The Oddmire Book 3: Deepest, Darkest by William Ritter
The third adventure in the beloved fantasy series full of folklore and mayhem, from the creator of Jackaby.
Brothers Cole and Tinn—one human, one a goblin changeling—are determined to solve a mystery almost as old as they are: What happened to their long-missing father?
Joseph Burton vanished without a trace, leaving the baby boys’ mother to raise them alone. Some say he abandoned his family, others that he met foul play looking for a way to get rid of the changeling imposter. Cole is determined to finally push through the rumors and learn his father’s fate.
With the help of their friends—Evie, expert on the creatures of the Wild Wood, and Fable, the indomitable half human, half fairy—Tinn and Cole set out on a dangerous quest to the deepest, most deadly limits of the Wild Wood. Meanwhile a shudder runs through the forest. Increasingly powerful earthquakes shake the land, sinkholes form, and the spriggans, trolls, and other creatures along their path speak of an ancient evil on the rise . . .
Expected publication: June 22nd 2021 by Algonquin Young Readers
This is such a fun series.
This is a book three, so there are spoilers from the first two books below.
Cole and Tinn’s dad left years ago and never came back. No one knew what happened to him. Their mom, Annie, partially gave up hope that he was alive, but also accepted that he wouldn’t come back. But Cole received a vision that his dad is alive and he’s determined to find out where he is. Tinn isn’t so thrilled since their dad didn’t want him. But he would do anything to help his brother. After finding some clues, the boys and their mom set out to find a hidden island. But they won’t be alone. Evie, Fable, Evie’s uncle, and Fable’s mom won’t let them go alone. What they find is a dangerous island and a prophesy that the world will end. Everything on the island is dangerous and they’re not sure if all of them will make it out alive.
I love the family and friend relationships in this series. I find myself more attached with each book and I’m looking forward to more.
I gave this book 4 stars. Thank you to Algonquin for my review copy.
Have you read this yet? Have you started the series? Is it on your TBR?