The team followed the winsome little sounds and came upon a pair of birds, round and fluffy and brightest red. They stood out like two rubies against the glittering white branches. Lian's face drained of color. "No." he whispered.
"What?" Root asked, seized with fear.
"Birds of Death."
A terrible screech split the air. They looked up. Another bird, this one five times the size and black as the night from which they had just come, was circling overhead. And another. And three more giant, ugly, cawing beasts.
Without saying anything the three friends ran. They ran faster than they'd ever run in their entire lives, straight for the spot below the swooping, cloud of black...please, no, please, no, please no...
With only six teams left to compete in the Magisterial Treasure Quests, the Valadors set out again, this time seeking the powerful HaloEm Quill. But nothing...nothing prepares them for the darkness they face this time around.
Praise for The Questory Series:
"Without a doubt it is the beginning of a new phenomenon." Readers Favorite
"One of the rising stars!" Washington Post
"This book takes you on a fun & exciting adventure with well-developed characters that you come to love and want to succeed. The level of imagination by Reid rivals JK Rowling as every page was a new discovery of magical whimsy and delight. Loved it!" Goodreads, BlueSun
"A smashing breakthrough hit!" Library at the End of the Universe
"Strikingly beautiful!" Kathleen's Book Reviews
"A gorgeous and magical world." The Reading Zone
"Beguiling and clever!" Families.com
"Wow. Amazing to the extreme. Totally genious. Amazing." Reighanna, age 14
"Your book is so addictive! I have read it three times now!" Samantha, age 11
"Words do not often fail me, but this book, from the very first page, took my breath away. I can hardly stand the agony of waiting for the next book.This was the most wonderful experience a book could ever bring." Katya, age 12.
"Reid creates a wonderful tapestry that hangs in your mind long after the book is closed." Times Book Review
"A fabulous story!" Cafe of Dreams
"An excellent work of fantasy!" Student of Saga
"I stayed up to late and got up to early to finish it. I was unable to put it down until the end and then I wanted more." Lissa Pabast, Teacher
"I love this book!" Teens Read Too
"You Are My Second Best Favourite Best Author In The World Now! First Is J.K.Rowling And Now It's You!" Mikael, age 11
""This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time!" CBC Teen Summer Reading Club
"Mrs. Reid i love your book it is the best book in the world!" Chris, age 11
"I absolutely loved the book. I couldn't put it down. I had it finished within 2 days. I can't wait for the next one!" Jacqueline, age 19
"Absolutely fabulous: the characters, the plot, the fast pace...just wonderful!! The books I purchased for the school library are always out!!"
"It is impossible to keep the book in the library and I have a waiting list. After the kids read the book I get comments such as "awesome", "I couldn't put it down", "an exciting read", "I can hardly wait for the second book", "I want to read it again". Word of mouth being the best publicity you can get, it is alive and well at Glengarry." Anne Bartel,Librarian
We have the book on hold many times over in the library, with the children who have read it telling the other ones "See, I told you so." It is just great!" Carol Woytowich, librarian
"we have a hard time keeping up with the demand for this book. Every student wants to read it and is asking for a copy." Lorraine Moet, Library Technician
"The book is outstanding! Students are clamoring for her book."
Margaret, Librarian - Rosslyn Junior High School
"I read ALOT of books and I often get bored but I could hardly put The Questory down. The story is wonderful and you have a beautiful way of writing. I'm very excited for the next quest."
Asia, age 12