Children of the Red King

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I. Midnight for Charlie Bone
Charlie doesn't want to believe it when he discovers that he can hear the thoughts of people in photographs. But his horrible aunts are delighted – it means that he is one of the chosen and must attend the Bloor's Academy for gifted children. Once there, Charlie realizes that some of his classmates have equally mysterious powers, and soon Charlie is involved in uncovering the mysterious past of one of them.

II. Charlie Bone and the Time Twister
As mysterious and twisty as Midnight for Charlie Bone, this episode finds Charlie involved with young Henry Yewbeam, an ancestor of his who suddenly appears at Bloor's Academy via the Time Twister, a marble that can transport people to different times and places if they look into it. Out to hide Henry from his nasty cousin (now an aged headmaster at the school), Ezekiel Bloor, Charlie keeps busy escaping the watchful eyes of the dark Endowed children and his crony aunties as he tries to figure out if Henry can get back to 1916.

III. Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
In Nimmo's third installment, Charlie's nasty aunts bring home a mysterious girl named Belle, whose eyes constantly change color and who has a knack for calling the shots. Charlie is wary of her, but when he learns that Ollie, an invisible boy, needs help regaining his shape, the adventurous descendant of the Red King decides to put his fears aside to help.

IV. Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors
Charlie Bone’s power takes on a new dimension at Bloor’s Academy in Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors. There is a new cast of characters, including Mr. Pilgrim’s replacement, Tantalus Ebony, and the mysterious new student Joshua Tilpin, who appears to be magnetic. Billy has been adopted by a mysterious couple and is locked up in an odd place called The Passing House. Meanwhile, Charlie and Olivia discover the secret of the Castle of Mirrors, and along with Uncle Paton, they must free Billy before it is too late.

V. Charlie Bone and the Hidden King
In Charlie’s most perilous adventure yet, the shadow from the Red King’s portrait has escaped. Strange things start to happen at Bloor’s Academy. But, with the help of a mysterious force, Charlie and his friends are closer to discovering the truth about Charlie Bone’s father.

VI. Charlie Bone and the Beast
Things are never simple for Charlie Bone. His parents have been reunited but Charlie can't resist the call of danger when the parents of a kidnapped classmate plead for help. Asa, the missing student, is being held by Manfred in a cave. To free his former enemy and escape capture himself, Charlie must enlist the help of the Flames. An exciting fantasy adventure for boys and girls.

VII. Charlie Bone and the Shadow
The enchanter Count Harken is back to take his revenge on the Red King's heirs, starting with Charlie Bone's family! Charlie's ancestor has been kidnapped and imprisoned in the dark, forbidding land of Badlock, and it's up to Charlie to save him. Traveling through a painting to the terrifying countryside, Charlie and his best friend's dog, Runner Bean, take up the quest. But when Runner Bean gets trapped, Charlie needs the help of his friends. Can they get past an army of trolls, rescue Runner Bean and Charlie's ancestor, and get out before it's too late?

VIII. Charlie Bone and the Red Knight
Charlie and his friends take on the most powerful and dangerous magic in Book Eight of this extraordinary series. As wicked forces come to a head at Bloor's Academy, Charlie and his friends must use all their magic and all their might to fight the evil and save Charlie's parents.


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