The action delivers on epic battles (especially against skeletal foes), and the storyline gives the characters real stakes and costs along with solid twists, all fitting seamlessly into the humorous Dungeons & Dragons setting. — Kirkus Reviews
In the second installment of the Dungeon & Dragons middle grade series, something BIG has come knocking on the gates of Dungeon Academy! The undefeated Waterdeep Dragons have arrived for the Tourney of Terror games, which happens every fifty years and features every monster’s favorite sport: Goreball!
The Dungeon Academy Flumphs are outnumbered, outsized, and outmonstered! But our hero, Zelli Stormclash (a forbidden human, secretly disguised as a minotaur), is no stranger to impossible odds. Just a few weeks ago, Zelli and her crew, the Danger Club, came face-to-face with a maniacal necromancer and his army of undead!
If this wasn’t enough to raise scales Zelli’s reoccurring nightmare of a dark entity annihilating her world may be more than just a bad dream. Something sinister is lurking in the halls of the academy, and only Zelli seems to notice. But when Zelli uncovers a dark past hidden beneath Dungeon Academy, she unlocks something that will concern everyone at school, every dragon at Waterdeep, and everything within the Forgotten Realms.
Madeleine Roux is the New York Times bestselling author of the Asylum series, as well as many titles for children, teenagers and adults, including contributions to Star Wars and World of Warcraft. Both a veteran Dungeons & Dragons player and DM, Madeleine was raised in Minnesota, attended Beloit College in Wisconsin, and now lives with her two beloved Blink Dogs in Seattle, Washington.
Tim Probert is the illustrator of several middle grade books, including Pickle and the Rip and Red series, as well as his own graphic novel, Lightfall, for HarperAlley. Tim is also an art director at the animation studio Nathan Love. He lives in New York with his wife and two cats.
On-sale 11/1/22 | Middle Grade | Ages 8-12
Hardcover | 9780063039148 | $12.99