Guy Fawkes’s son must join his father’s plot to kill the king
if he’s to survive the plague overtaking his body in this reimagined
fantastical history of the Gunpowder Plot. Remember, remember the fifth
In 17th-century London, two forces rule the
people: the color powers and the Stone Plague. Brown masks can
manipulate wood. Black masks control the night. And red masks . . .
well, red is the color of blood.
Thomas Fawkes needs a gray mask
so he can remove the stone that has invaded his body and will ultimately
take his life. But when he fails his color test, his only hope is to
track down his father, the infamous Guy Fawkes, and demand his color
mask. But his father has other plans: to kill the king.
must join forces with his father if he wants to save his own life. When
his errands for the cause bring him time and again to Emma Areben, a
former classmate, he is exposed to a whole new brand of magic. Emma doesn’t control just one color—she controls them all.
And she wants to show Thomas the full power of color magic, but it goes against everything his father is fighting for.
Thomas sides with his father, he could save his own life. But it would
destroy Emma and her family. To save one, he must sacrifice the other
matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made
and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back.