Balance Keepers, Book 2: The Pillars of Ponderay

Balance Keepers, Book 2: The Pillars of Ponderay

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This second book in the Balance Keepers series, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lindsay Cummings, explodes with just as much magic, mystery, friendship, and humor as the first one. Fans of books like Brandon Mull's The Candy Shop War or the Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann will love the action and imagination in this epic fantasy-adventure series.

With both boy and girl main characters, creatures like Hammerfin sharks to battle, a traitor to expose, and a boarding school that could be described as Hogwarts Underground, there's something for every reader to enjoy in this series reminiscent of the classic Journey to the Center of the Earth. An anti-bullying theme also makes this great for in-classroom reading.

In The Pillars of Ponderay, Balance Keepers Albert, Birdie, and Leroy enter the underground watery Realm of Ponderay along with their archrival, Hoyt, in an attempt to reset the Balance of the Realm. If they don't succeed in time, all of California above could be consumed by tsunamis and hurricanes.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 20mm | 249g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062275224
  • 9780062275226
  • 942,994

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"Full of adventure, strange creatures, and personal conflict, this sequel to The Fires of Calderon (2014) surpasses the original. Nonstop action and plenty of twists propel the plot and pave the way for the next installment." -- ALA Booklist Praise for BALANCE KEEPERS #1: THE FIRES OF CALDERON: "There are some engaging elements in this first book of a planned trilogy...Brisk plotting and multiple action scenes...a satisfying choice." -- School Library Journal Praise for BALANCE KEEPERS #1: THE FIRES OF CALDERON: "Reminiscent at times of Journey to the Center of the Earth...a smart choice for younger readers, who will find in Albert and his friends great role models." -- ALA Booklist Praise for BALANCE KEEPERS #1: THE FIRES OF CALDERON: "Balance Keepers transported me, as if my magic, into a world I didn't want to leave and wished was real. Fast-paced and packed with adventure-a real gem." -- Patrick Carman, bestselling author of the Skeleton Creek series and the Floors trilogy Praise for BALANCE KEEPERS #1: THE FIRES OF CALDERON: "A powerhouse debut filled with imagination and sneaky humor." -- Peter Lerangis, New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders series Praise for BALANCE KEEPERS #1: THE FIRES OF CALDERON: "A wild, enchanting adventure I could not put down." -- Roland Smith, author of Peak and Cryptid Hunters
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About Lindsay Cummings

Lindsay Cummings is a book blogger and the author of the teen series the Murder Complex. She lives in Texas with two German shepherds, one wolf cub who isn't very smart, a horse named Dan the Man, and a husband named Josh. She eats too many hot Cheetos and can't stop dyeing her hair crazy colors.
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105 ratings
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4 32% (34)
3 9% (9)
2 0% (0)
1 2% (2)
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