Wing & Claw #2: Cavern of Secrets Series: Wing & Claw #2
Published by HarperCollins on March 7, 2017
Source: Library book
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General, Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic, Juvenile Fiction / Science & Nature / Environment
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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.
A solid sequel to Forest of Wonders picking up right at the end of book one where the kids are heading into a winter spent in the mountains against all odds they do survive. The author is realistic in telling the events the kids went through and the results of being hidden in a cave over winter without preparing for it. There are more and even more dangerous secrets and missions in this second book. Raffia faces the possible loss of his family when he discovers his family home burnt to the ground; he also struggles with the circumstances of echo, possibly losing his remarkable ability to talk to him. Wing & Claw series is a solid middle-grade story that keeps readers on the edge of their toes and eager for the next volume in this fantastic story about animals and humans interacting and possibly saving or destroying their world.