J.C. Cervantes, award-winning author of Tortilla Sun, authored the latest installment in the Rick Riordan Presents middle grade adventure series, based on Mayan mythology. In The Storm Runner, Zane is an adventurous middle schooler with a physical disability who would rather hike the volcano near his home than go to school. He finds himself at the center of a powerful prophecy and is thrust into an incredible journey in a war between the gods. Readers and Ixkakaw will be pleased to note that there will be Mexican hot chocolate sticks to share with attendees -- also, Jen will draw tickets for some special prizes for readers who purchase copies of The Storm Runner at Mysterious Galaxy.
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A contemporary adventure based on Maya mythology from Rick Riordan Presents!
Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He'd much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno--for his one good leg. What Zane doesn't know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy. A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he's destined to release an evil god from the ancient Maya relic he is imprisoned in--unless she can find and remove it first. Together they return to the volcano, where all kinds of crazy happens. Brooks turns into a hawk, a demon attacks them in a cave, and Rosie gives her all while trying to protect Zane. When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father. To survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can't even walk well without a cane?