Called a “master craftsman” by the Associated Press and “one of the greatest thriller writers of the last decade” by Strand Magazine, Baldacci, whose adult thrillers have more than 110 millions copies in print worldwide, ventured into new fictional turf with the #1 New York Times bestseller THE FINISHER and bestselling sequels THE KEEPER and THE WIDTH OF THE WORLD. Praised as “wildly fanciful and darkly intriguing” by Publishers Weekly, the Vega Jane series boasts three New York Times bestselling installments and tackles prescient issues like xenophobia and human rights. Vega Jane is “a smart, tough heroine worth rooting for” (Booklist), and is an excellent example for teens—and readers of all ages and genders—to emulate.
The Vega Jane series follows its eponymous character—a teenage girl from a small village where no one comes and no one goes. Life in Wormwood is nasty, brutish, and short, but what lies beyond its boundaries is much worse… or so they’ve all been told. After generations of isolation, Vega’s mentor disappears, leaving behind a secret, cryptic message about a way out of Wormwood, and the extraordinary world on the other side. As Vega investigates, she begins to uncover the dangerous lies and powerful people controlling the lives of Wormwood. In THE STARS BELOW, she comes face to face with her enemy with the odds stacked high against her. But when evil comes, heroes stand to meet it. When injustice appears, the only choice is to stand and fight.