Happenstance Found (The Books of Umber, #1)
Avg rating 4.67
4.67 stars
Give rating
star1
star2
star3
star4
star5
star6
star7
star8
star9
star10

Ratings (3)
Statistics

Happenstance Found

by P. W. Catanese
Release date: January 27, 2009
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, young adult

Twelve-year-old Happenstance awakens in a cave with no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. Soon a mysterious trio arrives to take him away: the explorer Umber, the shy archer Sophie, and Oates, whose strength and honesty are both brutal. Hap and his new acquaintances narrowly escape the cavernous underworld and make their way to Lord Umber's bustling jewel of a harbor city, Kurahaven.

Once there, Hap learns that Lord Umber is an extraordinary man – he's a merchant, adventurer, inventor, royal adviser, and chronicler of all things monstrous and magical. But Umber's accomplishments can't answer the question closest to the boy's heart: Who is Happenstance?

Desperate to uncover clues in his new, baffling surroundings, Hap accompanies Umber on dangerous and unusual missions. But Hap soon learns that there are powerful enemies inside the kingdom, and a ruthless assassin is hot on his trail. Faced with many unknowns, Hap knows one thing is certain: There's a reason Umber has chosen him... if only he could determine it.

P. W. Catanese's richly spun fantasy chronicles one boy's quest for answers and hope in a world riddled by knowledge and power corrupted.

(updated 2010-09-07)

Other books you might like

Owl LightCandidate (The Black Mage, #3)A Week without Tuesday (Finding Serendipity, #2)The Night ParadeFighting Pax (Dancing Jax, #3)
Online 38 visitors
Newest member: Lane Finklea
Total members: 5211