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Homicide detective Carson Ryder catches killers. Jeremy Ridgecliffe is one of America’s most notorious murderers. But these two men with death in their veins share a dark secret – they are brothers. And now Jeremy’s escaped and is at large in New York.
A mysterious video at the scene of a shocking mutilation-murder demands Ryder be brought in on the case. With Jeremy as the chief suspect a manhunt begins – and the body count rises. Ryder, trying to keep his secret from the NYPD and his brother alive, is trapped in a game of life, death and deceit – with an unknown number of players and no clear way of winning…
For two years Shen Tai has mourned his celebrated father and lived like a hermit beyond the borders of the Kitan Empire. There, by a mountain lake, the bones of the soldiers killed in great battles between the Kitai and the Tagurans lie unburied and their wailing ghosts strike terror into the living.
Tai has laboured alone, laying to rest the mingled dead of both empires, until a letter arrives. It contains the promise of a poisoned chalice: Tai will be given two hundred and fifty Sardian horses by the Tagurans, legendary steeds from the far west, as a reward for his courage and piety.
Now, Tai must return alive from solitude to a glittering, dangerous court. For to give a man even one of the famed Sardians is to honour him greatly; to give him so many is a reward which would overwhelm an emperor and could be Tai’s death warrant.
Three years on from the events in “The Golem’s Eye”, the magicians’ rule in London is teetering on a knife-edge, with strikes, riots and general unrest. The Prime Minister is largely controlled by two advisors, one of whom is 17-year-old Nathaniel. Meanwhile, living under a false identity, Kitty has been researching djinn. She has come to believe that the only way to destroy the magicians is for an alliance of some kind between djinn and ordinary people. Kitty seeks out Bartimaeus and embarks on a terrifying journey into the djinn’s chaotic domain – The Other Place – which no human being has ever survived. But even as she does so, Makepeace engineers a dramatic coup d’etat. The outcome is a shattering of the magicians’ control and all magical laws are turned upside down. Can Bartimaeus, Nathaniel and Kitty settle old scores if they are to survive and prevent the earth’s destruction?
(hardback: dust jacket included)When Beck Granger follows a mysterious clue to the town of Broome in Northern Australia, it is just the beginning of an adventure that will force him into some of his toughest survival challenges yet!The search for clues takes Beck into the heart of the Outback, where he must battle raging storms, ravenous crocodiles, cunning villains and a secret that may link back to the death of his parents many years ago…This is a gripping Australian adventure packed with real survival details and dangers at every turn.
A ghostly night, a sense of danger, a fleeting glimpse of a mysterious stranger… Enter the world of the vampire.
This is the complete story of these unearthly creatures of the night: their means of existence, the myths and legends from around the world, the classic tale of Count Dracula, and the modern fiction that transformed the vampire from heartless monster to romantic hero.
Unravel their dark secrets, uncover their hidden past, and encounter the fatal appeal of the vampire.
Peter and Molly are bound for the dangerous land of Rundoon, where they once again find themselves pitted against the evil shadow creature Lord Ombra. Can they save themselves and Molly’s father – not to mention the entire planet – from an unthinkable end?
Back in Never Land, a tribal war is raging, and a young Mollusk princess has no choice but to join forces with sinister pirates in order to save her island…
Join Peter and Molly on a wild desert adventure as the Starcatchers trilogy zooms towards its unforgettable conclusion.
Philip Pullman is one of the world’s most popular and original authors, read by children and adults alike. Containing an astonishing cast of characters, from scholarly Oxford dons to armoured bears, witches, angels, murderous Spectres and hideous harpies drawn straight from Greek mythology, Pullman’s fiction can be read at many different levels.
Darkness Visible looks at the world of Philip Pullman, from the flamboyant Sally Lockhart series and the award-winning Clockwork and I Was a Rat!, to the epic His Dark Materials trilogy. It shows the diverse influences – from Milton and Blake to comic books and radio drama – that have shaped his writing and uncovers the part played by Pullman’s unconventional childhood.
Written by acclaimed critic Nicholas Tucker, and packed with never-before-seen family photos, illustration from Pullman’s beloved graphic novels and fresh material from recent interviews, this is both a celebration of Philip Pullman and a useful guide to the rich world of his fiction.
Alice Butler has been receiving some odd messages – all anonymous, all written in code. Are they from someone at PopCo, the profit-hungry corporation she works for? Or from Alice’s long-lost father? Is someone else on her trail?
The solution, she is sure, will involve the code-breaking skills she learned from he grandparents and the key she’s been wearing around her neck since she was ten.
PopCo is a grown-up adventure of family secrets, puzzles and the power of numbers.
Beck Granger is lost in the jungle with no food, no compass, and no hope of rescue.
But Beck is no ordinary teenager – he’s the world’s youngest survival expert. If anyone can make it out alive, he can.
The chilling conclusion to the epic supernatural series by Anthony Horowitz
The earth has almost been destroyed by the forces of darkness. Those who have survived are barely human, drifting in a world ruled by famine, terrorism and war. Any last hope now rests with five extraordinary teenagers: the Gatekeepers.
The Five must find each other and make a final stand against Chaos, King of the Old Ones… but Chaos is everywhere. He calls to them from Antarctica, where he is gathering his forces, preparing for a last battle in the frozen wasteland of Oblivion. And one of the Five has turned traitor. The others don’t know that without him, they cannot win.
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From the burning plains of Syria to the filthy backstreets of Paris and London, BRETHREN is the story of Will Campbell, coming of age in a time of conspiracy, passion, politics and war.
Will longs to become a Knight Templar, but first he must serve as an apprentice to the foul-tempered scholar Everard, a man of dangerous secrets.
Meanwhile, a new star is rising in the east. Amir Baybars has fought his way from slavery to become a fearsome commander, driven by an unquenchable desire to free the Holy Land from the European invaders.
In the epic tradition of Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Manda Scott, Brethren brilliantly evokes that extraordinary clash of civilizations known in the West as the Crusades.
Lady Violet Winters is resourceful, independent, and fearless. Her father’s American ward, Garth, is her trusty companion and together they are constantly on the lookout for adventure, finding social conventions restrictive. Visiting Egypt with Violet’s parents in the spring, they are soon drawn into intrigue. Arriving in Cairo, they visit the bazaar, packed with richly woven cloth, mounds of spices, and endless antique jewelry. Together, Violet and Garth witness a fellow steamer passenger in deep conversation with a trader and immediately suspect him of plotting. Later, they see him crocodile-hunting, as they sail down the Nile. When Violet accidentally falls into a tomb, she discovers him overseeing the theft of ancient treasures and making plans to smuggle it back to England. But try as she and Garth might, they can’t work out where he’s hidden the treasure. That is until a woman leads them to an exciting discovery and the secret of the crocodiles.
Hi! I’m Danielle Fishel. You know me best as Topanga Lawrence from the TV show Boy Meets World. This is a chance for you to get to know me in my world – the real world, that is. As you’ll see, I have to deal with life’s everyday issues – like curfews, friendships, dating, family, all that body image stuff, and so much more, just like you do. That’s a struggle, no matter who you are!
And if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: There’s no “rule book” when it comes to growing up. So this is not a worldly advice book. Rather, it’s a chance for me to share one of my life’s experiences – and perhaps from that you’ll discover how similar our worlds really are.
An enthralling debut thriller about a young woman’s quest to uncover the truth of her identity. Alice has lived all her life in a small town on the outskirts of Florida. Her mother is deeply religious and her upbringing has been strict but happy. But Alice has never truly felt that she belongs. And she’s about to encounter a shocking revelation that will destroy the safety of her family enclave. Rosie has always lived in the shadow of her sister, who disappeared when she was barely old enough to walk. After fifteen years with no news, the search is back on, and once again her family is thrown into the media limelight. Two women, desperate to unlock the mysteries that have defined their lives. But how much will they sacrifice to finally lay the past to rest?
What is your first love left town, without a word to anyone, days before graduation? What if he went on to become one of the biggest recording stars on the planet, and every song he’s famous for is about you? What if, after thirteen years of getting on with your life – walking past his face on newsstands, flipping past his image on TV, tuning him out on the radio – you get the call that he’s landed back in your hometown for an MTV special two days before Christmas? What if you finally had the chance to confront him? What would you do?
This is the dilemma faced by Kate Hollis, a woman on the threshold of her thirtieth birthday, who discovers that the only way to embrace life as a fully-fledged, well-adjusted adult is to re-visit seventeen.
Darkfall marks the beginning of a stunning trilogy from one of Australia’s leading writers of fantasy. This powerful, compelling saga, book one of The Legendsong is set in a mysterious, uncertain world that only Carmody could create.After the death of her parents and her beloved instructor, Wind, Glynn devotes herself to the care of her sick twin sister, feeling her own life to be unimportant. One night, during a midnight swim, she is swept across the Void to the troubled watery world of Keltor, through a portal created to summon the mythical Unraveller.What is the mysterious connection between Glynn’s world and Keltor? And why does the man who rescued her from the waves bear an eerie resemblance to Wind? While it stands on its own as an absorbing, seductive and powerful novel, the sequels to Darkfall will be eagerly awaited.
When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas can remember is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, an encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible maze.
Like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they came to be there, or what’s happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything to find out.
Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn’t sure whom he can trust.
Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle back home in Carvahall – one that puts Eragon in even graver danger…
On a September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock finds one of his captains waiting eagerly on his doorstep. He has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid.
As gossip spreads through the docks, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock’s marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society, where he meets Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on…
What will be the cost of their ambitions? And will they be able to escape the legendary destructive power a mermaid is said to possess?