The sky catches fire at midnight
When Danika and her friends, Lukas, Maisy, Teddy and Clementine finally reached Magnetic Valley they realized fairly quickly that the land of green plains, of freedom and of safety had been high hopes; and fuelled by rumour which was obviously incorrect. For the very first thing they saw was a young girl shot down and left to die, and it seemed by one of her own people.
When they arrived at the village of Vindurn they discovered they had to be tested – their proclivities would need to be correct for them to stay. A certain one and they would die. Sleeping in tree houses until the testing, they wondered at the fact that no houses were actually built on the ground. But at midnight each night they saw the fire in the sky and the shaking of the ground below. It only lasted a few minutes, but it was enough to kill if anyone was foolish enough to be on the ground.
And it seemed that the danger they had tried to escape from in their home of Taladia was as bad in the Magnetic Valley. What had they got themselves in to? Once again they had to fight the oppressors to overcome the evil of a King who was a monster. Would they survive? Could they possibly make a new life for themselves in Magnetic Valley or would they have to continue to search for safety and happiness?
I loved this, the final in the Chasing the Valley series. How sad that it’s over and I’m saying goodbye to the characters I’ve come to know well. This fantasy series has been a lot of fun, with gripping adventures in each episode. I have no hesitation in recommending Aussie author Skye Melki-Wegner’s work highly.
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: CHILDRENS ORIGINAL - TRADE; 1 edition (1 July 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0857981722
- ISBN-13: 978-0857981721
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 165,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)