Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Coming Soon: Books

February 26: The Last Apprentice-- Attack of the Fiend by Joseph Delaney. This is book 4 in the series. Description: "I see your future clearly. Your master will be dead, and you will be alone. It would be better if you had never been born." Thomas Ward is the apprentice for the local Spook, who banishes boggarts and drives away ghosts. But now a new danger is threatening Tom's world: the witches are rising and the three most powerful clans are uniting in order to conjure an unimaginable evil. Tom and the Spook set out to stop the witches before they unleash the demon. But when Tom finds himself on his own, he wonders if he has the courage and cunning to defeat the most powerful enemy he has ever encountered.

March 18: Maximum Ride-- The Final Warning by James Patterson. This is book 4 in the series. There is no description at this time.

April 1: Adam by Ted Dekker. This is a stand-alone novel. Description: FBI behavioral psychologist Daniel Clark has been made famous by his arguments that religion is one of society's greatest antagonists. What Daniel doesn't know is that his obsessive pursuit of a serial killer known only as "Eve" will end in his own death at Eve's hand. Twenty minutes later Daniel is resuscitated, only to be haunted by those twenty missing minutes of life. It soon becomes painfully clear that the only way to stop Eve is to recover those missing minutes by dying . . . again. What isn't nearly as clear is just how many times he will have to die to discover the truth, not only about Eve, but about himself. Daniel will have to face haunting realities about demon possession in the modern world-and reevaluate his prejudice against religion-to stop Eve.

April 8: Septimus Heap-- Queste by Angie Sage. This is book 4 in the series. Description: There's trouble at the Castle, and it's all because Merrin Meredith has returned with Darke plans for Septimus. More trouble awaits Septimus and Jenna in the form of Tertius Fume, the ghost of the very first Chief Hermetic Scribe, who is determined to send Septimus on a deadly Queste. But Septimus and Jenna have other plans—they are headed for the mysterious House of Foryx, a place where all Time meets and the place where they fervently hope they will be able to find Nicko and Snorri, who were trapped back in time in physik. But how will Septimus escape the Queste? Queste, like all the books in the Septimus Heap series, is filled with nonstop action, humor, and fantastical adventure as Septimus continues his journey of Magykal self-discovery.

April 22: Skulduggery Pleasant-- Playing with Fire by Derek Landy. This is book 2 in the series. There is no description at this time.

May 6: The Lost Books-- Renegade by Ted Dekker. This is book 3 in the series. Description: Everyone tries to be God at some point in their lives, and this time it's Billos's turn. Turning his back on all that he once held precious, he enters the forbidden book and lands in a reality that is as foreign to him as water is to oil. A place called Paradise, Colorado where he's approached by a sinister man named Marsuvees Black. In this third installment of the Lost Book series, Billos is the renegade and every one knows that all renegades must die.
The Lost Books-- Chaos by Ted Dekker. This is book 4 in the series. Description: Deep in the mountains of Romania lies a fortress, and deep within that fortress a chamber. And in that chamber, ruling the dead for over two thousand years, lives one Shataiki bat, straight from the bowels of the Black Forest. If he has his way, no child will be safe by morning. But there are four who stand in the way. This is the end, a gripping finale to the search for the seven Books of History.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians-- The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan. This is book 4 in the series. Description: Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun, but when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears, pursued by demon cheerleaders, things quickly go from bad to worse. Time is running out for Percy. War between the gods and the Titans is drawing near. Even Camp Half-Blood isn't safe, as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop them, Percy and his friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth -- a sprawling underground world with surprises and danger at every turn.
Along the way Percy will confront powerful enemies, find out the truth about the lost god Pan, and face the Titan lord Kronos's most terrible secret. The final war begins . . . with the Battle of the Labyrinth.

May 20: PENDRAGON-- Raven Rise by D. J. MacHale. This is book 9 in the series. Description: Bobby Pendragon has quit. After battling Saint Dane on eight territories, Bobby found a way to end the war and prevent the demon from continuing his evil quest to control Halla. With a single, massive explosion of tak, he destroyed the entrance to the flume on Ibara. The gate was buried under tons of volcanic rock, sealing off Saint Dane’s means of escape. And his. Bobby and his enemy were trapped. Together. Forever. He traded any chance of returning to his old life in order to end the war and begin a new life on the tropical paradise of Ibara. That was okay by him. He was ready to make the beautiful island his new home. He wanted to rebuild the village of Rayne. He wanted to make new friends. Most of all, he wanted nothing more to do with protecting the territories of Halla from Saint Dane. By burying the flume, Bobby felt certain he had ended the war he had grown so tired of fighting. He was sure that after so many battles and so much sacrifice, Halla was finally safe. He was wrong. The Convergence that Saint Dane had been planning for Halla was already underway. The territories were changing. Alder realized it on Denduron. Patrick Mac learned it on Third Earth. Things weren’t the same. The war was far from over. The next target was set. Only Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde knew the stakes. They found themselves faced with an impossible task. It would be up to them to try and stop the inevitable wave of evil that Saint Dane had already set in motion. And they would have to do it without Bobby Pendragon.

July 1: The Keys to the Kingdom-- Superior Saturday by Garth Nix. This is book 6 in the series. Description: The secret of his own identity. The identity of The Architect. The complete Will of the House. The fulfillment of his fate. Arthur Penhaligon is getting closer and closer to these things... but not without risks, conflict, and adventure.

July 15: Artemis Fowl-- The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer. This is book 6 in the series. There is no description at this time.

Summer: Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock by Jenny Nimmo. This is book 7 in the series. There is no description at this time.

August (13?): Isle of Swords-- Isle of Fire by Wayne Thomas Batson. This is book 2 in the series. There is no description at this time.

September 20: Inheritance-- Brisingr by Christopher Paolini. This is book 3 in the series. There is no description at this time.

October: Project Showdown-- Sinner by Ted Dekker. This is book 3 in the series and the final book of the Books of History/Project Showdown series. There is no description at this time.
Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra by Obert Skye. This is book 4 in the series. There is no description at this time.
Erec Rex-- The Search for Truth by Kaza Kingsley. This is book 3 in the series. There is no description at this time.

April 7, 2009: The Kingkiller Chronicle-- The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. This is book 2 in the trilogy. There is no description at this time.

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