After traveling to the underworld and back to the realm of the living, Jack Perdu tries hard to fit in at his new school-and to win the affections of his classmate Cora. In an effort to impress her, Jack leads Cora to the entrance of the underworld and makes a terrible mistake. Soon they have crossed the threshold-and there may be no getting back. Like "The Night Tourist," this exciting sequel blends together the modern-day world and mythology-this time cleverly introducing readers to the myth of Persephone and Eros.
Katherine Marsh (www.katherinemarsh.com) is the Edgar Awardwinning author of "The Night Tourist." She is the managing editor of "The New Republic"magazine, where she edits articles on politics and culture. She lives in Washington, D.C.