The Riddle in Ruby trilogy takes readers on a rip-roaring adventure through an alternate version of colonial America, where magic and science meet, and where one young thief carries a secret everyone wants. In this second volume, Ruby Teach has become the enemyâs prisoner. She bargained with her freedom to protect her friendsâbut her friends arenât about to abandon her, either. Thatâs not what friends do.
Rubyâs blood holds a secret, one that could turn the tides of the looming war for whomever unlocks it first. Rubyâs father, former pirate Captain Teach, and her friendsâa motley crew made up of a young aristocrat, a servant, and an apprentice alchemistâmust race against time to locate the hidden fortress where sheâs being held. But the one person who could help them is Rubyâs mysterious and powerful mother, and no one has seen her since Rubyâs birth.
Kent Davis sweeps our heroes through cities and the deepest wilderness with imagination, humor, and magic that fans of Jonathan Stroud and Terry Pratchett will devour.