Blood Ties - Animal Spirits, Bk 3 Author:Garth Nix, Sean Williams The adventure continues in this third book in the New York Times bestselling series. — Erdas is a land of balance. A rare link, the spirit animal bond, bridges the human and animal worlds. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan each have this gift-and the grave responsibility that comes with it. — But the Conquerors are trying to destroy this balance. T... more »hey're swallowing whole cities in their rush for power-including Meilin's home. Fed up with waiting and ready to fight, Meilin has set off into enemy territory with her spirit animal, a panda named Jhi. Her friends aren't far behind . . . but they're not the only ones.