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A dark inheritance /

by D'Lacey, Chris [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: UNICORNE files ; book one.Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2014Edition: First edition.Description: 291 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780545608763 :; 0545608767 :.Subject(s): Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction | Secret societies -- Juvenile fiction | Mothers and sons -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Paranormal fiction | Adventure stories | Mystery and detective stories | Missing persons -- Fiction | Secret societies -- Fiction | Mothers and sons -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction | Mystery fiction | Adventure fictionSummary: When Michael Malone saves a dog, he discovers that he has paranormal abilities, which bring him to the attention of a secret organization, UNICORNE--but he plans to use the ability to find out what happened to his father, who mysteriously vanished three years earlier, and save his new friend, Freya.
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From New York Times bestselling author Chris d'Lacey comes a brand-new action-adventure series! <p>When Michael Malone discovers his supernatural ability to alter reality, he is recruited by an organization dedicated to investigating strange and paranormal phenomena. He joins in hopes of finding his father, who mysteriously vanished three years earlier.</p> <p>Michael's first task is to solve the mystery of a dog he rescued from a precarious clifftop - a mystery that leads him to a strange and sickly classmate and a young girl who was killed in a devastating accident. Stakes are high as Michael learns to harness his newfound ability and uncover the deadly truth about his father's disappearance.</p> <p>A bold and thrilling tale of alternate realities, paranormal mystery, and extraordinary adventure.</p>

When Michael Malone saves a dog, he discovers that he has paranormal abilities, which bring him to the attention of a secret organization, UNICORNE--but he plans to use the ability to find out what happened to his father, who mysteriously vanished three years earlier, and save his new friend, Freya.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">From UNICORNE FILES #1: A DARK INHERITANCE "What about Dad?" "What about him, Michael?" "There must be some way to bring him back. You said I could find him. What do I do?" "Nothing," he said. "You do nothing about your father, unless we request it. UNICORNE will continue the search for now." So why was I even in the car? "I need to know where he is, Mr. Klimt. You have to let me help you. You have to. Please." "And how do you propose I go about this?" "Do tests. Whatever. Like you did with Dad. Let me be a part of your organization. Make me a member of UNICORNE." He looked down into his lap and smiled. "You would be a boy in an unsafe world. You have no idea what dangers could await you." "I don't care. I'll do anything to get Dad home. Let me prove myself to you. Give me a job. There must be something I can do." The car rolled to a halt. "Please, Mr. Klimt." His eyes looked up to a gap in the screen; a signal to the driver not to open the door yet. "Very well," he said. "I will give you a task. But there are rules, Michael. Serious rules. If you break them you will put yourself in jeopardy, and all chance of finding your father will be gone. There are people out there, other organizations, who would stop at nothing to access your abilities. This episode with the dog will not have gone unnoticed." I gulped and gave a quick nod. "Rule number one. You do not speak about UNICORNE to anyone, not even to your family, and certainly not to your friends. Anything you find, you share only with me, Chantelle, or Mulrooney. Do I have your word on this?" "Yes. Where do I start?" "Find out about the dog." Excerpted from A Dark Inheritance by Chris d'Lacey All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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After Michael discovers he has paranormal abilities, he's inducted (somewhat reluctantly on his part) into a mysterious group of others like him dedicated to investigating unexplained supernatural phenomena. Leveraging UNICORNE to help, Michael tries to harness his powers to search for his missing father. Humor is interjected into the dramatic and thrilling plot, serving to lighten a story overwhelmed with clichis. (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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