330 pages ; 22 cm.
Emblem Island ; book 1
Aster, Alex. Emblem Island ; 01.
Ages 8-14. Sourcebooks Young Readers.
Grades 4-6. Sourcebooks Young Readers.
After changing the fate he has known since birth, twelve-year-old Tor Luna, accompanied by his friends Engle and Melda, must visit the notorious Night Witch to break the curse he now faces.
"Twelve-year-old Tor Luna was born with a leadership emblem, but he hates his mark and is determined to choose a new path for himself. So, on the annual New Year's Eve celebration, Tor wishes to be rid of his emblem and given a different gift. The next morning, Tor wakes up to discover a new marking on his skin--the symbol of a curse that has shortened his lifeline, giving him a week before an untimely death. Theere is only one way to break the curse, and it requires a trip to the notorious Night Witch. With just his village's terrifying, ancient stories as a guide and his two friends, Engle and Melda, by his side, Tor must travel across the unpredictable Emblem Island, filled with wicked creatures he only knows through myths, in a race against his dwindling lifeline. This fast-paced series started is filled with fantastic adventure, incredible mythology, and an unforgettable trio of friends.