Sarah Beth Durst

Journey Across the Hidden Islands

ISBN: 9780544706798

Journey Across the Hidden Islands

a middle grade novel
by Sarah Beth Durst
coming April 2017 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Clarion Books

Two princesses -- twin sisters -- discover urgent significance in a supposedly ritual journey through their kingdom in an action-filled, funny, and heartwarming fantasy from the author of The Girl Who Could Not Dream. The traditional Emperor's Journey is meant to be uneventful. But as Seika and Ji-Lin travel to pay respects to their kingdom’s dragon guardian, unexpected monsters appear, and tremors shake the earth. The Hidden Islands face unprecedented threats, and the old rituals are failing. With only their strength, ingenuity, and flying lion to rely on, can the sisters find a new way to keep their people safe?

Read the first two chapters

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"This adventure has surprise after surprise, and I love Durst's sly sense of humor!" -- Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author of the Tortall series

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"An enjoyable coming-of-age fantasy-adventure that also showcases the deep bond between sisters." -- Kirkus

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Download hi-res cover art by Brandon Dorman.

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Also coming soon as an audiobook from Recorded Books.

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