Download e-book for kindle: A Sliver of Stardust (A Sliver of Stardust, Book 1) by Marissa Burt

By Marissa Burt

ISBN-10: 0062291572

ISBN-13: 9780062291578

From Marissa Burt, writer of Storybound, comes a richly imagined center grade delusion packed with magic, intrigue, and creative twists. A Sliver of Stardust is definitely the right subsequent experience for fanatics of A Wrinkle in Time and The Emerald Atlas.

Wren Matthews inspiration she'd outgrown nursery rhymes decades in the past. yet that used to be prior to she knew that songs of twinkling little stars and four-and-twenty blackbirds have been the main to an historical, hidden magic.

Wren's discovery catapults her right into a global of buried secrets and techniques, unusual goals, and a mountain citadel lower than an aurora-filled sky. yet simply as she starts off to grasp her targeted skills, her new global starts off to fall apart round her . . . and purely she will be able to reserve it.

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33). It would be arduous to conceive of more apposite an account of the Ghost Hunt’s overall tenor and timbre. In the first half of the series, Ghost Hunt asserts itself primarily as a supernatural mystery anime laced with myriad variations of magic thought and magic performance. While numerous scenes exude menacing intensity, the adventure seldom ventures into truly dark territory. With the transition to the second half, more macabre complications incrementally come to dominate the action and the tone accordingly veers towards nerve-cracking suspense and a creepy sense of the lurking unknown that invests the show with more overt horror traits.

26–27). , its recurrent use of the figures of the Undead and the Walking Dead is mirrored by the TV series Zombie Loan (dir. Akira Nishimori, 2007). Replete with allusions to indigenous lore — or, at any rate, a fictitious interpretation thereof— the anime revolves around Michiru Kita, a schoolgirl endowed with “Shinigami Eyes”: namely, the ability to perceive a dark mark around a person’s neck that signifies that person’s imminent death. Gray at first, the mark turns black when the subject actually dies.

An especially intriguing tale from the second season is the one centered on the restless soul of a victim of abduction, Chapter 2: Magic Contracts 41 rape and murder that seeks to access Ai’s site via her sister’s spirit (and computer). The episode is most remarkable as an inspired variation not only on the revenge theme assiduously dramatized throughout Ohmori’s anime but also on the possession topos so central to Japanese mythology and Shinto’s shamanic magic. The show’s flair for original plotting is also confirmed by the story based on the creation and circulation of a fake Hotline to Hell within a school, with shifting attributions of responsibility for the deed serving to complicate the affair at each turn of the action.

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