Grave Danger (Confessions of a Dork Lord, Book 2) (Libro en Inglés)

$ 594.00
ISBN: 9780593325476
ISBN: 9780593325476
Editorial: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Autor: Johnston, Mike
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 304
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: Product DescriptionThis hilarious, illustrated middle-grade sequel, combining the humor of Diary of a Wimpy Kid with the action of The Last Kids on Earth, follows a hapless warlock-in-training as he struggles to live up to his great and terrible destiny.Remember Wick? Son of the Dark Lord, heir to the throne of black and broken glass, and next in line to be the leader of the Grim World? Well, after a major spell gone wrong, he finds himself kicked out of his own castle and shipped off as an exchange student. As if Middle Ages School wasn't hard enough already!Follow Wick through the pages of his journal as he comes up with a genius plan to defeat his foes, achieve greatness . . . and maybe even make a new friend in the process.ReviewPraise for Grave Danger:"Readers will slip easily . . . into this fantasy-shaded tale of the struggles of a snarky underdog . . . Altés’ illustrations add an amusing touch." —Kirkus ReviewsAbout the AuthorAs a child and a teen, Mike Johnston was an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy. And when he wasn't reading, he was busy playing Dungeons and Dragons, which is basically still a lot of reading. He was the original Dork Lord, but was not yet ready to embrace that fate. Instead, he studied architecture and ancient history and worked as an architect in New York City and Los Angeles, but he never gave up on his dream of writing books about a young Dark Lord. He lives with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles. Visit Mike online at michaeljohnstonauthor.com.Marta Altés is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the picture books My Grandpa, Little Monkey, and Five More Minutes. She received her MA in children's book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, and she lives in London. Learn more at marta-altes.com or follow her on Instagram @martaltes.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.Welcome to my journal!My friends call me Wick, but my full name’s Azrael Bal Gorath the Wicked, Keeper of the Fountains of Flame, Breaker of Worlds, Heir to the Throne of Black and Broken Glass, and Son of the Dark Lord Who Vanished.Who’s the Dark Lord?Well, he’s the guy with the all--black wardrobe, the villainous ruler with the vile henchmen. The bad guy the good folks just love to hate. That was my dad. He and my mom vanished in a cloud of smoke ten years ago. It was during the war when the faire folk—you know, the elves, dwarves, and humans—attacked the grim folk, which is pretty much everybody else like me: the ogres, orcs, dragons, goblins, witches, and warlocks. During the surprise, totally UNFAIR attack, the “good” wizard Galorian struck down my parents with his Sword of Seemingly Unquestionable Truth. But right afterward, Galorian tripped and fell on our throne of black and broken glass. Ouch! What a colossal blunder. That was the end of Galorian, and ever since then, we’ve had peace.But recently, the elves broke the truce. They laid siege to Hadrian’s Hedge, the seemingly impenetrable tangle of thorny vines that separates our two lands. One day soon, they’ll break through it. Everyone is worried about the future. Since Mom and Dad vanished, we haven’t had a Dark Lord or a Dark Lady to unite us. And with the elves attacking our borders, we need someone to help gather our armies.Unfortunately, I’m that guy. That’s right, it’s my job to take up the Dark Lord’s throne and unite my people. And to do that, I need to raise a horde of followers to march on the Chamber of Mystery, and that’s no simple task. Once there, I’ll face three terrible guardians. After that, I’ll need to walk through a searing wall of flame just to claim my crown. And that’s not as easy as it sounds.Actually, that doesn’t sound easy at all. I don’t even like thinking about it. There’s nothing dark or terrible about me. I’m twelve, and at four foot ten, I’m a little short for my age. Also, it’s hard to be into the whole “fire and brimstone” thing when you’ve got aller
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