You may have already seen this great news on Twitter, but I’m delighted to share it here officially! From author Matthew Cody‘s newsletter:
“In the year of Our Lord 1284, 130 children were led out of town into a mountain . . . and there they disappeared.”
I’ve been sitting on this news for a while now, but I’ve finally gotten the go-ahead from the good folks at Random House to give you all a sneak peek at the brand new series I’ll be launching next year. THE SECRETS OF THE PIED PIPER will be a fantasy trilogy, and the above cover that you should be drooling over is by the wonderful Craig Phillips, who is also providing interior illustrations.
Here’s a little about Book One: THE PEDDLER’S ROAD —
It is said that in the 13th Century, in a village called Hamelin, a Piper lured all of the children away with his magical flute, and none of them were ever seen again.
Today tough, pink-haired Max and her little brother, Carter, are stuck in modern-day Hamelin, with their father…until they also led away by the Piper to a place called the Summer Isle. There they meet the original stolen children, who haven’t aged a day and who have formed their own village, vigilantly guarded from the many nightmarish beings that roam the land.
No one knows why the Piper stole them, but Max and Carter’s appearance may be the key to returning the lost children of Hamelin—and to going home themselves. But to discover the secrets of the Piper, Max and Carter will have to set out on a mysterious quest down the dangerous Peddler’s Road.
I hope you all will join me next year to begin the adventure!
What cover, you may ask? This one!
Check out Matt’s newsletter for more spooky information about Hamelin and his new trilogy!