Today is the official cover release of my new book, Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls. I am just crazy about Jeff Nentrup's incredible cover. It captures the spirit and wonder of my first book for young readers (and the young at heart). It will be published by Random House Kids/Crown on March 8, 2016. To PRE-ORDER click HERE or go to your favorite retailer.
GALLEY GIVEAWAY: If you go to my Twitter or Facebook accounts and repost or retweet the image of the book cover to your friends, you will be instantly registered to win one of 10 preview copies that I am giving away. (Make sure to retweet or include @RaymondArroyo in your tweet so I know what you did). On July 9th I will announce the 10 winners’ which I will select at random, and send them a signed edition. It is the perfect summer read for any adventurer 8 to 80 (and beyond). Can't wait for you all to read the whole book this March. In the meantime, here is some background on this first book in the Will Wilder series, Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls.
Will Wilder is a mischievous, headstrong twelve-year-old with an otherworldly gift—he alone can see the nefarious creatures encroaching on Perilous Falls. For nearly a century, a sacred relic has protected his hometown from the raging waters surrounding it. But when Will “borrows” the relic for his own purposes, he accidentally unleashes an ancient evil.
As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the rising waters, Will must set things right before it is too late. With the help of his sweet (if lethal) Great Aunt Lucille, the curator of a museum of powerful artifacts, Will proves that the actions of one twelve-year-old boy can change the world.
Fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Peter Lerangis’s Seven Wonders series will embrace this first epic adventure in a rollicking new series by this New York Times bestselling author.
Praise for Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls“Suspense, adventure, humor, a compelling story, and characters that fired my imagination. Great fun and great frights.”
—Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author “
Will Wilder is a brand-new, refreshing, entertaining, intrepid young hero who magically combines humor and genuine suspense. And I love Great Aunt Lucille!”
—Mary Higgins Clark, New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense”
“Laugh-out-loud humor, palpitation-inducing suspense, and cliffhangers galore await readers young and old. Who knew the battle between good and evil could be so much fun?” —William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist
“Monsters! Prophecies! Ancient relics! This is a wildly inventive book, and Will Wilder is just the kind of hero you want when the small town of Perilous Falls turns out to be the most important place in the universe.”
—Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions and Cosmic