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Happenstance Found

(2009)
(The first book in the Books of Umber series)
A novel by

 
 
Twelve-year-old Happenstance awakens in a cave with no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. Soon a mysterious trio arrives to take him away: the explorer Umber, the shy archer Sophie, and Oates, whose strength and honesty are both brutal. Hap and his new acquaintances narrowly escape the cavernous underworld and make their way to Lord Umber's bustling jewel of a harbor city, Kurahaven.

Once there, Hap learns that Lord Umber is an extraordinary man -- he's a merchant, adventurer, inventor, royal adviser, and chronicler of all things monstrous and magical. But Umber's accomplishments can't answer the question closest to the boy's heart: Who is Happenstance?

Desperate to uncover clues in his new, baffling surroundings, Hap accompanies Umber on dangerous and unusual missions. But Hap soon learns that there are powerful enemies inside the kingdom, and a ruthless assassin is hot on his trail. Faced with many unknowns, Hap knows one thing is certain: There's a reason Umber has chosen him...if only he could determine it.

P. W. Catanese's richly spun fantasy chronicles one boy's quest for answers and hope in a world riddled by knowledge and power corrupted.

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Hardback Editions

January 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Happenstance Found (The Books of Umber)
Author(s): P W Catanese
ISBN: 1-4169-7519-5 / 978-1-4169-7519-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aladdin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

December 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Happenstance Found (The Books of Umber)
Author(s): P W Catanese
ISBN: 1-4169-5382-5 / 978-1-4169-5382-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aladdin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Happenstance Found: Books of Umber, Book 1
Author(s): P W Catanese
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


September 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Happenstance Found: Books of Umber, Book 1
Author(s): P W Catanese
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Happenstance Found: Books of Umber, Book 1
Author(s): P W Catanese
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


2009 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Books of Umber: Happenstance Found
Author(s): P W Catanese
ISBN: 1-4407-2121-1 / 978-1-4407-2121-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   


2009 : USA Audio CD

Title: Books of Umber: Happenstance Found
Author(s): P W Catanese
ISBN: 1-4407-2552-7 / 978-1-4407-2552-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   


2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Books of Umber : Happenstance Found
Author(s): P W Catanese
ISBN: 1-4407-2125-4 / 978-1-4407-2125-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

December 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Happenstance Found (The Books of Umber Book 1)
Author(s): P W Catanese
Publisher: Aladdin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


December 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Happenstance Found (The Books of Umber)
Author(s): P W Catanese
Publisher: Aladdin
Availability: Amazon UK