The Fort Issue 12 June 2022 - Page 32

HOW would you dispose of a murder weapon without causing suspicion? WHERE would you hide a diamond where no one else would think of looking? WHAT if you discovered the tattoo on your back was worth a million dollars? WHAT if you stumbled upon a boy who could talk to animals? WHY is a hitchhiker both a savior and a threat? HOW can a man see without using his eyes? These are eighteen extraordinary tales of magic, mystery and suspense. The Sun is Also a Star is a young adult romance novel by Nicola Yoon which delves into questions of God, love, and fate, as Jamaican-American Natasha meets and falls in love with Korean-American Daniel on the day she is due to be deported. Each section of the novel is titled by the name of the character who narrates the section, with several interspersed sections narrated by a third-person narrator who is presumably God. Book 1 in the series Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Grey doesn't look dangerous. A tiny, blonde, wisp of a girl shouldn't know how to poison a wizard and make it look like an accident. Or take out ten necromancers with a single sword and a bag of salt. Or kill a man using only her thumb. But things are not always as they appear. Elizabeth is one of the best witch hunters in Anglia and a member of the king's elite guard, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and bringing those who practise it to justice. And in Anglia, the price of justice is high: death by burning. The first book in an incredible new series set in a fantastical medieval world. Thrilling adventure set in the underbelly of the Tower of London and on the Thames in Tudor times Moss hates her life. As the daughter of the Executioner in the Tower of London, it’s her job to catch the heads in her basket after her father has chopped them off. She dreams of leaving, but they are prisoners with no way out. Then Moss discovers a hidden tunnel that takes her to freedom, where she learns that her life isn’t what she believes it to be and she doesn’t know who to trust. Her search for the truth takes her on a journey along the great River Thames. Could the answers lie deep in its murky depths?