ages 8-12 (grades 3-7), 384 pages
hardcover & ebook formats
June 23, 2015
“You cannot escape, Adept. A greater power awaits you.”
A year has passed since Holly and Ben Shepard have been to England, where they brought their friend Everett to a fantastical realm called Anglielle. Having vowed to return and help the Exiles, Holly, Ben, and Everett are hoping to find their way back to the land ruled by a tyrant king and sorcerer who have outlawed magic.
But when they arrive in Anglielle, they discover things aren’t what they expect: Their friends are imprisoned and the alliance is scattered. Ruthless King Reynard and the sorcerer Raethius are determined to find the very Adepts they exiled in the first place—but why?
It’s up to Holly and the boys to sail to the Isle of Exile and find the Adepts first, but that means enlisting the help of the Water Elementals and a pirate captain with a private agenda. Everett is obsessed with a mysterious locket with a mind of its own, and somehow, no matter where they go, a sinister black-sailed schooner appears on the horizon. With no one to teach her, can Holly master Elemental magic in time to save the Adepts of Anglielle?
“Filled with swordfights, spells, and an endearing cast of creatures, Holly’s journey makes for a rousing adventure.”
–Library Media Connection
“A juicy, entertaining and far from ordinary tale!”
“A classic fantasy adventure.”
—Watermark Books & Cafe
“Caterer is especially good at creating believable children in all of their human imperfections.”