Thursday, August 26, 2010
Genre: Heroic Middle Grade Fiction
After surviving a fiery shipwreck, twelve-year-old Bennett Nelson washes up on Isla de Sangra Mala, only to find the natives have been anticipating his arrival. Years before his birth, Bennett’s name was carved into the Shield of Stone by a mystical, prophetic creature.
Bennett is placed in a special camp for children of the Bureau; an organization bound together against an evil man who wants control of the island, Luciadoye the Great. There he attends lessons, learns of magical stones that can do almost anything, but most importantly he learns the power of friendship.
When the only known maker of the stones, Dr. Rivers, goes missing, Bennett, wanting to prove himself to the Bureau, sets out to find and rescue him. But time is running out. Bennett has to hurry and find the Doctor before Luciadoye can use his powers for evil.
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