'Whatever is coming, we'll face it together, as a family. As long as we're together, we'll be okay. For Miri and her family, life in Warsaw is full of simple joys. The smell of freshly baked challah, the pink flowers that bloom in their courtyard, the promise of summer holidays, and Fridays when everyone comes together to celebrate Shabbat. But the Nazis have a hold on Europe, and have stepped up their discrimination and attacks on Jews. How can Miri's family stay together, when the invading Nazis come to destroy them? Miri's world closes in on her, as she and her family are forced into the ghetto, where they must try to survive, against impossible odds.' (Publication summary)
'Red Read’s life takes an alarming turn when his mother sells him to an infamous smuggler plying his trade off the north-west coast in the closing days of the 19th century. From terrifying encounters with cut-throat pirates to battling the forces of nature in a tropical typhoon, Red is in for the adventure of a lifetime.' (Publication summary)
'I hoped the Nazis would be defeated.
And they were.
'I hoped the war would be over.
And it was.
'I hoped we would be safe.
But we aren't.
'Soon continues the incredibly moving story of Felix, a Jewish boy still struggling to survive in the wake of the liberation of Poland after the end of World War Two.' (Publication summary)
What's the biggest danger you can think of? This is bigger. What's the toughest challenge you can imagine? This is tougher. What's the greatest fear you have? You're about to find out.
"How long do you think they'll keep looking for us?" I asked Lee, as we lay there.
"Until they find us," he answered grimly.
They came in summer. They fell upon the land swiftly and suddenly. Through autumn they spread, like locusts, like mice, like a plague. Now it's winter. They're still here. But so too are Ellie and Homer and their friends. (Source: Trove)
'For the young Peekay, it is a piece of advice that he will carry with him throughout his life.Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice. Bryce Courtenay's classic bestseller is a story of the triumph of the human spirit - a spellbinding tale for all ages.' (Publication summary)
'"Quen stood quite still... As he hesitated, Ildaron's voice came crashing through the vacant spaces of his mind: Nothing must prevent your getting there, nothing. That is my command..."
'For weeks now, Quen's people have been caught within the Mollag soldiers' deadly net. And Quen alone has been chosen for a grim and desperate task - a quest into the black unknown shadows of the great forest of Thual - to seek out the Wise Ones, to consume the Mollag and rescue his people. But first he must survive the treacherous journey through the forest's forbidden paths.
'Somewhere... somewhere within Thual, the Great Keepers lie hidden. And the greatest terror of all lies before him.' (Publication summary)