Mirage (Above World #2) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the Above World series.


A thrilling sequel from an exciting voice in middle-grade sci-fi tracks two ocean-born children braving the dangers of the Above World.

The desert is no place for ocean-dwelling Kampii like Aluna and Hoku, especially now that Aluna has secretly started growing her tail. But the maniacal Karl Strand is out to conquer the Above World, and the horselike Equians are next on his list. Aluna, Hoku, and their friends — winged Calli and Equian exile Dash — race to the desert city of Mirage, intent on warning the Equians. When they arrive, Strand’s clone, Scorch, has gotten there first. Now the Equian leader has vowed to take all his people to war as part of Strand’s army. Any herd that refuses to join him by the time of the desert-wide competition known as the Thunder Trials will be destroyed. To have any chance of defeating Scorch and convincing the Equians to switch sides, the four friends must find a way to win the Trials. The challenge seems impossible. But if they fail, the desert — and possibly all of the Above World — will be lost to Karl Strand forever. Here is the action-packed follow-up to Above World, which Kirkus Reviews called “a thrilling sci-fi adventure. Imaginative and riveting.”

About the Author

Jenn Reese writes science fiction and fantasy and has published short stories and two books for adults. She loves martial arts and has trained in kenpo, kung fu, tai chi, and weaponry. She lives in Los Angeles.

Praise For…

A powerful sequel with sustained themes of friendship and honor.
—Kirkus Reviews

Readers ... will be rewarded with this sequel. There is plenty of adventure and a well-developed setting that brings the desert to life. ... Hand this book to patrons who appreciate their adventure in fantastic worlds...

Mirage features compelling characters, plenty of action, and a thoroughly imagined world... [T]he dynamic plotline will keep readers engaged.
—School Library Journal

A strong sequel that should garner continued interest in this engaging, innovative middle-grade series.
—Booklist Online

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763654184
ISBN-10: 0763654183
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: March 12th, 2013
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Above World