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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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    The Waking World (The Future King #1) – Tom Huddleston

    “They called it the Moon of the Wolf. It was rising now, over the crest of the ridge beyond the river, gleaming silver-grey through a fast-closing gap in the clouds. The third new moon after Exmus, the dying days of winter. The most treacherous time of all.” Aran is the second son of a wealthy Law, and his future is mapped out in front of him. The Marauders have raided the cost for years and many, especially those at Hawk’s Cross Aran’s fathers homestead, do not see them as a threat. However now they’re growing bolder and coming further inland. Yet Aran’s father still doesn’t want Aran learning how to…

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    Curse of Kings – Alex Barclay

    “Fourteen Years Ago… Wind rushed in from the cold night and quenched all but three of the torches that lit the great hall of Castle Derrington. King, Micah, weakened by illness, lay slumped on his throne, his breathing dry and shallow. A towering band of men on horseback surrounded him, flames dancing in their eyes, their cheeks streaked with blood.”  Orland Born is a slave in Castle Derrington, that is the only life he has known. But when he is branded a champion in the areas Games, he fears he is in danger. When he receives a letter from a long dead king and a mysterious man tries to kidnap…