Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Heather Has Fallen For This Action Packed Book That Started Out As A Movie Idea


From legendary Hollywood director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) and bestselling author Ned Vizzini (It's Kind of a Funny Story) comes this first book in an epic new fantasy series.

Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker once had everything: two loving parents, a beautiful house in San Francisco, and all the portable electronic devices they could want. But everything changed when Dr. Walker lost his job in the wake of a mysterious incident. Now in dire straits, the family must relocate to an old Victorian house that used to be the home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff—a house that feels simultaneously creepy and too good to be true.

By the time the Walkers realize that one of their neighbors has sinister plans for them, they're banished to a primeval forest way off the grid. Their parents? Gone. Their friends? A world away. And they aren't alone. Bloodthirsty medieval warriors patrol the woods around them, supernatural pirates roam the neighboring seas, and a power-hungry queen rules the land. To survive, the siblings will have to be braver than they ever thought possible—and fight against their darkest impulses. The key may lie in their own connection to the secret Kristoff legacy. But as they unravel that legacy, they'll discover it's not just their family that's in danger . . . it's the entire world.

Heather says:
"I love stories where books play a central role. And I love stories packed with action and humor, and kids who shine when faced with great challenges and difficult choices. As the director of the first two Harry Potter movies, Chris Columbus knows a little bit about these things – and his debut novel, written with bestselling author Ned Vizzini, doesn't disappoint.

The first in a new fantasy series, House of Secrets features exactly that, a lovely old house, too good to be true for the struggling Walker family, full of ancient secrets, as well as a wonderful old library and lots of hidden passages and rooms. The Walker children face giants, pirates, re-animated skeletons, dark magic, and a particularly nasty enchantress. With just enough left unexplained at the end, I'll be eagerly awaiting the next installment in this story."

No comments: