Spotlight: Returner’s Wealth – Book 1 of the Wyrmeweald Trilogy

26 Apr

Thanks to Random House Children’s Books (UK), I’ve got some info about an exciting new series coming our way, something that I’m interested in, too: the new project coming from Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell! 🙂 I’ll be receiving a review copy of Returner’s Wealth soon and will definitely review it. 🙂

Here’s the info:

Press Release:

RETURNER’S WEALTH is the first book in a new, gripping series, from
award-winning duo, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

The WYRMEWEALD trilogy is set in a Wild-West world where dragon-like beasts roam supreme and danger is a way of life. It is an ambitious offering; an epic fantasy, a compelling romance, a tale of revenge, all mixed up with dragons.

It is the Wild West like setting which makes WYRMEWEALD feel so different from the relative claustrophobia of the Edgelands. Inspired by landscapes in Arizona and more recently the remote Scottish highlands (on a tour with the Scottish Booktrust) Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell wanted to create a threatening, expansive landscape; “I love old cowboy films which are about real life, hardship, toil, survival and then there are moments of true adventure, life-threatening situations; it’s Man Vs environment or Man Vs beast. We love that elemental danger. And of course there’s always a good love story!”

RETURNER’S WEALTH is set in a world populated by wyrmes (the medieval word for dragons). With its violent and morally complex elements, it will appeal to adult fantasy readers too. The compelling hero and heroine, Micah and Thrace, will attract readers older than those who normally read Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell.

WYRMEWEALD represents a new direction for the pair, as Paul Stewart explains, “The Edge has dominated our lives for ten years and we’ve loved every moment of it, and we wanted to do something new, something which is familiar enough to appeal to our fans but different enough to bring a freshness and element of surprise.”

Stewart and Riddell, renowned for the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, have sold over two million books in the UK alone and stand as one of the most recognised and applauded creative partnerships working today.

And here’s the cover:

To pre-order your copies, click here for Amazon UK. 🙂 Returner’s Wealth will be available on the 29th of April.


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