The multi-platform adventure through time continues!
Dak, Sera, and Riq return to the United States and walk immediately into a deadly trap. The year is 1850, and the nation is divided over the issue of slavery. In these dark days, the Underground Railroad provides a light of hope, helping runaway slaves escape to freedom. But the SQ has taken control of the Underground Railroad from within. Now Dak and Sera are left wondering who to trust . . . while Riq risks everything to save the life of a young boy.
Book includes an all-new, full-color Hystorian's Guide - your key to unlocking the third episode of the action-packed Infinity Ring game!
- Publisher : Scholastic Inc.; First Edition (February 5, 2013)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0545386985
- ISBN-13 : 978-0545386982
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Lexile measure : 740L
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 6.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
After visiting myriad places and eras in the first two volumes of this multiplatform, multivolume, multiauthor series, the three tweens Sera, Dak, and Riq find themselves starting this third book in 1850s Maryland. The coadventurers cross the path of the Underground Railroad, which has been taken over by the still mysteriously evil and not-yet-defeated SQ, and quite a bit of suspense ensues, especially considering the very personal elements introduced by Riq’s African American heritage. Although the quality of the dialogue continues to decline as the books roll on, the excitement actually builds well here, as does the increasingly satisfying combination of science, history, and fiction. The next title in the series is on its way this summer. Grades 4-6. --Andrew Medlar
Praise for Infinity Ring #1: A Mutiny in Time:"Tight plotting, snappy dialogue... the story moves at a breathless pace.” -- Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians"'History is broken, and we need your help to fix it.' What kid could turn down an invitation like that?... It's a quick, straightforward adventure with a successful mix of action, adventure, and historical substance." -- Publishers Weekly"Save a place on your shelves for this fast-paced and fun series about historical time travel." -- Voice of Youth AdvocatesPraise for Infinity Ring #2: Divide and Conquer:"Many history-loving kids will be sucked in, while others will be hooked by the accompanying full-color poster-map... and corresponding online game." -- BooklistPraise for Infinity Ring #3: The Trap Door:"Three novels into the series, the Infinity Ring pulls off a shocking twist. This book earns the year's strangest compliment: It doesn't read like a time-travel story. It has all the usual tropes: impossible technology, split-second escapes, glimpses of the future. There's even an inventive variation on the grandfather paradox. But in its best scenes, it reads like a historical novel." -- Kirkus ReviewsPraise for Infinity Ring #4: Curse of the Ancients:"Fans of the series will already be hooked, but even more skeptical readers may be a little curious what happens next." -- Kirkus Reviews
About the author
Lisa McMann lives in Tempe, Arizona. She is married to fellow writer, Matt McMann, and they have two adult children. Her son is artist Kilian McMann, and her daughter is actor Kennedy McMann.
Lisa was born in Holland, Michigan, and she lived there until 2004, when she moved to Arizona with her family. She also spends parts of the year in Sacramento, CA, and Vancouver, BC, Canada. Her first book, Wake, came out in 2008.
In her spare time, Lisa likes to take walks and cook. She also likes to watch TV and movies and loves to read fantasy, realistic fiction, memoirs, and books about cooking and wine.
Lisa is the author of over two dozen books for young adults and children. Some of her most well-known books are The Unwanteds series for middle grade readers and the Wake trilogy for young adults.
The Forgotten Five: Map of Flames was an instant New York Times bestseller in March 2022. It's is the first book in Lisa's new middle grade fantasy series. It's about five supernatural kids who were born in a deserted hideout and abandoned by their criminal parents. They find a flaming map and enter civilization for the first time in search of treasure...and they hope to find their parents, too. But they soon discover that civilization is not kind to supernatural people like them. Book 2, The Invisible Spy, will be out November 8, 2022.
Lisa talks about the inspiration for her stand-alone middle grade novel, Clarice the Brave (Putnam 2021), here: https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2021/05/10/a-season-of-bravery-by-lisa-mcmann/
There are 7 books in The Unwanteds series:
Book 1, THE UNWANTEDS
Book 2, THE UNWANTEDS: Island of Silence
Book 3, THE UNWANTEDS: Island of Fire
Book 4, THE UNWANTEDS: Island of Legends
Book 5, THE UNWANTEDS: Island of Shipwrecks
Book 6, THE UNWANTEDS: Island of Graves
Book 7, THE UNWANTEDS: Island of Dragons
THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS series is a spinoff with many of the same characters--seven books in this one, too!
Book 1, THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS: Dragon Captives
Book 2, THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS: Dragon Bones
Book 3, THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS: Dragon Ghosts
Book 4, THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS: Dragon Curse
Book 5, THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS: Dragon Fire
Book 6, THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS: Dragon Slayers
Book 7, THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS: Dragon Fury
Check out the Going Wild trilogy for middle grade readers as well -- all three books are in paperback, hardcover, and ebook.
For older readers, Lisa has written the WAKE trilogy, about a
seventeen-year-old girl named Janie who gets sucked into other people's
dreams. She has two stand-alone young adult thrillers, CRYER'S CROSS and DEAD
TO YOU. And another trilogy, called VISIONS, with books CRASH, BANG, and GASP. Fans of the WAKE trilogy will enjoy this one.