Snared: Voyage on the Eversteel Sea (Wily Snare #3) (MP3 CD)
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This is book number 3 in the Wily Snare series.
Chopping blades, scorpion nests, giant spider webs?no one makes traps better than Wily Snare. He has never seen the sun or a blue sky or even his parents. Wily Snare lives underground, creating traps to keep treasure-seekers away from the gold in an ancient wizard's dungeon. He spends his days mopping up giant-slug slime, avoiding poison darts, and herding undead skeletons. It's all he knows. But then an unusual band of adventurers?an acrobatic elf, a warrior with a magic arm, and a giant made of moss?successfully defeat Wily's traps. And they want the ultimate treasure: Wily himself. His skills can help them invade every other dungeon in the kingdom. He might even aid their fight against the Infernal King, whose gearfolk and prisonauts terrorize the land. But for a boy who has never been outside, dungeons aren't nearly as scary as the world above--or an evil king who builds the trickiest traps of all...
With a gentleness of wit, emotion and spot-on humor, Schmidt brings to life 6th grader Carter Jones as he navigates a tough time in his life, with the help of one Mr. Bowles-Fitzpatrick, who drives an eggplant-hued Bentley and gives advice, both needed and not wanted, as the Jones' family new butler. Interspersed with cricket references - "the finest game in the world" - wonderful and enlightened vocabulary fit for a proper gentleman, Schmidt tackles grief and abandonment with his signature insight, lightness and heart. As the butler says to his charges "make good decisions and remember who you are" -- Carter Jones' story will stay with you for a very long time. Highly recommended! - Maureen