Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow's nest,
being the ship's eyes. We were two nights out of Sydney, and
there'd been no weather to speak of so far. I was keeping watch on
a dark stack of nimbus clouds off to the northwest, but we were
leaving it far behind, and it looked to be smooth going all the way
back to Lionsgate City. Like riding a cloud. . . .
The Graveyard Book
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy.
From the author of the sensational New York Times best-seller
THE THIEF LORD comes a thrilling new adventure about magic and
Artemis Fowl, a charming but villainous twelve-year-old, takes
on the dangerous world of the Fairy People in this unforgettable
story, which became a national best-seller and instant cult classic
with its hardcover publication in May 2000. The book received
tremendous attention and created fans of all ages, around the
Forged by Fire
When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is
dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. His substance-addicted
mother is taken from him. Then he loses the loving generosity of a
favorite aunt. A brutal stepfather with a flaming temper and an
evil secret makes his life miserable. The one bright light in
Gerald's life is his little half sister, Angel, whom he struggles
to protect from her father, Jordan Sparks, who abuses her, and from
their mother, whose irresponsible behavior forces Gerald to work
hard to keep the family together.
Meet Kate Malone -- straight A science and math geek, minister's
daughter, ace long-distance runner, girlfriend, unwilling family
caretaker, emotional avoidance champion. Kate manages her life by
organizing it, as logically as the periodic table. She can handle
it all -- or so she thinks.