This Mortal Boy

This Mortal Boy

' This is his story. 'A beautiful writer' - The Times Winner of the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the NZ Booklovers Award and the NZSA Heritage Book Award for Fiction.

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9780143771814

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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An utterly compelling recreation of the events that led to one of the last executions in New Zealand. Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fuelled growing moral panic about teenagers, and he was to hang less than five months later, the second-to-last person to be executed in New Zealand. But what really happened? Was this a love crime, was it a sign of juvenile delinquency? Or was this dark episode in our recent history more about our society's reaction to outsiders? Black's final words, as the hangman covered his head, were, 'I wish you all a merry Christmas, gentlemen, and a prosperous New Year.' This is his story. 'A beautiful writer' - The Times Winner of the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the NZ Booklovers Award and the NZSA Heritage Book Award for Fiction.
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This Mortal Boy 16pt Large Print Edition

This Mortal Boy  16pt Large Print Edition

Black's final words, as the hangman covered his head, were, 'I wish you all a merry Christmas, gentlemen, and a prosperous New Year.' This is his story.

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0369315685

Category: Fiction

Page: 498

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An utterly compelling recreation of the events that led to one of the last executions in New Zealand. Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fuelled growing moral panic about teenagers, and he was to hang less than five months later, the second-to-last person to be executed in New Zealand. But what really happened? Was this a love crime, was it a sign of juvenile delinquency? Or was this dark episode in our recent history more about our society's reaction to outsiders? Black's final words, as the hangman covered his head, were, 'I wish you all a merry Christmas, gentlemen, and a prosperous New Year.' This is his story.
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All Day at the Movies

All Day at the Movies

Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives.

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781775538912

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives. Life isn’t always like it appears in the movies. In 1952, Irene Sandle takes her young daughter to Motueka. Irene was widowed during the war and is seeking a new start and employment in the tobacco fields. There, she finds the reality of her life far removed from the glamour of the screen. Can there be romance and happy endings, or will circumstances repeat through the generations? Each subsequent episode in this poignant work follows family secrets and the dynamics of Irene’s children. The story doesn’t just track their lives, but also New Zealand itself as its attitudes and opportunities change — and reverberate — through the decades. '. . . she is at a literary point when age is all gain – consummate craft, passion aplenty, the complex resonance of memory, and the edginess that comes from knowing about loss' – New Zealand Books Winner of the Heritage Book Awards, Fiction Category
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The House Within

The House Within

A novel of linked stories about a woman's search for identity beyond family ties, expectations and demands.

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9781775530275

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

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A novel of linked stories about a woman's search for identity beyond family ties, expectations and demands. Bethany Dixon is at the centre of a complex network of relationships. She is mother and stepmother, wife and ex, daughter-in-law, sister and lover. Earthy, generous, addicted to children and food, Bethany has yet to establish her place in the world. Peter, who has loved and left her, still perceives her as the central drama of his life. In fragments and snapshots, Bethany, Peter and their children see their lives revealed as twenty-five years pass in the blink of a shutter. They discover their separate identities from unlikely sources.
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Mortal Boy Girl

Mortal Boy   Girl

Author: Jude Schwendenwien

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ISBN: OCLC:837766580

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Mortal Boy Girl

Mortal Boy   Girl

Author: Jude Schwendenwien

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ISBN: OCLC:837766659

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Grey Wings

Grey Wings

The boy will save him if your Aurelius allows himself to be saved.” “Tell me of this boy! ... the second eldest snapped, “what will you give us for knowledge of the boy?” “He is mortal ... Tell him what you know of the mortal child.” “.

Author: Katie Marie

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291646320

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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Jason is stranded in a dark city, and is in desperate need of help when he has no idea how he will get home. So, when he collides with Aurelius, an Angel only in the mildest sense of the word - who has committed a crime worthy of great punishment, but has been handed a rare chance at redemption - Jason can see a way home. However, their journey will be hampered by Fallen Angels, Earth Spirits, and Griffons - and none can say if everyone will make it home.
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Lovestruck

Lovestruck

So it is with the gravest of misgivings that I tell you we've decided to let you be with this mortal boy.” I hop up and grab my dad's arms. “Are you serious?” I jump up and down, squealing, but he silences me with a finger in the air.

Author: Kate Watson

Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 9781635830316

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 300

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When sixteen-year-old cupid-in-training Kali sticks herself with an arrow and falls for her own target, there’ll be Hades to pay. To reclaim her heart and destiny, Kali will have to disobey the Gods, defy the Fates, and hope she doesn’t lose her best friend in the process.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

This Scepter d Isle

This Scepter d Isle

"Here is Lord Denoriel and the mortal boy he is guarding. They need a path into the mortal world." There was only silence. Denoriel stepped closer. "Magus Treowth," he said. "I am sorry to trouble you, but two Gates that Magus ...

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 9781618244222

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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DENORIEL: WARRIOR OF KORONOS; RIDER IN THE WILD HUNT . . . NURSEMAID Denoriel Siencyn Macreth Silverhair was a warrior in Koronos' band, a fierce rider in the Wild Hunt, but when he was summoned he came obediently to the valley of the FarSeers. A glow of power lifted about the crystal lens. "Here is the nexus of our future," said the FarSeer in the dress of ancient Greece, and a mist seemed to pass over the surface of the lens. A moment later, the surface cleared, and within it, Denoriel saw the image of a human infant, red-haired and scowling, swaddled in fine, embroidered linen and lace . . . and glowing with power. The babe was being held by a figure that Denoriel recognized¾the mortal king of England, Henry, eighth of that name. The lens misted again, and scene after scene played out briefly before him¾briefly, but enough to show him a future very bright for the mortals of England, a flowering of art, music, and letters, of great deeds, of exploration and bravery. Oh, there were problems¾¾twice, if Denoriel read the signs aright Spain sent a great fleet against England, only to be repulsed at minimal cost. But the troubles were weathered, the difficulties overcome, and the result was nearly an age of gold. "And this," said the lady of the ancient ways, "Is what will come to pass if that child does not reign." Fires . . . Black-robed priests, grim-faced and implacable, condemned scores, hundreds, to the Question, torturing their bodies until they would confess to anything, then burning what was left in front of silent onlookers. Others, whose intellects burned as brightly as the flames, did not need to be tortured; they confessed their sins of difference defiantly . . . and were also burned. In place of a flowering of art and science, came a blight. Darkness fell over the land, pressed there by the heavy, iron hand of Spain and the Inquisition. "You are the key to all of this." The FarSeer's emerald eyes held his. "The red-haired child of Great Harry of England must live, and thrive, and grow up to rule. You must go to it in the mortal world, and become its protector." "But I am a warrior, not a nursemaid¾" he said, feebly. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
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The Metamorphoses of Myth in Fiction since 1960

The Metamorphoses of Myth in Fiction since 1960

ordinary mortal boy. The power that matters in this picture of the world is female. It grows plants and tends animals. It cares little for government or nations, and has no interest in wars. When this world is invaded from another plane ...

Author: Kathryn Hume

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501359880

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Why do contemporary writers use myths from ancient Greece and Rome, Pharaonic Egypt, the Viking north, Africa's west coast, and Hebrew and Christian traditions? What do these stories from premodern cultures have to offer us? The Metamorphoses of Myth in Fiction since 1960 examines how myth has shaped writings by Kathy Acker, Margaret Atwood, William S. Burroughs, A. S. Byatt, Neil Gaiman, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, Kurt Vonnegut, Jeanette Winterson, and others, and contrasts such canonical texts with fantasy, speculative fiction, post-singularity fiction, pornography, horror, and graphic narratives. These artistic practices produce a feeling of meaning that doesn't need to be defined in scientific or materialist terms. Myth provides a sense of rightness, a recognition of matching a pattern, a feeling of something missing, a feeling of connection. It not only allows poetic density but also manipulates our moral judgments, or at least stimulates us to exercise them. Working across genres, populations, and critical perspectives, Kathryn Hume elicits an understanding of the current uses of mythology in fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fancie S Followers

Fancie   S Followers

I expressed my concerns about this mortal boy in great detail to you before we parted, before we said goodbye on what I considered civil terms ... terms that would have spared the mortals, for whom you show such great concern, ...

Author: Jannet Ridener

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462008285

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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I dont know a lot about too much of anything. Never did really used to think I did, but I didnt. A Midsummer Nights Dream, the classic Shakespearean tale of intricate sylvan misadventures, provides the inspiration for this contemporary retelling, shaped with a more modern sensibility. Stalled party plans, religious services, romance, and a midlife crisis lead earnest people into a forest for escape, blessings, notice, and solace. Incarnate deities take too much interest in the seekers lives for no better reason than the mismanagement of their own affairs and instigate the unintentional but escalating deterioration of matters for the bewildered mortals. Theres no tree too tall, or insect so small, that cant add more nonsense to the foolishness transpiring. These are mysterious circumstances for people who didnt know that miracles are real, are as old as the universe, and will continue in some form or another, somewhere or another, until the end of time.
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The Complete Vampire Chronicles 12 Book Bundle

The Complete Vampire Chronicles 12 Book Bundle

I came into the shrine, confessing my astonishment that I had confided the mere phrase “Those Who Must Be Kept” to a mortal boy. I confided again that I wanted him, I wanted him to share my loneliness. I wanted him to share all that I ...

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345544742

Category: Fiction

Page: 5392

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An international bestseller and beloved cultural touchstone, Anne Rice’s classic novel Interview with the Vampire starts “where Bram Stoker and the Hollywood versions leave off and penetrates directly to the true fascination of the myth” (Chicago Tribune). But that’s only the beginning. Over the course of twelve interwoven novels, Rice crafts a richly imagined, magnificently transporting epic around her chilling, charismatic antihero, Lestat. An aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France who lives to become a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s, Lestat rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his eternal, terrifying existence. Now, with the publication of the complete series in one convenient eBook bundle, there has never been a better time to devour the entirety of The Vampire Chronicles. Gathered here are the ten books that comprise the original saga: INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE THE VAMPIRE LESTAT QUEEN OF THE DAMNED THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF MEMNOCH THE DEVIL THE VAMPIRE ARMAND MERRICK BLOOD AND GOLD BLACKWOOD FARM BLOOD CANTICLE . . . as well as the two books of the New Tales of the Vampires: PANDORA VITTORIO, THE VAMPIRE Praise for the novels of Anne Rice “Brilliant . . . [Rice’s] undead characters are utterly alive.”—The New York Times Book Review “If you surrender and go with her . . . you have surrendered to enchantment, as in a voluptuous dream.”—The Boston Globe “Frightening, sensual . . . Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature. . . . To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time, to become lightheaded as if our blood is slowly being drained away.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Unrelentingly erotic . . . sometimes beautiful, and always unforgettable.”—The Washington Post “Rice has created universes within universes, traveling back in time as far as ancient, pre-pyramidic Egypt and journeying from the frozen mountain peaks of Nepal to the crowded, sweating streets of southern Florida.”—Los Angeles Times “Fiercely ambitious, nothing less than a complete unnatural history of vampires.”—The Village Voice
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The Last Faerie Queen

The Last Faerie Queen

There was something about this mortal boy, something that drew me to him.” “Oh, Darkness.” She paled, though I didn't think it possible for her to get any lighter. In the brighter months, she would fade to almost nothing if she didn't ...

Author: Chelsea Pitcher

Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 9780738745459

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 408

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Allied with the Bright Queen, the faerie princess Elora rallies the Seelie Court for a battle aimed at overthrowing the Dark Queen and uniting the Faerie realm. While some of her allies question their ability to win, Elora senses victory, knowing she has a secret weapon: Taylor, the boy she loves, and a motley crew of his human friends.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

A Touch of Immortality

A Touch of Immortality

to come and see you, there is something that troubles me deeply and is the incident with the other mortal boy Walther Boswell.” “What about him?” I can't believe I'm chatting about my personal life with this creature.

Author: Vivian Ditzler

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452028132

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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A young gypsy is tasked with the fate of the world and her heart in this enthralling new novel full of passionate adventure, magic, and supernatural legend...The knowledge of a prophecy her family has kept secret, will bring her closer to discovering the truth about herself. Nadya CooperSmith must face a series of bizarre events, and decide on true love while fighting forces of evil.Determine to fulfill her destiny and follow her own heart, Nadya is willing to do anything. But is it enough?"A beautiful gypsy, two immortals, and the choice that will change her life forever."
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Spark

Spark

Or maybe anywhere. He was smart enough to know that most of them couldn't be bought, either. “The boy speaks truly,” Thomas said. “One of his payments must be a return to the mortal realm.

Author: Anthea Sharp

Publisher: Fiddlehead Press

ISBN: 9781310196225

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 260

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*Winner of the PRISM Award for best YA Fantasy* What if a high-tech VR game was a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie? DARK SECRETS... Superstar gamer Spark Jaxley's life might look easy, but she's part of an elite few who guard a shocking secret; the Realm of Faerie exists, and its dark magic is desperate for a foothold in the mortal world. PROMISE POWER... Aran Cole hacks code and sells his gaming cheats on the black market. It's barely a living, and one he's not proud of. But when he turns his skills to unlocking the secrets behind Feyland—the most exciting and immersive game on the market—he discovers power and magic beyond his wildest dreams. AND DESTRUCTION... Spark's mission is clear; pull Aran from the clutches of the fey folk and restore the balance between the worlds. But can she risk her life for someone who refuses to be rescued? KEYWORDS: Young Adult Fantasy, Coming-of-age, Fairies, Fairy Tales and Retellings, Celtic Folklore, Science Fantasy, MMO Gaming, Action Adventure, Magic Realms, Cyberpunk, Hackers, Videogames, Teen Romance, litRPG, Gamelit, Warcross, Ready Player One, Caravel, Graceling, Sarah J. Maas, VR, Virtual Reality, Portal Fantasy, ACoTaR
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Medusa Through the Eyes of the Gorgon

Medusa  Through the Eyes of the Gorgon

For what other reason would Ceto wish this mortal life upon her last child? e decision and dedication to her plan, seemed more than suspect to the Goddess of Wisdom. us, she had been watching Medusa intensely.

Author: Skevi Philippou

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387486670

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Dead Iron

Dead Iron

The mortal boy, the true blacksmith's child, shifted in restless dreams on his cot. "Not much longer, my child," LeFeI cooed. "Before the next dawn, I will slough off this world as nothing more than a bad dream, and all your pain, ...

Author: Devon Monk

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101516461

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Welcome to a new America that is built on blood, sweat, and gears... In steam age America, men, monsters, machines, and magic battle for the same scrap of earth and sky. In this chaos, bounty hunter Cedar Hunt rides, cursed by lycanthropy and carrying the guilt of his brother's death. Then he's offered hope that his brother may yet survive. All he has to do is find the Holder: a powerful device created by mad devisers-and now in the hands of an ancient Strange who was banished to walk this Earth. In a land shaped by magic, steam, and iron, where the only things a man can count on are his guns, gears, and grit, Cedar will have to depend on all three if he's going to save his brother and reclaim his soul once and for all...
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The Boogeyman A Monstrous Fairytale

The Boogeyman  A Monstrous Fairytale

And now their escalated presence in the Mortal Lands is about to plunge us into war with the High Thirteen. It can be no coincidence. Someone desires this. ... “And that of this mortal boy.” The King laughs. “It's true,” I say.

Author: Shane Berryhill

Publisher: Crossroad Press

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Category: Fiction

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Everything you think you know about the Boogeyman is wrong! This is what a thirteen-year-old boy nicknamed “Puck” learns when he follows the Boogeyman through his closet into the realm of Fairy. Puck discovers the Boogeyman is not an evil "boogey" at all, but rather a "boogey hunter" whose duty it is to track and bring home monstrous fairies who have strayed into the Mortal World. As yet unaware of the Boogeyman's true nature, Puck mistakenly frees a shape-shifting changeling from the Boogeyman's lair. Their quest to re-capture the rogue fairy leads Puck and the Boogeyman on a world-hopping chase that ultimately sees both Fairy and the Mortal World embroiled in an all-out war—one that only Puck, the Boogeyman, and their allies can hope to stop. Fans of both RL Stine’s Goosebumps and JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series will find scares, magic, and adventure aplenty within pages of THE BOOGEYMAN—a monstrous fairytale written by Shane Berryhill, author of Chance Fortune and the Outlaws.
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Feyland Books 4 6

Feyland  Books 4 6

“The boy speaks truly,” Thomas said. “One of his payments must be a return to the mortal realm.” “If he is able to prove himself, he shall reap the rewards,” the queen said. “And if not, then you shall have an apprentice, Thomas.

Author: Anthea Sharp

Publisher: Fiddlehead Press

ISBN: 9781680130348

Category: Fiction

Page: 823

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~ The USA Today bestselling Feyland series continues with Books 4-6 now in one ebook boxed set! Over 800 pages of adventure, gaming, faerie magic, and a touch of romance, plus two bonus short stories. Grab the entire collection and save over 30% off buying individually. SPARK – Pro gamer Spark Jaxley risks everything to journey deep into the Realm of Faerie to save a computer hacker, only to find out he doesn’t want to be rescued… ROYAL – When a new girl attends Crestview High, Roy Lassiter can’t help being drawn to her, but she carries a dark secret that could destroy his world. MARNY – Marny Fanalua heads to the big city, glad to leave the creepy magic of the Realm of Faerie behind, but discovers there’s no escape from Feyland… Bonus story 1 – Brea’s Tale: Arrival – Find out a bit more about the mysterious Brea and how she came into the mortal world. Bonus story 2 – Trinket – Another short adventure in the game of Feyland, featuring a new character, Violet. Keywords:For fans of cyberpunk, MMOs, fairy tales, magic, quests, epic battles, romance, friendship, litRPG, coming of age, ancient ballads, futuristic virtual reality, Gamelit, Caravel, Warcross, Ready Player One, Graceling, Sarah J. Maas, Cinder, Marissa Mayer, Melissa Marr, Portal Fantasy, Virtual Reality
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