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House of Secrets: Clash of the Worlds (Balzer + Bray, on-sale: May 3, 2016) is the exciting final book in the New York Times bestselling House of Secrets trilogy, a collaboration that began with famed Hollywood director Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini and now ends with the addition of new collaborator—popular middle-grade author Chris Rylander. After their last adventure, the Walker kids thought they could finally go back to normal. They escaped Dahlia Kristoff, the evil Wind Witch, yet again, and this time, they managed to leave with a mysterious treasure map recovered from their encounter with the Nazis. But things don’t remain calm for long… While their previous journeys have taken them through the worlds of Denver Kristoff’s books, this time, the characters and creatures from Kristoff’s inventions are invading the real world! And it’s up to the Walker kids to keep the world from colliding and creating mass destruction and chaos. To only way to save the world is to track down the three magical worldkeepers from Kristoff’s books. Along the way, the kids will encounter dinosaurs, aliens, cowboys, and of course, the Wind Witch herself—and be faced with some of the deadliest choices they ever thought they’d have to make. House of Secrets: Clash of the Worlds is an utterly gripping, bighearted conclusion to this fantastic, popular fantasy series.
Chris Columbus has written, directed, and produced some of the most successful box-office hits in Hollywood history. He first made his name by writing several original scripts produced by Steven Spielberg, including the back-to-back hits Gremlins and The Goonies. As a director, Columbus has been at the helm of such iconic projects as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Home Alone, Stepmom, and Mrs. Doubtfire. As a producer, Columbus was also behind the hit films, Night at the Museum and The Help.