Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Nightborn: Today is the Day!

Today is the day that Nightborn is unleashed on the world! The second book in my Thrones & Bones series of middle reader adventure is now published! And I am thrilled.

Here is an amazing trailer to show you what the book is about:

And here is a ridiculously long list of fantastic endorsements already in from the critics:

"A winning testament to the value of friendship and to a surly dragon’s power of persuasion." Kirkus Reviews

"Good pacing, well-drawn characters, and engaging action scenes. And yes, there’s the promise of more to come." Booklist

"A highly enjoyable, fast-paced read." Joseph Mallozzi, co-executive producer of Dark Matter

"I thoroughly enjoyed both the books in these series, and am positive that young middle grade readers everywhere will get caught up in this action filled adventure. With characters that are easily likeable (or easy to hate), and a storyline that will grip you from the very beginning, there is a little bit of something for everyone!" Chapter by Chapter

"Nightborn was even better than Frostborn, which I didn't think would be possible!" Downright Dystopian

"I absolutely adored Nightborn....a really fun series that I think adults will also enjoy as well as younger readers." Winter Haven Books

"The author does an amazing job at grabbing your attention and keeping it." Lovely Reads

"My latest young reader obsession." All About Romance's Blog

"I went into reading this book thinking it would be a great read for my kids and I would pass it on. Little did I realize that I would fall in love with it myself. This book had everything a fantasy lover could want in a book." Seeing Double in Neverland

" I highly recommend Nightborn to everyone and can't wait to read the next book!" Short & Sweet Reviews

"I was never bored reading Nightborn! In fact, I was on the edge of my seat, following Desstra and Karn on their various (mis)adventures. The fast pace had me turning page after page, eager to see what was next." Books and Whimsy

"I love the pacing. You’re never really bored reading it, nothing is too short or too long, it’s just perfect." Words We Heart

"The climax is awesome!" Not Actually Hermione, But Pretty Close

"There’s plenty to enjoy about Nightborn, with new cities to explore and new characters, particularly the conflicted Dark Elf, Desstra, to meet. More importantly, Lou brings a sense of wonder to proceedings that often gets forgotten in many fantasy books." Sci Fi Pulse

"I highly recommend this serious to children looking for something similar to Rick Riordan’s series but meets a Lord of the Rings for kids fantasy. They won’t want to put the book down!" Twining for Books

"I loved every second of it!" Nightly Rendering

"A terrific fantasy adventure that promises much more to come, I can't wait to get my hands on the third." Children's Atheneum

"Fun, engaging, and the characters are great." Great Imaginations

"A great read for young minds looking for adventure." Reach Reads and Reviews

"This is a great series for younger readers especially if you are looking for a book that boys and girls can both enjoy." On Starships & Dragonwings

"Anders does a wonderful job of creating a vivid world, rich in detail, that makes the reader feel they are seeing it with their own eyes. The diverse cast of characters in the book resemble something from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Dragons, elves, giants, gnomes and other creatures abound, making it a great introduction to the fantasy genre for any MG reader." Middle Grade Mafia

"It is perfect for middle graders, teens, and even adults. There is action and mystery.  It shows how true friendship is meant to be." Mind-Ventures

"The world that Anders created is so cool. We got to see a lot more of it in this book, and I absolutely loved it! I can't wait to see more! Overall, Nightborn is a fabulous addition to the THRONES & BONES series! I highly recommend starting this trilogy!" Marie Loves Books

"I think that this is an amazing series!" This Kid Reviews Books

"This novel is a wonderful adventure for readers of all age; it is not just for middle grade bookworms. Because of the adventures that friendship tends to bring in this series, I greatly enjoyed this book, and I am very excited to read more exciting novels that Anders has written." Cavalier House Books

"Heavy on the Lloyd Alexander when sharpened with Rowling, Lou Anders has hit his follow-up to Frostborn right out of the park. With a new games, challenges, and adventures, Thianna and Karn have returned for a rollicking good time in Nightborn!" Sit.Write.Bleed

"I adored these books." The Lovely Books

"The sense of adventure never slows down, teetering from challenging riddles and games (this book introduces the game called Charioteers) to battles and sieges and even a manticore driven chariot race that would impress and amuse Ben-Hur." The Bibliosanctum

"Mr. Anders has written a good story. A very good story. A really, really very good story. You get the point." View from Valhalla

"Nightborn is a fun middle grade adventure in a rich fantasy world and great for those young readers sick of gendered books. There are also instructions for board games at the end of each book, which sounds like a great afternoon activity wink emoticon. If you’re looking for a light and fun fantasy adventure or something to give to a young reader after they finish the popular middle grade fantasies, Nightborn is a great choice." On Starships & Dragonwings

"With Nightborn not only has Lou Anders told a thoroughly entertaining story, he is starting to reveal a long game for these characters and this world." SF Signal

"I highly recommend this book to every fan of fantasy books, no matter the age... Nightborn is a great fantasy adventure both for boys & girls, and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!" Aleksandra's Corner

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