The White Assassin (Nightshade Chronicles Series #2)

The White Assassin (Nightshade Chronicles Series #2)

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by Hilary Wagner
     
 

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Book II of the Nightshade Chronicles begins three years after Juniper and his rebel band liberated the Catacombs from Billycan's vicious control and established the democratic Nightshade City. A sense of peace has settled over Nightshade, but it is a false one. Billycan, the White Assassin, has been found deep in the southern swamps, where he now rules a horde of…  See more details below

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Book II of the Nightshade Chronicles begins three years after Juniper and his rebel band liberated the Catacombs from Billycan's vicious control and established the democratic Nightshade City. A sense of peace has settled over Nightshade, but it is a false one. Billycan, the White Assassin, has been found deep in the southern swamps, where he now rules a horde of savage rats eager to overrun Nightshade City. With the help of an ancient colony of bats and an uneasy alliance with the swamp snakes, Juniper and his council set out to thwart Billycan's plans. When a shocking secret is revealed, everything changes. The fate of Nightshade City and the life of Juniper's only son depend on Juniper's decision: should he help his mortal enemy? The past resurfaces with devastating impact in this sequel to Nightshade City, a dark tale of intrigue, deception, and betrayal. ***FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, get the e-book edition of NIGHTSHADE CITY, Book I of the Nightshade Chronicles FREE on this website!***

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Fans of Brian Jacques's 'Redwall' series (Philomel) will enjoy another fast-paced fantasy."

"The second installment of The Nightshade Chronicles doesn't disappoint."

Kirkus Reviews

The second installment of The Nightshade Chronicles doesn't disappoint.

Nightshade City is populated by intelligent and long-lived rats who escaped from a lab that was conducting experiments on them and then managed to defeat Billycan, an albino rat turned evil and über-violent by a series of injections administered in that same lab. As this volume opens, Juniper and the other citizens of Nightshade discover that Billycan, otherwise known as the White Assassin, is building an army of swamp rats to retake Nightshade City. They also discover something much harder to believe: There is a traitor in their ranks. Someone is in cahoots with Billycan. Who could it possibly be? Juniper and his friends manage to capture Billycan, take him back to Nightshade City and administer a truth serum in hopes of learning the identity of the traitor. But something strange happens when the truth serum is administered. Billycan seems like a different rat. Has he somehow changed, or is it all an act? Many surprises are in store in this volume, surprises that will cause the rats—and readers, too—to reevaluate their perceptions of family, loyalty, justice and culpability. Wagner's worldbuilding carries readers through these heavy themes with ease.

The ending satisfies, but there are some definite loose ends. Look forward to more adventures in Nightshade City.(Animal fantasy. 9-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823426874
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
10/24/2012
Series:
Nightshade Chronicles Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
895,202
Lexile:
710L (what's this?)
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Hilary Wagner lives in the Chicago suburbs. Her first book, Nightshade City, was called "a good story well-told" by Kirkus Reviews, which also said, "Fans of Suzanne Collins's Underland Chronicles and Brian Jacques's Redwall series will enjoy this fast-paced adventure." Visit her website at www.nightshadecity.com.

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