Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker once had everything: two
loving parents, a beautiful house in San Francisco, and all the
portable electronic devices they could want. But everything changed
when Dr. Walker lost his job in the wake of a mysterious incident.
Now in dire straits, the family must relocate to an old Victorian
house that used to be the home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff-a
house that feels simultaneously creepy and too good to be true.
By the time the Walkers realize that one of their neighbors has
sinister plans for them, they''re banished to a primeval forest way
off the grid. Their parents? Gone. Their friends? A world away. And
they aren''t alone. Bloodthirsty medieval warriors patrol the woods
around them, supernatural pirates roam the neighboring seas, and a
power-hungry queen rules the land. To survive, the siblings will
have to be braver than they ever thought possible-and fight against
their darkest impulses. The key may lie in their own connection to
the secret Kristoff legacy. But as they unravel that legacy,
they''ll discover it''s not just their family that''s in
danger . . . it''s the entire world.
From master storytellers Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini comes
this wildly imagi-native fantasy about a family''s journey to find
its way home.