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Lords of Trillium
Book III of the Nightshade Chronicles
by Hilary Wagner
Omar Rayyan, Illustrator

Reinforced | 224 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US$ 17.95
ISBN: 9780823424139 | 03-01-2014

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIFTH | Age: 9 up

Themes: Adventure, Fantasy, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: A, K

CCSS Codes:
4-5 RL. 2
6-8: RL. 3, 5

About the Book
When the albino rat Billycan left Trillium at the end of THE WHITE ASSASSIN, he fled to the island of Tosca. There, he learns that a former ally, working undercover in Nightshade City, is plotting to free Killdeer's imprisoned evil generals, and seize power. He races back to Trillium to join in the coup—but on which side?

So begins the gripping conclusion to Hilary Wagner's Nightshade Chronicles. But something even more sinister is afoot in Trillium City. Rats are disappearing, and so Juniper leads a search party topside where they discover the alarming truth: Prince Pharmaceuticals, the insidious corporation that tortured so many rats, is back in business, still searching for the secret of Trillium rats' incredible strength, intelligence, and longevity. The fate of the Nightshade rats is in Billycan's hands, but can he be trusted? Can he use his connection to the human scientists to destroy their quest for the ultimate super drug and ensure the safety of the Lords of Trillium forever?


"The third volume of the Nightshade Chronicles (Nightshade City, 2010; The White Assassin, 2011) is as entertaining as it is satisfying . . . Fast-paced and full of intrigue, this is one fantasy lovers won't want to miss."—Kirkus Reviews

“Fans of Redwall and the Warriors series will love this heroic tale of good versus evil in a subterranean society of rats. . . . Expect great adventures in Nightshade City.”—Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, on Nightshade City


Check out the official Nightshade Chronicles website.

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