AUDIO: Cressida Cowell Says David Tennant Brings "A Special Kind Of Magic" To Her Audiobooks
Last month it was announced that David Tennant would be reading The Wizards Of Once, the new magical novel by Cressida Cowell, the author of the How To Train Your Dragon series. The audiobook will be released on September 19th in the UK and on 3rd October in the USA, and Cressida has already expressed how elated she is to have David back on board.
"I've been immensely lucky to have David Tennant interpreting my books for over a decade, and I’m absolutely thrilled that he’s going to be reading The Wizards of Once," she said. "Having your story brought to life by an actor of his skill and genius is a special kind of magic. David’s incredible talent has introduced thousands of families to How to Train Your Dragon. A large number of children and parents have told me that they were so gripped by listening to his audio version on long car journeys that they had to stay in the car even after they reached their destination, in order to hear the end of the story."
Lauren Davis, digital audio manager of Hachette Children’s Group, added, "David Tennant's How to Train Your Dragon audiobooks have been consistently popular, and we know that many book buyers enjoy his readings so much that they've bought both the printed and audio editions."
Anthony Goff, US Hachette Audio Senior Vice President said, "Cressida Cowell and David Tennant are an amazing combination that have helped spread the love of both reading and listening to countless families spending quality time together.”
The Wizards Of Once
Once there was magic, and the magic lived in the dark forests. Until the warriors came....
This is the story of a young boy wizard and a young girl warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide.
Xar is a wizard boy who has no magic and will do anything to get it. Wish is a warrior girl, but she owns a banned magical object, and she will do anything to conceal it.
In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort - where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring....
Here's a preview of the first five minutes, courtesy of BookTrust
UK readers: Pre-order your copy here
US readers: Pre-order your copy here
Source: The Bookseller