Lief, Barda, and their unpredictable new companion Jasmine are on an urgent mission to find the seven stones from the magic Belt of Deltora. The golden topaz has already been found. But only when all the stones have been restored to the Belt can their land be freed from the dark power of the evil Shadow Lord.
To find the second stone, Lief, Barda, and Jasmine must travel through territory ruled by the monster-sorceress Thaegan and overcome their biggest challenge yet--the hideous guardian of the enchanted Lake of Tears!
Emily Rodda is the author of the hugely successful Deltora Quest series and has more than eight million of her books in print. Winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Award (Younger Readers) a record five times, she seems to know instinctively what children want to read. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia.