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The River

"An exhilarating tale delivered with the pace of a thriller." -Kirkus (Starred Review)A BookPage 2019 Most Anticipated BookA LitHub 2019 Most Anticipated Book From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars, the story of two college students on a wilderness canoe trip—a gripping tale of a friendship tested by fire, white water, and violenceWynn and Jack have been best friends since freshman orientation, bonded by their shared love of mountains, books, and fishing. Wynn is a gentle giant, a Vermont kid never happier than when his feet are in the water. Jack is more rugged, raised on a ranch in Colorado where sleeping under the stars and cooking on a fire came as naturally to him as breathing. When they decide to canoe the Maskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate long days of leisurely paddling and picking blueberries, and nights of stargazing and reading...
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Dare Quest - The Red Planet

When Anthony dares Edward to capture a Martian the two brothers vanish from their home and find themselves on a spaceship that is hurtling towards Mars. Will they manage to escape from the spacecraft before it burns up in the Martian atmosphere? What perils await them on the mysterious Red Planet? Can YOU survive the Dare Quest challenge?“I'm not sure I understand. Witches and vampires don't associate with each other. I guess in a way we are terrified of each other. Vampires tend to hide their magic because even the weakest witch in a fight could completely incapacitate the strongest vampire. If we can lure them into our magic before they are able to cast they lose their magic either through death of becoming a vampire.”“No they don't, it just becomes foreign to them. I can sense the different kinds of magic, and have yet to find anyone who could hide their magic from me.”“Sam that's not possible. I can sense another vampire but a witch is difficult at best for me and the other creatures that have magic I can't sense at all.”“Maybe you can't but I can. You don't believe me take me out somewhere and let me prove it to you. The magic calls to me, it wants me. I can tell you are holding your magic hidden right now. You're one of the strongest vampires I've ever come across, even stronger than Mac or Chuck who were both born vampires.”“Sam you don't have any magic, there isn't a witch alive I can't sense, and you have no magic.”“I have no magic Chris? I'm a natural born witch. My oldest sister is the most powerful witch to lead White Rose coven in a thousand years and her strength in the elemental magic is as nothing compared to mine. You think you have blood magic? How do you think it is no vampire can hide from me? I can command the blood magic the same as the elemental magic. I am White Rose! I am White Lotus! I am magic!”Chris stepped back with a look of shock and fear both in his eyes as I drew in my magic and he felt the enormity of it all. I felt all the magic flowing through me and asked again if he loved me.“How much do you love me Chris? Which is more important to you, your life, or your magic? Is it me you love or the magic I command?”“I never asked for the magic, a magic that has marked me for the remainder of my life. A magic that is so much a part of the lives of those I care most about. If the cost of sharing in your love is the magic that I have, take it I never asked for it in the first place. I only ever wanted the woman that completes me as a man.”“For all my life I was thought to be a man, but at no time was that true. I've been hidden away for a special time, a time which is still not here. You see father of blood the daughter of elements cannot be revealed until the time is ripe for her unveiling.”Kathy and Nicole both came running in fear in their eyes that something had happened to their mother of choice.I fell in a heap on the floor no idea what happened. Chris was bent over me helping me try to stand a worried look on his face.
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Dare Quest - Queen Cleopatra

When Princess Geetu dares Anthony and Edward to go on a boat journey with none other than Queen Cleopatra and Julius Caesar the three children are flung through space and time. They emerge near ancient Rome. Yet can they overcome the perils that face them and, most of all, can they overcome Death itself? Can YOU survive the Dare Quest challenge?Canadian super spies Agent Diamond and Charming Guy are back, this time to try to save New Year's Day. The evil genius Dr. Sinister has stolen the Psycho-Cab-O-Meter, a device for psychically summoning taxicabs, and has re-engineered it so the cabs will never come. It's up to Diamond, Guy, eccentric inventor Ardrich Tentgong and Vancouver detective Lt. Hui to infiltrate the New Year's Eve cocktail party where the device will be tested and put a stop to Dr. Sinister's nefarious plans. Will they be able to blend in with the regular guests? Will they be able to foil the plans of enemy agents? And most importantly of all, will Dr. Sinister's online 'Biology for Artists' course allow him to create giant telekinetic, telepathic jellyfish that will float about the city in bubbles of water, terrorizing the locals?
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A World's Toll: Trapped Between Time

Mia finds herself trapped between time when she overused a watch with manifesting powers. Now she is walking on a path she may never turn back as Mia is in the world of Amaria, a place that only exists between the gaps of time and space. Along with a new found friend, Martin, together they venture to a place not many come upon. Will they conquer each and every obstacle and return to their world?David Masterson is a talented music journalist working at a modest music magazine, hoping to go places. One day his Editor gives him the assignment he has been waiting for -to obtain an exclusive interview with the world's most famous,but reclusive, Rock Star - Jared Lucas!Not believing his good fortune, Masterson journeys to the remote estate of LAMENT HILL, Mount Hood, Oregon, home of the legendary Rock icon, to secure the interview that he believes will make his career. Yet, what appears at first to be a dream assignment turns out to be anything but as, in Masterson's attempt to get Lucas to reveal his soul, he is soon shocked to discover that he is, in fact, fighting to keep hold of his own...
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The Temple

Sycko is a loser: he can never hold on to a job for more than a few weeks, he’s got no girlfriend, no one knows how he scraped through school and he’s just been fired again. But when his friend Judas, who realizes that Sycko has his final pay along in cash, takes him to a seedy bar that also runs a brothel upstairs, Sycko gets into a chance encounter with Jeremiah, Master of the Temple...Sycko is a loser: he can never hold on to a job for more than a few weeks, he’s got no girlfriend, no one knows how he scraped through school and he’s just been fired again. But when his friend Judas, who realizes that Sycko has his final pay along in cash, takes him to a seedy bar that also runs a brothel upstairs, Sycko gets into a chance encounter with Jeremiah, Master of the Temple. Master Jeremiah decides to take Sycko to his Temple where he has the chance to completely change his life. Little does Sycko know that lurking beneath the attractive surface of the Temple dark secrets are hidden. Suspenseful, sinister and dark humor capture the frightening reality of a young man descending into religious fanaticism.
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Yet More Voices of Herefordshire

Herefordshire is famous for red-faced cattle, ancient castles and churches, cider, music, hops and poetry. It lies peacefully between the Welsh Black Mountains and the Malvern Hills, and has been largely undisturbed since the English Civil War. This third collection of serious and humorous short stories and poems commemorates Kate Jones - outstanding teacher of creative writing.Herefordshire is famous for red-faced cattle, ancient castles and churches, cider, music, hops, and poetry. Here the Black Prince learned his fighting skills against the unruly Welsh, but the quiet rural county lies now peacefully between the Radnorshire Black Mountains and the Malvern Hills, and has been largely undisturbed since the English Civil War. This recent collection of serious and humorous short stories and poems commemorates Kate Jones - an outstanding teacher of creative writing. It is the third book of Herefordshire Voices written by her close group of friends and pupils.
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Dare Quest - Sherlock Holmes

There is an evil man prowling the streets of London in 1892. He lures poor children with food and the promise of a better life. Where does he take the children? A terrible murder is committed. What is the dark secret behind it? It's a case for Sherlock Holmes. Then Edward and Anthony are called in on the case...There is an evil man prowling the streets of London in 1892. He lures poor children with food and the promise of a better life. Where does he take the children? A terrible murder is committed. What is the dark secret behind it? It's a case for Sherlock Holmes. Then Edward and Anthony are called in on the case. Who made the dare? And what is the connection between the murder and the missing children? Can YOU survive the Dare Quest challenge?
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Heaven on Earth

A vivid narrative that connects the lives of four great astronomers as they discovered, refined, and popularized the first major scientific discovery of the modern era: that the Earth moves around the Sun.Today we take for granted that a telescope allows us to see galaxies millions of light years away. But before its invention, people used nothing more than their naked eye to fathom what took place in the visible sky. So how did four men in the 1500's—of different nationality, age, religion, and class—collaborate to discover that the Earth revolved around the Sun? With this radical discovery that went against the Church, they created our contemporary world—and with it, the uneasy conditions of modern life.Heaven on Earth is an intimate examination of this scientific family—that of Nicolaus Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, and Galileo Galilei. Fauber juxtaposes their scientific work with insight into their...
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Daughter of the Dragon Tree

Two young women, with intertwined fates centuries apart, must protect the secret of the powerful, all-healing mushroom known as amakuna • The gripping story includes mystical visions, shamanic rituals, past lives, an ancient lineage of medicine women, love, betrayal, conspiracies, and murder • Set concurrently in modern times and in 1492 during the Conquistadors' takeover of the Canary Islands 1492: For millennia, the medicine women of the Guanches, the indigenous people on the Canary Island of La Palma, have used a psychotropic mushroom to look into the past and the future. But the mushroom has other sacred powers: It can cure disease or injury and it links the fate of those who consume it across all eternity. These secret powers are closely guarded by the medicine women, for they can foresee the destructive forces that would be unleashed if the sacred mushroom fell into the wrong hands. Present day: Romy, a young doctor at a biomedical research company,...
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Dare Quest - Free the Slaves

When Princess Geetu dares Anthony and Edward to free a thousand slaves, the three children are hurled through space and time to appear in midst of a medieval battle. It is truly a dark age where a human life means nothing and when the evil Lord Rochefort captures the children all seems lost. Will they outwit and defeat their enemy?When Princess Geetu dares Anthony and Edward to free a thousand slaves, the three children are hurled through space and time to appear in midst of a medieval battle. It is truly a dark age where a human life means nothing and when the evil Lord Rochefort captures the children all seems lost. Will they outwit and defeat their enemy? Can YOU survive the Dare Quest challenge? Ideal for readers aged 7 - 13.
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Dare Quest - The Chinese Pirate

A new and terrible danger awaits our heroes Edward and Anthony in this adventure. A Chinese girl has been kidnapped by a dragon. Can they overcome this peril before they have to fight pirates in the South China Sea? Can YOU survive the Dare Quest challenge?Ideal for readers aged 7 - 13.Katie has a secret and only her parents and her best friend, Tommy, know the truth: she can see dead people. Not just any dead people — the ghosts she sees are her ancestors. Everywhere she goes one of them trails alongside her, except one night of the year, on All Hallows' Eve, when all of her ancestors descend to visit her at once. This heart-warming short story of family and friendship is a young adult fantasy of 5000 words.
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Dare Quest - The Tiger

Anthony and Edward face a terrifying evil when a dare to ride a tiger hurls them into 19th century India. What ghastly peril must they face and what allies will they find? Can YOU survive the Dare Quest challenge?Librarian Review:"Captivating imagery involves children in this wonderful story."
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The Snowy

Two boys and two girls—Sparky and Notch, and Sandy and Neff—are best friends. They have skied and snowboarded together into every corner of Jagged Peak in search of adventure, but always within the safety of that ski area's boundaries. Until now, when they follow the tracks of a strange, snow-sliding creature into the volcanic out-of-bounds. And vanish......Into another world. Three land deep in an eerie jungle and one falls high on an icy cornice—all of them ditched by a tricky, rogue wormhole, which disappears over distant, snow-covered peaks. The four have no idea—yet—that they're on a volcanic island in the middle of a vast sea, and that the wormhole—their only way home—has vanished across that sea. Nor can they possibly imagine the dangers that lie ahead.Filled with wildly imaginative creatures, humanoids, jungles and mountains—plus a wormhole with a mind of its own—this hair-raising adventure should appeal to...
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