Shadow Magic (The Lyra Novels)

By Patricia C. Wrede

In the magic woods of Lyra, a noblewoman struggles to flee from a faceless man

Trouble is brewing in Alkyra. whereas the kingdom’s noblemen squabble, on their borders an historic enemy, the Lithmern, increases a military. because the head of the Noble condominium of Brenn makes an attempt to prepare an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her 20th birthday. She is a outstanding girl: quick-witted, appealing, and convenient with a throwing knife. yet at the subsequent evening, she passes via a gloomy hall on her option to the ceremonial dinner corridor, and not emerges from the shadows. The Lithmern have abducted the princess.
When Alethia regains recognition, an evil Lithmern with a face made up of shadows is sporting her in the course of the wooded area. those are magic woods, domestic to fabled creatures whose lifestyles she has continually doubted. to discover her method domestic, Alethia must learn how to belief within the previous stories, whose legends of magic and bold carry the one desire of saving her kingdom.

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Serpent: A Novel from the NUMA Files

By Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos

Whilst Kurt Austin, the chief of a brave nationwide Underwater & Marine service provider exploration group, rescues appealing marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco, he turns into the following aim of Texas industrialist Don Halcon. A madman bent on carving a brand new kingdom out of the southwestern usa and Mexico, Halcon's scheme hinges on Nina's contemporary discovery regarding Christopher Columbus, and a helpful pre-Columbian antiquity buried within the battered continues to be of the sunken Italian luxurious liner Andrea Doria. purely Kurt Austin and his crack NUMA workforce stand among Halcon and the Andrea Doria's silent metal hull -- and if their lethal undertaking fails, Halcon will journey to strength on a wave of demise and destruction.

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Day of Atonement (Rogue Angel, Book 54)

By Alex Archer, Steven Savile

A reckoning that may wreck them all…

Trials, persecutions, fake accusations, the Inquisition—for archaeologist and television host Annja Creed, the present episode they're taping for her exhibit is an interesting one. yet whereas Annja is filming the final section in France, a vicious "accident" approximately kills her. It appears to be like to be unintentional…until a guy calling himself Cauchon claims responsibility.

The identify Cauchon moves a chord within the exceptionally—some may perhaps say unnaturally— lengthy reminiscence of Annja's buddy and mentor Roux. getting to know the previous man's mystery years in the past, Cauchon desired to blackmail Roux ahead of destiny positioned the problem to relaxation. Or so Roux inspiration. Now this strong enthusiast has became from looking for the divine to dishing out "justice." Vengeance. And he'll single-handedly resurrect the violence of the Inquisition to make sure that Annja and her pal are judged and located responsible. With quite a bit at stake, Annja may well quickly locate that fellowship should be deadly.

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Sky Raiders (Five Kingdoms)

By Brandon Mull

In an international that lies among truth and mind's eye, a “fanciful, action-packed event” awaits (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Come and declare it during this first publication of the 5 Kingdoms sequence, from the number one New York occasions bestselling writer of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.

Cole Randolph was once simply attempting to have a enjoyable time along with his pals on Halloween (and might be get to understand Jenna Hunt a bit better). but if a spooky haunted residence seems to be a portal to anything a lot creepier, Cole reveals himself on an experience on an entire assorted level.

After Cole sees his acquaintances whisked away to a few mysterious position beneath the haunted apartment, he dives in after them—and leads to The Outskirts.

The Outskirts are made of 5 kingdoms that lie among wakefulness and dreaming, truth and mind's eye, lifestyles and dying. It’s an in-between position. a few everyone is born there. a few locate their method there from our international, or from different worlds.

And when you come to the Outskirts, it’s very not easy to leave.

With the magic of the Outskirts commencing to get to the bottom of, it’s as much as Cole and an strange woman named Mira to rescue his pals, set issues correct within the Outskirts, and optimistically locate his long ago home…before his lifestyles is forgotten.

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Provenance (Rogue Angel, Book 11)

By Alex Archer, Victor Milán

While a mysterious guy orchestrates an assault on archaeologist Annja Creed after which deals her an project, Annja is baffled. however the project is just too fascinating for her to refuse. She needs to locate an item that possesses a sacred and strong mystery delivering atonement to a person who uncovers it, or wreaking havoc at the international. Stolen from an historic order of knights, the relic is now within the clutches of a band of pirates crusing the South China Sea. while a central authority chief threatens to smash the pirate send, besides the artifact, instead of permit it get into the inaccurate fingers, Annja needs to make a decision at what fee the sacred prize may be secure. Destroying it can defile background. yet saving it could actually result in apocalypse.

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Peter and the Starcatchers

By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson

Don'teven think of beginning this bookunless you are sitting in a comfy chair and feature plenty of time. Afast-paced, impossible-to-put-down event awaits because the younger orphan Peterand his friends are dispatched to an island governed via the evil King Zarboff. Theyset sail aboard the Never Land, a boat wearing a beneficial and mysterious trunk inits shipment carry, and the adventure quick turns into fraught with pleasure anddanger.

Discoverrichly constructed characters within the candy yet subtle Molly, the dreaded butfamiliar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles withpirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerses thereader in a narrative that slowly and eventually finds the secrets and techniques and mysteries ofthe cherished Peter Pan.

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Incurable (The Ellie Chronicles #2)

By John Marsden

The battles proceed within the most recent publication from the world over bestselling writer John Marsden

Ellie Linton is a survivor. simply because she's sincere. simply because she's dependable. simply because she's incurably courageous. and since occasionally she's lucky.

But what occurs to survivors whilst their success runs out?

Packed jam-packed with motion and human drama, John Marsden's Incurable supplies one other fast paced experience that would thrill outdated fanatics and new readers like.

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Nowhere Man

By Aleksandar Hemon

A local of Sarajevo, the place he spends his early life attempting to turn into Bosnia’s resolution to John Lennon, Jozef Pronek involves the U.S. in 1992—just in time to observe warfare escape in his kingdom, yet too early to be a real refugee. certainly, Jozef’s general solution to inquiries approximately his origins and ethnicity is, “I am complicated.”

And so he proves to be—not simply to himself, yet to the revolving sequence of shadowy yet insightful narrators who chart his development from Sarajevo to Chicago; from a hilarious come upon with the 1st President Bush to a a little extra grave one with a seriously armed Serb whom he has been employed to serve with courtroom papers. relocating, disquieting, and exhilarating in its virtuosity, Nowhere Man is the kaleidoscopic portrait of a magnetic younger guy stranded in the United States through the conflict in Bosnia.

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Slathbog's Gold (Adventurers Wanted, Book 1)

By M. L. Forman

The signal is small, tucked into the nook of Mr. litter s book shop window: Adventurers sought after. observe inside. not anyone yet fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor even turns out to note it really is there. And for Alex, who has needed for a transformation in his lifestyles, it really is an impossible to resist invitation. Upon coming into Mr. muddle s store, Alex is swept away to a far flung land full of heroic warriors, mysterious elves, and hard-working dwarves. Alex turns into the 8th guy in a band of adventurers looking the lair of Slathbog the purple an evil dragon with a mythical treasure. alongside the best way, Alex and his new associates needs to conflict harmful trolls and bandits, face undead wraiths, and search the knowledge of the Oracle in her White Tower. Alex s experience takes him to far-off and unique lands the place he learns approximately braveness, integrity, honor, and, most vital, friendship.

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