Now Doodled Books is proud to present the first in a stunning new trilogy, Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer. With millions of books sold worldwide, Kai Meyer is one of Germany's most successful writers. He is the author of the Wave Runners and Flowing Queen series and is classed as "One of Germany's most gifted storytellers." This book oozes film potential and features a stunning front cover.
Arcadia Awakens is about a troubled girl meeting mysterious boy. A boy and girl who are, in fact, members of opposing mafia clans, who are, in reality, the lost shape-shifters of old Arcadia. If there isn't such a term as "high-concept-cluster" there should be. Romeo and Juliet meets Twilight by way of The Godfather. It seems like a lot to take in, but it makes sense, and, besides, Sicily is a location to die for!
Kai Meyer has exclusively signed and doodled books at his home in Germany. And soon Arcadia Awakens will be followed by Arcadia Burns and Arcadia Falls.
When troubled teenager Rosa escapes her life in New York to stay with family in Sicily, she stumbles into a sinister Mafia underworld of murder, corruption and bitter, generations-old rivalries. How is handsome, mysterious stranger Alessandro involved? And why is Rosa so powerfully drawn to him, even though she knows he spells danger for her and her family? Simmering at the heart of the conflict is an ancient myth surrounding the vanished empire of Arcadia and its people, who - in the tales of legend - could shapeshift into animal form. Can Rosa unravel the dark secrets of the past before untamed savagery is unleashed on the present?
About the Author
Kai Meyer was born in 1969. After studying film and theatre at university, he worked as a journalist before devoting himself to novels. He has since published over fifty titles, including numerous bestsellers, and is recognised as one of the best fantasy writers in Germany. His works have been adapted as films, comics and radio plays, and have been translated into 27 languages.
First Edition First Printing
Hardcover: 332 pages
Publisher: Templar (1 Mar 2012)
Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.8 x 4.4 cm