Adam Dreece is an international best-selling author, known for the immersive worlds of his books, and for his entertaining and informative talks. He grew up in the suburbs of Montreal, Canada, playing a lot of Dungeons and Dragons, writing tons bubble-gum super hero stories, and programming like a little man possessed. Little did he know that one day, after a software career that had included Silicon Valley and Microsoft, he would leave it all and become a full-time author and stay-at-home dad of 3.
His debut novel in 2014, Along Came a Wolf, introduced the world to his steampunk meets fairy tale world Mondus Fumus, and to his clean YA series, The Yellow Hoods. Since then, he's written a post-apocalyptic fantasy series, The Wizard Killer, and a science fiction high-tech thriller, The Man of Cloud 9.
Watch for his new Mondus Fumus series, The King's-Horse.
He lives in Calgary, Alberta with his wife and children. He is an active public speaker, panelist, and author in Canada.
He posts weekly videos of his author journey at YouTube.com/AdamDreece
Instagram & Twitter: @AdamDreece
A magical world, once at the height of technology, has crashed and burned. Levitating cars lay abandoned, floating cities lie in ruin, and the tyrant Wizards who ruled with iron fists are nowhere to be seen.
In Season One, The Wizard Killer awoke from the dead for the third time, his memories scrambled. He survived the terrifying wasteland by his wits, his mana-pistol, and luck, but the luck ran out.
Now in Season Two, the Wizard Killer's got something to say...
Kill me with a floating city? You got my attention. But then steal from me and try to burn me alive? You got me thinking.
I think I’m going to find your yigging, walking carcass and introduce it to two friends of mine: pain and vengeance.
By the way, I borrowed a lightning rifle. Don’t worry, I’ll return it… empty.
See you soon,
The Wizard Killer
Season Two kicks everything up a notch with 22 all-new, action-packed episodes.
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.
Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading men
Which of your characters is most like you?
I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it.
Where do you write?
I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you?
Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued.
The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book?
Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)
That's when your heart stops and you realize all the warning signs were there. But now, you're trying to stare down a mad wizard, fire everywhere, hoping Lady Luck's going to help you out one last time. You promise you'll be wiser, that you'll make amends for the things you've done, but in your gut, you know the time's come. Life's about to call your bluff, and the only card you've got to play is pure, raw rage. - Wes
Season Three returns us to the world of Mondus Inferno, and the plight of the man with no name, for the most soul-shattering season yet! As enemies betray their conscience, and allies their convictions, the man without a name finds his past and present on a collision course. Strap in for the next exciting season of the post-apocalyptic dark fantasy series, The Wizard Killer.
Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country’s magical military elite—and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift.
As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation.
Welcome to Ravka . . . a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems.
A New York Times Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
An Indie Next List Book
This title has Common Core connections.
Praise for the Grishaverse
“A master of fantasy.” —The Huffington Post
“Utterly, extremely bewitching.” —The Guardian
“The best magic universe since Harry Potter.” —Bustle
“This is what fantasy is for.” —The New York Times Book Review
“[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp.” —NPR
“The darker it gets for the good guys, the better.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down.” —USA Today
“There’s a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo’s original epic fantasy that sets it apart.” —Vanity Fair
“Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” —Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent
“Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!” —Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series
“This is a great choice for teenage fans of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien.” ?RT Book Reviews
Read all the books in the Grishaverse!
The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising
The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
It's the end of the 21st century. Society's attention has been so focused on dealing with climate change that any other innovation is considered wasteful.
Niko Rafael believes the world made a mistake and he is determined to bring his vision for fusing nanobots with the human microbial cloud to life. Possessed by the belief that humanity can reclaim some of the lost technology of the earlier part of the century, as well as the spirit of wonder and real innovation, he relentlessly pushes forward. But going against the grain, changing society, and creating a corporate behemoth has consequences. When the board of directors of his own company push him aside and bring in Harriet Binger as CEO, old hatreds flare and a closely-guarded secret of Niko’s is exposed. As Niko pursues his true goal, he'll learn that his greatest good will not go unpunished.
Genius. Conscience. Consequence.
Don’t miss this all-new side of international best-selling author, Adam Dreece.
“It’s rare to find a hard science fiction novel that is so personal, so intimate. “ - Erin Sneath, GoodReads.com
"a truly unique voice…will keep readers obsessively turning the pages from the very beginning all the way through to the very end” - Tracy A. Fischer, Readers' Favorite