Book III of the Brotherhood of the Conch
By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
(Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596431539, 240pp.)
Publication Date: March 31, 2009
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The hero of the Brotherhood of the Conch series, now fifteen, is settling back into his life as an apprentice in the lush Silver Valley, nestled high in the Himalayas. There he continues to learn the secret arts of the Brotherhood. But suddenly his adopted home is reduced to a barren wasteland when his beloved conch, the valley’s source of magical energy, is stolen by an unknown force. Together with his friend Nisha, Anand embarks on what may be his most dangerous mission—traveling to the cold and forbidding world of Shadowland in his attempt to restore the conch to its rightful place, and his home to its original splendor. The third and final book in the series.
CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI is the bestselling author of THE MISTRESS OF SPICES (soon to be a motion picture) and THE PALACE OF ILLUSIONS. THE CONCH BEARER, the first book in the sequence, was named a Booklist Editor's Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Texas Bluebonnet Nominee. She lives with her husband and two sons in Sugarland, Texas.
“The settings are elegantly drawn, and the many fans of the first two books will want to read this concluding volume.” —Booklist
“The teenagers must race against time to rescue the conch in a world where science is at war with magic and distrust rules the day. By reminding the many villains of the joys of love and fellowship, they just might succeed.” —Kirkus Reviews