Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Secret of Valhalla by Jasmine Richards / Cover Reveal & Mini Book Trailer Reveal + Enter To WIN!

Hello and welcome to today's exciting book cover and mini book trailer reveal for SECRETS OF VALHALLA by Jasmine RichardsI'm so thrilled to have Jasmine stop by Mundie Kids today to talk about her upcoming release. Be sure to check out the cover, read Jasmine's letter to Mundie Kids blog readers, watch the exclusive mini trailer and enter to win! 

Check out this fabulous book cover!

A Note from Jasmine

'Hello Mundie Kids readers! I’m SO excited to reveal the cover for my next middle grade fantasy novel, Secrets of Valhalla which publishes in January 2016. The design team at Harper Collins did a great job with my last novel The Book of Wonders and they've done it again here. The cover of Secrets of Valhalla is a real call to adventure. I adore the palette of mysterious dusk-like hues and the sense of magic and wonder. My main characters, Buzz and Mary look just like they do in my head and I love the way the hand lettering of the title has a Norse feeling to it. I can't wait to see this cover printed and wrapped around my book!' 
About the Book 
Meet Buzz…
Fact 1: He hates Friday the 13th.
(But getting trapped in a perpetual Saturday loop is definitely worse.)
Fact 2: He thinks myths are hogwash even though he is the son of a mythology professor.
(He’ll soon see that all those myths about Norse and Roman gods are actually real.)
Fact 3: His life is pretty tough at the moment.
(And it’s only going to get tougher now he’s got to save the world…)
It’s not every day that you find a famous weather woman bound by magic to a tree deep in the woods. Or discover that the weather woman is in fact Sunna, the Norse Goddess of the Sun and one of the seven day guardians who keep time in order. But that’s exactly what happens to Buzz and his new friend Mary.
Soon, they realize that with Sunna captured by the Norse God Loki, the world is doomed to repeat the same Saturday forever. 
Now, Buzz and Mary will have to embark on a quest through many mythologies to find the magical Runes of Valhalla and rescue the day guardians, before Loki plunges the whole world into chaos for good. . .
Read an Excerpt
The figure crept closer, until the heat coming off him singed Buzz’s eyelashes. 
“My dragon has a new pet to play with. Come down with me and watch. It’s quite a show.”
A hand shot out toward him, the skin pale and scarred. Buzz leaped backward. The wind from the rift tore at his shoulders.
He stared at Loki, straight into the candle flame eyes. “We’re going to stop you,” Buzz vowed.
“I look forward to seeing you try.” Loki’s burnished blade of a mouth opened to show sharp teeth, and then he sprang forward. 
Buzz didn’t hesitate. Half falling and half throwing himself backward, he passed through the rip in the air.

Secret of Valhalla will be released on 1.19.16 from Harper Collins. Pre-Order from Amazon. Add it to Goodreads.

Watch the *Mini Trailer


Jasmine told us a little bit about the trailer and the dragon featured in the trailer,
"The trailer stars a dragon trying to incinerate my new book ‘Secrets of Valhalla’. I don't want to say too much about the dragon but just to mention he's not the most friendly creature in this book, he's on Loki's side and is not a fan of squirrels!"

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Before Jasmine leaves, she's got another exclusive for us! Check out this animation trailer for Jasmine's BOOK OF WONDERS that has never before been shared in publication! 


Jasmine Richards was born in London, grew up in a library, and was the first in her family to go to college. After graduating from Oxford University, she had a brief stint at New Scotland Yard, then chose a career in publishing over being the next Sherlock Holmes. Today Jasmine is a senior editor at a leading British publishing house and lives in the Cotswolds in an old Toll House with her husband and son. She is also the author of Book of Wonders, of whicSchool Library Journal said, “Swiftly paced writing, appealing characters, and action-packed, [this] will appeal to fans of Rick Riordan’s ‘Percy Jackson’ books.”You can visit Jasmine online at Do stop by and say hello. All best 

Thank you to Jasmine, we've got (1) ARC of SECRET OF VALHALLA to giveaway away to one lucky winner! In order to enter, all you have to do is answer the question below and fill out this form. 
QUESTION: (the answer is featured within this post)
What is the name of the Norse Goddess of the sun? 
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