Jon and Frank want nothing more than to win West Hills Zodiac Games but... sneaky rules, ancient artifacts and one creepy shadow may beat them all.
West Hills School for the Perceptually Gifted is buzzing with excitement as the much-anticipated competition approaches, and 11-year-old gifted twins Jon and Frank Reed are eager to compete. That is... if the judges can decide on the rules.
It will take all their gifts and knowledge to help Aries house win the coveted title of Zodiac champions. But the competition is not the only game being played at West Hills.
A mysterious shadow figure is haunting Jon while he sleeps and trying to tempt him down a dark path.
Something even more sinister is happening to the young telepathy students. When his classmates begin suffering from dangerous outbursts of fear and paranoia, Frank worries he could be next.
Will Frank's fear and Jon's secrets prevent them from uncovering the truth? It's a race to solve these mysteries before someone gets hurt... or worse.
The Secrets of Arkaim is the second book in the middle grade fantasy series The Reeds of West Hills.
About the Author
B. E. Padgett is a poet and children's author in the Pacific Northwest. She was a student affair professional at Everett Community College before pursuing her passion for writing and storytelling. She graduated with a B. A. in English: Professional and Creative Writing at Central Washington University. She was editor-in-chief at Manastash Literary Journal and event coordinator for Poetry Northwest. Growing up in a loud and chaotic family of eight inspired her to create stories about sibling connections and challenges. Although she enjoys many things in life, she considers being an auntie one of her biggest joys. She is best known for her series The Reeds of West Hills. Her hobbies include crocheting stuffed animals, dress up tea parties, graphic design, illustration, whistling and reading.