The Carnival of Lost Souls

The Carnival of Lost Souls

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For one charismatic kid, the dangerous world of the Forest of the Dead becomes the setting for the ultimate escape trick in this exciting debut novel. Jack Carr has been shuttled from foster home to group home to foster home his entire life. The only constant has been his interest in magic, especially handcuff escapes like those mastered by his hero, Harry Houdini. When hea€™s placed with the Professor, however, he feels like hea€™s finally found a homea€”but his new guardian is hiding a dangerous secret. Years ago the Professor bartered his soul to the undead magician Mussini, and when the payment is due, he sends Jack in his place. Jack must travel with Mussini to the Forest of the Dead, a place in between the real world and the afterlife, where hea€™s forced to perform in Mussinia€™s traveling magic show. If he stays in the Forest long enough, hea€™ll die himself. To find his way home, hea€™ll have the help of Mussinia€™s other a€œminionsa€a€”kids stolen just like Jacka€”and his wits, nothing more. Can he follow the example of his hero, Houdini, and escape the inescapable?It makes the dead feel like part of the show, a€ T-Ray said from his seat near the makeshift table. a€œPlus, ita#39;s more fun to ... When I first got here, all I could make were paper airplanes. But I practiced ... Mussini trick you, too?a€ Jack asked. T- Rayanbsp;...

Title:The Carnival of Lost Souls
Author:Laura Quimby
Publisher:Abrams - 2011-02-25


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