The Only Infinite
Lena’s brother faces life in a wheelchair until Feore offers to help. Unfortunately, the dude’s totally Cuckoo McQuackers. He claims he runs a school in Atlantis, which seems about as likely as Lena roping a date to the Sadie Hawkins dance… until she sees the lost city with her own eyes.
And it’s not just a city. Not anymore.
In the centuries since Plato, Atlantis has spread under every continent, far beneath the reach of even the deepest drills. Here, gadgets spice up everything from gym class to the way Lena brushes her teeth. Throw in a pendant that unravels the mystery of her birth mother and she’s more than willing to fulfill her promise to Feore – a year at his school in exchange for her brother’s treatment.
But Feore may not be as well-intentioned as he seems. He may, in fact, be working with PYRE, a militant group bent on expanding Atlantis to Earth’s surface. All Lena knows is her mom’s pendant holds a secret Feore would do nearly anything to possess – maybe even arrange the accident that put her brother in a wheelchair to begin with. And, if he’d do that to lure her to Atlantis, she fears how far he'd go to keep her there. Forever.
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CHAPTER ONE: THE MISPLACED MONUMENT
When the Eiffel Tower vanished, Lena Rush was in a tree house in Jupiter, Florida. More specifically, she was in the burning wreckage of what had been a tree house before it had… well, exploded.
It was too bad, really. She and her little brother, Zac, had only discovered the wooden shack a few months before, snared in the branches of an ancient oak. The wobbly boards leading up to it had threatened broken bones to anyone stupid enough to try them, but she knew if she didn’t go Zac would. And she wasn’t about to be outdone by a ten-year-old.
Together, they’d cleared out some old birds’ nests and patched the roof with duct tape. By the end, it wasn’t pretty, but it didn’t leak. And the window hacked into one side offered a killer view of the ocean, which set Lena’s surfer heart singing with each pulsing wave.