“Filled with page-turning action and cool surprises . . . You’ll love this book.”
—James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner
“Scary, funny, surprising—Monster Slayers is a wild, hold-on-tight thrill ride.” —K.A. Applegate, author of Animorphs and Remnants
- A Companion Novel to The New York Times Best-Selling A Practical Guide to Monsters
For as long as Evin can remember, he has dreamed of being a real hero. And when his entire village is kidnapped by evil monsters, he finally gets his wish. With the help of his friend Jorick, a young elf wizard named Betilivatis, and an ancient guidebook of magical beasts called A Practical Guide to Monsters, Evin treks through ancient ruins and faces all kinds of strange and terrible creatures on his quest to find his family.
But soon, Evin realizes that not everything is as it seems. Why is Betilivatis sneaking off to report their every move to someone only she can see? Why can’t Evin remember anything before the day of the kidnapping? Why does it seem as if someone—or something—is controlling the monsters and drawing the three friends deeper into a battle they might never win?
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Monster Slayers is the launch book for a series I wrote under the name “Lukas Ritter.” Monsters and magic and twists and turns abound! Monster Slayers is now in stores everywhere, published by Wizards of the Coast Books for Young Readers!
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Read an interview with me about the book!
Introduction: Out of the Slush Pile: The Tale of Lukas Ritter
Part 1: Why the Beholder Rules!
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“Lukas Ritter weaves a magical tale that will keep young readers entranced by the story.”
– Reading Review (I should note that the reviewer mistakenly thinks this book takes place in the Dragonlance world; it does not.)
“With non-stop action and adventure, unique monsters, and a bit of magic, this is an exciting story for young and old alike.”
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If you’re on Goodreads, here’s the page for Monster Slayers if you’d like to mark it “To-Read” — which you totally should!