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Friday, June 11, 2010

In Stores Now: The Necromancer by Michael Scott

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New for June!

In stores now: The Necromancer - the highly anticipated bestselling book in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series

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The Necromancer
by Michael Scott

After fleeing to Ojai, then Paris, and escaping to London, Josh and Sophie Newman are finally home. And after everything they've seen and learned in the past week, they're both more confused than ever about their future. Neither of them has mastered the magics they'll need to protect themselves from the Dark Elders, they've lost Scatty, and they're still being pursued by Dr. John Dee. Most disturbing of all, however, is that now they must ask themselves, can they trust Nicholas Flamel? Can they trust anyone?

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The Sons of Liberty
by Alexander Lagos and Joseph Lagos
Illustrated by Steve Walker and Oren Kramek

An exciting new graphic novel!

Forget everything you thought you knew about America's early days—history packs a punch in this full-color, two-fisted, edge-of-your-seat adventure! Read more

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by Tamora Pierce

Now in Paperback!

Beka Cooper, the heroine of Terrier, is no longer a Puppy. She's a Dog now—a full-fledged member of the Provost's Guard, dedicated to keeping peace in Tortall. From the Silversmith's Guild to the Provost's House to the city sewers, it won't be enough for Beka to be her usual Terrier self. She'll have to learn from Achoo how to sniff out the criminals—to be a Bloodhound...

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The Fire Opal
by Regina McBride

After Maeve's sister, Ishleen, is born, her mother sinks into a deep, impenetrable trance. For years, Maeve tries to help her mother "awaken," and then the unthinkable happens: Ishleen succumbs to the same mysterious ailment as Nuala. Heartbroken to think that her sister and her mother might be lost to her forever, Maeve sets off on an unimaginable quest to a world filled with fantastical creatures, a web of secrets, and a handsome, devious villain... Read more

Read an excerpt from chapter one.

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From the author of The Order of Odd Fish

J'Accuse, Neil Gaiman!

No Neil Gaiman fan, no matter how devoted, can reasonably say the man hasn't won enough awards. He hoovers them up at the rate of three a week! Jesus, people! There are other fantasy authors!

James Kennedy is on the case. The author of the young adult fantasy The Order of Odd-Fish is also a tireless investigator of the seamy side of Gaiman. It was Kennedy who broke the once-controversial story, now accepted as common knowledge, that all Neil Gaiman's books are written by bees. (In retaliation for this expose, Amanda Palmer thrust a lit cigarette up Kennedy's nose at the Golden Globes. Stay classy, Palmer.)

When Gaiman won the American Library Association?s Newbery award for The Graveyard Book, an outraged Kennedy stormed the ALA conference, tackled Neil Gaiman, and seized the Newbery for himself. In accordance with the ALA's ancient laws, Kennedy and Gaiman then competed in a series of mental and physical trials to determine the rightful Newbery winner. Bloodthirsty librarians ululated with glee.

Unfortunately, the ever-wily Gaiman won all the contests. As demanded by ALA superstitions, Kennedy was sacrificed to their dark gods, using an unholy knife forged in the very flames of the burning of the Library of Alexandria. A visibly shaken Gaiman repented his pride and, weeping over Kennedy?s corpse, led the librarians in chanting "GIVE KENNEDY THE NEWBERY"—and so it came to pass.

Pictures and video of the brouhaha are online here.

James Kennedy is buried in his hometown of Troy, Michigan. He is survived by a wife and daughter. His only novel, the Newbery award-winning The Order of Odd-Fish, is now available in paperback.


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