Kidnapping, mental torture, rescue and expanded intelligence is the basis of life for teenage heroine, Riv.Though freed and kept in safety by a gentler alien race, her Aruk kidnappers are after her and the other 149 children again.
The Gemstone Chronicles Book One: The Carnelian by William Stuart, is about a family's adventure in the magical world of Celahir after they free an elf from a fairy cross, a cross made out of gemstone, they found while rock hunting.
In the final installment of The Five Stones Trilogy our heroes make their final stand against Dankar, the main enemy in the land of Ayda. His goal is to grab all the stones of power, which do many things like control the wind or start an earthquake. Dankar has had one of the four stones of power for a long time, but he is finally ready to make a grab for the other three. Rothermel, the keeper of Melor, is doing all he can to keep Dankar from capturing the realm of Melor along with Rothermel’s stone.
Wraith Queen's Veil is the second book in the Sun Child Chronicles. It continues Lucky's adventures in Ethra. Lucky is back in Ethra after defeating the Witch-Mortaine Isa with the help of Han and Thurlock. Luccan, Lucky's true name, is the Suth Chiell, which basically means the protector of the land. With his return, he has a lot of responsibilities now, including blessing kids, making speeches, etc.
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a creature with heightened strength and power. A Diabolic has only one mission: To protect their loved one… no matter what. Sworn to protect Sidonia, whose father belongs to the galactic Senate, Nemesis has no mission other than to protect Sidonia. However, when Sidonia’s father causes trouble throughout the empire, Nemesis must be sent in place of Sidonia in order to appease the higher-ups. But a Diabolic isn’t taught human tendencies, and Nemesis needs those more than ever.
Mayberry Hansen is the new kid in Eden Grove, Minnesota. She was also the odd one out. With a style opposite to all of the other girls in high school and a sarcastic personality, she makes many enemies right away.
Marshall Jackson has always lived in the boring town of Eden Grove. He goes to school, comes home, and then goes back again the next day. With his family's failing finances, and his old broken-down house, Marshall doesn't really have much to smile or talk about. Marshall Jackson is not a popular boy.
Max appears to be the main character, but he is simply a lead in character. It is his son, Kyle, who becomes the main protagonist for the story. Kyle starts off as a youngster then the reader follows him as he grows up to be a great scientist. The antagonists are seemingly peaceful, with the author leading you slowly to the truth as he exposes the world to his reader. Kyle knows something is wrong his entire life, and then spends his life finding out what it is by constantly looking to the past for clues.