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Crookston Public Library J WIL (Text) 33500010632321 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J WIL (Text) 33500010632313 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780375864391 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0375864393 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780375964398 (hardcover library binding)
  • ISBN: 0375964398 (hardcover library binding)
  • ISBN: 9780375895722 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 0375895728 (e-book)
  • Physical Description: 485 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, c2011.

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Summary, etc.:
When their parents' seedy old motel burns down on the same night they are visited by a strange man covered in skeleton tattoos, Cyrus, Antigone, and their brother Daniel are introduced to an ancient secret society, and discover that they have an important role in keeping it alive.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 October #2
    *Starred Review* Cyrus and Antigone Smith have been living with their brother, Dan, since the mysterious circumstances that caused their father's death and their mother's coma. Then Billy Bones appears out of nowhere with a ring of keys and a dragon's tooth. Within moments of passing them to Cyrus, Billy is killed and Dan is kidnapped by the elusive Dr. Phoenix. The only possibility of rescuing their brother seems to reside in Ashtown with the Order of Brendan. This fast-paced fantasy quickly draws readers in to its alternate reality, where transmortal creatures cannot be defeated with ordinary weapons, and Dr. Phoenix's experiments on Dan and others are reminiscent of history's worst realities. Yet, on the positive side, there is the love the Smith family holds for one another, love that requires trust and self-sacrifice. Allusions to mythology and complex character development—not only of several young protagonists but also of Phoenix and the shifty cook, Sterling—make Wilson's first in a proposed series a gem. In an embattled world, where evil seems insurmountable, a glimmer of hope arises from a tooth. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

N. D. WILSON is the bestselling author of the 100 Cupboards series and Leepike Ridge. Once, in the fourth grade, he split his buddy’s arrow while shooting at a mattress from twenty yards. Now he writes at the top of a tall, skinny house, where he lives with a blue-eyed girl he stole from the ocean, their five young explorers, two tortoises, and one snake.

Subject: Secret societies > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Apprentices > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Secret societies > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Apprentices > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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