Return to Exile

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 6, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 500 pages
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ONE BOY. UNTOLD ENEMIES. A WHOLE WORLD TO SAVE.?IT'S GOING TO BE A LOOONG THREE DAYS.

Eleven years ago, a shattered band of ancient monster hunters captured an unimaginable evil and Phineas T. Pimiscule rescued his nephew, Sky, from the wreckage of that great battle. For eleven years, Sky Weathers has studied traps, puzzles, science, and the secret lore of the Hunters of Legend believing it all a game. For eleven years, Sky and his family have hidden from dark enemies while, unbeknownst to Sky, his uncle Phineas sacrificed everything to protect them.

For eleven years, Sky Weathers has known nothing of that day.

But on the eve of Sky's twelfth birthday and his family's long-awaited return to the town of Exile, everything changes. Phineas has disappeared, and Sky finds himself forced to confront the mysterious secrets he's denied for so long: why did his family leave Exile on that day so long ago? What, exactly, has Phineas been preparing him for? And, the biggest mystery of all, who is Sky really and why does everyone want to kill him?!

Featuring an action-packed plot that covers the gamut of every monster you've never heard of (not to mention weird powers and weapons made out of garbage), Return to Exile is brimming with boy and girl appeal and is a gem for reluctant young readers. And, with a diverse assortment of well-aged monster hunters in the cast, this series will be a hit with adults young and old as well.
 

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I won this ARC from a First Reads, Goodreads contest shortly after I started using my Goodreads account more actively. Oddly this is the same time I found out about the book blogging world. It took ... Read full review

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It is Sky’s twelfth birthday but it is the worst birthday ever. His uncle Phineas goes missing and he has to move to Exile. Now he feels like something is wrong. When he follows his father onto ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
30
The Shadow Wargs ofWbimple
56
Broken Promises
78
EnofOd Naba Ban Do Fone
96
Tick Lazy Eye and Squid 117
117
Little Monster
131
The Monster Hunters
156
Right Is Right
176
Q Wargarou 4 4 4 4
291
In the Ashes 4 4 4
308
U The Groundskeeper
326
C Dovetail and acl 4 4 4
333
Q Knick ofTirne 4345
355
Hunter of Legend
368
The Crystalline Gate
378
Lost and Not Found
387

Edgewalking
201
Shiftless
223
C1 Taken 4 4 4 4 4 4
231
Q Nackles
241
I Love You with Love 4 4 4
249
Fangs of Destiny 4
259
C? Special Collections 4 4 267
267
Q Malvidia 4 4 4 4
280
Q The Solution
397
C Treat Me as 1Am A A A407 Chapter 40 U The Evil Ecbo of Solomon Rose
425
The Quadruple Quandary
438
C7 Last Will and Testament 4
448
C1 A Mystery Solved
466
Epilogue The Fifth Rule
479
Hunters ournal
485
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E.J. Patten was born Arizona and grew up with a love of stories, thanks to his parents’ ownership of a video store. He received a BA in Media Arts and an MBA from Brigham Young University, and he lives with his wife and three children on a small hill overlooking a large lake in a Utah town.

John Rocco grew up Barrington, Rhode Island. He studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and School of Visual Arts in New York City. John collaborated with actor/comedian Whoopi Goldberg on the picture book Alice. Shortly after the project was finished he moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a creative director. At Walt Disney Imagineering John designed many attractions at Disney's Epcot, including the Post-Shows for Spaceship Earth and Mission Space. He also served as the art director for DisneyQuest, an interactive theme park in Downtown Disney. At Dreamworks, John was the pre-production art director for animated film Shrek. In 2005 John shifted his focus to writing and illustrating children's books and created Wolf! Wolf! which netted him the Borders Original Voices Award for best picture book. His next book was Moonpowder (May 2008) followed by Fu Finds the Way (Oct 2009). John continues to collaborate with authors and has illustrated Boy, Were We Wrong About the Solar System (Sep 2008) for Kathleen V. Kudlinski and The Lightening Thief (Dec 2009) for Rick Riodan. He also illustrates all the covers for Rick Riordan's bestselling YA series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. John lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

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