New Books: The latest updates in Fantasy series

Fantasy trilogies, quartets and series are very popular right now, as every Harry, Percy and Charlie Bone knows.  (sorry, a little librarian humor there.)  It is sometimes difficult to keep up with all the new series, but since I like fantasy, I try to read at least the first book, and sometimes all of them!  There’s just not enough reading time in a day…

If you do like series, or fantasy, or best yet, a combination of the two, here are some updates from the juvenile collection to share!

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Jacques, Brian.  The Sable Quean.  (Redwall series, #21)
He appears out of thin air and vanishes just as quickly. He is Zwilt the Shade, and he is evil. Yet he is no match for his ruler, Vilaya the Sable Quean. Along with their hordes of vermin, these two have devised a plan to conquer Redwall Abbey. And when the Dibbuns are captured one by one, their plan is revealed.  Will the Redwallers risk the fate of their Abbey and  Mossflower Wood to save their precious young ones from imprisonment? Perhaps Buckler, Blademaster of the Long Patrol, can save the day. He has a score of his own to settle. And fear not, these Dibbuns are not as innocent as they appear. After all, they’re from Redwall.

Wilson, Nathan. The Chestnut King (The 100 Cupboards trilogy, #3)
When Herny York found 99 cupboards hidden behind his bedroom wall, he never dreamed they were doors to entirely new worlds! Unfortunately, Henry’s discovery freed an ancient, undying witch, whose hunger for power would destroy every world connected to the cupboards–and every person whom Henry loves. Henry must seek out the legendary Chestnut King for help. Everything has a price, however, and the Chestnut King’s desire may be as dangerous as the witch herself.  The conclusion to the trilogy.

Mull, Brandon.  Keys to the Demon Prison. (Fablehaven series, #5)
After centuries of plotting, the Sphinx is on the verge of recovering the five artifacts necessary to open the legendary Demon Prison. Facing the potential of a world-ending calamity, all friends of light must unite!  Kendra, Seth, and the Knights of the Dawn will venture far beyond the walls of Fablehaven to strange and exotic magical preserves across the globe, where the end of every quest becomes the beginning of another. In this explosive series finale, allegiances will be confirmed and secrets revealed as the forces of light and darkness collide in a desperate struggle to control the keys to the demon prison.

Dashner, James.  The Hunt for Dark Infinity (The 13th Reality series, #2)
Tick, Paul and Sophia came together to solve a set of clues that led them into other dimensions. They’ve spent the summer waiting for their next call to action.  But when they’re whisked away into another reality,  was it their teacher who did it, or something else? The Realities are crumbling around the edges, and it is up to the trio to save the day.

Llewellyn, Sam.  Lyonesse: Darksolstice. (Lyonesse series, #2)
Not long ago twelve year old Idris Limpet was just an ordinary schoolboy. Now, he is the Rightful King of the Land of Lyonesse. Even kings have their problems, however, and Idris  is an exile – hunted from his country by the evil regent and her wicked son . Moreover, his sister has been carried off as a slave to the distant land of Aegypt. So even before he can fight for his throne and his people, Idris must make the treacherous journey to rescue Morgan.

Gordon, Rodrick.  Freefall. (Tunnels series, #3)
At the end of Deeper, Will and Chester were tumbling through the subterranean Pore with the evil Rebecca twins in hot pursuit,  toting phials of a lethal virus.
Just when the drop seems infinite, the boys hit bottom, and find themselves in a realm of near-zero gravity atop a giant spongy fungus stuffed with artifacts from some lost golden age. But they are not alone. And above ground, black-clad Styx are sprouting like poison mushrooms, dead-set on spreading their plague!

Hunter, Erin. The Last Wilderness (The Seekers series, #4)
Toklo, Kallik, Lusa, and Ujurak have finally reached the the legendary bear paradise they’ve been searching for. In the Last Great Wilderness, one by one the bears begin to remember their true natures. As the bears adjust to this new life, disaster strikes. The friends are forced to venture into the world of the flat-faces to save the life of one of their own. Once there, the end of their journey seems farther away than ever, as a new path spreads out before them.

Hulme, John.  The Lost Train of Thought. (The Seems series, #3)
Fixer Becker Drane never thought things could get so bad: he’s in deep trouble with The Seems for breaking so many rules and it looks like his days as a Fixer may be numbered. So when a train carrying a load of Thought destined for The World disappears, Becker reluctantly agrees to join a crew of fixers to solve the mystery—in The Middle of Nowhere. The mission leads Becker into a scenario more terrifying and dangerous than he could have ever prepared for. Getting the Train of Thought back on track is just a temporary Fix. Becker’s real mission may prove to be saving The World from ending—forever.

Carroll, Michael.  The Reckoning. (Quantum Prophecy series,#3)
Not long ago the world thought its superhumans dead after a great battle wiped out heroes and villains alike. Now, new heroes—and new villains— have miraculously emerged in the form of teenagers. The new heroes find themselves on the cusp of WWIII, caused by their very existence. One hero is torn between right and wrong as he falls under the spell of a former ally turned villain, while another must come to terms with his dark role in the battle. If the planet is to survive, our new heroes will need to prove stronger than even they can imagine.

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If you’d like to see what other new books we have, check out Children’s Fiction BookLetters page…we try to put every new book on it.  They might not stay there long, but they’re there!

::Kelly::

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