At a party held in the haunted house on Wilson Street, sixth-grader Cole Randolph’s friends are suddenly whisked away through a mysterious passage leading down from the basement. Cole follows and finds himself in an entirely different dimension, known as the “Outskirts”.
Composed of five kingdoms, The Outskirts is an amazing but perilous world. Led by the tyrannical, power-hungry High Shaper, slave traders are kidnapping kids from earth and taking them to The Outskirts to be sold into slavery. Cole discovers that this is what has happened to his friends.
Then Cole is captured. Sold to the Sky Raiders, who live on the edge of the world and plunder cloud castles in the Outskirts for treasure, he is marked to be their scout - an extremely dangerous job. When he meets Mira, a slave girl with a mysterious past, they make plans to rescue his friends, knowing that it will be a daunting task.
At the conclusion of Sky Raiders, readers will definitely want to continue with the second book in the Five Kingdoms series to see what happens to Cole and his friends.