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By Patrick Spaziante, Wrigley Stuart. 2018
Two times the action, ten times the mayhem, and a billion chances for alien madness! <p><p>Wildvine and Four Arms lead… the charge in two intergalactic stories from Cartoon Network's Ben 10. <p>Which alien's skills pass the ultimate test: tropical Wildvine or brawny Four Arms? <p> Follow along in two super-special adventures as ten-year-old Ben takes each alien out for a spin. <p>Worlds are threatened, villains are vanquished, and Ben only bungles up a handful of times!
By Robert Farrington. 1974
1485: Richard III lies dead, and the Wars of the Roses are reaching a murderous endThe Battle of Bosworth Field… is over, and Richard III's right-hand man, Henry Morane, faces hanging at the hands of the traitor Sir William Stanley. Eyes closed, awaiting an arrow through the heart that never comes, Morane receives an eleventh-hour reprieve from an unlikely source.With all his friends dead, Morane has no choice but to work for the Lancastrian victor and first Tudor monarch: King Henry VII. In order to win this fair king's trust, Morane must become part of the new English espionage network under spymaster Christopher Urswick.But the first two years of Henry's reign will prove to be violent, and the road to victory in the Wars of the Roses will climax in one final battle of bloody attrition.With the mystery of C.J. Sansom and the epic adventure of Conn Iggulden, Robert Farrington's thrilling novel continues the story begun in The Killing of Richard III
By Robert Farrington. 1978
1487: Wars of the Roses are over, but for one man the battle burns onThe battle of Stoke Field is… won. With the help of his spy and Richard III's one-time right-hand man Henry Morane, King Henry VII has quashed the rebels and now turns to the defence of the realm as England's spy network extends its fingers.His life as ever, in the balance, Morane is sent to York, Bristol and Flanders by the King to thwart the threat of invasion, led secretly by Richard III's sister, Margaret, Duchess of Burgundy, while a full-scale rebellion brews at home.But Morane has his own plans: revenge on those who betrayed him and Richard at the battle of Bosworth Field. Manipulating events to his ends, Morane will bring the wrath of God down on those who killed his master.With the mystery of C.J. Sansom and the epic adventure of Conn Iggulden, Robert Farrington's thrilling novel concludes the series begun with The Killing of Richard III
By Christopher Brookmyre. 2000
Jack Parlabane, the investigative journalist who is not averse to breaking the law for the sake of a good story,… has finally been caught on the petard of his own self-confidence and is experiencing accommodation courtesy of Her Majesty. The fledgling Scottish parliament is in catatonic shock after experiencing its first dose of Westminster sleaze. The Catholic Church of Scotland is taking full advantage of the politicians' discomfort and is riding high in the polls as the voice of morality.Behind the scenes the truth is obscured by the machinations of the spin doctors and in prison, aware he's missing out on a great story, Parlabane discovers that contacts and a pretty way with words are no defence against people he has helped to put away.Part political satire, part cliff-hanging thriller this is high calibre entertainment.
By Christopher Brookmyre. 1997
The murder of a media moghul in his country mansion appears to be the result of him disturbing a gang… of would-be thieves. The robbers are swiftly caught, but when they are unexpectedly moved to a different prison they escape. Back in Edinburgh, a young solicitor reveals to the press that one of the subjects had left a letter with her some time before the break-in which proves his innocence. Jack Parlabane, journo-extraordinaire, is intrigued, but when he approaches the lawyer he discovers someone else is trying to get near her - someone with evil intent, political connections of the highest order and a corrupt agenda. Fast-moving, blackly humorous and intriguingly credible.
By Christopher Brookmyre. 1999
Gavin is creating a unique 'holiday experience', every facility any tourist who hates abroad will ever want, will all be… available on a converted North Sea oil rig. To test the facilities he's hosting a reunion for his old school (none of his ex-classmates can remember him, but what the heck, it's free). He is so busy showing off that he doesn't notice that another group have invited themselves along -- a collection of terrorist mercenaries who are occasionally of more danger to themselves than to the public. And they in turn are unaware that Inspector MacGregor has got wind of their activities. Within twenty-four hours Gavin's dream has blown to the four winds, along with a lot of other things. Fast, rabidly funny, and seriously over the top.
By Terry Bisson. 2002
Alone in the world, young Boba Fett must go forth on his path to become a bounty hunter -- even… if it means escaping from the evil Count Dooku and getting caught in the midst of the famous Clone Wars.
By Melanie Crowder. 2013
In this haunting, lyrical novel told from three perspectives, Sarel has just witnessed the violent murder of her parents. But… she is not completely alone on the drought-ridden land. Nandi is the leader of a pack of dogs who looks out for her pups and for skinny Sarel-girl. Nandi knows they are all in trouble, and she knows, too, that a boy is coming--an escaped prisoner with the water song inside him. A hard-hitting but ultimately hopeful survival story.
By Greg Farshtey. 2003
The city of Metru Nui is divided into six parts. Each part has a guardian-- a Toa-- who watches over… the Matoran who live there. However, something strange is happening: Matoran are vanishing and it's up to the Toa to find them.
By Greg Farshtey. 2007
Trapped in the ocean's depths, mutated beyond recognition, the Toa must face their greatest challenges. Can they convince the Matoran… who live in the watery city of Mahri Nui to trust them?
By Michael Robotham. 2012
My name is Piper Hadley and I went missing on the last Saturday of the summer holidays three years ago.When… Piper and her friend Tash disappeared, there was a huge police search, but they were never found. Now Tash, reaching breaking point at the abuse their captor has inflicted on them, has escaped, promising to come back for Piper. Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and his stalwart companion, ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, force the police to re-open the case after Joe is called in to assess the possible killer of a couple in their own home and finds a connection to the missing girls. But they are racing against time to save Piper from someone with an evil, calculating and twisted mind.
By Adam Blade. 2007
Under the spell of the dark wizard Malvel, Cypher the one-eyed Giant wreaks havoc on the city he used to… protect: Colton, the very center of the Kingdom's trade routes. Our heroes must head North to the mountains to free Arcta and help unearth Colton from mudslides and avalanches before it's too late!
By Ben M. Baglio. 2002
While staying on Baffin Island, Mandy and her parents enjoy the thrill of a dogsled ride. But the trip is… plunged into disaster when wolves attack one of the Husky teams. The lead dog, Nanook, is badly injured. Mandy helps move her to a secluded hut, but can she get the rescue party to Nanook in time?
By Ben Martin. 1945
David Matthews is having a rough time. Being a teenager is bad enough, but when he picks up and moves… to Japan for a year, with barely any knowledge of the language and none of the social behaviors of Japanese teenagers, things go from bad to worse.Until one day, David attends a temple ceremony and finds himself possessed by a Japanese god.Suddenly, he can understand and speak Japanese. He has unbelievable new powers, including the ability to shift into a tiger, and a powerful sword he can materialize at will from its sheath-his body. But nothing comes for free, and these changes bring David face-to-face with the most terrifying creatures of Japanese legend-vengeful okami, demonic oni and terrifying ghostly yurei.Trained by his host family, famous sword-makers and the keepers of an ancient secret entrusted to their family by the first Emperor of Japan, David must fight desperately to save his host sister from a hoard of Japanese monsters. Evil has returned to Japan, and David must overcome his own insecurities if he is to save her and become a True Samurai-the protector of Japan.
By Niki Valentine. 2012
Who do you trust when you can no longer trust your own mind?Emma's life has always been a struggle, and… now she's been accepted at a prestigious music school, she is determined to excel. But when the impossibly chic twins, confident Sophie and quieter Matilde, come crashing into her life - surrounding her with champagne and parties - they demand Emma's full attention. Then shy Matilde commits suicide and shockingly, her identical twin Sophie flourishes. Now odd things are happening to Emma: blackouts, waking up in strange places, bizarre dreams. Something, or someone, is consuming Emma's mind. Terrified, Emma begins to doubt everything and everyone around her, especially the beautiful Sophie...
By Greg Farshtey. 2006
Six new heroes, the Toa Inika, have arrived on the besieged island of Voya Nui in search of the missing… Toa Nuva. What they find instead are the vicious Piraka and a desperate Matoran resistance fighting for freedom.
Hidden in the Dead Sea scrolls - the secret of how Christ really diedAs ex-mercenary Leo Tillman and ambitious cop… Heather Kennedy investigate a series of baffling deaths, the trail leads them to the Dead Sea Scrolls - and the deadly gospel hidden within them. But soon Tillman and Kennedy are running for their lives from a band of sinister assassins who weep tears of blood and believe themselves descended from Judas. These 'fallen angels' will stop at nothing to expose the world-changing secret of the Scrolls . . . the secret of how Christ really died.Rocketing from a spectacular plane crash in the American desert to a brutal murder at a London university to a phantom city in Mexico, The Dead Sea Deception is the most gripping, revelatory thriller since The Da Vinci Code.
By Andy Griffiths. 2008
Meet Henry McThrottle, a fifth-grader with an extremely active imagination. His flights of fancy lead to adventures of the sort… only Andy Griffiths could dream up, in the first entry of a hilarious new series.
By Adam Blake. 2012
Three years ago, Heather Kennedy left the Metropolitan police under a shadow that has followed her ever since. Now she… has been called in to advise on a supposed burglary in the now-defunct British Museum reading room. Kennedy soon establishes that rather than steal anything, someone has broken into the stacks in order to photograph pages from books about Johann Toller, a crazed prophet of 17th century Europe. Toller believed that the end of days was at hand, and he made a number of prophecies relating to the Apocalypse and the events that would precede it. None of them came true. Until now. One after another, the grotesque signs and wonders Toller predicted come to pass, no matter how unlikely they seem. The river Rhine runs bright red, the towers of London bow to kiss the ground, and an angel with a fiery sword is seen over Jerusalem. With the help of a nineteen-year-old girl from a secretive tribe and ex-mercenary Leo Tillman, Kennedy must work to stop the next prophecy coming true - the destruction of an unnamed city...