Shattered. Tormented. Brain on disconnect.
Can the Lords of Death be fooled?“Zotz was a bat, but not just any bat,” said Megan. “He was a vampire bat like those we saw in the cave above. In Mayan legend, he played a part in the story of two brothers who upset the Lords of Death and were forced to travel to the Underworld—called Xibalba. There they had to pass several death-defying tests.…
A car accident leaves Erin Rocheford, a seventeen-year-old hockey player, fractured, disfigured, near death. Not only has her future career in the NHL been erased, but when she’s finally released from the hospital, she can barely walk, her thoughts stumble into each other, and people grimace when they see the scars crisscrossing her face.
Erin's parents decide that a vacation in Florida, on an island of palm trees and pirate lore, is just what she needs to recover. But in her post-traumatic state, Erin is vulnerable to attack, to a ghostly invasion, and to a further fragmenting of her troubled grey matter. Soon after arriving on the island, a tale of an odd English pirate and his feisty captive—a story of defiance and decapitation—weaves itself into her mind. Erin will need to call upon every reserve in her hockey-toned body to keep from falling apart altogether, to fight back against a vengeful spirit, and to protect her star player—the one boy who can see beyond the scars.