PRESS KIT INFORMATION:
Katie Clark has nearly two dozen books for children and
teens published or under contract. She has worked with children and teens
for two decades in the preschool, elementary, and high school settings, and she spends her free time writing, learning languages, and making yummy treats in her kitchen. A Dim Hope is Katie's 10th novel.
"Amber is in
trouble. Her sister is dying and so is her homeland. The Lifeforce stones that
power their world are waning, and no one knows why. When the rulers of the land
prepare a scientific expedition to study the place where the veins of the
Lifeforce run deep, Amber's master forces her to travel as a servant with the
expedition. Though Amber has longed to live a life of adventure, her dream
always included her sister. Now her only wish is to return home with a cure
before it's too late.
Crops are wilting, food
is scarce, and sandstorms, avalanches, and earthquakes threaten to doom the
expedition. Besides this, there are more sinister forces at work. Quiet
arguments and missing supplies lead Amber to believe their efforts are being
sabotaged. She uncovers clues, but the real source of their trouble and
hope lies in places she never expected."
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