Mysteria: The Curse and the Kingdom
Meet Cody and Lira, two individuals who live in different worlds. While Lira is a beautiful princess born into the enchanted world of royalty, Cody is a handsome young orphan who lives on the streets. Her life is filled with love, affection, and receiving everything she could possibly want. Cody struggles to survive in a world that challenges his very existence. The ability to change his circumstances seems almost impossible, even though he possesses all the values nce. The ability to change his circumstances seems almost impossible, even though he possesses all the values and morals that allow him to be guided by conscience. With Lira's eighteenth birthday approaching, a curse foretold centuries before transforms her into an evil witch, manifesting a darkness within that is bent on destroying the universe. The creatures in the enchanted world assist Cody to fulfill his destiny. A Pegasus finds Cody and transports him to the world where Lira and the forest creatures live. It is written in a Great Book that a human has been chosen to destroy Lira and the dark forces. Cody embarks on his great journey with eight forest creatures, seeking an oracle who would advise them how to win this battle. Cody realizes that to believe is to have hope. Do you believe? Rochelle Booysen is a teacher at Fairvale Secondary, a government school in a suburb of Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. The mother of four teaches life sciences. Her son Cody inspired her to write this story. This is her first book. Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/RochelleBooysen… read more
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Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is back with a brand-new bundle of wonderfully magical cures for any bad habit—from watching too much TV, to pi...cky eating, to fear of trying new things. And while Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is working her magic, the children are working some of their own, planning a boisterous birthday bash for everyone's favorite problem solver! read more
One day a young giraffe hears music coming from somewhere across the ocean, and decides to go and and out who is making the beauti...ful sounds. What she discovers will surprise her more than she could ever imagine. A fun, humorous tale in rhyme celebrating cultural bonds that neither time nor distance can destroy. read more
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we kno...w it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. read more
Betsy and the Witch Curse is about a young woman who cares too much about her beauty. That makes her ugly on the inside, but soon ...she meets a witch named Stebrella, who curses her so that she loses the one thing she loves most. Then she will learn the true meaning of beauty. read more
Born into the Bonk-Bonk Tribe, where a curse keeps everyone from speaking or else dire consequences could occur, a 15-year-old boy... named Red, is sent off on an incredible journey into manhood. Of course, that journey takes a most-amazing turn, when he discovers a dog in an old abandoned shack in the woods. Well, it started off as a dog… read more
Poppy Pym has grown up in the circus, taming lions before lunch and learning acrobatics in the afternoon. But when she turns eleve...n, her circus family decides she needs a more traditional education, and she is sent to boarding school.At first Poppy doesn't fit in at St Smithen's, a school that is very different from the circus. Then, an ancient Egyptian ruby arrives at school and dangerous accidents start occurring. Suddenly it's up to Poppy to save her new school and solve the mystery of the Pharaoh's curse! read more
On his thirteenth birthday, Rangi Riki is gifted a beautifully hand-crafted wooden canoe. But when he defies his grandfather’s wis...hes and takes his friends out for the maiden voyage, they soon find themselves trapped in a vicious storm, and get washed out to sea. Just when all hope seems lost, a great island appears before them, surrounded by thick sea mist and huge cliffs. And though the island appears at first to be their saving grace, they soon discover there’s more to this scrap of land than meets the eye… Always with a smile on his face, Rangi and his friends, Nicky, Biscuit, and their dog Fang, must learn to survive in this magical place before they can make their way back home. But they must be quick to learn which mysterious creatures are friend or foe, as danger lurks around every corner... Described by some as New Zealand’s answer to Peter Pan, Ken Gordon’s book brings an enthralling fantasy adventure to the context of Aotearoa. Funny, bold, imaginative and gripping, Rangi Riki is a great read for kids of all ages. read more
Cacy and Kiara are sixth grade cousins who couldn't be more different from each other. When their two schools take the same field ...trip to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Cacy and Kiara are thrown into an adventure filled with mystery and murder. In order to save the park and themselves from certain destruction, they call upon their family 'aumakua (personal gods), receive guidance from the Goddesses Hi iaka and Pele, and befriend the inhabitants of a secret Menehune village. Throughout their adventure, they learn the power of their connection to ancient Hawai'i and the importance of working together. Author and illustrator Roy Chang has created a world where the myths and legends of Hawai'i come alive in one of the most powerful places in the state Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Over sixty manga-style illustrations accompany the story adding another layer of action to an already action-packed tale. Join Cacy and Kiara on an adventure of a lifetime as they race against time to reverse the curse of the ki'i* and save Hawai'i Island from certain doom! * statue, idol read more
In this tale, Thumperino visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art and by chance discovers an ancient Egyptian mystery that could be a... link to the source of his super-powers. Just as he begins his research, a cache of art and a cursed mummy go missing. To continue his quest, he must first solve the crime and ensure that everything is returned to the Museum. Insightfulness, determination, and a level head may prove to be the best tools he has for wrapping up this case. His super-hero skills are really put to the test when the Mummy's Curse is awakened! read more
Diana, a troubled girl with a perilous background, is the target of a mission. A mission formed by The Land of The Future, better ...known as Vera, a perfect world, a place created to show what life could be like if there was order and perfection. Phoenix and Irene are sent by Vera to collect Diana and to send her to The Land of the Future where she will become a part of their community. Suddenly, Phoenix and Irene are forced to complete their mission early. How will they tell Diana their secret that they have been keeping all these years? What will be the consequences? read more
This is a story about the meanest pirate on the sea and how three chests will change his life forever.
For five years Evangeline Carroll believed her father abandoned her and her brother Finn, but when a dog-like critter delivers a n...ewspaper with her father's face plastered on the front, everything she thought she knew bounds off into the rain with the mysterious paperdog. Seeking answers, Evangeline's family arrives in Copper Creek, Arizona to locate George Carroll, but they discover this isn’t your typical Western mining town. George isn’t the only one to have gone missing there. Thirteen years earlier, half the mining residents also vanished. Without a trace. When Evangeline and Finn accidentally descend into a neglected copper mine, they find themselves plunged—literally—into a sometimes magical, sometimes creepy, always surprising, place. A place where a shape-shifting child, ruthless mayor, and a phantom sheriff, battle for power over a tiny cursed town. A place where a runaway father is trapped…about to become another victim of the Cursed Triumvirate. read more
Red Read’s life takes an alarming turn when his mother sells him to an infamous smuggler plying his trade off the north-west coast... of Australia in the closing days of the 19th century. From terrifying encounters with cut-throat pirates to battling the forces of nature in a tropical typhoon, from dining with head-hunting guerrillas to making meals of monkey stew, Red is in for a hair-raising adventure that may cost him his life. read more
Book Two left off with Gregor reading the Prophecy of Blood: a prophecy that calls for Gregor and Boots to return to the Underland... to help ward off a plague. But this time, Gregor's mother refuses to let Gregor return to the Underland ...until the rat Ripred assures the family that Gregor and Boots are needed only for a short meeting, which the crawlers will attend only if their princess Boots is present. Gregor's mom finally relents, but on the condition that she go with them so they aren't out of her sight. The Underland plague is spreading, and when one of Gregor's family (cont'd) read more
Every town has dark secrets, all of Fortunateville's just so happen to live on U.N Street. Merry Lee thought moving to Fortunatevi...lle was a dream come true but when the movers came screaming from the rickety house like little babies, she realized that something wasn't right. And when she discovers the previous tenet still lingers in the shadows; watching, waiting, it becomes clear that U.N. Street is the most UN-Fortunate place she could have moved to. The neighbors are strange, kids at school run at the sight of her, and if she can't convince her mother to move soon the previous tenet has promised they will not make it out alive. Things go from bad to worse when an old grandfather clock is found in the basement and Merry uncovers that it just might be the root of the problem. There is nothing worse than being the new kid, unless you are also the new target. read more
The day twins Zander and Alexa became adults, Moira, the embodiment of fate, revealed that Zander would become a leader of warrior...s and Alexa would be a fortuneteller of great power. Moira instructed the twins to use their talents to prepare their village, Puck s Gulch, to fend off an imminent invasion. Now, six months later, Zander is struggling to convince the quarrelsome villagers of the impending danger e and unite them in a single cause to protect the village. Meanwhile, Alexa struggles to get along with her mentor, the fortuneteller Melina Odella. As the battle draws near, the twins and their few allies are further than ever from their goals, and all the while traitors lurk in the shadows, taking every opportunity to bring Puck s Gulch to its knees. read more
When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find ou...t what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared-a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.Please note: While the cover of the book may vary the content is the same. read more
Join Lego Boy and his Superhero friends as they set out to remove the curse that was put on the people who were once free. The Sup...erhero friends will work together to beat the bad guys: Powerful Paw-Paw, Slimey Boy, and Crabby Boy. Will the Superheroes remove the curse, or will the bad guys defeat them? read more
Previously published as Diary of a Mad Brownie. Introducing The Enchanted Files—a new magical, modern-day comedy series by the mas...ter of funny fantasy and bestselling author of My Teacher is an Alien: Bruce Coville! In the first hilarious Enchanted Files, Angus is a brownie. No, not the kind you eat! He’s a tiny magical creature that loves to do chores. Angus has just “inherited” a new human girl, Alex. To say that Alex is messy would be an understatement. She’s a total hurricane-like disaster—and she likes it that way, thankyouverymuch! Living with each other isn’t easy but Angus and Alex soon learn there is a curse that binds them. What’s worse, it threatens Alex’s family! Working together, Angus and Alex will set out to break the curse . . . without killing each other first . . . hopefully.This laugh-out-loud adventure, full of humor and heart, is ideal for fans of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library or Chris Grabenstein.* "Smart, amusing, and a lot of fun" —Booklist (starred review)"With magic, mischief, and mayhem to spare, this sweet story of an unlikely friendship ought to delight readers of any age." —Publishers Weekly"A knee-slapper." —Kirkus Reviews read more
A new prophecy leads to a dangerous quest.When Percy receives an urgent distress call from Grover, he immediately prepares for bat...tle. He knows he'll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and?a ride from his mom. The demigods race to the rescue, only to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods, whose parentage is unknown. But that's not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up his most devious trap yet, and the young heroes have just fallen prey. Now, Percy and his friends are faced with their most dangerous challenge-the chilling prophecy of the Titan's Curse. They must rescue the goddess Artemis by the Winter Solstice, or all will be lost?including Annabeth. Rick Riordan's internationally best-selling The Titan's Curse becomes a graphic novel in the hands of comic-book luminaries Robert Venditti, Attila Futaki, and Greg Guilhaumond. read more
In the third book in The Neil Flambé Capers, the sudden disappearance of Neil’s skills in the kitchen is the real mystery. Could a... curse to blame?World-class chef—and royal pain in the neck—Neil Flambé is used to serving his dishes to resounding applause and overwhelming approval. And Neil’s super-sensitive nose does more than enable him to cook sophisticated meals and run his own restaurant; it also allows him to help local police solve mysteries in his spare time. Then things start going wrong. His plates are returned. A group of critics visit the restaurant and leave completely dissatisfied. Worse yet, Chez Flambé is closed by an order of the Department of Health! Suddenly, Neil finds himself amid the cook-off of his life—and his entire reputation is at stake. Then he discovers the root of all his problems: a dark curse that has plagued Flambé chefs for centuries. Has Neil finally met a mess he can’t smell his way out of? read more
A new prophecy leads to a dangerous quest.When Percy receives an urgent distress call from Grover, he immediately prepares for bat...tle. He knows he'll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and?a ride from his mom. The demigods race to the rescue, only to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods, whose parentage is unknown. But that's not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up his most devious trap yet, and the young heroes have just fallen prey. Now, Percy and his friends are faced with their most dangerous challenge-the chilling prophecy of the Titan's Curse. They must rescue the goddess Artemis by the Winter Solstice, or all will be lost?including Annabeth. Rick Riordan's internationally best-selling The Titan's Curse becomes a graphic novel in the hands of comic-book luminaries Robert Venditti, Attila Futaki, and Gregory Guilhaumond. read more
Meet Jud Lester: Star agent with CRYPT, the Covert Response Youth Paranormal Team.When a crime is committed and the police are at ...a loss, CRYPT is called in to figure out whether something paranormal is at work. Jud is their star agent. Jud, unwillingly paired with new recruit Bex, has just landed his biggest case yet ... people have been disappearing in mysterious circumstances while others are viciously attacked - yet there are no suspects and a complete lack of hard evidence. The only thing that links each attack is the fact that survivors all claim that the culprits were 17th century highwaymen. Can Jud and Bex work out what has caused the spirits of these dangerous men to return to the streets of London before they wreak more death and destruction? A fantastic blend of teenage spies, horror and ghost-busting for fans of Cherub and Young Bond. read more
**FEATURING EXCLUSIVE CONTENT, INCLUDING A BONUS CHAPTER FROM REN; A BONUS CHAPTER FROM YESUBAI'S MOTHER, YUVAKSHI; AND THE FIRST ...CHAPTER FROM TIGER'S DREAM Before the curse, there was a promise. A prequel to the bestselling Tiger’s Curse series, this much anticipated novella recalls the beginning of Ren and Kishan’s story. Before Kelsey there was a girl, raised by a villain, whose love for a hero changed the course of history. Trapped under the thumb of her abusive and powerful father Lokesh, Yesubai struggles to keep her own magical abilities secret while evading his dark powers. When Lokesh promises Yesubai to the prince of a neighboring kingdom, she becomes the central pawn in his plot to destroy the ruling family and take power for himself. Yesubai is trapped by her father's threats and desperate to protect the man she comes to love, but she knows that any decision she makes will have dire consequences. As dark forces gather around her, Yesubai must decide if she's willing to reveal that somewhere deep within her she has the power to change everything. 4.5/5 Stars from IndieReader "Houck’s flowing, storytelling style offers a fast-paced and intriguing adventure, that as a stand alone might be somewhat perplexing... but as a quick prequel will no doubt offer some insight to the next book. TIGER’S PROMISE is a spellbinding story about a young girl’s struggle against evil personified—in her father." —Maya Fleischmann for IndieReader read more
The third installment of New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles, in which Gregor must stop a plague from spreading throug...h the Underland, will feature fresh new cover art, coming July 1st!Gregor's adventures continue in Book 3 of the New York Times bestselling series by author Suzanne Collins.With two prophecies fulfilled, Gregor is now focused on the Prophecy of Blood, which calls for Gregor and Boots to return to the Underland to help ward off a plague. But this time, his mother refuses to let him go . . . unless she is allowed to travel with them.When they arrive in the subterranean city, the plague is spreading -- and it claims one of Gregor's closest companions. Only then does Gregor start to understand how the illness plays with the fate of all warm-blooded creatures. But how can he help combat it? read more