Tres Navarre has just hours of apprenticeship time to serve before he can go for his P.I. license. Staking out a musician suspected of stealing a demo tape should be a piece of pan dulce. But his attention wanders just long enough for fiddle player Julie Kearnes to be gunned down before his eyes. He should just back away and let the cops investigate, but backing away has never been Tres's strong point. The missing demo and Julie's murder are just two of the problems besetting Miranda Daniels, a pint-sized singer with Texas-sized talent. She's the prize in a tug-of-war between two music hotshots who want to manage her career. One has a habit of making bad things happen to people he doesn't like. The other has just vanished without a trace. As Tres looks into the dirty dealings surrounding Miranda, it becomes clear he's stepped into a rattlesnakes' nest of greed, double cross, and murder--and he may be the next to be snakebit.
A new enemy. An even deadlier challenge. The NEW YORK TIMES best-selling series returns. The Cahills thought they were the most powerful family the world had ever known. They thought they were the only ones who knew about Gideon Cahill and his Clues. The Cahills were wrong. Powerful enemies -- the Vespers -- have been waiting in the shadows. Now it's their time to rise and the world will never be the same.
Libro segunda de la serie Las crónicas de Kane Quedan solo cinco días para que una gran serpiente engulla el sol y destruya el mundo. Después, todo se volverá oscuridad... Si alguien ha pensado que pertenecer a una familia de faraones es divertido, que hablen conmigo o con mi hermana Sadie. Sin tiempo para reponernos de nuestra aventura en la Pirámide Roja, Amos y Bast acaban de encomendarnos otra de sus misiones exprés: despertar a Ra, el primer y más poderoso rey de los dioses. Dicho así, parece fácil, ¿verdad? Pero el problema es que nadie sabe dónde está, porque hace miles de años se retiró a los cielos y no se ha vuelto a saber de él. ¡Ah!, se me olvidaba, tenemos que darnos prisa porque Ra es el único que puede enfrentarse a Apofis --también conocida como "la serpiente del caos"--, que está a punto de salir de la cárcel, y entonces... entonces será demasiado tarde.
When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he'll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and... a ride from his mom. The demigods race to the rescue, to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods whose parentage is unknown. But that's not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up his most devious trap yet, and the young heroes have just fallen prey. Hilarious and action-packed, this third adventure in the series finds Percy faced with his most dangerous challenge so far: the chilling prophecy of the Titan's curse.
In this exciting second installment of the three-book series, Carter and Sadie, offspring of the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra, but the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them.
For Tres Navarre, English professor turned private investigator, business has lately taken a drastic turn south. But if chasing down bail jumpers, adulterous spouses, and workmen's comp cases seemed like the dregs of the PI game, it was at least a living. Not as much could be said for tracking down a man like Will the Ghost Stirman. The stone-cold killer has just staged a bloody escape from the Floresville State Penitentiary with a gang of violent cons as spooked by Stirman as those on the outside who helped put him behind bars. And no one seems more worried than Navarre's boss and mentor, Erainya Manos. It was her husband along with rival PI Sam Barrera who built the case that sent Stirman away. But Erainya's husband is dead and she's certain Stirman won't let that stand in the way of his taking revenge against her and her adopted son. All of Navarre's instincts are screaming that there's more to this case than meets the eye. But Erainya won't tell him and Sam Barrera seems to be escaping into a strange twilight from a truth too terrible to remember. That leaves Tres to dig into a twisted mystery of greed, vigilantism, and murder, where lives are bought and sold and the line between guilt and innocence is razor-thin. Meanwhile, Stirman and his gang are coming, leaving behind them a trail of brutal, unforgiving violence that will end in an area of San Antonio known as Southtown but that may soon just as well be called hell on earth. From the Hardcover edition.
In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest: Seven half-bloods shall answer the call, To storm or fire the world must fall. An oath to keep with a final breath, And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death. Who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea...
Genial, esto va de mal en peor.Apofis anda suelto sembrando el terror allí adonde va.Solo nos quedan dos días...Y, mientras, todos nos dan la espalda. Un grupo de magos rebeldes, encabezados por Sarah Jacobi, nos han acusado a Sadie y a mí de haber provocado el caos y de que Set esté en libertad. Juran que acabarán con nosotros... De los dioses, mejor ni hablar: nadie sabe dónde se han metido, y los que quedan, como Ra, el mismísimo dios del sol, solo piensan en chupetear galletas, babear y tararear cancioncillas sin sentido... Nunca hemos estado tan solos y tan desesperados; solo nos queda una última oportunidad: capturar la sombra de Apofis. Se me olvidaba deciros que nadie hasta ahora lo ha conseguido, así que, si sale mal, no estaremos aquí para contarlo.
He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes' only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent's own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent's shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld. Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.
Percy Jackson's seventh-grade year has been surprisingly quiet. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get . . . well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of his friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed. In this fresh, funny, and wildly popular follow-up to The Lightning Thief, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first, Percy will discover a stunning new secret about his family-one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.
Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane.
Honeymooning detective Tres Navarre goes up against a killer who will do anything to escape an island resort as a hurricane approaches, in this spine-tingler from the king of Texas crime writing ("Denver Post").
Nos quedan solo unas horas, así que escucha con atención. Si estás oyendo esta historia, ya corres peligro. Mi hermana Sadie y yo podríamos ser tu única esperanza. Todo empezó en Londres, la noche en que nuestro padre hizo explotar el Museo Británico con un extraño conjuro. Fue entonces cuando nos enteramos de que, además de un reconocido arqueólogo, era una especie de mago del Antiguo Egipto. Rodeado de valiosas antigüedades, empezó a entonar extrañas palabras. Algo debió de salir mal porque la sala quedó reducida a escombros; Set, el dios del caos, apareció de la nada envuelto en llamas y a nuestro padre se lo tragó la tierra... No puedo decirte nada más; el resto deberás descubrirlo tú.
The triple-crown winner of mystery's most prestigious awards--the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus--Rick Riordan blasted onto the crime scene with one of its freshest and most intriguing protagonists, Tres Navarre. In Mission Road, Navarre returns in a wrenching crime drama in which he must revisit the sins of the past to catch a killer about to get away with murder...again.
What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world in the form of 39 clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away ... or get the first clue and begin the search? At the reading of their grandmother's will, Dan and Amy are given this choice - and they take the clue. Immediately, they are caught in a dangerous race against their own family members. The hunt is on...
The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land--Greece itself--to find the Doors of Death.
Libro tercero de la serie Los héroes del Olimpo Una lucha milenaria. Siete adolescentes en apuros. Y el fin del mundo a la vuelta de la esquina. El destino de la humanidad pende de un hilo: Gea, la madre Tierra, ha abierto de par en par las Puertas de la Muerte para liberar a sus despiadados monstruos. Los únicos que pueden cerrarlas son Percy, Jason, Piper, Hazel, Frank, Leo y Annabeth, el equipo de semidioses griegos y romanos elegidos por una antigua profecía. Pero su misión es todavía más difícil de lo que parece: sospechan que para encontrar las puertas deberán cruzar el océano, tienen solo seis días para conseguirlo y, por si fuera poco, acaba de estallar la guerra entre sus dos campamentos y ahora ellos son un objetivo.... ¿Lograrán ganar esta carrera de obstáculos contrarreloj?
After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own: Seven half-bloods shall answer the call, To storm or fire the world must fall. An oath to keep with a final breath, And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death. Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they'll need the help of some familiar demigods.
PERCY JACKSON is about to be kicked out of boarding school ... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
In the conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy's 16th birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy suspects he may be fighting against his own fate.
Tres Navarre has a passion for tequila, a Ph.D. in English literature, and a penchant for trouble. He's the smart-mouthed Texas private eye who raked in the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Awards. Now acclaimed author Rick Riordan fires up the accelerator in Tres Navarre's hardcover debut--a ninety-mile-an-hour thriller for fans with a taste for Spenser and Elvis Cole, spiced with habanero-hot Tex-Mex flavor. When a controversial English professor is found dead, shot twice in the chest with a .45, Tres Navarre--P.I. and erstwhile Berkeley Ph.D.--is the only local academic crazy enough to accept the emergency opening at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Police assure Tres they already have a suspect, a stone-cold killer who's just returned from a stint in a Mexican jail and is suspected of murdering a Texas amusement-park kingpin years before. While the police wrap up the open-and-shut case, all Tres has to do is teach three classes, grade on a curve...and walk in a dead man's shoes. It should be an easy assignment. But one thing Tres Navarre doesn't do is easy. When the evidence in the case starts looking a little too perfect, when the killing doesn't stop, Tres takes on some extracurricular research into the heart of an assassin. He quickly becomes embroiled in a nasty tangle of family secrets, backstabbing squabbles for control of a million-dollar amusement ride business, and a high-stakes game of gangster honor on the darkest streets of San Antonio's West Side. Behind it all--the specter of a murdered man who once proclaimed himself the King of the South Texas carnivals. As fast-paced as the Texas Tornadoes, as funny as Lyle Lovett crossed with Kinky Friedman, as soulful as Willie Nelson,The Last King of Texas is an unforgettable, impossible-to-put-down whirlwind of suspense...in which everyone is guilty of something. The cops already have a suspect in the murder of Tres's predecessor at the University of Texas at San Antonio--a stone-cold killer who's spent six years in prison for murdering an amusement-park kingpin. Now Tres takes on some extracurricular research into the heart of an assassin. Suddenly he's on a carousel-ride collision course with a killer--a one-way ticket to betrayal and death in a novel of suspense in which everyone is guilty of something. Lean, mean, and completely lovable, Jackson "Tres" Navarre is a worthy successor to Spenser and Elvis Cole; THE LAST KING OF TEXAS is an impossible-to-put-down whirlwind of a book; and Rick Riordan is the hottest new star in the suspense firmament.
Fans of The Kane Chronicles series will adore this gorgeous primer on the people, places, gods, and creatures found in Rick Riordan's #1 New York Times bestselling series. Boasting lenticulars, an easy-to-assemble trading card pyramid, and full-color diagrams and maps, this deluxe, lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphics, and recite ancient magic spells. Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy avid followers and budding Egyptologists alike, this guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages.
At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape? They have no choice. If the demigods don't succeed, Gaea's armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.
En El héroe perdido, tres semidioses llamados Jason, Piper y Leo llegaron al Campamento Mestizo, donde les fue revelada una profecía: Siete mestizos responderán a la llamada, El mundo caerá entre tormenta y llamarada. Una promesa para el último aliento, con suerte Para que enemigos porten armas a las Puertas de la Muerte. ¿Quiénes son los otros cuatro semidioses que menciona la profecía? La respuesta podría encontrarse a miles de quilómetros, en otro campamento, el Campamento Júpiter. Allí ha llegado un nuevo chico... que podría ser hijo de Neptuno, el dios romano del mar. Percy está confundido. Cuando despierta de su largo sueño, consigue recordar poco más que su nombre... Y el zumbido en su cerebro persiste incluso después de que la loba Lupa le cuente que él es un semidios y le enseñe a luchar con su bolígrafoespada. Por suerte, y a pesar de que el camino es tan llano como tener que matar monstruos en cada esquina, Percy logra llegar al campamento para mestizos de dioses y humanos que debería despertar en él viejos recuerdos. Sin embargo, lo único que logra recordar es otro nombre: Annabeth. Hazel debería estar muerta. Porque la verdad es que cuando vivió no es que se ganara el cielo... Fue una hija obediente, eso seguro; incluso cuando su madre fue poseída por la codicia. Y ese es, precisamente, el problema: cuando su madre, hechizada por un poder superior, le ordenó que usara su «don» con fines malvados, ella no pudo resistirse. Ahora, a causa de su desliz, el futuro del mundo pende de un hilo. Y ella solo desea poder huir lejos con el caballo que aparece en sus sueños. Frank está gafado. Su abuela le repite que es descendiente de los héroes y que puede llegar a ser todo lo que quiera... pero él no sabe cómo. Por no saber, no sabe ni quién es su padre: aunque guarda la esperanza de que Apolo le reconozca por sus dotes con el arco. Aunque ni siquiera es lo bastante bueno como para ganar el torneo deportivo del campamento... Y cada día se siente más estúpido, especialmente en presencia de Hazel, su única amiga.
Cuando Jason despierta, sabe que algo va muy mal. Está en un autobús camino de un campamento para chicos problemáticos. Y le acompañan Piper --una muchacha (bastante guapa, por cierto) que dice que es su novia-- y el que parece ser su mejor amigo, Leo... Pero él no recuerda nada: ni quién es ni cómo ha llegado allí. Pocas horas después, los tres descubrirán no solo que son hijos de dioses del Olimpo, sino además que su destino es cumplir una profecía de locos: liberar a Hera, diosa de la furia, de las garras de un enemigo que lleva mucho tiempo planeando su venganza...From the Trade Paperback edition.
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