Grâce à Carlo et Cybot, le sabotage du Standard-Island a fait peu de victimes, mais le retour sur Aquablue de la légion pour protéger les colons terriens ravive de funestes souvenirs chez les autochtones. La tension entre les deux communautés n'attend qu'une étincelle pour tourner au conflit. Nao croit encore pouvoir sauver la paix, mais tout semble se liguer pour lui rendre la tâche impossible...
The Courage of Cat Campbell
Cat Campbell is a late-blooming witch whose magical abilities have yet to be mastered in this charming coming-of-age story set in the world of The Power of Poppy Pendle. Cat Campbell has had magical powers since the day she was born, but she didn’t always know that. Cat’s mother believes magic ruins lives, and even as Cat’s passion for magic grows over the years, no one suspects she has the gift. But she has indeed inherited the coveted magic gene of her famed great-great-grandmother Mabel, a discovery she makes in a most surprising way. And when she comes across a book called The Late Bloomer’s Guide to Magic, she finds the encouragement she needs and spells that actually work. Then the town of Potts Bottom is threatened by a notoriously feared witch, and Cat has the chance to help her family and town—and to prove herself in the process. Because, as The Late Bloomer’s Guide to Magic proclaims, “believing in your magic and yourself is half the battle.”
The Power of Poppy Pendle
Poppy has magical powers, but she would rather be a baker. Can she find a way to follow her own path? This charming novel includes more than a dozen delectable recipes! Ten-year-old Poppy, born to ordinary parents, has inherited coveted witch power. In Poppy’s world, witches work for good and are much valued, but Poppy does not want to be a witch—she wants to be a baker, and she is extremely good at baking. Her parents insist Poppy follow in the footsteps of her great aunt, a famous witch, but Poppy has plans of her own. Part magic, part adventure, and wholly delicious, this spirited story includes more than a dozen recipes you can try at home.
Save Me Pythia
So our motley crew continues on its path to glory (or destruction), as Xanthos, Zeus' bastard son pursues his quest to become a hero, while Pythia tries desperately to keep him out of harm's way with her prophesies. But now they've got company: Elecantha, a nymph from the underworld hired by Acacia to capture Pythia. Somehow they end up partaking in the renowned TV show 'Antiquity's Got Talent', have a run in with a giant fox and a few minor disagreements with a group of centaurs. And that's just the half of it. Never a dull moment where Pythia and Xanthos are concerned.
With Polaris, multiple Nebula Award-nominee Jack McDevitt reacquainted readers with Alex Benedict, his hero from A Talent for War. Alex and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, return to investigate the provenance of the cup. Alex and Chase follow a deadly trail to the Seeker - strangely adrift in a system barren of habitable worlds. But their discovery raises more questions than it answers, drawing Alex and Chase into the very heart of danger.
Modern-day Paris. One night, as she's leaving rehearsal, Lola, a young dancer, is approached by Renée. She introduces herself as a writer, and asks Lola if she could share her life for a while in order to gather material to write a book about her. Despite not feeling entirely comfortable with the idea, Lola accepts. The very next day, Lola and Renée experience the strangest day of their lives, involving an absent father who reappears at random points throughout the book, a bashful but psychopathic admirer, Omar Shariff, and a huge spider... All this is set against a backdrop of a general power cut, a highly demanding dance class and a very rainy day. In the world of today, where everything goes too quickly, twenty-four hours is sometimes enough to change your life.