There is a chance for the free Hork-Bajir on Earth to start their own rebellion against the Yeerks. They have the numbers, but they don't have the weapons. And they've learned from the last surviving Arn -- the race that created the Hork-Bajir -- that Aldrea, daughter of Prince Seerow, knew the location of a stolen Yeerk vessel.

Unfortunately, the only way to recover the ship is to ask Aldrea herself -- and she's dead. But the Arn has Aldrea's persona stored. And Cassie, Rachel, or Toby Hamee are the closest match. The only problem is that once Aldrea gets into one of their minds, she may not want to come out...


Released: September 1999
Pages: 141
Cover Art by David B. Mattingly

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  • ANIBASE: Along with cut outs from magazines to represent her characters, K.A. Applegate also sent crude drawings of the aliens to Scholastic with her Animorphs proposal. It was these drawings that the alien covers were based on -- like this book's Hork-Bajir morph!


ANIBASE: Quafijinivan is the last member of the Arn race. He set out on a mission to help bring the free Hork-Bajir back to their planet. Also in this book is Aldrea, the daughter of infamous Seerow and future wife of legendary Hork-Bajir seer Dak Hamee. You can read all about Aldrea, Dak, and the Arn in The Hork-Bajir Chronicles.


Jake Hork-Bajir.
Rachel None.
Cassie Hork-Bajir
Marco Hork-Bajir
Tobias None.
Ax Hork-Bajir
Visser Three None.

The Arn
These aliens are the original inhabitants of the Hork-Bajir world. They are four-legged, brightly colored creatures with feathers all over their bodies with two long arms ending in claws. You can learn more about the Arn in The Hork-Bajir Chronicles.


The Ceremony of Rebirth that allows a person's lxcila to be transferred to another body.

The stored memories and personality is basically, the essence of a person.




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