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Slivka the Cold-Hearted Curse

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Tom's enemy, the Judge, has sent him to the Warrior's Road. If Tom fails to reach the end, he will no longer be Master of the Beasts. Standing in his way is cunning Slivka - will an old friend come to Tom's aid?

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Linka the Sky Conqueror

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

The Warrior's Road is perilous, and Tom must face an enemy from the air. Linka the Sky Conqueror is here to battle the heroes! Does Tom have the strength to survive another Beast attack?

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Koba, Ghoul of the Shadows

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

The end of the Warrior's Road is in sight! But will Tom be able to reach it? Standing in his way is Koba, Ghoul of the Shadows, a twisted Beast of pure evil. It's time for Tom's ultimate challenge!

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Flaymar the Scorched Blaze

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Tom must confront Flaymar the Scorched Blaze - Kensa the Sorceress's fiery Evil Beast - sent to terrorise the land! Can the Avantian hero overcome her fearsome heat and douse her flames?

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Serpio the Slithering Shadow

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Kensa the Sorceress seeks to overthrow Avantia and become a cruel ruler - and she has created six Evil Beasts to do her bidding. It's up to Tom and his faithful companions to defeat them!

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Equinus the Spirit Horse

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Equinus the Spirit Horse crashes through the forests of the Forbidden Land, stealing the life force of other creatures. Tom must dodge the Ghost Beast's flying hooves and take the fragment of Amulet that Equinus guards - or Tom's father will remain a ghost for ever...

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Luna the Moon Wolf

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

At night, the Dead Wood comes alive with wild animals made ferocious by the spell of Luna the Moon Wolf. To save his father, Tom must collect the pieces of the Amulet of Avantia - which means battling Luna's murderous magic...

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Hawkite, Arrow of the Air

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Fearsome Hawkite has destroyed the crops of Gwildor and the people are starving. Tom must stop their suffering and free the Mistress of the Beasts. But can he convince the hostile villagers he is there to help - and how will he fight a Beast in the air?Don't missKRABB, MASTER OF THE SEA - ROKK THE WALKING MOUNTAIN - KOLDO THE ARCTIC WARRIOR - TREMA, THE EARTH LORD - AMICTUS THE BUG QUEEN

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Koldo the Arctic Warrior

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Gwildor's arctic people have cruelly imprisoned Koldo the Arctic Warrior. Koldo is a good Beast who wants to protect the land, so Tom sets about freeing him. But the shocking arrival of Freya, Mistress of the Beasts, brings a new and terrible danger...Don't missKRABB, MASTER OF THE SEA - HAWKITE, ARROW OF THE AIR - ROKK THE WALKING MOUNTAIN - TREMA THE EARTH LORD - AMICTUS THE BUG QUEEN

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Trema the Earth Lord

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Fearsome Trema lurks in the bowels of the earth, only emerging to feast on his prey. If Tom is to defeat the Beast and lift the curse on Freya, the Mistress of the Beasts, he has no choice but to brave the underworld. But a terrible shock is waiting for him above ground...Don't missKRABB, MASTER OF THE SEA - HAWKITE, ARROW OF THE AIR - KOLDO THE ARCTIC WARRIOR - ROKK THE WALKING MOUNTAIN - AMICTUS THE BUG QUEEN

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Amictus the Bug Queen

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Tom's quest to free the Mistress of the Beasts brings him to a sweltering jungle. There he must defeat cunning Amictus. But what chance does Tom have against the Beast's incredible speed? And what is the secret his father and Wizard Aduro are keeping from him?Don't missKRABB, MASTER OF THE SEA - HAWKITE, ARROW OF THE AIR - KOLDO THE ARCTIC WARRIOR - ROKK THE WALKING MOUNTAIN - TREMA THE EARTH LORD

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Soltra the Stone Charmer

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade
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Arachnid the King of Spiders

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade
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Skor the Winged Stallion

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

The Dark Wizard has sent six fearsome Beasts to capture the good Beasts of Avantia.They are imprisoned in the Dark Realm, and it is Tom's Quest to save them. He and his companions must undertake a perilous journey and defeat Skor the Winged Stallion.Dont miss:TORGOR THE MINOTAUR - NARGA THE SEA MONSTER - KAYMON THE GORGON HOUND - TUSK THE MIGHTY MAMMOTH - STING THE SCORPION MAN

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Narga the Sea Monster

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade
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Battle of the Beasts: Amictus vs Tagus

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Fight the Beasts, Fear the Magic!A clash of Beasts is about to begin!Evil Max is using the magical Golden Gauntlet to turn Tagus the Horse-man and Amictus the Bug Queen into mortal enemies.Meet a new Avantian hero...Evan must ride forth and take on a new Quest to rescue these noble Beasts from a terrible fate. Who will be victorious in this Battle of the Beasts?A brand new Beast Quest is about to begin!

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Ferrok the Iron Soldier

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade
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Brutus the Hound of Horror

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Peril stalks the Good Beasts of Avantia as Kensa the Sorceress plans to invade Avantia with her new Evil Beasts. Tom must do battle with a ravening, winged hound who thirsts for his blood!

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Battle of the Beasts: Ferno vs Epos

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade
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Kragos and Kildor the Two-Headed Demon

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

A ferocious Two-Headed Demon has stolen Avantia's most precious treasure: the Cup of Life. Tom must get it back, or the kingdom will be destroyed by evil Wizard Malvel. But unknown to Tom, Kragos and Kildor have a deadly secret power that puts him in terrible danger...