Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just released (U.S.): Nation

Nation by Terry Pratchett was just released in the U.S.

Description: The sea has taken everything. Mau is the only one left after a giant wave sweeps his island village away. But when much is taken, something is returned, and somewhere in the jungle Daphne - a girl from the other side of the globe - is the sole survivor of a ship destroyed by the same wave. Together the two confront the aftermath of catastrophe. Drawn by the smoke of Mau and Daphne's sheltering fire, other refugees slowly arrive: children without parents, mothers without babies, husbands without wives - all of them hungry and all of them frightened. As Mau and Daphne struggle to keep the small band safe and fed, they defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down...
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Just released (U.S.): The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman was just released in the U.S.

Description: Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place - he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their timely ghostly teachers - like the ability to Fade. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are things like ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other.
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Friday, September 26, 2008

Just released (U.S.): Inkdeath (Inkheart Trilogy book 3)

Inkdeath (Inkheart Trilogy book 3) by Cornelia Funke was just released in the U.S.

Description: The Adderhead--his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo--has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay--Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegade Bluejay back to repair the book, the Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, dooming them to slavery in his silver mines unless Mo surrenders. First Dustfinger, now Mo: Can anyone save this cursed story?
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Just released (U.S.): Rune Warriors: Dane and the Shield of Odin

Rune Warriors: Dane and the Shield of Odin by Jim Jennewein and Tom S. Parker was just released in the U.S.

Description: When the tyrant Thidrek kidnaps Dane the Defiant's beloved Astrid to trade her for Thor's Hammer, the first weapon of mass destruction, Dane takes off after him like a bat out of Valhalla. Navigating treacherous seas, a nasty smiting by the gods, and a rather lonely Frost Giant, Dane and his rowdy band of Norsement will stop at nothing to end Thidrek's terrifying reign and take their places among the greatest Viking heroes of all time.
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Saturday, September 20, 2008

New Book Review: The Magician: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel book 2)

New review of The Magician: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel book 2) by posted by David.

Description: Sophie, Josh, Scatty, and Nicholas Flamel have just escaped from right under the nose of the evil magician John Dee, and Sophie has gained the power of air magic. The four of them have traveled through a leygate to the heart of paris- the place of Flamel's birth. But it has been hundreds of years since Flamel was last here, and things have changed a lot. Paris is no longer Flame's city... Instead, it is the home of the dark Machiavelli, an associate of Dee's. As if that weren't bad enough, Dee is on his way too. So the four begin a massive game of cat-and-mouse, trying to escape from their pursuers. But lucky for them, there are many immortal residents of Paris, one of which may be able to teach Sophie the magic of fire. But will it be in time? As their enemies close in, the options of our heros begin to narrow...
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Just released (U.S.): Brisingr (Inheritance book 3)

Brisingr (Inheritance book 3) by Christopher Paolini was just released in the U.S.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Just released (U.S.): Cybele's Secret

Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier was just released in the U.S.

Description: Companion novel to Wildwood Dancing! FOR PAULA, ACCOMPANYING her merchant father on a trading voyage to Istanbul is a dream come true - and even better, he is allowing her to act as his assistant. They have come to this city of trade on a special mission to purchase a most rare artifact - a gift from the ancient goddess, Cybele, to her followers. It's the only remnant of a lost pagan cult. But it soon becomes clear they are playing at a dangerous game. A colleague of Paula's father is found murdered. There are rumors of Cybele's cult reviving within the very walls of Istanbul. And most telling of all, signs have begun to appear to Paula - signs that can only be coming from the mystical Other Kingdom - urging her to unlock Cybele's secret. Paula doesn't know who in Istanbul she can trust and finds herself drawn to two very different men: a mysterious, dashing pirate and her bodyguard, Stoyan. As time begins to run out, Paula realizes they may all be tied up in the destiny of Cybele's Gift, and she must solve the puzzle before unknown but deadly enemies catch up to her.
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