Serafina and the Black Cloak (#1)
Venture into the spooky world of Serafina and the Black Cloak - the New York Times bestselling magical mystery adventure for children
"Never go into the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul.”
Serafina and her pa have secretly lived in the basement of the grand old house on the Biltmore Estate, surrounded by dark forests, for as long as Serafina can remember. She takes the greatest of care never to be seen.
But when children at Biltmore start disappearing, only Serafina knows who the culprit is: a terrifying man in a black cloak who stalks the corridors at night. To solve the mystery, Serafina teams up with Braden Vanderbilt, the nephew of the estate’s owners. Their search for answers leads them into the very forest Serafina has always been taught to fear. There, they discover a legacy of magic, long forgotten - until now . . .
Robert Beatty is the debut and New York Times bestselling author of the magical and mystery middle grade thriller Serafina and the Black Cloak and its enchanting sequel Serafina and the Twisted Staff. He lives in the forested Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with his wife and three daughters (and four cats, four dogs and four horses). robert-beatty.com
"This gripping, suspenseful tale is sure to be a page turner!" Amightygirl.com GOODREADS: Voted #1 Middle Grade Novel of 2015 "Hauntingly beautiful..." "A mysterious and captivating read..." "A page-turner that I read in two days." "A riveting mixture of historical fiction, fantasy, and mystery." "Fast-paced, suspenseful, and written with beautiful imagery." "Sure to be a hit with my students!" Goodreads "Each new clue adds another brush stroke to this keenly perceptive portrait of a young girl searching for answers about herself and the world around her... The book leaves readers satisfied with the plot but hungry for more about its unusual heroine." Kirkus Reviews
Robert Beatty is the debut and New York Times bestselling author of the magical and mystery thriller Serafina and the Black Cloak and its enchanting sequel Serafina and the Twisted Staff. He lives in the forested Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with his wife and three daughters (and four cats, four dogs and four horses). The Beattys love to explore the beautiful Biltmore Estate, the darkened forest trails, and the creepy old graveyards where his Serafina novel takes place. In his past lives, Robert was the chairman of literary magazine, Narrative Magazine, one of the early pioneers of Cloud Computing, the founder/CEO of Plex Systems, and the founder of Beatty Robotics. In 2007, he was named an Entrepreneur of the Year. robert-beatty.com