|“|| There was a small voice in [Meilin's] head that whispered a hopeless, constantly repeating thought.|
I'm going to die. I'm lost and I'm going to die.
–Book Quote, (from Chapter 1: The Great Bamboo Maze)
The adventure continues in this third book in the New York Times bestselling series.
Erdas is a land of balance. A rare link, the spirit animal bond, bridges the human and animal worlds. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan each have this gift-and the grave responsibility that comes with it.
But the Conquerors are trying to destroy this balance, setting the world on fire and swallowing whole cities in their rush for power-including Meilin's home. Fed up with waiting and ready to fight, Meilin has set off into enemy territory with her spirit animal, a panda named Jhi. Her friends aren't far behind . . . but they're not the only ones.
The enemy is everywhere.
The book opens up with Meilin lost in the Great Bamboo Maze with Jhi in passive state.
- This is the only book in the series to have two authors.