the glamourist

The Glamourist
Author: Luanne G. Smith
Publisher: 47North
Release Date: 2020-06
Pages: 286
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A spellbinding novel of bloodlines, self-discovery, and redemption by the author of the Washington Post bestseller The Vine Witch. Abandoned as a child in turn-of-the-century Paris, Yvette Lenoir has longed to uncover the secrets of her magical heritage and tap her suppressed powers. But what brave and resourceful Yvette has done to survive the streets has made her a fugitive. With a price on her head, she clings to a memento from her past--what she believes to be a grimoire inherited from the mother she never knew. To unlock the secrets of her past, Yvette trusts in one woman to help solve the arcane riddles among its charmed pages. Elena Boureanu is the vine witch of Château Renard, noted for its renowned wines. Even as she struggles with her own bloodline--and its poisonous threat to her future--Elena can't ignore a friend on the run. Joined by a cunning thief, the proprietor of an enchanted-curio shop, and a bewitching black cat, Elena and Yvette are determined to decode Yvette's mysterious keepsake. But what restless magic will be unleashed? And what are Yvette and Elena willing to risk to become the witches they were destined to be?

The Magic Mirror Of The Mermaid Queen
Author: Delia Sherman
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2009-06-25
Pages: 290
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Neef, the official Changeling of Central Park, has survived a life-threatening quest, but that’s nothing compared to her first experiences at Changeling school. At Miss Van Loon’s, she meets her counterparts from all over Manhattan, learns the basics of diplomacy, and, of course, gets in trouble. This time Neef must recover the Magic Mirror, or else New York Harbor’s Mermaid Queen will turn all of the city’s fresh water to salt—and everything will die.

Glamour In Glass
Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2013-10-03
Pages: 288
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Jane and David Vincent, both glamourists of some repute, are enjoying a blissful honeymoon on the continent when their romantic getaway goes horribly awry. They are in Belgium when they learn that Napoleon Bonaparte, the deposed emperor, has fled from exile throwing Europe into turmoil. Suddenly Jane and David find themselves in great danger, with no easy way back home to England, no possibility of rescue from abroad, and no real way to tell friend from foe. When David is taken prisoner, Jane determines to put herself at risk, using her most cunning, strongest magic to save her beloved, herself, and their unborn child from harm. . .

Leave Your World Behind   A Fantasy Fiction Sampler
Author: Lily Herne
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Pages: 160
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This sampler contains something for every fantasy fan, with tasters of: Deadlands by Lily Herne The first in a series following a group of zombie-fighting teen exiles as they try to survive in the living dead-infested deadlands of Cape Town. 'The Hunger Games meets The Walking Dead.' Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls Shades of Milk & Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal The first of the Glamouist Histories series, Shades of Milk & Honey is the fantasy novel you’ve always wished Jane Austen had written. Full of wit, historical nuance, romantic entanglements and domestic magic, this is pure entertainment. The Silence of Ghosts by Jonathan Aycliffe A mesmerising tale of terror set during the Second World War, from the author of the ghostly classic, Naomi’s Room. Psycho-Mania! Edited by Stephen Jones, story by Edgar Allan Poe The Tell-Tale Heart, a horrifying short story from a master of terror. Taken from the Psycho-Mania! collection of twisted tales of psychos, schizoids and serial killers collected by the master horror anthologist Stephen Jones. Among Others by Jo Walton Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel. Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

Valour And Vanity
Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Publisher: Tor Books
Release Date: 2014-04-29
Pages: 416
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Acclaimed fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal has enchanted many fans with her beloved novels featuring a Regency setting in which magic—known here as glamour—is real. In Valour and Vanity, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in the sort of a magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen wrote Ocean's Eleven. After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincent plan to separate from the party and travel to Murano to study with glassblowers there, but their ship is set upon by Barbary corsairs while en route. It is their good fortune that they are not enslaved, but they lose everything to the pirates and arrive in Murano destitute. Jane and Vincent are helped by a kind local they meet en route, but Vincent is determined to become self-reliant and get their money back, and hatches a plan to do so. But when so many things are not what they seem, even the best laid plans conceal a few pitfalls. The ensuing adventure is a combination of the best parts of magical fantasy and heist novels, set against a glorious Regency backdrop. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Without A Summer
Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-01-16
Pages: 320
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Summer, 1816. Glamourists Jane and David Vincent return home to an unseasonably cold Long Parkmeade. Cooped up inside with Jane's fretful sister and father, they soon become restless, so when they receive a commission from a prominent family in London, they decide to go - taking Melody with them. Perhaps the change of scenery will brighten their moods (and Melody's marriage prospects). The capital is fizzing with talk of crop failures and unemployment riots in the north. Finding it difficult to avoid getting embroiled in the intrigue, it's not long before Jane and David realise they must use their magic to solve a crisis of international proportions . . . and get Melody to the church on time.

Shades Of Milk And Honey
Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2013-10-03
Pages: 304
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In Regency England, Jane Ellsworth of Dorchester is a woman ahead of her time. Not only is she highly skilled in the manipulation of glamour - plucking strands from the Ether to create genteel magical illusions - she's also ambitious for her art, and dreams of being recognised as a glamourist of note in her own right, as men are permitted to. First and foremost, however, a lady of quality must marry well, and alas Jane's ambitions do not extend to her romantic prospects. Compared to her beautiful sister Melody, Jane feels invisible to suitors, and is resigned to a life of spinsterhood. But when her beloved family comes under threat, Jane uses her magical skills to put things right, which attracts the attention of professional glamourist Mr Vincent . . . and unwittingly wanders in to a love story of her own.

Skilled Artifice  Whitehall Season 1 Episode 2
Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Publisher: Serial Box
Release Date: 2016-05-25
Pages: 30
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Weddings, baptisms, and a birth make up a recipe for drama in the second installment of Whitehall, an episodic royal tale full of true history and sensual intrigue, new from Serial Box Publishing. Weddings and births are usually causes for celebration – but no joys are simple when a royal family is involved. Jealousy and suspicion lurk everywhere as questions of loyalty – to faith, to promises, and to the heart – shadow the new king and queen of England. This episode is brought to you by Mary Robinette Kowal, who cautions all against the green-eyed monster.

Divine Passion  Whitehall Season 1 Episode 6
Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Publisher: Serial Box
Release Date: 2016-07-13
Pages: 30
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A queen makes another kind of debut in the sixth installment of Whitehall, an episodic royal tale full of true history and sensual intrigue, new from Serial Box Publishing. When it comes to the theater, sometimes the audience holds more drama than the stage. Jenny the servant girl gets a taste for life’s pleasures, while Catherine seeks to find her footing in a court still ruled by the tempestuous Barbara. This episode is brought to you by Mary Robinette Kowal, who asks that you please be seated and turn your attention to the stage.

One Thing Needful
Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Publisher:
Release Date: 1886
Pages: 381
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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