"Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts -- a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children -- and the world -- have been changed forever.
Enter the world of Erdas, where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal, a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both. A dark force has risen from distant and long-forgotten lands, and has begun an onslaught that will ravage the world. Now the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers . . . and on you.
Part engrossing book series, part action role-playing game -- discover your spirit animal and join the adventure."--from the publisher
208 pages 978-0545522434 Ages 8-12
Also in the series:
Hunted by Maggie Stiefvater Blood Ties by Garth Nix and Sean Williams Fire and Ice by Shannon Hale Against the Tide by Tui T. Sutherland Rise and Fall by Eliot Schrefer The Evertree by Marie Lu
Fall of the Beasts series:
Immortal Guardians by Eliot Schrefer Broken Ground by Victoria Schwab The Return by Varian Johnson The Burning Tide by Jonathan Auxier Heart of the Land by Sarah Prineas
Tales of the Great Beasts by Brandon Mull (story collection) The Book of Shane by Nick Eliopulos (story collection)