Telepathy and telekinesis: Read an extract from Keeper of the Lost Cities: Lodestar by Shannon Messenger

Telepathy and telekinesis: Read an extract from Keeper of the Lost Cities: Lodestar by Shannon Messenger

THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT.

The words tumbled through Sophie’s mind as she raced up the spiral staircase, counting her steps, trying to guess which door to take.

The first handle she tried was locked.
Another opened into darkness.
A third revealed a path that glowed with eerie blue balefire sconces.
The floor shook as she hesitated and threads of dust slipped through the ceiling, scratching her throat and making it hurt to breathe.
She followed the flames.

Back and forth the halls snaked—a careful maze, designed to deceive. Swallow. Separate.
The tremors grew with every step, the shifting subtle but unmistakable.
And too far away.

No one else would feel the ripples swelling, like waves gathering speed.

They were too focused on their celebration.
Too caught up in their imagined victory.
Too trusting.
Too blind.
Too late.
The ground rattled harder, the first fissures crackling the
stones.
This is what they want…

 

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Secrets and scars: Read our review for Keeper of the Lost Cities: Lodestar by Shannon Messenger

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Secrets and scars: Read our review for Keeper of the Lost Cities: Lodestar by Shannon Messenger

Synopsis

Dark schemes unfold-and Sophie's loyalty is pushed to the limit-in this thrilling fifth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY 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.
Shannon Messenger
About the author

Shannon Messenger

Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she learned among other things that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She’s studied art, screenwriting, and film production, but she realized her real passion was writing stories for children. She’s the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the award-winning middle grade series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, as well as the Sky Fall series for young adults. Her books have been featured on multiple state reading lists, published in numerous countries, and translated into many different languages.She lives in Southern California with an embarrassing number of cats.

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