Derek can't claim to be a normal fourteen-year-old anymore. Not after what he discovered at the Red House. His role in the war against the dead is more pivotal — and more terrifying — than he could have imagined.
And so it all comes down to this.
The Rift between the worlds of the living and the dead has to be closed…forever. It seems like an impossible task. And it rests squarely on the shoulders of a slightly overweight, not especially brave kid named Derek Stone.
If Derek is ever going to become a hero, now's the time.
Praise for The Ghost Road
"...kids looking for some down-home zombie action with a young hero to root for will likely find this a tantalizing appetizer for horrific bounty to come." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books