Fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Peter Lerangis's Seven Wonders series will embrace this first epic adventure in a rollicking new series by a New York Times bestselling author.
Will Wilder is a mischievous, headstrong twelve-year-old with an otherworldly gift—he alone can see the nefarious creatures encroaching on Perilous Falls. For nearly a century, a sacred relic has protected his hometown from the raging waters surrounding it. But when Will "borrows" the relic for his own purposes, he accidentally unleashes an ancient evil.
As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the rising waters, Will must set things right before it is too late. With the help of his sweet (if lethal) Great Aunt Lucille, the curator of a museum of powerful artifacts, Will proves that the actions of one twelve-year-old boy can change the world. Age Range: 8 - 12 years. Grade Level: 3 - 7.
"With shades of Indiana Jones and Percy Jackson, Will Wilder's antics are sure to appeal to middle-grade readers looking for the next great adventure." — Booklist
"[A]n action-packed story of pith helmets and secret passageways, prophecy and skepticism, temptation and wickedness, and the most agile and lethal great-aunt a boy could hope to have."— The Wall Street Journal
"Suspense, adventure, humor, a compelling story, and characters that fired my imagination. Great fun and great frights." —Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"You'll love this wild and thrilling tale. It does not stop!" — Dave Barry, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Will Wilder is a brand-new, refreshing, entertaining, intrepid young hero who magically combines humor and genuine suspense. And I love Great Aunt Lucille!"— Mary Higgins Clark, New York Times bestselling author and "Queen of Suspense"
"Laugh-out-loud humor, palpitation-inducing suspense, and cliffhangers galore await readers young and old. Who knew the battle between good and evil could be so much fun?" —William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist
"Monsters! Prophecies! Ancient relics! This is a wildly inventive book, and Will Wilderis just the kind of hero you want when the small town of Perilous Falls turns out to be the most important place in the universe." —Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions and Cosmic
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