The summer before college should be a time to relax and enjoy freedom. But when Dara's father turns to the secret science of alchemy and the stolen cup of the goddess Ceridwen in order to develop a revolutionary renewable power source, disaster threatens their quiet rural community. His power conduits reach into mystic underground places, stealing light and energy from Faerie. He releases hungry shadow creatures, poisons Faerie and traps himself in the conduits he opened. Summoned by an elven queen, Dara must find a way to undo the damage and rescue her father.
- 12 and up