Knights of the Borrowed Dark (Hardcover)

By Dave Rudden

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780553522976, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 16, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/15/2016)
Paperback (8/8/2017)
Library Binding (8/16/2016)
CD-Audio (8/16/2016)

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Description

This imaginative new fantasy will charm fans of the Ranger’s Apprentice and Rick Riordan.
 
Denizen Hardwick is an orphan, and his life is, well, normal. Sure, in storybooks orphans are rescued from drudgery when they discover they are a wizard or a warrior or a prophesized king. But this is real life—orphans are just kids without parents. At least that’s what Denizen thought. . . .
            On a particularly dark night, the gates of Crosscaper Orphanage open to a car that almost growls with power. The car and the man in it retrieve Denizen with the promise of introducing him to a long-lost aunt. But on the ride into the city, they are attacked. Denizen soon learns that monsters can grow out of the shadows. And there is an ancient order of knights who keep them at bay. Denizen has a unique connection to these knights, but everything they tell him feels like a half-truth. If Denizen joins the order, is he fulfilling his destiny, or turning his back on everything his family did to keep him alive?


About the Author

Dave Rudden completed his Creative Writing Masters at University College Dublin, earning a first-class honors degree. His short stories and poetry have been published in such journals as Bare Hands, Wordlegs, and the Quotable. He has been shortlisted for the Bath Short Story Prize and longlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize, and won the Fantasy Book Review Short Story Prize. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.


Praise For Knights of the Borrowed Dark

"Scary and funny--my two favorites. Dave Rudden is more than a rising star; he is a shooting star." --Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series

"Like the Percy Jackson series, Hunger Games, or the Shiver Trilogy, Knights of the Borrowed Dark is dark, compelling, and builds an addictive universe of characters, high stakes, and evocative imagery." –Jeffrey Cranor, New York Times bestselling co-author of Welcome to Night Vale
 
"Dave Rudden has a way with words, a way with story, and a way with characters. Clear some time in your schedule before you read this, because once you start it is very difficult to stop.” –Joseph Fink, New York Times bestselling co-author of Welcome to Night Vale