The Crown of Joona
For Margaret, Ray, Craig, and Heather, the old swinging bridge is a place of magic and mystery. It marks the place where the life-giving water of Joona mixes with the ordinary river water of Earth. And it is the place where the children always meet Laurel, the beautiful talking swan. How could the town council plan to tear the bridge down?
But the bridge is the least of their worries, Laurel tells them. Something much worse has happened, and this time it has hit even closer to home. Sebastian has found his way into their world.
With Sebastian at large, things may no longer be as they seem, for the dark swan’s greatest weapons are lies, illusion, and fear. In fact, Sebastian’s powerful magic has already been at work, with treacherous results — someone in their midst has become his spy! But who is it? What underhanded tricks is he or she planning? And why would anyone choose to serve someone as horrible as Sebastian?
Then an unexpected disaster occurs, and Margaret finds herself facing the greatest challenge of her life. If she survives it, Sebastian will suffer a great defeat. But if she doesn’t, no one else may be able to stop him!