A Dark Inheritance (UFiles Series #1)

A Dark Inheritance (UFiles Series #1)

by Chris d'Lacey


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When Michael Malone discovers his supernatural ability to alter reality, he is recruited by an organization dedicated to investigating strange and paranormal phenomena. He joins in hopes of finding his father, who mysteriously vanished three years earlier. Michael's first task is to solve the mystery of a dog he rescued from a precarious clifftop — a mystery that leads him to a strange and sickly classmate and a young girl who was killed in a devastating accident. Stakes are high as Michael learns to harness his newfound ability and uncover the deadly truth about his father's disappearance.
A bold and thrilling tale of alternate realities, paranormal mystery, and extraordinary adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545608763
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Series: UFiles Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 873,199
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Chris d’Lacey is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestselling Last Dragon Chronicles series; the Dragons of Wayward Crescent series; the UNICORNE Files trilogy; and The Erth Dragons series, The Wearle, Dark Wyng, and The New Age. Chris lives with his wife, Jay, in Devon, England, where they are at work on his next book.

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"What about Dad?"
"What about him, Michael?"
"There must be some way to bring him back. You said I could find him. What do I do?"
"Nothing," he said. "You do nothing about your father, unless we request it. UNICORNE will continue the search for now."
So why was I even in the car? "I need to know where he is, Mr. Klimt. You have to let me help you. You have to. Please."
"And how do you propose I go about this?"
"Do tests. Whatever. Like you did with Dad. Let me be a part of your organization. Make me a member of UNICORNE."
He looked down into his lap and smiled. "You would be a boy in an unsafe world. You have no idea what dangers could await you."
"I don't care. I'll do anything to get Dad home. Let me prove myself to you. Give me a job. There must be something I can do."
The car rolled to a halt.
"Please, Mr. Klimt."
His eyes looked up to a gap in the screen; a signal to the driver not to open the door yet. "Very well," he said. "I will give you a task. But there are rules, Michael. Serious rules. If you break them you will put yourself in jeopardy, and all chance of finding your father will be gone. There are people out there, other organizations, who would stop at nothing to access your abilities. This episode with the dog will not have gone unnoticed."
I gulped and gave a quick nod.
"Rule number one. You do not speak about UNICORNE to anyone, not even to your family, and certainly not to your friends. Anything you find, you share only with me, Chantelle, or Mulrooney. Do I have your word on this?"
"Yes. Where do I start?"
"Find out about the dog."

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I loved how detailed D' Lacey made this book. How he explained about a boy named Michael who unsuspectedly saved a dog's life and was asked by Unicorne to work for them. Michael was a brave boy to go to the dog's owner's house and try to make up with Freya and trying his hardest to help find out about Rafferty and Freya for Unicorne. This book is very mysterious and adventourous at the same time. Thank goodness Michael had an assistant name Chantelle because without her Michael woudn't be able to go to Rafferty's home at all or even go to school. Overall, this book is really good for you and I'm excited to go get the second book called Alexander's Army!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book I really enjoy it.
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Name: Avara. <br> Type: dragon. The last female. <br> Abilities: Avara is a powerful dragon that posses the worldstone, which gives her any power she needs. But, if taken away, she can barely even spit a spark! The worldstone is hudden... Her powers: she can create icicles, shoot frost, spit acid, cough poisonous gas, venomous fangs, shoot crystalite from tip of tail (crystalite causes no pain, dries in 90 seconds, but if it gets inside you it will kill you.), she can cough a mist of tiny crystals that eat any living matter, disapear with camoflauge, create wind with her wings, she can shoot boiling hot water, she can breath underwater, she can make her scales drip with lava, and finally, she can shoot a jetstream of hot fire for up to an hour. <br> Looks: she is beautiful, with scales that are normally black, red, and light blue. She is paterned like a snake, her frill membrane and wing membrane is light blue. <br> Gender: /)~o <br> Kin: :T <br> Mate/children: >:T
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