Author: Nils Johnson-Shelton

Otherworld Chronicles is bestselling author Nils Johnson-Shelton’s first foray into books for children (and grown-ups who never, er, grew up). His first book, No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels, which he co-authored with ATF Special Agent Jay Dobyns, became a New York Times bestseller. Nils currently lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. He likes rock climbing, sleeping, basketball, and even beets. When Nils isn’t at his desk writing, he’s usually shuttling his kids from one place to another, wishing he had time to play more video games, or going out to get even more coffee.

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Endgame: The Calling

Endgame: The Calling
  • Number: 9780062332585
  • Release: 2014-10-07
  • Authors: Nils Johnson-Shelton, James Frey
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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Twelve ancient cultures were chosen millennia ago to represent humanity in Endgame, a global game that will decide the fate of humankind. Endgame has always been a possibility, but never a reality…until now. Twelve meteorites have just struck Earth, each meteorite containing a message for a Player who has been trained for this moment. At stake for the Players: saving their bloodline, as well as the fate of the world. And only one can win.

Endgame is real. Endgame is now. Endgame has begun.

Google Niantic is building a mobile location-based augmented reality videogame inextricably tied to the books and mythology, a major prize will be tied to a puzzle in each book, and Twentieth Century Fox has bought the movie rights.

Read the Books. Find the Clues. Solve the Puzzle. Who will Win?


The Dragon King - Otherworld Chronicles #3

The Dragon King
  • Number: 9780062070975
  • Release: 2013-12-31
  • Author: Nils Johnson-Shelton
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, * Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's
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The exhilarating final book in the Otherworld Chronicles trilogy, which School Library Journal called "a surefire hit with the legions of Rick Riordan fans."

Artie Kingfisher, his sister, Kay, and the New Knights of the Round Table have finally reached the legendary isle of Avalon. But before Artie can take his place as King Arthur reborn, he must recover nothing less than the mythical Holy Grail. And as the greatest battle of his life looms, Artie finds himself facing off against the one person he never dreamed he'd be fighting.

In The Dragon King, Artie's life-changing quest comes to a spectacular close as the young king discovers what it truly means to be a hero. Rich in mythology and bursting with twenty-first-century fun, this high-spirited spin on Arthurian legend is perfect for middle grade fans of Percy Jackson, the Alex Rider Chronicles, and House of Secrets.

Age Range: 8 - 12 years

Grade Level: 3 - 7


The Seven Swords - Otherworld Chronicles #2

The Seven Swords
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9780062070944
  • Release: 2013-01-02
  • Author: Nils Johnson-Shelton
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, * Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's
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The thrilling, action-packed sequel to The Invisible Tower, which School Library Journal called "a surefire hit with the legions of Rick Riordan fans."

Spending the summer fighting dragons, rescuing wizards, and leaping through portals into the Otherworld was just the start of Artie Kingfisher's quest to claim his throne as King Arthur reborn. Now, Artie and his sister, Kay, must gather a team of knights to recover the legendary Seven Swords—or face defeat at the hands of the evil Lordess Morgaine.

The Seven Swords is filled with epic battles, unexpected enemies, and life-changing adventures. Rich in mythology and bursting with twenty-first-century fun, this high-spirited spin on Arthurian legend is perfect for middle grade fans of Percy Jackson, the Alex Rider Chronicles, and House of Secrets.

Age Range: 8 - 12 years

Grade Level: 3 - 7


The Invisible Tower - Otherworld Chronicles #1

The Invisible Tower
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  • Number: 9780062070869
  • Release: 2011-12-27
  • Author: Nils Johnson-Shelton
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, * Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's
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Part of the spell has already been broken.

The first stones have begun to crumble.

In Artie Kingfisher's world, wizards named Merlin, fire-breathing dragons, and swords called Excalibur exist only in legends and lore-until the day his video game Otherworld springs to life.

You are special, Arthur,

Says the mysterious message in his game.

In one week's time you will come to me at the it.

Cryptic clues lead Artie to a strange place called the Invisible Tower, where he discovers that nothing in his life is as it seems. Artie is none other than King Arthur, brought to life in the twenty-first century. Artie has won the battle in the virtual Otherworld-now the key to saving the real Otherworld lies in his hands as well.

Green dragons, hungry wolves, powerful sorcerers-suddenly Artie must battle them all as he wields Excalibur and embarks on a quest worthy of the Knights of the Round Table. With his sister, Kay, by his side, Artie steps into the Otherworld-straight toward his destiny.

Age Range: 8 - 12 years

Grade Level: 3 - 7


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