Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: November 15, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1442436034
ISBN - 13: 9781442436039
From the Publisher
They say the dead should rest in peace. Not all the dead
agree. This start to The Undertaken trilogy is a
"thought-provoking gothic fantasy" and a "genuinely eerie tale"
When Silas Umber's father, Amos, doesn't come home from work one
night, Silas discovers that his father was no mere mortician, but
an Undertaker who worked to bring The Peace to lost and wandering
souls. With Amos gone, Silas and his mother move back to Lichport,
the crumbling seaside town where he was born, and Silas seizes the
opportunity to investigate his father's disappearance.
When his search leads him to his father's
old office, he comes across a powerful artifact: the Death Watch, a
tool that allows the owner to see the dead. Death Watch in hand,
Silas begins to unearth Lichport's secret history-and discovers
that he has taken on his father's mantle as Lichport's Undertaker.
Now, Silas must embark on a dangerous path into the Shadowlands to
embrace his destiny and discover the truth about his father-even if
it kills him.
Critically acclaimed folklorist Ari Berk
explores the worlds of the living and the dead, and the
relationships between parents and children in an novel steeped in
lore, mystery, and magic.