Scorpion Mountain

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Author: John Anthony Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399163565

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 451

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Assigned to protect the king's daughter, Ranger Gilan joins forces with the Brotherband crew to investigate and foil a plot by Scorpion Cult assassins. Simultaneous eBook.

Brotherband 5: Scorpion Mountain

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Author: John Flanagan

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742759378

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

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When the worlds of Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband cross over, action and adventure are guaranteed! King Duncan of Araluen has an urgent mission for Hal and the Heron brotherband. One assassination attempt on his daughter Cassandra was foiled - but the would-be killers are from the deadly Scorpion cult, and they won't be satisfied until they have completed their task. The Herons team up with Ranger Gilan to track the killers across the deserts of Arrida and infiltrate their mountain lair. But the Scorpion assassins are not the only threat the brotherband will face. A seaside battle is looming, and the Herons are called upon to help an old friend of Araluen in his fight. With their forces split between searing land and treacherous seas, can the brotherband complete their mission - before the killers find their royal target?

The House of the Scorpion

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Author: Nancy Farmer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471120384

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

Day Hiking Central Cascades

Stevens Pass / Alpine Lakes / Lake Wenatchee

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Author: Craig Romano

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594853193

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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CLICK HERE to download three sample hikes from Day Hiking Central Cascades 125 trails, each rated on an overall-quality scale of 1 to 5 Full-color photo insert and overview map 1% of sales donated to the Washington Trails Association for trail maintenance The Central Cascades offer some of the most accessible wilderness areas for urban Seattleites, with trails no less stunning or enjoyable than those in more remote regions. Day Hiking Central Cascades includes 50% more hikes than other regional guidebooks and focuses on cream-of-the-crop trails in these areas: Whidbey Island; Skykomish, Wenatchee, and Icicle River Valleys; the Entiat Mountains; the Lake Chelan area; and more. Compact in size, this is the most up-to-date guide for the area, organized along highways and other travel corridors, and with an emphasis on trails that are 12 miles or less, round-trip, each of them hiked by the author. **Mountaineers Books designates 1 percent of the sales of select guidebooks in our Day Hiking series toward volunteer trail maintenance. For this book, our 1 percent of sales is going to Washington Trails Association (WTA). WTA hosts more than 750 work parties throughout Washington’s Cascades and Olympics each year, with volunteers clearing downed logs after spring snowmelt, cutting away brush, retreading worn stretches of trail, and building bridges and turnpikes. Their efforts are essential to the land managers who maintain thousands of acres on shoestring budgets.

Slaves of Socorro

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Author: John Anthony Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399163557

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

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With their honor restored, Hal and his fellow Herons leave Skandia again on a new mission--to track down and stop Hal's nemesis, Tursgud, a bullying youth-turned vicious pirate and slave trader.

The Ghostfaces

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Author: John Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142427284

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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Previous edition published in the U.S. by Philomel Books in 2016.

The Hunters

Brotherband Chronicles

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Author: John A. Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101591536

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1934

From the author of the global phenomenon and New York Times bestselling Ranger's Apprentice! Hal and his brotherband crew are hot on the trail of the pirate Zavac and they have one thing only on their minds: Stopping the bloodthirsty thief before he can do more damage. Of course, they also know Zavac has the Andomal, the priceless Skandian artifact stolen when the brotherband let down their guard. The chase leads down mighty rivers, terrifying rapids, to the lawless fortress of Ragusa. If Hal is to succeed, he will need to go beyond his brotherband training. He will need to challenge the pirate one-on-one, knowing only one of them will survive. The epic series from Ranger's Apprentice author John Flanagan continues, delivering pulse-pounding adventure and fun. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/ A Song of Ice and Fire series. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Outcasts

Brotherband Chronicles

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Author: John A. Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101545399

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

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From the author of the global phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice! They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger's Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn't mean they don't have skills. And courage - which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field . . . especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing. John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, creates a new cast of characters to populate his world of Skandians and Araluens, a world millions of young readers around the world have come to know and admire. Full of seafaring adventures and epic battles, Book 1 of The Brotherband Chronicles is sure to thrill readers of Ranger's Apprentice while enticing a whole new generation just now discovering the books. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.

The Scorpio Races

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Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407130137

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

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The ebook of the stunning new novel from the bestselling author of SHIVER, LINGER AND FOREVER. Stay alive, stay astride, stay out of the water... Every November, the Scorpio Races are run beneath the chalk cliffs of Skarmouth. Thousands gather to watch the horses and the sea that washes the blood from the sand. The mounts are capaill uisce: savage water horses. There are no horses more beautiful, more fearless, more deadly. To race them can be suicide but the danger is irresistible. Sean Kendrick knows the dangers of the capaill uisce. With one foot in the ocean and one on land, he is the only man on the island capable of taming the beasts. He races to prove something both to himself and to the horses. Puck Connolly enters the races to save her family. But the horse she rides is an ordinary little mare, just as Puck is an ordinary girl. When Sean sees Puck on the beach he doesn't think she belongs. He doesn't realize his fate will become entwined in hers. They both enter the Races hoping to change their lives. But first they'll have to survive.

Scorpions

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Author: Walter Dean Myers

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061975066

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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Scorpions, a Newbery Honor Book by National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Walter Dean Myers, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary! When it was first published in 1988, Scorpions amazed readers. It continues to do so today. This special twenty-fifth anniversary edition contains the original Scorpions novel, plus an extra Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers—including questions about juvenile detention facilities, gang life today, and friendship. Also included are a sneak peek at Kick, by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman, and an excerpt from Myers's New York Times bestselling novel Monster!

The Battle of Hackham Heath

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Author: John Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142427330

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6701

The second prequel to "Ruins of Gorlan" features one of Araluen's favorite Rangers, Halt, and brings readers to a time before Will was a Ranger's apprentice, laying the groundwork for the epic battles that have already captivated fans of the Ranger's Apprentice series.

Haunted Santa Cruz, California

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Author: Maryanne Porter

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439657882

Category: History

Page: 147

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From inspiring Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho to being the stalking ground of serial killers, Surf City, USA, has a spooky history with a west coast twist. Though generally a peaceful coastal city, the dark stains from Santa Cruz’s past still linger. A former Spanish Mission, Holy Cross Catholic Church harbors a dark history of a brutal revolt of native Ohlone Indians that killed the cruel Father Andres Quintana. Frequented by mobsters and celebrities in its heyday, the famous Brookdale Lodge’s most talked-about guest is the ghost of a little girl who died nearby in 1892 after nearly drowning. Terrorized by three different serial killers during the 1970s, the city earned the nickname of “the Murder Capital of the World.” Local resident Alfred Hitchcock derived inspiration for his iconic film Psycho from the haunted mid-nineteenth-century Hotel McCray. Tracing the city’s eeriest incidents back to their roots, historical researcher and paranormal investigator Maryanne Porter details these and many more stories of local legend and lore. Includes photos! “[Porter] vividly retells the darker aspects of Santa Cruz history, and shares recorded experiences, including some of her own, at popular local haunted sites like the Brookdale Lodge and Sunshine Villa.” —GoodTimes

The Tournament at Gorlan

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Author: John Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142427322

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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"First published in the United States of America by Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2015"--Title page verso.

Rocky Mountain Pursuit

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Author: Mary Alford

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488008256

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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IDENTITY: CONFIDENTIAL Everyone believes agent Jase Bradford is dead—everyone but Reyna Peterson. Only he can protect her now that someone wants the information her CIA husband died to secure. As the one member of their spy team not killed, Jase must remain in the shadows. Yet when Reyna leads the enemy right to his mountain refuge and blows his cover, Jase risks his life for hers. As his best friend's beautiful widow scales the walls around his heart, whether out of loyalty or love, he makes it his duty to secure her safety. But when their pursuers trap them in the snowy Colorado mountains, will it become his final mission?

The Royal Ranger

A New Beginning

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Author: John Flanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101638613

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

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The story that brings the Ranger's Apprentice arc full-circle! Will Treaty has come a long way from the small boy with dreams of knighthood. Life had other plans for him, and as an apprentice Ranger under Halt, he grew into a legend—the finest Ranger the kingdom has ever known. Yet Will is facing a tragic battle that has left him grim and alone. To add to his problems, the time has come to take on an apprentice of his own, and it’s the last person he ever would have expected. Fighting his personal demons, Will has to win the trust and respect of his difficult new companion—a task that at times seems almost impossible. John Flanagan returns for one final bow to the series that has conquered millions of readers worldwide with this pulse-pounding adventure that brings one era to a close, and ushers in the next . . . For fans of Tolkien, Redwall, Game of Thrones, and T.H. White, RANGER'S APPRENTICE delivers fantasy-adventure thrills with real-world historical details. “The last few years have seen the publication of many fantasies, but few have the appeal of this original story.” —Booklist, starred review, on The Ruins of Gorlan “Fans of the series will eagerly devour this one and wait impatiently for the next . . . A sure bet for fantasy fans.” —School Library Journal “Flanagan's deft character portrayals and well-paced story will engage readers, and the ending will leave them clamoring for the next volume.” —Booklist, on The Icebound Land

A Perfumed Scorpion

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Author: Idries Shah

Publisher: Octagon Press Ltd

ISBN: 0863040802

Category: Philosophy

Page: 193

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Using the powerful approach of classical teachers, Shah has crafted a contemporary teaching tool that blends a fastpaced look at today's world with the timeless teachings of the Sufis. The book brings into sharp focus the conditioned behavior and self-deception that are common in Western minds. Far more than a literary tool for breaking loose old mental habits, it is a blueprint for a process of self-development that precludes self-deceit. Truly a book among books, A Perfumed Scorption is treasured the world over for its clarity of wisdom and forcefulness of insight.

The Scorpion Code

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Author: Carter Hopkins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976505034

Category:

Page: 354

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Washington City - October, 1861. Civil war is upon us. A spy among us. A mysterious code hides a deadly secret that could change the tides of war. The key to the code, and the fate of the nation, rests in the hands of a young police officer named Levi Love. Answering President Lincoln's call, 75,000 volunteers descend upon Washington City and transform the nation's capital into a den of violence and vice. When a beautiful young woman is found dead in one of the open sewers that plague the City, Levi is ordered to investigate. The evidence leads to a mysterious code that confirms a terrifying fact - a murderous spy is hunting the nation's deepest secret. The clues soon draw Levi deep into the City's underground slave trade. There, he meets a freedman named Josiah Johnson who has information that can help crack the code and identify the Confederate spy terrorizing the City. As the murders continue, Levi and Josiah track the spy from the darkest corners of the City's brothels and alleyways to the grand ballrooms of the ruling class. Together, they must unmask the spy before the secret gets out and the high-stakes game of war is lost.

Holes

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Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9780307798367

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS From the Paperback edition.