author: J.D. Vaughn

ISBN-13: 978-1423170976

ISBN-10: 1423170970

Hardcover: 320 pages

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Reading level: Ages 10-14


(A Second Guard Novel)


All is not well in Tequende. The Earth Guild, frequently looked down upon by the Sun and Moon guilds, is beginning to demand fairer treatment by the queen, and whispers of revolution are spreading like wild fire. Brindl Tacora of the Zipa Mines, an earth guilder and now Master of Messages for the Princess, might have to choose sides: join the rebellion, or stay loyal to the crown. But their true enemy remains hidden, and Brindl may be the only one who can help unite the rebels against their foe before it's too late.

"A carefully crafted and empowering coming-of-age tale that adds welcome diversity to the fantasy shelves."


"Teens will cheer for Tali and her friends and appreciate the rich setting in this well-written and engaging fantasy."School Library Journal

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Tracie Vaughn

J. D. Vaughn is the pen name of Julia Durango and Tracie Vaughn who are also writing partners. Julia is a former school librarian from Illinois and a winner of the Golden Kite Award. Tracie, a high school English teacher from Ohio, received critical acclaim and the Schneider Family Book Award. Together they share a love of travel, reading, chicken biscuits and the teenagers who call them Mom.

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