Secrets of Oscuros Series
Adventure, fantasy, and Caribbean folklore abound in this series by the award winning author Danielle Y. C. Mclean. The books follow 12-year old JV as he tries to uncover the truth of his origins while becoming increasingly entangled in the unfolding dangers of the Oscuros forest.
||Book 1: The Protectors’ Pledge
Third place winner in the 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature
A fast-paced adventure set deep in a Caribbean forest with a hero who must risk everything to save the forest and his village.
Twelve-year-old JV can’t wait to spend his vacation exploring the Oscuros Forest. True, everyone in the village of Alcavere believes the Oscuros Forest is a place to be feared, inhabited by dangerous and magical beings. But JV is not afraid, even when his first trip into the forest brings him face-to-face with a mysterious creature. Then the disappearance of one of their own shakes the village and JV joins the search. He finds himself deep in the Oscuros Forest on a rescue mission and committed to a promise, a promise which the Protectors of the forest insist he keeps no matter how dangerous things get.
Can JV complete his daring quest even as he uncovers in the process, a shocking secret that will force him to question everything he thought he knew?
||Book 2: The Whisperer’s Warning
12-year-old JV is learning just how much truth lies behind those words.
He has discovered that he’s one of a select few entrusted with preserving the balance between the world’s natural and unnatural realms and is now more driven than ever to know who his birth parents are.
But there’s another mystery in the usually quiet village of Alcavere that he can’t ignore. He and his friends, Carol and Riaz, have received a cryptic warning from a supernatural being who dwells in the Oscuros Forest, launching them into a high-stakes mission. Can they solve the riddle and protect a villager from the foretold doom before time runs out?