Before four human lives intertwined in the most unlikely and bleakest of circumstances, the Shalkan's annihilation of Kurak knew no bounds. A moving story of unprecedented perseverance, Chronicles of the Insurrection, by Julie and Ryan Dickerson, is a powerful story of perfidy, lost loyalties, and redemption. By coincidence or by divine intervention, the jungle maiden Shrie, warrior rebels Ree and Corious, and a blind boy, Tar, unite amidst onslaught with the desperate hope of overturning the Shalkan invaders and restoring their old way of life. Through plight, passion, and friendship, Ree, Shrie, Tar, and Corious forge ties which not even the fires of destruction and death can melt. Encountering violence in perilous bogs, mysterious tribesmen in mystic jungles, and faith in underground fortresses, the four find themselves swept away in a battle beyond their control. In the reality of their final insurrection, the characters encounter their greatest fears and discover whether the foundations on which they have built their lives will crumble.rn rn 'Magnificent. Chronicles of the Insurrection is one of the best books I have read in a long time; it is the kind of book of which you wish there were more. The imagery is stunning ... it has the languid feel of playing in the woods, the excitement of summer adventures, and the essence of an epic-there is never a dull moment.' - Sarah Baranik, student and aspiring author.