The Riddles of Epsilon

The Riddles of Epsilon

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Something dark has awoken on the remote island of Lume

Jess is not pleased when her parents drag her off to live on the weird little island of Lume. But then she encounters an eerie presence in an abandoned cottage, and her anger turns to fear when it begins to lead her through a series of creepy riddles. As she slowly unravels the mysteries of Lume, she finds the writings of Sebastian, a boy who lived one hundred years ago and whose life contains unsettling reflections of her own. To her horror, the dangers he unearthed in 1894 now begin to threaten Jess and her family . . . and if Jess does not unlock the riddles in time, she may lose her mother forever.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 375 pages
  • 134.6 x 198.1 x 25.4mm | 226.8g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060728213
  • 9780060728212
  • 491,751

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"The plot.will sweep readers into the action." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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1,587 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 35% (563)
4 35% (548)
3 22% (350)
2 6% (90)
1 2% (36)

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When she gets into some trouble at school, Jess\'s parents think they have the perfect solution: they\'ll move to Lume, an island in the middle of nowhere. She thinks there is absolutely nothing interesting about Lume--until she discovers a derelict old cottage. There\'s something creepy about the cottage--some sort of presence that Jess can\'t describe. It turns even weirder and scarier when that same presence shows up in her instant message conversations--with no record of it on her computer. This ghostly being, whatever he is, is soon revealed to be the owner of the cottage. He calls himself Epsilon, and he is leading Jess on a dark sort of treasure hunt--where the treasure, if she solves his riddles properly, will be saving her mother. The eerie quest mirrors that of Sebastian Wren, a boy who lived in the same house, and faced the same dangers, a hundred years ago. Can Jess succeed where Sebastian did not? This supernatural mystery/fantasy is certainly a suspenseful page-turner, but, in the end, it is quite forgettable. It\'s a nice way to pass an afternoon. The best part of the story is the heart-pounding suspense! It\'s great for that, and it\'ll have you checking nervously over your shoulder at times. It\'s even good enough for me to want to look for more by Christine Morton-Shaw, but I might check it out of the library first rather than buying more
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