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Abarat
Candy Quackenbush is a girl looking to escape from her boring town, boring life, dysfunctional family, and the world she knows. One day when she walks out of school after receiving a particularly unnecessary reprimand from her teacher, she stumbles upon the Abarat, a vast archipelago with an island representing each hour of the day, plus the twenty-fifth hour, the time out of time. Candy senses that she has been there before, but she does not know when...
Days of Magic, Nights of War
Harper Collins, Sept 2004, 24.95, 512 pp. ISBN 0060291702 Beyond the realm of Earth lies the archipelago of Abarat where every island is a different time of day. Candy Quackenbush, originally from the Midwestern town of Chickentown is brought for reasons she doesn't quite understand to this new world where magic works. What she does know is that Christopher Carrion, the Lord of Midnight, wants her brought to his home in Gorgossium, a place wher...
Everville
A continueing story about a heroine who must use her "Art", or majic to save the awake world from being invaded by an enemy from the dream world. Many majical beings and creatures help and hinder her in her quest. This book will answer many questions that were left to linger at the end of "The Great and Secret Show", the first book of the Art....
Galilee
When small town girl Rachel marries into the most powerful and influential family since the Kennedys, she doesn't give a thought to the darkness that lies behind the beautiful and sparkling facade. For soon Rachel learns all too well the disturbing family history of the Geary Family, with roots so deep they can never be unearthed. Murder, crimes, the Geary's have dealings in everything and anything illegal in the world... as well as a feud with a magic...

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Imajica
Imajica is the name for the five dimensions, of which Earth is the fifth, and the only one to be unreconciled - out of contact with the other four. Every 200 years, there's another chance to reconcile Earth, and this time around three people hold the key: Gentle, an artist and womanizer who cannot remember his past, Judith, who is the obsession of many but the permanent possession of none, and Pie 'oh' pah, a shape-shifting assassin of indeterminate sex...
The Thief of Always (Science Fiction)
When a boy named Harvey feels like he's dying of boredom from the long winter months, a stranger comes along and takes him to a strange and wonderful house where everyday is a whole year, with all the associated holidays, and there are no rules, only fun. Of course, there is a price, which Harvey finds out about when he finds a lake where lagoon creatures live who were once children like himself. When he escapes, he finds that every day was really a ye...
The Thief of Always (Thriller/Action)
Harvey's life was the epitome of boredum until one day a strange looking midget named Rictus approached him, offering him a once in a lifetime chance to liven up his white-bread sububan life. Taking the offer, Harvey arrives at Hood House... where everything is just as he dreamed a perfect life would be like- where there are all 4 seasons in a day, Christmas every evening, and anything you ever wanted as at your disposal. But Harvey knew it was too goo...


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