- Imprint: Amulet Books
- Publication Date: October 1, 2009
- Price: $19.95
- Trim Size: 6 x 9
- ISBN: 978-0-8109-4075-8
- EAN: 9780810940758
- Page Count: 576
- Illustrations: 25 black-and-white illustrations
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World/All
In The High Road, Matt and his sister Becky must work with the elves and Tomtar the troll to save the Cord and the human and elf worlds. After forming an uneasy alliance, Matt, the elf Tuava-Li, and Tomtar set off to find the sick and dying tree at the northern pole, whose roots bind the worlds together through the Cords. The trio must restore the tree to bring well-being to all the realms.
Meanwhile, Becky accompanies Asra to free Becky's parents, held captive in the elfin kingdom of Helfratheim. To their horror, both groups discover that Brahja-Chi has begun kidnapping human children for a mass sacrifice to appease the goddess. Not only do they have to accomplish the tasks they originally set out to perform, but now they must also stop the fiendish Brahja-Chi and her accomplice, Jardaine. Daniel Kirk's trademark illustrations—including maps, character portraits, and other scenes—bring to life the riveting and engaging story.
About the author
Daniel Kirk has illustrated a number of popular and bestselling books for children, including Library Mouse, which Booklist praised in a starred review as a “show-stopper.” The Low Road, which received a starred review from Booklist, is his first novel; The High Road is his second. Daniel lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his wife and three children. Visit his Web site at www.danielkirk.com.