The Siren Song (The Cronus Chronicles #2) (Paperback)

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By Anne Ursu, Eric Fortune (Illustrator)
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This is book number 2 in the The Cronus Chronicles series.


Inside an ordinary middle school in an ordinary city, a small redheaded eighth grader is doing something very ordinary, indeed.

Ever since Charlotte Mielswetzski and her cousin, Zee, saved the world, life has been rather ordinary. Ordinary, that is, if you call being ultramegagrounded (in Charlotte's case) or treated as if you might fall to pieces (in Zee's case) ordinary. Either way, heroes deserve better.

Of course, no one knows Charlotte and Zee are heroes. It's not like they can simply announce that Greek myths are real or proclaim they have returned from the Underworld, where they rescued all of mankind from Philonecron, a deranged demigod with delusions of grandeur. Instead, they are forced to keep this terrible knowledge to themselves, and are stuck in a state of extraordinary ordinariness.

But things aren't quite as ordinary as they seem. For Philonecron is the grandson of Poseidon, and you don't mess with the progeny of the second most powerful god in the universe. And Philonecron himself isn't so happy about having all of his delicious plans thwarted by mortal children. He wants revenge, and with his grandfather to help him, he is going to get what he wants.

For Charlotte and Zee, their not-so-ordinary lives are about to be disrupted once again. This time it's not the world they must save -- it's themselves.

In the thrilling second installment of the Cronus Chronicles trilogy, author Anne Ursu brings her trademark wit to a spectacular adventure on the high seas.

About the Author

Anne Ursu is the author of The Shadow Thieves, The Siren Song, and The Immortal Fire, all books in the Cronus Chronicles series. She has also written novels for adults. Anne teaches at Hamline University's Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Children for Young Adults. She lives in Minneapolis with her son and cats.

Praise For…

"Witty, well-paced, and fun." -- Kirkus

"Readers will root for [Charlotte] as she battles powerful Greek Gods and monsters." -- School Library Journal

"Charlotte and Zee make a great team - look forward to seeing more of them as the Cronus Chronicles continue." -- Horn Book
Product Details
ISBN: 9781416905905
ISBN-10: 1416905901
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2008
Pages: 464
Language: English
Series: The Cronus Chronicles