NOVEL IS THE SECOND IN A YOUNG ADULT TRILOGY FOLLOWING 2015’s POET ANDERSON …OF NIGHTMARES
Los Angeles, CA (January 30, 2018) – Multi-platinum-selling artist TOM DELONGE and New York Times bestselling author SUZANNE YOUNG have released POET ANDERSON …IN DARKNESS (To The Stars), the second in their trilogy of young adult novels featuring the character Poet Anderson. The book is available on Amazon by clicking HERE or from To The Stars (in special bundles) by clicking HERE.
POET ANDERSON …IN DARKNESS follows 2015’s critically acclaimed Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares, which hit No. 1 on Amazon’s Teen & Young Adult Thrillers and Suspense Chart, won a silver IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Teen Fiction and was described by the School Library Journal Review as “a teen Blade Runner.” That novel was part of an award-winning transmedia project that included Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, a stunning animated piece that won “Best Animated Film” at the Toronto International Short Film Festival, the Angels & Airwaves album The Dream Walker, which hit No. 1 on iTunes and Top 5 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums Chart and a comic book series.
Like its predecessor, POET ANDERSON …IN DARKNESS was inspired by a Stanford University study about how dreams can affect reality. The new novel continues the story of Jonas Anderson, who now works as a doorman for the Eden Hotel in the Waking World, dividing his free time between seeing his girlfriend, Samantha Birnham-Wood, and visiting his comatose brother Alan. In the Dream World, he is Poet Anderson, a Dream Walker, a guardian of the Dreamscape charged with protecting sleeping innocents from the nightmares that threaten both worlds.
But Jonas remains tormented by his own nightmare—his failure to rescue Alan from the Dreamscape and free him from his coma. Together, Jonas and Alan fought side-by-side against the night terror entity known as REM. Even though they defeated the vicious monster, Alan continues to waste away in a hospital bed while Jonas’ guilt eats away at his soul.
REM may have lost a battle, but the war continues. Night Stalkers roam the Dreamscape, hunting for Jonas and the other Poets capable of traversing the waking and dreaming realms. And now, demonic shadow creatures are possessing the spirits of dreamers and using their bodies to enter the Waking World. Jonas can no longer avoid his destiny. To save reality from the maelstrom of nightmares, Poet Anderson will have to sacrifice the Dreamscape…
“Things get a bit darker for Poet in this book,” says DeLonge. “His world has become more dangerous and unforgiving and he risks losing himself for the greater good. Suzanne and I had many conversations about the architecture behind Poet and his world and she made this story really special. It’s exciting and fast-paced and I’m psyched for everyone to read it…!”
“In Darkness explores a deeper side of the dreamscape and of Poet Anderson himself,” adds Young. “The addition of several new poets, new realities, and new problems all lead Poet Anderson to make devastating choices that will alter his destiny in and out of the Dream World.”
About Tom DeLonge
Praised as "Alt-Rock's JK Rowling," Tom DeLonge is an award-winning producer, author, multi-platinum-selling recording artist and entrepreneur from San Diego, CA. He’s best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the musical acts blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves. After selling 25 million records and building multiple successful lifestyle and technology companies over the course of 15 years, DeLonge formed a production company, To The Stars…, to further his passion for art and storytelling and create multi-media franchises that span music, books and film. His first independent movie, LOVE, received critical acclaim, won multiple awards on the festival circuit, and was shown in over 600 theatres across the US in a one-night live event. The full-length feature was accompanied by an original album and graphic novel for fans to fully immerse in an audio-visual experience. In 2014 DeLonge created To The Stars, Inc., a fully independent production house that would develop, manufacture and directly distribute transmedia franchises. In 2015, DeLonge and New York Times best-selling author Suzanne Young released Poet Anderson …Of Nightmares (To The Stars/Simon & Schuster), which hit No. 1 on Amazon’s Teen & Young Adult Thrillers and Suspense chart and received 5 out 5 stars in Foreword Reviews being hailed as “an epic and sizzling tale of a teen hero struggling to find his destiny. That book was precluded by the animated short film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, which took home Best Animation at the Toronto International Short Film Festival. Also released was the critically-acclaimed comic book series of the same name and The Dream Walker album, which hit No. 1 on the and featured the single “Tunnels.” Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows followed, the first in a three-volume series of fiction novels co-written by DeLonge and New York Times bestselling author A.J. Hartley (The Darwen Arkwright series). The book, a technological thriller based on true events revolving around Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, was guided by a team of top political and military advisors that keep the essential facts and the science behind the events accurate. That was followed by the non-fiction series Gods, Man & War. DeLonge is also working on the feature film adaptation of his book Strange Times: The Ghost In The Girl.
About Suzanne Young
Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series of novels for young adult readers. Young lives in Arizona where she also teaches high school English. Her novels include The Program, The Treatment, The Remedy, The Epidemic, and Hotel Ruby.
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