Minecraft: Journey to the Ancient City: An Official Minecraft Novel

By Minecraft (Danny Lore)


Publication Date: March 5, 2024

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Ages 10 And Up, Grades 5 And Up

The next blockbuster Minecraft novel from the bestselling publishing program--now with over five million books in print!

Opal has almost done it all—fighting monsters, protecting people from pillagers, and even defeating the legendary Ender Dragon! But that’s all in the past. Now, Opal has hung up their adventuring hat and is living the life of a happy creafter, far more likely to build you a bed than fight a Wither. In fact, Opal has decided that their time is best spent building their Dream Manor outside the very village that displays the Ender Dragon Skull they brought back from the End!

Meanwhile, Opal’s sister, Lisa, is only at the beginning of her journey. She’s ready to be a hero. Just ask her. Or don’t. She’ll tell you anyway. She knows every single story ever told about her sibling, and probably a few other heroes as well. She admires Opal immensely, always has. But now it’s her turn to have an adventure.

And that adventure might be bigger than she could ever have imagined. One day, a traveling adventure named Braun arrives in town, claiming to know how to defeat a Warden—a fearsome mob that not even Opal has bested. Lisa jumps at the chance to join Braun on his epic quest, and Opal reluctantly agrees to accompany the duo—only to protect their sister, of course. But along the way, Opal might just rediscover their love of adventure, and realize that it’s even more fun when someone else is there to share in the story….

Story Locale:The world of Minecraft

About the Author

Danny Lore is a queer Black writer and editor raised in Harlem and currently based in the Bronx. They’ve had their short fiction published by FIYAH, Podcastle, Fireside, Nightlight, EFNIKS, and more. They’re also included in A Phoenix First Must Burn and Janelle Monae’s The Memory Librarian. They’ve written the comics Queen of Bad Dreams, Quarter Killer, and most recently, Lunar Room. Their next creator-owned project is the middle-grade graphic novel Kicks, illustrated by Seth S. Smith.

Author Residence: New York, NY

Author Hometown: New York, NY

Format: Hardcover

Length: 256 pages

Publisher: Random House Worlds

Publication Date: September 10, 2024

ISBN: 9780593722381

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