From Chad Morris, author of The Inventer’s Secret and The Avatar Battle, the first two books of his highly acclaimed Cragbridge Hall series, comes THE IMPOSSIBLE RACE, the final installment in the epic fantasy saga eagerly anticipated by fans everywhere. Morris yet again weaves an exhilarating adventure story around his beloved characters, bringing them together one last time to face the ultimate enemy: fate. As they fight to keep a powerful secret out of the wrong hands, our heroes must simultaneously grapple with one question: Can one still win even when he or she is destined to lose?
The Impossible Race
by Chad Morris
Hardcover, 417 Pages
March 3rd 2015 by Shadow Mountain
Every year the futuristic school, Cragbridge Hall, holds its most popular tournament--the Hunt: a series of challenges that range throughout the school and require the use of its amazing inventions like its holographic time machine! But this year is different. Rather than a monetary or academic reward, this year's winner will be the recipient of a carefully guarded school secret: a secret that could prove both powerful and dangerous.
Afraid that the secret may be one of their Grandfather's inventions, Abby and Derick gather several friends and enroll. But when Derick gets a mysterious message from the future, the team of friends must figure out how to succeed even when they know they are destined to fail. The stakes have never been higher. A page-turning, time-travel adventure that teaches powerful lessons about choice and consequence, believing you can do hard things, and valuing our history.
Praise for the Book
"A fantastical futuristic read that should engage kids and families."
—Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven series
"A perfect blend of mystery, humor, and time-travel."
—Tyler Whitesides, bestselling author of the Janitors series
"Fast-paced and suspenseful. . . . A cracking good read that could make a thrilling movie."
Morris and his books continue to garner positive reviews from established authors, schools, and communities across the country. The popular reception of the Cragbridge Hall series has led Morris to add extensive book tours and school visits to his already busy schedule. These events have come to comprise a huge part of Morris’s modus operandi as an author and allow him the great privilege to frequently interact with and receive useful feedback from his most ardent fans.
A teacher and curriculum writer by day, Morris hopes his books will instill in young people a love of learning and particularly an appreciation for history. “As a kid, I didn’t really want to learn about history,” he said. “In fact, I thought it was boring. As I got older, I started to imagine what would be the most exciting way to learn history in school and eventually came up with the idea of an invention that allowed students to view and experience history firsthand in 3D. And if there were some crazy invention that could let them see history, then what would English class be like? And gym? From there, a school of the imagination was born, and what was once for me an aversion to history has transformed into a love of alternating between fiction and nonfiction books.”
Morris firmly believes that imagination is a help, not a hindrance, to lifelong learning, and his writing style reveals a unique flair for fusing fiction and nonfiction. “Kids, don’t be afraid to imagine and dream big,” he said. “Don’t be afraid to fantasize and see the world in a different way. Make what you read your own. As the great ones of history show us, reading and learning don’t suddenly end when school ends; they can and should be the exciting pursuit of a lifetime.”