Fantasy

Land of the Silver Apples

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By Farmer, Nancy  After escaping from the Sea of Trolls, the apprentice bard Jack plunges into a new series of adventures, traveling underground to Elfland and uncovering the truth about his little sister Lucy.The children from the sea of trolls brave their worst nightmares -- underground. Jack is amazed to have caused an earthquake. He is thirteen, after all, and only a bard-in-training. But his sister, Lucy, has been stolen by the lady of the lake; stolen a second time in her young life, as he learns to his Terror. Caught between belief in the old gods and Christianity (790 ad, Britain), Jack calls upon his ash wood staff to subdue a passel of unruly Monks, and, for his daring, ends up in a knucker hole. It is unforgettable -- for the boy and for readers -- as are the magical reappearance of the Berserker Thorgil from a burial by moss; new characters Pega, a slave girl from Jack's village, and the eager-to-marry-her bugaboo (a hobgoblin king); Kelpies; Yarthkins; and elves (not the enchanted sprites one would expect but the fallen angels of legend). Sequel to Sea of Trolls.

Sea of Trolls

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By Farmer, Nancy  After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar the Boneless and his half-troll queen, leading Jack to undertake a vital quest to Jotunheim, home of the trolls.

Runemarks

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By Harris, Joanne  Maddy Smith, who bears the mysterious mark of a rune on her hand, learns that she is destined to join the gods of Norse mythology and play a role in the fate of the world. But better watch out for that trickster god Loki--he is not who he appears to be.

Terrier

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By Pierce, Tamora 

When sixteen-year-old Beka becomes "Puppy" to a pair of "Dogs," as the Provost's Guards are called, she uses her police training, natural abilities, and a touch of magic to help them solve the case of a murdered baby in Tortall's Lower City.

This is Book 1 of The Legend of Beka Cooper and is a "prequel" story about an ancestor of many of this author's other books' characters.

The Cry of the Icemark

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By Hill, Stuart 

After the death of her beloved father, headstrong princess Thirrin Freer Strong-In-The-Arm becomes warrior queen of her homeland, Icemark, defending it from a formidable invader. Despite Thirrin's bravery and the support of Oskan, the Witch's son, the task proves more difficult than Thirrin ever dreamed. She must assemble a force to rival her opponent. And, in the chill winter of Icemark, she only has until spring to unite the strange beasts and frightening creatures who live just outside her country. Ultimately, it is Thirrin's vision and determination that will see her through to victory.

 See also Book 2: Blade of Fire

Skulduggery Pleasant

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By Landy, Derek 

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: Ace Detective. Snappy Dresser. Razor-Tongued Wit. Crackerjack Sorcerer. And--walking, talking, fire-throwing skeleton. He's also ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, an unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old. These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil. The end of the world? Over his dead body.

See also Book 2: Playing With Fire

 

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

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By Sanderson, Brandon  On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry receives a bag of sand which is immediately stolen by the evil Librarians who are trying to take over the world, and Alcatraz is introduced to his grandfather and his own special talent, and told that he must use it to save civilization.

Blue Bloods

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By De La Cruz, Melissa 

Gossip Girl meets Dracula! Certain teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines--they are becoming vampires.

See also Book 2: Masquerade

Wolf Brother

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By Paver, Michelle 

Book I of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series. In this series that combines Stone Age anthropology with supernatural mythology, Torak befriends a wolf who becomes his best friend and "packmate," and they go up against supernatural bears and crazy humans alike. Thre are lots of outdoor survival scenes and tense action in these books, plus animal behavior--the way Torak and Wolf "talk" in wolfspeak is really neat. The magical elements are also fascinating, as Torak learns he has the ability to "spirit walk" in the body of animals.

See also Book 2: Cover imageSpirit Walker and Book 3: Cover imageSoul Eater.

Snow Spider

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By Nimmo, Jenny  Gifts from Gwyn's grandmother on his ninth birthday open up a whole new world to him, as he discovers he has magical powers that help him heal the breach with his father that has existed ever since his sister's mysterious disappearance four years before.
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