Category: Adventure

  • The Wizard of Dark Street: An Oona Crate Mystery

    By Shawn Thomas Odyssey

    **A 2012 Edgar Award nominee** and **A 2011 Agatha Award Nominee**
    Oona Crate was once born to be the Wizard's apprentice, yet she has one other future in mind.

    Despite owning the infrequent reward of average magic, Oona desires to be a detective. longing for a case to end up herself, she desires to express her uncle--the Wizard of darkish Street--that good judgment is as strong as magic. but if an individual assaults the Wizard, Oona needs to delve even deeper into the area of magic to find who sought after her uncle dead.

    Full of magic, extraordinary characters, evil henchmen, and a highway the place not anything is common, The Wizard of darkish highway will have you ever guessing until eventually the very end.

    "Delightful hide artwork will allure Lemony Snicket and Neil Gaiman readers, who will benefit from the quirky characters and offbeat humor. Upbeat in tone, this pride is a wonderful mixture of fable and secret with quite a few suspicious characters and sufficient pink herrings to maintain the reader guessing the entire approach to the end..."
    - Booklist
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  • Shatterglass (Circle Opens, Book 4)

    By Tamora Pierce

    Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this identify within the Circle Opens quartet positive factors spellbinding new hide paintings. Coincides with the discharge of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in exchange pb.

    Kethlun Warder used to be a talented glassmaker till his global was once shattered in a freak twist of fate. Now his last glass magic is blended with lightning, and Tris needs to train him to regulate it (if she will be able to train him to manage his mood first). yet there is extra at stake than Keth's schooling. along with his unusual magic, he creates glass balls that replicate the quick prior and reveal the paintings of a assassin. If he can harness his strength effectively, he will be capable to see the crimes as they occur. Keth and Tris race opposed to time, and the neighborhood professionals, to spot a killer who is dwelling in undeniable sight.
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  • The Guilty (Will Robie series)

    By David Baldacci

    Will Robie is the government's undefined, disciplined, and deadly murderer. He infiltrates the main adversarial international locations on the earth, defeats our enemies' complex security features, and gets rid of threats prior to they ever succeed in our seashores.
    But now, his talents have left him. despatched in another country on a severe task, he fails, not able to drag the set off. Absent his abilities, Robie is a guy with no project, and with no purpose.
    To get better what he has misplaced, Robie needs to confront what he has attempted to put out of your mind for over two decades: his personal past.
    THE GUILTY
    Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast homeland of Cantrell, Mississippi, after highschool, severing all own ties, and not seemed again. now not as soon as. no longer until eventually the incredible happens. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and charged with murder.
    Father and son have not spoken or noticeable one another because the day Robie left city. In that point, Dan Robie--a neighborhood lawyer and pillar of the community--has been elected city pass judgement on. regardless of this, such a lot of Cantrell is aligned opposed to Dan. His guilt is assumed.
    To make concerns worse, Dan has refused to do something to protect himself. whilst Robie attempts to aid, his father responds simply with anger and defiance. may well Dan relatively be accountable?
    With the both ambitious Jessica Reel at his aspect, Robie ignores his father's needs and starts off his personal determined research into the case. yet Robie is now a stranger to his fatherland, an intruder, a guy who has forsaken his earlier and his relations. His makes an attempt to avoid wasting his father are met with mistrust and skepticism . . . and violence.
    Unlike the missions Robie undertook within the provider of his kingdom, the place his goal was once truly outlined, digging into his father's case merely finds extra questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, the place he needs to face the unforeseen and doubtless lethal effects of the long-ago offerings made by means of father and son. And this time, there is no get away for both of them.
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  • Rise of the Elgen (Michael Vey, Book 2)

    By Richard Paul Evans

    Michael needs to retailer his mom and safeguard his powers within the electrical sequel to the number 1 New York Times bestselling Michael Vey, from Richard Paul Evans.

    I rolled over to my again, suffering for breath. The discomfort persisted to pulse via my physique a heavy throb by way of a pointy, crisp sting.
    The guy stated, belief me, there are worse issues during this global than telephone 25.


    Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the remainder of the Electroclan have escaped from the Elgen Academy in Pasadena and are headed again to Idaho to plot their subsequent movement. yet whats looking forward to them there'll swap everything.

    After utilizing their wits and powers to narrowly break out an Elgen catch, a mysterious voice leads the Electroclan to the jungles of Peru looking for Michael's mom. as soon as there, they notice that Dr. Hatch and the Elgen are way more robust than somebody realizes; whole nations have started to fall lower than their keep an eye on. purely the Electroclan and an nameless voice now stand within the approach of the Elgen's plan for worldwide domination.

    But is the voice that Michael is following particularly an best friend, or is it simply one other Elgen capture?
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  • The Saint in London (The Saint Series)

    By Leslie Charteris

    Three extra buccaneering adventures: while Rayt Marius bequeaths a e-book to Simon, it lands him in quite a lot of hassle, however it may possibly generate handsome profit if he can live on to inform the story. Then Simon battles the police, a reclusive millionaire, and a wild beast, and, within the ultimate experience, he will get fairly frustrated to find a person is stealing his identification and committing crimes in his name…

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  • Spiral (Tunnels Book 5)

    By Roderick Gordon

    Spinning out of control!

    Just if you concept it could not get any deeper, darker, or weirder...

    Creeping into the open via cracks within the earth, the Styx have surfaced, and at the moment are infesting England like a few parasitic scourge -- vendors of a extraordinary black mystery that may position each final Topsoiler in mortal peril.

    Unless Will Burrows places a cease to the propagation.

    Armed to enamel, with little greater than a motley staff of former commandos as reinforcements, can Will, Chester, and Elliott have the opportunity to squash the chance? Or will they simply locate themselves in a dangerous downward SPIRAL?
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  • Swordsman's Legacy (Rogue Angel, Book 15)

    By Alex Archer, Michele Hauf

    Archaeologist Annja Creed visits France to discover D'Artagnan's misplaced sword, lacking because the 17th century, and Ascher Vallois, certainly one of Annja's treasure-hunting pals, believes he has positioned the positioning of the relic that may carry the foremost to a fortune.
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  • Unlucky Charms (Cold Cereal Saga)

    By Adam Rex

    For fanatics of Artemis bird and Percy Jackson & the Olympians comes the second one publication in Adam Rex's acclaimed chilly Cereal Saga, approximately 3 childrens who needs to shop the realm from the diabolical schemes of an evil breakfast company.

    Scottish Play Doe and his associates could have escaped from the clutches of the evil Nimue, yet they are not out of the woods simply yet.

    The Goodco Cereal Company's quest to take over the area is readily gaining momentum: it has already began to promote cereals containing the mystical chemical Intellijuice and, what is worse, has abducted one of many world's most crucial public figures, the Queen of britain, and changed her with goblin impersonators.

    When Scott and the others research that Goodco is conserving the true queen captive in a paranormal other-England, they choose to go through a rift within the time-space continuum and rescue her—and with a bit of luck persuade the faeries to forestall the invasion that would result in the tip of the area as they recognize it.

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  • Independence Hall (I, Q, Book 1)

    By Roland Smith

    Thirteen-year-old Quest (Q) isn't certain he's prepared for a brand new relatives. for a very long time it's simply been him and his mother, Blaze. yet every thing adjustments whilst Blaze falls in love with Roger they usually begin a brand new rock band referred to as fit. Now they're married, have a success list, and fit goes out on a year-long riding travel around the state. Q, in addition to new stepsister Angela, will take a yr off from college and trip with the band. For now, domestic should be a luxurious motor trainer and homework could be a website diary in their travels. Perfect-Q can perform his magic tips and Angela can learn her secret agent novels. What can get it wrong? As Q and Angela settle into their new lifestyles and new dating as siblings, they begin to note that convinced coincidences don't look coincidental. for instance, how does a band roadie named Boone locate them in the midst of a desolate tract the place their trainer simply occurs to collapse? Why does a guy from their parents' marriage ceremony retain exhibiting up within the comparable towns they cease at? once they achieve Philadelphia, Q and Angela become aware of this travel is easily now not the journey their mom and dad had deliberate and that the "City of Brotherly Love" is stuffed with mysteries and secrets and techniques which may threaten their new existence jointly. as well as his motion event books, Roland is the writer of many award-winning books for kids together with trip of the crimson Wolf; The Captain's puppy: My trip with the Lewis and Clark Tribe; and Thunder Cave, which was once a 1996 impressive Children's exchange ebook within the box of Social experiences. His books with dozing endure Press comprise W is for Waves: An Ocean Alphabet; Z is for Zookeeper: A Zoo Alphabet; and N is for our Nation's Capital: A Washington, DC Alphabet. Roland lives close to Portland, Oregon.
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  • To the Indies

    By C. S. Forester

    To The Indies is the tale of Don Narciso wealthy, a legal professional for his or her Highnesses of Spain, who's despatched on an ocean voyage with Admiral Cristo Columbus himself for additional look for the treasures of the Indies and renewed govt supervision of the unique colonies. He survives not just actual exhaustion and close to hunger, but additionally psychological and emotional torture as he watches the awful remedy of the island natives by way of the Spanish. His religion and ideology are challenged because the trip twists and turns, together with his discovery of the Orinoco River and the South American continent, which nonetheless has to be an island close to Siam. The grasping conquistadors cease at not anything as they overcome new lands; taking plunder similar to gold and pearls, assaulting girls, and making slaves of the natives. They locate new and fascinating nutrition resources in addition to wild animals akin to the caiman. in the course of those adventures, Narciso discovers that he's superior and extra able than he ever imagined. He survives kidnapping and being shipwrecked in the course of a typhoon and lives to inform his tale.
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