Download A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, Book 1) by Libba Bray PDF

By Libba Bray

It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her mom, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is sent off from the lifestyles she understands in India to Spence, a formal boarding institution in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and at risk of visions of the longer term that experience an uncomfortable behavior of coming actual, Gemma’s reception there's a cold one. To make issues worse, she’s been by way of a mysterious younger Indian guy, a guy despatched to observe her. yet why? what's her future? And what's going to her entanglement with Spence’s strongest girls—and their foray into the religious world—lead to?

Show description

Read or Download A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, Book 1) PDF

Similar magic books

Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course

Either theorical and sensible concerns are lined during this path, together with natural details, magic spells, conventional thoughts, historic heritage, how root medical professionals paintings for consumers, what candle store vendors do, and different inside of details now not on hand via my different books.

Through Wolf's Eyes (Firekeeper Saga, Book 1)

Firekeeper purely vaguely recollects a time whilst she didn't dwell together with her "family," a pack of "royal wolves"-bigger, enhanced, and smarter than general wolves. Now her pack leaders are sending her again to stay one of the people, as they promised her mom years ago.

Some of the people imagine she could be the misplaced inheritor to their throne. this may be good-and it may be very, very risky. within the months to return, studying to act like a human will become extra advanced than she'd ever imagined.

But notwithstanding human methods could be stranger than whatever present in the wooded area, the infighting within the human's pack is not anything Firekeeper hasn't visible ahead of. That, she is aware simply positive. She's no longer your standard-issue princess—and this isn't your standard-issue fairy story.

Encyclopaedia Arcane: Magic Item Creation (d20 System)

Encyclopaedia Arcane - Magic merchandise production is the newest quantity within the Encyclopaedia Arcane sequence, targeting probably the most iconic powers of all wizards, that of making magic goods. Designed for simple integration with any fantasy-based D20 video games method, this sixty four web page e-book introduces extra concepts and instruments for gamers and video games Masters alike trying to absolutely discover the magic merchandise production chances of their characters.

Extra resources for A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, Book 1)

Example text

Same teeth. ” Mother gives the mask back to the vendor. I’ve hit her vanity, her weak point. “And I see that turning sixteen is not very becoming to my daughter,” she says. “Yes, I am sixteen. Sixteen. ” I give the word decent an extra push, hoping to appeal to some maternal sense of shame and propriety. ” She’s peering intently at a mango. Her fruit inspection is all-consuming. “No one tried to keep Tom imprisoned in Bombay,” I say, invoking my brother’s name as a last resort. “He’s had four whole years there!

I take the path to the right. The unfamiliar street leads to another and another, and just as I come around a curve, I see him coming. The boy from the marketplace. Don’t panic, Gemma. Just move slowly away before he sees you. I take two hurried steps back. My heel catches on a slippery stone, sending me sliding into the street. When I right myself, he’s staring at me with a look I cannot decipher. For a second, neither of us moves. We are as still as the air around us, which is either promising rain or threatening a storm.

It’s very scandalous of me. My heart beats faster and I quicken my pace. The air has grown very still. A storm isn’t far off. In the distance, I can hear frantic activity in the marketplace, last-minute bargains being struck before everything is closed down for the afternoon shower. I follow the sound and end up where I started. The old men smile at me, an English girl lost and alone on Bombay’s streets. I could ask them for directions back to the marketplace, though my Hindi isn’t nearly as good as Father’s and for all I know Where is the marketplace may come out as I covet your neighbor’s fine cow.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.74 of 5 – based on 14 votes