"The Crystal dims. The Chooser is summoned."
For generations, Rowan's family has chosen every new Keeper of the Crystal in the seaside village of Maris. This time, Rowan accompanies his mother to perform this duty. Then, when she is poisoned and near death, he must become the Chooser.
But first he must solve an ancient riddle and outsmart a deadly sea serpent in a quest for the poison's antidote. Can he make wise choices to save his mother, himself...and even braver ones to save all of Rin from a bigger threat looming just beyond the horizon?
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Emily Rodda has written many books for children, including Finders Keepers, which School Library journal dubbed "a lively adventure," and several novels about the likable hero Rowan. The first of these novels, Rowan of Rin, won the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers Award when it was first published. In fact, Emily Rodda has won the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award an unprecedented five times. A former editor, Ms. Rodda is also the best-selling author of adult mysteries under the name Jennifer Rowe. She lives in Australia.
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Book Description GreenWilBk, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110064410250