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The End of Time

The End of Time

(Book #3 of The Books of Umber)
For Ages: 8 - 12
A suspense-filled fantasy trilogy comes to a riveting conclusion—now in paperback!

The adventures of Happenstance and Umber reach their epic, surprising, and emotional conclusion in this gripping end to a critically acclaimed series. As Happenstance struggles to master his unusual abilities, he realizes that time is running out—because Umber’s rivals threaten to undo all the good he has achieved, while an unexpected new enemy with terrible destructive power approaches the kingdom…. 

Happenstance Found, the first book in the trilogy, was named to the 2010 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List!
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 432 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442419551 | 
  • February 2011 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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CHAPTER
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The book that Hap was reading slipped from his hands, and he sprang from his chair to the window. Afire with hope, and braced for disappointment, he pressed his face to the bars.

Far below was Barkin on his chestnut-colored horse, trotting up the causeway to the Aerie, the carved pillar of rock that Lord Umber called home. Hap glimpsed the corner of a box lashed to the horse, behind the saddle. “I think he got it,” he said aloud, and his heart turned a cartwheel.

He flew down the stairs, out the door, and into the gatehouse as Barkin rode in. The cargo looked like a strongbox: a... see more

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P. W. Catanese
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P. W. Catanese

P. W. (Paul William) Catanese was born in New York and grew up in Connecticut, where he lives with his wife and three children. When he's not writing books, he draws cartoons and works for an advertising agency.
Interestingly, the letters in "P. W. Catanese" can be rearranged to spell "want escape?" Paul figures that's why people read books like his.

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