Wing & Claw #2
Cavern of Secrets
In the second installment of the spellbinding Wing & Claw series, Newbery Medal-winning author Linda Sue Park takes a young apothecary hero to new heights of danger, exciting adventure, and intriguing botanical magic.
Raffa Santana has spent all winter hiding in the harsh wilderness of the Sudden Mountains, and now it’s time to return home. Home, where his parents will help him fight back against the vile Chancellor who has captured and altered the wild creatures of the Forest of Wonders. Home, where Raffa’s beloved companion, Echo the bat, will recover from his mysterious sickness.
To get there, Raffa must make a treacherous journey across Obsidia. Along the way, he will discover a luminous plant that might be the key to saving the creatures stuck in the Chancellor’s grasp… if only Raffa can unlock the plant’s secrets and deliver the cure to the captive animals.
Cavern of Secrets masterfully explores one boy’s responsibility to his friends, family, and the wider world.
Praise For Wing & Claw #2: Cavern of Secrets…
— Kirkus Reviews
With its engaging hero, talking animals, arcane magic, moral issues, and unresolved plot, this first of a proposed trilogy promises more exciting forest wonders.
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review) for Forest of Wonders
As in life, the choices are never black and white as Park’s realistically flawed characters struggle between looking out for the greater good or for themselves.
— Publishers Weekly for Forest of Wonders
HarperCollins, 9780062327413, 320pp.
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
About the Author
Linda Sue Park, recipient of the Newbery Medal for A Single Shard, is the bestselling author of many books for young readers, including picture books, poetry, and historical and contemporary fiction. Born in Illinois, Ms. Park has also lived in California, England, and Ireland. She and her husband, a journalist, now live in Rochester, New York, and have two grown children. Learn more at www.lindasuepark.com.