Author(s): Adam Jay Epstein
Snared: Escape to the Above is the first book in a new middle-grade fantasy adventure series from bestselling author Adam Jay Epstein.
Chopping blades, scorpion nests, giant spiderwebs--no one makes traps better than Wily Snare.
He has never seen the sun, or 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.
Until 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 . . .
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Praise for Snared: Escape to the Above:
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"A fast-paced, refreshingly creative adventure that will thrill readers from the very first page." --Shannon Messenger, New York Times bestselling author of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series and the Sky Fall series
"An imaginative blast of dungeon-crawling adventure with hilarious monsters and dastardly traps. Zany, heartfelt fun for everyone." --Lou Anders, author of the Thrones and Bones series