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From the pen of M.I. McAllister: Where did it start? Mistmantle began with a little girl learning a hymn about the sea surrounding the earth like a mantle. Decades later I wanted to write about an island, the mantle around this island would be its enchanted mists. I imagined a hero who had been exiled from the island for a crime he didn’t commit, and now the island needed him back yet he couldn’t get home.
Then I was stuck. I couldn’t get anything to come to life after that. Someone suggested that the island should be populated with animals, not people, and Mistmantle burst into life. Squirrels ran up and down tower walls, hedgehogs made beautiful needlework, otters whirled through streams on secret missions, moles ran through tunnels and guarded royalty. There were dark plots and terrible dangers. There was fun and color, and stars dancing across the sky. And there was Urchin.
What happened next? Read it!
Urchin, Crispin, Padra, Needle and the rest of creatures of Mistmantle are returning! We couldn't be happier or prouder that M.I. McAllister has given us this privilege.
For those of you looking for new Mistmantle hardcovers, we will be holding a kickstarter campaign in the summer/fall of 2024 to fund an heirloom set of boxed hardcovers. They will be the same quality as the heirloom Ralph Moody books funded in our 2023 kickstarter, and they will be printed by the company!
Urchin of the Riding Stars: An epic story of murder, treachery and revenge set on the island of Mistmantle, a world of squirrels, otters, and moles — in the great tradition of Watership Down and The Wind in the Willows.
Urchin and the Heartstone: Urchin finds himself taken to a hostile island, where maniacal King Silverbirch and his sorcerer, Smokewreath, await. He faces challenges greater than those he has ever known, and learns a secret from his past.
The Heir of Mistmantle: When Princess Catkin, the heir of Mistmantle, is kidnapped every inch of the island is searched. At the same time a mysterious epidemic begins to ravage the island; sightings of evil Captain Husk abound, and although he has been presumed dead the creatures of Mistmantle worry the events are connected, that Catkin shall never be seen again.
Urchin and the Raven War: Lord Arcneck returns to Mistmantle seeking help in a war against bloodthirsty ravens. Crispin and friends aid the Swans, but at what cost to the inhabitants of Mistmantle?
Urchin and the Rage Tide: The animals of Mistmantle have enjoyed a long period of peace and prosperity since the violent Raven War. Their tranquility is disrupted when tidal waves threaten to destroy the island. A squirrel with delusions of grandeur, sees the impending disaster as an opportunity to rise to power. And when a beloved islander is swept away in the rage tide beyond the mists, there is only one thing to be done. Deeply moving and packed with adventure.