The unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire unite to save the Great Library of Alexandria from itself. Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealously guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny…
Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: The knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library’s rule.
Their time is running out. To survive, they’ll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies – and to save the very soul of the Great Library…
The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours – the entire scope of the novel – she keeps on running.
Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself – the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines – is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger. A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself – from its tender moments of grace to its savage power – Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another.
1990. Teen detectives once known as the Blyton Summer Detective Club, of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in Oregon, are all grown up and haven’t seen each other since their fateful, final case in 1977. Tomboy Andy is twenty-five and on the run, wanted in at least two states. Kerri, one-time kid genius and budding biologist, is bartending in New York, working on a drinking problem. At least she’s got Tim, a descended of the original canine member of the team.
Nate, the horror nerd, has spent the last 13 years in and out of mental health institutions, and currently resides in an asylum in Massachusetts. The only friend he still sees is Peter, the handsome jock turned movie star who’s been dead for years. The time has come to uncover the source of their nightmares and return to where it all began in 1977. This time, it better not be a man in a mask.
No one is certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything – family, her childhood love, and her freedom – to save her people. But her offer isn’t enough.
The unthinkable happens, and Amrita finds herself a fugitive. An oracle named Thala, who was kept by Sikander as a slave manages to escape amid the chaos of a palace under siege. While Amrita feels responsible and sets out to warn her people. Thala encourages Amrita to go on a quest to find the fabled Library of All Things, where it is possible for them to reverse their fates. To go back to before Sikander took everything from them. Will Amrita be able to restore what was lost, or does another life, and another love, await?
Just when Nevada Baylor has finally come to accept the depths of her magical powers, she also realizes she’s fallen in love. Connor ‘Mad’ Rogan is in many ways her equal when it comes to magic, but she’s completely out of her elements when it comes to her feelings for him. To make matters more complicated, an old flame comes back into Rogan’s life…
Rogan knows there’s nothing between him and his ex-fiance, Rynda Sherwood. But as Nevada begins to learn more about her past, her power, and her potential future, he knows she will be faced with choices she never dreamed of and the promise of a life spent without him. As Nevada and Rogan race to discover the whereabouts of Rynda’s kidnapped husband and are forced to confront Nevada’s grandmother, who may or may not have evil motives, these two people must decide if they can trust in each other or allow everything to go up in smoke.