The Light years Beneath My Feet

Author: Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780345461292
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Successful Chicago commodities broker abducted by aliens Not a headline from the National Enquirer, just Marcus Walker’s own little Jerry Springer moment. He was indeed hustled aboard an alien Vilenjji starship, part of a cargo of primitive creatures bound for the “civilized” part of the galaxy, where they’ll be sold . . . as pets. Fortunately, there was another Earthling aboard, a scruffy dog named George who’d been speech-enhanced to increase his market value. Walker had spoken to plenty of dogs in his line of work but never to actual animals. He and George formed an immediate bond, giving new meaning to “man’s best friend.” The Light-Years Beneath My Feet finds Walker and George free at last, having managed, with some outside help, to outwit their kidnappers. But now they are a million billion miles from Earth. Walker glories in the wonders of his rescuers’ hi-tech world and the thrill of being humankind’s first galactic traveler–until he remembers the only place he wants to be is home. To take his mind off the depressing fact that he hasn’t the slightest idea where home is, never mind how to get there, the erstwhile commodities broker becomes a chef. Walker never imagined that whipping up delicacies for demanding alien palates would lead to a possible way home–or that the possible way home would involve swapping his easy-living adopted planet for an all-out, age-old war many parsecs away. But hey, it was all for a good cause, he has George and their two fellow escapees for company, and what else was there to do, besides avoid Vilenjji? Plenty, as it turns out. . . . From the Hardcover edition.

Lost and Found

Author: Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345461266
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Ever since his classic debut, The Tar-Aiym Krang, the first of the wildly successful Pip and Flinx adventures, New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster has captivated readers around the world. Now this writer of bold imagination and stunning originality has created an electrifying space epic set in a universe at once strangely familiar and starkly terrifying. Familiar because the universe is ours; terrifying because the human condition might soon be. . . . Not so long ago Marcus Walker was just another young commodities trader in Chicago, working hard and playing harder. But that’s all in the past, part of a life half forgotten—a reality that vanished when he was attacked while camping and tossed aboard a starship bound for deep space. Desperately, Walker searches for explanations, only to realize he’s trapped in a horrifying nightmare that is all too real. Instead of being a rich hotshot at the top of the food chain, Walker discovers he’s just another amusing novelty, part of a cargo of “cute” aliens from primitive planets—destined to be sold as pets to highly advanced populations in “civilized” regions of the galaxy. Even if he weren’t constantly watched by his captors, Walker has few options. After all, there is no escape from a speeding starship. Another man might resign himself to the inevitable and hope to be sold to a kindly owner, but not Walker. This former college football star has plenty of American ingenuity and no intention of admitting defeat, now or ever. In fact, he’s only just begun to fight. The adventure will continue with two more novels From the Hardcover edition.

The Candle of Distant Earth

Author: Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345461320
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From science fiction legend and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster, creator of the ever-popular Pip and Flinx series, comes the climactic final novel in The Taken trilogy, his electrifying space epic about a man and his dog for whom the expression “out of this world” takes on a whole new meaning. Location is everything. In Chicago, Marcus Walker was a hotshot commodities broker. In the cargo hold of the alien Vilenjji spaceship, he and a laconic dog named George, who has been speech-enhanced to increase his value, are just two more primitive creatures being shipped to the civilized part of the universe, where the market for cuddly extraterrestrial “pets” is busting wide open. Though Walker and George manage to escape, man and dog are far from overjoyed, being even farther from Earth–billions of miles, in fact–and without a clue as to whether the direction home is up, down, or sideways. Possessing universe-level social skills, Walker becomes the leader of his own armada. Yet even a fleet commander is hard pressed to find a piece of space that no one’s ever heard of, much less cares to find. To make matters worse, it seems the Vilenjji are proving to be notoriously sore losers. Even if Walker does pull off the impossible and pinpoint his needle of a solar system in the universe haystack, there’s a good chance that the unrelenting Vilenjji will get to him before he ever gets to Wrigley Field. Yep, it’s a wide-open universe out there, bursting with possibilities– and Walker’s going to get hit with all of them. From the Hardcover edition.

Taken

Author: Erin Bowman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062117289
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Fans of Incarceron by Catherine Fisher and Variant by Robison Wells won't want to miss this magnetic first book in a gripping dystopian sci-fi series. Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy, raves that Taken is "an action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end. More, please!" Gray Weathersby has grown up expecting to disappear at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. They call it the Heist—and it happens to every boy in Claysoot. His only chance at escape is to climb the Wall that surrounds Claysoot. A climb no one has ever survived . . .

The Given the Taken

Author: L. A. Witt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543068221
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Tooth & Claw #1 Levi finally persuaded his wolf clan to allow him to bond to Ian instead of his predestined female mate. The catch? They have to spend a year apart after the bonding ritual. Then Ian must-using only their newly-forged spiritual connection-seek Levi out, proving the bond actually worked despite Ian being human. Now the year is over, and Levi is desperate to have Ian back in his arms, but there's one problem-Ian's changed. In a moment of weakness during that agonizing year apart, Ian cheated... with a vampire. Now Ian himself is a vampire, and a devastated, furious Levi wants nothing to do with him. That is until he learns his clan wants Ian brought to justice for desecrating their most sacred ritual. If they find him, they'll learn he's a vampire, and kill him. Afraid for Ian's safety, Levi rushes to find him. Darius, the vampire who converted Ian, tries to take him someplace safe, but when Levi catches up, all hell breaks loose. Now Ian's on the run with a dead wolf's blood on his hands, and the only way Levi or Darius are going to get near him is to work together. They need to get to him before the rest of the clan... assuming they don't kill each other first. This 118,000 word novel was previously published.

The Taken Foxcraft 1

Author: Inbali Iserles
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545690838
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The first book in a thrilling fantasy trilogy starring one of the animal kingdom's most hunted heroes. Foxcraft is full of excitement and heart, and a touch of magic. Isla and her brother are two young foxes living just outside the lands of the furless -- humans. The life of a fox is filled with dangers, but Isla has begun to learn mysterious skills meant to help her survive. Then the unthinkable happens. Returning to her den, Isla finds it set ablaze and surrounded by strange foxes, and her family is nowhere in sight. Forced to flee, she escapes into the cold, gray world of the furless. Now Isla must navigate this bewildering and deadly terrain, all while being hunted by a ruthless enemy. In order to survive, she will need to master the ancient arts of her kind -- magical gifts of cunning known only to foxes. She must unravel the secrets of foxcraft.

Forged

Author: Erin Bowman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062117343
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New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu called Taken, Erin Bowman's debut novel, "an action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end." The action and suspense rise to explosive new heights in Forged, the epic conclusion to the Taken trilogy—and the perfect next read for fans of The Maze Runner and Gone. Gray Weathersby knows the truth about the Laicos Project, the Order, and the Forgeries—and he knows they must be stopped. But each generation of Forgeries is deadlier than the one before, and now even the most familiar faces—including the girl Gray loves—can't be trusted. To make a stand against the Order, Gray will have to risk it all.

Diary of a Wolf

Author: Terry Steward
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 0759629064
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One Son, Stefan Kalogo's first novel, explores the lives of teens in rural, Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois. Jenna Sanders, a wall flower, has recently blossomed and attracts the attention of some of the more socially prominent young men. After an ill-fated parking adventure, her date lets it be known that she puts out. Despite her soiled reputation, Jenna still manages to land the biggest fish in the local pond, Tyler VanOpdorp. Tyler, while smitten with Jenna, keeps his distance. He has managed to cultivate a certain dignified image that he doesn't want tarnished by some loose social climber. Still, he is more than a little interested. Jenna and Tyler fall in love, or whatever it is that teens feel for one another. Both are bright, get good grades and plan on going to college. Until the inevitable happens: Jenna gets pregnant. Teen pregnancy is an all too common occurrence. Social conventions of generations ago have worn away; right and wrong are not necessarily relevant. Self-interest and personal desire are now perfectly acceptable guidelines for tackling such problems. Tyler and Jenna pursue divergent courses that each believe is best for them, with little consideration for the other. The results are disastrous. One Son begins with the line, "Western Illinois isn't what it used to be." The same could be said of anyplace else.

Frozen

Author: Erin Bowman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062117319
Format: PDF
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The second book in Erin Bowman's gripping Taken trilogy, Frozen, will thrill fans of dystopian sci-fi series like Michael Grant's Gone and James Dashner's The Maze Runner. Gray Weathersby has escaped Claysoot and uncovered the truth behind the Laicos Project and the Order's twisted plans. Determined to fight back, his small group of rebels is on the hunt for more answers and more allies—a search that will take them on a harrowing journey across a frozen wasteland, and even deeper into a world built on the Order's lies. In Frozen, discover more of the nonstop action and riveting plot twists that made Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy, call Taken "an action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end."