The Burning Maze

The Burning Maze
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 9781536458947
ISBN 13: 1536458945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Burning Maze Book Review:

The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has t

The Trials of Apollo, Book Three: The Burning Maze

The Trials of Apollo, Book Three: The Burning Maze
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 1368001432
ISBN 13: 9781368001434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trials of Apollo, Book Three: The Burning Maze Book Review:

The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad. With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy. The words she uttered while seated on the Throne of Memory revealed that an evil triumvirate of Roman emperors plans to attack Camp Jupiter. While Leo flies ahead on Festus to warn the Roman camp, Lester and Meg must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor--and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles--somewhere in the American Southwest. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know. They will have a satyr companion, and Meg knows just who to call upon. . . .

The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo Book 3)

The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo Book 3)
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 0141364025
ISBN 13: 9780141364025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo Book 3) Book Review:

The third book in the latest series from international bestselling author, Rick Riordan He was a God once. Until he was cast out his father, Zeus. Now, he's an awkward teenager. Called Lester. The only way out is a series of scary and dangerous trials, of course. For his third trial, Apollo must journey through the Labyrinth to free an Oracle who only speaks in puzzles. Then, defeat the most vicious of three very vicious Roman Emperors. (All without the use of his godly powers.) It looks like he will need all the help he can get - from some new and old friends. __________ This edition includes a Percy Jackson short story! Clarisse, daughter of Ares, the Greek god of war, needs Percy Jackson's help. Her father's chariot has been stolen and she has to get it back by sunset. The only hitch? The chariot-jackers are none other than her terrifying immortal brothers Phobos and Deimos. Can Percy and Clarisse get the chariot back before it's too late? Find out in, Percy Jackson and the Stolen Chariot __________ More books by Rick Riordan: The Percy Jackson series: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files The Heroes of Olympus series: The Lost Hero The Son Of Neptune The Mark of Athena The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Files The Kane Chronicles series: The Red Pyramid The Throne of Fire The Serpent's Shadow The Magnus Chase Series: Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead

9 from the Nine Worlds

9 from the Nine Worlds
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1368041892
ISBN 13: 9781368041898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

9 from the Nine Worlds Book Review:

The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy may have concluded, but we haven't heard the last of our favorite einherji and his friends. The nine Norse worlds are rich with lore, as this collection of nine original stories, each told from a different character's point of view, will prove.

Swim That Rock

Swim That Rock
Author: John Rocco,Jay Primiano
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 0763672246
ISBN 13: 9780763672249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swim That Rock Book Review:

A young working-class teen fights to save his family’s diner after his father is lost in a fishing-boat accident. When his dad goes missing in a fishing-boat accident, fourteen-year-old Jake refuses to think he may have lost his father forever. But suddenly, nothing seems certain in Jake’s future, and now his family’s diner may be repossessed by loan sharks. In Narragansett Bay, scrabbling out a living as a quahogger isn’t easy, but with the help of some local clammers, Jake is determined to work hard and earn enough money to ensure his family’s security and save the diner in time. Told with cinematic suspense and a true compassion for the characters, Swim That Rock is a fast-paced coming-of-age story that beautifully and evocatively captures the essence of coastal Rhode Island life, the struggles of blue-collar family dynamics, and the dreams of one boy to come into his own.

Field Notes from a Pandemic

Field Notes from a Pandemic
Author: Ethan Lou
Publsiher: Signal
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 0771029985
ISBN 13: 9780771029981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Notes from a Pandemic Book Review:

Equal parts travelogue and pandemic guide, journalist Ethan Lou examines the societal effects of COVID-19 and takes us on a mesmerizing journey around a world that will never be the same. Visiting Beijing in January to see his dying grandfather, Canadian journalist Ethan Lou unknowingly walks into a state under siege. In his journey out of China and into other hot zones in Asia and Europe, he finds himself witnessing the very earliest stages of a virus that will forever change the world as we know it. Lou argues that Coronavirus will have a far greater impact than SARS, for example, simply because China is now many more times integrated with the increasingly interconnected world. Over decades, globalization has crafted a world painfully sensitive and susceptible to shocks such as this pandemic. A crisis like it has thus been long overdue--and we have yet to see it unfold fully. In our integrated world, events that may previously be isolated now ripple farther and wider and in ways we do not expect and cannot foresee. We have not seen the worst, and if and when we outlast this pandemic, nothing will ever be the same--not just healthcare systems but also economies, politics and culture. Decisions now--or indecisions--will shape and define the world for decades. These ideas are fleshed out through the virus's spawning and how it spread, the unprecedented measures to contain it and an examination of past pandemics and other crises and how they shaped the world--and an argument for why this one's different. Lou shows how drastically the virus has transformed the world and charts the greater and more radical shifts to come. His ideas and arguments are framed around his journey around the world, whose path the virus seemed to follow until he landed safely in quarantine in a small town in Germany where he was able to take stock and start telling his story.

Dreamwood

Dreamwood
Author: Heather Mackey
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-06-12
ISBN 10: 0698158628
ISBN 13: 9780698158627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreamwood Book Review:

Lucy Darrington has no choice but to run away from boarding school. Her father, an expert on the supernatural, has been away for too long while doing research in Saarthe, a remote territory in the Pacific Northwest populated by towering redwoods, timber barons, and the Lupine people. But upon arriving, she learns her father is missing: Rumor has it he’s gone in search of dreamwood, a rare tree with magical properties that just might hold the cure for the blight that’s ravaging the forests of Saarthe. Determined to find her father (and possibly save Saarthe), Lucy and her vexingly stubborn friend Pete follow William Darrington’s trail to the deadly woods on Devil’s Thumb. As they encounter Lupine princesses, giant sea serpents, and all manner of terrifying creatures, Lucy hasn’t reckoned that the dreamwood itself might be the greatest threat of all.

The Trials of Apollo, Book Two The Dark Prophecy

The Trials of Apollo, Book Two The Dark Prophecy
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Disney-Hyperion
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 9781484780640
ISBN 13: 1484780647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trials of Apollo, Book Two The Dark Prophecy Book Review:

Zeus has punished his son Apollo--god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more--by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers? After experiencing a series of dangerous--and frankly, humiliating--trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Somewhere in the American Midwest, he and his companions must find the most dangerous Oracle from ancient times: a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again--if it doesn't kill him or drive him insane first. Standing in Apollo's way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate, a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame. To survive the encounter, Apollo will need the help of son of Hephaestus Leo Valdez, the now-mortal sorceress Calypso, the bronze dragon Festus, and other unexpected allies--some familiar, some new--from the world of demigods. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . . Includes the first chapter of The Trials of Apollo Book 3: THE BURNING MAZE, plus the first chapters of two Rick Riordan Presents novels: THE STORM RUNNER by J. C. Cervantes, based on Mayan mythology, and DRAGON PEARL by Yoon Ha Lee, a space opera with elements of Korean mythology.

Shadow Crosser, The (Volume 3)

Shadow Crosser, The (Volume 3)
Author: J.C. Cervantes
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1368055486
ISBN 13: 9781368055482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadow Crosser, The (Volume 3) Book Review:

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents J.C. Cervantes' epic finale to the Storm Runner trilogy, a tale of mystery, magic, and mayhem featuring gods from both Maya and Aztec mythology. Zane Obispo has been looking forward to his training at the Shaman Institute for Higher Order Magic, and not only because it means he'll be reunited with his best friend, Brooks. Anything would be better than how he has spent the last three months: searching for the remaining godborns with a nasty demon who can sniff them out (literally). But when Zane tracks down the last kid on his list, he's in for a surprise: the ""one"" is actually a pair of twins, and they're trying to prevent a mysterious object from falling into the wrong hands. After a shocking betrayal, Zane finds himself at SHIHOM sooner than expected. Even more shocking is the news that the Maya gods have gone missing. The bat god, Camazotz, and Ixkik' (aka Blood Moon) have taken them out of commission . . . and the godborns are their next target. The only thing the villains need now? The object that the twins possess. Zane knows the godborns aren't strong enough yet to stand up to Zotz, Ixkik', and their army. There might be a way to save the gods, but it involves locating a magical calendar that can see across time and space . . . not to mention traveling more than thirty years into the past. In The Shadow Crosser, Zane and his friends embark on their most treacherous mission yet--a mission that, with one blunder, could change history as we know it, and worse, destroy the universe.

Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Author: Liesl Shurtliff
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 1524717045
ISBN 13: 9781524717049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rump, comes the true story behind another unlikely hero: a grumpy dwarf who gets tangled up in Snow White's feud with the wicked queen. Ever since he was a dwarfling, Borlen (nicknamed "Grump") has dreamed of visiting The Surface, so when opportunity knocks, he leaves his cavern home behind. At first, life aboveground is a dream come true. Queen Elfrieda Veronika Ingrid Lenore (E.V.I.L.) is the best friend Grump always wanted, feeding him all the rubies he can eat and allowing him to rule at her side in exchange for magic and information. But as time goes on, Grump starts to suspect that Queen E.V.I.L. may not be as nice as she seems. . . . When the queen commands him to carry out a horrible task against her stepdaughter Snow White, Grump is in over his head. He's bound by magic to help the queen, but also to protect Snow White. As if that wasn't stressful enough, the queen keeps bugging him for updates through her magic mirror! He'll have to dig deep to find a way out of this pickle, and that's enough to make any dwarf Grumpy indeed. "Liesl Shurtliff writes the perfect middle-grade page-turners that fourth graders can gobble down on the plane, train, and automobile trips ahead this summer. . . . [she] excels at turning familiar worlds on their heads. --The New York Times Book Review "Hilarious and heartfelt . . . Lovable Borlen's grumpy first-person narration explores themes of belonging, friendship, and doing the right thing. Sure to please fans of reimagined fairy tales." --Kirkus "A hilarious reimagining of its origin story with a wonderfully detailed world and interesting twists on classic characters. Sure to be a hit with fantasy fans looking for comedy." --Booklist "The story moves at a fast pace and deftly balances lighthearted humor with emotional weight. . . .a sure hit for Shurtliff's fans." --School Library Journal

Camp Jupiter Classified

Camp Jupiter Classified
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Puffin
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 9780241394175
ISBN 13: 0241394171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Camp Jupiter Classified Book Review:

Mysterious incidents are wreaking havoc throughout Camp Jupiter. And if the Romans don't find out who-or what-is behind the episodes soon, the Twelfth Legion could implode. Suspicion falls on Claudia, the Fourth Cohort's newest probatio. To find out the truth, see through Claudia's eyes the crime scenes, and watch as the bizarre events unfold - even when she discovers a secret that holds the key to Camp Jupiter's safety...

Big Red Tequila

Big Red Tequila
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN 10: 0804151938
ISBN 13: 9780804151931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Red Tequila Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Everything in Texas is bigger . . . even murder. Meet Tres Navarre—tequila drinker, Tai Chi master, and unlicensed P.I., with a penchant for Texas-size trouble. Jackson “Tres” Navarre and his enchilada-eating cat, Robert Johnson, pull into San Antonio and find nothing waiting but trouble. Ten years ago Navarre left town and the memory of his father’s murder behind him. Now he’s back, looking for answers. Yet the more Tres digs, trying to put his suspicions to rest, the fresher the decade-old crime looks: Mafia connections, construction site payoffs, and slick politicians’ games all conspire to ruin his homecoming. It’s obvious Tres has stirred up a hornet’s nest of trouble. He gets attacked, shot at, run over by a big blue Thunderbird—and his old girlfriend, the one he wants back, is missing. Tres has to rescue the woman, nail his father’s murderer, and get the hell out of Dodge before mob-style Texas justice catches up to him. The chances of staying alive looked better for the defenders of the Alamo. “Riordan writes so well about the people and topography of his Texas hometown that he quickly marks the territory as his own.”—Chicago Tribune Don’t miss any of these hotter-than-Texas-chili Tres Navarre novels: BIG RED TEQUILA • THE WIDOWER’S TWO-STEP • THE LAST KING OF TEXAS • THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO AUSTIN • SOUTHTOWN • MISSION ROAD • REBEL ISLAND

Trollhunters

Trollhunters
Author: Guillermo del Toro,Daniel Kraus
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN 10: 148471086X
ISBN 13: 9781484710869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trollhunters Book Review:

From Guillermo del Toro comes the book that inspired the Netflix Animated Series TROLLHUNTERS! "You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk? They're patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you've paid so much attention to in mirrors? It's delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to make your way in the world? They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats. These facts are unpleasant but useful. There are things out there, you see, that don't cower in holes to be captured by us and cooked over our fires. These things have their own ways of trapping their kills, their own fires, their own appetites." Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino— one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named "Tubby" who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un- human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed. From the minds of horror geniuses Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus comes a new illustrated novel about the fears that move in unseen places.

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo Book 1)

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo Book 1)
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 0141363940
ISBN 13: 9780141363943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo Book 1) Book Review:

The latest series from international bestselling author, Rick Riordan He was once an immortal God. Now, he's a teenage boy called Lester. Apollo has angered his father Zeus for the last time. So, how do you punish an immortal? By making him human. Obviously. Cast down from Olympus, he's weak, disorientated and stuck in New York City as a teenage boy. It's the first time he's been without his powers, and he has to survive in the modern world. Which isn't an easy feat for a four-thousand-year old deity, especially one with as many enemies as he has. Apollo needs help, and he can only think of one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood. __________ More books by Rick Riordan: The Percy Jackson series: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files The Heroes of Olympus series: The Lost Hero The Son Of Neptune The Mark of Athena The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Files The Kane Chronicles series: The Red Pyramid The Throne of Fire The Serpent's Shadow The Magnus Chase Series: Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-05-05
ISBN 10: 0141962305
ISBN 13: 9780141962306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian Book Review:

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian is the fifth awesome adventure in Rick Riordan's top-ten bestselling series. Half Boy. Half God. ALL Hero. Most people get presents on their sixteenth birthday. I get a prophecy that could save or destroy the world. It happens when you're the son of Poseidon, God of the Sea.According to an ancient prophecy, I turn sixteen and the fate of the entire world is on me. But no pressure. Now Kronos, Lord of the Titans, is beginning his attack on New York City. And the dreaded monster Typhon is also heading our way. So it's me and forty of my demi-god friends versus untold evil . . . ----- 'Riordan takes the reader back to the stories we love; then shakes the cobwebs out of them' Eoin Colfer 'Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical' The Times 'Puns, jokes and subtle wit, alongside a gripping storyline' Telegraph 'Perfectly paced, with electrifying moments chasing each other like heartbeats' New York Times 'It's Buffy meets Artemis Fowl. Thumbs up' Sunday Times 'Funny . . . very exciting . . . but it's the storytelling that will get readers hooked. After all, this is the stuff of legends' Guardian Books by Rick Riordan: The Percy Jackson series: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files The Heroes of Olympus series: The Lost Hero The Son Of Neptune The Mark of Athena The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Files The Kane Chronicles series: The Red Pyramid The Throne of Fire The Serpent's Shadow The Magnus Chase series: Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead The Trials of Apollo series: The Dark Prophecy The Hidden Oracle The Burning Maze

Rick Riordan Series Sampler

Rick Riordan Series Sampler
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2019-05-31
ISBN 10: 1368058000
ISBN 13: 9781368058001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rick Riordan Series Sampler Book Review:

Available for the first time, a free sampler of the riveting opening chapters from all five of Rick Riordan's New York Times mega-best-selling series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, The Heroes of Olympus: THE LOST HERO, The Kane Chronicles: THE RED PYRAMID, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: THE SWORD OF SUMMER, and The Trials of Apollo: THE HIDDEN ORACLE. Start reading now and get hooked on these thrilling quest stories inspired by Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Norse mythologies, told as only Rick Riordan, dubbed "storyteller of the gods," can tell them.

The Tower of Nero (The Trials of Apollo Book 5)

The Tower of Nero (The Trials of Apollo Book 5)
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0141364106
ISBN 13: 9780141364100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tower of Nero (The Trials of Apollo Book 5) Book Review:

It's time to face the final trial . . . The battle for Camp Jupiter is over. New Rome is safe. Tarquin and his army of the undead have been defeated. Somehow Apollo has made it out alive, with a little bit of help from the Hunters of Artemis. But though the battle may have been won, the war is far from over. Now Apollo and Meg must get ready for the final - and, let's face it, probably fatal - adventure. They must face the last emperor, the terrifying Nero, and destroy him once and for all. Can Apollo find his godly form again? Will Meg be able to face up to her troubled past? Destiny awaits . . .

Battle of the Labyrinth, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)

Battle of the Labyrinth, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-05-02
ISBN 10: 1423131983
ISBN 13: 9781423131984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battle of the Labyrinth, The (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) Book Review:

Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to diabolical. In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near.

Rebel Island

Rebel Island
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-08-28
ISBN 10: 9780553904109
ISBN 13: 0553904108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebel Island Book Review:

Triple-crown winner of mystery’s most coveted awards—the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus—Rick Riordan and his Texas-style take on the crime novel have never been bigger or darker than in this latest Tres Navarre thriller. This time Navarre faces a killer as unstoppable as a force of nature. Tres Navarre had given up private investigation—and with it a violent past that had buried too many friends. Newly married, with a baby on the way, it was time to find a safer line of work. He and Maia had come to Rebel Island to celebrate their honeymoon and a new future. But no sooner had they arrived than a reminder of the past showed up in the form of a corpse shot dead in room 12. Just like that Tres finds himself flashing back on the memory of a grim childhood summer spent on the island—a summer that changed everything in his life. A summer he could never forget but never entirely remember either. And when a second corpse turns up, it’s clear to Tres that the past is not dead and buried after all, but is stalking Rebel Island with unfinished business of its own. What really happened that long-ago summer, what dark secrets were kept, and who has come back to avenge them…these are the questions Tres, his brother Garrett, and the very pregnant Maia must answer—and time is running out. For a monster hurricane is about to hit Rebel Island, cutting them off from the mainland and leaving them trapped on a flooding island with the hotel’s remaining guests brutally dying one by one. Tres knows better than anyone that the bloodlines of South Texas are as twisted as barbed wire. This time they’re guarding a revelation that can turn his dreams of happily ever after into the ultimate nightmare. From the Hardcover edition.

The Devil Went Down to Austin

The Devil Went Down to Austin
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-12-18
ISBN 10: 0804151962
ISBN 13: 9780804151962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil Went Down to Austin Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Rick Riordan, triple-crown winner of the Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards, brings his fast-talking, hard-living, Texas-hip P.I. Tres Navarre to the heart of the Lone Star State—Austin—to unravel a case so dark, twisted, and deadly, it can only involve family.... Tres Navarre, the P.I. with a Ph.D. in literature, heads to Austin for a laid-back summer teaching gig. But he’s in store for a whole lot more. His big brother Garrett--computer whiz, Jimmy Buffett fanatic, and all-around eccentric—is hoping to retire a multimillionaire by the fall. He’s bet his career and the Navarre family ranch to do it. Then Garrett’s oldest friend and business partner is murdered—and Garrett is the only suspect. As Tres delves into Garrett’s bizarre world to find the truth behind the murder, he comes face to face with the damaged relationships, violent lives, and billion-dollar schemes of a high-tech world gone haywire. Connecting them all is beautiful Lake Travis and the shocking secret that lies within its depths. Now, as Tres struggles with his own troubled family past and to clear his brother’ s name, he finds himself stalked by a cold-blooded killer—one who could spell the death of both Navarres. Don’t miss any of these hotter-than-Texas-chili Tres Navarre novels: BIG RED TEQUILA • THE WIDOWER’S TWO-STEP • THE LAST KING OF TEXAS • THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO AUSTIN • SOUTHTOWN • MISSION ROAD • REBEL ISLAND