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Definitely Not Kansas
     

Definitely Not Kansas

by F. Paul Wilson, Thomas F. Monteleone
 
Definitely Not Kansas is the first volume of the Nocturnia Cycle, a series for both adults and young readers, middle grades and up.

Two remarkable, adventuresome kids—Emma and Ryan—discover a parallel world that is the source of all our most well-known monsters. Werewolves, vampires, mummies, trolls, zombies? Certainly. But the world of Nocturnia is also

Overview

Definitely Not Kansas is the first volume of the Nocturnia Cycle, a series for both adults and young readers, middle grades and up.

Two remarkable, adventuresome kids—Emma and Ryan—discover a parallel world that is the source of all our most well-known monsters. Werewolves, vampires, mummies, trolls, zombies? Certainly. But the world of Nocturnia is also home to some more esoteric creatures such as Rakshasa, Djinni, Ethereals, and the Silent Ones.

Welcome to Nocturnia, where the monsters have their own nation states and humans are either slaves, or food, or both. Where even the flowers will suck your blood if you venture near.

Emma and Ryan have followed the trail of their missing older brother, Telly. When they discover that Telly is not only in Nocturnia, but also involved with the one entity that could bring an end to the human world, Emma and Ryan begin a desperate search to find him and escape the parallel world of nightmares. But as they search, they come to suspect that they did not arrive in Nocturnia by accident. But if not, why are they here? Are their destinies somehow entwined with this nightmare world?

Editorial Reviews

Hell Notes
"The world the authors have created is complex and compelling, with its own nations and politics, steam-powered vehicles and wide array of monsters. Readers will root for (and against) the characters, enjoy the abundance of humor, the world-building, and the fresh spin on many iconic monsters. Definitely Not Kansas is a book that anyanyone can enjoy. Above all, it's sheer fun. The trip to Nocturnia is well worth the price of admission, and a cliffhanger ending ensures another visit."
Hellnotes - Hell Notes
“The world the authors have created is complex and compelling, with its own nations and politics, steam-powered vehicles and wide array of monsters. Readers will root for (and against) the characters, enjoy the abundance of humor, the world-building, and the fresh spin on many iconic monsters. Definitely Not Kansas is a book that anyanyone can enjoy. Above all, it’s sheer fun. The trip to Nocturnia is well worth the price of admission, and a cliffhanger ending ensures another visit."
Monster Librarian
“We’re definitely not home anymore, and I doubt Dorothy would last a minute in Nocturnia. Protagonists Emma and Ryan propel this journey of survival and discovery. Surprises await around every corner and one can only imagine where the next book will travel. Definitely Not Kansas takes the reader by the throat and the heart, and never relents. Anyone who loves a good story, and who still embraces the youth within, will tumble head over heels into the vortex for this new series."
Horror World
"Wilson and Monteleone are no strangers to awards, blockbuster books, or each other. Where many collaborations fall short due to varying factors, these two created a fantastic, delightfully horrific world which seems effortless. It could be due to the fact that they both know how to tell a story, lean and mean, giving the reader nothing but the tale they want...the writing is seamless and feels like a single author penned the entire novel."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940151341837
Publisher:
Borderlands Press
Publication date:
02/27/2015
Series:
Nocturnia , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
988,999
File size:
626 KB

Meet the Author

Tom Monteleone has published more than 100 short stories, 4 collections, 7 anthologies and 27 novels including the bestseller, New York Times Notable Book of the Year, The Blood of the Lamb. He is a 4-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Novel, Collection, Anthology, and Non-Fiction. He’s also written scripts for stage, screen and TV. Somehow, he found time to write the bestselling The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel (now in a 2nd edition). With his wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Olivia, he lives in Maryland. Despite being dragged kicking and screaming into his sixties and losing most of his hair, he still thinks he is dashingly handsome—humor him.

F. Paul Wilson is the award-winning NewYork Times bestselling author of more than 50 books and many short stories spanning horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction and virtually everything in between. His work has been translated into 24 languages. He’s best known for his continuing

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