The Inquisitor's Mark

The Inquisitor's Mark

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The sequel to The Eighth Day, a fantasy adventure that VOYA called "unparalleled" and "absolutely necessary for middle grades," continues with higher stakes, greater world building, and more pulse-pounding action. With suspense, danger, and new discoveries around every corner, this fast-paced fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews raved was an exciting blend of "modern intrigue and ancient magic" will be a welcome addition for fans of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter.

After an all-out battle in Mexico, Jax, Riley, and Evangeline have gone into hiding. There are still rogue Transitioners and evil Kin lords on the hunt for Riley, a descendant of King Arthur, and Evangeline, a powerful wizard with bloodlines to Merlin, in order to gain control over the Eighth Day.

So when Finn Ambrose, a mysterious stranger, contacts Jax claiming to be his uncle, Jax's defenses go up--especially after Jax learns that he's holding Jax's best friend, Billy, hostage. To rescue Billy and keep Riley and Evangeline out of the fray, Jax sneaks off to New York City on his own. But once there, he discovers a surprising truth: Finn is his uncle, and Jax comes from a long line of Dulacs--a notoriously corrupt and dangerous Transitioner clan who want Riley dead and Evangeline as their prisoner. And family or not, the Dulacs will stop at nothing to get what they want.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 145 x 212 x 29mm | 418g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0062272187
  • 9780062272188
  • 1,084,783

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After an all-out war with the evil Kin lord in Mexico, Jax Aubrey is back in Pennsylvania with his guardian, Riley, and liege lady, Evangeline. Although they're in hiding, a man named Finn Ambrose tracks them down, claiming to be Jax's uncle and giving Jax hope that he actually has a family after all.

But Uncle Finn may have an ulterior motive. As it turns out, Jax's great-aunt is the reigning leader of the Dulacs, the enemy clan who assassinated Riley's family. When the Dulacs kidnap Jax's best friend, Billy, to lure Jax to New York, it becomes clear that the Dulacs, family or not, will stop at nothing to get what they want. Hoping to trade himself for Billy--while keeping Riley and Evangeline out of danger--Jax goes to Manhattan on his own, where he meets Uncle Finn; his nearly identical twin cousin, Dorian; and the rest of his supposed relatives.

There, he stumbles upon a maze of magic tunnels below his family's apartment building. Uncle Finn and the sinister Dulacs have been keeping secrets from him--and one of them might be the location of Evangeline's long-lost sister, Addie.

With the Eighth Day--and the entire Emrys bloodline--hanging in the balance, Jax struggles to comprehend who he really is despite all that he knows.

An Ambrose? A Dulac? An Aubrey?

Or an inquisitor who will stop at nothing to keep his liege safe?
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Review quote

"Fascinating...Melds Arthurian legend into present day. Fast paced and exciting."--School Library Journal (on The Eighth Day)
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