In a wonderful conclusion to her Abandon trilogy, Cabot pairs strong characters with nonstop action that will have readers captivated from the very first page, complementing it all with it a beautiful description of the world she’s created.
The Lord of the Underworld is having a bad time lately. There’s rumbles of disturbance no one understands, plus overcrowding and understaffing. Adding to his problems, the island sanctuary of one of the entrances to the Underworld is directly in the path of a huge hurricane. The turmoil above ground is reflected below. When the lord is lost in battle, his queen must rise to the surface and, with the help of a handful of newly departed souls, fight for the truth, so they can be reunited. These souls will discover new loves and new roles, all while a battle is waged at the peak of the hurricane. Before it’s over, good and evil will clash in a war that has the potential to either return balance to the universe, or destroy the Underworld forever. (SCHOLASTIC, Jul., 256 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780545284127, HC, 12 & Up)