Excellent, Young Adult, fantasy, adventure, island, family, mystery, intrigue, romance
Eighteen years ago, the two eldest princes of St. John del Mar and the Royal Navigator were kidnapped and murdered in a devious plot set in motion by the rival kingdom of Mondrago. Neither kingdom fully recovered, and the wounds run deep. Now, two unsigned maps turn up in del Mar with hidden riddles and clues that seem to hint that the events of the past were not as straightforward as they were told. Elias, the son of the lost Royal Navigator and an expert mapmaker, decides to investigate the mysteries and clues left by the maps at the insistence of his friend Ulises, the King of del Mar. Together with Mercedes, a half-Mondragan royal and Ulises' cousin, the three unearth secrets and plans left buried for decades that maybe should have stayed hidden. It takes many clues, the help of a few trusted friends, and some hard truths to solve the mystery of what really happened to the royal family and both kingdoms eighteen years ago.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Isle of Blood and Stone,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 38.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss5/38