Children will be enthralled for hours at a stretch as they pore over the maps and detailed drawings of lost worlds that will take them on a captivating journey into myth, legend, and literature.
Following a devastating world war, the surface of the planet has been covered in a substance called Dust, a weapon that can break down the physical make up of entire cities, reducing them to rubble and preventing citizens from rebuilding their lost metropolises for several years. In order to survive, humanity has taken refuge in crowded, underground cities. Ian Blum is a 15 year old boy living in one such city. His crippling social anxiety confines him to a solitary life at home, while his parents are away at their jobs. The person he interacts with the most is his home school professor, Michael Wasley. One night, Ian is visited by a mysterious figure in a dream. The man warns Ian of a great earthquake that will destroy the cities, killing all of the inhabitants. The man charges Ian with the task of getting everyone out. Soon after, Ian finds out that he isn't the only one who has had this dream and reluctantly joins a group of rebels who has made it their mission to drive everyone from the cities for their own safety, however, no one believes in the stranger's prophecy. Ian and the rebels must find a way to get the people to safety at any cost.
Fresh off a five year prison bid, Brandon Holiday returns home to Miami with scores to settle in both his personal and business lives. Before Brandon went to prison, several people owed him money, to the tune of over five million dollars. The time had come to pay up, and he was determined to collect what was owed to him by choice or by force. During Brandon’s incarceration, his girlfriend, Stacy, had held him down, even bringing their son to see him twice a month. Brandon had felt a change in Stacy during the last year and a half of his prison stint, and he wondered if she’d become involved with someone else. Although he hadn’t been a saint, Brandon wasn’t sure if he could forgive what he considered the ultimate betrayal. Stacy had loved Brandon since she was a young teenager, and she knew in her heart that she always would. Their life together hadn’t been easy, and long stretches of separation and uncertainty had caused her to fall weak to the affection of another. Now that Brandon has returned home, Stacy is ready to give up her temporary source of comfort and move on with Brandon and their son. Unfortunately, her lover is not willing to let her go without a fight, and Brandon seems to have given up on their love.
NAIBA Book of the Year finalist, Parents Choice Foundation Gold Fiction Award, and Winner of the APALA Award for Children's Literature Two sisters from the Philippines, abandoned by their father and living in impoverished circumstances in Louisiana, fight to make their lives better. Soledad has always been able to escape into the stories she creates. Just like her mother always could. And Soledad has needed that escape more than ever in the five years since her mother and sister died and her father moved Sol and her youngest sister from the Philippines to Louisiana. Then he left, and all Sol and Ming have now is their evil stepmother, Vea. Sol has protected Ming all this time, but then Ming begins to believe that Auntie Jove—their mythical, world-traveling aunt—is really going to come rescue them. Have Sol’s stories done more harm than good? Can she protect Ming from this impossible hope?
A birthright. It should be something no one can ever take away.
But that’s not how it works in the world of vampires. Especially when that birthright involves a unique type of blood necessary for an elitist vampire society to remain young and beautiful. Welcome to the continued misadventure of nineteen-year-old Txema Ybarra (pronounced Chema). The earth’s most privileged undead believe they deserve a stake in Txema’s blood, and there is power and prestige for whoever controls her ancient bloodline. However, the vampire demon, Ralu, and his burgeoning Chupacabra army crave the same lofty status.
Unlike his brother Gustav—ruler of the elite European vampires—Ralu desires the death of Txema, and with it the end of Gustav’s two thousand-year reign. As this teenage mother-to-be fights for survival for her and her unborn daughter, the journey to elude Ralu and traitor vampires among Gustav’s civilized allies takes Txema across the globe. The race is on to save or destroy two human lives…and determine the rightful holder of The Vampires’ Birthright.
In the west of Aegarn, an ancient power has awoken. Monstrous creatures steeped in shadow sweep the land, relently hunting their prey. In the village of Fifield, a boy is forced from his adopted home and into a world of adventure. His unusual gifts guide him through an incredible world, and set him on a course that will lead straight into the heart of the darkness… With giants, orcs, beasts and other creatures in their path, Falrick and his companions must do what they can against the seemingly invulnerable army of darkness. But even as new alliances are made, old grudges and old friends cast their own shadows… Shadows of Cayhurst: The Awakening of Droluk is book one of the Shadows of Cayhurst series.
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