Rick Riordan Presents: THE STORM RUNNER by J.C. Cervantes (Giveaway)

We Smugglers have been super excited about Rick Riordan’s new imprint with Disney, which highlights mythologies from all around the world. We read and loved the first book, Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi, a whole lot. Since we also loved The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes – a fun, adventurous book featuring Maya mythology and a pair of endearing protagonists – we are delighted to partner with Disney Book Group for a giveaway of The Storm Runner.

About the Book

How can one boy with a limp stop the Maya god of death, disaster, and darkness from destroying the world?

Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He’d much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno – for his one good leg.

What Zane doesn’t know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy. A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he’s destined to release an evil god from the ancient Maya relic he is imprisoned in–unless she can find and remove it first. Together they return to the volcano, where all kinds of crazy happens. Brooks turns into a hawk, a demon attacks them in a cave, and Rosie gives her all while trying to protect Zane. When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father.

To survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can’t even walk well without a cane?

About the Author

J. C. Cervantes is the author of Tortilla Sun, which was called “a beautiful and engaging debut” by Kirkus, an “imaginative, yet grounded novel” by Publishers Weekly, and “lean and lightly spiced with evocative metaphor” by School Library Journal. Tortilla Sun was a 2010 New Voices pick by the American Booksellers Association and it was named to Bank Street’s 2011 Best Book List. When Jennifer isn’t reading or writing, she helping her husband with his gubernatorial campaign.

About the Giveaway


Courtesy of Disney Presents, one (1) winner will receive a trio of introductory mythology tales from a variety of cultures, including:

The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes;
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi;
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan!

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Use the form below to enter:

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  • Becca Stareyes
    September 27, 2018 at 10:42 am

    I think Yoon Ha Lee is also getting a book in that imprint, about fox spirits. But pre-Colombian mythology and religion is also my jam.

  • Pat Forsythe
    September 27, 2018 at 10:50 am

    I loved the Percy Jackson series and would love to read The Storm!

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  • John Smith
    September 27, 2018 at 11:24 am

    “Which Rick Riordan Presents book are you looking forward to reading?” The “Aru Shah” book sounds like a great fantasy!

  • Meghan
    September 27, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee sounds amazing, and I’ve been looking forward to it since the moment I heard about it – but Storm Runner sounds amazing, too! It’s’ almost impossible to choose between all the wonderful books Rick Riordan is bringing to the publishing world!

  • Katy @ a library mama
    September 27, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I enjoyed Aru Shah, too, and am always looking for books to give to my kids’ underfunded school library, which is really looking to expand the diversity of their books right now.

  • Wren
    September 27, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

  • Kara Bay
    September 27, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    I loved Aru Shah and the End of Time and I am looking forward to the Storm Runner. If there is going to be a Yoon Ha Lee book put out on the imprint, I am so there for that!

  • Bowden Palmer
    September 27, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Let’s see what happens

  • Penny Olson
    September 27, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    They all sound absolutely amazing but I’ll say the Storm Runner.

  • Chris Bails
    September 28, 2018 at 9:55 am

    I’m looking forward to any and all books. I loved the Percy Jackson series and so did my daughter. We read it together and the best time doing it.

  • M
    September 28, 2018 at 11:17 am

    I’d like to read ALL the books! What Rick Riordan is doing with the imprint – showcasing others’ work, not his – is amazing.

  • Edye
    September 29, 2018 at 8:41 am

    The storm runner 😀

  • Ken C
    October 1, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Aru Shah and the End of Time looks like a fun book to read

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