In the remote village of Mandryn, Tessia serves as assistant to her father, the village Healer. Despite knowing that women aren’t readily accepted by the Guild of Healers, Tessia is determined to follow in her father’s footsteps. But her life is about to take an unexpected turn.
When treating a patient at the residence of the local magician, Lord Dakon, Tessia fights off the advances of a visiting Sachakan mage – and instinctively uses magic. She now finds herself facing an entirely different future as Lord Dakon’s apprentice.
It is a position of great privilege, but Tessia is about to discover that her magical gifts also bring with them a heavy responsibility. For events are brewing that will lead nations into war and rival magicians into conflict – and spark an act of sorcery so brutal that its effects will be felt for centuries …
Set hundreds of year before The Magicians’ Guild, The Magician’s Appretnice is the prefect introduction to Trudi Canavan’s international bestselling Black Magician Trilogy.
When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas can remember is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, an encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible maze.
Like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they came to be there, or what’s happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything to find out – even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horrors that hunt the Maze’s wall corridors.
When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of ‘rogue’ wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd’s last chance of survival – dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Anthony wouldn’t take them in.
As Anthony risked his life to create a bond with the troubled elephants and persuade them to stay on his reserve, he came to realize what a special family they were, from the wise matriarch Nana, who guided the herd, to her warrior sister Frankie, always ready to see off any threat, and their children who fought so hard to survive.
With unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, this is an enthralling book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.
The final adventure in the thrilling fantasy series from award-winning author Garth Nix.
Tal and Milla are only one step away from death, while the evil that has controlled their world for so long is about to triumph. If the Veil is lifted, nothing can save the Dark World.
The one glimmer of hope is to confront the monster Sharrakor and regain the Violet Keystone. But first they must climb up to the highest levels and find their way into the Seventh Tower.
“With the Wheel of Time Jordan has come to dominate the world Tolkien began to reveal” New York Times.
The Last Battle looms and mankind is not ready.
Rand al’Thor struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle, as his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.
Egwene al’Vere is a captive of the White Tower and subject to the whims of their tyrannical leader. She works to hold together the desperate factions of Aes Sedia, as the days tick toward the Seanchan attack she knows is imminent. Her fight will prove the mettle of the Aes Sedia, and her conflict will decide the future of the White Tower – and possibly the world itself.
Join the Doctor on his travels through time and space and influence the story with your decisions. Choose a direction and let the adventures begin …
Bo-ro-lo-ko-sho! Gaint alien insectoids are terrorizing the rainy planet Betul and the menacing Judoon are wreaking havoc, too! What’s going on? Only you can help the Doctor, Amy and Rory solve they mystery and restore peace!
These interactive stories continue online. With links to exclusive animated scenes and an exciting online game, there’s a new one waiting for you with every read!
Everyone wants it. No one must have it.
The Ring. That was the heart of it all.
Demon extraordinaire. Bartimaeus, is stuck as a spirit slave doing dead-end jobs in King Solomon’s Jerusalem. The shame of it! Solomon’s ring of legend, which affords its master absolute power, has a lot to answer for.
But with the arrival of Asmira, an assassin girl with more than just murder on her mind, things start to get … interesting. Bartimaeus is in the tightest spot of his long career and he’s going to have to use every ounce of magic in his ever-shifting body to wriggle his way out of this one.
Short listed for the 2004 William Hill Sports book of the year.
One man’s dream to lead a team across the treacherous North Atlantic.
“An epic story of hardship, friendship and faith” Daily Telegraph
It started out as a carefully calculated attempt to complete the first unassisted crossing of the frozen north Atlantic in an open rigid inflatable board, but it became a terrifying battle against storm-force winds, crashing waves and icebergs as large as cathedrals.
Starting from the remote north Canadian coastline, Bear Grylls, author of the bestselling Facing Up, took his crew across the infamous Labrador Sea, heading through ice-strewn waters to Greenland. From there they found themselves isolated in a perfect storm 400 miles from Iceland. For one long day and endless night, as their small boat was relentlessly tossed and battered by massive waves, their lives hung in the balance. ‘We will live through this. We will not let this boat capsize’, Grylls yelled over the deafening roar of the engine and howling storm. ‘We will get home.’ And they did. Just. This is their story.
‘Mick was literally washed off his seat, and the force of the water threw him on top of me. We both clutched at anything solid around us. In the dark and blind panic, I grabbed hold of the wheel again and frantically tried to guess where the next freak wave was coming from. We were like blind men in a boxing ring. Alone and afraid.’
Fast and exciting, ’When the Earth Thunders,’ with Darryl and S’bu is the sixth book in the action packed ‘Wild and Dangerous’ Series.
Bravery Awards and The Kruger National Park: After receiving their Purple Bar awards, S’bu and Darryl are invited on game capture in the Kruger National Park.
Rhino Capture : Rhino are captured for relocation to other parks. All goes well until …
When the Earth Thunders: “You will be called in time of great danger, of great smoke and dust that hides the earth from the light on the sun, and the earth will thunder,” Makosi Amakulu warns Darryl and S’bu.
A massive explosion destroys the south-east of England. The near lifeless body of Ben Smith is plucked from the carnage …
Deep within the secret headquarters of the mysterious agency, Unit Red, Smith is rebuilt as … Jordan Stryker. New technology gives him unbelievable new powers, and now he has a mission: to hunt down the perpetrators of one of the biggest crimes ever known.
Can Jordan outwit the evil masterminds and violate gangs who will use any means to destroy their enemies?
Jordan Stryker’s first mission is a brilliantly gripping spy thriller from a best-selling author.
Suspended? Just for attacking Rhonda Masterson with a dragon? Ridiculous!
Princess Mistaya Holiday hasn’t been fitting in too well at Carrington Women’s Preparatory. So when she finds herself suspended, she couldn’t care less – Mistaya wants nothing more than to continue her studies under Questor the court magician and Abernathy the court scribe.
However, her father has rather different plans in mind for her. He thinks he’ll teach her about perseverance and comprise by sending her to renovate Libiris, the long abandoned royal library. Yawn. Clearly, this is the worst idea her father has ever conceived, but not for the reasons she thinks.
Before long, Mistaya will long for the boredom of cataloguing an unfeasible number of derelict books – for deep within the library there lies a secret so dangerous that it threatens the future of Land over itself.
A Legend is Born
With his terrifying dream and psychic powers, Heriot has always known that he is different. Ripped from his family farm, he is forced to serve as the king’s magician in the capital city of Diamond.
Isolated and lonely, his only friends are the ‘mad prince’ Dysart and Cayley, a mysterious and wild city child. But their friendship is about to be tested to the limit when chilling violence and ambition threaten to crush Diamond and its king.
Heriot’s psychic abilities hide a deeper power that has the strength to bring Diamond’s enemies to their knees. But will he be able to control his power without becoming a monster himself?
Convert-One agents must trace the source of a deadly disease – and stop the outbreak of a Third World War.
A once-great nation is determined to rebuild its shattered empire and lightning military strikes against its neighbours are planned. But first they must sow confusion and fear in the ranks of their enemies.
They turn to one of the world wealthiest and most powerful men. He has control over an undetectable and incurable bioweapon, the perfect assassin’s tool. Created using a strand of each victim’s own DNA, it is the ultimate precision-guided silent killer.
Lt. Col. Jon Smith and his Covert-One operatives take orders from the US President: their mission is to stop this murderous conspiracy – and thwart the leaders who are seeking to restore their country to her former power ….
YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES: RED LEECH by Andrew Lane
Sherlock Holmes: You thin you know him? Think Again
A Dead Man Walking; A Scarred Face; A Crime that Shattered a Country
Sherlock Holmes knows that adults keep secrets. But he didn’t expect to find the world’s most famous assassin apparently living in Surrey when he’s meant to be dead – and his own brother somehow involved.
When no one will tell you the truth, sometimes you have to risk all to discover it for yourself. So begins an adventure that will lead Sherlock to America, to the centre of a deadly web – where life and death are cheap and truth has a price no sane person would pay …..
Master the tactics and technques of the game. An easy-to-use book with photographs and illustrations.
This is a database of facts or "bite-size-pieces". 100 topics are featured, each containing 10 key facts. Topics include Vectors, Genetic Engineering, Quantum Physics and Time Travel. An easy book to use with a comprehensive index.
One of a series of adventure sports and adrenaline-rich activities. This book includes advice on basic equipment and gear, safety and emergency procedures, and techniques and training. Another title in the Adventure Sport Series which we have in the library is : Rock and Wall Climbing by G Hattingh (796.5 HAT).
Guide to some of the most popular martial arts for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Includes 350 colour photographs
This is an excellent and beautifully illusrated book on snakes. It deals with breeding and caring for sick snakes and covers most ailments common to snakes. Whether you fear them of are fascinated by them this book will be of interest to you.
Over one hundred different types of plants are featured in this well-illustrated book. The entries include flowers, biomes, mosses, trees, how plants work and the relationship between plants and humans. It is a quick reference source for a basic introduction to to the topic.