Disney Book Group is partnering with me for a giveaway! One lucky About A Mom reader will win a copy of an exciting new middle grade book titled The Storm Runner by J.C Cervantes, plus a $100 Visa gift card for a purchase of mythical proportions. How fun is that?
A Storm Runner Novel, Book 1 by J.C. Cervantes is published by Rick Riordan Presents, an imprint of Disney Book Group. This brand new book recommended for ages 10-14 is in stores now.
I’m currently reading The Storm Runner with my 10-year old daughter, and it’s a real page turner filled with adventure, friendship, mystical creatures and a fun take on Maya mythology. Zane is a little different from other kids, and struggles to fit in. Things really turn around for him when he makes a mysterious new shape-shifting friend, Brooks, who is there to help him fulfill his destiny in a great prophecy. The two set off on a race against time to save the world, and along the way meet up with some interesting characters. I love a good “chosen one” story and am looking forward to getting to the end of this story very soon. So far, we are really enjoying this book and are already looking forward to the next installment.
About The Storm Runner
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?
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.
**This giveaway has ended.