Holly Black - Author

About the Author

Holly Black is the co-creator of THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES. A New York Times No. 1 bestselling phenomenon, the series has been described as 'vintage Victorian fantasy' and has been made into a hugely sucessful film. The books have been translated into 32 languages. Holly Black lives with her husband in Massachusetts.

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The Wrath of Mulgarath

The Wrath of Mulgarath

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Prepare to enter the magical world of The Spiderwick Chronicles, the bestselling series from Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black! Now reissued in beautiful hardback editions, perfect for fans of the series as well as a new generation of readers. Having only narrowly managed to escape the clutches of the faerie world, the Grace children, Jared, Simon and Mallory, return home to find it has been ransacked by the evil creature Mulgarath in his search for Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide. Not only is the precious guide now missing, so is the children's mother... With the help of some friendly faces in the magical world, the children now have to work out how to find Mulgarath, the guide and, most importantly, save their mother from the faerie world before it's too late...

The Ironwood Tree

The Ironwood Tree

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Prepare to enter the magical world of The Spiderwick Chronicles, the bestselling series from Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black! Now reissued in beautiful hardback editions, perfect for fans of the series as well as a new generation of readers. With the disappearance of Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide, the Grace children were hoping the faerie world would finally leave them alone. But then a pack of smelly goblins snatch Simon and a band of elves try to entrap Jared and it's clear that the magical creatures are still keeping an eye on the three siblings. So when the children notice unusual activity near the abandoned quarry just outside of town, they decide to investigate only to discover a creature with plans to rule the faerie world ... whatever the cost ...

Magisterium: The Golden Tower

Magisterium: The Golden Tower

Author: Holly Black, Cassandra Clare Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/09/2018

The final, thrilling instalment in this extraordinary series from bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. A generation ago, powerful mage Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed . . . but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt. Facing up to what he is, Callum has battled chaos and evil across four years of magical training at the Magisterium, eventually defeating the armies of chaos in an epic battle. It came at a cost. Now, triumphant and heartbroken, Callum Hunt has just about had enough, and is ready to complete his training. But the evil Callum faced has not given up just yet . . .

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)

Author: Holly Black Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/07/2018

'Holly Black spins a thrilling tale of intrigue and magic in her newest novel... Unmissable for fans of Sarah J. Mass and the Grisha trilogy' - Buzzfeed UK Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever . . . And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal. As Jude grows older, she realises that she will need to take part in the dangerous deceptions of the fey to ever truly belong. But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan . . .

Lucinda's Secret

Lucinda's Secret

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2018

Prepare to enter the magical world of The Spiderwick Chronicles, the bestselling series from Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black! Now reissued in beautiful hardback editions, perfect for fans of the series as well as a new generation of readers. Things at the Spiderwick estate are out of control. As if being attacked by goblins and a bridge troll wasn't enough, now the house boggart, Thimbletack, is out to get Jared. Meanwhile, Simon has a very hungry griffon recuperating in the carriage house, and Mallory is convinced that the only way to stop the madness is to destroy Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide. But with all kinds of creatures after them, the Guide seems to be the only protection the Grace kids have. If they could just figure out the faeries want it so badly...

Magisterium : N(deg) 4 - Le masque d'argent

Magisterium : N(deg) 4 - Le masque d'argent

Author: Holly Black, Cassandra Clare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

See below for English translation.Le feu aspire à brûler, l'eau aspire à couler, l'air aspire à s'élever, la terre aspire à souder et le chaos aspire à engloutir.Cal aspire à vivre. Mais maintenant que la vérité a éclaté et que tout le monde sait que l'ennemi de la mort sommeille en Cal, celui-ci devra fuir s'il veut survivre. Enfermé au Panopticon, inlassablement interrogé et sous surveillance accrue, ses chances de s'évader et de retrouver Carnage et Tamara s'amenuisent de jour en jour…Une fois de plus, le bien et le mal s'entremêleront jusqu'à être indissociables.Ce quatrième tome de la série lève le voile sur les questions qui tenaillent les admirateurs assidus depuis plusieurs mois. A generation ago, Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed . . . but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt.Now Call is one of the most feared and reviled students in the history of the Magisterium. As a result, he's been imprisoned and interrogated. Everyone wants to know what Constantine was up to — and how he lives on...Will Call escape, and if so, what will he do with his power? In this spellbinding fourth book of Magisterium, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take us beyond the realm of the living and into the dangers of the dead.Original title: Magisterium 4: The Silver Mask

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)

Author: Holly Black Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2018

A dark jewel of a book . . . intoxicating - Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal. As Jude grows older, she realises that she will need to take part in the dangerous deceptions of the fey to ever truly belong. But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan . . . Dramatic and thrilling fantasy blends seamlessly with enthralling storytelling to create a fully realised and seductive world, brimful of magic and romance.

Magisterium: The Bronze Key

Magisterium: The Bronze Key

Author: Holly Black, Cassandra Clare Format: eBook Release Date: 12/10/2017

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Magisterium: The Bronze Key by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, read by Paul Boehmer.Magic can save youMagic can kill youIt should be a time of celebration. The Enemy of Death is dead; a severed head proof of his downfall. The magical world has no reason to believe otherwise, and Callum, Tamara and Aaron are celebrated as heroes.But at a party held in their honour, things go horribly, brutally wrong. A fellow student is callously murdered, and it seems Call's worst fears are confirmed: there is a spy in the Magisterium.No one is safe.Now, using the powerful magic they've been taught, the trio must risk their lives to track down the killer. But magic is dangerous - in the wrong hands it could bring terrible destruction. And reveal the deadliest secret of all . . .

Magisterium: The Silver Mask

Magisterium: The Silver Mask

Author: Holly Black, Cassandra Clare Format: eBook Release Date: 12/10/2017

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Magisterium: The Silver Mask by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, read by Paul Boehmer.Callum Hunt's life has fallen apart.His friend is gone. The spy has escaped. His secret is out.He is facing an existence behind bars, banished from the rest of the magical community for what he is - for what he might become.But a shocking revelation has promised freedom - at a cost. Will he stay strong, and faithful to his friends and teachers? Or take the risk, and destroy everything he's ever loved?This fourth year at the Magisterium will be unlike anything else that has gone before . . . 'I can't wait to read more of this series!' - Rick Riordan

Silver Mask

Silver Mask

Author: Holly Black, Cassandra Clare Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2017

Power over death is the ultimate power. A generation ago, Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed . . . but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt. Now Call is one of the most feared and reviled students in the history of the Magisterium, thought to be responsible for a devastating death and an ever-present threat of war. As a result, Call has been imprisoned and interrogated. Everyone wants to know what Constantine was up to and how he lives on. But Call has no idea. It is only when he's broken out of prison that the full potential of Constantine's plan is suddenly in his hands . . . and he must decide what to do with his power. In this spellbinding fourth book of Magisterium, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take us beyond the realm of the living and into the dangers of the dead.

Lucifer Vol. 3 Blood In The Streets

Lucifer Vol. 3 Blood In The Streets

Author: Holly Black Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2017

Lucifer Morningstar continues his comeback in the third volume of this series by best-selling writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and new series writer, and New York Times best-selling author, Richard Kadrey (Sandman Slim)! After his harrowing confrontation with God himself, it's time for Lucifer to enjoy the season to be merry. Featuring a Krampus-approved holiday special, this third volume of the new hit LUCIFER series takes the bringer of light through the streets of Los Angeles, the depths of the underworld and the deepest recesses of his own mind while he tries to live his life as a part of an ancient evil tradition and as a member of the living world. Collects LUCIFER #13-18.

Lucifer Vol. 2 Father Lucifer

Lucifer Vol. 2 Father Lucifer

Author: Holly Black Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/03/2017

The antihero who made his debut in THE SANDMAN and starred in his own hit series continues his comeback in the second volume of this new series by best-selling writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles)! God is dead--and Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer had motive and opportunity, but claims he can prove his innocence. If Gabriel finds the killer and takes the culprit into custody, Lucifer's sins will be forgotten, and he'll be welcomed back to the Silver City. So, despite the fact that Lucifer just opened a new nightclub on Earth and is hiding a mysterious wound, the two brothers set off to solve their Father's murder. Their investigation will span Heaven, Hell, Earth, and beyond in this antagonistic buddy-cop noir with an angelic flare. This daring new graphic novel reintroduces the former King of Hell to a new generation of readers watching Fox's new 2016 series Lucifer! Collects issues #7-10.

Magisterium : N(deg) 3 - La cle de bronze

Magisterium : N(deg) 3 - La cle de bronze

Author: Holly Black, Cassandra Clare Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2016

See below for English description.Les eleves du Magisterium ont toujours ete en securite. Sous l'oeil vigilant des magiciens, ils apprennent a utiliser la magie pour remettre l'ordre dans un monde chaotique.Mais le chaos reprend ses forces. Alors que Callum, Tamara et Aaron devraient se concentrer sur les examens et les concours de magie, ils se preoccupent plutot de traquer un meurtrier sinistre.Les trois amis apprendront que la magie est aussi bonne que la personne qui la manie. Entre mains malefiques, cette magie a la capacite de faire du tort immesurable. a moins qu'on l'arrete a temps.Le troisieme tome de la collection au palmares du New York Times ebranlera vos convictions sur le monde du bien et du mal. Students at the Magisterium are supposed to be safe. Under the watchful eyes of the mages, they are taught to use magic to bring order to a chaotic world.But now the chaos is fighting back. Call, Tamara, and Aaron should be worrying about things like pop quizzes and magic contests. Instead, after the shocking death of one of their classmates, they must track down a sinister killer.and risk their own lives in the process.As Call, Tamara, and Aaron discover, magic can only be as good as the person who wields it. In evil hands, it has the capacity to do immeasurable harm-unless it is stopped in time.From Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes the third installment in the New York Times bestselling series that defies what you think you know about the worlds of good and evil.Original title: Magisterium #3: The Bronze Key

Bronze Key

Bronze Key

Author: Holly Black, Cassandra Clare Format: eBook Release Date: 30/08/2016

Magic can save you. Magic can kill you.Students at the Magisterium are supposed to be safe. Under the watchful eyes of the mages, they are taught to use magic to bring order to a chaotic world.But now the chaos is fighting back. Call, Tamara, and Aaron should be worrying about things like pop quizzes and magic contests. Instead, after the shocking death of one of their classmates, they must track down a sinister killer . . . and risk their own lives in the process.As Call, Tamara, and Aaron discover, magic can only be as good as the person who wields it. In evil hands, it has the capacity to do immeasurable harmunless it is stopped in time.In this striking third book of Magisterium, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare present us with a school where anythinggood or evilcan happen, and the only way to unlock the truth is to risk everything to find it.From the Compact Disc edition.

Lucifer Vol. 1

Lucifer Vol. 1

Author: Holly Black Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2016

The antihero who made his debut in THE SANDMAN and starred in his own hit series is back in a new series by best-selling writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles)!

The Darkest Part of the Forest

The Darkest Part of the Forest

Author: Holly Black Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2016

Faeries. Knights. Princes. True love. Think you know how the story goes? Think again...Near the little town of Fairfold, in the darkest part of the forest, lies a glass casket. Inside the casket lies a sleeping faerie prince that none can rouse. He's the most fascinating thing Hazel and her brother Ben have ever seen. They dream of waking him - but what happens when dreams come true? In the darkest part of the forest, you must be careful what you wish for...NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Holly Black spins a dark, dangerous and utterly beautiful faerie tale, guaranteed to steal your heart. Holly Black is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles and author of YA novels including the widely acclaimed THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN.

Copper Gauntlet

Copper Gauntlet

Author: Holly Black, Cassandra Clare Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2015

Callum Hunt's summer break isn't like other kids'. His closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf, Havoc. His father suspects him of being secretly evil. And, of course, most kids aren't heading back to the magical world of the Magisterium in the fall.It's not easy for Call . . . and it gets even harder after he checks out his basement and discovers that his dad might be trying to destroy both him and Havoc.Call escapes to the Magisterium -- but things only intensify there. The Alkahest -- a copper gauntlet capable of separating certain magicians from their magic -- has been stolen. And in their search to discover the culprit, Call and his friends Aaron and Tamara awaken the attention of some very dangerous foes -- and get closer to an even more dangerous truth.As the mysteries of the Magisterium deepen and widen, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take listeners on an extraordinary journey through one boy's conflict -- and a whole world's fate.

Doctor Who: Lights Out: Twelfth Doctor

Doctor Who: Lights Out: Twelfth Doctor

Author: Holly Black Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2014

As the newly-regenerated Twelfth Doctor arrives on our TV screens, Puffin are publishing the twelfth instalment in its sensational series of Doctor Who eShorts! With 11 previous stories by some of the most exciting names in children's fiction, this Twelfth Doctor ebook is written by bestselling US author Holly Black.

Doctor Who: Lights Out: Twelfth Doctor

Doctor Who: Lights Out: Twelfth Doctor

Author: Holly Black Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2014

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Doctor Who: Lights Out read by Samuel Anderson. As the newly-regenerated Twelfth Doctor arrives on our TV screens, Puffin are publishing the twelfth instalment in its sensational series of Doctor Who eShorts! With 11 previous stories by some of the most exciting names in childrens fiction, this Twelfth Doctor ebook is written by bestselling US author Holly Black.

Iron Trial

Iron Trial

Author: Holly Black, Cassandra Clare Format: eBook Release Date: 09/09/2014

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.So he tries his best to do his worst - and fails at failing.Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come . . .From the remarkable imaginations of bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.

Doll Bones

Doll Bones

Author: Holly Black Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

My name is Eleanor Kerchner. You can call me the Queen. I died in 1895. Now it's time to play. A chilling ghost story by the bestselling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles, Holly Black. Recipient of a Newbery Honor Award. An ALA Notable Book. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book. A School Library Journal Best Book. A Booklist Editor's Choice Books for Youth. A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book. A 2013 Goodreads Choice award nominee. A People Magazine 'Best New Kids Book'.

Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny

Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny

Author: Holly Black, Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale, Michael Marshall Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2013

Children are supposed to be all sugar and spice and everything nice... but we know that's not the truth. Dark tales of wicked tykes and dangerous kids playing vicious games that lead adults - sometimes their own parents - to their demise are a staple of frightening fiction. Beware the schoolyards and playgrounds, even the sanctity of the familial home, especially after dark. And don't be fooled by a trickle of tears or tiny hands reaching for you. These youngsters do not want to love or comfort - only to inflict pain! Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny offers twenty-seven tales of terrifying offspring by both masters of the genre and imaginative newcomers.

Doll Bones

Doll Bones

Author: Holly Black Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2013

A doll that may be haunted leads three friends on a thrilling adventure in this delightfully creepy novel from the New York Times bestselling cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles. Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they've been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her. But they are in middle school now. Zach's father pushes him to give up make-believe, and Zach quits the game. Their friendship might be over, until Poppy declares she's been having dreams about the Queenand the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave. Zach and Alice and Poppy set off on one last adventure to lay the Queen's ghost to rest. But nothing goes according to plan, and as their adventure turns into an epic journey, creepy things begin to happen. Is the doll just a doll or something more sinister? And if there really is a ghost, will it let them go now that it has them in its clutches?

Black Heart

Black Heart

Author: Holly Black Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2013

The conclusion to the gripping Curse Workers series from bestselling author Holly BlackCassel Sharpe knows he's been used as an assassin, but he's trying to put all that behind him. He's trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He's trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is inextricably connected with crime. And he's trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though he's been raised to believe the government is the enemy.But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between what's right and what's wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what's a con and what's truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet - this time on love.

Notebook for Fantastical Observations

Notebook for Fantastical Observations

Author: Holly Black Format: eBook Release Date: 11/12/2012

This will be a write-in book for fans of the bestselling Spiderwick series. There will be fifteen sections featuring text and illustrations about our favourite creatures from the first five books. The remainder of the book is write-in, for children to record their own sightings of these and other faerie creatures. In addition there will be two colour plate inserts. A proportion of the material will be re-use.

Red Glove

Red Glove

Author: Holly Black Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2012

Cassel has discovered the dark secret of his past, a secret that has transformed his life for ever and given him unimaginable power. Now intent on uncovering the person responsible for his brother's murder, he is about to find out just how dangerous power can be...A dark and twisting contemporary fantasy with magic, murder and a dash of romance from the bestselling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman.

Black Heart

Black Heart

Author: Holly Black Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2012

In a world where magic is illegal, Cassel Sharpe has the most deadly ability of all. With one touch, he can transform any objectincluding a personinto something else entirely. And that makes him a wanted man. The Feds are willing to forgive all his past crimes if he'll only leave his con artist family behind and go straight. But why does going straight feel so crooked?For one thing, it means being on the opposite side of the law from Lila, the girl he loves. She's the daughter of a mob boss and though Cassel is pretty sure she can never love him back, he can't stop obsessing over her. Which would be bad enough, even if her father wasn't keeping Cassel's mother prisoner until she returns the priceless diamond she scammed off him years ago. Too bad she can't remember where she put it.The Feds say they need Cassel to get rid of a powerful man who is spinning dangerously out of control. But if they want Cassel to use his unique talent to hurt people, what separates the good guys from the bad ones? With no easy answers and no one he can trust, love might be the most dangerous gamble of all.

White Cat

White Cat

Author: Holly Black Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

CASSEL IS CURSEDCursed by a memory. He murdered the girl he loved - and he doesn't remember why.In a world where magic is illegal and his family is branded criminal, Cassel doesn't fit in. He has no magical talent - just a gift for getting into trouble.Boarding school offers an escape, but then the dreams start. Dreams that drive him home to unravel his past. Dreams that force him to confront who he really is and what he's really done. Cassel is about to discover that his family hides an incredible secret - one that will transform his life for ever.A sensational new novel from the bestselling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles.

The Wrath of Mulgarath

The Wrath of Mulgarath

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Twists and turns abound in the final instalment of the Spiderwick Chronicles. Bruised and battered, Jared, Simon and Mallory return home to find their house completely ransacked and discover that Mulgarath has made off with their mother and Arthur Spiderwick's Guide. It's up to the Grace kids to defeat the evil Mulgarath and his goblin army, but with only the help of Thimbletack, Hogsqueal and Byron, this might prove much harder than they first thought. But first things first... Mallory, Jared and Simon have to rescue Arthur Spiderwick from Lorengorm and the elves!

Lucinda's Secret

Lucinda's Secret

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Book 3 in the hugely popular series, The Spiderwick Chronicles. Things at the Grace residence are getting completely out of hand. As if being attacked by vile, smelly goblins and almost eaten by a bridge troll wasn't enough, now the house boggart, Thimbletack, is out to get Jared. Simon has a very hungry griffon recuperating in the carriage house, and Mallory is convinced that the only way to stop the madness is to get rid of Arthur Spiderwick's Guide. But with all kinds of creatures after them, the Guide is the only protection the Grace kids have... If only they could work out why the faeries are stalking them? Could it be the Guide that they want? There's only one person who might know the answer ~ their crazy old Aunt Lucinda.

The Ironwood Tree

The Ironwood Tree

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Mystery, madness and mayhem are afoot in the penultimate book in the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles. First a pack vile, smelly goblins snatch Simon. Then a band of elves try to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world so eager to get their hands on Arthur Spiderwick's Guide? And now that the Guide has mysteriously disappeared, will the Grace kids finally be left alone? Don't count on it! At school, someone is running around pretending to be Jared, and it's not his twin, Simon. To make matters worse, now Mallory has disappeared and something foul in the water is killing off all the plants and animals for miles around. Clues point to the old abandoned quarry, just outside of town, where there is news that a creature with plans to rule the world has offered them a gift to join with him...

Bewere the Night

Bewere the Night

Author: Holly Black, Elizabeth Hand, Sandra McDonald, Cherie Priest Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/04/2011

Kitsune. Werewolves. Crane wives. Selkies. Every culture has stories of such strange creatures - animals turning into humans, humans shapeshifting into animals. Sometimes seductive, sometimes bloodthirsty, but always unpredictable like nature itself, these beings are manifestations of our secret hearts, our desire to belong to both worlds: one tame and civilized, the other unfettered and full of wild impulse. Here are stories that will make you wish you could howl at the moon until your heart bursts with longing or feel yourself shedding your human body as easily as a snake sheds its skin. Beware the night...it might not kill you, but it will certainly steal you away!

Red Glove

Red Glove

Author: Holly Black Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2011

Curses and Cons. Magic and the Mob. Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truthhe's the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anythingor anyoneinto something else. That was how Lila, the girl he loved, became a white cat. Cassel was tricked into thinking he killed her, when actually he tried to save her. Now that she's human again, he should be overjoyed. Trouble is, Lila's been cursed to love him. And if Lila's love is as phony as Cassel's made-up memories, then he can't believe anything she says or does.When Cassel's oldest brother is murdered, the Feds recruit Cassel to help make sense of the only cluecrime-scene images of a woman in red gloves. But the mob is after Cassel toothey know how valuable he could be to them. Cassel is going to have to stay one step ahead of both sides just to survive.

White Cat

White Cat

Author: Holly Black Format: eBook Release Date: 11/05/2010

Cassel comes from a family of curse workerspeople who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn't got magic, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detailhe killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago. Cassel has carefully built up a faade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his faade starts to crumble when he finds himself sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to outcon the conmen.

Spiderwick Chronicles: The Completely Fantastical Edition The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgarath

Spiderwick Chronicles: The Completely Fantastical Edition The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgarath

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2009

When the Grace children moved into the old, abandoned Spiderwick Mansion, little did they realise that their lives would never be the same again. Having uncovered a fantastical world of sprites, faeries and goblins there's no turning back. The Ultimate Spiderwick Chronicles features all five of the original books plus great new bonus content! Discover the three 'lost' chapters that were included in the Nestle Cereal Partners cereal boxes, and the special 'development' section showing sketches and early drafts. Readers both old and new, young and old will be completely immersed in the world of Spiderwick with this Ultimate collection.

Wyrm King

Wyrm King

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2009

In the final installment of Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles, Nick and Laurie had thought they solved their giant problems when they drove all the giants into the sea. But now, the Grace kids have come back to tell them they may have more trouble coming their way! It turns out the giants control the population of Hydra, a dragon like creature that is creating sinkholes all over Florida. But with the mermaids refusing to return the giants to the shore, the nixie's still missing and the threat of a destroyed Florida drawing closer, the kids have to take matters in their own hands. Will Nick and Laurie be able to stop the destruction they unwittingly caused? Can a new giant hunter help save the day? Can Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide help them out of this or are they on their own? Find out in the final conclusion of the Spiderwick saga!

Valiant

Valiant

Author: Holly Black Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2009

When seventeen-year-old Valerie Russell runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system. But there's something eerily beguiling about Val's new friends. Impulsive Lolli talks of monsters in the subway tunnels they call home and shoots up a shimmery amber-colored powder that makes the shadows around her dance. Severe Luis claims he can make deals with creatures that no one else can see. And then there's Luis's brother, timid and sensitive Dave, who makes the mistake of letting Val tag along as he makes a delivery to a woman who turns out to have goat hooves instead of feet. When a bewildered Val allows Lolli to talk her into tracking down the hidden lair of the creature for whom Luis and Dave have been dealing, Val finds herself bound into service by a troll named Ravus. He is as hideous as he is honorable. And as Val grows to know him, she finds herself torn between her affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming.

A Giant Problem

A Giant Problem

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2008

Nick and Laurie have a giant problem and it's a lot bigger than they originally thought. When Taloa sent them off to find her sisters, they discovered a single fire breathing giant, but as it turns out, that one giant is just the tip one the proverbial iceberg. According to NoSeeum Jack, the blind giant killer who helped Nick, Laurie, and Jared dispatch the original giant, there are hundreds, possibly even thousands of giants underneath the surface waiting to wake up. And since Taloa refuses to give any assistance until her sisters are located, the kids turn to a kingdom of merfolk for help... which inevitably means that there's trouble on the way!

Giant Problem

Giant Problem

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2008

Nick and Laurie have a giant problem and it's a lot bigger than they originally thought. When Taloa sent them off to find her sisters, they discovered a single fire breathing giant, but as it turns out, that one giant is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. According to NoSeeum Jack, the blind giant killer who helped Nick, Laurie, and Jared dispatch the original giant, there are hundreds, possibly even thousands of giants underneath the surface waiting to wake up. And since Taloa refuses to give any assistance until her sisters are located, the kids turn to a kingdom of merfolk for help. As is the way of the fey, the merfolk send the kids on a quest--to find a sea creature they'd never seen--before they'll even consider helping. They then capture Julian and leave him stranded on a distant sand bar that's too far for him to swim to shore from. He'll drown if they're not back from the quest by high tide. Between Julian's hysterical girlfriend, Noseeum's ruthless hunting of the giants, and trying to figure out the quest, the kids have their hands full. But even more so when they find a creature the mermaids have never seen. Still, the mermaids refuse to help stating that what the giants are about to do is part of a natural cycle.

Ironside

Ironside

Author: Holly Black Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2008

When pixie Kaye declares herself to Roiben on the day of his coronation, he is forced to send her on a seemingly impossible quest. Now Kaye is forbidden to see or speak to him unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn't exist: a faerie who can tell a lie. Miserable and convinced she belongs nowhere, Kaye makes a rash decision to reveal the truth to her mother - that she is a changeling left in place of a human child. Her mother's shock reaction sends Kaye running back to the Faerie realm in search of her human counterpart in a bid to return her to Ironside. But Kaye once again finds herself a pawn in the games of the Seelie Court. Queen Silarial wants Roiben's throne and she will use any means necessary to get it! In this twisted game of wits and power can a pixie outplay a queen?

Nixie's Song

Nixie's Song

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2007

The Spiderwick Chronicles leave the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas only thinks his life has been turned upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into the soon-to-be completed Mangrove Hollow. But an "e;expedition"e; to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem - the huge, lumbering, fire-breathing variety - and it's up to Nick; his stepsister, Laurie; and his big brother, Julian (plus a familiar face from the original Spiderwick Chronicles) to figure out the best way to stop a host of rampaging giants before all of Florida goes up in smoke.

Valiant

Valiant

Author: Holly Black Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2006

When 17-year-old Valerie Russell runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system. But there's something eerily beguiling about Val's new friends. Impulsive Lolli talks of monsters in the subway tunnels they call home and shoots up a shimmery amber-coloured powder that makes the shadows around her dance. Severe Luis claims he can make deals with creatures that no one else can see. And then there's Luis's brother, Dave, who makes the mistake of letting Val tag along as he makes a delivery to a woman who turns out to have goat hooves instead of feet. When a bewildered Val allows Lolli to talk her into tracking down the hidden lair of the creature for whom Luis and Dave have been working, Val finds herself bound into service by a troll named Ravus. He is as hideous as he is honourable, and as Val grows to know him, she finds herself torn between affection for him - and fear of what her new friends are becoming because of him.

Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide To the Fantastic World Around You

Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide To the Fantastic World Around You

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2005

In addition to the fifteen creatures featured in the first five Spiderwick adventures, this extensive volume features an additional fifteen creatures to delight and astonish, such as mermaids, gargoyles and leprechauns. It also features snippets from Arthur Spiderwick's journal... information that specifically links the Guide to the Spiderwick Chronicles. There are even cameos from all the favourites in the series. From clever and informative introductory sections on essential materials and faerie world basics, through sections featuring fabulous faerie species, to an addendum created by Jared Grace, correcting Arthur Spiderwick and cross-referencing with the story books, this is the field guide to end all field guides!

Spiderwick's Notebook for Fantastical Observations

Spiderwick's Notebook for Fantastical Observations

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2005

This will be a write-in book for fans of the bestselling Spiderwick series. There will be fifteen sections featuring text and illustrations about our favourite creatures from the first five books. The remainder of the book is write-in, for children to record their own sightings of these and other faerie creatures. In addition there will be two colour plate inserts. A proportion of the material will be re-use.

Tithe

Tithe

Author: Holly Black Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2004

Do you believe in faeries? Not the soft, gentle kind, but the sinister, feral kind ~ the ones that wreak havoc on everything in their path... Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother's rock band, until an ominous attack forces them back to her childhood home. To the place where she used to see Faeries. They're still there. But Kaye's not a child anymore and this time she's dragged into the thick of their dangerous, frightening world. A realm where black horses dwell beneath the sea, desperate to drown you... where the sinister Thistlewitch divines dark futures... and where beautiful faerie knights are driven to perform acts of brutal depravity for the love of their uncaring queens. Once there, Kaye finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms ~ a struggle that could end in her death... From the author of the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.

The Ironwood Tree

The Ironwood Tree

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2004

First a pack of vile, smelly goblins snatch Simon. Then a band of elves try to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world so eager to get their hands on Spiderwick's Guide? And will the Grace children be left alone, now that the Guide has mysteriously disappeared? Don't count on it! At school, someone is running around pretending to be Jared, and it's not Simon. To make matters even worse, now Mallory has disappeared and something foul in the water is killing off all the plants and animals for miles around. Clues point to the old abandoned quarry, just outside of town. Dwarves have taken over an abandoned mine there. And the faerie world's abuzz with the news that a creature with plans to rule the world has offered them a gift to join with him - he's given them a queen. . .

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