The Luck Uglies face
their greatest enemies in this thrilling sequel to the critically
acclaimed first book in the series, hailed by Kirkus in a starred review
as a sparkling must-read ! The Luck Uglies is a perfect match for fans
of Chris Colfer's Land of Stories books and Joseph Delaney's Last
Apprentice series. This second installment ratchets up the humor, charm,
and adventure, taking the series to brand-new heights!
Rye O Chanter was shocked to discover that her father was the leader of the notorious band of outlaws known as the Luck Uglies. Now she too has been declared a criminal in her own village, and she must flee to the strange and remote Isle of Pest while her father faces off against the Luck Uglies bitter rivals, the Fork-Tongue-Charmers, on the mainland.
But all bets are off when the battle moves to the shores of Pest. To defeat the Fork-Tongue Charmers, Rye must defy a deranged earl, survive a test meant to judge the grit of the fiercest men, and lead the charge in defending the island against a strangely familiar enemy, which means uncovering some long-buried family secrets .
The first Luck Uglies book was named an ALA Notable Children s Book as well as a New York Public Library Title for Reading and Sharing, and it won the Cybil Award for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction.
Paul Durham was raised in Massachusetts and now lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two young daughters. An entertainment lawyer, Paul also serves as a trustee of the not-for-profit New Hampshire Writers' Project, an organization that helps get unpublished authors published and published authors read. Paul writes in an abandoned chicken coop at the edge of a swamp and keeps a tiny porcelain frog in his pocket for good luck.