North of Himal: Book Two of the Adamadas Chronicles

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In a world of fantasy and wild beauty, Prince Kanan of Ob’ronn must lead a mission to rescue a thousand refugees from an invading army, led by the ruthless NiroVicht, who has vowed to destroy all in their path. Will they be able to save the refugees?

The only thing that can destroy the weapons of the Bur is Blue Fire, but it has been missing for centuries. The race is on to find it in time. Kanan and his closest friends band together in a quest to restore justice.

Will Kanan’s pleas to become truly Zhrebatan be answered? Will he finally be free to marry Tashiqa?

With a colossal battle with the Bur Conclave who rule MoGol, Zhrebat’s northern neighbour and ancient enemy, imminent, Prince Kanan will have to step up to save the nation and people he has grown to love.

North of Himal is the second instalment of the The Adamadas Chronicles—a Teen YA fantasy series set in a mystical and spiritual future. This epic plot with a strong conservation theme will also appeal to adult fantasy readers.
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LynMiller is the pen name of the author, who has led ‘an interesting life’. With no career path to follow, it was a natural follow-on from a rambling childhood, spent in Canada and New Zealand, to go to Australia as a young adult to ‘see what happens’. What happened was both good and bad, but never boring. As with most rolling stones, the moss of stability and riches was not in the pocket but in the mind, not the result of collecting things on the highway to success but of collecting experiences and characters along a far different road. These experiences and characters, fully camouflaged, often find their way into her writings. LynMiller believes that creation is more stimulating than destruction, that growth must be intelligent, that true efficiency has a far broader application than the funnel philosophy of power ethics employed by big business, and that character and cooperation always wins over compromise and competition when all points are tallied at the end of the course.
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Australian eBook Publisher
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Published on
Nov 5, 2014
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781925177374
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
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Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture.

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

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A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

This title has Common Core connections.

Books by Madeleine L'Engle

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A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
An Acceptable Time

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson

Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time.

The Austin Family Chronicles
Meet the Austins (Volume 1)
The Moon by Night (Volume 2)
The Young Unicorns (Volume 3)
A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book!
Troubling a Star (Volume 5)

The Polly O'Keefe books
The Arm of the Starfish
Dragons in the Waters
A House Like a Lotus

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Fifty years ago, Madeleine L'Engle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe. Now their first three adventures are together in one volume.

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Praise for the A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy:

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“An intricately woven fantasy. . . . Theme is L'Engle's greatest forte, and once again she proves this with a compelling plot, rich in style that vibrates with provocative thoughts on universal love, individual caring, and the need for the joy in living.” —Booklist, starred review on A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Books by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
An Acceptable Time

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson: A graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic.

Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time!

The Austin Family Chronicles
Meet the Austins (Volume 1)
The Moon by Night (Volume 2)
The Young Unicorns (Volume 3)
A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book!
Troubling a Star (Volume 5)


The Polly O'Keefe books
The Arm of the Starfish
Dragons in the Waters
A House Like a Lotus
And Both Were Young

Camilla

The Joys of Love

Rogan has a privileged childhood in Redlands but does not live up to his parents’ aspirations; he mixes with the wrong people and his interests, they tell all who will listen, are pedestrian and unambitious. His father decides that Rogan must study engineering at Redlands University. Rogan has other ideas, greater dreams. He rebels and is disowned only a few days after beginning studies at RedlandsU.

Rogan has two talents that have helped him survive childhood. One is the ability to recognise auras emanating from mineral and gem deposits; the other is an innate wisdom in choosing good friends. Rogan is a builder, not a destroyer. He doesn’t simply hold his ground in battle but gains more. He is a natural leader who encourages his followers to be leaders themselves. Used to winning, even against the odds, always relying on his strong belief in ElWay, Rogan’s greatest threat is himself: he takes winning for granted. He marries young; life is perfect; and then the killers come and he is alone, guilt-ridden, angry, and hurting more than he has ever hurt.

He joins the fleet being assembled to rescue fleeing refugees in war-torn Zhrebat, a nation north of Himal. Although the mission is a success, he returns to The Land without any real sense of tahl’qut – redemption. Then Ruler Magenta calls on him to rebuild a run-down estate, replacing the evil sharath, Gaelu’un, who ruined it and drove its people into penury and worse; there, Rogan finds his redemption. He rebuilds the estate and rescues seven children from the perverted former sharath, making them his wards.

Again, Rogan wins. He remarries and adopts his seven wards. Everything is perfect. Then, pursuing an enemy and her disciple, Rogan experiences loss, guilt and pain all over again. This time he also experiences humiliation, helplessness, and fear. Ruler Magenta deploys a major rescue mission but Rogan has escaped his imprisonment and disappeared. On his long walk home, he battles the effects of drugs, hunger and exhaustion, but never deviates from his purpose to regain his family and his life.
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