Wednesday, September 17, 2014

T.A. Barron's ATLANTIS RISING being released in paperback! With new prequel about the villain!

TA Barron’s Atlantis Rising to be Released in Paperback Along With Companion E-book, Never Again: The Origin of Grukarr
Revealing Villain’s Painful Past

NEW YORK, NY, September 10, 2014 – Atlantis Rising by T.A. Barron, the first book in an exciting new trilogy about the origin of the legendary isle of Atlantis that Publishers Weekly calls “inventive and entertaining,” will be released in paperback on September 25, 2014. Aimed at readers ages 9 and up, Atlantis Rising inspires readers to examine real-life issues of bravery, honesty, loyalty, and conservation—themes T.A. Barron consistently explores in his work. 
Atlantis Rising follows the adventure of a young boy, Promi, and his friend, Atlanta, in their quest to save their magical homeland from ruin. The two young characters battle Grukarr, the evil Deputy High Priest, and set off a chain of events that lead to the creation of Atlantis.

The scoundrel Grukarr, however, takes center stage in the simultaneously released companion story Never Again: The Origin of Grukarr. Ever wonder what makes a villain so despicable? Fans will discover how Grukarr lost his humanity and what event spurred him to become the sinister villain that Promi battles in order to save the magical world of Ellegandia. The e-book will be available for free at leading up to the release and appears in print for the first time in the paperback edition.

“Every character, including the villain, has a back story,” says Barron. “Grukarr’s upbringing is an important reminder that people are a culmination of their experience. I hope this story of Grukarr's secret past will make him even more intriguing to my readers.”

T. A. Barron is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of the Merlin saga, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and was recently optioned for a major motion picture by Disney. He is the winner of the 2011 de Grummond USM Medallion for "lifetime contribution to the field of children's and young adult literature." Always a believer in the heroism of every child, T. A. Barron founded the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, which honors outstanding young people who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet.  He lives in Colorado with his family. For more information, please visit

Atlantis Rising by T.A. Barron
371 pages
ISBN Number: 9780147512215
Published by Puffin Books on September 25, 2014

Never Again: The Origin of Grukarr
By T.A. Barron
45 Pages

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