Keep (The Dissident Trilogy) (Volume 1)
Surrounded by Extinction, the Keep is enclosed within a fifty foot wall. Only desert and destruction exist beyond. Inside this lone fortress, the Council of Constraint controls everything: curfew, clothes, career, names... In return for surrendering freedom, citizens receive survival. Most don't mind the exchange. The Son of Sara isn't like most people. However, no one seems to share his growing sense of dread. His mother is too busy. His father is dead. His friendsver, no one seems to share his growing sense of dread. His mother is too busy. His father is dead. His friends think he’s reckless. Only nightly visits beyond the wall offer any relief. Then one day, he receives a letter signed by the Nightingale, the Keep's mysterious dissident. After that, nothing is the same. Unless he learns to live by the rules, Sarason could be called before the Council. He should stop before he is caught, but first he wants to know the Nightingale's identity, and why he was chosen to help her cause.… read more
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Excerpt from The Hunt Ball Mystery There is a gentleman here going to the Lion, he said with a rather embarrassed air; I told him ...your ﬂy was engaged, sir but he said perhaps you would let him share it with you. Kelson looked black. I like the way some people have Of taking things for granted. Cheek, I call it. He had better wait or walk. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Excerpt from Wiltshire EssaysIam obliged to him. He is right, and a permanent irritation of mine is much allayed by his observatio...n. Not withstanding that full five-and-twenty years have coursed over this frosted pow since I belauded the youth of Italy, notwithstanding that I have published seven volumes of poems, and scarcely a volume in prose which was not con ceived as a poem is conceived, it is still the fact that Six readers out of ten expect every new book of mine that reaches them to be more or less of an echo of Tim Forest Lo-verr. What am I to do? It imputes to me incredible stupidity, itself is incredibly stupid-and what can one do with Stupidity except foam at the mouth? Somebody sent me a specimen of his prowess in that kind only the other day, a chuckle-headed K. K.' writing in I know not what journal. 'admirers of Mr. Hewlett's graceful pen', he said - or words to that efiect will be disappointed when they open In a Green Sbade and find that it is not a swash buckling romance. And so on. What are you to do I don't think that I have ever swashed a buckler seriously, though when the sort of thing has lent itself to my humour I may have gone a part of the way with it, or even a little.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
An army under his command, Ardent abandons the Canyonlands in order to set the Keep free. Once again, the Color River serves as hi...s guide. Its familiar currents and bends carry him and his new-found friends closer to war. Winding through a wilderness of broken bridges and ghost towns, Ardent worries what chaos awaits. That is, if he arrives at all. Floods and sandstorms, mutinies and madmen, fate itself seems to conspire against success. Far from rescuing the Keep, his army often ends up struggling to save itself. Making matters worse, Ardent faces several shocking truths. People aren’t who they claim to be. Neither is Extinction. The Keep is built on a foundation of lies. Conflicted, he must decide: Hope or despair? Mercy or revenge? Sacrifice or self-preservation? Hero or villain, in love with Modest or Eve'lyn, one thing is certain: Nothing is certain about Ardent’s future. read more
When Ana is bought by yet another new master, she doesn't expect anything to change for her. All her life, she has been passed off... to whoever thinks her sponsorship (the money an anonymous donor pays on her behalf) is worth the trouble of a blind slave. Ana expects hostility from the other slaves in her new home, not a chance to make friends. She expects this master to dismiss her value quickly, not to be given a job that only she can do. She definitely doesn't expect her whole life to come crashing down around her when she discovers a dangerous secret. read more
SHAYNE is the first book in THE SHAYNE TRILOGY. A sweet story about a Dachshund puppy and the family who loves Shayne. Beatrice Ar...nson aka Beaky wrote these stories for her children almost 60 years ago. They are gentle, loving stories celebrating the innocence of childhood and the joy of having a puppy in your life. read more
Kyra, a young girl, who just moved to the Northern Wisconsin/Minnesota area, is tormented and treated as an outsider by her peers.... That soon changes when a boy named Aaron comes into her life, and offers her his friendship. Aaron is a friend like no other. He has special powers that enable him and others like him, to transform into dragons. Their friendship quickly becomes overshadowed by an old nemesis named Grackle. Long ago, when dragons sought refuge in the new land, they brought with them a sinister force, a force that will stop at nothing to be the dragon king. He has a plan to rid the earth of all humans, starting with Kyra. Kyra has vowed to do all she can do to help defeat Grackle while her new friends vow to do everything they can to keep Kyra alive. Can Kyra, Aaron, and their friends escape his destruction, or will they end up crushed under Grackles rule? read more
When 11 year old Cammi starts exploring her new neighborhood in Danville, California, what she finds is far from what she expected.... But when she becomes stuck in an unfamiliar world, the unexpected might be just what she needs to get home. Join Cammi and her new friends on this wild adventure in this first book in a trilogy. read more
The Great Toy War is the story of Tommy Plinkerton and his brother Charlie. The boys come into possession of a magical ball from a... mysterious old man that allows them to shrink to the size of toys. The next thing they know, however, is that they are now involved in The Great Toy War, a war raged by toys everywhere for centuries. This book recounts the battles fought by Tommy and his army of green toy soldiers and Charlie and his army of tan toy soldiers as they fight for supremacy over their own home. All the while defending against rogues, dolls, and a traitor in their midst. read more
Aurella found out she’s a witch…just in time to start a witch hunt. Twelve years ago, the kingdom of Dovice was purged of magic. A...ll the witches were killed in a massive witch hunt, and evidence of their existence was erased from history. So when Aurella discovers she’s a witch, she’s both confused and frightened. Despite the risk of revealing herself, Aurella uses her powers to protect her only friend from a dangerous situation and accidentally sets in motion another witch hunt, making her the key target. With few allies and an entire country against her, Aurella flees north in hopes of finding Rashtica, the alleged kingdom where her kind live in peace. But Aurella can’t run forever, and if she doesn’t learn to embrace her power, the witch hunt she brought about could be her bitter end. read more
Escape from Mercy Hall A book for boys and girls age 9-11. The first of the Thorn Gate trilogy. They heard a loud crackling noise ...behind them. “Quick!” called out George. “The hedge is closing. We’d better get back.” Before they could move, the crackling noise grew louder and as they watched, the long slim poles rapidly bent in all directions. Branches twisted and thorns stretched out again. In just a few minutes the crackling stopped and the hedge was back to normal; huge, dense and totally impenetrable. The four orphans from Mercy Hall are stranded in a strange new land where Muttons (savage sheep), strange people and curious creatures live under the control of the cruel Robes. They travel through the mysterious Rainbow Cave where living creatures can be changed for better or for worse. Dangers abound around every corner and the children set out on a mission to free slaves and escape themselves? The land behind the hedge is full of weird and thrilling adventures. read more
As she turns fourteen, Jane Smith learns what has been kept from her all her life: she is not the ordinary American girl she belie...ved she was, but is something more ancient and much more strange. And when she meets the boy who calls himself Adam Night, she also knows that she--and possibly all human life--face deadly risk." read more
George, Oliver, Isobel and Felix are just four ordinary children. Ordinary except that they can turn in animals. As a lion, a bear..., an eagle and a cheetah they had helped the mysterious Black Prince defeat the evil giant Goëmagot and are now getting used to their new found abilities. But now that the evil Stranger has control of the golden amulet he plans to use the vast statue army to do the unforgivable. Can the four stop him in time? Will they succeed in their toughest challenge yet? The fast-paced and enthralling third instalment of the Black Prince Trilogy takes the reader on another exciting adventure with our four friends. read more
What do you do when your refuge is not the haven you imagined? Aurella and Mavic have escaped a witch hunt in Dovice, only to disc...over that Rashtica has also been corrupted by a wicked king. Unlike King Slathgar, this king doesn't kill powerful people, but collects them for his army. No one is safe from forced recruitment, not even children. Though Rashtica is full of witches and warlocks, magic is rarely done in public for fear of being spotted by one of the king's knights and forced into servitude. Once again, Aurella must hide her power or risk capture. read more
A vast garden -- ageless, mysterious and watchful -- surrounds the Hamlet, a peaceful and diverse community of animals beset by fe...arful threats. Clever, strong and merciless, the enemies of the Hamlet determine on punishment and conquest. With courage and ingenuity, the Hamlet attempts to defend itself, but it is not enough. Though the garden's awesome power lies outside their understanding, the creatures in the Hamlet turn to it for relief from terror. Animal lovers and garden enthusiasts will find their passions in "The Hamlet and the White Owl." The book is appropriate from readers from ten years and up. read more
“What is the secret of the hedge?” growled Jethro Barking as he towered over them... “I’ll feed you to the sharks, hang you up by ...your feet, give you to the Muttons one by one if you don’t speak up!” The orphanage is fast running out of money. George, Milly, Charlie and Singer go back through the hedge in search of the diamond traders who live in the hills of that strange land. Danger lurks around every corner: Snakeheads guard the trade route and their old adversaries, the Robes are hot on their trail. Help is at hand from their old friends, Drago and Batty, and some new ones, like the walking, talking Polly trees, the brave little Jambucks and Tod Beanpole, the crazy rocket boy who lives on the mountain. And thanks to the Rainbow Cave, the children have strange powers of their own... Can the children find the diamonds and save Mercy Hall? Or will they be captured by the Robes and again be at the mercy of Old Barking Mad? A thrilling new adventure from the Thorn Gate Trilology by Garth Edwards. Suitable for children age 7-11 The books are full of intrigue, mild peril and strong characters. They are perfectly suited for children aged seven and above with an appetite for chapter books. The books remind me of a mixture of The Faraway Tree, Narnia and Alice in Wonderland which I find exciting. www.arewenearlythereyetmummy.com read more
The #1 Amazon Best Selling Series! JW was just a normal boy...until he wasn't.Get all three death defying stories of a boy who bec...ame a super hero and found out - it's not all it's cracked up to be in one awesome collection. Journey with JW as he discovers his secret powers on the playground and puts them to use against an Asteroid...and then a Tsunami...and then an Earthquake -- all of which give him a unique perspective on what it really means to be a super hero. This is a short story collection that's sure to be read over and over again. It's perfect for 8-12 year olds who love to read about normal kid in extraordinary situations. Fans of Marcus Emerson's Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja and Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid will love this book! read more
A book for children age 9-12. The third of the Thorn Gate trilogy. Digby has gone missing after visiting a travelling circus. As t...hey search for him Milly, Sam, Charlie and Singer are forced to take refuge in the land behind the hedge. They find their friends there are engaged in a battle for survival against the Scarrogs... ...“What is that?” said Sam, as a black legged creature took a leap from the top of the wall. It looked a little like a giant spider, but with only four short, black legs and prominent staring eyes in front of its shell like body. It was so big it came up to the knees of the desperate defenders. A thin tentacle protruded from its back and lashed from side to side... More adventures for the orphans of Mercy Hall who need all the powers they have to survive in the strange land behind the hedge. When the battles are over the secrets of the hedge and the people who live there are finally revealed. read more
A fast paced action thriller roller coaster ride of adventure and double cross. It will keep you on the edge of your seat till the... very end.Dave Roberts is ex-army, forced out of the job he loved after a friendly fire accident in Iraq. He contemplated becoming a British Jack Reacher and chancing his luck on the open road, until a phone call from an old army friend put him right back where the action is - Iraq.Join the team on their "Scavenger Hunt".What they found would blow their minds! What was under it could blow them away? read more
After an alien encounter in their local park, Tom and Pip embark on an epic space adventure. The brothers (Pip by adoption) acquir...e their own spaceship, encounter odd alien civilizations, hunt dinosaurs with their alien friends, and in an encounter with Insectoid pirates are accidentally sucked through a wormhole. While lost in an even stranger part of space, Tom and Pip must rely on each other to avoid an evil empire and find another wormhole to get home. read more
Big Blue Walkinghood and her friends are faced with a new threat. Vicious predators have invaded Dark Forest and they are attackin...g everything and everybody. Pigeonpoop becomes a town in distress. In this, the final book in The Big Blue series, Big Blue and her friends are in the biggest life-and-death struggle ever. read more
With summer over, the dreaded middle school Tommy wanted no part of is now a reality in his life, a place so much larger than his ...elementary school, containing far too many kids to make fun of him, as his imagination leads to episodes he can’t completely stop having. The one and only good thing he can think of about this situation is he will get to see Salmon at times during the day, a true friend. The only person he is able to be himself with, unjudged. Someone who can get through to him when no one else can. Changes happen in his life whether he wants them to or not, good and bad. Good: being part of an after-school club, finding out some teachers aren’t so bad, taking a girl to his first dance. Bad: worry involving the worst-case scenario of a sick friend, fear of a brute he can’t rid himself of, a familiar routine coming to an end. Rearranging their lives, they find the light house to be a enjoyable place for friends to spend time together, learning new hobbies to replace the old. read more
In the fast-paced, high-stakes conclusion to Caragh M. O'Brien's Vault of Dreamers trilogy, Rosie travels to a derelict theme park... to shut down dream mining once and for all.Driven by fear when Dean Berg kidnaps her family, Rosie Sinclair strikes out across the country to rescue them. When an elusive trail leads her to Grisly Valley, the contaminated ruin of a horror theme park, Rosie has to consider that Berg may once again be manipulating her every move to make her fearful, priming her for a final, lethal dream mining procedure. As Rosie struggles to outmaneuver Berg, she unearths the ultimate vault of dreamers and the hint of a consciousness more powerful and dangerous than any she's imagined before. Faced with unspeakable suffering and otherworldly beauty, Rosie must discover how to trust her mind, her friends, and reality itself. Propulsive and deeply speculative, The Keep of Ages concludes the Vault of Dreamers trilogy with stirring possibilities for what it means to be alive. read more
An otherworldly, evil and dangerous force infests America’s oldest and most haunted city, St. Augustine, Florida. Everyone living ...there, or visiting, is at risk in ways too horrible to imagine. Standing between this invader and the people of St. Augustine are teenagers Jeff and Carla, the mysterious Native American shaman, Lobo, and Lyle, the homeless guy. In their quest to save themselves and all the inhabitants of this ancient Florida city, Jeff and Carla uncover lost parts of St. Augustine history, push past the limits of space and time, and come face-to-face with what they come to realize are the true walking dead. read more
Vincent and The Dissidents is the thrilling second book of the acclaimed YA series, The Enlightenment Adventures. If you haven’t r...ead the first book, Persimmon Takes On Humanity, get your copy today! In Book Two, while Persimmon and The Enlighteners continue their daring efforts to rescue all animals who are suffering, little do they know that Vincent—the cunning mink who helped the team liberate a fur farm—has been assembling an army. Vincent and The Dissidents are conducting their own rescue missions, but their violent tactics against humans are quickly leading to catastrophic consequences. Meanwhile, just as Persimmon and The Enlighteners are mounting their most ambitious rescue so far, a tragic incident alters Persimmon’s life forever and jeopardizes the fate of The Enlighteners. read more