Books by Soman Chainani

QUESTS FOR GLORY by Soman Chainani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"New chapters in this metafictional romp leave the villains ascendant. Stay tuned. (color map) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A sudden rash of kidnappings and random violence kicks off a major challenge to the reign of King Arthur's newly crowned son, Tedros. Read full book review >
THE LAST EVER AFTER by Soman Chainani
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"Ultimately more than a little full of itself, but well-stocked with big themes, inventively spun fairy-tale tropes, and flashes of hilarity. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Good has won every fairy-tale contest with Evil for centuries, but a dark sorcerer's scheme to turn the tables comes to fruition in this ponderous closer. Read full book review >
A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES by Soman Chainani
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"The closing volume should tie up those loose ends with, if the first two volumes are indicators, wild swings of terror and hilarity. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In a middle volume framed as a battle of the sexes, the author pulls some clever switcheroos (The School for Good and Evil, 2013). Read full book review >
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Rich and strange (and kitted out with an eye-catching cover), but stronger in the set pieces than the internal logic. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Chainani works an elaborate sea change akin to Gregory Maguire's Wicked (1995), though he leaves the waters muddied. Read full book review >