Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Spotlight: The Rithmatist - Brandon Sanderson

No more Waiting on Wednesday, but a new "Spotlight" feature. It's almost the same, but instead of books I'm eagerly anticipating, I'll be putting the spotlight on upcoming books or books that deserve a day in the spotlight. 

The Rithmatist - Brandon Sanderson

Release date: May 14th 2013
Publisher: Tor Teen

The Rithmatist is an epic fantasy set in an alternate version of our world—a world in which life in the American Isles is threatened by the attacks of mysterious creatures known as Wild Chalklings. Chalklings are two-dimensional drawings that can be infused with life by Rithmatists and it is the job of the Rithmatists to keep the Wild Chalkings at bay.

The Rithmatist is about a 14-year-old kid named Joel who wants desperately to be a Rithmatist. But he wasn’t Chosen, so he doesn’t have the ability to bring chalklings or Rithmatic lines to life. All he can do is watch as The Rithmatist students at Armedius Academy learn the mystical art that he would give anything to practice. Then Rithmatist students start disappearing, kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving only trails of blood. Joel’s professor asks him to help investigate—putting Joel and his friend Melody on the trail of a discovery that could change Rithmatics—and their world—forever….

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