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Alistair Grim's Odd Aquaticum.

Alistair Grim's Odd Aquaticum

Gregory Funaro

Disney Hyperion

125 West End Avenue, New York, NY 10023

www.disneyhyperionbooks.com

9781484700075, $16.99, www.amazon.com

Alistair Grim's Odd Aquaticum tells of Grubb, an orphan and runaway chimney sweep, who enters the Odditorium and becomes apprenticed to Alistair Grim, a character most of the rest of England considers as a villain. Like any good story, nothing is as it seems: it turns out that Grim's plan to expose the real villain sets the wicked mage on a mission to gain the Odditorium's power source for his own purposes. What results is a journey that mixes in a search for the legendry sword Excalibur, realizations about the Odditorium's true powers and expansive abilities, and a journey to Avalon that brings with it killers, monsters, and deadly mages alike. Mature young adult and adult readers alike will find this story satisfyingly complex and engrossing.

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Date:Mar 1, 2016
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