Becket, long-time assistant of legendary bestseller Anne Rice, presents his new middle-grade novel Key the Steampunk Vampire Girl and the Tower Tomb of Time with illustrator Raven Quinn.
The first book, Key the Steampunk Vampire Girl and the Dungeon of Despair (Volume 1), was released on Oct. 23, 2013. The second is scheduled to be released next week on Feb. 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. with a launch party at my favorite independent bookstore, Changing Hands.
Key the Steampunk Vampire Girl and the Dungeon of Despair (Volume 1)
Key had a very happy life on a farm — until her ninth birthday, when she lost her mom and dad, was changed into a vampire, and was ushered to the City of the Dead where she was thrown into the Dungeon of Despair. Key is now imprisoned for the rest of her immortal life in darkness, loneliness, and emptiness. But hope is not lost when Key is befriended by a ghost, a witch, and an immortal puppy. Through friendship, Key must learn that she herself is the key to freedom from Despair. Brought to life with the dazzling artwork of Raven Quinn, Becket - assistant to New York Times bestselling author Anne Rice - shares with you an enchanting world of vampire castles, glowing flowers, Crinomatics, and mostly dead Mystical Creatures.
Key, the Steampunk Vampire Girl and the Tower Tomb of Time (Volume 2)
Key the Steampunk Vampire Girl has escaped from the Dungeon of Despair, but now she must race through the Necropolis to the Tower Tomb of Time before Old Queen Crinkle can rewrite history. With the aid of Mr. Fuddlebee the ghost and Miss Broomble the Witch, Key and her immortal puppy, Tudwal, must drive a MotorHog, ride a Hobbeetle, and cling to an Umbracopter without getting lost in time, where she will have to confront an old enemy and a long forgotten past.
Gosh (and I use that wicked word boldly) Monday is going to be busy between the Renaissance Festival and the Launch Party! I simply cannot wait to read these!