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1. What decade did these books come out?

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Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling
Seregil and Alec return for more thieving and spying in the second book of the Nightrunner series.


Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb
In the conclusion to the Farseer Trilogy Fitz has to escape his corrupt uncle and save the Six Duchies Kingdom.

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The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
Will steps through a portal into another world in the second novel in the His Dark Materials trilogy.

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Restoration London by Liza Picard
A history of life in London in 1660 to 1670, covering topics such as furniture, clothing, food, cosmetics, medicine, jobs, and the status of women.


2. What decade was this book first released?

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The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Rowdy pictsies and young Tiffany Aching confront the Queen of the Fairies.

It was the same decade Coalescent by Stephen Baxter was first released.


3. Name the title of this book.

This fantasy book by Joanne M. Harris was published in 2014. It features a male main character.

The trickster god of Asgard offers his version of events.


4. Name the title of this book.

This optimistic science book by Helen Czerski was published in 2017.

Helen Czerski takes a look at how physics affects everything we do, whether it is making a cup of tea or powering our lives.


5. Name the author from the description

1974 was the year this writer was born. This author writes epic fantasy with a cynical, hard-edged feel.

Their books include the following titles:

Red Country
Before They Are Hanged
Best Served Cold


6. Name the author of the following book

Coraline Jones is bored when she moves into a creepy old house full of odd old people, until she finds a hidden passage leading to a place where she can get all the attention she wants, if only she will pay the price.

This optimistic fantasy book was published in 2002. It has a female protagonist. It is suitable for middle grade readers.


7. Which genre best suits the following books?

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Dawn Of The Demontide by William Hussey

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The Last Nightfall by William Hussey

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Gallows At Twilight by William Hussey

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