IN BOOK TWO OF KATHERINE APPLEGATE'S EPIC FANTASY ADVENTURE, BYX WILL BECOME THE FIRST TO LEAD A REVOLUTION.
Byx never expected she'd be the first.
The first of her pack to befriend a human.
The first to defy the ruler of their kingdom and live to tell the tale.
Byx always feared being the last dairne. The endling.
Now she is the first to journey into the unknown.
And the first to uncover a deadly secret.
She will become the first to change everything. BYX fears she's the last of her kind, the endling. But legend tells of a place with a hidden dairne colony. So she's on a journey into the snow-covered mountains of the country of Dreyland to find them, along with her friends:
Brave and resourceful KHARA,
Wise but deadly GAMBLER,
and RENZO the magical thief.
As the threat of war grows across the lands, they will face untold dangers at every turn. And when a treacherous plot that could bring both Byx's dreams and the creatures of their world to the brink of extinction is revealed, they may just become the unlikely leaders of a rebellion.
Endling #2: The First is the second book in an epic middle grade animal fantasy series by Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan, Wishtree, and Crenshaw!
To learn if she truly is the last dairne in the world--the endling--Byx and her friends must travel into the snow-covered mountains of the country of Dreyland, where they hope to uncover the truth behind the legend of a hidden dairne colony. But the threat of war across the lands continues to grow with each passing day.
As the group confronts untold dangers at every turn, they will ultimately uncover a treacherous plot that involves the other powerful governing species. With both her dreams and all the creatures of Nedarra on the brink of extinction, Byx and her friends are determined to never give up hope.
Soon they find themselves the unlikely leaders in a simmering rebellion that risks everything they hold dear. Byx may be the last of her kind, but will she also be the first to lead the revolution?
Beloved author Katherine Applegate concludes her "simply sublime" (Kirkus) epic middle grade animal fantasy trilogy with Endling #3: The Only. Read all three!
Publication Date: Apr-2020
Lexile Level: 0720
Ages: 09 - 12