Scholastic’s new seven-book fantasy series, Spirit Animals, will launch alongside an interactive gaming website. This multi-author series is scheduled for an international launch on September 10th.
The first installment will be titled Wild Born. Fablehaven series author Brandon Mull will write that book. The not-yet-titled second installment will be written by The Raven Boys author Maggie Stiefvater.
This book will be released in January 2014 and marks Stiefvater’s first time writing middle-grade fiction.
Here’s more from the release: “Spirit Animals centers around the fantasy world of Erdas where children who come of age go through a ritual to determine if they have a “spirit animal,” a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both. In this breakthrough series, four children from different cultures undergo an annual ritual and discover that they have been chosen for a greater destiny. Each book in the series will unlock expanded gameplay on the immersive Spirit Animals online game site. The role-playing online game—available through any web browser—will allow kids to customize their own unique heroes, choose their spirit animals, and go on quests to help save the world of Erdas.”