“a compelling fantasy world with humor and heart.” — Gene Luen Yang




After destroying the Crescent Stone, Madeline returns home, bringing Shula and Yenil with her. As her health continues to deteriorate, Madeline feels the Sunlit Lands calling her back. Will she return?

Meanwhile, Jason, Darius, and the rest of the inhabitants of the Sunlit Lands fight for survival and freedom. The magic that fuels the land is failing, threatening to destroy them all. If they are to have any hope of restoring justice, the friends must work together to find an artifact called the Heartwood Crown. Whoever wears the crown will be able to alter the nature of the land itself…and rewrite the rules that govern the Sunlit Lands.

A girl with a deadly lung disease...

A boy with a tragic past...

A bargain that brings life, but may cost more than anyone can imagine...

Madeline Oliver has never wanted for anything, but now she would give anything just to breathe. Jason Wu skates through life on jokes, but when a tragedy leaves him guilt-stricken, he promises to tell only the truth, no matter the price. When a mysterious stranger named Hanali appears to Madeline and offers to heal her in exchange for one year of service to his people, Madeline and Jason are swept into a strange land where they don’t know the rules and where their decisions carry consequences that reach farther than they could ever guess.

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“Matt Mikalatos has penned a tale straight out of today’s headlines that will tug at your heartstrings. The Crescent Stone is a compelling story that will get under your skin and worm its way into your heart.“

Tosca Lee

New York Times bestselling author of Iscariot and The Legend of Sheba

“Matt Mikalatos has built a compelling fantasy world with humor and heart.”

Gene Luen Yang

Creator of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints

The Crescent Stone hooked me from the first page! With the rich characterization of John Green and the magical escapism of Narnia, this book is a must read for all fantasy fans!”

Lorie Langdon

Author of Olivia Twist and the Doon series

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