Urchin and the Rage TideM. I. McAllister
fantasy > animal fantasy, young adult
Under the wise guidance of King Crispin, the animals of Mistmantle have enjoyed a long period of peace and prosperity since the violent Raven War.
The tranquility is disrupted when a series of tidal waves threaten to destroy the island. The inhabitants must quickly move to higher grounds to avoid the devastation. But Mossberry, an influential squirrel with delusions of grandeur, sees the impending disaster as an opportunity to rise to power... and his reckless decisions will put many citizens in harm's way.
In a race against time, Urchin of the Riding Stars, his page Corr, and the Circle of King Crispin's court must stop Mossberry and usher the animals of Mistmantle to safety. And when a beloved citizen is swept away in the rage tide, the ultimate sacrifice must be made.
Deeply moving and packed with adventure, this is a fitting end to the beloved Mistmantle Chronicles.