Steel by Carrie Vaughn

By Carrie Vaughn

It was once a slim size of rusted metal, tapered to some degree at one finish and jagged on the different, as though it had damaged. 1000 humans might step over it and imagine it trash, yet no longer her.

This was once the end of a rapier.

Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, yet she hasn't ever held a sharpened blade. while she unearths a corroded sword piece on a Caribbean seashore, she is readily intrigued and wallet it as her personal own treasure.

The damaged tip holds secrets and techniques, although, and it transports Jill via time to the deck of a pirate send. Stranded long ago and surrounded via strangers, she is compelled to join up as workforce. yet a pirate's lifestyles is bloody and short, and as Jill learns in regards to the darkish magic that introduced her there, she types a determined scheme to get home—one that dangers every thing in a duel to the loss of life with a villainous pirate captain.

Time shuttle, swordplay, and romance mix in an unique high-seas experience from New York Times bestseller Carrie Vaughn.

Show description

Read Online or Download Steel PDF

Similar magic books

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, Book 5) (UK Edition)

Harry Potter is because of begin his 5th 12 months at Hogwarts tuition of Witchcraft and Wizardry. he's wanting to discover why his associates, Ron and Hermione, were secretive all summer time. yet sooner than he even will get to varsity, Harry survives a terrifying come across with Dementors, attends a court docket listening to on the Ministry of Magic and is escorted on a night-time broomstick trip to the key headquarters of a mysterious staff referred to as the Order of the Phoenix…

Note: Untouched Retail Pottermore "UK" model

Harry Potter y las Reliquias de la Muerte (Harry Potter Serie, Libro 7)

L. a. fecha an important se acerca. Cuando cumpla diecisiete años, Harry perderá el encantamiento protector que lo mantiene a salvo. El anunciado enfrentamiento a muerte con lord Voldemort es inminente, y l. a. casi imposible misión de encontrar y destruir los restantes Horrocruxes más urgente que nunca.

Escape Velocity (Warlock Series, Book 0)

Because the Lords plan a coup that would smash democracy within the Interstellar Dominion Electorates, telepaths Dar and Samantha, sought by way of the police, desperately attempt to warn Terra of the chance. Reissue.

Codespell (WebMage, Book 3)

The universe wishes a reboot. ..

In the twenty-first century magic has long past electronic, and Ravirn, an immediate descendant of 1 of the 3 Fates, is a skilled sorcerer and desktop hacker extraordinaire. So while Necessity, the sentient laptop that runs the universe, catches a scourge that crashes many of the magical net, Ravirn is tasked with solving it. Whoever upkeep Necessity will, for that second, run the universe. regrettably for the sorcerer, a few very harmful beings have figured that out too.

Extra info for Steel

Example text

These modern forms of showbusiness, the clown shows, pantomime, the circus, popular music and street performances, are steeped in magical history. 70 Taylor is writing in the years before Cultural Studies had seriously problematized this rather romantic picture of a popular culture which offers a beneficial imaginative alternative to official culture. He also overstates his case: art fulfils various kinds of functions, not all of them derived from the shamanic healing journey to the Underworld, and some forms are more susceptible to this mode of analysis than others.

Objects appear, vanish, reappear in unexpected places; bodies are dismembered then miraculously restored to wholeness again; or else the conjuror himself ‘dies’ in a locked chest or coffin, only to return from the underworld unharmed. 80 The conjuror’s act, however, is more multi-layered than the shaman’s in this sense: that the latter depends on leading an audience/congregation into a secure belief (usually shared by the shaman him- or herself) in the performer’s ‘supernatural’ powers, in the certainty that the shaman stands on the threshold between two worlds: the natural world and the supernatural.

Magic tricks and illusions take place in the minds of spectators as much as they do in the hands of the prestidigitator – and this has several consequences. Spectators bring to performance a set of assumptions about how the world is, how it operates, the limits of possibility within that world, the place of performance within it, the limits of performance – and so on. An illusion such as the above performed within a culture which officially acknowledges the ability of humans to influence natural processes by means such as religious ritual will have a very different meaning from the same illusion performed in one which officially believes this to be impossible.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.52 of 5 – based on 8 votes