The Phoenix Illusion

The agents of the Supernatural Protection & Investigation (SPI) are used to dealing with the weird and the wacky, but even they are stunned when a building from another world suddenly appears on an empty lot in New York.

Author: Lisa Shearin


ISBN: 9781732722606

Category: End of the world

Page: 278

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Includes suggested reading order for the SPI files series.

Nadine Gordimer

The idea of the phoenix illusion – almost the final image of the novel – suggests ,
rather than a condemnation of Helen , a realistic understanding of the limits to
what a novel can achieve in contributing to an alternative political future at this ...

Author: Dominic Head

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521475495

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 221

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Discusses Gordimer's distinctive contribution to twentieth-century fiction, and to literature that opposes/challenges apartheid.

Ancient Divine Dragon Transform

On the surface, it looked as if Yun Fan had flown out, but Yun Fan could feel that
he had suffered even more in Phoenix Illusion. If it was a real attack, it would
have at least been slightly injured. To say that it was a loss wouldn't be excessive
at ...

Author: Yue Huo

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1648841481

Category: Fiction


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According to ancient legends, a divine dragon was invincible. Yun Fan, who could not cultivate true qi and was treated as a trash, was heartlessly betrayed. By chance, dragon blood descended from the heavens, cultivated the 'Eternal Dragon Transformation', forged the indestructible divine dragon body, swept through the heavens, and became the king of all time! 

A Modern Mystery Merchant

... to a lady singer and myself — I receive a visit from two detectives , who inform
me that the jewellery is stolen property 1 - 87 CHAPTER VIII I leave England on a
tour of the Continent - The Phoenix Illusion - I accept an engagement to perform ...

Author: Carl Hertz



Category: Magic tricks

Page: 305

View: 216

X Men

The Dark Phoenix Saga Prose Novel Stuart Moore. garb changed to a blue-and-
yellow costume ... Behind him, the Phoenix illusion flared up, energy flashing
around her in the shape of a savage bird of prey. “My pawn advances rapidly,” he

Author: Stuart Moore

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1789090636

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 110

One of the most popular X-Men epics of all time, revealing the birth of perhaps the deadliest force in the galaxy—Dark Phoenix PILOTING A DOOMED SHUTTLE THROUGH A MASSIVE SOLAR FLARE, JEAN GREY SACRIFICES HER LIFE TO SAVE THE X-MEN. THEN A MIRACLE OCCURS—AND SHE IS REBORN! True to its namesake, the Phoenix rises, and Jean becomes one of the universe’s most powerful entities. But when she and the X-Men launch an assault against the clandestine organization known as the Hellfire Club, she is manipulated into betraying her fellow mutants. Jean is transformed into the Hellfire Club’s Black Queen, and her life takes a deadly turn. As her powers surge out of control, it becomes clear to all that the Phoenix must be stopped. Some would destroy her regardless of the cost, but the X-Men desperately seek to defeat her without killing Jean in the process. The fate of our world hangs on their success.

Peerless War God

Seeing that Chen Xiao was completely surrounded by the Dragon and Phoenix
Illusion Formation, Liu Cheng finally revealed a smile. "Although I have only half
a foot into the ranks of Seven Stars Martial Sect, I have still managed to kill many

Author: Zui QingFeng

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1647590248

Category: Fiction


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3,000 years later, with the immense memories and hatred from his past life, he was reborn! In this life, Chen Xiao swore to take back everything he lost. Three thousand years ago, Chen Xiao was the strongest of the Wind Moon Continent's top ten Martial Gods. He and his good brother Ling Xiao had led the other Martial Gods into the God Realm to search for treasures, but when they found a strange little pagoda, they were assassinated by Ling Xiao. In the end, his divine form was destroyed, and his most beloved woman was also suppressed by Ling Xiao inside the Demon Suppressing Pagoda. Three thousand years later, Chen Xiao woke up in Qingyang City. This Chen Xiao was just one of the many ordinary clan members in the Chen Family. More precisely, he was the former young lord of the Chen Clan, the trash in the eyes of the crowd today. There was a huge difference in status between the two of them, but at this moment, they had an intersection. ☆About the Author☆ Zui Qing Feng, a web novel writer, is good at creating fantasy novels and urban novels. There are four works of Zui Qing Feng, including Nonsuch Son-in-law and Blow In Middle.

Contemporary Novelists

At the end of the novel she is still young enough not to have been daunted by the
signs of violence and unpleasantness she has begun to notice in her society ,
and she cherishes a belief in what she terms “ the phoenix illusion " , hope for a ...

Author: James Vinson

Publisher: London : St. James Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press


Category: American fiction

Page: 1442

View: 908

Extensive reference guide to most important living novelists in the English language.

The Magician and the Cinema

Next day , as told in Hertz ' s memoirs , A Modern Mystery Merchant , the
company decided to reschedule the Phoenix Illusion , with variations . At the
crucial moment Hertz brushed Mlle . D ' Alton aside and himself plunged into the
fiery ...

Author: Erik Barnouw

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press


Category: Magic tricks

Page: 128

View: 303

Describes how nineteenth-century magicians used magic lanterns to produce optical illusions, and assesses the magician's influence on the development of modern special effects

Ba Shiru

... a I was twenty - four and my hands were trembling with the strong satisfaction
of having accepted disillusion as beginning rather than an end : the last and most
enduring illusion ; the phoenix illusion that makes life always possible ( 367 ) .




Category: Africa


View: 601

The Lying Days

I was twenty - four and my hands were trembling with the strong satisfaction of
having accepted disillusion as a beginning rather than an end : the last and most
enduring illusion ; the phoenix illusion that makes life always possible . For a
long ...

Author: Nadine Gordimer

Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster


Category: Families

Page: 340

View: 149

American Film

The MAGICIAL and the Movies Part II Magic tricks were a staple of early films ;
the illusions soon led to disillusionment ... In one of Hertz's most startling acts ,
the Phoenix Illusion , Mlle d'Alton was a heroine condemned to die in a fiery
furnace .




Category: Motion pictures


View: 287

Journal of the film and television arts.

The Phoenix Tree

He was depressed now because he had come to realize that illusion never won
wars. 'What sort of bomb?' ' Mazaki shrugged. 'Who knows? I am not a scientific
man. But it will be another barbarism - the Americans are masters at inventing ...

Author: Robert H. Boyer

Publisher: Avon Books


Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 279

View: 889

The Phoenix in the Desert

... the paper napkins on the table destroy the illusion of wickedness . “ I would like
a large and very dry martini , ” she says to the waiter . “ And I would like the same
, " I say . The illusion is by Oppenheim . She is the penniless 52 The Phoenix in ...

Author: Dunstan Thompson



Category: Middle East

Page: 351

View: 936

The Phoenix Papers

Furthermore , that such illusions exist concerning communism . In establishing
this we shall appeal to the testimony of a number of well - known figures in
America . First let us refer to the Phoenix Papers themselves , and then we shall
present ...

Author: James D. Bales



Category: Communism

Page: 384

View: 287

The Phoenix Paradox

They give the lie to what “ Stoic ” calls “ the greatest of all illusions . . . this illusion
of the death of the undying . ” Lawrence the initiate can say , “ But all the time I
see the gods ” ; Lawrence the poet can make us see them , too . His vision of the

Author: Gail Porter Mandell



Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

View: 822

This book traces D. H. Lawrence’s devel­opment as a poet from his earliest to his latest poems. Focusing on the revision of poems in the Collected Poems, 1928, Mandell uncovers the implicit auto­biographical narrative that underlies the collection and that dictates its structure. Lawrence rearranged and rewrote the poems to conform to a chronologic, thematic, and mythic plan, a plan he hints at in the unpublished Foreword to Collected Poems. In its final form, the poetry tells the story of Lawrence’s “demon,” a figure of his essential self, by recounting the chronological development of the “new” from the “old” self. Comparing form and content of ver­sions of representative poems from the collection, Mandell analyzes the evalu­ation not only of Lawrence’s poetic style but also of his ideas concerning human and physical nature. She contends that Lawrence was a mature poet with a de­veloped system of poetic and philosophi­cal thought by 1917, when he published Look! We Have Come Through! At that time he rewrote extensively. Through comparison of selected poems, several of which appear in print for the first time, we can reproduce Lawrence’s emen­dations and thus depict the creative mind at work.

Books in Print




Category: Publishers and publishing


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The Wine of Illusion

Gazing from the jade crag , I remarked to Comb , ' the Phoenix looks down and
pities the ten thousand birds that are caught in nets of silk or cages of iron , and in
any case imprisoned . But though full of pity he sees that nothing lies in his ...

Author: Ronald Fraser




Page: 187

View: 589

Manichean Aesthetics

I was twenty - four and my hands were trembling with the strong satisfaction of
having accepted disillusion as a beginning rather than an end : the last and the
most enduring illusion ; the phoenix illusion that makes life always possible .

Author: Abdul R. JanMohamed

Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 532

The Phoenix biennial

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, July 6 to August 4, 1985 Phoenix Art
Museum. Her subjects are created ... The physicalily of the room and the
whirlwind illusion of the painted surface almost disorient the viewer. The
inclusion of artists ...

Author: Phoenix Art Museum



Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 788

Gilding the Phoenix

The Phoenix Kerosang I his magnificent kerosang , utilising over one hundred
diamonds is an heirloom of the Chia Ann ... This has allowed the craftsman to
create a three - dimensional illusion where the central motif appears to fly away
from ...

Author: Edmond Chin



Category: Chinese

Page: 207

View: 636