Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp

Publisher: Tor Books
Format: Hardback | 304 pages
Dimensions: 156mm x 235mm x 25mm | 454g
Publication date: 14 October 2014
ISBN 10: 0765335492
ISBN 13: 9780765335494

The Accidental Highwayman is the first swashbuckling adventure for young adults by talented author and illustrator, Ben Tripp. This thrilling tale of dark magic and true love is the perfect story for fans of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride.

In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher “Kit” Bristol is the unwitting servant of notorious highwayman Whistling Jack. One dark night, Kit finds his master bleeding from a mortal wound, dons the man’s riding cloak to seek help, and changes the course of his life forever. Mistaken for Whistling Jack and on the run from redcoats, Kit is catapulted into a world of magic and wonders he thought the stuff of fairy tales.

Bound by magical law, Kit takes up his master’s quest to rescue a rebellious fairy princess from an arranged marriage to King George III of England. But his task is not an easy one, for Kit must contend with the feisty Princess Morgana, gobling attacks, and a magical map that portends his destiny: as a hanged man upon the gallows….

Fans of classic fairy-tale fantasies such as Stardust by Neil Gaiman and will find much to love in this irresistible YA debut by Ben Tripp, the son of one of America’s most beloved illustrators, Wallace Tripp (Amelia Bedelia). Following in his father’s footsteps, Ben has woven illustrations throughout the story.

“Delightful and charming. A swashbuckling adventure in the vein of Robert Louis Stevenson.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson

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"A Giant Book"
The Accidental Highwayman Trailer One

The idea was to capture some of the settings and atmospheres of the novel by visiting haunted forests and sunny sheep-flecked meadows of England. In general none of this went off quite as planned.

"The Author at Work"
The Accidental Highwayman Trailer Two 

Ultimately the challenge of adventure proved too enticing and the sport 
of Extreme Reading was born. What makes a book more interesting? Peril. 

"A Pastoral Reading"
The Accidental Highwayman Trailer Three 

The next idea was to go indoors where it was nice and quiet and shoot a 
video there in the safety of the author's elegant writing room.

"Extreme Reading"
The Accidental Highwayman Trailer Four 

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After a childhood making art and a brief stint at the Rhode Island School of Design, BEN TRIPP worked as an experiential designer for over twenty years, creating theme parks, resorts, museums, and attractions worldwide. He is the author of the adult novels Rise Again, Rise Again: Below Zero, and the forthcoming Fifth Chamber of the Heart. The Accidental Highwayman is his first book for young adults.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this really awesome donation to JBN, Ben! :D