The Vanishing Witch

The Vanishing Witch

And which is more deadly for the innocents of Lincoln? What readers are saying about The Vanishing Witch: 'Engrossing, enchanting and mysterious - this book kept my mind busy from start to finish' 'Compulsive reading.

Author: Karen Maitland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472215024

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Step back in time with Karen Maitland, author of the hugely popular Company of Liars. This dark tale is sure to thrill fans of The Witchfinder's Sister and C. J. Sansom with its chilling recreation of the Peasants' Revolt. **Includes an exclusive preview of Karen's new medieval thriller, A Gathering of Ghosts** 'A gem, crafted in the darkness ... Maitland has produced another gripping tale, from a darker age, which has surprising resonances with the present' Independent on Sunday By the pricking of my thumbs ... Lincoln, 1380. A raven-haired widow is newly arrived in John of Gaunt's city, with her two unnaturally beautiful children in tow. The widow Catlin seems kind, helping wool merchant Robert of Bassingham care for his ill wife. Surely it makes sense for Catlin and her family to move into Robert's home? But when first Robert's wife - and then others - start dying unnatural deaths, the whispers turn to witchcraft. The reign of Richard II brings bloody revolution, but does it also give shelter to the black arts? And which is more deadly for the innocents of Lincoln? What readers are saying about The Vanishing Witch: 'Engrossing, enchanting and mysterious - this book kept my mind busy from start to finish' 'Compulsive reading. Thoroughly researched, highly informative and just a downright good story!' 'Magical and mysterious. Against this fascinating historical background, Maitland weaves a sinister tale of witchcraft, betrayal and terror'
Categories: Fiction

The Mystery of Witch Face Mountain and Other Stories

The Mystery of Witch Face Mountain  and Other Stories

Only on the higher eastern slopes a certain red reflection spoke of the vanishing
day . ... of the river in the valley , lost presently amidst the foliage of its banks ; and
here was an isolated conical peak on The Mystery of Witch - Face Mountain .

Author: Mary Noailles Murfree

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011742520

Category: Cumberland Mountains

Page: 279

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Categories: Cumberland Mountains

Literary Guide

Literary Guide

The Vanishing Witch scandalous stories , especially as the group is frequently
made. W How does witchcraft fare in the Welfare State ? Are the scattered
witches ' covens today genuine survivals or merely artificial revivals of an old
tradition ?

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Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059172131537089

Category: Rationalism

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Categories: Rationalism

Shamanism Catholicism and Gender Relations in Colonial Philippines 1521 1685

Shamanism  Catholicism  and Gender Relations in Colonial Philippines  1521 1685

similarities existed between the activities that were becoming identified with
witchcraft in Europe and those that ... Fulangan Hechicera 66 witch / sorceress la
hechicera desapareció° the vanishing witch hechiceras ó sacerdotisas68 witches
or ...

Author: Carolyn Brewer

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: UVA:X004808843

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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In Shamanism, Catholicism and Gender Relations in Colonial Philippines, 1521–1685, Carolyn Brewer explores the cultural clash that ensued when Hispanic Catholicism came into contact with Filipino Animism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Brewer explores the way indigenous women were represented in various early modern sources. She writes the female shamans back into the history of the Philippines and elucidates the processes by which the Christian missionaries reviled and then supplanted them. Finally, using inquisition documents, she reconstructs indigenous gender relationships, showing how high class Zambal men and boys collaborated with the Spaniards to banish the shaman women and eradicate their influence. Brewer demonstrates the connections between religion, ideology and power. A meticulously researched book, Shamanism, Catholicism, and Gender Relations constitutes a sustained examination of how contact with Christianity reshaped gender roles in the early modern Philippines.
Categories: Social Science

The Case of the Vanishing Boy

The Case of the Vanishing Boy

His memory gone, a mysterious youth knows only one thing: It’s time to run On a crowded commuter train, a young boy shakes with fear, unable to remember how he got there or where he’s going.

Author: Alexander Key

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497652521

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 215

View: 997

His memory gone, a mysterious youth knows only one thing: It’s time to run On a crowded commuter train, a young boy shakes with fear, unable to remember how he got there or where he’s going. His memory is a total blank. He doesn’t even know his name. But beside him is a blind girl, Ginny, who has a way of seeing deep within people’s souls. Looking inside the boy’s addled memory, she discovers that his name is Jan—and he has every reason to be afraid. When the train stops, Jan flees into the night, and the police come charging after him. No matter where he goes—a church, the woods, the back alleys of this cozy suburban town—the hunters keep getting closer. He has incredible powers, and the government wants to use them for evil purposes. As his memory returns, Jan will tame his powers and stop running. With Ginny’s help, he will begin to fight back.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Liars and Thieves A Company of Liars short story

Liars and Thieves  A Company of Liars short story

An exclusive e-novella accompaniment to Company of Liars Karen Maitland. If
you enjoyed this tale from the critically acclaimed Queen of the Dark Ages, read
on for a preview of her new novel, THE VANISHING WITCH, published by
Headline ...

Author: Karen Maitland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472222893

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 307

Liars and Thieves is an exclusive e-novella featuring characters from Karen Maitland's much-loved Company of Liars, set against the backdrop of the plague outbreak of 1348. Sure to enthral fans of Minette Walters' The Last Hours and Kate Mosse's The Burning Chambers. 'Combines the storytelling traditions of The Canterbury Tales with the supernatural suspense of Mosse's Sepulchre in this atmospheric tale of treachery and magic' Marie Claire on Company of Liars Camelot and Narigorm the rune reader return to delight fans of Karen Maitland's classic novel as the company - in their desperate bid to outrun the plague - encounter a band of outlaws, who are making the most of the breakdown in law and order to steal from the weak ... and kill at leisure. But in the child Narigorm they might just have met their match - for plague is the lesser of those two evils. What readers are saying about Liars and Thieves: 'If you read Company of Liars, you'll love this. A wonderful short story' 'A short but excellent read from this consistently reliable author' 'An interesting gap filler. Atmospheric, dark, occasionally gruesome and mildly creepy. A nice reminder of the original characters and storyline'
Categories: Fiction

Wicked Children

Wicked Children

From Narigorm, the child rune reader with a penchant for death, from Company of
Liars, to the scheming yet devastatingly beautiful Leonia in The Vanishing Witch,
they revel in manipulating the world around them – and those foolish enough ...

Author: Karen Maitland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472243539

Category: History

Page: 64

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Step back in time with Karen Maitland, author of the much-loved Company of Liars, as she explores some true-crime cases of murderous children throughout history. In Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History, the Dark Ages meets Stephen King's Carrie or We Need to Talk About Kevin. 'A brilliant writer, with a real sense of history' Susanna Gregory 'An adult who commits murder usually has some kind of motive we can understand, however twisted, but a child who kills often does it simply because they discover they can - and no one is stopping them.' Karen Maitland, Queen of the Dark Ages, has created possibly some of the most wicked children in fiction. From Narigorm, the child rune reader with a penchant for death, from Company of Liars, to the scheming yet devastatingly beautiful Leonia in The Vanishing Witch, they revel in manipulating the world around them - and those foolish enough to cross them. In Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History, Karen Maitland explores some of the real-life cases of dangerous and powerful children which have inspired her own young - but deadly - characters. What readers are saying about Wicked Children: 'A short and not all sweet story from the brilliant Karen Maitland. Just as good as all the other full-length novels' 'Excellent writing from Karen Maitland, as always'
Categories: History

The Dangerous Art of Alchemy

The Dangerous Art of Alchemy

In my novel The Vanishing Witch, there is a reference to Oil of Vitriol as being a
key ingredient in a renowned 'killing ointment' of the Middle Ages that could be
spread on door latches and gate posts in the middle of the night to catch unwary
 ...

Author: Karen Maitland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472234728

Category: History

Page: 80

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A free e-short from 'Queen of the Dark Ages' Karen Maitland, author of Company of Liars, which explores medieval Dark Arts practices and the mysterious history of alchemy. **Includes real recipes devised by medieval alchemists and a free sample of Karen's gothic historical thriller, The Raven's Head** 'An atmospheric and dark story' The Times on The Raven's Head The black object inside the flask was the head of a raven. Its beak was opened wide as if it cried out a warning, and from its mouth a long forked scarlet tongue quivered in the flickering candle flame, like a viper poised to strike. Alchemy. The word conjures up images of magic, mystery and dark dungeons full of bubbling potions, with shadowy figures poring over ancient manuscripts in pursuit of the secret formula that will allow them to turn base metal into pure gold. And, for centuries, this image of alchemy was not far from the truth... Take science and politics. Mix with desire and desperation. Leave to intensify. And you shall have the legendary world of the medieval alchemists, expertly drawn by the Queen of the Dark Ages. What readers are saying about Dangerous Art of Alchemy: 'A book to delve into over and over again' 'A fascinating read full of information on this strange system of beliefs' 'A fun book that will whet your appetite for The Raven's Head'
Categories: History

Southwestern Journal of Education

Southwestern Journal of Education

Witch stirs, dropping in more of the powder, Cicero disappears in the smoke, and
Al- Jonso, of Castile, appears in the vanishing cloud of smoke. He is dressed in /
lowing white robes, with some of the princely insignia of Castile ; he holds the ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044102794898

Category: Education

Page:

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Categories: Education

The Vanishing People

The Vanishing People

Hans Andersen's treatment of The Elder Flower Mother26 will occur to many
people . In some parts of England the elder tree was considered beneficent — a
shelter to good fairies against witches ; in other places it was thought of as witch
or a ...

Author: Katharine Mary Briggs

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0394737407

Category: Fairies

Page: 218

View: 489

A book of traditional fairy lore. Internationally acclaimed as one of Britain's most respected folklore scholars, Katharine Briggs (1898-1980) was also one of the most popular authors in the field. These selected works provide some of her landmark writings, spanning the whole of her publishing career, from 1959 to 1980.
Categories: Fairies

Tales of the Wicked Witch

Tales of the Wicked Witch

But come inside quickly ; otherwise the witch will smell something . Not that it'll
make much difference , but ... " “ What are you making ? " asked the owl as he
walked inside . “ Vanishing water . " The owl shrank back . " You needn't be afraid
.

Author: Hanna Kraan

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 0140383360

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 991

Consists of fourteen episodes in the lives of forest animals and their resident witch whose cauldron, much to her dismay, contains more fun than nastiness.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Vanishing Tribes

The Vanishing Tribes

strongest of the Gundawarras would have dared the fatal folly of opposing with
mere physical prowess the well - known magic powers of the witch - doctor . Had
he not cured old Nania when she was sick and dying with a cramped leg , by ...

Author: James Devaney

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059400369

Category:

Page: 246

View: 203

Categories:

A to Zoo

A to Zoo

The vanishing pumpkin The witch ' s hat Kahl , Virginia . Gunhilde and the
Halloween spell Keith , Eros . Bedita ' s bad day Kessler , Ethel . Grandpa Witch
and the magic doobelator Kroll , Steven . The candy witch Kuskin , Karla . What
did you ...

Author: Carolyn W. Lima

Publisher: New York : Bowker

ISBN: UOM:39015011224618

Category: Catalogs, Subject

Page: 706

View: 213

A guide to over 8500 picture books classified by subject and indexed by author, title, and illustrator.
Categories: Catalogs, Subject

Cyprus To day

Cyprus To day

... Michaelides : “ 12 Easter Eggs and the Vanishing Witch " Kika Poulcheriou : “
The Real Little Tiger ” Youth Literature Fytoula Vakana , Anthi Piraia : " Code
C.O.M.P.A.N.Y. , Mystery at School " Book Illustration Sandra Eleftheriou : “ The
Vast ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435086553054

Category: Cyprus

Page:

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Categories: Cyprus

Systems of North American Witchcraft and Sorcery

Systems of North American Witchcraft and Sorcery

Parsons ( 1927 ; 1939 : 1065 - 68 ) pointed to numerous specific items of Pueblo
witchcraft which she believed were of European origin : the evil eye , witches
traveling as balls of fire , the vanishing jumping light signifying death , the burning
of ...

Author: Deward E. Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003453233

Category: Ethnology

Page: 295

View: 436

Categories: Ethnology

Witch Circle

Witch Circle

chapter nine I looked at my fingers , more than shocked that the vanishing spell
had worked . " Freaking unbelievable . I did oldeMagic . Again - only this time a
whole person . ” And then I broke out in a cold sweat . I had no idea where I ' d
just ...

Author: Debbie Federici

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 0738709352

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 249

View: 811

In this final chapter of the L.O.S.T. trilogy, Bren and Jazz have a final showdown with Nire in hopes of reuniting the worlds of witches and men, then share a rite during Midsummer's Eve revelry to honor their own union.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Witch Man

 The Witch Man

Kadis might go home , he said , if she bundled up well and went to bed as soon
as she got there . Kadis was to stay in bed until he said the worddid she
understand that ? Kadis understood . She brushed her hair at the little 198 THE
WITCH ...

Author: Margaret Bell Houston

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435017830928

Category:

Page: 255

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