Chronicles of Avantia #2: Chasing Evil
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545361576 Paperback
176 Pages | 5.25" x 7.56" | Ages 8 to 12
Tanner and Gwen are on a quest to protect their homeland from being overtaken by Derthsin's evil army. In order to save Avantia, they must retrieve four parts of an ancient mask, which grants power over all of the Beasts of the land.
After acquiring the first piece of the Mask of Anoret and saving Gwen's twin brother, Geffen, from captivity, Gwen and her Beast, Gulkien, sleep soundly. But Geffen is gone in the morning and he has taken the portion of mask with him. Gwen refuses to believe he has abandoned them but Tanner suspects otherwise. Their search to bring Geffen back leads them to a destroyed village and a new warrior who isn't exactly what he seems to be.
Raves & reviews:
"This slim series starter is a good choice for youngsters fascinated by the struggle of good versus evil in the Lord of the Rings movies but not quite ready to take on Tolkien's voluminous text." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This first volume in a promising new series is fizzy, fast-paced adventure all the way... A slim, easy-to-read, high-interest offering that will be an easy sell to readers just venturing into chapter books." —Kirkus