The Comet's Curse | Dom's Book Club for July 2015
Well, this is something new. While hosting a book club with The Tattered Cover for 15 years, I’ve never - not even once - featured one of my own books. It just seemed kinda schmarmy - and maybe even unethical? I don’t know, but I never even considered it.
But now it doesn’t make sense not to, really. The city of Denver bestowed a huge honor upon me by choosing my first book for students, The Comet’s Curse, as their Youth One Book / One Denver selection for 2015. Over 2,000 young people are receiving copies of the action/adventure tale, and I’m hosting more than a dozen presentations with Denver students during July.
So The Tattered Cover thought it would be fun to spotlight the award-winning book, too. In fact, you and your kids are invited to a special evening at The Tattered Cover’s new location in Aspen Grove on July 23rd at 6pm. I’ll talk about the book (and the whole Galahad series, for that matter), answer questions, and generally just have a good time with it. I’d love for you and your family to stop by and chat.
Rather than a traditional review, I’ll just tell you that The Comet’s Curse is the story of 251 teenagers who are sent away in a spacecraft to colonize another world. And there are no adults aboard. Why they’re on this mission - and why no grownups are allowed - is revealed in the story. Of course there’s drama, action, suspense, mystery, and even a little bit of romance (hey, they’re teenagers).
The book won the International Grand Prize from Writer’s Digest magazine, as well as an EVVY Award for Best Young Adult Book. It’s the first volume in a six-book collection known as The Galahad Series, and all six of the books are available through the Tattered Cover and other sources. Find out more about the entire series right here.
Hope you and your kids enjoy the book. Yes, I do mean you, the adult, because half of the readers of The Comet’s Curse and the Galahad series are adults. Then I hope to see you on the 23rd. Mention Dom’s Book Club at checkout and The Tattered Cover will take 20% off the cost of The Comet’s Curse.