Thirty days hath September.
Seven heroes we remember.
Young Archie Dent knows there really are monsters in the world. His parents are members of the Septemberist Society, whose job it is to protect humanity from hideous giant monsters called the Mangleborn. Trapped in underground prisons for a thousand years, the Mangleborn have been all but forgotten--until now.
Evil genius Thomas Alva Edison and his experiments in the forbidden science of electricity have awakened a Mangleborn in the swamps of Florida. When Archie's parents and the rest of the Septemberists are brainwashed by the monster, it's up to Archie and his loyal Tik Tok manservant Mr. Rivets to assemble a new team of seven young heroes to save the world: the League of Seven.
PRE-ORDER SPECIAL! Pre-order The League of Seven from my hometown indie, Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, NC and you'll also receive the specially-printed League of Seven prequel short story "Join, or Die" with your signed book! "Join, or Die" features Ben Franklin, the Boston Tea Party, and giant monsters. CLICK HERE to pre-order The League of Seven from Malaprop's Bookstore--and be sure to put any special inscription you'd like in the comment field!
Starscape | August 2014 | Ages 9 and Up
Available in hardcover and ebook
"Action, banter, and steampunk-style tech aplenty...an appealingly fast-paced trilogy opener."
"Gratz has created an imaginative world with appeal far beyond its immediate middle-grade market."
"Perfect middle-grade fantasy. Lots of action, lots of battles, lots of icky monsters, lots of fun."
Bonnie Kunzel, YALSA Past-President
"What else can I say? The book has robot ninjas, rayguns, mind-control, and electricity cannons. A certain must-read for all in need of a great story."
Travis, Age 16, YALSA Teen Top Ten Reviewer