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The Eye of the Serpent by Philip Caveney
Poseidon's Academy (Book 1)
Sarah A. Vogler - 2019
But when you’re the only Zeus in the world, life tends to get a bit complicated… The Great Battle saw the world changed forever when humans killed the gods and absorbed their powers. One power was coveted above all others: Zeus’s. Thirteen-year-old Hailey Woods is the first Zeus in over a century. Unlike everyone else, she hates her powers, because of an ancient prophecy that claims a Zeus will have to save the world someday.Hailey doesn’t want to save the world. She wants to be a normal teenager. Poseidon’s Academy, an underwater palace where her powers don’t work, was meant to give her that opportunity. But when she arrives, she discovers the sea-nymphs living there are plotting to resurrect the gods, and Hailey must find a way to stop them before they can enact the prophecy.So much for normal!*** Poseidon’s Academy is a middle grade Greek mythology fantasy series suitable for ages 9+.
Tess Williams - 2012
Their loyalty is about to be tested.When the peaceful kingdom of Shaundakul is betrayed by its allies, Princess Ellia Solidor and her protector, Cyric Dracla, are taken into slavery to the kingdom of Akadia. Their only goal is to stay safe, and stay together. But in this new land that values power over everything, all Ellia can see is the captivity of her people, while Cyric sees a chance to finally become the great warrior he was never allowed to be. Temptation becomes betrayal, and Ellia must travel to the legendary Isle of Yanartas to gain the ability to defeat the dark power her best friend has become.
Plato Wyngard and the Valley of the Immortals (Plato Wyngard #1)
Marc Lindsay - 2016
There he becomes embroiled in a plot by nefarious forces to locate the Jade Cup, a mystical object that has the power to grant immortality. With the help of his partner Luther Macbeth and a rag-tag assortment of locals he must race against a powerful drug lord and the mysterious Guild of Wolves to retrieve four ancient relics from Vietnamese mythology, only with these items can Plato hope to locate the Jade Cup. Adventure has a new name.
The Immortal Descendants
April White - 2016
Includes the exclusive short story "The Gift." “A rich, satisfying mix of romance, horror, and time travel." - Kirkus Reviews (Marking Time) Saira is a young woman who has no idea she’s “special”. No one has explained to her that she is descended from a unique family, and if she were to trace one of the strange spirals she finds, she could end up lost in time. So when her mother disappears, Saira survives as she always has – until one night she finds herself transported back to Whitechapel, London in 1888, on the night of Jack the Ripper's double murders. And that's just the beginning... "An enthralling mystery, wrapped in a thriller, tied with a romantic bow." LitBuzz Reviews "April White is a consummate story teller who weaves historical events into a fast paced story through time. A great plot, intriguing characters that you'll instantly care about, and beautiful writing that is some of the best I've ever read." G. Elliot, Author
Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor
Matt J. Pike - 2014
Finding out early was a gift, surviving impact night was a miracle, living to tell the tale, well, that was the price I will pay, forever. There’s no going back now.” Award winning author*, Matt Pike, takes you on a journey to the end of the world and beyond, as told through the eyes of an Australian teenager, who records his experiences day by day in a survival diary. From the social chaos in suburban Adelaide in the lead-up, a night of total global catastrophe and the aftershocks as community and humanity crumble around him – the world changes forever. What’s left is a place where the conditions can kill you just as easily as the other survivors. Everything our teenager relied upon for survival in the pre-disaster world falls apart – utilities, community, environment – the only things that can keep him alive are his resources and resourcefulness. *2013 Global Ebook Awards: Gold Medal – Teen Literature Fiction for Kings of the World
David Walters - 2011
All this seems far removed from Kami, a boy who quietly goes about his everyday life in his farm village until one day he trips over the unconsious body of a warrior hidden in the long grass.That discovery will lead him on an adventure across the warring kingdoms, facing assassins and enemy soldiers as he journeys to the capital to face the new Shogun. Through his travels he aspires to become a samurai, and in his many challenges he eventually comes to understand what it means to be one.
Camp Half-Blood - The Heroes of Olympus Characters: The Lost Hero Characters, the Son of Neptune Characters, etc.
Source Wikipedia - 2011
Pages: 148. Chapters: The Lost Hero characters, The Son of Neptune characters, Ella, Enceladus, Hazel Levesque, Lupa, Polybotes, Aeolus, Annabeth Chase, Aphrodite, Argus, Big Three, Boreas, Butch, Calais, Chiron, Clarisse La Rue, Clovis, Drew, Dylan, Enceladus, Esperanza Valdez, Festus, Gaea, Gegeines, Giant, Gleeson Hedge, Harley, Hecate, Hephaestus, Hera, Iris, Isabel, Jake Mason, Jane, Jason Grace, Khione, Krios, Lacy, Leo Valdez, Lityerses, Lou Ellen, Lupa, Lycanthrope, Lycaon, Ma Gasket, Medea, Mellie, Midas, Miranda Gardiner, Mitchell, Ms. Grace, Naiad, Nyssa, Phoebe, Piper McLean, Porphyrion, Rachel Elizabeth Dare, Seymour, Sump, Tempest, Thalia Grace, The Gigantes, The Oracle, Torque, Travis Stoll, Tristan McLean, Ventus, Water Nymph, Will Solace, Wind Gods, Wind Nymph, Zethes, Zeus, Zoe, Alcyoneus, Amazons, Ares, Argentium, Arion, Auguries, Aurum, Basilisk, Bobby, Dakota, Don the Faun, Doris, Ella, Emily Zhang, Euryale, Festus, Fleecy, Frank Zhang, Gaea, Gegeines, Grandma Zhang, Gray, Gwendolyn, Hades, Hannibal, Hazel Levesque, Hellhound, Hera, Hylla, Iris, Julia, Karpoi, Kinzie, Laistrygonian Giant, Lares, Larry, Leo Valdez, Lulu, Lupa, Ma Gasket, Mrs. O'Leary, Nico di Angelo, Octavian, Otrera, Percy Jackson, Phineas, Polybotes, Reyna, Sammy Valdez, Scipio, Stheno, Terminus, Thanatos, The Gorgons, Tyson. Excerpt: Ella is a Harpy that appears in The Son of Neptune. Ella is an ally of Percy, Frank and Hazel who holds a number of secrets. She was originally with Phineas and the other harpies, cursed to only eat from Phineas' table. Phineas said Ella was the most annoying harpy, and that she was more persistant than the rest. She was harrassed by the other harpies, whenever she got food, the others would steal it and leave her with nothing. Ella lived on a makeshift cardboard shelter on top of the Multnomah County Library, surrounded by books. After the trio defeated Phineas, Ella said...
Rachael King - 2012
When he stumbles upon a perfectly preserved sealskin, hidden in a crevice at Red Rocks, he's compelled to take it home and hide it under his bed, setting off a chain of events that threatens to destroy his family. Red Rocks takes the Celtic myth of the selkies, or seal people, and transplants it into the New Zealand landscape, throwing an ordinary boy into an adventure tinged with magic. With its beautiful writing and eerie atmosphere, junior readers will be thrilled and moved by this captivating story.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: Book 1: The Sword of Summer (Rick Riordan's Norse Mythology) by Rick Riordan | Debrief
Ethan James - 2016
Turning sixteen and entering the world into adulthood was supposed to be fun and full of excitement. But it seems that all that was written in his destiny are struggles to fight for his life.One morning, on the day of his sixteenth birthday, Magnus had been roaming homeless for two years after his mother was murdered. He had been sleeping in his usual spot when his homeless friend Blitzen woke him up to tell him that people were after him.Instinctively, Magnus runs and hides from these people only to find out that they were relatives of his. Searching for answers about why people sought him, he decides to go to his Uncle Randolph’s house. Randolph finds him and asks for Magnus’ trust. Magnus’ choices were limited: trust Randolph and live another day or run on his own and get caught by the assassins set for him.Read more....Download your copy today! Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. © 2015 All Rights Reserved by Unlimited Press Works, LLC
The Ransom of Dond
Siobhan Dowd - 2013
On the day she turns thirteen she'll be rowed out to sea, where she will leap overboard with a rock tied to her ankle. She can't think of a worse birthday present.As ever, Siobhan Dowd's compelling prose swells emotion from the first page.
Vikas Singh - 2015
I am the mightiest warrior of mytime. I have violated my dharma and murdered a man in cold blood.I have, single-handed, wiped out a whole generation of my kinsmen.I have committed acts of unspeakable brutality on the battlefield.I have done it all for the love of one woman. A woman who lovesmy brother.I am Bhima, the second Pandava. This is my story.Possessed of amazing strength, fierce loyalty and greattenderness, Bhima as a character is almost always eclipsedby Yudhishtira and Arjuna. In spite of his many virtues,he is destined to be remembered as all brawn and biceps.Now, in Vikas Singh’s retelling of the Mahabharata,India’s greatest epic is narrated through the eyes of ahero who has never got his due. A fascinating accountof a fascinating character—his extraordinary courage,his obsessive love for Draupadi, his deeply conflictedemotions about his brother, Arjun—this stunning work,written in a racy, entertaining style, provides the definitiveanswer to the question: What was it like to be Bhima?
Felicity Pulman - 2014
Risking everything for revenge, Morgana uses her magical arts to trap Merlin, threaten her half-brother King Arthur, and turn away the only man she will ever love. In destroying King Arthur and Camelot, Morgana sets into motion a catastrophe that can only be reversed if she can learn from the past in time to protect our future … and so fulfill an ancient prophecy.In the tradition of The Mists of Avalon comes a new story of Morgan le Fay, one of the most enigmatic and reviled characters in Arthurian legend.
David Hair - 2018
He’s travelled to the oracle at Pytho to be anointed as heir to his island kingdom; but instead the Pythia reveals a terrible secret, one that tears down every pillar of his life, and marks him out for death.Outcast by his family, hunted by the vengeful gods, Odysseus is offered sanctuary by Athena, goddess of wisdom, and thrust into the secret war between the Olympians for domination and survival. Only his wits, and his skill as a warrior, can keep him ahead of their power games – and alive.When one of Athena’s schemes goes drastically wrong, and the young Helen of Sparta is kidnapped, Odysseus must journey past the gates of Hades to save her. Falling in love with a Trojan princess, a bewitching woman who poses a deadly threat to both his homeland and Athena, won’t make his task any easier…Drawing from classic Greek mythology, Athena's Champion, first in the epic Olympus series, is perfect for fans of Madeline Miller and David Gemmell