Spark and the League of Ursus
by Robert Repino
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Pub Date 24 Mar 2020 | Archive Date 22 Mar 2021
“Grab a flashlight and burrow under the covers! Spark and the League of Ursus is the perfect bedtime adventure, with a fierce, fluffy hero you'll want by your side when the lights go out.”—Kirsten Miller, New York Times bestselling co-author of Nightmares!
Toy Story meets Stranger Things in this epic tale of warrior teddy bears and the children they protect.
Spark is not your average teddy bear. She’s soft and cuddly, sure, but she’s also a fierce warrior. At night she fulfills her sacred duty: to protect the household from monsters. But Spark’s owner Loretta is growing up and thinks she doesn’t need her old teddy anymore.
When a monster unlike any other descends on the quiet home, everything changes. Children are going missing, and the monster wants Loretta next. Only Spark can stop it. She must call upon the ancient League of Ursus—a secret alliance of teddy bears who are pledged to protect their human friends. Together with an Amazon-princess doll and a timid sock monkey, the bears are all that stands between our world and the one that lies beneath. It will be a heroic chapter in the history of the League . . . if the bears live to tell the tale.
Find out what happens next in Spark and the Grand Sleuth, on sale March 23, 2021. Available for request now.
PRAISE FOR ROBERT REPINO'S MORT(E):
An io9 Very Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Book
A February 2015 Indie Next List Selection
An Amazon Best Book of January 2015
An IndieBound January 2015 Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Big Debut Fiction pick
One of Flavorwire's 10 Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy Novels
On Book Riot's A Great Big Guide to Wonderful Books
A Barnes & Noble Best Science Fiction and Fantasy
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"Mort(e) is complex, beguiling. . . [An] utterly absorbing debut."—The Boston Globe
"Well-drawn characters and emotional heft are hallmarks of this unusual series about the power of myth, love, and redemption in a dangerous time."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A strangely moving story."—The Washington Post, Best New Science Fiction and Fantasy
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