When James is kidnapped by aliens, he can't believe his luck. They want to transform his feeble human body, and James can have whatever superpowers he likes. He chooses super-speed, super-brains, and super-strength. But James soon starts to realise he might have gotten slightly more than he asked for.
Nian is "discovered" as a boy with special powers, and whisked away to be an apprentice in the House of Truth. He immediately resolves to escape - but there's only one way he can think of to get out, and that's to learn to fly.
An ice age is dawning on Mica’s homeland. The climate is getting colder, there are fewer mammoths to hunt, and the future of her people looks uncertain...Mica’s mind is bursting with new ideas to help them survive the long winter, but the others refuse to listen. Shunned and frustrated, Mica feels as if no one will ever understand her. One night, Mica wakes to hear mysterious voices calling. Their cries fill her with a deep longing that she can’t explain. But who do they belong to? And then she makes a discovery so incredible, so extraordinary, it will challenge everything she thought she knew about her world....
Rye's life changes when his father is appointed as governor of one of the new penal colonies. With his parents, he moves to the island, where he expects to be the only child among colony officials, prisoners, and the native people, the offlanders. However, there are two other children there: Kris, who is the son of the offlander chief, and Stefanie, the daughter of one of the prisoners. The three become uneasy friends despite their parents' very different agendas, and realize that they don't have to follow in their parents' footsteps. Through their friendship, they try to find a way forward for all the people of the island...
When Sebastian is chosen as the High Priest's apprentice at the Temple of Ora, everyone's shocked, for he's a bit of a rebel and delights in causing mayhem. Sebastian discovers that as apprentice, he can have anything he wants: cream cakes, training sessions with Golden United, even zip-wires and donkeys to liven up Temple ceremonies. But then there are the strange explosions, falling objects, whispered threats. Sebastian realizes that the Temple, with its all-seeing golden statue, holds many secrets. Can he ignore it all?
No one believes in fairies any more. No one goes up to the common. Except Franz. Something is there, watching him. Something cold and hungry and wild. Edrin is no longer safe. Her tribe is plotting against her with hatred in their eyes. Why is she so drawn to the human boy? Can he save her from the cold - and from the Tribe? A stunning fantasy story from acclaimed author Sally Prue.
England 1822. At first the war seems very far away. The King's men are so splendid in their scarlet coats, and they are fighting so bravely against the rebels that it seems impossible that Will could ever leave his place in the big house with the Master and the womenfolk to have anything to do with the fighting.