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Charlie Fletcher talks to Graham Marks (again!)

Author Spotlight

Charlie Fletcher is the bestselling author of the Stoneheart series and the classic adventure tale Far Rockaway; he has recently had his first adult novel published and here he talks to Graham Marks about his latest project, Dragon Shield.

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Dark Wyng

Chris d'Lacey
Authors:
Chris d'Lacey

The second in the stunning new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author, Chris d'Lacey. A dark stranger walks among the men. A dark force waits in the mountains. A dark wyng will be formed. The dark dragon is coming... Ren is the first of his kind - a boy with the skills of a dragon. But as he tests his new powers, the dragons are growing wary. Meanwhile, a strange man has joined the hom, determined to help them wreak vengeance on the skalers. He knows about the dragons, but can he be trusted? As tensions rise between hom and dragon, both are unaware that there's a bigger battle coming... because the dark dragon will rise again...

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The Wearle

Chris d'Lacey
Authors:
Chris d'Lacey

The Wearle came to Erth to find out what happened to their previous colony, who never returned. Gabrial, a young blue dragon, is desperate to prove his worth. But the dragons aren't alone in the mountains. Out beyond the scorch line, Ren, a young hom boy, is fascinated by the 'skalers'. Little does he know that his fate and theirs are linked in ways he could never have imagined.A stunning new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author, Chris d'Lacey.

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The Fire Ascending

Chris d'Lacey
Authors:
Chris d'Lacey
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Fire World

Chris d'Lacey
Authors:
Chris d'Lacey
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Gauge

Chris d'Lacey, Adam Stower
Contributors:
Chris d'Lacey, Adam Stower

Trouble is brewing in Scrubbley!The town council want to demolish the old clock. Lucy isn't really interested in a silly old clock but her mother is determined to save it - with the help of a timing dragon called Gauge...

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Glade

Chris d'Lacey, Adam Stower
Contributors:
Chris d'Lacey, Adam Stower

Lucy is horrified when her mum decides to sell one of her special dragons. She doesn't want Glade the mood dragon to go anywhere. But maybe someone else desperately needs Glade's help...

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Grabber

Chris d'Lacey, Adam Stower
Contributors:
Chris d'Lacey, Adam Stower
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Shrinking Ralph Perfect

Chris d'Lacey
Authors:
Chris d'Lacey
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Fly, Cherokee Fly

Chris d'Lacey
Authors:
Chris d'Lacey
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Rain and Fire: A Guide to the Last Dragon Chronicles

Chris d'Lacey, Jay D'lacey
Authors:
Chris d'Lacey, Jay D'lacey
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Gruffen

Chris d'Lacey, Adam Stower
Contributors:
Chris d'Lacey, Adam Stower

When Lucy Pennykettle suspects there's a monster in her bedroom, her mum knows exactly what to do. She makes a guard dragon - Gruffen - to look after Lucy. But soon Gruffen realises there's a mystery behind the monster...

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Dark Fire

Chris d'Lacey
Authors:
Chris d'Lacey
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The Fire Eternal

Chris d'Lacey
Authors:
Chris d'Lacey

Five years have passed since David Rain, now a cult author, disappeared mysteriously in the Arctic. Life in Wayward Crescent has settled to relative normality. But as the weather grows wild and the ice caps melt, all eyes turn north, where bears and the souls of the Inuit dead are combining to produce a spectacular solution... A solution with its focus on David's child, Alexa - if the agents of evil don't reach her first.

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Fire Star

Chris d'Lacey
Authors:
Chris d'Lacey

A research trip to the Arctic and a new book - life can't get much better for David Rain. As soon as David finds himself in the icy climes, he starts to write his story of bears, dragons and the mysterious fire star. Soon he realises that his tale is beginning to mirror real life, and that an old adversary is on her way to meet him. Can David thwart her terrible master plan? Or will his world be destroyed for ever?

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Icefire

Chris d'Lacey
Authors:
Chris d'Lacey

Life isn't exactly normal lodging at the Pennykettles - not when you're surrounded by hundreds of clay pottery dragons. Fate seems to be dictating an unusual course for David when his university tutor sets him a writing project on the existence - or not - of dragons. The tantalizing prize - a fully-funded research trip to the Arctic - seems just within his grasp. David starts to research the subject and soon discovers a connection between dragons and the Arctic just as it begins to snow. Is it only a coincidence? Or could deeper forces be at work? As David starts to uncover more about the dragons, he finds himself drawn down a path from which there is no going back to a time when dragons really did exist, and their secrets were guarded by the polar bears of the Arctic. If David is going to have any chance of winning the research trip, he has to open his mind to the legend of dragons and the mysterious secret of Icefire.

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The Fire Within

Chris d'Lacey
Authors:
Chris d'Lacey

'David ran a hand through his mop of brown hair. Dragons. It was certainly different from his last set of lodgings, where all you got were spiders and the occasional mouse. "It's perfect," he said.'When David arrives at Wayward Crescent he has no idea what lurks inside the Pennykettle house. Only when he's given his own special dragon does he begin to unlock their mysterious secrets, and to discover the fire within...

Adam Blade

Adam Blade is the name for a small collective of authors who have been writing the bestselling series Beast Quest and Sea Quest for ten years! Beast Quest has now sold over 10 million copies. The newest series from the Adam Blade team is called Team Hero. You can find out more about all these amazing adventures at the series websites: beastquest.co.uk and teamherobooks.co.uk

Arthur Robins

Arthur Robins is known and loved the world over for his witty and lively picture books and cartoons. He has illustrated numerous favourite books for Orchard, including the ever-popular 'Seriously Silly' series, written by Laurence Anholt, the 'Small Knight' series, written by Ronda Armitage, and the bestselling picture book 'My Granny is a Pirate', written by multi-award-winning, internationally bestselling author Val McDermid. Arthur lives in Surrey, near his two grown-up daughters.

Ben Hubbard

Ben Hubbard began his writing career at a what's-on newspaper in the 1990s, interviewing bands, actors and artists in his native Wellington, New Zealand. He later joined the fast-paced world of daily newspaper journalism before packing up shop and moving to England. Here, Ben tied a number of new strings to his bow: magazine editor, book editor, and finally, author. Today, Ben writes a mix of non-fiction for all ages - preschoolers through to adults. He has penned titles on an eclectic subject range: from space exploration, samurai warriors and medieval castles; to pop music, pets, tornadoes and rugby skills.

Daisy Meadows

The Rainbow Magic and Magic Animal Friends books are written by a small collective of authors under the name Daisy Meadows. Rainbow Magic is the no.1 bestselling series for girls aged 5 and up with over 30 million copies sold worldwide!Learn more about the books at www.rainbowmagicbooks.co.uk (where you can download the Rainbow Magic Reading Challenge poster) and www.magicanimalfriends.com (where you'll find fun animal activity sheets)