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    The Beastly Pirates – John Kelly

    “There’s a tavern by the harbour  and its called  The Pirate’s End,  where the roughest rogues sit swapping  tales of terror with their friends.”  As a bunch of pirates, you’ll expect no fear, but when this group gets talking you’ll be surprised at what you hear. Their tales hold terror that even they cant convey, sometimes they’re so worried they hardly want to say. They tell the stories of the Beastly pirates, who’ll have you served up on plates. So if you see them I’d keep away, otherwise you might not see the light of day!  *** The Beastly Pirates is a rhyming tale of the deadliest, beastliest pirates around,…

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    Fortunately, the Milk – Neil Gaiman

    “There was only orange juice in the fridge. Nothing else that you could put on your cereal, unless you think that ketchup or mayonnaise or pickle juice would be nice on your Toastios, which I do not, and neither does my little sister, although she has eaten some pretty weird things in her day, like mushrooms in chocolate* *She did not actually like eating them. And I had not actually told her that there were mushrooms inside the chocolate. It was an experiment.” Mum’s away. Dads in charge. And there’s no milk. Fortunately, Dad is going out to get some. But from the minute the milk is in his hands…

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    The Assassin’s Curse – Cassandra Rose Clarke

    “I ain’t ever been one to trust beautiful people, and Tarrin of the Hariri was the most beautiful man I ever saw. You know how in the temples they got those paintings of all the gods and goddesses hanging on the wall above the row of prayer-candles? And you’re supposed to meditate on them so as the gods can hear your request better? Tarrin of the Hariri looked jut like one of those paintings. Golden skin and huge black eyes and this smile that probably worked on every girl from here to the ice-islands. I hated him on sight.” Ananna of the Tanarau clan flees when her parents try to…

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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…