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Grymon the Biting Horror

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade
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Skrar the Night Scavenger

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!The second of Malvel's terrible Netherworld Beasts has come to attack Avantia. It's time for Tom and Elenna to battle Skrar, a Beast whose magical flames make him a fearsome enemy... There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Grymon the Biting Horror; Skrar the Night Scavenger; Tarantix the Bone Spider and Lypida the Shadow Fiend

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Tarantix the Bone Spider

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!Tom and Elenna must follow the shadow path to find and defeat the third deadly Netherworld Beast. How will they stop the giant spider Tarantix from poisoning Avantia's precious river?There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Grymon the Biting Horror; Skrar the Night Scavenger; Tarantix the Bone Spider and Lypida the Shadow Fiend

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Lypida the Shadow Fiend

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade
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Verak the Storm King

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!Don't miss this new bumper special edition of the bestselling series, in which our heroes return to the realm of Gwildor to battle an old enemy and a terrifying new sea Beast - Verak the Storm King!Have you read any other Beast Quest books? Grymon the Biting Horror is a great place to find more adventures!

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Zulok the Winged Spirit

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade
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Skalix the Snapping Horror

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!Evil Wizard Berric is trying to bring deadly Beasts back from the Isle of Ghosts to Avantia. Only Tom and Elenna can stop him. Next in their Quest they must battle Skalix the Snapping Horror! 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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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
Authors:
Adam Blade

Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!If Dark Wizard Malvel captures Ghost Beast Rykar's key, he will be able to return to wreak havoc in Avantia, leaving Tom and Elenna trapped on the Isle of Ghosts. Can Tom hope to defeat both the Beast and his oldest enemy once and for all? 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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Raffkor the Stampeding Brute

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade
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Minos the Demon Bull

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade
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Tarrok the Blood Spike

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade
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Vespick the Wasp Queen

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Tom has nearly reached the end of his most challenging Beast Quest! The fate of his mother and the land of Kayonia depend on him and his faithful companions. Can he defeat the deadliest of his foes, Vespick the Wasp Queen, and wicked Wizard Velmal?

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Arax the Soul Stealer

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Arax the Soul Stealer has snatched away good Wizard Aduro's spirit, leaving the kingdom exposed to the evil of Wizard Malvel. To save Aduro, Tom tracks Arax to his cave - but the terrible Beast wants Tom's soul, too...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 Beast Quest Early Reader 4: Creta the Winged Terror in November!

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Kragos & Kildor the Two-headed Demon

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Avantia's precious Cup of Life has been stolen. Tom must get it back, or the kingdom will be destroyed - but he is in terrible danger from Kragos and Kildor's deadly secret power...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.Also available: Beast Quest Early Reader 1: Vedra & Krimon, Twin Beasts of Avantia. Look out for more!

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Skolo the Bladed Monster

Adam Blade
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Adam Blade
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Okawa the River Beast

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade
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Ravira Ruler of the Underworld

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade
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Mortaxe the Skeleton Warrior

Adam Blade
Authors:
Adam Blade

Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!Mortaxe the Skeleton Warrior has risen from the grave. He controls Avantia's six good Beasts with dark magic, forcing them to fight Tom in a gladiatorial battle. Tom and his companions are about to face the most terrifying Quest of their lives...** This Special Bumper Book contains a longer adventure for even more fun! ** Have you read any other Beast Quest books? Quarg the Stone Dragon is a great place to start to find more adventures. If you love Adam Blade, don't miss his other series: Sea Quest and Team Hero!

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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...