Monday, November 24, 2008

Forthcoming book (U.S.): Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Dragoneye book 1)

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Dragoneye book 1) by Alison Goodman will be released on December 26, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: Twelve energy dragons protect the land, each dragon linked to a human Dragoneye, who channels the dragon's power in exchange for giving his hua, or life energy, to the dragon. The twelve dragons represent the twelve points on the compass and the twelve animals of the zodiac. Every year, one of the twelve dragons becomes the ascendant dragon. On New Years Day, twelve boys are presented to the newly ascendant dragon as candidates; the one chosen by the dragon becomes the new Dragoneye apprentice. Eon is unusual among the candidates. Permanently crippled from a hip injury, he would normally not be eligible to be a candidate. But Eon can see the dragons - all of them - an exceedingly rare ability. Eon is unusual for another reason: Eon is really Eona, a girl. Girls are considered inferior, and not eligible to be Dragoneye candidates. If anyone were to find out that Eon is really a girl, it would mean death for her and her master, the man who discovered her and who is sponsoring her in her candidacy. But there's more at stake then Eon's own future, as she soon finds herself caught up in court intrigue and power struggles for control of the empire.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Forthcoming book (U.S.): Starclimber

Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel will be released on February 24, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: Sequel to Airborn and Skybreaker. Both Matt Cruse and Kate de Vries are on the first expedition into outer space on the Starclimber, a vessel that literally climbs into the skies. Suddenly, the ship is surrounded by strange and unsettling creatures. As desperation grows, the crew is forced to battle catastrophic mechanical failure. For Matt, Kate, and the entire crew of the Starclimber, what began as an exciting race to the stars has now turned into a race to save their lives.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Wondrous Strange

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston will be released on December 23, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: When seventeen-year-old Kelley discovers her long-secret Faerie heritage, she is plunged into an epic battle for survival. Together with Sonny Flannery, who guards the gate between Kelley's ordinary city and the Faerie's dangerous, enchanted realm, Kelley must fight the dark forces that pursue her - while awakening to the feelings that draw her to Sonny.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Seekers: Great Bear Lake (Seekers book 2)

Seekers: Great Bear Lake (Seekers book 2) by Erin Hunter will be released on January 27, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: Lusa, Toklo, Kallik, and the shape-shifter Ujurak are drawn to the sacred Great Bear Lake, where all species of bear have been gathering for centuries.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Worldweavers: Cybermage (Worldweavers book 3)

Worldweavers: Cybermage (Worldweavers book 3) by Alma Alexander will be released on February 10, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: Thea discovers she's an elemental mage, a category of magician so rare that only four others are known to exist. Now the Federal Bureau of Magic needs Thea's help to unlock the mysterious white cube - the same cube found over the summer in the professor's house, the same cube the dangerous Alphiri are still after. To stay ahead of the Alphiri and the wiles of the FBM, Thea needs her friends - all of them.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Stargazer (Evernight book 2)

Stargazer (Evernight book 2) by Claudia Gray will be released on March 24, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: Bianca, the daughter of two vampires, is back for a second year at Evernight Academy. She now understands the violent truth about Lucas: he is a vampire hunter, sworn to destroy her kind. Everyone thinks Bianca has given up her first love and embraced her vampire destiny. But she's keeping dangerous secrets, and she's not the only one. When Evernight is attacked by an evil force that seems to be targeting only her, she discovers that everything she thought she knew about her world is just the beginning.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Warrior Princess

Warrior Princess by Frewin Jones will be released on January 27, 2009 in the U.S.

Description: Fifteen-year-old Branwen has always had a tough, bold, and adventurous spirit - a quality that has helped her excel as a warrior-in-training. Now, with invaders poised to attack her homeland, and a prophecy from the mystical Woman in White that Branwen will be the one to save Wales from falling, Branwen's skills are put to the test.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Warriors Tigerstar and Sasha #2: Escape from the Forest (Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha book 2)

Warriors Tigerstar and Sasha #2: Escape from the Forest (Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha book 2) by Erin Hunter will be released on December 23, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: Tigerstar - the most infamous and dreaded villain in Warriors history - and his mysterious mate, Sasha, come alive in this illustrated black-and-white manga novel.
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Newly released book (U.S.): Ratha's Courage (The Named book 5)

Ratha's Courage (The Named book 5) by Clare Bell was just released in the U.S.

Description: Ratha, the female leader of the sentient prehistoric cat clan called the Named, continues her story in this new novel. In Ratha's Courage, the Named attempt to share the gift of fire with the mammoth-hunting clan introduced in Ratha's Challenge. The contrasting values of two very different cultures lead to misunderstanding, tragedy, and war. Ratha learns that reaching out to others, especially when the chasm is so wide, takes true courage. With rich sensory description, well-developed characters, and intense conflict, both internal and external, this new novel returns to the strengths of the first book in the series, Ratha's Creature. The story envelops the reader in the mind of a big cat, looking out through her eyes while discovering her world.
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Forthcoming book (U.S.): Long Shadows (Warriors: Power of Three book 5)

Long Shadows (Warriors: Power of Three book 5) by Erin Hunter will be released on November 25, 2008 in the U.S.

Description: The Clans are in turmoil. ShadowClan has turned its back on StarClan and pledged to follow the dark predictions of Sol, the strange cat who foretold the solar eclipse. But not all the cats have lost faith in their warrior ancestors. . . . Jaypaw is convinced that StarClan still holds an important place in the warrior code, and his search for answers leads him far back into the past, farther back than even StarClan can remember. Lionblaze, tortured by violent dreams and bloody visions, wishes he had never been prophesied to be one of the three but to turn his back on his littermates would be the ultimate betrayal. And Hollyleaf is terrified that once the Clans lose their faith, the warrior code will fall apart. She's willing to fight tooth and nail to preserve it - whatever the cost. And when murder stalks into the heart of ThunderClan, the cats realize that the darkest shadows don't always lie outside the territory.
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