Friday, September 01, 2017

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: "The Adventurers Guild" by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos

The Adventurers Guild
by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release date: October 3, 2017
Ages: 8-12
Pages: 320 pages

“Full of suspense and twists and turns, with characters I’ll never forget.”—James Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maze Runner series

Few ever asked to join the Adventurers Guild.... Their members often died young.

In one of the last cities standing after the world fell to monsters, best friends Zed Kagari and Brock Dunderfel have high hopes for the future. Zed desperately wishes to join the ranks of the Mages Guild, where his status as Freestone's only half elf might finally be an asset. Brock, the roguishly handsome son of merchants, is confident he'll be welcomed into the ranks of the Merchants Guild.

But just as it seems the boys' dreams have come true, their lives take a startling turn ... and they find themselves members of the perilous Adventurers Guild.

Led by the fearsome Alabasel Frond, the guild acts as the last line of defense against the Dangers -- hungry, unnatural beasts from otherworldly planes. And when the boys uncover a conspiracy that threatens all of Freestone, Zed, Brock, and their new allies -- Liza, a fierce noble, and Jett, a brave dwarf -- must prove their worth once and for all.

This start of a thrilling new series is sure to be a hit with readers who like their fantasies clever and action-packed, with tons of humor and heart.

Read an Excerpt

The two kobolds that had been hit by the blast were smoking lumps, tossed several feet away. Only Zed himself was left untouched by the flame.

He found Brock’s gaze. He, Jett, and Liza were watching him with wide eyes and open mouths.

“Zed?” Brock called unsurely.

Liza found herself first. She glanced back at the kobold mage. The creature let out a furious shriek and raised its scepter into the air again.

“It’s trying to cast!” Liza yelled. She threw herself forward, pressing her shoulder into the back of the shield. Girl met beast with a metallic clang! Girl won.

As it was bashed backward, the kobold dropped its scepter. Jett stepped forward to the instrument, raised his maul high in the air, and brought it down hard upon the red stone. There was only a flicker of bloody light as the rock was pulverized.

The kobold, clever enough to realize it had lost, leaped to its feet and beat a howling retreat into the trees. Zed tried to follow it with his eyes, but lost the green scales in the forest soon enough.

The four apprentices stood alone in the woods, breathing raggedly.

Then Liza turned around to face the others. It was the first time Zed had seen her smile.

“That,” she huffed, “was amazing!”

About the Authors

Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos are both editors based in New York. Best friends, they take a coffee break together every day and play Dungeons & Dragons every week. Zack fervently hopes that magic is real; Nick desperately hopes that monsters are not. The Adventurers Guild is their first novel.


One lucky winner will receive a hardcover copy of The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on September 30, 2017.

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  1. "Leave a comment on this blog post sharing the name of your favorite fantasy book or series." Well, I love The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant years ago, but I need to re-read them to know if they were as good as I thought at the time!

  2. I love the Harry Potter series

  3. Harry Potter is my favorite

  4. The chronicles of narnia were my favorite

  5. The Stainless Steel Rat.

  6. James and the giant giant peach.

  7. I Love the Harry Potter series.

  8. Anonymous8:08 PM

    Lemony Snickett

  9. Anonymous11:40 AM

    My favorite fantasy book is Kingdom Keepers.-Karley Moore

  10. The Harry Potter series

  11. My favorite fantasy series was The Song of the Lioness.
    Recently, it has been the Paper Magician Series.

  12. Well i cannot give up on the classic Chronicles of Narnia
    Even when i was a kid i remember my mom reading them to us every night. Naow I do with my kids.
    They will always be the top swries in ourhome...well at least for me

  13. I like Harry Potter!


  14. Love Harry Potter!

  15. Harry Potter is my favorite book for kids.

  16. Anonymous8:26 PM

    The Lord of the Rings was my favorite.

  17. I love the Harry Potter series

  18. Holly Black's The Spiderwick Chronicles

  19. I love The Lord of the Rings series

  20. I really enjoyed Harry Potter.

  21. i love the hunger games series.

  22. Daniel M8:44 PM

    lord of the rings is my fav

  23. Not very original, but I'm going to have to say Harry Potter. There's no other series where I'd literally sit outside waiting for the mail carrier to deliver my pre-ordered copy on publishing day.

  24. I like the percy jackson series and love the new one from Riordan featuring Magnus Chase. Thanks for the giveaway

  25. I would say Lord of the Rings.

  26. I like Harry Potter.

  27. Gabrielly8:58 PM

    I like Harry Potter.

  28. I grew up reading The Belgariad & Malloreon series which I love (decadesssss [aham]) so many years later. I would say squeaking in at #1 would be J.R.R. Tolkien though. Would love to win this for my eldest son; he loves this genre!

  29. I like the Twilight books.


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