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SMOKE THIEVES, THE 2
The Demon World
By (author): Sally Green
9780425290248 Hardcover English Young Adult : Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Epic Aug 06, 2019
$24.99 CAD
Active 5.75 x 8.56 x 1.47 in 464 pages Viking Children's Books Viking Books for Young Readers
The epic, magical saga of royalty, romance, and violence continues.

A princess. A soldier. A servant. A demon hunter. A thief. When we last saw them, this unlikely group was heading into the Northern Territory of the kingdom of Pitoria, on the run from the sadistic and power-hungry King Aloysius of Brigant. The Smoke Thieves have discovered that demon smoke is not only an illegal drug used for pleasure, but in fact, when taken by children, demon smoke briefly gives its users super-human strength. Aloysius’ plan is simple and brutal: kill the demons for their smoke, and use that smoke to build an unstoppable army of children to take over Pitoria, Calidor, and then the rest of the world. The Smoke Thieves are the only ones who understand this plan—but can they stop it? Catherine, Aloysius’ daughter, is seen as a traitor from all sides; Tash is heartbroken after the loss of her one friend and sees nothing left for her in the human world; Edyon is wanted for murder; March is carrying the secret of his betrayal of his new love; Ambrose is out for revenge—and all the while, the demons have plans of their own…

Series Overview: An unlikely quintet of teens—a princess, a soldier, a servant, a demon hunter, and a thief—fight to protect a kingdom whose very existence is threatened by a ruthless ruler in control of an all-powerful magical weapon.

SECOND IN A TRILOGY: The first book was selected for the Kids’ Indie Next List and received great praise, with critics calling it the “YA Game of Thrones” (Booklist) and “a must-purchase” (SLJ). The third book pubs in Summer 2020.

POPULAR, BUZZY AUTHOR: Rights to Sally Green’s Half Bad trilogy sold in more than fifty countries, making it the holder of two Guinness World Records. In total, that trilogy garnered seven starred reviews.

PERFECT FOLLOW-UP TO HALF BAD: The magic, tension, high stakes, and stand-out voice of The Smoke Thieves will appeal to Half Badfans; meanwhile the rich world-building and complex cast of characters will bring in a whole new audience of epic fantasy readers.

HUGE DEMAND: The Smoke Thieves establishes Sally Green as one of the most exciting and vital voices in epic YA fantasy. This book is a must-read for every fan of Morgan Rhodes, Leigh Bardugo, Kristin Cashore, Victoria Aveyard, or Sarah J. Maas.

UK PUBLICATION: Penguin UK will publish their edition simultaneously with ours.

Sally Green lives in Cheshire, England. She has had various jobs from her first paper-round to a career as an accountant, but in 2010 she started writing a novel and that changed her life. She still runs most days despite several attempts to give it up. Follow her on Twitter @Sa11eGreen.

Marketing: National media campaign

Radio satellite tour

Consumer advertising campaign

Online promotion and social media outreach

Promotion at national school and library conferences

Librarian and educator outreach

Praise for The Demon World:

“Green openly rocks her Medieval-inspired society’s traditional views of women’s roles, as Catherine assumes more power. Romance, politics, and considerable journeying—though only Tash explores the demon world—set readers up for what promises to be a juicy, empowering final volume.”—Booklist

Praise for The Smoke Thieves:

“Sally Green’s The Smoke Thieves is full to overflowing with dark magic, marvelous mayhem, heart-stopping action, and delicious forbidden romance. I want more!”—Morgan Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Kingdoms

“A YA Game of Thrones that pits power against love, conviction against convention.” —Booklist

“A must-purchase.”—School Library Journal

Praise for the Half Bad trilogy:

“Highly entertaining and dangerously addictive.”—TIME

“Genuinely engaging.”—The New York Times

“Gripping.”—Us Weekly

“Bewitching.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Captivating.”—Los Angeles Times

“A page-turner.”—The Boston Globe

* “A thrilling tale…Unforgettable.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

* “Marvelous.”—Booklist, starred review

“Brilliant and utterly compelling.”—Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life

“This will haunt you.”—Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of Warcross

“Edgy, arresting and brilliantly written.”—Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Gone

“A fabulous start to an epic journey.”—D.J. MacHale, New York Times bestselling author of Pendragon and Sylo

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