"Once a year, eleven-year-old Katie Freeman and her older brother, Jack, suffer through a visit from their rigid, peculiar, and insufferable Aunt Rudean. But this year, things are different. . . missing parents, mysterious voices and a dangerous journey to a magical kingdom where the children become hunted. What will happen? Can even the aid of some wizards, elves, and mermaids help them find their parents and the way back home?
Authors Tricia Boon and Melissa Thomas met in high school in San Antonio. Even though their lives have taken different paths, they both enjoy reading and writing and have brought their talents together in their first book." (christiguc)