Six classmates are on a hiking trip to study the geological features of the vast and wild Bellevue Forest when the mighty Mt Darius erupts. The group are swept into a violent landslide of soil and rock. Josh and Greer find themselves alone, the fate of their companions unknown. The landscape has changed dramatically and the pair are lost. When they stumble upon an abandoned town, they uncover long forgotten secrets of the area and discover why the lake that surrounds the town was once given the name Lago Dos Mortas – Lake of the Dead . . .
Interest age: 11+
Reading age: 12+
Themes explored include: survival, history, mystery