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The Giant's Almanac

by Andrew Zurcher

Fitz thinks he is an ordinary eleven-year-old and loves to turn simple things into mini-adventures, like sneaking next door and filching books from Mr Ahmadi's vast library of mysterious tomes, and goading the guard dog into giving breakneck chase. But one tranquil evening three sharp knocks on the front door change everything . . . 'I said I would come for him. He is my jewel. It is time. It is past time.'Now on the run from a threat that has been waiting his entire life, Fitz's only hope is to put his life in the hands of his enigmatic neighbour, Mr Ahmadi. Taken on as an apprentice in a secret society who keep all they really do cloaked in mystery, Fitz has to quickly learn the ropes within the most skilful, most powerful, most dangerous and wealthiest organisation in the world . . .

Twelve Nights

by Andrew Zurcher

Twelve Nights is the perfect fantasy novel for fans of the magical worlds of Philip Pullman and Terry Pratchett. **********Kay felt everything change in the room around her. Everything. Kay's father is working late- as usual. Fed up, her mother bundles Kay and her sister into the car, and drives to his Cambridge college to collect him. But, the staff say nobody by his name has ever worked there. When they return home, Kay discovers a card left on her pillow: Will O. de Wisp, Gent. F.H.S.P. and Phillip R. T. Gibbet, Gent. F.H.S.P. K.Bith. REMOVALS.That night, Kay is woken by voices at her window: the voices of Will and Phillip, the Removers. But they are not human. And Kay shouldn't be able to see them. Except she can... **********Andrew Zurcher has created a world as captivating as Lyra's Oxford and Alice's Wonderland. Join Kay and the Removers on their incredible journey.

Red Clocks: A Novel

by Leni Zumas

SHORTLISTED FOR THE INAUGURAL ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION ‘Intense, beautifully crafted . . . Her talent is electric. Get ready for a shock’ Guardian This is a work of fiction. Keep telling yourself that.

Mistress of Souls: A Prophecy Of The Sisters Novella (Prophecy of the Sisters Novella #2)

by Michelle Zink

The second Prophecy of the Sisters e-book novella is told from Alice's point of view. Set after Lia leaves for London (between Prophecy of the Sisters and Guardian of the Gate), this novella focuses on Alice's increasingly dark nature, interaction with the Souls, and her attempts to win James for herself.

Prophecy Of The Sisters: Number 1 in series (Prophecy of the Sisters #1)

by Michelle Zink

Without the Keys, something terrible will happen. Something that cannot be undone.And with them, I might bring an end to the riddle of the Prophecy and my strange part in it.If Alice and I are on conflicting sides of the Prophecy, the Keys would be dangerous in her hands.Which means I have to find them.And I have to do it before my sister.This is the story of sixteen-year-old Lia Milthorpe's quest to discover her role and her twin sister's in a powerful prophecy that has affected twin sisters for generations. But nothing can prepare her for what she discovers - about herself, about her family, and about the danger that goes from haunting her dreams to becoming her reality.

Rise of Souls: A Prophecy Of The Sisters Novella (Prophecy of the Sisters Novella #1)

by Michelle Zink

The Gate to the mortal world is finally closed. Lia Milthorpe has settled with her husband on Altus, the land that bridges the gap between the Otherworlds and the physical one. Samael's banishment has brought prosperity to the land, and no one is happier than Una Whelan. For the first time in centuries, those who live on the island - including Una and her suitor, Fenris - can do so in peace. Or so they thought.This novella reveals what happens to Lia, Dimitri, and Altus after Circle of Fire, the final book in the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy. If you thought there was a happy ending, think again.

Whisper of Souls (Prophecy of the Sisters Novella #6)

by Michelle Zink

Before Prophecy of the Sisters, before Alice and Lia became pawns in the curse that turned sister against sister, the burden of the prophecy belonged to their mother, Adelaide. This is her story.Adelaide Milthorpe is losing her grip on sanity. She is a Gate-a human portal to the Otherworlds, destined to bring forth Samael, the most powerful demon of all time, and his Lost Souls. Prowling the halls of Birchwood Manor, Adelaide is haunted by the whispers of the otherworldly Souls, who seek to use her for entry into the real world, where they would wreak havoc and rule beside their leader, Samael, in chaos. Their pleas plague her, torture her, tempt her. Samael calls to her, his promise of peace in the Otherworlds increasingly difficult to resist. And the stakes are high, for if Adelaide gives in to his urgings, her two daughters will inherit the same curse, forcing them to make the same impossible choice as they, too, are cast in the roles of Guardian and Gate. In this novella that delves further into the Prophecy, Adelaide's struggle to reconcile her two worlds as she descends into madness will captivate fans of the Prophecy of the Sisters series and new readers alike.

Black Jade: Book Three Of The Ea Cycle (The Ea Cycle #3)

by David Zindell

The third book in the Ea Cycle, BLACK JADE is as rich as Tolkien and as magical as the Arthurian myths

The Broken God (A\requiem For Homo Sapiens Ser. #Bk. 1)

by David Zindell

Book One of David Zindell’s epic trilogy set in Neverness, legendary City of Light, where inner space and outer space meet … where the god programme is up and running.

The Diamond Warriors: Book Four Of The Ea Cycle (The Ea Cycle #4)

by David Zindell

From the author of ‘Neverness’ comes a powerful epic fantasy series, the Ea Cycle, as rich as Tolkien and as magical as the Arthurian myths. This is the climactic final volume.

The Idiot Gods (The\maji Trilogy #01)

by David Zindell

Quite simply the best book about a whale since Moby Dick. The Idiot Gods is an epic tale told by an orca. David Zindell returns to the grand themes of Neverness in this uniquely moving book.

The Lightstone: Book One, Part Two Of The Ea Cycle (The Ea Cycle #1)

by David Zindell

From the author of Neverness comes a powerful new epic fantasy series. The Ea Cycle is as rich as Tolkien and as magical as the Arthurian myths.

The Lightstone: Book One, Part One Of The Ea Cycle (The Ea Cycle #1)

by David Zindell

From the author of Neverness comes a powerful new epic fantasy series. The Ea Cycle is as rich as Tolkien and as magical as the Arthurian myths.

Lord of Lies: Book Two Of The Ea Cycle (The Ea Cycle #2)

by David Zindell

Death and destruction surround the Lightstone in the second book of this magnificent and deeply moving fantasy epic.

Neverness (Voyager Classics Ser.)

by David Zindell

An epic masterwork of science fiction, Neverness is a stand-alone novel from one of the most important talents in the genre.

War in Heaven (Requiem Of Homo Sapiens Ser. #04)

by David Zindell

A triumphant close to The Requiem for Homo Sapiens – an epic tour de force that began with The Broken God and was followed by The Wild.

The Wild (A\requiem For Homo Sapiens Ser. #Bk. 2)

by David Zindell

The awe-inspiring sequel to The Broken God

The Educational Prophecies of Aldous Huxley: The Visionary Legacy of Brave New World, Ape and Essence and Island (Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education)

by Ronald Zigler

The visionary legacy of Aldous Huxley is as relevant today as ever. Huxley possessed a sober understanding of the human condition as well as an inspired vision of the human potential. This volume presents an interdisciplinary examination and appreciation of Aldous Huxley’s three visionary novels – Brave New World (1932), Ape and Essence (1948), and Island (1962) – to reveal the extent to which Huxley’s prognoses into our possible futures was prophetic. The author assesses each novel to reveal the foresights that define our current educational, social, religious, political, and economic institutions, while also exposing our conflicts within those institutions. This volume examines the educational, cultural and technological changes that have shaped our society since Huxley’s work, with special reference to the enduring legacy of educational philosopher John Dewey. It offers profound insights into the educational forces and moral foundations of our society that shape us, both inside and outside of our schools. It is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on all three of Huxley’s visionary novels and detail their relevance to our world today.

The Educational Prophecies of Aldous Huxley: The Visionary Legacy of Brave New World, Ape and Essence and Island (Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education)

by Ronald Zigler

The visionary legacy of Aldous Huxley is as relevant today as ever. Huxley possessed a sober understanding of the human condition as well as an inspired vision of the human potential. This volume presents an interdisciplinary examination and appreciation of Aldous Huxley’s three visionary novels – Brave New World (1932), Ape and Essence (1948), and Island (1962) – to reveal the extent to which Huxley’s prognoses into our possible futures was prophetic. The author assesses each novel to reveal the foresights that define our current educational, social, religious, political, and economic institutions, while also exposing our conflicts within those institutions. This volume examines the educational, cultural and technological changes that have shaped our society since Huxley’s work, with special reference to the enduring legacy of educational philosopher John Dewey. It offers profound insights into the educational forces and moral foundations of our society that shape us, both inside and outside of our schools. It is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on all three of Huxley’s visionary novels and detail their relevance to our world today.

The Dragon Warrior (The Dragon Warrior)

by Katie Zhao

"An exhilarating tale. . . Readers will be enthralled." --J.C. Cervantes, New York Times bestselling author of The Storm RunnerA debut novel inspired by Chinese mythology, this middle-grade fantasy follows an outcast as she embarks on a quest to save the world from demons--perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the End of Time and The Serpent's Secret.As a member of the Jade Society, twelve-year-old Faryn Liu dreams of honoring her family and the gods by becoming a warrior. But the Society has shunned Faryn and her brother Alex ever since their father disappeared years ago, forcing them to train in secret. Then, during an errand into San Francisco, Faryn stumbles into a battle with a demon--and helps defeat it. She just might be the fabled Heaven Breaker, a powerful warrior meant to work for the all-mighty deity, the Jade Emperor, by commanding an army of dragons to defeat the demons. That is, if she can prove her worth and find the island of the immortals before the Lunar New Year. With Alex and other unlikely allies at her side, Faryn sets off on a daring quest across Chinatowns. But becoming the Heaven Breaker will require more sacrifices than she first realized. . . What will Faryn be willing to give up to claim her destiny? This richly woven contemporary middle-grade fantasy debut, full of humor, magic, and heart, will appeal to readers who love Roshani Chokshi and Sayantani DasGupta.

The Fallen Hero (The Dragon Warrior)

by Katie Zhao

This Chinese mythology-inspired middle-grade fantasy series continues as heroine Faryn Liu embarks on a quest to save her brother and defeat the demons--perfect for fans of the Aru Shah and Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond books.Faryn Liu thought she was the Heaven Breaker, a warrior destined to wield the all-powerful spear Fenghuang, command dragons, and defeat demons. But a conniving goddess was manipulating her all along . . . and her beloved younger brother, Alex, has betrayed her and taken over as the Heaven Breaker instead. Alex never forgave the people who treated him and Faryn like outcasts, and now he wants to wipe out both the demons and most of humanity.Determined to prevent a war and bring Alex back to her side, Faryn and her half-dragon friend Ren join the New Order, a group of warriors based out of Manhattan's Chinatown. She learns that one weapon can stand against Fenghuang--the Ruyi Jingu Bang. Only problem? It belongs to an infamous trickster, the Monkey King.Faryn sets off on a daring quest to convince the Monkey King to join forces with her, one that will take her to new places--including Diyu, otherwise known as the underworld--where she'll run into new dangers and more than one familiar face. Can she complete her mission and save the brother she loves, no matter the cost?This richly woven middle-grade fantasy series, full of humor, magic, and heart, will appeal to readers who love Roshani Chokshi and Sayantani DasGupta.

Blood Heir

by Amélie Wen Zhao

BLOOD HEIR is the first book in an epic new series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the conman she must trust to clear her name of murder.

Red Tigress (Blood Heir Trilogy #2)

by Amélie Wen Zhao

Fans of Children of Blood and Bone will love the sequel to Blood Heir. The second book in an epic fantasy series about a princess hiding a dark secret and the con man she must trust to liberate her empire from a dark reign.

Once We Were (The Hybrid Chronicles #2)

by Kat Zhang

The hotly anticipated and stunningly written second book in Kat Zhang’s heart-stopping Hybrid Trilogy.

What’s Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles #1)

by Kat Zhang

HOW I LIVE NOW meets HIS DARK MATERIALS in a beautiful, haunting YA debut, the first book in The Hybrid Trilogy.

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