ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Kent Davis
Publisher: Green Willow (HarperCollins)
ISBN-10: 0062368346
ISBN-13: 978-0062368348
Release Date: September 22, 2015
Category: Middle Grade

A Riddle in Ruby

Synopsis:

Ruby Teach is a thief.

Well, a thief-in-training. And a pirate’s daughter. A smuggler. A picklock. In a world ruled by alchemists—who mix magic and science—Ruby has always relied on nothing more mysterious than her skill and her sneakiness. Swindling and stealing are straightforward.

At least, they are until she bungles the robbery of a young aristocratic lord. Now, Ruby’s father has been captured, and she must flee deep into the heart of a city filled with characters both honorable and nefarious. The Royal Navy and the leaders of a notorious secret society are hot on her heels.

Because Ruby has a secret. One even she doesn’t know. The world is filled with those who would help her, and those who would use her to their own dark ends. Can Ruby trust anyone? Can she even trust herself?


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My Personal Message





Ruby Teach is a thief.

Well, a thief-in-training. And a pirate’s daughter. A smuggler. A picklock. In a world ruled by alchemists—who mix magic and science—Ruby has always relied on nothing more mysterious than her skill and her sneakiness. Swindling and stealing are straightforward.

At least, they are until she bungles the robbery of a young aristocratic lord. Now, Ruby’s father has been captured, and she must flee deep into the heart of a city filled with characters both honorable and nefarious. The Royal Navy and the leaders of a notorious secret society are hot on her heels.

Because Ruby has a secret. One even she doesn’t know. The world is filled with those who would help her, and those who would use her to their own dark ends. Can Ruby trust anyone? Can she even trust herself?


Kent Davis is me. I’m a writer, game designer, actor, and pratfall practitioner.

A Riddle in Ruby is out in the world NOW from HarperCollins’ Greenwillow Books. It features adventure, daring heroes, alchemical automatons, and both pluck and gumption.

I live in a little yellow house in the wilds of Montana with my brilliant, ridiculous wife and a bold, yet wily dog-ninja. I love good food, good games, and good stories. Especially if the stories have dragons. Or wendigo. Or elusive, brain-devouring fauna.

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“Smugglers and swashbucklers are the order of the day here, with fun and danger around every corner…. Davis’ debut novel promises adventure, magic, mystery, and alchemy, all of which it gleefully provides.” (Booklist)

“This tale of revolutionary intent, self-discovery, and double-crossing cross-dressing is worth the trip. Sailors seeking espionage and a cast of characters who can’t sit still should embark on this series’ maiden voyage.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Stuart Gibbs, author of the NY Times bestselling Spy School series calls it “A staggeringly inventive thrill-ride of a book, filled with clever characters, delightful humor and ingenious plot twists.”

“The world-building is fascinating, the characters entertaining, and a sequel is assured by a cliffhanger. Good fun!” (School Library Journal)

“Fast action, complex characters, and a dazzling and dangerous world make A Riddle in Ruby one of my favorite reads of 2015. ” (yabookscentral.com)

  1. michele corriel said on December 3, 2015 at 6:24 pm:

    Great book!

  2. Theresa Nichols Schuster said on December 3, 2015 at 6:21 pm:

    Congratulations on the release of your novel! What fun!

  3. Janet Fox said on December 3, 2015 at 6:15 pm:

    LOVE this book!!!

  4. Lin Oliver said on December 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm:

    Your page has sold me. About to click BUY and dig in. Congrats.

  5. Carol Riggs said on December 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm:

    I soooo need to read this!! Your page looks great, Kent. :)

  6. Kiri Jorgensen said on December 2, 2015 at 10:01 am:

    What a great book!

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