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The Storm Runner

(2018)
(The first book in the Storm Runner series)
A novel by

 
 
A contemporary adventure based on Maya mythology from Rick Riordan Presents!

Zane Obispo spends every day exploring the sleeping volcano in his backyard. "The Beast," as he calls it, is the one place where he can escape other kids, who make fun of him because he has a limp and walks with a cane.

After a twin-engine plane crashes into The Beast, a mysterious girl named Brooks shows up at Zane's doorstep, insisting that they meet at the volcano, where she will reveal a terrible secret. Zane agrees, mostly because beautiful girls like her don't usually talk to him. Brooks tells him that the volcano is actually a centuries-old prison for the Maya god of death, whose destiny is directly tied to Zane's. No way, Zane thinks.He's just a thirteen-year old nobody, and destiny or no destiny,he wants nothing to do with any of it, especially some god of death.

But Brooks opens his eyes to the truth: magic, monsters, and gods are real, and Zane is at the center of an ancient prophecy that could mean the destruction of the world.Suddenly finding himself entangled in a web of dangerous secrets, Zane embarks on a quest that will take him far from home and test him to the very core.

Feisty heroes, tricky gods, murderous demons, and spirited giants are just some of the pleasures that await in this fresh and funny take on Maya mythology, as rich and delicious as a mug of authentic hot chocolate.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"A perfect storm of inspiring heroes, surprising twists, and some seriously scary monsters. This hilarious, expertly-plotted adventure keeps you racing through the pages and leaves you desperate for the next book (and craving a steaming mug of hot chocolate)!" - Shannon Messenger

"The Storm Runner takes us on a wild thrill ride through the Southwest, Los Angeles, and the spirit realm amidst all-night diners, delicious cups of hot chocolate, and Maya deities. A terrific read leading to an explosive page-turner of a finale!" - Daniel José Older

"J. C. Cervantes is about to take you on a trip you will never forget, through the darkest, strangest, and funniest twists and turns of Maya myth. You will meet the scariest gods you can imagine, the creepiest denizens of the Underworld, and the most amazing and unlikely heroes who have to save our world from being ripped apart." - Rick Riordan

"The Storm Runner is brilliant, exhilarating, and funny. Its pages will burn in your hands, and Zane Obispo and the Maya gods will keep you up at night terrified and delighted! But beware, this book might reveal your own hidden magic." - Francisco X Stork


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Used availability for J C Cervantes's The Storm Runner

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Storm Runner (A Storm Runner Novel, Book 1)
Author(s): J C Cervantes
ISBN: 1-368-01634-0 / 978-1-368-01634-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Storm Runner (Thorndike Press Large Print Literacy Bridge)
Author(s): J C Cervantes
ISBN: 1-4328-5619-7 / 978-1-4328-5619-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Storm Runner (Rick Riordan Presents)
Author(s): J C Cervantes
ISBN: 1-368-02360-6 / 978-1-368-02360-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Storm Runner
Author(s): J C Cervantes
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon   


September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Storm Runner
Author(s): J C Cervantes
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Storm Runner
Author(s): J C Cervantes
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA