“This is a fast paced, story-driven novel that never feels like the second book in a trilogy. Ruby is a complex character rocked back and forth with her differing emotions. ...The novel ends on a cliffhanger ensuring fans will return for the final book of Ruby’s journey.” (School Library Journal)
“Davis stays true to form in this incendiary sequel. Adventure is on every page, from ship fires to spy training...Readers who loved the first book will dig into this one, and new converts will reach for both, eager for the coming third.” (Booklist)
“A Riddle In Ruby has everything you could possibly want from a story: clever heroes, fiendish villains, startling plot twists, pirates, thieves, swashbuckling, adventure, action, mayhem - and plenty of humor. This is an exceptionally enjoyable, incredibly original series.”- (Stuart Gibbs, author of the New York Times-bestselling Spy School saga)
From the Back Cover
Ruby Teach is a prisoner.
To save her friends and family, she bargained with the terrifying captain of the king’s elite guard. Now she’s locked away in a fortress, training to become their greatest weapon. And the guard’s foremost alchemist is putting her through endless experiments to find the secret in her blood—the secret that could turn the tides of the coming war.
She has no idea where her friends are. They don’t know where she is.
But they are desperate to rescue her. Athena, Cram, and Henry must evade mercenaries close on their trail, dangerous wild beasts, and the perils of the wilderness itself to find the one person who can locate Ruby—her mother. Yet no one has seen the mysterious, powerful woman since Ruby’s birth.
Time is running short. War is looming. Will this motley band of friends rescue one another, or lose everything?