Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Forthcoming book (U.S.): Dragon Flight

Dragon Flight by Jessica Day George will be released on April 29, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: With the Dragon Wars over, Creel finds herself bored with life as a seamstress. Then word comes that a bordering country has been breeding dragons in preparation for an invasion. Never one to sit around, Creel throws herself headlong into an adventure that will reunite her with her dragon friend Shardas, pit her against a vicious new enemy and perhaps rekindle a friendship with Prince Luka that seems to have gone cold. Sequel to Dragon Slippers.
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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Forthcoming book (U.S.): Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures (Ologies)

Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures (Ologies) by Ernest Drake will be released on August 12, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: Do Krakens still lurk below the ocean waves? Do Griffins command the air above? In a fascinating new discovery sure to rival the groundbreaking Dragonology, the intrepid Dr. Ernest Drake turns his inquisitive gaze from dragons to other so-called mythical creatures. The gorgeous volume's many special features include:
  • a removable letter from Dr. Drake
  • multiple foldouts, flaps, and pull-outs
  • textured "samples" including sea-serpent skin and a feather from a winged horse
  • booklets of useful information—such as essential riddles to tell a sphynx
  • a six-page booklet for young explorers to fill in themselves.
For anyone who has ever wondered whether legendary beasts still wander among us, this lush look at an astounding array of creatures offers everything a true believer would want to know.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): The Tygrine Cat

The Tygrine Cat by Inbali Iserles will be released on April 8, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: Alone and lost, a young cat called Mati is struggling to be accepted by a colony of street cats in the bustling marketplace at Cressida Lock. What Mati doesn't know is that he is the last of a vital, age-old breed and that a mysterious feline assassin named Mithos is close on his trail. With his enemy nearing, can Mati learn to harness his ancient powers—before a deadly feline force destroys both him and his newfound friends and takes the spirit of every cat on earth?
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Encyclopedia Mythologica: Fairies and Magical Creatures

Encyclopedia Mythologica: Fairies and Magical Creatures by Robert A. Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart will be released on July 8, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: Open this entrancing book and meet Shakespeare's Queen Titania, springing up with her silver wings aflutter. Further on, a crystalline elfin castle rises into the clouds, not far from some scary hobgoblins and trolls. And on a truly stunning spread, a humanoid magical tree spreads its branches to reveal a face within its foliage, while flowers unfold and rearrange their petals, turning into flower fairies. Visiting mythical beings around the world, from household brownies to the merfolk lurking deep below the sea, this breathtaking 3-D book, brimming with facts and fancy, will hold humans of all ages in its spell.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Kaimira: The Sky Village (Kaimira book 1)

Kaimira: The Sky Village (Kaimira book 1) by Monk Ashland and Nigel Ashland will be released on July 8, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: High over China, twelve-year-old Mei arrives at the Sky Village, an intricate web of hot-air balloons floating above an Earth where animals battle machines for control. Deep below the ruins of Las Vegas, thirteen-year-old Rom enters a shadowy world where he is commandeered to fight, gladiator-style, against hybrid demons for the entertainment of a mercenary crowd. Mei and Rom have never met, but they share a common journal—a book that allows them to communicate with each other and reveals that they carry the strange and frightening Kaimira gene, entwining aspects of human, beast, and machine within their very DNA. In this thrilling, intricately plotted novel, Mei and Rom must find the courage to balance the powers that lurk within—and overcome outside forces that seek to destroy them—if they are to survive and s ave the ones they love.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Triskellion

Triskellion by Will Peterson will be released on June 30, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: A sense of foreboding sets in the moment fourteen-year-old twins Rachel and Adam arrive from New York to visit their English grandmother. The station is empty, village streets are deserted, locals are hostile, and even their frail Granny Root is oddly distant. And what about the bees that appear to follow a mysterious force? It all seems tied up with Triskelion&mdashan intertwining symbol etched in chalk on the moors. With a growing sense of danger and white-knuckle suspense, the twins are compelled to unearth a secret that has protected the village for centuries, one that reveals a shocking truth about their ancestors—and themselves.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): The Swan Kingdom

The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott will be released on March 11, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: Shadows fall across the beautiful, lush kingdom after the queen is attacked by an unnatural beast, and the healing skills of her daughter, Alexandra, cannot save her. Too soon the widowed king is spellbound by a frightening stranger, a woman whose eyes reflect no light. In a terrifying moment, all Alexandra knows disappears, including her beloved brothers, leaving her banished to a barren land. But Alexandra has more gifts than she realizes as she confronts magic, murder, and the strongest of evil forces, and is unflinchingly brave as she struggles to reclaim what is rightfully hers. Fantasy lovers will be held in thrall by this tale full of visual detail, peppered with a formidable destructive force and sweetened with familial and romantic love.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): The Softwire: Betrayal on Orbis 2 (The Softwire book 2)

The Softwire: Betrayal on Orbis 2 (The Softwire book 2) by PJ Haarsma will be released on March 25, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: On Orbis 2, Johnny Turnbull has a new home and a new job, one that pushes his softwire abilities to painful limits. JT is the only one who can communicate with the Samirans, large aquatic aliens who have cooled the crystals on Orbis for nearly two thousand rotations. But as the Samirans' work rule ostensibly comes to a close, they have grown dangerously agitated, and JT must find out why. What he learns is that the prosperity of Orbis is built on a brutal system of enforced labor—and that everyone seems to have something to hide. Can JT appease the Samirans before their threat is realized? And if he doesn't, will his friends survive? In this second episode of THE SOFTWIRE, PJ Haarsma takes readers on another lightning-paced, cyber-fueled ride through the amazing universe he introduced in THE SOFTWIRE: VIRUS ON ORBIS 1.
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Friday, February 8, 2008

Forthcoming book (U.S.): Superior Saturday (The Keys to the Kingdom book 6)

Superior Saturday (The Keys to the Kingdom book 6) by Garth Nix will be released on July 1, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: The secret of his own identity. The identity of The Architect. The complete Will of the House. The fulfillment of his fate. Arthur Penhaligon is getting closer and closer to these things...but not without risks, conflict, and adventure.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Breaking Dawn (Twilight book 4)

Breaking Dawn (Twilight book 4) by Stephanie Meyer will be released on August 2, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: Breaking Dawn, the 4th book in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga, will be released on August 2, 2008.
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