In “Rift,” the first book to explore the centuries-old conflict that eventually gave rise to “Nightshade” and the Witches’ War, 16-year-old Ember journeyed to the Conatus headquarters to join the ranks of its fierce magical warriors. But in “Rise,” Ember’s training may all be for naught; evil has poisoned the order, and our heroine is on the run. Who will triumph in the epic battle to come? What horrors will she find lurking beneath the castle keep? And, most importantly, why are you still reading our nonsensical blathering when you could be reading “Rise”?! Yeah, that’s what we thought. Do it.
“Rise” hits bookstores January 8, 2013.
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