JACK FLETCHER IS YOUNG SAMURAI JAPAN, 1612
One year of training in samurai school and Jack is in real trouble . . .
He's busy preparing for the Circle of Three, an ancient ritual that tests courage, skill and spirit to the limit. And at the same time Jack is caught in a running battle with fellow student Kazuki and his gang.
But these are the least of Jack's problems. He knows his deadly rival – the ninja Dragon Eye – could strike at any moment. Jack possesses the very thing he will kill for.
August 1611. Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan - his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates.
Rescued by the legendary sword master Masamoto Takeshi, Jack's only hope is to become a samurai warrior. And so his training begins.
But life at the samurai school is a constant fight for survival. Even with his friend Akiko by his side, Jack is singled out by bullies and treated as an outcast.
With courage in his heart and his sword held high, can Jack prove himself and face his deadliest rival yet?
Charlie is a schoolboy with a talent for writing but even he cannot remember writing all the words that appear in his notebook!
there seems to be a story being told in the pages of handwritten text - but who is doing the telling, and why?
Charlie's headmaster is showing just a little too much interest in the notebook and does not seem very happy with him. As Charlie investigates he discovers that things are worse than he could ever have imagined. Have you ever been scared of your headmaster?
I mean REALLY scared?
Horace is missing. Months have passed since he was sent on a military mission to the court of the Emperor of Nihon-Ja but he has failed to return. Evanlyn is worried, and in company with Will and Alyss, she sets out to discover what has become of their old friend.
THE END OF THE WORLD HAS ARRIVED
Jack west Jr and his loyal team have been separated, their mission is in ruins, and Jack was last seen plummeting down a fathomless abyss.
OCEANS WILL RISE, CITIES WILL FALL
After surviving his deadly fall, Jack must now race against his enemies to locate and set in place te remaining pieces of THE MACHINE before the coming Armageddon.
WHO ARE THE FIVE WARRIORS?
Ian first met Abbie the orangutan when they were trapped together on a sinking freighter in the middle of a cyclone. Now Ian is taking Abbie back home, giving her freedom in the jungles of Borneo. But it's not as simple as he thought it would be. There is something much worse than a cyclone waiting for them this time . . .
Fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, thought they could return to their regular lives when they found the 39 Clues that safeguard their family's great power. But they were wrong. Powerful enemies - the Vespers- have been waiting in the shadows. And they'll stop at nothing to grab the Clues. Four powerhouse authors unite to expose the 500-year-old secret between the Cahils and the Vespers. The Vespers are rising...and the world is in jeopardy.
For Tad Spencer, only son of a fabulously wealthy business man, every day is like Christmas. Until he makes the mistake of wishing he was someone else. The next morning, he wakes up as Bob Snarby, trapped ina cruel and squalid funfair world inhabited by hopeless criminals, mysterious fortune tellers and worst of all, the murderous Finn. But he's there for a reason, as Tad discovers when he begins to untangle a seceret that will introduce him to the most unexpected enemy of all.............
Two years have passed since the events of The Amulet of Samarkand and the young magician Nathaniel is rising fast through the government ranks. But his career is suddenly threatened by a series of terrifying crises. A dangerous golem makes random attacks on London and other raids, even more threatening, are perpetrated by the Resistance. Nathaniel and Bartimaeus travel to Prague, enemy city of ancient magic, but while they are there uproar breaks out at home and Nathaniel returns to find his reputation in tatters.
They were the pioneers - the ships' rats who found themselves in a strange new land. England was three-quarters of a year's sailing time away. The year was 1788. Among the pioneers in Australia was Watkin Stench, a young black rat.