Champion of the Titan Games, Volume 4

Champion of the Titan Games, Volume 4
Author: Brandon Mull
Publsiher: Dragonwatch
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 9781629727882
ISBN 13: 1629727881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Champion of the Titan Games, Volume 4 Book Review:

The war against dragons intensifies. Will Kendra and Seth find the help they desperately need from the Giant Queen? This fourth book in a five-book series leaves the underwater dragon preserve of Crescent Lagoon for a gladiator-style arena at Titan Valley--the magical realm of towering giants and enslaved dragons. Our two young heroes have never felt so small or faced a challenge so . . . giant!

Dragonwatch

Dragonwatch
Author: Brandon Mull
Publsiher: Aladdin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 1481485024
ISBN 13: 9781481485029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dragonwatch Book Review:

The dragons that have been kept in sanctuaries want their freedom—and their revenge—and the world’s only hope is the reformation of the ancient order of Dragonwatch in this New York Times bestselling first novel of a new sequel series to Fablehaven from author Brandon Mull. In the hidden dragon sanctuary of Wyrmroost, Celebrant the Just, King of the Dragons, plots his revenge. He has long seen the sanctuaries as prisons, and he wants nothing more than to overthrow his captors and return the world to the Age of Dragons, when he and his kind ruled and reigned without borders. The time has come to break free and reclaim his power. No one person is capable of stopping Celebrant and his dragon horde. It will take the ancient order of Dragonwatch to gather again if there is any chance of saving the world from destruction. In ancient times, Dragonwatch was a group of wizards, enchantresses, dragon slayers, and others who originally confined the majority of dragons into sanctuaries. But nearly all of the original Dragonwatch members are gone, and so the wizard Agad reaches out to Grandpa Sorenson for help. As Kendra and Seth confront this new danger, they must draw upon all their skills, talents, and knowledge as only they have the ability to function together as a powerful dragon tamer. Together they must battle against forces with superior supernatural powers and breathtaking magical abilities. How will the epic dragon showdown end? Will dragons overthrow humans and change the world as we know it?

Wrath of the Dragon King

Wrath of the Dragon King
Author: Brandon Mull
Publsiher: Aladdin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 1481485059
ISBN 13: 9781481485050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wrath of the Dragon King Book Review:

Kendra and Seth race to claim a talisman that could help them in their quest to protect the world from total dragon domination in this second novel of the New York Times bestselling sequel series to Fablehaven from author Brandon Mull. War has come to the dragon sanctuaries of the world, and the danger is most intense at Wyrmroost. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of Kendra and Seth, Celebrant, King of Dragons, prepares to unleash his fury and take control of his native preserve. Armed with information from a new ally—Ronodin, the dark unicorn—Celebrant seeks a legendary talisman—the dominion stone. However, the powerful stone is protected by a cursed castle. Upon entering the castle fortress, an unyielding power strips all magical beings of their power and forces Celebrant to take his human avatar form. Kendra and Seth must enter the cursed castle as well. The race is on. Will the two young caretakers rally enough support from the creatures of Wyrmroost against the greatest threat the magical community has faced in ages? Can they foil Celebrant’s plan and beat him to the mighty dominion stone? Or will all hope be shattered by the wrath of the Dragon King?

Master of the Phantom Isle

Master of the Phantom Isle
Author: Brandon Mull
Publsiher: Aladdin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 9781481485067
ISBN 13: 1481485067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Master of the Phantom Isle Book Review:

Kendra races to find the information she needs to save Seth in this third novel of the New York Times bestselling sequel series to Fablehaven from author Brandon Mull. Cursed by the Key of Forgetting, Seth has lost all memory of his past—his relationships, his experiences, and who he really is. Lost and vulnerable, he’s the perfect target for the dark unicorn Ronodin, who takes him to the Phantom Isle, the secret gateway to the Under Realm. With Seth not himself, he makes the perfect tool for Ronodin’s own dark ends. Kendra is frantic to find her missing brother, but the quest will take her and her companions, including Warren, Tanu, and Vanessa, far from Wyrmroost to Crescent Lagoon—a recently fallen dragon sanctuary made up of many islands and underwater domains. Its caretaker has regained a foothold on one of the islands. If Kendra and her friends can save that sanctuary, they might uncover the answers they need to rescue Seth. With each sanctuary the dragons overthrow, Celebrant, the Dragon King, comes closer to the dawn of a new Age of Dragons. With the forces of darkness on the march, can Kendra and her allies gather enough power to win the epic dragon war?

Timman's Titans

Timman's Titans
Author: Jan Timman
Publsiher: New In Chess
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-10-13
ISBN 10: 9056916734
ISBN 13: 9789056916732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Timman's Titans Book Review:

The Stories and the Games: Alekhine – Euwe – Botvinnik – Smyslov – Tal - Petrosian – Spassky – Fischer - Karpov – Kasparov For many years Jan Timman was one of the best chess players in the world. He combined his brilliant successes on the board with a passion for writing and meticulously analysing his own games and those of his rivals. Three times he was a World Championship Candidate and in 1993 he played in the final of the FIDE World Championship. In this fascinating book, Jan Timman portrays ten World Chess Champions that played an important role in his life and career. Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) he never met, but the story of how in Lisbon he bought one of the last chess sets belonging to the fourth World Champion is one of many highlights in this book. Timman has a keen eye for detail and a fabulous memory, and he visibly enjoys sharing his insider views, including many revelations about the great champions. Timman’s Titans not only presents a personal view of these chess giants, but is also an evocation of countless fascinating episodes in chess history. Each portrait is completed by a rich selection of illustrative games, annotated in the author’s trademark lucid style. Always to the point, sharp and with crystal-clear explanations, Timman shows the highs and lows from the games of the champions, including the most memorable games he himself played against them.

Arcade Catastrophe

Arcade Catastrophe
Author: Brandon Mull
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN 10: 1481411209
ISBN 13: 9781481411202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arcade Catastrophe Book Review:

Nate and his friends think the new Arcadeland, where tickets can earn jets, tanks, subs, and race cars, is totally cool, until they learn that the arcade owner is hiding a secret.

The Candy Shop War

The Candy Shop War
Author: Brandon Mull
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN 10: 1481411195
ISBN 13: 9781481411196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Candy Shop War Book Review:

When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the new candy store owner Mrs. White, she gives them magical candy that endows them with super powers, but soon they find that along with these benefits are dangerous consequences.

The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit

The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit
Author: Neil Patrick Harris
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 0316391948
ISBN 13: 9780316391948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit Book Review:

The Misfits must work together to fend off mysterious attacks in this magical finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series from acclaimed and wildly popular celebrity Neil Patrick Harris! Ridley Larsen is everything you want in a friend. She's tough as nails, she's fiercely loyal, and she's smart as a whip. But she can be a harsh critic, which has put her position with the Magic Misfits on the rocks, even as the threat of the group's longtime enemy Kalagan looms large. Ever since his recent appearance in Mineral Wells, the kids know that a showdown with the vicious magician is imminent. They must first deal with a series of odd instances and random attacks, though, all of which they use to bring themselves closer to discovering where Kalagan may be hiding, and the nature of his true identity. But can Ridley finally master her temper and put her essential magical skills to good use? She'll do anything to protect her friends, and when the time comes, she'll find that the Magic Misfits are strongest when they all work together. Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this finale of the unique and always surprising series. Whether you're a long-time expert at illusion or simply a new fan of stage magic, hold on to your top hat!

Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary

Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary
Author: Brandon Mull,Brandon Dorman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2010-02-23
ISBN 10: 1416990283
ISBN 13: 9781416990284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary Book Review:

When Kendra discovers that the key to a vault that holds one of the hidden artifacts is in the dragon sanctuary of Wyrmroost, the Knights of the Dawn prepare to enter the extremely dangerous sanctuary in order to get the key.

Rogue Knight

Rogue Knight
Author: Brandon Mull
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-11-18
ISBN 10: 1442497033
ISBN 13: 9781442497030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rogue Knight Book Review:

When the hunt for his lost friends leads Cole Randolph to the kingdom of Elloweer, he and new friends Mira, Twitch, and Jace team up with the resistance movement to search for Mira's sister, Honor, but enemies abound and Cole and Mira must use a new kindof magic to protect themselves.

Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes (Book 4)

Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes (Book 4)
Author: Trudi Trueit
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 1426336837
ISBN 13: 9781426336836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes (Book 4) Book Review:

Cruz, Sailor, Emmett, and the gang are on their way to Africa when Nebula misses their intended target and someone close to Cruz ends up on the brink of death. Secrets creep out from the shadows and leave Cruz with more questions than answers in this fourth title in the hit series. A major discovery forces the Explorer Academy into the limelight in The Star Dunes, but Cruz has much more on his mind than 15 minutes of fame. A new face on board the ship brings Cruz's worlds colliding, just as a major close call tears them apart. En route to Africa, Team Cousteau is now down a major player, and Cruz can't help but be preoccupied by the hole in his life. The discovery of his mom's next clue leads him to the most exotic location yet--a vast desert--with no other information to lead the way, while an unlikely ally helps Cruz pursue another piece of the puzzle. Just as things seem like they might turn out alright, Dr. Fanchon Quills has a technological breakthrough which gives Cruz a glimpse into the past and reveals more about his future than he may really want to know.

The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven

The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven
Author: Brandon Mull
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781629720913
ISBN 13: 1629720917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven Book Review:

An encyclopedia of the creatures, characters, artifacts, items, and places found of the Fablehaven series.

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN 10: 0735231516
ISBN 13: 9780735231511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Conference of the Birds Book Review:

“Do you trust me?” An instant bestseller, A Map of Days launched readers into the previously unexplored world of American peculiars, one bursting with new questions, new allies, and new adversaries. Now, with enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman’s story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds, the next installment of the beloved, bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.

The Griffin's Feather (Dragon Rider #2)

The Griffin's Feather (Dragon Rider #2)
Author: Cornelia Funke
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN 10: 133821554X
ISBN 13: 9781338215540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Griffin's Feather (Dragon Rider #2) Book Review:

It's now been two years since Ben and Firedrake defeated Nettlebrand and rescued the silver dragons. Both boy and dragon have finally found homes, but they must live hundreds of miles apart and can only see each other every once in a while. During one such visit, news reaches Ben, the Greenblooms, and their friends that the last Pegasus in the world has been discovered. The legendary horse has three unhatched eggs with him, but the only way they'll ever hatch -- and continue the survival of this incredible magical species -- is to place them under a griffin's feather. But griffins are the most dangerous creatures in the world, and their mortal enemies are dragons... Ben has vowed not to tell Firedrake about his quest, to protect him. But as he and the Greenbloom team set off for a remote island where the terrible griffins are rumored to live, he may just need the help of his best friend and dragon...

The Doldrums

The Doldrums
Author: Nicholas Gannon
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 0062320963
ISBN 13: 9780062320964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Doldrums Book Review:

“A dreamy charmer of a book, full of clever wordplay that practically demands it be read out loud.”—New York Times Have you ever wanted to hold a little piece of the impossible? Lavishly illustrated in full color, The Doldrums is an extraordinary debut about friendship, imagination, and the yearning for adventure from author-artist Nicholas Gannon. A modern classic in the making, The Doldrums is for readers of inventive and timeless authors such as Brian Selznick and Lemony Snicket. Archer B. Helmsley wants an adventure. No, he needs an adventure. His grandparents were famous explorers . . . until they got stuck on an iceberg. Now Archer’s mother barely lets him out of the house. As if that would stop a true Helmsley. Archer enlists Adelaide—the girl who, according to rumor, lost her leg to a crocodile—and Oliver—the boy next door—to help him rescue his grandparents. The Doldrums whisks us off on an adventure full of sly humor, incredible detail, and enormous heart. With approximately twenty pieces of breathtaking full-color artwork, as well as black-and-white spot illustrations, and gorgeous, literary writing, Nicholas Gannon proves himself to be a distinctive new voice with his middle grade debut. Be in it for the limitless imagination. For the characters who capture your heart. For the rich world you’ll want to settle into. But most of all, be in it for the friendship. That, after all, is the true adventure.

Dragon Slayers

Dragon Slayers
Author: Lisa McMann
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 1534416099
ISBN 13: 9781534416093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dragon Slayers Book Review:

Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé in the sixth novel in the New York Times bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” The Revinir is getting desperate. Following her dramatic abduction of Fifer and Thisbe, the dragon woman traps the twins in an isolated, crumbling palace and surrounds them with four killer dragons in an attempt to coerce them to join her side. Hope finally arrives when Dev sneaks into the castle and the threesome reunites, hatching a plan against the Revinir so devious, so horrifying, that it just might work. But when it comes time to act, Thisbe struggles to confront her deepest fears about her inner levels of good and evil and, to her own dismay, questions if she’s really been on the right side all along. In Artimé, Rohan and Queen Maiven join forces with Aaron, Florence, and the others to discover the truth of what happened to the twins. But when Fifer sends a devastating message that challenges everything they believe in, Rohan attempts to handle the situation on his own...with disastrous results.

The Unicorn's Shadow

The Unicorn's Shadow
Author: Ethan Mollick
Publsiher: Wharton Digital Press
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 1613630972
ISBN 13: 9781613630976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unicorn's Shadow Book Review:

Bringing hard data to the way we think about entrepreneurial success, this bold call to action draws on the latest scientific evidence to dispel the most pervasive startup myths and light a path to entrepreneurship for those eclipsed by the hype. When you think of a successful entrepreneur, who comes to mind? Bill Gates? Mark Zuckerberg? Or maybe even Jesse Eisenberg, the man who played Zuckerberg in The Social Network? It may surprise you that most successful founders look very different from Zuckerberg or Gates. In fact, most startup origin stories are very different from the famous “unicorns” that have achieved valuations of over $1 billion, from Facebook to Google to Uber. In The Unicorn’s Shadow: Combating the Dangerous Myths that Hold Back Startups, Founders, and Investors, Wharton School professor Ethan Mollick takes us to the forefront of an empirical revolution in entrepreneurship. New data and better research methods have overturned the conventional wisdom behind what a successful founder looks like, how they succeed, and how the startup ecosystem works. Among the issues he examines: Which founders are most likely to succeed? Where do the best startup ideas come from? What’s the most foolproof way of securing the funding needed to take a company to the next level? Should your sales pitch really be something out of Hollywood? What’s the best way to grow and scale your company and create a thriving culture that won’t hinder expansion? Mollick argues that entrepreneurship is too important, both for society and for the individuals who start companies, to be eclipsed by the shadows of unicorns. He shows we can democratize entrepreneurship—but only by following an evidence-based approach that puts to rest the false narratives that surround it.

Island of Dragons

Island of Dragons
Author: Lisa McMann
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 1442493372
ISBN 13: 9781442493377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Island of Dragons Book Review:

"Head mage Alexander Stowe and his friends successfully fended off the latest threat to their magical world of Artimé with the help of a surprise ally. But old enemies have secretly been plotting against them. Now Alex must lead his people in a final epic battle, one they can't hope to win alone"--

Loki's Wolves

Loki's Wolves
Author: K. L. Armstrong,Melissa Marr
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 031623110X
ISBN 13: 9780316231107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loki's Wolves Book Review:

"The runes have spoken. We have our champion...Matthew Thorsen." Matt hears the words, but he can't believe them. He's Thor's representative? Destined to fight trolls, monstrous wolves and giant serpents...or the world ends? He's only thirteen. While Matt knew he was a modern-day descendent of Thor, he's always lived a normal kid's life. In fact, most people in the small town of Blackwell, South Dakota, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt's classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke. No big deal. But now Ragnarok is coming, and it's up to the champions to fight in the place of the long-dead gods. Matt, Laurie, and Fen's lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team, find Thor's hammer and shield, and prevent the end of the world. In their middle grade debut, K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr begin the epic Blackwell Pages series with this action-packed adventure, filled with larger-than-life legends, gripping battles, and an engaging cast of characters who bring the myths to life.

Rise of the Evening Star

Rise of the Evening Star
Author: Brandon Mull
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2008-04-22
ISBN 10: 1416957707
ISBN 13: 9781416957706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise of the Evening Star Book Review:

When Kendra and Seth return to Fablehaven, they discover that Grandpa Sorenson has asked three specialists to protect the property from the Society of the Evening Star, a group determined to steal an artifact of great power from the preserve. Reprint.