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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon Pulse
Publication date July 27, 2004
Pages 207
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780689850547
ISBN-10 0689850549
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $7.99
Other format details juvenile
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Roland, determined to unlock the mystery surrounding Jess Ferret, an enigmatic young woman with a penchant for alchemy, finds his investigation thwarted by the arrival of an evil magician from his past, who plunges him into a dark and deadly labyrinth of magic, corruption, and power. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Mindblowing new novel from multi-awardwinning author, Margaret Mahy. Roland has everything a young man could wish for - good looks, enough money, a cool relationship with his mother, ready wit, intelligence, a sexy girlfriend, a perfect school record. So the fact that he committed a petty crime and that, somehow, one of his teachers knows about it is something he can hardly explain to himself, let alone anyone else. The teacher, Mr Hudson, uses this knowledge to blackmail Roland into befriending the school misfit - Jess Ferret. The reason he gives is concern for her wellbeing, but even Roland finds this rather far-fetched. And when Jess doesn't respond to his confident advances, he becomes intrigued with the girl for his own reasons. Roland discovers Jess's dark secret and also finds that he has one of his own...

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780007131358 Book cover for 9780689850547
 
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Reprint edition from Simon Pulse (July 27, 2004)
9780689850547 | details & prices | 207 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.45 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Seventeen-year-old Roland discovers that an unpopular girl in his school is studying alchemy and finds that their destiny is linked with that of a power-hungry magician.
from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (November 4, 2002)
9780007131358 | details & prices | 271 pages | List price $10.40
About: Roland has everything a young man could wish for.
School and Library
With Darren Hopes (other contributor) | from Margaret K McElderry (April 1, 2003)
9780689850530 | details & prices | 207 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Seventeen-year-old Roland discovers that an unpopular girl in his school is studying alchemy and finds that their destiny is linked with that of a power-hungry magician.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (October 30, 2004)
9780606307437 | details & prices | 207 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.80
About: Seventeen-year-old Roland discovers that an unpopular girl in his school is studying alchemy and finds that their destiny is linked with that of a power-hungry magician.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417635566
 
from Turtleback Books (August 1, 2004)
9781417635566 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.75 lbs | List price $18.40
About: Seventeen-year-old Roland discovers that an unpopular girl in his school is studying alchemy and finds that their destiny is linked with that of a power-hungry magician.

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