(PRWEB) October 31, 2012
David Farland’s young adult, fantasy thriller Nightingale (published by East India Press) won the Southern California Book Festival for Best Young Adult Novel of the Year. Farland was honored with his award on Monday, October 29.
The novel, set in Utah, tells of sixteen-year-old Bron Jones, abandoned at birth and raised in foster care. He is kicked around from home to home for being “too strange,” until he meets a marvelous teacher who recognizes that Bron isn’t even human. He’s what she calls a “nightingale,” a member of an ancient species left to be raised among humankind.
This news sends Bron on a quest to discover where he came from, how to use his unique abilities, and most importantly, to learn precisely what he is.
So far, Nightingale has received fantastic reviews. One reviewer described it as “High School Musical falls in love with Twilight and has Harry Potter babies.” And New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson stated, "Nightingale has got superb worldbuilding, strong characters, and Dave's characteristic excellent prose. It was a quick read, fast moving, very fun!"
Over the summer, Nightingale also won the International Book Award for Best Young Adult novel of the year, the Grand Prize at the Hollywood Book Festival, and was a finalist at the Global E-Book Awards. More recently, the novel released as an iBook, a version that incorporates illustrations, animations, author notes, and even its own soundtrack.
David Farland is the New York Times bestselling author of the Runelords fantasy series, along with many other works in science fiction, written as Dave Wolverton.
He has worked with such major franchises as Star Wars, The Mummy, and Starcraft.
Farland has won several awards in the past, including the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for Best Novel in the English Language (science fiction), and the Whitney Award for Best Novel of the Year (historical fiction).
You can learn more about him and his work by visiting his website.