Author: Erin Hunter
Firestar's three grandchildren have learned of the powerful prophecy that foretells their destinies, and the responsibility of deciding the Clans' future weighs heavily on the three apprentices. But each secretly yearns for power: Lionpaw dreams of being undefeatable in battle, while Hollypaw longs to be a great leader and Jaypaw knows only he can see the true past and future for them all. Their strengths are tested when ThunderClan is suddenly attacked—and all four Clans are thrown into a battle unlike any the cats have ever seen. Then a dark shadow falls across the forest, and a mysterious stranger warns the Clans of more trouble to come. For the first time, it appears that StarClan does not hold the answers the cats need. All of a sudden, the warrior code is being tested. A crisis of faith threatens to tear the four Clans apart and destroy what the cats have built their lives upon. . . .
There will be three, Kin of you kin.... Who hold the Power of the stars In their paws. A secret prophecy shapes the lives of Firestar's grandchildren, but only one of the three knows about it. Jaypaw is captivated by the power it promises, and he believes the key to that power may lie buried in the distant past -- with the ancient cats who once walked these woods and now prowl through his dreams. His search for answers leads him toward the mountains -- the home of the Tribe of Rushing Water. Lionpaw and Hollypaw feel drawn to the mountains too, for different reasons. But the mountains hide secrets as well as answers, and if the three cats find a way to get there, they may discover more than they ever expected.
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.
The three children of Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw, grandchildren of the great leader Firestar, have thrived in their apprenticeships: Lionpaw's strength and energy serve him well as a warrior in training, Hollypaw hones her understanding of the warrior code, and Jaypaw explores his mysterious powers and connection to StarClan as the medicine cat apprentice. With more experience comes both power and danger: Lionpaw makes a friendship—and a discovery—that must be kept hidden; Jaypaw learns a secret that could benefit ThunderClan by damaging others; and Hollypaw knows something that could avert a battle, if she could convince the rest of her Clan. The three are torn apart as each discovers darkness: in themselves, in the Clans, and in the past. And, as conflict begins over what it means to be a warrior, rising tensions threaten to overflow, washing away the peace that has existed for many moons.
The Quest Begins
Author: Erin Hunter
Publisher: Egmont UK
Three bears; one incredible journey to the ends of the Earth. The remarkable follow-up series to the New York Times best-seller, Warriors. Three bears from very different worlds are about to embark on the quest of a lifetime. Kallik is a polar bear from the frozen expanse of the Arctic Circle, Lusa is a black bear restricted to the confinement of the zoo and Toklo is a grizzly bear faced with the unpredictability of the Rocky Mountains. When the bears are separated from their families their lives hang in the balance. Forced to rely on their instincts and drawn to each other by extraordinary circumstances, these bears must search, not only for the food that will keep them alive, but for a safe haven in an increasingly hostile environment. Faced with killer whales, fiercely territorial bears, starvation and the ever-present danger of human intervention, Kallik, Lusa and Toklo are left with only one place to go . . . But the journey is long and hard, and the bears are only young. Will they make it to their destination, or will they face extinction? The first magical instalment of Erin Hunter’s Seekers series. Seekers explores profound environmental themes through the eyes of those suffering at the hands of humans in six epic fantasy books. Animal stories for both boys and girls touching on the wonder, savagery and fragility of the natural world.
Author: Rachel Ward
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Starred by PW and SLJ! Now in paperback, Rachel Ward's gripping debut psycho-thriller that pairs futuristic sci-fi with a tender, touchingly real love story. Includes a teaser to the sequel! Ever since the day her mother died, Jem has known about the numbers. Numbers that pop into her head when she looks into someone's eyes. They're dates, the numbers. Dates predicting with brute accuracy each person's death. Burdened by such horrible knowledge, Jem avoids relationships. Until she meets Spider, another outsider, and takes a chance. Maybe they can find happiness together, if only in the brief time that remains before his expiration date. But on a trip to London, Jem foresees a chilling chain of events: The city's a target. The clock's running out. The countdown is on to a blowup!
The Secret City
Author: C.J. Daugherty, Carina Rozenfeld
Before there is peace, blood will spill blood... New territory brings new troubles for the fierce cats of the warrior Clans, who are still uncovering the secrets of their new home around the lake. Dangers they have never faced before are lurking in the twilight shadows, and former allies are acting strangely hostile. As divisions between the Clans grow deeper, Firestar's daughters face troubling decisions. One is torn between loyalty to her calling and a forbidden love, while the other struggles with her best friend's betrayal and the surprising perils of the forest. The choices they make now could affect ThunderClan for generations to come . . . and with an unexpected enemy preparing to attack, their courage and strength will be needed more than ever if the Clan is to survive.
Sturm im Elfenland
Author: Frances G. Hill
Im Elfenland herrscht Unruhe. Seit König Auberon die Ausübung von Magie verboten hat, regt sich im ganzen Reich Widerstand. Das Leben der jungen Elfe Alana verläuft jedoch unbeschwert - bis eines Tages unerwarteter Besuch auf das Gut ihres Vaters kommt: Der junge Elf Ivaylo soll in Alanas Familie eine neue Heimat finden. Doch bald erkennt Alana, dass der geheimnisvolle Junge in den alten magischen Künsten bewandert ist... Was ist das Geheimnis des Sternensteins, den Ivaylo bei sich trägt? Und warum öffnen sich plötzlich überall im Elfenland gefährliche Dämonentore? Tiefer und tiefer gerät Alana in einen Strudel mysteriöser Ereignisse... doch wie kann sie ihren Gefühlen trauen, wenn sie dabei ist, sich in einen Verräter zu verlieben? Ein faszinierender Roman über die Abenteuer und die Liebe einer jungen Elfe.
Stroke of Midnight
Author: Lara Adrian
Born to a noble Breed lineage steeped in exotic ritual and familial duty, vampire warrior Jehan walked away from the luxurious trappings of his upbringing in Morocco to join the Order's command center in Rome. But when a generations-old obligation calls Jehan home, the reluctant desert prince finds himself thrust into an unwanted handfasting with Seraphina, an unwilling beauty who's as determined as he is to resist the antiquated pact between their families. Yet neither can deny the attraction that ignites between them... and as they resist the calling of their blood, a deadly enemy seeks to end their uneasy truce before it even begins....
The balance of good and evil has been left in the hands of a thirteen year old... Since the beginning of time, Karmanic matter worked silently and unassisted keeping good and evil in balance, until growing greed in the world meant Karma couldn't keep up. As World War I rages, the secret Karmanic Sovereign Legion works behind the scenes to help Karma. A suspicious train accident and an odd stone-shaped object that belonged to his father thrust Cole McCarthy and two schoolmates into the middle of this battle to keep dark forces in check. With only the powerful stone, a letter, and grandfatherly Norm to guide them, the trio must unravel clues and tap into unknown strengths to discover who Cole's father really was and keep themselves and those they love safe. Includes chapter 1 of book 2 in the Karmanic Sovereign Legion series!
Great Bear Lake
Author: Erin Hunter
Publisher: Egmont UK
Three bears; one incredible journey to the ends of the Earth. The remarkable follow-up series to the New York Times best-seller, Warriors. On the Longest Day, the Seekers join hundreds of black, grizzly and polar bears at Great Bear Lake to ask for the help of the mystical bear spirits. Surviving the wild is not easy - the climate is changing and the food is scarce. Lusa decides to leave the safety of the zoo to find Toklo, a grizzly whose mother died in captivity. But Toklo does not welcome Lusa. Why would he want a black bear for a friend? Meanwhile, Kallik, a young polar bear, searches alone for her lost brother. She knows she must find the place where the spirits dance above endless ice. But the way is filled with danger, and Kallik needs all her courage to follow nature's path. Lusa, Toklo and Kallik discover their real strength lies in friendship. Only together will they survive the quest through the harsh wilderness. The second magical instalment of Erin Hunter’s Seekers series. Seekers explores profound environmental themes through the eyes of those suffering at the hands of humans in six epic fantasy books. Animal stories for both boys and girls touching on the wonder, savagery and fragility of the natural world.
Author: Erin Hunter, Dan Jolley
Publisher: Paw Prints
Ravenpaw, a former ThunderClan apprentice, fights to save his new home from cruel BloodClan cats, in the third story arc from the Warriors manga program filled with epic adventure, high-stakes battles and life-altering decisions. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Don't miss this deluxe edition of How to Train Your Dragon, featuring two brand new stories plus a full color poster! In Book One, travel back to the days when Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was just a boy, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans. Can Hiccup capture a dragon and train it without being torn limb from limb? Will he become a truly extraordinary hero? The action continues in two brand new short stories! The Day of the Dreader is the tale of a truly dreadful Seadragon who challenges the Hairy Hooligans to a standoff! In How to Train Your Viking, we get a dragon's eye view when Toothless the Dragon narrates an epic tale!