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Press Release for The Secret Journeys of Jack London: The Wild

March 1st, 2011 (07:37 am)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            Contact: Rose Carrano 212.207.7853

                                                                                                                rose.carrano@harpercollins.com

 

Everyone has heard of Jack London - the Yukon adventurer, erstwhile pirate, and gold prospector. But there were some events he experienced that were so abnormal, perverse, or horrific that even he chose never to write of them in his lifetime…until now.


The Secret Journeys of Jack London: The Wild

By Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon

Illustrated by Greg Ruth

 

When we meet Jack in book one of this new series, he is seventeen years old and aboard a ship with his brother-in-law to join the Klondike Gold Rush. Eager to test his limits against the indifferent wilds of the north, the journey holds the promise of another kind of fortune:  challenge and adventure.

But what he finds in the reaches of Alaska and beyond is something far more sinister than he could have anticipated--kidnapping and slavery, the murderous tendencies of desperate men, and supernatural beasts of the wilderness that prey upon the weakness in men’s hearts.

Namely, the Wendigo: the cannibalistic spirit of North American folklore, a soulless creature from whom Jack will not be able to escape unscathed. Now, his survival will depend on his ability to quell the demons within himself as much as those without.

Acclaimed authors Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon have crafted a masterful tale of paranormal adventure and excitement, and a fresh, thrilling original story in the tradition of those of the great Jack London. 

Download the electronic press kit (EPK) for the series:
http://www.christophergolden.com/jack
http://www.christophergolden.com/jack/EPK.zip

Follow the authors' blog tour throughout the first two weeks of March 2011:
http://www.christophergolden.com/jack/blogtour.html

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

 

Christopher Golden is the Bram Stoker Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of more than fifty books, including, The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, and Strangewood. He teamed with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola on Baltimore, a WWI-era vampire novel that has been optioned for film by Fox; and with Tim Lebbon on the acclaimed series Hidden Cities. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Soulless and the thriller series Body of Evidence, which was honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA’s Best Books for Young Readers. He lives with his family in Massachusetts. You can visit him on line at: www.christophergolden.com.

Tim Lebbon is the author of nearly thirty books for adults, including The Island and, with Chris Golden, the acclaimed Hidden Cities series. He is the winner of numerous British Fantasy Awards and a Bram Stoker Award. Of his writing, the New York Times Book Review says, “Tim Lebbon displays the sort of cool irony and uncanny mood-making that drive the best `Twilight Zone’ stories.” He lives in the English countryside with his wife and children. You can visit him at www.timlebbon.net.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:

Greg Ruth is the illustrator of numerous novels, picture books, and comics. Most recently, he has contributed illustrations to the Scholastic series The Adventures Sherlock Holmes and The Baker Street Irregulars, and illustrated for Harper the picture book tribute to Barack Obama’s inaugural address Our Enduring Spirit. He lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts. You can find him on the web at www.gregthings.com.

THE SECRET JOURNEYS OF JACK LONDON: THE WILD

Written by Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon

Illustrated by Greg Ruth

$15.99

ISBN: 9780061863172

On sale: 3/1/2011

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