Vega Jane was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. She was told there was nothing outside but the Quag, a wilderness filled with danger and death. And she believed it -- until the night she stumbled across a secret that proved that everything she knew was a lie. Now just one thing stands between Vega Jane and freedom -- the Quag. In order to leave Wormwood and discover the truth about her world, Vega and her best friend Delph must find a way to make it across a terrifying land of bloodthirsty creatures and sinister magic. But the Quag is worse than Vega Jane's darkest imagining. It's a living, breathing prison designed to keep enemies out and the villagers of Wormwood in. The Quag will throw everything at Vega Jane. It will try to break her. It will try to kill her. And survival might come at a price not even Vega Jane is willing to pay. Bestselling author David Baldacci unleashes a hurricane of action and adrenaline that takes readers to the breaking point.
Makhluk itu menghambur melewati ambang pintu. Seekor ular raksasa dengan 250 kepala mencuat di sepanjang tubuh, dan semuanya memiliki taring beracun. Semua mulutnya memekik, dan tepat saat ini, menyerbuku. Seumur hidupnya, Vega Jane hanya mengenal Wormwood, sebuah desa kecil yang dikelilingi Quag, hutan lebat penuh monster ganas. Untuk membiayai hidup, dia bekerja sebagai Finisher. Pekerja yang memberikan sentuhan akhir pada benda-benda yang dibuat di Stacks, pabrik misterius berbentuk menara tinggi di tengah desa. Selama ini Vega, dan semua penduduk Wormwood, tidak pernah mempertanyakan ada apa di luar Wormwood. Tidak ada yang mau dan berani pergi, karena ancaman monster penghuni Quag. Suatu hari, Vega menemukan secarik peta untuk melintasi Quag, sebuah benda langka yang jelas terlarang keberadaannya. Setelah ayah ibunya lenyap ditelan api, dan adik lelakinya diadopsi salah satu anggota Dewan, Vega tidak punya siapa-siapa lagi. Gadis ini mulai merencanakan untuk pergi dari Wormwood, walaupun hal itu dilarang keras oleh Dewan. Dia juga berusaha mencari tahu alasan di balik larangan itu, dan pencariannya membuat Vega harus berhadapan dengan monster-monster yang menjaga Stacks: jabbit si ular raksasa, dan cobble si raksasa batu. Bukan hanya monster yang harus dihadapi Vega, tapi juga Dewan dan kroni-kroninya yang tidak ingin rahasia-rahasia gelap Wormwood diusik. Rahasia gelap apa yang tersembunyi di Wormwood dan The Stacks? Bisakah Vega keluar dari desa ini hidup-hidup? Dan apa yang menunggunya di luar sana? [Mizan Publishing, Novel, Fantasi, Terjemahan, Indonesia]
David Baldacci is back with The Width of the World, the third book in the Vega Jane series which began with his instant #1 global bestseller and award-winning YA fantasy debut The Finisher. Vega Jane continues her quest to understand her history and travel beyond her known world into a dangerous realm full of magic and mysterious beasts. Accompanied by best friend Delph, her dog, Harry Two, and new accomplice, Petra, Vega Jane must take on the evil magical race of the Maladons, who are determined to wipe them out.
Vega Jane was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. She was told there was nothing outside but the Quag, a wilderness filled with danger and death. And she believed it - until the night she stumbled across a secret that proved that everything she knew was a lie. Now just one thing stands between Vega Jane and freedom - the Quag. In order to leave Wormwood and discover the truth about her world, Vega and her best friend Delph must find a way to make it across a terrifying land of bloodthirsty creatures and sinister magic. But the Quag is worse than Vega Jane's darkest imagining. It's a living, breathing prison designed to keep enemies out and the villagers of Wormwood in. The Quag will throw everything at Vega. It will try to break her. It will try to kill her. And survival might come at a price not even Vega is willing to pay.
Author: L. G. Bridges
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2018-02
Welcome to the magical, mysterious world of the Keepers. If you like hidden passageways, gadgets, contraptions, Steampunk, portals, alternate dimensions, mythical creatures, mystery and danger... come on in. You may never want to leave.
Author: Shannon Messenger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
At age 12, Sophie learns that the remarkable abilities that have always made her different from others actually identify her as an elf, and after being brought to Eternalia to hone her skills, she discovers that she has secrets buried in her memory for which some would kill.
In an interview with a young journalist, World Cup hero, El Gato, describes his youth in the Brazilian rain forest and the events, experiences, and people that helped make him a great goalkeeper and renowned soccer star.
Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2009-08-21
David Baldacci's heart-stopping Hour Game is the second fast-paced thriller in the King and Maxwell series. Following their collaboration in Split Second, ex-Secret Service agents Sean King and Michelle Maxwell have gone into partnership and are investigating the robbery of some secret documents at the residence of the incredibly wealthy Battle family. It seems like a straightforward case of domestic burglary, but soon they begin to suspect links to larger, more terrifying events now shaking the prosperous town of Wrightsburg . . . The unidentified corpse of an attractive young woman turns up in the woods; two high school kids, one shot in the back, the other in the face, are found dead in their car; a successful lawyer is discovered stabbed to death in her own home. A serial killer is on the loose. The murderer kills in the manner of famous killers of the past but takes care to leave a stopped watch at the scene of each crime – corresponding to the victim's position on his hit list. As the killing spree escalates it seems that the fractured Battle family are somehow involved and Maxwell and King suddenly find themselves racing to solve an intricate puzzle, one that is full of tantalizing clues but barren of solid evidence, and one that is leaving even the FBI confounded. And all the while, the body count is rising . . . Hour Game is followed by Simple Genius, First Family, The Sixth Man and King and Maxwell.
Author: Kim Chance
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
When Lainey Styles, an SAT whiz and bookworm, discovers she’s a Keeper—a witch with the exclusive ability to wield a powerful spell book that has been stolen by a malevolent wizard—she is forced to leave her life of college prep and studying behind to prepare for the biggest test of all: stealing back the book.
Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: 2011-06-14
From #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci comes a moving family drama about learning to love again after heartbreak and loss. ONE SUMMER It's almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time left to live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devoted wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then, unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children are separated from each other and sent to live with family members around the country. Just when all seems lost, Jack begins to recover in a miraculous turn of events. He rises from what should have been his deathbed, determined to bring his fractured family back together. Struggling to rebuild their lives after Lizzie's death, he reunites everyone at Lizzie's childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. And there, over one unforgettable summer, Jack will begin to learn to love again, and he and his children will learn how to become a family once more.
Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: MacMillan UK
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Children's stories
Adam Spanker, determined to get even after his previous defeat, has challenged Freddy to bet on the winner of the annual science competition. Freddy was convinced he'd win - being a scientific genius who brought five french fries to life . . . until he discovered that Adam had joined forces with science wiz Harold. Can Freddy and his french fry friends come up with another spectacular experiment to save the day?
Will Robie is the government's most professional, disciplined, and lethal assassin. He infiltrates the most hostile countries in the world, defeats our enemies' advanced security measures, and eliminates threats before they ever reach our shores. But now, his skills have left him. Sent overseas on a critical assignment, he fails, unable to pull the trigger. Absent his talents, Robie is a man without a mission, and without a purpose. To recover what he has lost, Robie must confront what he has tried to forget for over twenty years: his own past. THE GUILTY Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi, after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not once. Not until the unimaginable occurs. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and charged with murder. Father and son haven't spoken or seen each other since the day Robie left town. In that time, Dan Robie--a local attorney and pillar of the community--has been elected town judge. Despite this, most of Cantrell is aligned against Dan. His guilt is assumed. To make matters worse, Dan has refused to do anything to defend himself. When Robie tries to help, his father responds only with anger and defiance. Could Dan really be guilty? With the equally formidable Jessica Reel at his side, Robie ignores his father's wishes and begins his own desperate investigation into the case. But Robie is now a stranger to his hometown, an outsider, a man who has forsaken his past and his family. His attempts to save his father are met with distrust and skepticism . . . and violence. Unlike the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country, where his target was clearly defined, digging into his father's case only reveals more questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son. And this time, there may be no escape for either of them.