Really big trouble is an understatement these days. The war between the Yeerks and the Animorphs is full on - and it's definitely going to get worse. But Cassie, the other Animorphs, and Ax have a lot more going on than just trying to stay alive. Now they've got to actively protect their families and the free Hork Bajir. And they no longer believe they can do it alone. The Yeerks are just too powerful.
So Cassie and the others have to ask themselves a very important question: Is it time to increase their numbers? They all remember too well what happened with David - the Animorph gone bad. But this time do they really have a choice?
Contributions to the Series' Story ArcEdit
- The Auxiliary Animorphs are introduced.
|Morpher||Morphs acquired||Morphs used|
|Jake||--||Siberian Tiger, Peregrine Falcon,|
|Rachel||--||Grizzly Bear, Bald Eagle|
|Cassie||--||Cockroach, Osprey, Fly, Great Horned Owl, Wolf|
|Marco||--||Silverback Gorilla, Osprey, Cockroach|
|Visser One||--||Human, "squidlike creature"|
|James||Pigeon, Lion||Pigeon, Lion|
|Collette||Pigeon, Crocodile||Pigeon, Crocodile|
|Kelly||Pigeon, Walrus, Bull||Pigeon, Walrus, Bull|
|Timmy||Pigeon, Bobcat||Pigeon, Bobcat|
|Julio||Red-tailed hawk, Grizzly Bear||Red-tailed hawk, Grizzly Bear|
|Judy||Red-tailed hawk, African Elephant||Red-tailed hawk, African Elephant|
|Erica||Red-tailed hawk, Lioness||Red-tailed hawk, Lioness|
|Tricia||Red-tailed hawk, Rhinoceros||Red-tailed hawk, Rhinoceros|
|Craig||Red-tailed hawk, Black Panther||Red-tailed hawk, Black Panther|
|Jessie||Red-tailed hawk, Wolf||Red-tailed hawk, Wolf|
|Liam||Red-tailed hawk, Polar Bear||Red-tailed hawk, Polar Bear|
|Ray||Red-tailed hawk, Leopard||Red-tailed hawk, Leopard|
|Elena||Human (Rachel)||Human (Rachel)|
- The cover quote is, "Now there are no more secrets...."
- The inside cover quote is, "No more lies...."
- The UK edition was released as a combined book with #49 The Diversion.
- ANIBASE: This book features physically disabled kids who end up becoming an adjunct team of Animorphs, and the author of this book was thrilled to have a chance to write about people who are usually ignored by the public and are vastly misunderstood. She has personal ties to people with disabilities and has been striving to find a way to make the lives of the handicapped better.
- "People have no idea how heroic disabled people -- particularly disabled adults -- really are, " she says. "Isolation, segregation, and community disinterest are pretty much the norm for disabled adults. But I know this will change when, and if, enough people are made aware of the problems."