Author(s): Michael Dante DiMartino
In Book 2 of this breathtakingly action-packed series, warriors clash in an ultimate face-off between enemy empires, but both sides share an equal enemy: Giacomo. Giacomo, his fellow artists, and their teacher are on the run after a showdown with Nerezza, the emperor of Zizzola, who has vowed to destroy them and their precious Geniuses. They flee to Rachana, a South Asian-inspired world where it's the most powerful warriors, not artists, who possess Geniuses. The power-hungry Rachanan leader is more than happy to have Giacomo and his team-he's eager to find the next Sacred Tool, the Straightedge, and believes it's hidden somewhere in his empire. Meanwhile, Nerezza has devised a plan to control Giacomo and bend him to her will. But she'll have to start an all-out war to get to him.
The second book in the fast paced middle grade fantasy adventure series by the co-creator of the hit animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Michael Dante DiMartino is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the co-creator of the award-winning animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife. His Rebel Geniuses series is his debut prose work. Find him at michaeldantedimartino.tumblr.com