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Lair of the Fire Lizard

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade

An epic new adventure series from bestselling author Adam Blade!Ordinary kids with extraordinary powers gather in a secret school to be trained to fight the forces of darkness.Hero Academy teacher Ms Steel is missing and Jack, Ruby and Danny are determined to find her. Their quest takes them to an underground swamp: the lair of the dreaded Tartania!

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Zulok the Winged Spirit

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade

Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!When supernatural events start to occur in Avantia it can only mean one thing - something is afoot in the terrifying Isle of Ghosts, and the Dark Wizard Malvel is to blame. Tom and Elenna must travel to the Isle and first face eagle Ghost Beast Zulok.There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Zulok the Winged Spirit; Skalix the Snapping Horror; Okira the Crusher and Rykar the Fire Hound

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Skalix the Snapping Horror

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade
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Okira the Crusher

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade

Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!Dark Wizard Malvel has stolen the Amulet of Avantia and plans to attack the kingdom of Avantia with four new, deadly Ghost Beasts. If they don't retrieve the amulet, Tom and Elenna will be trapped on the Isle of Ghosts for ever! The heroes must now face an enormous ogre, Okira the Crusher...There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Zulok the Winged Spirit; Skalix the Snapping Horror; Okira the Crusher and Rykar the Fire Hound

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Rykar the Fire Hound

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade
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Magror, Ogre of the Swamps

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade
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Veloth the Vampire Squid

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Can Max and Lia defeat Veloth the Vampire Squid, and return the four elements that power Aquora before the whole city dies of thirst? The first thrilling book in Sea Quest Series 7: The Lost Starship. Don't miss the rest of the series:Glendor the Stealthy Shadow, Mirroc the Goblin Shark and Blistra the Sea Dragon!

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Glendor the Stealthy Shadow

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

But Glendor the Stealthy Shadow isn't the only danger. Can Max and Lia defeat the beast and find the next element to power Aquora, before Rivet becomes scrap metal?The second thrilling book in Sea Quest Series 7: The Lost Starship. Don't miss the rest of the series:Veloth the Vampire Squid, Mirroc the Goblin Shark and Blistra the Sea Dragon!

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Mirroc the Goblin Shark

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade
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Blistra the Sea Dragon

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Max won't stop until the crazed computer is defeated, and he gets the final element to save Aquora. But Iris still has her most powerful Robobeast . . . Blistra the Sea Dragon.The last thrilling book in Sea Quest Series 7: The Lost Starship. Don't miss the rest of the series:Veloth the Vampire Squid, Glendor the Stealthy Shadow and Mirroc the Goblin Shark!

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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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Narga the Sea Monster

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade
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Kaymon the Gorgon Hound

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade
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The Complete Book of Beasts

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Every hero needs the Book of Beasts! Contained in these pages is everything a Beast Quest fan needs to know about over seventy different Beasts, as featured in the bestselling series.Gain secret knowledge, learn incredible facts, and study amazing colour pictures. This unique book is a must-have for any Avantian hero!

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Vedra & Krimon Twin Beasts of Avantia

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

New Beasts have been created in Avantia - twin dragons Vedra and Krimon. But the Wizard Malvel plans to capture them, so Tom must take the dragons into hiding. Can Tom save the twin Beasts from the wizard's evil spell?Beast Quest Early Readers are perfect for children learning to read and for families to enjoy together, with text vetted by a literacy expert and bright new colour illustrations.Look out for another Beast Quest Early Reader soon: Kragos and Kildor the Two-headed Demon!

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Komodo the Lizard King

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Tom's most challenging Quest awaits! He must rescue his mother from devious Wizard Velmal by finding six potion ingredients, all guarded by the terrifying Beasts of Kayonia. Can Tom and his companions brave the Dead Desert and conquer Komodo the Lizard King...?

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Torgor the Minotaur

Adam Blade
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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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Sting the Scorpion Man

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade
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Tusk the Mighty Mammoth

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade

Tusk the Mighty Mammoth rules the rotting forests of Gorgonia. She terrorises the rebels at war with evil wizard Malvel and holds a good Beast captive. All the good Beasts are imprisoned and Tom must save them. Will he defeat Tusk before Malvel's guards track him down?Don't miss:TORGOR THE MINOTAUR - SKOR THE WINGED STALLION - NARGA THE SEA MONSTER - KAYMON THE GORGON HOUND - STING THE SCORPION MAN