Keeper of the Lost Cities: Lodestar[1] is the fifth book in the series. Once again, the cover is drawn by artist Jason Chan, depicting Sophie attacking Ruy, who has trapped Tam and Fitz in a force field.

Synopsis Edit

Dark schemes unfold—and Sophie’s loyalty is pushed to the limit—in this thrilling fifth book in the bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities—but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over her glittering world, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc.

The lines between friend and enemy have blurred, and Sophie is unsure whom to trust. But when she’s warned that the people she loves most will be the next victims, she knows she has to act.

A mysterious symbol could be the key—if only she knew how to translate it. Every new clue seems to lead deeper into her world’s underbelly and the Black Swan aren’t the only ones who have plans. The Neverseen have their own Initiative, and if Sophie doesn’t stop it, they might finally have the ultimate means to control her.

Preface Edit

This is what they want.

The words tumbled through Sophie’s mind as she raced up the spiral staircase, counting her steps, trying to guess which door to take.

The first handle she tried was locked.

Another opened into darkness.

A third revealed a path that glowed with eerie blue balefire sconces.

The floor shook as she hesitated and threads of dust slipped through the ceiling, scratching her throat and making it hurt to breathe.

She followed the flames.

Back and forth the halls snaked—a careful maze, designed to deceive. Swallow. Separate.

The tremors grew with every step, the shifting subtle but unmistakable.

And too far away.

No one else would feel the ripples swelling, like waves gathering speed.

They were too focused on their celebration.

Too caught up in their imagined victory.

Too trusting.

Too blind.

Too late.

The ground rattled harder, the first fissures crackling the stones.

This is what they want.

Playlist Edit

Number Title Artist
1. Be OK Ingrid Michaelson
2. We Used to Be Friends The Dandy Warhals
3. Apologize onerepublic
4. Undone Lifehouse
5. Let Go Frou Frou
6. Am I Ever Gonna Find Out Lifehouse
7. Shed Some Light Shinedown
8. Secrets onerepublic
9. Wish Lifehouse
10. Never Let this Go Paramore
11. Leave Out All the Rest Linkin Park
12. Same Mistake James Blunt
13. Fly from the Inside Shinedown
14. Low Fidelity The Spill Canvas
15. How to Save a Life The Fray
16. For a Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic Paramore
17. Closer to the Edge 30 Seconds to Mars
18. Hit the Floor Linkin Park
19. Nobody’s Home Avril Lavigne
20. Rise Up Andra Day

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