The Mystery of the Painted Book, the first book in KS Mitchell’s adventurous intrigue series, Pen & Quin: International Agents of Intrigue, is now available for preorder!
When 12-year-old twins Penelope and Quintus Grey Reyes are sent to Mexico to spend the summer with their grandparents, Pen creates a website advertising their services as international agents of intrigue. A mysterious client hires them. The assignment? To locate the Codex Cardona – a rare 15th century painted book.
The twins discover Abuelito, their grandfather, once searched for the same book, but he gave up the search when a friend disappeared. The book is rumored to be cursed, but Pen knows curses don’t exist. Quin isn’t so sure, and when Abuelito is attacked at the museum where he works, both twins are certain it has something to do with the missing codex.
While Pen and Quin track down the mysterious book, greasy art professor Flores follows their every move, but someone else is watching them too – someone who doesn’t want the Codex Cardona to be found. The twins must draw on their combined skills of art and technology to uncover the mystery of the painted book.
The magical, epic young adult fantasy you won’t want to miss is now available for pre-order! Get your copy today and be ready to read on March 30th!
Fourteen-year-old Rhyannon loves running in the woods and dreams of dragons, wizards, and magic. Overshadowed by her beautiful sister Elspeth, she longs to escape the ordinary future that awaits. When her mysterious uncle arrives at the castle, Rhyan thinks this could finally be her chance at adventure. But her hopes are dashed when her uncle reveals that it is Elspeth who has inherited the family’s ancient magical power.
Rhyan hardly has time to be jealous before Elspeth is kidnapped, and their uncle goes missing. On the long journey to find Elspeth and face the evil threatening her world, Rhyan unexpectedly finds friendship, love, and the magic and power she’s been craving. But just as she begins to let herself believe in the future she’s dreamt of, she discovers that she holds not only her family’s legacy of magic – but a dark and growing power that threatens to consume her.
To save the lives of her sister, her friends, and her love, Rhyan descends beneath the mountain of Windover Tor to face her greatest challenge. As the forces of good and evil meet on the battlefield above her,she walks the circuits of an ancient labyrinth to confront those same forces inside herself. Can she save Elspeth and control her growing power? And when she faces the final test, will she choose pain and the path of light or slip into the dragon’s darkness?