20 June 2013
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 for the hardback and striking paperback image from cult artist Pye Parr, this
tale of nature is full of strong characters and sets the bar very high for an emerging literary talent.
Lupus Rex, by the high-profile musician and writer John Carter Cash, is Ravenstone’s stunning debut title in June.
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 here.
UK: 9781781081921 | 20th June 2013
US: 9781781081938 | 20th June 2013