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The Book of Three

The Book of Three Lloyd AlexanderThe Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions!

Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli–all of whom have become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain. Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander’s beautifully written tales not only captured children’s imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise.

The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”

Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today’s generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time.

In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children.

 

 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: The Assistant Pig-Keeper
CHAPTER TWO: The Mask of the King
CHAPTER THREE: Gurgi
CHAPTER FOUR: The Gwythaints
CHAPTER FIVE: The Broken Sword
CHAPTER SIX: Eilonwy
CHAPTER SEVEN: The Trap
CHAPTER EIGHT: The Barrow
CHAPTER NINE: Fflewddur Fflam
CHAPTER TEN: The Sword Dyrnwyn
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Flight Through the Hills
CHAPTER TWELVE: The Wolves
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Hidden Valley
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Black Lake
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: King Eiddileg
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Doli
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Fledgling
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: The Flame of Dyrnwyn
CHAPTER NINETEEN: The Secret
CHAPTER TWENTY: Welcomes

 

 

Author: Lloyd Alexander

 

 

Series: The Chronicles of Prydain Book 1

The Black Cauldron

The Black CauldronThe Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions!

Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli–all of whom have become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain. Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander’s beautifully written tales not only captured children’s imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise.

The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”

Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today’s generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time.

In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children.

 

 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: The Council at Caer Dallben
CHAPTER TWO: The Naming of the Tasks
CHAPTER THREE: Adaon
CHAPTER FOUR: In the Shadow of Dark Gate
CHAPTER FIVE: The Huntsman of Annuvin
CHAPTER SIX: Gwystyl
CHAPTER SEVEN: Kaw
CHAPTER EIGHT: A Stone in the Shoe
CHAPTER NINE: The Brooch
CHAPTER TEN: The Marshes of Morva
CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Cottage
CHAPTER TWELVE: Little Dallben
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Plan
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Price
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: The Black Crochan
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: The River
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Choice
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: The Loss
CHAPTER NINETEEN: The War Lord
CHAPTER TWENTY: The Final Price

 

 

Author: Lloyd Alexander

 

 

Series: The Chronicles of Prydain Book 2

Black Magic

Black Magic Cherry AdairSHE HATES USING MAGIC . . .

Ever since the death of her parents, Sara Temple has rejected her magical gifts. Then, in a moment of extreme danger, she unknowingly sends out a telepathic cry for help—to the one man she is convinced she never wants to see again.

HE’S A POWERFUL WIZARD . . .

Jackson Slater thought he was done forever with his ex-fiancée, but when he hears her desperate plea, he teleports halfway around the world to aid her in a situation where magic has gone suddenly, brutally wrong.

THEY’VE BEEN CHOSEN TO SAVE THE WORLD . . .

But while Sara and Jack remain convinced they are completely mismatched, the Wizard Council feels otherwise. A dark force is killing some of the world’s most influential wizards, and the ex-lovers have just proved their abilities are mysteriously amplified when they work together. But with the fate of the world at stake, will the violent emotions still simmering between them drive them farther apart . . . or bring them back into each other’s arms?

 

 

Author: Cherry Adair

The Wizard of Seattle

The Wizard of Seattle Kay HooperShe looked like a ragged, storm-drenched urchin, but from the moment Serena Smyth appeared on his Seattle doorstep, Richard Patrick Merlin recognized the spark behind her green eyes. Serena had crossed a country to find him, guided by her determination to become a master wizard. She knew he could be her teacher—but she never expected the charismatic, seductive power that was Merlin’s. Nor had she dreamed of the fire he ignited in her body and soul, a flame that burned even hotter than the powerful talent she possessed but did not yet understand. Their love forbidden by an ancient law, Serena and Richard will take a desperate gamble and travel to a long-lost world to change the history that threatens to separate them. But they risk being torn apart forever, destroyed by a cursed land…and their own fierce desires.

 

 

Author: Kay Hooper

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank BaumDorothy Gale and her little dog Toto are in for the ride of their lives when a tornado drops them off in the Land of Oz. Can Dorothy and her new friends survive the perils of Oz to reach the Wizard and find a way home?

 

 

Table of Contents:

1. The Cyclone
2. The Council with the Munchkins
3. How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow
4. The Road Through the Forest
5. The Rescue of the Tin Woodman
6. The Cowardly Lion
7. The Journey to the Great Oz
8. The Deadly Poppy Field
9. The Queen of the Field Mice
10. The Guardian of the Gates
11. The Wonderful Emerald City of Oz
12. The Search for the Wicked Witch
13. The Rescue
14. The Winged Monkeys
15. The Discovery of Oz, the Terrible
16. The Magic Art of the Great Humbug
17. How the Balloon Was Launched
18. Away to the South
19. Attacked by the Fighting Trees
20. The Dainty China Country
21. The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts
22. The Country of the Quadlings
23. Glinda Grants Dorothy’s Wish
24. Home Again

 

 

Author: L. Frank Baum

 

 

Series: Oz Book 1

Working for the Devil

Working for the Devil Lilith SaintcrowWhen the Devil needs a rogue demon killed, who does he call?

The Player: Necromance-for-hire Dante Valentine is choosy about her jobs. Hot tempered and with nerves of steel, she can raise the dead like nobody’s business. But one rainy Monday morning, everything goes straight to hell.

The Score: The Devil hires Dante to eliminate a rogue demon: Vardimal Santino. In return, he will let her live. It’s an offer she can’t refuse.

The Catch: How do you kill something that can’t die?

 

 

Author: Lilith Saintcrow

 

 

Series: Dante Valentine Book 1

A World Without Heroes

A World Without Heroes Brandon MullJason Walker has often wished his life could be less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank into a strange, imperiled world. Lyrian holds dangers and challenges unlike anyplace Jason has ever known. The people all live in fear of their malicious wizard emperor, Maldor. The brave resistors who once opposed the emperor have been bought off or broken, leaving a realm where fear and suspicion prevail.

In his search for a way home, Jason meets Rachel, who was also mysteriously drawn to Lyrian from our world. With the help of a few scattered rebels, Jason and Rachel become entangled in a quest to piece together the word of power that can destroy the emperor and learn that their best hope to find a way home will be to save this world without heroes.

 

 

Table of Contents:

Prologue

1. The Hippo
2. The Loremaster
3. The Word
4. The Blind King
5. Rachel
6. Gifts
7. Jugard
8. Macroid
9. Tark
10. Ned
11. Ferrin
12. Jailbreak
13. Nicholas
14. Questions and Answers
15. Chancellor
16. Whitelake
17. Jasher
18. The Sunken Lands
19. Pythoness
20. The Eternal Feast
21. Duel
22. Escape
23. The Word
24. Prisoner
25. Deep Portal

 

 

Author: Brandon Mull

 

 

Series: Beyonders Book 1