Serafina and the Twisted Staff (#2)
Venture into the magical and mystical world of Serafina and the Twisted Staff - the sequel to the New York Times bestselling and Goodreads Choice Awards finalist, Serafina and the Black Cloak. Once hidden in the dusty basement of the Biltmore Estate where her pa worked as hired help, young Serafina now struggles to adjust to her new life of airs and graces upstairs in the grand house. Uncertain about what the discovery of her mother in the dark forests that surround the house means, Serafina finds herself caught between two very different lives. But when a sinister arrival threatens her whole world, Serafina and her new friend Braeden must solve the mystery of this new evil before it engulfs everything - and everyone - they've ever known...
REVIEWS FOR SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK "This gripping, suspenseful tale is sure to be a page turner!" (Amightygirl.com) GOODREADS: Voted #1 Middle Grade Novel of 2015 "Hauntingly beautiful..." "A mysterious and captivating read..." "A page-turner that I read in two days." "A riveting mixture of historical fiction, fantasy, and mystery." "Fast-paced, suspenseful, and written with beautiful imagery." "Sure to be a hit with my students!" (Goodreads) "Each new clue adds another brush stroke to this keenly perceptive portrait of a young girl searching for answers about herself and the world around her... The book leaves readers satisfied with the plot but hungry for more about its unusual heroine." (Kirkus Reviews)
Robert Beatty is the debut and New York Times bestselling author of the magical and mystery thriller Serafina and the Black Cloak. He lives in the forested Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with his wife and three daughters (and four cats, four dogs and four horses). The Beattys love to explore the beautiful Biltmore Estate, the darkened forest trails, and the creepy old graveyards where his Serafina novel takes place. In his past lives, Robert was the chairman of literary magazine, Narrative Magazine, one of the early pioneers of Cloud Computing, the founder/CEO of Plex Systems, and the founder of Beatty Robotics. In 2007, he was named an Entrepreneur of the Year. robert-beatty.com