Through the belting rain, the Ranger rode on, thankful for the small shelter the chaparral provided. Suddenly, he stopped and listened. "Horses coming both ways," he announced. "Into the brush!" From the east came seven horsemen. From the west came eight more. Then the firing began and when it was over six dead men lined the muddied trail… That was when the Ranger decided he would not leave the Texas badlands alive —not unless he could bring justice to an outlaw's land.
Cities were crushed by the falling spacecraft, but one ship didn't crash. It remained intact and disgorged hordes of alien soldiers determined to fight to the death. The abandoned vessels also contained a wealth of advanced technology.
Led by David Levinson, the greatest minds of our world developed deadly new hybrid weapons. Bases were built on the moon, Mars, and beyond. A new generation of defenders had to be trained, for the invaders would return.
In the headlong rush to prepare, however, not everyone would survive….
With a cast of characters that wouldn't be out of place in a Victorian novel, Chocolate Wars tells the story of the great chocolatier dynasties, through the prism of the Cadburys. Chocolate was consumed unrefined and unprocessed as a rather bitter, fatty drink for the wealthy elite until the late 19th century, when the Swiss discovered a way to blend it with milk and unleashed a product that would conquer every market in the world.
Milesian immortal Chancemont LeBlanc is determined to avenge his sister’s death at the hands of the Dark Prince Pestale, who remains free after the war between the Seelie Fae and the Dark Fae. Nothing will stop Chance from fulfilling his mission of vengeance, not even the time barrier.
The Queen of the Seelie Fae has other ideas, however, and she sends Princess Royce to make sure Pestale is captured, not killed. Royce would rather spend time with the human family she has grown to love, but she has broken the rules one time too many, and Queen Aaibhe wants her to grow up and act like the Seelie Royal she is.
National Geographic Kids Magazine - Issue 120, 2015
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