Local author Shannon Messenger is the creator of the middle grade series Keeper of the Lost Cities, and the young adult novels Let the Sky Fall and Let the Storm Break. Shannon keeps readers in an abundance of swag, including recipes for snacks of Lumenaria like Mallowmelt, playlists, art on stickers, postcards and bookplates, and even more imaginative goodies. In Lodestar, the fifth time Sophie Foster journeys from San Diego to the Lost Cities, the destination is significantly changed, and she must question her choices of adversaries and allies.
Dark schemes unfold and Sophie s loyalty is pushed to the limit in this thrilling fifth book in the bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.
Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over her glittering world, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc.
The lines between friend and enemy have blurred, and Sophie is unsure whom to trust. But when she s warned that the people she loves most will be the next victims, she knows she has to act.
A mysterious symbol could be the key if only she knew how to translate it. Every new clue seems to lead deeper into her world s underbelly and the Black Swan aren t the only ones who have plans. The Neverseen have their own Initiative, and if Sophie doesn t stop it, they might finally have the ultimate means to control her.
As Vane prepares to attack Raiden's fortress to rescue Audra, she makes her own plans to escape with the help of a mysterious guide.
While teenaged Vane discovers more of what it means to be a windwalker and his guardian sylph Audra struggles with her deepest desires, both must band together to face greater challenges than they have ever known.
Sophie battles the rebels--and recovers dark memories from her past. She must question everything to find a truth that will either save her world--or shatter it.