Last month, we told you all about our own Jessica Chobot‘s new comic book series Firebrand that she’s writing with Erika Lewis with art by Claudia Aguirre coming later this fall. (You can watch a Nerdist Special Report about it below!) You might think with a comic book series on the way that a writer might not have time to pen a novel as well. Au contraire! Lewis’s new novel, Game of Shadows, is being released Friday, July 7, and we have THE first look at the awesome and evocative cover art right here.
Looks pretty cool, huh? Hot teen, horse, sword, and green, floating skeleton mist–what’s not to like?! And if Stan “The Man” Lee likes it, it’s probably pretty cool. The synopsis has us even more jazzed.
It all starts thousands of years ago in Ireland, an ancient race fought a battle and lost, leaving Celtic gods and goddesses to flee and magical races and Druids to set sail for a new land, called Tara. In modern day Los Angeles, Ethan Makkai lives with his overprotective mother and hides the fact that he has a special power–to see ghosts! One day he returns home after being attacked by birds to find it trashed and his mother missing.
This begins Ethan’s journey into the magical realm of Tara with the help of a captain from Tara who’s been watching the Makkais for a very long time and others such as Christian, the cousin he never knew he had, and Lily, a sword-wielding healer. He’ll have to go up against a ruthless sorcerer who wants nothing more than to rule Tara and the world, and accept help from ghosts whom he’s been afraid of all his life. It’ll test the LA teen’s resolve and his ability to not be terrified.
The book is out on Friday from TOR Forge and it’s described as a magical, mystical Ender’s Game–a YA/grown up novel crossover. You’ll have to let us know what you think in the comments below!
And if you’re coming to Comic-Con in San Diego this year, swing over to Camp Conival to see all sorts of panels and interviews, including a panel by Erika Lewis and Jessica Chobot. They’ll also be doing a signing as well. Get ready for it! And check back here on Nerdist.com for more info once we have it.
Remember that Firebrand special report we mentioned earlier?
Image: TOR Forge