Reading across fandoms
Cover Close-Ups | #1
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COVER REVEAL | The Book of Storms by Ruth Hatfield
Eleven-year-old Danny’s parents are storm chasers - which sounds fun and exciting, and it is, so long as you aren’t the son who has to wait behind at home. And one night, after a particularly fierce storm, Danny’s parents don’t come back. Stranger still, the old sycamore tree in Danny’s yard seems to have been struck by lightning, and when he picks up a fragment of wood from the tree’s heart, he finds he can hear voices … including that of next door’s rather uppity cat, Mitzy. The stick is a taro, a shard of lightning that bestows upon its bearer unnerving powers, including the ability to talk with plants and animals - and it is very valuable.
So valuable, in fact, that it attracts the attention of a Sammael, an ancient figure of darkness and a buyer of souls. And he will do anything to get his hands on it … And so begins a dangerous and daring quest. Danny, who is bewildered, alone and unaccustomed to acts of bravery, must confront his fears, find his parents and unravel the secrets of The Book of Storms.
We were looking at a couple of different artists for The Book of Storms, and I knew we wanted something exciting, elegant, evocative and engaging. Then we came across Nicolas Delort's work, and knew he was the guy fore the job! And he did not disappoint, creating a beautiful piece full of tension, depth, emotion and movement — the perfect match for an exciting, clever adventure book where a boy is forced to face his fears and confront his destiny head on! - Jan Bielecki
The Book of Storms is out on November 6th.
Ebooks or printed books?
Scribble comic “Go To Sleep Baby Ellimere” (because we all KNOW Mogget would absolutely use Ranna on a fussy baby.)
With news of Clariel coming out soon, blackberrycreek and I were chatting about the Old Kingdom books, specifically Sabriel and Touchstone juggling childcare and ongoing world-saving business in the span of time between Sabriel and Lirael.
I have just handed in my first draft of Lorali to my editor at Hot Key Books! over 70k words of PURE mermaids, love, violence, drama, adventure, pirates, sea monsters, sirens, cannibals! can’t WAIT for you to read it x x
We’re so excited for Laura Dockrill’s mermaid novel Lorali! You can follow her writing journey at writinglorali.
Do you think life is too short to keep reading books you don’t enjoy? For today’s Top Ten Tuesday we’ve gathered a list of books that we just couldn’t finish!
Emerald Celtic miniature book by evminiatures. This beautiful leather bound miniature was created at a tiny 1/12th scale!
I went to this book store and their books were wrapped up in paper with small descriptions so no one would “judge a book by its cover”
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Recent purchase; look at my new gorgeous books | Part V