[Book Three of The Apothecary Trilogy]
It’s 1955, and Benjamin Burrows and Janie Scott are trying to live a safe, ordinary life in America. It’s not easy when they have the power to prevent nuclear disaster, and sinister forces are circling. Soon the advice of a mysterious, unscrupulous magician propels Janie and Benjamin into danger, and toward the land of the dead. Meanwhile, their friend Jin Lo washes up on a remote island where an American spy is stationed, and finds herself on the trail of a deadly threat in China. But she’s on the other side of the world—how can Janie and Benjamin reach her? The finale in the trilogy that began with The Apothecary and continued in The Apprentices, with Ian Schoenherr’s stunning illustrations throughout.
PRAISE FOR THE AFTER-ROOM:
“This series finale wraps up most of its loose ends in a satisfying bow, leaving just enough room for imaginative middle-grade readers and teens to conjure up their own futures for Janie and Benjamin.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“A cerebral fantasy with enough action to keep readers on their toes.”
— School Library Journal