It is not easy being Magnus Bane. As a warlock, he's often called upon to fix the problems of others. His life has been long, and his loves have been many. And Magnus has a way of making sure he's in the right place at the right - or perhaps wrong - time. The French Revolution, Prohibition, the first great battle between Valentine and the New York Institute... Magnus was there, and usually in the middle of it. Magnus will never be able to tell all of his tales. No one would believe him. But there eleven stories shed a little light on his often inscrutable character. They are stories he probably wishes had never ...|
Second book in a fantasy adventure trilogy about witches and forbidden magic from a multi-award-winning author. ... The queen and her raggedy witches have fled, but the kingdom is not yet healed. The castle is haunted by memories of its brutal past. The ghosts are angry, and one of them in particular possesses a magic which may be too much for even Mup and Mam to handle.
"Ireland's answer to J.K. Rowling."
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In Blightsend everyone knows their place. Music belongs to the Masters - and girls with singing throats are swallowed by the sea.
Delphernia Undersea is a turnaway girl. She has spent her whole life in the cloister, hidden from sea and sky, expected to silently turn music into gold. Making shimmer, Mother Nine calls it. But Delphernia can't make shimmer and she would rather sing than stay silent. So when she has the chance to leave the cloister, she takes it. But the outside world is not how Delphernia imagined - and she soon discovers it will take courage to truly change her fate.
"A starlingly ambitious and ...|
The New York Times bestselling author. ... Lady Helen Wrexhall is finalising the preparation for her wedding, but her focus is on the Dark Days Club. Time is running out to find the vital answers needed to defeat their unknown doe, the Grand Deceiver.
Lady Helen and Lord Carlston are also struggling to control their new dyad bond, and their illicit feelings for one another. As Helen tries desperately to juggle the demands of her double life, an old enemy arrives in Bath, bringing death and deceit.
"High-octane demon fighting, angst-ridden romance and the best heroine of all time - I could read about Lady Helen ...|
The New York Times bestselling author. ... Lady Helen Wrexhall has taken refuge in Brighton following the scandalous events at her presentation ball. Now she must complete her Reclaimer training, ready to battle the Grand Deceiver believed to have arrived in England.
Her mentor, Lord Carlston, is facting his own inner battle, and as he fights the violent darkness within his soul, Lady Helen's loyalty is tested. Entrusted with a secret mission by the Home Office, she must make the agonising choice between betraying those around her or breaking her oath to the Dark Days Club.
"A delicious collision of Regency ...|
The New York Times bestselling author. ... Lady Helen Wrexhall is set to step into Regency Society and find a husband. But this step will take her from glittering ballrooms and the bright lights of Vauxhall Gardens into a shadowy world of demonic creatures and deadly power.
Drawing her into this underworld is Lord Carlston, a man of dubious reputation and infuriating manners. He believes Helen has a destiny beyond the ballroom' a sacred duty to protect humanity. Not the usual aspirations of a young lady in her first London Season.
A delightfully dangerous adventure of self-discovery and dark choices, set against ...|
A matter of life, death ... and fish. ... "What's it like, Dad - being a fish?" Grief takes many forms, and manifests itself in strange ways. Sometimes very strange indeed. When, on an ordinary morning, Dak's father suddenly dies of a heart attack, Dak's mother falls apart. Desperate to escape the atmosphere at home, Dak finds himself going to his dad's favourite place - the local aquarium. And there, to his amazement, is Dad, who it seems is alive and well as a clownfish!
With his mum so ill, Dak decides that, for now, this will have to be his secret, and his alone. But he visits the ...|
The end of love. The beginning of you. ... Reiko loves the endless sky and electric colours of the Californian desert. It is a refuge from an increasingly claustrophobic life of family pressures and her own secrets. Then she meets Seth, a boy who shares a love of the desert and her yearning for a different kind of life. But Reiko and Seth both want something the other can't give them.
As summer ends, things begin to fall apart. But sometimes a broken heart is all you need to set you free... ...|
New York Times Bestselling Author. ... Everyone's going to remember where they were when the taps ran dry. The drought - or the tap-out, as everyone calls it - has been going on for a while. Life has become and endless list of don'ts: don't water the lawn, don't take long showers, don't panic. but now there is no water left at all.
Suddenly, Alyssa's quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation and violence. When her parents go missing, she and her younger brother must team up with an unlikely group in search of water. Each of them will need to make impossible choices to survive. ...|
The tenth anniversary of Cassandra Clare's phenomenal "City of Bones" demands a luxe edition. The pride of any fan's collection, "City of Bones" has cover art, over thirty interior illustrations, and six full-page colour portraits of everyone's favourite characters!
This beautifully crafted collector's item also includes a piece written by Cassandra Clare. A perfect gift for the Shadowhunter fan in your life. This is the book where Clary Fray first discovered the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. The book ...|
Illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love. ... "Kevin Crossley-Holland is the master."
The gods of the Vikings come to life as never before in this extraordinary illustrated anthology by Carnegie Medal-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland and artist Jeffrey Alan Love. These dramatic, enthralling and atmospheric tales are based on the Scandinavian myth cycle - one of the greatest and most culturally significant stories in the world - and tell of Odin with his one eye, Thor with his mighty hammer and Loki, the red-haired, shape-shifting trickster. In this stunning collection of myths, the strange world of ...|
What if death was the only thing left to control? In a perfect world, the only way to die is to be gleaned by a professional scythe. When Citra and Rowan are chosen to be apprentice scythes, the know they have no option but to learn the art of killing. However, the terrifying responsibility of choosing their victims is just the start.
Corruption is the order of the day and Citra and Rowan need to stick together to fight it. Then they are told that one of them will have to glean the other...
"A true successor to The Hunger Games"
Maggie Stiefvater ...|