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MacHale, D. J.
THE MERCHANT OF DEATH
New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2002
IL 5-8, RL 5.4
ISBN 0743437314
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Bobby Pendragon is a popular jock who finally kissed the girl hes had a crush on for years.  Right after that wonderful moment, his Uncle Press whisks him away in to a parallel universe where Bobby finds out he is destined to be the savior of a people called the Milago who are about to start a war against their oppressors.  He feels in way over his head as he starts to learn that he is a Traveler, someone with special powers who can move between different dimensions, and that he is up against Saint Dane, an evil shape-shifter and Quigs, vicious beasts unlike any on earth.  The story is told through pieces of his journal sent through a portal to his best friend, Mark, and his new girl, Courtney.  (Davinna Artibey, Denver Center for International Studies, DPS)
SUBJECTS:     Space and time -- Fiction.
                        Life on other planets -- Fiction.
                        Time travel -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
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