Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
After saving the Valley from the Night Coats, is the newest Mapmaker ready to take the next step and save the rest of the world?
Being a Mapmaker is just as adventurous and magical as Alidade thought it would be. With the help of Lewis and Blue, they’re ready to restore magic to the rest of the world outside the Valley and find out what happened to the Memris, the guardians that disappeared when the Night Coats took over.
When the trio comes across Cado, a young boy who brings them to his hidden Mountain village, they soon learn that not everyone is as happy to meet a Mapmaker or a Memri as they thought they would be. Things go from bad to worse when the Night Coats show up nearby, and Alidade realizes she is running out of time.
Alidade is determined to prove her worth as a Mapmaker and bring balance to the Mountain . . . but at what price?
Series Overview: Book 3 will release in Spring 2024.
About the Author
Cameron Chittock is a writer from northeast Ohio. He grew up surrounded by siblings, wildlife, and comics of all kinds. Cameron’s writing is possible thanks to patient teachers, encouraging friends, and a supportive family. His favorite stories are those of heroes and friendship. Cameron previously edited comics, including titles such as Mech Cadet Yu, the Eisner Award–nominated graphic novel New World, and Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal. He now lives in New England and works in education. When he’s not writing, he enjoys coaching basketball, reading giant fantasy books, and sitting by the pond with his family.
Author Residence: Lincoln, MA
Author Hometown: Chagrin Falls, OH
Amanda Castillo is a comic artist, illustrator, and storyteller, born and raised in the Bay Area of California. Having grown up inspired by piles of manga, games about friendship and adventure, and the endless wonders of the California outdoors, Amanda went on to study illustration to hone a skill set to tell warm and heartfelt stories that could be enjoyed and remembered by someone like you! After getting into the comics world through working with Youth in Decline, Amanda has since contributed to publishers such as BOOM! Studios, Lion Forge, and now Random House Graphic. In addition to making comics, Amanda has shown work in galleries domestically and helped judge annual comics awards. When not making comics, Amanda enjoys spending time with friends and loved ones, making warm and hearty meals, learning to tend to plants, and taking in the lovely moments the world has to offer.
Illustrator Residence:Rochester, NY
Illustrator Hometown:Bay Area, CA