New Release Books by Adam Stemple

Adam Stemple is the author of Crime And... (2021), Breaking Out the Devil (2019), The Last Tsar's Dragons (2019), How to Write Fantasy Novels (2021) and other 17 books.

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Crime And...

release date: Jun 01, 2021
Crime And...
Crime And... I challenged folks to give me a crime story with a one word title that could complete that phrase above. Many answered, and nearly twenty made the final cut, from coziest fun to darkest noir, always with Dostoevsky''s Crime and Punishment in the back of their minds. Historic tales sent in mid-Twentieth Century Los Angeles or Budapest. Modern mysteries from small towns to Appalachia to the big city. Crime takes many forms. Where will it take you?

Breaking Out the Devil

release date: Nov 05, 2019
Breaking Out the Devil
The blazing conclusion to the Stone Man Mysteries trilogy. In the climactic final volume of the Stone Man Mysteries series, the demon-turned-gargoyle Silex and his human helper Craig make the ultimate uneasy alliance: a partnership with the Devil himself. The prince of darkness is stuck on Earth, trapped in the body of Silex''s previous assistant. When one of the Devil''s lieutenants attempts to conquer both the underworld and living world, Silex and Craig will have to bust the Devil out of confinement in order to save humanity.

The Last Tsar's Dragons

release date: Jun 19, 2019
The Last Tsar's Dragons
“Vivid, gripping and actually riveting as the Red Danger takes a whole new meaning here. Loved it.” —The Book Smugglers It is the waning days of the Russian monarchy. A reckless man rules the land and his dragons rule the sky. Though the Tsar aims his dragons at his enemies—Jews and Bolsheviks—his entire country is catching fire. Conspiracies suffuse the royal court: bureaucrats jostle one another for power, the mad monk Rasputin schemes for the Tsar’s ear, and the desperate queen takes drastic measures to protect her family. Revolution is in the air—and the Red Army is hatching its own weapons. Discover Russia’s October Revolution, reimagined in flight by the acclaimed mother-and-son writing team of the Locus Award-winning novel, Pay the Piper, and the Seelie Wars series.

How to Write Fantasy Novels

release date: Feb 22, 2021
How to Write Fantasy Novels
In the third book of this series, Locus Award winning author, Adam Stemple, tackles the essential skill of revising. He codifies the process like never before, giving you his Three Cs to concentrate on while rewriting. With a plan to follow and real aims to achieve, the process becomes something to enjoy rather than dread. And it''s so important! As the author says, "I''ve never written anything good, but I''ve rewritten some pretty decent things."You''re almost done, so don''t stop now! Get the third volume of How to Write Fantasy Fiction today!"Finally! A guide to fantasy writing that is not only clear and approachable, but full of warmth and wisdom and useful information. I''m so thrilled to be able to share this with my students. A must-have for all aspiring fantasists." -Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Award winning author of The Girl Who Drank Down the Moon

Sanctuary

release date: Apr 01, 2018
Sanctuary
When a young girl escapes the underworld, she seeks refuge with Silex the gargoyle and his human assistant Craig. Her presence soon forces Craig and Silex to tangle with a fallen angel and supernatural hounds. The story unfolds against the moody backdrop of Scotland in the 1930s, where Silex solves crimes as a way of seeking redemption. "Sanctuary" also features the infamous grave robbers Burke and Hare and other historical scoundrels who return to the land of the living in this work of dark fantasy.

The Seelie King's War

release date: Nov 08, 2016
The Seelie King's War
The exciting conclusion to the Seelie Wars trilogy. Full of magic, battles, and page-turning excitement, this series is a perfect introduction to classic fantasy. The war that Prince Aspen and midwife''s apprentice Snail started—purely by accident—is at hand. The Unseelie Army, the evil side of Faerie, will soon invade and destroy the Seelie kingdom. Aspen is terrified, not simply because his homeland is on the verge of ruin, but because he is now, after the death of his father and brothers, the Seelie King. He is a young, untried king; a king without a battle plan. But he has Snail, his first and only friend, and the only one who can raise the army Aspen needs—an army of changelings, like her. First, however, she has to convince the mysterious, dangerous Professor Odds, the changelings’ leader, who has a destructive plan of his own.

Stone Cold

release date: Aug 01, 2016
Stone Cold
When young runaway Craig prepares to jump from a church rooftop, his salvation comes in the unholy shape of Silex: a beast trapped in the form of a gargoyle. Silex runs an investigative service, chasing redemption from atop his perch. And he needs a young lad to do his footwork. Craig begins his new life by probing a series of murders that has menaced Scotland. The scenes are frightening, the motivation is a mystery, and the authorities are no help. So along with Father Harris, a hard-edged man of the cloth, Craig steps onto the streets of Edinburgh—and toward the dangerous task of catching a killer.

Pay the Piper

release date: Aug 25, 2015
Pay the Piper
A rock ''n'' roll band to die for? Callie is about to find out.... Not much happens in fourteen-year-old Callie McCallan''s sleepy Massachusetts town. So when the famous rock ''n'' roll band, Brass Rat, schedules a concert in the Valley, it''s big news. As a reporter for her school paper, Callie scores the scoop of a lifetime--a backstage pass to interview the lead singer of Brass Rat! Her friends are so jealous. But Callie isn''t sure what the fuss is all about...until she meets the band. Lead singer Peter Gringras and his band mates are so cool. Especially Peter. When he plays his flute, it''s as if he has some kind of hypnotic power. But there is something strange about the band, something Callie can''t quite put her finger on. Maybe she''s just being weird, but it''s as if they''re from here--but not from here--at the same time. It''s when, on Halloween night, Callie''s little brother Nicky disappears--along with all the other children of Northampton--that she begins to wonder if her suspicions are so weird after all. It''s crazy, but Callie thinks she knows why the children have disappeared--and who took them. To prove it--and to rescue Nicky and the other children--Callie will be forced down a road that will lead to her to a mythical world filled with fantastical creatures. A world from which there may be no return.... At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Troll Bridge

release date: Aug 25, 2015
Troll Bridge
A wicked adventure-or deadly...trollble For sixteen-year-old harpist prodigy Moira, the annual Dairy Princess event in Vanderby is just another lame publicity "op." Moira a dairy princess? Get real. Twelve girls have been selected to have their likeness carved in butter and displayed on the Trollholm Bridge. It''s a Vanderby State Fair tradition that has been going on for, like, ever. As far as Moira is concerned, the sooner it''s over with the butter-er-better. About the same time and not far away, three brothers-members of the sensationally popular teen boy band The Griffsons-are in the middle of a much needed road trip to relax from the pressures of their latest tour. In a flash, however, the kids are suddenly transported to a strange and mystical wilderness where they find themselves in the middle of a deadly tug-of-war struggle between a magical fox named Fossegrim and the monstrous troll Aenmarr of Austraegir. At the heart of the feud is a battle for possession of a mysterious magical fiddle--and an ancient compact between Trollholm and the outer world. Whatever. All Moira cares about is that eleven of her fellow princesses have been enchanted into a slumber and Moira needs to figure out a way to awaken them...and get home. Unfortunately for Moira and the Griffsons, nothing in Trollholm is as it seems. Finding a way out of Trollholm may be a lot more difficult than they think. At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Last Changeling

release date: Nov 28, 2014
The Last Changeling
In The Hostage Prince, Prince Aspen and midwife’s apprentice Snail tried to prevent the Seelie War by making a perilous journey to Aspen’s father’s kingdom. Their journey started the war instead. Chased by two armies, Aspen and Snail find refuge with the actors of Professor Odds’ traveling troupe, dodging soldiers, Border Lord berserkers, a hungry troll, and assorted dwarfs, drows, lycants, boggles, and a cloaked spy. Will they make it out? Is any place safe for the two of them? And who, exactly, is the mysterious Professor Odds, who seems to have his own hidden powers and agenda? Fast-paced and funny,The Last Changeling, the second book of the Seelie Wars trilogy, is the perfect way to introduce newly fledged readers to fantasy.

Crow Not Crow

release date: Aug 01, 2018
Crow Not Crow
Tells the story of a child''s first birding expedition on a golden autumn day.

Steward of Song

release date: Nov 19, 2013
Steward of Song
In Singer of Souls, young Douglas fled his American life of drugs and petty crime, arriving in Scotland to be taken in by his stern but fair-minded grandmother. Unfortunately, his career as a busker was interrupted by the fey folk who invisibly share Edinburgh''s streets, who dragged him into their own internecine wars. Now Douglas, usurper, sits on the throne of Faery--holding the Queen and the land hostage with his all-powerful magic and his unflinchingly loyal lieutenant, Martes. Meanwhile, in Western Massachusetts, a strange infant is left on the doorstep of an ex-marine who may have the second sight. And in Scotland, the granddaughter of a murdered woman sifts through clues trying to prove her brother isn''t the killer... At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Singer of Souls

release date: Nov 19, 2013
Singer of Souls
Leaving his life of petty crime and drug abuse behind, young Douglas flees from Minneapolis to Edinburgh, Scotland, to his stern but fairminded Grandma McLaren, who will take him in if he can support himself. Fortunately, few cities are friendlier than Edinburgh to a guitarist with a talent for spontaneous rhyme, and soon Douglas is making a decent living as the busker who can write a song about you on the spot. But Edinburgh has its dangers for the unwary. The annual arts festival, biggest in Europe, draws all manner of footloose sorts, and tempted by the drugs offered by a mysterious young girl, Douglas stumbles. What follows isn''t what he expects. Suddenly, Douglas can see the fey folk who invisibly share Edinburgh''s ancient streets—in all their beauty and terrifying cruelty. Worse, they can see him, and they''re determined to draw him into their own internecine wars--wars that are fought to the death. At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Hostage Prince

release date: Jun 13, 2013
The Hostage Prince
Terrifying monsters, daring escapes and a kingdom on the verge of war… Unlikely companions Snail and Prince Aspen find themselves thrown together on the adventure of a lifetime. Due to a series of misunderstandings, they end up on the run, having adventure after mishap after scary, thrilling escape. When they reach Aspen''s kingdom, they learn to their horror that their actions have divided the country and plunged it into violence. Every minute counts: it is time for Snail and Aspen to figure out a way to stop the building war—together. The Hostage Prince is a fast-paced, funny, exciting fantasy novel for young readers. And who better to start tweens on their journey than Jane Yolen (“America''s Hans Christian Andersen”—Time) and her son, Adam Stemple!

B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy)

release date: Mar 21, 2013
B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy)
Sammy Greenberg would rather talk back to The Boyz--a gang of bullies at his school--and get his head stuck in the toilet than constantly be afraid. But when his friend Skink gets beaten up so badly that he has to go to the hospital, Sammy thinks he may be in over his head. He decides to build a golem--a mythical protector from Jewish folklore, made of clay and animated by the ineffable name of God. But this monster doesn''t just protect him and Skink from The Boyz, he is also a great drummer for their rock-jazz-klezmer fusion band! But golems come with warnings. They will protect you until they don''t.

This Little Piggy

release date: Jan 01, 2005
This Little Piggy
A timeless collection of songs and rhymes for the very young features familiar favorites such as "Goosey, Goosey, Gander" and "I''m a Little Teapot" as well as lesser-known rhymes such as "Harry Whistle" and "In Went the Prairie Dog." 30,000 first printing.

Milk and Honey

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Milk and Honey
Relates customs and stories and offers poems, songs with piano and guitar accompaniment, and a play for each holiday of the Jewish calendar year

Hark! a Christmas Sampler

release date: Jan 01, 1991
Hark! a Christmas Sampler
A collection of stories, poems, legends, folktales, and carols relating to Christmas.

Duster

release date: Jul 07, 2020
Duster
An uneasy truce between the four races has lasted for twenty years. Until now. The Dusters, a race of cat people from the north, have invaded and now former soldier Mika must make a grim choice: take up the sword again or watch everything he loves burn. With his old friend from the military, Gair, and a mysterious, half-breed Duster, Mika makes his way from his Northern border home to the southern capital, across the frozen wastes of the Duster homelands, and deep underground where the legendary Gallochs dwell. He is desperate to unravel the mystery of the invasion and how it''s connected to his origin. But hunted by his own kind and unable to trust his companions, he discovers that to save his family, he may have to defeat not only the Duster army but the very Gods themselves. Penned by award-winning author, Adam Stemple, Duster is an epic, page-turning fantasy for adult readers who like their tales grim and dark but with just enough light at the end of the tunnel to keep them wanting more. Fans of Martin''s Game of Thrones, Abercrombie''s The First Law Trilogy, and Estes'' Fatemarked will all find something to enjoy within. "I can, without reservation, recommend everything Adam Stemple has written, and Duster is no exception." -- Steven Brust, best-selling author of The Baron of Magister Valley "No one writes bastard-son-of-a-bitch characters as brilliantly as Adam Stemple." -- Naomi Kritzer, Hugo-Award-Winning Author of Catfishing on Catnet Praise for Adam''s first novel, Singer of Souls "One of the best first novels I have ever read." -- SFWA Grand Master, Ann McCaffrey *STARRED REVIEW* "A dour, nihilistic, absolutely marvelous grunge fantasy!" -- Ray Olson, Booklist "Fans of Charles de Lint and Clive Barker will find much to like!" -- Publishers Weekly

The Stone Man Mysteries

release date: Jan 01, 2016
The Stone Man Mysteries
Silex is a talking gargoyle on a cathedral in Scotland who moonlights as a detective, assisted by a team of Scottish street urchins and a priest who do the grunt work.
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