Along with signings at BEA, John will be launching his first children’s novel at the Union Square store of Barnes and Noble on Saturday 1st June at 2.30pm.
Dedicating the book to his father Johnny Cash, a decade after his death, Cash has created a beautiful and haunting book for readers of all ages in the tradition of Watership Down, and The Rats of Nimh.
With touching animal characters and a magical woodland setting, with his first novel Cash shows himself to be an incredibly lyrical writer.
Cash has also taken the songs sung in the book and set them to music. The first track, The Quail Song, can be heard on Soundcloud!
Ysil and Cormo are two quail who must risk their lives when they are driven from their home by the crows when the Murder fractures over the decision of who shall rule the Tree. The disorder this brings to the region comes to the attention of the wolf Asmod and he sees an opportunity to make himself King. To restore order the quails must venture far from their home to seek an audience with a potentially dangerous ally, the hawk Pitrin. As the forest trembles with the approach of Asmod’s army, the two quail will find themselves entangled in an epic struggle, as they fight to bring peace to the Field.
With a stylish and classic cover by ‘Wicked’ series artist Douglas Smith, this tale of nature is full of strong characters and sets the bar very high for an emerging literary talent.
JOHN CARTER CASH LUPUS REX BEA SCHEDULE
Friday 31st, 3pm – signing session in Autograph Area.
Saturday 1st June, 10.45am – signing session at Rebellion Publishing booth #2748.
Saturday 1st June, 2.30pm – Lupus Rex Launch and Children’s Storytime at Barnes and Noble Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York.