Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure

Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure

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by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Obert Skye, Alan Snow, Anne Ursu
     
 
SWASHBUCKLING FANTASY features excerpts from 10 series by bestselling and critically acclaimed authors such as Margaret Petersen Haddix, author of the Shadow Children series, D.J. MacHale, author of the Pendragon series, Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies and Holly Black, author of Valiant. This online sampler also highlights six debut series from

Overview

SWASHBUCKLING FANTASY features excerpts from 10 series by bestselling and critically acclaimed authors such as Margaret Petersen Haddix, author of the Shadow Children series, D.J. MacHale, author of the Pendragon series, Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies and Holly Black, author of Valiant. This online sampler also highlights six debut series from rising stars in fantasy, including Kai Meyer, Jane Johnson and Obert Skye. This fantasy sampler is the perfect way to introduce middle grade through teen readers to alternate worlds, distant pasts and fantastic creatures!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416933823
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
05/12/2006
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
349
Sales rank:
51,364
File size:
26 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including The Missing series and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at HaddixBooks.com.
Obert Skye was born on a stormy night in the back of a fast-moving taxi. Obert spends his time telling all who will listen about the existence of Foo and the importance of dreams. Obert is a fairly ordinary fellow who says he is simply hoping to repair what he has mistakenly undone. You can visit him online at www.leventhumps.com.
Alan Snow is a well-known author and illustrator of children’s books and has also worked in many fields of design and animation. He has written two novels, Here Be Monsters! and Worse Things Happen at Sea!, both set in the wonderfully weird world of Ratbridge. He lives in Bath, England.
Anne Ursu is the author of The Shadow Thieves, The Siren Song, and The Immortal Fire, all books in the Cronus Chronicles series. She has also written novels for adults. Anne teaches at Hamline University's Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Children for Young Adults. She lives in Minneapolis with her son and cats.
Jane Johnson is the director of HarperCollins UK's fantasy and
science fiction list and for many years was the publisher of J. R. R.
Tolkien's work. While she has written adult novels as both Gabriel King
and Jude Fischer, the Eidolon Chronicles is her first series for
children. Ms. Johnson lives in London and Morocco. Visit Ms. Johnson at
her website, www.janejohnson.eu.
Kai Meyer is the author of many highly acclaimed and popular books for adults and young adults in his native Germany. Pirate Curse, the first book in the Wave Walkers trilogy, was praised by Booklist as "a fast-paced fantasy featuring plenty of action and suspense." The Water Mirror, the first book in the Dark Reflections Trilogy, was named a School Library Journal Best Book, a Locus Magazine Recommended Read, a Book Sense Children's Pick, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. It received starred reviews in both School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. School Library Journal has called Meyer "an expert at creating fantastical worlds filled with unusual and exotic elements." For more information please visit his website at www.kaimeyer.com.
Linda Buckley-Archer is the author of the critically acclaimed Gideon trilogy. Originally trained as a linguist, she is now a full-time novelist and scriptwriter. She has written a television drama for the BBC and several radio dramas, as well as various journalistic pieces for papers like the Independent. The Gideon Trilogy was inspired by the criminal underworld of eighteenth-century London.
D.J. MacHale is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pendragon series and the Morpheus Road series. He has written, directed and produced many television series and movies for young people that have been seen on Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, HBO, Showtime, PBS, Discovery Kids, and the broadcast networks. D.J. lives with his family in Southern California.
Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestseller Afterworlds, the worldwide bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy. Visit him at ScottWesterfeld.com or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld.
Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of both an Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. She lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. Visit her at BlackHolly.com.

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Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 136 reviews.
Nan Boydstun More than 1 year ago
this only contains one chapter of a book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved one of the short excerpts, but could not figure out where/how to get the full book! What is the point??
Rosa R Godinez More than 1 year ago
it does say its a sampler :)
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So Bad & Good
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Love it
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To Tigerstar: Sure! Where would you like to work on it? Author's Note: I'm so sorry this took so long! I've probably lost most of my readers by now and that's totally my fault. If anyone's still reading my stories, thank you. Your support means a lot to me. Every time you comment that you like my story or you have something you think I should improve on, that makes me want to continue writing. You guys are awesome and I love you! CHAPTER SIXTEEN: What? Shatteredpaw stopped. Cranefeather loves me? But... Suddenly everything fell into place. Him protecting her, leaving DarkClan with her, teaching her, defending her. This was why. Shatteredpaw was stunned. I thought he hated me! But I guess this is why he was always watching me. She opened her mouth to say something, but couldn't think of anything to say. So she meowed, "I don't know what to say." Cranefeather's voice was softer than usual. "Just say you love me too. It's okay if you don't though. We can't pick who we fall in love with, and I understand if it's not me. I didn't treat you well when you were a kit, but that was me guarding my feelings. If you don't love me because of that then it's completely my fault and I'm sorry. Just know that I love you and I will protect you in any way I can." Shatteredpaw thought back to when she had been a kit, to the tiny fluttering sensation she got when Cranefeather walked near her. Was love what that feeling was? She didn't know, but her heart had gone straight out to him during that speech. "I do love you," she meowed. And it was true. RIVERCLAW'S POV: Riverclaw padded away as Shatteredpaw and Cranefeather talked. He was going to leave anyway. He slipped between the ferns, shadows concealing his gray pelt, and walked toward home. And it wasn't DarkClan. He lived in the moor to the west. His cover as a rogue named Smoky always worked, even though it was completely wrong. One, his name wasn't Smoky, and two, he wasn't a rogue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should i get this book or is it to boring and is a book worth skipping out on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great idea to give people a little peak at these books but they probably should have used more exciting chapters. The only one i actually ended up reading was leven thumps by oberg skye. Thatbook was actually goid and i read he reest of the series (books 2-5 were better than the first)
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I know that this was a sampler book and that only parts of each book were shown buttttt. If your going tp show a book this way you should at least show sections that would peaks one interest too get you to buy it. I had to make myself finish this sampler, and i love to read . I have read 132 books this year and sorry to say there is not one book in here that i would purchase.
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What books are in it??????
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these are great little encapsulations, gives me new authors to want to follow
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