Witches have been a story-telling staple in world culture for thousands of years, and are more popular than ever thanks to their high profile in hugely successful TV, film and book series such as Harry Potter, and C.S. Lewis' classic The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Witches examines many of the most famous witches from history and mythology in detail, with biographical data and notes on their abilities and achievements. The book also investigates the many varied types of witch, and how they relate to other spell-casters such as wizards, sorcerers, alchemists, and mystics. Most aspects of the witch's craft are discussed in full, from the 'tools' and familiars vital for magical success through to witch cults, covens and sects.
Modern fiction has embraced the age-old tales of wizards and created the most famous wizards of our time, from Harry Potter to Gandalf to Mickey Mouse. "Wizards" takes a detailed look at these strange and enigmatic individuals, comparing magical powers and their supernatural encounters. 120 illustrations.
Presents the photo puzzle challenge. Tougher, more engaging and more visually impressive than anything you've seen before, this book takes you on a tour of the world's most popular, intense, and fascinating sports and pastimes.
Can you solve as well as Sherlock Holmes? Join the world's greatest fictional detective and use your own powers of deduction to solve these ingenious enigmas. This fiendishly difficult collection features superb period artwork and 75 varied puzzles, all inspired by Holmes, designed to test even the savviest sleuths. "You know my methods, apply them." --Sherlock Holmes
"That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die." At the time of his death in 1937, American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft was virtually unknown. The power of his stories was too great to contain, however. As the decades slipped by, his dark visions laid down roots in the collective imagination of mankind, and they grew strong. Now Cthulhu is a name known to many and, deep under the seas, Lovecraft's greatest creation becomes restless... This volume brings together seventeen masterful tales of cosmic horror inspired by Lovecraft's work. In his fiction, humanity is a tiny, accidental drop of light and life in the endless darkness of an uncaring universe -– ...
A book filled with killer Sudoku, the most challenging of the Sudoku variants Some see it as the most pure form of number and logic puzzling: start with no numbers filled in on the grid and use logic and simple addition to fill in all the numbers. The original rules of Sudoku apply: each column, row, and 9x9 box must contain the numbers one to nine only once.
Conundrums inspired by ancient Egypt that will challenge today s solvers! The Riddle of the Sphinx is one of the most famous riddles ever told and it took a Greek hero, Oedipus, to solve it. In the last 2,000 years the puzzle has been repeated countless times, but Ancient Egyptian culture positively brimmed with other mysteries and enigmas, too. This illustrated book features Egyptian-inspired brainteasers that will engage and engross contemporary puzzle fans."