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No longer blind, Jacob does not belong in Harmony. Now he must live among the Seers...
Jacob Manford had accepted his life in Harmony as a member of a blind community...until he began to see. When the truth about his world was revealed, he made a narrow escape into an uncertain future.
Now, venturing across the lonely plains of his planet, his survival is at stake. With every Seer he encounters, Jacob is learning about a wider world, one governed by all-powerful corporations, populated by frenetic crowds, and navigated by flying machines. In this dazzling and unsettling new world, Jacob must learn that things are rarely as they appear upon first sight.
Meanwhile, Jacob's sight is but the first of many strange and unexpected abilities--powers he has yet to develop that help him seen the truth before those he loves are lost forever.
Soon Jacob is embroiled in a high-stakes mission. Will the dangers in the Seers' world lead him right back to the dangers he was trying to escape in Harmony?
“Contemplative flashbacks intermingle with suspenseful sequences and an overall quick pacing to create a story successful in drawing in new readers and keeping returning fans intrigued. The nonstop action leaves eager readers waiting for the final installment.”
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Themes of trust, fitting in, dependency, and making choices will appeal to young readers.”
—School Library Journal
About the Author
A fourth generation Vermonter, David Stahler Jr. lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont where he writes and teaches English at his alma mater, Lyndon Institute, an independent high school in Lyndon Center, VT. He graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in English in 1994 and received his MA from Dartmouth College in 2001. An author of YA Fiction across a variety of genres with an emphasis on the unusual, his books include the Truesight Trilogy (a science fiction series with a dystopian bent), as well as the supernatural novels Doppelganger and A Gathering of Shades, all published by HarperCollins. His latest work, Spinning Out, published by Chronicle Books, was a Kindle 100 selection for May 2012 and a Kindle Daily Deal selection for September 29, 2012. His work has received numerous accolades--including a Best Book Award from the American Library Association, Le Prix Farniente, and numerous state reading list awards--and has been translated into French, Italian, and Chinese.