By Henry H. Neff
A fast paced, genre-blending adventure—now in paperback!
The Tapestry sequence keeps to weave threads of myth, mythology, technology fiction, and secret right into a thoroughly unique experience that appeals to fanatics of every little thing from Harry Potter to Lord of the jewelry to The X-Men. Genre-blending and completely illustrated, The Tapestry novels have stuck the eye of middle-grade and younger grownup readers alike—and the sequence is barely getting bigger.
In this moment ebook of the sequence, grave forces are converging to grab keep an eye on of the e-book of Thoth, a hidden artifact whose pages carry the main to creating—or unraveling—the very threads of life. Max McDaniels and David Menlo embark on a quest to guard the ebook from the demon Astaroth, who could make the most its secrets and techniques with dire outcome. And with Astaroth unfastened after centuries of imprisonment, the area outdoors Rowan’s gates has already develop into hostile.
Far from domestic, bring to an end in the back of enemy traces, Max and his allies needs to trip throughout Europe, descend into the fabled Frankfurt Workshop, courageous the tangled corners of the Black wooded area . . . and go past the veils of our very world.
"After devouring this name, younger lovers could be clamoring for more."—Kirkus Reviews
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With a parting bow the witch was once long gone. 2 MILD-MANNERED MR. SIKES Max and David conversed in quiet voices, seated contrary one another at the reduce point in their significant room. past the glass-domed ceiling, the sky deepened to indigo, revealing a super box of stars. Periodically, constellations seemed one of the heavens, their faint contours composed of slim golden threads that quickly pale away. David watched the nice endure wink out of sight and dipped his head to scribble numerous notes in a worn leather-based magazine he’d taken to sporting over the summer time. “We won’t need to stay with the witches,” Max concluded, squinting at David’s small, virtually illegible writing. “Ms. Richter won’t enable it—you observed how offended she obtained. ” “I don’t imagine it’s her selection to make,” stated David softly, with a shake of his head. an off-the-cuff flick of his hands ignited numerous candles and an oil lamp. “That witch wasn’t mendacity. i believe it’s most probably they've got a few type of valid declare. ” “So what? ” scoffed Max. “You can’t simply signal away someone’s lifestyles 1000's of years ahead of they’re even born! That’s now not reasonable. ” David raised an eyebrow and smiled. “I don’t imagine ‘fair’ elements into it. The very concept that humans must have a say over the place and the way they dwell is a reasonably new one. Elias Bram should have been eager to make that deal, notwithstanding. That ebook of Thoth or Origins or no matter what it’s known as has to be important—” a noisy, impatient knock sounded on the door. “Hold that thought,” acknowledged Max, trudging up the steps to work out who it was once. Max’s father, Scott McDaniels, stood panting open air, his plump body leaning opposed to the entrance. commonly cheery and bright-eyed, Mr. McDaniels’ around positive aspects have been now light and curdling with drawback. “I got here once I heard,” he croaked, pausing to kiss Max on best of the top ahead of squeezing prior into the room. “Been apple determining for tomorrow’s truffles. Is David the following? ” “Down right here, Mr. McDaniels,” known as David from less than. “Good, good,” acknowledged Mr. McDaniels, final the door at the back of him and ushering Max lower than to the place they joined David on the desk. “What is all this baloney a couple of witch and provides? Ms. Richter instructed me whatever, however it all appeared like gobbledygook. She was once joking, correct? ” “She’s now not joking, Dad,” acknowledged Max. “The witch stated that there has been a few contract made decades ago—that David and that i are meant to pass stay with them. ” “That can’t be right,” acknowledged Mr. McDaniels, caring away his fingernails. “Ms. Richter acknowledged they dwell a long way away—in the Himalayas or somewhere! How might these witches even understand who you're, less the place to discover you? ” Max winced. “They heard approximately us from Peter—he visited them final 12 months and pointed out us. i feel the truth that he was once involved with them should be why he was once in hassle firstly. ” “Peter’s in charge? ” requested Mr. McDaniels. initially recognized to Max as “Ronin,” Peter Varga was once an outcast Agent who had rescued Max on a couple of celebration. His backbone damaged via Marley Augur’s hideous hammer, Peter have been rehabilitating at Rowan and used to be frequently stored corporation via Mr.