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The Princess and The Goblin By George MacDonald
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This is the story of the Princess Irene, her friend Curdie, and her mysterious great-great-grandmother. They work together to fight the goblins who live in the caves beneath her mountain home. ... More > First published in 1872, MacDonald’s popular novel developed both the tone and the tropes of the modern fantasy tale. On one level, it is simply a fairy tale in the form of a quest narrative. On another, it is a social critique of Victorian era issues of feminine agency and gender roles.< Less
The Motel Entropy & Other Sorrows By José Luis Gutiérrez
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An irrefutable mark of mastery in a collection of poems is the natural confluence of myriad tones, as is evident here. The dreamt and the humorous, the spiritual, the grieved, the hedonistic, and... More > above all the philosopher’s tireless empathy with the impossible infinite—all meet like hungry strangers at the motel in a torrential banquet of coherent tropes. An admirable book whose images—fast and vivid—and lucidly engaged complex ideas will ignite the reader’s imagination. –Ricardo Pau-Llosa< Less
Woolf's Bane By Alan Lance Andersen
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Wizard Academies, LLC's most recent project is a fantasy set in the magical hinterland of New Orleans. Woolf’s Bane is a comedy noire that takes an unorthodox approach to the fantasy genre,... More > incorporating magical and surreal story lines with tongue-in-cheek mockery of stereotypes and overdone television tropes. The series follows the magical misadventures of a young man newly arrived in New Orleans who undergoes a strange metamorphosis under the light of the full moon. He comes to believe that he is a werewolf — but is dismally mistaken. This new fantasy television series is specifically designed to appeal to the older teen and adult magic fan market. This book is the actual screenplay of the television pilot.< Less
Woolf's Bane By Alan Lance Andersen
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eBOOK - Wizard Academies, LLC's most recent project is a fantasy set in the magical hinterland of New Orleans. Woolf’s Bane is a comedy noire that takes an unorthodox approach to the fantasy... More > genre, incorporating magical and surreal story lines with tongue-in-cheek mockery of stereotypes and overdone television tropes. The series follows the magical misadventures of a young man newly arrived in New Orleans who undergoes a strange metamorphosis under the light of the full moon. He comes to believe that he is a werewolf — but is dismally mistaken. This new fantasy television series is specifically designed to appeal to the older teen and adult magic fan market. This book is the actual screenplay of the television pilot.< Less
Woolf's Bane By Alan Lance Andersen
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Wizard Academies, LLC's most recent project is a fantasy set in the magical hinterland of New Orleans. Woolf’s Bane is a comedy noire that takes an unorthodox approach to the fantasy genre,... More > incorporating magical and surreal story lines with tongue-in-cheek mockery of stereotypes and overdone television tropes. The series follows the magical misadventures of a young man newly arrived in New Orleans who undergoes a strange metamorphosis under the light of the full moon. He comes to believe that he is a werewolf — but is dismally mistaken. This new fantasy television series is specifically designed to appeal to the older teen and adult magic fan market. This book is the actual screenplay of the television pilot.< Less
Walcott's Omeros: Revitalization of Wounded Caribbeans By Rahman Mostafiz
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Helen is the embodiment of St. Lucia. So, money-mattering shifts in her attitudes show significant changes in the island mounted by the influence of colonizing economy, which, I must say, is a wound... More > trope in Omeros that Walcott presents for recovery. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Having heard the language of dead ancestors from the ants, Ma Kilman conjures over her past memories how her grandmother was cured; and she decides to implement that hyper-metaphysical system of healing wounds, which symbolically shows the retrieval of St. Lucia’s lost culture. It is, I have to say, Walcott’s prime exploration in Omeros, and is my project goal as well.< Less
The Moonstone By Wilkie Collins
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The story concerns a young woman who inherits a large Indian diamond, the Moonstone, on her eighteenth birthday. The book is widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense... More > novels. T. S. Eliot called it ‘the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels’. It contains a number of ideas which became common tropes of the genre: a large number of suspects, red herrings, a crime being investigated by talented amateurs who happen to be present when it is committed, and two police officers who exemplify respectively the ‘local bungler’ and the skilled, professional, Scotland Yard detective.< Less
Wild West Cinema rulebook By Dave Bezio
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Want a heaping dose of spaghetti with your Wild West roleplaying? If so, then Wild West Cinema is the game for you. To hell with history! Bring on the showdowns at high noon, rollicking saloon... More > brawls, enigmatic drifters, and all the other exciting aspects of the Wild West films that have thrilled and captivated audiences for many decades! With Wild West Cinema, you and your friends will be saddling up for action and adventure in no time at all, thanks to a fast and breezy game system that encourages genre-appropriate conventions and tropes. So, strap on your shootin’ irons and get ready to step into a West that never was!< Less
Wild West Cinema rulebook By Dave Bezio
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Want a heaping dose of spaghetti with your Wild West roleplaying? If so, then Wild West Cinema is the game for you. To hell with history! Bring on the showdowns at high noon, rollicking saloon... More > brawls, enigmatic drifters, and all the other exciting aspects of the Wild West films that have thrilled and captivated audiences for many decades! With Wild West Cinema, you and your friends will be saddling up for action and adventure in no time at all, thanks to a fast and breezy game system that encourages genre-appropriate conventions and tropes. So, strap on your shootin’ irons and get ready to step into a West that never was!< Less
TRAIN GONE, SORRY By Melissa Skyer
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This book is a singular unit of art in itself, more like a portfolio than separate pieces... it is a saga, a comic book series, an elegy, an anthem. It is a 100 page collection of full color ... More > artwork and poetry. The topics range from grief to relationships to hearing loss. It is about being a recordkeeper, a keeper of time. The title is a common American Sign Language idiom that means 'sorry, you missed something we said and no one is repeating it for you', or something along those lines. The train is also a trope for the common elements in all of our lives; the things that have passed and can no longer be retrieved.< Less

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