Creatures of the In Between (Hardcover)
Princess Mononoke meets How to Train Your Dragon in this magical middle grade adventure from Cindy Lin, author of The Twelve, featuring a blend of East and Southeast Asian folklore and mythical creatures, and starring a boy with a hero’s destiny.
Prince Jin is running out of time.
He must find a monster companion before his thirteenth birthday or lose the throne completely.
And that means travelling to the only place where monsters still live: the legendary, dangerous Whisper Island.
But untold perils await Jin there. The magical creatures he seeks are not so easily swayed, and an even greater threat looms on the horizon—one that could threaten everything Jin hopes to achieve.
A former journalist with degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, Cindy Lin has worked for Sony Pictures Entertainment and has written and produced many multimedia news features for children, one of which received a Peabody Award. The Twelve is her debut novel.
Praise for Cindy Lin: “[A] rip-roaring debut…Ideal for fans of stories with lots of heart, great lore, and plenty of twists along the way.” — ALA Booklist
“Aficionados will delight in the plethora of fast-paced action scenes sprinkled with martial arts wisdom, and there is much potential for sequels…and, of course, for Usagi to continue developing her powers.” — Booklist
"Full of heart and brimming with action, what a read! I couldn’t put it down, but I didn’t want it to end! I know I'll return to this enthralling and inventive world time and time again." — Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of Elementals: Ice Wolves