In Jason Pamment's middle-grade graphic novel debut, two kids unintentionally unearth a lost city and a tale of friendship long-forgotten. Grand adventure stories often begin where you least expect them. Iris knows this because she's read them all. However, as a thirteen-year-old stuck in the tiny town of Bugden, real adventure seems a distant dream. But when Iris and her best friend Sam stumble upon an unusually dry river on the outskirts of town, they're led to a discovery beyond anything Iris has ever read about: a hidden city and a forgotten tale of friendship. Can Iris and Sam uncover the truth in time to keep their own friendship afloat, or will history repeat itself and pull them apart forever?