2008 Young Adults’ Choice Title,
International Reading Association
Need to Kill an Evil Wizard? Send a Warrior Girl!
Megani, a fifteen-year-old girl, uses her powers of the Pearl and Wizard Stone to help the people of Trinity keep the peace. Now, for the first time in her life, she must rely upon others to help her: a mysterious historian, a warrior archer, and a strange orphan girl named Lydni. Together they must defeat the Wizard, who has the power to rob people of their free will. In this sequel to Gene Del Vecchio’s acclaimed first young-adult novel, The Pearl of Anton, whoever finds and mends the Sword of Legends will rule.
From the Plains of Temptation to the Pit of Fears, from the Enchanted Forest to the Straits of Devils, Megani must use her cunning to battle the most vicious of Wizards. Along the way she encounters noble Dwarf and Elf warriors, along with a large assortment of beasts—from Gorgons to Devil Rays—that seek to kill her as she struggles to save the world!
Will Megani be able to retrieve the ancient Sword of Anton and defeat the black-hearted Wizard? Or will the demon destroy her and enslave the world she loves? Some say that she doesn’t have the strength to succeed, for after all, she’s just a girl.
Gene Del Vecchio’s inspiration for Megani, the heroine of The Sword of Anton, is his teenage daughter Megan and her formidable spirit, intelligence, and headstrong determination.