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    The Queen of Dreams – Peter Hamilton (illustrated by Adam Stower)

    “‘Just go away,’ Taggie Paganuzzi whispered fiercely at the grey rainclouds that we’re drawing together across the bright summer sky. She and her sister were returning from a holiday with their mum to spend a fortnight with their dad. The drive had taken hours and Taggie was seriously bored.” Taggie and her sister Jemima are on their way to their dads for summer when Taggie makes the rainclouds disappear. She doesn’t realise then that she is the cause of their sudden disappearance but its just the first of the very weird things that happen to them over the next couple of days. By far the weirdest thing though is seeing…

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    Hidden Among Us – Katy Moran

    “Mum has gone out to the barn to get wood. She’s cross because the roof is leaking and our firewood keeps getting wet. Most days since we came to live here I sit in the wheelbarrow and go with Mum, but today I was making my tower and I said no. So now I’m on my own. It’s Uncle Miles’s house, but we never see him. Dad says he’s like a ghost. Lissy doesn’t count because she’s a baby. A few weeks ago, she wasn’t even here at all. She was just nobody.  The scream comes blasting out of nowhere.”  Fourteen years ago Lissy was taken from her cot whilst…

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    The Demon’s Watch – Conrad Mason

    “The old woman smiles into the darkness. Her cloak is already drenched, but still the rain beats at her back, drips from her hood and streams over her hands, where they cling onto the cold tiles of the rooftop. Port Fayt. At Last.” In Port Fayt everyone lives side by side; goblins, trolls, elves, imps, fairies and men. They are all equals… or as close to it as you can get. The order is sometimes pushed off kilter and there’s a great deal of fighting when you mix up a population like that, especially when the pirates and smugglers come ashore. But Captain Newton and his men in The Demon’s…