Rebel Genius (Hardcover)

By Michael Dante DiMartino

Roaring Brook Press, 9781626723368, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

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Description

A new fantasy-adventure series from the co-creator of the hit animated shows Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

In twelve-year-old Giacomo's Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. A few artists possess Geniuses, birdlike creatures that are the living embodiment of an artist's creative spirit. Those caught with one face a punishment akin to death, so when Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he knows he's in serious trouble.

Luckily, he finds safety in a secret studio where young artists and their Geniuses train in sacred geometry to channel their creative energies as weapons. But when a murderous artist goes after the three Sacred Tools--objects that would allow him to destroy the world and everyone in his path--Giacomo and his friends must risk their lives to stop him.

"DiMartino masterfully weaves a thrilling action-adventure epic into an imaginative and terrifying world." --Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

"Rebel Genius is a natural extension of Michael Dante DiMartino's work on Avatar: The Last Airbender charming young heroes, magical creatures, an innovative magic system, and mysteries galore. There is so much to love about this book " --Gene Yang, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and author of American Born Chinese

"DiMartino delivers a magical take on the power of art. With a cast that will charm you and an innovative new world to get lost in, Rebel Genius is a gift for fantasy lovers and a treasure for anyone who has ever tried to pick up a brush or a pen and make something new. A lively, thrilling spin on the struggle to create."--Leigh Bardugo, author of the Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crows series

"Rebel Genius contains all of Mike DiMartino's hallmarks: an exquisite world dripping with magic and color, a cast of incredible, diverse characters, and artwork that will take your breath away. Get ready to fall in love." --Marie Lu, author of the Legend trilogy and the Young Elites trilogy

"Rebel Genius is a mind-blowing new series, a passionate blend of adventure, mystery, and puzzle-solving that has no end to its imagination." --Soman Chainani, author of The School for Good and Evil trilogy



About the Author

Michael Dante DiMartino is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the co-creator of the award-winning animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife. The Rebel Genius series is his debut prose work.
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