Darkbeast Rebellion

Darkbeast Rebellion

For Ages: 10 - 14
Betrayal threatens everything Keara dreams of in this fast-paced, exciting sequel to Darkbeast.

Keara, her friend Goran, and the wily old actor, Taggart, are fleeing for their lives. They have all spared their darkbeasts, the creatures that take on their darker deeds and emotions and lift their spirits. But their actions defy the law, which dictates that all citizens must kill their darkbeasts on their twelfth birthdays.

There are rumors of safe havens, groups of people called Darkers who spared their darkbeasts and live outside the law. To find the Darkers, the trio must embark on a dangerous journey—and evade the Inquisitors who are searching for them everywhere. In the middle of winter, freezing and exhausted, Keara and her companions are taken to an underground encampment that seems the answer to all their hopes. But are these Darkers really what they appear to be?
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  • Margaret K. McElderry Books | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442442085 | 
  • September 2013 | 
  • Grades 5 - 9
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Darkbeast Rebellion Chapter One
I was hungry. And tired. And cold. More hungry and tired and cold than I had ever been before.

When I lived in Silver Hollow, in the cottage I shared with Mother, I thought I understood. I was cold when I spent a night or two with the north wind blowing, when snow drifted up to my knees as I stepped outside our cottage door. I was tired when I spent a full day in the fields gathering herbs, when I helped out in the vineyard harvesting ripe grapes. I was hungry when Mother took too long to... see more

About the Author

Morgan Keyes

Morgan Keyes grew up in California, Texas, Georgia, and Minnesota, accompanied by parents, a brother, a dog, and a cat. Also, there were lots and lots of books. Morgan now lives near Washington, DC, spending time reading, traveling, reading, writing, reading, cooking, reading, wrestling with cats, and reading. Because there are still lots and lots of books. Visit Morgan online at MorganKeyes.com.

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