Can teenagers be turned on to serious reading? What kind of teachers can do it, and what books? To find out, Denby sat in on a 10th-grade English class in a demanding New York public school for an entire academic year and made frequent visits to a troubled inner-city public school in New Haven and to a respected public school in Westchester County.
"A book on the importance of passionate teachers."
Three months after Lachlan slew the Emperor Allarun, the Eleion are on the verge of civil war. Torn between their hatred for the half-blood king and their duty to him, two of the clans renounce their loyalty in the hopes of destroying the alliance. In the midst of negotiations, disaster strikes. A daring raid and kidnapping of Lachlan's queen forces Lachlan to confront Allarun's son, Vaurgar. Half demon and part god, Vaurgar has found a talisman so powerful that it can destroy Lachlan.