Description : In the aftermath of the devastating battle at Mecq, the Wizard Silvas struggles to cope with his new immortality, a gift from his beloved goddess, Carillia, as she dies in the battle. Original.
Description : Rachel Waring is deliriously happy. Out of nowhere, a great-aunt leaves her a Georgian mansion in another city—and she sheds her old life without delay. Gone is her dull administrative job, her mousy wardrobe, her downer of a roommate. She will live as a woman of leisure, devoted to beauty, creativity, expression, and love. Once installed in her new quarters, Rachel plants a garden, takes up writing, and impresses everyone she meets with her extraordinary optimism. But as Rachel sings and jokes the days away, her new neighbors begin to wonder if she might be taking her transformation just a bit too far. In Wish Her Safe at Home, Stephen Benatar finds humor and horror in the shifting region between elation and mania. His heroine could be the next-door neighbor of the Beales of Grey Gardens or a sister to Jane Gardam’s oddball protagonists, but she has an ebullient charm all her own.
Description : Anne's sister Becky was born in 1958, long before most people had even heard of autism. Diagnosed with 'emotional disturbance,' Becky was subjected for much of her childhood to well-meaning but futile efforts at 'rehabilitation' or 'cure,' as well as prolonged spells in institutions away from her family. Painting a vivid picture of growing up in small-town America during the Sixties, Anne describes her sister's and her own painful childhood experiences with compassion and honesty. Struggling with the separation from her sister and the emotional and financial hardships the family experienced as a result of Becky's condition, Anne nevertheless found that her sister had something that 'normal' people were unable to offer. Today she is accepting of her sister's autism and the impact, both painful and positive, it has had on both their lives. This bittersweet memoir will resonate with families affected by autism and other developmental disorders and will appeal to everyone interested in the condition.
Description : Wilfong the Wizard is set in ancient Atlantis (one hundred years before the fall). One lead character belongs to the Order of Wynot the Wise, one of several groups of practitioners of magick, and is its highest-ranking member. Thanks to a long-standing royal edict against practitioningthe violation of which is punishable by deaththe practitioners must meet in secret. The Order of Wynot must now deal with a new threat. A rogue practitioner vows to destroy the Orderand Wilfongbecause of some slight to his dignity in the past, and it is up to Wilfong to deal with him. Following a number of clues as to the whereabouts of the rogue, the wizard embarks upon a trek through space and time.