Riese

Kingdom Falling

By Greg Cox; Ryan Copple (Concept by); Kaleena Kiff (Concept by)
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442429697, 288pp.)

Publication Date: June 12, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

A steampunk princess is torn between love and duty in this prequel to SyFy.com’s wildly popular webisodes.

Riese has never been happy as a princess; she’d much rather be hunting or fighting than sitting through another lesson on court etiquette. When she meets Micah, a wandering artist with a mysterious past, she pretends to be a peasant—it’s a chance to be just a normal girl with a normal boy for a while. But with war decimating her once-proud nation and the sinister clockwork Sect infiltrating her mother’s court, Riese’s moments with Micah are the only islands of sanity left in a world gone mad. As her kingdom falls and the Sect grows ever stronger, will Riese remain true to her duty as a princess…or risk everything on a boy she barely knows?

     SyFy’s enormously popular Riese webisodes come to literary life in this prequel rife with steampunk technology and medieval mysticism.




About the Author

Ryan Copple and Kaleena Kiff are the co-creators and executive producers of the critically acclaimed and award-winning sci-fi/fantasy web series Riese: Kingdom Falling, which was picked up by SyFy Network’s digital arm, worldwide. They live in Vancouver

Greg Cox is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous Star Trek novels, and his short fiction can be found in many Star Trek anthologies. He lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania.




Praise For Riese

"Game of Thrones–lite powered by steam."--Kirkus Reviews

"Riese is a heroine any teenage girl can admire—she is emotionally and physically strong, intelligent, and independent...With well-written dialogue and a fast-moving plot, this book will be popular with teens who enjoy science fiction and fantasy."--VOYA

"Steampunk elements add to an entertaining mix that should please both seasoned fans and newcomers to the series."--Booklist

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