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    The Night Itself – Zoe Marriott

    “Stealing the sword was a bad idea. I can’t pretend I didn’t realise that at the time. I wasn’t even supposed to know about the thing let alone sneak up and snaffle it from the attic where it was carefully concealed in the dark, under layers of cobwebs and rotting Christmas decorations.” Mio’s Grandfather was never meant to show her the Katana – the Yamato family’s most precious heirloom – not until she was sixteen anyway. But he did, when she was just ten years old, and ever since she’s been having nightmares. She never thought the two were connected until one evening just before her sixteenth birthday she steals…

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    The Shadow Lantern – Teresa Flavin

    “The Wee Cuppa Cafe was packed with chattering teenagers who had just escaped from nearby Braeside High School. Every seat was taken and the tables were covered with cups, crumbs and scrunched-up napkins. So many backpacks and wet jackets were piled on the floor that Ellie the waitress had to kick them aside with her foot as she bustled over to Sunni Forrest and Blaise Doran’s table.” Its been a year since Sunni and Blaise found themselves inside the famous work of art, The Mariner’s Return, by Fausto Corvo, talking to the man himself and most people still don’t know what went on inside the painting. Since then they have…