hiyyan continue their adventures across the sea and skies in Silver Batal: Race for the Dragon Heartstone, a middle-grade fantasy adventure from K.D. Halbrook with illustrations by Ilse Gort. Silver Batal and her best friend, Hiyyan, have narrowly escaped the greedy clutches of Queen Imea. With the queen’s trackers hot on their tails, Silver and Hiyyan head into an exciting frozen world filled with ferocious ice dragons, new friends, and new foes. But when Hiyyan suffers a poisonous bite from a deadly dragon, Silver must find a legendary dragon heartstone to heal him. Their search leads to the mysterious Keep, the home of the reclusive and mysterious Watchers, where nothing is quite as it appears... Perfect for fans of Roshani Chokshi and Sayantani DasGupta, this thrilling follow-up to Silver Batal and the Water Dragon Races will capture your heart.

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    The Heartstone
  • Author : Lisa Finnegan
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 447
  • ISBN : 9781409268727
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    Castle Heartstone Book One
  • Author : Matthew R Brackley
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN : 9781291750911
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A beautiful story of kings and Queens and Faerie Magic.The love of nature and the love of all things.How the world was put together and the journey of your heart.Find the Heartstone.......for it lieswithin you This is the first story in the trilogy. This book has been specially formatted in A4 for ease of reading with children.

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    The Heartstone Gems
  • Author : Matthew R Brackley
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9781291856774
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • This magical collection has been selected by me, reflecting the best of the Castle Heartstone series. Taken from the following books Castle Heartstone 1,2 and 3 Aquila and Moondust, Heartstone Sky, The Forest Queen, The Magic of the Trees, The Queens of Heartstone and The Place of the Rising Moon. Take the journey and discover all of you

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    Medicine Man
  • Author : Saffron A. Kent
  • Publisher : Purple Prose Press LLC
  • Pages : 485
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Willow Taylor lives in a castle with large walls and iron fences. But this is no ordinary castle. It’s called Heartstone Psychiatric Hospital and it houses forty other patients. It has nurses with mean faces and techs with permanent frowns. It has a man, as well. A man who is cold and distant. Whose voice drips with authority. And whose piercing gray eyes hide secrets, and maybe linger on her face a second too long. Willow isn’t supposed to look deep into those eyes. She isn’t supposed to try to read his tightly-leashed emotions. Neither is she supposed to touch herself at night, imagining his powerful voice and that cold but beautiful face. No, Willow Taylor shouldn’t be attracted to Simon Blackwood at all. Because she’s a patient and he’s her doctor. Her psychiatrist. The medicine man. NOTE: A STANDALONE novel set in the Heartstone world. KEYWORDS: Forbidden romance, age gap romance, older man younger woman romance, angsty romance, patient doctor romance, alpha male romance, coming of age romance, opposites attract romance, grumpy hero sunshine heroine

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    Silver Batal and the Water Dragon Races
  • Author : K. D. Halbrook
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781250181084
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Hand this to the Rick Riordan crowd, or to kids who like Tui Sutherland’s "Wings of Fire" series."—SLJ Set in a vivid, Arab-inspired world filled with friendly and fearsome water dragons, K.D. Halbrook’s Silver Batal and the Water Dragon Races is a middle-grade fantasy adventure, with illustrations by Ilse Gort, that's perfect for fans of Tui T. Sutherland, Sayantani DasGupta, and Roshani Chokshi. Thirteen-year-old Silver Batal calls the desert home, but her heart belongs to the waters. Although she’s expected to become a jeweler like her father, Silver harbors a secret and forbidden wish to race water dragons. Destiny comes calling when her friendship with a mysterious old woman leads her to Hiyyan, a baby dragon that can swim and fly. Risking everything, Silver, Hiyyan, and her resourceful cousin Brajon set off across the desert to join the legendary races in the royal city. But the road to Calidia is filled with danger, and the trio must band together as they encounter ferocious cave beasts, clever desert foxes, and cutthroat competition. As Silver and Hiyyan soar through the skies and speed through the seas, both must learn what they're willing to sacrifice for a shot at glory.

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    Dreams of 18
  • Author : Saffron A. Kent
  • Publisher : Purple Prose Press LLC
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Violet Moore is in love with a man who hates her. Well, to be fair, she kinda deserves it. On her eighteenth birthday, she got drunk and threw herself at him, causing a huge scandal in their sleepy suburban town. Now everyone thinks she’s a slut and he has disappeared. Rumor has it that he’s been living up in the mountains of Colorado, all alone and in isolation. But Violet is going to make it right. She’s going to find him and bring him back. No matter how cruel and mean he is, how much he hurts her with his cold-hearted and abrasive ways, she won’t give up. And neither will she think about his tempting lips or his sculpted muscles or his strong hands. The hands that she wants on her body, touching her, feeling her skin… The hands that make her want to forget everything and kiss Graham Edwards – Mr. Edwards, actually – again. Because you don’t go around kissing your best friend’s dad, do you? Even though that’s all you ever dream about. NOTE: A STANDALONE novel set in the world of Heartstone. KEYWORDS: Forbidden romance, age gap romance, older man younger woman romance, best friend's dad romance, angsty romance, opposites attract romance, grumpy hero sunshine heroine romance, enemies to lovers romance, alpha male romance

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    Castle Heartstone Book Three
  • Author : Matthew R Brackley
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : 9781291494709
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    Castle Heartstone Book Two
  • Author : Matthew R Brackley
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9781291494600
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Castle Heartstone Book Two

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    Dragonshadow
  • Author : Elle Katharine White
  • Publisher : Harper Voyager
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0062747967
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “White’s 2017 debut, Heartstone, fused epic fantasy with the manners of Jane Austen so perfectly, she basically created a whole new sub-genre. The sequel picks up the charm offensive where the first book left off.” – B&N Sci-fi & Fantasy Blog The author of Heartstone once again infuses elements of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with her own brand of magic in this addictive fantasy that brings back sparring lovers Aliza and Alastair: fierce warriors who match wits, charm, and swords as they fight an epic war to save their world. The Battle of North Fields is over—or so Aliza Bentaine, now a Daired, fervently wants to believe. But rumors are spreading of an unseen monster ravaging the isolated Castle Selwyn on the northern border of the kingdom. When she and Alastair are summoned from their honeymoon by the mysterious Lord Selwyn, they must travel with their dragon Akarra through the Tekari-infested Old Wilds of Arle to answer his call. And they are not alone on this treacherous journey. Shadowing the dragonriders is an ancient evil, a harbinger of a dark danger of which the Worm was only a foretaste. And soon Aliza realizes the terrible truth: the real war is only beginning.

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    Welcome to Heartstone
  • Author : Timothy Baril
  • Publisher : Timothy Baril
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN : 9781310284809
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • After a horrible run of bad luck and betrayal that lands him in deep depression, Arwin stumbles into a whole new world, one of fantasy and magic, and a few puns. After helping out a couple of beautiful damsels in distress, he sets out to help free the good people of the local Blue Village from their malicious noble overlords. Reminiscient of Piers Anthony's Xanth series and Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

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    A Heartstone Sky
  • Author : Matthew R Brackley
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN : 9781291800944
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • When the world began in Magick, the Kings made the skies. Long ago when the world came together. This is that story of star builders and of Queens who made gardens.Winged creatures created, that circumnavigated the blue world and made their homes everywhere including mountain crag. This is what it means..... It takes time.... To understand... To appreciate a single day.. A sunset... Golden skies.... A chosen moment... Heaven sent This edition created in A4 size for ease of reading and to share the magical experience.

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    California Dreamin'
  • Author : Saffron A. Kent
  • Publisher : Purple Prose Press LLC
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Everyone thinks Dean Collins is too old for Fallon Blackwood. Her parents, her friends, even Dean himself. In fact, he wants her to date guys her own age. But Fallon doesn’t care about that. All she cares about is that she can’t take her eyes off Dean, her neighbor, her best friend, the guy who taught her to ride a bike and to climb trees. And sometimes Dean can’t take his eyes off her, either. And sometimes he looks at her like he wants to kiss her. So it doesn’t matter that he’s thirty-two and she’s eighteen. All that matters is that they belong with each other, and she needs to convince him of that. Good thing they’re taking a cross-country road trip together, right? California to New York; three thousand miles and a love story in the making… NOTE: A STANDALONE set in the world of Heartstone. KEYWORDS: Age gap romance, friends to lovers romance, forbidden romance, alpha male romance, angsty romance, coming of age romance, grumpy hero sunshine heroine, opposites attract romance, road trip romance

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    Urchin and the Heartstone
  • Author : M. I. Mcallister
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 144206594X
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  • Genre : Books
  • When evil interrupts the coronation of Crispin, the squirrel, on the isle of Mistmantle, Urchin, guided by the Heartstone, must embark on a perilous journey to a hostile island where he, while battling against mad King Silverbirch and his sorcerer, makes a startling discovery about his own past. Reprint.

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    The Heartstone Thief
  • Author : Pippa DaCosta
  • Publisher : Pippa DaCosta
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A thrilling new grimdark fantasy for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Scott Lynch, and Peter V. Brett. Curtis Vance doesn't believe in magic. Magic doesn't put food in his belly, neither does it put a roof over his head. But thieving does. And he's good at it. The best, if his reputation is to be believed. Until a self-proclaimed sorceress comes looking for a thief. She's dressed like the night, speaks of monsters and myths, and she'll stop at nothing to get what she wants: a legendary Dragon Eye gem, said to grant its wielder the power to move continents. The sorceress is clearly insane, but Curtis hasn't met a challenge he can't overcome - or steal from - and the Dragon Eye gem proves too much of a temptation. All he has to do is survive her. He didn’t expect her stories of magic and monsters to be true. He didn’t expect to fall for her in ways that terrify him. But most of all, he didn’t expect to find himself trapped between the devastating power of a forgotten relic and his duty to save a people who would see him burned alive for his crimes. Curtis Vance doesn't believe in magic. But it believes in him, and if he can't stop it, his world will burn. DragonCon 2017 finalist for Best Fantasy Novel

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    Heartstone
  • Author : Rose Sartin
  • Publisher : Oghma Creative Media
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN : 9781633737815
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Separated by Time. Joined by Fate. Life was tough enough already for Air Evac nurse Willie McAllister, and that was before she started living two lives. After failing to save her cousin Josh’s life following a horrific single-car accident, Willie finds herself overcome with grief and guilt. More than that, though, she’s haunted by Josh’s last words—a warning for her to stay away from the small Missouri town of Nevada. When a Deputy U.S. Marshal shows up at her door asking questions, she begins to suspect there’s more to the whole thing than just a random car accident. Could Josh have been murdered? In the depths of her sadness, though, Willie also begins seeing things she can’t explain—glimpses of a distant figure, flashes of another time. She witnesses the life and tragic death of the Osage warrior, Stone Shaper, and the grief of Beth, his young bride. But why is she seeing these things, and what does it all mean? Why has she suddenly become connected to a man murdered almost two hundred years in the past? As Willie’s life begins to spin out of control, who will be there to catch her? The handsome marshal she thinks she may be falling for? The gentle old Osage minister who seems to know what she’s seeing? Or the helpful local firefighter who keeps popping up whenever she needs a hand? All she knows is that she must find justice for Josh and closure for Stone Shaper. But will she have the chance to do it when the killer she seeks now has his sights set upon her?

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    Heartstone
  • Author : Lily Cahill
  • Publisher : Nameless Shameless Women
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The first steamy wolf shifter novel in the new Sons of the Alpha series! Edie: My father wasted his life on his obsession with shifters. He cared more about supernatural creatures than his wife and daughter. When he died, I probably should have thrown away all his worldly possessions the way he threw away his relationship with me. So how did I find myself in Montana, digging through his mountains of research as if it will help me understand why he never loved me? Instead, I found the proof I never wanted. Shifters are real, and they need my help. Jasper: My mother is my boss in more ways than one. She’s the head of Twisted Pines Lodge, the luxury vacation ranch that I run with my brothers. She’s also the Alpha of Twisted Pines clan, a shifter pack that has been living near Glacier National Park for generations. When she came down with a mysterious illness, we tried everything to find the cure. Now, with an important event coming up and no end to her suffering, we’re desperate. Desperate enough to expose what we are to a woman who doesn’t believe we exist. A woman who happens to be my fated mate. Heartstone is the first book in the Sons of the Alpha series, a saga about four brothers who find their fated mates even as their world collapses around them. Heartstone ends in an HEA, but you’re going to want to keep reading the rest of the series! Visit lilycahill.com for updates, bonus stories, and more.

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    Arts Approaches to Conflict
  • Author : Marian Liebmann
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 1853022934
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  • Genre : Art
  • Arts Approaches to Conflict explores how various arts approaches can both raise our understanding of conflict and lead to its constructive resolution. Practitioners and experts from a wide range of art forms examine their own fields as approaches to conflict. It is fascinating and eye-opening reading for students and practitioners.

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    Heartstone
  • Author : D. C. Brod
  • Publisher : Five Star (ME)
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 1594142890
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Heartstone "weaves elements of the Arthurian legend into a contemporary quest tale in which a young woman seeks the truth behind her father's disappearance and the mysterious stone he left her. Maxine Pike teaches English and folklore at a community college on Chicago's north side where she lives with an over-sized dog and vague aspirations. Shortly after learning her archaeologist father is missing and presumed dead, she becomes custodian of the strange-colored stone he left her. Immediately she begins searching for answers: what happened to her father and what is the story behind the stone? Events are set in motion that will test her courage and faith and force her to redefine her own reality. However, there are others who lay claim to the stone. There's the young man who believes he's its rightful guardian, and the wealthy psychologist and aspiring media mogul who has far-reaching plans that hinge on the stone and is willing to use anything and anyone to get his hands on it. Along the way, Max receives some unexpected help from mysterious friends of her father's and, perhaps most unexpected, from her older sister, Olivia. Max's journey will take her from Chicago to London and finally to Alyssum, a remote island off Land's End, and to the reclusive man who owns the island. It is here that she learns the stone's fate and confronts her own destiny. D. C. Brod lives in St. Charles, Illinois, with her husband, Donald, and a cat, Travis McGee.

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    Urchin and the Heartstone
  • Author : Margaret I. McAllister
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1948959240
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Urchin and the other inhabitants of Mistmantle look forward to a time of peace with the coronation of Crispin the squirrel, but the arrival of a storm-ravaged ship with a delegation from the island of Whitewings not only delays the ceremony but sends Urchin on a perilous journey that changes his life forever.

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    Heartstone
  • Author : Karl J. Morgan
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0986027030
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Although earthquakes are common in Southern California, the tremors that woke Bill Marshall from a sound sleep were different. Hordes of unworldly monsters invade his home desperate to kill him and his family. Miraculously, Sentinel Lance Allright arrives in time to stop the attack. The Earth Heartstone has been broken. To prevent further incursions, Bill and Lance must step through the stone and discover why these events are happening. They travel to an ancient world and face the same attackers seeking revenge against the most vile and powerful Beings in the universe. But why attack Goola and Earth? Heartstone is a journey of discovery, which will forever change Bill Marshall's view of life and the universe. While unspeakable evil may wait around each corner, the power of good and the stones lies within each of us.

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    Heartstone
  • Author : Steve Rogan
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 1702233103
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  • Genre : Books
  • 'Her green skin tattered ripped and torn. Her sneer at fire a laugh of scorn. The stars which nestle there 'pon her shoulders. Staving death's hand which could not hold her. Old world fade and new world flourish. Celeste and book reap and nourish. My poet's hand she puts to breast. In quiet night of warrior's rest. Perfumed fire her blazing hair. Gun and Greens stripped naked bare. Celeste my love my goodbyes come. Such words from you I shall hear none'"Everything is watched by the Heart Stone, and what you have in its entirety is the full extent of all you will ever have; the old-times are not to return! Our Brothers have brought to us a new beginning, and it is the wish of all our people-groups that your people-groups will share it warmly with us. We will not surrender it again!"The Movement would need to guard them from the Clans and the Clans, in turn, would need to guard them from The Movement.

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    Seeing Miss Heartstone
  • Author : Nichole Van
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 1949863018
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  • Genre : Businesspeople
  • Rather than let her meddling mother arrange her marriage, Belle Heartsone takes her future into her own hands when researches available bachelors to find one both she and her mother can agree upon. Unfortunately, Lord Blake rebuffs Belle, telling her she has more to offer the world than being a marriage partner...and he's right. Belle has business acumen and a gift for probabilities. Lord Blake needs an investor for his new India business venture. All it takes is a not-quite-transparent letter from Belle and Lord Blake and his business-partner-by-letter find success. Can they also find happiness?

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    Finding Heartstone
  • Author : Cathy Sosnowsky
  • Publisher : Caitlin Press
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1773860348
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  • Genre : Books
  • When Cathy Sosnowsky and her family first joined the Hemming Bay Community, a cooperative formed to preserve a large piece of forested land on a remote coastal island of British Columbia, she found the idea of experiencing the raw wilderness appealing. But as her husband Woldy and his brother Vic thrive in this new environment, Cathy begins to feel like she's not in her element. The wild paradise she envisioned reveals itself as a harsh and hostile environment, the water too cold to swim, the beaches rocky and jagged. Cathy withdraws to her work, her love of raising her family, and her passion for sharing meals sourced from local delicacies with her new friends. But when their lives take a tragic turn, with the loss of their three children, one to a fatal and tragic accident and two to addiction, the couple begin to drift apart. Determined to find a way through the anguish and alienation, Woldy finds his recipe for healing by building Heartstone Lodge, and Cathy pursues a healing journey through her writing. Ironically, the writing becomes her link to Heartstone Lodge, drawing her back to the support of the community and the wilderness she shared with her children. Through anecdotes of living in nature and the stories of the people and animals of Hemming Bay, a different type of family emerges and Cathy reflects on the imposing presence of those who have departed, often by way of death, a journey we all will eventually take. After their son Michael returns from eight years in a Chinese jail with a longing for Hemming Bay fish and chips, their family begins to rebuild, re-establishing their tradition of sharing meals as a reminder of summer days spent in the wild. With quiet strength and conviction, Cathy confronts her emotions and reflects on the healing power of nature in this tender memoir.

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    The Undine's Tear
  • Author : Talena Winters
  • Publisher : My Secret Wish Publishing
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : 9780994736468
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • She's destined to save the world . . . if she doesn't destroy it first. Calandra’s destiny is also her doom. As the most powerful healer since the woman who sank Atlantis, she’s been raised to restore the Heartstone that protects her island from humans . . . before she goes Mad like her mother and all the powerful undine healers before her. When she learns she needs both male and female magic to succeed, she becomes desperate—there hasn't been an undine male born for over three thousand years. Instead, she's being pressured to use the siren mind-bond to enslave her childhood friend, the one man she's sworn to risk a death sentence to free. When Calandra discovers a cryptic message that shows her exiled mother was not only sane but pregnant with a boy, she questions everything she’s been taught to believe. But revealing the horrifying truth of the bonds could tear her island apart—and concealing it could unleash the Earth’s oldest, most destructive enemy. With insanity looming, can Calandra find her brother and save the Heartstone, the man she loves, her people, and the world . . . before she loses control and destroys them all? The Undine's Tear is the first book in the mind-blowing young adult epic historical fantasy series Rise of the Grigori. Packed with complex characters, lush world-building, gritty action, and impossible odds, this intricately woven tale presents mermaids like you’ve never seen them before. Join Calandra in a search for redemption that will threaten the very fabric of the universe. Buy The Undine's Tear and dive into the adventure today! “Wow. Just WOW!!” - Candace Marshall, advanced reader “I couldn’t put this book down!” - Jessica Renwick, author of The Book of Chaos “You want to read this book. It’s fantastic!” - Ellen Michelle, editor and owner of Constellate Publishing “Stunning writing, vivid descriptions, and endearing characters. Puts the epic in fantasy.” - Liz Konkel, Readers' Favorite “A colossal fantasy tale told by an expert storyteller. Spectacular.” - Ruffina Oserio, Readers' Favorite “The action never stopped… a brilliant start to a new series, superbly composed to entertain!” - Rabia Tanveer, Readers' Favorite “Don’t miss this journey into a secret world of magic, family, love and loss.” - Suzy Vadori, Award Winning Author, The Fountain Series “My favorite book of the past year!” - Kathy Brown, reader About the Author: Talena Winters is addicted to stories, tea, chocolate, yarn, and silver linings. She writes page-turning fiction for teens and adults in multiple genres, coaches other writers, has written several award-winning songs, and designs knitting patterns under her label My Secret Wish. Master of the ironic GIF response. She currently resides on an acreage in the Peace Country of northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, three surviving boys, two dogs, and an assortment of farm cats. She would love to be a mermaid when she grows up. Also by Talena Winters: YOUNG ADULT EPIC FANTASY: Rise of the Grigori series: The Waterboy (prequel novella) The Undine’s Tear (Book 1) The Sphinx’s Heart (Book 2) SCIENCE FICTION THRILLER: Jack Reynolds: Up in Smoke (novelette) Keywords: elemental magic, mermaids and mermen, novels based in Greek & Roman mythology, Sumerian mythology, angels and demons, Christian teen fantasy books, clean fantasy books, young adult romance, interracial romance, technology as magic, chosen one, brother and sister story, books talking about prejudice, romantic fantasy books, books set in the Regency period, historical fantasy novel, novels about prejudice and racism, dragons, sphinx, fantasy adventure, redemption arc,