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Synopses of first in a series will only be added to avoid spoilers !
Published June 13th 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers
A young man only at peace when he is at war
Young Halfdan is a slave. He is crafty with a bow and arrow and wise in the ways of the animals, but he can only dream of a warrior's life. That is, until the dark day a Saxon's blows lay his father on his deathbed, and his mother makes a tragic bargain for Halfdan's freedom.
A boy's destiny can come at the most terrible price. Halfdan must suffer a grave loss in order to grasp what he most desires: to train by, to live by, and, if the fates decree it, to die by the force of his sword and the swiftness of his arrow. He is to be a warrior -- a great warrior.
Bloody, furiously paced, heart-wrenching, and unflinching, this is a story of a land where the destinies of boys and men are forged in the heat of battle. Young Halfdan shall come to know the glories of true brotherhood and the unspeakable horrors of true evil. In this first book in a saga teeming with thrilling details of the Viking world, young Halfdan emerges as a new hero . . . a new myth . . . a new legend.
Hardcover, 346 pages
Published June 12th 2007 by Harper Teen
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published June 17th 2008 by Harper Teen
Book 1, Mélusine , hasn't arrived yet. The series description will substitute.
Set in the fantasy world of Meduse, it tells the story of the adventures of Felix Harrowgate, a wizard, and his half-brother Mildmay the Fox, a former assassin.
Hardcover, 439 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Ace Hardcover
Hardcover, 426 pages
Published August 7th 2007 by Ace Hardcover
by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
Published July 19th 2016 by Image Comics
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steampunk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both
by Joshua C. Cohen
Hardcover, 425 pages
Published February 17th 2011 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
The football field is a battlefield
There's an extraordinary price for victory at Oregrove High. It is paid on - and off - the football field. And it claims its victims without mercy - including the most innocent bystanders.
When a violent, steroid-infused, ever-escalating prank war has devastating consequences, an unlikely friendship between a talented but emotionally damaged fullback and a promising gymnast might hold the key to a school's salvation.
Told in alternating voices and with unapologetic truth, Leverage illuminates the fierce loyalty, flawed justice, and hard-won optimism of two young athletes.
So that's what I got. How has your week been?
PS. Leverage was the 2nd book I shelved as to be read on Goodreads, in the month May of 2011. My paperback copy has been worn. A non-reader did not candle it properly. I haven't read it but it will be read before 2016 is done. Leverage, The Strong Bow saga And The Doctrine Of Labyrinths are now out of print. I luckily won't a 2nd store this year that has free international shipping. Shipping and handling to Suriname gets pricey. It's Betterworldbooks.com btw. They sell old library books from prices ranging from $6 to $13 in most cases. I've waited 5 years to read the out -of -print- books. I can't freaking wait