Dear Reader:

We have left things unresolved! What began as your average story of a boy stumbling upon a pig in a teeny hat and a secret international explorers society has turned into an adventure of epic proportions.

The bad news: The boy (Sebastian) has been kidnapped by a trio of troublesome thugs.

The good news: His new friend Evie has promised to rescue him!

The bad news: Sebastian has been taken halfway around the world.

The good news: Evie has famous explorer and former Filipendulous Five member Catherine Lind at her side!

The bad news: There's still the whole matter of Evie's grandfather (the leader of the Filipendulous Five) somewhere out there in grave danger.

The good news: Pursuing Sebastian will lead Evie and Catherine to another member of the Filipendulous Five, who might be able to help.

This missive is a call to action and an invitation to join in mystery, bravery, and danger. We are about to embark on one amazingly reckless rescue.