At the conclusion of Tania Del Rio and Will Staehle's first novel, Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye, we learned that the Warren Hotel had secret mechanical legs--and the book ended with the hotel walking off into the sunset.
This sequel reunites Warren, Petula, and the entire hotel staff for an all-new adventure. Warren is now Manager of "The World's Only Traveling Hotel," and the hotel walks a regular circuit around their native land of Fauntleroy. But soon after this story opens, an unexpected detour brings the hotel into the forbidden Malwoods--a dark, dangerous forest teeming with witches and strange creatures.
Simply entering the Malwoods would be scary enough! But Warren finds himself ejected from the hotel and stranded in the Malwoods. To recapture the hotel, Warren will have to race through the forest, make some new allies, and solve a host of puzzles. Meanwhile, his friends back at the hotel will wonder why a sinister doppelganger (disguised as Warren) is acting so strangely.
About the Series: A strange-looking kid with a heart of gold, fastidious orphan Warren has one dream: to restore his family's creepy old hotel to its former glory. But to do that, he has to contend with mysterious visitors, secret codes, hidden maps, weird creatures, and angry witches. Luckily Warren has friends to help him, including a witch-in-training, a circus strongman turned chef, a reclusive professor, and a friendly monster named Sketchy....all depicted in gorgeous illustrations on stunningly designed pages that will pull readers into Warren's fun and spooky world.
About the Author: Tania Del Rio is a professional comic book writer and artist who has spent the last 10 years writing and illustrating primarily for a young audience. Her clients include Archie Comics, Dark Horse, and Marvel, and she is best known for her work writing and drawing the 42-issue run of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which AOL Comics Alliance described as "one of the best and most underrated all-ages comics of the last 10 years." She is the author of the middle grade novel Diary of a Girl Next Door: Betty (Archie Comics, 2014)
About the Illustrator: Will Staehle is the designer behind Stars and Swipes (Quirk, 2014) and Hugs and Misses (Quirk, 2014). He was Art Director for HarperCollins Publishers in NY, the VP of Design at JibJab in LA, and has been labeled by Print Magazine as one of the Top Twenty Under Thirty New Visual Artists, an Art Director's Club Young Gun. Currently, Will resides in Seattle, WA -- where he runs Willco ( the studio, not the band), where he uses his design and illustration background to create bold covers, stylized posters, quirky websites and mini-comics to ensure that he gets as little sleep as possible.