Tyler and Lucinda have been invited for another summer at mysterious,
wonderful, scary Ordinary Farm, but this year something sinister is
going on with their great-uncle Gideon and his unique animals, the
dragons, unicorns, and sea-serpents he has rescued out of the time-rift
called the Fault Line. The farm is under threat from Gideon’s
billionaire rival Ed Stillman, and Gideon’s security measures include
dangerous new creatures like bunyips and manticores.
But all the security in the world can’t protect Lucinda, Tyler, and the farm from dangers closer to home, like the witch Mrs. Needle and her son Colin, who want Ordinary Farm for themselves. The children do everything they can to keep the farm and its fabulous beasts safe, but when Uncle Gideon vanishes things quickly get worse – much worse.
Everything is going wrong. The farm is breaking down around them and the people who live there - each one a stranded traveler from the past - are terrified. The stakes have never been higher. Can Tyler and Lucinda find a way to save Ordinary Farm?
Master storytellers Tad Williams and Deborah Beale create a white-knuckle tale for their second book of adventures at Ordinary Farm.
Tad Williams (US, born 1957) has held more jobs than any sane person should admit to – singing in a band, selling shoes, managing a financial institution, throwing newspapers, and designing military manuals, to name just a few. He also hosted a syndicated radio show for ten years, worked in theater and television production, taught both grade-school and college classes, and worked in multimedia for a major computer firm. He is cofounder of an interactive television company, and is currently writing comic books and film and television scripts as well. Tad and his family live in London and the San Francisco Bay Area.