Dark Tower Rising

Dark Tower Rising

by Michael Dahl, Ben Kovar
     
 

A palace of nightmares rises from the ground just outside the small town of Zion Falls. Four young heroes must prevent the dark tower from rising, or an army of pure evil will be unleashed upon the world.

Overview

A palace of nightmares rises from the ground just outside the small town of Zion Falls. Four young heroes must prevent the dark tower from rising, or an army of pure evil will be unleashed upon the world.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Thompson
Pablo, Thora, Zack and seven-year-old Louise find out they are Praktara, bearers of light, and destined to fight the battle against the trolls for control of the earth. Each child is star touched and in battle bears the likeness of a constellation: Zack is Ursa Major, Pablo is Orion, Thora is Aquarius and Louise is Libra. Banded together their power is formidable. Thora's brother, Bryce is possessed by an evil denizen and while under its thrall he kidnaps Dr. Hoo. Summoned by the doctor, her colleague, Mara arrives in Zion Falls to help. She discovers where the trolls are planning their next attack using a Croatoan, a type of dark tower that can be ridden to the surface. Battling as a team, Mara, her troll ally, Uzhk, and the combined powers of the four young warriors stop the trolls from emerging. Each book in the "Troll Hunters" series depends on the previous volume flowing so continually and naturally they resemble one long story divided into parts. There is much in this volume to appeal to kids: constellations, magic, science, giant evil toads, swarms of insects, fierce battles, seas of snakes and strangling vines. As with previous volumes, the author includes notes on dark towers and additional Gathool vocabulary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434233080
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Troll Hunters Series , #2
Pages:
105
Sales rank:
898,897
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher's Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. And he has won awards for his board books for the earliest learners, Duck Goes Potty and Bear Says "Thank You!" Dahl has written and edited numerous graphic novels for younger readers, authored the Library of Doom adventure series, the Dragonblood books, Trollhunters, and the Hocus Pocus Hotel mystery/comedy series. Dahl has spoken at schools, libraries, and conferences across the US and the UK, including ALA, AASL, IRA, and Renaissance Learning. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota in a haunted house.

Ben Kovar was born in London. He trained in film and animation and spent several years as an animator and art director before moving into writing and illustrating fiction. He lives in an attic, likes moisture, and has a fear of sunlight and small children.

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