‘Tristan Strong Destroys the World’ Out Today!


The highly anticipated second book in the Tristan Strong trilogy is finally out today! Tristan Strong Destroys the World picks up with Tristan just weeks after he returns to Alabama and his adventures in Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky. While he tries to return to his normal life, he quickly realizes that isn’t going to happen and he must return to Alke once more. Check out the synopsis below:

Tristan Strong has been traumatized. He’s back in Alabama after saving Alke – a world inhabited by African American folktale heroes and West African gods – from iron monsters unleashed by an ancient evil. Horrific scenes of danger and destruction haunt both his dreams and his waking hours. One day, when he’s supposed to be concentrating on a boxing match in his grandparents’ barn, Tristan’s nightmares come to life: Spirits appear to warn him that the Shamble Man is coming to the Strong family farm.

Who is the Shamble Man, and what does he want? Tristan finds out soon enough when the fearsome creature wreaks havoc on the farm and steals his beloved grandmother. To rescue Nana, Tristan must return to Alke and track down her abductor. But how is Tristan supposed to succeed when the only god he can summon to his side is Anansi the trickster, who is imprisoned inside a cell phone? To make matters worse, ever since Nana was taken, Tristan’s powers as the Anansesem, the carrier and spreader of stories, seem to have disappeared along with her.

New allies emerge from unexpected places to help Tristan do what Strongs do best: get back up. But it still may not be enough to keep everything from unraveling in this powerful sequel to Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky.

Tristan Strong Destroys the World is written by New York Times Bestselling Author Kwame Mbalia and is part of Rick Riordan Presents, a newly created imprint of Disney-Hyperion. Rick Riordan Presents works to elevate the diversity of mythologies from around the world by publishing highly entertaining books from authors of underrepresented cultures and backgrounds. For more information and other great titles from Rick Riordan Presents, check out the website here.

Tristan Strong Destroys the World is out now and available online and at your local bookstore.

Brianna works full time in the publishing industry, passionately building books to bring to the masses. Her first fandom was Harry Potter, which she joined at age 11. Her love for books took her abroad to earn her Masters Degree at University College London, after which she lived in New York City, and now resides in Austin. She loves all things fandom including Supernatural, Doctor Who, and more. Ever the introvert, she can usually be found reading, playing with her dog, listening to music and practicing yoga. Brianna joined the Nerds and Beyond staff in 2018 where she unites her love for all things "nerd" with her passion for writing. Find her on Twitter here: @bookbag09

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