The Cabinet of Curiosities

By Paul Dowswell

When Lukas Declercq is orphaned, his uncle summons him to Prague, a safe haven for Europe's maximum alchemists and traditional philosophers. Uncle Anselmus is courtroom health care professional to Rudolph II, the reclusive and risky emperor. he's additionally curator of Rudolph's extraordinary cupboard of Curiosities, a chain of titanic rooms full of wonders and clinical marvels. As Rudolph retreats extra into his fable global, the specter of uprising hangs within the air. Dorantes, a diplomat from Spain, comes along with his daughter, Celestina, on a challenge from Philip II to cajole Rudolph to renounce his heretical methods. quickly Lukas discovers the bad fact at the back of Dorantes's challenge. yet sinister forces have plans for Lukas too, and ahead of he can thwart the plot opposed to the emperor, Lukas needs to gamble on Celestina's loyalty so as to retailer his personal life.

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Sepron The Sea Serpent (Beast Quest, Book 2)

By Adam Blade, Cherith Baldry

One boy's trip to assist his village turns into a quest to save lots of the dominion. contains a fearsome new beast in each booklet!
Floods. hunger. worry. this is often what awaits the folk of Avantia's coast if Tom and Elenna can't cease Sepron the ocean Serpent. the massive and terrifying beast lurks in eerie waters. the entire fish have fled and no boats dare to go.
Tom and Elenna meet a mysterious stranger who may perhaps carry the major for monitoring down the monster. yet as they trigger in a rickety rowboat, Tom can't support yet ponder whether they'll be successful so simply this time. . . .

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Closer (Tunnels)

By Roderick Gordon

"Begins with a bang and the velocity by no means falters."*

At lengthy final reunited together with his dad, Will now spends his days exploring the land of the "second sun," deciphering the cryptic glyphs on its 3 mysterious temples -- or eyeing the wild animals with renegade lady Elliott.

But a military of darkness is at the march. And the ruthless Rebeccas have once again cheated dying. With a corps of cold-blooded Limiters at their command, they are decided to seek Will to the sour innards of the earth.

Closer to victory, or towards demise? This time, who will not break out with their life?

The fourth publication within the ny instances Bestselling TUNNELS series.

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Hugo Pepper (Far-Flung Adventures, Book 3)

By Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

Initially released 2006 in nice Britain with Doubleday

A brilliantly artistic, fabulously illustrated addition to the some distance- Flung Adventures sequence from the award-winning, bestselling writer and
illustrator group Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Set within the similar global because the Fergus Crane and Corby Flood stories, this is often the story of a small boy, Hugo Pepper, and his striking exploits. Raised within the Frozen North by means of reindeer herders, his mom and dad eaten by way of polar bears while he used to be only a child, Hugo discovers that the sled they arrived in has a truly exact compass—one that may be set to "Home." And so Hugo arrives in Firefly Square—to find a team of very distinctive associates, and a dastardly enemy. With three-toed snowmen, a mystery buried treasure, and a number of incredible tales, this can be a really good new story during this series.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Piracy, Turtles and Flying Foxes (Penguin Great Journeys)

Dampier's (1651-1715) adventures and writing encouraged either Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels, yet in his personal correct he was once a awesome, observant and relaxing author - no matter if on a woefully mishandled pirate raid in Spanish the USA or on a determined trip to Sumatra in an open boat or at the conduct of manatees or bats. He additionally left the 1st description in English of the Aborigines of Australia - hence beginning a painful, now 3 centuries' lengthy come upon among peoples on contrary facets of the area. "Great trips" permits readers to shuttle either round the planet and again throughout the centuries - but additionally again into principles and worlds scary, ruthless and vicious in several methods from our personal. Few studying reviews can start to fit that of attractive with writers who observed remarkable issues: nice civilisations, partitions of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and flora new to technological know-how. studying those books is to determine the area afresh, to rediscover a time whilst many cultures have been rather unusual to one another, the place legends and tales have been handled as proof and during which quite a bit was once nonetheless to be stumbled on.

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The Experiment

By John Darnton

In an remoted laboratory, a attempt topic discovers a human corpse with its middle removed...

In big apple urban, a journalist investigates a murder sufferer with its face and fingerprints removed...

Drawn jointly by means of medication and homicide, those males are approximately to make a discovery that may swap every little thing they consider technological know-how, nature, and themselves...

They percentage an analogous face.

"Thrills and Haunts."-Patricia Cornwell

"One of the summer's scariest novels." -New York day-by-day News

"As compelling as Robert B. Parker's Spenser or Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta...complex and original...absorbing."-New York Times

"A Roaring...X-Files-Like Tale."-Talk

"Thrilling."-John Sandford

"Chilling."-People

"Relentless." -Houston Chronicle

"Timely."-Publishers Weekly "Harrowing."-Rocky Mountain News

"Satisfying."-Entertainment Weekly

"You've bought To learn It."-Library Journal (Hot Picks)

A New York Times extraordinary publication of the yr

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The Mammoth Book of Mountain Disasters: True Accounts of Rescue from the Brink of Death

Stuck method up at the mountain, nobody is secure, from the archetypal nightmare of Tony Kurtz, visible to freeze to dying by means of his stranded rescuers as he hung off the Eiger, to occasions that opened up at the Grand Teton, the place rescuers narrowly escaped being clubbed to dying by means of their reluctant rescuees. This choice of 35 first-hand money owed will surprise and encourage in equivalent degree. here's the unique draft of Joe Simpson's vintage Touching the Void and the 1st complete telling of Jamie Andrew's striking rescue from the Alps, which made headlines in 1999. Plus a in particular commissioned account of the epic iciness rescue on Mount Ararat, 2000 - the main distant challenge ever undertaken by means of a helicopter-rescue staff. And the rescuers personal grim battles for survival. Compiled via one of many world's most valuable mountaineers, this quantity spans 5 continents - from the Appalachians to Mount prepare dinner, from height Lenin to Siula Grande. It comprises a number of the brightest stars of hiking and mountain rescue: Joe Simpson, Doug Scott, Pete Sinclair, Milos Vrbe, Paul Nunn, Ludwig Gramminger, Karen Glazley, Ken Phillips and Blaise Agresti.

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The Kingdom (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure)

By Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood

 A look for a lacking father and son. A locate which may rewrite human historical past. Sam and Remi Fargo aren’t approximately to renounce on either.

Sam and Remi Fargo go back for the exciting 3rd experience within the acclaimed new sequence.

In Spartan Gold and Lost Empire, Clive Cussler introduced readers into the realm of husband-and-wife staff Sam and Remi Fargo, whose ardour and intuition for treasure-hunting has ended in awesome discoveries-and perilous trips.

Their subsequent event, even if, should be their such a lot striking but.

The Fargos are used to looking for treasure, no longer humans. yet then a Texas oil baron contacts them with a private plea: an investigator pal of the Fargos' used to be on a undertaking to discover the oil baron's lacking father-and now the investigator is lacking, too. may Sam and Remi be keen to appear for them either? notwithstanding whatever in regards to the scenario does not rather upload up, the Fargos conform to pass at the seek.

What they locate may be past whatever they can have imagined. On a trip that would take them to Tibet, Nepal, Bulgaria, India, and China, the Fargos will locate themselves embroiled with black-market fossils, a centuries-old puzzle chest, the traditional Tibetan country of Mustang, a balloon plane from a century sooner than its time . . . and a skeleton which could flip the historical past of human evolution on its head.

Packed with the never-ending mind's eye and breathtaking suspense which are his hallmarks, The Kingdom once more proves that Clive Cussler is "just in regards to the top storyteller within the company" (New York Post).

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Never Say Genius: The Genius Files, Book 2

Thrills, spills, and dishonest demise are only a part of a standard day on a not-so-average summer time holiday for those smarty-pants siblings. Coke and Pepsi McDonald are nonetheless caught at the wacky relatives highway journey that begun in Mission Unstoppable, and now a brand-new evil mastermind is attempting to kill them!

Coke and Pepsi McDonald by no means requested to be geniuses. They by no means requested to get diminished right into a basket of boiling french fries, both. they usually definitely by no means requested to be frozen in soft-serve ice cream, stampeded in a wild stadium insurrection, or abducted on a high-speed curler coaster. yet that is what occurs while a red-haired villain named Archie Clone is chasing you throughout the USA. This simply will be the main risky street journey in background - and the main impressive!

Want to affix within the enjoyable? fan the flames of the outdated Google Maps and stick to the McDonald twins as they get chased from the nationwide Mustard Museum to the Rock and Roll corridor of status. And no matter what you do - by no means say genius.

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