R. J. Palacio, #1 New York Times bestselling author of WONDER, hails this adventure series as “Mind-blowingly beautiful. . . . A must-read.”
Think Star Wars meets Avatar: The Last Airbender!
The Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit. When war erupts, three unlikely heroes will discover there’s more to themselves—and more to their worlds—than meets the eye. . . .
• Oona Lee, the clumsiest student at the Sand Dancer Academy, is a fighter with a destiny bigger than she could ever imagine.
• An Tzu, a boy from the poorest slums, has a surprising gift and a knack for getting out of sticky situations.
• Jax Amboy is the star athlete who is beloved by an entire galaxy, but what good is that when he has no real friends?
When these three kids are forced to team up on an epic quest, it will take not one, not two, but 5 WORLDS to contain all the magic and adventure!
"A magical journey, as fun as it is beautiful!” —Kazu Kibuishi, #1 New York Times bestselling creator of AMULET
"Bang-zoom . . . a series that promises to be epic."—The New York Times
“This stellar team has created a gorgeous and entrancing world like no other!” —Noelle Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Nimona
“Epic action, adventure, and mystery will draw you in, but the heartfelt characters and their seemingly impossible journey will keep you turning the pages.” —Lisa Yee, author of the DC Super Hero Girls™ series
In a dazzling interplanetary fantasy from the Siegel Brothers, artists Bouma, Rockefeller, and Sun bring to life the cultures, customs, and creatures of a lively new world that will easily appeal to fans of Naruto or Avatar: The Last Airbender. Oona Lee's older sister, Jessa, was their planet's most promising sand dancer before she disappeared; awkward Oona can't even control the sand figures she summons. Their planet, Mon Domani, is beset by cascading environmental crises, and Oona and her classmates are meant to help light an ancient beacon that may bring the galaxy back into balance. But Toki, a rival moon, chooses this moment to attack. In the chaos, Oona finds two allies An Tzu, a fiercely loyal thief from the planet's slums, and Jax Amboy, a sports superstar who recognize gifts in Oona that she doesn't see. Explosions, attacks, and evildoing are relieved by neatly timed interludes in tranquil settings. The main characters share an unglamorous, pre-adolescent look, and the authors seize the opportunity to explore issues of race, class, and scarcity. Readers will be all too ready for the planned subsequent books. Ages 8 12.
5 Worlds: the sand Warrior.
It’s such a deep book!🤩 it has such good stuff in it, I have red all the other books in this series ( except the 5th one ) and I say it’s such a must read series
This book and the entire series are so well-drawn and beautifully crafted, set in a deep, believable world. The characters are well-rounded and not at all flat or boring, and you can really understand the lore and culture of the worlds.
Using sand as a magic system is so interesting and different than any other magic. The sand has a mind of its own, a magic tied to the felid gods. Each of the worlds has its own sand, and each sand reacts to different things, depending on the cultur of the planet.
It’s a really good move making Oona start as the clumsy sand dancer. Her power amazes everyone, including the reader and even her.
Finally, my fantasy needs are satisfied with great artwork and a fascinating story! So good! 🥰