When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order.
But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is "The One Who Has the Gift." While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty's suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion!
Narrators Elijah Wood and Spencer Locke turn in captivating performances in this audio edition of the final book in Patterson and Dembowski's dystopian fantasy trilogy. The two readers have previously portrayed the eponymous characters, siblings Whit and Wisty Allgood, and once again they enhance the authors' prose with their assured portrayals of teenagers who discover they have magical powers. The grim mood and sense of despair in this imagined world are conveyed from the very start, as Wood's slow, deliberate narration emphasizes how bleak the setup is: all music, art, and books have been banned by a dictatorial and murderous regime headed by the One Who Is the One. Locke is especially convincing and believable in her portrayal of a teenage witch girding herself for the ultimate showdown with Evil, making this an entertaining audiobook that will likely inspire listeners to read the trilogy. Ages 10 up. A Little, Brown hardcover.