Roaring Brook Press, 2009
Agent: Sandra Dijkstra
The hero of the Brotherhood of the Conch series, now fifteen, is settling back into his life as an apprentice in the lush Silver Valley, nestled high in the Himalayas. There he continues to learn the secret arts of the Brotherhood. But suddenly his adopted home is reduced to a barren wasteland when his beloved conch, the valley's source of magical energy, is stolen by an unknown force. Together with his friend Nisha, Anand embarks on what may be his most dangerous mission--traveling to the cold and forbidding world of Shadowland in his attempt to restore the conch to its rightful place, and his home to its original splendor. The third and final book in the series.
“In this conclusion to the trilogy, Divakaruni continues to explore the values of honesty, family, and responsibility…Fans of the series will appreciate Anand's adventure.”
—School Library Journal
“The settings are elegantly drawn, and the many fans of the first two books will want to read this concluding volume."
"The teenagers must race against time to rescue the conch in a world where science is at war with magic and distrust rules the day. By reminding the many villains of the joys of love and fellowship, they just might succeed."