Saturday, August 30, 2008

Forthcoming book (U.S.): Inkdeath (Inkheart Trilogy book 3)

Inkdeath (Inkheart Trilogy book 3) by Cornelia Funke will be released on October 7, 2008 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, August 26, 2008

Just released (U.S.): Nightmare Academy #2: Monster Madness (Nightmare Academy book 2)

Nightmare Academy #2: Monster Madness (Nightmare Academy book 2) by Dean Lorey was just released in the U.S.

Description: Welcome back to the Nightmare Academy, where Charlie Benjamin finds good friends while learning to channel his awesome powers. In the second book in the series, final exams spin wildly out of control when a vicious Darkling invades and the Nightmare Academy students drop everything to keep the mega-monsters known as the Named from fighting their way into our world. The race takes our hero, Charlie, and his friends deep into the heart of a hydra cave, far into the spooky Bermuda Triangle graveyard, and across the treacherous, monster-filled San Diego zoo.
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Just released (U.S.): The Last Apprentice: Wrath of the Bloodeye (The Last Apprentice book 5)

The Last Apprentice: Wrath of the Bloodeye (The Last Apprentice book 5) by Joseph Delaney was just released in the U.S.

Description: The Fiend is loose in the county and the Spook and Alice are worried about Tom's safety. Mr. Gregory sends Tom to spend six months with Bill Arkwright, the Spook in the Lake District. When Tom encounters his new master's longtime foe, the water witch Greenteeth, spook and apprentice undertake a journey to vanquish her once and for all. The Fiend has other plans, however...and although Tom, Alice, and the Spook celebrate a victory of sorts over the Fiend and Greenteeth - involving a surprising appearance by the witch assassin Grimalkin - the dark is still rising, and the Fiend has revealed shocking secrets with the potential to derail Tom's apprenticeship once and for all.
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Just released (U.S.): The Diamond of Darkhold: The Fourth Book of Ember (Book of Ember book 4)

The Diamond of Darkhold: The Fourth Book of Ember (Book of Ember book 4) by Jeanne Duprau was just released in the U.S.

Description: It's been several months since Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and, along with the rest of their people, joined the town of Sparks. Now, struggling through the harsh winter aboveground, they find an unusual book. Torn up and missing most of its pages, it alludes to a mysterious device from before the Disaster, which they believe is still in Ember. Together, Lina and Doon must go back underground to retrieve what was lost and bring light to a dark world.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Forthcoming book (U.S.): Avatars, Book Three: Kingdom of Twilight (Avatars book 3)

Avatars, Book Three: Kingdom of Twilight (Avatars book 3) by Tui T. Sutherland will be released on October 14, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: In this conclusion to the Avatars trilogy, the avatars - some in the underworld, others in an Africa where gods and humans mingle freely - search for an end to the battle between the gods, in a novel that is a beautifully woven adventure of myth, life, and what it means to be human.
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Just released (U.S.): Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures (Ologies)

Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures (Ologies) by Ernest Drake was just released 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 Last Apprentice: Wrath of the Bloodeye (The Last Apprentice book 5)

The Last Apprentice: Wrath of the Bloodeye (The Last Apprentice book 5) by Joseph Delaney will be released on August 26, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: The Fiend is loose in the county and the Spook and Alice are worried about Tom's safety. Mr. Gregory sends Tom to spend six months with Bill Arkwright, the Spook in the Lake District. When Tom encounters his new master's longtime foe, the water witch Greenteeth, spook and apprentice undertake a journey to vanquish her once and for all. The Fiend has other plans, however...and although Tom, Alice, and the Spook celebrate a victory of sorts over the Fiend and Greenteeth - involving a surprising appearance by the witch assassin Grimalkin - the dark is still rising, and the Fiend has revealed shocking secrets with the potential to derail Tom's apprenticeship once and for all.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Nation

Nation by Terry Pratchett will be released on September 30, 2008 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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Forthcoming book (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 will be released on September 23, 2008 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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Forthcoming book (U.S.): The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman will be released on September 30, 2008 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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