Battle of the Beasts (House of Secrets)

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9780007465842: Battle of the Beasts (House of Secrets)

The sequel to the New York Times bestselling House of Secrets--hailed by J. K. Rowling as "a breakneck, jam-packed roller coaster of an adventure"--this second installment by Hollywood director Chris Columbus (of Harry Potter fame) and bestselling author Ned Vizzini is full of even more explosive twists and turns. Since the siblings' last adventure, life in the Walker household is much improved--the family is rich and the Wind Witch is banished. But no Walker will be safe until she is found, and summoning her to San Francisco brings all the danger that comes with her and sends the Walkers on a mysterious journey through Denver Kristoff's books. As the Walkers travel from ancient Rome to World War II to Tibet, they'll be tested--by Denver Kristoff, the Wind Witch, and each other--in ways that cut deeper than before. Fantasy fiction fans who enjoy Rick Riordan will find much to love in this thrilling and action-packed novel!

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Behind the Scenes of House of Secrets: Battle of the Beasts By Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini, illustrated by Greg Call

The evolution of Fat Jagger. Fat Jagger went through many revisions—He needed to look more consistent with the way he did in House of Secrets, but he also needed to have the correct number of figures in his hand. The right version is the final one.

The monks of Batan Chekrat cast shadows on the wall of the monastery, showing the Walker siblings their powers. Chris and Ned first saw the sketch on the left and liked it, but they liked the composition better in the middle sketch. The right version is the final one.


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Since their last adventure, life in the Walker household is much improved. Dahlia Kristoff (aka the Wind Witch) has been banished. And now the Walkers are . . . rich! The kids are at a new school, Bay Academy Prep, surrounded by the children of bankers and CEOs. But this change in their fortune hasn't brought them happiness. Brendan is having a hard time making friends. Cordelia's worried that her adventures in Denver Kristoff's books have warped her mind—and even her body. And Eleanor just wants things to go back to how they used to be.

But while the Walkers are dealing with their issues, Denver Kristoff is looking for his daughter, Dahlia, and no Walker will be safe until she is found. Summoning her to San Francisco will mean bringing all the danger that comes with her and putting the Walkers back in the crosshairs of a mysterious journey through Kristoff's books. Old enemies will make shocking choices and new friends will prove themselves as the Walkers travel from ancient Rome to World War II to Tibet. They'll learn that The Book of Doom and Desire isn't the only thing that can corrupt. And they'll be tested in ways that cut deeper than before, by Denver Kristoff, the Wind Witch, and each other.

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