Charlie Bone has a whole new set of mysteries to figure out—and his father is still missing. The boy discovers that the shadow from the portrait of the Red King that hangs in his school has disappeared, and everyone’s pets are vanishing as well. Charlie meets Naren, a strange girl who claims to know the whereabouts of the pets. As if this wasn’t enough, Charlie’s mother seems to have forgotten about his father and fallen in love with an enchanter. Charlie needs his friends now more than ever if he’s finally going to get to the bottom of things.
Charlie Bone is a really good guy who just happens to be able to step into pictures. He and his friends, most with their own special gifts, are in the midst of trying not only to survive school, but keep the bad guys from ruling the world! If you like Harry Potter, try Charlie Bone. – Jessica, Teen Librarian