The Next Great Fantasy Epic is here! For fans of Ranger's Apprentice and the Chronicles of Narnia.
Everyone in Moorvale believes the legend: The brave knight Tristan and the famed wizard Vithric, in an epic battle decades ago, had defeated the evil Nethergrim and his minions. To this day, songs are sung and festivals held in the heroes' honor. Yet now something dark has crept over the village. First animals disappear, their only remains a pile of bones licked clean. Then something worse: children disappear. The whispers begin quietly yet soon turn into a shout: The Nethergrim has returned!
Edmund's brother is one of the missing, and Edmund knows he must do something to save his life. But what? Though a student of magic, he struggles to cast even the simplest spell. Still, he and his friends swallow their fear and set out to battle an ancient evil whose powers none of them can imagine. They will need to come togetherand work apartin ways that will test every ounce of resolve.
In a story reminiscent of the Ranger's Apprentice epic and the Chronicles of Narnia, Matthew Jobin weaves reality, magic, and adventure into the next great fantasy phenomenon.Read Prologue Buy on Amazon The Nethergrim on Facebook
Book 1 of The Nethergrim series is available online and at a bookstore near you.
Best Books for Teens 2014 New York Public Library
"A refreshingly metaphysical take on magic." Publishers Weekly
"Riveting... a hearty magical adventure." Booklist
"Elegant gem of a novel" The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This book is a highly recommended purchase for libraries serving readers of middle school age and up; many readers will be eagerly anticipating the next entry in this promising new series." VOYA
"An original and subtle tale by a debut author... The Nethergrim reads like a classic." Powell's Books
A native of Canada, Matthew Jobin holds a Ph.D. In anthropology from Stanford University. He lectures in anthropology at Santa Clara University. The idea for The Nethergrim came to Matthew as a young boy exploring the forest surrounding his home. Intent on telling the story of this fantasy world, he's been developing it and its inhabitants ever since. Matthew lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Tina.
Illustration © 2014 David Elliot