"A must read for all young adult fiction fans!" Lauren Lynne, author of The Recalcitrant Project
"… rollicking good fun. A great story of friendship, love, and sacrifice." Laurie Bell, author of The Butterfly Stone
A new school year brings fresh beginnings. At least that's what the Monster Hunters of Hunter's Grove are hoping for. After facing down dark magic and vengeful gods in the portal village of Drakauragh, Charlie Sullivan and his band of unlikely friends look forward to a quiet, fun - and most importantly,* normal - *first year of High School.
More than hope is needed however, as sinister activity is haunting the shadows of their once sleepy little town again. With news of Chen's disappearance, and an unseen force that threatens to break the protective wards surrounding Hunter's Key, tensions quickly rise once more for Charlie Sullivan and his friends.
The five teenagers' credibility is called into question by an elder hunter, forcing them to defend their reputations in a dangerous game where they can trust very few. Now, the reticent Council of the Hunters will convene to decide their fate as Monster Hunters.
A shocking betrayal, disquieting new figures in their own society, a corrupted nemesis, and a cloud of deception hovering over their elders all weigh heavy on the team. The Monster Hunters of Hunter's Grove could be shut down before they have a chance to stand against the demonic shadow that threatens their bonds of friendship, loyalty, and the safety of those close to them.
Something, or someone, is tearing at the veil between our world and the Otherworld, promising to unleash Hell and prepare the way for what hunters throughout the centuries have feared would one day happen ... the rise of the Ancients.