Spellsinger #01

By Alan Dean Foster

Snatched via a portal right into a land of magic, a tender musician needs to use a mysterious, multistring duar to rescue the realm into which he has fallen earlier than he can go back to his own

Jonathan Thomas Meriweather is a standard collage pupil, drawn to ladies, song, and an occasional style of reefer. but if a trip via an interdimensional portal lands him in an international of conversing animals and ominous sorcery, he reveals he's on a really diverse journey certainly. right here, while he performs an odd software referred to as a duar, odd issues ensue: strong magic that could be the one approach to cease a gloomy strength that threatens his new world—and his previous one. Reluctantly, he unearths himself teaming up with a semi-senile turtle wizard; a thieving, backstabbing otter; and a bewildered Marxist dragon to rally a military for the conflict approximately to come.
Spellsinger, the 1st in Alan Dean Foster’s eight-book Spellsinger sequence, introduces an international of magic and mayhem, the place animals are humans and plunging forward it doesn't matter what the implications could be the in simple terms solution to survive.

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The Virtual Pirate: Elizabeth Latimer, Pirate Hunter

By Deborah Cannon

It’s Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day in Victoria BC, while a high-school occasion is going dangerously awry. the lady forged as pirate princess Alwilda is actually swept off her boots through a tender guy claiming to be her betrothed—Prince Alf of fifth century Denmark! during this prequel to the Elizabeth Latimer Pirate Hunter sequence, the preferred pirate blogger and junior fencing champ gets a fb request for friendship from the mysterious “Shadowfencer,” and a pirate legend unbelievably involves lifestyles.

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Tom Swift in Captivity: Or a Daring Escape by Airship (Tom Swift, Book 13)

By Victor Appleton

Tom quick in Captivity is the thirteenth publication within the unique Tom rapid series.

"Every boy possesses a few kind of artistic genius. Tom fast is a shiny, inventive boy and his innovations and adventures take advantage of attention-grabbing form of reading."

"These lively stories express in a pragmatic manner, the glorious advances in land and sea locomotion and different profitable innovations. tales like those are inspired upon the reminiscence and their analyzing is efficient basically of good."

This sequence of experience novels starring the genius boy inventor Tom fast falls into the style of "invention fiction" or "Edisonade".

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Space Captain Smith (Chronicles of Isambard Smith)

By Toby Frost

In the twenty fifth Century the British house Empire faces the collection risk of the evil ant-soldiers of the Ghast Empire hive, hell-bent on galactic domination and the extermination of all humanoid existence. Isambard Smith is the square-jawed, brave, and a bit of asinine new commander of the conflict broken mild freighter John Pym, destined to tackle the alien chance simply because not anyone else is obtainable. along with his daring crew—a skull-collecting alien lunatic, an android pilot who's truly a fugitive intercourse toy, and a hamster known as Gerald—he needs to gather new-age herbalist Rhianna Mitchell from the laid again New Francisco orbiter and produce her again to security within the Empire. user-friendly enough—except the Ghasts wish her too. If he's to come back to Blighty alive, Smith needs to defeat void sharks, a universe-weary android murderer, and John Gilead, psychopathic naval officer from the fanatically spiritual Republic of recent Eden ahead of dealing with his maximum enemy: a ruthless alien warlord with a truly huge behind.

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Biggles and the Black Mask

By W. E. Johns

Biggles comes to a decision to enquire Roderick Canson, an ex-RAF Officer, whom he knew to be a thief. Canson has simply been granted a licence to function an air constitution corporation and Biggles is suspicious as to what he's as much as. Ginger is distributed on a vacation to great in France with the hot corporation. He follows Canson and is attacked and approximately killed. Returning to the united kingdom, Ginger is abducted by way of Canson and held in a wide state apartment. the following he meets Mr X, a guy who wears a black masks to hide his identification. The airborne dirt and dust disguise indicates Ginger being introduced sooner than Mr. X, with a wide photograph of the fellow within the masks. Biggles and Bertie examine Ginger's disappearance. Biggles follows Ginger's path to the resort room the place he was once staying and unearths that he has left a coded message for them. Bertie retains watch on Canson's airfield and follows his targeted Rolls Royce from the air. This leads him to a wide nation condo. Biggles suspects that Ginger is being held in the home and with assistance from Inspector Gaskin and a burglar of his acquaintance often called 'Badger', Biggles and Bertie holiday into the home, after doping the protect canines. They do that simply because Canson has threatened to homicide Ginger in the event that they don't drop their investigations. Ginger is rescued and Canson flees in his aircraft to great, the place, with assistance from Marcel Brissac, he's arrested. The air constitution corporation is a entrance for smuggling counterfeit forex. Returning to raid the massive nation residence, Biggles is in for a tremendous shock as to what's in the back of the scheme and who the guy at the back of the masks is.

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Spangle

By Gary Jennings

A picaresque novel concerning the adventures of a 19th-century circus, from the embittered post-Civil warfare South to the glittering and decadent capitals and courts of Europe. From the bestselling writer of Aztec and The Journeyer.

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Crossing the Ditch

Buddies, a kayak, and the conquest of the Tasman. 'this is the gripping and inspirational account of 2 traditional blokes ... double-handedly proving that the Age of event isn't really over!' PEtER FItZSIMONS With greater than thousand kilometres of treacherous seas and dangerously unpredictable climate and currents, it was once little ask yourself no-one had ever effectively crossed the tasman via kayak. Australian adventurer Andrew McAuley had come shut simply months prior - tragically, notwithstanding, now not close to sufficient to save lots of his existence. yet younger Sydneysiders, James Castrission and Justin Jones, reached the sand at New Plymouth - and a spot in heritage - on thirteen January 2008, sixty two days after they would trigger from Forster at the mid-north coast of latest South Wales. within the procedure, they'd to stand dwindling foodstuff offers, a string of technical difficulties, 14 days trapped in a whirlpool, and terrifying shut encounters with sharks. after they arrived in New Zealand, their friendship more desirable than ever, they have been sunburnt, bearded, bodily and mentally wasted ... and, so much of all, chuffed to be alive. "... not anything ready them for the sixty two days of rapture, melancholy and euphoria ... finally it is a tale of the triumph of the human spirit." Lincoln corridor

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Arena of Antares (Dray Prescot, No. 7)

By no means a guy to depart anything part performed, Dray Prescot knew his job at the mysterious continent of Havilfar was once faraway from accomplished. there have been merciless conquerors to be overthrown, there has been pursuit of the manhounds and their masters, and there has been the scary area. may he live to tell the tale the lifetime of a gladiator opposed to the killers and monsters of a spoiled queen -- whereas the megastar Lords waited for his challenge to proceed? (73000 phrases)

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Freedom: A Dane and Bones Origins Story (Dane Maddock Origins) (Volume 1)

By David Wood, Sean Sweeney

What darkish mystery did the Founding Fathers of the US conceal, and who will cease at not anything to discover it?

military SEALs in-training, Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake can’t be within the comparable room with out attempting to kill one another, yet quickly locate themselves stuck up in a race with a mystery society to unravel a secret that dates again to the founding of the US. learn how all of it all started within the action-packed first Dane and Bones Origins novella… Freedom!

"Freedom rocks! David wooden and Sean Sweeney serve up an exceptional tale of ways all of it started. Dane and Bones are in excellent shape as they get to the bottom of a devilishly smart old secret that strains again to the early days of the nation."—Sean Ellis, writer of Fortune Favors

“A continuous thrill journey triple possibility- clever, humorous and mysterious!” Jeremy Robinson, writer of intuition and Threshold

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Follow the Saint (Simon Templar 'The Saint', Book 20)

By Leslie Charteris

3 extra vintage adventures for the Saint during which he discovers a few actually surprising tea, is of the same opinion to satisfy a lady with a few info on an enormous swindle—but reveals her dead—and, within the final tale, comes to a decision to take the self-appointed father or mother of the nation’s morality down a peg or , basically to finish up within the aftermath of a financial institution robbery…

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