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A Time of Secrets, by Deborah Burrows

A Time of Secrets, by Deborah Burrows

There was a fierce, well-controlled energy about Eric Lund, and I couldn’t help wondering what he’d be like if he became angry. I suspected that he didn’t give in to anger lightly, though. He was holding me close and his hand was firm on the small of my back. I was very concious of the

The Warlock’s Child 3: The Iron Claw by Paul Collins & Sean McMullen

The Warlock’s Child 3: The Iron Claw by Paul Collins & Sean McMullen

In the entire world there are few things that can strike fear into the heart of a king. The sight of his army retreating would be high on the list, and the royal taster clutching his stomach and collapsing would be even higher. At the very top, however, there could be nothing to rival three very angry dragons the size of warships towering over you and asking questions for which you have no answers.

Although King Lavarran II of Savaria was backed up by five thousand of the city militia and fifty of his shapecasters, he felt very exposed. He was standing on the open plain outside his palace to shield him from the forge-hot breath of the dragons – not that the palace walls would have stopped the dragons for very long.

Violet Mackerel's Formal Occasion, by Anna Branford & Sarah Davis

Violet Mackerel’s Formal Occasion, by Anna Branford & Sarah Davis

“This is the best small thing we’ve ever found,” says Rose. “By far,” agrees Violet. When Violet Mackerel and her friend Rose find a beautiful locket buried in the dirt at the park, they are very excited, although they worry whether someone is missing the locket. Then, when Mum loses a basket of precious knitted

Carousel, by Brendan Ritchie

Carousel, by Brendan Ritchie

‘We almost got a door open today,’ Taylor said. Lizzy and I looked at her. ‘What do we do if it opens?’ asked Lizzy. ‘Get the hell out of here,’ said Taylor. ‘Doesn’t it depend on what’s out there?’ I asked. ‘What do you think is out there, Nox? Zombies? A nuclear holocaust? You’ve heard