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Jonathan Stroud - The ​Hollow Boy
As ​a massive outbreak of supernatural Visitors baffles Scotland Yard and causes protests throughout London, Lockwood & Co. continue to demonstrate their effectiveness in exterminating spirits. Anthony Lockwood is dashing, George insightful, and Lucy dynamic, while the skull in the jar utters sardonic advice from the sidelines. There is a new spirit of openness in the team now that Lockwood has shared some of his childhood secrets, and Lucy is feeling more and more as if her true home is at Portland Row. It comes as a great shock, then, when Lockwood and George introduce her to an annoyingly perky and hyper-efficient new assistant, Holly Munro. Meanwhile, there are reports of many new hauntings, including a house where bloody footprints are appearing, and a department store full of strange sounds and shadowy figures. But ghosts seem to be the least of Lockwood & Co.'s concerns when assassins attack during a carnival in the center of the city. Can the team get past their personal issues to save the day on all fronts, or will bad feelings attract yet more trouble? Danger abounds, tensions escalate, and new loyalties form in this third delightfully terrifying adventure in the critically acclaimed Lockwood & Co. series.

Jonathan Stroud - Ptolemy's ​Gate
Three ​years on from the events in _The Golem's Eye,_ the magicians' rule in London is teetering on a knife-edge, with strikes, riots and general unrest. The Prime Minister is largely controlled by two advisers, one of whom is 17-year-old Nathaniel. Meanwhile, living under a false identity, Kitty has been researching djinn; she has come to believe that the only way to destroy the magicians is with an alliance of some kind between djinn and ordinary people. Kitty seeks out Bartimaeus and embarks on a terrifying journey into the djinn's chaotic domain - the Other Place - which no human being has ever survived. But even as she does so, Makepeace engineers a dramatic coup d'etat. The outcome is a shattering of the magicians' control and all magical laws are turned upside down. Can Bartimaeus, Nathaniel and Kitty settle old scores if they are to survive and prevent the earth's destruction?

Jonathan Stroud - The ​Whispering Skull
In ​the six months since Anthony, Lucy, and George survived a night in the most haunted house in England, Lockwood & Co. hasn't made much progress. Quill Kipps and his team of Fittes agents keep swooping in on Lockwood's investigations. Finally, in a fit of anger, Anthony challenges his rival to a contest: the next time the two agencies compete on a job, the losing side will have to admit defeat in the Times newspaper. Things look up when a new client, Mr. Saunders, hires Lockwood & Co. to be present at the excavation of Edmund Bickerstaff, a Victorian doctor who reportedly tried to communicate with the dead. Saunders needs the coffin sealed with silver to prevent any supernatural trouble. All goes well-until George's curiosity attracts a horrible phantom. Back home at Portland Row, Lockwood accuses George of making too many careless mistakes. Lucy is distracted by urgent whispers coming from the skull in the ghost jar. Then the team is summoned to DEPRAC headquarters. Kipps is there too, much to Lockwood's annoyance. Bickerstaff's coffin was raided and a strange glass object buried with the corpse has vanished. Inspector Barnes believes the relic to be highly dangerous, and he wants it found. The author of the blockbuster Bartimaeus series delivers another amusing, chilling, and ingeniously plotted entry in the critically acclaimed Lockwood & Co. series.

Jonathan Stroud - The ​Last Siege
Emily, ​Simon and the enigmatic Marcus break into the forbidden interior of the keep of a castle and lay themselves open to the lure of its past history, mystery and timelessness. Despite the freezing conditions, they decide to spend the night there.

Jonathan Stroud - The ​Creeping Shadow
After ​leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative, hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency wants them--and only them--to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. They succeed in their very dangerous task, but tensions remain high between Lucy and the other agents. Even the skull in the jar talks to her like a jilted lover. What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving Steve Rotwell and Penelope Fittes just may do the trick. But, in a shocking cliffhanger ending, the team learns that someone has been manipulating them all along

Jonathan Stroud - The ​Leap
Charlie ​is devastated by the tragic accident up at a disused mill pool involving her best friend, Max. Refusing to believe Max is dead, she embarks on an emotional journey in her dreams, where she believes she can see Max just ahead of her on the road. Soon her dreamworld becomes more important to her than anything else until this fantasy and real life begin to merge and give rise to strange events in the everyday world. With the help of her brother James, Charlie steers herself through the dangers and learns to face the truth and find a way of living after Max.

Jonathan Stroud - The ​Ring of Solomon
Bartimaeus, ​everyone's favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now, for the first time, fans will go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950s BC. Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match. He'll have to contend with an unpleasant master and his sinister servant, and runs into just a "spot" of trouble with King Solomon's magic ring...

Jonathan Stroud - The ​Empty Grave
Five ​months after the events in THE CREEPING SHADOW, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it? This is just one of the many questions to be answered in Book 5 of the Lockwood & Co. series. Will Lockwood ever reveal more about his family's past to Lucy? Will their trip to the Other Side leave Lucy and Lockwood forever changed? Will Penelope Fittes succeed in shutting down their agency forever? The young agents must survive attacks from foes both spectral and human before they can take on their greatest enemy in a climactic and chaotic battle. And to prevail they will have to rely on help from some surprising--and shadowy--allies. Jonathan Stroud once again delivers a rousing adventure full of danger, laughs, twists, and frights. The revelations will send readers back to Book 1 to start the series all over again.

Jonathan Stroud - Szunnyadó ​tűz
Valahol, ​egy Isten háta mögötti angol faluban kiforgatnak a földből egy kelta keresztet, s ezzel felébresztik a szomszédos hegy gyomrában időtlen idők óta egy sárkány képében nyugvó gonoszt. A 13 éves Michael családja nem tudja mire vélni, hogy egy napon a fiú vörös és zavart tekintettel tér haza. Napszúrásra, esetleg drogozásra gyanakodnak, de ennél sokkal rosszabb történt; Michael veszélyes, új képességek birtokosa lett, s nem ő az egyetlen a környéken, aki hasonló változáson megy át. Tudatják vele: Michael is minden képzeletét felülmúló hatalomhoz juthat, ha megőrzi titkukat. Választania kell: lemond emberfeletti, ugyanakkor pusztító képességeiről és segít családjának a gonosz elleni küzdelemben, vagy csatlakozik a mágikus erőt birtoklók csapatához, kiszabadítja velük a sárkányt, aminek következtében minden, amit szeret, megsemmisül. Lélegzetelállító, mitologikus és fantasy elemekkel átszőtt mese a jó és a gonosz küzdelméről.

Jonathan Stroud - A ​szamarkandi amulett
A ​tizenegy éves varázslóinas, Nathaniel életében minden megy a maga útján, mígnem egy gazdája által adott fogadáson fel nem tűnik Simon Lovelace. Ez a nagyhatalmú varázsló a nagy nyilvánosság előtt megszégyeníti őt, mire Nathaniel elhatározza, hogy olyan varázslatokat is elsajátít, melyeknek gyakorlása messze nem ajánlatos az ő korában. A bosszú érzésétől hajtva idézi meg az ötezer éves dzsinnt, Bartimaeust, hogy segítségére legyen terve végrehajtásában. Ám megidézni egy szellemet, majd hatalom alatt is tartani egyáltalán nem ugyanaz... S amikor Nathaniel megparancsolja a kötelékétől minden áron szabadulni akaró dzsinnek, hogy lopja el Lovelace legféltettebb kincsét, a szamarkandi amulettet, a fiú a varázslók között dúló hatalmi harc kellős közepén találja magát, oldalán a csavaroseszű és kissé pimasz szellemmel.

Jonathan Stroud - A ​sikító lépcső esete
Amikor ​a holtak visszatérnek, hogy élőkre vadásszanak, a Lockwood és Tsa. színre lép… Ötven éve már, hogy az ország járványszerű kísértetjárástól szenved. A szellemek okozta bajoknak számos ügynökség igyekszik elejét venni. Lucy Carlyle, az ifjú és tehetséges ügynök, bár szép karrier reményében érkezik Londonba, egyszerre a város legkisebb és legpechesebb ügynökségének csapatában találja magát, melyet az igéző mosolyú Anthony Lockwood vezet. Miután egy ügyet végzetesen elszúrnak, az ügynökség léte veszélybe kerül. Hamarosan adódik egy utolsó esély a cég megmentésére, ám ehhez el kell tölteniük egy éjszakát Anglia kísértetek által legsűrűbben lakott házában. És megúszni élve. Feszültség, humor és elképesztően vad kísértetek. A sikító lépcső esete egy hátborzongató sorozat első kötete. Történetek egy városból, amelyben szellemek garázdálkodnak. Az éjszakáid már sosem lesznek a régiek…

Jonathan Stroud - The ​Heroes of the Valley
Listen ​then, and I'll tell you again of the Battle of the Rock. But none of your usual wriggling, or I'll stop before I've begun... Halli loves the old stories from when the valley was a wild and dangerous place - when the twelve legendary heroes stood together to defeat the ancient enemy, the bloodthirsty Trows. Halli longs for adventure but these days the most dangerous thing in the valley is boredom. He tries to liven things up by playing practical jokes. But when one of his jokes goes too far, he reawakens an old blood feud and finds himself on a hero's quest after all. Along the way he meets a ruthless thief, a murderous rival, and a girl who may just be as fearless as he is. Jonathan Stroud has created an epic saga with a funny, unique spin, and an unforgettable anti-hero.

Jonathan Stroud - The ​Screaming Staircase
"You'll ​want to leave the lights on...Stroud is a genius". (Rick Riordan). When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in...For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions. Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive. Set in a city stalked by spectres, The Screaming Staircase is the first in a chilling new series full of suspense, humour and truly terrifying ghosts. Your nights will never be the same again...

Jonathan Stroud - A ​gólem szeme
_A ​varázslók uralta Londonban egyre szaporodnak a rejtélyes bűnesetek, páratlan erejű mágikus eszközök tűnnek el. Puccskísérlet húzódik a háttérben, vagy a mágusokkal szembeni Ellenállás a felelős? Bartimaeusnak, a pimasz és találékony dzsinnek és immár magas állami hivatalt betöltő megidézőjének, aki azonban még mindig kamasz éveiben jár, olyan ügyeket kell felgöngyölítenie, amelyek nem csupán átláthatatlanul bonyolultak, de roppant veszélyesek is._

Jonathan Stroud - Salamon ​király gyűrűje
_Újra ​akcióban a pimasz és találékony dzsinn, Bartimaeus, aki már három kötetnyi zajos eseményen át engedelmeskedett fogcsikorgatva gazdájának, s közben próbált minél több borsot törni a varázslók orra alá. Ám most nem a varázslók uralta Londonban, hanem az évezredekkel korábbi Jeruzsálemben látjuk őt viszont, ahol épp a bölcs és hatalmas Salamon király uralkodik. Hozzá indul Sába büszke királynőjének megbízásából egy eszes, talpraesett lány, Asmira. A feladat amit kapott életveszélyes, és nem csak az ő számára… Azt azonban álmában sem gondolná, miféle hajmeresztő kalandokban lesz része a szemfüles és hetvenkedő Bartimaeus dzsinnel az oldalán._

Jonathan Stroud - Ptolemaiosz ​kapuja
Kétezer ​éve Bartimaeus még ereje teljében volt; csatákban legyőzhetetlen, és barátja a nagy mágusnak, Ptolemaiosznak. Most azonban, földi csapdájában vergődve, s kitéve gazdája, Nathaniel kénye-kedvének, az egykor oly félelmetes dzsinn energiái elapadóban vannak. Időközben az álnéven bujkáló Kitty Jones titkon a varázslásról, a démonokról folytat tanulmányokat. Célja, hogy valamiképp vége szakadjon az emberek és a démonok közti örökös háborúskodásnak. A Bartimaeus trilógia harmadik kötetében a történet évezredeken repíti át az olvasót. Bartimaeus, Nathaniel és Kitty sorsa beteljesedik. Kérlelhetetlenül kegyetlen mágusokkal, a mágia történetének legsötétebb összeesküvésével kell megküzdeniük, s ami a legrosszabb: egymással szemben is van elszámolnivalójuk.

Jonathan Stroud - The ​Amulet of Samarkand
When ​the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind: revenge. Against his will, Bartimaeus is packed off to steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition. Before long, both djinni and apprentice are caught up in a terrifying flood of magical intrigue, murder and rebellion. Set in a modern-day London controlled by magicians, this hilarious, electrifying thriller will enthral readers of all ages.

Jonathan Stroud - Buried ​Fire
When ​Michael staggers home red-eyed and confused from an afternoon alone on the hill, his family suspect sunstroke, or even drugs. But the truth is more terrifying than that. By digging up a Celtic cross in the churchyard, church excavators have released the evil influences of a dragon long buried under the neighbouring hill, and powerful forces are at large. Sinister neighbours have already yielded to the enticements of this power and are determined to make Michael one of their own. The fragile bonds that link Michael with his brother and sister are seemingly about to be destroyed in a fight for his soul...

Jonathan Stroud - The ​Golem's Eye
Two ​years have passed since the events of _The Amulet of Samarkand_ and the young magician Nathaniel is rising fast through the government ranks. But his career is suddenly threatened by a series of terrifying crises. A dangerous golem makes random attacks on London and other raids, even more threatening, are perpetrated by the Resistance. Nathaniel and Bartimaeus travel to Prague, enemy city of ancient magic, but while they are there uproar breaks out at home and Nathaniel returns to find his reputation in tatters. Can he rescue it from his Machiavellian adversaries in the government bent on his destruction? This title is a thrilling sequel in which the relationship between the young magician and the djinni remains as teasing and complex as ever.

Jonathan Stroud - The ​Ghost of Shadow Vale
Thorhall ​is grateful when he hears the ferocious Glam is willing to be his shepherd. But when a fight with a monster leaves Glam dead, his ghost begins to haunt Shadow Vale. Who will be brave enough to confront the wicked spectre? The hero Grettir thinks he may be in with a chance. Will he manage to defeat Glam?

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