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Hardback:The dark prophecy:2017
Author: Riordan, Rick
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: Los Angeles: Disney-Hyperion The god Apollo, cast down to earth and trapped in the form of a gawky teenage boy as punishment, must set off on the second of his harrowing (and hilarious) trials. He and his companions seek the ancient oracles - restoring them is the only way for Apollo to reclaim his place on Mount Olympus - but this is easier said than done. Somewhere in the American Midwest is a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again - if it doesn't kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollo's way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate - a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame. To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of a now-mortal goddess, a bronze dragon, and some familiar demigod faces from Camp Half-Blood. With them by his side, can Apollo face down the greatest challenge of his four thousand years of existence?
414 pages ; 25 cm (hbk)
0141342412
Hardback:Magnus Chase and the sword of summer:2015
Author: Riordan, Rick
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he's never met - a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Ma. Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he's never met - a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die.
495 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
1471133524
Paperback:Beautiful oblivion:2014
Author: McGuire, Jamie
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, he leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt. Eighteen months later, he is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlour to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Camille 'Cami' Camilin sitting alone at a table at The Red. As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, she believes she'll have no problem keeping her new friendship strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever - even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.
320 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0141350679
Hardback:Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book 08): Hard Luck:2013
Author: Kinney, Jeff
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another h. Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?
217 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm (hbk)
0141335769
Paperback:The mark of Athena:2013
Author: Riordan, Rick
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Can Percy Jackson and the Half-blood Heroes succeed on their quest to find The Doors of Death or will the Greek Gods of chaos win their battle to stop them? Percy and his fellow demi-gods face the most important quest of all - the Prophecy of Seva. Originally published: New York: Disney Hyperion Books, 2012. Originally published: New York: Disney Hyperion Books, 2012 Can Percy Jackson and the Half-blood Heroes succeed on their quest to find The Doors of Death or will the Greek Gods of chaos win their battle to stop them? Percy and his fellow demi-gods face the most important quest of all - the Prophecy of Seva.
584 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0141335734
Paperback:The son of Neptune:2012
Author: Riordan, Rick
Year 2012
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: Disney/Hyperion; London: Puffin, 2011. This crazy messed up world of gods and monsters is Percy Jackson's reality, which pretty much sucks for him. Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the Sea, has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die. Originally published: New York: Disney/Hyperion; London: Puffin, 2011
519 p., map ; 20 cm (pbk)
0356500845
Paperback:Ender's game:2011
Author: Card, Orson Scott
Year 2011
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Orbit
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Century, 1985 When humanity is under threat from an alien race, Ender Wiggin, at the age of six, leaves his family on Earth to journey to the Belt. There he enters Battle School, where his life is strictly disciplined and he is prepared for war.
xxii, 326 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
0007462700
Paperback:Big Nate, Goes for broke:2012
Author: Peirce, Lincoln
Year 2012
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's
Resource type: Physical
Note: Big Nate is back the fourth instalment of his own super-funny series. Big Nate is created by Lincoln Peirce, who inspired Jeff Kinney, author of 'DIARY OF A WIMPY KID'.
215 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
1908435135
Paperback:The maze runner:2011
Author: Dashner, James
Year 2011
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Chicken House
Resource type: Physical
Note: When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre & terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there - or what's happened to the world outside. Orig. Originally published: New York: Delacorte Press, 2009 When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre & terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there - or what's happened to the world outside. Teenage
371 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
1407120697
Paperback:Tom Gates (Book 01): The Brilliant World of Tom Gates:c2011
Author: Pichon, Liz
Year c2011
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
Resource type: Physical
Note: All Tom Gates wants to do is get tickets to see his favourite band when they come to town. It's not easy when he's up against Delia, his weirdo big sister. All of his plans seem to get him into major trouble!
238 p., ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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