Deep beneath a modern metropolis lies the Catacombs—a world of remarkable rats with superior intellect, where a once-peaceful democracy has been turned into a brutal dictatorship ruled by High Minister Killdeer and his henchman Billycan, in this first novel in Hilary Wagner's animal fantasy series for readers 9 to 13. Escaping the oppression of the regime, orphaned rats Vincent and Victor—sons of the late city leader Julius Nightshade—encounter resistance leader Juniper Belancourt, and together with his clever niece Clover and their earthworm allies they come up with a plan to overthrow Killdeer and found a new city.
"Fans of Redwall and the Warriors series will love this heroic tale of good versus evil in a subterranean society of rats. The world of the Catacombs is so compelling readers will wonder if it really might exist under our city streets."—Rick Riordan