432 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.2 in
March 11, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1442497009
ISBN - 13: 9781442497009
Read from the Book
Sky Raiders CHAPTER 1 HALLOWEEN Weaving down the hall, Cole avoided a ninja, a witch, a pirate, and a zombie bride. He paused when a sad clown in a trench coat and fedora waved at him. “Dalton?” His friend nodded and smiled, which looked weird since his mouth was painted into a frown. “I wondered if you’d recognize me.” “It wasn’t easy,” Cole replied, relieved to see that his best friend had worn an elaborate costume. He had worried that his own outfit was too much. They met up in the middle of the hall. Kids streamed by on either side; some dressed for Halloween, some not. “Ready to score some candy tonight?” Dalton asked. Cole hesitated. Now that they were sixth graders, he was a little nervous that people would think they were too old to go door to door. He didn’t want to look like a kindergartener. “Have you heard about the haunted house on Wilson?” “The spook alley house?” Dalton clarified. “I heard it has live rats and snakes.” Cole nodded. “The guy who moved in there is supposed to be a special-effects expert. I guess he worked on some big movies. It might just be hype, but I keep hearing amazing things. We should check it out.” “Yeah, sure, I’m curious,” Dalton said. “But I don’t want to skip the candy.” Cole thought for a minute. He had noticed some sixth graders trick-or-treating in his neighborhood last year. A few kids had looked even older. Besides, did it matter what anyone else thought? If people were handing out free candy, why not take advantage? They alre
From the Publisher
Adventure awaits in the Five Kingdoms—come and claim it in this start to a new series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.
Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). But when a spooky haunted house turns out to be a portal to something much creepier, Cole finds himself on an adventure on a whole different level.
After Cole sees his friends whisked away to some mysterious place underneath the haunted house, he dives in after them—and ends up in The Outskirts.
The Outskirts are made up of five kingdoms that lie between wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, life and death. It’s an in-between place. Some people are born there. Some find their way there from our world, or from other worlds.
And once you come to the Outskirts, it’s very hard to leave.
With the magic of the Outskirts starting to unravel, it’s up to Cole and an unusual girl named Mira to rescue his friends, set things right in the Outskirts, and hopefully find his way back home…before his existence is forgotten.
About the Author
Brandon Mull graduated from Bringham Young University in 2000. His first novel, Fablehaven, was published in 2006. His works include the Fablehaven series, the Beyonders series, and the Candy Shop War series.