Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis have been in love with each other's writing (and with each other) since meeting in law school. Carrie is the New York Times bestselling author of the Forest of Hands and Teeth series. JP is the First Assistant Federal Defender for the Western District of North Carolina.
* "Fast-paced and imaginative, this adventure combines action with whimsy, injecting emotion and pathos into an otherwise lighthearted romp. It's a strong start for what promises to be a highly enjoyable series."--Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Vividly cast.... Multifaceted characters, high stakes, imaginative magic, and hints of hidden twists and complexities to come."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Wholly original.... This is an ambitious undertaking, and strong readers who enjoy adventure fiction and fantasy will inhale the first book in what has the potential to be an extraordinary series."--School Library Journal, starred review * "Ryan and Davis' swashbuckling quest features fantastic world building, gnarly creatures, and a villain who is both spooky and formidable.... The unique details, expert plotting, charming characters, and comic interludes combine in a tantalizing read."--Booklist, starred review A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's BookA Booklist Editors' ChoiceA Chicago Public Library Best BookA Junior Library Guild Selection A 2014 Kirkus Reviews Best Children's BookA 2014 Booklist Editors' ChoiceA 2014 Chicago Public Library Best BookA Junior Library Guild Selection A 2014 "Kirkus Reviews" Best Children's BookA 2014 "Booklist" Editors' ChoiceA 2014 Chicago Public Library Best BookA Junior Library Guild Selection