Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780439877596 Paperback
160 Pages | 6" x 9" | Ages 8 to 12
As captain of the local skullball team, Seifer Tombchewer is the envy of his peers. He's fast, he's strong, and he flies circles around the competition. But Seifer's always dreamed of more-of leaving his tiny, remote village for a new life beyond the mountains. He just never dreamed it would happen like this.
Knocked unconscious and abducted, Seifer awakens in the royal palace to learn that Prince Talon Pandemonium has gone missing. And since Seifer is a ringer for Talon, it's his duty to replace the missing royal in his roles of diplomat, warrior, and Lord Defender of the Realm.
He might fool Talon's sisters. He might fool Talon's army. But Seifer has little hope of fooling Talon's enemies...
Chris Wooding and debut artist Cassandra Diaz team up for a classic tale of mistaken identity set against the breathtakingly original backdrop of the Darkling Realm.
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Praise for Malice
"This nail-biter will keep readers glued to the story until the very last page is turned.... Wooding has fashioned an elaborate fantasy in which the world is dark and the peril is real." -School Library Journal, starred review