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The Last King of Texas (Tres Navarre Mystery #3)

by Rick Riordan

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.

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5)

by Rick Riordan

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.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)

by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson 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. <P><P> Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Intermediate Award

The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1)

by Rick Riordan

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.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword Of Summer

by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

La marca de Atenea

by Rick Riordan

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?

La marca de Atenea (Los héroes del Olimpo 3)

by Rick Riordan

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: Gaia, 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 elegido 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?

The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus #3)

by Rick Riordan

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.

El martillo de Thor (Magnus Chase y los dioses de Asgard 2)

by Rick Riordan

El martillo de Thor es la segunda entrega de la trepidante trilogía de aventuras basada en la mitología nórdica «Magnus Chase y los dioses de Asgard» de Rick Riordan, el autor de literatura de aventuras fantásticas número uno en el mundo. Un objeto milenario ha desaparecido.Una amenaza se cierne sobre los nueve mundos. Magnus Chase no está preparado para el Ragnarok, pero ha llegado la hora de invocar la espada del tiempo y pasar a la acción. El martillo de Thor ha vuelto a desaparecer. El Dios del trueno tiene la mala costumbre de extraviar su arma (total, solo es la fuerza más poderosa de los nueve mundos), pero esta vez no se ha perdido exactamente, sino que ha caído en manos enemigas. Si Magnus Chase y sus compañeros no son capaces de recuperar el martillo, los mundos mortales quedarán totalmente expuestos al temible ataque de los gigantes. El Ragnarok empezará. Los nueve mundos arderán. Pero por desgracia, la única persona que puede ayudarlos a recuperar el arma es Loki, el peor enemigo de los dioses... y el precio que hay que pagar es muy alto.

Mission Road (Tres Navarre Mystery #6)

by Rick Riordan

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.

El oráculo oculto (Las pruebas de Apolo 1)

by Rick Riordan

¿CÓMO CASTIGAR A UN INMORTAL? HACIÉNDOLO HUMANO. Descubre #LasPruebasdeApolo, la nueva serie de ritmo trepidante y personajes extraordinarios de Rick Riordan. Tras enfurecer a Zeus, el dios Apolo es desterrado del Olimpo. Débil y desorientado, aterriza en la ciudad de Nueva York convertido en un chico normal. Sin sus poderes divinos y bajo la apariencia de un adolescente que disimula sus cuatro mil años de edad, Apolo deberá aprender a sobrevivir en el mundo moderno mientras busca la manera de recuperar la confianza de Zeus. Pero entre dioses, monstruos y mortales, Apolo tiene muchos enemigos a quienes no les interesa que recupere sus poderes y vuelva al Olimpo. Cuando Apolo se ve en apuros, solo le queda un lugar donde acudir: un refugio secreto de semidioses modernos conocido como el Campamento Mestizo.

Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

by Rick Riordan

Who could tell the true stories of the gods and goddesses of Olympus better than modern-day demigod Percy Jackson? In this action-packed tour of Greek mythology, Percy gives his hilarious personal views on the feuds, fights and love affairs of the Olympians. Want to know how Zeus came to be top god? How many times Kronos ate one of his own kids? How Athena literally burst out of another god's head?

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes

by John Rocco Rick Riordan

Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, (I've had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I'm going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . . ) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan's legions of devoted fans--and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you've got arrows in your quiver. We're going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we'll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let's do this.

La piramide roja

by Rick Riordan

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.

Rebel Island (Tres Navarre Mystery #7)

by Rick Riordan

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").

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles #1)

by Rick Riordan

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.

La Sangre del Olimpo (Blood of Olympus)

by Rick Riordan

Los tripulantes del Argo II han salido victoriosos de sus misiones, pero están lejos de derrotar a Gea, la madre Tierra. Ella ha conseguido alzar a todos sus gigantes y planea sacrificar a dos semidioses en la festividad de Spes: necesita su sangre, la sangre del Olimpo, para despertar. Por otro lado, la legión romana del Campamento Júpiter, liderada por Octavio, está cada día más cerca del Campamento Mestizo. La Atenea Partenos deberá dirigirse al oeste para impedir la guerra entre los campamentos, mientras el Argos II navega hacia Atenas... ¿Cómo podrán los jóvenes semidioses derrotar a los gigantes de Gea? Ya han sacrificado demasiado, pero si Gea despierta... será el final.

La sangre del Olimpo (Los héroes del Olimpo 5)

by Rick Riordan

Un ejército de gigantes. Dos batallas a vida o muerte. Y siete héroes dispuestos a impedir el fin del mundo. Los tripulantes del Argo II han salido victoriosos de sus misiones, pero están lejos de derrotar a Gaia, la Madre Tierra. Ella ha conseguido alzar a todos sus gigantes y planea sacrificar a dos semidioses en la festividad de Spes: necesita su sangre, la sangre del Olimpo, para despertar. Por otro lado, la legión romana del Campamento Júpiter, liderada por Octavio, está cada día más cerca del Campamento Mestizo. La Atenea Partenos deberá dirigirse al oeste para impedir la guerra entre los campamentos, mientras el Argo II navega hacia Antenas... ¿Cómo podrán los jóvenes semidioses derrotar a los gigantes de Gaia? Ya han sacrificado demasiado, pero si Gaia despierta... será el final.

Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)

by Rick Riordan

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.

The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles #3)

by Rick Riordan

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.

La sombra de la serpiente

by Rick Riordan

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.

The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus #2)

by Rick Riordan

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...

Southtown (Tres Navarre Mystery #5)

by Rick Riordan

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.

The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles #2)

by Rick Riordan

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.

The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3)

by Rick Riordan

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.

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