The Eye of Zeus

The Eye of Zeus

Alane Adams

Fantasy / Children's / Historical Fiction

"This charming and brilliant novel is superbly plotted and will win over readers . . . Phoebe's voice is dead on and authentic, as are those of her friends. The author's masterful prose and style serve the story instead of merely taking center stage . . . This author and novel are ready for prime time and the big time." —Publishers Weekly, BookLife Prize Critic's Report Meet Phoebe Katz, a twelve-year-old foster kid from New York City who's been bounced around the system her entire life. Things happen around Phoebe, but it's not like they're her fault! But when a statue of Athena comes to life, Phoebe gets the stunning news she's the daughter of Zeus, has a twin brother named Perseus—and was sent away from ancient Greece as a baby to stop a terrible prophecy that predicted she would one day destroy Olympus. Athena warns Phoebe to stay in hiding, but when the vengeful god Ares kidnaps her beloved social worker, Phoebe has no choice—she has to travel...
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The Rubicus Prophecy

The Rubicus Prophecy

Alane Adams

Fantasy / Children's / Historical Fiction

Abigail has just started her second year at the Tarkana Witch Academy and is already up to her ears studying for Horrid Hexes and Awful Alchemy! Worse, Endera's malevolent spellbook has its hooks in her, whispering in her ear to use its dark magic. Meanwhile, the entire school is talking about the Rubicus Prophecy; a sign has arrived that the chosen witchling is among them, the one who will one day break Odin's curse over them. When an Orkadian warship arrives carrying troubling news, Abigail and her friend Hugo are swept into a new mystery after a young boy from the ship, Robert Barconian, asks for their help retrieving a missing item. Along with the former glitch-witch, Calla, the four friends end up deep in the catacombs beneath the Tarkana Fortress—a place where the draugar, the living dead, wander about. Abigail discovers there is more to the Rubicus Prophecy than anyone ever imagined. Can she stop it in time before she and her friends are destroyed? Filled with magical...
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The Legends of Orkney

The Legends of Orkney

Alane Adams

Fantasy / Children's / Historical Fiction

Experience the Legends of Orkney trilogy—the entire series all together for the first time. In The Red Sun, you'll be introduced to middle school student Sam Baron, who gets the shock of his life when a strange dwarf shows up with the claim that Sam is from a magical realm called Orkney. Then Sam's friends are taken prisoner, and he follows their captors to Orkney—embarking upon a journey to rescue his friends, uncover the truth about his past, and combat an ancient curse that threatens to destroy the land. In Kalifus Rising, it's Sam who's in trouble this time: Imprisoned by Catriona, leader of the Volgrim Witches, he finds the darker side of his half-god, half-witch heritage released, and he fears he might destroy the very land he's just saved. He believes his only hope for salvation lies with his three best friends and a mystical artifact known as the Moon Pearl; other forces are at work in Orkney's shadows, however—forces that could help free Sam, or condemn...
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The Blue Witch

The Blue Witch

Alane Adams

Fantasy / Children's / Historical Fiction

Nine-year-old Abigail Tarkana has a problem: her witch magic has finally come in, but it's different—and being different is a problem at the Tarkana Witch Academy. Together with her scientist-friend Hugo, she face off against sneevils, shreeks, and vikens in a race to discover the secrets about her mysterious magic. DESCRIPTION:Nine-year-old Abigail Tarkana is about to fail Spectacular Spells class because her witch magic hasn't come in yet! Even worse, her nemesis, Endera, is making her life miserable by pulling pranks and trying to get her kicked out. Then her new friend Hugo's life is put in danger by a stampeding sneevil, and a desperate Abigail manages to call up her magic—only to find out it's unlike that of any other witchling at the Tarkana Witch Academy. When a competition is announced to see who can bespell a wild creature in the swamps, Abigail is attacked by a strange creature known as a viken, only to be snatched out of its grasp by an Omera, a powerful...
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