Carter and Sadie are still battling to make order out of chaos. This time the snake Apophis is loose and threatening to destroy the world. To make matters worse gods are disappearing and magicians are being hunted down. This is the epic battle Sadie and Carter and their friends have been training for – not everyone will make it out alive.
“We’ve ignored Lemony Snicket’s cautious advice and are implementing our misguided plan to drop five thousand copies of THE BAD BEGINNING across the USA, blanketing this unlucky country with the first book in the saddest series about even sadder orphans.
On Friday, July 13th, books will rain from the sky and unless you have an abnormally sturdy umbrella, you should scream and run away . . . at once!”
Jason returns to Lyrian in Beyonders #2 and is again swept up in the epic battle against the Emperor Maldor. Jason teams up with the legendary Blind King to carry out the only plan they believes can save Lyrian from an evil end – the remaining groups of free people must unite and rebel against the emperor together. As the saying goes, “United we stand, divided we fall.”
And if you don’t think banking on the blind guy is wise – you should see him with a sword! Plus, he’s got some wizard skills. Getting these groups together though is like another old saying, “It’s like herding cats.” In other words – it seems impossible! The Blind King is a legend though and his name alone gets some attention. When words spreads that he is assembling a rebellion interest grows.
Maldor hears about this and is none to pleased. He sends his personal army of torivors – shadow men with no facial features who are inhumanly fast and require no sleep – to hunt down The Blind King and his friends. Jason and Rachel, just like the last time, are right in the thick of it. They don’t know what it is yet, but both of them have been pulled from the Beyond (our time) for this epic battle. Maybe in book #3 we’ll find out why…if they can stay alive that long…because if an inhuman shadow man doesn’t do them in a giant swamp squid with razor sharp teeth might. Or a traitor.