Ian has been going to Key West every summer for years, helping his Uncle Gord at his dive shop and spending as much time as he can underwater. When he's not diving, he's admiring Sherri, the girl who works at the dive shop, and wondering how she would feel if he told her that he tastes blackberries whenever he sees her. A series of accidents leads Ian to believe that his uncle is in grave danger, but the truth is more complicated and terrifying than he could ever have imagined.
It's the All-Star team, made up of the WHL's young hockey players, just one short step away from the NHL. Their goal is to beat the Russian All-Stars in a best-of-seven series to be shown as a television special. Hog Burnell, one of the biggest and toughest players in the league, is happy to be part of it. He could use the money that would come with a series win by the WHL All-Stars. At the very worst, it's a free vacation to Russia. It doesn't take Hog long to discover there's plenty more money to be made along the way. . . if he's willing to pay the price for it.
Travel with Thomas from Jerusalem to England in this exciting conclusion to the Merlin's Immortals series. Thomas is finally in the Holy Land and reunited with Sir William, but is forced to travel on his own from the coast through Nazareth, and finally to Jerusalem. The road is a dangerous one--especially to a lone traveler. Bandits masquerade as slaves, traitors appear to be allies, and once again, Thomas doesn't know whom to trust. He must rely on his own resources to discern friend from foe, and to finally discover the final key to the Druids' master plan before returning home to expose them. Back in England, a final storm is brewing against Thomas, for the Druids are much more powerful than the Orphan King can even imagine.
When Josh Ellroy, left-winger for the Kamloops Blazers, and his dad find more than a dozen dead cattle on the family ranch, Josh has some serious decisions to make. On one hand, the Western Hockey League playoffs are ahead, plus a chance to play in the National Hockey League. On the other hand, there's a beautiful and interesting girl who believes more prize bulls will be killed. Josh is afraid of what will happen if he gets involved. As he learns more, he's afraid of what will happen if he doesn't.
Her birth was shrouded in mystery and tragedy. Her destiny is beyond comprehension. Her pursuers long to see her broken. She fights to soar. In the rough, shadowy hills of Appalachia, a nation carved from the United States following years of government infighting, Caitlyn and her companions are the prey in a terrifying hunt. They must outwit the relentless bounty hunters, skirt an oppressive, ever-watchful society, and find passage over the walls of Appalachia to reveal the dark secrets behind Caitlyn's existence-and understand her father's betrayal. In this engrossing, lightning-paced story with a post-apocalyptic edge, best-selling author Sigmund Brouwer weaves a heroic, harrowing journey through the path of a treacherous culture only one or two steps removed from our own. From the Hardcover edition.
Protected by the dark of night, Jaimie Piper runs. But is anywhere safe when Evil is hunting you? She's just a twelve year-old girl, bumped around between foster homes and relegated to school classes for challenged kids, those lagging in their test scores or with behavioral issues. But her real problem is that she can sense something the other kids can't--something dark. Something compelling her to run for her life. All Crockett Grey wants is to mark the anniversary of his daughter's death alone. But when his student Jaimie comes to him, terrified, her need for protection collides with his grief, and a tangled web of bizarre events sends them both spiraling toward destruction. Crockett's one hope of getting his life back is to uncover the mysterious secrets of Jaimie's past and her strange gift. It isn't long before his discoveries lead him to a darker conspiracy, secrets guarded by the highest seat of power in the world--the Vatican.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Lauren Cross is the first female player on a WHL team -- goaltender Joseph Larken's team, the Spokane Chiefs. For Joseph, the prospect of a season in the publicity shadow of a new female goalie promises to be a nightmare. Hiding behind a carefully built wall of anger, Joseph is relieved when a scandal knocks Lauren off the team...until he begins to believe she was framed.
After discovering tainted water in the creek near his grandmother's cabin in the Kentucky hills, senior Roy Linden slowly uncovers a connection between his high school team's new star quarterback, his own football future, and the source of the pollution. Roy Linden should be thrilled. His high school football team, the Johnstown Striking Cobras, just got a new quarterback, and that means a chance at a winning season and a college scholarship for Linden, the team's senior receiver. But then he stumbles onto a deadly secret in the small coal-mining town. Revealing this toxic threat may cost him his best friend and his football career. But remaining silent could cost him much more.
THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME MAY BE HIS LAST . . . When RICKY KIDD and the Accidental Detectives win grand prize in a science contest, the reward is beyond anything they could have imagined. A journey to Canada with a world-famous scientist to search for the legendary lake creature Ogopogo is the stuff of dreams. But some troubling discoveries turn their trip into a nightmare! Searching for a monster is hair-raising enough, but Ricky soon discovers that there is a deeper, more sinister plan afoot. Unraveling the plot takes all of his skill, courage, and determination . . . and might mean risking his life. If he is wrong, the consequences will be unthinkable! *WHAT IS THE SECRET THAT THE ADULTS ON THE EXPEDITION ARE HIDING? *WHO IS SABOTAGING THE MISSION . . . AND WHY? *HOW DO THE DISCOVERIES OF SCIENCE FIT WITH RICKY'S FAITH IN GOD?
Seventeen-year-old Webb's abusive stepfather has made it impossible for him to live at home, so Webb survives on the streets of Toronto by busking with his guitar and working as a dishwasher. When Webb's grandfather dies, his will stipulates that his grandsons fulfill specific requests. Webb's task takes him to the Canol Trail in Canada's Far North, where he finds out that there are much scarier things than the cold and the occasional grizzly bear. With a Native guide, two German tourists and his guitar for company, Webb is forced to confront terrible events in his grandfather's past and somehow deal with the pain and confusion of his own life.
Friends Become Strangers, and Strangers Become Friends.... When Ricky Kidd first hears about the curse of the Jewel of Madagascar, he is pretty sure he doesn't believe in it. But almost immediately, strange things start happening. First he knocks over a statue that crushes part of Mrs. McEwan's antique jewelry collection. Ricky is convinced his life is over--paying off the debt will take years! As if that weren't bad enough, all of his friends seem to be deliberately avoiding him. And then there is Mrs. McEwan's mysterious nephew--Ricky is sure he is not who he seems. Can the curse be coming true? As Ricky struggles to make sense of everything, he learns the importance of friends, trust, and loyalty. WHO IS STEALING MRS. MCEWAN'S JEWELRY? WHY ARE RALPHY AND MIKE AVOIDING RICKY? WHAT ON EARTH DOES EATING WORMS HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING?
Her genetic secret could change humanity forever. Her DNA grants her the ultimate power. But all she wants is to disappear. Looming buildings rise into the sky of a near-future America, shadowing the desperate poverty of the soovie parks, death doctors, and fear bombs. In this world of walled cities, where status matters most, Caitlyn Brown is desperate to remain invisible, wrongly believing what she needs to hide is the deformity on her back. The powerful want her for so much more. She's forced to take flight again, relying on the help of Razor, a street-smart illusionist she can't trust. Her only hope is to reach friends already tracked by government. With a twisted bounty hunter in full pursuit, she and Razor begin to learn the unthinkable about her past and the unique gifts of her DNA. It leads Caitlyn to a choice between the two men who love her, and whether to keep her freedom or sacrifice herself to change human destiny. In this lightning-fast chase through an all-too-plausible future, best-selling author Sigmund Brouwer is at his best. Flight of Shadows is a terrifying ride into the heart of compelling moral questions about science and society. From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Full of surprising twists, shocking betrays, and baffl ing mysteries. But at it's heart it's about courage, wisdom, and hope..."--Robert Liparulo, author of The 13th Tribe, The Judgment Stone, and the Dreamhouse Kings seriesThe throne is redeemed, but the battle is just beginning. In the dark corners of an ancient land, evil lurks in the shadows. Powerful druids haunt the spaces of their lost territory. Double-minded noblemen fight for domain and influence. Invaders from the north threaten the kingdom of Magnus. This land of promise and redemption is mired in deceit and corruption. The Orphan King, once victorious in conquest, appears to be losing his grip on his seat of power. Thomas rules Magnus, but does not know whom he can trust. His enemies anticipate his every move, thwarting him at each turn. Something is not right. Under attack, both in the supernatural and natural worlds, Thomas must reach back into the secret layers of his past to find the strength and wisdom to fight his battles. When the mist clears, who will stand with him?
Left winger Nolan Andrews thinks it's great that he can play hockey in Calgary, where his older brother, Nathan, is a star center for the Hitmen. When Nolan finds out that a lot of things about Nate's new life in Calgary don't make sense -- or might not even be legal -- Nolan has to make some difficult choices that will affect him and his brother for the rest of their lives.
When David's family moves from northern Ontario to Miami, Florida, it takes him less than a day to discover how out of place he is in his new neighborhood. He joins his school's track team, hoping to make new friends, but soon he is pulled into a school-wide web of secrecy and danger. And the one person who can help him keeps running away.
Meet Justine McKeen, the Queen of Green. She talks a little too much, bosses a little too much, and tells the truth, just not all at once. She's trying to save the planet, one person at a time, and when she decides to get something done, it's a lot of fun. In Justine McKeen, Pooper Scooper, the third book in the Justine McKeen series, Justine gets her friends to help her clean up the dog poop in the park across from the school board's offices in an effort to get the attention of the superintendent of schools. She hopes the efforts of her crew of cheerful pooper scoopers will help get the superintendent to see that bringing their school librarian back to work is the right thing to do.
Justine McKeen talks too much, bosses people around too much, and as everyone soon finds out, she tells the truth, but just not all at once. Justine's trying to save the planet, one person and one cause at a time. Best of all, when she decides to get something done, it involves a whole lot of laughter and fun for everyone.
Meet Justine McKeen. She's the Queen of Green! She talks a little too much, bosses a little too much and tells the truth, just not all at once. She's trying to save the planet, one person at a time, and when she decides to get something done, it's a lot of fun. In Justine McKeen, Walk the Talk, the second book in the Queen of Green series, Justine decides there are too many cars idling in front of her school. So she comes up with a solution that should help keep the air cleaner. But she soon discovers not many adults trust her crazy ideas.
Accidental DETECTIVES THE SECRETS HE IS HIDING MAY DESTROY HIS LIFE . . . . When RICKY KIDD and his friends Lisa, Ralphy, and Mike go to visit Mike's uncle Ted Emmett for a week, it seems like a great opportunity to explore Charleston, South Carolina, and learn more about that fascinating city and its history. But when Mr. Emmett is arrested for theft their first morning in town, everything is turned upside down. All of the evidence seems to point to Ted Emmett's guilt, but the Accidental Detectives are sure he is innocent. However, unless they can prove that someone framed him, Mike's uncle will be spending the rest of his life--however long that may be--in prison. WHAT SECRETS IS MIKE'S UNCLE HIDING? WHO REALLY STOLE THE GILDED SABER--AND WHY? WHO CAN THE ACCIDENTAL DETECTIVES TRUST?
Will this dangerous quest lead the outcast Orphan King toward an ancient secret--or to certain destruction? Posing as a beggar, Thomas escapes Magnus after fifteen men, who are calling themselves the Priests of the Holy Grail, arrive and take control of the castle through wondrous acts and apparent miracles. With the help of his longtime friend Gervaise, Thomas sets out on a journey that leads him to the ancient Holy Land. Unaware that Katherine and Hawkwood are watching over him, Thomas is tested in his beliefs and comes face to face with the ancient power that the Merlins and Druids have long been searching for. Enter the world of Merlin's Immortals, where ancient secrets and evil conspiracies take you on a breathless adventure of discovery, intrigue, and hidden knowledge. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The disappearance of his soccer team's leading scorer during the championship finals leads sixteen-year-old Matt to investigate and entangles him in a possible kidnapping. If the Mavericks win just a few more games, they'll make it to the national soccer championship. There's only one catch. Their star player, Caleb Riggins, has disappeared. Matt Carr is determined to find his teammate and solve the mystery. He just didn't realize it would involve attack dogs, a mysterious golden bridge, the internet and a family who may not be who they seem. And the big game is only days away.
When the Edmonton Oil Kings discover that Reuben Reuben has a hockey game as unforgettable as his name and his Inuit heritage, life changes in a hurry for him and his best friend Gear. A wealthy businessman sponsors a three-on-three pond-hockey tour across the western Arctic, and Reuben and Gear find out more than they ever bargained for about teamwork, about the North and about a dangerous family secret.
The future of the Immortals is in the hands of an orphan My greatest fear was that they would find us and make of us a sacrifice beneath a full moon. Now you, Thomas, must help us destroy the circle of evil. The last words of a dying woman would change the life of young Thomas. Raised behind monastery walls, he knows nothing of his mysterious past or imminent destiny. But now, in the heart of medieval England, a darkness threatens to strangle truth. An ancient order tightens their ghostly grip on power, creating fear and exiling those who would oppose them. Thomas is determined fulfill his calling and bring light into the mysterious world of the Druids and leaves the monastery on an important quest. Thomas quickly finds himself in unfamiliar territory, as he must put his faith in unusual companions--a cryptic knight, a child thief, and the beautiful, silent woman whom may not be all she seems. From the solitary life of an orphan, Thomas now finds himself tangled in the roots of both comradery and suspicion. Can he trust those who would join his battle...or will his fears force him to go on alone?
"GOLD SHALL BE THE REWARD TO THE ONE WHO SEARCHES DEEP AND HARD . . . " Accidental DETECTIVES The discovery of a treasure map in an old book appears to promise untold riches to RICKY KIDD and the Accidental Detectives. But when other people in town stumble on the map, Ricky and his friends know they must move quickly in order to find Moth-Wallet Bugsby's gold. Decoding the clues to the treasure, however, is more challenging than they expected. Old Mr. Bugsby may have made a map to the treasure, but it seems he had a hidden agenda, too. The search for the gold takes the Accidental Detectives to some unexpected places . . . and into unexpected dangers! WHAT SECRETS DOES THE BLIND MUSICIAN HOLD? DO THE CLUES IN THE TREASURE MAP REALLY LEAD TO GOLD, OR IS IT ALL A PRACTICAL JOKE? IS THE PROMISE OF UNTOLD RICHES WORTH THE COST?
At 17, star defenseman Brian Thomas McPhee likes his chances of making it as a pro hockey player. Yet, a string of recent "accidents" threatens to knock his team out of the playoffs and ruin his promising career. B.T. McPhee has begun to question how many "accidents" can happen before they become more than a coincidence. But it's not a good time for questions. Not in the spotlight of high-pressure hockey. Not when the team needs him most. And not when he has some important lessons to learn about life. For B.T. McPhee, however, there is no choice. Unless the questions are answered, the team's season and his promising career will surely end.
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