SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK by Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty's first Serafina novel is a mystery-thriller about a brave and unusual girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It became a New York Times Best Seller the first week of its launch and appeared there for more than 25 weeks. Serafina and the Black Cloak earned rave reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, SLJ, and the Historical Novel Society, and was voted the #1 Middle Grade Book of 2015 on Goodreads.com. Filled with a mixture of history, mystery, and magic, Serafina and the Black Cloak was written for young readers (8-12) as well as adults. It has been taught in over a thousand classrooms across the nation.
SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF by Robert Beatty
Serafina's defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate, in this second book in the Robert Beatty-penned series. An immediate #1 best-seller on both the New York Times list and on Amazon, Serafina and the Twisted Staff finds our heroine discovering that a terrible power is taking hold of Biltmore and the surrounding forest. As she delves into the mystery of her past and searches for where she truly belongs, Serafina must find a way to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home.