Ryan Thomason

The Next Big Young Adult Book Series?

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Thanks to our contact at Seventh Star Press, we’re giving you a new look at their latest Young Adult Fantasy book series by Jackie Gamber, which will probably be read by adults like my wife and I anyways on April 19th even though it being a YA series.

The cover art and illustrations were created by Matthew Perry, whose artwork appears on the covers and interiors of other Seventh Star Press authors such as Steven Shrewsbury and Stephen Zimmer. As someone who has the books from these authors, I have to say that Matthew Perry does some pretty kick ass artwork.

A pre-ordering window
is now open for readers interested in a limited edition hardcover of Redheart, which features an illustration created especially for that version. There is also a pre-order offer for the regular trade paperback edition. Both of the pre-order offers include packages of bonus materials, ranging from 14X20 posters of one of the illustrations, to a set of four 5X7 glossy prints. Tell them I sent you, maybe you’ll get a discount.

Redheart invites readers into the lands of Leland Province, where dragon and human societies have long dwelled side by side. Superstitions rise sharply, as a severe drought strips the land of its bounty, providing fertile ground for the darker ambitions of Fordon Blackclaw, Dragon Council Leader, who seeks to subdue humans or wipe them off the face of the land.

As the shadow of danger creeps across Leland Province, a young dragon named Kallon Redheart, who has turned his back on dragons and humans alike, comes into an unexpected friendship. Riza Diantus is a young woman whose dreams can no longer be contained by the narrow confines of her village, and when she finds herself in peril, Kallon is the only one with the power to save her. Yet to do so means he must confront his past, and embrace a future he stopped believing in.

A tale of friendship, courage, and ultimate destiny, Redheart invites readers to a wondrous journey through the Leland Dragon Series.

Redheart will ultimately be available in trade paperback, hardcover, and a variety of eBook editions. Which, if my wife had been paying more attention to, would have got me an eReader by now with out tax return money.

Sela, Book Two of the series, is targeted for a third quarter release in 2011, with Book Three scheduled for mid-2012 release in all of the aforementioned formats. We can’t wait to get our hands on this series, Seventh Star Press has been building an incredible staff of writers, and honestly they print out some gorgeous looking books.

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