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  • The Rebels' Assault #4by David Grimstone; James de la Rue

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2010; US$ 4.99

    Decimus Rex has escaped Arena Primus in the company of a fellow slave, Olu Umbika. Together, they manage to board a slave ship and sail away from the trials and Slavious Doom. But now their four friends are being used as bait to get them to return. Decimus and Olu must reach the Suvius Tower to rescue their friends before they get captured themselves! more...

  • A Hero's Quest #1by David Grimstone; James de la Rue

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2010; US$ 4.99

    Meet Decimus Rex, who has been kidnapped by slave-takers and taken to an arena in Rome. Decimus is intent on escaping from captivity, and knows he must outshine his fellow slaves and endure the trials set before him: crossing burning coals, hammers, spikes, and hand-to-hand combat. He never gives up his hope of escape . . . if he only knew that this... more...

  • Stowaway Slaves #3by David Grimstone; James de la Rue

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2010; US$ 4.99

    Decimus Rex and Olu Umbika have managed to do what no one else has ever doneÑflee the clutches of Slavious Doom. As expected, the overlord is furious, demands their immediate capture, and sends out a search party to find them. From the wild dogs running riot in the sewers, to the soldiers scouring the towns above, it seems only a matter of time before... more...

  • Escape from Evil #2by David Grimstone; James de la Rue

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2010; US$ 4.99

    Captured by slave-takers, Decimus Rex is forced to endure a series of trials in the dreaded Arena of Doom. With his five cellmates, Decimus faces a race over burning hot coals. He is then forced into violent hand-to-hand combat with a fellow slave. Escaping this dreaded fate is the only thing keeping Decimus going. more...

  • Darkmouth #1: The Legends Beginby Shane Hegarty; James de la Rue

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 6.00

    Darkmouth: The Legends Begin is the first book in a spirited tween fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews called “ Ghostbusters meets Percy Jackson as written by Terry Pratchett.” For generations, Finn’s family has protected Darkmouth from the fierce magical creatures known as Legends. Now the Legends are plotting a major attack, and it’s Finn’s... more...

  • Medusa's Curseby A J Hunter; James de la Rue

    Hachette Children's Group 2016; US$ 7.99

    Do you DARE gaze upon Medusa? When geology-mad Sam goes to stay with her American cousin, Trey, neither of them have any idea what adventures they're about to unleash. They bring together two pieces of The Heart of Light and - whoosh! - they're thrown back into Ancient Greece, where angry harpies and satyrs live. That's not all - they've been... more...

  • World War II Tales: The Apple Spyby Terry Deary; James De la Rue

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 5.99

    Stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. In this retelling of an extraordinary true story, a pair of children realise that the odd strangers they see in their tiny Scottish village are German spies. Can the children alert the authorities or will the ruthless... more...

  • World War II Tales: The Bike Escapeby Terry Deary; James De la Rue

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 6.99

    Stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. A young tearaway unwillingly evacuated to the countryside is unjustly accused of theft. He decides to make his way back home, never mind the Blitz - but he'll need to steal a bike to do it... more...

  • World War II Tales: The Barrel Burglaryby Terry Deary; James De la Rue

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 5.99

    Stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. A story of the old soldiers who made up the Home Guard, and the young people who helped them. The Home Guard of a small town need supplies but the local factory owner won't help. So they decide to use unconventional... more...

  • World War II Tales: The Phantom Farmby Terry Deary; James De la Rue

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 5.99

    Stories of the Second World War on the Home Front from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. With food scarce and rationing taking hold, plenty of people turned to the black market to get more than their share. In this tale, a girl finds herself mixed up in a spiv's illegal dealings - and what is the secret... more...