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March 2012

March's New in Paperback roundup includes HALT'S PERIL and THE EMPEROR OF NIHON-JA, the last two installments in John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series, which sees Will and his band of Araluens fending off master Senji warriors intent on overthrowing the emperor; SCORPIA RISING, Anthony Horowitz's final Alex Rider novel, in which the teen spy tries to track down the world's most dangerous terrorist organization once and for all (only this time, he might not get away with it); THE DREAMER by Pam Muñoz Ryan, the enchanting tale of a young Chilean boy named Neftalí, who later becomes the famous poet and politician Pablo Neruda; and CRUNCH, a timely family story about sticking together and never giving up hope, from the award-winning author of WAITING FOR NORMAL.

Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz

Scorpia has dogged Alex Rider for most of his life. They killed his parents, they did their best to con Alex into turning traitor, and they just keep coming back with more power. Now the world's most dangerous terrorist organization is playing with fire in the world's most combustible land: the Middle East. No one knows Scorpia like Alex. And no one knows how best to get to Alex like Scorpia. Until now.

The chases have never been more intense, the fights more treacherous, or the risks so perilous to mankind. And this time, Alex won't get away.