One dawn, a fiery comet appears over the city. The Great Emperor Montezuma commands Chantico's uncle, the soothsayer, Ahcambal, to explain the meaning of it. When Ahcambal cant come up with an answer, he is thrown into prison to be executed. What can Chantico do to save his uncle? Luckily, Chantico is t an ordinary boy - he has the gift of second sight. He uses his own skills to come up with a cunning plan to save his Uncle. But can he do it in time?
Karen Wallace has written hundreds of books for children of all ages. Her first novel for older readers, Raspberries on the Yangtze was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and King Cudgel's Challenge, the first in her series for younger readers The Crunchbone Castle Chronicles was selected for the Summer Reading Challenge in 2006. Publications for A&C Black include The Goose Pimple Bay Sagas and Li Fu's Great Aim.