An ancient prophecy calls for a drummer to take up his sticks on the summer solstice and pound out a beat that might save the world from an army of trolls, ogres, and other nightmare creatures.
Sixteen-year-old Noah Keene knows nothing of his destiny when he runs away from his home on the Oregon Coast. He knows only that he's sick of school, chores, and his father's rules.
His thirteen-year-old sister, a brainy budding scientist, follows Noah to Humbug Mountain where they're captured by creatures she calls grungoids. Deep in the mountain's caverns, Abby learns she also has a destiny-to tap the power of trust and find a way to command the Darksuckers.
|Publisher:||Carolyn J. Rose, Author|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)|
|Age Range:||9 Years|
About the Author
Carolyn J. Rose is the author of several novels, including Hemlock Lake, An Uncertain Refuge, A Place of Forgetting, No Substitute for Murder, and Through a Yellow Wood. By the Sea of Regret, the sequel to An Uncertain Refuge, will emerge in the late fall of 2012. She grew up in New York's Catskill Mountains, graduated from the University of Arizona, logged two years in Arkansas with Volunteers in Service to America, and spent 25 years as a television news researcher, writer, producer, and assignment editor around the West. She founded the Vancouver Writers' Mixers and is an active supporter of her local bookstore, Cover to Cover. Her interests are reading, gardening, and not cooking.