The moment Prince Edoran hears these words from Weasel's trusted friend Justice Holis, Edoran knows he has to fi nd a way to rescue Weasel, who has been kidnapped in Edoran's place. Edoran's task is far from easy. Life-threatening challenges greet him at every step as he searches for Weasel, forced to hide his true identity from all he meets along the way. The journey is full of surprises and revelations, as Edoran learns for the fi rst time the real meaning of hard labor and the cost of a meal. The story builds to a stunning climax, where the true nature of the magical objects of Deorthas is at last revealed. Fans of acclaimed fantasy author Hilari Bell will not be disappointed with this action-packed conclusion to the mesmerizing Shield, Sword, and Crown trilogy.
Choose your fate--and multiple endings--as you quest for medieval gold in this custom-made adventure.One of the most popular book formats of the 1980s and 1990s is back and better than ever in the form of U-Ventures, updated versions of the classic Choose Your Own AdventureTM tales that put readers in the driver's seat. Also available from the iTunes Store in app form, these exciting explorations provide a firsthand sense of involvement where action is always just a page-turn away. In The Forbidden Castle, The Cave of Time has brought you back to medieval England. Can you solve the riddle of the Forbidden Castle? Riches await, but the king wants the fortune for himself--and his army is right behind you. Will you be able to get away? Or should you stay for the gold? In the U-Ventures series, you decide how the story ends. And the more choices you make, the more endings there can be!
Fast-paced and action-packed retellings of the most important Greek and Roman myths.Ancient myths continue to have modern relevance--for thousands of years they have been the basis for plays, operas, paintings, and movies. And in these retellings from acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, classic tales from Greek and Roman mythology find new life and inspire aspiring writers, artists, and musicians. Adapted from the lengthier Oh My Gods and specially tailored to a younger audience, these irresistible stories of philandering gods, flawed heroes, and tragic lovers portray the fundamental aspects of humanity and are filled with entertaining drama and valuable insights.
Gabe's happily headed back to Nerd Camp--but can he handle a cool-kid invasion?For Gabe, the equation for ideal summer bliss equals six glorious weeks of vigorous learning immersion at the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment--aka, Nerd Camp. Last year was amazing, and this summer will be even better. At least, that's what Gabe thinks until a new variable is introduced: Zack, Gabe's cool stepbrother, was supposed to attend a camp nearby, but in the aftermath of a recent wildfire, Zack's camp and nerd camp will be sharing territory. As these two very different worlds collide, will both camps--and both stepbrothers--survive the summer?
Turn the pages, turn back time--and turn your fate.U-Ventures®: Edward Packard's classics, revised and expanded for today's readers! The best in interactive adventure fiction--challenging, stimulating, and tremendous good fun! Also at the App Store on iTunes. In Return to the Cave of Time, you should understand that there are some strange things about time--and you're about to learn what they are. Walk into the Cave of Time and don't turn back. Keep going. Yes, it's dark and your hands feel clammy. The passageway you're in may only be half an inch wider than you are. But keep going. You are about to see the beginning of time, the end of time...and some wild times in between. There's no telling what can happen to you, but here's hoping you'll know what to do when the time is right....
"I'D LIKE YOU TO FIND THE SWORD FOR ME. DO YOU THINK YOU COULD HANDLE THAT?" Arisa isn't certain how to respond when her mother, the Falcon, formerly a dangerous bandit but now lord commander of the army and navy of Deorthas, entrusts her with this extremely special mission. Everything changed for Arisa when she and her friend Weasel stumbled upon the ancient shield rumored to bestow power upon whoever holds it. With the shield, the Falcon was able to gain her new station, bringing Arisa into a world of royalty Arisa isn't even sure she enjoys. Now the Falcon wants Arisa to get close to young Prince Edoran, and join with Edoran and Weasel to search for the legendary sword that matches the shield. As Arisa's search progresses, however, she realizes she may be in danger from a deadly stranger. Worse -- she and her friends may be in even graver danger from someone they know all too well! Critically acclaimed fantasy author Hilari Bell continues the captivating trilogy begun in Shield of Stars with another thrilling, surprising, and wholly satisfying novel.
Turn the pages of this sci-fi adventure and decide your fate!U-Ventures®: Edward Packard's classics, revised and expanded for today's readers! The best in interactive adventure fiction--challenging, stimulating, and tremendous good fun! Also at the App Store on iTunes. In Through the Black Hole, you're in command of the most advanced spaceship in the galaxy on the wildest mission in history--trying to make it through a black hole. Why? Because beyond the black hole may lie a whole new universe. Some scientists say it can't be done. They say you'll be compressed into nothingness by tremendous gravity. They say that there are no other universes where humans could survive. They may be right. But what if they're wrong?
Turn the pages of this sci-fi adventure and decide your fate! One of the most popular book formats of the 1980s and 1990s is back and better than ever in the form of U-ventures, updated versions of the classic Choose Your Own Adventure tales that put readers in the driver's seat. Also available from the iTunes Store in app form, these exciting explorations provide a firsthand sense of involvement where action is always just a page-turn away.In Through the Black Hole, you're in command of the most advanced spaceship in the galaxy on the wildest mission in history--trying to make it through a black hole. Why? Because beyond the black hole may lie a whole new universe. Some scientists say it can't be done. They say you'll be compressed into nothingness by tremendous gravity. They say that there are no other universes where humans could survive. They may be right. But what if they're wrong?
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