Late last week Chris Colfer (Glee) unveiled the cover for his latest book in his children’s fairy tale series, The Land of Stories. Along with the cover artwork for A Grimm Warning, an exclusive extract was also released to tide eager fans over till the books highly anticipated release on July 8, 2014.
At the end of the second book, The Enchantress Returns, we find twins Alex and Connor going their separate ways for the first time. Alex makes the hard decision that she will not be returning to the Otherworld with Connor, her mother and Bob. Instead she will stay in the fairy tale world and continue her magical education under her Grandmother’s (the Fairy Godmother) guidance. Though they are told that with the closing of the portal that the gateway between the worlds is closed forever. Colfer gives hope of a reunion between the siblings though in the book’s closing lines.
With a little less fan fare that the cover release, publishers Little, Brown Books for Young Readers provided fans with a glimpse of what to expect from A Grimm Tale with the full description of the novel. It reads:
In the third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories.
Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him–until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code.
Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother…but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council?
When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle…or for the secret that will change the twins’ lives forever.
The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!
Who is Bree and how is she able to help Connor in his quest? What’s the clue that the Brothers Grimm have left and how does he discover it? What new threat hits the Land of Stories that requires Alex and Connor to join forces not only with their allies but also their enemies in order to be victorious?
The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning is available for pre-order now.