In 2007, Trenton Lee Stewart introduced readers to The Mysterious Benedict Society, a tale of adventure and intrigue featuring four young heroes, each with unique gifts. A brilliant benefactor, Mr. Benedict, recruits the young protagonists for a mission to help save the world from a dastardly villain called Mr. Curtain, who is bent on controlling the world through a machine called the Whisperer that could manipulate the thoughts and memories of people.
Three books were published in The Mysterious Benedict Society series between 2007 – 2009, with a fourth novel, a prequel, released in 2012, and a few years later a companion book full of puzzles and riddles. Stewart recently announced a new novel, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages, to be released in the fall of 2019. Along with my daughter (Geek Young Lady), I had a chance to talk to author Trent Stewart about his popular series. Below is the second part of our interview. You can read Part I of the interview here.