Hopskotch and the Hidden Tribe by Martin Vine
Approx. 115,670 words.
Published on February 24, 2013.
Lucky to have survived the inferno that destroyed the rope bridge, Hopskotch wakes up battered and bruised on the wrong side of Saddleslip Gorge alongside Flek and the robed stranger claiming to be his brother. Tannen leads the youngsters to a secret settlement deep in the high country where they become swept up in the politics of the hidden tribe.
A dark storm is approaching Bridgetown.