House of Secrets: Battle of the Beasts

House of Secrets: Battle of the Beasts

by Ned Vizzini and Chris Columbus

CD-Audio Publication Date: 25/03/2014

 
Since their last adventure, life in the Walker household is much improved. Dahlia Kristoff (aka the Wind Witch) has been banished. And now the Walkers are . . . rich! The kids are at a new school, Bay Academy Prep, surrounded by the children of bankers and CEOs. But this change in their fortune hasn't brought them happiness. Brendan is having a hard time making friends. Cordelia's worried that her adventures in Denver Kristoff's books have warped her mind--and even her body. And Eleanor just wants things to go back to how they used to be.

But while the Walkers are dealing with their issues, Denver Kristoff is looking for his daughter, Dahlia, and no Walker will be safe until she is found. Summoning her to San Francisco will mean bringing all the danger that comes with her and putting the Walkers back in the crosshairs of a mysterious journey through Kristoff's books. Old enemies will make shocking choices and new friends will prove themselves as the Walkers travel from ancient Rome to World War II to Tibet. They'll learn that The Book of Doom and Desire isn't the only thing that can corrupt. And they'll be tested in ways that cut deeper than before, by Denver Kristoff, the Wind Witch, and each other.
ISBN:
9781482992618
9781482992618
Category:
Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
25-03-2014
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
147x132x28mm
Weight:
0.25kg
Ned Vizzini

Ned Vizzini (1981-2013) began writing for the New York Press at the age of fifteen. At seventeen, he was asked to write a piece for the New York Times Magazine, and at nineteen, he published Teen Angst? Naaah…, his autobiography of his years at Stuyvesant High School.

His debut teen novel, Be More Chill, was selected for the Today Show Book Club by Judy Blume. It's Kind of a Funny Story, a cult classic, was adapted into a 2010 film starring Zach Galifianakis and named one of the 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels by National Public Radio. The Other Normals, his third novel, was a Junior Library Guild selection.

He was the co-author, with Chris Columbus, of the New York Times bestselling fantasy-adventure series House of Secrets. He wrote for the New Yorker and Salon. He also wrote for television, including MTV's hit show Teen Wolf. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages

Chris Columbus

For over twenty-five years, Chris Columbus has written, directed and produced some of the  most successful box-office hits, which have established him as a major force in contemporary Hollywood film-making.

As a writer, he launched his career with the legendary films Gremlins and The Goonies. Columbus directed and produced the first two films in the blockbuster Harry Potter series and produced the third.

More recently, Columbus has directed features such as the hit film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. As adirector, Columbus has been at the helm of such films as Home Alone and Mrs. Doubtfire.

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