Minecraft: The Lost Journals: An Official Minecraft Novel

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The brand-new official Minecraft novel is a journey into the unknown! 

Max and Alison are proof that differences don’t stand in the way of friendship. Max is always on the lookout for a new adventure—even if it means getting into trouble—while Alison prefers to follow the rules. But both of them are fascinated by the beat-up old journal Max finds and the strange gate its secretive author, the Enchanter, describes: a portal to an otherworldly realm of danger called the Nether.

After they use the journal’s instructions to craft the portal, Max and Alison squabble over whether to remain safe in the Overworld or to journey into the Nether to find the Enchanter . . . until a fateful accident makes the decision for them.

Trapped in a scary new world, Max and Alison find an ally in Freya, a fierce warrior who has been living in the Nether with her beloved wolf, Bunny Biter. With Freya’s help, and with the clues that lie in the pages of the mysterious journal, Max and Alison embark on a quest to find the Enchanter, even as the Nether pushes their skills—and their friendship—to the limit.

Collect all of the official Minecraft books:
Minecraft: The Island
Minecraft: The Crash
Minecraft: The Lost Journals

Minecraft: The Survivors’ Book of Secrets
Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress
Minecraft: Guide to Exploration
Minecraft: Guide to Creative
Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End
Minecraft: Guide to Redstone
Minecraft: Mobestiary
Minecraft: Guide to Enchantments & Potions
Minecraft: Guide to PVP Minigames
Minecraft: Guide to Farming
Minecraft: Let’s Build! Theme Park Adventure
Minecraft for Beginners
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About the author

Mur Lafferty is an award-winning author and Hall of Fame podcaster. She’s the author of the Nebula- and Hugo-nominated Best Novel finalist Six Wakes, the Shambling Guides series, and Solo: A Star Wars Story, and host of the popular Ditch Diggers and I Should Be Writing podcasts. She also co-edits the Hugo-nominated podcast magazine Escape Pod. Lafferty lives with her husband, daughter, and two dogs in Durham, North Carolina, where she runs, plays computer and board games, and bakes bread.
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Publisher
Del Rey
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Published on
Jul 9, 2019
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9780399180705
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / Media Tie-In
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This content is DRM protected.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The first official Minecraft novel! The author of World War Z tells the story of a hero—stranded in the world of Minecraft—who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive.

“A rollicking adventure yarn; Robinson Crusoe for the digital age.”—NPR

Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. Where am I? Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks? But there isn’t much time to soak up the sun. It’s getting dark, and there’s a strange new world to explore!

The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island . . .  like the horde of zombies that appears after nightfall. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. Who could build a home while running from exploding creepers, armed skeletons, and an unstoppable tide of hot lava? Especially with no help except for a few makeshift tools and sage advice from an unlikely friend: a cow.

In this world, the rules don’t always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed.

Collect all of the official Minecraft books:
Minecraft: The Island
Minecraft: The Crash
Minecraft: The Lost Journals
Minecraft: The Survivors’ Book of Secrets
Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress
Minecraft: Guide to Exploration
Minecraft: Guide to Creative
Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End
Minecraft: Guide to Redstone
Minecraft: Mobestiary
Minecraft: Guide to Enchantments & Potions
Minecraft: Guide to PVP Minigames
Minecraft: Guide to Farming
Minecraft: Let’s Build! Theme Park Adventure
Minecraft for Beginners
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This official Minecraft novel is an action-packed thriller! When a new virtual-reality version of the game brings her dreams—and doubts—to life, one player must face her fears.

Bianca has never been good at following the plan. She’s more of an act-now, deal-with-the-consequences-later kind of person. But consequences can’t be put off forever, as Bianca learns when she and her best friend, Lonnie, are in a terrible car crash.

Waking up in the hospital, almost paralyzed by her injuries, Bianca is faced with questions she’s not equipped to answer. She chooses instead to try a new virtual-reality version of Minecraft that responds to her every wish, giving her control over a world at the very moment she thought she’d lost it. As she explores this new realm, she encounters a mute, glitching avatar she believes to be Lonnie. Bianca teams up with Esme and Anton, two kids who are also playing on the hospital server, to save her friend.

But the road to recovery isn’t without its own dangers. The kids are swarmed by mobs seemingly generated by their fears and insecurities, and now Bianca must deal with the uncertainties that have been plaguing her: Is Lonnie really in the game? And can Bianca help him return to reality?

Collect all of the official Minecraft books:
Minecraft: The Island
Minecraft: The Crash
Minecraft: The Lost Journals
Minecraft: The Survivors’ Book of Secrets
Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress
Minecraft: Guide to Exploration
Minecraft: Guide to Creative
Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End
Minecraft: Guide to Redstone
Minecraft: Mobestiary
Minecraft: Guide to Enchantments & Potions
Minecraft: Guide to PVP Minigames
Minecraft: Guide to Farming
Minecraft: Let’s Build! Theme Park Adventure
Minecraft for Beginners
The SPACE OPERA BUNDLE is a power-packed science fiction collaboration between #1 New York Times bestseller Scott Sigler and award-winning novelists and podcasters Matt Wallace, Mur Lafferty, and Paul E. Cooley. These stand-alone intertwine with the Galactic Football League (GFL) series, a star-spanning coming-of-age tale that spans seven novels.

The SPACE OPERA BUNDLE is a power-packed science fiction collaboration between #1 New York Times bestseller Scott Sigler and award-winning novelists and podcasters Matt Wallace, Mur Lafferty, and Paul E. Cooley. These stand-alone novellas intertwine with the Galactic Football League (GFL) series, a Science Fiction Space Opera Series with more than 10,000 ratings and reviews on Goodreads and Google Play.

 

Novels in the series include:

Book I: THE ROOKIE

Book II THE STARTER

Book III: THE ALL-PRO

Book IV: THE MVP

Book V: THE CHAMPION

 

 

Here are the novellas included in the SPACE OPERA BUNDLE:

TITLE FIGHT

Undefeated galactic heavyweight champion Korak the Cutter has crushed all challengers, destroying everyone in his path, but the wins aren't as easy as they used to be. After a decade of perfect fighting, his age is catching up with him. For a Quyth Warrior, that means he's slowing down, and speed is the name of the game in mixed martial arts.

 

At this late stage in his career, he faces a nightmare savage and unpredictable Chiyal "The Heretic" North. As crime lords and promoters try to fix the fight, and as managers cling to dreams of lost glory, Korak and Chiyal must find their way into the octagon to decide once and for all who is the greatest of all time.

 

Co-written by #1 New York Times bestseller Scott Sigler and Parsec Award-winning author Matt Wallace, TITLE FIGHT delivers a scifi/mma one-two knockout.

 

THE DETECTIVE

GFL star Quentin Barnes is an orphan born into a culture that prizes family connections above all. He spent his youth struggling with poverty. When he signed his deal with the Ionath Krakens and became rich, one of the first things he did was hire a private detective to find out if his family is still alive.

THE DETECTIVE is the story of that search, as seen through the eyes of Frederico Esteban Guissepe Gonzaga — a.k.a. "Fred," a master of disguise and a truly dangerous Human. But Fred's past is just as big a mystery as is the whereabouts of Quentin's family. This gritty scifi/noir novel follows the tradition of ALTERED CARBON and BLADE RUNNER, giving you an anti-hero that won't stop until the job is done.

GFL TIMELINE: This story runs from roughly Week Seven of the 2683 regular season in THE STARTER through Week Ten of the 2684 regular season in THE ALL-PRO (GFL Book III).

 

THE REPORTER

Yolanda Davenport, star reporter for Galaxy Sports Magazine, is searching for the truth about Ju Tweedy’s involvement with the murder of Grace McDermot. Ju, a former star running back for the OS1 Orbiting Death, had to flee Orbital System One following the murder accusation. That incident let him to join Ionath Krakens, but Ju still claims innocence. Are the Krakens knowingly employing a murderer, or was Ju framed for this horrible crime?

 

GFL TIMELINE: The story takes place between Week Three and Week Six of the 2684 GFL season, the season that encompasses THE ALL-PRO (GFL Book III).

 

THE RIDER

Armored little people riding armored dinosaurs in a full-contact bloodsport? Welcome to Dinolition, the biggest show in the galaxy. Star rider Poughkeepsie Pete and his T-Rex mount “Old Bess” are fixtures of a league struggling to reach profitability and gain intergalactic recognition. Pete and his fellow riders fight to be recognized as galactic-class athletes, not marginalized as than circus-freak sideshows.

 

But to get that credibility (and the massive payday that comes with it) Pete has to manage a league commissioner with a God complex, deal with a devious team owner, navigate a web of organized crime trying to fix matches, and dodge religious zealots set on killing him and the dinos alike — all while grooming the next generation of riders that will carry the sport into a new age of glory.

 

In Dinolition, authors Paul E. Cooley and #1 New York Times bestseller Scott Sigler give “ride till ya die” a whole new meaning.

GFL TIMELINE: This story takes place in the month of August, 2683. It begins at the same time as Chapter 2 of THE ALL-PRO (GFL Book III).

 

These novellas are set in the world of Scott Sigler's Galactic Football League, which is a Science Fiction Space Opera Series with more than 10,000 ratings and reviews on Goodreads and Google Play:

 

The Galactic Football League is a series of scifi/crime/sports mashup books that sets a star-spanning hero’s quest against the backdrop of a far-future American pro football league. Intricate world building and aliens that truly “alien,” from a #1 New York Times bestselling author.

 

From THE ROOKIE:

“THE ROOKIE is a wild ride that takes football to the next level. Set in a future day of corruption, bigger bodies and bigger stakes, it’s Rollerball between the white lines and a fascinating read.”

— John Clayton, ESPN NFL Analyst

 

Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of "Any Given Sunday" with the space opera style of "Star Wars" and the criminal underworld of "The Godfather." Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated.

 

Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he'll wind up just another stat in the column marked "killed on the field."

 

Fans of the following authors are known to enjoy the Galactic Football League Science Fiction Space Opera Series:

Mike Lupica

Tim Green

Buzz Bissinger

Joe Haldeman

Orson Scott Card

David Webber

Richard K Morgan

George Lucas

Robert A. Heinlein

Daniel Arenson

Nathan Lowell

Scott Westerfeld

 

Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy the Galactic Football League Sci Fi Saga:

Star Wars

Guardians of the Galaxy

Starship Troopers

Altered Carbon

Mech Warrior

Jurassic Park

Star Trek

Hitchhikers Guide

Aliens

Friday Night Lights

Any Given Sunday

Draft Day

 

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