Other books byMichael Scott
The Illustrated History
A revised and updated authoritative illustrated history of high-performance motorcycle racing, with exclusive contributions from the greatest names in the history of the sport MotoGP has a great past and a thrilling present and it is all celebrated here in this stunning volume, updated to include the amazing and tragic 2011 season. The daring exploits of race legends Valentino Rossi, Barry Sheene, Casey Stoner, and John Surtees are all gloriously celebrated. Packed with more than 150 stunning photographs, many of which have been rarely published, this authoritative and long-overdue illustrated history celebrates high-performance motorbike racing since the start of the world championship in 1949. Each racing decade is dissected and discussed, as are the big incidents, top personalities, and technological innovations. To complete the book, motorcycle racing's greatest names—including Nicky Hayden, John Surtees, Giacomo Agostini, Kenny Roberts, Valentino Rossi, and Casey Stoner—provide exclusive personal insights and accounts of what it is like to race at speeds of 180mph.
He holds the secret that can end the world. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time. From the Hardcover edition.
The New York Times bestseller now in paperback! In the second book in the New York Times bestselling series, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Light, home to Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Niccolò Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, lives in Paris and is working for Dr. John Dee. He’s in hot pursuit, and time is running out for Nicholas and Perenell. Josh and Sophie Newman are the world’s only hope. . . . If they don’t turn on each other first. ★ “Readers will be swept up.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred “An exciting and impeccably thought-out fantasy, well-suited for those left in the lurch by Harry Potter’s recent exeunt.”—Booklist “Fans . . . will certainly find much to love, root for, and fear in this successful second installment.”—School Library Journal
Tom Cringle's Log
At thirteen, Tom Cringle enters the Royal Navy as a midshipman. Assigned at first to service in home water, Tom is soon transferred to the exotic Caribbean where war, piracy, smuggling, and slave running are the order of the day.