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Look for the Falcon Banner series, by Chris Lydon I believe. Theres a few books in the series I believe, 4 or 5 last time I checked. But I think that might be what you're looking for.


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Finaly found it : World Shaker, by Richard Harland (although it's from 2009). Col is a wealthy child of privilege. Raised to succeed his grandfather as the Supreme Commander of the juggernaut Worldshaker, he has lived a pampered life on the Upper Decks. He has never questioned his place in the world or his bright and illustrious future. But when a Filthy ...


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Kid Gladiator from the anthology Galactic Adventures (also titled Purnells Book of Space Adventures). I was able to ID this for several reasons, the age range you mentioned matches as does the general era of publication. The story Kid Gladiator featured a boy recruited to fight aliens. He uses his sports skills to defeat them and keeps a souvenir from the ...


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It's a bit of a long shot, but it has occurred to me that this could just possibly be the novella "True Names" by Vernor Vinge. The protagonist, Mr. Slippery, is a skilled hacker ("warlock") and part of an elite group of warlocks who call themselves the Coven. They use some kind of neural induction device to enter the computer realm; ...


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I figured it out for myself. The series is Shadow of the Dragon by Kate O'Hearn, it is a two book series, and oh boy did I forget the entire plot. My child self must be ashamed of me. Summary of Kira: Kira is twelve and strong willed. The daughter of a retired dragon knight, she yearns for adventure and dreams of following in her father’s footsteps astride ...


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According to Peter Ahlstrom (who is the editorial assistant to Brandon Sanderson) Mag is 300 miles per hour (around 482 kilometers an hour). He answered the same question on Twitter:


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I believe this is one of the stories from the book Tales of Deltora. It’s not part of Deltora Quest, more a background of how they came to be, and I know this book has a young girl named Opal and has a lot about gems in her story. Opal the Dreamer was born as the daughter of Liza and Dodd, two farmers who owned an apple orchard and later discovered opals on ...


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The House of Night series by P.C. Cast, starting with Marked (2007), 12 books total. Summary from Goodreads: After a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for ...


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Your character has many points in common with the Avenger, by "Kenneth Robeson". There are several books in the series and one might well feature an underwater base. The Avenger was involved in an accident that left him with white hair and completely pliable facial features. And being filthy rich, he goes Batman, founding a special group to fight ...


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Jennifer Roberson's Sword Dancer series (books published from 1986-2013) had the characters of Tiger, a sword-dancer from the South (desert area), and Del, a sword-dancer from the North (cold mountainous area). The Northern sword dancers had some mystical aspects, including having souls bound into their swords. The Southern ones were more straightforward ...


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Turns out the story was Midnight (1989) by Dean Koontz. The citizens of Moonlight Cove are changing. Some are losing touch with their deepest emotions. Others are surrendering to their wildest urges. And the few who remain unchanged are absolutely terrified—if not brutally murdered in the dead of night. Enter the shocking world of Moonlight Cove, where four ...


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The title of your question makes me think of the Forgotten Realms novel Elminster: The Making of a Mage (1994) by Ed Greenwood. The titular character is mentored by (an avatar of) Mystra, the goddess of magic, who at one point transforms him into a woman to help him learn stuff. Elminster bent forward to take it up. There was an unfamiliar swaying sensation ...


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I think The Paladin Prophecy is the book you are referring to. Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents' insistence, he's made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team. Then Will slips up, accidentally scoring off the charts on a nationwide exam. Now Will is being courted by an ...


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Blindsight (2006) by Peter Watts has a spacecraft sent from Earth outward into the solar system in order to investigate first contact. The ship has a genetically-engineered vampire (a hominid species which had gone extinct until humans resurrected them) on board. By the end of the novel, the vampires have taken over. It has a sequel called Echopraxia (2014), ...


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