THE STORM RUNNER
A Storm Runner Novel, Book 1
By J.C. Cervantes
Published by Rick Riordan Presents,
an imprint of Disney Book Group
In Stores September 18, 2018
Recommended for ages 10-14
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About the Book
How can one boy with a limp stop the Maya god of death, disaster, and darkness from destroying the world?
Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He'd much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno – for his one good leg.
What Zane doesn't know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy. A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he's destined to release an evil god from the ancient Maya relic he is imprisoned in--unless she can find and remove it first. Together they return to the volcano, where all kinds of crazy happens. Brooks turns into a hawk, a demon attacks them in a cave, and Rosie gives her all while trying to protect Zane. When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father.
To survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can't even walk well without a cane?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
#FirstLine ~ Zane Obispo has a pretty sweet life.
This book is jam packed with adventure,,,from cover to cover you will be sucked in. It was one of those books that you loved instantly. There were thrills, heroes, monsters (who are quire scary), twists and turns, with depth of story and perfect potting. This book left me and my boys wanting more! Beware you will do nothing else once you start this thrilling and magnificent book!
About Rick Riordan Presents
The Rick Riordan Presents imprint is dedicated to providing entertaining middle grade fiction based on various world mythologies. Rick Riordan is involved in the selection, editing, and promotion of these books, working with great authors to tell exciting stories inspired by the mythologies of their own heritages. Learn more about the imprint and its current and upcoming titles on their official site.
About the Author
J. C. Cervantes is the author of Tortilla Sun, which was called "a beautiful and engaging debut" by Kirkus, an "imaginative, yet grounded novel" by Publishers Weekly, and "lean and lightly spiced with evocative metaphor" by School Library Journal. Tortilla Sun was a 2010 New Voices pick by the American Booksellers Association and it was named to Bank Street's 2011 Best Book List. When Jennifer isn't reading or writing, she helping her husband with his gubernatorial campaign
MYTHOLOGY 101: RICK RIORDAN PRESENTS
One (1) winner will receive a trio of introductory mythology tales from a variety of cultures, including:
- The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes;
- Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi;
- and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan!
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Disney Book Group.
TO ENTER:Leave a comment with your email address (so I can email you if you win) about what mythical creature you wish were real!