Michael Dante DiMartino Book Launch for Warrior Genius

Event date: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

Michael Dante DiMartino Book Launch for Warrior Genius

Michael Dante DiMartino 


Warrior Genius

Event consists of a short discussion with Michael and Sarah Enni of First Draft Podcast  followed by a book signing. Michael DiMartino fans are welcome to bring their copies of his books from home. However, you can only get this live and in-person experience from Once Upon A Time and so priority will be given to those who purchase a book from our store. Thank you. We reserve the right to change these signing guidelines. 

BEST GIFT IDEA!  If you are not able to make it to the event but would like a book signed please, order below at least 3 days before the event and put in the order comments if you would like Michael to personalize with a name. You can also call at (818) 248-9668. 

About the book: In Warrior Genius, author Michael Dante DiMartino delivers rich settings, memorable characters, and edge-of-your-seat action, just as he did in his hit animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans will be thrilled with this new adventure!

It has been years since Geniuses--creatures that channel their owners' creative energy--were banished from Zizzola. But a new generation of artists and their bird-Geniuses has been training in secret. Led by Giacomo, a young orphan with promising talent, they set out to track down the Sacred Tools that could hold the power to overthrow the ruthless emperor, Nerezza.

With paintbrushes flying and artistic force weaponized, the group secured the Compass, but they'll need all three Tools to take down Nerezza. Traveling to distant Rachana in search of the Straightedge, the young artists are alarmed to find all the warriors' horse-Geniuses afflicted with a mysterious illness.

The source of the plague is an ancient, dark force that no human can conquer, but Giacomo has learned a surprising truth: he isn't human. He is a Tulpa, a manmade being created with sacred geometry. Using newfound abilities and the help of great friends, Giacomo will have to fight the battle of his life if he wants to save the Geniuses--and the empire.

Michael Dante DiMartino signing and book launch of Warrior Genius at Once Upon A Time Bookstore

About the author: 

Michael Dante DiMartino is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the co-creator of the award-winning animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife. The Rebel Genius series is his debut prose work.

Sarah Enni in discussion with Michael Dante DiMartino for Once Upon A Time Book Launch

About the moderator:

Sarah Enni is an author, podcaster, and journalist living in Los Angeles. She writes books for young adults - you can read her short story in the New York Times best-selling villain anthology, Because You Love To Hate Me, out now. She is currently working on her debut novel, which will be out with Scholastic in 2019. She created and hosts the First Draft podcast, where she talks shop with other KidLit authors. In her non-laptop life she likes enchiladas, hiking, flea market shopping, and her cat, Hammer.

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ISBN: 9781626723375
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 2nd, 2018

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ISBN: 9781626723368
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 4th, 2016

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ISBN: 9781250129741
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - January 2nd, 2018

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ISBN: 9781506700151
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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ISBN: 9781681193649
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - July 11th, 2017

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Author Adrienne Young has outdone herself with her sophomore book and "companion" to her thrilling Sky In The Deep. Although Tova, our protagonist is not a warrior, she displays remarkable strength and courage when faced with brutalities and violence. She is a Truthtongue, and has arrived-feared, loathed and condemned- as a child at a competing and very inhospitable klan. She uses the harsh realities of nature to her advantage and cast runes that go against the klan that is housing her. War is in the future and she is drawn to a strange young warrior from a competing klan, whom she does not understand. Sparks fly, along with arrows, axes and swords, in this not to be missed tale brimming with Viking-esque lore. - Maureen