Return of the Mystic Gray
by Steve Westover
Released April 9th, 2013
Cedar Fort Publishing
Ethan and his friends are back in a brand-new adventure! With inherited powers they don't understand and can't quite control, they head back to Crater Lake to rescue their friend Jacob, train for an epic battle, and join forces with a powerful ally---the Mystic Gray. Filled with action, adventure, and mystery, this book is a thrilling addition to the Crater Lake series!
Like its predecessor, “Return of the Mystic Gray” is set at Oregon's pristine Crater Lake and follows the exploits of Ethan, a pudgy and reluctant hero, and his band of misfit friends who are beginning to realize that their last Crater Lake adventure left them with inherited powers they don’t understand and can’t quite control. Though the kids live in different parts of the country, they are all drawn back to Crater Lake to resume their battle with the evil Chief Llao and hopefully find their lost friend, Jacob.
A year ago I posted a review of Steve's first book, Crater Lake, here. I have to echo those thoughts a little now, because book 2 is just as good. Like Crater Lake, Return of the Mystic Gray once again combines courage, magic, friendship, and teamwork, while still maintaining the wilderness adventure, Native American folklore, and local legend that I loved the first time around. These books are ideal for middle grade mystery/adventure lovers. I highly recommend them BOTH!
Return of the Mystic Gray is currently available on BooksAndThings.com, and BarnesAndNoble.com. and Amazon.com.