The Norumbegan Quartet #3: The Empire of Gut and Bone
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545138857 Paperback
336 Pages | 5.27" x 7.58" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545138840 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.76" x 8.58" | Ages 8 to 12
The land of New Norumbega is an unusual one—an empire of gut and bone, lost within the organs of a huge, alien body. At its dark, dry heart is a ruling class that doesn't care about much besides itself, especially its mechanical servants, who are tired of being taken for granted.
Brian and Gregory have come to New Norumbega for a reason—to get the Norumbegans to help them thwart an alien attack back home on Earth. But instead, the two boys find themselves caught up in both a robot rebellion and a murder mystery after one of the Norumbegan leaders is sent to sleep...permanently.
In New Norumbega, it's very hard to know who to trust. There are assassins around every corner, and secrets pave every conversation. Brian and Gregory will be lucky to make it out alive, never sure if they are meant to catch the murderer...or be the killer's next victim.
Raves & reviews:
*"A masterful tale." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A fun and gripping read, with action, suspense, and creepy monsters that will keep readers up late—and make them want to keep the lights on." — School Library Journal
"A funny and eerie tale told with impeccable writing, and at minimum, kids will come away a bit smarter just for having read it." — Booklist
Praise for The Game of Sunken Places
"Highly original and enormously entertaining." — The New York Times Book Review
*"Anderson builds to a climactic series of surprises that, exploding like fireworks, will almost certainly dazzle readers." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"Deliciously scary, often funny, this tour de force leaves one marveling at Anderson's ability." — Booklist, starred review