J. C. Cervantes - New York Times best-selling author
J. C. Cervantes - New York Times best-selling author
J. C. Cervantes - New York Times best-selling author

THE STORM RUNNER

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. But his life is about to be turned upside down.

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.

Read about the NYT bestselling book, THE STORM RUNNER, released from Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, Sept. 18, 2018 here and here.

And look for the sequel, THE FIRE KEEPER, coming September 3, 2019!

The Storm Runner is available in:

Turkey (Dogan), Romania (Art), Spain (RBA Libros), Germany (Ravensberger), Indonesia (Noura), Vietnam (Le Chi Culture and Communication), Poland (Galeria Ksiazki), Russia (AST)

Accolades for The Storm Runner

2018 Cybils Award, Elementary, Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Nominee
Barnes and Noble Best Young Reader Books of 2018
Barnes and Noble Favorite MG Science Fiction and Fantasy Top Ten Books of 2018
Amazon Best Children’s Books of the Month, Sept 2018
Lone Star Reading List 2019
Off the Beaten Path Best Books of 2018

Praise for The Storm Runner

Cervantes wastes no time getting right into the action, and her conversational tone and suspenseful pacing will keep the pages turning as the tension escalates and the characters face deepening stakes. A rip-roaring adventure.”
Booklist Starred Review

Fantastic and villainous creatures from Mayan folklore combine with clever, realistic, and heartwarming characters. A page-turning and well-written trip into the world of Mayan mythology.”
School Library Journal Starred Review

The high stakes will grab kids who just want to turn pages as quickly as possible. Zane’s incredibly appealing kid voice and wry internal interjections make him easy to root for.”
Kirkus Reviews

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 Riordian

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, New York Times best-selling author of Shadowshaper

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, New York Times best-selling author of the Keeper of Lost Cities series and the Sky Fall series

The Storm Runner is brilliant, exhilarating, and funny. Its pages will 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, author of Marcelo in the Real World

Cervantes has written an excellent sequel that doesn’t fall short, gearing readers up for big battles in the future. The story’s cast has grown considerably, but the characters are all distinct and relatable in their own ways. Don’t miss it if you like gods and monsters.” 
Booklist

A fast-paced addition to a solid middle grade series whose mythological roots are sure to satisfy fans of the first book.”
School Library Journal

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